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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-19-2014, 11:29 AM
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Posted By DanFrancis
when connecting balanced to unbalanced, it's best...

when connecting balanced to unbalanced, it's best to use a transformer-type adaptor instead of just lifting one pin, Jensen transformer makes outstanding adaptors for balanced to unbalanced and...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-12-2014, 09:59 AM
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Posted By DanFrancis
IMAX below deck, and C SEED above, the perfect...

IMAX below deck, and C SEED above, the perfect pairing!
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-11-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 981
Posted By DanFrancis
I can't imagine that they have sold out of them...

I can't imagine that they have sold out of them yet- though likely close to it. Besides, who's talking about a NEW projector? It's entirely possible there are some out there in play at the moment.
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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-11-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 981
Posted By DanFrancis
Peter, thanks for the profuse information...

Peter, thanks for the profuse information regarding visual vaseline and all, but I was recommending the HD5, which as we all know is based on a Christie chassis, not a Barco.

And you may have...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-10-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 981
Posted By DanFrancis
If you're going after a 14-15' wide screen you...

If you're going after a 14-15' wide screen you need to be looking at 5000-10000 lumens before calibration, period. We put a 5000 lumen Display Development HD-5 at Art's place and with a new lamp...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-04-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By DanFrancis
I would think that you can modify the existing...

I would think that you can modify the existing door/jamb for a crash bar on the inside and a handle (not a knob) on the outside. I would imagine that with some research you can find that hardware...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-02-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 97,300
Posted By DanFrancis
Yup, sorry, I mistyped. I meant 6 off lfe and 2...

Yup, sorry, I mistyped. I meant 6 off lfe and 2 off full range mains. Back then the prototype had really basic bass management: like only large or small with rather limited options beyond crossover...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-02-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,996
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Posted By DanFrancis
When I had the RS20i in our demo room I fed 8...

When I had the RS20i in our demo room I fed 8 subwoofers with 1 input signal (via channel routing), this was before he bass management system was finalized- so we had to play with different...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-28-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,186
Posted By DanFrancis
Some folks, yes, I agree that is the case. BUT I...

Some folks, yes, I agree that is the case. BUT I have personally experienced some systems of people that have participated in this very forum that hover around that 500k+ mark, and I have to say...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-28-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,778
Posted By DanFrancis
Almost ALL of Morris Kessler's amps have these...

Almost ALL of Morris Kessler's amps have these characteristics, and have for quite some time- the ATI built amps have been a "dirty little secret" in the industry for years and years.

The ATI...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-19-2014, 11:11 AM
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Views: 39,150
Posted By DanFrancis
Can, I'm a huge blues fan too. PM me sometime...

Can, I'm a huge blues fan too. PM me sometime with some places to hear good blues in the LA area (if that's where you're at). Maybe we can catch some tunes together the next time I'm in LA.

Dan
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-19-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,376
Posted By DanFrancis
Great Pictures Jeff!

Great Pictures Jeff!
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-17-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 39,086
Posted By DanFrancis
Agreed, though I personally have a bit of an...

Agreed, though I personally have a bit of an apprehension regarding hot-rodding the gear (strictly because from my standpoint, reliability is key and those mods have traditionally caused some...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-17-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 39,086
Posted By DanFrancis
I definitely agree with this statement. My...

I definitely agree with this statement. My addition would be that the Datasat can tend to sound more closed-off and less spacious once Dirac is engaged, versus not engaged. This is really only...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-16-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,376
Posted By DanFrancis
Sorry, Can, but you're a little off on that one-...

Sorry, Can, but you're a little off on that one- the folks responsible for the AP20 and the RS20i are in fact VERY knowledgable regarding the brutality of commercial and home electronics. In fact,...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-16-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,376
Posted By DanFrancis
C SEED is outdoor only. Currently 6mm pitch @...

C SEED is outdoor only. Currently 6mm pitch @ 5000 nits. It's effective at the minimum viewing distance (30-40') when the there's high APL, you need sunglasses practically.

Billionaire toys….
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-15-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,376
Posted By DanFrancis
My bet is that Theta is shipping a Casablanca...

My bet is that Theta is shipping a Casablanca that can do Atmos and possibly Auro as well within 12 months. High channel count was being talked about conceptually last year at CES- I was literally...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-01-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 118,670
Posted By DanFrancis
Do you have the manual? I have some in the...

Do you have the manual? I have some in the original AP20 manual.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-05-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 21,463
Posted By DanFrancis
Did that FAQ specify ALL Atmos soundtracks could...

Did that FAQ specify ALL Atmos soundtracks could be bitstreamed? 34 channels via HDMI 1.3?

I'm not arguing, I'm asking: are you certain that Atmos will not require beyond what we currently have...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-05-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 21,463
Posted By DanFrancis
HDMI 2.0 will be a running-change, I confirmed...

HDMI 2.0 will be a running-change, I confirmed this last week with Datasat. Pretty much all of the higher-end manufacturers use MDS for their boards, and there are not HDMI 2.0 boards available yet...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-03-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 21,463
Posted By DanFrancis
They need to get Auro rolling first… then hammer...

They need to get Auro rolling first… then hammer out a deal with Dolby for Atmos. MDS is the supplier for everyone's HDMI boards, so I have to figure it would apply to Trinnov as well (perhaps even...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-27-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,262
Posted By DanFrancis
California Audio Technology. CAT can build...

California Audio Technology.

CAT can build the speakers precisely to fit into cabinets and tune them for optimum performance in that position. There are several showrooms with demo systems in the...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-26-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 97,300
Posted By DanFrancis
Why not setup a room for the Atmos layout if...

Why not setup a room for the Atmos layout if people think that will be the "victor" in these two formats, and then use the Auro up mixing available in the RS20i for now until Atmos decoding is...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-17-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,576
Posted By DanFrancis
What they call "voice matching" is likely a QC...

What they call "voice matching" is likely a QC verification of frequency response via a sweep. Most manufacturers have a frequency response range that is acceptable- if the loudspeaker adheres to...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   06-17-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,576
Posted By DanFrancis
…proud owner of 2 crushed CAT midrange...

…proud owner of 2 crushed CAT midrange dust-caps…. thank God the Morel tweeters popped back out on their own every time.

he knows better now…. but that age… everything looks like a button.

What...
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