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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 03:05 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I would agree with the exception of covering the...

I would agree with the exception of covering the reflective backs of chairs. Leaving them uncovered during the calibration is likely to cause more problems than removing them for listening would. If...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 02:56 PM
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:) I have a very big soft spot for Class A amps....

:) I have a very big soft spot for Class A amps. I've had the same one in my separate music (2ch) system for more than 25 years and I am entranced by the way music sounds on that system - two...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 02:40 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Don't take my word for it though - it's just a...

Don't take my word for it though - it's just a thought. Maybe someone else will chime in.



I don't know TBH. Comb filtering isn't something I have ever encountered, to the best of my knowledge....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 02:28 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I've found the same on some discs. Usually I...

I've found the same on some discs. Usually I quite like the extension of the score to the overheads though as it makes it nicely immersive.

BTW - nice review of that very interesting Class A Krell...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 12:59 PM
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I have that movie, but I am not sure that even a...

I have that movie, but I am not sure that even a stellar DSU presentation will tempt me to watch it again ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 12:45 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Definitely not, Al. I know you've been in a big...

Definitely not, Al. I know you've been in a big hurry ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 12:02 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
As Sanjay just pointed out*, the overlap between...

As Sanjay just pointed out*, the overlap between Auro and Atmos speaker setups is quite considerable. Atmos can use Front Heights and Rear Heights, which are close to Auro's recommended layout, with...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 11:57 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Ah right - yes, that might be a good idea. I use...

Ah right - yes, that might be a good idea. I use the thick blanket for measuring but I don't leave it there when I am watching a movie.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 11:55 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
I wish I had too! Would have been great to see...

I wish I had too! Would have been great to see you guys. One day...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 09:55 AM
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Yes, unfortunately so. Or you will never get the...

Yes, unfortunately so. Or you will never get the new and the old paint to match. If you can fish the wire through you will only have to make a small hole and you may get away with just patching the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 08:18 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Can you find room for a third? It doesn't have...

Can you find room for a third? It doesn't have to be huge as all it will be doing is filling in for the other two. It would be a pity to let that big dip go unfixed, especially at such an important...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 07:08 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Any room will benefit from acoustic treatments....

Any room will benefit from acoustic treatments. The room is the most important 'component' in your system and the one which has, by far, the most effect on the final sound quality. I would suggest...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 06:56 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
While I'd generally agree with you that the room...

While I'd generally agree with you that the room should be in the same state during calibration as it will be in during listening, there is an exception in the case of the blanket thrown over the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 04:15 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Won't comb filtering be a problem when sending...

Won't comb filtering be a problem when sending the exact same signal to two different sets of speakers?

HST, this sort of array is what they do in commercial cinemas, so maybe it's not an issue.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 04:07 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
All makes sense. Good job!

All makes sense. Good job!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 04:03 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
No worries. If I had a tenth of Markus's...

No worries. If I had a tenth of Markus's technical knowledge I'd be a happy bunny.



It doesn't look bad at all to me.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 04:00 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
LOL. IDK who will be most bemused by that - me,...

LOL. IDK who will be most bemused by that - me, or Markus :)

AAMOI posting the two graphs, log and linear, side by side does show the importance of getting this one right. In all the excitement,...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 03:53 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
omg!! ;)

omg!! ;)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 03:48 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It must have been heart-breaking to have to...

It must have been heart-breaking to have to attack the ceiling in that way in that lovely room.

The surrounds do look to be very close to the overheads in your second photograph - I wonder if...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 03:40 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
+1. With Emotiva's track record with processors,...

+1. With Emotiva's track record with processors, chances are they will launch it, if ever, at precisely the time the world has moved on.

They managed to do that with the XMC-1 in a way that is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 03:28 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
Maybe you'd be better off waiting a year or so...

Maybe you'd be better off waiting a year or so until things are more settled.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-28-2015, 03:25 AM
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Posted By kbarnes701
It's a matter of practicality for most people. If...

It's a matter of practicality for most people. If circumstances (WAF, aesthetics) dictate that physical speakers on the ceiling are not possible, then upfirers will give a very good result, if set up...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-27-2015, 02:45 PM
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Posted By kbarnes701
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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Posted By kbarnes701
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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Posted By kbarnes701
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...
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