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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 11:56 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You are conflating what Dolby promised and what...

You are conflating what Dolby promised and what manufacturers have chosen to implement. Dolby have given the ability for speaker positions to be made available to the rendering engine, but so far,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 11:53 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
So you're saying he is hearing-impaired? To hear...

So you're saying he is hearing-impaired? To hear something which, on the basis of scientific evidence is impossible to hear, is either delusional or shows a problem with his hearing. Neither is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 10:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
What I find odd is that here in the UK at least,...

What I find odd is that here in the UK at least, the 7009 is substantially less expensive than the 5200 (£1399 vs £1699), yet, as you say, they seem to be functionally identical. In fact, I am...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 09:35 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
In an Audyssey calibrated system, turn the Master...

In an Audyssey calibrated system, turn the Master Volume to 0dB.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 07:02 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Do you want me to go through the WSR articles...

Do you want me to go through the WSR articles line by line to tell you what he says? It's all there in print for anyone to see.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 06:49 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Any in-ceiling speaker with wide dispersion, or...

Any in-ceiling speaker with wide dispersion, or an aimable tweeter. And of course it will have to have the power handling, frequency response etc that your needs demand, just like any other speaker.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 06:47 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I guess about as long as it took 5.1 to become...

I guess about as long as it took 5.1 to become mundane and ordinary. Which, for me at least, is 'never'. I still delight in a well-executed 5.1 track just as much as I ever did, and probably just as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 05:59 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Try reconfiguring to FH + TM and see how that...

Try reconfiguring to FH + TM and see how that sounds. In the Insatllation WP Dolby say that FH should ideally be on the front wall, but if they have to be on the ceiling should comply with the FH...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 05:14 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Change it back to 8 ohm and turn Eco mode off, if...

Change it back to 8 ohm and turn Eco mode off, if you have it on.



Unlikely.



I don't think that will work. Atmos needs some separation from the ear-level speakers and the overhead...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 05:07 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I'm not quite clear where your speakers are...

I'm not quite clear where your speakers are placed. You are using TF and TR so your speakers are withing the following angles from MLP?

TF = 30-55° and TR = 125-150°. Your overhead speakers...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 05:01 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes, I don't really care where the unit is built...

Yes, I don't really care where the unit is built so long as it is built well. Originally I saw the X4100 as a low cost entry to Atmos which I wanted because of the uncertainty of other formats...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 04:49 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
All of the old Dolby upmixers (Prologic suite -...

All of the old Dolby upmixers (Prologic suite - PLII etc) have now been wrapped into the new Dolby Surround Upmixer (DSU). On an Atmos-enabled AVR, you will no longer see the old upmixers - just the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 04:42 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
If you are new to Audyssey, I suggest you take a...

If you are new to Audyssey, I suggest you take a look at the '101' step-by-step setup guide and the Audyssey FAQ, both linked in my sig. When you have XT32 set up properly, there is no way you'd want...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 04:32 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Just be aware that Van Baelen has a habit of...

Just be aware that Van Baelen has a habit of being extremely economical with the truth, and often just plain disinforms. A classic example of this is the interview between Gary Reber and VB in the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 04:29 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks. This needs nipping in the bud right...

Thanks.

This needs nipping in the bud right now before it takes hold and becomes 'the law'. Audyssey will calibrate all the speakers that it finds when the calibration is run. Playback of the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 145
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Posted By kbarnes701
West, it's just wrong. Selden has posted an...

West, it's just wrong. Selden has posted an image showing it to be so, and in the Official 2014 Denon "S Series" / "X Series" AVR Model Owner's Thread & FAQ someone has just posed a similar image,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 04:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
If that is what it says, it is wrong.

If that is what it says, it is wrong.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-21-2014, 04:13 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
A harmony wireless remote is a better solution...

A harmony wireless remote is a better solution then even Bluetooth IMO.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 11:47 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That's not quite right. Audyssey will calibrate...

That's not quite right. Audyssey will calibrate all the speakers that the unit can accommodate. How many you can play back at any one time will depend on how the unit is configured.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 11:40 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It's not so much that RCA are unsecure as that...

It's not so much that RCA are unsecure as that XLR are more secure. XLR have a little latch that clicks reasurringly when the connection is made. Unless your cable runs are very long and/or are mixed...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 11:38 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I can't say yet - my 5200 doesn't arrive till the...

I can't say yet - my 5200 doesn't arrive till the end of next week. I will of course report my findings here.

How are you set up?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 11:08 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I was just kidding, as I am sure you realised :) ...

I was just kidding, as I am sure you realised :)



FWIW I think you made a good choice.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 10:01 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Fair enough. We all have our different...

Fair enough. We all have our different obsessions. :) I know that when I watch a movie my head will move at least 6 inches (15cm) from one side to another and probably the same up and down during the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 09:58 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Woohoo! Turn that Dynamic Volume off, kill that...

Woohoo! Turn that Dynamic Volume off, kill that Eco mode and let it rip!!!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-20-2014, 09:57 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
None really, other than the security of the...

None really, other than the security of the latches. And, of course, they look cool ;)
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