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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2017, 08:34 AM
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If you hear something louder in your left ear...

If you hear something louder in your left ear than your right ear, you know that the sound is coming from your left. If you hear something louder in your right ear than your left ear, you know that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2017, 10:47 PM
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Normally that one foot difference would render a...

Normally that one foot difference would render a system completely useless. But you lucked out: turns out that our human hearing isn't very good behind us, so you'll never notice the difference in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2017, 07:19 PM
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Posted By sdurani
In consideration of the second pair of heights...

In consideration of the second pair of heights coming next year, mount the first pair of heights at a 45 degree elevation (measure from your ears to the ceiling, same distance forward of your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2017, 06:59 PM
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Posted By sdurani
You will already have 4 speakers high up on the...

You will already have 4 speakers high up on the walls. A fifth speaker high up on the wall is not going to make as much of a difference as VOG speakers (plural because a single VOG speaker is not a...
Forum: Speakers   02-27-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 251
Posted By sdurani
Other way 'round. The advantage to a sub/sat...

Other way 'round. The advantage to a sub/sat system is that you can place the subs away from the speakers. So subs get placed for best bass in the room while speakers get placed for best soundstage &...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2017, 03:12 PM
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Posted By sdurani
The Atmos install guide on the Dolby website...

The Atmos install guide on the Dolby website shows that configuring a single pair of heights should put them around 80 degrees elevation. Easy way to figure that out: measure from your ears to the...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-27-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By sdurani
Get a fourth VR2000 and place the subs in the...

Get a fourth VR2000 and place the subs in the corners of your room.

One sub in one corner measured at 16 seating locations (blue traces) with average (red trace). ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2017, 12:12 PM
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Yes, and it's 7.2.4 (middle number is subwoofer...

Yes, and it's 7.2.4 (middle number is subwoofer outputs). Close, it's 5.2 at ear level plus 4 heights: front heights (mounted high on the wall above your front speakers) and surround heights (mounted...
Forum: Speakers   02-26-2017, 12:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 71
Posted By sdurani
At some point in the last couple years, Dolby had...

At some point in the last couple years, Dolby had changed the minimum Atmos configuration from 5.1.2 to 2.0.2 in preparation for immersive sound bars entering the market, though I'm not sure all...
Forum: Speakers   02-25-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 71
Posted By sdurani
According to the Atmos install guide at the Dolby...

According to the Atmos install guide at the Dolby website: "If you’re using add-on modules, place them either on top of the front and surround (ideally, rear surround) speakers or within 3 feet (0.9...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-25-2017, 12:20 PM
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Posted By sdurani
Find a ceiling mount that can attach to the post...

Find a ceiling mount that can attach to the post hole on the back of the speaker. Not ideal, but it would work to the extent that those sounds would appear to come from above you (versus sounds...
Forum: Speakers   02-25-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By sdurani
IF you can't mount the height speakers on the...

IF you can't mount the height speakers on the ceiling, then mount them directly to the sides of the listening area, as high up as possible on the side walls. The speakers will create soundstage above...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-25-2017, 09:31 AM
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Posted By sdurani
Of the choices you mentioned, I would get four...

Of the choices you mentioned, I would get four Motion 4 speakers for surrounds (move the sides a little forward of the listeners, lower all four closer to ear height). Considering their wide...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2017, 12:28 PM
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Views: 173,450
Posted By sdurani
I think what they're doing is reasonable. Most of...

I think what they're doing is reasonable. Most of these titles have been released on Blu-ray, so I don't blame studios for not re-issuing those titles on BD when one already exists. I do appreciate...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2017, 10:49 AM
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Posted By sdurani
The soundtrack you listened to has no height...

The soundtrack you listened to has no height information per se, so a blind upmixer (like Neural:X) will move some of those sounds above you, even if the mixing engineer did not intend for them to...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   02-24-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 48
Posted By sdurani
Install one pair of heights splitting the gap...

Install one pair of heights splitting the gap between your fronts and sides. Whenever you get the amp for your second pair of heights, mount them in the gap between the sides and rears.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2017, 09:41 AM
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Views: 173,450
Posted By sdurani
'The Mummy Ultimate Trilogy' (The Mummy, The...

'The Mummy Ultimate Trilogy' (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) coming to 4K UHD on May 16th, all three with new DTS:X mixes. The format seems to have found its...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2017, 09:26 AM
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Views: 173,450
Posted By sdurani
'Patriots Day' (Mark Wahlberg starrer about the...

'Patriots Day' (Mark Wahlberg starrer about the Boston Marathon bombings) announced for release March 28th with DTS:X mix on both UHD and BD. So that makes seven (count 'em, 7) DTS:X titles releasing...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   02-23-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8,093
Views: 175,271
Posted By sdurani
Would be nice if you end up getting it in March,...

Would be nice if you end up getting it in March, so there can be some separation from our regularly scheduled meet in April.
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-23-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 212
Posted By sdurani
Wow, the perspective view rendering doesn't give...

Wow, the perspective view rendering doesn't give the impression of that door being 24' behind the couch. I was going to suggest placing the rears in the back corners of the room, which would make...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-23-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 212
Posted By sdurani
How far is the back wall (the wall with the door)...

How far is the back wall (the wall with the door) from the main listening position?
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-23-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 212
Posted By sdurani
Dolby and DTS spec the rear speakers of a 7.1...

Dolby and DTS spec the rear speakers of a 7.1 layout as having a 60 to 90 degree spread. In your room, this means they'll likely end up on the side walls, well behind the room divider columns.
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-23-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3,104
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Views: 173,450
Posted By sdurani
Who has directed Angelina Jolie and Reese...

Who has directed Angelina Jolie and Reese Witherspoon to the only Oscars they've won. No surprise he was able to pull a good performance out of Stallone. Mangold's latest movie, Logan, comes out next...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-22-2017, 05:45 PM
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Views: 173,450
Posted By sdurani
'3:10 to Yuma' to be released on 4K UHD on May...

'3:10 to Yuma' to be released on 4K UHD on May 2nd with brand new a DTS:X mix.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-22-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 44,206
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Posted By sdurani
Lookin' good. In small rooms you have to be...

Lookin' good. In small rooms you have to be careful that listeners don't get distracted or overwhelmed by nearby speakers. Loudspeakers tend to sound louder when closer to you than when farther away....
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