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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 09:24 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The word according to reality in fact. You can...

The word according to reality in fact. You can roll your eyes all day long - it won’t make Auromatic extract content and steer it to other speakers.



The two go hand in hand. I don't want it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 07:40 AM
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I am glad that you are enjoying it. I've never...

I am glad that you are enjoying it. I've never heard it myself. I was just pointing out that it is not an 'upmixer' in the normally accepted sense of that word.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 07:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:cool: Dead in the water?

:cool:



Dead in the water?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 07:11 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
True. But I'd dearly love a bigger room. Small...

True. But I'd dearly love a bigger room. Small rooms present many obstacles. They are mostly able to be overcome, but it takes some doing.
Forum: Video Processors   03-02-2015, 07:09 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
;) This what he was told by Darbee. Do they...

;) This what he was told by Darbee. Do they speak with forked tongue?
Forum: Video Processors   03-02-2015, 06:32 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I have been told by my UK dealer that this unit...

I have been told by my UK dealer that this unit will be shipping in the next 2 weeks.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 06:16 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
All of my music-only system is 25 years (or more)...

All of my music-only system is 25 years (or more) old. For most of my life, the advancing pace of technology was painfully slow. As a result, stuff would last a long time and was perhaps built to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 04:51 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Kudos for trying this. Odd that Audyssey seems to...

Kudos for trying this. Odd that Audyssey seems to have crapped out as a result. I'd definitely run it again and see if it is consistent. Why it would find any differences in the other speakers simply...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 04:45 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Alchemist Kraken. I believe it is a UK design,...

Alchemist Kraken. I believe it is a UK design, made in the UK. Mine has been powered on for 25 years, other than when we are on vacation. It is a remarkable achievement I think. I fully expect it to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 04:40 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I'm not sure we're on the same page here, Roger....

I'm not sure we're on the same page here, Roger. I was observing that in a room with a ceiling that is, say, 30 feet high, there is more latitude to place surround speakers higher up and still have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 04:24 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Tiny except for Hobbits :) Approx 11x11x8 ft....

Tiny except for Hobbits :) Approx 11x11x8 ft. Three seats.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-02-2015, 04:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I think what you are missing is that your AVR is...

I think what you are missing is that your AVR is already adding the 10dB boost to the LFE channel. So if you use 7.1 you get an additional 10dB boost added. The correct config to use when the 88A is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 12:32 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
According to miniDSP, it doesn't average the...

According to miniDSP, it doesn't average the multiple readings. What it does is use each reading to compare with the others and to look for common issues. It then knows that it can correct the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 10:37 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I agree with Jerry. As the Guide says, you have...

I agree with Jerry. As the Guide says, you have to compromise. Get the sub/center channel splice as smooth as possible and then check the L&R, making adjustments to each until they are acceptable....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 09:14 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Of course it isn't the same as all channel...

Of course it isn't the same as all channel stereo. But it's a useful analogy. With all channel stereo, two channels are copied identically to various other speaker sets. With Auro, the 'base'...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 08:33 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The claim is easily verified, and is accurate....

The claim is easily verified, and is accurate. Auromatic simply copies other channels to the overhead/height speakers, at a lower level and with added reverb. There is no sophisticated extraction of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 08:29 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I use a small heat gun. You can get them for just...

I use a small heat gun. You can get them for just a few bucks from Home Depot or Amazon etc. Something like this is good enough:
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 07:45 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Great job there, Jerry. Don't you just love...

Great job there, Jerry. Don't you just love heatshrink?! I use it all the time here for making a really neat looking, professional job.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-01-2015, 07:42 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Lens shift just moves the entire image sideways,...

Lens shift just moves the entire image sideways, or up and down. It won't change the aspect ratio.

Are you sure your screen is the exact right 16:9 proportions there?

(You're not using Keystone...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 07:41 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Why not just leave it on all the time? One...

Why not just leave it on all the time?

One potential problem with turning it on with amps is 'switch on thump' through your speakers, which can, apparently, be loud with miniDSP units.

The...
Forum: Post Testing Area   03-01-2015, 07:21 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
a)11. Where can I find help with the Audyssey Pro...

a)11. Where can I find help with the Audyssey Pro Kit? (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=21782993.html?highlight=#a11)

a)12. What is the relationship between the Equaliser setting in...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   03-01-2015, 06:58 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The problem is that you are working in three...

The problem is that you are working in three planes all at the same time, and adjusting any one affects the other. The one thing you definitely should avoid is using keystone because that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 04:35 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Agreed totally. Although often both things...

Agreed totally. Although often both things overlap. Also, just for the avoidance of doubt, when I talk about the "distance" between the surrounds and the overheads, I mean the actual physical...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 04:30 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Well, if you do it, I'd love to know what you...

Well, if you do it, I'd love to know what you discover. Can your AVR or processor save your current Audyssey calibration? IOW, is it a Denon or Marantz? I assume so from the fact you are in this...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 04:24 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Absolutely. Buying AV gear isn't an "investment"....

Absolutely. Buying AV gear isn't an "investment". It's about enjoying what is available, when it is available, IMO. I could have waited for DTS:X before I bought my Atmos unit. And then I would have...
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