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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-21-2017, 01:18 PM
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Posted By gurkey
It's not that "simple". The originator of...

It's not that "simple".

The originator of that "38% guide line", famous pro studio designer Wes Lachot, did explain the basis and the hows and whys of his "38% guide line" in one of his articles...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-21-2017, 11:55 AM
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Posted By gurkey
This an example link...

This an example link http://realtraps.com/art_room-setup.htm (http://realtraps.com/art_room-setup.htm) to a docu about that 38% rule.
REW allows to simulate the (theoretical) frequency response at...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-21-2017, 01:37 AM
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Posted By gurkey
I think the term "phase angle" is been used quite...

I think the term "phase angle" is been used quite often in this context, as describing the difference in phase of a monophone stimulus reaching the individual ear in binaural hearing.
There are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-20-2017, 12:05 AM
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Posted By gurkey
@David Aiken...

@David Aiken (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/member.php?u=30312)

"Phase angle" in this context is the phase difference that is been recognized by the brain for each ear during reception of a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-19-2017, 11:20 AM
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Posted By gurkey
Most case radiation should only happen in the...

Most case radiation should only happen in the bass region, if any, because of the inherent properties of the material used for the case. But due to the size and design of the units frequencies below...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-19-2017, 05:39 AM
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Posted By gurkey
The cited studies have been done scientifically...

The cited studies have been done scientifically and under controlled conditions as far as I know. They did not cover any furniture and "home environment", bcause they where looking for specific...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-19-2017, 02:58 AM
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Posted By gurkey
About the subwoofer localization issue: ...

About the subwoofer localization issue:

Several studies have been done in the past already about that theme. If the subwoofer(s) are in line with the corresponding speaker as the prime signal...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-18-2017, 12:28 PM
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Posted By gurkey
Not sure, if this is really needed, because Dolby...

Not sure, if this is really needed, because Dolby Atmos Enabled speakers are using acoustic reflective surfaces to get their virtual sound source projected onto the correspondig ceiling and walls...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-17-2017, 09:16 AM
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Posted By gurkey
I have gone through implementing several...

I have gone through implementing several scenarios in different rooms: living rooms, sleeping rooms and home cinema in two homes.
Having tested several constellations in terms of electronics,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-17-2017, 05:55 AM
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Posted By gurkey
It all is a balancing act, but one, where the...

It all is a balancing act, but one, where the decision is often made between a working illusion and a more or less defective "pinpong" situation. I am looking for a virtual space, where i can't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-17-2017, 04:23 AM
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Posted By gurkey
It all depends on the seating situation and the...

It all depends on the seating situation and the relative position of the corresponding speakers. If more than one person is seated, than the position of the speaker and its radiating pattern might be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-17-2017, 02:37 AM
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Posted By gurkey
Not exactly, because the generated sound of...

Not exactly, because the generated sound of different surround speakers have to mix / intermingle for their intented purpose and this for alle listeners, if there are more than one. Thus the driver...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-17-2017, 02:08 AM
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Posted By gurkey
@EdQ...

@EdQ (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/member.php?u=7511747)

There is a general misunderstanding of the role speakers play in a surround system and what the position the surround format has in this....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-16-2017, 08:40 AM
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Posted By gurkey
It's usually not that important, what is...

It's usually not that important, what is recommended by the manufacturer but how you own seating situation within your listening room is and how you can place / position the needed speakers. If you...
Forum: Speakers   02-16-2017, 02:20 AM
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Posted By gurkey
Just wondering why this poll emphasizes on a...

Just wondering why this poll emphasizes on a single surround format: Dolby Atmos.
I could care less, if its Dolby Atmos, DTS:X or even Auro 3D. I use, what's available and really don't care that...
Forum: Speakers   02-15-2017, 08:58 AM
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Posted By gurkey
A high- / low-pass filter of something like 200 -...

A high- / low-pass filter of something like 200 - 300 Hz is not such a good idea, because 1) the subwoofer starts to perform sub-optimally at higher frequencies due to cone break up and polar...
Forum: Speakers   02-15-2017, 02:05 AM
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Posted By gurkey
The Strada 2 seem to have their F3 point somwhere...

The Strada 2 seem to have their F3 point somwhere around 80 Hz - 120 Hz depending on the mounting position relative to the walls, ceiling and floor (room gain).
This should be the minimal "cut off"...
Forum: Speakers   02-14-2017, 11:50 PM
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Posted By gurkey
My Strada Is are been reported by Audyssey XT32...

My Strada Is are been reported by Audyssey XT32 and the Omnitronics phase tester LH-090 as been wired "in phase" too. That's fine.

The reason for looking at the phase at all was, that both systems...
Forum: Speakers   02-12-2017, 09:02 AM
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Posted By gurkey
One other thing I found unusual: the "OPT" hook...

One other thing I found unusual: the "OPT" hook up is supposed to be done to the "+" labeled speaker wire terminal. This is "normally" been done by connecting something like it to "GND" potential if...
Forum: Speakers   02-12-2017, 02:34 AM
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Posted By gurkey
Looking at the photo it seems curious at least to...

Looking at the photo it seems curious at least to me, that they have changed the base of the Reference 3.5 version to one which now seem to be replaced by spikes.

Question:
I have replaced my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2017, 12:24 AM
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Posted By gurkey
Re.: Support for dynamic metadata in HDMI...

Re.: Support for dynamic metadata in HDMI transport, i.e. DV

The problem is, that none of the HDMI versions 1.4x til 2.0x has explicit support for dynamically inserted metadata into the video data...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-02-2017, 02:25 PM
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Posted By gurkey
Most manufacturers provide an upgrade / update...

Most manufacturers provide an upgrade / update only for features, which have been promised or stated in their literature or spec sheet. Being able to pass Dolby Vision or other metadata dynamically...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-01-2017, 05:35 AM
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Posted By gurkey
The measurement system sets its adjustement...

The measurement system sets its adjustement levels by the output of the corresponding speaker meassured. It uses a "calibrated" signal for this, which is been generated by the AVR. All speakers...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-26-2017, 12:20 PM
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Posted By gurkey
The newest "top" Onkyo models have those Class D...

The newest "top" Onkyo models have those Class D amps from Pioneer models they aquired some time ago and are built in Pioneer facilities now.
The D & M Group with their current brands (Denon,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2017, 08:57 AM
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Posted By gurkey
@erwinfrombelgium...

@erwinfrombelgium (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/members/7701461-erwinfrombelgium.html)

If no volume manufacturer will provide (support) for "wides" any more, who is going to provide channels for...
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