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Forum: Speakers   12-05-2016, 02:19 PM
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Posted By mtrot
Well, hopefully you're right about that. I'd...

Well, hopefully you're right about that. I'd like to see if any of the gurus here have an update on if that has been corrected with Dolby TrueHD.

As to your other thought, it seems to me that...
Forum: Speakers   12-05-2016, 12:29 PM
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Yeah, I hear you. But for me, it's the principle...

Yeah, I hear you. But for me, it's the principle of the matter. I don't like losing dynamic range, simply because of not having a center speaker. I couldn't find the AVS post I remember, but a...
Forum: Speakers   12-05-2016, 12:05 PM
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Posted By mtrot
No, it's something to do with the implementation...

No, it's something to do with the implementation of the DTS decoders in A/V receivers. It's been discussed over on the amp/receiver forum.
Forum: Speakers   12-05-2016, 11:43 AM
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Posted By mtrot
Agreed. OTOH, I did read somewhere that with...

Agreed. OTOH, I did read somewhere that with most processors, when you do not select a center speaker, there is some stifling of dynamic range. This is why I do eventually want to get a center...
Forum: Speakers   12-05-2016, 11:33 AM
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Posted By mtrot
With the increased focus on bass performance,...

With the increased focus on bass performance, these 60s might make for some nice HT speakers!
Forum: Speakers   12-05-2016, 10:38 AM
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Posted By mtrot
New Contour 60 really 119 pounds?

Got an email from Krystal Clear Audio about the new Contour line and got to reading. Dynaudio specs say the new Contour 60 weighs in at 119 pounds. That is a big azz speaker! Does that seem really...
Forum: Speakers   12-05-2016, 10:07 AM
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Posted By mtrot
I hear you. I went through 3 or 4 different...

I hear you. I went through 3 or 4 different center speakers, with little success. The problem was a loss of vocal quality in movies, especially male voice. It seemed that, no matter what crossover...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-04-2016, 09:57 AM
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Posted By mtrot
I'm not sure why we are discussing clipping here,...

I'm not sure why we are discussing clipping here, since the OP has never stated that clipping has ever occurred. If actual clipping had occurred, the OP would surely have commented on the loud pops...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-04-2016, 07:02 AM
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Posted By mtrot
I've not found that to be the case. I've used an...

I've not found that to be the case. I've used an outboard power amp, for the Front L/R channels, with three different receivers:

Yamaha RX-V1800
Onkyo TX-NR809
Denon X5200

I had presumed...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-02-2016, 03:08 PM
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Posted By mtrot
IMO, and based on my experience, no. I don't...

IMO, and based on my experience, no. I don't think going to another solid state class A/B amp will make much difference at your volume levels. Now, if you went with a Class A amp or tube amps you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-29-2016, 08:29 PM
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Posted By mtrot
Hmm.... yes, that is called the LFE(Low...

Hmm.... yes, that is called the LFE(Low Frequency Effects) channel, or the ".1" channel. Some music formats such as DVD-Audio and SACD also offer that ".1" channel.

It's a bummer that the Sony...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-29-2016, 01:57 PM
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Posted By mtrot
Yeah, I'm hoping that the increasing presence of...

Yeah, I'm hoping that the increasing presence of HDR sources will spur the manufacturers to drive performance to a higher level in the 2017 models! At least, we can hope.:D
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-29-2016, 01:49 PM
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Posted By mtrot
Regarding boosting bass with your Sony receiver,...

Regarding boosting bass with your Sony receiver, from section 72 of the owners manual, yes, you can use the built in equalizer to increase the bass:

[72] Adjusting Settings
Speaker Setup...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-29-2016, 01:29 PM
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Posted By mtrot
Regarding music performance, as you have...

Regarding music performance, as you have observed, it will be hard to find an A/V receiver to match an integrated audio amp, or separate pre-amp and power amp.

I do have a Denon X5200, which...
Forum: Speakers   11-27-2016, 05:46 PM
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Posted By mtrot
Yes, either that, or some sort of a nice looking,...

Yes, either that, or some sort of a nice looking, color coordinated, mesh type screen on the two center cabinet doors below the TV. I've seen that type of thing on cabinet doors, which allow the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-27-2016, 04:43 PM
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Posted By mtrot
Question Denon X5200 and Direct or Pure Direct with Blu-ray movies...

Quick question for gurus here! When playing Blu-ray movies from my Oppo BDP-83 via HDMI, does selecting the Direct or Pure Direct mode(yellow button on X5200 remote) negate my speaker size,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-27-2016, 04:31 PM
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Posted By mtrot
Yeah, looks like it should be a very nice...

Yeah, looks like it should be a very nice receiver! I'm currently considering picking up a NR1030 or NR3030 because they are the only receivers I've ever seen that have XLR pre-outs for the front...
Forum: Speakers   11-27-2016, 04:16 PM
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Posted By mtrot
Yeah, as others have opined, I'd agree that the...

Yeah, as others have opined, I'd agree that the best option would be a set of nice towers and just use a "phantom" center channel setup. I can't see any option for any sort of good sound out of a...
Forum: Speakers   11-27-2016, 04:02 PM
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Posted By mtrot
Can you be more specific about what you don't...

Can you be more specific about what you don't like about piano sound through your current system? You mentioned you have a bright room. A bright room is going to wreak havoc on piano sound, by way...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   11-22-2016, 01:03 PM
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Posted By mtrot
Does that price include UHD BR? In my case,...

Does that price include UHD BR? In my case, I'm retired for now, and I'm going through 10 or more per month on my Netflix plan. I like not having a limit on how many I can get.
Forum: Blu-ray Software   11-22-2016, 12:55 PM
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Posted By mtrot
Thanks for the link! But, whew, $8 for one UHD...

Thanks for the link! But, whew, $8 for one UHD rental? Soon, you will be able to buy UHD titles for $20. The subscription plans seem a bit high as well.

Why are you so sure Netflix will not...
Forum: Blu-ray Software   11-22-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 54
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Posted By mtrot
Is there any update on this? I did a little...

Is there any update on this? I did a little searching and only came up with a link to this thread! I am about to pull the trigger on a 4K TV and UHD BR player, but would like to be able to rent the...
Forum: Speakers   11-19-2016, 04:13 PM
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Posted By mtrot
No, I'm first going to research, evaluate, and...

No, I'm first going to research, evaluate, and purchase better speaker cables before purchasing new speakers. I just feel like my current cable setup is not very good, and I want to be sure I have...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-13-2016, 01:36 PM
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Posted By mtrot
Probably, as with even 1080p TVs, have to set...

Probably, as with even 1080p TVs, have to set SHARPNESS pretty low in STANDARD mode. These CINEMA modes seem to soften the image so much that sharpness can be higher.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-13-2016, 09:03 AM
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Posted By mtrot
Great questions there! And, in this vein, I'd...

Great questions there! And, in this vein, I'd also be interested in this: where does the 930D fall in terms of black levels and performance, i.e., is it closer to the 940D or the 850D? Currently...
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