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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 02:27 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The usual schtick with the Emovites is that if a...

The usual schtick with the Emovites is that if a unit doesn't do something, it is an unimportant thing that it doesn't do. And if something doesn't work the way one would expect, then it is "an...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 02:22 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yeah - not many newcomers. I wonder if Pro is...

Yeah - not many newcomers. I wonder if Pro is fading away? Audyssey seem to have lost interest, although presumably (hopefully) they will be updating the software for the new crop of Pro-ready units...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 01:23 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I don't want to sound flippant, but you're...

I don't want to sound flippant, but you're listening with the volume turned down too low. That's why you struggle to hear dialog. When they mix the movie they assume it will be played at reference,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 01:17 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Kinda sums up how I feel too, having heard it.

Kinda sums up how I feel too, having heard it.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 12:53 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It sounds very much like the way they did it at...

It sounds very much like the way they did it at the demo I attended at Dolby in London.
Forum: Speakers   07-22-2014, 11:28 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Having heard both, I'd say it is definitely worth...

Having heard both, I'd say it is definitely worth waiting another week for that opportunity.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 11:25 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Andrew Jones confirmed that there is special DSP...

Andrew Jones confirmed that there is special DSP processing in the AVR for the Atmos speakers. It may have been the HTG interview with Scott Wilkinson. If not, it was the Pioneer Atmos thread.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 11:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Roger is using Di6 DC models and I am thinking of...

Roger is using Di6 DC models and I am thinking of the Di5 DC model (as the former is too big for my small HT).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 09:30 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Based on what Andrew Jones has said, that would...

Based on what Andrew Jones has said, that would not work.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 09:02 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes, I know some people have difficulties with...

Yes, I know some people have difficulties with dialog. But equally, some (me included, don't) which tends to make me think that the problem does not lie on the disc.

Do you have some movies in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 08:57 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It is possible that a Gen 2 unit may come along...

It is possible that a Gen 2 unit may come along sooner or later, with added features. But your Gen 1 unit will still work. I am starting with the cheapest Atmos AVR that meets my immediate needs, for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 08:55 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
For me the Tannoys solve a few installation...

For me the Tannoys solve a few installation issues - their 'c-bracket' type of mount is perfect for me. I think I will go with them...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 381
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Posted By kbarnes701
It's been explained a few times just a few posts...

It's been explained a few times just a few posts back.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 06:47 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I unsubbed a while back. But I have to edit the...

I unsubbed a while back. But I have to edit the Pro FAQ now following the upgrade/changeover to vBulletin so I thought I might as well re-sub and see what you guys have all been discussing while I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 06:46 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
In my purely personal opinion as someone who has...

In my purely personal opinion as someone who has used Audyssey and the Pro Kit extensively for some years, the Pro Kit does not represent good value for money if you already have XT32. XT32 is just...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 05:58 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes. That is correct. Because each sub is...

Yes. That is correct. Because each sub is measured independently for level and delay (and then both are EQd as a pair), Sub-EQ HT can cater for subs which are dissimilarly located. The only issue...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 05:50 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes, perhaps I should have mentioned that I have...

Yes, perhaps I should have mentioned that I have a dedicated room, acoustically measured with REW, then treated accordingly, with good quality speakers (M&K S150s LCR and M&K for surrounds too), with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 05:47 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Re-subbing.

Re-subbing.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 05:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Maybe very, very rarely on poor mixes. I listen...

Maybe very, very rarely on poor mixes. I listen at, typically, -6dB. Dialog is almost always, especially these days, perfectly reproduced and I expect explosions and stuff to be loud. Occasionally I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 04:55 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No. I asked about upmixing and they said it...

No. I asked about upmixing and they said it "worked very well" or similar phrase. Because the HT room only had 6 seats, and there were a lot of people to get through, there wasn't time to explore...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 04:53 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Covered in my review.

Covered in my review.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 04:34 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
For clarification, XT32 does ping the subs as a...

For clarification, XT32 does ping the subs as a 'unit'. It first pings Sub 1 and measures its level and distance (delay). Then it does the same for Sub 2. And finally it pings the combined Sub1 and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 04:27 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
True. But when the measured differences are all...

True. But when the measured differences are all well below the threshold of human audibility, they can be ignored. If the threshold where humans can hear a difference is (randomly) 0.1, then...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 04:22 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Take DSP and REQ out of the equation and they...

Take DSP and REQ out of the equation and they will sound the same. So what it comes down to is: do you think Audyssey XT32 will be better, or worse, at EQing the room than Dirac LE?

The minuscule,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 03:57 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes - while I could hear a small difference in...

Yes - while I could hear a small difference in precision with the on-ceiling speakers, it was indeed small. Other people at the demo could not hear any difference at all. One thing I would have liked...
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