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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-21-2015, 09:57 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
I'm very sensitive to poor black level and...

I'm very sensitive to poor black level and although there's room for improvement on the 8000 it is certainly within my acceptable range. The deepest black it can muster is below the deepest black of...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-21-2015, 12:19 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
There will be an increase but it will be subtle....

There will be an increase but it will be subtle. In the 5 minutes or so to disassemble the pj and swap bulbs your memory for the brightness will have faded and if you perceive a difference it is just...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-20-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4,183
Views: 313,061
Posted By m. zillch
In my experience, even living in large cities, is...

In my experience, even living in large cities, is television reception below ground ["basement apartment"] is minimal to non-existent. Even for above ground apartments, indoor antennas may not cut...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   05-20-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4,183
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Posted By m. zillch
Is your antenna also in the basement? Do you have...

Is your antenna also in the basement? Do you have reason to believe other HDTV tuners work in that exact same location using the exact same antenna and orientation?
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   05-18-2015, 11:42 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
It's weird how there is this known bug which...

It's weird how there is this known bug which seems to plague a certain percentage of these yet nobody from any dealer, nor Panasonic themselves, has ever gone on record to explain what the problem...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-17-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By m. zillch
Ideally all five speakers should have the same...

Ideally all five speakers should have the same polarity. All standard, or all inverted, it doesn't matter to the ear, you just should NOT have a mix of some one way and some the other way. By...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-17-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By m. zillch
I don't know, but the polarity of a passive...

I don't know, but the polarity of a passive speaker is very simple to test: instead of an amp, connect one of the speaker's + and - wires to a common 1.5V battery, such as a AA or AAA from a remote...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-11-2015, 12:05 AM
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Views: 162
Posted By m. zillch
These Focal speakers, in the bass frequencies...

These Focal speakers, in the bass frequencies where phase cancellations with other speakers in the room will cause objectionable comb filtering and compromise imaging, are indeed out of phase...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 10:32 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
"What is Bass Management? Bass management...

"What is Bass Management?
Bass management takes the low frequency signals from the satellites, bookshelf speakers, or bass-limited directional speakers, and combines them with the LFE signal to be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 10:07 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
First let's define LFE. Although many people...

First let's define LFE. Although many people (even the gear makers) misuse the term, strictly speaking the LFE channel is the dedicated, low frequency effect channel (well, since it is only one...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 07:36 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Every single THX certified AVR I've ever owned or...

Every single THX certified AVR I've ever owned or sold locked the user to using the same sub settings for all surround modes, including plain Jane stereo. Since these settings are dictated by the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 07:26 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
The hump charachteristics will vary in width,...

The hump charachteristics will vary in width, slope, etc., and I used +3 dB as just an example, but it seems like a waste of an EQ band which could be put to better use doing other corrections since...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 07:23 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
But that overlap has to be quite specific if the...

But that overlap has to be quite specific if the summation of the sub's sound and the main speakers (their combined sound , shown below in red) is to yield a proper, flat, neutral frequency response...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 02:06 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
What you just described doing, however, is not...

What you just described doing, however, is not similar to the "terrible" response curve generated by intentionally overlapping the subwoofer range with the mains' range, ie "double bass", "LFE +...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 11:00 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
By all means, fellows, if accuracy, faithfulness...

By all means, fellows, if accuracy, faithfulness to the original artist's intended tonal balance, and high fidelity to the original aren't your goals, then fiddling with all the bass controls until...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 02:23 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
"Double Bass [what Yamaha calls "extra bass"] is...

"Double Bass [what Yamaha calls "extra bass"] is a terrible setting because it sends bass to the speaker and the sub and results in muddy bass in the overlap region."

- Chris Kyriakakis,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-29-2015, 03:25 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
You also should raise the sub crossover frequency...

You also should raise the sub crossover frequency to 80 Hz if it is selecting lower than that, even though your main speakers can go lower. This lessens the burden of amplification on the Yamaha...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-29-2015, 02:01 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Manually override it to small. Remote control is...

Manually override it to small. Remote control is nice so leave the sub knob at a fixed position, 11 to 12 o'clock usually, and do your tweaking from the remote instead, so you also can have a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-29-2015, 01:48 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Are your front speakers set "large"? They...

Are your front speakers set "large"? They shouldn't be, even if they are taller than you are and hold multiple 18inch woofers each. This is a common mistake because of this very poor choice of words...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-29-2015, 01:08 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Extra bass means the front speakers are running...

Extra bass means the front speakers are running full range, with no filtration, and the sub is also on. This defeats the whole point of "bass management", an important reason why we use subs. From a...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-28-2015, 08:02 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Try bypassing the receiver, literally, and going...

Try bypassing the receiver, literally, and going straight to the source. [As a diagnostic step]
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-28-2015, 10:34 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
I have the Panasonic AE4000 and the prepro...

I have the Panasonic AE4000 and the prepro version of the SR7005 receiver (pretty much the same but with no internal amps) AV7005, so I guess I'm better qualified to respond than most. The image...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-26-2015, 05:51 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
No problem. Glad you are back up and running and...

No problem. Glad you are back up and running and have an extra year of coverage.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-26-2015, 05:36 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
I'm pretty sure the mics are identical and should...

I'm pretty sure the mics are identical and should yield fairly equivalent results, providing you place them precisely, to the millimeter, in the same location between comparitive runs.


The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-25-2015, 02:45 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
To be picky "straight" means the incoming stream...

To be picky "straight" means the incoming stream of data, such as, for example, PCM 2ch stereo sound or Dolby Digital 5.1, is decoded into the native, unadulterated, straight form. Yamaha doesn't...
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