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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-01-2016, 12:53 AM
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I've heard of both temperature and altitude...

I've heard of both temperature and altitude making a difference in sound reproduction. A British phono cartridge manufacturer said that their cartridges were designed to work best at normal room...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2016, 08:10 PM
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I agree with others that coffee tables are bad...

I agree with others that coffee tables are bad news for music listening rooms or Home Theaters. Can it find a happy home elsewhere in your home?
Your front speakers (including the center) might...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-26-2016, 01:07 AM
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Difficult to say. Were the microphones in the...

Difficult to say. Were the microphones in the same positions during the various runs? Were the speakers moved? In some rooms, a relatively small change in location can make the difference in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-24-2016, 10:11 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
To paraphrase the Cheshire Cat, we're all OCD...

To paraphrase the Cheshire Cat, we're all OCD here.

Wouldn't it be better to leave the center seat back on and cover it with blankets also? Or not.

I unplug the refrigerator, which is in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-24-2016, 01:42 AM
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Yes, the tone controls that show up when DEQ is...

Yes, the tone controls that show up when DEQ is turned off, and under the "Audio Adjust" tab. I often use B+4 or B+6. These tone controls affect the FL & FR only on my Marantz, but that's enough,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2016, 07:20 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Hi Mike, Sorry to disappoint! :laugh: ...

Hi Mike,

Sorry to disappoint! :laugh: While, as you know, I like to hear what Paul Klipsch called "the blood stirring sound of a full symphony orchestra" which he thought needed "very brief...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2016, 04:04 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
That's what Audyssey says, but FLAT sounds better...

That's what Audyssey says, but FLAT sounds better to me, on most material, in my "biggish" room. Actually, I think the Audyssey people say that we may prefer FLAT in "small, heavily treated rooms." ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2016, 03:29 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
FWIW, I usually use: DEQ OFF DV OFF ...

FWIW,

I usually use:

DEQ OFF
DV OFF

Audyssey FLAT

Tone Control ON
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-21-2016, 10:23 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
When I asked Chris K. (several years ago --...

When I asked Chris K. (several years ago -- perhaps 2010) what exactly the treble roll-off was with Audyssey Reference, and whether it used midrange compensation, he answered, then contrasted it to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-13-2016, 10:42 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
I edited to make corrections to my post number...

I edited to make corrections to my post number 1601(see italics in that post). Audyssey measures the 3 dB down point (the F3) of speakers in their position in the room and gives that information to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-13-2016, 03:53 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
[EDIT: The following paragraph has been edited to...

[EDIT: The following paragraph has been edited to correct a misconception I had. I believe it is now correct -- Gary]. Your Marantz probably has a default of LARGE for speakers with a fairly deep...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-06-2016, 08:09 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Yes, I'm using a setting of 3, that's the default...

Yes, I'm using a setting of 3, that's the default on my Marantz.

I think Dimension is a feature of AVRs or pre/pros, and not related to PLII; some of us just use the two at the same time.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-06-2016, 06:47 PM
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All my Marantz manual says about Dimension (37...

All my Marantz manual says about Dimension (37 pages away from any notes on the PLII options) is the strange sentence, "Shift sound image center to front or rear to adjust playback balance." The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-02-2016, 04:02 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
Our music room/home theater has many books in it....

Our music room/home theater has many books in it. We think of it as our library, as well. We regard the books as old friends. The authors hold a position in our lives something like that of "The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-30-2016, 03:50 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
The RIAA, EUR, and other standard curves were...

The RIAA, EUR, and other standard curves were intended for the record as a whole, from beginning to end. The bass cut I was talking about was superimposed on the RIAA curve, on a non-standard,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-28-2016, 11:33 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
They aren't too big for your room.:) Can you...

They aren't too big for your room.:)

Can you put your speakers on another wall, in a place where the left and right sides get an equal amount of reinforcement from the walls?

With those subs,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-28-2016, 03:07 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
As you say, Mike, a combination of explanations...

As you say, Mike, a combination of explanations may be best. So, here's more:

Throughout the history of the Lp (including the stereo Lp) the deep bass was routinely shaved off of recordings...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-27-2016, 11:41 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
I agree with what you said about personal...

I agree with what you said about personal preferences being about what floats a person's boat ... and keeping one's boat afloat is what this hobby is about.

I'm sure glad you didn't want to buy...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-26-2016, 06:27 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
I agree that you should listen for a while (a few...

I agree that you should listen for a while (a few days) to see if the strangeness passes.

Be sure to try Audyssey Flat, if you haven't already.

This might sound silly, but to confirm that it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-25-2016, 10:32 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
This probably means that at least some of the...

This probably means that at least some of the noise originates before the volume control.

Does your power amp have input pots? If so, are they turned all the way up? If you have them, if you...
Forum: Speakers   10-24-2016, 04:25 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
I'm still in love with speakers I bought in 1982....

I'm still in love with speakers I bought in 1982. We installed a factory upgrade in 2005. There was a slight improvement, When I go into an audio salon and hear new speaker designs, they tend to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-24-2016, 03:49 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
It's a good thing that I said, "The nearly...

It's a good thing that I said, "The nearly philosophical question may be ...":)

I agree with you, particularly the parts I quoted above. I only asked "which is purer" because the pre/pro and AVR...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-23-2016, 04:55 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
If you'll pardon the pun, you are a purist. ...

If you'll pardon the pun, you are a purist.

The nearly philosophical question may be, "Which is purer, the original signal + room anomalies (even in moderately treated rooms) + speaker...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-22-2016, 05:15 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
If you get the right person at Marantz, I suspect...

If you get the right person at Marantz, I suspect they would replace new for new. JBL replaced a tweeter I dropped with a new one, even though it was my fault. Meanwhile, using the tone controls...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-22-2016, 04:37 PM
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Posted By garygarrison
In an earlier post, you said, "I expect a...

In an earlier post, you said, "I expect a slightly deader acoustic with movies because of my experience in cinemas and to some extent I find myself wanting the home movie experience to deliver...
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