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Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-27-2015, 05:47 PM
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Posted By rabident
Can you walk me through how that is an absolute? ...

Can you walk me through how that is an absolute? Where does +10db get clipped? Wouldn't the volume I am listening at matter, as well as the headroom available in the amps & speakers at that point?...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-26-2015, 11:25 PM
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Posted By rabident
I was under the impression LFE was its own...

I was under the impression LFE was its own discrete channel. Not the same as bass content already in the L-R channels, boosted 10db. There are scenes like crashes & explosions that suggest rumble,...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-25-2015, 07:34 PM
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Posted By rabident
I am trying to use the 103D as a pre-pro for a 3...

I am trying to use the 103D as a pre-pro for a 3 channel LCR system and it's not working very well.

I set downmix to 5.1. Subwoofer to OFF. LCR to Large. But it looks like the Oppo isn't smart...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-25-2015, 04:28 PM
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Posted By rabident
I was seeing the same thing. What is source...

I was seeing the same thing. What is source direct? I switched from 5.1 DD to stereo and it went away. I assumed it was a bandwidth issue and with stereo needing less bandwidth, Netflix was able...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-06-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 27,694
Posted By rabident
Ben did 2 big receiver side plenums in his room. ...

Ben did 2 big receiver side plenums in his room. He said his HVAC system is inaudible. Post with the pics here
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Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-06-2015, 05:43 PM
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Views: 27,694
Posted By rabident
I misread the graph for the plenum silencer. I...

I misread the graph for the plenum silencer. I thought it was in reference to fan outlet vs vent, but it's measuring the effective attenuation of the plenum itself, inlet to outlet. They do still...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-06-2015, 12:16 AM
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Views: 27,694
Posted By rabident
There is a 5th edition out. I found it online in...

There is a 5th edition out. I found it online in PDF format by searching for the authors name (which you suggested to me in the master acoustic thread). It goes into quite a bit of detail on low...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-05-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By rabident
Most people here don't measure the noise floor of...

Most people here don't measure the noise floor of their room with HVAC running or otherwise. So I think the answer you're going to get is that subjectively whatever they did seems fine.
Forum: Home Theater Computers   01-05-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 70
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Posted By rabident
+1 for SSD in terms of bang for the buck hardware...

+1 for SSD in terms of bang for the buck hardware upgrade.

A fresh install of the OS can do a lot of good too, if he hasn't done one for the life of the PC.

You could also create a Linux LiveCD...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-05-2015, 05:43 PM
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Posted By rabident
I'm not aware of any independent testing done to...

I'm not aware of any independent testing done to compare. There are manufacture and reseller tests out there, but they are rarely apples to apples. Most tests are stacked in some way to show...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-03-2015, 07:11 PM
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Posted By rabident
I saw this concept picture a while back. Is it...

I saw this concept picture a while back. Is it implied that the walls are fabric, with tons of acoustic treatments behind them?

How much surface area of the room normally needs to be covered by...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   01-01-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By rabident
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h374/onyourmom...

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h374/onyourmom/theater-framing_zps17dd6993.png

You can read more here:...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-31-2014, 08:18 PM
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Posted By rabident
My posts were general advice. I left my dealings...

My posts were general advice. I left my dealings with EG out of it. If you don't want to hear about my experience with Dennis, don't kick that hornet nest.



I have. My wife and I disagreed...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-30-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,823
Posted By rabident
If you don't know my situation, then you are no...

If you don't know my situation, then you are no position to judge. I don't know your situation, but you appear to be an exuberant shill, mid contract, trying to earn some brownie points. Your...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-29-2014, 02:12 PM
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Posted By rabident
Are there any reviews of the Super Lumis that...

Are there any reviews of the Super Lumis that measure light output & CR ? The few reviews I found seem to be a reviews of the Sim2 press release & marketing material. The only info Sim2 provides is...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-29-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,296
Posted By rabident
I was just pointing out what I thought the source...

I was just pointing out what I thought the source of the "4k DLP in 2015" rumors were.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-25-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By rabident
Here is the marketing from Procella's site: ...

Here is the marketing from Procella's site:

"Today's Blu-ray movie and music recordings use the DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD™ and Lossless LPCM formats to produce a dynamic range that often...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-23-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,296
Posted By rabident
Unless I'm misreading between the lines, this was...

Unless I'm misreading between the lines, this was written last year.



http://www.homecinemachoice.com/news/article/revealed-everything-you-need-to-know-about-4k/16776
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-23-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By rabident
Why do HT speakers need to be so loud?

I find it uncomfortable to be in the room with 75dB test tones. One processor I borrowed from the dealer used 85dB to calibrate the speakers. It was rip your head off loud. I can't imagine...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-23-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,294
Posted By rabident
This was one the best threads of AVS in a while. ...

This was one the best threads of AVS in a while. I'd love to see an AVS version of Myth Busters where all of the various "do it right" products & services are put to the test in real world settings....
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-22-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,296
Posted By rabident
Is it $30k ? The NEC bulb projector was around...

Is it $30k ? The NEC bulb projector was around that. For the laser version I read under $50k for the PJ itself. That's for the stock projector without the after market mods for CR. I was only...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-21-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2,062
Views: 140,406
Posted By rabident
I would like to try to save you from the "doing...

I would like to try to save you from the "doing it right" mentality. Often doing it right depends on who you talk to and what they're trying to sell. The mix houses can't even agree where their...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-21-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 107,189
Posted By rabident
We're going next weekend to Raleigh IMAX, if you...

We're going next weekend to Raleigh IMAX, if you want to come. My wife and I have "power passes" that give us + one guest each access to seating before everyone else. We always get prime seats even...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-21-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 107,189
Posted By rabident
How many lumens are you getting after...

How many lumens are you getting after calibration?

Light output is my main reservation on the vw600. Sony was rumored to be working on a high brightness consumer projector, but looks like that...
Forum: Speakers   12-21-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 889
Views: 101,896
Posted By rabident
I sent an e-mail to Mark 2 weeks ago. No...

I sent an e-mail to Mark 2 weeks ago. No response. It's the holiday season, he's a one man band, etc. I get it. But I would still like to try to make a decision on speakers since it's a pre-req...
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