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Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-17-2014, 05:17 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Yes, SDXC cards aren't compatible in their...

Yes, SDXC cards aren't compatible in their normal, native configuration with older drives such as this BD deck.


If you absolutely had to, I think you can put an SDXC card in a computer drive...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 9,687
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Posted By m. zillch
^Bi-amping (passive, the type the AV7005 manual...

^Bi-amping (passive, the type the AV7005 manual is referring to, aka "fool's bi-amping") should never be done. It is a complete waste of time, effort, electricity, wiring, amps, generates more heat,...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-12-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 34,839
Posted By m. zillch
You do however claim to have an ability, which I...

You do however claim to have an ability, which I don't, namely being able to differentiate what part of the improved sound, "most" as you put it, is due to the better mastering and not the "hi-re$"...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-12-2014, 03:08 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
MGA is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi, the Japanese...

MGA is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi, the Japanese company which made the long range fighters used to attack Pearl Harbor, the "Zero", as well as many other fine products.:)

MQA is Meridian Audio's...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-12-2014, 02:24 PM
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Views: 174,334
Posted By m. zillch
On a Marantz unit I own, it can generate on...

On a Marantz unit I own, it can generate on screen displays through component, but only if there are no HDMI connections being actively used. If both HDMI and component video connections are used...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-12-2014, 01:44 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
"Most"? Hmm, that's interesting. Since you are...

"Most"? Hmm, that's interesting. Since you are one of the gifted people who can audibly differentiate what part of the improvement you hear is due to better mastering, as opposed to what part is due...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-11-2014, 04:34 PM
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Views: 34,839
Posted By m. zillch
Did someone dupe you into believing hi-re$ is...

Did someone dupe you into believing hi-re$ is synonymous with being loudness war free? And you fell for it?;) "The problem will be 'reset'"?! HA. You were being pitched a line.


First off,...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-11-2014, 10:51 AM
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Views: 34,839
Posted By m. zillch
Correct, but there's lots of money to be made by...

Correct, but there's lots of money to be made by promoting hi-re$ music distribution plus new gear to reproduce it, including promotion by way of, for example, gimmicked test reports with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-11-2014, 10:03 AM
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Posted By m. zillch
#2 most common reason for ground loop induced hum...

#2 most common reason for ground loop induced hum is the cable/sat box, but not due to the AC plug, but rather the alternate ground potential from the RF feed coming in on the 75 ohm coax wire. Next...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-10-2014, 03:57 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
At a recent Pono press conference, where Neil...

At a recent Pono press conference, where Neil Young raved about Pono's superior, "analog-like" sound quality, but was evasive as to what sort of technologies were at play, reporters pressed him to...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-10-2014, 09:48 AM
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Views: 34,839
Posted By m. zillch
For anyone having difficulty hearing the...

For anyone having difficulty hearing the difference, the problem isn't that the distinction isn't actually there, it's that your audio playback system may not be of high enough caliber: "an audio...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-10-2014, 09:03 AM
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Views: 34,839
Posted By m. zillch
Looking at those images proves it. I can clearly...

Looking at those images proves it. I can clearly hear the audible difference in the third image: cleaner highs, a more detailed midrange, and deeper, tighter bass. Especially with massed strings....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-09-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2,505
Views: 358,595
Posted By m. zillch
ARC has nothing to do with devices talking to...

ARC has nothing to do with devices talking to each other and automatically turning on, for example. That feature is called HDMI control ["ON"] and HDMI out #2...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-08-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 2,505
Views: 358,595
Posted By m. zillch
Are you sure switching back to HDMI-1 won't find...

Are you sure switching back to HDMI-1 won't find it working again? On the SR7005 only one of the two HDMI outs can work at a time and if one locks up sometimes all it needs is to be toggled away from...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-08-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9,687
Views: 995,019
Posted By m. zillch
Yeah, usually when I tell people that to achieve...

Yeah, usually when I tell people that to achieve proper star grounding they must connect everything to literally the same AC strip they feel their sub and TV display are some how exempt, but sorry,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-08-2014, 05:06 PM
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Posted By m. zillch
Your TV and sub are powered by that same Panamax...

Your TV and sub are powered by that same Panamax M8-AV?
Forum: Portable A/V   12-08-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 21,580
Posted By m. zillch
Headphones are about fashion, not sound accuracy,...

Headphones are about fashion, not sound accuracy, for 95% of actual buyers. [Not the kind of people who hang in this forum, mind you.]
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-08-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9,687
Views: 995,019
Posted By m. zillch
It would be a problem if the hum was so loud...

It would be a problem if the hum was so loud during the Audyssey mic calibration sequence such that it actually hears the hum and thinks of it as part of the inherent bass response of your system. If...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-08-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9,687
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Posted By m. zillch
First off keep in mind electronics have some ...

First off keep in mind electronics have some faint hum, no matter what you do, so you may never be able to eliminate ALL of it if you analyze these things by walking over to your speakers (and sub)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-07-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 174,334
Posted By m. zillch
^There is no real solution. The only analog out...

^There is no real solution. The only analog out for incoming HDMI sources is either the speaker outs (and in theory the zone 2 ones could be stepped down to line level with a device called voltage...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-06-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 141
Posted By m. zillch
You meant you want to build something yourself...

You meant you want to build something yourself from parts, using a soldering gun, etc., rather than buying something, right?;) [sarcasm]
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-06-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 141
Posted By m. zillch
Because his amplification used to listen to LPs...

Because his amplification used to listen to LPs is internal to his stereo speakers, instead of an outboard product, it makes more sense for him to buy a computer interface instead of just a passive...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-06-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 141
Posted By m. zillch
And it's the one meant when discussing DAWs: ...

And it's the one meant when discussing DAWs:


"An audio interface changes analog audio into digital, so your computer can use it."-

source: http://www.sweetwater.com/feature/daw/
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   12-06-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 141
Posted By m. zillch
The word "interface" means with a computer. I'll...

The word "interface" means with a computer. I'll bet you this person is NOT using a computer in this setup. Canid?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-05-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 174,334
Posted By m. zillch
Incoming video can be passed through without...

Incoming video can be passed through without manipulation [although they may also mean no on screen graphics are applied, which would bum me out] at least on this receiver which should be similar to...
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