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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-18-2014, 12:25 PM
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How are you ripping the Blu Rays? Are you...

How are you ripping the Blu Rays? Are you extracting the full resolution DTS-HD audio stream?
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-18-2014, 08:51 AM
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Congrats on what looks like a great project. It...

Congrats on what looks like a great project. It is unfortunate you need post processing and (I believe) more than 8 channels. Otherwise you could just sell your CBIV, stick a Lynx card into your...
Forum: Audio Gear   08-17-2014, 04:18 PM
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Posted By edorr
Oppo 93 digital transport with Vanity 93HD board and Dr. Lee Linear Powersupply

For sale is an Oppo 93 / VanityHD with sought after firmware that will play ISO rips. The custom Vanity93 HD board turns this into a MCH digital transport that outputs 4 x S/PDIF full resolution...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-04-2014, 03:56 PM
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Posted By edorr
To get CB IV / Dirac level performance for a...

To get CB IV / Dirac level performance for a fraction of the price, you can get an HTPC with Dirac and Jriver with exasound MCH DAC. Fewer channels, less flexibility, and only for the adventurous...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-28-2014, 09:53 AM
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Posted By edorr
Even if you get a DAC with analog input, it will...

Even if you get a DAC with analog input, it will probably digitize the incoming signal. I would consider inserting a passive high grade 2 x 1 switchbox into the chain. I looked into something like...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-28-2014, 09:20 AM
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Posted By edorr
I found to get a material improvement over "DAC...

I found to get a material improvement over "DAC direct (with well implemented VC)" you need to spend close to $10K on preamp + additional cabling. Unless resources are not constrained, you are...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-28-2014, 09:12 AM
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Posted By edorr
If you do MCH, the Exasound would be the ticket....

If you do MCH, the Exasound would be the ticket. For a 2 channel application, the field is wide open, with the DirectStream being one of the contenders.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-28-2014, 08:45 AM
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Posted By edorr
Close enough to the 5x more costly MSB for me to...

Close enough to the 5x more costly MSB for me to decide to sell it. To be fair, I did a four way DAC shootout (I had four DACs receiving the exact same input signal - mapped 2 channel source to 4 x...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-27-2014, 10:53 AM
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Posted By edorr
My single mom was on welfare, so I never went...

My single mom was on welfare, so I never went through the $50 polo snob (Lacoste was the big name in my highschool days) phase. I never saw the point, since my more affluent Lacaoste shirt donning...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-26-2014, 06:10 PM
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Posted By edorr
I'm all sorted out with the new MCH server with...

I'm all sorted out with the new MCH server with Lynx and HDMI card. Still use the CAPS 3.0 for 2 channel. Works beautifully. I run Dirac on both machines. For good measure, I also replaced my MSB + 2...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-25-2014, 03:16 PM
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Posted By edorr
My point is that diminishing returns is old news...

My point is that diminishing returns is old news and boring. Anything I spend on audio over and above the $100 audio system in my car has diminishing returns.

You're advocating not to spend more...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-25-2014, 05:38 AM
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Posted By edorr
Total rip off. The 15" woofer cabinets on my...

Total rip off. The 15" woofer cabinets on my modular speakers sell for $10K a piece when bought separately. Plain robbery. However, when bought used and fully depreciated I don't really care....
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-23-2014, 02:49 PM
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Posted By edorr
I would say anyone drawing an analogy between...

I would say anyone drawing an analogy between spending more than $3000 on a pair of speakers and spending $1500 on an HDMI cable is nuts (or rather; clueless).
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-30-2014, 07:34 PM
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Posted By edorr
You can batch convert your flacs to wav. It is...

You can batch convert your flacs to wav. It is like unzipping data files. If you hypothesize that the real time unzipping degrades the sound, this would be the ticket. You get the exact same bits as...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-30-2014, 05:36 PM
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Posted By edorr
I did blind comparison on my system between flac...

I did blind comparison on my system between flac and wav of the same track in Jriver. Could not hear a difference.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-30-2014, 05:01 PM
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Posted By edorr
I compared flac and wav on a six figure system...

I compared flac and wav on a six figure system and could not hear a difference.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-29-2014, 04:49 PM
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Posted By edorr
why would I? I have cat 5 from my router into my...

why would I? I have cat 5 from my router into my basement, which works fine. Don't fix it if it aint broken.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-25-2014, 07:45 PM
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Posted By edorr
You can create filters in the calibration tool on...

You can create filters in the calibration tool on the PC/Mac that only operate in that frequency range. The CBIV will just run the filter in the runtime engine.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-25-2014, 10:30 AM
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Posted By edorr
You can save a ton by getting a used pair of the...

You can save a ton by getting a used pair of the Revel Studio 1 used for around $4K and matching center and the monitors for surround. Very nice system that will do both 2 channel and MCH very...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-25-2014, 04:43 AM
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Posted By edorr
Could be a big issues if you have low sensitivity...

Could be a big issues if you have low sensitivity speakers. Dirac attenuates 8dB by default, which can be adjusted back up in the latest version of the Dirac processor running on a PC. Since Theta is...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-22-2014, 10:55 AM
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Posted By edorr
This would be the case if variance between actual...

This would be the case if variance between actual and measured response was constant across the frequency band, which is not the case. If the "bad mic" is +/- 2db across the band, it could be -2db...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-22-2014, 09:04 AM
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Posted By edorr
Trust me, we can have all the audio luminaries on...

Trust me, we can have all the audio luminaries on the forum do double blind shootouts between calibrations done with different caliber mics and we would not be one iota closer to reaching consensus...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-21-2014, 03:38 PM
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Posted By edorr
I dont just dismiss everything that is hard to...

I dont just dismiss everything that is hard to rationalize, or just outright implausible in audio. This hobby to me is at least 50% voodoo. I'll give it a try at some point, load Dirac standard...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-21-2014, 03:08 PM
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Posted By edorr
When in doubt, I always err on the side of...

When in doubt, I always err on the side of spending more money. Now that the seeds of doubt have been planted in my brain, I have no option but to buy the expensive mic for peace of mind. I'm also...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-21-2014, 11:44 AM
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Posted By edorr
You're probably right, but no one is taking...

You're probably right, but no one is taking advantage of anyone. Audiophiles know the variables and make their own decisions about what to buy. More than a few are engineers with technical...
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