Thanks a million Sipester for your thought provoking commentary, it is dead on, I spent and hour reviewing the process by which you can access the analog bypass with Curt Hoyt connected on line to the ALBIORIX Cinema Reference in it's last 10 days of pre-configuration before shipping to it's exotic foreign capital designation. I gathered some insight why I believe it is a small 100k gamble that bypassing the hdmi 48K limitation with big mother up-sampling guns and through the excellent resolution of the Trinov adc that that approach will sound more "analog" audiophilicly speaking .
Regarding the first post, I am in the process of consolidating my installation plan and am working 18 hours a day , give me a few days to address those. Weighing the merit of overeaching in the analog input department is fresher in my mind after today's Curt session.
But before that! Let me give a shout out to ADA and tell them HOW WELL BUILT THIS C"ksker is.
Here are my to-do notes for the Albiorix installation plan's preparation:
And here is the test system:
Here we augment the level of information delivered realtime by the d-box system by ripping out
a plate on the back of the controller and connecting via vga kvm to the (obligatory moon of Saturn remote server) touchscreen pc
this information not only complements feedback but greatly expands status visibility range (iow you are not standing there like an idiot waiting
for the thing to boot, sometimes not knowing if it is booting or not... so it is a great improvement not only a bell and whistle but more reliable...
The D-box system is fantastic, ours was disconnected for a year and what rapturous re-acquaintance t'was...
And of course don't tell d-box but being reclined like so gives you a motion experience thrice superior to the kino d-box offing.
In a home cinema universe awash with creepy-cracker reposes, the Bruges High Back
for best in the traditional-eclectic camp, more comfortable than the Strato to be sure...
... although my Patron prefers the style of the later, which we continue to develop going from this:
and then adding 4" of extra headrest cushion (see thriangular protraction of the original design)
which resulted in this...
Better looking.... No?
These Hellemans brothers better give me more credit for these on their promotional materiel.
Because we still did not have enough headrest support so we made a cushion... heres the proto
and the final dimensions fitted for the oligarch.
But the next generation is being improved because the cushions deploy out from inside the erecting headrest
automation from within automation and to boot with air conditioned ventilation and heating,
and Ipad mini per chair, with food and beverage ordering system, and codesigned by ZHA
Which is going in the top floor of this building (seen in Movie Darkest Hour-Act 1):Edited by CINERAMAX - 7/29/13 at 11:23pm