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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 01:16 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes, this was reported in this thread recently....

Yes, this was reported in this thread recently. It isn't something I worry about personally, although at least one member has called it a "dealbreaker".

The user manual still insists it is just...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 01:14 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
And some AVRs enable you to set a delay on the...

And some AVRs enable you to set a delay on the triggers too. IDK if my current Denon allows this, but my last Onkyo (the 5509 processor) did on all three of the triggers. Very handy as you say.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 01:12 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You think a reputable Internet trader is...

You think a reputable Internet trader is deliberately Photoshopping package images in order to misrepresent their products, and also including that misrepresentation in the title of the item offered...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 01:10 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I haven't seen any convincing evidence that there...

I haven't seen any convincing evidence that there are audible differences between decent quality DACs of the kind found, for example, in modern AVRs. But I know there are people who believe such...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 12:05 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Maybe, but the last FW update to the Denon 5200...

Maybe, but the last FW update to the Denon 5200 took something like 50 minutes to complete...



Thanks. I am going to look into this.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 12:03 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Ok - thanks. Got a link to the UPS you use, or...

Ok - thanks. Got a link to the UPS you use, or something similar? I am a UPS virgin. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 12:02 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You mean the previous 93 didn’t matter, but the...

You mean the previous 93 didn’t matter, but the last one does?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 11:56 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It is generally regarded as good protocol to...

It is generally regarded as good protocol to follow Audyssey's advice on this and to measure more than one, and ideally all permitted, positions - 8 for XT32. The Audyssey algorithm, we are told,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 10:56 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I think mine was a hardware problem rather than a...

I think mine was a hardware problem rather than a software problem. But I am only guessing really as I know next to nothing about software. Your experience sounds bad though - glad it has gone away. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 10:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I do keep it powered on all the time. But it...

I do keep it powered on all the time. But it isn't on a UPS. UPSs are not commonly used in the UK where we have a very stable, 230-240v mains supply. My 88A hasn't, AFAICR, been subject to a sudden...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 10:28 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Well, no. Companies have a duty to put their...

Well, no. Companies have a duty to put their owners/shareholders first so decisions are made to benefit those who own the company not those who might (or might not) buy from it. That seems sensible...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 10:21 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Not sure if it is anybody being stupid as such....

Not sure if it is anybody being stupid as such. The distribution rights are sold to the highest bidder, so if they want more for an Atmos mix, or more for a version packaged with extras etc, then the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 10:14 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It better be as it is printed on the packaging...

It better be as it is printed on the packaging and in the title of the disc on the website!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 10:12 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It won’t be marketing. Marketing departments will...

It won’t be marketing. Marketing departments will want every possible feature to aid sales. It is more likely the incredibly complex distribution arrangements which movies have post-theatrical...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 10:09 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I am looking forward to this one - I did enjoy...

I am looking forward to this one - I did enjoy the sound design and the mix. I'll have to sell my standard copy now...



IDK. It must be something to do with licensing and distribution deals,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 08:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Good point. Its been a looooong time since I saw...

Good point. Its been a looooong time since I saw either.




Everything has gone through maybe hundreds of ADA conversions during production - does one more matter?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 08:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Good find! Ordered! I liked that movie and it...

Good find! Ordered! I liked that movie and it had a good soundtrack so it should shine with Atmos. Thanks for finding that.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 08:19 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Applied.

Applied.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 06:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Due to my own stupidity ;) Once I had the...

Due to my own stupidity ;) Once I had the correct s/w I was impressed by how easy it is to do a Dirac calibration.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 06:32 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No volume controls on the UPA-7 AFAIK. If there...

No volume controls on the UPA-7 AFAIK. If there are, like on my UPA-2s just set to max. Connect them all up, paying special attention that each cable is in the right place at the AVR, the 88A input,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 05:49 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks Jerry. I am hugely relieved. I have given...

Thanks Jerry. I am hugely relieved. I have given a lot of thought to what might have caused this problem but nothing springs to mind. I haven't done anything unusual with the 88A - I did spend some...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-29-2015, 05:28 AM
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Views: 3,331
Posted By kbarnes701
Note: Spoilers ahead. Hi Ralph, Well I...

Note: Spoilers ahead.

Hi Ralph,

Well I watched it again in Atmos (brilliant!). No - Ryan Stone doesn’t die. A careful watching of the movie shows that to be an impossible conclusion IMO. The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 05:03 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes - bring back the old 'tape loop' and a lot of...

Yes - bring back the old 'tape loop' and a lot of people would be happy!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 05:01 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Excellent job. You will be happy with that amp...

Excellent job. You will be happy with that amp IMO. I have a couple of UPA-2s here. Worked perfectly for years. I have XPA-3 for LCR, XPA-200 for surrounds, UPA-2 for FH pair and UPA-2 for TM pair. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-29-2015, 04:58 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Glad to hear. That's two of us in the space of a...

Glad to hear. That's two of us in the space of a day or so who have had strange hardware problems with the 88A. (See my post elsewhere in the thread). I hpe it isn’t a trend starting.

Can you tell...
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