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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 09:50 AM
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Posted By javanpohl
Did you try multi-point? I heard single point...

Did you try multi-point? I heard single point measurements weren't useful at all, but the more places you measure, the better job it does. I noticed a huge difference even going from 3 positions to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 09:47 AM
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Posted By javanpohl
Wow, I thought you might be exaggerating... guess...

Wow, I thought you might be exaggerating... guess not: 31.3, 39.4, 49.6, 62.5, and 78.7hz. Thank god I went with the DSP3000.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 12:05 PM
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Posted By javanpohl
Haha, I like to err on the far, far side of...

Haha, I like to err on the far, far side of caution.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 12:03 PM
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Posted By javanpohl
Yeah, 16ft or so by my guess. Even if I wanted a...

Yeah, 16ft or so by my guess. Even if I wanted a 4 ceiling speaker set-up, it would've been tricky to pull off. Luckily I only wanted 2 and that overhead wall is perfectly placed.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 12:02 PM
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Posted By javanpohl
Good to know. I'll switch it if it's bothersome.

Good to know. I'll switch it if it's bothersome.
Forum: Community News & Polls   09-19-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By javanpohl
Whatever the name of the off-shoot of Assassin...

Whatever the name of the off-shoot of Assassin is. I forget the name but I have it laying around somewhere.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 11:56 AM
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Posted By javanpohl
No kidding. Here's my fail-safe. I...

No kidding.

Here's my fail-safe.

I think I'm going to make one additional change and then be good. I want to redo the top stud anchor screw. More like a bolt/washer scenario then what I've...
Forum: Community News & Polls   09-19-2014, 07:55 AM
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Views: 1,186
Posted By javanpohl
That a certain HTPC company is including...

That a certain HTPC company is including 3rd-party bypassing encryption software on their product.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 07:50 AM
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Posted By javanpohl
By the way, slightly unforeseen dilemma regarding...

By the way, slightly unforeseen dilemma regarding overhead speakers: adequately making sure they aren't going to fall off the wall/ceiling and kill or seriously maim somebody. With my massively...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-19-2014, 07:31 AM
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Posted By javanpohl
So I noticed that my Yamaha RX-A2040 already has...

So I noticed that my Yamaha RX-A2040 already has an option to set up the front presence speakers as "front height" or "overhead", even though it hasn't gotten its Atmos firmware update yet, so I went...
Forum: Speakers   09-19-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,855
Posted By javanpohl
I also checked out this demo and I'm inclined to...

I also checked out this demo and I'm inclined to say that it was the speakers themselves that were responsible for the amazing sound. They didn't have any huge advantages in terms of lay-out. They...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 26,456
Posted By javanpohl
They are indeed directly overhead the seating...

They are indeed directly overhead the seating area. And I am still still using dialogue lift. I experimented with 0,+1, and +2. 0 collapsed the soundstage. +2 was pulling too much of the dialogue...
Forum: Speakers   09-17-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,812
Posted By javanpohl
Glad I'm not the only one. I'm always perplexed...

Glad I'm not the only one. I'm always perplexed by reviewers who attempt to grant superlative praise on home theater speakers by saying "they sounded like the best commercial cinema". Really? They...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 368
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Posted By javanpohl
P.S. spot-checked Godzilla and it was also...

P.S. spot-checked Godzilla and it was also amazing. And just did the T-rex scene in JP. T-rex scene was surprising... even if the DSP is supposed to emulating sounds up front, you'd think rain of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 368
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Posted By javanpohl
It might behoove you to re-read pages 19,20, and...

It might behoove you to re-read pages 19,20, and 127 of the manual. The 2040 and 3040 both support setting the front and/or rear presence speakers to be "overhead", or ceiling-mounted (it might be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 09:07 AM
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Posted By javanpohl
That is the point. If I put them directly...

That is the point. If I put them directly overhead, where the baffle of the speakers extends past the ceiling, it'd be easier to localize the speaker, which is not what I'm going for.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 368
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Posted By javanpohl
OK, ran YPAO, fine-tuned volume levels and...

OK, ran YPAO, fine-tuned volume levels and cross-overs, set the front presence speakers as overhead, dialogue lift +1, DSP Movie Theater Standard... and HOLY HELL... that is awesome. I checked out...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 26,456
Posted By javanpohl
These are overhead speakers (set-up as...

These are overhead speakers (set-up as front-presence-overhead), not rear.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-17-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 26,456
Posted By javanpohl
So, apparently you can't set-up rear presence...

So, apparently you can't set-up rear presence speakers unless you also set-up front presence speakers. Hopefully then this means that my 2040 is treating my "front" overhead presence speakers as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-16-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 26,456
Posted By javanpohl
Having just upgraded to the rxa2040 from the...

Having just upgraded to the rxa2040 from the Denon x4000, I can tell you that the dialogue intelligibility on the Yamaha is far superior. Audysses is indeed superior, but YPAO is fine so far. The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 368
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Posted By javanpohl
Yes, I know that part. He said "set", so I...

Yes, I know that part. He said "set", so I thought maybe there was an option to set them in the 2040. However, after going through the manual and the advanced set-up (they really used that term...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 368
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Posted By javanpohl
Wait a tic... "set the angles"? Is that a...

Wait a tic... "set the angles"? Is that a feature in the advanced set-up section that I've missed out on?? Checking now....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 26,456
Posted By javanpohl
By the way, I have Atlantic Techs 2200 LCRs all...

By the way, I have Atlantic Techs 2200 LCRs all around (except for my recently repaired 350s up front), so I'm going to start with a pair of LCRs overhead. However, I do have some 254 dipole...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 26,456
Posted By javanpohl
Well, I only got the 2040, so no angle...

Well, I only got the 2040, so no angle measurements for me :\ However, I think I will add this to my project list this week. I took the week off to catch up on stuff at home, so I went ahead and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 26,456
Posted By javanpohl
I just noticed in the setup that we can set our...

I just noticed in the setup that we can set our presence speakers to "overhead" instead of front or rear. Anybody try this yet? I was going to wait to install my speakers as overheads until it got...
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