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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 07:12 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Ah - engineers. Right.... ;) Not to...

Ah - engineers. Right.... ;)



Not to mention the response was in a form of English that isn't all that well-known to me, and mentioned a technology that has been replaced ...

I wonder how...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 06:47 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It wouldn’t be the first time that manufacturer...

It wouldn’t be the first time that manufacturer support guys have lacked basic understanding of the products they are meant to support. Until proven otherwise, I'd trust batpig more than some guy at...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 06:38 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
But not what it says in the Denon user manual. ...

But not what it says in the Denon user manual.

And PLII has gone, BTW. It's been replaced with "Dolby Surround".
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 04:03 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Not my choice.

Not my choice.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 03:39 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
They do a whole day of demos in two hour slots,...

They do a whole day of demos in two hour slots, so there is no time after one's allotted slot has ended as they need to move on to the next group of attendees.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 03:14 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I'll take something, but I doubt they will want...

I'll take something, but I doubt they will want to go off message at a presentation like this (assuming they weren't going to demo upmixing anyway I mean).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 03:07 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
This is weird. There is a page 91 to this thread...

This is weird. There is a page 91 to this thread - I can see it in the page menu bar thing. But I can't actually get to it - when I click the page number for 91 it takes me to the previous page every...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 03:03 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Current Bluray releases are not Atmos Blurays,...

Current Bluray releases are not Atmos Blurays, for obvious reasons, so they will have DTS tracks if that is the particular studio's usual codec. I don't think you can draw any conclusions from what...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 02:56 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I asked this at the London demo: they said it...

I asked this at the London demo: they said it worked "very well" but they had no actual demo available. I will ask again at the Dolby demo I am attending on 13th August and will report back. I too am...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 02:53 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Well yes, but if you are linking someone to a...

Well yes, but if you are linking someone to a post, I am assuming you must know where the post is ;) The unique ID is the last number in that post's url.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 02:50 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Same here - especially noticeable on...

Same here - especially noticeable on "Amaze".
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-01-2014, 02:44 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I've explained it thoroughly. I'll leave you to...

I've explained it thoroughly. I'll leave you to it.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 01:45 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Ah so... sorry, I thought you had. Nonetheless,...

Ah so... sorry, I thought you had. Nonetheless, they do look pretty useful. The sealed in-ceiling designs appeal to me much more than the open-backed type.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 12:59 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yes, this is inevitable, just as it was when we...

Yes, this is inevitable, just as it was when we moved from 2 channel to 5.1 and then to 7.1 and, in some cases, 9.1 and beyond. The extra speakers needn't cost the earth though - the on-ceiling...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 12:51 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Thank you for trying to understand the articles. ...

Thank you for trying to understand the articles.

You probably need to read them again, perhaps more thoroughly.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 12:31 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Same here. New sound formats don't usually carry...

Same here. New sound formats don't usually carry a price increase. Even the commercial theaters aren’t charging extra specifically for Atmos (just for the bigger screen, better seating, reserved...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 12:20 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
FAQ UPDATE!! I have added a new section to...

FAQ UPDATE!!

I have added a new section to the FAQ, called Audyssey and Dolby Atmos.

This section currently has just three questions with provisional answers. As more information about Audyssey...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 08:57 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Use it to 'fill in' around the MLP positions. ...

Use it to 'fill in' around the MLP positions. General info on mic placement here, in the FAQ:

d)3. Where should I position the mic for best results?...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 02:38 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I am a big fan of Kef and have used the smaller...

I am a big fan of Kef and have used the smaller version of those 'eggs' before for my PLIIz Height speakers, ages ago. The specs for the ones you mention are remarkably similar to the Tannoys aren't...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 02:28 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Are you saying that the combination of Front...

Are you saying that the combination of Front Height and, say, Top Rear would not work? Denon are offering that combination as one of their Atmos modes, and according to their oft-posted diagram (I...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-30-2014, 02:08 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Connect the two subs with a Y-cord if the AVR has...

Connect the two subs with a Y-cord if the AVR has only one sub output or connect each sub to its output if the sub has two sub outputs. If there is no SubEQ HT in the unit, both methods are the same....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 05:17 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
The good news is that, based on the oft-posted...

The good news is that, based on the oft-posted diagram, it seems that the Front/Rear Height speakers currently installed will, in most cases, also work well with Atmos.

I have decided to relocate...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 04:29 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
True but I can't accommodate the 6 inch version....

True but I can't accommodate the 6 inch version. I don't see crossing to my Submersives at 100Hz as a downside though, and in fact cross all my speakers at 100Hz anyway already. I'm comfortable with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 04:27 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Yep. Unfortunately, at my demo I didn't get long...

Yep. Unfortunately, at my demo I didn't get long enough to compare physical and Atmos speakers from that perspective. I did report how incredibly spacious and 'huge sounding' the cave scene was...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-29-2014, 04:24 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Dolby's London demo suite ("the best Atmos...

Dolby's London demo suite ("the best Atmos experience in Europe") had speakers mounted below the ceiling. So did the Atmos cinema I went to on Monday. Am I missing something?

I have no choice but...
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