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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-22-2015, 06:53 PM
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BD, beautiful home with great "curb appeal"! Love...

BD, beautiful home with great "curb appeal"! Love the front of the house. Congrats.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-19-2015, 08:55 AM
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Atmos coming to Gravity - movie really is only so...

Atmos coming to Gravity - movie really is only so so but I can't wait to demo the sound - Oscar winner - on my future CB IVa :p. I really hope DTS gets its acts together (it's March and still no...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-19-2015, 08:25 AM
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Posted By cannga
Anre, only trying to help here - I think you've...

Anre, only trying to help here - I think you've lost me, and possibly Craig also :-). You do NOT order "the setup with 2 subs from Theta," only that you want 2 cards. While the outputs of these 2...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-18-2015, 10:14 AM
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Posted By cannga
Steve, maybe Anre could clarify, I don't quite...

Steve, maybe Anre could clarify, I don't quite understand what he meant by "forced" to use 7.1 with CB IV? Maybe I am still missing something but I see all the choices on Theta's web site: you...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-18-2015, 09:49 AM
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Posted By cannga
1. Does this work for you? Card 1: A4-f Front...

1. Does this work for you?
Card 1: A4-f Front Left, Right, Center, Sub 3
Card 2: A4-p Surround Left, Right, Sub 1, Sub 2
Also, if you want to run 2 subwoofers from 1 sub output, using a Y splitter...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-12-2015, 08:46 AM
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Posted By cannga
Peter it's a rise of 5 dB at 7 kHz and a drop of...

Peter it's a rise of 5 dB at 7 kHz and a drop of 7 dB at 12 kHz; see graph below. Also high pass around 150 Hz I believe. This use of HRTF to trick the listener into thinking sound comes from above...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-11-2015, 08:39 AM
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Posted By cannga
Thanks. I know the topic has been beaten to...

Thanks. I know the topic has been beaten to death, but just curious as I couldn't find a definitive discussion other than over semantics: is it known for sure that Auro is *not* using any of the...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-11-2015, 07:25 AM
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Posted By cannga
tjk, just curious: what did Craig and John come...

tjk, just curious: what did Craig and John come up with for your headphone need, from Casablanca? Where do they get the signal out of?

Especially if you use the Casablanca for 2 channel music, the...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-09-2015, 02:43 PM
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Posted By cannga
Well, I've finished the Wire in 16:9 format, and...

Well, I've finished the Wire in 16:9 format, and my subdued opinion has not changed :p. American "movie" making at its very very best - don't miss this.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-09-2015, 02:28 PM
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Posted By cannga
Wow - it's so rare that such a beautifully done...

Wow - it's so rare that such a beautifully done theater is matched with an all out "audiophile" speaker system. I am a "fan" of M. Kelly and your speaker is THE one that I always want to audition.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-09-2015, 02:08 PM
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Posted By cannga
Roger, thanks for the interesting posts. So what...

Roger, thanks for the interesting posts. So what seems to be happening is Auromatic Upmixer generates upper channels by duplicating associate lower channels's sound, except center, and adding reverb?...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-07-2015, 07:26 PM
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Posted By cannga
tjk you are the one who had the 911 RS - I don't...

tjk you are the one who had the 911 RS - I don't think you've done badly at all by not going to med school. :-) I went to undergrad in Silicon Valley area just right after time of birth of computer...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-07-2015, 03:58 PM
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Posted By cannga
1. I would have flunked out of EE :-) but...

1. I would have flunked out of EE :-) but recently was trying to help a friend, also a Porsche nut, with the same problem. I believe there are 3 ways to approach this:
A. XLR 1 female Y split to 2...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-06-2015, 06:46 PM
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Posted By cannga
Glimmie, no need to get so upset. I am merely...

Glimmie, no need to get so upset. I am merely questioning your opinions the same way that you have questioned the integrity of Theta and Theta engineers (linear power supply is bs), in public.
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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-06-2015, 06:03 PM
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Posted By cannga
+1. Listening test is THE fundamental requirement...

+1. Listening test is THE fundamental requirement of proof for this audio hobby, the way that (legitimate) engineers use empirical evidence to verify a theory. Without listening test, Stereophile...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-06-2015, 04:56 PM
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Posted By cannga
Mark, Glimmie is punch drunk and his postings...

Mark, Glimmie is punch drunk and his postings increasingly incomprehensible, and antagonistic. This is pure noise. Please save us from Glimmie :-), you've issued enough warnings.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-05-2015, 02:21 PM
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Posted By cannga
Goodness, Glimmie, sorry but I think these 4...

Goodness, Glimmie, sorry but I think these 4 things I highlighted just about invalidate every opinion you have. :p The Ultra Forum's police sends people to jail for using Yamaha amps! :-)

Just...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-03-2015, 08:07 PM
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Posted By cannga
1. Again, which manufacturer in this Theta thread...

1. Again, which manufacturer in this Theta thread ;) is making claims? And what claim was made, other than that the designer prefers the sound when he uses linear power supply and huge toroidal power...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   03-03-2015, 07:38 PM
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Posted By cannga
Who has made "extraordinary" claim? A. The...

Who has made "extraordinary" claim?

A. The Stereophile reviewer who has listened to it,
B. Steve Bruzonsky who has listened to it,
C. David Reich the designer who works with it and has...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-27-2015, 05:36 PM
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Posted By cannga
Jim thanks for the info. Regarding Atmos and...

Jim thanks for the info. Regarding Atmos and DTS:X, if WAF is a huge problem, you don't have to go all out and add a bunch of speakers, IMHO just adding two to the top, 5.1.2 or 7.1.2, is already a...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-20-2015, 03:41 PM
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Posted By cannga
OT: Are you replacing Chorus with Dreadnaught?...

OT: Are you replacing Chorus with Dreadnaught? Some problem with the Chorus? Are you not going the full monty :-) and switch to Casablanca also?

As much a huge Krell "fan" as I am, I wonder what...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-20-2015, 03:25 PM
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Posted By cannga
This is a good move, but then don't you now have...

This is a good move, but then don't you now have such a potpourri of speaker drivers in this Quested room: conventional dome for the ceiling, ribbon for the surround, and AMT for the front. 3...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-19-2015, 10:22 AM
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Posted By cannga
Sure. The room is super important, primary reason...

Sure. The room is super important, primary reason being the room modes in sub Shroeder (lower) frequency. Big speakers in small rooms with resulting boomy bass is BY FAR the most common problem I...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-17-2015, 10:59 AM
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Posted By cannga
Thanks OP and others for the very nice and...

Thanks OP and others for the very nice and detailed reports. I would like to comment though that IMHO in these shows, there will be two things that "dictate" the sound, over ancillary electronics and...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-17-2015, 10:47 AM
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Posted By cannga
I remember that era. I didn't have a Casablanca...

I remember that era. I didn't have a Casablanca yet but would come by and check the Ultra forum every once in a while because the Casa had always been on my mind (for many years). One thing that...
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