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post #151 of 300
I realize its free... but you guys are torturing us... get'er done for crying out loud..
post #152 of 300
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The DVD is done, and is in the hands UPS.

swithey should (hopefully) receive it sometime Monday. When he has time he will run the DVD through Ultra ISO or something and place it on his Demo Disk FTP site. Then he will let everyone know it is up, and will give out the info on how to access it.

Once swithey has done this I will create a post to tell anyone who has no idea how to use FTP the wheres and hows.

80211mdr is then going to create a torrent after he downloads the DVD from swithey, and will post a link here.


I'm still baffled by the response here though. Why do you guys even want this thing? Are the LFE sweeps that cool?

yes they are... but...
post #153 of 300
I'm out tomorrow an all weekend -- so the earliest I'll have it on the site is Monday. I'll do my best to get posted in the AM. Thanks for creating this monster, soho54!
post #154 of 300
It is the pop it in the DVD player convenience and a known recording level etc. that makes it so appealing. I have downloaded test tones and can play them right off my computer through my Series 3 TiVo. How good they are, what level they are recorded at etc. is a complete unknown.

And then you have a whole bunch of other goodies going too. Great Job SoHo. (can I say Ho? Will I get fired) Oh No its So Ho.
post #155 of 300
Yeah, I'm looking forward to having all the sweeps and pink noise for each individual channel without having to haul my computer out and hook up to the receiver. I appreciate the work you've gone to - I hope you get as much use out of it as we will.
post #156 of 300
It is greatly appreciated that you did all this work. I'm sure I'll enjoy this. And thanks for putting it on an ftp site. Torrents? Ha.
post #157 of 300
The Audio Test DVD v2 is now on the FTP Site.

If you've already downloaded the HT Demo DVDs from my site before, the same login will work. There is a new directory called "Audio Test DVD" with the ISO file inside.

If you need a login ID, please PM me and I'll get you everything you need. Please do not publish the login info anywhere as I need to control bandwidth, access, etc.

soho54 -- great job on the DVD. It look and works perfectly!
post #158 of 300
Sweetness. Thank you.
post #159 of 300
Thread Starter 
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soho54 -- great job on the DVD. It look and works perfectly!

Thank you, and thank you for putting it out there.

I have been playing with it all weekend at my friends houses. The mains to sub 5.1 phase check seems to only work on my Stereo setup. This is the only hitch I have found.

One other thing, everyone please be careful with this thing. I have already ordered half a new IB for one of my friends. I forgot to factor in the distance (24ft) from the IB. Dayton IB drivers do not like to play 20-200 sweeps at 105dB levels(-10dB not the -.5dB stuff ) from that far away. :rallyes:
post #160 of 300
Sweet! I can't wait to get this tonight when I get home.
post #161 of 300
Excellent news. I will surely download this and try it out when I get home. Thanks Soho!
post #162 of 300
Thanks alot for all the work you put into this DVD Soho! Hopefully i'll be able to get a copy within a day or two
post #163 of 300
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post #164 of 300
Thread Starter 
Bump
The Disk is Done!
Updated the first post, with a HOW TO for those who might not know how to use the FTP server.

I will keep the FP updated.
post #165 of 300
Weird, im missing the "Audio Test Dvd" folder.......Everything else is there except for that. Unless its a different ip, I also tried refreshing and still the same.


EDIT: Tried different IP, its there...
post #166 of 300
So if I use my RS SPL meter, and make sure that I have my speakers level matched (using 85dB as the mark) then what dB should I use to set my sub?
post #167 of 300
Thread Starter 
Willd-OK, go to 5.1-calibration. All Pink Noise is recorded at -20dB, so FL,FR,C,RR, and RL should be 85dB at your seat. The LFE is also -20dB, but the DD decoder adds 10dB so the LFE channel should play back at 95dB at your seat. I thought I added that to the disk?

You will need to use the 80 and 90 setting on the RS meter, or put your Master Volume at -10 and use 70-80. (this is what I normally do )
post #168 of 300
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In the 2.0 PCM section it is all calibrated to 85dB or 75dB, the 5.1 DD section is all pure -20dB.
post #169 of 300
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Originally Posted by soho54 View Post

Willd-OK, go to 5.1-calibration. All Pink Noise is recorded at -20dB, so FL,FR,C,RR, and RL should be 85dB at your seat. The LFE is also -20dB, but the DD decoder adds 10dB so the LFE channel should play back at 95dB at your seat. I thought I added that to the disk?

You will need to use the 80 and 90 setting on the RS meter, or put your Master Volume at -10 and use 70-80. (this is what I normally do )

Yeah, you did put the 95dB bit in there. I just wanted to clarify.
post #170 of 300
Is this thing done yet.... I pmed Steve twice and twice his pm's were blank.

post #171 of 300
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Quote:


Yeah, you did put the 95dB bit in there. I just wanted to clarify.

You have me worried now. I knew it wasn't newbie friendly, but the disk might be a little more vague than I thought.

If anyone else has any questions please ask away. If I can help you out I will.
I might need to come up with a manual or something.
post #172 of 300
Anybody who's downloaded it already please start a torrent so others on AVS can seed the file!
post #173 of 300
Thread Starter 
There is a torrent and at least one direct HTTP link still on the way.
post #174 of 300
Quote:
Originally Posted by soho54 View Post

There is a torrent and at least one direct HTTP link still on the way.

Sweet! Wait, is the torrent already up or is it on its way?
post #175 of 300
Quote:
Originally Posted by soho54 View Post

You have me worried now. I knew it wasn't newbie friendly, but the disk might be a little more vague than I thought.

If anyone else has any questions please ask away. If I can help you out I will.
I might need to come up with a manual or something.

Nah, I was just over thinking the whole thing.
post #176 of 300
Thanks so much for this. Your effort is greatly appreciated. I'm downloading it right now. May have to wait till tomorrow to play it though. Don't want to wake up the kids.
post #177 of 300
Thread Starter 
One thing,

The Pink Noise used for the LFE levels calibration is centered around 40-200hz, with steep roll-offs. With the typical sub roll-off above 100hz this level should be a pretty accurate LFE calibration even with the RS meter, so don't add the usual 4-5dB most say to add with other disks. The meter will bounce a little, but that is the only way to do it with out over compressing the PN.

The other 5.1 Calibration PN is 300-2000hz.

The full 5.1 PN at -10dB in the Extras section is at least 10hz and up. I left the full range warning off for some reason. There was a whole PN section that disappeared at some point as well.

The LFE calibration is for a sub good to at least 100hz. If your sub naturally rolls-off earlier than that, you use a lower LFE xover point, you don't have LFE and sub xover points on your AVR, or you don't use it's xover bypass use the 2.0 Sub cal +4dB. Trust me.
post #178 of 300
Hey guys. I would have had the torrent up already, but my internet has been down for the past two days . My ISP is sending a guy out tommorrow AM, so hopefully I will have the torrent and http link up sometime before the weekend.
post #179 of 300
nvm, Ill have it on my http in a few

Ill try and get it on my T1 later.


HTTP link being held for a bit, torrent is the best way.


http://thepiratebay.org/tor/3666592/AudioTestDVDv2 Here is the torrent for it. It would be faster for everyone if ppl used this instead. I have my 1mb line at home and work running it right now. (both T1's)
post #180 of 300
Thread Starter 
Update

The DVD is out now, if you haven't noticed

The First Post has been updated with new downloading options, and I started a faq of sorts at the end about the usage of the disk and its quirks which I will expand upon as things pan out.
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