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Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-30-2014, 03:51 PM
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Posted By William
Chances are what ever caused the right channel to...

Chances are what ever caused the right channel to 'burn out' also damaged the left.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   09-21-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By William
Sounds like you may just need 3 of these...

Sounds like you may just need 3 of these (http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021817&p_id=9767&seq=1&format=2).
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   09-14-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By William
You must be confusing software with hardware. The...

You must be confusing software with hardware. The technical dynamic range of an LP is <60dB (being analog it's not an absolute) and 16 bit is 96dB (16x6 and absolute).
Forum: Surround Music Formats   09-06-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By William
Did you add the URL link (I quoted by adding...

Did you add the URL link (I quoted by adding spaces) or is this hashtag link added automatically?


Let me see #question...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   09-06-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By William
The following are some of several possibilities: ...

The following are some of several possibilities:

1) Different masters used for LPCM and DTS mixes

2) Different attenuation levels for the DTS and LPCM encoded on the BD

3) Better perception...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   09-05-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By William
With DTS (or Dolby) multichannel the multichannel...

With DTS (or Dolby) multichannel the multichannel signal must be recombined (folded) into 2 channel. There is metadata to do this process but it does require reliance on (maybe somewhat subjective)...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-30-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By William
1) I have my OPPO set to just transcode DSD to...

1) I have my OPPO set to just transcode DSD to LPCM. Used to send DSD and it sounded the same but my pre amp would make 'pop' when acquiring/switching to DSD.

2) Take what anyone says (and...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-29-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By William
No, I have an original RCA HD-DVD player sitting...

No, I have an original RCA HD-DVD player sitting in a closet on top of a Sony MD (Mini Disc player). I ripped all my HD-DVDs to MKVs a while back.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-29-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 997
Posted By William
Bet you have never been in an anechoic chamber?...

Bet you have never been in an anechoic chamber? :eek: Spooky and disorienting.

We live in a world with reflections and sound reaching both ears a different times. Without this you get a certain...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-29-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By William
You BD is HD-DVD too. I think I have the same...

You BD is HD-DVD too. I think I have the same drive in my HTPC. You must have had the drive for a little while.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-29-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By William
First, I set my OPPO to send LPCM. As rdgrimes...

First, I set my OPPO to send LPCM. As rdgrimes stated it must be converted to LPCM anyway (unless sending direct with NO processing).

DSD (SA-CD) sampling rate is 2.8224 mHz and your receiver...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-29-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 441
Posted By William
How does this analog signal bypass the D/A...

How does this analog signal bypass the D/A converter?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-25-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By William
Why not run YPAO?

Why not run YPAO?
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-24-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 533
Posted By William
That is not the problem he is asking about. He is...

That is not the problem he is asking about. He is not having trouble setting the levels. He can set his level but he can't get his distance set. The distance setting is about speaker timing and level...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-24-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 533
Posted By William
No, distance is about timing and not attenuation....

No, distance is about timing and not attenuation.

I glanced at the manual and it looks like you are confusing the default setting with minimum adjustment which is 3'. Page 21 says:

FRONT X.X...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-24-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By William
This sounds...

This sounds (http://www.amazon.com/C2G-40018-Coaxial-Optical-Converter/dp/B0002J2MV4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408919289&sr=8-1&keywords=coax+to+optical+adapter) like your best answer.
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By William
Why multiple threads for the same...

Why multiple threads for the same question?:confused:

No, there are no 3.5 mm pre-outs. All pre-outs are RCA (some high end receiver/processors have additional balanced XLR's).
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-20-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By William
First advice, never start a thread with the word...

First advice, never start a thread with the word Bose.:eek::D It's probably irrelevant to your problem anyway.;)

Did you originally install your system? If professionally installed it may have IR...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-20-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By William
Actually it's neither and also it is not about...

Actually it's neither and also it is not about quality. It's about accuracy and lossless files after decoding are identical to the original LPCM Master. That means 100% accuracy. It is the same as a...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-18-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By William
Here you go...

Here you go (http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=104&cp_id=10429&cs_id=1042904&p_id=7186&seq=1&format=2).
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-17-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By William
Human perception may also play a part. An analogy...

Human perception may also play a part. An analogy would be riding in a car at 70mph and listening to a favorite song at a good comfort level. You are forced to stop and suddenly your song is...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-16-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 771
Posted By William
I bet the key word here is take and not buy. :D I...

I bet the key word here is take and not buy. :D I would 'take' them too over my Monoprice cables. I might even be willing to pay one extra buck just for the snob factor.:eek:
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-14-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By William
You are confusing it's WiFi power with...

You are confusing it's WiFi power with amplification power. It has no amplifier built in to drive a set of speakers. It is designed to be used with active (powered speakers), like PC style speakers....
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-13-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 611
Posted By William
Level matching is simply making sure both are at...

Level matching is simply making sure both are at the same exact loudness level. When switching a 1dB-4dB change in loudness will be perceived as a quality change instead of a volume change. Even...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   08-12-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 611
Posted By William
Optical and coax digital are the same. Both pass...

Optical and coax digital are the same. Both pass an identical S/PDIF signal. If you hear a difference it is level match, placebo or a receiver problem.

Also belief that LPCM, decoded TrueHD or...
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