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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2015, 11:08 AM
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Posted By mastermaybe
^ I'm not coming in here to crap on anything as...

^ I'm not coming in here to crap on anything as I'm very interested in Yamaha- and anyone else- who can jam as much sonic bliss and functionality as possible out of a black rectangle, but I must say...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   07-23-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 632,009
Posted By mastermaybe
I'm always inches away from loving XBMC/KODI but...

I'm always inches away from loving XBMC/KODI but there always seems to be a few roadblocks...

1. Like one billion audio/video/system settings. Yes, I think I've been told this is for flexibility,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 17,424
Posted By mastermaybe
Don't boutique brands like Anthem, Arcam, NAD,...

Don't boutique brands like Anthem, Arcam, NAD, etc pride themselves on delaying the release of cutting edge tech (like the freshest HDMI, surround codecs, room EQ, etc) so they can focus on "better...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-08-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,339
Posted By mastermaybe
An XLR input is just a form of balanced...

An XLR input is just a form of balanced connector. The DDRC uses a different form of balanced connector (Phoenix terminal). I like the miniDSP one better, because I like to cut my wires to a precise...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-08-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,339
Posted By mastermaybe
The idea that a "high end" (or at least an item...

The idea that a "high end" (or at least an item that is inexplicably aimed at extreme-enthusiasts) component is limited to 8 channels with no XLR's in 2015 is all-but unconscionable to me. Consider...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-26-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 212,077
Posted By mastermaybe
Can anyone speak to what determines if a multi...

Can anyone speak to what determines if a multi channel HDMI mix is able to be downmixed to stereo for zone 2?

I'd like to set my rig up so I don't have to go into XBMC and adjust the settings for...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-24-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 19,081
Posted By mastermaybe
Yep, they're fantastic. I'm not nuts about...

Yep, they're fantastic. I'm not nuts about running an XLR and power plug to each of them in a permanent install-- and they're not the greatest aestethic (although they DO look great for a "PA"...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-23-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 212,077
Posted By mastermaybe
I know I read in the manual at some point that...

I know I read in the manual at some point that the 7702 won't down-mix "ALL" multi-channel HDMI inputs so that they can be output to zone 2, but I seem to have no luck with ANY multi-channel...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-13-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 212,077
Posted By mastermaybe
What type of amps do you use? Do you believe all...

What type of amps do you use? Do you believe all amps sound the same?[/QUOTE]

Basically, yes. I've now been involved in two abx's with 20+ people and not one- myself included- could reliably pick...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-12-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 212,077
Posted By mastermaybe
Because the internal amps of the higher end Asian...

Because the internal amps of the higher end Asian AVR's and even the current crop of their amps can easily be bettered, performance wise
Whether of not you need it is another question.....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-11-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 212,077
Posted By mastermaybe
I own powered speakers too, save space, save...

I own powered speakers too, save space, save money, and great performance. I think the benefit to a processor is less drain on the power supply from the amplifiers that are in a receiver and a less...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-11-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 212,077
Posted By mastermaybe
Count me in as one those who would be overjoyed...

Count me in as one those who would be overjoyed for an update path-- even if it costs upwards of $500.

What's the other option? Take a complete bath on this higher end unit that everyone KNOWS was...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-09-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,539
Posted By mastermaybe
Jst FYI: My living room was very hot (most...

Jst FYI:

My living room was very hot (most times 80+) this fall/winter for reasons no going into. Now that I'm round 70, I never hear the fans come on. Never.

James
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-03-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 209
Posted By mastermaybe
It's hilarious to me that it's take some...

It's hilarious to me that it's take some consumers (and the rest of course are still clueless) decades to learn and accept what all AVR manufacturers have known right from the jump of course): that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-02-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 212,077
Posted By mastermaybe
I wonder if passthrough with everything off does...

I wonder if passthrough with everything off does it???

James
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-02-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 212,077
Posted By mastermaybe
Thanks JD. Better to just end it now, lol. ...

Thanks JD. Better to just end it now, lol.

Funny but my tv audio was on the other day in the garage and there's no WAY I went it and switche the HDMI to TV as always use the speakers connected to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-02-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 212,077
Posted By mastermaybe
Hi all- I swear I had this working before,...

Hi all-

I swear I had this working before, but...

Can I get the hdmi audio to "stay" with the Marantz (AVP) and still ship it out to the device (in this case, the tv at my bar 50' away from the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5,579
Views: 155,792
Posted By mastermaybe
I have to admit, James, even after submitting...

I have to admit, James, even after submitting your last paragraph to Babel Fish, I have no clue what you were trying to say. Can we agree that it is highly unlikely that anyone will conduct the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5,579
Views: 155,792
Posted By mastermaybe
Good grief. Where do I state or even remotely...

Good grief. Where do I state or even remotely imply I don't have the INTENT to do it? I have a lot of INTENTIONS, I'm just limited- like the rest of the populace- of what I can get done. Simply the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5,579
Views: 155,792
Posted By mastermaybe
Please detail what "rigor" you're aware of that...

Please detail what "rigor" you're aware of that this would impale. Certainly you don't feel using identical AVRs and amplifiers, level-matched renders fatal a valid ABX? For that, you'd have to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5,579
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Posted By mastermaybe
^ 1. Dirac requires a source and amplifiers....

^

1. Dirac requires a source and amplifiers. No other way around it than to use an AVR or pre pro in a comparison. That being the case, the best offering is the identical AVR/PRE and the identical...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5,579
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Posted By mastermaybe
I don't know that it's "simple" as that's...

I don't know that it's "simple" as that's probably one of the most relative terms in our language, but it's certainly not impossible. It would take some time and effort, to be sure, and an outlay of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 11:32 AM
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Posted By mastermaybe
Thanks, going to sometime this summer, I'm sure. ...

Thanks, going to sometime this summer, I'm sure.

A little healthy skepticism has saved me a lot of time and grief...never mind MONEY over the years, lol. :D

James
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5,579
Views: 155,792
Posted By mastermaybe
It's not impossible. Far from it. Simply a matter...

It's not impossible. Far from it. Simply a matter of running identical AVR's, utilizing the pre outs of one and with dirac and amplifiers and the speaker outputs of the other. The identical speakers...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5,579
Views: 155,792
Posted By mastermaybe
I would love to hear a same-room, same speaker,...

I would love to hear a same-room, same speaker, level-matched, blind comparo between audyssey and this.

I've read a couple that seemed pretty well done and they both basically inferred that the...
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