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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
If a speaker falls in an acoustically treated...

If a speaker falls in an acoustically treated room, does anybody hear? :)

So in order of importance - - 1) Room acoustics (properly treated) , 2) Speakers, then 3) Equipment?

I think the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 353
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Posted By Ricoflashback
With the Wyred 4 Sound MMC 7.1, each "monoblock"...

With the Wyred 4 Sound MMC 7.1, each "monoblock" in the unit has its own dedicated and separate power supply for each channel. So it has to do with circuitry and signal routing. Zero "crosstalk."
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2014, 06:33 AM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
I think I understand what you are trying to...

I think I understand what you are trying to accomplish. But I believe you said that your Onkyo 605 does not have preouts? (Is it this model - TX-SR605S - 7.1 90 wpc?) If you try to use a line...
Forum: Speakers   07-20-2014, 03:45 PM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
Question - has anyone moved from Studio 60's v.2...

Question - has anyone moved from Studio 60's v.2 to Studio 60's v.5?

My setup is listed below. I've been very happy with the Studio 60's v.2. I can't go to the Studio 100's because they are too...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-20-2014, 10:26 AM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
+ A Gazillion... A true gentleman and an...

+ A Gazillion...

A true gentleman and an outstanding actor. Thoroughly entertaining.

One of my favorite Rockford Files episodes is when Jimmy and Angel are tied up in a warehouse by the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 7,670
Posted By Ricoflashback
If absolutely every comment on every AVS Forum...

If absolutely every comment on every AVS Forum thread had to be scientifically based and proven, there would be very little activity or posting.


And I couldn't agree more with the value of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 7,670
Posted By Ricoflashback
+1 If you are contemplating any type of home...

+1 If you are contemplating any type of home theater setup, it really makes sense to go with a multichannel. But here is the dilemma I have found with my multichannel, 9.2 Pioneer SC65 when using...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-19-2014, 09:16 AM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
Would a dedicated, smaller room for two channel...

Would a dedicated, smaller room for two channel listening (stereo) be potentially better than a larger theater room designed for movies?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-19-2014, 07:35 AM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
Originally Posted by turnne1 ...

Originally Posted by turnne1 http://www.avsforum.com/forum/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/1604889-separates-worth-8.html#post25868090) ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
Quote: ...

Quote:
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Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-18-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 651
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Posted By Ricoflashback
Nice setup! It sounds like you can really fine...

Nice setup! It sounds like you can really fine tune your performance with the Mini DSP. I'm on their web site and while I do not fully understand the technology, I did read the review by Andrew...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 353
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Posted By Ricoflashback
I have heard the debate about Class AB versus...

I have heard the debate about Class AB versus Class D Amps. I've also heard the debate about tube versus solid state. Since I was used to a Class D amp with my Pioneer SC65 - - it was easy for me...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-18-2014, 05:38 AM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
I do not agree with this position or the blanket...

I do not agree with this position or the blanket statement that there is no difference between an integrated AVR and separates.

My comparison is between my 9.2 Pioneer SC65 - 130 wpc (in 7.1) mode...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-18-2014, 05:12 AM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
I recently purchased the Parasound 2100 Stereo...

I recently purchased the Parasound 2100 Stereo Preamplifier to integrate with my Home Theater 7.1 system. I am using the analog outputs of my OPPO 103 with the "Stereo Downmix" setting for the L/R...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   07-12-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,632
Posted By Ricoflashback
Have you given any thought about buying a system...

Have you given any thought about buying a system that will handle your two channel needs but also expandable to Home Theater in the future? 5.1 or 7.1?

If you are going separates there are a...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-11-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,571
Posted By Ricoflashback
Lots of places to meet via the 16th Street...

Lots of places to meet via the 16th Street MallRide if anyone wants to organize a get together. I live in the Denver Metro Area and will gladly help coordinate. It would be nice to have a sponsor...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-11-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 68,952
Posted By Ricoflashback
I think the reason most folks are here is their...

I think the reason most folks are here is their common love of home theater, music, video - - everything that helps them learn about new technologies and use this knowledge to improve their home...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   07-11-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 51,081
Posted By Ricoflashback
O.K. - after reviewing this thread and sampling...

O.K. - after reviewing this thread and sampling some Hi-Res music (free download) here are my very unscientific observations: I cannot tell that much of a difference from a CD. Everything is always...
Forum: Speakers   07-11-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 180
Posted By Ricoflashback
Bare wire is the best connection from what I've...

Bare wire is the best connection from what I've read.

I use locking banana plugs mostly for convenience. Not the purists way to go but it works for me.

And, while there might not be a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-11-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 68,952
Posted By Ricoflashback
WARNING!!! Please keep all comments and...

WARNING!!! Please keep all comments and references to the Emotiva XMC-1 to the Emotiva thread with NO references to Dolby Atmos. And, vice versa. Always take the middle road and be kind to your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-10-2014, 11:01 AM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
I'm not sure if I have this right, but my current...

I'm not sure if I have this right, but my current AVR (9.2 Pioneer SC65) will let me use front wide left/right or front left/right "height" speakers, but not at the same time (no simultaneous sound...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-10-2014, 04:59 AM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
(From the Emotiva thread - better discussed here...

(From the Emotiva thread - better discussed here per the Moderators)

O.K. - regarding "No need for a new Bluray player. Atmos comes as a TrueHD track and the player bitstreams it to the AVR...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-09-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 51,588
Posted By Ricoflashback
O.K. - regarding "No need for a new Bluray ...

O.K. - regarding "No need for a new Bluray player. Atmos comes as a TrueHD track and the player bitstreams it to the AVR where the Atmos info is decoded."

If you do not need a new Bluray player,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-09-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 51,588
Posted By Ricoflashback
Here, here. It really does depend on the mix. ...

Here, here. It really does depend on the mix. I'd be happy with more 7.1 content.

I tried a 9.1 HT system in the past but did not perceive any value from my front left & right height speakers. ...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-09-2014, 12:04 PM
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Posted By Ricoflashback
The last update and the version I am currently on...

The last update and the version I am currently on is 1051.2

I have since unhooked my internet connection to my Sammy set and all is good. I get a fantastic picture in conjunction with my Darbee...
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