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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-24-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 115
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Posted By thebland
Is Dirac 2 available for the Datasat? I...

Is Dirac 2 available for the Datasat?

I haven't checked but is there s newer software update for the Datasat?

Great stuff here!
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-23-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 30,646
Posted By thebland
We tried to use my Klipsch dipoles with the...

We tried to use my Klipsch dipoles with the Trinnov and they simply did not work well after Curt set up testing modes in the MC for me to try. Direct radiators worked best. Couldn't get a good image...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-22-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 30,646
Posted By thebland
No pressure here!!:D That said, I had a lot...

No pressure here!!:D

That said, I had a lot of experts helping from you, to Mark Seaton, Carl, Curt Hoyt. You put me into Quested and I am still very, very thrilled. No more ringing after...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-22-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,295
Posted By thebland
Hi, I am not a nutty shutterbug to your...

Hi,


I am not a nutty shutterbug to your extent.. only because I am trying to find more time!! It started out as simply wanting to take better family pictures at events or vacations. Funny you...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-22-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 6,111
Posted By thebland
I start with objective idealism in terms of set...

I start with objective idealism in terms of set up, addressing room modes, speaker placement, etc.

Then prefer an objectively ideal EQ and room correction...

Then, subjectively fine tune all...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-22-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 30,646
Posted By thebland
Look at 39:30 MIN into this video interview...

Look at 39:30 MIN into this video interview (RE:Atmos Height Speaker placement) with Golden Ear's Sandy Gross. The discussion goes from 'toe'ing in speakers to Atmos Heights. About 4-5 minutes on...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-22-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 30,646
Posted By thebland
I followed the best guidelines at the time...

I followed the best guidelines at the time knowing that for Atmos as long as the heights are all in a line from the L and R speakers to the back L and R speakers, you'd be in good shape.

I know...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   10-22-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By thebland
I built a theater from scratch in my home...

I built a theater from scratch in my home construction, and I ended up making it 28 X 17 X 9.5 with a projection room in the rear for PJ and all equipment. A bit wider would've been nicer and a few...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-21-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 30,646
Posted By thebland
I could add another couple pair... But then you...

I could add another couple pair... But then you ask to what gain?! But,. who knows (and the option is there if you so please).
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-21-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,295
Posted By thebland
GReat photos!1 Peter, I have never been to...

GReat photos!1 Peter, I have never been to London. SOmeday I'm sure, but never been there. That apartment shot looks sweet!!!
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-21-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,295
Posted By thebland
Great Photos!Who knew we had similar likes. We...

Great Photos!Who knew we had similar likes. We are the same way regarding France. IF we go to Europe 4 times, 3 times will be to Paris. In fact, my wife's car, an Audi A3 hatchback was inspired the...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-20-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 67,872
Posted By thebland
The better car analogy might be horsepower /...

The better car analogy might be horsepower / torque. Yes a Honda will do fine and get you to where you are going with 150 HP, but jump into a Porsche Turbo and 500+ HP, big torque and you will get...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-19-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 67,872
Posted By thebland
Certainly that is a complement to the owner. ...

Certainly that is a complement to the owner.

But what is 'too powerful for home' mean? That's a vague assertion. I didn't know there where objective lines for 'too powerful for home' or an ideal...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-19-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 67,872
Posted By thebland
Headroom, dynamics, Low, low frequencies all...

Headroom, dynamics, Low, low frequencies all require POWER!!!

Don't knock it until you've spent time listening to a reference system!
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   10-19-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,666
Posted By thebland
I have 6 new Seaton Submersive installed and...

I have 6 new Seaton Submersive installed and calibrated by Mark Seaton himself. Flat well past 10 Hz... I'll add my bass thoughts tomorrow on this flick!:D
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-19-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,295
Posted By thebland
I appreciate your thoughts. I enjoy banter and...

I appreciate your thoughts. I enjoy banter and hope to keep things a bit more civil going forward on my end. I love this stuff and am excited about all the changes in technology. I can't say I won't...
Forum: Remote Control Area   10-18-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10,138
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Posted By thebland
For iRule, is there really any advantage in using...

For iRule, is there really any advantage in using the Mini with Retina over the Standard Mini?

I have a remote for my Ipad Air and one on my iPhone 6+ to control my theater.

If I buy an newly...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-18-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 11,936
Posted By thebland
I didn't install a VOG speaker in my set up as...

I didn't install a VOG speaker in my set up as Carl Huff (an engineer at DATASAT who helped design the SSP) said there is little info that goes to the VOG and it can be situating if you're in the...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-18-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,832
Posted By thebland
Hi. New in terms of many here, myself included,...

Hi. New in terms of many here, myself included, see these high freq drivers as the future as they seem to do everything well with little downside (vert dispersion being a small negative). Having had...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-18-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,295
Posted By thebland
I like a good joke and have authored many here :D...

I like a good joke and have authored many here :D but my beef has always been against Theta - the company - not SBs, Bulldoggers, systems per se or sonics, etc or anything personal in their systems -...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-18-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,644
Posted By thebland
This guys DIY skills are without equal!...

This guys DIY skills are without equal! Impressive theater and AMT / ribbons to boot!!! This is a very impressive HT of the Month!

His diffusors are works of art!

...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-18-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,832
Posted By thebland
Wow! This theater is gorgeous and what incredible...

Wow! This theater is gorgeous and what incredible workmanship!! Beautiful!!

That's two Home THEATERS of the MONTH using speakers with RIBBONS!! The move is onward. The dynamics and impact of horns...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-17-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,295
Posted By thebland
We all have financial limits... But not in the...

We all have financial limits... But not in the $20K (at least in discussion)!!
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-17-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,295
Posted By thebland
Hey Steve We are in the $20K forum, so like...

Hey Steve

We are in the $20K forum, so like things in other luxury item forums (Porsche, Ferrari forums), I thought the money thing was a non factor in considering items and upgrades (in this...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-17-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,295
Posted By thebland
I know you love the CB... but don't get the no...

I know you love the CB... but don't get the no DIRAC. Tenants or not! With all the chatter in the forum for DIRAC and it being a game changer and all the positive reviews, you, the most vocal, have...
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