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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2015, 06:49 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
^^ Hi Ted, Thanks for posting an update...

^^
Hi Ted,

Thanks for posting an update and some photos. I'm with you on not wanting to get a new receiver every year or two, and I'm glad you found a NAD that you like. Sorry to hear about the...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-31-2015, 05:10 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
I definitely agree that it is easier to make a...

I definitely agree that it is easier to make a phantom center work when the speakers are closer together, but people have been running stereo systems with phantom centers at varying distances for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2015, 11:45 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
"Turn out the light. don't try to save me." ...

"Turn out the light. don't try to save me."

I love the fact that you actually conducted a test to verify that. You are very enterprising, and empirical evidence is always the best kind. :)

I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2015, 05:44 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
Hi, You definitely know way more than I do...

Hi,

You definitely know way more than I do about internal speaker design and internal crossovers, so I will gladly defer to you on everything that follows this particular post. But there is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2015, 04:33 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
Technically the center crosses over fine at...

Technically the center crosses over fine at default Audyssey. It was only because I was reversing sub phase to get my mains to integrate. Leaving everything default it's the mains that are the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2015, 04:13 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
^^ I have been a little confused by the...

^^

I have been a little confused by the whole reverse polarity discussion. I'm not saying it couldn't work, but that I just don't know enough to be able to predict the results. I do know that with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2015, 10:47 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
No problem, at all. I am with you now. I think...

No problem, at all. I am with you now. I think that once you do your test rearrangement, we will all be better able to understand what improvements can be made. I think that the chest thump you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2015, 10:12 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
Thanks for the clarification! Not to belabor the...

Thanks for the clarification! Not to belabor the point, but are you hearing tighter bass, or louder bass, when you stand closer to that speaker. Volume and clarity are different qualities. I hear...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2015, 09:46 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
I wanted to come back to this part of the...

I wanted to come back to this part of the discussion. I may be confused. It's happened before.:rolleyes: When Asere said that he could approach his left speaker and hear more bass, I took it to mean...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2015, 08:38 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
WRT WAF, made me smile. But I detect the voice of...

WRT WAF, made me smile. But I detect the voice of experience in your post. :p Good advice! I sort of like the OP's idea of rearranging the audio components, with his wife's full participation, of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2015, 06:50 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
Hi, I understand perfectly how your wife...

Hi,

I understand perfectly how your wife feels about the location of the display. It does look nice above the mantle. It's just not very functional there. That dynamic tension between form and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2015, 05:08 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
Good news that moving your speakers a little...

Good news that moving your speakers a little closer together helped. I know it was counter-intuitive, but I have believed that some of your problems were created by the combination of a corner, and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2015, 10:04 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
Hi Ted, You are very welcome! I think you...

Hi Ted,

You are very welcome! I think you will find that this is a pretty supportive thread. I am still somewhat hopeful that someone in the Fort Wayne area might see this and volunteer to help...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2015, 05:56 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
Have you gone into the zone configuration and...

Have you gone into the zone configuration and tried to reset things? I was re-running XT-32 last week and it decided that I didn't have any Surround speakers, and that my Rear Surrounds should also...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2015, 04:24 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
I don't have Pro, so I am not sure what options...

I don't have Pro, so I am not sure what options it offers you with regard to "skip error message." But if you are sure that everything is okay with the speaker, and if Audyssey works it should be,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2015, 01:33 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
Ted, Please accept my apology for sounding...

Ted,

Please accept my apology for sounding impatient. :o You've been dealt a tough hand. I can't imagine how hard it must be to struggle with short-term memory loss. So, let's start over with some...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2015, 12:20 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
Hi Ted, I don't know how much patience other...

Hi Ted,

I don't know how much patience other people are going to have with this conversation, but I will give it one more try. I can't address your HDCP2.2 concerns, so I will leave that alone,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2015, 06:43 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
^^^ Ted, In addition to Keith's good...

^^^
Ted,

In addition to Keith's good advice to set a budget, I also think you need to better clarify your own goals. I believe that you will keep going around and around on this stuff until you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2015, 06:31 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
Hi Tom, You are very welcome! I will be...

Hi Tom,

You are very welcome! I will be interested to hear about your results. Aligning the center channel with the fronts isn't really necessary. Audyssey will take care of that for you when it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2015, 06:06 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
Hi, That is an attractive and comfortable...

Hi,

That is an attractive and comfortable looking room. EQ can be unpredictable. I use a pretty tight microphone pattern and get excellent room EQ over a large listening area. I guess I am just...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2015, 04:17 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
Always very educational, Gary! :)

Always very educational, Gary! :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2015, 02:49 PM
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Posted By mthomas47
Sounds good on the DIY. I have even fewer...

Sounds good on the DIY. I have even fewer building skills than most, but I know that Keith, and others, can give you excellent advice there. You probably have several options on the carpet. I have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2015, 11:02 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
I don't know that I can answer all of those...

I don't know that I can answer all of those questions. :p But I will try to make a start, and then perhaps someone else will jump in to help. First, I definitely think that covering as much of the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2015, 10:21 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
Keith, I'm sure you don't need me to tell...

Keith,

I'm sure you don't need me to tell you how good the FAQ is, but you probably won't mind if I do it, anyway. :p When someone, particularly a respected audio buff such as Cheryl Josie, says...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-21-2015, 08:07 AM
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Posted By mthomas47
I like your idea of getting good equipment that...

I like your idea of getting good equipment that you can keep for a long time, and I think you have done that. Please let me be first, however, to agree that you have a very challenging listening...
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