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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-25-2014, 05:38 AM
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Posted By edorr
Total rip off. The 15" woofer cabinets on my...

Total rip off. The 15" woofer cabinets on my modular speakers sell for $10K a piece when bought separately. Plain robbery. However, when bought used and fully depreciated I don't really care....
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-23-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By edorr
Not really a victim, nor a speaker salesman. I...

Not really a victim, nor a speaker salesman. I have worked my way up from $6k (silver line audio), to $12k (revel) to $27k (Avalon) to $60k (evolution acoustics) speakers, and they all delivered...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-23-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By edorr
I would say anyone drawing an analogy between...

I would say anyone drawing an analogy between spending more than $3000 on a pair of speakers and spending $1500 on an HDMI cable is nuts (or rather; clueless).
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-30-2014, 07:34 PM
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Posted By edorr
You can batch convert your flacs to wav. It is...

You can batch convert your flacs to wav. It is like unzipping data files. If you hypothesize that the real time unzipping degrades the sound, this would be the ticket. You get the exact same bits as...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-30-2014, 05:36 PM
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Posted By edorr
I did blind comparison on my system between flac...

I did blind comparison on my system between flac and wav of the same track in Jriver. Could not hear a difference.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-30-2014, 05:01 PM
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Posted By edorr
I compared flac and wav on a six figure system...

I compared flac and wav on a six figure system and could not hear a difference.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-29-2014, 04:49 PM
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Posted By edorr
why would I? I have cat 5 from my router into my...

why would I? I have cat 5 from my router into my basement, which works fine. Don't fix it if it aint broken.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-25-2014, 07:45 PM
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Posted By edorr
You can create filters in the calibration tool on...

You can create filters in the calibration tool on the PC/Mac that only operate in that frequency range. The CBIV will just run the filter in the runtime engine.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-25-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,451
Posted By edorr
You can save a ton by getting a used pair of the...

You can save a ton by getting a used pair of the Revel Studio 1 used for around $4K and matching center and the monitors for surround. Very nice system that will do both 2 channel and MCH very...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-25-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7,207
Views: 361,761
Posted By edorr
Could be a big issues if you have low sensitivity...

Could be a big issues if you have low sensitivity speakers. Dirac attenuates 8dB by default, which can be adjusted back up in the latest version of the Dirac processor running on a PC. Since Theta is...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-22-2014, 10:55 AM
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Posted By edorr
This would be the case if variance between actual...

This would be the case if variance between actual and measured response was constant across the frequency band, which is not the case. If the "bad mic" is +/- 2db across the band, it could be -2db...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-22-2014, 09:04 AM
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Views: 361,761
Posted By edorr
Trust me, we can have all the audio luminaries on...

Trust me, we can have all the audio luminaries on the forum do double blind shootouts between calibrations done with different caliber mics and we would not be one iota closer to reaching consensus...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-21-2014, 03:38 PM
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Views: 361,761
Posted By edorr
I dont just dismiss everything that is hard to...

I dont just dismiss everything that is hard to rationalize, or just outright implausible in audio. This hobby to me is at least 50% voodoo. I'll give it a try at some point, load Dirac standard...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-21-2014, 03:08 PM
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Posted By edorr
When in doubt, I always err on the side of...

When in doubt, I always err on the side of spending more money. Now that the seeds of doubt have been planted in my brain, I have no option but to buy the expensive mic for peace of mind. I'm also...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-21-2014, 11:44 AM
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Posted By edorr
You're probably right, but no one is taking...

You're probably right, but no one is taking advantage of anyone. Audiophiles know the variables and make their own decisions about what to buy. More than a few are engineers with technical...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-21-2014, 06:21 AM
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Posted By edorr
Fair points. Keep in mind though that I was not...

Fair points. Keep in mind though that I was not deterred by having to spend a few hundred bucks for a mic. I was about to pull the trigger on an M30 on eBay, when I read a Dirac representative saying...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-20-2014, 10:04 AM
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Posted By edorr
I don't recall seeing the pics with the three...

I don't recall seeing the pics with the three different views for each calibration option in the Dirac manual.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-20-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7,207
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Posted By edorr
I distinctly remember the screen with the...

I distinctly remember the screen with the "chair", "auditorium" and "sofa" options and top down mic position views, but no vertical plane view. Always thought measurement 2-5 and 6-9 being so close...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-19-2014, 06:53 PM
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Posted By edorr
I must have missed that. I only remember seeing...

I must have missed that. I only remember seeing the top down view of the 9 measurement positions. Time to whip out the mic and redo my calibration.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-19-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7,207
Views: 361,761
Posted By edorr
Interesting. I either did not read the Dirac...

Interesting. I either did not read the Dirac manual correctly, or it does not explain the measurements need to be in a different vertical planes. I did all 9 measurements on the same horizontal...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-18-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,356
Posted By edorr
Why bother with discs in a convenience for the...

Why bother with discs in a convenience for the wife application? Get an oppo and use the netflix streaming feature.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-17-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7,207
Views: 361,761
Posted By edorr
I can see the rational for pointing mic at...

I can see the rational for pointing mic at speakers for a two channel calibration. For multi channel, I still thing Dirac would end up boosting the surround channels to compensate for the lower...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-16-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,356
Posted By edorr
You should not have any of these issues playing...

You should not have any of these issues playing rips in jriver. In my experience you need an hdmi video card though. Others have played blu ray video with motherboard hdmi. I always had problems...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-16-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,356
Posted By edorr
You can go the htpc route and just rip your blu...

You can go the htpc route and just rip your blu rays, but in my experience this is not yet 100% bullet proof. A rock solid approach using proven standard components would be to get a MSB UMT plus,...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-16-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,356
Posted By edorr
You can go the htpc route and just rip your blu...

You can go the htpc route and just rip your blu rays, but in my experience this is not yet 100% bullet proof. A rock solid approach using proven standard components would be to get a MSB UMT plus,...
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