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Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2014, 11:15 PM
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Posted By Schwa
Thanks for the heads-up, but the hassle of...

Thanks for the heads-up, but the hassle of setting up an HTPC for a minute (to me, perhaps even undetectable) increase in picture quality isn't worth it. I get very little joy out of calibrating my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-09-2014, 06:50 PM
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Posted By Schwa
Hey JD, can you confirm that Denon isn't planning...

Hey JD, can you confirm that Denon isn't planning to fix the AVR-4311CI's Netflix issue? If they're not, and if they're really offering nominal fee upgrades to the 4520, I'd love to take advantage...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2014, 06:41 PM
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Posted By Schwa
+1. I think many people just enjoy the...

+1.
I think many people just enjoy the calibrating their TVs. I get that. But for me personally it's not worth dropping more than the price of CalMAN and my i1D3 just to get a measurably, but...
Forum: Speakers   07-09-2014, 06:22 AM
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Posted By Schwa
It's good for an advertised price, but if you...

It's good for an advertised price, but if you call, you can get A-stock for about $400 less than that advertised B-stock price. :)
Forum: Speakers   07-06-2014, 05:49 PM
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Posted By Schwa
Maybe, but with the new stuff right around the...

Maybe, but with the new stuff right around the corner, I'd be really surprised if Klipsch is still producing Ref II speakers (except maybe the RF-7II and RC-64II). If you wait too long, you run the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-06-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8,715
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Posted By Schwa
Lemme see if I can help with that... ...

Lemme see if I can help with that...

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=149954&stc=1&d=1404660557
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-06-2014, 08:23 AM
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Posted By Schwa
Hey guys, there is a theatrical Atmos thread...

Hey guys, there is a theatrical Atmos thread (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/185-d-cinema-equipment-theaters/1407030-dolby-atmos-theatre-system.html) FWIW. I don't mind the slight derailment here,...
Forum: Speakers   07-05-2014, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Schwa
Ha ha, true that! ;) Both Sound...

Ha ha, true that! ;)

Both Sound Distributors and Acoustic Sound Design are authorized dealers and they seem to have a lot of product on hand so it's very likely that they'll have what you want in...
Forum: Speakers   07-05-2014, 06:48 PM
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Posted By Schwa
CALL Sound Distributors and you will ALWAYS get a...

CALL Sound Distributors and you will ALWAYS get a better price than any of the prices posted on their website. I got my A-stock 2x RF-7IIs and RC-64II for less than the B-stock prices shown on the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-05-2014, 03:29 PM
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Views: 108,448
Posted By Schwa
It was exactly the same last year -- autocal for...

It was exactly the same last year -- autocal for the 2013 JVCs wasn't supported until just before CEDIA.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-04-2014, 10:41 PM
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Posted By Schwa
In the Denon thread JD explains that there are...

In the Denon thread JD explains that there are only six possible Atmos "height" speakers and those are in "top" positions. If you choose to use 4 ceiling speakers, you'd place them in the top-front...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-04-2014, 01:58 PM
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Posted By Schwa
I'm only going with two front heights and two...

I'm only going with two front heights and two in-ceiling (Atmos) tops. But I did ask JD how this would work...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-04-2014, 01:09 PM
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Posted By Schwa
I asked JD about this since I want to run two...

I asked JD about this since I want to run two different height/top speaker configurations: one 7.2 + middle tops for Atmos, and one 7.2 + front heights for DPLIIz/Neo:X/DSX. I'll be connecting a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-04-2014, 09:31 AM
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Views: 29,010
Posted By Schwa
They make sense to me because I assume that...

They make sense to me because I assume that height speakers and top speakers won't be used (maybe installed, but not used) at the same time. I think this is a reasonable assumption to make because...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-04-2014, 08:53 AM
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Posted By Schwa
That's the way I understand it. However, per...

That's the way I understand it. However, per Denon's speaker positioning documents, front height speakers (assuming you're using bookshelves or in-walls on or close to the front wall aimed at the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-03-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8,715
Views: 521,184
Posted By Schwa
I have heard, via my local installer/Denon...

I have heard, via my local installer/Denon dealer, that Denon had/is considered/considering offering a paid upgrade to Atmos for 4520 owners that would involve both a hardware and firmware upgrade. ...
Forum: Speakers   07-03-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 37,283
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Posted By Schwa
I guess, but if a mere two inches makes the...

I guess, but if a mere two inches makes the difference between RF-82IIs fitting and RF-7IIs not fitting, then one might argue that the RF-82IIs weren't the best choice either.
Forum: Speakers   07-03-2014, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Schwa
The RF-7IIs are only really taller than RF-82IIs....

The RF-7IIs are only really taller than RF-82IIs. They don't take up any additional floor space so they'll likely fit.

Also, I'm surprised that you're using surround (non-direct radiating...
Forum: Speakers   07-02-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 37,283
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Posted By Schwa
Look at the port trim, legs, horn shape, grill...

Look at the port trim, legs, horn shape, grill shape and front baffle treatment of the Icon K series compared to these new Refs. You could literally replace the Icons' drivers with these new drivers...
Forum: Speakers   07-02-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 37,283
Views: 2,107,455
Posted By Schwa
Nice find Sancho! Those are clearly just the...

Nice find Sancho! Those are clearly just the Icon K speakers (http://www.klipsch.com/kf-28-floorstanding-speaker/details) with new copper-colored drivers. The cabinets look identical. I actually...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-01-2014, 08:45 PM
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Views: 29,010
Posted By Schwa
Onkyo's own website brags about the simplicity of...

Onkyo's own website brags about the simplicity of the single measuring position and also touts the fact that the mains aren't eq'd as somehow being an advantage. I haven't looked into whether the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2014, 05:35 PM
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Views: 521,184
Posted By Schwa
Maybe you guys considering a 4520 right now...

Maybe you guys considering a 4520 right now should call JD at AVS...I have a feeling the price you're quoted will be a pleasant surprise.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   06-29-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 152,983
Posted By Schwa
Since the X35 was the only 2014 projector still...

Since the X35 was the only 2014 projector still using Gen 5 panels, I don't know that I'd conclude that its discontinuation is a sign that all of the 2015 projectors are moving to Gen 7 panels. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2014, 02:00 AM
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Views: 673
Posted By Schwa
What's this mean?

What's this mean?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-28-2014, 08:32 PM
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Views: 49,893
Posted By Schwa
First off, if you're buying a new Denon receiver,...

First off, if you're buying a new Denon receiver, there's no ambiguity at all about where those ceiling speakers should go. JD already posted...
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