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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 03:30 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yes, you can use any old speaker and point it up...

Yes, you can use any old speaker and point it up at the ceiling to bounce sound and create a "virtual" overhead effect. That's what the "official" Dolby-enabled speakers do, with some proprietary...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 02:32 PM
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Posted By batpig
Now you two is gettin' all cray-cray. I think...

Now you two is gettin' all cray-cray. I think I've got enough variables to account for already :)

I'm not sure how well that would work out. The speaker on top isn't a "true" bipole/dipole with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 02:06 PM
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Posted By batpig
Also to add to this -- reps from Trinnov (Curt I...

Also to add to this -- reps from Trinnov (Curt I think?) have confirmed here on AVS that even Trinnov has to use the standard Dolby rendering angle assumptions for home Atmos. Even though they have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 02:03 PM
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Posted By batpig
I think you get a plaque that says that when you...

I think you get a plaque that says that when you take a few cinema courses ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 10:30 AM
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Posted By batpig
What RC software are you using to set delays and...

What RC software are you using to set delays and corrections, and how well does it work with dual surrounds on a single channel?[/QUOTE]

Notice the wire bypassing the speaker on top? I'm not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 10:26 AM
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Posted By batpig
Thanks... yeah, they use bipoles in a couple of...

Thanks... yeah, they use bipoles in a couple of their installations for ceiling speakers, which reinforces my view that if you really want/need wide-dispersion, you can't beat bipoles.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 08:18 AM
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Posted By batpig
If you read his post history it's a whole bunch...

If you read his post history it's a whole bunch of doozy. There's clearly a big axe to grind....

I find people who are emotionally attached to codecs to be both baffling and highly amusing.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2015, 05:22 PM
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Posted By batpig
Nothing on the horizon. You may be waiting for a...

Nothing on the horizon. You may be waiting for a while.

Not even sure it is a safe assumption that there will be some "2nd gen" Atmos coming at any point in the near future.
Forum: Speakers   07-29-2015, 01:44 PM
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Posted By batpig
I would definitely give SVS a call to dicuss. I...

I would definitely give SVS a call to dicuss. I don't have any personal experience with them but everything I've read is as Rgdeuce described it -- they have unparalleled customer service and will...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2015, 11:49 AM
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Posted By batpig
Ah, gotcha. The way these receivers work is they...

Ah, gotcha. The way these receivers work is they memorize surround mode preference by input signal type and source. The default for the incoming 2.0 PCM signal from Pandora or other streaming music...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2015, 11:38 AM
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Posted By batpig
Check out the model comparisons and other info at...

Check out the model comparisons and other info at the beginning of the thread. Basically, it comes down to two features:

1. HDCP 2.2
2. DTS:X

In most other respects the two models are nearly...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2015, 11:17 AM
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Posted By batpig
I'm not quite clear on what's happening here --...

I'm not quite clear on what's happening here -- can you back up a step or two and describe your setup? What model receiver, how many speakers connected, etc.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2015, 11:14 AM
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Posted By batpig
I think he's referring to the 768kHz sample rate...

I think he's referring to the 768kHz sample rate listed in the spec for the DAC itself vs. the 192kHz sample rate quote by Denon.

This is just a distinction between the spec of the DAC -- what it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2015, 10:48 AM
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Posted By batpig
But then the question is whether the shark...

But then the question is whether the shark munching will sound right if you have bipole or dipole surrounds???! :eek:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2015, 10:46 AM
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Posted By batpig
Good stuff -- I kind of wish I had a room big...

Good stuff -- I kind of wish I had a room big enough to make those big-ass commercial speakers viable. I love how a "compact" surround speaker is 16"x14"x9" -- why, you could fit over 60 Bose cubes...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2015, 10:31 AM
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Posted By batpig
Sure, why not? They're basically the same...

Sure, why not? They're basically the same speaker but with an 8" woofer instead of a 10" right?

So you end up with a crossover 20Hz higher, so what?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2015, 10:29 AM
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Posted By batpig
Must be lonely way up on that ivory tower :p if...

Must be lonely way up on that ivory tower :p if you shake your fist too vigorously you may lose your balance and plummet to the rabble below... :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2015, 10:25 AM
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Posted By batpig
Safe & Sound is listed as an authorized dealer,...

Safe & Sound is listed as an authorized dealer, although I'd ask for some clarification about "recertified". If it's a NEW product -- even if it's open-box -- then it should retain 3-yr warranty. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2015, 10:07 AM
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Posted By batpig
It's a near certainty that you will not get a...

It's a near certainty that you will not get a warranty for this unit, so if you are willing to take that risk to save a few hundred $$ then go for it. Before you do, you should give some authorized...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2015, 09:52 AM
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Posted By batpig
That's a totally different situation -- Denon...

That's a totally different situation -- Denon replaced your product because it was defective, so obviously you should be made whole and get something you already paid for to enhance that product.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2015, 09:51 AM
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Posted By batpig
Your arm must be really tired from shaking your...

Your arm must be really tired from shaking your fist at so many things :p

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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2015, 09:48 AM
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Posted By batpig
The sound quality is better on the higher level...

The sound quality is better on the higher level models -- superior XT32 calibration, more powerful amps, more discrete circuitry, higher grade components / DACs. But, if you are truly not going to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2015, 09:39 AM
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Posted By batpig
Isn't HDMI the best?

Isn't HDMI the best?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 05:18 PM
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Posted By batpig
For example, here's my current...

For example, here's my current experimentation....

I've got two pairs of surrounds mounted directly to the sides of the couch. A more "traditional" bipole/dipole speaker mounted above 2ft above...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 05:14 PM
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Posted By batpig
Like many things, I don't think you can make a...

Like many things, I don't think you can make a concrete determination about stuff like that in a vacuum. Personal taste, room acoustics, speaker design, etc. will all play a part. Some people have...
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