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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-31-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2,400
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Posted By sdurani
No mainstream system, but at the high end there...

No mainstream system, but at the high end there is the Trinnov Altitude, which has already implemented more speakers than Auro has channels. But you don't need a working example, because Auro has...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-31-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,400
Views: 87,576
Posted By sdurani
Both can likely be equally effective on current...

Both can likely be equally effective on current 11.1 systems. But as speakers increase in number and/or are placed at non-traditional locations, a channel-based system isn't able to adjust to those...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-30-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,318
Posted By sdurani
Then the room wasn't optimized for movie...

Then the room wasn't optimized for movie playback. Visit any THX certified dubbing stage and you will hear what a room optimized for movie playback sounds like (doesn't sound anything like a concert...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-30-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,318
Posted By sdurani
What was "their thing"? If they changed the...

What was "their thing"? If they changed the acoustics, then it was no longer optimized as a concert hall. I was contrasting it with a concert hall, which doesn't have surround information being sent...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-30-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 173
Posted By sdurani
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that one detail.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that one detail.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-30-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 173
Posted By sdurani
They're simply pointing out that the unit has...

They're simply pointing out that the unit has enough outputs to support some of the more popular speaker configurations. BTW, the pre-pro comes in 16, 24 and 32 channel versions. You don't have to...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-30-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 173
Posted By sdurani
Those are potential height speaker locations. As...

Those are potential height speaker locations. As for actual number of speakers, you can use as few as you want, even just a single pair of heights....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2,400
Views: 87,576
Posted By sdurani
The Illusonic Audio Processor works by separating...

The Illusonic Audio Processor works by separating direct vs diffuse sounds in the recording, so the results sounded much closer to what Atmos' upmixer does than what Auro's upmixer does. The main...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-30-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,318
Posted By sdurani
"Perfect"? You "think" that was the goal? Rather...

"Perfect"? You "think" that was the goal? Rather than guess, you simply have to look at the acoustics of THX certified rooms to see how different they are from rooms designed for music playback, both...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-30-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,318
Posted By sdurani
Even the mighty THX doesn't have the power to...

Even the mighty THX doesn't have the power to change the acoustics of a room by simply projecting a movie in that room. Resorting to ad hominem attacks just because you can't defend your position...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27,197
Views: 1,124,720
Posted By sdurani
He's a professional Dolby basher (Dolby Atmos,...

He's a professional Dolby basher (Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, etc). You should read his posting history, filled with gems like:
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-30-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,318
Posted By sdurani
The mere act of screening a movie in a concert...

The mere act of screening a movie in a concert hall doesn't magically change the room's acoustics to be optimized for movies, otherwise movie mixing rooms and commercial theatres wouldn't be designed...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-29-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,318
Posted By sdurani
Which is what I originally said. By comparison,...

Which is what I originally said. By comparison, movie theatres are much more absorbent, so you can hear the recorded surround information, not the hall ambience. You can't have both type of acoustic...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-29-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,318
Posted By sdurani
Concert hall designers go through great effort to...

Concert hall designers go through great effort to create a sense of spaciousness that you wouldn't hear if you were near the stage hearing "exactly what is being created". For example: a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27,197
Views: 1,124,720
Posted By sdurani
Did you try the scene from Rise of the Guardians?...

Did you try the scene from Rise of the Guardians? I think that's the best mixed (to show off immersive audio) movie clip on the Auro disc.
Forum: Speakers   07-29-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 262
Posted By sdurani
From what I remember about the initial roll-out...

From what I remember about the initial roll-out of Atmos products last year, 9.1.2 seemed to be a late addition (maybe why it could be missing from some manuals). It's not just that the wides aren't...
Forum: Speakers   07-29-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 262
Posted By sdurani
If you're trying to create a 3D bubble of sound...

If you're trying to create a 3D bubble of sound using 11 speakers, seems a little lop-sided to have a full 9 of those speakers around you with only 2 left above you. I think a 7.1.4 configuration...
Forum: Speakers   07-29-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 262
Posted By sdurani
Think of it the way you do about video scaling,...

Think of it the way you do about video scaling, where a fewer number of pixels in the source material are scaled up to the higher number of pixels in your display. Likewise, matrixing takes a fewer...
Forum: Speakers   07-29-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 262
Posted By sdurani
Been here for almost a year. When you set up an...

Been here for almost a year. When you set up an Atmos receiver for 9.1.2, the wides are discrete, not matrix extracted.
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-29-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,318
Posted By sdurani
Misses the point of what I was saying: in a...

Misses the point of what I was saying: in a concert hall, the room is the surround processor (whether the performers on stage are amplified or not), whereas a movie theatre doesn't use the room to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 27,197
Views: 1,124,720
Posted By sdurani
Yes, Insurgent next Tuesday, Mad Max and Age of...

Yes, Insurgent next Tuesday, Mad Max and Age of Adeline in early September, San Andreas in October and the first two seasons of Game of Thrones in November.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 27,197
Views: 1,124,720
Posted By sdurani
DTS only ever dominated a single format: Blu-ray....

DTS only ever dominated a single format: Blu-ray. Dolby dominated the entre rest of the home market: VHS, laserdics, DVD, broadcast, cable, satellite, streaming, downloads, etc.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-28-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 518
Posted By sdurani
I think it was.

I think it was.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 27,197
Views: 1,124,720
Posted By sdurani
With immersive formats available now, movie...

With immersive formats available now, movie mixers could do this if they wanted to. Maybe some already are.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27,197
Views: 1,124,720
Posted By sdurani
Movies are not made that way. For example: when...

Movies are not made that way. For example: when capturing dialogue, even on location, it helps to have the driest possible recording you can get, so that if/when you need to replace parts of the...
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