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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-16-2015, 10:04 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
IIRC seamless branching wasn't an issue for the...

IIRC seamless branching wasn't an issue for the 103 but it was on the Oppo 93. I want to say that it was a limitation of the Mediatek processing chip used in older Oppos - wonder if it's the same...
Forum: Speakers   04-16-2015, 09:58 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
Now that HSU is dropping its MBM-1 mid-bass...

Now that HSU is dropping its MBM-1 mid-bass module, there might be a niche market for that. Of course, you'd need something like a MiniDSP 2x4 to be able to manage the combination of subwoofers and...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-16-2015, 08:50 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
At least with Atmos, I wonder if this is related...

At least with Atmos, I wonder if this is related to seamless branching? I'm going to use an Oppo 103 for BD content (I'm also working on getting my DVD collection onto a NAS Drive for DLNA playback)....
Forum: Speakers   04-15-2015, 05:50 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
So basically these are like DefTech Supercube...

So basically these are like DefTech Supercube 2000 or 4000, except that the specs are more reliable for -3 db :), and you don't have the pretty wireless-based display. Still, I wonder if they'd come...
Forum: Speakers   04-10-2015, 10:46 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
Question for the group: I've been happy with my...

Question for the group:
I've been happy with my PSB Imagine S surrounds to date, and have used them in dual mono mode for a 7.1 configuration. However, after doing some spring cleaning at home, I'm...
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-09-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 60,776
Posted By sdrucker
Whoo-hoo! Congratulations on joining the...

Whoo-hoo! Congratulations on joining the soon-to-be Alitude user club. :)

24 or 32?
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-09-2015, 05:10 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
A vague timeframe for a rollout?

A vague timeframe for a rollout?
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-09-2015, 05:00 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
Hey, let's get real here. Compared even to the...

Hey, let's get real here. Compared even to the average A/V hobbyist, we're on the lunatic fringe and living in a fishbowl (or some of us are :cool:. ) To coin a phrase, we're at the end of the first...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-09-2015, 03:52 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
You're absolutely right. I've been to both. But...

You're absolutely right. I've been to both. But at least if you live where we do, it's harder to justify when that big River East AMC is a couple of blocks from us, literally. And at least at the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-09-2015, 01:21 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
There's definitely some coverage holes for cinema...

There's definitely some coverage holes for cinema Atmos in urban areas. For example, unless you count the fringes of the Loop, there's no Dolby Atmos-capable screens in the Chicago Central Business...
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-09-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 60,776
Posted By sdrucker
Now that Pioneer Home Audio is a division of...

Now that Pioneer Home Audio is a division of Onkyo, and the brand's in transition to fitting into their portfolio, you may not see much traction on this aside from possibly the very high end Elites...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-09-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 993
Views: 63,329
Posted By sdrucker
You're right...I saw them on an earlier list of...

You're right...I saw them on an earlier list of exhibitors back in February but they're gone now. Must have been premature. It stuck in my mind since you mention Quested often. There's still other...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-09-2015, 08:31 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
IOW, you'll see a very slow trickle the way we...

IOW, you'll see a very slow trickle the way we have with Atmos. Meaning you'll be enjoying the DTS:X demo BD if you can get it on Ebay or from DTS (assuming they'll send one out on request), or the...
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-09-2015, 07:28 AM
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Views: 60,776
Posted By sdrucker
^^ The question is how these features are...

^^ The question is how these features are implemented by DSP-based AVR manufacturers, and the compromises they choose to make. Just because "any layout" can be used in the DTS engine doesn't mean the...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-08-2015, 06:26 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
Forgot the former from the Atmos thread - you're...

Forgot the former from the Atmos thread - you're right, of course.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-08-2015, 04:56 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
Curt made the same point here, I think: ...

Curt made the same point here, I think:
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/86-ultra-hi-end-ht-gear-20-000/1313052-official-theta-thread-246.html#post29051145


I was never under any illusions that...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-08-2015, 03:33 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
Not if Ralph Potts and Sanjay are correct. The...

Not if Ralph Potts and Sanjay are correct. The final mix was monitored on a 7.1.4 system. That doesn't mean that the object rendering is only scalable to 7.1.4 (or lower, such as 5.1.2 or something)....
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-08-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 993
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Posted By sdrucker
It's NOT that Atmos doesn't have object...

It's NOT that Atmos doesn't have object capabilities, which it does. It's how the objects are used by mixers. If the mixer is putting all the content beyond the seven floor bed channels into heights,...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-08-2015, 01:03 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
Same here - I've got some theoretical ideas about...

Same here - I've got some theoretical ideas about how to flesh out a basic 9.1.4 type setup with extra speakers based on the Dolby map (what I refer to as the "wheel of Atmos") posted upthread, but...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-08-2015, 12:40 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
The mixers need to "get with the program"...

The mixers need to "get with the program" LOL....which is why the next couple of years are crucial to how Dolby Atmos and DTS:X are deployed in their native content. But that's a tautology at this...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-08-2015, 10:06 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
Or, depending on where those two extra floor...

Or, depending on where those two extra floor speakers are in the nine channel element of your room configuration, you just might not be having much pull out of objects from the 7.1 bed channels that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-04-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23,835
Views: 954,442
Posted By sdrucker
If you're running a +10 db house curve up to 80...

If you're running a +10 db house curve up to 80 Hz, and then declining to about +3 db at 200 Hz like I am with my HSU ULS-15 & MiniDSP at the moment, the LFE effects are just ridiculous on the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-04-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23,835
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Posted By sdrucker
I must be in the minority on this as well. I've...

I must be in the minority on this as well. I've watched Interstellar multiple times this week, usually at about -10 to -15 on my soon to be replaced Sherwood R-972/NAD M27 combo. The dialogue across...
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-02-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 60,776
Posted By sdrucker
Well, sooner or later I'm looking forward to...

Well, sooner or later I'm looking forward to hearing that DTS:X demo BluRay I picked up in actual DTS:X, vs. DTS-HD 5.1 or 7.1. OTOH it might be the ONLY native content we have for the indefinite...
Forum: Latest Industry News   04-02-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,061
Views: 60,776
Posted By sdrucker
They're trying to build up the suspense.:)

They're trying to build up the suspense.:)
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