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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 08:16 AM
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I have to admit I hadn’t noticed your use of...

I have to admit I hadn’t noticed your use of "shall" - probably as it is second nature to me to see it. In future I will expunge it from my AVS vocabulary. I wouldn't want to come across as "stilted"...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 08:14 AM
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Not necessarily. The idea is to create a 'circle'...

Not necessarily. The idea is to create a 'circle' of sound around you. This is best achieved, IMO, by having sufficient speakers, placed at roughly equidistant steps to give an 'unbroken circle' of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 07:34 AM
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Maybe - but I wouldn't put the side surrounds at...

Maybe - but I wouldn't put the side surrounds at 90° in a 7.1 listener-level speaker setup. I’d put them at 80° or even 75°.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 07:33 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Don't underestimate the difference between XT32...

Don't underestimate the difference between XT32 and XT. The former is significantly superior to the latter.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 07:29 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
And they said at the launch of the XMC-1 that it...

And they said at the launch of the XMC-1 that it would be upgradeable, expandable and good for years to come. Apparently not.

And I am very reliably informed that the TI 800 series chip that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 07:15 AM
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No. Page 22 of the user manual: "By default, each...

No. Page 22 of the user manual: "By default, each input channel maps to the same numbered output channel (input channel 1 to output channel 1, and so on). The dropdown selectors can be used to change...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 07:12 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Welcome to the world of Dirac! If the subs are...

Welcome to the world of Dirac! If the subs are identical or similar, and equidistant, there's no need to overcomplicate things. Y-cord them from the one output and you will be good to go. Much...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 07:07 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Let me have a go at it and then we can all see...

Let me have a go at it and then we can all see what we think and suggest improvements. I think that the graphs themselves and a general conclusion drawn from them might be sufficient. Even if the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 07:06 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I will do my best with the addition to the FAQ,...

I will do my best with the addition to the FAQ, Igor, and perhaps you would be kind enough to take a look when it is live and make any comments or suggestions for changes you feel are needed. I will...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 07:01 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
They never learn. They should take a leaf from...

They never learn. They should take a leaf from miniDSP's book, who recently said how they never announce a product at all until they know the date on which it will be available for shipping. Laufman...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 06:58 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Personally, I wouldn't bother with wides in those...

Personally, I wouldn't bother with wides in those circumstances. The gap between side surrounds and mains will be quite small - so small I doubt wides would make their presence felt much.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 06:56 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Given your interest in language and linguistics,...

Given your interest in language and linguistics, watch how there are no contractions such as "I'm not" or "They won't". It is always "I am not" and "They will not". It gives a strange, but...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 06:52 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I personally don't think the size of the...

I personally don't think the size of the potential market is the most relevant factor. As you yourself said, barely anyone has 5.1, let alone 7.1 or 11.1 and so on. But the scarcity of 5.1 systems in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 06:45 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
+1. What did that guy from IBM say - the world...

+1. What did that guy from IBM say - the world market for computers is about five? ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 06:42 AM
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That's right. Consumers don't do the leading....

That's right. Consumers don't do the leading. They are led by the manufacturers at the sharper end. Were consumers up in arms demanding tablet computers? Smartphones? The Internet? Savvy marketeers...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 06:37 AM
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A good marketing launch should always try to have...

A good marketing launch should always try to have a 'big bang' event IMO. Something bold, adventurous and which grabs the attention. Something like you mention would have certainly done that and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 06:29 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
And based on Emotiva's track record with...

And based on Emotiva's track record with processors, how likely, on a scale of 1-10, do you think it is that it will be released this decade? I'd say minus 7.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 06:27 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
One to look out for in 2025 then.

One to look out for in 2025 then.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-26-2015, 02:50 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Cadavers. That's what's needed. The automobile...

Cadavers. That's what's needed. The automobile industry uses them for testing the effects of collision impact on the human body. We can get the cadavers first, use them for calibration, and then pass...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-26-2015, 02:37 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The description referenced is very technical I...

The description referenced is very technical I agree - perhaps even too technical for a "technical addendum" to the FAQ. I am more or less ready to draft the text for the additional copy but I will...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-26-2015, 01:25 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Wow - that is some comprehensive piece of work!

Wow - that is some comprehensive piece of work!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-26-2015, 01:20 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You are a very naughty man :)

You are a very naughty man :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-26-2015, 12:09 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The 18 inch rule is for a single seat cal. If you...

The 18 inch rule is for a single seat cal. If you have three seats you'd be using the sofa cal setting, no?



I too found an immediately noticeable increase in the precision with which sounds...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-26-2015, 11:58 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I believe this is because, in the first release...

I believe this is because, in the first release of the software, the behavior of that control was "explosive" and if you started out with it high you could kiss your tweeters goodbye for ever. IIRC...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-26-2015, 11:54 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I do indeed. But there's no need to be so hard on...

I do indeed. But there's no need to be so hard on yourself. Now that Roger -- your "authoritative source" has given his verdict, you don't really have much choice but to agree :)

¡Hasta luego!
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