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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-02-2015, 09:10 PM
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Posted By batpig
Well you have two options for 7.1.2 with DTS:X...

Well you have two options for 7.1.2 with DTS:X upgradability. Get a new 9ch model and then no need for external amps. That would be something like the Marantz 7010 or Denon 6200 (or 7200 if you can't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-02-2015, 09:05 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yes if you use up all the internal amps for main...

Yes if you use up all the internal amps for main zone speakers then you must use external amps for other zones.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-02-2015, 06:25 PM
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Posted By batpig
I don't give two shoots about original. I just...

I don't give two shoots about original. I just want it to be good.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-02-2015, 05:58 PM
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Posted By batpig
Sure you could piggyback a PLII receiver off the...

Sure you could piggyback a PLII receiver off the Surround preouts and matrix a surround back channel.

You would lose benefit of that tasty 7ch base layer for native Atmos or even 7.1 Blu Ray...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-02-2015, 04:22 PM
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Posted By batpig
Yep, I'm a big fan of those KEF eggs for all the...

Yep, I'm a big fan of those KEF eggs for all the reasons you cited. I'm currently using them for all four surround speakers and probably will use another pair for front height.

Mine are from...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-01-2015, 09:37 PM
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Posted By batpig
It's a really tiny little deal. One of the last...

It's a really tiny little deal. One of the last things you should be worried about.

The better reason to get this year's model with a 4k display is because of the HDCP 2.2 compliance. You know...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   09-01-2015, 08:57 PM
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Posted By batpig
If you can afford a Trinnov all of these rules...

If you can afford a Trinnov all of these rules don't apply. You aren't bound by the AVR template of standard 7.1 + wides. You could do a dual side surround array, eighr overheads and then slip in a...
Forum: Speakers   09-01-2015, 11:19 AM
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Posted By batpig
Dawn - why so far back from the screen? I've...

Dawn - why so far back from the screen? I've read in other places that you want the speakers close to the screen surface for better AT.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-31-2015, 02:58 PM
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Posted By batpig
The signal sent out is identical to both outputs...

The signal sent out is identical to both outputs -- so you can't "actively" filter the speaker ouput vs. the pre-outs. In other words the LCR mains will get a signal lo-passed at 60Hz, and so will...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-31-2015, 01:20 PM
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Posted By batpig
That's going to be a tricky thing to get right. ...

That's going to be a tricky thing to get right. IMO if you are going to pursue this route you should do it all as an "active bi-amp" setup with an external crossover and external amps to manage...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-31-2015, 11:56 AM
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Posted By batpig
Be aware that these are 7ch receivers so to...

Be aware that these are 7ch receivers so to implement Atmos/DTS:X you would have to give up two speakers at the base layer to do a 5.1.2 layout (ie swapping SBack for a pair of overheads).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-31-2015, 11:51 AM
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Posted By batpig
This is why loudness compensation schemes like...

This is why loudness compensation schemes like Dynamic EQ exist. If you don't use DEQ then you are definitely going to find the low end sounds a bit anemic if you listen well below reference level.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-31-2015, 11:48 AM
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Posted By batpig
While it covers the vents if you look at the...

While it covers the vents if you look at the photo of it from below you can see there is a raised lip around the edge so it doesn't sit flush. So there is some air space through which air can be...
Forum: Speakers   08-29-2015, 04:05 PM
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Posted By batpig
Heads up for SoCal folk but there are two pairs...

Heads up for SoCal folk but there are two pairs of V1.8 in gloss black on craigslist. A pair in the OC in what looks like excellent condition for $1500 and a second pair in LA for $975 which looks...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2015, 01:38 PM
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Posted By batpig
Do you need the Xbox audio or just the Spotify...

Do you need the Xbox audio or just the Spotify audio? If you don't need Xbox audio you can use the Video Select function to overlay the Xbox input video with the Spotify audio.

If you want audio...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2015, 01:35 PM
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Posted By batpig
Don't be so sure, especially when UHD starts...

Don't be so sure, especially when UHD starts coming out. At least two studios (Disney and Fox) are holding out Atmos mixes waiting to add more value to UHD. When UHD comes out there are going to be...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2015, 08:45 AM
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Posted By batpig
No mainstream AVR manufacturer publishes 4ohm...

No mainstream AVR manufacturer publishes 4ohm specs. D+M published 8 and 6 ohm specs.

Your best bet is to go to site that consistently provides bench test numbers like Sound & Vision and check...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2015, 10:37 PM
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Posted By batpig
Pretty much all Denon/Marantz receivers have...

Pretty much all Denon/Marantz receivers have allowed individual crossovers for at least a decade.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2015, 10:32 PM
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Posted By batpig
Savvy posters know this is why god invented the...

Savvy posters know this is why god invented the Ignore function. Just think, you chop off 10% of the thread but still retain 100% of the knowledge!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2015, 07:59 PM
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Posted By batpig
Agreed. Some people are getting a little hasty...

Agreed. Some people are getting a little hasty whipping out their Jump To Conclusions Mat: http://youtu.be/42WNHGr1jGI
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2015, 06:02 PM
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Posted By batpig
I would bet that the vast majority of people...

I would bet that the vast majority of people stick with the default Reference curve. Perhaps maybe using Flat for music.
Forum: Speakers   08-28-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 54,143
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Posted By batpig
It's not the size of the room it's what you do...

It's not the size of the room it's what you do with it :) As long as your couch isn't too close to the back wall you can do back surrounds.

Can you mount speakers high up (e.g. on the ceiling)? ...
Forum: Speakers   08-28-2015, 04:29 PM
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Posted By batpig
Ah, I just went through this recently trying to...

Ah, I just went through this recently trying to mount my C-R3's without the bracket (ironically I ended up finding the brackets in a box later but oh well, you benefit).

Does the RC-R still have...
Forum: Speakers   08-28-2015, 02:26 PM
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Posted By batpig
For a 5.1 setup, ideally the surrounds would be...

For a 5.1 setup, ideally the surrounds would be mounted anywhere from directly to the sides to 10-20 degrees behind the seating position (90-110 degree azimuth from centerline). So basically where...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-28-2015, 12:07 PM
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Posted By batpig
Are you sure that SPL meter is accurate at low...

Are you sure that SPL meter is accurate at low freqs and the 5dB "low" reading isn't simply an artifact?
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