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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-04-2015, 06:03 PM
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Posted By AustinJerry
THis is the X10 thread. Why are you talking...

THis is the X10 thread. Why are you talking about Amazon? :confused:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 05:16 PM
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Posted By AustinJerry
Obviously something has changed. Audyssey likely...

Obviously something has changed. Audyssey likely is producing a flatter response in the low end, and flatter can sound weaker. I wouldn't expect an 8" woofer to produce thunderous bass, but I also...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 04:45 PM
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Posted By AustinJerry
You provide little information on how you have...

You provide little information on how you have configured the AVR. Are your speakers set to large or small? Do you have a sub? Have you run Audyssey room correction yet?
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-04-2015, 06:56 AM
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Posted By AustinJerry
I ran another test, this time using high-quality...

I ran another test, this time using high-quality headphones (PSB M4U2) plugged into my AVR. Still not hearing any difference between Beats MP3 and Tidal FLAC. I want to hear a difference, but just...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 06:48 AM
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Posted By AustinJerry
I have seen that as well on occasion, Keith, but...

I have seen that as well on occasion, Keith, but it usually goes away. No clue why it happens. Perhaps reporting it in the Forum Ops section will get some relief.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 06:45 AM
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Posted By AustinJerry
True, but given my laptop hardware, I don't know...

True, but given my laptop hardware, I don't know of an alternative, other than perhaps a higher-quality laptop, or going with an external Soundcard and my EMM-6 mic. I have never made any decisions...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 06:41 AM
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Posted By AustinJerry
Matt has given you a good link. There is also a...

Matt has given you a good link. There is also a section in the guide that explains how to set up your kit to take pre-out measurements, as well as how to create a mic calibration file for your...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   03-03-2015, 10:29 PM
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Posted By AustinJerry
With all my music services (Pandora @ 192kbs,...

With all my music services (Pandora @ 192kbs, Beats @ 320kbs, and both Deezer and Tidal @ 5Mbs), and with each pristine digital stream coming from a Sonos ZP90 into my Denon 8801, where it is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 10:01 PM
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Posted By AustinJerry
Did you try this site: ...

Did you try this site: http://firmware.denon.eu/index.php

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/78476446/AVS%20posts/4306.JPG
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 09:55 PM
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Posted By AustinJerry
I am attaching a test measurement both with and...

I am attaching a test measurement both with and without the laptop mic calibration file:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/78476446/AVS%20posts/DDRC-88A/With%20and%20without%20cal%20file.jpg
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 09:10 PM
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Posted By AustinJerry
Why not ask in the 4806 thread? ...

Why not ask in the 4806 thread?

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/559515-official-denon-avr-4806-thread.html
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 09:05 PM
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Views: 713,914
Posted By AustinJerry
Not really. Audyssey simply measures your...

Not really. Audyssey simply measures your speaker's "F3" value, the frequency at which output is down 3dB, and reports this value to the AVR at the end of the calibration. The AVR then sets the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 08:54 PM
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Posted By AustinJerry
AFAIK, only Gooddoc and I are using balanced...

AFAIK, only Gooddoc and I are using balanced connections, and we built our own cables. I believe the MiniDSP forum has a thread that specifies which Phoenix cables are compatible with the 88A. Good...
Forum: Speakers   03-03-2015, 07:56 PM
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Posted By AustinJerry
Why are you collecting this information?

Why are you collecting this information?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11,552
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Posted By AustinJerry
Harry, Atmos requires decoding. The 4520 does...

Harry, Atmos requires decoding. The 4520 does not have the logic to decode Atmos, so it will never support it.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 03:41 PM
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Posted By AustinJerry
Nope. When I measure pre-out, the signal from...

Nope. When I measure pre-out, the signal from the 88A is routed into my laptop through the microphone Jack. Doing it this way requires a calibration file to compensate for the audio characteristics...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 03:38 PM
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Views: 65,312
Posted By AustinJerry
I think this is an interesting discussion, but...

I think this is an interesting discussion, but you keep saying that Pro is more accurate than non-pro, when I said that we produced extensive measurements that show the differences are marginal, and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 03:13 PM
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Posted By AustinJerry
Care to support that assertion with some...

Care to support that assertion with some objective measurements? I have been using Pro for a number of years, and my experience doesn't support your claim.

Edit: And I have published the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11,552
Views: 713,914
Posted By AustinJerry
Depends on the signal you are feeding the center...

Depends on the signal you are feeding the center channel. The center channel will receive any low frequency signal that is present in both the left and right channels, assuming you are outputting in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,601
Views: 65,312
Posted By AustinJerry
I did, and Dirac is still my preference. ETC...

I did, and Dirac is still my preference. ETC measurements are improved with Dirac as well. Both Keith and I have done extensive research concentrating on the differences between consumer XT32 and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 03:01 PM
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Posted By AustinJerry
Quite different from my results.

Quite different from my results.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,601
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Posted By AustinJerry
Yes, my first attempt failed because of pilot...

Yes, my first attempt failed because of pilot error (I forgot to apply the microphone calibration file). Here is the result of the second attempt, pilot error resolved:
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2,601
Views: 65,312
Posted By AustinJerry
Thanks, that is what I expected the measurements...

Thanks, that is what I expected the measurements to look like. Any theory on why my measurements failed? I'll give it another try later today or tomorrow.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   03-03-2015, 01:07 PM
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Views: 397,955
Posted By AustinJerry
So many decisions to make. Good luck!

So many decisions to make. Good luck!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2,601
Views: 65,312
Posted By AustinJerry
I am expecting the 88A pre-out measurements to...

I am expecting the 88A pre-out measurements to look similar to this Audyssey example:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/78476446/AVS%20posts/DDRC-88A/Pre-out%20example.jpg
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