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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-20-2014, 01:53 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
As I mentioned in the 7702's thread, Auro-3D uses...

As I mentioned in the 7702's thread, Auro-3D uses the Surround Height channels, it does not use Rear Height.

Expanding somewhat:

You have to designate the rear overhead speakers (Height 2)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-20-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Selden Ball
Normally Audyssey is only disabled automatically...

Normally Audyssey is only disabled automatically if you add speakers, not if you remove them.

The receiver's front-panel Audyssey icon should indicate if Audyssey is on, however a given Audyssey...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-20-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,889
Posted By Selden Ball
Right: S/PDIF (both optical and coax) can carry...

Right: S/PDIF (both optical and coax) can carry only stereo PCM, lossy Dolby Digital or lossy DTS. Atmos requires lossless Dolby TrueHD or lossy Dolby Digital Plus.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-20-2014, 01:12 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
RH = Rear Height. Did you make a typo? ...

RH = Rear Height. Did you make a typo?

Auro-3D does not use RH speaker channels, although Atmos does. The overhead speaker channels that Auro-3D uses are Front Height, Surround Height and Top...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-20-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 17,402
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Posted By Selden Ball
The 5200 will work fine for your specified...

The 5200 will work fine for your specified requirements. Just be sure to both enable bitstreaming and disable secondary audio mix. Otherwise it'll decode to stereo LPCM, which cannot provide Atmos.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-19-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Selden Ball
Don't forget to run the Audyssey calibration....

Don't forget to run the Audyssey calibration. That should help. Your bedroom's acoustics are quite different from the other room.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-19-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 819
Views: 75,198
Posted By Selden Ball
Marantz makes a big deal about the higher slew...

Marantz makes a big deal about the higher slew rate provided by the upgraded HDAM circuits provided in this year's models. You'll have to decide if that translates into better audio quality in your...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-19-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,889
Posted By Selden Ball
Probably not. If you don't have an Atmos or...

Probably not.

If you don't have an Atmos or Auro-3D AVR or pre/pro, decoding to LPCM in the BD player *should* be fine. (The soundtracks have to be bitstreamed so the 3D metadata can get to the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-19-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Selden Ball
Sorry, yes: 18Gbps. Thanks for the...

Sorry, yes: 18Gbps.

Thanks for the correction! You're the first to notice.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-19-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17,402
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Posted By Selden Ball
Because S/PDIF doesn't support encryption. The...

Because S/PDIF doesn't support encryption. The studios don't want you to be able to use it to copy their precious bits.

Note that "lossless" in this case means Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-19-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16,292
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Posted By Selden Ball
My understanding is that you only have to...

My understanding is that you only have to save/reload the configuration IF you want to use the Height 2 connections for both types of decoders.

In other words, if the Height 2 channels are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-18-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,739
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Posted By Selden Ball
Cheater plugs are not a good long-term fix. ...

Cheater plugs are not a good long-term fix.

A separate ground is there for your personal protection. Devices which use a ground connection potentially can fail in ways which cause lethal voltages...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-18-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 49
Posted By Selden Ball
Speakers and room acoustics have the most effect...

Speakers and room acoustics have the most effect on the quality of the sound you hear. Electronics are a far distant third.

In other words, you might want to consider spending the money you...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-18-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 47
Posted By Selden Ball
Make sure that the HDMI cable is Certified High...

Make sure that the HDMI cable is Certified High Speed, good to 18 GHz. (The HDMI V2 standard includes low speed cables, too.) A Redmere cable might be appropriate, since it includes active...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-18-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 290
Posted By Selden Ball
A minor point: an example of a movie where the...

A minor point: an example of a movie where the LFE channel's sound is not in the two front main speaker channels is Edge of Tomorrow: Live, Die, Repeat. The low frequency pulse heard during the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-18-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 44
Posted By Selden Ball
Your description is consistent with poor...

Your description is consistent with poor electrical connections in the sub's original amp in addition to the possibility that the sub's original cable might might have been damaged, perhaps as a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-18-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 83
Posted By Selden Ball
Vic, With direct-firing speakers, you can...

Vic,

With direct-firing speakers, you can configure the pre/p;ro as 9.1.4 for compatible Atmos and DTS Neo:X use, but only 11 speakers will be active at the same time. So long as you use...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-18-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,739
Views: 68,923
Posted By Selden Ball
Yes, you can, but they won't all be used at the...

Yes, you can, but they won't all be used at the same time.

If you configure the pre/pro for 13 channels including Front Height, Front Wide and a rear overhead speaker pair, Atmos and DSU will use...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-18-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4,417
Views: 201,279
Posted By Selden Ball
Many (most?) media players know enough to...

Many (most?) media players know enough to translate computer-specific audio formats (like mp3 and FLAC) to LPCM over HDMI while bitstreaming the various Dolby and DTS formats. Certainly Kodi (the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-17-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,081
Views: 62,860
Posted By Selden Ball
An HTPC can play multichannel FLAC. I use a...

An HTPC can play multichannel FLAC. I use a laptop with Kodi (XBMC) which has its HDMI output connected to an AVR, although not to my 7009: it's in another room
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-16-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4,417
Views: 201,279
Posted By Selden Ball
Yes. Panning is more precise, plus there's...

Yes. Panning is more precise, plus there's another additional pair of (Rear) overhead channels.Yes.Yes, although it doesn't have the adjustments that are available in DPL II music mode, which some...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4,417
Views: 201,279
Posted By Selden Ball
If you have cable, complain to your cable...

If you have cable, complain to your cable provider.

Effective December 13, 2012, there was an FCC ruling (the CALM Act) about keeping the sound levels constant in advertisements. They might be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,081
Views: 62,860
Posted By Selden Ball
You might want to consider using different media...

You might want to consider using different media player software. Kodi (previously known as XBMC) works quite well.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16,292
Views: 633,847
Posted By Selden Ball
The Cinema EQ setting selects a low-pass filter...

The Cinema EQ setting selects a low-pass filter which rolls off the highest frequencies, similar to what happens when you select Audyssey Reference. If you've selected Audyssey Reference (instead of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16,292
Views: 633,847
Posted By Selden Ball
Your symptoms are consistent with your BD player...

Your symptoms are consistent with your BD player putting out LPCM instead of Dollby TrueHD.

Check to make sure that your blu-ray player has both bitstream enabled and secondary audio mix disabled....
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