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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2015, 04:56 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
A couple of posters have referred to "one seat...

A couple of posters have referred to "one seat solutions" and "area solutions" or multi-seat solutions. First, there is nothing wrong with optimising for one seat. Many people use their HTs...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2015, 04:46 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Read the Guide.

Read the Guide.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2015, 04:46 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I wouldn’t worry about it - it's wrong anyway.

I wouldn’t worry about it - it's wrong anyway.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2015, 04:44 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It's not just a limitation of Audyssey - AFAIK...

It's not just a limitation of Audyssey - AFAIK there are no REQ solutions which measure the combined response of the speakers and the subs. Nor is it a limitation determined by the AVR manufacturers,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2015, 04:37 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You can do it "blind" but I doubt you will get...

You can do it "blind" but I doubt you will get good results. The method detailed in the Sub Distance Tweak Guide has been developed by people who really know what they are doing - I can only suggest...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2015, 01:24 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
If you believe that you will believe anything. So...

If you believe that you will believe anything. So you think all mixes produced in all mixing rooms conform to a common standard????

Here:
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2015, 01:12 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Heaven forbid that anyone would want to use their...

Heaven forbid that anyone would want to use their own preference instead of Chris Kyrakakis's preference! After all, why on earth would anyone want their system to sound the way they want it to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2015, 01:08 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Why on earth would it seem like it "almost...

Why on earth would it seem like it "almost wouldn’t work?" I've explained above exactly why it works and how it overcomes a limitation in room EQ systems like Audyssey.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2015, 01:07 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Heaven forbid that anyone would want to use their...

Heaven forbid that anyone would want to use their own preference instead of Chris Kyriakakis's preference! After all, why should anyone want their system to sound the way they want it to sound, when...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2015, 11:28 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
He didn't "make a discovery". The sub distance...

He didn't "make a discovery". The sub distance tweak has been known about for years.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2015, 11:27 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It's not heresy. In fact it is recommended and...

It's not heresy. In fact it is recommended and sensible. The reason is that at no time does Audyssey ever measure the combined response of the subs plus mains, so it cannot get the response around...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2015, 11:25 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Duplicate post cannot be deleted. The constant...

Duplicate post cannot be deleted. The constant 'database errors' are making this thread very difficult to use.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2015, 11:18 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Mark Seaton, owner and founder of Seaton...

Mark Seaton, owner and founder of Seaton Submersives, knows more about electrical engineering and acoustics than any of the self-professed "experts" in this thread, and he advises how to use miniDSP...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2015, 11:12 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes indeed. I am sure that the better method is...

Yes indeed. I am sure that the better method is the one outlined in the user manual.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2015, 11:10 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes, right. IDK what was going on when I tried...

Yes, right. IDK what was going on when I tried using the individual channel sliders. It was as if the settings on the sliders had been added or subtracted from the calibrated levels in some way - the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2015, 06:53 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
User Guide method - I've never even read the...

User Guide method - I've never even read the inline help.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2015, 06:16 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
IDK if this is relevant or not but I found that...

IDK if this is relevant or not but I found that my levels were all over the place if I used the individual channel level adjusters (sliders) in any way. Keeping them at max obviated the problem. This...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-26-2015, 11:13 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes, dual subs will certainly help you get a...

Yes, dual subs will certainly help you get a smoother response in more places across the room.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-26-2015, 08:53 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Audyssey should pull most of that down. If it...

Audyssey should pull most of that down. If it isn’t, then there is another issue. You may need to optimise speaker/sub locations, experiment with different positions for MLP and so on, assuming you...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-26-2015, 08:31 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I do have a loss of about 4dB. I put it down to...

I do have a loss of about 4dB. I put it down to the cuts that Dirac Live is making during the filter creation (I believe it favors cuts over boosts for sensible reasons). As you say, it is no big...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-26-2015, 08:28 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It depends how big the peak is. Audyssey has...

It depends how big the peak is. Audyssey has limitations on how much it can boost or reduce frequencies. What do you call a "huge peak"?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-26-2015, 05:05 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The majority of people will not notice any...

The majority of people will not notice any significant difference between balanced and unbalanced. I use unbalanced because it is easier (for me). Others use balanced because, well, they can.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-26-2015, 04:57 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yeah - these HK sound guys are all like us AVSers...

Yeah - these HK sound guys are all like us AVSers - they really rock and understand deep bass, fantastic use of surrounds, amazing pans and so on. Almost all the HK actioners I have have amazing...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-26-2015, 02:23 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Excellent! Teamwork! :)

Excellent! Teamwork! :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-25-2015, 01:58 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Not really - see above. This is a common enough...

Not really - see above. This is a common enough technique when the character in the scene is not supposed to be able to understand the other person's language, for reasons of the story. If a subtitle...
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