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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 05:18 PM
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Posted By batpig
For example, here's my current...

For example, here's my current experimentation....

I've got two pairs of surrounds mounted directly to the sides of the couch. A more "traditional" bipole/dipole speaker mounted above 2ft above...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 05:14 PM
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Posted By batpig
Like many things, I don't think you can make a...

Like many things, I don't think you can make a concrete determination about stuff like that in a vacuum. Personal taste, room acoustics, speaker design, etc. will all play a part. Some people have...
Forum: Speakers   07-28-2015, 05:07 PM
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Posted By batpig
Oh man, with a dedicated room and a PJ with a...

Oh man, with a dedicated room and a PJ with a giant screen you NEED a good subwoofer for sure. The subwoofer system is the foundation of the surround sound experience.

Since your budget has some...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 04:11 PM
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Posted By batpig
GoDaddy.com ... the scantily-clad hot chick will...

GoDaddy.com ... the scantily-clad hot chick will float ABOVE you! :eek:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 03:45 PM
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Posted By batpig
Lovely setup Rich. Those white M&K's look...

Lovely setup Rich. Those white M&K's look sweet.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 02:57 PM
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Posted By batpig
Are you aware there are separate notifications...

Are you aware there are separate notifications for "upgrade" vs "update"?
Forum: Speakers   07-28-2015, 02:56 PM
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Posted By batpig
I would take ShadyJ's comment with a grain of...

I would take ShadyJ's comment with a grain of salt. "Permitted" and "do not work" are exagerrations. Rather, it's Dolby's RECOMMENDATION that one use monopoles all around.

If you come over the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 02:35 PM
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Posted By batpig
They have to match up with the specific...

They have to match up with the specific Auro-compatible speaker positions (i.e. "Heights" not "Tops") to work with Auro3D. So, for example, if your current Audyssey calibrated config is Front Height...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 02:25 PM
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Posted By batpig
I managed to get a copy of this disc -- the...

I managed to get a copy of this disc -- the "Audio Only" clips are pretty cool, they have environmental surround fields and toggle between Atmos and 5.1 reproduction.
Forum: Audio Gear   07-28-2015, 01:42 PM
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Views: 68
Posted By batpig
Adding some photos.... My setup in the old...

Adding some photos....

My setup in the old house:

http://batpigworld.com/photos/RC%20setup01.JPG

Closeup of RC-10 (next to a Veritas V2.1) which is a good representation of the quality of...
Forum: Speakers   07-28-2015, 01:38 PM
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Posted By batpig
Hey all -- just a quick note, I mentioned earlier...

Hey all -- just a quick note, I mentioned earlier I might be selling my RC's, but I'm officially moving on as I scooped up a trio of Triad Bronze LCR used off eBay to get a perfectly matched front...
Forum: Speakers   07-28-2015, 01:36 PM
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Posted By batpig
If you're going to do HT, you NEED a subwoofer. ...

If you're going to do HT, you NEED a subwoofer. Even with good tower speakers like the RC-70 -- they aren't really "full range" to produce the LFE effects with power and impact.

Your room isn't...
Forum: Audio Gear   07-28-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By batpig
Energy RC-LCR / RC-10 in rare rosenut finish

I just moved and have a semi-dedicated theater room, so upgraded the front end to Triad Bronze LCR.

I loved these Energy RC's -- and with the gorgeous rosenut finish they were also the only...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 16,006
Posted By batpig
Welcome! The short answer is there will be...

Welcome!

The short answer is there will be no 5.1.4 capable receivers that do both Atmos and X object rendering at your price point. You will have to save up and move to something like the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2015, 09:51 PM
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Posted By batpig
Are you using a universal remote?

Are you using a universal remote?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2015, 07:55 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yes read back a few posts. Pandora done broke...

Yes read back a few posts. Pandora done broke itself.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2015, 04:26 PM
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Posted By batpig
For #1...

For #1 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) , from what I understand HDR support will be forthcoming with a firmware update to HDMI 2.0a. Of course you'd need the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2015, 04:22 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yes, assuming the 6200 operates the same as the...

Yes, assuming the 6200 operates the same as the 5200 in this regard, when you change Amp Assign to "7.1ch + ZONE2" it gives you the choice of where the Zone 2 speakers are connected -- either Front...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 636
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Posted By batpig
I wonder why you even still try.... :rolleyes:

I wonder why you even still try.... :rolleyes:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 636
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Posted By batpig
Well a couple of things... I don't think there's...

Well a couple of things... I don't think there's as much of a lack of consensus as you have inferred.

Those who commented in favor of up-firing modules were noting what the response was at...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 16,006
Posted By batpig
You're not alone -- I think the general consensus...

You're not alone -- I think the general consensus is, whenever possible, try to actually get a speaker on the ceiling. The Atmos-enabled modules can be very effective, but any time you have a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2015, 10:43 AM
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Posted By batpig
Ha! Did you make that graphic all by yourself? ...

Ha! Did you make that graphic all by yourself?

I appreciate the compliment but, truth be told, JD is way more active than me these days. Between increasing work responsibilities and two little...
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2015, 10:20 AM
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Posted By batpig
Too bad you don't have access to those great RC...

Too bad you don't have access to those great RC deals up there in Canada. I'm honestly not sure what pricing is like for these speakers up there, but you may want to keep an eye on the used market. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-27-2015, 10:15 AM
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Posted By batpig
The need for Dynamic EQ will really depend on...

The need for Dynamic EQ will really depend on your listening habits/volume. If you have a dedicated theater and only listen LOUD, without any real variation in volume, you can probably disable DEQ...
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 54,076
Views: 3,990,105
Posted By batpig
It will be SO worth it. Just don't forget the...

It will be SO worth it. Just don't forget the center channel too. The itty bitty Take won't be able to keep up.

Alternately depending on the price you are paying you should consider the RC-70s...
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