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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-09-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 564
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Posted By SoundChex
Has anyone tried a similar test for DTS:X, i.e.,...

Has anyone tried a similar test for DTS:X, i.e., setting the speaker config to 5.1|7.1 and then playing a DTS:X BD? My understanding is that without height speakers present, the DTS:X decoder's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-08-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4,171
Views: 151,363
Posted By SoundChex
In those situations, it's not an option: without...

In those situations, it's not an option: without a DTS:X decoder it cannot decode a DTS:X track (will decode as DTS-HD MA). To that end, is there a way to turn off the DTS:X decoder in a current...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-07-2016, 01:56 PM
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Posted By SoundChex
This does NOT appear to be an Auro-Matic upmix....

This does NOT appear to be an Auro-Matic upmix. The DTS-HDMA bit-stream on the BD was expanded to AuroEnhanced LPCM 5.1, which was then further expanded to Auro3D 9.1 (5.1.4) as is shown on the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-06-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4,171
Views: 151,363
Posted By SoundChex
One important difference between Atmos and DTS:X...

One important difference between Atmos and DTS:X is that while Atmos supports immersion, DTS:X supports both immersion and personalization (which functionality will also be present in Dolby AC-4...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-03-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2,821
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Posted By SoundChex
Anecdotal response: I run a system with one each ...

Anecdotal response: I run a system with one each Harman|Infinity TSS-SUB450 (100W, and 39Hz-150Hz, ±3dB) and Jamo SUB 550 (550W, and 26Hz-150Hz) subs. Notwithstanding the differences in nominal...
Forum: Speakers   11-28-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 96
Posted By SoundChex
The Polk T15 is effectively the replacement for...

The Polk T15 is effectively the replacement for the Polk R15--and with reputedly near identical performance. I ran a 6.1.2 AV system in my 12'x12' home office using eight Polk R15 speakers for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-28-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 93
Posted By SoundChex
Recent thread discussing amp for 901 speakers:...

Recent thread discussing amp for 901 speakers: link http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/2583761-receiver-bose-901-a.html


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Forum: HDTV Technical   11-27-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 20,104
Posted By SoundChex
Extract from ATSC 3.0: WHERE WE STAND Reprinted...

Extract from ATSC 3.0: WHERE WE STAND Reprinted From Broadcast Engineering By Rich Chernock, ATSC TG3 Chairman (link) (http://atsc.org/newsletter/atsc-3-0-where-we-stand/?zoom_highlight=atsc+3.0):
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Forum: Speakers   11-26-2016, 07:44 PM
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Views: 2,759,044
Posted By SoundChex
Thanks for your interest... In the end, I...

Thanks for your interest...

In the end, I effected the decision about which (of two very similar) Klipsch Center Channel speakers--the Klipsch Icon KC-25 or the Klipsch Reference R-25C--I should...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-25-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 20,104
Posted By SoundChex
Given the current importance of cable to US TV...

Given the current importance of cable to US TV reception this [ATSC sourced] news brief seems important: First Review of ATSC 3.0 Over Cable Systems Set for December (link)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,006
Posted By SoundChex
I'm under the impression that the newer,...

I'm under the impression that the newer, low-bitrate capable immersive audio delivery technologies--DTS:X, Dolby AC-4, and [non scene-based portions of] MPEG-H 3D Audio--preserve only...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By SoundChex
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attac...

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1789305&stc=1&d=1480119680


I pulled all 5 pre-out|main-in jumpers on my (1990?) Pioneer VSX-5600 the day I bought it. It has been in...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-23-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 20,104
Posted By SoundChex
My understanding is that cell phone replacement...

My understanding is that cell phone replacement rates are sufficient to spread new hardware technologies into the consumer marketplace "fast enough".

One issue: I believe ATSC 3.0 is supposed to...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-22-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 487
Posted By SoundChex
One or two AVSforum members reviewed the IAP a...

One or two AVSforum members reviewed the IAP a couple of years ago: link http://www.avsforum.com/forum/86-ultra-hi-end-ht-gear-20-000/1471547-immersive-audio-processor.html


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Forum: Speakers   11-22-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 50,881
Views: 2,759,044
Posted By SoundChex
Bumping my question from 10 days ago... I...

Bumping my question from 10 days ago...


I am currently considering a choice between two Klipsch Center Channel speakers: the Klipsch Icon KC-25 and the Klipsch Reference R-25C (to match an...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-22-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 487
Posted By SoundChex
Following Samsung's purchase of Harman: Perhaps...

Following Samsung's purchase of Harman: Perhaps we might in future see some "third player" competition for DSU and Neural:X in the form of a limited capability consumer version of Lexicon's Samsung's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,246
Views: 103,398
Posted By SoundChex
Presumably we'll see a 'permanent solution' to...

Presumably we'll see a 'permanent solution' to delivering immersive|personalized audio from a TV's smarthub (and tuner) to an AVR when the first [draft standard compliant] ATSC 3.0 [plus ATSC(1.0)...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-20-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 20,104
Posted By SoundChex
My understanding is that South Korea will start...

My understanding is that South Korea will start [draft standard compliant] ATSC 3.0 OTA broadcasts in Feb.2017(?) a year in advance of their hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics. These sets will...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-20-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3,166
Views: 121,439
Posted By SoundChex
Sennheiser has finally launched an "AMBEO Music...

Sennheiser has finally launched an "AMBEO Music Blueprints" site to support its immersive music recording technology.

http://en-cn.sennheiser.com/news-sennheiser-launches-ambeo-music-blueprints...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-18-2016, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 269
Posted By SoundChex
And that seems unlikely to change soon as specs...

And that seems unlikely to change soon as specs for the next major audio codec (Dolby AC-4) make only scant mention of front wide speakers: ETSI TS 103 190-2 V1.1.1 (2015-09) Digital Audio...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-18-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4,144
Views: 627,498
Posted By SoundChex
Couldn't you insert a (remotly controlled) preamp...

Couldn't you insert a (remotly controlled) preamp between the 667 and the sub? Then you could lower the 667 master volume (7.1) to the desired level, and boost just the (.1) signal to the sub to...
Forum: Speakers   11-18-2016, 06:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,905
Posted By SoundChex
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attac...

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1623465&stc=1&d=1472167877...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-16-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 42,240
Posted By SoundChex
One bright-side to the Samsung purchase of...

One bright-side to the Samsung purchase of Harman: Perhaps some "third player" competition for DSU and Neural:X in the form of a limited capability consumer version of Lexicon's Samsung's QLI-32...
Forum: Speakers   11-16-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,905
Posted By SoundChex
If South Korea actually starts regular consumer...

If South Korea actually starts regular consumer ATSC 3.0 OTA broadcasting in early 2017 as planned, we should rapidly get details about the AVR audio 'interaction' with [draft standard compliant]...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   11-15-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 6,348
Posted By SoundChex
If South Korea actually starts regular consumer...

If South Korea actually starts regular consumer ATSC 3.0 OTA broadcasting in early 2017, we should rapidly get details about the AVR [audio] connections to|from [draft standard compliant] ATSC 3.0...
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