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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 09:53 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes DTS have a strong Bluray foothold with...

Yes DTS have a strong Bluray foothold with 5.1/7.1. But you are extrapolating that to imply that the same status will continue with immersive audio. As I have pointed out, the single reason for that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 09:45 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I was specifically thinking of those badass JBLs...

I was specifically thinking of those badass JBLs that were mentioned - the surrounds are something like 16x16x10 inches. NFW will they go on my ceiling! :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 09:04 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Me too - but as batpig says, you need the room....

Me too - but as batpig says, you need the room. Like him, I’d be all over those sort of speakers in a heartbeat if I had a room they'd actually fit in.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 08:59 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I bet you’d prefer Michael Bay's and John Woo's...

I bet you’d prefer Michael Bay's and John Woo's money though ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 08:56 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I think that is kind of the point of John Woo...

I think that is kind of the point of John Woo movies, Dan ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 08:49 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You mean when you (incorrectly) said DTS...

You mean when you (incorrectly) said DTS dominates the home market, you meant in terms of immersive audio? How does that work, given that DTS currently has no hardware support and one Bluray?


...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 08:43 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
How does that work then? As others have said,...

How does that work then? As others have said, with DVD, streamed content, downloaded content, and broadcast media, Dolby has close to 100% share. DTS has, er, Bluray.

Not to mention that the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 06:50 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Ah yes. That makes sense. My thinking...

Ah yes. That makes sense.



My thinking was that the listener level speakers are making more contribution to the overall sound while the overheads, not so much. In fact, in most Atmos titles to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2015, 06:08 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Jerry, can you please remind me what the benefits...

Jerry, can you please remind me what the benefits are of doing it that way, as opposed to running all the listener level speakers on one 88A and the overhead speakers on the other 88A? I vaguely...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 12:55 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Ah yes, of course. Although I'd hardly call...

Ah yes, of course. Although I'd hardly call porting the s/w to a different platform as "big", personally. Especially as Dirac have a tradition of supporting OS-X anyway so it was hardly a surprise...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 12:50 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
While the Auro thread didn’t have a single post...

While the Auro thread didn’t have a single post for weeks until someone posted to wonder why ;)



More content would of course be wonderful. But one can hardly compare Auro and Atmos in this...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 12:46 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
If you want to hear a good example of this, try...

If you want to hear a good example of this, try The Gunman. Go to the scene where Terrier and Cox are in the machine room of the public aquarium. Throughout this lengthy scene, there is excellent...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 12:31 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
There was a mysterious "something big is coming...

There was a mysterious "something big is coming but we can't reveal what it is" rumor. That could be it. Or not of course. By way of counterpoint, the last I read on the minDSP site about a 16 ch...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 10:13 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks for the clarification, Flavio. Much...

Thanks for the clarification, Flavio. Much appreciated - and a useful tip!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 07:58 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Hi Flavio, thanks for this info. Can you please...

Hi Flavio, thanks for this info. Can you please elaborate on "the distance in milliseconds between the "before" and "after" impulses shown in the Dirac graphs"? A screenshot would be very useful. The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 02:25 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Very nice. A bit big for my room but a great...

Very nice. A bit big for my room but a great alternative to the oft-suggested Tannoy DCs for sure.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 02:17 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It depends who you ask ;) I haven’t seem the...

It depends who you ask ;) I haven’t seem the latency reported as being as long as 22ms. 14-16ms is the area it is usually given as. Measuring is the only way to know for sure. Or one can run Audyssey...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 01:47 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
As bweissman has said, I mean power cables. If...

As bweissman has said, I mean power cables. If you run signal cables and power cables parallel with each other then the signal cabe can pick up interference, noise, hum etc from the power cable. XLR...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2015, 01:15 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The dispersion characteristics of the chosen...

The dispersion characteristics of the chosen speaker is a separate issue to whether they are direct radiators or dipoles. Dolby recommend direct radiators with a wide dispersion pattern (like the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2015, 11:25 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You answered your own question ;)

You answered your own question ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2015, 11:11 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
When you heard it, was it in a properly setup...

When you heard it, was it in a properly setup room?



To conceal the wires you mean? I think raceway would be a simpler solution.




It is? Why isn't their answer to someone with concrete...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2015, 09:54 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I found it a well-written paper, explaining...

I found it a well-written paper, explaining things in a way that most would be able to understand, but I had to read a lot of twice or even three times before I fully grasped everything. But this...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2015, 09:49 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Ah right - yes that is correct. The AVR can be...

Ah right - yes that is correct. The AVR can be switched off during the calibration if you wish as it plays no part. After the calibration, it is advised to switch the AVR on though <g>.

And, as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2015, 09:11 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
In the non-corrected channels you need to account...

In the non-corrected channels you need to account for the physical distance + the latency of the 88A, which is about 16 ms according to miniDSP. I used my old Audyssey distance setting and added the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2015, 08:42 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I'd forgotten that limitation in the XMC-1. Yes...

I'd forgotten that limitation in the XMC-1. Yes it is very useful to be able to compare different curves at the press of a button. And, of course, to be able to store different calibrations for...
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