Originally Posted by TMcG
Hi Roger. Sorry I missed responding to your post a bit earlier.
Not a problem. Am still doing the PT following surgery to repair the peroneal retinaculum and tendon split. I have the same boot and crutches. Only used the boot a few times, though. Just remember, when going downstairs, the crutches go first, or it's an extended recovery! I hope all goes well for you.
The primary listening and viewing position is 100% geared for the second row of seats. Every other seat gets what it gets, so there may be subtle compromises outside of the second row of seating.
In that case, some of my concern over the placement of the dual side surrounds is not very important. You'll have the luxury of being able to alter the front/rear balance of these surrounds to achieve the optimal spatial effect.
I am having a bit of difficulty in selecting an appropriate preamp / processor for my system since most of the ones I see use the extra set of channels for front width or height channels. I need to talk with Dennis about this, but perhaps the side channel output from a 7.1 channel processor is duplicated for the other set of side speakers and then the QSC DSPs work their calibrated magic.
Even the Datasat RS-20i with 16+ outputs has no particularly special way to process the audio for duplicated side surrounds other than staggered time delays. That's better than nothing but there will be side effects (combing) somewhere. There are better was to decorrelate. One way would be to apply some phase shift to the surrounds, such as with all-pass filters with an offset so as to create a constant phase shift over frequency. The QSC Control Net
units can do that, just not the simpler EQ/delay boxes. Might be overkill for the extra surrounds alone. But you could take full advantage of the hardware and have Dennis use it to max out the crossover/EQ /bass management setup. Then your options for AV processor get wider because you can ignore using them for EQ. Just look for the switching, U/I, wireless, networking, or whatever other features you prefer.
Do you know if most systems that use two pairs of sides simply duplicate the original output for both front and back side channels which are then optimized through DSP or if they are truly discrete (from a surround processing and not a source perspective) that if a plane was flying over my head that the sound would move from the fronts to the front sides to the back sides to the rears??
They are usually just a duplicate. If you had fronts/wides/sides/rears, then Neo:X can perform the pan as you describe. But your setup is fronts, sides1/sides2/rears, so there is no logic surround decoder mode at the moment that deals with that.
What do you mean by Hawaii?
Sorry, that was irrelevant.