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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 07:11 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Any two channel amp will work. Something from...

Any two channel amp will work. Something from Emotiva maybe, or a Crown amp would be good relatively low cost solutions.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 06:25 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I am not talking about EQing speakers. I am...

I am not talking about EQing speakers. I am talking about EQing the speaker/room combination. It doesn't matter in the least how carefully shaped the frequency response of the speaker in the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 05:46 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
This is why Dolby have mandated the incorporation...

This is why Dolby have mandated the incorporation of Dolby Surround in all Atmos units. Dolby Surround is Dolby's newest upmixing technology (replacing the Prologic varieties in Atmos units) and it...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 04:59 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Purely anecdotal but I have had 4 Onkyo units,...

Purely anecdotal but I have had 4 Onkyo units, including two flagship models, including the 5509 which I am still using today. None of them has given me any problems at all. I have always taken great...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 04:44 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Some designs use the ceiling and the space behind...

Some designs use the ceiling and the space behind it as their 'baffle'. Others are sealed modules. The former is no good for you but the latter might be.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 04:42 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Quite possibly. I think any tentpole movie...

Quite possibly. I think any tentpole movie released in Atmos but not slated for a BD release until CEDIA is a candidate for the first out of the gate.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 04:40 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
David, I specifically asked that question at...

David, I specifically asked that question at Dolby in London and was told "no - there are no 'stealth' releases". The explanation given was the timeline for Bluray production, so the rumours seem to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 04:37 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
For the AVR to be able to measure the actual...

For the AVR to be able to measure the actual speaker locations for distance and angle and convey that to the rendering engine. Dolby permit this right now within the Atmos spec, but it is up to AVR...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 04:35 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
bp - can the X4100W do that too, with 4 extra...

bp - can the X4100W do that too, with 4 extra amps of course? I mean to 11.1 not 13. I am thinking of leaving my current Height speakers in place for now. I will be running the X4100 as 5.1.4 (with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 04:25 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No, not in any way.

No, not in any way.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 04:24 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It doesn’t EQ the front right and left speakers.

It doesn’t EQ the front right and left speakers.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-21-2014, 04:20 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Of course. But Dolby have stated publicly that...

Of course. But Dolby have stated publicly that content will be available at Launch, with more in time for Christmas and more still in 2015.
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-21-2014, 04:16 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Ah, but we Limeys are cunning devils, Roger. In...

Ah, but we Limeys are cunning devils, Roger. In London the physical ceiling speakers are hidden behind the centre, drop-section, of ceiling.

They are behind the grey AT material in this photo:
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-21-2014, 04:12 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Where did you hear them?

Where did you hear them?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 10:39 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Trouble is, it also has AccuEQ.

Trouble is, it also has AccuEQ.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 10:38 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Same here. Bring it ON!

Same here. Bring it ON!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 10:37 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Audioholics have published a counter-article to...

Audioholics have published a counter-article to the one that caused them so much backlash (you know, the one where the reviewer felt fit to comment without having actually heard it...).


5...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-20-2014, 10:17 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thank heavens for that. I thought it was just me!...

Thank heavens for that. I thought it was just me! ;)
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-20-2014, 03:53 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Hahaha. Now that would be a good step forward :)

Hahaha. Now that would be a good step forward :)
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-20-2014, 03:50 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Agreed. I felt a little sorry for the attendees...

Agreed. I felt a little sorry for the attendees at my second demo because STID was just miles behind the 'other' clips I heard at my first demo. And the second demo was for the press too, so it was...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-20-2014, 03:46 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yep. Everyone I spoke to in London was impressed....

Yep. Everyone I spoke to in London was impressed. And the preference in London was for the Atmos speakers. The HT demo room in London was very good - a great facsimile of a typical HT room IMO. I...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-20-2014, 03:39 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Quite. "Preferring A over B" seems to have become...

Quite. "Preferring A over B" seems to have become conflated with "Neither A nor B works" which is just plain not so.
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-19-2014, 01:24 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That's odd. It definitely worked in London.

That's odd. It definitely worked in London.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-19-2014, 01:06 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
There is currently only one technology which...

There is currently only one technology which isn't an upmix of legacy technology: Atmos.

PLIIz, Neo:X and DSX are all upmix algorithms from basic 5.1. PLIIz has been replaced in Atmos AVRs with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-19-2014, 01:01 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
One of the things I will be sure to try is...

One of the things I will be sure to try is configuring the rearmost ceiling speakers as Top Rear as well as as Top Middle. I am out of spec for Top Rear here, but it has to be worth a try to see...
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