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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 02:45 PM
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It didn't make any difference because it's still...

It didn't make any difference because it's still not a log scale graph. On the log scale graph the vertical lines are not equally spaced like they are on yours.

Here's the exact same graph shown...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 01:40 PM
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Who said there is no discernible difference? Not...

Who said there is no discernible difference? Not me. I thought I’d explained the difference: one is more diffuse, the other is more precise. Both have their merits.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 11:58 AM
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Sort of. I am no expert on Auro speaker...

Sort of. I am no expert on Auro speaker placements and, on paper at least, they are very different to Atmos. Atmos has 2 or 4 speakers (currently) on the ceiling. Auro has 4 speakers mounted on the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 11:43 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
At the two demos I went to at Dolby Labs in...

At the two demos I went to at Dolby Labs in London, more people preferred the sound of the upfirers than the real speakers on the ceiling. This was in the small HT-sized room. The invited guests were...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 11:39 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
DSU uses the height speakers. As does Atmos of...

DSU uses the height speakers. As does Atmos of course. Not sure what you mean in your second sentence, sorry.



Maybe - but you will never know. And nor will you ever hear what the mixer heard,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 11:36 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
In that case, you might want to consider an...

In that case, you might want to consider an upgrade to XT32 after all. Even in heavily treated rooms like mine and Jerry's, XT32 added noticeable, audible benefits.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 11:24 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I disagree. You are forgetting the Atmos-enabled...

I disagree. You are forgetting the Atmos-enabled speaker/module option - the real genius of Atmos for the home IMO.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 11:19 AM
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I concur. But the poster has a very short room...

I concur. But the poster has a very short room (like me) and so Wides are less use to him. In a longer room, I'd agree with you. The one caveat I would add is that IMO DSX is not a good solution for...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 11:15 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
IOW, it's 'orrible. IMO. :)

IOW, it's 'orrible. IMO. :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 11:14 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It will use all the speakers in your system* - in...

It will use all the speakers in your system* - in my case that is 5 at listener level and 4 on the ceiling. In your case, 7 and listener level and however many you have overhead. *DSU does not use...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 11:11 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
XT32 is a definite step up from XT so there is no...

XT32 is a definite step up from XT so there is no doubt it would be a good move. Would it be the best move? Difficult to say, as Jerry says.

The biggest possible bang for the buck in improving...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 08:16 AM
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I have to admit I hadn’t noticed your use of...

I have to admit I hadn’t noticed your use of "shall" - probably as it is second nature to me to see it. In future I will expunge it from my AVS vocabulary. I wouldn't want to come across as "stilted"...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 08:14 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Not necessarily. The idea is to create a 'circle'...

Not necessarily. The idea is to create a 'circle' of sound around you. This is best achieved, IMO, by having sufficient speakers, placed at roughly equidistant steps to give an 'unbroken circle' of...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 07:34 AM
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Maybe - but I wouldn't put the side surrounds at...

Maybe - but I wouldn't put the side surrounds at 90° in a 7.1 listener-level speaker setup. I’d put them at 80° or even 75°.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 07:33 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Don't underestimate the difference between XT32...

Don't underestimate the difference between XT32 and XT. The former is significantly superior to the latter.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 07:29 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
And they said at the launch of the XMC-1 that it...

And they said at the launch of the XMC-1 that it would be upgradeable, expandable and good for years to come. Apparently not.

And I am very reliably informed that the TI 800 series chip that...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 07:15 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No. Page 22 of the user manual: "By default, each...

No. Page 22 of the user manual: "By default, each input channel maps to the same numbered output channel (input channel 1 to output channel 1, and so on). The dropdown selectors can be used to change...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 07:12 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Welcome to the world of Dirac! If the subs are...

Welcome to the world of Dirac! If the subs are identical or similar, and equidistant, there's no need to overcomplicate things. Y-cord them from the one output and you will be good to go. Much...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 07:07 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Let me have a go at it and then we can all see...

Let me have a go at it and then we can all see what we think and suggest improvements. I think that the graphs themselves and a general conclusion drawn from them might be sufficient. Even if the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 07:06 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I will do my best with the addition to the FAQ,...

I will do my best with the addition to the FAQ, Igor, and perhaps you would be kind enough to take a look when it is live and make any comments or suggestions for changes you feel are needed. I will...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 07:01 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
They never learn. They should take a leaf from...

They never learn. They should take a leaf from miniDSP's book, who recently said how they never announce a product at all until they know the date on which it will be available for shipping. Laufman...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 06:58 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Personally, I wouldn't bother with wides in those...

Personally, I wouldn't bother with wides in those circumstances. The gap between side surrounds and mains will be quite small - so small I doubt wides would make their presence felt much.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 06:56 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Given your interest in language and linguistics,...

Given your interest in language and linguistics, watch how there are no contractions such as "I'm not" or "They won't". It is always "I am not" and "They will not". It gives a strange, but...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 06:52 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I personally don't think the size of the...

I personally don't think the size of the potential market is the most relevant factor. As you yourself said, barely anyone has 5.1, let alone 7.1 or 11.1 and so on. But the scarcity of 5.1 systems in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 06:45 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
+1. What did that guy from IBM say - the world...

+1. What did that guy from IBM say - the world market for computers is about five? ;)
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