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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 10:12 AM
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Posted By batpig
That's a really interesting question. I assume a...

That's a really interesting question. I assume a lot depends on some open questions about whether there is special DSP processing for the upward firing speakers, and how the AVR's are set up (i.e....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 09:56 AM
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Posted By batpig
franco244 -- here are my thoughts... As I...

franco244 -- here are my thoughts...

As I mentioned before, you are only using two speakers with extremely high sensitivity in a pretty moderate sized room. It is likely that you have never used...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 09:16 AM
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Posted By batpig
Yeah, the d-pad default mapping for the Denon...

Yeah, the d-pad default mapping for the Denon deuce has been screwed up for years. Don't know why Harmony can't get that right. The up/down keys are mapped to Tuner Up/Down so you have to change them...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 10:00 PM
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Posted By batpig
Goodness, just a pair of stereo speakers with...

Goodness, just a pair of stereo speakers with 99db sensitivity in a medium sized room? Why are you even looking at these super high end mega beef models?

Call up JDSmoothie at AVScience (forum...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 02:51 PM
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Posted By batpig
To be pedantic, LFE would only be in the LFE...

To be pedantic, LFE would only be in the LFE channel (point 1) because that is the definition of LFE. Low frequency content in the main 5 or 7 channels (which ARE full range) is not "LFE", it's just...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 12:34 PM
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Posted By batpig
asarose247 -- See also here:...

asarose247 -- See also here: http://batpigworld.com/wp/?p=150
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 12:33 PM
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Posted By batpig
There's no reason they wouldn't. First of all,...

There's no reason they wouldn't. First of all, the whole point of a Harmony is that they have a giant database of devices so you can preload commands. Second, the basic IR commands (input...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 12:11 PM
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Posted By batpig
In a 17x33 room with cathedral ceiling, the two...

In a 17x33 room with cathedral ceiling, the two built-in 8" subs are definitely not sufficient for big impact movie bass. I would look into two high quality subs, at minimum $500 each (SVS PB-1000)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 09:51 AM
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Posted By batpig
I'm no expert but I haven't seen anything to make...

I'm no expert but I haven't seen anything to make me think we need anything "special", i.e. waiting for the manufacturer to come out with "an Atmos-specific speaker". The "Atmos speakers" we are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 09:00 AM
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Posted By batpig
Why are you looking at these older models instead...

Why are you looking at these older models instead of newer more up to date Denons? The 4810 is 5 years old now. It doesn't even support 3D passthrough, and lacks some of the newer networking...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 03:31 PM
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Posted By batpig
The only reason to use DV is if you find yourself...

The only reason to use DV is if you find yourself having to frequently adjust the volume (either because you don't want to disturb others or you otherwise can't handle the full dynamic range of the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 10:01 AM
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Posted By batpig
Given that I would experiment with both the...

Given that I would experiment with both the "recommended" 200hz and then also lowering to 150hz. See which sounds better. Lowering crossovers is not "orthodoxy" but IMO this type of situation is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 10:01 AM
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Posted By batpig
Given that I would experiment with both the...

Given that I would experiment with both the "recommended" 200hz and then also lowering to 150hz. See which sounds better. Lowering crossovers is not "orthodoxy" but IMO this type of situation is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 08:33 AM
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Posted By batpig
And if you want to hear 2ch not matrixed to...

And if you want to hear 2ch not matrixed to surround, just use Stereo mode.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-19-2014, 07:55 AM
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Posted By batpig
Many audiophile "purists" mistakenly believe that...

Many audiophile "purists" mistakenly believe that the "pure" mode will be most "accurate" because the signal isn't modified. However, this viewpoint completely ignores the massive inaccuracies...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 03:29 PM
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Posted By batpig
The only instance where not having HDMI 2.0 would...

The only instance where not having HDMI 2.0 would be a limitation is if you wanted to pass through 4k/60hz content. The X2000 supports upscaling/passthrough up to 4k/30Hz, so you would be fine for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 12:08 PM
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Posted By batpig
Denon enforces MAP with online pricing...

Denon enforces MAP with online pricing advertisements, so you are not going to typically find discounts advertised online. However, if you CALL the vendors they often will sell them far below the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 11:30 AM
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Posted By batpig
I've posed this question and am waiting for a...

I've posed this question and am waiting for a response on this. I believe Feri asked Chris K about it on Facebook (Audyssey Tech Talk) and he hedged a bit about how Audyssey would "need to do some...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 11:10 AM
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Posted By batpig
Not to nit-pick, but I do think that room EQ done...

Not to nit-pick, but I do think that room EQ done POORLY can definitely do more harm than good. It's not an absolute that applying EQ will NOT do something "detrimental".
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 10:30 AM
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Posted By batpig
The 4520 is mature and stable, but IMO if you are...

The 4520 is mature and stable, but IMO if you are looking to upgrade I would wait a bit and see how the Atmos stuff plays out. It may be worthwhile to get the next gen (X5200 or X7200) which HDMI...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 10:24 AM
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Posted By batpig
I am willing to bet that if there IS some...

I am willing to bet that if there IS some fundamental problem they will fix it. The addition of Bluetooth and WiFi is THE major marketing bullet for this lineup so I have to imagine they will do...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 09:24 AM
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Posted By batpig
My gut feeling is that these up-firing modules...

My gut feeling is that these up-firing modules will have so little bass response that they shouldn't adversely affect the performance of the speaker on which they are sitting. If they cross over in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 09:19 AM
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Posted By batpig
Something I'm curious about -- is that modal...

Something I'm curious about -- is that modal pattern irrespective of subwoofer position. Or does it assume the subwoofer is at a boundary? It would seem to me (without having thought it through...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 09:15 AM
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Posted By batpig
Audyssey doesn't care how many speakers you have....

Audyssey doesn't care how many speakers you have. If you engage the "Bypass" EQ setting it will EQ all the speakers EXCEPT the front L/R mains, regardless of whether you are listening to stereo, 5.1...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 09:14 AM
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Posted By batpig
The way I read it is that saying "PLIIz is gone"...

The way I read it is that saying "PLIIz is gone" doesn't imply that you can't get upmixing just because you don't have Atmos speaker locations. Rather, it's that instead of offering separate...
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