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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-27-2015, 08:02 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Atmos Trailers. As you may recall I asked...

Atmos Trailers.


As you may recall I asked Dolby if they would grant permission for me to rip the trailers from the Demo Disc(s) to post for AVS members. The reply from my high-level Dolby...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-25-2015, 03:05 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Proper racks have a lot of advantages. They allow...

Proper racks have a lot of advantages. They allow you to install and remove gear easily since almost all gear is a standard width and a standard number of rack units high. You can install cooling...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-25-2015, 02:32 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Stu- when I had my XLS 1000 it was in a full rack...

Stu- when I had my XLS 1000 it was in a full rack with other amps, Oppo and Panasonic BD players, a Toshiba HD-DVD player, a Mac mini and two hard drives, an AVR and probably other stuff I've...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   06-24-2015, 01:33 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Won't EQ compensate for the losses at HF?

Won't EQ compensate for the losses at HF?
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-24-2015, 01:15 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Sounds like (NPI) our DAB radio (Digital Audio...

Sounds like (NPI) our DAB radio (Digital Audio Broadcast) here in the UK. They can get numerous stations in a small available slot, but the sound is nowhere near the quality of FM IMO. It's OK for...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-24-2015, 01:13 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Agreed. The difference is likely to be in the...

Agreed. The difference is likely to be in the upmixer. Upmixers are very personal things so some may prefer the DTS version, some the Dolby version, or even movie-dependent.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-24-2015, 11:53 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I do still have mine but the carriage to the US...

I do still have mine but the carriage to the US would be quite costly I'd think, making it more or less as much as new kit.

If Dionyz sends an email to scott@techht.com (or his AVS user name is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-24-2015, 11:49 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Good point, Jerry. I shall adopt your practice as...

Good point, Jerry. I shall adopt your practice as my own.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-24-2015, 10:07 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
This is what the 88A user manual says: ...

This is what the 88A user manual says:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9653266/Images%20for%20Forum%20Posting/88A%20setting%20output%20volume.jpg
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-24-2015, 10:04 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Good question. I've never fully understood the...

Good question. I've never fully understood the difference either. FWIW I leave the gain control at 0 and move the output volume slider to bring everything to -12dB. Seems to work fine here.

I'd...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-24-2015, 10:00 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Agreed - but don't forget Atmos-enabled speakers....

Agreed - but don't forget Atmos-enabled speakers. These do a pretty convincing job of putting sound where you have nothing to reproduce it ;) Well, the setup I heard at Dolby Labs in London did...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-24-2015, 09:56 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Points taken. All I really want from an AVR is...

Points taken. All I really want from an AVR is the ability to play the main sound codecs and send them out to m/ch preouts after decoding. I don't want any EQ, I don't want any Zones, nor...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-24-2015, 07:41 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes and maybe. I am currently using an 88A for...

Yes and maybe. I am currently using an 88A for the listener level channels and two of the overhead channels in a 5.2.4 system, leaving a pair of overheads with no room EQ. Given the sound that...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-24-2015, 07:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Well, as I said, the cheap solutions are already...

Well, as I said, the cheap solutions are already with us - but are limited to 5.2.2. One can get on the Atmos/DTS:X bandwagon for less than $500 if that configuration will suit.



You realise...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-24-2015, 03:53 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
This is certainly one of the appeals of the...

This is certainly one of the appeals of the miniDSP DDRC-88A and Dirac Live. Not only is it SOTA room EQ (and you are 100% right - those of us who have moved in that direction will never go back) but...
Forum: Latest Industry News   06-24-2015, 03:16 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
7 channel Onkyos with Atmos and DTS:X start at...

7 channel Onkyos with Atmos and DTS:X start at about $800. Equivalent Denons at just $479 (AVR-S710W). Of course they can only do 5.2.2. Then there is a big jump for the 9 channel units - but not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-24-2015, 02:50 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Oh yeah - there's a whole bunch for you to enjoy....

Oh yeah - there's a whole bunch for you to enjoy.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9653266/Images%20for%20Forum%20Posting/Auro%20content%201.jpg...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-23-2015, 12:54 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That is my recollection too. And Dolby have...

That is my recollection too. And Dolby have always qualified any statements about Blu-ray player compatibility by adding "[players] which conform to the Blu-ray specifications" or words to that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-23-2015, 12:31 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That would be a very good move IMO. It will be...

That would be a very good move IMO. It will be interesting to hear all those who defended to the death the idea of not EQing the main speakers now defending the idea of EQing them ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-23-2015, 10:31 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Atmos sends discrete signal to the four overhead...

Atmos sends discrete signal to the four overhead speakers. If your unit does not have Atmos processing for 4 speakers, then you just can't do Atmos 5.2.4. Unfortunately, however much you try, a 7...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-23-2015, 10:27 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I agree that Audyssey is overdue for an overhaul....

I agree that Audyssey is overdue for an overhaul. But that doesn't meant that a system which fails to EQ the most important speakers in the system is a good idea.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-23-2015, 08:29 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Unfortunately, it seems there is no way you can...

Unfortunately, it seems there is no way you can get the HTS 7700 to do more than an Atmos 5.2.2 setup. The unit has not been designed to accommodate 5.2.4 in any way, shape or form and even if it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-23-2015, 08:14 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
LOL. No need to beg for mercy ... just wanted to...

LOL. No need to beg for mercy ... just wanted to be sure you were good to go. :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-23-2015, 08:09 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You are aware that the FAQ questions are all...

You are aware that the FAQ questions are all hyperlinked to their answers in the table of contents at the top of the FAQ? You don't have to read it sequentially.

Eg:

D) Mic & mic placement...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-23-2015, 08:03 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Covered in the FAQ: d)4. Do I have to use...

Covered in the FAQ:

d)4. Do I have to use the mic that came with my AVR or PrePro? (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=21782993.html?highlight=#d4)
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