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Forum: HDTV Programming   09-15-2014, 07:34 AM
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Posted By rdclark
Actually, she's this guy's. ...

Actually, she's this guy's.
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Forum: Speakers   08-31-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7,291
Views: 779,748
Posted By rdclark
I think that system will be fine in that size...

I think that system will be fine in that size room if it isn't too acoustically dead, with an appropriate AVR. As always, though, the room is the single most important room in a system -- a bad room...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-29-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,070
Posted By rdclark
I am thrilled. Relayer is actually among my...

I am thrilled. Relayer is actually among my favorite Yes albums -- edgy, layered, complex, and often challenging. While Tales would clearly be a feast for surround fans (and it may be #2...
Forum: Speakers   08-27-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31,584
Views: 2,268,586
Posted By rdclark
In order to implement wireless for surround...

In order to implement wireless for surround speakers, you need either powered speakers (ie, not SM45s) or amplifiers installed at the surround locations. By the time you get done connecting the...
Forum: Speakers   08-27-2014, 01:27 PM
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Views: 2,268,586
Posted By rdclark
Wait, what?

Wait, what?
Forum: Speakers   08-15-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31,584
Views: 2,268,586
Posted By rdclark
It's not that DT subs are bad. It's that they...

It's not that DT subs are bad. It's that they have a specific niche -- being very very small and light-- that results in a relatively poor price/performance ratio for buyers who don't need the...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-13-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,258
Posted By rdclark
All I can say is that the thousands of...

All I can say is that the thousands of multichannel recordings and remixes of rock, pop, electronic, fusion, world, and other types of music that exist do so despite your apparent ignorance of them.
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-13-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,258
Posted By rdclark
And I'm saying that, in the types of recordings I...

And I'm saying that, in the types of recordings I listed, you're wrong.

I'm talking about a mix where a primary instrument may be panned solely to, say, the surround-right speaker. Where all of...
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-13-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,258
Posted By rdclark
Mostly true of live performance recordings. ...

Mostly true of live performance recordings.

Completely untrue of most studio recordings of rock, pop, electronic, rap, (some) jazz music and other genres which have no "natural" spacial...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-08-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,011
Posted By rdclark
You just induced a flashback to the months I...

You just induced a flashback to the months I spent driving around the country in a '69 Rambler, aome time in the late 70s, playing a cassette dub of "Playing the Fool" over and over.

Best. Live....
Forum: Community News & Polls   08-08-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,258
Posted By rdclark
Most people don't care that much about music in...

Most people don't care that much about music in the first place. They like it, there are certain songs that mean something to them, they like to dance, they respond to a catchy tune, they think...
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-01-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,248
Views: 106,039
Posted By rdclark
Yes, and I felt like she was tuning up certain...

Yes, and I felt like she was tuning up certain aspects of her Lady Stoneheart characterization even then.
Forum: HDTV Programming   08-01-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2,248
Views: 106,039
Posted By rdclark
One could attribute a certain degree of...

One could attribute a certain degree of deviousness to the terms of Fairley's NDA and say (1) she didn't actually say it was her own last appearance, and (2) you could take the spin that (a) yes, the...
Forum: Speakers   07-30-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 31,584
Views: 2,268,586
Posted By rdclark
The 350s and the 1000s are quite similar to one...

The 350s and the 1000s are quite similar to one another. The 350s might have a bit more low end, and the 1000s might be a little smoother up top, but the differences are subtle because they both have...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-25-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,011
Posted By rdclark
Arrived here in Outer Philadelphia from the UK...

Arrived here in Outer Philadelphia from the UK yesterday. Just getting into it. So far the DTS 5.1 version on the BD sounds abso-freaking-stunning. Aside from the surround mix, the sound quality...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5,568
Views: 652,655
Posted By rdclark
There is no way to know whether the new versions...

There is no way to know whether the new versions require hardware changes -- a different mic, for example, designed to measure low frequencies the old mics were designed to ignore, or different...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,681
Views: 441,257
Posted By rdclark
You only care about video processing when you're...

You only care about video processing when you're upscaling a source that doesn't have its own video processing -- which, these days, is almost nothing.

Basically, if you're sending an HD signal...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-21-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 17,517
Posted By rdclark
"FX has renewed Louie for a fifth season, which...

"FX has renewed Louie for a fifth season, which will consist of seven episodes."

7 half-hour episodes = 2.5 hours of content, little more than a movie. Maybe Louis will treat it as such; he seemed...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5,568
Views: 652,655
Posted By rdclark
Know for an ironclad fact? No. Know as a moral...

Know for an ironclad fact? No. Know as a moral certainty. Sure. They want you to buy a new AVR.
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 31,584
Views: 2,268,586
Posted By rdclark
The 8020ST has a powered 8" bass driver. Don't...

The 8020ST has a powered 8" bass driver. Don't think of it as a subwoofer, but as the woofer in a three-way system. Looked at that way, the 3.5" drivers become strictly midrange drivers, and the ...
Forum: Speakers   07-10-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7,291
Views: 779,748
Posted By rdclark
There is nothing specific about the DT speakers...

There is nothing specific about the DT speakers that favors one sub over another. I would recommend spending some time in the subwoofer forum and learn about the factors and concerns that may...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-06-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 45,024
Posted By rdclark
At the Crowne Plaza near Princeton NJ, Channels...

At the Crowne Plaza near Princeton NJ, Channels 3-7 were local broadcast channels in HD. Higher channel numbers were a selection of basic cable channels in SD. At least the aspect ratio control on...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-06-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6,038
Views: 276,328
Posted By rdclark
And all I'm saying is that the title design...

And all I'm saying is that the title design people may have taken a visual cue from Dyson's concept, but that doesn't in any way imply or infer that He Who Cannot Be Named In This Thread is writing...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-04-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6,038
Views: 276,328
Posted By rdclark
It doesn't, because it isn't, and IMO they did a...

It doesn't, because it isn't, and IMO they did a disservice to everyone by invoking that term.

This world is not a Dyson sphere; Dyson spheres don't have compass directions and climatic zones the...
Forum: Speakers   07-04-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 31,584
Views: 2,268,586
Posted By rdclark
I am currently using the PC2000 with BP8b mains...

I am currently using the PC2000 with BP8b mains and PM1000 surrounds and rears.

IMO the match is near optimum. The PC2000 uses the same size and similarly-voiced drivers as the BP8b, and is an...
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