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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-26-2015, 03:40 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:) Yes, it's been mentioned a few times in this...

:) Yes, it's been mentioned a few times in this thread. The short answer is there is as much hope as a snowball in hell. There are some diehards who insist that because Denon haven't specifically...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-26-2015, 03:00 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That is a classic case of blaming the unit when...

That is a classic case of blaming the unit when it is the operator who is in error! The Oppo 93 allows you to move the subtitles up and down for precisely the reason you mentioned, so there was no...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-26-2015, 02:39 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I don't know of course, which is why I asked. I...

I don't know of course, which is why I asked. I am interested in your posts regarding the 4520 but obviously, without knowing your technical credentials, there is no way I would ever open up a unit...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-25-2015, 01:52 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Would you mind spelling out your credentials...

Would you mind spelling out your credentials please - are you a qualified EE, for example? Thanks.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-24-2015, 09:45 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You’re welcome. :) What will happen is that the...

You’re welcome. :) What will happen is that the trim levels will be lower - by how much we will see when you've tried it.



I doubt if you would go into clipping but personally I'd feel much...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-24-2015, 09:42 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It may be useful to add clarification to Chris's...

It may be useful to add clarification to Chris's remarks - leave it with me.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-24-2015, 09:40 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
+1. The thread itself is also a mine of useful...

+1. The thread itself is also a mine of useful information and discussion - as you observed earlier, 24,000 posts since the FAQ post have demonstrated that amply :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-24-2015, 04:40 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Agreed. Did he mention which speakers he is...

Agreed. Did he mention which speakers he is using? Just checked - no but he did say they have gain controls, so I agree - they are similar to active subs in that respect and the setting of the gain...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-24-2015, 03:28 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Way to go! A true Pioneer. I am really looking...

Way to go! A true Pioneer. I am really looking forward to your results.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-24-2015, 03:24 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It doesn’t matter where you set the MV when you...

It doesn’t matter where you set the MV when you run Audyssey. It ignores it.

b)6. Does it matter how I set the controls on my AVR when running Audyssey?...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-24-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 75,759
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Posted By kbarnes701
The FAQ is meant to add to the knowledge base. If...

The FAQ is meant to add to the knowledge base. If all I did was repeat Audyssey's own advice not only would it be pointless (since that advice is freely available from Audyssey) but it wouldn't help...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-24-2015, 03:13 AM
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Views: 55,510
Posted By kbarnes701
Both good though, which shows that it is...

Both good though, which shows that it is possible. :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-23-2015, 12:47 AM
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Views: 55,510
Posted By kbarnes701
Yes, all that is fair enough - I mistakenly...

Yes, all that is fair enough - I mistakenly thought you were referring to technical issues not creative ones. HST, there is no reason per se why an after-the-fact remix should be poor, any more than...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 12:27 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks. I was assuming he meant there was some...

Thanks. I was assuming he meant there was some technical difference. I agree that the involvement of the Director should be beneficial creatively (so long as it isn't Chris Nolan or Woody Allen ;)).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 12:24 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:) Not trying to "win" as such - just trying to...

:) Not trying to "win" as such - just trying to help members take on board the benefits of using subs and crossovers which allow the subs to do what they have been designed to do. There's little...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 12:18 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
LOL. Yes, thanks for doing it for me :) It goes...

LOL. Yes, thanks for doing it for me :) It goes without saying that if one is handing over some of the workload to the sub(s), then they need to be competent at handling it. But I'd hope most people...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 11:39 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yeah - it's below my usual minimum IMDB threshold...

Yeah - it's below my usual minimum IMDB threshold of 6.0 - it was the interesting cast that attracted me.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 11:35 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
What would be the difference in taking the...

What would be the difference in taking the original recordings and mixing them in Atmos/DTS:X for the theatrical release and taking them and mixing them in Atmos/DTS:X for the Bluray release?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 10:05 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Well, since there's no denying the benefits I...

Well, since there's no denying the benefits I listed, maybe Chris didn't know about them then. ;)



So what? There are benefits from using a higher crossover with a competent subwoofer that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 08:55 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
This one is a confirmed Atmos Bluray... anyone...

This one is a confirmed Atmos Bluray... anyone seen the movie?

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Gunman-Blu-ray/123023/
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 08:48 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Maybe (not seen the movie yet) - but the point...

Maybe (not seen the movie yet) - but the point was that a non-immersive theatrical mix has made it to Bluray DTS:X, whereas a dozen or so Auro mixes have not. And, as Sanjay points out, even the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 08:39 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That is correct, Mike. Changing the XO does not...

That is correct, Mike. Changing the XO does not change the EQ filters in any way. That is why it is OK to raise the XO from where Audyssey/AVR set it (but not to lower it as this will leave an...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 08:32 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Because there are other significant reasons to...

Because there are other significant reasons to run a higher crossover, besides just a consideration for how Audyssey works.

From the FAQ:

There are various good reasons to use a Crossover of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 08:27 AM
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Views: 55,510
Posted By kbarnes701
That's what I said: dead in the water ;)

That's what I said: dead in the water ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 08:18 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Do you not have a R1 Bluray player in your rack? ...

Do you not have a R1 Bluray player in your rack? I consider this essential - many of my movies have been purchased from the USA. There is also a mod for Oppo players which converts them into true...
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