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Forum: Latest Industry News   07-22-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 32,021
Posted By rabident
If it's not needed for whatever reason then it...

If it's not needed for whatever reason then it won't be used which makes it unused headroom. If I only need 32 watts for M2's in my room then forcing me to buy a 5,000 watt amp results in 4968 watts...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-20-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 32,021
Posted By rabident
I understand what you're saying, but this isn't...

I understand what you're saying, but this isn't gearsltz.. I didn't see anything in your post that made a convincing argument in favor of the M2's amplification options in the home.



Consider...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-18-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 32,021
Posted By rabident
I have B&W in the family room system with an old...

I have B&W in the family room system with an old Pioneer receiver @ nothing special watts per channel. Maybe 125? It will play louder than anything I care to subject myself to. I think if people...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-18-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,063
Posted By rabident
I saw MiniDSP also makes a nanoAVR product that...

I saw MiniDSP also makes a nanoAVR product that works like a pre-processor. It has HDMI in & out and sits between your source and you SSP/receiver, doing room correction on the source signal. In...
Forum: Community News & Polls   07-15-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,144
Posted By rabident
This time includes overnight stay :D Looking for...

This time includes overnight stay :D Looking for 3 contenders. ;)
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-07-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,238
Posted By rabident
The top end B&W HT speakers, CT8 LR, are active. ...

The top end B&W HT speakers, CT8 LR, are active.

I was looking at the JBL M2's. In their AVS interview, they acknowledged the market trend towards ribbon drivers, and said they tried to replicate...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-30-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 32,021
Posted By rabident
Either I need it or I don't. Anything extra is a...

Either I need it or I don't. Anything extra is a waste.



The whole "M2 were designed to be used with power output of the iTech 5000" might have credibility if JBL didn't pair 300w amps with...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-29-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 32,021
Posted By rabident
I don't see why I need a kilowatt of power for a...

I don't see why I need a kilowatt of power for a tweeter. The iTech amps are made for touring. They're designed to have enough power to fill a a stadium. It seems ridiculous to require that much...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-28-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By rabident
Does the 103D's built in volume control work over...

Does the 103D's built in volume control work over the AES outputs?

Does the SDEC-4500 have volume control for its analog outputs?
Forum: Post Testing Area   06-24-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 17
Posted By rabident
test poll

not sure how this works
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-24-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By rabident
1) How does volume control work? If I...

1)

How does volume control work? If I calibrate my system to 85dB, but then turn the volume down what that actually doing? For example, say I set the master volume to -12dB for movies because...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-16-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 130,427
Posted By rabident
I clicked the link and scrolled down quick. The...

I clicked the link and scrolled down quick. The theater is done and now we're just going to to see how he did it? No way! Yeah, no, I'm on the 1st page... nevermind.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-16-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 185,102
Posted By rabident
Agreed and I think it's great that you not only...

Agreed and I think it's great that you not only question things but try to get some real world proof for yourself. It's like the AVS version of MythBusters.



I think it is based on the...
Forum: General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms   06-16-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 823
Posted By rabident
I agree to a certain extent, but realistically...

I agree to a certain extent, but realistically there are always trade offs. The advice I got was to find the trade offs you think you can live with.

In my case, I wanted a country setting -...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-14-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 185,102
Posted By rabident
There are other contaminates that can contribute...

There are other contaminates that can contribute to poor air quality. Out gassing from construction materials & electronics. Out gassing from your guests. Body odor, bad breath, perfume,...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-13-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 185,102
Posted By rabident
Don't forget the return(s). The collective...

Don't forget the return(s). The collective supply volume has to go back through the return, which can also be a source of noise. If you're going to run a filter, that will further reduce the...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-11-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,497
Views: 165,368
Posted By rabident
The guy in this video explains what they mean by...

The guy in this video explains what they mean by "time domain" correction, at least for Trinnov.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hnvwg0zmDFY

Seems to mainly be phase. It also measures room ...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-06-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By rabident
Here are the challenges that I can think of: ...

Here are the challenges that I can think of:

Basement



Lots of home infrastructure will go here, so leaving it unfinished risks intrusions into the space. HVAC, pipes, and gas lines are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-06-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5,289
Views: 299,834
Posted By rabident
When you output RCA, it's no longer balanced. If...

When you output RCA, it's no longer balanced. If you want to compare balanced vs RCA, you need to use the same type of input & output on both ends.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-05-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By rabident
I think main floor is ideal, but for many the...

I think main floor is ideal, but for many the trade offs aren't worth it, which is why you see a lot of HT's going into basements even with new construction.
Forum: AVS Forum Articles   06-04-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,140
Posted By rabident
Another benefit of projection is the option of...

Another benefit of projection is the option of using an AT screen. The speakers and acoustic treatments can be placed where they sound best instead of having to work around the flat panel.

That...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-04-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 13,039
Posted By rabident
What about EQ / room correction? I saw you were...

What about EQ / room correction? I saw you were looking at Trinnov at one point. I know Shawn & Dennis like QSC. The iTechs look like they can do 1 FIR filter per channel. Are you going to try to...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-04-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 13,039
Posted By rabident
These are still listed in the 1st post. I...

These are still listed in the 1st post. I skimmed through the thread, but didn't see why they got the boot? The 705, 8320, and SC8 all street for about the same price.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-02-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 13,039
Posted By rabident
When you say tremendous benefit, is that in...

When you say tremendous benefit, is that in making atmos work at home? In other words, solving the problem of how to fit more speakers into relatively small rooms? Or is their tremendous benefit to...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-01-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By rabident
What is the impact of AD/DA, internal sample rate conversion, DSP layering and other

I would like to limit the discuss to HT. Multi channel, surround sound, in a dedicated room. The content is digital. It's being decoded to PCM. Then what?

As I try to put together my new...
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