Originally Posted by audioguy
I would not suggest that a room with that many speakers and no room correction sounds bad. And while I am no Mark Seaton, I have been doing room audio calibration for about 25 years. Many hundreds of spaces. Only in two of those rooms did the right kind of EQ not make a VERY substantive improvement (one of those two rooms had 2 full walls of uncovered glass. Nothing would help). Maybe Peter's space would be the third -- but I highly doubt it.
And the more speakers involved, the more possible improvement in the audio subtleties (with the right kind of EQ in the right person's hands) that make the envelopment of the experience so much superior.
With systems like the Trinnov or Datasat (and others), I would never consider a very high end home theater without making use of that kind of technology --- full range speakers all around or not!!
Hi Chuck, I do not disagree. In fact i did my first melssa calibration on the second commissioned JBL Synthesis 1 back in 1993 after spending 3 days one on one with Floyd Toole.Last Xmas I bought a wvhs machine to show the very same process being performed on the first seasons of That Is Home Entertainment in HGTV ( the historical video evidence for youtube
). I have a broken tape but it might not be the right one, after it was mended it broke again, so it might take time to find the segment. Hopes are high as it which would mean a bid i started at 600 in Japan for this vcr ended up costing 1700 landed, too rich for the Holiday Inn Express Lab.;(. Hope it is the right tape.
That being said 17 dollar pvc vertical blinds here at the Holiday Inn Express temporary lab's acoustical prowess are highly underrated. Makes a night day difference in fact over the irritating plain glass.
I do rely on these high end processors for the shows were we have won best atmos and had the press claim best in show. The situation after THE UKRAINE TRAINWRECK ,not becoming a millionaire with the 12 million dollars of lined up projects in Moscow, including the largest music performance and cinema public space in the country is that after losing 450k in revenue and 75g out of pocket in 2014, the fact is that I am still building up, and spending an average of 60 each past cedia despite best efforts not to has not helped, but that is my cross
I did fly higher than icarus while researching carte blanche immersive arts (atmos and HDR laser projection) since its pre-inception(a few times in a Global 8000).
That is the great benefit of losing big, that there are many a silver lining in completely unanticipated new opportunities and paybacks.. This system here will literally give me the keys to the Magic City, IMMERSIONWISE, I NORMALLY BOAST OF BEING 10 years ahead of my time, my nickname in highschool was panasonic: "Slightly Ahead of Our Time".
Actually the Slogan in Spanish is : ANTICIPANDO EL FUTURO, that is how I was viewed upon after i setup a Quadraphonic discotheque on my 10 grade High School
Once i move on to the Arts and Entertainment high rent district in Miami to show my wares I will push the claim to 30 years at the vanguard, at that time i plan to offer the upgrade to the fancy ncore amps and processor from T. Right now this Marantz ATI Ncore mch amp is disruptively excellent, specially considering its remote control and plethora of neighbor friendly dsp modes and settings, except of course the audyssey is horrible.
I used this latest most outrageous claim last Saturday with this guy that deals with the prime waterfront projects in Miami
, normally every time I show him something he says: Great I will let you know when i get a client building a dedicated theater; this time he said: I am coming next Saturday to take time for more demos and you can explain the systems and budgets to me. Put this system in Miami and I will bring by ALL OF MY CURRENT CLIENTS (8) to check it out. When I asked him jokingly was i right or wrong about being 30 years ahead? He said: no you weren't. Moral of the story this old geezer is finding great value in recycling ideas that are a throwback to this passion for surround sound and hdr looking images that realistic depict the dynamics and color volume of the caribbean.
It is all a payout. Next Year I will open up the Miami Lab to anyone here that wants the opportunity to look under the hood and say "It is not even 3 years into the future" I love transparency. The fact is that I am doing so many setup elements completely aside the atmos guidelines that it is impossible to recreate just by looking at it in a picture or even in person.
For now (because I still sell to the classes and eat with the masses), I have to continue the b-chain road to channel sufficiency, when the system is whole next year i will bring the big boys to shootout against my marantz ati ncore stack.
But for now there are other challenges too to complete the IMMERSION 2047 system, the micro led wall screen, so I may be forced to demo the marantz/ati with the Dyns to sell the Altitude (with my proprietary NEIGHBORLY SOUNDGUARD 24/7 subroutines), for a while.
In any event I feel privileged to have suffered so much hardship to achieve this It's time for me to give back to Miami the City that brought High End Immersive cinema to the forefront in the early nineties.