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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-16-2016, 12:10 PM
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Posted By GXMnow
Let's do a little bit of math to get an idea...

Let's do a little bit of math to get an idea where this could go.
I only have the information offered in this thread, and have not been able to find out any more while searching the web, so there...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-02-2016, 01:09 AM
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Posted By GXMnow
You will need to read the object position meta...

You will need to read the object position meta data and sync the speaker spin to the object pans. This way you will have the smoothest sound of that helicopter going around you.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2016, 09:40 AM
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Posted By GXMnow
In all the rooms I have listened to top mounted...

In all the rooms I have listened to top mounted height speakers, I find it best to have them aimed across the room to the furthest listening position.

Think of it like this.
The closer you are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2016, 08:06 PM
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Posted By GXMnow
With the 14 foot high ceiling, I would certainly...

With the 14 foot high ceiling, I would certainly look at top speakers as you seem to have decided on, but you could do a few experiments first.

Just take your up firing units, raise them up to 8...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2016, 06:15 PM
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Posted By GXMnow
As I understand it, the base layer on UHD is...

As I understand it, the base layer on UHD is still a REC 709 image. Then there is either an HDR-10 or Dolby Vision layer that can be added for increased color or dynamic range. The Dolby Vision layer...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2016, 09:29 AM
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Posted By GXMnow
So many people have accepted digital compression...

So many people have accepted digital compression artifacts as "normal" now days.

I am old enough to remember what it was like before there was any digital audio. All of the people who were into...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2016, 08:36 AM
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Posted By GXMnow
Talking about the level issues from CBdicX ...

Talking about the level issues from CBdicX



Since you said the speakers are within 1 db of efficiency, and I doubt the distances are more than a 2 to 1 difference, this would be a worst case...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2016, 11:16 PM
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Posted By GXMnow
Here is a decent list of the BLu Ray disks with...

Here is a decent list of the BLu Ray disks with Dolby Atmos sound. I see a few are labeled (UHD) which I think means that Atmos is only on the UHD version.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-26-2016, 09:27 AM
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Posted By GXMnow
There is a very big difference between Di pol and...

There is a very big difference between Di pol and Bi pole.

A Di Pole speaker has sound coming out in 2 directions, typically, to the front and back of the room, and the sound out the two sides are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-25-2016, 08:55 AM
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Posted By GXMnow
It is a tough call there, the Rotel amp is a...

It is a tough call there, the Rotel amp is a great piece. Depending on your budget....
Choice 1
Get a Marantz AV7702MKII pre-pro and 6 more channels of power amp. Too bad that Rotel does not make a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-23-2016, 07:50 PM
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  Dts:x
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Posted By GXMnow
I have no idea, I have not had any real chance to...

I have no idea, I have not had any real chance to mess with DTS-X, but I did read all about MDA back when SRS Labs started taking about it, so MAYBE this makes a little sense.

Just because sound...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-19-2016, 01:53 PM
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Posted By GXMnow
Hey Scott, I got stuck due to a delayed flight...

Hey Scott, I got stuck due to a delayed flight and was browsing around the web and came across this older thread. I found it very interesting to read through ll the comments for and against high res...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-18-2016, 10:19 PM
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Posted By GXMnow
For the buzz to induce into a wire or speaker...

For the buzz to induce into a wire or speaker strong enough to be audible at distance, that must be a lot of RFI going on there. How hard is it to look around in the ceiling through the speaker...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-17-2016, 12:23 AM
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  Dts:x
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Posted By GXMnow
I will try to get access to the room with the...

I will try to get access to the room with the x5200 again, but he was borrowing the disk with the Dolby Atmos test tones, and does not have it right now. It did have chapter breaks for each tone. We...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-16-2016, 03:51 PM
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Posted By GXMnow
Sorry your question got sort of pushed aside. ...

Sorry your question got sort of pushed aside.

I wish I had a room like that to work with. You have a lot of potential there.

Using the front and rear beams to hole the overhead speakers looks...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-16-2016, 03:29 PM
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Posted By GXMnow
This does sound as if the HTPC is decoding the...

This does sound as if the HTPC is decoding the core 7.1 out of the Dolby True HD stream. This will remove the extra data needed to decode Dolby Atmos. What you are hearing when you turn on Dolby...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-16-2016, 11:21 AM
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Posted By GXMnow
From the listening that I have done, I think...

From the listening that I have done, I think Dolby is a bit loose on the angle ranges, and I would venture to guess that was done to make sure it will have a position for any room shape. It does seem...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-15-2016, 07:37 PM
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Posted By GXMnow
Like I said in my long post... Dolby Atmos does...

Like I said in my long post... Dolby Atmos does work the way we expect it to and you can (and should) use the designation for where your speakers really are for the most accurate pans. It is true...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-15-2016, 02:46 PM
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Posted By GXMnow
Just a little clarification. I see that...

Just a little clarification.

I see that people are testing and starting to agree with how I said the panning works when you tell it different speaker locations, and this is all good. If you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-14-2016, 12:42 PM
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  Dts:x
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Posted By GXMnow
From what I could find on the internet, it seems...

From what I could find on the internet, it seems the only difference between the Denon AVR x4100w and AVR x4200w is the more powerful DSP section needed to be able to add the DTS-X decoding. Did they...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-14-2016, 03:18 AM
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Posted By GXMnow
If you take another look at the actualy Dolby...

If you take another look at the actualy Dolby Atmos for home speaker layout, you will see that the rendering in the home AVR does actually know 5 separate locations from front to back in the "height"...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-11-2016, 11:45 PM
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Posted By GXMnow
The room I did the test in is not mine and I do...

The room I did the test in is not mine and I do not know when I will have access again. We did not mess with the wide tracks to test how they acted.The disk did have chapter breaks at each test...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-10-2016, 09:34 AM
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Posted By GXMnow
I have done a bit of listening to a Denon 5200...

I have done a bit of listening to a Denon 5200 and tried the different height positions, and you can clearly tell the difference between all 5 top positions. With the test signals on the latest Dolby...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 10:17 AM
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Posted By GXMnow
I give this a big +1 Sure, the big loud...

I give this a big +1

Sure, the big loud flyover sounds can be impressive, especially on a short quick demo. In the long term though, the thing that really makes it feel like you are there is the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2016, 09:57 AM
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Posted By GXMnow
Those look like some very nice speakers and...

Those look like some very nice speakers and should work quite well for the base of a solid Atmos system.

The surrounds running in BI Pole mode, with the 2 sets of drivers in phase, will work great...
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