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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 08:29 AM
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Dynamic EQ? Audyssey no longer has a presence on...

Dynamic EQ? Audyssey no longer has a presence on my Denon 5200. For other reasons I had to do a processor reset to factory not long ago, and when I set up the Denon again from scratch, I skipped...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 08:26 AM
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Yes, I agree. No real plot - but what a visual...

Yes, I agree. No real plot - but what a visual and sonic feast! Doesn’t begin to compare with other HK movies I own in terms of character-driven, action plots with more balance. Nonetheless, I was...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 08:02 AM
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Great story about Walter Murch. I remember being...

Great story about Walter Murch. I remember being totally blown away by the sound in that movie. I happened to see it in Odeon, Leicester Square, London which, at the time, was probably the best...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 07:39 AM
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Interesting. Although it makes me suspicious as,...

Interesting. Although it makes me suspicious as, IIRC, all of us who tried averaging a few spots vs a single spot found very little difference.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 07:36 AM
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:eek: 10-15dB bass boost. Wow! Your...

:eek:

10-15dB bass boost. Wow! Your basshead status is confirmed :)

Thanks for posting the full range graph.

I am not boosting bass nearly as much as that. But my usual listening level is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 06:46 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Having done this several times myself, I'd be...

Having done this several times myself, I'd be surprised if you see much difference from a single point REW measurement and a multiple point averaged measurement. But it's worth doing if only to see...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 06:43 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Subs are 'active' speakers in effect. One of the...

Subs are 'active' speakers in effect. One of the reasons active speakers often outperform similar passive designs is the use of DSP in the active speaker amps. Because the designer knows precisely...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 06:39 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The Seaton Submersives have DSP for sure. In...

The Seaton Submersives have DSP for sure. In fact, Mark has always maintained that much of his development work on the Submersives was getting the DSP right, working in conjunction with the amp...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 06:21 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Lenovo A7000 smartphone first such device to...

Lenovo A7000 smartphone first such device to feature Atmos technology. (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Lenovo-A7000-to-cost-less-than-Rs-10000-Sources/articleshow/46715410.cms)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 06:10 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I too had Height speakers for a number of years,...

I too had Height speakers for a number of years, but they never seemed to immerse me in sound from above - they just made the front soundstage 'taller'. Quantum leap is right...



I have that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 06:00 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes - much more reliable. Which then begs the...

Yes - much more reliable. Which then begs the question as to what is the point of the Oscars if not to guide the movie-going public. And that brings is to the answer you already identified:...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 04:45 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Jerry - could you show that with the response up...

Jerry - could you show that with the response up to 20kHz so I can see the overall shape? Thanks.

(You seem to be turning into a regular basshead! :))
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 04:32 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I haven't seen the movie yet, but your...

I haven't seen the movie yet, but your observation prompted another thought in my mind. I have now become totally comfortable and familiar with sounds coming from over my head, either via Atmos or...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-27-2015, 04:21 AM
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You are either hyperbolising or missing my point,...

You are either hyperbolising or missing my point, or both ;) What I was trying to get across is that the voting membership of the Academy is outrageously skewed towards white, old actors. IOW,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 12:48 PM
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I haven't seen it yet - but isn’t it about an...

I haven't seen it yet - but isn’t it about an old, white, washed-up actor? Remember that the Academy is composed of old, white, washed-up actors for the most part... and then the inevitability of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 12:45 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Pretty much. Although "half" is perhaps...

Pretty much. Although "half" is perhaps hyperbolic.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 11:56 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Scott Wilkinson has cleared up one of the...

Scott Wilkinson has cleared up one of the thread's recurring topics of speculation and discussion:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 11:54 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Ah so! In that case, I apologise profusely for...

Ah so! In that case, I apologise profusely for misrepresenting your position! IMO, the small risk is more than outweighed by the huge benefits. I am sure you will not be disappointed.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 11:52 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks for seeking clarification on that, Scott....

Thanks for seeking clarification on that, Scott. It must be a very small part - the time it is accessing the Internet is very short.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 10:07 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You take that risk with everything really. If...

You take that risk with everything really. If your AVR fails during warranty and the company has disappeared, for example. It isn't something that worries me much I have to say. It could happen. It...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 09:59 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
LOL! Good idea ;)

LOL! Good idea ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 08:08 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
OK. I'm not sure why the first is that much of a...

OK. I'm not sure why the first is that much of a problem though. It connects to the Internet for a second or two, checks that you are a licensed user and that's it. Why it would be a dealbreaker for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 06:29 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
What is that you object to? Have you ever...

What is that you object to?

Have you ever read the license terms you agree to when you use Windows or Mac OS-X?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 03:17 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The nanoAVR-DL is a Dirac Live device.

The nanoAVR-DL is a Dirac Live device.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 03:14 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Different strokes... the nanoAVR is useful for...

Different strokes... the nanoAVR is useful for those who don't have separates. It is a simpler solution, connecting with just an HDMI cable. And it requires a PCM signal feed which rules it out for...
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