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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-24-2015, 03:13 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Both good though, which shows that it is...

Both good though, which shows that it is possible. :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-23-2015, 12:47 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes, all that is fair enough - I mistakenly...

Yes, all that is fair enough - I mistakenly thought you were referring to technical issues not creative ones. HST, there is no reason per se why an after-the-fact remix should be poor, any more than...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 12:27 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thanks. I was assuming he meant there was some...

Thanks. I was assuming he meant there was some technical difference. I agree that the involvement of the Director should be beneficial creatively (so long as it isn't Chris Nolan or Woody Allen ;)).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 12:24 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:) Not trying to "win" as such - just trying to...

:) Not trying to "win" as such - just trying to help members take on board the benefits of using subs and crossovers which allow the subs to do what they have been designed to do. There's little...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 12:18 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
LOL. Yes, thanks for doing it for me :) It goes...

LOL. Yes, thanks for doing it for me :) It goes without saying that if one is handing over some of the workload to the sub(s), then they need to be competent at handling it. But I'd hope most people...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 11:39 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yeah - it's below my usual minimum IMDB threshold...

Yeah - it's below my usual minimum IMDB threshold of 6.0 - it was the interesting cast that attracted me.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 11:35 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
What would be the difference in taking the...

What would be the difference in taking the original recordings and mixing them in Atmos/DTS:X for the theatrical release and taking them and mixing them in Atmos/DTS:X for the Bluray release?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 10:05 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Well, since there's no denying the benefits I...

Well, since there's no denying the benefits I listed, maybe Chris didn't know about them then. ;)



So what? There are benefits from using a higher crossover with a competent subwoofer that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 08:55 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
This one is a confirmed Atmos Bluray... anyone...

This one is a confirmed Atmos Bluray... anyone seen the movie?

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Gunman-Blu-ray/123023/
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 08:48 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Maybe (not seen the movie yet) - but the point...

Maybe (not seen the movie yet) - but the point was that a non-immersive theatrical mix has made it to Bluray DTS:X, whereas a dozen or so Auro mixes have not. And, as Sanjay points out, even the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 08:39 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That is correct, Mike. Changing the XO does not...

That is correct, Mike. Changing the XO does not change the EQ filters in any way. That is why it is OK to raise the XO from where Audyssey/AVR set it (but not to lower it as this will leave an...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 08:32 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Because there are other significant reasons to...

Because there are other significant reasons to run a higher crossover, besides just a consideration for how Audyssey works.

From the FAQ:

There are various good reasons to use a Crossover of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 08:27 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That's what I said: dead in the water ;)

That's what I said: dead in the water ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 08:18 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Do you not have a R1 Bluray player in your rack? ...

Do you not have a R1 Bluray player in your rack? I consider this essential - many of my movies have been purchased from the USA. There is also a mod for Oppo players which converts them into true...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-22-2015, 08:10 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
This is interesting. Ex-Machina was not an...

This is interesting. Ex-Machina was not an immersive mix when released theatrically, so it has been remixed for release on Bluray (as have one or two Atmos titles).

The interesting question is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 10:26 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That's your Dirac Live account. Your miniDSP...

That's your Dirac Live account. Your miniDSP account is different.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 09:54 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
My unit was previously registered to Ricky but I...

My unit was previously registered to Ricky but I am not experiencing any crashes.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 06:05 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Could be. I haven’t noticed any issues either,...

Could be. I haven’t noticed any issues either, other than the external USB port being a bit 'wobbly', which I fixed by using a couple of cable ties to serve as strain relief for my (permanently...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 05:49 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
LOL - When I read your post I thought it must...

LOL - When I read your post I thought it must have been one I'd made myself :)

Bowling Balls is a Belgian movie, in the Flemish language and scored 5.7 on IMDB, although admittedly only 144 people...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 05:27 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The Audyssey FAQ will help: c)2. Why do I...

The Audyssey FAQ will help:

c)2. Why do I often see advice to raise the Crossovers to 80Hz? (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=21782993.html?highlight=#c2)

c)4. Is it OK to change...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 05:23 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It's possible that the output from the AVR could...

It's possible that the output from the AVR could clip the input of the amp and so using the input gain control could obviate that. HST, I doubt that it would apply and so there's no real reason not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 03:53 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It is all explained in the FAQ: g)3. What is...

It is all explained in the FAQ:

g)3. What is Reference Level Offset in Dynamic EQ? (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=21782993.html?highlight=#g3)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 03:51 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Your English is exceptionally good if I may say...

Your English is exceptionally good if I may say so. Just read and consider what Steve and I have just posted, and focus on WHY you are hearing differences. Understanding the points we are making...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 03:46 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Excellent post. You are totally right to...

Excellent post. You are totally right to emphasise the 20-30dB swings in frequency response which are found in almost all untreated domestic rooms. Fretting about the minuscule differences caused by...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-21-2015, 03:40 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I don't think anyone doubts that you are sincere,...

I don't think anyone doubts that you are sincere, nor that you heard differences. The problem is that the way the 'listening tests' were done means that there can be no reliable interpretation of...
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