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Forum: Speakers   02-26-2017, 04:25 AM
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Posted By JonFo
And here's a different answer :) Coaxials...

And here's a different answer :)

Coaxials are indeed preferred, as at the short distances between MLP and overheads, the lobing of other designs is an issue. But something like the Electromotion R...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-26-2017, 04:13 AM
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Posted By JonFo
Hi Brad, I see you are moving along similar paths...

Hi Brad, I see you are moving along similar paths I've traveled with my ML setup. Not only is direct firing recommended, but the ideal is coaxial, so the sound source is identical across the...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   02-18-2017, 03:54 AM
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Posted By JonFo
Excellent, I forgot this was coming out, thanks...

Excellent, I forgot this was coming out, thanks for the reminder and the review.
Burningshed was out of stock, so I ordered via Amazon.co.uk
Forum: Surround Music Formats   02-14-2017, 02:34 AM
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Posted By JonFo
Congrats Bill, glad it resulted in your ongoing...

Congrats Bill, glad it resulted in your ongoing enjoyment of your extensive MCH collection.

The Stonehenge comment is one I've heard before, seeing as how all 5 of my speakers are six feet tall....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-11-2017, 05:12 AM
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Posted By JonFo
The dream of an upgradable processor has been...

The dream of an upgradable processor has been around for a looong time, here's what I wrote up almost 30 years ago. (http://jonathanfoulkes.com/Articles/Audio_PastPredectionReview.htm)

That...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-01-2017, 04:33 AM
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Posted By JonFo
^^^ unclejam, that is typically the result of...

^^^ unclejam, that is typically the result of placing the mic in locations that do not meet the bounding criteria for an effective Audyssey measurement.
The key to a 'good' Audyssey' run is mic...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-26-2016, 04:00 AM
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Posted By JonFo
Switching from 5.1 to Atmos

I've spent the last two days installing a set of 4 JBL SCS8 overhead speakers and when I went to re-run setup and Audyssey, I tripped over what I'm sure is a common mistake / confusion: How to tell...
Forum: Speakers   12-16-2016, 10:21 AM
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Posted By JonFo
I've been running a pair of these for a few weeks...

I've been running a pair of these for a few weeks in my secondary media room, basically a small bedroom converted for TV watching.
I power them with an Onkyo TX-NR-818 receiver, and supplement them...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-13-2016, 04:10 AM
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Posted By JonFo
Got mine as well. So happy to have the remasters...

Got mine as well. So happy to have the remasters in high-rez BluRay. The audio quality is substantially improved over the original CDs and the mix much better suited to a good modern system.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-13-2016, 04:00 AM
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Posted By JonFo
Sure, several ways of doing that: DIY : ...

Sure, several ways of doing that:

DIY : http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/diy-12v-trigger-outlet-to-automatically-power-on-off-devices.313534/

Commercial: ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-15-2016, 10:19 AM
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Posted By JonFo
You will love the new preamp, I sure am enjoying...

You will love the new preamp, I sure am enjoying mine. Good luck with the auction, hope you get a good value. Mine might go up afterwards, as I have some local interest in my AVP.

One thing I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-12-2016, 06:50 AM
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Posted By JonFo
Now that I’ve run my 8802 for a month or so, here...

Now that I’ve run my 8802 for a month or so, here are my thoughts on what I’d like to see on a future 8803/9903 (or Denon AVP2):

Room correction (RC) and all other DSP processing uses minimum...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   10-11-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,396
Posted By JonFo
Just listened to the the multichannel mix and...

Just listened to the the multichannel mix and this was an impressive mix by Steve. No surprise there.

I'm not that familiar with this album as some, but I really like it compared to previous Yes...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-02-2016, 03:27 AM
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Posted By JonFo
Thanks for reminding me, I also have a brand new...

Thanks for reminding me, I also have a brand new CS-3X from a few years ago when I planed to add a height channel. But I'd need a second one to do what you propose. Dang.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-24-2016, 09:16 PM
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Posted By JonFo
Hi Boe, I know you saw my posting in the AVP...

Hi Boe, I know you saw my posting in the AVP thread, but I'll reiterate some of it here.

The 8802A is sonically in the ballpark of the AVP. With the inclusion of Audyssey XT32, and running a Pro...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-24-2016, 06:21 AM
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Posted By JonFo
Moved on to an 8802A

Hi everyone, just a quick update and to chime in on the discussion about AVP replacements.

I finally replaced the AVP with a Marantz AV8802A, as I want to get into Atmos and really wanted to use...
Forum: Latest Industry News   09-23-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By JonFo
The new Elac looks nice on paper. Compared...

The new Elac looks nice on paper.

Compared to the 7050 (I have one):

Amps: Elac's BASH vs the much superior DDFA of the 7050, which can drive complex speaker loads very well. Basically PowerDAC...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 249
Posted By JonFo
I use composite Video, as the Marantz does not...

I use composite Video, as the Marantz does not have S-Video. But one of the nice things about the CLD-97 is its excellent (for the era) video quality.

Now, taking analog video and running it onto...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2016, 06:07 AM
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Posted By JonFo
8802 Network issues

So before running my Audyssey pro cal, one of the things they recommend is to have the AVP firmware up to date. Upon boot today, it offered to update the firmware and I said go.
It pulled several...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-03-2016, 08:36 AM
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Posted By JonFo
Thanks Al, diving in now. Will report later on...

Thanks Al, diving in now. Will report later on results.



Thanks JD, been following that thread on-and-off since inception. But have not read it in about a year or two, my last cal on the AVP...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-02-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 249
Posted By JonFo
Any PLII setting will decode the Dolby Surround...

Any PLII setting will decode the Dolby Surround on a LD, I use DSU on my Marantz AV8802 and movies from my CLD-97 LD player sound just fine.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-02-2016, 02:12 PM
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Posted By JonFo
Audyssey pro tips?

Hi Everyone, proud owner of an AV8802 now!

I did a basic setup with an 8 point cal using the stock mic to get going, but my Martinlogans really benefit from the tweaks I do with the Odyssey Pro...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2016, 03:33 AM
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Posted By JonFo
Thanks, and I appreciate the tip. Will give DSU a...

Thanks, and I appreciate the tip. Will give DSU a shot. I was a big fan of Merdian's Trifield DSP setting, and I understand DSU incorporates much of the learning that went into those older upmixers.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2016, 09:40 AM
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Posted By JonFo
Thanks Al, cheers! Thanks Jerry, I...

Thanks Al, cheers!



Thanks Jerry, I even mapped out how to cascade two 2x1 Stereo XLR switchers, but then remembered that will screw up the Audyssey EQ as that gets set by output based on the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2016, 04:11 AM
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Posted By JonFo
Avp-a1 --> 8802a

Hello to all my old buddies from the Denon AVP-A1 thread. I've joined the crowd and just ordered my 8802A from AVS; got a great deal from them and expect to get the unit next Wednesday, so this...
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