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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-12-2016, 04:37 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
he Some people would urge you to get cloth...

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Some people would urge you to get cloth covered recliners, and to avoid leather or other reflective chair backs. There is a possibility that midrange and high frequency sound reflected from...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-10-2016, 07:54 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
If you have separate power amps (rather than...

If you have separate power amps (rather than using an AVR's amps for some channels), and you are a purist, you can TEMPORARILY reduce gain by using equal value (e.g., all 12 dB) attenuators on EVERY...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 02:58 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
[Apparently we still have to quote to post...

[Apparently we still have to quote to post without "database error."]

Another interesting phenomenon (at least interesting to me) is that as I turn up the volume control there often seems to be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2016, 01:03 AM
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Posted By garygarrison
[I edited the above quote for length] Yes,...

[I edited the above quote for length]

Yes, my sound system occasionally sounds different even when playing the same recording.

Two of Berlyne's variables that affect cortical arousal in the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2016, 04:03 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Not sure. I've heard all three -- crossing...

Not sure. I've heard all three -- crossing behind, crossing in front, aimed right at the MLP. It may depend on the room, other (imponderable?) factors, or it may just amount to differences in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2016, 03:03 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
My tweeter lines cross in front of my listening...

My tweeter lines cross in front of my listening position as well. I may be wrong, but I think that J. Gordon Holt, the original owner/editor/reviewer of Stereophile, found that arrangement worked...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2016, 02:40 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
+ + + + Agree totally --- and I'm astounded...

+ + + +

Agree totally --- and I'm astounded by the number of knowledgeable audiophiles on other threads who complain that Audyssey did not work for them, but don't seem to read Audyssey 101 or the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2016, 07:33 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
As others are saying, the typical subwoofer boost...

As others are saying, the typical subwoofer boost people on this thread use would bring the trim in your AVR to -4.5 dB (an increase of 3 dB over where Audyssey set it), and conceivably as high as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2016, 02:25 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Agree. The above is exactly what I do, and,...

Agree. The above is exactly what I do, and, sure enough, it often turns out to be 5 dB below reference, which is within about 2 dB of what THX recommends for a treated room about the size I have.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2016, 07:34 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
3 days and no posts? This is a test to see if...

3 days and no posts? This is a test to see if the thread is down.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2016, 06:20 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Yes, both Keith and I might be 2 dB above the...

Yes, both Keith and I might be 2 dB above the Tomlinson adjusted home theater reference level with an average Blu-ray. Despite the industry's nominal adherence to reference level, movies vary. I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2016, 04:59 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Reducing the bass by 2 or 3 dB on the MUSIC...

Reducing the bass by 2 or 3 dB on the MUSIC tracks might rob some film scores of their majesty, although you and I know how to fix that. I can see reducing some LFE tracks to avoid blowing someone's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2016, 04:42 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
That's the one! Thanks. If we assume that...

That's the one! Thanks.

If we assume that most Home Theaters are 1,500 cu. ft to 4,999 cu. ft., that would amount to a Main Volume setting on an AVR calibrated by Audyssey of -7dB.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2016, 02:11 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Thanks, Mike. Even though I usually play...

Thanks, Mike.

Even though I usually play movies at about 5 dB below reference, which would put me at 5 dB too loud, relative to their 10 dB approximation, almost all Blu-rays of recent movies...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2016, 11:38 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
I agree. The downloadable one on the first page...

I agree. The downloadable one on the first page of the thread may have some misconceptions and errors in it, as I remember. The preferred one, by Keith Barnes, with contributions by others, in post...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2016, 05:28 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
It might be better to put some absorbing...

It might be better to put some absorbing material on some of the walls (try hanging blankets first, to see if Audyssey then doesn't give you any -12s), and perhaps an area rug on the floor right in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2016, 03:22 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
At 86 through 90 dB @1 wt @ 1 meter, your...

At 86 through 90 dB @1 wt @ 1 meter, your speakers are not so efficient that Audyssey would be tempted to set some of them at -12 dB. 89/90 dB is approximately average efficiency, which is what...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-18-2016, 04:23 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Agreed. I think the bass boost was habitually...

Agreed. I think the bass boost was habitually added to road show movies (since they knew the road show theater speakers could handle it) in the final mix intended for those theaters. I was hoping...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-18-2016, 04:06 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
No hum even at my all time maximum sub setting of...

No hum even at my all time maximum sub setting of 15 dB above Audyssey sub setting (for one special movie that needs it). I used to have hum, with a former pre/pro and before we had the house mains...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-17-2016, 07:49 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Thanks, Mike. The video stopped running for...

Thanks, Mike.

The video stopped running for me, so I skimmed the thread, and read some sections well. Later I'll go back and try again.

Naturally, many of us would like the remixes done in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-17-2016, 05:46 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Yes, in general, we seem to be on the same page. ...

Yes, in general, we seem to be on the same page.

About 2 years ago, I tried crossovers of 40, 60 and 80 Hz, with several different degrees of bass boost to the LF & RF with the tone control, and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-16-2016, 04:12 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Wow again! Somebody on another thread has a...

Wow again! Somebody on another thread has a Phillips 70 mm projector in his house. I don't know if it is just used as an art object, or he actually projects movies in his HT, one reel at a time.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-16-2016, 03:51 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
For old, often B&W, movies with optical sound...

For old, often B&W, movies with optical sound tracks, like Citizen Kane, I don't boost the sub above its usual setting (+7 dB, with NO DEQ, for me), and yes, the old fashioned sound seems to go with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-16-2016, 03:21 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
In a few days I'm going to have to pick your...

In a few days I'm going to have to pick your brain! I've spent a lot of my adult life trying to simulate in the home the subjective quality and dynamics of the old 6 track magnetic soundtracks that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-16-2016, 03:09 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Wow! I've never heard of a 360 degree HF horn. :)...

Wow! I've never heard of a 360 degree HF horn. :) Is that a typo? The ones I've run into are often about 80 degrees, with roll off farther to the sides, top and bottom.
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