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Forum: Latest Industry News   09-19-2014, 11:12 AM
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Posted By AndrewJ
That's funny, because I noticed that when I went...

That's funny, because I noticed that when I went to get my water, someone had taken from the "wrong side" and so someone was going to get short changed. It wasn't going to be me..lol

Andrew
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 02:33 PM
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Posted By AndrewJ
As Chris said, I am trying to finish up details...

As Chris said, I am trying to finish up details for production, working on other projects etc, so I had to take some time to organize my thoughts for that.
I'll get back to answering some of the...
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 05:56 PM
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Posted By AndrewJ
Hi Markus. Yes, of course Dolby supplied...

Hi Markus.

Yes, of course Dolby supplied test material for us the listen to the effectiveness of the speaker design, plus they provided us with performance requirements for the upward firing...
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 05:36 PM
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Posted By AndrewJ
I'm not sure how Dolby split the signal and...

I'm not sure how Dolby split the signal and processing between the various drivers to steer the phantom image, but the upward firing drivers have their own natural directivity dictated by the...
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 05:33 PM
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Posted By AndrewJ
Hi Markus, I'm in sunny Southern California, so...

Hi Markus, I'm in sunny Southern California, so the sun is almost always shining, so I don't need vacation...wait...no..didn't mean that! What I meant is I don't have time for vacation because I'm...
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 01:09 PM
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Posted By AndrewJ
Wow, is your life really that bad? ;)Nothing you...

Wow, is your life really that bad? ;)Nothing you own excites you? :) I think you might need a therapist...LOL

Regards

Andrew
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 12:54 PM
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Views: 42,396
Posted By AndrewJ
Sound reproduction is never a purely technical...

Sound reproduction is never a purely technical process. It is a process of how to relate a set of desired performance parameters to the psychoacoustic process of listening, and what technical...
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 12:43 PM
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Posted By AndrewJ
Markus. I don't understand your comment here. The...

Markus. I don't understand your comment here. The research already shows that just the direct firing speaker alone can create the illusion of height, and that this illusion can overcome the auditory...
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 12:31 PM
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Posted By AndrewJ
Height information does not have to be binaurally...

Height information does not have to be binaurally processed.

However, in reference to working better, think about these possibilities:
The ceiling speaker location is not optimum, or you can...
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 12:11 PM
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Posted By AndrewJ
Well to measure the output of the receiver will...

Well to measure the output of the receiver will clearly not work!! To measure the effect of the ATMOS decoding I would need to have an ATMOS encoder, which I am sure Dolby will be keeping closely...
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 11:55 AM
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Posted By AndrewJ
Yes it would, which is why all of us strive to...

Yes it would, which is why all of us strive to have a real orchestra in our rooms, available at our convenience, and real helicopters flying overhead and explosions and depth charges exploding in our...
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 11:37 AM
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Posted By AndrewJ
I don't actually know whether there is a process...

I don't actually know whether there is a process of panning between speakers of different elevations to move the location of the phantom source. As I have said, I am not a party to exactly how Dolby...
Forum: Speakers   07-11-2014, 11:05 PM
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Views: 42,396
Posted By AndrewJ
Actually on very intimate terms ;-) This...

Actually on very intimate terms ;-)


This reminds me of a very funny phone call I received at TAD one day. I answered the phone to a guy that asked if this was TAD and could he have some...
Forum: Speakers   07-11-2014, 10:55 PM
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Posted By AndrewJ
I don't know if you have yet read the quoted...

I don't know if you have yet read the quoted paper, but the short answer is absolutely yes!
As I said in the just posted rather long winded reply, I have heard it, and I can hear a full hemisphere....
Forum: Speakers   07-11-2014, 10:49 PM
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Posted By AndrewJ
There is considerable confusion here about how...

There is considerable confusion here about how sounds are localized, and hence how source elevation is determined.
The primary method of source localization in the lateral plane is due to binaural...
Forum: Speakers   07-11-2014, 09:59 PM
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Views: 42,396
Posted By AndrewJ
In Atmos processing, the frequencies below the...

In Atmos processing, the frequencies below the bass management crossover frequency used for the upward driver are directed to the forward firing speaker. If this speaker is set to large, end of...
Forum: Speakers   07-11-2014, 05:39 PM
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Posted By AndrewJ
I think you hit the nail on the head here. The...

I think you hit the nail on the head here. The speakers in movie theaters are much higher than ceiling speakers are in the home, especially for ceilings of the typical height of 8'
The location of...
Forum: Speakers   07-11-2014, 05:24 PM
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Views: 42,396
Posted By AndrewJ
Thanks for the kind words :-) When I agreed to...

Thanks for the kind words :-)
When I agreed to put my signature onto the Pioneer speakers, I was very clear that this would only happen to speakers I had designed, and ones with which I was happy...
Forum: Speakers   07-08-2014, 09:42 AM
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Views: 42,396
Posted By AndrewJ
If we are talking about putting things on top of...

If we are talking about putting things on top of speakers to make it domestically acceptable, then I think it will probably have to look like a plant pot...;-)

Andrew
Forum: Speakers   07-07-2014, 02:47 PM
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Views: 42,396
Posted By AndrewJ
Yes, think about it every day that I am stuck in...

Yes, think about it every day that I am stuck in LA traffic...;-)

Andrew
Forum: Speakers   07-05-2014, 12:21 PM
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Views: 42,396
Posted By AndrewJ
The idea of small subwoofer drivers being...

The idea of small subwoofer drivers being "faster" than large ones is often stated, but is not true.
If by fast we mean greater acceleration, then this is certainly not true. Acceleration is...
Forum: Speakers   07-04-2014, 12:57 PM
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Views: 42,396
Posted By AndrewJ
There is no connection between the two. All of...

There is no connection between the two. All of these speakers have been developed entirely independently of thos sold in Europe.


Regards


Andrew
Forum: Speakers   07-03-2014, 10:18 PM
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Views: 42,396
Posted By AndrewJ
Agreed, diffraction effects certainly measure...

Agreed, diffraction effects certainly measure worse than they sound, but then this is only if you use just a simple measurement as the basis for audibility. The ear brain is more complicated, so...
Forum: Speakers   07-03-2014, 10:05 PM
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Views: 42,396
Posted By AndrewJ
I'm glad some physics is simple. Makes me...

I'm glad some physics is simple. Makes me question the complex Physics I studied for 3 years for my Physics degree!!


Ok, to the "simple" physics....
First, size isn't the measure, its volume...
Forum: Speakers   07-01-2014, 10:35 PM
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Views: 42,396
Posted By AndrewJ
Yes, you can use the SP-C22 vertically as LCR....

Yes, you can use the SP-C22 vertically as LCR. They will work well this way.


Andrew
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