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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 10:32 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
"What is Bass Management? Bass management...

"What is Bass Management?
Bass management takes the low frequency signals from the satellites, bookshelf speakers, or bass-limited directional speakers, and combines them with the LFE signal to be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 10:07 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
First let's define LFE. Although many people...

First let's define LFE. Although many people (even the gear makers) misuse the term, strictly speaking the LFE channel is the dedicated, low frequency effect channel (well, since it is only one...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 07:36 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Every single THX certified AVR I've ever owned or...

Every single THX certified AVR I've ever owned or sold locked the user to using the same sub settings for all surround modes, including plain Jane stereo. Since these settings are dictated by the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 07:26 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
The hump charachteristics will vary in width,...

The hump charachteristics will vary in width, slope, etc., and I used +3 dB as just an example, but it seems like a waste of an EQ band which could be put to better use doing other corrections since...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 07:23 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
But that overlap has to be quite specific if the...

But that overlap has to be quite specific if the summation of the sub's sound and the main speakers (their combined sound , shown below in red) is to yield a proper, flat, neutral frequency response...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 02:06 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
What you just described doing, however, is not...

What you just described doing, however, is not similar to the "terrible" response curve generated by intentionally overlapping the subwoofer range with the mains' range, ie "double bass", "LFE +...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 11:00 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
By all means, fellows, if accuracy, faithfulness...

By all means, fellows, if accuracy, faithfulness to the original artist's intended tonal balance, and high fidelity to the original aren't your goals, then fiddling with all the bass controls until...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-30-2015, 02:23 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
"Double Bass [what Yamaha calls "extra bass"] is...

"Double Bass [what Yamaha calls "extra bass"] is a terrible setting because it sends bass to the speaker and the sub and results in muddy bass in the overlap region."

- Chris Kyriakakis,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-29-2015, 03:25 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
You also should raise the sub crossover frequency...

You also should raise the sub crossover frequency to 80 Hz if it is selecting lower than that, even though your main speakers can go lower. This lessens the burden of amplification on the Yamaha...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-29-2015, 02:01 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Manually override it to small. Remote control is...

Manually override it to small. Remote control is nice so leave the sub knob at a fixed position, 11 to 12 o'clock usually, and do your tweaking from the remote instead, so you also can have a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-29-2015, 01:48 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Are your front speakers set "large"? They...

Are your front speakers set "large"? They shouldn't be, even if they are taller than you are and hold multiple 18inch woofers each. This is a common mistake because of this very poor choice of words...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-29-2015, 01:08 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Extra bass means the front speakers are running...

Extra bass means the front speakers are running full range, with no filtration, and the sub is also on. This defeats the whole point of "bass management", an important reason why we use subs. From a...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   04-28-2015, 08:02 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Try bypassing the receiver, literally, and going...

Try bypassing the receiver, literally, and going straight to the source. [As a diagnostic step]
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-28-2015, 10:34 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
I have the Panasonic AE4000 and the prepro...

I have the Panasonic AE4000 and the prepro version of the SR7005 receiver (pretty much the same but with no internal amps) AV7005, so I guess I'm better qualified to respond than most. The image...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-26-2015, 05:51 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
No problem. Glad you are back up and running and...

No problem. Glad you are back up and running and have an extra year of coverage.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-26-2015, 05:36 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
I'm pretty sure the mics are identical and should...

I'm pretty sure the mics are identical and should yield fairly equivalent results, providing you place them precisely, to the millimeter, in the same location between comparitive runs.


The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-25-2015, 02:45 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
To be picky "straight" means the incoming stream...

To be picky "straight" means the incoming stream of data, such as, for example, PCM 2ch stereo sound or Dolby Digital 5.1, is decoded into the native, unadulterated, straight form. Yamaha doesn't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-24-2015, 10:49 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
I used to work in the repair industry so I know...

I used to work in the repair industry so I know it well. Repair technicians get paid based on the number of units they repair, it is their bread and butter, so here's something you will almost never...
Forum: Speakers   04-23-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 3,454
Posted By m. zillch
"Trusting what your ears hear" is just plain bad...

"Trusting what your ears hear" is just plain bad science, when you come to understand that what we "hear", in our minds, is not just largely, but overwhelmingly molded by other senses, not the ears...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-23-2015, 02:22 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
^I assume in the same room? How do you keep the...

^I assume in the same room? How do you keep the remote of one from acting on the other one?


OOPs I now see my response was slow. Never mind.
Forum: Speakers   04-23-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 215
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Posted By m. zillch
What will you do if you prefer one movie at say...

What will you do if you prefer one movie at say 120 Hz yet another movie at 80 Hz? Switch frequency every time, per movie?


What if TV sounds best at one setting, BD movies at another, and games...
Forum: HDTV Recorders   04-23-2015, 01:03 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
If the USB has to both send and receive at the...

If the USB has to both send and receive at the same time then you are asking for twice the transfer bit rate and it may just not be up to it. Oneway HD video data is already very large and memory...
Forum: Speakers   04-23-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 215
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Posted By m. zillch
Be sure you conduct the test under blind, level...

Be sure you conduct the test under blind, level matched conditions and determine if you can hear a difference compared to the original source, not what you happen to prefer [people, for example,...
Forum: Speakers   04-23-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 3,454
Posted By m. zillch
It's a shame you, PlasmaPZ80U, make decisions...

It's a shame you, PlasmaPZ80U, make decisions based on "what sounds best to your ears", but since you'll see this advice repeated ad nauseum in this and other forums, it would be a gargantuan task to...
Forum: Display Calibration   04-19-2015, 10:02 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
This movie, The Dark Knight Rises, does sort of...

This movie, The Dark Knight Rises, does sort of have a "greenish cast with heavy saturation" to it for effect.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK056dWK7ts
Also screen caps (made by cameras?)...
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