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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-17-2014, 12:24 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
News flash: There's now substantial information...

News flash:
There's now substantial information up about the Altitude on the Trinnov Audio website. And it's completely an object of lust that leaves competitive high-end processors in its wake IMO:...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 04:00 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
I actually think of the "wides" as a second set...

I actually think of the "wides" as a second set of side surrounds, so that you have two side surrounds on each sidewall, i.e. Left/Right Main and Side Surround 1, Side Surround 2, Rear Surround...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 03:48 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
Funny you mention that - one reason that I post...

Funny you mention that - one reason that I post relatively infrequently is that I try to fact check everything I say as best possible, which is a good idea if you want to be taken seriously, even on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 09:39 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
If you mean me, I heard it from a Sound...

If you mean me, I heard it from a Sound Developments guy at the Procella demo (where the Trinnov Altitude is scalable to any number of possible configurations among the 24.1.10 channels for consumer...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-16-2014, 09:20 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
Wookii, I was there and I can verify the 20.1...

Wookii,
I was there and I can verify the 20.1 setup with two VOG overhead. I'm a Trinnov guy but the Auro demo, with the better material, was almost as impressive as Atmos in the Procella room...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 06:24 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
And I just ordered the last one on Amazon (at...

And I just ordered the last one on Amazon (at least, I ordered it where it said "only one in print" and it let me do so). I had meant to do it on Friday but you jogged my memory. Thanks, Kris :D.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 03:40 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
I have Trinnov in the old Sherwood R-972 I use...

I have Trinnov in the old Sherwood R-972 I use with 5.1/7.1 BluRay sources, but even so, that clarity of detail on the bass solo, and the lifelike sound on Lee Ritenour's guitar and the drums was an...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 03:04 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
Without being an elitist, I'll point out...

Without being an elitist, I'll point out something obvious: automated room correction, number of positions measured (and if relevant, how they're weighted by where you measure), and the person doing...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 02:57 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
You may be onto something: one of the Sound...

You may be onto something: one of the Sound Development guys told us in the Q&A that the ideal configuration would be 9.1.4, even 9.1.6, if you had the right room size. Capturing an additional...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 02:52 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
Yeah, even though I listen to everything from...

Yeah, even though I listen to everything from Porcupine Tree to Carmina Burana in multi-channel form, but I appreciate the subtle effects of a voice moving with the actor more than apes screaming and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 02:34 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
Same here - wish you could have stayed another...

Same here - wish you could have stayed another day and we could have done the floor together, but at least we met in person :).





In the two demos, we heard the Leaf and Storm trailers,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 02:24 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
I couldn't: I had a flight to catch home. I...

I couldn't: I had a flight to catch home. I literally spent about five minutes there, but I did get to talk to Peter about their plans beforehand. Hint: it would make the Trinnov Altitude look like a...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-15-2014, 02:16 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
There isn't one, at least for the public. I...

There isn't one, at least for the public.

I went to the ADA room at the Hyatt and ADA was running a Marantz SR7009 with a Datasat amp and IIRC 5.1.4 Triad speakers. The point of the demo was more...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 02:05 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
To each their own....although that's where room...

To each their own....although that's where room treatments can be useful. Or REQ systems that can apply compensation (I won't call it correction) to the room's energy. There's two I can think of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 01:57 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
I noticed some of that with the Enrique Iglesias...

I noticed some of that with the Enrique Iglesias music video mixed in native Atmos with the Pioneer demo in 5.1.4, but more for the background vocals and call and response in the video than for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 01:43 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
Or just turn DEQ/DVOL off and pick up a MiniDSP...

Or just turn DEQ/DVOL off and pick up a MiniDSP or equivalent to produce a summated sub channel target curve for up to four of your favorite listening volumes if you feel the Audyssey bass is weak. I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 01:16 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
+1. The leaf's sonic placement in the scene, not...

+1. The leaf's sonic placement in the scene, not panned into a speaker or fixed in space in the center of the screen, was the most obvious use of objects in all the Atmos demos IMO and set the stage...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 12:37 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
Scott - where were you sitting in the Procella...

Scott - where were you sitting in the Procella demo? I was sitting in the center (front row) on one demo on Thursday early afternoon, and the second row/center from the front on my second demo on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-14-2014, 10:18 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
Dan--are you referring to the Datasat High...

Dan--are you referring to the Datasat High Performance room demo? They had 20 speakers as per Datasat, and IIRC five lower speakers (LCR and back surrounds), a middle layer of five speakers parallel...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-13-2014, 09:37 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
"The gear you want, from the name you trust" ...

"The gear you want, from the name you trust"

I agree it was a good time :). Glad we could do it.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-12-2014, 09:05 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
I'll probably catch their demo tomorrow.

I'll probably catch their demo tomorrow.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-12-2014, 02:01 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
Trinnov with a Linux-based OS and an Intel...

Trinnov with a Linux-based OS and an Intel multi-core CPU. End of conversation. Spend your inheritance now or later LOL. Or you just need to redefine the time value of money and the hobby, as well as...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-12-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,211
Posted By sdrucker
I'll post later tonight when I have a CEDIA...

I'll post later tonight when I have a CEDIA break....but I went yesterday afternoon, following Procella/Trinnov with Denon, Pioneer, and the AVS Dolby event. I also checked out Datasat/Auro. Stay...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-12-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 16,089
Posted By sdrucker
Damned impressive relative to the demo I saw from...

Damned impressive relative to the demo I saw from Denon and Pioneer, roughly similar on the same content as Dolby's. More of apples and kiwi compared to Datasat with Auro. OTOH if you're getting the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-12-2014, 07:04 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
Next to the Auro room, in the 702-704 area. I'm...

Next to the Auro room, in the 702-704 area. I'm going to the Datasat demo with Auro later this afternoon.
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