Originally Posted by CINERAMAX
Roger for the lcr if I was you I would look at AMT based speakers which are the closest to the pro ribbon sound, the quested lt/z series is an example
Yes, will indeed give them a look. From what I heard in JapanDave's system, I found Quested speakers a worthy solution for music and movies. That is a rare quality in my limited experience.
for lcr it is always better to go Bi amp if you can so you can better linearize the speaker using whatever x-over filter (ie fir filters).
Since the Alcons CRMS series use a passive crossover between the ribbon and the midrange, that's exactly what I planned to do.
The datsat and trinnov will pass the upsampled 96/24 signals from something like Jriver, I also believe the all digital rs-20i route offers selection of output rate to 96khz for unencrypted digital audio files.
I have no concern about music files, just that it might be nice to preserve as much quality from Blu-ray content as possible, too, and bypassing additional signal processing like requantizing 24 bits down to 16, then upsampling/requantizing to 96/24. These processes may be done with very good algorithms/dither, but IMHO, the fewer, the better.
The src is there for everything on the alcons analog or digital, this system really shines when doing an all aes chain, not even close.
I have no reason to doubt that. It might suggest it is better in the end not to impose the extra layer of D/A/A/D for an analog signal through a DSP-based amp.
(certainly fretting about the amps without getting an actual quote seems counterproductive in the scope of things).
The price of the amp is not the main issue. I am looking at the overall signal chain, and trying to minimize duplications, redundancies, or unnecessary processes in the path. I'm a KISS kind of guy.
That includes using room treatments to minimize the use of "room EQ" as much as possible, as there's really very little that can be done electronically to fix room problems.
Proteus indeed will be the LIGHTHOUSE ALCONS TRINNOV install, "shinning a beacon" of pure performance that will blind every other system on the horizon for years if not decades to come. The only way on improving on this is to have a larger room/system with more Alcons channels but for a medium sized cinema Proteus is Historic.
I'd expect nothing less. Now I will return to the peanut gallery and don my drool bib.
Deadwood II Theater
(Previous Deadwood Theater HTOM
Anthem AVM 60 7.4.4; ClassĂ© SSP-800 PLIIx 7.4; MiniDSP OpenDRC-AN
Oppo UDP-203; Oppo BDP-93; Win10 media PC w/Roon+Kodi; Roku Ultra; DirecTV Genie
Adam Audio S3V/S3H LCR, KEF Ci200QS 4 srrnd, Tannoy Di6 DC 4 hts, Hsu ULS-15 4 subs
JVC RS520; Stewart Cima Neve screen 125" diag 2.35:1, MLP at 115"