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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 11:15 AM
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Posted By JohnAV
I expect by what I see, about front panel door,...

I expect by what I see, about front panel door, that the x5200 will be more along the lines of the 4520 versus the x4000. The x4000 was a bit flimsy, while the x4520 seemed studier. Mind you I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 11:09 AM
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Posted By JohnAV
I certainly agree on the last comment. Here is...

I certainly agree on the last comment. Here is a write up of some of the differences when moving up to a X5200 or X7200 (translated)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 09:37 AM
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Posted By JohnAV
I be careful on that aspect, like so many first...

I be careful on that aspect, like so many first generation UDTV's, saying you can passthrough 2160P@50/60 Hz 4:4:4 doesn't represent much. HDMI 1.4 can pass 2160P@50/60 hz 4:2:0 (8 bit) if...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 09:25 AM
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Posted By JohnAV
That receiver represents what I was complaining...

That receiver represents what I was complaining about earlier line up, that you had a x4000 and x4520 with a huge price jump and nothing in between from Denon. The AVR-x7200W has the 32 bit...
Forum: Latest Industry News   07-21-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 6,836
Posted By JohnAV
Relevant article to this discussion Study...

Relevant article to this discussion

Study finds only 17% of U.S. broadband users are aware of 4K...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-15-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 9,075
Posted By JohnAV
Oppo HA-1 DAC/Headphone Amp:"Discrete" Output...

Oppo HA-1 DAC/Headphone Amp:"Discrete" Output Nets Sonic Treat (http://everythingaudionetwork.blogspot.com/2014/07/audiophile-review-oppos-ha-1.html)

Everything Audio Network - John Gatski, July...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-12-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8,833
Views: 533,489
Posted By JohnAV
Its a exceptionally sounding AVR, I moved up from...

Its a exceptionally sounding AVR, I moved up from a 2809 awhile back, and yes no question everything sounds better with MultiEQ XT32, and the rest of the feature set. Congratulation on finally...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-10-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 9,075
Posted By JohnAV
Test OPPO HA-1: Reference HDfever award for...

Test OPPO HA-1: Reference HDfever award for extraordinary DAC!...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-09-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 9,075
Posted By JohnAV
The real question is how are you likely to store...

The real question is how are you likely to store and play those high res files? If you are planning on playing content not from media or attached storage but mostly from a computer then the HA-1...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-09-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 9,075
Posted By JohnAV
Please read this DC-1 review...

Please read this DC-1 review (http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/dacs/dacs-reviews/emotiva-stealth-dac/all-pages.html) vs this HA-1 review...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-07-2014, 01:41 AM
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Views: 486
Posted By JohnAV
AVR's are kind at the in-between place with this...

AVR's are kind at the in-between place with this new technology dangling out there such as 4K, 3D sound.

FYI Dolby Atmos encoded BD's won't be around for a year, and we haven't even seen what DTS...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-06-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8,833
Views: 533,489
Posted By JohnAV
Must be that mystical HDAM technology? I don't...

Must be that mystical HDAM technology? I don't get the 2809 vs 4520 comment either, and I have both. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-30-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8,833
Views: 533,489
Posted By JohnAV
The UK suggested price appears to be slightly...

The UK suggested price appears to be slightly higher when looking at 4520 vs x7200w initial pricing. Not that any of this will be that interesting for a 4520CI owner.

BTW back a bit when you...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-24-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 16,673
Posted By JohnAV
See this article Take cover! Dolby Atmos will...

See this article
Take cover! Dolby Atmos will rain down sound from above in home theaters (http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/dolby-atmos-surround-sound-coming-home-theaters/) - Digital trends
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-24-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 16,673
Posted By JohnAV
Insulation? :D

Insulation? :D
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-24-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 16,673
Posted By JohnAV
I didn't use the word "mansion" like who I was...

I didn't use the word "mansion" like who I was quoting, I only implied that a larger room would benefit more from Atmos. Similar to using existing 3D surround techniques with height speakers.
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-24-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 16,673
Posted By JohnAV
That last comment almost makes you sound like a...

That last comment almost makes you sound like a Atmos salesperson. ;)

Really until we see how well the film industry audio engineering works with BD media rather then how it is implemented in a...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-24-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 16,673
Posted By JohnAV
That's my thought also, most people's home...

That's my thought also, most people's home theater rooms are not that large. A array of many speakers is not going to reproduce the acoustical sonic's of a huge room, only modestly approximate it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-24-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By JohnAV
Wow that is a interesting mix . . "Pioneer...

Wow that is a interesting mix . .

"Pioneer and Onkyo “will make an effort to increase competitiveness by capitalizing on the resources of the two companies, such as strong brand power and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-19-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 8,833
Views: 533,489
Posted By JohnAV
Paradigm Ref 100's v5, their 3 db down point is...

Paradigm Ref 100's v5, their 3 db down point is 25 hz, ±2dB from 45 Hz - 22 kHz for L+R. At 92 db efficient doesn't take all that much power to get to reference levels with a CC-690 for center. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-18-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8,833
Views: 533,489
Posted By JohnAV
Speak for your own set, mine doesn't have that...

Speak for your own set, mine doesn't have that limitation. :p
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-13-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,693
Posted By JohnAV
That's very true still when adding up the numbers...

That's very true still when adding up the numbers it will based on income (number of devices), and whether you are computer savvy, which surprisingly a large amount of consumers are not.

BTW I do...
Forum: Community News & Polls   06-02-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,927
Posted By JohnAV
Using large L+R speakers having a 3db down of 24...

Using large L+R speakers having a 3db down of 24 Hz, haven't really seen a need to rattle windows any further with a separate subwoofer, also having L+R fairly spread out, yields really clean lower...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   05-22-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 9,075
Posted By JohnAV
^ In a perfectly inaudible manner. If a...

^ In a perfectly inaudible manner.

If a headphone amp/DAC has extremely low THD you can't hear, no hiss, and a flat frequency response how does one say one is better then the other?
...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   05-08-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 17,691
Posted By JohnAV
Surprised none of the transformers series made...

Surprised none of the transformers series made it on your list. Odd?
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