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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 05:07 PM
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Posted By RichB
Don't you mean: Dude, that interview was...

Don't you mean: Dude, that interview was like...two weeks ago? :p :D

- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 05:06 PM
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Posted By RichB
While my main and surrounds are full range, the...

While my main and surrounds are full range, the ceiling is challenging, with a slant on one side angling from 8 feet to 12 feet at the center where it levels off, beams, heating panels, skylights...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 05:00 PM
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Posted By RichB
It is possible, is it correct? - Rich

It is possible, is it correct?

- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 04:52 PM
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Posted By RichB
From the Dolby interview at about 48 minutes, the...

From the Dolby interview at about 48 minutes, the beds can be treated as a single speaker or line array:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3GQ-fxj3t6k#t=2881

- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 03:04 PM
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Posted By RichB
I would expect locking the sound to a specific...

I would expect locking the sound to a specific bed (and therefore speaker) would not be used for ambient sound.
My point is that it is the sound designers choice and so additional speakers may not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 02:25 PM
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Posted By RichB
The sound-mixer has the option of permitting the...

The sound-mixer has the option of permitting the "beds" to be spread across than the speakers or locking them to the specific bed.
Although, I don't know why a sound-mixer would do that.


- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 02:15 PM
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Posted By RichB
I do and I have one setup at ear level and...

I do and I have one setup at ear level and another with 5 Revel M20's and a C20 speaker at 9 feet in a room that seats 8 in a u-shaped couch.
Guess which one sounds more "theatrical" and works...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 11:43 AM
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Posted By RichB
All theaters have the surrounds up high, so one...

All theaters have the surrounds up high, so one could argue that this configuration is true to the cinema model (which will not change).


- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 09:10 AM
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Posted By RichB
Right, I edit the post to correctly state that...

Right, I edit the post to correctly state that Auro is making a big deal out of the use of lossey height objects (again, I have no idea if this is correct, not, or is just an option).


Dolby has...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-15-2014, 08:45 AM
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Posted By RichB
Auro states that Atmos is lossey for the height...

Auro states that Atmos is lossey for the height objects. I am not sure if that is correct.
If this is correct, then wouldn't that mean that the 7.1 Atmos mix has some lossey sound when played on a...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   09-13-2014, 01:22 PM
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Posted By RichB
A word of caution for all those using their BDP's...

A word of caution for all those using their BDP's as a preamp or otherwise using variable volume.
It is a good idea to turn off your amp or at least make sure there is nothing to playing so you can...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-12-2014, 11:38 AM
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Posted By RichB
If you have a personal beef with me, PM me. ...

If you have a personal beef with me, PM me.
Technical discussion is great, but this post is both inaccurate and a waste of everyone's time.

Cheers,


- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-12-2014, 11:16 AM
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Posted By RichB
Yikes. :p :D I just do not know how to quote...

Yikes. :p :D
I just do not know how to quote them on this thread without being attacked.
None the less, there comments were pertinent to those wishing to have a technical discussion. ;)




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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-12-2014, 10:42 AM
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Posted By RichB
From the Dolby Patent: ...

From the Dolby Patent:


http://www.google.com/patents/WO2014107714A1?cl=en





Also:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-12-2014, 10:35 AM
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Posted By RichB
That has been in the works for a while. It may be...

That has been in the works for a while. It may be related to dropping Audyssey, since they will now have Pioneers room EQ.

There are rumors about the future of Denon/Marantz restricting/selling...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-12-2014, 10:29 AM
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Posted By RichB
This seems to be an odd decision since it...

This seems to be an odd decision since it complicates the speaker design and such filters are not as easily done in the analog domain and the DSP's are already in place for Atmos.
Also, the Dolby...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-12-2014, 08:32 AM
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Posted By RichB
How about the 7702 which has XT32 and similar...

How about the 7702 which has XT32 and similar features. With the newer model. I suspect they cured the cooling issues and trigger failures.


- Rich
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-09-2014, 02:50 AM
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Posted By RichB
There are limits to what room correct can do. It...

There are limits to what room correct can do. It is not speaker correction, it is room correction and limited.
If you take two of the exact same speakers and place one in corner and the other...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-06-2014, 09:50 AM
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Posted By RichB
Thanks for your impressions. The Auto-3D is...

Thanks for your impressions.
The Auto-3D is compatible and embedded within the LPCM stream and it is really cool that it may also be coming to HT.

If more options appear, then perhaps a wider...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-06-2014, 09:03 AM
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Posted By RichB
True. Your speaking of SPL which makes sense, but...

True. Your speaking of SPL which makes sense, but since Atmos up-firing speakers are crossted at 180 or above that should reduce the real-world volume requirements.
Also not included is the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-05-2014, 09:03 AM
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Posted By RichB
Some Atmos modules are single 4 inch drivers with...

Some Atmos modules are single 4 inch drivers with no crossovers.

I would think that any decent bookshelf would work since the frequency response of an Atmos speaker is limited to about 180hz and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2014, 12:55 PM
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Posted By RichB
Many fall short of grace. :p Folks...

Many fall short of grace. :p



Folks can have different opinion of what "works" means. For example:

"Works" could mean it sounds better than straight 5.1/7.1.
"Works: could mean a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2014, 11:17 AM
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Posted By RichB
Most movies are not accurate color representation...

Most movies are not accurate color representation of reality.
However, the image on the disk can be accurately displayed on a properly calibrated display.
It cannot be accurately displayed on an...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2014, 11:10 AM
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Posted By RichB
I am not sure that is applicable since the...

I am not sure that is applicable since the precise position of each pixel in the source and destination are known.


Perhaps a better one is the application of Darby processing which does not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-04-2014, 11:07 AM
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Posted By RichB
What does your supposition of Audholic's...

What does your supposition of Audholic's intentions have to with the performance Atmos speakers in regards to the proper placement of objects in HT?


In OO sound the sound designer has placed the...
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