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Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   07-03-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,447
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
I'm curious, what master volume setting do most...

I'm curious, what master volume setting do most here listen to for BD movies with lossless audio tracks that have ample dynamic range?

As mentioned earlier, I stay below -30 dB and typically...
Forum: Speakers   07-01-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 4,115
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
No, strictly an appearance issue, as long as you...

No, strictly an appearance issue, as long as you don't have kids, pets or irresponsible friends....http://www.avsforum.com//forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/QUOTE]
Okay, so no point to leaving it...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-30-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,447
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Note the ps I added to my earlier post, from Dave...

Note the ps I added to my earlier post, from Dave Fabrikant's comments, who is the designer/owner Ascend Acoustics (whose speakers I have).[/QUOTE]
Yeah, I saw it. Though practices might vary by...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-30-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,447
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
But which way were they "as designed", for them...

But which way were they "as designed", for them to be on or off? Might figure that they would be designed for off for unadulterated performance with the idea that if one must cover them up for WAF...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-30-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,447
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
^^^^ Bolded[/QUOTE] Well, not surprised. It...

^^^^
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Well, not surprised. It seems I need to watch out for expectation bias with such things. At least it was a subtle perceived difference, not a major one.

And while we're on...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-30-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,447
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Actually, around here, a lot of the DIY would put...

Actually, around here, a lot of the DIY would put the commercial stuff to shame.

Since you're stuck with the one sub and the one location, you can only do the best you can with what you...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-30-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,447
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Yeah, the grill. I think you're right, as it's...

Yeah, the grill. I think you're right, as it's only cloth and not very thick.

On a side note, close inspection of the now exposed area (driver and all) shows less than ideal build quality, almost...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-30-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,447
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Does removing the cover affect sound quality at...

Does removing the cover affect sound quality at all?
Forum: Speakers   06-30-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 4,115
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Decided to take a look at the front firing...

Decided to take a look at the front firing driver. Does removing the cover affect sound quality at all?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-30-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 51,306
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
As far as standalone bd players go, I don't see...

As far as standalone bd players go, I don't see why they would output audio from two different audio outputs simultaneously since headphones or headsets would not really be used for movie watching...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-30-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 51,306
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Thanks for looking into this. If I recall...

Thanks for looking into this. If I recall correctly the PS3 allowed both S/PDIF and HDMI to output audio simultaneously without downmixing either...I could be wrong though.

Could this be...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   06-30-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 51,306
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
I would just use hdmi when available. No point to...

I would just use hdmi when available. No point to using both simultaneously.

You can plug in headsets or headphones directly into the controller.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-29-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Is there a dedicated thread here for avr research...

Is there a dedicated thread here for avr research and recommendations? A sticky I missed? I was expecting more replies.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-26-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Ok, which brands have the best reliability and...

Ok, which brands have the best reliability and which don't?

Also, what is a good site to research avrs?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-26-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-24-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Generally, which manufacturers and which auto...

Generally, which manufacturers and which auto setup/calibration techs are best?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-24-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
I should add I don't need a new avr at the...

I should add I don't need a new avr at the moment, but I'm trying to figure if/when I need one and how to get the maximum return on my investment at that point in time.

I currently own a Yamaha...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-24-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Do different receivers/amps sound different with the same speakers and room acoustics

Like the title states, do different receivers/amps sound different with the exact same speaker/room setup?

Also, do some auto calibration routines work better and do some avrs offer more options...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-23-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,447
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Speaker Level (dB) Front L 0.0 Front R...

Speaker Level (dB)

Front L 0.0
Front R -2.5
Center -0.5
Surround L +4.5
Surround R +5.5
Subwoofer -3.0 (-1.5 after boost)
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-22-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,447
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
A little OT, but curious:...

A little OT, but curious: http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/1820722-upgrading-5-1-speakers-yamaha-htib-many-questions-8.html#post35100281
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-22-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,447
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
moved the sub even further out of corner... ...

moved the sub even further out of corner...

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/1820722-upgrading-5-1-speakers-yamaha-htib-many-questions-8.html#post35203370 (pics)
Forum: Speakers   06-21-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 4,115
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
Still experimenting with sub placement...

Still experimenting with sub placement...
Forum: Speakers   06-18-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 4,115
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
I've actually brought it as close as I can...

I've actually brought it as close as I can already without having the door wedge stoppers dangerously close to the edge.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   06-18-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,447
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
I pulled the sub further out of the corner and...

I pulled the sub further out of the corner and increased level by +0.5 dB (bringing the total boost to +3.0 dB) and clarity improved overall and especially with loud rumbling sound effects, which now...
Forum: Speakers   06-17-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 4,115
Posted By PlasmaPZ80U
I think that speaker package was $230 and my...

I think that speaker package was $230 and my current speakers around $700.

So, triple the budget based on retail prices.
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