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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 04:49 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks Matt.

Thanks Matt.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 04:15 AM
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This might be a good time to remind members that...

This might be a good time to remind members that I did a 'blow by blow' analysis of the use of Atmos in this movie when I saw it at Dolby's London HQ. Might be interesting to see how the BD compares....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 03:39 AM
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Jerry - I have never done preout measurements in...

Jerry - I have never done preout measurements in the past due to the difficulty of access to the back of my gear. But now I have my splendid new rack, on wheels, that is no longer the case so I may...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 03:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
My last word on this: my post was not meant to be...

My last word on this: my post was not meant to be any sort of scientific evaluation or comparison. I thought it was evident from the context that it was a purely subjective attempt to put into words...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 03:27 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yep. Right now, that is true :) And yes, you are...

Yep. Right now, that is true :) And yes, you are right: I am a strong advocate of objective data. I hesitated before posting that subjective opinion earlier, simply because it goes so much against...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 03:21 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
As Jerry just said, I have done numerous...

As Jerry just said, I have done numerous (hundreds I'd say) measurements of Pro and a listening evaluation that lasted for years. I do believe I am qualified to understand what Pro does, how it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 03:14 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That is right. When I went from XT32 to Pro,...

That is right. When I went from XT32 to Pro, years back now, I did not subjectively notice anything approaching the difference in SQ that I have heard since going from XT32 to Dirac. Any differences...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 03:04 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Sighted comparisons don't have much value IMO and...

Sighted comparisons don't have much value IMO and I frequently take to task those who attach much importance to them. I stated clearly this view earlier in the thread when I gave my previous...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 02:31 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Why tie yourself to one processor when you can...

Why tie yourself to one processor when you can have the 88A and use any AVR or processor you like?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 12:40 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
True. But on balance, the ledger is firmly in the...

True. But on balance, the ledger is firmly in the black IMO.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 12:06 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
;) And so say all of us! This...

;)



And so say all of us! This three-dimensionality thing is truly remarkable IMO. Speakers vanish, the room vanishes. Music replaces them. Incredible isn’t it? Even for those of us who have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 11:44 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I know. I said before that our objectives are...

I know. I said before that our objectives are different. I don't see as a priority optimising the HT for 0.1% of my content.

And, of course, I refer back to Dolby's own guidelines which recommend...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 11:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That would explain it...

That would explain it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 11:32 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes that may be so given that mixers have their...

Yes that may be so given that mixers have their surrounds mounted higher than I do. I am living with it for now and, TBH, it isn't spoiling my enjoyment any. Like I say, 99.9% of my library is legacy...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 11:27 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It's not on Demoworld yet. I expect it will be...

It's not on Demoworld yet. I expect it will be eventually.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 11:26 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks Doc. Audyssey XT32 has always worked well...

Thanks Doc. Audyssey XT32 has always worked well for me. But the definition of "well" has now been redefined :) And I haven't even begun to try any more sophisticated approaches with the 88A/Dirac...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 11:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Happy is a real understatement. :) Yes, I have...

Happy is a real understatement. :) Yes, I have been an Audyssey user for several years and have always thought that XT32 is very good, which it is. But Dirac is a cut above and I won't be going back...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 11:13 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Sorry - I meant that DSU is my default for...

Sorry - I meant that DSU is my default for everything other than my (7) Atmos discs. That is, my other 1,500 discs ;)

I haven’t been disappointed with the Atmos discs to date and I expect Atmos...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 11:10 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
WOW. I am getting sounds coming from over my...

WOW. I am getting sounds coming from over my shoulder and I am listening to it on my desktop stereo system. Can't wait to hear this one in the HT. Clever how they start with what seems to be good...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 10:54 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Just an update on my listening experience since...

Just an update on my listening experience since calibrating with Dirac Live.

I continue to be astonished. For the last several nights as I have watched movies I have been totally entranced by the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 10:33 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Like I said.... :)

Like I said.... :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 10:32 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
One or two of my Atmos blurays feature a Dolby...

One or two of my Atmos blurays feature a Dolby trailer before the movie starts. Pity they don't routinely do this as it gets you in the mood for all that overhead goodness and precision sound...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 10:30 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
LOL. Well if anyone is nuts enough to try it,...

LOL. Well if anyone is nuts enough to try it, Scott, my money would be on you :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 10:27 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Same here. Specially created for Dolby by twice...

Same here. Specially created for Dolby by twice Oscar nominated Erik Aadahl (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0007321/reference).

EDIT: Look at that list of his movies. It reads like a list of favorite...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 10:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The difference between 120 and 140 is vast though...

The difference between 120 and 140 is vast though as I am sure you will agree and unattainable in home theaters.

What we believe approximates real life sounds and what those real life sounds...
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