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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
For it to have to boost the treble that much...

For it to have to boost the treble that much suggests either that you do not have your speakers "toed in" to point toward the main listening position or that you've spread out the microphone...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-22-2014, 06:02 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
JDSmoothie has reported a power saving and...

JDSmoothie has reported a power saving and temperature reduction in his use, so evidently its effectiveness varies depending on the situation.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-21-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 128
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Posted By Selden Ball
If you want to read a thread where scientifically...

If you want to read a thread where scientifically knowledgeable people criticize Interstellar you might consider visiting...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-21-2014, 12:45 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
My suspicion is that they'll keep using the older...

My suspicion is that they'll keep using the older parts until they no longer have any. Then they'll start using v2.2 parts.
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   11-21-2014, 12:34 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Yes.In principle, yes.That's my understanding....

Yes.In principle, yes.That's my understanding. You're very welcome.

Yet another FWIW: you could consider adding Front Height speakers to your current configuration, since they're supported by all...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-21-2014, 12:26 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Maybe the single-stage-to-orbit configuration...

Maybe the single-stage-to-orbit configuration used nuclear propulsion. They'd get in a *lot* of trouble if they used nuclear propulsion to launch directly from the Earth's surface, but there wouldn't...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   11-21-2014, 11:50 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Yes. *I* think so, but I think it would be...

Yes. *I* think so, but I think it would be appropriate for you to experience it yourself to find out if it's a big enough improvement for you. There might be an A/V store near you which has set up a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-20-2014, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Hey, I resemble that remark! (I upgraded from 5.1...

Hey, I resemble that remark! (I upgraded from 5.1 to 7.1.4)

Do bear in mind that Atmos and DSU can provide rear overhead audio, while the other upmixers only do that if your Rear Surround speakers...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   11-20-2014, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Another FWIW: almost everybody who has heard it...

Another FWIW: almost everybody who has heard it considers the new Dolby Surround upmixer (which accompanies Atmos but is not part of it) to be a substantial improvement over the Dolby ProLogic and...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   11-20-2014, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
:) Right: you'd need (at least) two more amp...

:) Right: you'd need (at least) two more amp channels + two more speakers, preferably four of each. The Denon/Marantz Atmos-capable AVRs include a full set of preamp outputs in addition to their...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-20-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 159
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Posted By Selden Ball
Do you mean the SR5009? It's already available,...

Do you mean the SR5009? It's already available, as are the SR6009, SR7008, SR7009 and AV7702. The only 2014 model-year Marantz unit not yet available in the U.S. is the AV8802 pre/pro, which is...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   11-20-2014, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Mike, Surely you want to upgrade your...

Mike,

Surely you want to upgrade your speaker system to include overhead speakers for Atmos and Auro3D! What would any modern A/V system be without support for those new up-and-coming audio...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-20-2014, 07:39 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Although audible sound can't be focused as...

Although audible sound can't be focused as accurately as light, you can still think of the speakers as being like flashlights, with the sound reflecting off the ceiling on its way to the audience,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-20-2014, 07:29 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Front Wides are used by Atmos (but not by DSU)...

Front Wides are used by Atmos (but not by DSU) when you have a 9 or 11 channel (7.1.2, 7.1.4 or 9.1.2) configuration. Front Wides are not used by either when you have a 13 channel 9.1.4...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-19-2014, 08:19 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Audyssey calibrates all 13 speakers, including...

Audyssey calibrates all 13 speakers, including Front Wides and Front Heights. When you select DSU, Neo:X or DSX, that causes the 11 appropriate speakers to be active: Front Wides are inactive when...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-19-2014, 01:52 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
I turned ECO mode on permanently in my Marantz...

I turned ECO mode on permanently in my Marantz SR7009. It sounds fine. I haven't really tried to make any serious comparisons to the non-ECO mode, though. Since I use an external non-ECO 5 channel...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-19-2014, 01:03 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
The resolution (sampling rate and bit depth) is a...

The resolution (sampling rate and bit depth) is a separate choice. For example, most BDs have soundtracks which was sampled at 48K samples/sec. Some were recorded at twice that (e.g. Barraka at...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-19-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Selden Ball
Do members of your household have networked...

Do members of your household have networked smartphones?

If network standby is on, Denon receivers can be turned on by other networked devices like smartphones and tablets when they run various...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-19-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 46,829
Posted By Selden Ball
Modern upmixers are not simplistic...

Modern upmixers are not simplistic phase-controlled matrix decoders like those of 15 years ago. Dolby's new surround upmixer supposedly bases its steering decisions on a variety of additional signal...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-19-2014, 10:20 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Both tone controls and channel trim changes...

Both tone controls and channel trim changes (sound level changes which affect all frequencies equally) have been available for several generations of Audyssey implementations. Tone controls do...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-19-2014, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
We don't know what Dolby's requirements are for...

We don't know what Dolby's requirements are for certification. Given the known limitations in the audio quality of the Onkyo and DefTech upfiring speakers, it's obviously more lax than many AVS...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-19-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By Selden Ball
Passive DisplayPort to HDMI adapters are...

Passive DisplayPort to HDMI adapters are relatively inexpensive (less than $20) so it probably wouldn't hurt to try one. Since they're passive, they contain no electronics to modify the signal, but...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-19-2014, 08:25 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
I think you're confusing Atmos with the new Dolby...

I think you're confusing Atmos with the new Dolby Surround upmixer. Atmos is an audio encoding used by the people who mixed a soundtrack. The Atmos decoder us used only when a TrueHD or Dolby Digital...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-19-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,577
Posted By Selden Ball
I found it quite distracting that the Atmos demo...

I found it quite distracting that the Atmos demo "Bailando" soundtrack didn't match the visuals. There were quite a few opportunities for environmental sounds (feet stamping, clapping, etc) which...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-19-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 838
Views: 52,778
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, the pictures are too small and...

Unfortunately, the pictures are too small and blurry to read the capacitor sizes. See
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