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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 10:39 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That is my decision too. And yes, I backed HD-DVD...

That is my decision too. And yes, I backed HD-DVD and have a few players and about 100 discs. I bought almost all of them for knock-down prices after Bluray won.

I think the death of Auro will...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 10:31 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Really? Darn it - just as I thought I had got it...

Really? Darn it - just as I thought I had got it sussed. Why uncheck the subwoofer box? AIUI checking that box makes the unit do different things for the sub, so if it is unchecked, then they won't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 10:26 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes - it is essential that you re-run Audyssey....

Yes - it is essential that you re-run Audyssey. For one thing, Audyssey will have taken into account the psychoacoustic 'notch' wrt to the modules and which is no longer present with the physical...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 10:23 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Sure. It's a bit OT in this thread but I guess...

Sure. It's a bit OT in this thread but I guess one post will be OK ;) I shall be reporting more fully in the thread dedicated to the miniDSP DDRC-88A. It will probably be a week before I am ready to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 10:19 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
+1. It is possible they have ported something...

+1. It is possible they have ported something over from their nanoAVR unit which is intended to sit between a source (Bluray player) and the AVR.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 10:16 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks Sanjay. You have confirmed how I thought...

Thanks Sanjay. You have confirmed how I thought it worked. So, assuming the 88A actually works the way they say it should (jury = still out) then all I need to do is select Custom, which does not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 10:11 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I'm only going to comment on the unbalanced,...

I'm only going to comment on the unbalanced, Jerry, as my head is spinning enough as it is, and I will be using all unbalanced here.

Of the two, clearly the 5.1/7/1 config is adding an additional...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 07:42 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes - it does seem so. Which also makes it odd...

Yes - it does seem so. Which also makes it odd why nobody else was seeing it.



The manual still isn't quite right. They say if you use Custom you will need to add 10dB (For a custom system...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 07:29 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
So long as there is only one listener. Have...

So long as there is only one listener. Have multiple listeners and a physical speaker is required, unless those not sitting in the dead center don't mind the unbalanced imaging. ;) I was just making...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 07:18 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The user manual on the miniDSP website has been...

The user manual on the miniDSP website has been significantly revised. It now contains a lot of very useful information which was absent before.

However, some parts still need clarification, for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 04:01 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
it isn't 'proper placement'. It is an upmix....

it isn't 'proper placement'. It is an upmix. Proper placement would have required the movie to be mixed specifically for Height channels, and it wasn't. They have 'optimized' it for Neo:X - nobody...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 03:52 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I am using Tannoy Di5 DCs - they come with their...

I am using Tannoy Di5 DCs - they come with their own C bracket designed especially for mounting in locations like ceilings. A lot of the 'outdoor' type speakers come with similar brackets - check out...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 03:47 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yep :)

Yep :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 03:33 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Looks like I will be installing on Monday then! ...

Looks like I will be installing on Monday then! Thanks for the info.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 03:20 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
And therein lies the future success of it, and...

And therein lies the future success of it, and the demise of channel-based mixing.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 03:19 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Listen up folks. Scott is not just about pizza...

Listen up folks. Scott is not just about pizza and subwoofers a small family could live in. ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 03:15 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
You run a center speaker, right? Not a phantom...

You run a center speaker, right? Not a phantom center? ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 03:14 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Mostly agree with you. The point I’d make is that...

Mostly agree with you. The point I’d make is that if the mixer can more easily render his creative vision with Atmos (or object-based mixing from anywhere), and we are told he can, then a) this will...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-30-2015, 03:02 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Denon manuals are so opaque that we have to rely...

Denon manuals are so opaque that we have to rely on batpig's 'translation' of them into English so I wouldn’t assume everything they contain is unassailably correct. As for the packaging, well, it's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 06:04 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
LOL. Say it often enough and you might even start...

LOL. Say it often enough and you might even start to believe it. But all the odds stack up in favor of my view ;) Let's come back here in 2 or 3 year's time and see who was right. My guess is that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 06:00 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes - their marketing department either believe...

Yes - their marketing department either believe it or they are just BS-ing us. It doesn't. It only corrects in the time domain as a result of corrections made in the frequency domain.



Quite....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 05:28 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That is a valid way of doing it of course. I...

That is a valid way of doing it of course. I didn't go that route because I wanted to optmise my movie-watching experience. This means an essentially black room, festooned with speakers and acoustic...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 05:24 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I don't think I understand the question. it is...

I don't think I understand the question. it is described as 7.1.4 because that is the nomenclature that Dolby have chose to use to describe Atmos for the Home. 7 listener level speakers and 4...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 05:21 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
With me I just find it easier to keep the two...

With me I just find it easier to keep the two separate. A lot of the problems associated with HT simply disappear if one doesn't have to consider music reproduction, which allows me to get the best...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-29-2015, 05:17 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
LOL. Hahaha. I had to laugh out loud, literally,...

LOL. Hahaha. I had to laugh out loud, literally, at that. Excellent.
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