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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-25-2015, 05:05 PM
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Posted By RichB
We have a lot in common :) I am using two...

We have a lot in common :)

I am using two A21's, one for each Salon but to bi-amp not bridged. Poor mans mono-blocks. :)
Prior to buying the second A21, I did a SBT (Single Blind Test) with a...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   03-23-2015, 08:21 PM
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Posted By RichB
I took my wife and two girls to this movie.One...

I took my wife and two girls to this movie.One daughter like it sort of, the rest of did not care for it.


Most of the songs are sort of spoken to music without melody.


All I wanted was out...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-22-2015, 10:24 AM
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Posted By RichB
^^^ Eco mode seems like a nice feature for...

^^^
Eco mode seems like a nice feature for those who use external amps.


- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-18-2015, 01:41 PM
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Posted By RichB
24 output devices per channel on the Outlaw and...

24 output devices per channel on the Outlaw and 12 on the ATI. ATI have a higher safe operating area.
ATI makes amps for Outlaw according to their requirements.


Similar but not the same. I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-18-2015, 01:08 PM
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Posted By RichB
Similar but different parts. ATI uses different...

Similar but different parts. ATI uses different output devices with higher safe operating area.


You can get ATI in the same price range at classicuaudioparts.


Also consider the Parasound...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-15-2015, 10:02 AM
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Posted By RichB
There must be a reason that DTS dominates BD. ...

There must be a reason that DTS dominates BD.

Unless content producers are irrational, there must be a cause:

Cost, space, bandwidth, tools, customer satisfaction, support.... ?

- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-15-2015, 09:58 AM
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Posted By RichB
Seamless branching is causing backward...

Seamless branching is causing backward compatibility problems.
Is it required for an Atmos?


- Rich
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-15-2015, 09:30 AM
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Posted By RichB
I don't think anything is wrong. The analog...

I don't think anything is wrong.
The analog volume control is not linear. Your speakers are efficient so they need very little power to play loud.
Have a look at the volume display and you should...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-14-2015, 09:05 PM
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Posted By RichB
I also expect it the very similar and as you say,...

I also expect it the very similar and as you say, there is should be no difference in lossless encoding.
I am not a fan of dialog normalization since it seems, in practice to have the opposite...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-14-2015, 08:56 PM
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Posted By RichB
I suppose we all have our sensibilities... and...

I suppose we all have our sensibilities... and non-sensibilities ;)


- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-14-2015, 06:55 PM
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Posted By RichB
Perhaps some of these features may require 4K...

Perhaps some of these features may require 4K media and the associated bandwidth.


- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-14-2015, 06:53 PM
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Posted By RichB
Things are pretty quiet there as well. We are...

Things are pretty quiet there as well.
We are all awaiting the DTS announcement.


- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-14-2015, 04:57 PM
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Posted By RichB
... Food for film mixers :p :D - Rich

... Food for film mixers :p :D


- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-14-2015, 04:55 PM
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Posted By RichB
Possibly: a dialog object, some mapping to...

Possibly: a dialog object, some mapping to current locations, more releases.


- Rich
Forum: Speakers   03-14-2015, 02:14 PM
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Posted By RichB
^^^ I had the spikes on my Salons and Studios...

^^^
I had the spikes on my Salons and Studios but that made them less stable (which counts when you have kids and teetering parental units :)).

So, I just put them on little rugs that I found at...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-14-2015, 02:10 PM
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Posted By RichB
For two channel, I use the HA-1 directly connect...

For two channel, I use the HA-1 directly connect to a pair of A21's.
Once I got it setup with J River a good cable, the right driver settings, the sound is fantastic, more revealing than the 105D...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-11-2015, 04:42 AM
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Posted By RichB
I have the HA-1 USB/DAC preamp connected directly...

I have the HA-1 USB/DAC preamp connected directly to my A21's (one for each channel).
The HA-1 has a bypass feature to pass the signal at unity gain form the 105D which is my preamp volume control...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-09-2015, 11:28 AM
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Posted By RichB
I guess Marantz has still not figured out how to...

I guess Marantz has still not figured out how to make a robust 12-volt trigger circuit. I had two failures on my AV8801.
If you have a volt meter you might want to measure them.


- Rich
Forum: Latest Industry News   03-08-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,776
Posted By RichB
I am touched by the genuine warmth of the...

I am touched by the genuine warmth of the "emotionless" character. Spock was by far my favorite character.
In the original pilot, Spock was yelling a lot. Once the series got into gear he was...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 12:40 PM
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Posted By RichB
There are heat sensitive components above each...

There are heat sensitive components above each amp.
I have attached the system photo with the A31 in center and A21's (bi-amped) on the right and left.
The A31 will be replaced shortly with an...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 10:28 AM
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Posted By RichB
I am not bridging but since the Salon's are...

I am not bridging but since the Salon's are crossed to the 3 subwoofers at 125Hz there should be power distribution.
However, I think the improvement is really about some interaction between the LPF...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 08:04 AM
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Posted By RichB
Much more can be gained with the source...

Much more can be gained with the source components than by exchanging excellent amps with, perhaps excellent+ amps.
With the HA-1 DAC/Preamp for 2-channel, J River Kernel Streaming 24-bit in a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 07:59 AM
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Posted By RichB
Perhaps. I was considering JC-12 but since I...

Perhaps.

I was considering JC-12 but since I had the A21 I did some single channel listening and brought in a friend for a SBT and there was an noticeable improvement with the Salon(1)'s in upper...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-04-2015, 05:48 AM
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Posted By RichB
I have had ground loop from with the Sunfire...

I have had ground loop from with the Sunfire 7400, Outlaw 7400, ATI3005 (Fully Balanced), and Parasound A51, and Parasound A31 all connected via XLR.


The A21 is incredibly quiet. I have to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-03-2015, 06:50 AM
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Views: 159,801
Posted By RichB
[QUOTE=Gooddoc;32276497]I asked once, but I'll...

[QUOTE=Gooddoc;32276497]I asked once, but I'll try again. What does an A/D and D/A conversion sound like? Distortion? Decreased clarity? Decreased resolution?
/QUOTE]

Possibly all of those,...
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