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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 08:33 AM
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Posted By ss9001
since Atmos BD's haven't even been announced by...

since Atmos BD's haven't even been announced by ANY studio, it's kind of hard to answer ;)

you'll find out the same time as the rest of us.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 02:54 AM
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Posted By ss9001
^^ Tim the answer is no. no bass management...

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Tim
the answer is no. no bass management in the receiver if using multichannel analog inputs. the reason is simple - no analog-to-digital (ADC) converters on those inputs. all bass mgmt takes...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 01:09 PM
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Posted By ss9001
I agree with Keith. If they are in the right...

I agree with Keith. If they are in the right locations, I'd use them and not look back. You're fortunate you have good ones already installed unlike those of us who are having to decide which is the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 12:22 PM
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Posted By ss9001
you're right. my own house is 2X10 between the...

you're right. my own house is 2X10 between the floors but I did find a reference to 2X6. I just searched on "typical ceiling joist dimensions" and couple sites included 2X6.

I also find that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 11:49 AM
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Posted By ss9001
^^ you hit it square on the button. one...

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you hit it square on the button.

one can argue boundary effects all day long but in the real world, for how many potential owners, even enthusiasts, is this going to be the #1...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 10:43 AM
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Posted By ss9001
that's what I mean. just one look at Can...

that's what I mean.

just one look at Can Man's Klipsch example and several other examples I just mentioned show that installation considerations of depth, location right between studs, cut-out...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 10:08 AM
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Posted By ss9001
I'd say your right on both counts - $1000 ea and...

I'd say your right on both counts - $1000 ea and 9.5" clearance? Plus taking up nearly the whole 16' OC width.

I wonder what idiot came up with this depth dimension :p

With typical ceiling...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 09:57 AM
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Posted By ss9001
I didn't realize your demo was with on ceiling as...

I didn't realize your demo was with on ceiling as opposed to in ceiling.

If it's good enough for Dolby, that says a lot. Maybe I need to reread your review :o

Do you know which brand they...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 04:46 AM
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Posted By ss9001
I do like the price :) very reasonable. the...

I do like the price :) very reasonable. the driver design and bracket are a plus.

the more I "research" mounted in-ceilings, the less enthusiastic I am about them. not saying I've decided one way...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 04:04 AM
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Posted By ss9001
All the theoretical discussion is great...but I...

All the theoretical discussion is great...but I have a question on the practical side of actually implementing Atmos in the home ;)

I'd like to know what some of you think about using...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-28-2014, 04:56 AM
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Posted By ss9001
^^ Good summary of the chip situation. You are...

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Good summary of the chip situation. You are correct and the idea that all HDMI 2.0 chipsets support 2.2 HDCP is incorrect.

The mfgs aren't gimping anything; they just made a decision which...
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2014, 06:04 AM
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Posted By ss9001
You & sdurani are in ideal locations to go :) If...

You & sdurani are in ideal locations to go :) If you do go, please post about your experiences.
Forum: Speakers   07-27-2014, 05:43 AM
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Posted By ss9001
I can't give you 1.7 vs 3.7i but I can give you...

I can't give you 1.7 vs 3.7i but I can give you 1.6 vs 3.6 :) both of which I own / did own.

The difference between the quasi-ribbon 1.6 & ribbon'd 3.6 is not subtle. It's readily apparent in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2014, 02:48 PM
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Posted By ss9001
^^ +1 some people think receivers are...

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+1
some people think receivers are computers with CPU's. just download OS updates and all is well. they are not, never have been despite being computer-like. so the crowd thinking that all the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2014, 07:35 AM
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Posted By ss9001
markus is right about Onkyo & Gibson. Also,...

markus is right about Onkyo & Gibson.

Also, with respect to Pioneer, Onkyo didn't outright buy Pioneer Home Audio Div. that is not what the business relationship will be.

the divestiture of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2014, 04:32 AM
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Posted By ss9001
I do the same - either IIz or IIx for 5.1. I...

I do the same - either IIz or IIx for 5.1. I don't have DSX using Pioneer, but I tend to view NeoX the same way: too front-centric with more of the front stage being shunted to the heights.

I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 03:02 PM
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Posted By ss9001
^^ +1 I'm one who won't miss 'em. I know...

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+1
I'm one who won't miss 'em. I know that's not what TK wants but the reality of the marketplace and the increased use of hi-rez surround formats makes THX less relevant when there are > 7...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 08:18 AM
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Posted By ss9001
I certainly hope so, Keith ;) but your point...

I certainly hope so, Keith ;)

but your point is well taken since this is an Atmos discussion. I have no problem with that. It's just that I sometimes find it ironic that sometimes it's true that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 06:41 AM
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Posted By ss9001
Hey, Mike. You nailed that one! Sometimes I...

Hey, Mike. You nailed that one!

Sometimes I think we forget about that, unfortunately along with Hollywood studios & writers :p

Some movies are timeless. Special effects & reference soundtracks...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 05:23 AM
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Posted By ss9001
The SC-75 is HDMI 1.4. the 1st Pioneers with HDMI...

The SC-75 is HDMI 1.4. the 1st Pioneers with HDMI 2.0 are the ones announced for 2014.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 05:21 AM
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Posted By ss9001
you can try it but they don't belong there. ...

you can try it but they don't belong there.

EVERY company & surround processing format places them outside the fronts. I expect it will degrade the phantom imaging between left & right since the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 04:33 AM
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Posted By ss9001
Keith, w/o going thru your whole review ;) did...

Keith, w/o going thru your whole review ;) did they by chance demo using the Atmos engine to upmix 5.1 material vs using PLIIx?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 04:29 AM
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Posted By ss9001
agreed. the footsteps on the deck above very...

agreed. the footsteps on the deck above very clearly image above the plane of one's head. phantom or psychoacoustic, the illusion of overhead is there in M&C.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 03:00 AM
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Posted By ss9001
^^ Your experience with Dolby enabled speakers...

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Your experience with Dolby enabled speakers seems identical to Keith Barnes'. This bodes very well for folks who can't do ceilings. Besides installation issues, another obvious advantage of the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-19-2014, 01:44 PM
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Posted By ss9001
^^ I like your reasoning :) I've been using...

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I like your reasoning :) I've been using MCACC since 2002 or so. Yes, I've added Velodyne's PEQ (built-in the DD subs) and I also added the SVS unit to find out differences it made.

IMO, the...
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