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Forum: DVD Recorders (Standard Def)   09-17-2014, 05:17 PM
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Posted By Glimmie
Green and Luminance not the same!

The "green" RCA jack on most consumer gear is actually the Y or luminance signal. If a device is a true RGB component output, then the green signal is not enough for a B&W recording. You will be...
Forum: Video Processors   09-17-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Glimmie
So is this just the same old Darblet we all know...

So is this just the same old Darblet we all know and love in a rack mount box?
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-17-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7,283
Views: 373,490
Posted By Glimmie
An BNC to RCA adaptor is not an issue at all for...

An BNC to RCA adaptor is not an issue at all for digital audio. I do agree an RCA to BNC cable is more elegant but one need not spend a lot here either. The BlueJeans cables mentioned above are...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-17-2014, 09:01 AM
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Views: 373,490
Posted By Glimmie
Most solid state power amps these days from the...

Most solid state power amps these days from the $399 Denon receiver to many high end brands are class B. Tube push pull amps are most always class AB. But a solid state class AB amp can be built, as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,101
Posted By Glimmie
Are these the former Tact Audio people?

Are these the former Tact Audio people?
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-11-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,681
Posted By Glimmie
The Lexicon 4/8/12 is certainly ancient gear but...

The Lexicon 4/8/12 is certainly ancient gear but aside from the HDMI issues, I still think LOGIC7 is still one of the best upmixers for legacy stereo material.

I am curious to hear what others...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-05-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 839
Views: 28,182
Posted By Glimmie
You nailed it. That's exactly why they did it...

You nailed it. That's exactly why they did it IMO. One thing I did learn in researching the links Steve provided is that linear power supplies are all the rage now in digital music servers even...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-05-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 28,182
Posted By Glimmie
What are you talking about? You think Glimmie is...

What are you talking about? You think Glimmie is not cute? Just look at that picture.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-05-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 28,182
Posted By Glimmie
OK understood now.

OK understood now.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-05-2014, 09:13 AM
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Views: 28,182
Posted By Glimmie
The low noise power supply on a SSD. You did say...

The low noise power supply on a SSD. You did say you are also doing this.

Well, just how does this make an audible improvement?
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-05-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 28,182
Posted By Glimmie
I am hardly belittling those without formal...

I am hardly belittling those without formal education. I am belittling those who shrug off the people who do in the subject of interest. If these contributors here are so successful and intelligent,...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-04-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 839
Views: 28,182
Posted By Glimmie
I am getting tired of this formal education...

I am getting tired of this formal education bashing on these forums. So because a person has taken the time to earn a college technology degree and/or has the equivalent industry experience, they are...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-04-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 28,182
Posted By Glimmie
I was unclear in my general comment towards...

I was unclear in my general comment towards hobbyists. I was referring to audio hobbyists with light to no electronics background. Electronics hobbyists are a different animal to which I too am a...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-04-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 28,182
Posted By Glimmie
I was unclear in my general comment towards...

I was unclear in my general comment towards hobbyists. I was referring to audio hobbyists with light to no electronics background. Electronics hobbyists are a different animal to which I too am a...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-03-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Glimmie
Dolby also has had a large foothold in cinema...

Dolby also has had a large foothold in cinema audio processors since the 1970s.

Here is a good site:

http://www.film-tech.com/warehouse/index.php?category=1
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-03-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 839
Views: 28,182
Posted By Glimmie
BTW, I did find what was going on here. The AC3...

BTW, I did find what was going on here. The AC3 decoder in VLC was forcing the Lexicon into 5.1 L7 mode even for 2.0 DD stereo audio. The surround channels were very weak. The JRiver application...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-03-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 839
Views: 28,182
Posted By Glimmie
I say this with all due respect to those here but...

I say this with all due respect to those here but this blind "have you tried it" approach is exactly that of a hobbiest. A hobbiest home cook may throw spices and foods together to "try it" where as...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-03-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 28,965
Posted By Glimmie
Yes, room size is a factor too. There's also a...

Yes, room size is a factor too. There's also a lot of legacy M&K around too for smaller rooms, like 20x20 or less.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-03-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 28,965
Posted By Glimmie
Well at least you also acknowledge the JBLs, for...

Well at least you also acknowledge the JBLs, for better or worse, are still the mastering industry's standard. I'm not saying this is correct but I have not heard much noise in the way of changing it...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-03-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 839
Views: 28,182
Posted By Glimmie
Well what do you mean by "tried it"? Does that...

Well what do you mean by "tried it"? Does that mean running measurement with a scope and other test gear or simply doing an A/B listening test between a standard PC power supply and an audiophile PC...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-03-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 28,965
Posted By Glimmie
Well that does make sense. And there are a lot of...

Well that does make sense. And there are a lot of choices there as well. I remember in the early 70s (as a kid armed with a Lafayette Radio catalog) when coaxials were all the rage in speaker design....
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-03-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 839
Views: 28,182
Posted By Glimmie
You can measure the noise on the power supply...

You can measure the noise on the power supply rails until the cows come home.

But is any of this same noise measurable on the decoded analog audio signal? And let's further clarify if it is, at...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-03-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 28,965
Posted By Glimmie
These are the defacto standard surround speaker...

These are the defacto standard surround speaker most Hollywood film mixing theaters use. It's also what you find in many local public theaters.
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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-01-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,860
Posted By Glimmie
Right, but the thread has evolved into a much...

Right, but the thread has evolved into a much deeper discussion as many do. This is an exchange of information. Just because the OP had his question answered is not an excuse to have incomplete and...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-01-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,860
Posted By Glimmie
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