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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2014, 07:02 PM
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Posted By RichB
Got a board and two cinder blocks . :D ...

Got a board and two cinder blocks . :D

Whenever I moved, the stereo was the first thing I setup.

- Rich
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-23-2014, 02:42 PM
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Views: 55,336
Posted By RichB
It is a definite possibility. Since ultrasonics...

It is a definite possibility.
Since ultrasonics are in audible by definition, then shouldn't potential artifacts produced in the audible range be considered detrimental?

ABX tests with constant...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-19-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1,937
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Posted By RichB
I don't get why this is not available in...

I don't get why this is not available in Audsssey. Do they reserve it for the Pro version?


- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 07:21 PM
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Posted By RichB
Here is a thread that might interest you: ...

Here is a thread that might interest you:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/1508694-should-we-recommending-audyssey-so-much.html

- Rich
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-18-2014, 02:17 PM
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Views: 55,336
Posted By RichB
Yes, I never doubted you. ;) - Rich

Yes, I never doubted you. ;)

- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 09:23 AM
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Posted By RichB
The question is, can you hear the difference...

The question is, can you hear the difference between an ATI amp, or a Mark Levinson (build by ATI).
There are diminishing returns but that can depend on your system, ears, and pocket book :p :D
...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-18-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2,558
Views: 55,336
Posted By RichB
Can I hear an Amen :D Hey, it got religious...

Can I hear an Amen :D

Hey, it got religious a long time ago. :p

- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 55,849
Posted By RichB
I think it is fair to say that there are two...

I think it is fair to say that there are two types of bias.
The one above is the justification influence.

I know that those who believe strongly in that, fail to see that they may also suffer...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-17-2014, 07:18 PM
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Views: 55,336
Posted By RichB
That answer will take another 70 pages. Be...

That answer will take another 70 pages. Be patient :p :D


- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 04:15 PM
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Views: 230,297
Posted By RichB
Verfy nice gear. What are your speakers? ...

Verfy nice gear.
What are your speakers?


- Rich
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-17-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 691
Views: 56,976
Posted By RichB
I removed the Lumagen from the chain and there...

I removed the Lumagen from the chain and there was no difference. I have not found any settings in the 105D that has any effect.
However, the Panasonic 65ZT60 definitely has slow HDMI handshaking.
...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-16-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 56,976
Posted By RichB
^^^ I am also using the BDP-105D directly...

^^^
I am also using the BDP-105D directly connected to my A51 Amplifier.
My video chain is similar to Totallyconfused (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/members/8205495-totallyconfused.html):


TiVo...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-16-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 9,534
Posted By RichB
Since this is subjective, I recommend that you...

Since this is subjective, I recommend that you try it if you have a PC/Laptop handy.
J River can be run without J Remote and a free trial is available.


- Rich
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-16-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 9,534
Posted By RichB
That sounds right. Although, the HDMI connection...

That sounds right. Although, the HDMI connection does not need to be used most of the time if you can used the Mac equivalent of the remote terminal.


- Rich
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-16-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,558
Views: 55,336
Posted By RichB
If you think that the recordings are using the...

If you think that the recordings are using the capabilities of CD's then you would need them.
It is a simple to market DSD2x or 24/96 recordings as HD and sell them at premium prices.
However,...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-16-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 9,534
Posted By RichB
I have a dedicated PC connected to the HA-1 and...

I have a dedicated PC connected to the HA-1 and BDP-105D to stream.
On the PC side, a small form factor PC (NIC) can be used. Some are available in fanless designs.
Others have used Mac-Mini's.

...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-16-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 68,376
Posted By RichB
Can HDCP 2.2 be supplied via software upgrade? ...

Can HDCP 2.2 be supplied via software upgrade?


- Rich
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-16-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 9,534
Posted By RichB
Can your friend can use an small PC (or Apple)...

Can your friend can use an small PC (or Apple) and streaming software in combination with an iPad/tablet app?
I use J River and J Remote it has transformed my system. The elegance is well-worth the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-15-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1,210
Views: 53,045
Posted By RichB
Is this a customer/vendor relationship :p :D ...

Is this a customer/vendor relationship :p :D


- Rich
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-15-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 119,988
Posted By RichB
When the cover was off, I could not hear the...

When the cover was off, I could not hear the fans.
So it was either that they were horizontal or the cover is adding noise and amplifying vibration.


- Rich
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-14-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2,558
Views: 55,336
Posted By RichB
In my view, you can learn from experts, you can...

In my view, you can learn from experts, you can learn from experience, you can even learn from idiots.
However, to learn anything, you must first understand that you are student :D


- Rich
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-14-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11,338
Views: 889,719
Posted By RichB
I recommend buying a Kill-a-watt or similar meter...

I recommend buying a Kill-a-watt or similar meter for those who want to know about standby power usage. I have found that many products do not specify the standby power properly and I have been...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-14-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2,388
Views: 82,014
Posted By RichB
Atmos is backward compatible so the base 5.1/7.1...

Atmos is backward compatible so the base 5.1/7.1 sound track must be present.
Metadata could exist identify objects within the source.


If there are benefits from an Atmos enabled soundtrack on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-14-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2,388
Views: 82,014
Posted By RichB
If that is the case, then this statement: ...

If that is the case, then this statement:





... is misleading.


Perhaps this is the first step toward an object oriented system, but over-selling Atmos could backfire in the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-14-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2,388
Views: 82,014
Posted By RichB
But doesn't home Atmos contain a 7.1 channel...

But doesn't home Atmos contain a 7.1 channel based tracks and the objects are added on top using the ceiling speakers and others?
If that is true, then home Atmos is channel and object based.


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