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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-18-2017, 07:48 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
I had multiple planted fish tanks, so I get it,...

I had multiple planted fish tanks, so I get it, too. How about a nice absorbing panel on the wall below the fish tank that moves up to cover it when you run movies or listen to music? :)

You...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-14-2017, 12:19 AM
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Posted By garygarrison
There is one other factor, perhaps, the depth of...

There is one other factor, perhaps, the depth of the bass mixed from the LFE into the main speakers. If it is far below the f3 of the main speakers there may be a problem even if it is not played at...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-10-2017, 08:10 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Quote: Originally Posted...

Quote:
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-10-2017, 04:44 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Selden Ball also mentions that too much...

Selden Ball also mentions that too much brightness is often because of having the speakers not toed in correctly. He says, "if the tweeters aren't pointed toward the primary listening position,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-09-2017, 05:20 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Hammonje, I'd definitely try a blanket (or...

Hammonje,

I'd definitely try a blanket (or several layers of blankets) on the wall behind the sofa. If it makes things better, leave it there. Or, better yet, use a nice looking absorber. Some...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-08-2017, 05:19 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
If the way to import Audyssey to Graphic EQ is...

If the way to import Audyssey to Graphic EQ is the long standing one (sometimes called "base [not bass] copy,"), it does not copy the hundreds of EQ points Audyssey uses, but only a small number of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2017, 02:21 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Zero sum games are the root of much evil.

Zero sum games are the root of much evil.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2017, 03:39 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
In a former house, our MLP was right against a...

In a former house, our MLP was right against a wall. We put a very large piece of the thickest Sonex sound absorbing foam (with anechoic wedges) directly behind our heads and shoulders, and it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-04-2017, 03:12 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
I was a philosophy major, briefly (between...

I was a philosophy major, briefly (between biology and psychology majors). I often found it more rewarding to try to read between the lines than to take apart what someone once wrote. I'm less...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-03-2017, 07:35 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Isn't that what Mike meant? I don't think he was...

Isn't that what Mike meant? I don't think he was implying that certainty could be achieved.

[EDIT: Mike himself responded while I was writing this]

Karl Popper...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2017, 03:54 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
First, I apologize for the stark appearance of...

First, I apologize for the stark appearance of all the bolding I added to the quotes. It may look like I was shouting, but I was really trying to make it easier for a reader to skim the quotes to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2017, 11:20 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Me too.

Me too.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2017, 02:57 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
My brain is in a bit of a twist, so please bear...

My brain is in a bit of a twist, so please bear with me.:rolleyes: In the FAQ, Mark says"The issue is not the signal being too much for the subwoofer, but rather the possibility of increasing...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2017, 03:37 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
I know what you mean! Our mains are 13 feet, 5...

I know what you mean! Our mains are 13 feet, 5 inches apart, tweeter to tweeter, and we sit near the point of the equilateral triangle, 13 feet 5 inches on a side, formed by the intertweeter...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2017, 06:44 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
We enjoy it every time. It may be our favorite...

We enjoy it every time. It may be our favorite ST movie. Those of us who are getting up a bit in age especially enjoy the comment right at the end about feeling young. Seeing natural processes, in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2017, 07:41 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
At an orchestral concert I tend to sit close, if...

At an orchestral concert I tend to sit close, if I can, perhaps in the tenth row. Since I'm not made of money, a lot of my experience comes from being present, again often in about the tenth row, at...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-24-2017, 08:27 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
The last several posts by everyone have been...

The last several posts by everyone have been excellent. I will respond briefly to one.

David, I agree with what you said about perception of dialog placement. Our eyes certainly help place the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-23-2017, 01:37 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
What's always confused me is that the movie...

What's always confused me is that the movie audience is facing forward, and, due to outer ear structure, they are getting more of their sound from the front and sides, say 180 degrees or less, at...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-19-2017, 01:49 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
And, sometimes, that includes the people who...

And, sometimes, that includes the people who wrote the manuals. That's why we love the FAQ. Actually, a friend of mine who is in IT believes that it is typical for different parts of an equipment...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-18-2017, 06:11 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Thanks Feri!

Thanks Feri!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-17-2017, 07:30 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
I wonder what Chris K. would have to say about...

I wonder what Chris K. would have to say about that. I'm not on Facebook [pause for expressions of horror and disbelief]. Feri, can you help us?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-12-2017, 02:51 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Use the same technique for the main speakers as...

Use the same technique for the main speakers as you use for the surrounds. I believe that this section of the FAQ includes LF, RF, and Center in what the author terms "satellites." In my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-07-2017, 05:18 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Agreed. MasterAudio, let me share my Audyssey...

Agreed. MasterAudio, let me share my Audyssey Odyssey. In my case, several years ago:


I lived with manual EQ for several weeks, then tried Audyssey calibration, using the pitiful...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-31-2016, 01:30 AM
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Posted By garygarrison
I'm not aware of a roll off at the bass end of...

I'm not aware of a roll off at the bass end of the Audyssey Reference curve. The only characteristics that Audyssey cops to in the Reference curve are the "midrange compensation" dip at about 2K to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-30-2016, 04:18 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
The internal test tones in most AVRs (or, more...

The internal test tones in most AVRs (or, more usually, a band limited pink noise) bypass the Audyssey corrections, so, in the case of a sub, the bass measured is uncorrected, and not the bass that...
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