Originally Posted by noah katz
I've been waiting for the dust to settle on the new HDMI board, which has recently been announced to be an extra-cost option.
Speaking of that, I haven't been keeping up on video tech; can you tell me if the old board suffices if I'm interested in HDR but not 4k?
The current board should (IMO) but it doesn't. Neither my PS4 Pro nor Xbox One S will display 1080p60 HDR/WCG through the MP-50. Lyngdorf's answer is that the chipset used does not recognize 1080p HDR/WCG and 2160p60 HDR/WCG 8-bit as valid formats even though the consoles produce them, the displays accept them and other AVPs (Denon & Marantz in my case) pass them.
You either need to wait on the new boards or employ a workaround solution (Oppo, HDFury, Lumagen, etc.)
Re your speaker upgrades, I have to say my first thought was risk of hearing damage, or do you have a huge space to fill?
Also, you'll be giving up ULF for extra SPL at higher freq.
I actually considered going with the Lyngdorf FR-1s all around. But this is a dedicated multi-row cinema room and not a living room. I feel like the Lyngdorf (not SL) offerings are lifestyle solutions (European lifestyle) and I want bigger and bolder. I am going for high dynamics with very low distortion.
When it is all said and done I won't be giving up anything… not even ULF! Stay tuned.
Originally Posted by daimler2015
Sure would be cool to create a voicing for the Harman curve. I tried to no avail.
It's actually pretty simple, just play around with the shelf Qs and you should be able to do it. The easiest way is to start with Action or Action+Movie (which is the preset voicing I like the best for movies) and add/edit the second shelf filter. You shouldn't need more than three filters, two is really enough.
Just tell me how much gain you want in the bass and how you want it to slope down (zero crossing), ands I can build one for you. I'm building a +9dB to -9dB, +6dB to -6dB, +4.5dB to -4.5dB and +3dB to -3dB to try out.
Originally Posted by artur9
That curve seems to violate the "no more than 3dB (some say 6dB) of boost" rule-of-thumb. Is it ok anyway?
The MP-50 has plenty of dynamic range in the tank where I don't think the boost matters much. However, I noticed in that there an Overall Gain setting that allows you to shift the voicing up or down so you canA turn any curve into cut-only with 0dB as the high limit. (Has this always been there?).
Here are more curves to try out: