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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 10:42 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks Zeus - that was the intention. I found...

Thanks Zeus - that was the intention. I found myself searching for these reviews myself and not being able to find them easily when I wanted to direct others to them. Having them in one handy...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 10:39 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It is important to be sure that the base speakers...

It is important to be sure that the base speakers are not silent. If they are then so should the overheads. It should be obvious from the on-screen activity if there should be sound in the base...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 10:33 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It just seems so easy to me to switch off all...

It just seems so easy to me to switch off all speakers and subs and listen to Auromatic through the height speakers only and report back what comes out of them. No subjective impressions needed,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 09:55 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I was. The post length isn't an issue as the...

I was. The post length isn't an issue as the reviews are reached instantly via the hyperlink. It's the way I did the Audyssey FAQ, which is about 70 screen pages long! But you make a good point that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 09:49 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Good question. I am running a 5.2.4 Atmos setup...

Good question. I am running a 5.2.4 Atmos setup (no room here for rear surrounds unfortunately). I set up the 88A so that it would EQ all 5 of my listener level speakers and the two front overhead...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 09:44 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
By which time miniDSP might be offering the...

By which time miniDSP might be offering the 16-16A? ;) Now that would be something.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 09:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That is what I am trying to get at. :) An...

That is what I am trying to get at. :)

An upmixer will attempt to extract relevant parts of the base-level speakers and redirect it to other speakers in the system. If Auro is simply copying the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 09:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I seem to be asking for something very difficult,...

I seem to be asking for something very difficult, whereas it seems to me very simple. Just switch off all speakers other than heights (including subs) and report what comes out of the overheads in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 09:31 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I'm not interested in their subjective...

I'm not interested in their subjective impressions. The simple test I proposed will show if the Auromatic overheads are working 'in synch' with the associated base-level speakers, or not. That is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 07:59 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It seems that Audyssey haven't yet updated Pro to...

It seems that Audyssey haven't yet updated Pro to cater for Auro. AFAICT the last software release was the one they did for Atmos, which predates the availability of Auro in Audyssey Pro-enabled...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 07:57 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Transcendence is the best so far I think (on...

Transcendence is the best so far I think (on Bluray). It's only available as an import though. Worth getting hold of though IMO.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 07:55 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Ah - OK. Sorry - I misunderstood. :) I...

Ah - OK. Sorry - I misunderstood. :)

I intend to review all of the Atmos Blurays, just starting with The Expendables 3. Transcendence will probably be next. I have already done Mockingjay (albeit...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 07:54 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I certainly respect your opinion. But the easy...

I certainly respect your opinion. But the easy way to ascertain if Auromatic is doing what we think it is doing is to switch off all the other speakers and subs and just listen to the height...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 07:42 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
What about it? My review of its Atmos content is...

What about it? My review of its Atmos content is here (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/1910745-dolby-atmos-home-personal-views-bluray-reviews.html#mockingjay).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 06:03 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:) I'd say "thank you very much" :) I don't...

:) I'd say "thank you very much" :) I don't deserve to be more highly remunerated than batpig though so I am happy to take a 50% drop ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By kbarnes701
By all means chip in! All my reviews will be in...

By all means chip in! All my reviews will be in Post No 1, hyperlinked from the list at the top of the post. If you or anyone has additional comments to make, or maybe a difference of opinion from...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 05:40 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I was especially interested in Auromatic - I know...

I was especially interested in Auromatic - I know what DSU does. Given that we know, with a very high degree of confidence/certainty, that Auromatic takes the 'base' channels and copies them wholly...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 04:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:) He won't be able to resist for much longer......

:) He won't be able to resist for much longer... :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 04:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
This is very easy to verify. Switch off all of...

This is very easy to verify. Switch off all of the speakers/subs other than the overhead speakers and play some content using Auromatic. If your theory is correct, you will have significant periods...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 04:26 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Mine are set as FH+TM. I did a brief experiment...

Mine are set as FH+TM. I did a brief experiment where I had them set as (IIRC) TF+TR. Couldn't hear any difference. Went back to FH+TM as this put the rear pair of speakers on spec for Dolby's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 04:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Well spotted. I agree - must be a typo. Seems...

Well spotted. I agree - must be a typo. Seems there's no doubt it's an Atmos mix.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 04:15 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks Alan P. I don't see what the fuss is about...

Thanks Alan P. I don't see what the fuss is about TBH. There will be no cross-posting - going forward the BD reviews will be in this thread only. I will link to them in the main Atmos thread - but...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-06-2015, 04:08 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
This is the sort of info which will be in my...

This is the sort of info which will be in my 'blow by blow' reviews of Atmos Blurays, coming soon. Look out for Expendables 3 in the next few days, with the others to follow.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-05-2015, 01:41 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I can’t think of such a scene offhand....

I can’t think of such a scene offhand. Expendables 3 is probably the best candidate. I am starting a series of reviews of Atmos Blurays which will focus on how Atmos is used in the movie, with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-05-2015, 01:38 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Use an extension. From the Audyssey FAQ: ...

Use an extension. From the Audyssey FAQ:

d)7. Can I extend the Audyssey mic cable? (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=21782993.html?highlight=#d7)
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