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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By M Code
Basic issue is $ cost.. The royalty cost of THX...

Basic issue is $ cost..
The royalty cost of THX is very high, and like those royalties for Audyssey a brand must make a decision for its ROI..
Regarding the point that many brands far exceed THX...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 51
Posted By M Code
In our AV install biz, we recommend and use...

In our AV install biz, we recommend and use SpeakerCraft multi-channel distribution amplifiers.
Also Sonance, NAD, Proficient, Russound and Niles have such products... Since U are going to use an...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 51
Posted By M Code
The mentioned multple speaker switchboxes should...

The mentioned multple speaker switchboxes should be avoided...
Especially if connected with a Zone II output of an AVR..
They present a low impedance, high inductive load that will destroy an AVR's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-25-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,850
Views: 437,540
Posted By M Code
@ the start of play for the digital audio...

@ the start of play for the digital audio stream..
Numbers will appear briefly on the front display such as..
3/2/2/1 for 7.1
3/2/1 for 5.1
2/0 for Stereo
1/0 for Mono

Note these are for the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-25-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,966
Posted By M Code
EZ to tell... The Outlaw amplifier topology is...

EZ to tell...
The Outlaw amplifier topology is exactly like an amplifier from an AVR that they build. They just removed the DSP, tuner and preamp circuits..

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-24-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,966
Posted By M Code
Oops.. My mistake... :cool: The factory is in...

Oops..
My mistake... :cool:
The factory is in Nanjing, China they build the majority of NAD, Azur and Cambridge products....

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-23-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,966
Posted By M Code
ATI products made in the USA cannot compare in...

ATI products made in the USA cannot compare in cost to the off-shore sourced amplifiers.. Labor costs are 60-70% lower off-shore, and in the mid-fi Outlaw product segments the lower price points...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-23-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,966
Posted By M Code
The model 5000 is assembled in Taiwan by the same...

The model 5000 is assembled in Taiwan by the same factory that builds the majority of Parasound products.
It is a well established factory and the design team has excellent experience for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-21-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 159
Posted By M Code
Yamaha AVRs are designed and built in their own...

Yamaha AVRs are designed and built in their own factories...
And are the most reliable...
The majority of other brands such as Denon, Marantz, Sony, Pioneer, Harman/Kardon all outsource production,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-20-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 60
Posted By M Code
As JD posted a Harmony/Logitech remote control...

As JD posted a Harmony/Logitech remote control will do everything. These are available used from $15 in Craig's list & E-Bagger or new from $29...

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-14-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,257
Posted By M Code
Where are U getting ur information from......

Where are U getting ur information from... :confused:
Did this come from a credible source or just some unsubstantiated BS**....
Onkyo/Integra, Yamaha and Harman/Kardon have been using TI audio...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   02-13-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 98
Posted By M Code
Check Amazon.. They show an OE replacement for...

Check Amazon..
They show an OE replacement for $65..

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-13-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,804
Posted By M Code
Lets kleer the air about HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0......

Lets kleer the air about HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0... :rolleyes:

Though certain brands such as Onkyo/Integra are touting both HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2, these models are using a chipset only capable of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-13-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By M Code
The Yamaha AVRs have the best reliability.. ...

The Yamaha AVRs have the best reliability..
Denon is #4 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) for reliability...

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-12-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,065
Posted By M Code
Most likely NO.. To be HDCP 2.2 compatible...

Most likely NO..
To be HDCP 2.2 compatible requires a later chip...

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-10-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 72
Posted By M Code
Depending upon the model... Output could be...

Depending upon the model...
Output could be digital stereo (PCM) and/or Dolby Digital 2.0 (stereo) or 5.1 surround, for actual details either check your operation manual or contact Samsung. Note...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-10-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 720
Posted By M Code
U are not understanding the situation... Dolby...

U are not understanding the situation...
Dolby updated their Dolby Digital + encoders used by Amazon Prime, HBO-to-Go, NetFlix as to better accomodate the growing segments of smart phones &...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-10-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 462
Posted By M Code
Don't worry... Good questions as today it is...

Don't worry...
Good questions as today it is difficult to get accurate responses to the advancing technologies since our neighborhood AV specilaists are vanishing.....
U can PM me if more info is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-09-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 462
Posted By M Code
Here is the latest... UHD Blu Ray...

Here is the latest...
UHD Blu Ray specifications are finished & finalized.
1st players most likely from Panasonic, Sony, Pioneer & Samsung will be demoed @ IFA and CEDIA in September, 1st shipments...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-09-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 462
Posted By M Code
If today's HT stuff meets ur requirements.. ...

If today's HT stuff meets ur requirements..
Then all is fine..

Just my $0.02... ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-09-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 462
Posted By M Code
Before grabbing the X-4000.. Be advised it is...

Before grabbing the X-4000..
Be advised it is not compatible with the next generation of UHD content. This requires HDCP 2.2 and the X-4000 has 2.0...:eek:
The next generation of Denon AVRs due...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-07-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 165
Posted By M Code
Lets kleer the air.. Power supply capacitors,...

Lets kleer the air..
Power supply capacitors, their specs and build quality are crucial for good amplifier sonic performance especially for low frequencies..
There are cheap ones and better ones,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 720
Posted By M Code
The actual software revision of DD + was for the...

The actual software revision of DD + was for the smart phone and tablet categories as they were where the market growth was. However for some brands that did revise the DD+ software into mass...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 720
Posted By M Code
It may seem like a mess even though Dolby gave an...

It may seem like a mess even though Dolby gave an 18 month notice to the audio brands... :rolleyes:
Certain brands such as Samsung and Denon simply put it off implementing the pertinent upgraded DD...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-05-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By M Code
Really depends upon how long U intend to hold on...

Really depends upon how long U intend to hold on to the new AVR...
HDCP 2.2 encypted 4K content is getting closer, better buy the latest.
Note that in the next Denon AVR series, HDCP 2.2 will be...
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