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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 02:37 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I am watching The Equalizer tonight via DSU (just...

I am watching The Equalizer tonight via DSU (just released here today). If I get time I will try a few scenes with and without DSU, although I am fairly sure that 4 physical speakers on my ceiling...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 02:32 PM
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:) I exist only in cyberspace and have no...

:) I exist only in cyberspace and have no physical or material presence...



Indeed not and I would be surprised if you, or anyone, did. Sometimes we want to read Thomas Mann and sometimes we...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 12:30 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks Jerry. If you can't hear a synch issue,...

Thanks Jerry. If you can't hear a synch issue, and you are sensitive to it, then I won't. I am not especially sensitive to it. Mrs Keith has often pointed it out to me in the past when we were using...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 12:28 PM
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I did. My download area shows 0 files. I think it...

I did. My download area shows 0 files. I think it must be because I didn't buy my unit from Hong Kong. They don't know who I am. My retailer (Kalibrate) will sort it for me.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 12:26 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That will be the same for my Denon then. It would...

That will be the same for my Denon then. It would make no sense to have negative distances anyway.

So I was right? You can't compensate for a delay by adding another delay? ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 11:16 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
How does one get hold of the Dirac software and...

How does one get hold of the Dirac software and the utility? It says in the manual "When you receive notification that your order has shipped,
your installation software downloads will be available...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 11:03 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I didn't know I could set negative distances in...

I didn't know I could set negative distances in the AVR!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 11:01 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks. Nice, simple, unequivocal. Just the way I...

Thanks. Nice, simple, unequivocal. Just the way I like it :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 10:59 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Cunning. Very cunning. And noted. Thanks. :)

Cunning. Very cunning. And noted. Thanks. :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 10:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
LOL! Batpig comments on how I can sit through...

LOL! Batpig comments on how I can sit through some of the movies... Well, TBH, the movies I comment on in this thread are only a tiny part of my movie diet. I watch 350+ movies a year and probably...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 10:27 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
OMG! Well, what can I say. Who built the HT? ...

OMG! Well, what can I say. Who built the HT? Whose hard-earned paid for the gear? Who had to spend half his life on AVS to figure out how to make it sound great? This ain't Democracy In Action,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 10:24 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Quite. There is much to enjoy. But the bottom...

Quite. There is much to enjoy. But the bottom line is, we all have different tastes and needs. Sometimes I am in the mood for deep and meaningful. Sometimes I am tired and just want to see guys with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 10:15 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It is for those 5.2 billion people. You are not...

It is for those 5.2 billion people. You are not the final arbiter of what a good idea is, unfortunately, Dan.

But what I don't understand is who is forcing you to see these movies? How are they...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 10:04 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
+1. One of the most genuinely scary movies I have...

+1. One of the most genuinely scary movies I have ever seen. Chilling is the word.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 09:57 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
One of my all-time favorites. Bleak but...

One of my all-time favorites. Bleak but containing a certain optimism in the sense that Lawrence's character never gives up.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 09:48 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
All of Shakespeare's greatest plays played to the...

All of Shakespeare's greatest plays played to the crowd, with their action sequences and sexual content, their innuendo and their crude language (I speak of country matters here of course, for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 09:41 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Neither does your dislike of a movie make it...

Neither does your dislike of a movie make it valueless.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 09:40 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I haven't watched TF4 more than once all the way...

I haven't watched TF4 more than once all the way through. Although I did watch TMNT twice and enjoyed it both times. Sometimes I amaze myself :)

The vapid romp, BTW, made over a billion dollars...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 09:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
This is why, IIRC, not only did I give a strong...

This is why, IIRC, not only did I give a strong caveat, but I also gave details of the scenes to go directly to: the opening scene and the scene where the truck is under the bridge. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 09:33 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
They don't need to, Dan. We have you to remind us...

They don't need to, Dan. We have you to remind us about the execrable nature of almost every movie ever mentioned here ;) Even those that take over one billion dollars in revenue and return over 300%...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 09:28 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
So you are saying it makes no difference which...

So you are saying it makes no difference which method I use? Setting XOs before cal is OK?

Sorry - treat me as though I have a reading age of five - assume nothing please! :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 09:27 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
http://www.minidsp.com/forum/dirac-series-support/...

http://www.minidsp.com/forum/dirac-series-support/10574-ddrc-88a-8-channel-analogue-input-output-dirac?start=6

AFAIK this is the only thread it's mentioned on.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 09:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
How do I do it automatically? I know the...

How do I do it automatically? I know the distance/delays Audyssey finds on those two speakers, for my starting point. And I know that 26 ms is added by the 88A. How do I let the AVR compenstate...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 09:20 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I have agonised over this. To set XO before Dirac...

I have agonised over this. To set XO before Dirac calibrates or after. My own XOs have been arrived at by much trial and error, listening and measuring. They seem to be OK for the speakers, subs and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-27-2015, 09:14 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I had surgery yesterday so I may be being...

I had surgery yesterday so I may be being extraordinarily dumb ..(er than usual) today. How is adding more delay solving a problem caused by adding delay?

To compensate for a delay one surely one...
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