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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-30-2014, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
A few comments: You need to decide what...

A few comments:
You need to decide what functionality you want.

The AV8801 pre/pro is available now, including HDMI plus Audyssey room EQ for up to 11.2 speakers.

The XMC-1 can be ordered but...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-30-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 340
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Posted By Selden Ball
I just realized: the alien can only mind-control...

I just realized: the alien can only mind-control organics. Robokid to the rescue!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-30-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 34,507
Posted By Selden Ball
This is the wrong thread for discussing the...

This is the wrong thread for discussing the advantages of XLR vs RCA and the meaning of "True Balanced". Both topics inevitably degenerate into flamewars and are not unique to the 8802. If you want...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-30-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 27,620
Posted By Selden Ball
No. From your seating position, the sounds from...

No. From your seating position, the sounds from both types of speakers will seem to be coming from overhead. Having four overhead Atmos speakers would be superior to having only two, since that will...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-30-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 27,620
Posted By Selden Ball
You can mix Dolby Enabled with direct-firing...

You can mix Dolby Enabled with direct-firing speakers, if that's what you're concerned about.

My understanding is that, as implemented in D&M receivers, Dolby Atmos supports (up to) 4 overhead...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
Posted By Selden Ball
Right. And/or run another calibration.

Right. And/or run another calibration.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,030
Posted By Selden Ball
You can use any stereo input on the Kenwood that...

You can use any stereo input on the Kenwood that you want. You just have to be careful that the Kenwood's settings are always the same (volume control, tone controls, etc) so that the Audyssey...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2014, 01:30 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Cubby, If you haven't already, you might...

Cubby,

If you haven't already, you might want to consider using a spectrum analyzer like REW or OmniMic to try to track down the details of what's making the sound muddy. It's good to know that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,030
Posted By Selden Ball
NorthSky: yes. noah: I think some of their 9...

NorthSky: yes.

noah: I think some of their 9 channel AVRs similarly omit two of the amps, too. As with 11 channels, the use of 9 channels isn't common. But it's certainly the case for those...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-29-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 785
Posted By Selden Ball
Once. My first projector was a standard-def...

Once.

My first projector was a standard-def 720x480 widescreen LCD projector from Sony. I had to replace it because the replacement bulb ran too hot and scorched the LCD panel; and HDMI came along...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,030
Posted By Selden Ball
For some reason D&M seem to be in the habit of...

For some reason D&M seem to be in the habit of not amplifying those last two channels, no matter how much they charge for a given model of AVR. Maybe it's just a way to keep the prices down, since...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2014, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Many people have found that Audyssey's subwoofer...

Many people have found that Audyssey's subwoofer calibration doesn't provide the "punch" that they're used to. Increasing the trim level for the subwoofer channel slightly often can help. Please...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5,886
Views: 200,620
Posted By Selden Ball
My understanding is that the angular separations...

My understanding is that the angular separations are what matter the most, while the physical distances are less important (except insofar as the room acoustics have more of a chance to mess things...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
Posted By Selden Ball
I think you're overlooking the plain "Audyssey"...

I think you're overlooking the plain "Audyssey" setting. The suffix "Reference" was added for later models, presumably to reduce this kind of confusion In particular, see page 89 of the 4311's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
Posted By Selden Ball
Audyssey has two major settings that Denon calls...

Audyssey has two major settings that Denon calls "Audyssey Reference" and "Flat". Reference includes a high-frequency rolloff to compensate for a high-frequency boost often included in theatrical...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 59
Posted By Selden Ball
Audyssey provides the equivalent roll-off in one...

Audyssey provides the equivalent roll-off in one of their calibration curves. Onkyo (& Integra) calls that calibration curve "Movie". Their "Music" curve is flatter in the high frequencies. Denon (&...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By Selden Ball
If you haven't already done so, you might want to...

If you haven't already done so, you might want to browse the thread http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/1430512-denon-professional-dn-500av.html
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 93,106
Posted By Selden Ball
In most cases it doesn't do anything useful. ...

In most cases it doesn't do anything useful.

However,sme high-end camcorders do record using deep color. My understanding is that the mpeg compression algorithms used to generate video data for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9,152
Views: 560,878
Posted By Selden Ball
You don't have to wait more than a couple of...

You don't have to wait more than a couple of weeks: the 5200 is shipping now, although indications are that initial availability is somewhat limited.

There's also support for pass-through of and...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-29-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 340
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Views: 11,572
Posted By Selden Ball
I don't think we need to ascribe those faux...

I don't think we need to ascribe those faux beliefs to a dearth of SF. It could just as easily be attributed to the aliens brainwashing all of the people they interact with. It's just more obvious...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 27,620
Posted By Selden Ball
The transmission technology called "HD radio" ...

The transmission technology called "HD radio" (Hybrid Digital, not High Definition) is used only in the U.S. and the Middle East, so it wouldn't do anything useful in most other countries. For...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 27,620
Posted By Selden Ball
Don't forget that Yamaha will be providing 11.1...

Don't forget that Yamaha will be providing 11.1 channel Atmos, too, although it might be a more few weeks before their firmware updates are available.

Unfortunately, the dearth of simulated...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-28-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 10,863
Posted By Selden Ball
As I understand it, $30K is the list price for...

As I understand it, $30K is the list price for CP850. Nobody actually pays that much. The total prices for integrated systems are always negotiated. The individual line items show list prices, but...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5,886
Views: 200,620
Posted By Selden Ball
FWIW, it looks like the Atmos mixing for Noah was...

FWIW, it looks like the Atmos mixing for Noah was done in a room with quite high surround speakers plus 4 overheads. See the picture of the mixing room down near the bottom of the article at...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 72,237
Views: 6,071,321
Posted By Selden Ball
There were a couple of Onkyo models which...

There were a couple of Onkyo models which included XT32 without SubEQ (the dual subwoofer support). For details, see the PDF in this entry of the Audyssey FAQ: a)14. Which current AVRs have which...
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