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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 10:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I do keep it powered on all the time. But it...

I do keep it powered on all the time. But it isn't on a UPS. UPSs are not commonly used in the UK where we have a very stable, 230-240v mains supply. My 88A hasn't, AFAICR, been subject to a sudden...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 10:28 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Well, no. Companies have a duty to put their...

Well, no. Companies have a duty to put their owners/shareholders first so decisions are made to benefit those who own the company not those who might (or might not) buy from it. That seems sensible...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 10:21 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Not sure if it is anybody being stupid as such....

Not sure if it is anybody being stupid as such. The distribution rights are sold to the highest bidder, so if they want more for an Atmos mix, or more for a version packaged with extras etc, then the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 10:14 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It better be as it is printed on the packaging...

It better be as it is printed on the packaging and in the title of the disc on the website!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 10:12 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It won’t be marketing. Marketing departments will...

It won’t be marketing. Marketing departments will want every possible feature to aid sales. It is more likely the incredibly complex distribution arrangements which movies have post-theatrical...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 10:09 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I am looking forward to this one - I did enjoy...

I am looking forward to this one - I did enjoy the sound design and the mix. I'll have to sell my standard copy now...



IDK. It must be something to do with licensing and distribution deals,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 08:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Good point. Its been a looooong time since I saw...

Good point. Its been a looooong time since I saw either.




Everything has gone through maybe hundreds of ADA conversions during production - does one more matter?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 08:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Good find! Ordered! I liked that movie and it...

Good find! Ordered! I liked that movie and it had a good soundtrack so it should shine with Atmos. Thanks for finding that.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 08:19 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Applied.

Applied.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 06:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Due to my own stupidity ;) Once I had the...

Due to my own stupidity ;) Once I had the correct s/w I was impressed by how easy it is to do a Dirac calibration.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 06:32 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No volume controls on the UPA-7 AFAIK. If there...

No volume controls on the UPA-7 AFAIK. If there are, like on my UPA-2s just set to max. Connect them all up, paying special attention that each cable is in the right place at the AVR, the 88A input,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 05:49 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks Jerry. I am hugely relieved. I have given...

Thanks Jerry. I am hugely relieved. I have given a lot of thought to what might have caused this problem but nothing springs to mind. I haven't done anything unusual with the 88A - I did spend some...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-29-2015, 05:28 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Note: Spoilers ahead. Hi Ralph, Well I...

Note: Spoilers ahead.

Hi Ralph,

Well I watched it again in Atmos (brilliant!). No - Ryan Stone doesn’t die. A careful watching of the movie shows that to be an impossible conclusion IMO. The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 05:03 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes - bring back the old 'tape loop' and a lot of...

Yes - bring back the old 'tape loop' and a lot of people would be happy!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 05:01 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Excellent job. You will be happy with that amp...

Excellent job. You will be happy with that amp IMO. I have a couple of UPA-2s here. Worked perfectly for years. I have XPA-3 for LCR, XPA-200 for surrounds, UPA-2 for FH pair and UPA-2 for TM pair. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 04:58 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Glad to hear. That's two of us in the space of a...

Glad to hear. That's two of us in the space of a day or so who have had strange hardware problems with the 88A. (See my post elsewhere in the thread). I hpe it isn’t a trend starting.

Can you tell...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 04:55 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Emo have dropped the UPA range AFAIK, Jerry.

Emo have dropped the UPA range AFAIK, Jerry.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 04:54 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Emotiva XPA-5...

Emotiva XPA-5 (https://emotiva.com/products/amplifiers/xpa-5) - $999. That leaves you two channels short. The Audiosource AMP 100...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 04:46 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Well, events overtook me. Last night, I slipped...

Well, events overtook me. Last night, I slipped Saving General Yang into the Oppo, settled into the money seat, pressed play and... all I heard was sound coming from the TM left and right overhead...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-28-2015, 02:14 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I think I would follow your suggestion. HST, as...

I think I would follow your suggestion. HST, as he has the 4520, he might as well give it a try. Nothing to lose. If it works OK for him (and there's no reason why it shouldn’t so long as he gets it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-28-2015, 02:09 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks Jerry. I have spent this afternoon...

Thanks Jerry. I have spent this afternoon considering using the 88A tool to reset the unit back to factory. The only thing that has put me off is that if I do that, and it doesn't fix the problem, I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-28-2015, 11:52 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
RCA cables are good. You will need a Y-cord...

RCA cables are good. You will need a Y-cord adapter to connect the two subs together out of the 88A. If they are identical and equidistant from MLP you won't run into any issues there.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-28-2015, 11:46 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Firestorm is totally nuts. You will be whooping...

Firestorm is totally nuts. You will be whooping and hollering at the action scenes, which is pretty much all the movie :) And yes, Raid and Raid 2 are fantastic too. If you like martial arts, I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-28-2015, 11:43 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Nice review. I will add that to my list.

Nice review. I will add that to my list.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-28-2015, 11:41 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No - they are just surround speakers like any...

No - they are just surround speakers like any others. Send anything they can't handle to the subs. That means some will need to be crossed at 120Hz, others at 80Hz, others maybe at 60Hz. Like Ralph I...
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