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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-26-2015, 05:56 AM
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Posted By mastermaybe
Can anyone speak to what determines if a multi...

Can anyone speak to what determines if a multi channel HDMI mix is able to be downmixed to stereo for zone 2?

I'd like to set my rig up so I don't have to go into XBMC and adjust the settings for...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-24-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 18,924
Posted By mastermaybe
Yep, they're fantastic. I'm not nuts about...

Yep, they're fantastic. I'm not nuts about running an XLR and power plug to each of them in a permanent install-- and they're not the greatest aestethic (although they DO look great for a "PA"...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-23-2015, 01:29 PM
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Posted By mastermaybe
I know I read in the manual at some point that...

I know I read in the manual at some point that the 7702 won't down-mix "ALL" multi-channel HDMI inputs so that they can be output to zone 2, but I seem to have no luck with ANY multi-channel...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-13-2015, 05:50 AM
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Posted By mastermaybe
What type of amps do you use? Do you believe all...

What type of amps do you use? Do you believe all amps sound the same?[/QUOTE]

Basically, yes. I've now been involved in two abx's with 20+ people and not one- myself included- could reliably pick...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-12-2015, 01:05 PM
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Posted By mastermaybe
Because the internal amps of the higher end Asian...

Because the internal amps of the higher end Asian AVR's and even the current crop of their amps can easily be bettered, performance wise
Whether of not you need it is another question.....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-11-2015, 10:29 AM
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Posted By mastermaybe
I own powered speakers too, save space, save...

I own powered speakers too, save space, save money, and great performance. I think the benefit to a processor is less drain on the power supply from the amplifiers that are in a receiver and a less...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-11-2015, 04:24 AM
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Posted By mastermaybe
Count me in as one those who would be overjoyed...

Count me in as one those who would be overjoyed for an update path-- even if it costs upwards of $500.

What's the other option? Take a complete bath on this higher end unit that everyone KNOWS was...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   06-09-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,317
Posted By mastermaybe
Jst FYI: My living room was very hot (most...

Jst FYI:

My living room was very hot (most times 80+) this fall/winter for reasons no going into. Now that I'm round 70, I never hear the fans come on. Never.

James
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-03-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 206
Posted By mastermaybe
It's hilarious to me that it's take some...

It's hilarious to me that it's take some consumers (and the rest of course are still clueless) decades to learn and accept what all AVR manufacturers have known right from the jump of course): that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-02-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4,905
Views: 205,034
Posted By mastermaybe
I wonder if passthrough with everything off does...

I wonder if passthrough with everything off does it???

James
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-02-2015, 04:00 PM
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Posted By mastermaybe
Thanks JD. Better to just end it now, lol. ...

Thanks JD. Better to just end it now, lol.

Funny but my tv audio was on the other day in the garage and there's no WAY I went it and switche the HDMI to TV as always use the speakers connected to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-02-2015, 03:18 PM
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Views: 205,034
Posted By mastermaybe
Hi all- I swear I had this working before,...

Hi all-

I swear I had this working before, but...

Can I get the hdmi audio to "stay" with the Marantz (AVP) and still ship it out to the device (in this case, the tv at my bar 50' away from the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4,894
Views: 137,478
Posted By mastermaybe
I have to admit, James, even after submitting...

I have to admit, James, even after submitting your last paragraph to Babel Fish, I have no clue what you were trying to say. Can we agree that it is highly unlikely that anyone will conduct the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4,894
Views: 137,478
Posted By mastermaybe
Good grief. Where do I state or even remotely...

Good grief. Where do I state or even remotely imply I don't have the INTENT to do it? I have a lot of INTENTIONS, I'm just limited- like the rest of the populace- of what I can get done. Simply the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 12:44 PM
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Posted By mastermaybe
Please detail what "rigor" you're aware of that...

Please detail what "rigor" you're aware of that this would impale. Certainly you don't feel using identical AVRs and amplifiers, level-matched renders fatal a valid ABX? For that, you'd have to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 12:35 PM
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Views: 137,478
Posted By mastermaybe
^ 1. Dirac requires a source and amplifiers....

^

1. Dirac requires a source and amplifiers. No other way around it than to use an AVR or pre pro in a comparison. That being the case, the best offering is the identical AVR/PRE and the identical...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4,894
Views: 137,478
Posted By mastermaybe
I don't know that it's "simple" as that's...

I don't know that it's "simple" as that's probably one of the most relative terms in our language, but it's certainly not impossible. It would take some time and effort, to be sure, and an outlay of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4,894
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Posted By mastermaybe
Thanks, going to sometime this summer, I'm sure. ...

Thanks, going to sometime this summer, I'm sure.

A little healthy skepticism has saved me a lot of time and grief...never mind MONEY over the years, lol. :D

James
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 11:30 AM
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Posted By mastermaybe
It's not impossible. Far from it. Simply a matter...

It's not impossible. Far from it. Simply a matter of running identical AVR's, utilizing the pre outs of one and with dirac and amplifiers and the speaker outputs of the other. The identical speakers...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-05-2015, 09:27 AM
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Views: 137,478
Posted By mastermaybe
I would love to hear a same-room, same speaker,...

I would love to hear a same-room, same speaker, level-matched, blind comparo between audyssey and this.

I've read a couple that seemed pretty well done and they both basically inferred that the...
Forum: Audio Gear   05-04-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By mastermaybe
^ I'm sorry, yes it is. I'm also now willing to...

^ I'm sorry, yes it is. I'm also now willing to do $625 shipped. I don't think you're going to beat that, anywhere!

James
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-23-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 872
Posted By mastermaybe
[/QUOTE] Silent. James

[/QUOTE]

Silent.

James
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-23-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,162
Posted By mastermaybe
I did this. Nothing but spider webs to clear off...

I did this. Nothing but spider webs to clear off every year. Drivers are untouched after 2. Paint the damn thing and put two coats of urethane on it. Done. Bout $125 between the wood and (2) Infinity...
Forum: DIY Speakers and Subs   04-23-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 872
Posted By mastermaybe
I have the dbx PA2 gang, it's excellent and can...

I have the dbx PA2 gang, it's excellent and can be had new, for $299. Just call an authorized dealer and ask.

James
Forum: Audio Gear   04-21-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,980
Posted By mastermaybe
lmao. HOly $hit is that funny to me. Have...

lmao. HOly $hit is that funny to me.

Have fun young buck.

James
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