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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 09:49 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
There are many reasons why one would want (or...

There are many reasons why one would want (or need) to run Audyssey multiple times. If you forget to turn down the gain knob on the speaker before running Audyssey again, each time Audyssey will just...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 09:40 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Acting? There was acting? All I can remember are...

Acting? There was acting? All I can remember are flashy machines crashing through buildings and blowing one another up!

Unlike Keith, though, I was somewhat disappointed in how Atmos was used in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 01:51 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Nope. I think you are confusing it with the...

Nope. I think you are confusing it with the incorrect price which Marantz briefly posted for the AV7702 pre/pro. That was fixed the next day. All three models (X5200, SR7009 and AV7702) have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
The differences between the X5200 and the SR7009...

The differences between the X5200 and the SR7009 all are trivial (a difference which makes no difference is no difference), except that the SR7009 has preamp inputs. None of the currently available...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 01:04 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
I think many people with FW speakers already have...

I think many people with FW speakers already have both Side and Rear Surrounds. Also, Front Wides are well in front of the MLP, so calling them Side Surrounds might distort the soundfield toward the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 12:45 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Hopefully they're providing updated manuals to...

Hopefully they're providing updated manuals to correspond to the new Atmos firmware.

Essentially, though, Atmos won't be enabled unless you have at least two overhead speakers. Logically it could...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 12:37 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
It's a first-generation Atmos-capable receiver...

It's a first-generation Atmos-capable receiver with 13 preamp outputs. It has 9 internal amps but can support more speakers if you add 4 or more external amps....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 11:50 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
"Secondary Audio Mix" is on by default in Sony...

"Secondary Audio Mix" is on by default in Sony players. You need to turn it off. It's in the "BD Audio Setting" menu.

See page 49 of the player's owner's manual, which you can download from...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 11:23 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
There are at least 9 different versions of TF4...

There are at least 9 different versions of TF4 packaging available in the US. :eek:

See http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/releasedates.html
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 10:59 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Yup. It's amazing all the circuitry they have to...

Yup. It's amazing all the circuitry they have to cram in there. We have a Pioneer HTiB in one of the conference rooms at the Lab where I work. It has one almost-empty circuit board.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Not me. You might consider getting it replaced....

Not me. You might consider getting it replaced. Sorry.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 10:29 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
You can forget future-proofing with respect to 4K...

You can forget future-proofing with respect to 4K video if you purchase now. Interoperable hardware won't be available for another year. Current HDMI chipsets are inadequate.

My ordering for the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 04:00 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Zones can be useful if you have only one of a...

Zones can be useful if you have only one of a particular input device but would like to hear it in more than one location. Like outside while you're admiring the rain ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 03:17 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, there are enough circuits used by...

Unfortunately, there are enough circuits used by Zones 2 & 3 that one of them can generate quite a lot of heat when the Main Zone is off even if no amps are involved. Some of the heat must be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 02:50 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
You can select almost any of the audio and video...

You can select almost any of the audio and video inputs as sources including the AM/FM tuner (a primary distinguisher for receivers vs preamps and integrated amps); if you don't use all of the amps...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-30-2014, 02:28 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
A substantial difference between the 7701 and the...

A substantial difference between the 7701 and the 8801 is that the 7701 has only MultEQ XT, while the 8801 has XT32. Since the 7702 has XT32, that loss of difference needs to be compensated for in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-29-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 122
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Posted By Selden Ball
Overhead movement uses all of the overhead...

Overhead movement uses all of the overhead speakers.

Commercial Atmos theaters have multiple pairs of overhead speakers running from the front to the back of the theater, the actual number...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-29-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,518
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Posted By Selden Ball
The X series is better: a higher grade of...

The X series is better: a higher grade of Audyssey (MultEQ XT instead of just MultEQ) and an additional year of Denon warranty service.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-29-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,369
Posted By Selden Ball
If you don't have two pairs of overhead speakers,...

If you don't have two pairs of overhead speakers, then you can't get any front-to-back panning of overhead sounds. Therefore, Front Height + Top Middle would be better than Top Middle alone.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-29-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By Selden Ball
The new Atmos-capable receivers from...

The new Atmos-capable receivers from Denon+Marantz can do it. The most expensive currently available list for $2K, so you can get them for less if you call an authorized dealer for a quote.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-29-2014, 01:26 PM
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Views: 264
Posted By Selden Ball
You didn't mention if you ran Audyssey again...

You didn't mention if you ran Audyssey again after replacing and adjusting your amps. You do need to do that. Remember that the 1st microphone position must be at your primary listening position....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-29-2014, 01:20 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
Dolby Surround replaces the various flavors of...

Dolby Surround replaces the various flavors of Dolby Prologic II. You'd select in the same way you would select Prologic. It expands stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 soundtracks to use all of your speakers,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-29-2014, 12:46 PM
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Posted By Selden Ball
In the past, people have made a major point of...

In the past, people have made a major point of claiming that surround channels are not sent much sound, and that they're primarily used for ambiance. These reiterations of needing full-bandwidth...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-29-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12,160
Views: 675,080
Posted By Selden Ball
A volume control setting of 65 after calibrating...

A volume control setting of 65 after calibrating is typical: that's 15dB below reference. Most people find reference (80) much too loud in a home environment.

After calibration, Marantz volume...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-29-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,737
Views: 79,723
Posted By Selden Ball
Good point. I probably won't be able to do it...

Good point. I probably won't be able to do it right away, though. (Also, bear in mind that I have a Marantz SR7009, so it might not react in exactly the same way as an X5200. But it should!)
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