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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-27-2014, 01:44 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It isn’t turned down ALL the way or it would make...

It isn’t turned down ALL the way or it would make no noise at all ;) Do you mean that if you turn it any lower it actually stops making noise? The knob on the sub is a gain control not a volume...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-27-2014, 01:39 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Each to his own. Personally I'd let the subs do...

Each to his own. Personally I'd let the subs do what they are designed for and cross over at 80Hz, taking strain off the mains and letting them give their best.

How did you resolve the phase...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-27-2014, 11:40 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You need to set the sub's physical gain knob...

You need to set the sub's physical gain knob lower so that Audyssey sets the trim higher. At -12dB you have maxed out the trim.

See here:

f)3. How do I set the controls on my subwoofer before...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-27-2014, 11:38 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I agree. No matter how low the main speakers go,...

I agree. No matter how low the main speakers go, they will always struggle to reproduce very low frequencies, very loudly, compared with a good purpose-designed sub. Very low, very loud sounds demand...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-27-2014, 07:26 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks Hugo. Joyeux Noel - je te souhaite une...

Thanks Hugo. Joyeux Noel - je te souhaite une bonne année aussi!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-27-2014, 07:23 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
One of the biggest benefits of Atmos, IMO, has...

One of the biggest benefits of Atmos, IMO, has nothing to do with Height channels. It is Atmos's amazing ability to create a 3 dimensional sound stage with incredible accuracy of positioning sounds...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-27-2014, 04:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Well your English is better than my Dutch, so no...

Well your English is better than my Dutch, so no need to apologise! :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-27-2014, 04:33 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
If you are new to Audyssey I suggest you start by...

If you are new to Audyssey I suggest you start by reading the '101' and FAQ, both linked in my sig. They should answer all setup questions for you.

If you have a specific question, post it here...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-27-2014, 04:30 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Indeed. I watched The Rock last night. In typical...

Indeed. I watched The Rock last night. In typical Michael bay style, the soundtrack is very dynamic, aggressive and makes much use of all the speakers in the system. There are numerous occasions when...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-27-2014, 04:17 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Transformers: Age of Extinction has a superbly...

Transformers: Age of Extinction has a superbly crafted soundtrack and sounds fabulous. I suggest there is a problem with your setup. If you can give some specific information on what you are hearing,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-26-2014, 02:59 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That hasn’t been my experience.

That hasn’t been my experience.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-26-2014, 02:56 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It was you who said you wanted to hear the...

It was you who said you wanted to hear the speakers the way their maker intended. Now you seem to be saying the opposite.

This is what you said:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-26-2014, 02:54 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No, I thought the context was clear but apologise...

No, I thought the context was clear but apologise if it wasn't. What I was trying to say is that if there is no real attempt to remove the room's distortions from the system, then the sound heard is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-26-2014, 02:49 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It is fortunate then that I never said it would...

It is fortunate then that I never said it would ;)



None of these things seems to have prevented Gravity from being lauded as one of the best sound designs and mixes ever. Not to mention what...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-26-2014, 02:34 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I'm not doubting what you hear - just the cause...

I'm not doubting what you hear - just the cause of it.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-26-2014, 05:57 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Sure. If you like the distorted sound, then that...

Sure. If you like the distorted sound, then that is all that matters ;) Some prefer to hear the content in the way it was intended to be heard though.

A typical, untreated room will have swings...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-26-2014, 05:54 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
But when you turn the volume up or down your...

But when you turn the volume up or down your perception of the bass will change dramatically. Does that not concern you?
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-26-2014, 05:43 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
So do you use THX Loudness Plus then to...

So do you use THX Loudness Plus then to compensate for the way our hearing works at lower than reference volumes?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-26-2014, 05:41 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Another way of putting it is that instead of...

Another way of putting it is that instead of hearing the speaker the way the maker intended, you are hearing it distorted by the room. Usually very distorted by the room.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-26-2014, 05:35 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Personally I don't think we should choose to...

Personally I don't think we should choose to differ from the standard definitions: 5.1.4 etc. It will only serve to confuse IMO as some will use the new definitions and some will use the standard...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-26-2014, 03:50 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes but the point is that because of the lack of...

Yes but the point is that because of the lack of attempt to eliminate subconscious human bias (eg not level matching to ±0.5dB, not having instantaneous switching, knowing which unit was playing and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-26-2014, 03:37 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It's probably psychological or an error induced...

It's probably psychological or an error induced by the lack of stringency in your evaluation process (eg failing to level match the two units to ±0.5dB, or failing to have instantaneous switching...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-26-2014, 03:30 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That surprises me as I don't usually find any...

That surprises me as I don't usually find any problems with production sound on most movies I watch.



Again, I don't really subscribe to the idea that you are able to hear unintended...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-26-2014, 03:26 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I think you may be still missing the point Scott...

I think you may be still missing the point Scott and I were making. We don't expect to find just music in the rears any more. We expect to find full range sounds there. Obviously most of the action...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-26-2014, 03:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You can get RCA pads too. EG:...

You can get RCA pads too.

EG: http://www.parts-express.com/harrison-labs-12-db-rca-line-level-audio-attenuator-pair--266-244
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