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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2016, 03:20 PM
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Posted By batpig
I have to point out that Dolby-enabled up-firing...

I have to point out that Dolby-enabled up-firing speakers will be a disaster in this room. The ceiling height and angle will ruin the effectiveness of the up-firing modules. At best he will get...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2016, 02:25 PM
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Posted By batpig
Shhhhh. I'm just about to get started on...

Shhhhh. I'm just about to get started on acoustic treatment.... :p
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2016, 02:16 PM
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Posted By batpig
If the WAF won't work for the forward/lower side...

If the WAF won't work for the forward/lower side surrounds, then I would just go with 5.1.4 with the side speakers above the door on the right side and above the bay window on the right. Not optimal...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2016, 01:47 PM
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Posted By batpig
300 hours break in for an amplifier? WTF?? ...

300 hours break in for an amplifier? WTF??

I'm sure if there is actually any "break in" it will just happen naturally over the course of use. You don't need to leave it on for 300 hours...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2016, 01:44 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yeah, looks like it's going to be tough to do 7ch...

Yeah, looks like it's going to be tough to do 7ch base layer with the open kitchen right behind the listening area.

Where would the left side surround go? Above the windows? Or on the wall...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2016, 01:40 PM
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Posted By batpig
Well you can't do a 3.1.4 -- you need a 5.1 base...

Well you can't do a 3.1.4 -- you need a 5.1 base layer to do all 4 height speakers (you can do a 3.1.2 without surrounds though).

That said, if you can get side surrounds at 7-8ft height that will...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2016, 12:14 PM
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Posted By batpig
so looks like you're covered as there are 7.1ch...

so looks like you're covered as there are 7.1ch multich analog inputs. So you can easily turn this into a 4ch amp for the 4 height speakers. The multich inputs are actually the best option as by...
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2016, 10:22 AM
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Posted By batpig
Agreed -- the Klipsch is already a decent 12"...

Agreed -- the Klipsch is already a decent 12" budget sub, so you should aim higher for an upgrade. My suggestion was more about looking for another inexpensive 12" sub to pair with it for dual subs,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2016, 02:08 PM
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Posted By batpig
Well you can't put them on the SAME amp because...

Well you can't put them on the SAME amp because they are independent channels, you need 4 channels of amplification for 4 channels. If you have 4 channels of amplification then sure, you can do...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2016, 02:02 PM
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Posted By batpig
Just in case anyone still thinks it's "pathetic"...

Just in case anyone still thinks it's "pathetic" and a "disgrace" as though D+M were conspiring to "milk the cow".... if the fact that Onkyo and Pioneer don't even have DTS:X implemented at all isn't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2016, 01:59 PM
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Posted By batpig
Good old DTS, doing the homework and executing...

Good old DTS, doing the homework and executing properly....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2016, 11:10 AM
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Posted By batpig
I'm going with the X6300H personally :) Not...

I'm going with the X6300H personally :)

Not so much because I think Audyssey XT32 makes my speakers sound terrible... In my subjective experience across many AVR's, IMO it does what it claims,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2016, 10:24 AM
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Posted By batpig
of those clearly "In the Heart of the Sea" is the...

of those clearly "In the Heart of the Sea" is the one for a demo. Minions is noted for having almost no overhead activity (so only worthwhile as a demo if you are going 9.1.2 with wides), whereas...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2016, 10:00 AM
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Posted By batpig
Just to be clear, DS-21's viewpoint is just one...

Just to be clear, DS-21's viewpoint is just one perspective. He's someone who clearly firmly believes in not applying REQ to anything above the modal region, and also firmly dislikes how he feels...
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2016, 09:54 AM
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Posted By batpig
That's a terrific starter set!! Honestly it's...

That's a terrific starter set!! Honestly it's WAY better than what most people would consider a starter kit (e.g. soundbar, HTIB, mini Polk/Klipsch sub-sat rig, etc). I would target a center...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-19-2016, 06:24 PM
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Posted By batpig
Hate to break it to you but this is the fault of...

Hate to break it to you but this is the fault of DTS. Some brands haven't even been able to implement DTS:X at all yet, it's not some conspiracy by D+M to steal money.

Denon/Marantz was the first...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-19-2016, 10:37 AM
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Posted By batpig
I think your option B will be fine, makes the...

I think your option B will be fine, makes the wife happy and I can't see a huge difference between the two to justify pissing her off :D

I'm curious about how mismatched your speaker setup is. I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-19-2016, 10:30 AM
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Posted By batpig
I'm not really understanding the question. What...

I'm not really understanding the question. What does "57 degree angle from my ears" mean? Perhaps a photo of the setup would help?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-19-2016, 10:25 AM
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Posted By batpig
Ah, if are willing to spend $1500 that really...

Ah, if are willing to spend $1500 that really opens things up. Lots of options.

If you want to keep it easy the SVS Prime 5.1 setup noted above is a great option -- a fantastic package for $999...
Forum: Speakers   07-19-2016, 10:13 AM
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Posted By batpig
I can't comment on sound character specifically,...

I can't comment on sound character specifically, but these are all designed for a "prosumer" cinema environment so it's a good bet they will all be clean, accurate and neutral speakers. None of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2016, 05:04 PM
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Posted By batpig
I'll try to give it a shot for you. I've played...

I'll try to give it a shot for you. I've played with it before and I do notice them missing, although in the interim I've since relocated my side surrounds a bit further back (they were nearly...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2016, 04:17 PM
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Posted By batpig
I'm one of the "7.1.2 before 5.1.4" types. Yes,...

I'm one of the "7.1.2 before 5.1.4" types. Yes, from a strictly "Atmos" perspective, I can see the argument that 5.1.4 is better since sounds can move more precisely above you... but the vast...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2016, 11:04 AM
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Posted By batpig
It really depends on what "cheap" and "decent"...

It really depends on what "cheap" and "decent" mean to you, but considering that it sounds like you are listening using the TV speakers then nearly any decent surround setup will blow you away in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2016, 10:39 AM
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Posted By batpig
The Audyssey app isn't for the calibration itself...

The Audyssey app isn't for the calibration itself -- you'd still run the Audyssey cal the normal way. So it's not really a perfect analogue for Audyssey Pro with its fancy pro style mic with tighter...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-15-2016, 02:07 PM
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Posted By batpig
If you're going to stick with your current...

If you're going to stick with your current speaker setup then yeah, the little Point 5 satellites will be perfect for surrounds and heights to go with your LCR. In that case ideally you'd want the...
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