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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-30-2014, 10:56 AM
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Posted By batpig
The crossovers (well, really the -3dB points) are...

The crossovers (well, really the -3dB points) are calculated based on ALL the measurements, unlike the distances / levels which are set only at the first mic position. So a combination of slight...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-30-2014, 10:54 AM
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Posted By batpig
It was never important, so it still isn't ;)

It was never important, so it still isn't ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-30-2014, 10:52 AM
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Posted By batpig
It is worth pointing out that the Audyssey EQ...

It is worth pointing out that the Audyssey EQ graphs in the "Results Check" section of the GUI are in a way a "before correction" graph. What they literally show is the correction being applied, so...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-29-2014, 09:36 PM
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Posted By batpig
It's not going to work well. First off, I found...

It's not going to work well. First off, I found the Def Tech A60 modules to be wimpy, and others (including the recent Audioholics review) have been similarly unimpressed. If you have to do up firing...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-29-2014, 03:59 PM
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Posted By batpig
No, that's correct. Analog in > Analog out is...

No, that's correct. Analog in > Analog out is the only option. No downmix of HDMI.

For the Apple TV you will probably have to get a third-party converter device.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-29-2014, 02:31 PM
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Posted By batpig
For the first question... that is Audyssey 101...

For the first question... that is Audyssey 101 and well covered in Keith's FAQ. That setting in the subwoofer menu is NOT a crossover, it's the LPF for the LFE channel and should nearly always be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-29-2014, 02:28 PM
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Posted By batpig
I would guess that it's because your Samsung BDP...

I would guess that it's because your Samsung BDP doesn't support that type of file ;)

Not every device with a USB port can read HD movie clips and bitstream the audio from them.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-29-2014, 02:27 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yes, standalone modules already exist. ...

Yes, standalone modules already exist. Definitive Technology makes a pair (model number A60 (http://www.definitivetech.com/products/a60)) and Onkyo does as well (SKH-410...
Forum: Speakers   10-29-2014, 02:15 PM
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Posted By batpig
The C-5's are much better, they are from the...

The C-5's are much better, they are from the higher level Connoisseur series. So I would use them as fronts and either sell the e:XL's or move them to surrounds.

If you want to upgrade the whole...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-29-2014, 01:27 PM
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Posted By batpig
What is the trim level for your sub after...

What is the trim level for your sub after calibration? The reason I ask and made the suggestion is on my prior AVR-4806 some of my speakers were maxed out at -12 and when I lowered the sub's gain it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-29-2014, 10:30 AM
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Posted By batpig
Is this any different than the debates about what...

Is this any different than the debates about what you should use for surround speakers in traditional 5.1/7.1 arrangements? You have your fans of bipoles, dipoles, and direct radiators there too,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-29-2014, 10:05 AM
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Posted By batpig
It's only confusing if your goal is this...

It's only confusing if your goal is this fallacious pursuit of obsessive precision.

It's not at all confusing if you follow the Scott Simonian Fill-The-Gaps Common Sense Approach (TM). Got a...
Forum: Speakers   10-29-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 52,568
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Posted By batpig
The 26 is just a larger version of the 25. The...

The 26 is just a larger version of the 25. The link below is the e:XL series manual with specs for all models on pg 22:
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-29-2014, 06:29 AM
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Posted By batpig
You are misunderstanding. It's showing Dolby...

You are misunderstanding. It's showing Dolby Digital..... Plus Dolby Surround. The "plus" is because of the extra upmix added to the Dolby Digital input signal.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-28-2014, 05:37 PM
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Posted By batpig
Except for 'CHEAP' seems to be running around the...

Except for 'CHEAP' seems to be running around the not so cheap level of about $2000! http://www.avsforum.com//forum/images/smilies/frown.gif

('cause I want a 7.1.4 system)[/QUOTE]

Well...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   10-28-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3,003
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Posted By batpig
Can you list your location? At $100 you should...

Can you list your location? At $100 you should definitely be looking at the used market. If we know your craigslist metro area we could look for good options.

Among new options pretty much the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-28-2014, 04:36 PM
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Posted By batpig
This is why my advice is nearly always to get the...

This is why my advice is nearly always to get the CHEAPEST processor that meets your feature needs. Receiver tech is moving so fast these days. If you want to invest, do it in things that will...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-28-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12,593
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Posted By batpig
Exactly the point I made a few days ago. I am...

Exactly the point I made a few days ago. I am extremely skeptical of this widely held assumption that 2nd gen is going to implicitly include precise positional measurement of all speakers. I think,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-28-2014, 11:10 AM
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Posted By batpig
Shhhh, Roger, you are going to ruin the party for...

Shhhh, Roger, you are going to ruin the party for the perfect angle crowd sitting patiently with their protracters and laser pointers :)

This is so much a case of "perfect as the enemy of the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-28-2014, 09:42 AM
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Posted By batpig
Says the man who's never heard the difference...

Says the man who's never heard the difference between XT and XT32. Same thing dismissing anything beyond 7.1 as a gimmick.

How convenient the coincidence that technological advancement reached...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-27-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12,593
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Posted By batpig
Gene - as an FYI the Center Spread parameter...

Gene - as an FYI the Center Spread parameter would only show up with a 2ch input signal. So you probably checked the surround parameter menu when using DSU on a 5.1 multich signal when upmixing movie...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-27-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12,593
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Posted By batpig
Thanks for stopping by Gene. I was hoping you'd...

Thanks for stopping by Gene. I was hoping you'd see my comment -- I actually looked for an email link on Audioholics' website so I could alert you to the two errors I noted privately but couldn't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-27-2014, 02:17 PM
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Posted By batpig
The diagram in the Denon manuals shows the...

The diagram in the Denon manuals shows the angular ranges as symmetric with respect to the vertical axis at the LP. Top Front and Top Rear are both spec'd at 35-60 degrees from that axis, and Front...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-27-2014, 02:12 PM
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Posted By batpig
Someone already posted this, but thanks again. ...

Someone already posted this, but thanks again.

Gene does make a few mistakes worth pointing out:

1. He claims that DSU doesn't support front height speakers. This is not true, FH and RH are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-27-2014, 12:18 PM
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Posted By batpig
I think that's the point though Steve. The...

I think that's the point though Steve. The "fundamental" calibration is still done at the display. As Jerry noted, the picture controls available in the receiver are nowhere near comprehensive...
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