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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-22-2014, 07:18 AM
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Posted By AV_mike
gkinusa, Are you certain that the UMIK mic...

gkinusa,

Are you certain that the UMIK mic is performing the measurements, and not the internal Mac mic?

Regards, Mike.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-07-2014, 02:12 AM
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Views: 670,133
Posted By AV_mike
If you still have access to the microphone that...

If you still have access to the microphone that came with the 4311, I would suggest running Audyssey again with that one. There have been a small but significant number of posters that got bass...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-02-2014, 11:14 AM
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Views: 238,230
Posted By AV_mike
There must be quite some variation in the...

There must be quite some variation in the stiffness of the goose-neck section as mine has not caused any issues - as long as the cable is supported close to the screw adaptor.
I don't see any issues...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   10-02-2014, 10:30 AM
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Posted By AV_mike
I too was dubious as to the long term robustness...

I too was dubious as to the long term robustness of the supplied 'goose-neck' microphone holder, in particular the rubber insert. Therefore, I have left the microphone permanently attached to the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 01:11 PM
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Posted By AV_mike
^^^^^^^^ I would also suggest swapping the...

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I would also suggest swapping the microphones, as I had similar observations. I tried the 5-year old mic I got with my first AVR (Onkyo TX-SR876) instead of the 4520 mic and got 'better'...
Forum: Video Processors   09-12-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 142,993
Posted By AV_mike
^^^^^^^^^^ Yes, I disable Pattern Generator...

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Yes, I disable Pattern Generator support within ChromaPure, then perform Greyscale and Gamma (21-point) manually - I find this gives me the best results. Once I am happy with those...
Forum: Video Processors   09-11-2014, 06:33 AM
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Views: 142,993
Posted By AV_mike
^^^^^^ It all depends on the linearity of your...

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It all depends on the linearity of your display between the calibration points. Some displays will gain very little by going from 5x5x5 to either 9x9x9 or 17x17x17, but others will benefit. ...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-08-2014, 12:22 PM
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Posted By AV_mike
^^^^^^^^ You can make changes to crossovers,...

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You can make changes to crossovers, levels without affecting Audyssey.
If you add speakers, or change from heights to rears or wides, then Audyssey will disable - and you would lose some...
Forum: Video Processors   08-30-2014, 08:20 AM
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Views: 142,993
Posted By AV_mike
^^^^^^^^^^^^ Disable Signal Generator when...

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Disable Signal Generator when operating the Radiance manually, otherwise the Cal SW will keep changing the patterns.

In Chromapure, the Gamma adjustment tab shows Gamma (obviously)...
Forum: Video Processors   08-27-2014, 06:57 AM
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Posted By AV_mike
^^^^^^ I'm no Calibration Pro, but I find the...

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I'm no Calibration Pro, but I find the Lumagen manual controls/menus easy to navigate. I do manual 21-point greyscale/gamma, and then let Chromapure loose to do the 125-point CMS. As Gordon...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-26-2014, 11:11 AM
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Views: 238,230
Posted By AV_mike
Just wondering.......................... ...

Just wondering..........................

With the new Atmos ready Denon - Marantz AVRs being released, how long will it take Audyssey to produce an update to Aud Pro software for those devices...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-26-2014, 11:11 AM
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Views: 238,230
Posted By AV_mike
Just wondering.......................... ...

Just wondering..........................

With the new Atmos ready Denon - Marantz AVRs being released, how long will it take Audyssey to produce an update to Aud Pro software for those devices...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   08-22-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12,880
Views: 362,671
Posted By AV_mike
^^^^^^^^^ The downloadable calibration file...

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The downloadable calibration file (from Dayton, or MiniDSP) is for a single orientation (pointed at the sound source, 0 degrees)
Cross Spectrum Labs will provide multiple orientation cal...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-22-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 10,792
Views: 670,133
Posted By AV_mike
Maybe we are getting an Atmos enabling update...

Maybe we are getting an Atmos enabling update after all??????


Only wishful thinking...............
I'll have a check on mine when I next switch it on.
Regards, Mike.
Forum: Display Calibration   08-17-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By AV_mike
Sorry that I can't help you directly - but I...

Sorry that I can't help you directly - but I would suggest putting the Model number, etc, into the thread title, as it might help others to help you.
Hope you get it sorted,
Regards, Mike.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-11-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19,110
Views: 1,221,545
Posted By AV_mike
If you have some response peaks, due to room...

If you have some response peaks, due to room position/modes, then using the PEQ to reduce them could help Audyssey to provide a better overall correction.
I base this on my own experience, not with...
Forum: Display Calibration   08-10-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 56,346
Posted By AV_mike
^^^^^^^ I do have ChromaPure set to use dE94 -...

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I do have ChromaPure set to use dE94 - as recommended by Tom H. But I am not aware of any speed advantage, it's just a method of calculating 'error' - and dE2000 may actually be better as...
Forum: Display Calibration   08-09-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 56,346
Posted By AV_mike
Hi Jerry, I initially noticed that Gray-scale...

Hi Jerry,
I initially noticed that Gray-scale varied at the top end - my panel appears to require more 'blue gain' as the refresh rate increases (24Hz lowest, then 60Hz, then 50Hz - this is because...
Forum: Display Calibration   08-08-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 56,346
Posted By AV_mike
Just in case it helps others...............the...

Just in case it helps others...............the only thing that appears to alter the calibration of my Plasma is the frame rate, therefore I have separate calibrations for 24, 50, and 60Hz. This may...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-26-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 19,110
Views: 1,221,545
Posted By AV_mike
If you could post a good quality picture of the...

If you could post a good quality picture of the amp plate, then I am sure that someone (maybe even me) will be able to indicate the appropriate connections. There should be spade connections for...
Forum: Display Calibration   07-21-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 56,346
Posted By AV_mike
I'm sure Don or Stacey will correct me if I've...

I'm sure Don or Stacey will correct me if I've got this wrong, but with regards to the use of the filters:-
If your display/projector is natively 'wide gamut' and uses an internal (factory adjusted,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 73,190
Views: 6,201,077
Posted By AV_mike
Unfortunately you are 'correct'. The subs...

Unfortunately you are 'correct'. The subs internal LPF at 135Hz will affect the overall response between it and the surrounds. However, it may not be quite as bad as you imagine, due to the fact...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-20-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16,706
Views: 1,275,061
Posted By AV_mike
When I had an MRX300, I found that the microphone...

When I had an MRX300, I found that the microphone connection could be really touchy, make sure you are using the cable that came with the kit - I also found that the micro-USB connector was NOT the...
Forum: Video Processors   07-18-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 142,993
Posted By AV_mike
I believe you have got the order as per...

I believe you have got the order as per Darbee/Lumagen recommendations. Indeed with the newer Lumagens that incorporate Darbee, the internal processing also proceeds in the same order. Looks like...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-16-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5,916
Views: 238,230
Posted By AV_mike
Yes, and I may go back and experiment some more...

Yes, and I may go back and experiment some more with DEQ - just need some spare time, and a quiet house...........................
Regards, Mike.
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