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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 11:47 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That's not quite right. Audyssey will calibrate...

That's not quite right. Audyssey will calibrate all the speakers that the unit can accommodate. How many you can play back at any one time will depend on how the unit is configured.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 11:40 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It's not so much that RCA are unsecure as that...

It's not so much that RCA are unsecure as that XLR are more secure. XLR have a little latch that clicks reasurringly when the connection is made. Unless your cable runs are very long and/or are mixed...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 11:38 AM
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Views: 60,785
Posted By kbarnes701
I can't say yet - my 5200 doesn't arrive till the...

I can't say yet - my 5200 doesn't arrive till the end of next week. I will of course report my findings here.

How are you set up?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 390
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Posted By kbarnes701
I was just kidding, as I am sure you realised :) ...

I was just kidding, as I am sure you realised :)



FWIW I think you made a good choice.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 10:01 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Fair enough. We all have our different...

Fair enough. We all have our different obsessions. :) I know that when I watch a movie my head will move at least 6 inches (15cm) from one side to another and probably the same up and down during the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 09:58 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Woohoo! Turn that Dynamic Volume off, kill that...

Woohoo! Turn that Dynamic Volume off, kill that Eco mode and let it rip!!!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 09:57 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
None really, other than the security of the...

None really, other than the security of the latches. And, of course, they look cool ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 09:53 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes, a 7ft ceiling might be OK. Only way to know...

Yes, a 7ft ceiling might be OK. Only way to know for sure is to try it out. And if the overheads are some distance fore and aft of the MLP, then of course the distance from the MLP to the speakers...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 22,966
Posted By kbarnes701
Worrying, isn't it? LOL...

Worrying, isn't it? LOL...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 07:04 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes, good idea. One of the Atmos trailers would...

Yes, good idea. One of the Atmos trailers would make a good subjective, comparative test.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 22,966
Posted By kbarnes701
I see them. Selden, are those red stripey cables...

I see them. Selden, are those red stripey cables 'exotic' cables by any chance? :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 390
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Posted By kbarnes701
Agreed they should be proper 5-way. I use...

Agreed they should be proper 5-way.

I use these nowadays:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00169BIF0/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid=1411218589&sr=1&keywords=fisual

They are cheap and very effective and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 61,240
Posted By kbarnes701
Exactly. They just took the format that was being...

Exactly. They just took the format that was being used theatrically and put it on disc for the home. So there's no reason I can see why they won't do that with Atmos mixes either. The mix has already...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 22,966
Posted By kbarnes701
Do you not use bananas, Selden?

Do you not use bananas, Selden?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 22,966
Posted By kbarnes701
That’s my point - it's how it's made not where...

That’s my point - it's how it's made not where it's made. I am typing this on an a Mac which is made in China and the quality is impeccable. Can anyone identify a Denon by where it's made, without...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 03:55 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Atmos has such a commanding lead it has to make...

Atmos has such a commanding lead it has to make them favorites to win the race IMO. But so long as the Atmos speaker layout would also work properly for Auro, I'd be more than happy to add Auro-mixed...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 03:50 AM
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Views: 296,686
Posted By kbarnes701
Remember that the specs for the Genelecs will be...

Remember that the specs for the Genelecs will be real and may even be conservative while the specs for the Meridians may use a little more consumer 'license'. ;) In real life the Genelecs would be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 1,256
Views: 60,785
Posted By kbarnes701
I don't understand why you can't gain match any...

I don't understand why you can't gain match any more. Are you following the gain matching procedure detailed in this FAQ answer?

f)8. How does Audyssey handle complex multiple subwoofer setups?...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 02:55 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
What speaker trims did Audyssey set?

What speaker trims did Audyssey set?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 61,240
Posted By kbarnes701
Emotiva should lock Laufman in a storeroom and...

Emotiva should lock Laufman in a storeroom and put Jessica in charge of Customer Communications.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 02:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes, it's a long time since I was a believer in...

Yes, it's a long time since I was a believer in 'audiophile' or 'hi-fi' speaker brands, which have deliberate distortions introduced into them in order to give them a 'house' sound and to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 02:26 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You judge your AVR by its weight?

You judge your AVR by its weight?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 02:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Definitely. I think the possibility of upgrading...

Definitely. I think the possibility of upgrading an existing unit to Auro and/or DTS-UHD is fabulous. Not very often we see a real measure of future-proofing. But, for me, there'd have to be a fair...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 01:29 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Not sure what I'd be happy to pay for Auro....

Not sure what I'd be happy to pay for Auro. Certainly not 4 figures. I guess it will depend on content availability and how well Auro will play through my speaker setup, which is primarily designed...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8,679
Views: 296,686
Posted By kbarnes701
Yes, OK, 'gibberish' was too harsh, I concede....

Yes, OK, 'gibberish' was too harsh, I concede. But these subjective terms really don't help IMO - the more we can use properly defined terms the easier it is to get a handle on what we are talking...
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