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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-26-2017, 11:28 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
This is the first I've read of this particular...

This is the first I've read of this particular symptom so I suspect it's a defect in the cable. In general, D&M devices do seem to need higher quality HDMI cables than one might expect, but the Luxe...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-26-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Selden Ball
I fear you've discovered why it was so cheap. ...

I fear you've discovered why it was so cheap.

You have my sympathy.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-26-2017, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
It's probably the same as what's been released...

It's probably the same as what's been released for the other D&M models:

- Support for AVR Remote 2.1.0
- Allows continued use of Spotify Connect after Spotify Connect Servers are updated
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-26-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By Selden Ball
If you haven't already, you might consider using...

If you haven't already, you might consider using spectrum analysis software to measure what the speakers actually are producing. Omnimic ($300) and REW (free software + $100 microphone) are popular...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-25-2017, 08:11 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
A workaround is to get a very short extension...

A workaround is to get a very short extension cord for use between the "wall wart" and the power strip.

Sony's top-of-the-line Blu-ray player (UHP-H1) includes an internal power supply, but it's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-25-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By Selden Ball
A Web search for an equipment model name and...

A Web search for an equipment model name and number plus the word "price" usually will give you a range of prices. The lowest ones typically are from "unauthorized" dealers and do not include...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-21-2017, 05:50 PM
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Views: 87,004
Posted By Selden Ball
Yes. Choosing the appropriate UHD player is...

Yes.

Choosing the appropriate UHD player is discussed in the thread http://www.avsforum.com/forum/149-blu-ray-players/2482833-official-help-me-choose-uhd-player-thread.html


If the video...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-21-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6,172
Views: 311,903
Posted By Selden Ball
The quality of the sound is dominated by the...

The quality of the sound is dominated by the quality of the speakers and the way they interact with the room's acoustics. There's only so much electronic room EQ can do if the speakers aren't up to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-21-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Selden Ball
Sorry for my confusion: you're right. "DTS...

Sorry for my confusion: you're right. "DTS Surround" is the receiver's name for playing a lossy DTS soundtrack with no upmixer applied. That DTS sound mode option is described on page 147 of the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-21-2017, 08:00 AM
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Views: 226
Posted By Selden Ball
What model of receiver do you have? DTS +...

What model of receiver do you have?

DTS + Surround means that the Dolby Surround upmixer is selected.

Depending on the model year of your receiver there should also be one of the two DTS...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2017, 10:42 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
You don't have to pay full list price. Authorized...

You don't have to pay full list price. Authorized dealers are only allowed to publish MSRP, but if you call an authorized dealer on the phone, they can quote a much lower price, although not quite as...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6,172
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Posted By Selden Ball
Set the low-pass filter on the subwoofer to its...

Set the low-pass filter on the subwoofer to its maximum. Let the receiver do the bass management. The LFE channel of multichannel soundtrack can contain frequencies as high as 120Hz. Bass managed...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-18-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Selden Ball
The description of the D+M Auto mode in their...

The description of the D+M Auto mode in their manuals is misleading. Auto mode does not disable upmixing. It never has. It just re-enables whatever sound processing mode you previously selected for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-18-2017, 07:27 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
The HDAM preamps are part of the analog circuit...

The HDAM preamps are part of the analog circuit design for all of the speaker channels. They're used all of the time.

The top-of-the-line AV8802A has a separate HDAM circuit board for each output,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-17-2017, 07:22 AM
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Views: 88,143
Posted By Selden Ball
Unfortunately, you can't mix the audio from one...

Unfortunately, you can't mix the audio from one HDMI input with the video from another HDMI input. It's technically not possible with current HDMI designs. HDMI sends audio and video signals over the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-17-2017, 07:10 AM
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Posted By Selden Ball
It doesn't matter because the setup process will...

It doesn't matter because the setup process will detect which speakers you actually have and configure the audio downmixing appropriately, so that any incoming surround channels will be folded into...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-14-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By Selden Ball
So long as your current system isn't being pushed...

So long as your current system isn't being pushed so hard that the audio is clipping, the usual advantages of adding external amps are subtle: lower signal-to-noise and distortion, for example.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-14-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 87,004
Posted By Selden Ball
Long ago, in the dim, dark ages of audio, only...

Long ago, in the dim, dark ages of audio, only tube amps were available which had a limited power - bandwidth: either lots of power with a limited bandwidth or a little power spread over a larger...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   04-12-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By Selden Ball
Can you mention some models that you've looked at?

Can you mention some models that you've looked at?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-10-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11,221
Views: 548,337
Posted By Selden Ball
One thing to try is to explicitly use the...

One thing to try is to explicitly use the appropriate Monitor output.

If your x7200 is configured to use "Auto (Dual)" to decide which Monitor output is to be active, manually enable the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-08-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 87,004
Posted By Selden Ball
My understanding is that there is an internal...

My understanding is that there is an internal fan, but it only turns on at some absurdly high temperature. Using external USB fans is appropriate.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-08-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,850
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Posted By Selden Ball
If you haven't already, make sure that ECO mode...

If you haven't already, make sure that ECO mode is enabled, either On or Auto. That'll reduce the power supply voltage applied to the amplifier circuits and often can significantly reduce the...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-07-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Selden Ball
Correction: the 2015 AVRs were the last units...

Correction: the 2015 AVRs were the last units compatible with the Pro version and are not compatible with the new $20 Audyssey App.

2016 models require the new App, which became available just a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-07-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 87,004
Posted By Selden Ball
I hope you've reported the problem to them. If...

I hope you've reported the problem to them. If you don't tell them, they won't know about it.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-07-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 87,004
Posted By Selden Ball
The Denon AVR X7200WA also has multichannel...

The Denon AVR X7200WA also has multichannel analog inputs, but it costs about twice as much as the SR7011 and is expected to be replaced late this fall.
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