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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 06:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:) Yes, that's about the only benefit IMO. How...

:) Yes, that's about the only benefit IMO. How far back as an audiophile do you go? Do you remember the days when the magazines told us that it was vitally important not to have any other speakers...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 06:30 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Well it's an upmixer so all it can do is make...

Well it's an upmixer so all it can do is make 'educated guesses' where sounds should be placed. Sometimes the algorithm will get it wrong but, hopefully, that is more than compensated for by the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 05:57 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes - that is one of the "happy accidents" I was...

Yes - that is one of the "happy accidents" I was referring to. Pretty rare though. Much more common is the psychoacoustic effect induced by visual clues. Apologies for not being clear.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 05:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I suspect, but am only guessing, that the phantom...

I suspect, but am only guessing, that the phantom overhead sounds we are referring to are a "happy accident" in the mix which causes some sort of phase shifts etc. That combined with the very...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 04:24 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Indeed. As the Widow Cliquot said of when to...

Indeed. As the Widow Cliquot said of when to drink Champagne: "In victory you deserve it, in defeat you need it" :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 04:14 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Probably not. It's another audiophile thing IMO,...

Probably not. It's another audiophile thing IMO, a bit like gold plated contacts. I've been in dozens of professional sound studios and I've never seen any spikes, gold plating or any elaborate...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 04:07 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
To your last point, I think it is because the...

To your last point, I think it is because the phantom-imaged examples such as that from Master and Commander Far Side of the World are extremely few and far between and a "happy accident", whereas...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 03:50 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks for the warm welcome. I have no specific...

Thanks for the warm welcome. I have no specific knowledge of the XMC-1 but rather was brought to the thread as a result of discussion of Dirac Live, with which I do have some experience. I commend...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 03:48 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes because Dirac is a more sophisticated...

Yes because Dirac is a more sophisticated solution than PEQ. Dirac, for example, corrects independently in the time domain, where it is arguable that correction is needed more than in the frequency...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-05-2016, 03:51 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I have the same PJ and am also very interested in...

I have the same PJ and am also very interested in how the new UHD player will work with it, if at all. I'd like to know if it will downrez UHD discs to 1080p and, if so, whether it will also...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2016, 02:54 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Cool - thanks for the info. I should have my...

Cool - thanks for the info. I should have my Samsung UHD player by then too, so a lot to look forward to in March then. :)
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-04-2016, 02:49 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That is what a lot of us want to know. Initially...

That is what a lot of us want to know. Initially I will be using my Samsung player with a 1080p PJ (with HDCP 2.2 being downconverted to HDCP 1.4 via a HD Fury Integral) but it is imperative that the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 02:41 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I don't think you get "less protection" with a...

I don't think you get "less protection" with a slow blow fuse. Slow blow and fast blow are to serve two different purposes, not for one to be technically superior. Slow blow is for when a product...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 01:13 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes - there is just 1 fuse in there.

Yes - there is just 1 fuse in there.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 12:45 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The slow blow fuse will tolerate a surge whereas...

The slow blow fuse will tolerate a surge whereas the fast blow will, well, just blow. This is why slow blows are often used in amps etc where there is a surge on powering up. You may find that a fast...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 12:39 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I use one of those USB 'active' cable extensions...

I use one of those USB 'active' cable extensions (25ft long) and have had no issues with it. When I got it, I tried a mic run in REW with the short cable supplied, and also with the extension...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 12:37 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yup. Also, in the first flush of enthusiasm, mo'...

Yup. Also, in the first flush of enthusiasm, mo' sound up top = mo' better might be attractive initially, but may become wearing over time. It does seems as though Neural:X isn't going to be a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 11:41 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Very clear diagram. Just AAMOI, what did you use...

Very clear diagram. Just AAMOI, what did you use for the two additional AVRs?

As you were - I checked your HT thread and discovered they are a pair of Harman Kardon AVR-525 A/V Receivers.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 11:35 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yep - good idea.

Yep - good idea.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 10:58 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
miniDSP are now advising that a 2A fuse should be...

miniDSP are now advising that a 2A fuse should be used so look for those. 2A slow blow 20mm 250v. See this post by Markus.

Amazon have them...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 10:01 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
What do you feel would be the benefit of using...

What do you feel would be the benefit of using DTS:X if you have a traditional 7.1 speaker layout?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 09:56 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You don't need overhead speakers to play an...

You don't need overhead speakers to play an Atmos/DTS:X disc AFAIK but you do need them if you are to gain any benefit over the plain old 7.1 mix. If you only have a 7.1 setup you will not gain any...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 08:02 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
DTS:X is an immersive audio codec like Dolby...

DTS:X is an immersive audio codec like Dolby Atmos. To play these discs in their native, immersive audio format, you need a) a Blu-ray disc with the relevant soundtrack on it (eg Ex Machina Region A...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 07:35 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Ralph - as you are an unbiased reviewer and...

Ralph - as you are an unbiased reviewer and highly experienced listener, I'd be interested to hear your impressions of how Neural:X compares with DSU on non-immersive original content, once you have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2016, 05:59 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Just wanted to avoid any doubt, following on from...

Just wanted to avoid any doubt, following on from the mention of the retailer who apparently didn't know that the 7702 was a processor and not an AVR. :)
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