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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-26-2017, 05:59 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Audyssey XT32 (as in the 3300) is going to...

Audyssey XT32 (as in the 3300) is going to produce a better sounding result than the lower-level of Audyssey (XT) that's in the SR5011. Unfortunately, the HDAM preamp circuitry in the Marantz...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-26-2017, 05:55 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Yes, you could. It's usually a good idea to...

Yes, you could.

It's usually a good idea to do a "return to factory settings" on the receiver that you're going to use as an amplifier. Also, select its "Direct" or "Pure Direct" option, if it has...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-26-2017, 09:42 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Since both front and surround speaker settings...

Since both front and surround speaker settings are pegged at -12dB, there's no way to know which ones need to be boosted by how much. They're probably not the same. Put some 10dB attenuators between...
Forum: HDTV Programming   02-26-2017, 09:37 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Even when main characters are "invincible" in the...

Even when main characters are "invincible" in the sense that they won't be killed, nasty, permanent things can happen to them -- like Carl losing his eye, or Rick losing his...


hand. They seem...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-26-2017, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
You might want to try a downloaded file just to...

You might want to try a downloaded file just to make sure it's not a fault in the extraction tool.

Here's one source of free DSF files: https://www.oppodigital.com/hra/dsd-by-davidelias.aspx
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-26-2017, 09:17 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Just to make it explicit: Depending on the...

Just to make it explicit:

Depending on the design of the speakers, the tweeter's output is more or less "beamed". If the speakers aren't pointed toward the microphone, the microphone won't be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-26-2017, 08:54 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Bass management is disabled when using either...

Bass management is disabled when using either Direct or Pure Direct. The input soundtrack channels are sent directly to the corresponding speaker channels (hence the name of the option). If your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Selden Ball
That seems like an eminently reasonable...

That seems like an eminently reasonable workaround! Emotiva's amps have a good reputation.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Selden Ball
Make sure that you enclose a written description...

Make sure that you enclose a written description of the problem, especially that wiggling the speaker binding post fixes it. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if wiggling the post will make it fail, too....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2017, 10:49 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
The difference will be that having the immersive...

The difference will be that having the immersive audio on the disc means that you'll be hearing the sounds "as the director intended". They'll be coming from the directions that the director wants,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2017, 10:42 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
In general, monopole speakers tend to sound the...

In general, monopole speakers tend to sound the best if they're pointed toward the opposite end of the seating (aka "equal energy" configuration). The left-most speaker would be pointed toward the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2017, 10:27 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Try selecting WASAPI instead of DirectSound. ...

Try selecting WASAPI instead of DirectSound.

Up at the top of the same Kodi (v16) Setup screen where you select "Passthrough" there's an option where you can select either DirectSound or WASAPI....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 193
Posted By Selden Ball
No that's not what it means. It does support...

No that's not what it means. It does support other overhead speaker positions: Front Height, Top Front and Top Middle. In general, Top Middle usually is the best selection when only two overhead...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2017, 09:24 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
The 6011 does provide better audio: 1. The...

The 6011 does provide better audio:
1. The 6011 includes their proprietary HDAM preamp circuits. The 1607 does not. This effect is subtle, though.
2. The 6011 includes Audyssey MultEQ XT32, the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2017, 07:57 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Personally, I'd be torn between c and d. The 7011...

Personally, I'd be torn between c and d. The 7011 needs an external amp to provide 7.1.4, but the 6300 does not, although external amps can be used with both, and both support Heos. You're paying a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-23-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 253
Posted By Selden Ball
You're very welcome.

You're very welcome.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-23-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 253
Posted By Selden Ball
I'd suggest not bothering with any 2014 AVR...

I'd suggest not bothering with any 2014 AVR models. Most 2014 models which "support" 4K can't process HDCP v2.2 at all (it's required by commercial 4K video). The few which can are limited to a...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-23-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 131
Posted By Selden Ball
Many of this year's higher end D+M (makers of...

Many of this year's higher end D+M (makers of Denon & Marantz) receivers include Heos, their proprietary alternative to Sonos. It supports both their own brand of wireless speakers and very flexible...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-23-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 253
Posted By Selden Ball
Those indeed are the major brands to consider...

Those indeed are the major brands to consider these days. Pioneer's Entertainment division (which makes their receivers) is now run by Onkyo, which is not a favorite here on AVS. Denon and Marantz...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-23-2017, 10:13 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
In general, wired ethernet, or even powerline...

In general, wired ethernet, or even powerline ethernet, is far more reliable than wireless networking.

The symptoms that you describe are consistent with a poor WiFi connection. Presumably the new...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-23-2017, 09:55 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Although you can use either.... WARNING:...

Although you can use either....

WARNING: Unplug everything from wall power before attempting to run a (monaural) pin-jack trigger cable between the units.

D+M (i.e. both Denon and Marantz)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-23-2017, 07:57 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Sorry: dunno. It's been a long time since I...

Sorry: dunno. It's been a long time since I looked at that.


Where the sounds come from depends a lot on how the movie's audio was mixed in the studio. There's no standard.




There are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-23-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 44,190
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Posted By Selden Ball
Personally I prefer SweetHome3D. It's free and...

Personally I prefer SweetHome3D. It's free and available for all platforms. Since it's designed to help design rooms and buildings, its controls might be a bit more "obvious" than those of a generic...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-23-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6,417
Views: 248,704
Posted By Selden Ball
My (perhaps mistaken) understanding is that you...

My (perhaps mistaken) understanding is that you can make appropriate adjustments while viewing a 1080p signal on that input and they'll continue to be in effect when there's a 4K signal.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   02-23-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4,959
Views: 230,721
Posted By Selden Ball
One of my acquaintances collects "bad" movies. It...

One of my acquaintances collects "bad" movies. It takes all kinds....
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