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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 03:26 PM
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Posted By batpig
As I noted above -- the dialogue level IS the...

As I noted above -- the dialogue level IS the center channel level. Exact same thing, just the setting in the Audio menu gives you a "shortcut" to the channel level without having to go into the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 03:10 PM
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Posted By batpig
192kHz sampling is practically useless -- it's a...

192kHz sampling is practically useless -- it's a lot of extra data for no audible benefit. So I wouldn't sweat it, and just stream at 96kHz.

A huge number of the supposedly "hi rez" audio tracks...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 02:01 PM
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Posted By batpig
Dynamic EQ makes its adjustments on the...

Dynamic EQ makes its adjustments on the assumption of cinema reference standards. But with most content (even much film content given how many "remixed for home" movies there are) these assumptions...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 01:25 PM
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Posted By batpig
Not a stupid question at all because it's...

Not a stupid question at all because it's confusingly labeled. They are actually the exact same thing -- the dialogue level just gives you a "shortcut" to the center channel volume. It's not obvious...
Forum: Speakers   01-30-2015, 12:30 PM
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Posted By batpig
Energy used to produce RC series in-walls to...

Energy used to produce RC series in-walls to match the traditional box speakers, but they have been long since discontinued and are hard to find.

Personally, I would recommend looking to PSB...
Forum: Speakers   01-30-2015, 12:26 PM
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Posted By batpig
To be honest, I've never been able to directly...

To be honest, I've never been able to directly compare them. The RC-70's are definitely better speakers, the queston is whether that difference is going to be noticeable in your circumstances. If...
Forum: Speakers   01-30-2015, 11:25 AM
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Posted By batpig
The C series is quite good for an entry level...

The C series is quite good for an entry level speaker. Being part of the post-Klipsch buyout Energy models, they have a brighter, more forward sound profile than the RC's, which is probably a good...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 08:47 AM
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Posted By batpig
It's Dynamic EQ. It boosts the surrounds (in...

It's Dynamic EQ. It boosts the surrounds (in addition to adjusting freq response) to maintain surround immersion during movies. But not appropriate for all ch stereo listening.

Instead of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 05:07 PM
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Posted By batpig
Right, it basically creates a stereo downmix for...

Right, it basically creates a stereo downmix for all zones, so when All Zone Stereo is active the main zone is restricted to either be stereo or multich stereo surround mode.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 04:38 PM
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Posted By batpig
In my experience that is false. When listening...

In my experience that is false. When listening to music with DSU, with Center Spread OFF, plenty of content is still coming from the L/R with a lot of ambiance extracted to the surrounds and heights.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 04:21 PM
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Posted By batpig
Lujan -- the AMP100 is a 2 channel amp. It looks...

Lujan -- the AMP100 is a 2 channel amp. It looks from your yellow highlights that you are thinking about hooking up FOUR speakers to it (Height1 + Height2, one pair each). That won't work, because...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 03:31 PM
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Posted By batpig
Your understanding is correct. Although note...

Your understanding is correct. Although note that if they just want to be able to output Tivo to BOTH zones simultaneously, you don't actually need the analog cables, because the All Zone Stereo...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 03:21 PM
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Posted By batpig
Well there is one reason -- you physically have...

Well there is one reason -- you physically have your Front Height speakers connected to the Height1 output. Obviously, in a vacuum, Height1 could be any of the 5 positions. I'm not saying that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 02:19 PM
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Posted By batpig
Well you can call it what you want but amp...

Well you can call it what you want but amp assignment or number of channels isn't the limitation. It's really irrelevant. Whether or not you are using an internal amp or an external amp, the signal...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 01:41 PM
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Posted By batpig
More flexible amp assign won't help anything. ...

More flexible amp assign won't help anything. It's not about what amps are going where, it's about the channels that are being processed. Regardless of whether you have the 4100, 5100 or 7200, you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 01:21 PM
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Posted By batpig
So, just to be clear, the ONLY external amp you...

So, just to be clear, the ONLY external amp you have is that one mono amp? And you are using it to power a passive subwoofer system?

If that is the case, then you only have 9 amps for 11 speakers...
Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 12:51 PM
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Posted By batpig
Honestly, I'm venturing a bit out of my confort...

Honestly, I'm venturing a bit out of my confort zone right now as I don't know the real technical answers to these kind of questions. I do know that compression and distortion are NOT the same...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 12:26 PM
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Posted By batpig
Lujan - I'm confused too. I think it's time for...

Lujan - I'm confused too. I think it's time for you to take a step back and explain exactly what speakers you have and how they are hooked up. How many channels of external amplification do you...
Forum: Speakers   01-29-2015, 11:47 AM
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Posted By batpig
That's how I would interpret it. If the the line...

That's how I would interpret it. If the the line starts to "sag" from the horizontal (negative deviation) that would indicate the system is compressing.




Yeah, every extra meter of distance...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 11:17 AM
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Posted By batpig
Actually no! Those 4 disc are exellent demos of...

Actually no! Those 4 disc are exellent demos of what("native") Neo:X can really do. As i said earlier: the Neo:X version of Dredd is the only time i have heard a better version than in DSU. The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 10:07 AM
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Posted By batpig
I will try to reiterate my original point again: ...

I will try to reiterate my original point again:

You claimed that you will listen to DTS:X movies with DSU. I wondered if it would not actually be better to use DTS Neo:X as the beds could be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 10:05 AM
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Posted By batpig
I think the key is the entry just above that...

I think the key is the entry just above that option label on your screen shot: the DSU option appears to show as "Dolby Atmos/Surround" whenever the AVR is receiving a Dolby TrueHD signal. Why it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 08:26 AM
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Posted By batpig
No need to re-run Audyssey, as you are basically...

No need to re-run Audyssey, as you are basically adding a "preference bump" on top of the "flat" calibration. If you were to recalibrate Audyssey with the boost in place, Audyssey would expend...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 08:22 AM
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Posted By batpig
More specifically, the receiver has 9 amps, so if...

More specifically, the receiver has 9 amps, so if you are trying to run 11 channels at a time the Amp Assign settings have to "account" for all 11 possible speakers that could be active, with two of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 11:50 PM
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Posted By batpig
Not on a calibrated system. That's sort of the...

Not on a calibrated system. That's sort of the point of calibration.

Rather, the differences are likely due to perceptual psychoacoustic phenomena that vary by room size, room acoustics, speaker...
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