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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 02:50 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks. If it were me, I'd be unhappy at using so...

Thanks. If it were me, I'd be unhappy at using so many filters. My objective is to get the FR where I want it while using the smallest possible number of filters. By varying their location and their...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 02:46 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
What is it though, which you feel makes it any...

What is it though, which you feel makes it any better than a comparably priced, or even cheaper, AVR from a manufactuer like, eg, Denon? Especially when the Denon unit will probably have 11.1...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 02:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
How about "color/timbre" AND precise location? ...

How about "color/timbre" AND precise location? He says this as though they are mutually exclusive. The more I read stuff by Van Baelen, the slipperier he seems to become.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 02:18 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Is it really shot 'flat'? I don't think Michael...

Is it really shot 'flat'? I don't think Michael bay has ever shot a movie flat in his life, so that alone calls all those specs into question for me.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 02:11 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
There is nothing that we can hear that doesn't...

There is nothing that we can hear that doesn't show up in measurements. Measuring gear long ago surpassed the ability of human hearing.



DS-21 has answered this whole question better than I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 02:04 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
While I agree with you, I'd expect, just from a...

While I agree with you, I'd expect, just from a marketing POV, that they'd have an Atmos sticker somewhere on the packaging.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 02:02 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
+1. Much better explained than I could.

+1. Much better explained than I could.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 01:34 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
OK - but you know what filters you are using I...

OK - but you know what filters you are using I guess - their frequency, Q and level? I assume the XMC-1 will tell you this?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 01:26 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
How cute is that!

How cute is that!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 01:23 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It wouldn’t work ;)

It wouldn’t work ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 01:23 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
If you are having to ask that, then you won't...

If you are having to ask that, then you won't have read the Audyssey 101, linked in my sig. I'd advise reading it and following each step to the letter if you are new to Audyssey. This will ensure...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 01:19 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Maybe - but chances are it will cost as much as...

Maybe - but chances are it will cost as much as an Atmos AVR, so there's not much to be gained.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 12:49 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
So what he means by 'voiced similarly' is 'a...

So what he means by 'voiced similarly' is 'a similar FR across the audible spectrum'? Why not say that then - then we all know what it means. 'Voiced similarly' sounds like something straight out of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 12:28 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
OK. I was interested to see how many you used and...

OK. I was interested to see how many you used and what values for frequency, Q and level you gave them. REW lets you see all this info in a window if you click the 'EQ Filters' at the top of the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 12:26 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You'll have to ask the manufacturer if they don't...

You'll have to ask the manufacturer if they don't publish this information on their website or in their speaker literature. Good luck! ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 12:22 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
All you need is some graph paper, a pencil, a...

All you need is some graph paper, a pencil, a ruler and a protractor. Draw a scale diagram using the graph paper and pencil. Mark where your ears are when you are sitting in the MLP. Take the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 12:15 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That pretty much means choosing a 'pro' brand...

That pretty much means choosing a 'pro' brand like Tannoy, JBL etc then. Do any of the 'hi-fi' speaker makers publish this information? And if not, one has to wonder why... even my little,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 12:11 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Hahahaha. If I looked like my avatar, I'd have...

Hahahaha. If I looked like my avatar, I'd have surgery. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 12:09 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
What does 'voiced similarly' mean, other than...

What does 'voiced similarly' mean, other than some sort of marketing speak? I asked you this before but you didn't answer.



There is some truth in this wrt to 'hi-fi' or 'audiophile' speakers...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 05:26 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
This Audyssey FAQ answer has a source and more...

This Audyssey FAQ answer has a source and more info on the type of cable needed:

d)7. Can I extend the Audyssey mic cable?...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 03:42 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I’d say you have done a pretty good job so far,...

I’d say you have done a pretty good job so far, which shows the value of the onboard PEQ.

Can you show the filters you are using, and how many?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 03:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Agreed. The Leaf trailer enabled me to point (and...

Agreed. The Leaf trailer enabled me to point (and I actually did!) to where the sound was in the room. If Kris's demo didn't enable him to do this, then there was something wrong with the demo. One...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 03:31 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I always test at close to Reference, just to...

I always test at close to Reference, just to avoid problems of the sort you describe, which do seem to me to have a bearing on what you are hearing. I do this so that I can eliminate some other...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 03:29 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
If you play an Atmos Bluray on a non-Atmos AVR...

If you play an Atmos Bluray on a non-Atmos AVR then you get the 5.1/7.1 soundtrack just as you have always done. If you had height speakers and rear surrounds, you would need to use an upmixer of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 03:27 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I get that from my 25 year old two channel music...

I get that from my 25 year old two channel music system ;)
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