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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-25-2015, 08:20 PM
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Posted By craig john
Bias-controlled listening tests??? Are you...

Bias-controlled listening tests??? Are you kidding me? You think these were "bias-controlled listening tests?" They "taught" their employees what to listen for. Should it be any surprise the...
Forum: Speakers   04-23-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7,260
Views: 500,508
Posted By craig john
I assume you're using Silver Monitors, correct? ...

I assume you're using Silver Monitors, correct? They have an "anechoic" (not 2pi), F3 of 70 Hz. Silver LCR's have an anechoic F3 of 80 Hz, so I assume you're referring to the Monitors.

I have...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-23-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 27,052
Posted By craig john
My experience with iNuke is that it's noisy, (fan...

My experience with iNuke is that it's noisy, (fan noise), it has garish yellow lighting on the face, and it has a gain structure that requires a higher voltage. (The last issue may or may not be a...
Forum: Speakers   04-23-2015, 09:17 AM
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Posted By craig john
EQ can "help" to improve a timbre-mismatch, but I...

EQ can "help" to improve a timbre-mismatch, but I agree with Dawn that starting with a better timbre match will be a much more effective solution. The less the EQ needs to do to attempt a...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-23-2015, 09:12 AM
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Posted By craig john
MikeDuke and I are both using the Buttlicker...

MikeDuke and I are both using the Buttlicker BKA-1000... works great.

Craig
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-20-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 45,510
Posted By craig john
How big is the room, and where is your seating...

How big is the room, and where is your seating located in it? How close or far from the room boundaries?

How did you end up dealing with the latency in the wireless kits?

Craig
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-20-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 45,510
Posted By craig john
What crossover frequency are you using? I...

What crossover frequency are you using? I assumed you were using an 80 Hz crossover, but that may be incorrect.

I can't tell you whether you should be using those boost settings until I see...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-20-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 45,510
Posted By craig john
Put the SPL meter in C weighting. ...

Put the SPL meter in C weighting.
https://www.noisemeters.com/help/faq/frequency-weighting.asp


Are you trying to EQ the speakers? I'm not familiar with your pre/ro, but I don't suggest...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-20-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 45,510
Posted By craig john
I don't recommend this. When listening to music...

I don't recommend this. When listening to music or watching a movie, your speakers will generally be playing diferent content in each speaker. The CC will cary dialogue and sounds that are placed...
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7,260
Views: 500,508
Posted By craig john
Nyal, Do you realize that this the...

Nyal,

Do you realize that this the "Official" Triad thread? Your Procella-biased marketing rant is as unwelcome here as a pro-Triad marketing rant would be in the "Official" Procella thread. ...
Forum: Speakers   04-17-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7,260
Views: 500,508
Posted By craig john
Please check the link in my signature to see my...

Please check the link in my signature to see my system. I use an AT screen, but my L/R's are placed outside the screen borders. I don't use in-walls... I use Platinum In-Room LCR's and a Platinum...
Forum: Speakers   04-16-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7,260
Views: 500,508
Posted By craig john
Getting back to your original question on this...

Getting back to your original question on this thread, ^^^ I would have some concern about using Triad in-walls, or most any in-walls for that matter, for the L/R speakers in an HT environment. ...
Forum: Speakers   04-16-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7,260
Views: 500,508
Posted By craig john
Knew that. Hence the :D :) Craig

Knew that. Hence the :D

:)

Craig
Forum: Speakers   04-16-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7,260
Views: 500,508
Posted By craig john
OK, so I can add a "pair" of overheads to my 9.1...

OK, so I can add a "pair" of overheads to my 9.1 system and get Dolby Atmos... sometimes... with some content. What I can't do with the current technology is add 4 overheads to my 7.1 + Wides...
Forum: Speakers   04-16-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7,260
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Posted By craig john
OK. Let's say I wanted to add overheads to my...

OK. Let's say I wanted to add overheads to my current system of 7.1 plus Wides. How would I do that with any of the current Atmos receivers or pre/pros under, say $5K, (assuming that I also wanted...
Forum: Speakers   04-16-2015, 06:13 PM
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Posted By craig john
I agree... these look like real contenders in...

I agree... these look like real contenders in this space. For 3D audio, I can see them being close to ideal... assuming of course that they have the broad dispersion characteristics we expect. I'm...
Forum: Speakers   04-16-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7,260
Views: 500,508
Posted By craig john
The problem is that Atmos dictates only a few,...

The problem is that Atmos dictates only a few, very specific speaker layouts. It specifies overheads at the expense of Wides and Heights, (at least in the pre/pro's that are affordable to the less...
Forum: Speakers   04-08-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7,260
Views: 500,508
Posted By craig john
Dawn, I don't know who at Triad gave you...

Dawn,

I don't know who at Triad gave you this info, but it is fundamentally inadequate to describe the dispersion pattern of a speaker...ANY speaker... in this way.

Horizontal dispersion of 120...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-08-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By craig john
I moved the left front sub to the left side wall....

I moved the left front sub to the left side wall. As it is now, the right front sub and the right rear sub are equidistant to the MLP. The left front sub is closer. I have the RF and RR subs...
Forum: Speakers   04-08-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 845
Posted By craig john
Yeah, they look like Bose Jewel speakers. ...

Yeah, they look like Bose Jewel speakers. :rolleyes:
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-06-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,411
Posted By craig john
Best explanation I've seen of Reference Level: ...

Best explanation I've seen of Reference Level:
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/113-subwoofers-bass-transducers/1426079-understanding-sub-test-results.html#post22340519
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-06-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,411
Posted By craig john
At Reference Level, Audyssey has a flat target...

At Reference Level, Audyssey has a flat target curve with a shallow roll-off above 10 kHz. Below RL, if you use Dynamic EQ, it will have a target curve more similar to the sloped target curve that...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   04-06-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 45,510
Posted By craig john
Were those two measurements taken with the mic in...

Were those two measurements taken with the mic in the same spots? The response from 300 Hz down looks quite a bit different in the 2 graphs. You have 2 STEEP nulls in the full range graph that...
Forum: Speakers   04-05-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 194
Posted By craig john
"Making excuses?" I'm not making excuses for...

"Making excuses?" I'm not making excuses for anything. Show me a soundtrack where all 5 or 7 channels have a full range, (3 Hz to 20 kHz), full scale, (105 db for speakers, 115 dB for LFE), signal...
Forum: Speakers   04-05-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 194
Posted By craig john
They're NOT 4 Ohm speakers. They're nominal 6...

They're NOT 4 Ohm speakers. They're nominal 6 Ohm speakers with a MINIMUM impedance of 4 Ohms. They should be a relatively easy load for most any decent amp to drive.
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