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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-01-2015, 05:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It hasn’t been confirmed yet. DTS have said that...

It hasn’t been confirmed yet. DTS have said that their speaker arrangement will "overlap" with that of Atmos, but it isn't clear if "overlap" means "the same as" or "compatible with". All will be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-01-2015, 03:49 AM
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I don't have any EQ on my 2ch music system...

I don't have any EQ on my 2ch music system either. One day I might, but it isn't a priority. And the room isn't too bad from an acoustic POV anyway.



Well the bass is where EQ is needed most....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-01-2015, 03:04 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No - a good calibration system measures the sound...

No - a good calibration system measures the sound of the speakers in your room and then creates a sophisticated set of filters which aim to compensate for any room-induced distortions in the sound....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-01-2015, 02:57 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
One of the great undiscovered surround speakers...

One of the great undiscovered surround speakers IMO. From the days when Emo had some terrific Vance Dickason designs. I still have a full set of three 6.3s and four ERD-1s in storage. Because they...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-01-2015, 02:44 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks for all that. Your experience is...

Thanks for all that. Your experience is interesting for sure. The problem with upmixers is that they are, by definition, a preference thing and one person's preference is often/usually different to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-01-2015, 02:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The End, I'd say ;) If they are tacitly...

The End, I'd say ;) If they are tacitly admitting their error, then the next question is how much ability they will have to rejoin the race from a position so far behind the leaders?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 01:24 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Ah yes - the voice of reason :) This thought had...

Ah yes - the voice of reason :) This thought had never actually occurred to me! I am so used to the pleasures of good, deep, tight bass that I assume everyone must also want this experience. Of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 11:58 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That reads to me as "everyone is entitled to...

That reads to me as "everyone is entitled to their opinion so long as it agrees with my opinion" ;)

It is very relevant, IMO, to compare the virtues and drawbacks of Auro and Atmos in an Auro...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 11:53 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Room EQ Wizard. It is free measuring software...

Room EQ Wizard. It is free measuring software (Windows or Mac). A very powerful tool. All you need is a calibrated mic to use with it - about $100 USD.

The learning curve is a bit steep but there...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 11:50 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:) Yes, it is kinda buried there. I did it that...

:) Yes, it is kinda buried there. I did it that way on purpose rather than include it in the main FAQ because the raw truth was very upsetting and disturbing to some vocal members of the Audyssey...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 11:42 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
DTS-HD MA and Dolby TrueHd are today's...

DTS-HD MA and Dolby TrueHd are today's deliverables and are also lossless. What is Auro bringing to the party?

Auro was a brave attempt to give us more immersive audio. The problem with it was...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 11:29 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Nice solution for CB.

Nice solution for CB.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 10:49 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Well mo' speakers = mo' better as we say on the...

Well mo' speakers = mo' better as we say on the Atmos thread :) But no, not all that much. I have 5.2.4 here (no room in back of me for rear surrounds) and the result is superb. Would I like rear...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 10:45 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Remember the guy in the 'worst upgrade you ever...

Remember the guy in the 'worst upgrade you ever made thread' who said the worst upgrade he had ever made was installing a GF in the middle of his couch ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 10:18 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
In that case, try using RLO as Selden suggested....

In that case, try using RLO as Selden suggested. It may help. The FAQ has all the info.

WRT to REW, if you do, please download Jerry's Guide linked in my sig. It will save you hours of frustration.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 10:15 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
For REW? The UMM-6 or the UMIK-1.

For REW? The UMM-6 or the UMIK-1.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 10:12 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I have read extensively on Auro and how it works....

I have read extensively on Auro and how it works. As a subscriber to Widescreen Review I could hardly not do so, as it seems to have become the official house journal for Auro ;)

It is ludicrous...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 10:10 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I would jump at the chance of hearing Auromatic,...

I would jump at the chance of hearing Auromatic, just for academic interest. HST, I am totally happy with DSU for upmixing standard movie content, so I am not sure what Auromatic would do for me. But...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 10:04 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It depends. As you probably know, at lower...

It depends. As you probably know, at lower frequencies, the room is basically what you are hearing. The room and the subwoofer interact together. This causes peaks and troughs in the frequency...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 08:37 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The sub gets louder. ;) If you are exciting...

The sub gets louder. ;)

If you are exciting room modes that have a tendency to cause boominess, then raising the level of the sub will exaggerate that boominess.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 08:35 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It's a shame they didn't apply a little more...

It's a shame they didn't apply a little more intelligence to the dialogue level adjust. If it worked just on human speech frequencies, it would kinda make more sense, although it would unbalance the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 08:31 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:) It can’t be more Hobbit-like than mine... ...

:) It can’t be more Hobbit-like than mine...



No - been insanely busy lately. I assume I have a PM from you. Will look later.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 08:27 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I have not heard Auro at all, which is why I have...

I have not heard Auro at all, which is why I have never commented on how it sounds, only on the tech.

I decided not to upgrade my AVR to Auro because I have no intention of adding to or changing...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 08:21 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Precisely my point. If the industry moves...

Precisely my point. If the industry moves wholesale to object-based mixing, as I anticipate, then Auro is dead as a serious competitor.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2015, 08:13 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
This is what bluray.com say about John Wick in...

This is what bluray.com say about John Wick in Atmos:

John Wick features an overwhelming Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 core) track that pretty much browbeats the listener into submission fairly...
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