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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-28-2014, 01:18 PM
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Posted By DanFrancis
Some folks, yes, I agree that is the case. BUT I...

Some folks, yes, I agree that is the case. BUT I have personally experienced some systems of people that have participated in this very forum that hover around that 500k+ mark, and I have to say...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-28-2014, 07:14 AM
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Posted By DanFrancis
Almost ALL of Morris Kessler's amps have these...

Almost ALL of Morris Kessler's amps have these characteristics, and have for quite some time- the ATI built amps have been a "dirty little secret" in the industry for years and years.

The ATI...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-19-2014, 11:11 AM
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Posted By DanFrancis
Can, I'm a huge blues fan too. PM me sometime...

Can, I'm a huge blues fan too. PM me sometime with some places to hear good blues in the LA area (if that's where you're at). Maybe we can catch some tunes together the next time I'm in LA.

Dan
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-19-2014, 11:05 AM
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Posted By DanFrancis
Great Pictures Jeff!

Great Pictures Jeff!
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-17-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 35,858
Posted By DanFrancis
Agreed, though I personally have a bit of an...

Agreed, though I personally have a bit of an apprehension regarding hot-rodding the gear (strictly because from my standpoint, reliability is key and those mods have traditionally caused some...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-17-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 35,858
Posted By DanFrancis
I definitely agree with this statement. My...

I definitely agree with this statement. My addition would be that the Datasat can tend to sound more closed-off and less spacious once Dirac is engaged, versus not engaged. This is really only...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-16-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,183
Posted By DanFrancis
Sorry, Can, but you're a little off on that one-...

Sorry, Can, but you're a little off on that one- the folks responsible for the AP20 and the RS20i are in fact VERY knowledgable regarding the brutality of commercial and home electronics. In fact,...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-16-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,183
Posted By DanFrancis
C SEED is outdoor only. Currently 6mm pitch @...

C SEED is outdoor only. Currently 6mm pitch @ 5000 nits. It's effective at the minimum viewing distance (30-40') when the there's high APL, you need sunglasses practically.

Billionaire toys….
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-15-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,183
Posted By DanFrancis
My bet is that Theta is shipping a Casablanca...

My bet is that Theta is shipping a Casablanca that can do Atmos and possibly Auro as well within 12 months. High channel count was being talked about conceptually last year at CES- I was literally...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-01-2014, 04:16 PM
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Posted By DanFrancis
Do you have the manual? I have some in the...

Do you have the manual? I have some in the original AP20 manual.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-05-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 20,395
Posted By DanFrancis
Did that FAQ specify ALL Atmos soundtracks could...

Did that FAQ specify ALL Atmos soundtracks could be bitstreamed? 34 channels via HDMI 1.3?

I'm not arguing, I'm asking: are you certain that Atmos will not require beyond what we currently have...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-05-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 20,395
Posted By DanFrancis
HDMI 2.0 will be a running-change, I confirmed...

HDMI 2.0 will be a running-change, I confirmed this last week with Datasat. Pretty much all of the higher-end manufacturers use MDS for their boards, and there are not HDMI 2.0 boards available yet...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-03-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 20,395
Posted By DanFrancis
They need to get Auro rolling first… then hammer...

They need to get Auro rolling first… then hammer out a deal with Dolby for Atmos. MDS is the supplier for everyone's HDMI boards, so I have to figure it would apply to Trinnov as well (perhaps even...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-27-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,223
Posted By DanFrancis
California Audio Technology. CAT can build...

California Audio Technology.

CAT can build the speakers precisely to fit into cabinets and tune them for optimum performance in that position. There are several showrooms with demo systems in the...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-26-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 94,835
Posted By DanFrancis
Why not setup a room for the Atmos layout if...

Why not setup a room for the Atmos layout if people think that will be the "victor" in these two formats, and then use the Auro up mixing available in the RS20i for now until Atmos decoding is...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-17-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By DanFrancis
What they call "voice matching" is likely a QC...

What they call "voice matching" is likely a QC verification of frequency response via a sweep. Most manufacturers have a frequency response range that is acceptable- if the loudspeaker adheres to...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-17-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By DanFrancis
…proud owner of 2 crushed CAT midrange...

…proud owner of 2 crushed CAT midrange dust-caps…. thank God the Morel tweeters popped back out on their own every time.

he knows better now…. but that age… everything looks like a button.

What...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-14-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 94,835
Posted By DanFrancis
yes, you do. I was able to make the Dirac...

yes, you do. I was able to make the Dirac calibrations work with my Virtual machine on my Mac. I had success with 32 bit Win 7 via VMware fusion.

But for a cheap Win laptop, it wouldn't cost...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-12-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,572
Posted By DanFrancis
cute. ARS can absorb down to 100hz...

cute.


ARS can absorb down to 100hz because the wallboard lined 1" panels act as a membrane absorber when the hard side is out. 1" fiberglass dips down to around 1k (a little lower when the...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-12-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,572
Posted By DanFrancis
I firmly stand by my recommendations. ...

I firmly stand by my recommendations.

Loudspeaker count is irrelevant to room acoustics and their treatment- you shouldn't compromise for "good enough" or "not so bad". An ethical consultant...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-09-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7,413
Views: 386,661
Posted By DanFrancis
Maybe comm port mapping is what he's talking...

Maybe comm port mapping is what he's talking about? some devices are very picky about the comm port assignment.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-09-2014, 05:38 PM
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Views: 386,661
Posted By DanFrancis
See my thread re: Datasat RS20i vs Trinnov/ADA...

See my thread re: Datasat RS20i vs Trinnov/ADA Rhapsody- I had similar issues when I first tried Dirac as well.

It seems like it's a USB issue.

This is the newer/cooler version of Dirac,...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-06-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,572
Posted By DanFrancis
Quest builds a great-value product, but it's...

Quest builds a great-value product, but it's still just fiberglass-damping. Even BAD panels are just fiberglass damping; overall the room ends up sounding the same as one that you wrap in...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-31-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 94,835
Posted By DanFrancis
Channel count is on the minds at Theta, I can...

Channel count is on the minds at Theta, I can guarantee that. John and I had a long conversation about how one would implement the inevitable additional channels in the Casablanca chassis- bouncing...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-26-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 754
Views: 37,114
Posted By DanFrancis
Over-damp the hell out of the room and solve the...

Over-damp the hell out of the room and solve the problem by adding more speakers....

Perfect solution.

4" deep "diffusion" works down to 1120 hz approximately. It's much more effective to use...
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