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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-05-2014, 07:34 PM
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Posted By DanFrancis
Did that FAQ specify ALL Atmos soundtracks could...

Did that FAQ specify ALL Atmos soundtracks could be bitstreamed? 34 channels via HDMI 1.3?

I'm not arguing, I'm asking: are you certain that Atmos will not require beyond what we currently have...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-05-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 196
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Posted By DanFrancis
HDMI 2.0 will be a running-change, I confirmed...

HDMI 2.0 will be a running-change, I confirmed this last week with Datasat. Pretty much all of the higher-end manufacturers use MDS for their boards, and there are not HDMI 2.0 boards available yet...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-03-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 196
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Posted By DanFrancis
They need to get Auro rolling first… then hammer...

They need to get Auro rolling first… then hammer out a deal with Dolby for Atmos. MDS is the supplier for everyone's HDMI boards, so I have to figure it would apply to Trinnov as well (perhaps even...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-27-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,738
Posted By DanFrancis
California Audio Technology. CAT can build...

California Audio Technology.

CAT can build the speakers precisely to fit into cabinets and tune them for optimum performance in that position. There are several showrooms with demo systems in the...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-26-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 68,329
Posted By DanFrancis
Why not setup a room for the Atmos layout if...

Why not setup a room for the Atmos layout if people think that will be the "victor" in these two formats, and then use the Auro up mixing available in the RS20i for now until Atmos decoding is...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-17-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,259
Posted By DanFrancis
What they call "voice matching" is likely a QC...

What they call "voice matching" is likely a QC verification of frequency response via a sweep. Most manufacturers have a frequency response range that is acceptable- if the loudspeaker adheres to...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-17-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,259
Posted By DanFrancis
…proud owner of 2 crushed CAT midrange...

…proud owner of 2 crushed CAT midrange dust-caps…. thank God the Morel tweeters popped back out on their own every time.

he knows better now…. but that age… everything looks like a button.

What...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-14-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 68,329
Posted By DanFrancis
yes, you do. I was able to make the Dirac...

yes, you do. I was able to make the Dirac calibrations work with my Virtual machine on my Mac. I had success with 32 bit Win 7 via VMware fusion.

But for a cheap Win laptop, it wouldn't cost...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-12-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,119
Posted By DanFrancis
cute. ARS can absorb down to 100hz...

cute.


ARS can absorb down to 100hz because the wallboard lined 1" panels act as a membrane absorber when the hard side is out. 1" fiberglass dips down to around 1k (a little lower when the...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-12-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,119
Posted By DanFrancis
I firmly stand by my recommendations. ...

I firmly stand by my recommendations.

Loudspeaker count is irrelevant to room acoustics and their treatment- you shouldn't compromise for "good enough" or "not so bad". An ethical consultant...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-09-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7,191
Views: 358,256
Posted By DanFrancis
Maybe comm port mapping is what he's talking...

Maybe comm port mapping is what he's talking about? some devices are very picky about the comm port assignment.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-09-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7,191
Views: 358,256
Posted By DanFrancis
See my thread re: Datasat RS20i vs Trinnov/ADA...

See my thread re: Datasat RS20i vs Trinnov/ADA Rhapsody- I had similar issues when I first tried Dirac as well.

It seems like it's a USB issue.

This is the newer/cooler version of Dirac,...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-06-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,119
Posted By DanFrancis
Quest builds a great-value product, but it's...

Quest builds a great-value product, but it's still just fiberglass-damping. Even BAD panels are just fiberglass damping; overall the room ends up sounding the same as one that you wrap in...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-31-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 68,329
Posted By DanFrancis
Channel count is on the minds at Theta, I can...

Channel count is on the minds at Theta, I can guarantee that. John and I had a long conversation about how one would implement the inevitable additional channels in the Casablanca chassis- bouncing...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-26-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 13,808
Posted By DanFrancis
Over-damp the hell out of the room and solve the...

Over-damp the hell out of the room and solve the problem by adding more speakers....

Perfect solution.

4" deep "diffusion" works down to 1120 hz approximately. It's much more effective to use...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-26-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 13,808
Posted By DanFrancis
For effective diffusion: this guy is...

For effective diffusion:

this guy is probably one of the best out there: Matts Odemalm www.diffusor.com (http://www.diffusor.com)

also, for value:

www.vicoustic.com...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-14-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 68,329
Posted By DanFrancis
I have found that this is especially true with...

I have found that this is especially true with Dirac, since you choose your own adjustment points for the target curve: it's very useful to have that additional measurement system there to verify...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-11-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 68,329
Posted By DanFrancis
hdmi signal in = hdmi signal out. menus are all...

hdmi signal in = hdmi signal out. menus are all on the screen or via vnc to a laptop or tablet
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-09-2014, 02:57 PM
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Views: 68,329
Posted By DanFrancis
sides

sides
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   05-09-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 68,329
Posted By DanFrancis
Quieter than all my ADA units- especially the...

Quieter than all my ADA units- especially the Reference (4 fans).

When I was sitting in a silent room with the RS20i, I could hear the fan, but once the music started- even at conversation level...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-29-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7,191
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Posted By DanFrancis
Not looking to jump the line at all, just that...

Not looking to jump the line at all, just that all of these cool pictures reminded me of my conversations at CES.

….and I'd be happy to travel out to AZ, especially if I can dovetail it into a...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-29-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7,191
Views: 358,256
Posted By DanFrancis
All this teasing is making me anxious, and...

All this teasing is making me anxious, and reminding me that Theta is supposed to send one of these bad-boys to me to play with for a bit.

I wonder of things are finally moving along enough….
...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-10-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,215
Posted By DanFrancis
Probably Hometronics in Dallas. They carry all...

Probably Hometronics in Dallas. They carry all the top flight gear.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-07-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By DanFrancis
Closer to 80

Closer to 80
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-04-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,287
Posted By DanFrancis
Peter, no one is spilling any special sauce...

Peter, no one is spilling any special sauce here. You have posted numerous times images showing the MiT logo and intimated their involvement since you did the first place with a Barco.

It's like...
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