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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 05:48 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Sorry but I don't use the HT for music at all. I...

Sorry but I don't use the HT for music at all. I am still a hardcore 2 channel music guy, set up in a different room.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 05:46 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Good point. OK - I will load up the s/w tomorrow...

Good point. OK - I will load up the s/w tomorrow and report back.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 05:42 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes. I already have it. Just waiting...

Yes.



I already have it. Just waiting for the latest software from miniDSP to be posted - any day now. I could calibrate tomorrow with the old software but the latest release has some bug fixes...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 05:39 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Just comparing with Atmos. Old style =...

Just comparing with Atmos. Old style = channel-based. That's the tech that's on its way out. Object-based is the tech that is replacing it.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 05:29 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I'm waiting for the bug fix software, Jerry. As...

I'm waiting for the bug fix software, Jerry. As it is supposed to be here any time now, it seems pointless doing a cal with the old s/w. As soon as the new s/w is available I will be rarin' to go...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 02:49 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I will leave two of my overhead channels with no...

I will leave two of my overhead channels with no EQ at all. :eek: If this turns out to be a problem (not likely) I will EQ them manually with REW and my Behringer FBD. I doubt if two surround...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 02:44 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It's not really manipulation of the sound. It is...

It's not really manipulation of the sound. It is compensation for the way human hearing works. See if this answer from the Audyssey FAQ helps:

g)2. What is Dynamic EQ?...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 02:42 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I wasn't commenting on Auro. I was correcting an...

I wasn't commenting on Auro. I was correcting an error in your post about Atmos. I have always made it totally clear that I have not heard Auro, and am not likely to as I don't intend to upgrade my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 02:36 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:) I was only joking with you. But thanks for...

:) I was only joking with you. But thanks for the long response. I am glad that you are enjoying it all so much - makes all the expense and time and effort well worthwhile, I agree.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 02:34 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
They have all impressed me, but not for the use...

They have all impressed me, but not for the use of the overheads. The precision with which sounds are placed in the soundstage (on the Atmos content) is what impresses me. Try watching one of your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 12:20 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I think this applies to all of us really. I have...

I think this applies to all of us really. I have over 1,500 movies on disc. Of that total, 5 are Atmos titles currently. Even if every movie going forward was released in Atmos it would be years...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 12:16 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
That's a pretty big 'if' though. I am about...

That's a pretty big 'if' though.

I am about to install a miniDSP DDRC-88A which uses Dirac Live for room EQ. This will mean that in future I can use any make of AVR I choose, regardless of its...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 11:59 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes - all this was talked about openly at the...

Yes - all this was talked about openly at the very first demo I went to at Dolby's London HQ. There is no 'secret' or obfuscation here.



;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 11:56 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:) Exactly, so I won't disappoint you. Of course...

:) Exactly, so I won't disappoint you. Of course you don't feel any need to turn AccuEQ off. On or off, it's more or less the same :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 11:35 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Agreed. Until people have heard DSU on a properly...

Agreed. Until people have heard DSU on a properly set up system, with appropriate content, it is hard to get across to them just what a sensational difference it makes. TBH, I am currently enjoying...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 11:06 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Good point. I'd forgotten about the ability in my...

Good point. I'd forgotten about the ability in my Oppo to futz with synch.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 11:05 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I’d do it that way too if there was room in my...

I’d do it that way too if there was room in my gear closet. But there isn't. I'm not really madly keen on spending $$$$ on a proper rack, but it is the only way to accommodate everything and also...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 10:59 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Ah - gotcha now. I personally don't really see...

Ah - gotcha now. I personally don't really see the point of the 7200. To get HDCP 2.2 you'll have to send it, at your own expense, to a repair facility I believe. I guess that is better than having...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 10:53 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Very much so. Were you being serious when you...

Very much so. Were you being serious when you suggested Atmos has "34 channels"?



Yes of course. In the old days speakers and channels were synonymous. That is no longer the case. You have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 10:50 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Good point, and I often call for evidence too....

Good point, and I often call for evidence too. But in this case, I suspect he's right. Most people probably don't even use the basic setup routines in their AVRs. I’d say this was especially so at...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 10:41 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:) And do you have a vise to clamp your head in...

:) And do you have a vise to clamp your head in while watching a movie? :eek:
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 10:35 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
What is a "speaker channel"? The whole point of...

What is a "speaker channel"? The whole point of Atmos (and DTS:X) is that it has broken this connection between speakers and channels. Auro, being stuck in the old paradigm of channels, has not.
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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 10:20 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
:eek: Marketing the movie costs roughly the same...

:eek: Marketing the movie costs roughly the same as the entire production budget used to make the movie in the first place, so I hope not!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 10:08 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It wouldn’t be too hard to say "Atmos Audio. Also...

It wouldn’t be too hard to say "Atmos Audio. Also compatible with all other sound formats". Or something similar. Or just list what the disc will play on: "Atmos 7.1.4. Dolby true HD 7.1/5.1....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-28-2015, 10:03 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Indeed. The basic science is a stretch too far...

Indeed. The basic science is a stretch too far for many though - and as ever, there are plenty of charlatans who will leap in and part people from their cash by convincing them that AV is more about...
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