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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-07-2015, 11:12 AM
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Posted By 4DHD
I am a precise person. And if a system is not...

I am a precise person. And if a system is not setup right for stereo, its not right for MC either. I never said a center was not important....But to get the soundstage right, you do have to work in...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-07-2015, 05:19 AM
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Posted By 4DHD
You just don't get it...if I am more than...

You just don't get it...if I am more than satisfied with my current setup...why should I throw more money at it?

Ever see the saying...point of diminishing returns?
There is a difference between...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-06-2015, 12:04 PM
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Posted By 4DHD
I have a few 7.1 True HD or DTS Master Audio...

I have a few 7.1 True HD or DTS Master Audio discs. And the difference between those and a 5.1 of the same movie is night/day. imo
The guys at AH, Gene and Hugo, both have made the same statement I...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-06-2015, 08:31 AM
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Posted By 4DHD
You need to re-read what I said!! I have...

You need to re-read what I said!!
I have nothing wrong.
And then you ask if I have ceiling/height speakers installed correctly....after I said I do not need such speakers! Do not have...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-06-2015, 07:40 AM
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Posted By 4DHD
But not being rear ported does not solve...

But not being rear ported does not solve everything.
About a decade or so ago, an audio reviewer made the most important statement about speakers I've ever read.

"Speakers need room inside the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-06-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 420
Posted By 4DHD
I don't need atmos. My 7.1 most certainly does...

I don't need atmos. My 7.1 most certainly does not sound flat.
A few months back I did a multi imaging test.
In the vertical test, the sound elevated to about 2m above.
And reproducing those...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-06-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 420
Posted By 4DHD
Well, once again, imo, if one has really good...

Well, once again, imo, if one has really good soundstage, and I do, height/width channels are a waste of time.
From what I've seen, know, 90% of all HTs are 5.1 and of the last 10%, the majority is...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-06-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 420
Posted By 4DHD
Well, once again, imo, if one has really good...

Well, once again, imo, if one has really good soundstage, and I do, height/width channels are a waste of time.
From what I've seen, know, 90% of all HTs are 5.1 and of the last 10%, the majority is...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-06-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 420
Posted By 4DHD
imo, with only 3.5ft to the wall from the seat,...

imo, with only 3.5ft to the wall from the seat, 7.1 is most likely a waste of effort, money.
I don't see placing a total of 4 ceiling speakers, 10ft up in that area will be an improvement over what...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-06-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 420
Posted By 4DHD
I would not worry about atmos, I don't think it...

I would not worry about atmos, I don't think it will be around long. Much like 3D.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-05-2015, 11:34 AM
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Posted By 4DHD
Well, 3.5 ft is really too close to mount rear...

Well, 3.5 ft is really too close to mount rear speakers.imo
The only way to provide longer distances would be to place the RBS into the corner on a 45º angle and the LBS right at the end of the...
Forum: Speakers   06-05-2015, 11:15 AM
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Posted By 4DHD
The downfall of many a speaker that could have...

The downfall of many a speaker that could have been excellent, but only ends up being mediocre.
Forum: Speakers   06-04-2015, 11:27 AM
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Posted By 4DHD
Only one way to know, is to try it. Would not be...

Only one way to know, is to try it. Would not be the first WG/horn to be in a vertical orientation.
The Revel C205 has a vertical WG, as do the JBL 500 series.
I played around with a Studio LC2,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-04-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4,655
Views: 309,523
Posted By 4DHD
I think you will be very happy with the P7,...

I think you will be very happy with the P7, especially if you have a TT.
For Stereo, I have my room dialled in with Dirac...
but there are some recordings that just need a tweak on the bass output...
Forum: Speakers   06-01-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By 4DHD
You do not want the screen too low. I think a...

You do not want the screen too low.
I think a 110" should go from 29"~83" above the floor. Maybe just a few inches lower to 24".
And if the bottom of the screen is around 29", you do not need to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-01-2015, 01:30 PM
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Posted By 4DHD
OK Kal, Now the hard part, finding a MC DAC,...

OK Kal,
Now the hard part, finding a MC DAC, where I live.
I'll go over to the Harman Pro shop...if they don't have one...I'll have to buy online. Something that can be risky and/or expensive...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-01-2015, 10:34 AM
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Posted By 4DHD
OK, currently I am using a DragonFly v1.2 usbDAC...

OK, currently I am using a DragonFly v1.2 usbDAC and Dirac Stereo Suite.
If I get a MC DAC, so then I should be able to upgrade the Dirac to 8 channel suite?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-01-2015, 08:30 AM
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Posted By 4DHD
Can a MC DAC be connected to a PC/Mac with only...

Can a MC DAC be connected to a PC/Mac with only stereo out, and actually get 7.1 out?
Not just for music, but streaming movies.

I do have two other devices to stream DD 5.1 & DD+.
And I can not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-01-2015, 04:00 AM
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Posted By 4DHD
Then Jriver supplying BM is useless, w/o having a...

Then Jriver supplying BM is useless, w/o having a second output on the PC for bass. I won't know why they bothered.

With Dirac loaded on my Mac, it provides the RC, full range. Then goes thru the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-31-2015, 04:45 PM
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Posted By 4DHD
I have no experience with Jriver...but from what...

I have no experience with Jriver...but from what I just read on their website it provides
Rich DSP environment (Room Correction, Bass Management,

It would seem to me you already have all that....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-31-2015, 02:12 PM
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Posted By 4DHD
But what would happen if you chose the FR you...

But what would happen if you chose the FR you wanted, with the mains and subs playing the bass? Using Dirac room correction.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-31-2015, 12:13 PM
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Posted By 4DHD
All rooms and speaker systems are different. ...

All rooms and speaker systems are different.
But I run my mains full range, but they were designed to operate with a sub, the originals had an accoustical roll off starting @70 htz; the customs...
Forum: Speakers   05-31-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By 4DHD
But did you notice there is very little space...

But did you notice there is very little space between the top of the TV and the soffit or ceiling. That is really up there...higher than I would want to place speakers.

With the bottom of the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-31-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By 4DHD
OK, you did not say they were ceiling...

OK, you did not say they were ceiling speakers...8.5 ft spread is good and that 10'-8" gets them even farther from your head.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   05-31-2015, 08:43 AM
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Views: 165
Posted By 4DHD
3.5 ft to the rear wall is closer than I would...

3.5 ft to the rear wall is closer than I would want BS.
Another possible option, for 5.1, if you can mount the surrounds in the corners. Using TV wall mount brackets. That would place the surrounds...
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