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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 04:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes of course. All upmixers use different...

Yes of course. All upmixers use different algorithms and different ways of deriving the upmixed content from the original content. I was taking issue with your remark that Neo:X somehow 'properly'...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 03:24 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Really Kris, I am astonished that you of all...

Really Kris, I am astonished that you of all people do not see the distinction between the number of speakers and the number of channels!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 03:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Real speakers will always be better than phantom...

Real speakers will always be better than phantom speakers though.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 03:21 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
LOL. You got me. :) I am listening to what the...

LOL. You got me. :) I am listening to what the content creator would have listened to if he had DSU ;) In fact, FilmMixer IS a content creator and he listens with DSU too IIRC... (where is Marc...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 03:19 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes - batpig expressed this succinctly a while...

Yes - batpig expressed this succinctly a while ago with a phrase I stole from him: mo' speakers = mo' better. Couldn't agree more. :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 03:17 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Easy to try both and see which you prefer. Neo:X...

Easy to try both and see which you prefer. Neo:X doesn't add "proper positioning" of sound - it is an upmixer just as DSU is an upmixer so it uses an algorithm to decide which sounds to place where...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 05:48 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Sorry but I don't use the HT for music at all. I...

Sorry but I don't use the HT for music at all. I am still a hardcore 2 channel music guy, set up in a different room.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 05:46 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Good point. OK - I will load up the s/w tomorrow...

Good point. OK - I will load up the s/w tomorrow and report back.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 05:42 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes. I already have it. Just waiting...

Yes.



I already have it. Just waiting for the latest software from miniDSP to be posted - any day now. I could calibrate tomorrow with the old software but the latest release has some bug fixes...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 05:39 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Just comparing with Atmos. Old style =...

Just comparing with Atmos. Old style = channel-based. That's the tech that's on its way out. Object-based is the tech that is replacing it.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 05:29 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I'm waiting for the bug fix software, Jerry. As...

I'm waiting for the bug fix software, Jerry. As it is supposed to be here any time now, it seems pointless doing a cal with the old s/w. As soon as the new s/w is available I will be rarin' to go...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 02:49 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I will leave two of my overhead channels with no...

I will leave two of my overhead channels with no EQ at all. :eek: If this turns out to be a problem (not likely) I will EQ them manually with REW and my Behringer FBD. I doubt if two surround...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 02:44 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It's not really manipulation of the sound. It is...

It's not really manipulation of the sound. It is compensation for the way human hearing works. See if this answer from the Audyssey FAQ helps:

g)2. What is Dynamic EQ?...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 02:42 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I wasn't commenting on Auro. I was correcting an...

I wasn't commenting on Auro. I was correcting an error in your post about Atmos. I have always made it totally clear that I have not heard Auro, and am not likely to as I don't intend to upgrade my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 02:36 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:) I was only joking with you. But thanks for...

:) I was only joking with you. But thanks for the long response. I am glad that you are enjoying it all so much - makes all the expense and time and effort well worthwhile, I agree.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 02:34 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
They have all impressed me, but not for the use...

They have all impressed me, but not for the use of the overheads. The precision with which sounds are placed in the soundstage (on the Atmos content) is what impresses me. Try watching one of your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 12:20 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I think this applies to all of us really. I have...

I think this applies to all of us really. I have over 1,500 movies on disc. Of that total, 5 are Atmos titles currently. Even if every movie going forward was released in Atmos it would be years...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 12:16 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That's a pretty big 'if' though. I am about...

That's a pretty big 'if' though.

I am about to install a miniDSP DDRC-88A which uses Dirac Live for room EQ. This will mean that in future I can use any make of AVR I choose, regardless of its...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 11:59 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes - all this was talked about openly at the...

Yes - all this was talked about openly at the very first demo I went to at Dolby's London HQ. There is no 'secret' or obfuscation here.



;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 11:56 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:) Exactly, so I won't disappoint you. Of course...

:) Exactly, so I won't disappoint you. Of course you don't feel any need to turn AccuEQ off. On or off, it's more or less the same :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 11:35 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Agreed. Until people have heard DSU on a properly...

Agreed. Until people have heard DSU on a properly set up system, with appropriate content, it is hard to get across to them just what a sensational difference it makes. TBH, I am currently enjoying...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 11:06 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Good point. I'd forgotten about the ability in my...

Good point. I'd forgotten about the ability in my Oppo to futz with synch.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 11:05 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I’d do it that way too if there was room in my...

I’d do it that way too if there was room in my gear closet. But there isn't. I'm not really madly keen on spending $$$$ on a proper rack, but it is the only way to accommodate everything and also...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 10:59 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Ah - gotcha now. I personally don't really see...

Ah - gotcha now. I personally don't really see the point of the 7200. To get HDCP 2.2 you'll have to send it, at your own expense, to a repair facility I believe. I guess that is better than having...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 10:53 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Very much so. Were you being serious when you...

Very much so. Were you being serious when you suggested Atmos has "34 channels"?



Yes of course. In the old days speakers and channels were synonymous. That is no longer the case. You have...
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