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post #61 of 479
If you listen at moderately loud levels (similar to a commercial theater) "action" would likely be best for action movies, while "movie" would likely be best for all other movies ie drama, thrillers etc... If you listen at moderately to low-ish levels then movie+action has the boost in dynamics for all movies. I believe that's what Chuck conveyed to me. Seems to make sense based on the posted curves for movie, action, and movie+action. I only listen at moderate levels.
Edited by G-Rex - 7/13/13 at 5:05pm
post #62 of 479
I typically use the Movie target for 90% of my film viewing. I will try neutral on occasion if I feel the dialog is a bit soft.

I do however, take advantage of the DSP built into my Triad subs. There is one target preset built into my sub "cinema mode" which gives a 3db boost at 35hz and a sharp rolloff at 25hz which is to my liking. That combined with Movie voicing works pretty well.


Edited by adidino - 7/14/13 at 7:16am
post #63 of 479
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@Roger If you are ever in the northeast, come visit addino and I. The default curves are actually quite good! Though it would be nice if Mac would update the app so it would work in this century
@Grex. I generally watch Movie or Action, rarely Action+Movie, though I will give it a try more...I use Music voicing for Music, and Neutral for most TV

Can I come too smile.gif
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Can I come too smile.gif

After some simple blood screening and background check, sure!
post #65 of 479
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@Roger

If you are ever in the northeast, come visit addino and I. The default curves are actually quite good! Though it would be nice if Mac would update the app so it would work in this century
I'd love to do that.

I'd probably use Action for music, and Movie (or Neutral, if that means no Re-EQ) for movies, because I have the SSP set up to drop the bass (sub) by 6 dB for movies compared to music.
post #66 of 479
Adidino, when you say "neutral" do you mean Lyngdorf bypassed/off?
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Adidino, when you say "neutral" do you mean Lyngdorf bypassed/off?

I mentioned neutral...it is a voicing option.
post #68 of 479
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Adidino, when you say "neutral" do you mean Lyngdorf bypassed/off?

Thrang - I referred to it as well on my post.

Neutral is one of the voices which is flat target response. "Bypass" will bypass all the filters applied by RP.
Edited by adidino - 7/14/13 at 7:47am
post #69 of 479
Ok, neutral was missing from the 6 graphs posted ^^ so I forgot it was one of the voicing options.
Edited by G-Rex - 7/14/13 at 8:14am
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Thrang - I referred to it as well on my post.

Neutral is one of the voices which is flat target response. "Bypass" will bypass all the filters applied by RP.

I don't read your posts...smile.gif

Oops
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I don't read your posts...smile.gif

Oops

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post #72 of 479
Many thanks !
Any way to get the tool from anybody here ?
Cheers
post #73 of 479
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Many thanks !
Any way to get the tool from anybody here ?
Cheers

PM me your email address
post #74 of 479
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Ok tell me how much blood biggrin.gif

post #75 of 479
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Uploaded the McIntosh MX150 Voicing App program in the Known Issues and tips posts at the top of the thread.

Confirmed working on Windows 7, but I do not think it works under Windows 8 (according to addino's early testing)

@Roger - take a look at this - pretty neat...
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Uploaded the McIntosh MX150 Voicing App program in the Known Issues and tips posts at the top of the thread.

Confirmed working on Windows 7, but I do not think it works under Windows 8 (according to addino's early testing)

@Roger - take a look at this - pretty neat...

Confirmed. Works on Win 7. I could not get it to work on Win 8.
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Confirmed. Works on Win 7. I could not get it to work on Win 8.

Nice - did you load some of the other preset curves to try them out?
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Updated the Voicing Tips section: added the older 32-bit version pf the tool and the factory default voicing XML file. The 32-bit version works under Windows XP
post #79 of 479
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Nice - did you load some of the other preset curves to try them out?

I played with creating a couple of custom curves (including the Thurman Munson smile.gif ) but haven't uploaded yet. Very easy tool so far...
post #80 of 479
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I played with creating a couple of custom curves (including the Thurman Munson smile.gif ) but haven't uploaded yet. Very easy tool so far...

Agreed - I'm really not sure if McIntosh markets this product as well as it deserves. Not only does the hardware and Room Perfect create a superb sound, the voicing editor provides incredible flexibility for fine tuning and personal preferences. It really should be touted much more prominently - when people think of amps, McIntosh is on the top of many lists, so they don't have to do too much. But when you think of high end processors, McIntosh rarely comes to mind, so there should be proactiveness around the product...unless its near EOL!
post #81 of 479
My attempt to recreate the JBL Synth curve.. pretty close..
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My attempt to recreate the JBL Synth curve.. pretty close..

Can you save that individual XML and post?
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I spent some time getting this curve to overlay the Harman SDEC curve as close as I could. The red trace is from the SDEC plot. The green is the newly created curve. I cannot actually hear this curve, so I rely on others to see what it sounds like.



Here's the xml file: RWD SDEC.voicing.xml 1k .xml file
post #85 of 479
Thanks Roger! I uploaded to the MX. I will try it out tonight or in the am. Awesome.. You typically use this one for movies or music or both?
post #86 of 479
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Thanks Roger! I uploaded to the MX. I will try it out tonight or in the am. Awesome.. You typically use this one for movies or music or both?
I cannot use a target curve, per se, in the SSP. But the way I tune my room, it tends to agree with Harman's empirically derived target. I'd say with the bass rise that would be my Music mode. Less bass with movies, which I have to achieve by reducing the sub gain 6 dB.

I also have the option of a similar highpass near 20 Hz, or running without the highpass. The latter is my normal mode. I only activate the highpass if movies are too bass-rambunctious. wink.gif
post #87 of 479
I'll experiment. Perhaps a modified version of this curve with a 4db cut on the low end would be a good target curve for movies.
Edited by adidino - 7/17/13 at 8:10pm
post #88 of 479
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Roger and addino - thanks for the target curve posts - I uploaded them tonight but too late to test them out...

My ability to edit custom curves is hampered by my laptop screen resolution and non-resizable edit window, so I haven't played much - but roger, what combination of settings gave you the 3db rise in the low frequency?
post #89 of 479
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My ability to edit custom curves is hampered by my laptop screen resolution and non-resizable edit window, so I haven't played much - but roger, what combination of settings gave you the 3db rise in the low frequency?
The boost comes from the 20 Hz high-pass filters' Q=1. Each gives 1.5 dB.

I don't think it is a problem, as whatever RoomPerfect creates in the end for the applied EQ filter will be calculated to avoid saturation. And if it were me, I'd probably apply a lot less rolloff < 20 Hz, or move them lower, but the exercise here was to clone the Harman curve.

And what is that Gain control for, right under the Name? I see no effect.

To keep things orderly, I swapped 2 of the 6 filters. Now top row 1,2,3 deal with bass, and bottom row 4,5,6 deal with the high frequencies. There's no change in the curve, but if you want to edit, this wold be a better place to start.

RWD SDEC.voicing.xml 1k .xml file
post #90 of 479
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Originally Posted by Roger Dressler View Post

I spent some time getting this curve to overlay the Harman SDEC curve as close as I could. The red trace is from the SDEC plot. The green is the newly created curve. I cannot actually hear this curve, so I rely on others to see what it sounds like.



Here's the xml file: RWD SDEC.voicing.xml 1k .xml file

Watched about an hour of Dark Knight with this curve engaged. Very impressive... I really love this target curve. Need to test other films but works very well with DK.
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