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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   11-25-2014, 04:14 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Mine is never switched off and is always...

Mine is never switched off and is always 'pleasantly warm' to the touch when it's not playing anything. I guess how hot it gets in use will depend on how hard you work it - in my small room, the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 03:11 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Winning the bet gives me little pleasure (taking...

Winning the bet gives me little pleasure (taking part is what matters - how English of me! LOL) as I would have preferred to hear that coming down the turnpike are Atmos AVRs with the ability to know...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-25-2014, 03:03 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Dan - why do you torture yourself watching movies...

Dan - why do you torture yourself watching movies you know you will hate? You have seen it, right?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-24-2014, 02:35 PM
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Views: 170,490
Posted By kbarnes701
http://www.amazon.com/AudioSource-AMP-100-Stereo-P...

http://www.amazon.com/AudioSource-AMP-100-Stereo-Power-Amplifier/dp/B00026BQJ6/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=0DTNYNQ73PKHQ73NX0DF
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-24-2014, 12:34 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
My advice, based on experience, is to wire for as...

My advice, based on experience, is to wire for as many speaker options as you think you will ever be able to use while the room is unfinished. Wire is cheap (Monoprice) and will cost you next to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-24-2014, 11:55 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You’re more than welcome. It can be confusing at...

You’re more than welcome. It can be confusing at first I agree. The general consensus in the Atmos thread (home version) is that 4 overheads are better than 2. 4 overheads allow for front to back and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-24-2014, 11:20 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I think you are tying yourself in knots. It's...

I think you are tying yourself in knots. It's pretty straightforward. If you want to use 9 speakers then you can just use the internal amps of a unit like the Denon 5200 (a 9 channel AVR). That...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-24-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,848
Posted By kbarnes701
A lesson still to be learned by many, many...

A lesson still to be learned by many, many people, judging by so many posts on AVS.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-24-2014, 05:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Long shot but I assume you have checked the HDMI...

Long shot but I assume you have checked the HDMI assignments in settings and ensured that they are correct for the input you are using?

I fell foul of this myself when trying to use the front...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-24-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,848
Posted By kbarnes701
And even then there is no guarantee that you...

And even then there is no guarantee that you would hear the same thing as he is hearing. Speakers, subs, placement and room treatments are all far more important than the choice of AVR, so if you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-24-2014, 04:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Not in my room, but it might in yours. Mine are...

Not in my room, but it might in yours. Mine are just in front of me.



I would follow the angles in the oft-posted diagram personally. I think if you do that it is hard to go wrong.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-24-2014, 04:15 AM
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Views: 46,848
Posted By kbarnes701
You’re welcome. Yes, but that is one...

You’re welcome.



Yes, but that is one data point from a self-confessed basshead. Roger has expressed his preference for the bass from his SSP-800 and while I would never challenge him on that,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2014, 05:51 PM
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Views: 561,805
Posted By kbarnes701
Exactly. Hence my description of it as 'stupid'....

Exactly. Hence my description of it as 'stupid'. When DTS does the same thing with rear surrounds, it simply copies the surround information to the rear surrounds, which at least makes a modicum of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2014, 05:44 PM
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Views: 170,490
Posted By kbarnes701
I think that represents a sort of paranoia....

I think that represents a sort of paranoia. Nothing would stop the studios from asking manufacturers to not decode DTS-HD MA either, but why on earth would they? Why would they single out Atmos which...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-23-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,848
Posted By kbarnes701
Yes - SubEQ HT allows for the distance and levels...

Yes - SubEQ HT allows for the distance and levels of both subs to be set independently. That is not possible with Audyssey versions that do not feature Sub EQ HT. The EQ is not 'set' for one sub. It...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-23-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,848
Posted By kbarnes701
The last thing I'd call Atmos was 'subtle'. The...

The last thing I'd call Atmos was 'subtle'. The difference between Atmos and regular 5.1/7.1 is astonishing IMO. Not just the overhead effects but the way that object audio creates a significantly...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 170,490
Posted By kbarnes701
Do you think that some units won't be able to...

Do you think that some units won't be able to play TrueHD tracks? If you don't, then they will all be able to play Atmos tracks.\

Edit: batpig's response is right on the money.
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-23-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,848
Posted By kbarnes701
That's not relevant to the description that it...

That's not relevant to the description that it handles dual subs.



Subs need to be EQd as one for the reasons I gave. Low bass is monophonic so the comparison with the other speakers doesn't...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   11-23-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 46,848
Posted By kbarnes701
Why? The unit sets levels and distances (delays)...

Why? The unit sets levels and distances (delays) independently for each sub. That's two sub support. It then EQs the subs together, which is what is wanted, so that the EQ takes account of the subs'...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2014, 09:40 AM
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Views: 561,805
Posted By kbarnes701
December 2015.

December 2015.
Forum: Latest Industry News   11-23-2014, 09:38 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Cables? More speakers? Three words:...

Cables? More speakers? Three words: Atmos-enabled modules/speakers.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 170,490
Posted By kbarnes701
Too true. I backed HD-DVD as the winner too, on...

Too true. I backed HD-DVD as the winner too, on the basis of it being fully formed from Day One, and superior in various ways. I should have known - HD-DVD was region-free and the studios would never...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 170,490
Posted By kbarnes701
Why is that? Do you no longer have a HD-DVD...

Why is that? Do you no longer have a HD-DVD player? I have over 100 HD-DVDs and I watch them as and when I feel like it, using my Toshiba A35.

If you want to sell the discs, there is a useful...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2014, 05:48 AM
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Views: 170,490
Posted By kbarnes701
The point is, there is no 'Atmos stream' as such....

The point is, there is no 'Atmos stream' as such. Atmos is carried on the back of TrueHD, so if the unit can pass TrueHD then it can pass Atmos with it. It is inconceivable to me that any future...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-23-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 170,490
Posted By kbarnes701
If it passes TrueHD, it passes Atmos.

If it passes TrueHD, it passes Atmos.
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