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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-24-2017, 05:53 AM
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If you want new speakers (sooner rather than...

If you want new speakers (sooner rather than later), just crank up the sound for a few moments and your wish will be granted :eek:
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-23-2017, 05:11 PM
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I have attached the target curve you posted and...

I have attached the target curve you posted and are using along with what I would do (in blue) if those were my speakers. Remember that to add just 3db gain requires doubling the amp power. It is...
Forum: Official AVS Forum® Blu-ray Disc Reviews   02-21-2017, 07:37 PM
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Posted By audioguy
I truly enjoyed the film - not because of the...

I truly enjoyed the film - not because of the audio - very front stage focused except for some good LFE - and CERTAINLY not for the video. I have the BR and 4K version but the BR was so...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-21-2017, 07:02 PM
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Posted By audioguy
Wonder if the Iron Man 4K is true 4K or upsampled...

Wonder if the Iron Man 4K is true 4K or upsampled from 2K masters? I also wonder if they have Atmos? Then I wonder how long before K gets these discs? And will the K version have Atmos?
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-20-2017, 09:18 PM
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Any A/V Sync Issues (e.g. voice and mouth...

Any A/V Sync Issues (e.g. voice and mouth movements not matching) with this approach? I tried that with the 203 and could not get the voice and lip movements to sync.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-20-2017, 09:15 PM
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Interesting. My rack came in a bunch of pieces...

Interesting. My rack came in a bunch of pieces so I could (sort of) easily haul them upstairs and assemble it there.

What are the top three components in the rack? I am guessing the top one is...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   02-20-2017, 05:26 AM
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Posted By audioguy
sonichart: Thanks for posting this. I am...

sonichart:

Thanks for posting this. I am still trying to determine the best way to attach black velvet to the front part of my ceiling and preferably so that it can be done with one person. I...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-20-2017, 04:57 AM
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Posted By audioguy
I went from the ST130 to the XD as well. So from...

I went from the ST130 to the XD as well. So from a gain of 1.3 to ~1. The picture quality is stunning. And at any reasonable seating distance, no weave or other possible "screen distortions" are...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-20-2017, 04:53 AM
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And the screen in this case is NOT acoustically...

And the screen in this case is NOT acoustically transparent??? When I first got my screen (which IS AT) and measured with and without, the drop off was really small - a db or so - and at my age, I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-19-2017, 06:31 PM
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Posted By audioguy
I'd pick the XMC-1. I have compared Dirac to...

I'd pick the XMC-1. I have compared Dirac to Audyssey and it is no contest -Dirac is far superior. And I don't know about the SSP's room correction capability but if it is only PEQ's, then it loses...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-19-2017, 02:39 PM
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Posted By audioguy
Correct . but ONLY if you are using an AT fabric...

Correct . but ONLY if you are using an AT fabric like GOM.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-19-2017, 02:00 PM
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Posted By audioguy
Interesting idea. Another poster said he wrapped...

Interesting idea. Another poster said he wrapped his black fabric (for his ceiling) over foam boards. I might do that with small pieces for the floor that I could pick up to get them out of the way...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-19-2017, 01:41 PM
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Posted By audioguy
GOM would have virtually no affect - but velvet...

GOM would have virtually no affect - but velvet or some other fabric might.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-19-2017, 04:09 AM
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Posted By audioguy
Between the black room and the JVC blacks, those...

Between the black room and the JVC blacks, those are very 3 dimensional looking images on your screen - obvious even via the photos you took and the viewing of those photos on my computer screen.
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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-18-2017, 03:42 PM
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Posted By audioguy
At least one is higher sample rate but don't...

At least one is higher sample rate but don't think it is 24/192 but maybe 24/176. How does that disable DS?
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-18-2017, 03:20 PM
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I wish I could have built my theater for $20K. I...

I wish I could have built my theater for $20K. I am in the industry so get accommodation pricing on many products but even at that, the numbers are huge. Of course, this started 40 years ago so it...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-18-2017, 02:46 PM
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Posted By audioguy
This is to anyone who listens to 2 channel music...

This is to anyone who listens to 2 channel music but up converted to Dolby Surround:

I have a few albums that when the system should apply DS, it does not work and the music plays in 2 channel. ...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-18-2017, 02:37 PM
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Posted By audioguy
Now THAT is an outstanding idea!! I was thinking...

Now THAT is an outstanding idea!! I was thinking of using 1/8 fiber board covered in black fabric but could not figure out a way to easily, safely and attractively attach them tp the ceiling. Your...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-17-2017, 04:03 AM
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Posted By audioguy
If this were anyone but "B Squared", this might...

If this were anyone but "B Squared", this might surprise me. Given how much time, (and money, effort, "Blood, Sweat and Tears") you have put into this project, I am hoping this "equipment lineup"...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-17-2017, 03:54 AM
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Posted By audioguy
Any specific reason you did not use the velcro...

Any specific reason you did not use the velcro approach for the entire ceiling? My only concerns would be having the edges of each panel perfectly flush with the panel next to it - so it did not...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-16-2017, 05:07 PM
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Posted By audioguy
Anyone ever have the RS20i volume control knob...

Anyone ever have the RS20i volume control knob come loose, quit functioning and then come off?
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-16-2017, 10:03 AM
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Posted By audioguy
I've only used a regular pneumatic staple gun and...

I've only used a regular pneumatic staple gun and U shaped staples and it worked great. BUT the idea of using black staples is inviting!!

Love the idea of the rotary cutter and the T-Square. I...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-16-2017, 09:56 AM
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Posted By audioguy
^^^ What he said. The possible exception I have...

^^^ What he said. The possible exception I have done is on the ceiling channels. And if I were to ever add a 2nd side surround (won't ever happen) I might experiment with channel copying.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   02-16-2017, 05:14 AM
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Posted By audioguy
Dirac is actually applied to input channels and...

Dirac is actually applied to input channels and not output channels. And actually you can have some channels with Dirac and some not. When you set up the channels to run Dirac, you can exclude those...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   02-15-2017, 04:33 AM
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Posted By audioguy
Given how well your room was designed, there is...

Given how well your room was designed, there is an excellent chance that from + 100HZ, you may be in great shape. And if you get one of the miniDSP products for just the bass (between your SSP and...
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