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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 10:09 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Sanjay and I deliberately left Atmos out of it I...

Sanjay and I deliberately left Atmos out of it I think, because of course it doesn’t have what was effectively a left surround split into multiple speakers and ditto a right surround.

Where...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 10:02 AM
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Gee - this is a big circle we're going around......

Gee - this is a big circle we're going around... :) Yes I know - but we don't need arrays in our small HTs, so there is no need to have a diffuse sound field. Any diffusion required in the sound...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 09:47 AM
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The main problem that I foresee is Onkyo's...

The main problem that I foresee is Onkyo's terrible reputation where pretty much every one of the 10 million units they have sold over the past 5 years has had multiple failures. I'm surprised you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 09:35 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:) Cynical Roger ....

:) Cynical Roger ....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 09:29 AM
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Can’t argue with that. But you could buy the 636...

Can’t argue with that. But you could buy the 636 and a miniDSP 10x10 and still have about $1,000 in hand compared with the XMC-1.

The 60 day window for Dirac must be up soon I’d think. Can’t...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-28-2014, 09:24 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You wouldn't say that if people were stealing...

You wouldn't say that if people were stealing your intellectual property every day, I bet ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 09:21 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Because dipoles give a diffuse sound field, like...

Because dipoles give a diffuse sound field, like those multi-speaker surround arrays in the cinema.



Only because the arrays have a diffuse soundfield. With discrete m/ch that idea has long...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 09:15 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
LOL, I edited my post while you were replying :)

LOL, I edited my post while you were replying :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 09:08 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Ah yes - good catch. I'd forgotten that! So...

Ah yes - good catch. I'd forgotten that!

So if the XMC-1 could be upgraded to Atmos, it'd be competing with a unit that costs about 600 bucks... ;) And includes 5 amplifiers. And Pandora,...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-28-2014, 07:48 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Hey - don't knock it. I'm married to one! LOL....

Hey - don't knock it. I'm married to one! LOL. Well, not a Hollywood one, but I'm sure she'd love to be included. :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 07:45 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I mean that now we have discrete m/ch content,...

I mean that now we have discrete m/ch content, there is no reason to use dipoles at home. There is no longer any purpose at home in trying to simulate a commercial theater which uses an array...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-28-2014, 07:38 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Good point. Although just because they do it...

Good point. Although just because they do it doesn’t mean it's legal ;) I had a hell of a job once to convince a client that he needed to pay royalties for the tune to "Happy Birthday to you" if he...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-28-2014, 07:23 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
;) I'm not sure if they could legally...

;)



I'm not sure if they could legally just use a regular retail BD disc at a public demonstration where they are effectively selling their product. I can ask Mrs Keith - she's an expert on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 07:08 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I'm just going to experiment - pointing them...

I'm just going to experiment - pointing them straight down to the floor vs aiming them to the MLP. Whichever sounds best is what I'll keep.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 07:06 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Content from the Atmos module is crossed to the...

Content from the Atmos module is crossed to the associated Atmos speaker, so if that speaker is too far from the module, then an (acoustic) disconnect will probably ensue.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 06:12 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Bear in mind that they need to be within 3 feet...

Bear in mind that they need to be within 3 feet of their associated speaker, according to the Dolby white paper.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 05:31 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Ah, sorry, I missed that. Although the overhead...

Ah, sorry, I missed that. Although the overhead speakers in the demos have all been aimed straight down, I’d have thought that aiming the speakers was also permitted. I guess your concern is that if...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 05:19 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
So why not just aim them towards the listening...

So why not just aim them towards the listening area?
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-28-2014, 05:04 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Dolby's problem was that they had been licensed...

Dolby's problem was that they had been licensed to use various clips for their development of Atmos but not licensed to show those clips to anyone outside Dolby. That's why Dolb yasked me to remove...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 04:55 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
They are having personnel problems I am told. A...

They are having personnel problems I am told. A few senior people have left unexpectedly recently (around the same time as Andrew Robinson, although not necessarily connected with that). This may be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 04:50 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Isn’t that 60 days almost up now? Any news on...

Isn’t that 60 days almost up now? Any news on whether the units will be Dirac-capable within the promised time window of 60 days?



That isn't really right. Some manufacturers who introduced...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 04:29 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I do use Neo:X as well as PLIIz. I like them...

I do use Neo:X as well as PLIIz. I like them both, and they seem to be suited to different movies. But usually I use PLIIz, and sometimes switch to Neo:X just for fun.



Yep, I can't wait....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 02:48 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No - it means that the original purpose for which...

No - it means that the original purpose for which they were designed no longer exists.



No disagreement with that.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 02:45 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Both the demos I went to had two rows of seats....

Both the demos I went to had two rows of seats. For the first demo I sat in the front row and for the second in the back row. With Atmos speakers I couldn’t really say there was much difference for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-27-2014, 12:42 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes.

Yes.
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