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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2014, 02:48 PM
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Posted By ss9001
^^ +1 some people think receivers are...

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+1
some people think receivers are computers with CPU's. just download OS updates and all is well. they are not, never have been despite being computer-like. so the crowd thinking that all the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2014, 07:35 AM
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Posted By ss9001
markus is right about Onkyo & Gibson. Also,...

markus is right about Onkyo & Gibson.

Also, with respect to Pioneer, Onkyo didn't outright buy Pioneer Home Audio Div. that is not what the business relationship will be.

the divestiture of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2014, 04:32 AM
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Posted By ss9001
I do the same - either IIz or IIx for 5.1. I...

I do the same - either IIz or IIx for 5.1. I don't have DSX using Pioneer, but I tend to view NeoX the same way: too front-centric with more of the front stage being shunted to the heights.

I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2014, 03:02 PM
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Posted By ss9001
^^ +1 I'm one who won't miss 'em. I know...

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+1
I'm one who won't miss 'em. I know that's not what TK wants but the reality of the marketplace and the increased use of hi-rez surround formats makes THX less relevant when there are > 7...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 08:18 AM
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Posted By ss9001
I certainly hope so, Keith ;) but your point...

I certainly hope so, Keith ;)

but your point is well taken since this is an Atmos discussion. I have no problem with that. It's just that I sometimes find it ironic that sometimes it's true that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-23-2014, 06:41 AM
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Posted By ss9001
Hey, Mike. You nailed that one! Sometimes I...

Hey, Mike. You nailed that one!

Sometimes I think we forget about that, unfortunately along with Hollywood studios & writers :p

Some movies are timeless. Special effects & reference soundtracks...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 05:23 AM
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Posted By ss9001
The SC-75 is HDMI 1.4. the 1st Pioneers with HDMI...

The SC-75 is HDMI 1.4. the 1st Pioneers with HDMI 2.0 are the ones announced for 2014.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 05:21 AM
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Posted By ss9001
you can try it but they don't belong there. ...

you can try it but they don't belong there.

EVERY company & surround processing format places them outside the fronts. I expect it will degrade the phantom imaging between left & right since the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 04:33 AM
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Posted By ss9001
Keith, w/o going thru your whole review ;) did...

Keith, w/o going thru your whole review ;) did they by chance demo using the Atmos engine to upmix 5.1 material vs using PLIIx?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 04:29 AM
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Posted By ss9001
agreed. the footsteps on the deck above very...

agreed. the footsteps on the deck above very clearly image above the plane of one's head. phantom or psychoacoustic, the illusion of overhead is there in M&C.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-22-2014, 03:00 AM
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Posted By ss9001
^^ Your experience with Dolby enabled speakers...

^^
Your experience with Dolby enabled speakers seems identical to Keith Barnes'. This bodes very well for folks who can't do ceilings. Besides installation issues, another obvious advantage of the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-19-2014, 01:44 PM
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Posted By ss9001
^^ I like your reasoning :) I've been using...

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I like your reasoning :) I've been using MCACC since 2002 or so. Yes, I've added Velodyne's PEQ (built-in the DD subs) and I also added the SVS unit to find out differences it made.

IMO, the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-17-2014, 06:34 PM
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Posted By ss9001
Roger, your comments are quite interesting...

Roger, your comments are quite interesting because some are saying existing front heights won't work properly, presumably because of location difference & angle of sound to the listening position. I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-16-2014, 07:36 AM
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Posted By ss9001
Keith, Thanks for sharing the details of your...

Keith,
Thanks for sharing the details of your experience. Excellent review!

We'd all like to have been there & heard what you heard :cool:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-16-2014, 07:30 AM
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Posted By ss9001
true. I poorly phrased my sentence. how many...

true. I poorly phrased my sentence. how many actual lines of resolution each format was capable of was what I was referring to.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-16-2014, 05:52 AM
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Posted By ss9001
as one who embraced LaserDisc early on, it...

as one who embraced LaserDisc early on, it existed from the late 70's through the early day's of DVD in late 90's. It was still a viable format while DVD was gaining acceptance as the superior format...
Forum: Speakers   07-15-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 18,019
Posted By ss9001
congrats on having the opportunity for a real...

congrats on having the opportunity for a real demo :cool:
look forward to the details.

yes, nothing beats hearing for yourself. no amount of theoretical prejudgement is a true substitute ;)
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-13-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 8,687
Posted By ss9001
for any 2 ch source, if you want the center ch...

for any 2 ch source, if you want the center ch you'll have to use a surround processing mode like Dolby ProLogic IIx Music, NeoX Music, or THX. this will give you a derived center ch from summing...
Forum: Speakers   07-13-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 535
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Posted By ss9001
^^ RUR I've been here since the early...

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RUR

I've been here since the early 2000's and I have no idea what LA group thread you're talking about :o

Maybe others are likewise in the dark what you mean. I think I found one for LA...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-13-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 243
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Posted By ss9001
are you playing a stereo source?

are you playing a stereo source?
Forum: Speakers   07-12-2014, 06:12 PM
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Views: 18,019
Posted By ss9001
you're not alone in noticing this... on a...

you're not alone in noticing this...

on a positive note, I too am very enthusiastic & interested in hearing these Pioneer speakers.

and to add to David's reply to the person who asked about...
Forum: Speakers   07-12-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 18,019
Posted By ss9001
I agree with the others who've replied. They...

I agree with the others who've replied. They should work with any Atmos enabled AVR. they would be non-specific to Pioneer. The front normal drivers are wired to their normal places and the tops...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-12-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,300
Posted By ss9001
exactly! he's trying to do the right thing but I...

exactly! he's trying to do the right thing but I in the end, it's very possible the culture & his family's regime could just win out over his principles, wear him down so that he eventually accepts...
Forum: HDTV Programming   07-12-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,300
Posted By ss9001
Agreed! it's very good drama & interesting...

Agreed!

it's very good drama & interesting characters. the internal struggle to stay or go back to the US, the issues with what he knows is wrong with his brother and the regime.

what's going...
Forum: Speakers   07-12-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 535
Views: 18,019
Posted By ss9001
Hi Andrew On the practical side in this...

Hi Andrew

On the practical side in this thread ;) I'd like to know more about the speaker configurations the Pioneer AVR's will support and not support, how they will handle IIz/NeoX, so I can ...
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