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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 02:35 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Always check the FAQ.... ;) d)7. Can I...

Always check the FAQ.... ;)

d)7. Can I extend the Audyssey mic cable? (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=21782993.html?highlight=#d7)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 01:10 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Excellent. I dropped out of the REW thread some...

Excellent. I dropped out of the REW thread some time back when it was invaded by people I don't really get along with. But you are in good hands with Jerry and co...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 01:05 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
How odd. When I heard that clip I was staggered...

How odd. When I heard that clip I was staggered that I could almost reach out and touch the various sounds, so precise was their placement in space. Like you sometimes want to do with 3D video. The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 01:03 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
He explains that in his first sentence. He is...

He explains that in his first sentence. He is using Dolby Surround Upmixer on his Atmos AVR.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 12:59 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Your report excites me greatly! That is...

Your report excites me greatly! That is precisely what I am hoping to hear when my Denon finally arrives. I have all those discs and will use the same clips to compare your experience with mine.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 12:55 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Can you temporarily put those surrounds at ear...

Can you temporarily put those surrounds at ear level, even if you can't keep them there, and see if it makes a difference. I can't believe it is accidental that Dolby put the surrounds at ear level...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 12:47 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Which, to me, is the very definition of a bad...

Which, to me, is the very definition of a bad thing ;)

I can't believe that people are posting that if they move some of their speakers to a location above them, they hear sound coming from above...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 12:38 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No benefit at all. Atmos requires at least 2...

No benefit at all. Atmos requires at least 2 overhead speakers.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 12:35 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It's always been like this hasn't it? With 5.1...

It's always been like this hasn't it? With 5.1 nobody expects every cinema they go to sound exactly like every other cinema. Some are great and some suck. Same with content - some make fantastic use...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 12:24 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Did you not notice this with the 'Leaf' trailer?

Did you not notice this with the 'Leaf' trailer?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 12:21 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Nice report. Thanks for that. Glad to hear it's...

Nice report. Thanks for that. Glad to hear it's sick :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 11:48 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That is some formidable straw clutching there :) ...

That is some formidable straw clutching there :) OK - I revise my example to 0.1 and 0.001. Now you'd have to chain a hundred components together instead of "several". ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 11:42 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I'm always interested in seeing graphs like that,...

I'm always interested in seeing graphs like that, if you feel like posting them. I’d be interested to see how much you have been able to accomplish with PEQ. Have you tried feeding the 'raw' room...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 08:26 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
LOL. I was just thinking the exact same thing. I...

LOL. I was just thinking the exact same thing. I switch sources on and off as I need them, using a programmable remote. Instaprevue would be used precisely 0% of the time here.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 08:24 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I agree with you FWIW. 'Flagship' models tend to...

I agree with you FWIW. 'Flagship' models tend to be designed for the person who will always pay more to have the 'top of the shop' model IMO. The best value is usually the model just underneath the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 08:16 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I wasn't being entirely serious, Dan ;)

I wasn't being entirely serious, Dan ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 08:15 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I see where you are coming from for sure. It is a...

I see where you are coming from for sure. It is a great pity that the demos you heard did not blow you away, as they did for the entire participant numbers in London on both occasions. One difference...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 08:12 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes, as I just said while you were typing, my own...

Yes, as I just said while you were typing, my own experience of audio shows, going back decades, is that the demos are pointless, simply because they are thrown together or in very poor rooms, or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 08:04 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Then you heard a very different set of demos to...

Then you heard a very different set of demos to those I heard where everyone attending was amazed. And the attendees included dealers, hobbyists like me, journalists with decades of experience and so...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 07:57 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I hear you. But I have to say there must have...

I hear you. But I have to say there must have been something very wrong with what you heard at CEDIA, because it is so different to what I heard in London. I too get the 'normal' very immersive...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 07:50 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Only partly ;)

Only partly ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 07:49 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
My thoughts exactly. And a very good point you...

My thoughts exactly. And a very good point you make too.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 07:48 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Then I wouldn't worry too much about timbre...

Then I wouldn't worry too much about timbre matching.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 07:46 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It would have been better than saying 60 days and...

It would have been better than saying 60 days and then failing to meet it. And it would have been honest and transparent, something that has been seriously lacking in Franklin for some time.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 07:45 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
LOL - he got it bass ackwards for sure...

LOL - he got it bass ackwards for sure...
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