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It depends. It could or it couldn't. It depends on the required SPLs you want and the sensitivity of your speakers. The Emo amp at 600W will give you about 4dB more than the Parasound at 250W. So the question is, is 250W enough to deliver the SPL you need without forcing it into clipping?  If it is, then having an extra 350 unused watts won’t make a difference. Usually 250 watts would be more than enough for anyone, but if you have very insensitive speakers, and/or you...
 I'd be happy with either. Amps of the type and quality we are discussing, are amps. Good amps don't have a 'sound'. Assuming they are not broken, not run into clipping (ie powerful enough for the application) and working within their design parameters, they take the input signal and pass it to the output unchanged other than in amplitude. In countless blind tests people have never been able to reliably distinguish one amp from another, given the earlier caveats. So if the...
 I am in the UK and I have 4 Emotiva amps. Have had them for a number of years now. They are great amps. The only problem with buying Emo if you live outside the USA is if you ever need warranty work because they will cost an arm and a leg to ship back to the States. Effectively this makes them warranty-less because it would usually be cheaper to get them fixed locally than to ship them halfway around the world. So it is a gamble. Fortunately amps rarely go wrong and if...
+1. And I have 4 Emotiva amps and am also very satisfied.
It doesn’t measure the post-calibration setup so it is impossible to show an 'after' graph. And only Audyssey Pro shows any graphs anyway - but they are only mathematical predictions so they aren't worth much. The only way to measure the room's response after running Audyssey is with REW etc.
 I’d say it is the source. One of the things that I wanted to specifically test when switching to the 9200/5030 was how it handled motion in comparison with my former DLP PJ. As you may know, DLP units are especially good at delivering very smooth motion. While the Epson is not as good as the old DLP, it is almost as good with the FI set to Low. I have some 'killer' Blu-ray scenes I use to test motion blur and they were all rendered very satisfactorily by the Epson. Have...
 I am guessing that the manufacturers are keeping quiet about what is coming because if they announce game-changing new units -- with Atmos, 4kUHD, HDMI 2.0 and possibly Dolby Vision -- are coming in September, then they will have killed dead sales of current units between now and then. Already more and more people are telling me they have decided to wait until CEDIA before making any decision to replace their current AVR or processor. The theme of CEDIA this year, BTW, is...
 Yeah, we are cross-posting in real time :)  I doubt there will be a capacity issue - the BDA is already publishing info on how current BD tech can be pushed to 100 gig capacity (for potential 4k releases).  And you're assuming that object-based audio will require vastly more data space - the audio files on discs aren't all that huge anyway. Object based audio is definitely launching in September...  no industry insider I have read has denied that when asked. I guess we'll...
 Sorry  - I linked to the wrong article - I edited my post while you were replying - my bad. I don't claim to know how they will implement it on BD. I have no idea. What I am saying is that it will be implemented on BD and we won't need new players. There has been no leaking of info about new BD players being launched at CEDIA - but huge amounts about new object-enabled AVRs.  All that the disc needs to do is to contain the bitstream that has the Atmos information encoded...
 I know because the information has been published and I have read it. They don't just create this sort of thing overnight - it has been in development for a considerable time. It has nothing to do with how it works in cinemas and how that is different from how it works at home - what we are discussing is how Atmos will be implemented via Blu-ray. First off I’d suggest you make yourself more familiar with how Atmos itself works, and this White Paper from Dolby will help...
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