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Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-07-2014, 10:42 AM
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Posted By SoundChex
Spectacular cinematography... Great use of...

Spectacular cinematography...
Great use of surround sound...
Wonderful cast performing at their best...
Bizarre dialog...
Self indulgent plot|script with faux and illogical predicates in both the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-04-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 37,776
Posted By SoundChex
Perhaps I missed a post somewhere...? but as I...

Perhaps I missed a post somewhere...? but as I look at this (unattributed, but Denon-ish in appearance) graphic, am I correct in thinking that the five pairs of elevated speakers shown constitute the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,722
Posted By SoundChex
I can't find any quad core dsp chips on cirrus...

I can't find any quad core dsp chips on cirrus logic website or google. This looks like the current best model. Only dual core and no atmos or dts 3d mentioned....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-01-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,722
Posted By SoundChex
In a 01/07/2014 Press Release, "DTS Demonstrates...

In a 01/07/2014 Press Release, "DTS Demonstrates DTS-UHD™ Decoder Using Single-Chip Audio DSP at Consumer Electronics Show" (link)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-30-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 37,776
Posted By SoundChex
Interesting May 1, 2014, Sports Video Group...

Interesting May 1, 2014, Sports Video Group article: "Object-Based Audio Mixing Seeks Traction in Sports Broadcasting" (link)...
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-30-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,770
Posted By SoundChex
"Your name is Rachel Duncan . . . and you always...

"Your name is Rachel Duncan . . . and you always have a pencil handy?"


I too am searching for an immersive audio AVR, but because it will be hard to start a 30 day in-home trial of some new...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-30-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,705
Posted By SoundChex
Probably not quite what you had in mind, but... ...

Probably not quite what you had in mind, but...

Beyond adding processor|firmware capable of decoding Dolby Atmos (or Auro-3D and|or DTS-UHD ...?) it's not clear how much more would be needed to...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-29-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,705
Posted By SoundChex
Immersive audio (Atmos, Auro-3D, DTS-UHD) first...

Immersive audio (Atmos, Auro-3D, DTS-UHD) first rendered to the AVR's max capability (N.n) and then reproduced by an over-and-under pair of soundbars using wave front synthesis...

...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-28-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By SoundChex
At one time or another, all three rooms which...

At one time or another, all three rooms which host my current AV systems were configured to use a (now deceased|retired) Yamaha DSP-100U surround processor which supported pairs of Front and Rear...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-28-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 13,728
Posted By SoundChex
From the Dolby blog: "So it is not Atmos...

From the Dolby blog: "So it is not Atmos requiring fixed speaker locations, it is AVR manufacturers."

We might expect that any future AVRs supporting both Atmos and DTS-UHD will be designed with...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-28-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 13,728
Posted By SoundChex
Immersive audio (Atmos, Auro-3D, DTS-UHD) first...

Immersive audio (Atmos, Auro-3D, DTS-UHD) first rendered to the AVR's max capability (N.n) and then reproduced by an over-and-under pair of soundbars using wave front synthesis...

...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-28-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 37,776
Posted By SoundChex
In his SOUND&VISION article (link)...

In his SOUND&VISION article (link) (http://www.soundandvision.com/content/first-listen-dolby-atmos-right-home), Rob Sabin says:


"More critically, I was a bit troubled by some of the subtleties...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-27-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 37,776
Posted By SoundChex
I'm assuming ETRI settled on only two LFE...

I'm assuming ETRI settled on only two LFE channels to be consistent with the HDMI 2.0 M.Ch LPCM max channel count of 32!

...which may also have influenced the max rendered channel count for the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-27-2014, 07:54 PM
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Views: 37,776
Posted By SoundChex
OK, if you really want to use all 32 output...

OK, if you really want to use all 32 output channels . . . For the home theater that has literally everything else: How about the ETRI 30.2 speaker configuration!

...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-27-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 37,776
Posted By SoundChex
If you want to make sure you can sell movie...

If you want to make sure you can sell movie content to the luxury home and business segment in Japan, South Korea, and China in the next decade, it probably makes sense to give the Atmos algorithm...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-27-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 37,776
Posted By SoundChex
Actually, my first thought was that he probably...

Actually, my first thought was that he probably meant it would have a starting configuration price of $32,000 . . . ?! :eek: :cool: :D
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-27-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 37,776
Posted By SoundChex
If you have no self control, the Illusonic IAP 16...

If you have no self control, the Illusonic IAP 16 Immersive Audio Processor (link) (http://www.illusonic.com/iap-16/) (16-channel preamp-processor-DAC): "Its 16 output channels can be configured for...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-26-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,705
Posted By SoundChex
Since most people who purchase object based audio...

Since most people who purchase object based audio BDs will play them back on a 2.0 platform, the relative merits of Dolby Atmos and DTS-UHD will likely be judged mostly on the ease and effectiveness...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-26-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 37,776
Posted By SoundChex
It will be hard to start the 30 day in-home trial...

It will be hard to start the 30 day in-home trial of some new Dolby Atmos & DTS-UHD capable AVR until all promised firmware for both technologies are available to download . . . and you have a...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-25-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 13,728
Posted By SoundChex
I was under the impression that a major 'added...

I was under the impression that a major 'added value' feature of object based audio is enhanced dialog management through user-interactive static and|or dynamic objects (together with the ability to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-25-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 246,528
Posted By SoundChex
Hopefully there will a firmware update for the...

Hopefully there will a firmware update for the CX-A5000 allowing you to decode|play Auro-3D 9.1 music off BD . . . of course there are only a small number of disks at this time, although we are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-25-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 246,528
Posted By SoundChex
Repeating my post from yesterday on the Pioneer...

Repeating my post from yesterday on the Pioneer SC LX88 thread..



Unpleasant inferences...

(1) If your previous AVR used Front|Rear Height speakers for DPLIIz, DTS Neo:X, Audyssey DSX, or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-25-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 246,528
Posted By SoundChex
Interestingly, as the 2040|3040 DSP engines...

Interestingly, as the 2040|3040 DSP engines apparently have sufficient MIPS to perform Dolby Atmos processing, they should easily be capable of executing Auro-3D 9.1 decoding . . . for which codec...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-25-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 246,528
Posted By SoundChex
I guess we must wait to find out if the Yamaha...

I guess we must wait to find out if the Yamaha Atmos firmware update will necessitate moving the Front+Rear Presence speakers from their (historically) on-wall positions in order to create the Dolby...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-24-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 37,776
Posted By SoundChex
The audio info contained in an object is...

The audio info contained in an object is presumably equivalent to 'one channel' regardless of whether the object is STATIC or DYNAMIC (and likely relatively unaffected by whether it is INTERACTIVE...
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