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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-25-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By JHAz
Sounds like you have bass management turned off,...

Sounds like you have bass management turned off, si any source that does not have a separate lfe channel sends nothing to the sub. Not familiar w sony nomenclature but you need to turn on crossovers...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-20-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 117
Posted By JHAz
REW or similar with an appropriate, calibrated...

REW or similar with an appropriate, calibrated mic is the cheapest way to be reasonably accurate. The only testing I've done in my room was with an RS SPL meter, using published compensation curves....
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-20-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 2,394
Posted By JHAz
my only comment is that the title of the blog is...

my only comment is that the title of the blog is a bit off putting, potentially. I guess it depends on who you think is being dishonest. Certainly the persons participating in the test can be...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-19-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By JHAz
The basic point that the extremes may not be...

The basic point that the extremes may not be terribly (or even at all) important is accuate, AFAIK.

At the low end, the fundamental of athe lowest, say third octave of piano notes contain...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-19-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By JHAz
Aiui, most tube amps have a high enough output...

Aiui, most tube amps have a high enough output impedance that their frequency response depends significantly on the impedance versus frequency curve of the attached speakers. Many also have a built...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-15-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 383
Posted By JHAz
Bite me. I keep saying the same thing so saying...

Bite me. I keep saying the same thing so saying it already has been said is meaningless. Your inability to comprehend it makes it zero less true. If somebody else's way of saying the same thing...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-15-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 383
Posted By JHAz
My tv, which is an ancient four years old, passes...

My tv, which is an ancient four years old, passes multichannel dd through its antenna but will not pass multichannel from other sources. Not uncommon at least as of two years ago. I dont spend my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-15-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 46
Posted By JHAz
Signal flows from source to preamp to amp to...

Signal flows from source to preamp to amp to speakers. The things you connect your speakers to on an amp are OUTputs, not inputs. Not a huge desl but starting out thinking straight prevents...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-15-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 383
Posted By JHAz
One output per channel. The left speaker ia one...

One output per channel. The left speaker ia one channel. The center speaker is one channel. Possibly you think that left, center, right, surround left, surround right and the sub are one channel,...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-15-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 383
Posted By JHAz
Hdmi to your tv means two channels. No chance...

Hdmi to your tv means two channels. No chance gor more.

Here is why. To start with hdmi "intelligently" communicates between source and the tv. The tv can only play two channels. The hdmi...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-15-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 383
Posted By JHAz
Sorry, I thought you meant 3.5mm connectors wnen...

Sorry, I thought you meant 3.5mm connectors wnen you were really talking about rca connectors, which is a whole different deal (they are mono only).

Ifyou only have 3 rcas on your computer, that...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-14-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 383
Posted By JHAz
How do you imagine you will connect them? They...

How do you imagine you will connect them? They are wire. They have no sensory organs and no brains. They cannot ascertain which channels you wish they would carry. Nor are there likely 3.5mm...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-14-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 383
Posted By JHAz
I think I found the English version of this...

I think I found the English version of this product. IN the end, the question (to which I don't know the answer, sorry) is whether the "extractor" controls the HDMI handshake. The HDMI bluray...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-13-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By JHAz
Aiui not a lot of difference. Both emit sound...

Aiui not a lot of difference. Both emit sound omnidirectionally unless you have a sub that is bigger than ten feet in any dimension. Downfiring, aiui, may reduce higher frequency distorion (if it...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-12-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,639
Posted By JHAz
by definition anybody who tests anything all by...

by definition anybody who tests anything all by themselves can game the system however they want. And we can give their reports whatever weight we wish. Actual scientific research calls for clearly...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-12-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 473
Posted By JHAz
deleted. I promised myself to use the restroom...

deleted. I promised myself to use the restroom whenever I needed to pee. I'll do that instead of "contributing" to this nonsense.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-12-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 473
Posted By JHAz
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-11-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By JHAz
Which simply means check your wiring to the...

Which simply means check your wiring to the speakers and if it is correct then ignore the warning just like your owners manual says. Presumably Audyssey found it necessary to capture some false "it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-11-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By JHAz
And more than one speaker intentionally wires the...

And more than one speaker intentionally wires the tweeter in reverse phase to the mid-bass to make the crossover region sum correctly on the expected listening axis.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-09-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 87
Posted By JHAz
IMO assuming you get an accurate amp of adequate...

IMO assuming you get an accurate amp of adequate power, mixing should not cause any significant problems, except potentially calibrating the amp/speaker combinations. That should sort itself out...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-08-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By JHAz
You only neef amps if you nerf them. Twenty...

You only neef amps if you nerf them. Twenty watts sounds exactly the same (physicsl laws of our four dimensions of yhe multiverse absolutely prevrnt it from being fifferent) whether from a clean,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-08-2015, 04:24 PM
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Posted By JHAz
That's a little less than three dB below the...

That's a little less than three dB below the input needed for full power. If you have a little headroom in your system it means zero, because the point of headroom is you don't need to push the amp...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-08-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 77
Posted By JHAz
Yep. hat's kind of where I was going. I know at...

Yep. hat's kind of where I was going. I know at least some headset wireless mics are condenser mics, and presumably the transmitter pack provides phantom power. But probably not the 48 volts you'd...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-08-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 77
Posted By JHAz
What mics are we tslking about?

What mics are we tslking about?
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-07-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By JHAz
wrt series versus parallel connection, google is...

wrt series versus parallel connection, google is your friend. I'd worry that if a person doesn't know the difference between the two, they may fail to connect in parallel even if they mean to.
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