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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-24-2014, 12:04 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
IDK if they would be better for Atmos. Why do you...

IDK if they would be better for Atmos. Why do you think they would? If they sound 'tinny' then they are probably not much good for anything, Atmos included. I use Tannoy Di5 DC for my on-ceilings...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-24-2014, 10:11 AM
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Personally I wouldn’t be happy with a 250Hz XO....

Personally I wouldn’t be happy with a 250Hz XO. It is higher than my subs will perform well at (dual Submersive F2) and I'd expect to be able to localise the bass pretty easily at 250Hz. I wonder...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-24-2014, 10:04 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Depending on how high they currently are, you may...

Depending on how high they currently are, you may well find an improvement by lowering them to ear height, or just above ear height if the former blocks the sound to any individual listener. The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-24-2014, 06:37 AM
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Yes, in the UK it was promoted as that. I guess...

Yes, in the UK it was promoted as that. I guess they figured the crappy original title, which makes it sound like a romcom, was probably the reason the box office sales were less than spectacular in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-24-2014, 04:13 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The usual issue when Audyssey boosts unexpectedly...

The usual issue when Audyssey boosts unexpectedly is that something was conspiring to prevent the mic from properly hearing the affected frequencies, so Audyssey boosts to compensate. Is there...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-24-2014, 03:38 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thank you for that detailed reply, which answered...

Thank you for that detailed reply, which answered all my questions. Enjoy your vacation!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-24-2014, 03:32 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Nice ad copy too. Makes a change from a fatuous...

Nice ad copy too. Makes a change from a fatuous headline and an attempt at a 'glamourous' picture.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-24-2014, 03:30 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-24-2014, 03:27 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Very true. People often buy speakers by the...

Very true. People often buy speakers by the dollar and amplifiers by the pound. Both criteria mean very little in terms of performance. Toole evaluated various very expensive speakers in his book,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 12:26 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Strange definition of 'improvement' ;)

Strange definition of 'improvement' ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 11:41 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
LOL. Yes, the ultimate irony: make a really,...

LOL. Yes, the ultimate irony: make a really, really good tube amp, and it will sound like a good, modern SS amp. But it will cost 10 times more!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 11:23 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I tried a tube amp once, some years back. They're...

I tried a tube amp once, some years back. They're junk. Good in their day, when there was nothing better. A joke in the 21st century.

Of course, they function as a tone control as well as an amp -...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 11:03 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
+1. The voice of reason.

+1. The voice of reason.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 10:53 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
FAQ: g)3. What is Reference Level Offset in...

FAQ:

g)3. What is Reference Level Offset in Dynamic EQ? (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=21782993.html?highlight=#g3)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 09:19 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You are being extreme. There are high sensitivity...

You are being extreme. There are high sensitivity speakers which have good sound quality. The two are not mutually exclusive, as your own speaker choice confirms. The issue is one of balance - if you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 09:15 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
For movies, yes. Although the comparison is...

For movies, yes. Although the comparison is perhaps unfair as nothing else prior to Atmos/DSU, other than DSU, was able to use 4 overhead speakers. I have watched literally dozens of movies with DSU...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 05:44 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I don't recall the advice as being to change to...

I don't recall the advice as being to change to more sensitive but 'crap' speakers. ;) There are high quality and low quality speakers of any given sensitivity. As you suggest, the aim is to acquire...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 05:31 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You may be right - but the unit was shipped right...

You may be right - but the unit was shipped right on the day shipping was promised. What a contrast with the way Emotiva handled their Dirac implementation!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 03:38 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Indeed. So when all speakers are played at the...

Indeed. So when all speakers are played at the same time the overall SPL will be higher still.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 03:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The improvement sounds better because, as Toole...

The improvement sounds better because, as Toole exhaustively proved years ago, most people prefer, in listening tests, a smooth frequency response to a lumpy one. The graph I showed demonstrated that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 03:33 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Most reviews, including that one, are just...

Most reviews, including that one, are just subjective impressions and don't really have very much value. One person's impressions and preferences may not be the same as another's. The only good...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 03:30 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I do like Onkyo and have had 4 of their units,...

I do like Onkyo and have had 4 of their units, but I will not be going back to them unless my Dirac adventure works out well, in which case my REQ will be independent of the AVR anyway, as I said.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 03:28 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Using the same content? As batpig says, Audyssey...

Using the same content? As batpig says, Audyssey doesn’t care what you send to the speakers. It has calibrated the sound leaving the speakers and the influence of the room on that sound in order to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-22-2014, 01:43 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Nothing wrong with amps like that at all. So...

Nothing wrong with amps like that at all. So long, obviously, as people don't think all those extra $$$ translate to 'better sound'. But the appearance and the build quality is something else.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-22-2014, 01:36 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Calling it "useful" and then saying it's not as...

Calling it "useful" and then saying it's not as good as ARC is hardly glowing praise is it? ;)

Mind you, calling it 'useful' is a stretch IMO....

I do like Onkyos and looking at the photos made...
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