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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-10-2012, 05:00 PM
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Posted By mattg
I read about the 4k on this site and found that...

I read about the 4k on this site and found that there was one on display only a mile or so from my job in Palo Alto at the Sony store in the Stanford mall. I had to go there anyway so I made it a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-27-2009, 01:13 PM
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Posted By mattg
Quote:Originally Posted by CHP_VR...

Quote:Originally Posted by CHP_VR http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16534741)

mattg

This is the default input chart:

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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-26-2009, 10:15 PM
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Posted By mattg
and hopefully the end is near. Following...

and hopefully the end is near.

Following the previous advice of the experts on this forum, I have hooked up the SC-05 as follows:

-- BluRay (to come) via hdmi to SC-05 (this is not a concern...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2009, 02:58 PM
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Posted By mattg
Quote:Originally Posted by CHP_VR...

Quote:Originally Posted by CHP_VR http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16305494)

Goal 1 : No comment - fine
Goal 2: You are fine with the HDMI set...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2009, 02:03 PM
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Posted By mattg
hooking up my sources to the SC-05 and out to...

hooking up my sources to the SC-05 and out to the plasma.

Goal 1: be able to watch movies in surround sound via (soon to be purchased) BD player when I eventually get all my speakers and sub.
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2009, 10:08 AM
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Posted By mattg
Quote:Originally Posted by eldithomaso...

Quote:Originally Posted by eldithomaso http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16293244)

Matt:

You will need to read the remote settings portion of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-18-2009, 10:21 AM
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Posted By mattg
OK...feel like an idiot (nothing new). Got the...

OK...feel like an idiot (nothing new). Got the 05 out of the box with stereo speakers connected and DVD analog audio for sound (just to see if I could play music). That worked....HOWEVER a couple of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-17-2009, 02:34 PM
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Posted By mattg
Quote:Originally Posted by ccotenj...

Quote:Originally Posted by ccotenj http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16288293)

+1... it makes ALL tracks better... plus allows you to apply dplii...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-17-2009, 01:06 PM
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Posted By mattg
Quote:Originally Posted by CHP_VR...

Quote:Originally Posted by CHP_VR http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/16287569)

mattg,
The way you described it, you will be able to get DVD audio...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-17-2009, 09:21 AM
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Posted By mattg
Received my SC-05 yesterday but probably won't...

Received my SC-05 yesterday but probably won't have time to set it up until the weekend. My system is simple now but will get more complex when I add center and sub.

For now I will hook up a...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-02-2009, 03:44 PM
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Posted By mattg
Quote:Originally Posted by Macfan424...

Quote:Originally Posted by Macfan424 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15716863)

My assumption is is R/L, but I don't really know for sure. I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-02-2009, 09:27 AM
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Posted By mattg
Quote:Originally Posted by Macfan424...

Quote:Originally Posted by Macfan424 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/15708400)

The 01/03 are THX Select certified, which means (among other...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-31-2009, 05:45 PM
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Posted By mattg
Gotta pull the trigger soon. Will the 01 or 03...

Gotta pull the trigger soon. Will the 01 or 03 safely power 4ohm Dynaudios for stereo play (music only)? When I'm feeling richer I would then get a separate amp like D-Sonic for surround sound. I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-30-2008, 11:36 AM
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Posted By mattg
Don't know all the particulars, but do know that...

Don't know all the particulars, but do know that the SC-05 and -07 use Class D amps while the 94 does not. m
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2008, 03:28 PM
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Posted By mattg
Quote: FWIW, the 1018 has essentially the...

Quote:

FWIW, the 1018 has essentially the same amp section as the 01/03, but is not THX certified.


Any idea of whether or not the extra 20 watts in the 1018 will make a difference? I think I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2008, 01:22 PM
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Posted By mattg
Asked in SC-05/07 thread, but probably more...

Asked in SC-05/07 thread, but probably more appropriate to this one. I have difficult to drive (4 ohm) speakers, and originally thought that ICE amps would be the answer. However, I am reluctant to...
Forum: Speakers   12-03-2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24,540
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Posted By mattg
I read a lot about the efficiency of class D...

I read a lot about the efficiency of class D amps and I like the fact that they are smaller. lighter and would run cooler in a cabinet (which is where my gear will be). I also read about value of...
Forum: Speakers   12-03-2008, 08:41 AM
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Posted By mattg
Thanks Dynero.....I'm hoping that the addition...

Thanks Dynero.....I'm hoping that the addition (down the road) of a good 3- or 5-channel amp like a D-Sonic or similar will give me all that I'll ever need. I'll have state-of-the-art processing (or...
Forum: Speakers   12-02-2008, 09:33 AM
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Posted By mattg
A bit of background: bought S1.4s a while back...

A bit of background: bought S1.4s a while back from AudioArchitect (very good to deal with btw) with the prospect of adding a center, sub, receiver and keeping my in-ceiling rears. Months later now...
Forum: Speakers   06-27-2008, 02:40 PM
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Posted By mattg
I've noticed that the back of my speakers have...

I've noticed that the back of my speakers have connectors coded red and white, however, my (temporary) receiver has speaker terminals coded red and black. Am I correct in connecting red to red...
Forum: Speakers   06-02-2008, 04:01 PM
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Posted By mattg
"but you won't find a soul in this thread that...

"but you won't find a soul in this thread that won't recommend throwing as much power as you muster at your Contours."

As I mentioned in a previous post, at what point does that become dangerous...
Forum: Speakers   06-02-2008, 03:27 PM
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Posted By mattg
Quote:Originally Posted by Iostream...

Quote:Originally Posted by Iostream http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/13998314)

This is exactly what I do. I want good quality HT, but I am very...
Forum: Speakers   06-02-2008, 02:01 PM
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Posted By mattg
A lot of the Arcam talk I hear when related to...

A lot of the Arcam talk I hear when related to Dynaudio is "current," although I've never seen a definitive number of what measurable amount of current is actually good. Does Pioneer not provide...
Forum: Speakers   06-02-2008, 12:59 PM
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Posted By mattg
I will be getting a center channel (probably the...

I will be getting a center channel (probably the Focus center) fairly soon and a subwoofer a bit after that. The idea is to get a receiver that has all the latest decoding properties that will work...
Forum: Speakers   06-02-2008, 12:15 PM
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Posted By mattg
Thanks Mick...the floors are smooth and level so...

Thanks Mick...the floors are smooth and level so I will try to felt pad approach. I assumed that the spikes were more for carpet or for single men/women : ).

Any amplifier suggestions folks?...
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