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Forum: Latest Industry News   08-30-2014, 11:49 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
Just so long as they can still work and work well...

Just so long as they can still work and work well with more than Dolby's stuff. That's all I'm asking. If I ended up in a living situation where I had to rely on "enabled" speakers rather than...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-30-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 11,225
Posted By Dan Hitchman
I, for one, hope you're right about that last...

I, for one, hope you're right about that last part and I am dead wrong. Just like I hope you are wrong about the "enabled" speakers being exclusively Dolby's purview. Looking at Roger's comment...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-30-2014, 10:45 PM
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Posted By Dan Hitchman
From my understanding from what I've been reading...

From my understanding from what I've been reading (and please correct me if I am wrong) these Atmos "enabled" speakers were designed to work in concert with Dolby's new signal processing. If a...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-30-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 11,225
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Exactly. For this and other awesome audio...

Exactly. For this and other awesome audio advances to succeed, we need a whole lot more people involved. These "enabled" speakers being released shortly to the masses should be able to work for any...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-30-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 11,225
Posted By Dan Hitchman
The enthusiasts like our small band on AVS and...

The enthusiasts like our small band on AVS and other audio forums, are winners right now. But the industry needs more than just we few, we happy few, we band of electronic brothers. :D

The...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-30-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 11,225
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Yes, I do understand the difference between the...

Yes, I do understand the difference between the two types of speakers.

As for the "enabled" speakers, why would anyone buy a speaker that would only work, in its entirety, for Dolby audio formats...
Forum: Speakers   08-30-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 30,533
Views: 2,778,613
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Absolutely. New gear had better work as...

Absolutely. New gear had better work as advertised when you take it home. It's not even outside the 30 day return window!
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-30-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 11,225
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Then, sadly, there is little reason for consumers...

Then, sadly, there is little reason for consumers to go out and purchase these Atmos enabled speakers. Even though they work, to me it sounds like they would now be an absolute waste of money unless...
Forum: Latest Industry News   08-30-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 11,225
Posted By Dan Hitchman
What I would like to know (and right now it's an...

What I would like to know (and right now it's an unknown unless people in the industry already are aware of an answer) is if these Atmos "enabled" speakers will be one-trick ponies with height...
Forum: Speakers   08-30-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6,402
Views: 448,213
Posted By Dan Hitchman
The trick is getting a happy medium of diffusion...

The trick is getting a happy medium of diffusion and localization,especially with the top surrounds. There are a number of Atmos mixes that have dialog coming from the ceiling speakers, not just...
Forum: Speakers   08-30-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6,402
Views: 448,213
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Hard to say how much design compromise Dolby is...

Hard to say how much design compromise Dolby is willing to accept in order for the speaker to be certified as Atmos friendly. Hopefully, it's not as loose as THX.
Forum: Speakers   08-30-2014, 05:10 PM
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Views: 448,213
Posted By Dan Hitchman
The overhead monopole speakers, compared to the...

The overhead monopole speakers, compared to the wall surrounds, should have a 90 degree dispersion pattern or greater according to Dolby's own white papers. Timbre matching is also highly...
Forum: Speakers   08-30-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6,402
Views: 448,213
Posted By Dan Hitchman
No one seems to be able to hold on for a couple...

No one seems to be able to hold on for a couple weeks to find out the exact installation needs of Dolby Atmos, and get an idea of what Triad (and other manufacturers) are debuting that will comply...
Forum: Speakers   08-30-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 30,533
Views: 2,778,613
Posted By Dan Hitchman
I would return the amp as defective and get a...

I would return the amp as defective and get a brand new replacement. Something is definitely not right.
Forum: Speakers   08-30-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 30,533
Views: 2,778,613
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Perhaps we'll know more at CEDIA.

Perhaps we'll know more at CEDIA.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-30-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5,909
Views: 202,497
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Not much longer at all. I would hold off.

Not much longer at all. I would hold off.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-30-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 4,547
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Which demo are you referencing... at which booth?

Which demo are you referencing... at which booth?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-30-2014, 08:55 AM
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Views: 202,497
Posted By Dan Hitchman
I believe that is exactly what he meant. That's...

I believe that is exactly what he meant. That's one reason why they went to split stereo rear wall surrounds and why Atmos has stereo pairs in their overhead outputs rather than a monaural signal...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-30-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 8,582
Posted By Dan Hitchman
How young are the kids going to see this? Though...

How young are the kids going to see this? Though GOTG seems to be aimed towards the younger set in its marketing campaign (and script), it is quite violent and sometimes a bit suggestive. It's not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-29-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5,909
Views: 202,497
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Auro's single, mono Voice of God speaker is in...

Auro's single, mono Voice of God speaker is in the worst possible spot. Most sounds directly above or behind you are very hard to localize. Plus, current Auro doesn't have discrete object panning,...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-29-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 4,547
Posted By Dan Hitchman
To my knowledge, it was very limited in...

To my knowledge, it was very limited in attendance size.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-29-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 4,547
Posted By Dan Hitchman
According to Scott W., it's being presented at...

According to Scott W., it's being presented at Dolby's booth on the convention floor.
Forum: Speakers   08-29-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 30,533
Views: 2,778,613
Posted By Dan Hitchman
It depends on your preference for multi-channel...

It depends on your preference for multi-channel music and Dolby Atmos surround. The S2's would probably be the better bet in those scenarios. Not sure what Paradigm has up their sleeves for Atmos...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-29-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 4,547
Posted By Dan Hitchman
Well, I've never been, so what do I know? :D ...

Well, I've never been, so what do I know? :D Just going off what was mentioned above about CEDIA vs. CES.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   08-29-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 4,547
Posted By Dan Hitchman
http://www.bubbagump.com/locations/denver/ ...

http://www.bubbagump.com/locations/denver/

Yeah, it's right across the street (just looked it up). An alternate locale for the AVS members to meet on Thursday night? Those who are going to the...
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