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Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   07-04-2014, 01:15 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
I'm probably going to go, and possibly even do...

I'm probably going to go, and possibly even do the Floyd Toole classes on Thursday and Friday to get some formal training in Home Theater and Acoustics to go with my consumer/layperson background in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-03-2014, 06:09 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
I agree, a 5.1.4 of Wish You Were Here or DSOTM...

I agree, a 5.1.4 of Wish You Were Here or DSOTM would be awesome too. But Roger Waters is too much into his solo career and politics these days. Maybe Bruce or Talking Heads...we can dream, anyway...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-02-2014, 11:50 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
I happened to be reading the Marantz SR7009...

I happened to be reading the Marantz SR7009 thread, and under Audyssey XT32, they mention a feature I don't remember seeing before. What's CFL Pro? A typo for "LFC", or something new?


See below-...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-01-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,512
Posted By sdrucker
I completely agree....pending what's in the...

I completely agree....pending what's in the Altitude.


My $0.02, as a marketer professionally: If Trinnov is looking to expand the target market for this product to a potentially high-end, but...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-01-2014, 09:17 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
I would at least expect a Trinnov Audio brand...

I would at least expect a Trinnov Audio brand logo... :)
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-01-2014, 09:10 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
£12K for what flavor of Altitude, that's the...

£12K for what flavor of Altitude, that's the question...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-30-2014, 06:24 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
I'd start by measuring your room before running...

I'd start by measuring your room before running any REQ, with an OmniMic or REW kit + USB mic (assuming you have a relatively recent laptop to facilitate measuring). I'd see if you're running into a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-26-2014, 10:31 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
That's why IMO the serious, long-term options for...

That's why IMO the serious, long-term options for an A/V processor are StormAudio's 16 channel 3D processor, the Trinnov Altitude, and the Datasat RS20i, due to the channel expandability, HDMI...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-26-2014, 09:25 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
Or you just build a very dedicated HTPC, and use...

Or you just build a very dedicated HTPC, and use something like JRiver/Red October for your A/V management/processing needs, as well a fancy multichannel DAC to feed your amp(s). And wait for Atmos...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-23-2014, 02:38 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
You're more sensitive to specific Hz than I am. A...

You're more sensitive to specific Hz than I am. A good skill to have to really tune your system, based on specific common notes :).


Having said that, there are IMO detectable "bass" differences...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-23-2014, 10:07 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
The test is now biased with your comments :), but...

The test is now biased with your comments :), but I just listened to the four sound clips during a break at a conference I'm at, using my Dell laptop's built-in JBL speakers. The conference room was...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-23-2014, 07:52 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
Time to reschedule a July vacation possibly :)...

Time to reschedule a July vacation possibly :)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-21-2014, 09:03 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/78476446/AVS%2...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/78476446/AVS%20posts/HandsUp.jpg

This thread is wayyy too divisive...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-21-2014, 04:15 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
LOL....I've heard the results from tweaking a pro...

LOL....I've heard the results from tweaking a pro Trinnov unit's target curves in almost real time. If the Emotiva's "full" version supports multiple target curves, and you tweak music (with far less...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-21-2014, 03:53 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
+1 on this, since I've not only heard Rur/Ken's...

+1 on this, since I've not only heard Rur/Ken's (and Curt Hoyt's) pro Trinnov system but watched them make at-will target curve edits, filter calculations, and comparisons with both two channel and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-21-2014, 03:00 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
Or maybe it's $100 per use of the custom target...

Or maybe it's $100 per use of the custom target curve editor :). Or calibration file generated and processed with Dirac filters. IIRC for the XMC-1 version, doesn't the actual processing get done on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-21-2014, 11:41 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
If Dirac LE only allows a pre-set target curve,...

If Dirac LE only allows a pre-set target curve, $100 extra for full Dirac RCS capability seems far too cheap, as the next pre/pro with eight channel Dirac is the $20K Datasat.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-20-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 387
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Posted By sdrucker
Steve is known to occasionally haunt Denon...

Steve is known to occasionally haunt Denon threads, as well as those of other manufacturers, occasionally :). It's part of his existential angst.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-20-2014, 12:42 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
It's not my cup of tea, but I do think that IF...

It's not my cup of tea, but I do think that IF the unit hits the market this year "bug-free", but with functional Dirac LE that can be upgraded to full Dirac RCS, the pre/pro isn't as functionally...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-20-2014, 12:30 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
Well, at any rate, we'll hopefully know more...

Well, at any rate, we'll hopefully know more after the Road Shows in Atlanta and Chicago. I'm going to go to the one in our suburbs on the July 26th, as a favor to the team :).


However, it's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-20-2014, 12:09 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
On the bright side, a MiniDSP 2x4 is relatively...

On the bright side, a MiniDSP 2x4 is relatively cheap, and far more capable, with adjustable frequency center, boost/cut, and Q level, and a router so you could have one or two subs in/up to four out...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-20-2014, 10:50 AM
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Posted By sdrucker
On the Pioneer EU site, there's a link to a user...

On the Pioneer EU site, there's a link to a user manual for a non-Atmos equpped VSX-80 that has Subwoofer EQ:...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-19-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 387
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Posted By sdrucker
Well, I could see why you're not racing to spend...

Well, I could see why you're not racing to spend $20K on a Datasat or Trinnov pre/pro for Christmas, aside from deep Pioneer brand loyalty :). The Susano is the kind of thing that would burn you on...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-18-2014, 04:24 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
It's a feature, but one I've never used much in...

It's a feature, but one I've never used much in practice except for comparative purposes. Time aligning the subs with control over delay through the MiniDSP is more effective IMO, so that's what I do...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-18-2014, 03:22 PM
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Posted By sdrucker
I have the MiniDSP 10x10 HD, and your choices...

I have the MiniDSP 10x10 HD, and your choices with phase are binary: 0 (no inversion) or 180 (phase inversion). It's literally just a box to check, not a continuum. My old Klipsch subwoofer in the...
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