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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-28-2017, 12:03 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
+1...this thread for several months has been a...

+1...this thread for several months has been a general product inquiry thread, when it's not predominantly a chat room between you, Adam and me. My own room isn't quite a master of the universe one,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2017, 04:20 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
Question for you guys: has anybody used an...

Question for you guys: has anybody used an Atmos/DTS:X ceiling speaker like this one, with a 6 1/2 woofer and a 1" tweeter, and adjustable horizontal and vertical positioning?
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2017, 04:01 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
Just as a case in point, the only comparison...

Just as a case in point, the only comparison between Dirac and Trinnov I think I've seen that was remotely done seriously was the thread Dan Francis had a few years back on the $20K sub-forum. And...
Forum: Speakers   04-25-2017, 06:32 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
I have new respect for Dr. Toole after reading...

I have new respect for Dr. Toole after reading the comments John cited here:...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-25-2017, 04:50 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
Well, it did make it easier that they had...

Well, it did make it easier that they had "NC1200" in a language I could in fact read....
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-25-2017, 04:24 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
No need necessarily. According to the product...

No need necessarily. According to the product review posted on Trinnov's website, it's the NC1200. However, product or component names aside, the rest of the article's in Chinese since it was from a...
Forum: Speakers   04-25-2017, 04:02 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
That other thing I"ll point out is that there's a...

That other thing I"ll point out is that there's a vocation, where one might be exposed to many different environments and a lab to test theories, vs. real life. One can't always buy a house...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-25-2017, 12:36 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
42 is ALWAYS the answer. As long as nobody...

42 is ALWAYS the answer. As long as nobody inflicts Vogon poetry on us...even after a few blasters... :)
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-25-2017, 12:35 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
We actually DO have a sofa that results in about...

We actually DO have a sofa that results in about a 35" ear height sitting pretty straight (+/- an inch or two depending on seat posture). A Le Corbusier LC2 with two adults and a teenager that are...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-25-2017, 08:59 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
I remember that discussion...so what do you do if...

I remember that discussion...so what do you do if you have floor standers as side and rear surrounds in a room with a single row of three seats, and the tweeters of all speakers are at ear height...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-24-2017, 03:47 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
Hey everyone, I just wanted to say thanks to...

Hey everyone,
I just wanted to say thanks to Kevin and the HSU team for all they do. I met the crew again at AXPONA, and had a chance to talk with him about the virtues of multiple subs and the...
Forum: Speakers   04-24-2017, 03:12 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
Mind qualifying that, at least compared to other...

Mind qualifying that, at least compared to other subs, by what you mean by "poor design"? At least you're not listening at reference or above SPL (85 db, as opposed to "room reference" that might be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-24-2017, 02:13 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
There's been a few releases in Auro (I think...

There's been a few releases in Auro (I think they're all Region B): Ghostbusters, Inferno, Pippa, Johnny Mnemonic, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But other than that it's been music only.

Also, not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-24-2017, 12:14 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
Thx Sanjay. That explanation makes sense.

Thx Sanjay. That explanation makes sense.
Forum: Speakers   04-24-2017, 10:32 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
iMagic wrote (copying with quotations since the...

iMagic wrote (copying with quotations since the link isn't working on the thread proper on my PC):
"Unless you are seduced by the aesthetics of the high-end audiophile offerings, there’s little to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-24-2017, 10:20 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
This may sound like a weird question, but has...

This may sound like a weird question, but has anyone on AVS run full-spectrum pink noise or a sine wave and measured what frequencies are getting steered to a center channel by DSU vs. sides or rear...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   04-22-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 631
Posted By sdrucker
Hey everyone, I'm coming today around 2:30 and...

Hey everyone,
I'm coming today around 2:30 and also tomorrow. Planning to stop by the Seaton room again, as well as ML, Emerald Physics, HSU, and JBL. Hope to do the Smyth Realiser demo as well.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-21-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,248
Posted By sdrucker
Very true, and without mentioning names, the...

Very true, and without mentioning names, the reps that DID come to AVS are increasingly staying away. But what makes you think that like any good marketer, they're not lurking on the AVR, pre/pro,...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-21-2017, 10:11 AM
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Views: 202,593
Posted By sdrucker
Don't know anything about the MP version, but...

Don't know anything about the MP version, but their multichannel amp might be worth it for you if you're OK with maybe 200W/channel @ 8 Ohms. I could see this maybe for surround or Atmos presence...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-21-2017, 08:58 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
According tp their website, only the Nord One MP...

According tp their website, only the Nord One MP Range are based on the "budget" version of the NCore 500. The rest supposedly use the actual NCore 500 modules. Here's the specs on their top of the...
Forum: Speakers   04-20-2017, 04:23 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
John, Just reread your message - I'll be there...

John,
Just reread your message - I'll be there on Saturday afternoon. I can stop by the Rosemont room and ask Kevin any questions that you want to pose to me, if he's willing to answer.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-19-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,248
Posted By sdrucker
To be fair, Trinnov was hardly on the consumer...

To be fair, Trinnov was hardly on the consumer audio horizon when that paper came out (2009). That even predated the release of the Sherwood R-972 with DSP Trinnov, and the original Trinnov Optimizer...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-19-2017, 09:25 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
Welcome back here, Keith! Looks like I have some...

Welcome back here, Keith! Looks like I have some reading to do on the other forum...


BTW I don't actually post here all that much anymore (as opposed to a few speaker and processor threads). Not...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   04-18-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3,045
Views: 171,014
Posted By sdrucker
If anyone is pushing the boundaries on that, it's...

If anyone is pushing the boundaries on that, it's Peter...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-18-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 8,248
Posted By sdrucker
Thanks for the honesty. So you're speaking as an...

Thanks for the honesty. So you're speaking as an enthusiast here...like many of us are. Nothing wrong with that...speaking of which, here's a old review of the TDAI with RP from The Absolute Sound:...
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