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Forum: Speakers   10-02-2014, 06:37 AM
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Posted By RichB
A new review from SoundStageHifi "Recommended...

A new review from SoundStageHifi "Recommended Reference Component: Revel Performa3 F206 Loudspeakers" (no published measurements):
...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-01-2014, 09:38 AM
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Views: 5,332
Posted By RichB
That is true. The BDP-105(D) has...

That is true.



The BDP-105(D) has volume control on the XLR and RCA outs which permits use without a preamp.
It works quite well in my system.

- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-01-2014, 07:06 AM
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Posted By RichB
Interesting results, Atmos speakers are not an...

Interesting results, Atmos speakers are not an option for me, but wall-mounted speakers bouncing off the ceiling are possible.

Did you measure standard speakers connected as up-firing speakers to...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-01-2014, 06:54 AM
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Posted By RichB
I am not sure if the BDP-88FD has volume control...

I am not sure if the BDP-88FD has volume control on the XLR outs. If not, it cannot be connected directly to an amplifier for two channel listening.


- Rich
Forum: Speakers   09-30-2014, 04:40 AM
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Posted By RichB
I am not sure what you mean my reference level....

I am not sure what you mean my reference level. At -6, I was able to illuminate the clipping indicator on a ATI3005 driving my Salons.
A receiver will run out of power and clip/reduce peak levels...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-29-2014, 07:02 AM
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Posted By RichB
You don't need that much power so maybe an A43...

You don't need that much power so maybe an A43 but the Zonemaster 12 channel product that is bridgeable would be a good option.
Some customers may want the Halo looks though.


- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-27-2014, 08:15 AM
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Posted By RichB
At 47:43: He also mentions the...

At 47:43:



He also mentions the importance of wide dispersion in ceiling speakers.

- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-26-2014, 12:29 PM
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Posted By RichB
I wonder if the DSU takes the pressure off the...

I wonder if the DSU takes the pressure off the studios to deliver native Atmos mixes.
That would be ironic.


- Rich
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-25-2014, 06:06 PM
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Posted By RichB
PM-2, etc.. :p :D - Rich

PM-2, etc.. :p :D

- Rich
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-25-2014, 04:17 PM
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Views: 76,541
Posted By RichB
Excellent. USB2 powers with the BDP...

Excellent.


USB2 powers with the BDP regardless of Standby mode so both work.


There are not just connectors they are completely different interfaces. The USB DAC (type B) is for sending...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-25-2014, 07:57 AM
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Views: 76,541
Posted By RichB
The BDP-105(D) is a disk/media player/USB DAC but...

The BDP-105(D) is a disk/media player/USB DAC but as does any other device, it has its limitations.
It may not always be the ideal solution for your needs, that is not necessarily a problem with the...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-24-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 16,198
Posted By RichB
I do exactly that. The 105D is connected via XLR...

I do exactly that. The 105D is connected via XLR to the HA-1 via XLR's for the mains. The other 3 channels are connected directly via RCA. The trims on the 105D are used to adjust the levels. It...
Forum: Speakers   09-24-2014, 09:09 AM
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Posted By RichB
From this Stereophile review of the Studio 2's: ...

From this Stereophile review of the Studio 2's:


http://www.stereophile.com/content/revel-ultima-studio2-loudspeaker-measurements





So, I would not bridge.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-24-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 16,198
Posted By RichB
According to the HA-1 manual specification...

According to the HA-1 manual specification section, the XLR input impedance is 15k ohms.

- Rich
Forum: Speakers   09-23-2014, 07:39 PM
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Views: 483,096
Posted By RichB
The best case that bi-amping would be a 3 DB...

The best case that bi-amping would be a 3 DB gain, but that is unlikely.

The Parasound A51 is not much more powerful but it drives my Salons very well.
My guess is that I can drive it into...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,645
Views: 242,446
Posted By RichB
The A51 is a fantastic amp that does exactly what...

The A51 is a fantastic amp that does exactly what an amp should do, amplify, drives difficult loads, has low intermodulation distortion, and sounds fantastic. The A51 does a great job driving my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 02:45 PM
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Posted By RichB
I though that Atmos includes the objects within...

I though that Atmos includes the objects within the channel beds. If the objects are lossy, does that translate into some lossy sound when played on a non-Atmos system?

For Auro-3D, the dynamic...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-22-2014, 10:25 AM
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Views: 345,665
Posted By RichB
From everything I have read, HDCP 2.2 required a...

From everything I have read, HDCP 2.2 required a hardware update.
So does that mean, shipping the unit off for the upgrade?

- Rich
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-22-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 11,586
Views: 937,017
Posted By RichB
A USB hub can be used to get around the Apple...

A USB hub can be used to get around the Apple power message. This one worked for me:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006C2BQ6M/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 09:56 AM
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Views: 5,914
Posted By RichB
I have heard this "false claim" before and no...

I have heard this "false claim" before and no specifics. ;)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-95QqBXLG2I


- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12,173
Views: 675,980
Posted By RichB
You can connect all inputs 7.1, XLR, COAX, and...

You can connect all inputs 7.1, XLR, COAX, and TosLink and use remote codes to switch between them.

- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 01:50 PM
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Views: 675,980
Posted By RichB
That is possible but there can be a delays...

That is possible but there can be a delays associated with the A/D conversion and DSP processing so it seems unlikely.

- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-18-2014, 12:41 PM
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Views: 345,665
Posted By RichB
REQ systems do not measure: distortion, dynamics,...

REQ systems do not measure: distortion, dynamics, freedom from compression, dispersions over frequency, etc.
REQ cannot correct these characteristics of a speaker performance.

I believe the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 07:11 PM
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Views: 345,665
Posted By RichB
I was just having some fun. That is one...

I was just having some fun.
That is one serious design. Impressive.


- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9,832
Views: 345,665
Posted By RichB
Apparently there were only 3 seats, so the...

Apparently there were only 3 seats, so the children disposed of their parents and buried them in the basement. :p :D


- Rich
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