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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 02:08 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I am told that I will have my unit next week, so...

I am told that I will have my unit next week, so I will be able to report on that (unbalanced, all 88A settings as standard).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 12:49 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I'd love to see the evidence substantiating those...

I'd love to see the evidence substantiating those claims.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 11:05 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
What is it you are looking for that isn't covered...

What is it you are looking for that isn't covered in the graphs in the FAQ answer?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 11:05 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Sure - like I say, it is an ingenious solution...

Sure - like I say, it is an ingenious solution and it may well sound terrific. But it won't be what the content creators (and possible the Atmos chip) intended. But I think you already accept that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 11:02 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Sure - it may sound fine. Just that it won't be...

Sure - it may sound fine. Just that it won't be the intended sound created by the content creator.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 11:00 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Auditory memory isn't what that is about. Google...

Auditory memory isn't what that is about. Google has plenty of information on it - it is a well understood psychological phenomenon.




It isn’t a theory. It is a fact, generally accepted in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 08:49 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
He didn’t move the mic between the three tests.

He didn’t move the mic between the three tests.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 08:48 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks Jerry.

Thanks Jerry.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 08:45 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes, you are perhaps right there. But it still...

Yes, you are perhaps right there. But it still won't work as Atmos intended. When the FH is selected in AVR No 1, the content sent to that pair of speakers will be different to if two pairs of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 07:29 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The measurements in the FAQ answer are the only...

The measurements in the FAQ answer are the only ones I have seen.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 07:25 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I can say with certainty that 100% of Atmos...

I can say with certainty that 100% of Atmos movies are mixed in Atmos. And I can say with almost certainty that there is no reason why every Atmos movie will not be released on disc, now that the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 07:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Haha - is that what I typed? LOL. I bet that by...

Haha - is that what I typed? LOL. I bet that by then there may even be some Auro content available ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 07:21 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That explains why everyone who has this unit...

That explains why everyone who has this unit describes the sound as "no better than a pocket radio". :rolleyes:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 05:06 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
They are in the FAQ Tech Addendum, here: ...

They are in the FAQ Tech Addendum, here:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/795421-official-audyssey-thread-faq-post-51779-a-1726.html#addendum1
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 04:59 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It's an ingenious idea, and I commend your...

It's an ingenious idea, and I commend your creativity, but let's not forget that it doesn't actually deliver an Atmos 9.1.6 experience. In a proper Atmos setup with 6 overhead speakers, all speakers...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 04:44 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Not a typo. I am expecting content to start...

Not a typo. I am expecting content to start coming through routinely from Spring time. ICBW of course ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 04:43 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
c)5. What is the LPF of LFE and what should it be...

c)5. What is the LPF of LFE and what should it be set to? (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=21782993.html?highlight=#c5)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 04:28 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I knew it would be well into 2105 before Atmos...

I knew it would be well into 2105 before Atmos content could be expected to arrive in reasonable numbers, but I think it is impossible to overestimate the importance of DSU. No matter how many true...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 03:45 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
+1 to that. I've said before that this is six of...

+1 to that. I've said before that this is six of one and half a dozen of the other. If you wait for DTS:X you will have missed out on a year of Atmos/DSU. If you jumped immediately, as we did, then...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 03:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Interesting point. The Marantz can only go to...

Interesting point. The Marantz can only go to +18dB on the MV if nothing else is boosting, anywhere in the unit. For example, if the user raises all the trims to positive levels, the maximum on the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 03:30 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes, I suspect we have been on a huge wild goose...

Yes, I suspect we have been on a huge wild goose chase in dozens of pages of the thread. I have some confidence in miniDSP to set defaults which will work properly for the intended use of the 88A. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 03:25 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Jerry - you have considerable skills at writing...

Jerry - you have considerable skills at writing user instructions in a way that they are unequivocal and easily understood. Perhaps you should offer your services to miniDSP on a paid consultancy...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 03:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes - the issue that Jerry raised wrt to the...

Yes - the issue that Jerry raised wrt to the unpredictability of the filter creation. Recall he measured three times, without changing anything, and got three different frequency responses. I do not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 03:19 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
While it's a bit of a nuisance to have to open...

While it's a bit of a nuisance to have to open the unit, I think on balance I prefer the dip switches where they are, as it makes unwanted accidental change much less likely than if they were more...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-25-2015, 03:16 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I was about to suggest the same, or similar....

I was about to suggest the same, or similar. Getting rid of distortion enables us to listen at higher settings of the MV without it subjectively sounding 'louder'. So maybe Dirac has improved the...
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