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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-23-2014, 09:23 AM
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Posted By cannga
1. This system is eerily similar to Auro, the 40...

1. This system is eerily similar to Auro, the 40 degree'ish height layer and VOG layer. Seems like Auro is a modification/copy of this?

2. Is it because subjects were not asked to identify...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-21-2014, 08:05 AM
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Posted By cannga
Absolutely fascinating point - sideways hearing...

Absolutely fascinating point - sideways hearing is better than front!

1. I was surprised about the superior localizing skill for the sideways speakers, until I realize that the angle of...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-21-2014, 08:02 AM
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Posted By cannga
Roger thanks for not only quoting but more...

Roger thanks for not only quoting but more importantly, pointing out what to look for in the paper. Amateurs like me would be lost otherwise :p. Fascinating study.

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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-17-2014, 02:39 PM
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Posted By cannga
See quote below from Roger and for more details,...

See quote below from Roger and for more details, his answers to my questions following in next couple of pages:...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-17-2014, 01:55 PM
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Posted By cannga
Roger went over this with me a while ago in the...

Roger went over this with me a while ago in the Theta thread: from what I could remember, basically if they tell you not to do it, then DON'T do it. If you don't mind buying from the US, one choice...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-17-2014, 10:49 AM
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Posted By cannga
Latest Dolby's guideline: a point that Sanjay...

Latest Dolby's guideline: a point that Sanjay among others has mentioned previously is now in black and white. A listener's "plane" is defined and surround speakers of the 7.1 bed channels "should"...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-15-2014, 11:19 AM
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Posted By cannga
From Dolby's guideline - any expert has any idea...

From Dolby's guideline - any expert has any idea why the word stereo was added to the line below? In other words, stereo as opposed to what? Are there speakers that better represent a stereo pan vs....
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-13-2014, 01:46 PM
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Posted By cannga
1. Congrats - I do not have direct experience but...

1. Congrats - I do not have direct experience but considering the "pedigree" I think you will be very happy. A receiver is not going to match the sound of this LS 10 and separate power amps.
Have...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-13-2014, 01:35 PM
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Posted By cannga
http://www.dolby.com/us/en/technologies/dolby-atmo...

http://www.dolby.com/us/en/technologies/dolby-atmos/dolby-atmos-home-theater-installation-guidelines.pdf
From October 2014 Dolby Atmos Guideline:
"With this in mind, overhead speakers should...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-13-2014, 01:26 PM
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Posted By cannga
BTW, if you would like to cut to the meat, the...

BTW, if you would like to cut to the meat, the following points are interesting:
13:00 the infamous helicopter discussion :p
16:45 full range sound to the ceiling, hence the importance of bass...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-11-2014, 02:56 PM
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Posted By cannga
Another good video: Dolby Atmos for home...

Another good video:

Dolby Atmos for home theater panel discussion
http://vimeo.com/106033922
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-08-2014, 08:04 PM
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Posted By cannga
I've found myself watching "TV" series more and...

I've found myself watching "TV" series more and more, as for the last few years there have been very few new movies that I enjoy (yes even the title of this thread, Gravity, IMHO is an iffy so-so...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-08-2014, 07:47 PM
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Posted By cannga
Highest Rated TV Series With At Least 5,000...

Highest Rated TV Series With At Least 5,000 Votes
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?num_votes=5000,&sort=user_rating,desc&title_type=tv_series



1. ...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-08-2014, 10:52 AM
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Posted By cannga
Thanks. What I see now, one huge advantage of...

Thanks. What I see now, one huge advantage of object based audio is *compatibility*:
1. DTS-MDA object + channel, complete compatibility. Could use either Atmos or Auro speaker config.
2. Dolby...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-05-2014, 01:26 AM
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Posted By cannga
Peter you gave me a chuckle. :) Anyway, sorry I...

Peter you gave me a chuckle. :) Anyway, sorry I really don't recall where and if is was discussed here. Btw the first picture you posted seems to be just a blank, as you may have noticed by now.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-03-2014, 08:27 AM
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Posted By cannga
Thanks for clarification and point well taken,...

Thanks for clarification and point well taken, but this "feature" is inherent to all object based codecs and therefore is not terribly exciting news, no? The angle that I see that's promising, is...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-03-2014, 04:07 AM
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Posted By cannga
Hello blazar, what did you mean by the above? A...

Hello blazar, what did you mean by the above? A typo somewhere? Anyway, where Theta stands, to me:
1. High end 2 channel stereo preamp that doubles as an SSP - especially when paired with Gen VIII,...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-02-2014, 09:58 AM
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Posted By cannga
1. What a simple yet clever solution: renderer...

1. What a simple yet clever solution: renderer given 2 common configurations, Atmos and Auro, and the end-users switch as needed? Not totally "smart," but seems to be better and more flexible than...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-01-2014, 06:44 PM
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Posted By cannga
Theatermax/VGI/Craig is the dealer that I (and...

Theatermax/VGI/Craig is the dealer that I (and others here) use and recommend highly: http://www.theatermax.com/. Do not email; I think it's much better to call him directly.

Make sure to tell...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-01-2014, 09:47 AM
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Posted By cannga
1. Thanks for sharing Roger. Your timing was...

1. Thanks for sharing Roger. Your timing was perfect - joining Dolby in an era of what must have been exponential growth.

2. Not necessarily a "smart" DTS renderer (with user input speaker...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-30-2014, 12:36 PM
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Posted By cannga
Noah, a couple questions please. What happens...

Noah, a couple questions please. What happens when you have the flat, non-driver surface of a bipole (the one I erroneously called the null point) facing you? I imagine attenuation of high frequency...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-30-2014, 12:16 PM
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Posted By cannga
1. :confused: Keith, go to any speaker company,...

1. :confused: Keith, go to any speaker company, as the performance rating of any speaker design/line goes up, does the speaker in general become bigger or smaller?
2. :confused: So now you are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-30-2014, 01:00 AM
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Posted By cannga
There are two points in my original post, a...

There are two points in my original post, a confirmation of points by panel discussion with Crockett et al.:
1. Need decent sized speaker for the ceiling.
2. Airplane sound that flies front to back...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-29-2014, 09:41 PM
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Posted By cannga
^^^ Goodness TB. I am not worthy... :p That is an...

^^^ Goodness TB. I am not worthy... :p That is an absolutely monster (honest compliment :-)) of a center speaker, driven by Krell FPB 600? I am quite nutty, but I think I have just found my equal.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-29-2014, 08:43 PM
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Posted By cannga
1. Not sure what you mean by "need not be very...

1. Not sure what you mean by "need not be very large" :-), but let me give my idea of "decent sized" and maybe we will find out that we are in agreement after all. Decent sized to me means a speaker...
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