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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-24-2014, 02:37 PM
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Posted By thebland
Sweet! What are the ceiling models going for???

Sweet! What are the ceiling models going for???
Forum: Home Automation   12-24-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By thebland
I've been going crazy having fun with these new...

I've been going crazy having fun with these new ZWAVE products. I just bought the YALE 220 deadbolt / touchpad and have installed about 25 ZWAVE light switches, 3 ZWAVE TSTATs (Honeywell) and likely...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-23-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By thebland
Killer!!!:d

Killer!!!:d
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-23-2014, 06:17 AM
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Views: 101,454
Posted By thebland
Got it~! Best demo disc I've ever heard... and I...

Got it~! Best demo disc I've ever heard... and I don't even have Atmos! The Auromatic upmixing does this disc justice!

...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-23-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2,007
Views: 97,931
Posted By thebland
Even compared to the Auro Native Demo disc (which...

Even compared to the Auro Native Demo disc (which I have), this disc is the more impressive listening experience. The recordings are incredibly more dynamic and the spatial effects seem almost...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-22-2014, 09:29 PM
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Posted By thebland
The best demo disc I've had in my system. Peter...

The best demo disc I've had in my system. Peter was right. Up mixed Atmos sounds Dwan native like in Auromatic!

Santa (err, Peter) shipped up a great gift!

...
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-20-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 292
Posted By thebland
That's quite a short time constraint and theater...

That's quite a short time constraint and theater goals.

Hire someone fast and pay to expedite plans.

Too little time for DIY IMO for a competent outcome.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-18-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,144
Posted By thebland
True for a period of time - I did not watch all...

True for a period of time - I did not watch all movies with my Oppo player (as the single HDMI output Denon) was OK.. That said, spatially, things were improved with the vast number of speakers but...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-18-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,144
Posted By thebland
I agree with this... I didn't really consider...

I agree with this... I didn't really consider legacy formats in my comments.
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-18-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,144
Posted By thebland
I tried all the modes but didn't think that they...

I tried all the modes but didn't think that they were spectacular. To me, PL IIx is better than any of the Lex modes. Granted it was 10 years ago (or more). It's been fraught with so many promises...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-18-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,144
Posted By thebland
There are two good things I see about Lexicon at...

There are two good things I see about Lexicon at this point...

1. The brand itself is dead for HT SSPs
2. If, somehow, they release something, I will make sure I laugh out loud at the first...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-16-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 16,380
Posted By thebland
What Auro 'Strength' do you use? I noticed...

What Auro 'Strength' do you use?

I noticed that as you increase the 'strength' towards the max (15), the back rears almost linearly increase in activity.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-16-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 35,065
Posted By thebland
It's pretty slick. Rise of the Guardians sounds...

It's pretty slick. Rise of the Guardians sounds fantastic!
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-16-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 39,748
Posted By thebland
OK... Too PC.:) MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!

OK... Too PC.:)

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 35,065
Posted By thebland
Let's not forget AURO is powered by Barco which...

Let's not forget AURO is powered by Barco which has partnered with DTS In developing a new 3D audio standard.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16,696
Views: 649,405
Posted By thebland
Atmos will be pretty well established? Lets not...

Atmos will be pretty well established? Lets not forget how small of a niche we are. Only a small percent of enthusiasts have 7.1 (vs 5.1).Adding even more makes this ultra-niche!!.. and the fact that...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-15-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 16,380
Posted By thebland
Yes. IN fact, the ATMOS DEMO disc from CEDIA is...

Yes. IN fact, the ATMOS DEMO disc from CEDIA is the best demo disc I have now... and I'm upmixing via AURO. Sounds almost native.

PETER was right!!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-15-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By thebland
Red is gorgeous but we've had a few red wine...

Red is gorgeous but we've had a few red wine spills and they blend in with our 'wine' colored carpeting!!

The deep violet carpeting has great sonic properties as well!!:D
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-14-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 16,380
Posted By thebland
This is why I left the VOG out of my set up.

This is why I left the VOG out of my set up.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-14-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 16,064
Posted By thebland
An AVS member who was traveling through Detroit...

An AVS member who was traveling through Detroit stopped by with it and we demo'd it in my theater. It was simply astounding the audio quality and bass. BEst disc I've played in my theater and I don't...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   12-14-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 16,064
Posted By thebland
The new Dolby Atmos Demo disc is bass-a-licious!!

The new Dolby Atmos Demo disc is bass-a-licious!!
Forum: Dedicated Theater Design & Construction   12-13-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By thebland
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/imagehosting/1766254...

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/imagehosting/17662540a181fc1a84.jpg


Black ceiling, darker gray fabric walls.... Deep violet (purple) carpet. Wanted to keep all aspects dark.

Click my link for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-11-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16,696
Views: 649,405
Posted By thebland
I watched this sampler on my set up at very high...

I watched this sampler on my set up at very high levels. The bass was awesome and really pressurized the room. They made a powerful recording and it is my new go to demo disc!

The good news for...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-11-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 16,380
Posted By thebland
You're awesome. Thanks (and fixed)!

You're awesome. Thanks (and fixed)!
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-11-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,063
Posted By thebland
I'm surprised you didn't just buy the projector...

I'm surprised you didn't just buy the projector now just to be disagreeable!!:D
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