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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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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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Posted By kbarnes701
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...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 03:12 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I too use an 'active' USB cable - not as long as...

I too use an 'active' USB cable - not as long as yours, about 30 feet here. And like you I can confirm this is no problem at all. Ingenious use of the unit(s) BTW!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 03:10 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes - good point. For impressions of how Dirac...

Yes - good point. For impressions of how Dirac sounds in real life situations, the dedicated 88A thread is good. My own first report is here,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 03:09 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No - once the cal has been done the PC isn’t...

No - once the cal has been done the PC isn’t involved. And it only verifies the software is correctly licensed.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-26-2015, 03:07 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Good idea - you can of course save as many...

Good idea - you can of course save as many configs as you wish and upload them as needed. Only takes a minute - but not as easy as pressing a button I agree,
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-25-2015, 05:12 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
More limited than what? Dirac Live Calibration...

More limited than what? Dirac Live Calibration Tool is the full version of Dirac Live.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-25-2015, 05:11 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You might also want to consider the nanoAVR-DL...

You might also want to consider the nanoAVR-DL which is less than half the price of the 88A IIRC and has the same DL version as the 88A.
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-25-2015, 06:57 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Will do, Ralph!

Will do, Ralph!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-25-2015, 06:52 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The 88A user manual could be wrong of course, but...

The 88A user manual could be wrong of course, but it says that the unit needs to connect to the servers "to verify the license".
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-25-2015, 06:51 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Sorry - I assumed you were using Dirac Live with...

Sorry - I assumed you were using Dirac Live with the miniDSP DDRC-88A, as Ray was at the GTG. Yes, the 88A and DL calculate trims and distance. The 88A sits between the AVR/processor and the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-25-2015, 06:48 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
This is what the user manual says, Scott: ...

This is what the user manual says, Scott:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9653266/Images%20for%20Forum%20Posting/Screenshot%202015-03-25%2013.47.18.jpg
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-25-2015, 06:41 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I wondered about the conclusion warrior1994 has...

I wondered about the conclusion warrior1994 has also come to. I can see this could be interpreted it that way but I would need to watch the movie again, concentrating solely on that aspect, to be...
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