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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 12:35 PM
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Posted By batpig
BTW - with respect to the "paranoia" about...

BTW - with respect to the "paranoia" about exactly how Atmos will work with "non Atmos" speaker locations like Front Height, I've been informed that we will have more clarity after CEDIA, when all...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 12:15 PM
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Posted By batpig
It doesn't matter whether the receiver can or...

It doesn't matter whether the receiver can or can't do it -- it's about making sure the chart is clear (such as it is) and doesn't imply capabilities which are impossible.

Forget about the number...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 10:25 AM
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Posted By batpig
Does anyone know WTF this means?

Does anyone know WTF this means?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 09:45 AM
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Posted By batpig
Guys, the manual is freely available to download...

Guys, the manual is freely available to download and you could just go to pg 287 and read the footnote I quoted, just like I did.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 09:44 AM
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Posted By batpig
Marantz manuals are quite literally direct copies...

Marantz manuals are quite literally direct copies of Denon manuals, with some minor branding changes (e.g. Marantz calls its compressed music restorer "MDAX" whereas Denon calls it "Restorer"). I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 09:40 AM
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Posted By batpig
I don't know for certain but this seems to me...

I don't know for certain but this seems to me like a CSR who doesn't have a clue what they are talking about. I have heard people describe shockingly incorrect answers from Denon CSR's on products...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 12:11 AM
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Posted By batpig
You're in the wrong thread for your model, but...

You're in the wrong thread for your model, but since you asked:

Standard = Denonese for "straight" surround sound decoding with processing allowed (adding PLIIx to matrix 5.1 to 7.1, bass...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 08:31 PM
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Posted By batpig
MacIntosh is a totally different ball game. ...

MacIntosh is a totally different ball game.

For the past several years the Marantz models have essentially been rebadged Denons with some additional circuitry in the analog and amp sections, see...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-30-2014, 08:25 PM
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Posted By batpig
With digital bass management in the receiver you...

With digital bass management in the receiver you want to disable the integral filter on the sub. The receiver will do the bass management. With the filter disabled the crossover freq knob doesn't do...
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2014, 07:02 PM
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Posted By batpig
At least you know it's not a bad tweeter. ...

At least you know it's not a bad tweeter.

Have you tried connecting directly to the top binding posts (with the connector strap still in place)?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 06:39 PM
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Posted By batpig
Cinema Andy also posted a review of a Dolby demo,...

Cinema Andy also posted a review of a Dolby demo, and his impressions were similar. During his demo they switched from in ceiling speakers to reflected speakers during the movie and nobody noticed.
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2014, 06:37 PM
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Posted By batpig
Can you remove the banana plug and just test with...

Can you remove the banana plug and just test with bare wire connection?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 06:33 PM
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Posted By batpig
I don't think Atmos has anything to do with it....

I don't think Atmos has anything to do with it. The sub channel will be LFE plus redirected bass, just like any other home HT config.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 06:26 PM
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Posted By batpig
They won't compete with Marantz because that's...

They won't compete with Marantz because that's the same company.

And as Keith notes much of the heat isn't from the amps at all.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 01:05 PM
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Posted By batpig
Minor correction - I didn't find them! Just...

Minor correction - I didn't find them! Just commented on them :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 10:03 AM
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Posted By batpig
Honestly, although you don't mention what...

Honestly, although you don't mention what speakers you have, your description makes it sound like you don't use very much power at all. The UPA-5 is not a particularly powerful amp, and any decent...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 09:50 AM
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Posted By batpig
Here's the thing -- surround modes are memorized...

Here's the thing -- surround modes are memorized by input signal. When you pause the movie that is pushing a 5.1 signal, the bitstream drops and when the receiver is not receiving a signal it...
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2014, 09:45 AM
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Posted By batpig
It sounds (to this non expert on speaker...

It sounds (to this non expert on speaker internals) that it could be a loose connection -- when the current level gets high enough it "jumps the gap" but when there isn't enough current flowing it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 09:42 AM
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Posted By batpig
If you do decide to upgrade remember that the X...

If you do decide to upgrade remember that the X series adds a third year of warranty and the superior MultEQ XT version of Audyssey, so the $100 extra is a no brainer IMO.

If it was a $200-300...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 09:36 AM
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Posted By batpig
No, you have it right. LARGE with LFE+MAIN would...

No, you have it right. LARGE with LFE+MAIN would mean double bass.

Whether it's a "good idea" though is questionable. You will get more OUTPUT in the bass region because of the extra bass...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 05:09 PM
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Posted By batpig
That seems like a very nice option -- and they...

That seems like a very nice option -- and they specifically mention Atmos in the description (coincidence?!?!). Axiom makes very neutral speakers so they should be easy to calibrate and "match" the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 04:49 PM
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Posted By batpig
Don't know about the X9200... with respect...

Don't know about the X9200...

with respect to the other point, that seems like a huge waste of resources to use a very recent model, nowhere-near-obsolete 4520CI as a 4-5 ch amp. You could easily...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 01:26 PM
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Posted By batpig
Home theater is all about compromise, few peeople...

Home theater is all about compromise, few peeople can have "perfection" in their setups. Considering the speakers won't be directly over your head I think you will be fine. It would probably be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 01:17 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yeah, like JD says, at a store like Best Buy...

Yeah, like JD says, at a store like Best Buy there will probably not be any discounts until the new models are in stock and then they want to clear out inventory. To get in on a sale at Best Buy you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 12:24 PM
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Posted By batpig
Have you tried CALLING authorized dealers like...

Have you tried CALLING authorized dealers like our forum sponsor AVScience? I bet the prices are lower than you think already. Give JD a call:

"JD" – jd@avscience.com ; shop.avscience.com ;...
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