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  1. 12 hours ago, Ricci said:

    I'm not surprised. It's probably used as a tactic to sell Atmos & get higher penetration into the market by how much obviously "better" it sounds.

    Or perhaps they have 2 different mixing teams working on the tracks separately? Resulting in 2 different mixes? That seems like a monumental waste of time and money though. For coherency and efficiency you'd want to change as little of the mix as possible between formats. One would think at least.

    This part.

    The amount of over-generalizations that continue in these discussions never fails to make me chuckle but I gotta tell ya there are so many variables that account to what we end up getting on disc and play back at home. Nobody (who creates/produces what we hear) has time to go through each and every release made with a fine tooth enthusiast-audiophile "is-this-gonna-sound-awesome-on-my-home-stereo" kind of mentality. The important part is that dialog is intelligible and there are no downmix artifacts/issues and tell a story. That is about it. Next movie on the production line.....next and next and next. There is money to be made, people.

    There is no need to sabotage legacy versions to sell the new hottness. People will buy the new hottness anyway and they are. Sometimes you just get crap because that is where the chips fell. Trust me, I think the reality of this sort of stuff is just as dumb as it sounds. I just enjoy what I get because even with the warts, it's still all awesome. My HT room has never sound better. What say you guys? Better time than ever to have an HT system. :)

  2. 1 hour ago, Kyle said:

    On paper, that looks like incredible value. Did the inuke have DSP too? 


    Probably needs a silent fan mod like pretty much everyone else they make tho.


    Yeah there was always a DSP version of the iNuke amps.

    This is a simple rebranding of the iNuke amps, like Behringer seems to do with their products every few years. Not dissimilar to the old Europower amps. The 1500 and 2500 "changed" to the 3000 and 4000. Same amps, new look/label.

    The iNuke amps are indeed a great value, imho. I own several and have quiet modded them with Noctua fans. I'm kinda annoyed cuz these look better in black than the silver iNukes I have already. 😛

  3. 7 hours ago, Kyle said:

    Is the magnet the top ring or the lower ring? Is one of those rings steel? I'm confused. Both look HAF (Huge As ***) Seems like it would be the top ring as I understand the B&C driver is an overhung gap so that ring can't be a gap plate... too tall!


    Kinda looks like the upper part based off the pictures of the assembled driver. Not sure, really. Probably more machining to do.





  4. On 1/17/2019 at 1:44 PM, SME said:

    Dedicated subs for each Atmos output channel?  That's pretty ambitious!  I can't recall, but I thought Atmos heights were specified to be limited bandwidth?  Assuming they were, I also don't recall if the bass management was supposed to be done by the playback processor, the authoring tools, or by the mixers themselves.

    All outputs from immersive audio formats are full range. The playback system handles the bass management. It is up to the mixer(s) to decide how much bass content goes to which location. While rare, it is totally possible to have full range content output from any speaker position, including the overhead speaker positions.

  5. Just thought it was nice to see a nice brand make a return.

    We scoff at the performance to price ratio now but back in the day, they were the shit. My Tempest still sounds nice today.


    I guess I have a soft spot for Adire Audio. They got me into DIY audio. So.... yeah. ;)

  6. Was feeling nostalgic and did a Google search on Adire Audio tonight....

    They are back and have stock? Waht?!

    What day is it? What year? Did I wake up from a nap and now back in 2005? I know I've been out of the loop for a while but... Did you you guys know they were back? They have OG Shiva, Tempest, Brahma and even the Tumult on the site. Holy crap!


    Anyway. Just wanted to share you guys. Good ol' days, huh?

  7. 14 minutes ago, dgage said:

    Haha. Very serious.  I don't like dual-opposed subs for that very reason as too many times I've seen/heard them with one driver facing out into the room and the other firing into the wall.  And since both drivers, now with completely different phase and frequency differences, are driven by the same amplifier/signal, you have to DSP them together.  You'll never get an optimal setting that way and what I usually heard, namely smeared sound bears that out.  However, if dual-opposed subs can be placed along a wall and one driver isn't firing into some object, they can work well.  However, I just don't feel that their advantages outweigh their disadvantages in placement with the primary advantage being an inert cabinet since the drivers cancel out vibrations.  A well-built sub doesn't need dual-opposed drivers to still have a strong, vibration-free cabinet.

    Ahhha. Okay.

    14 minutes ago, dgage said:

    Now I've heard one setup with dual-opposed subs that was about the best setup I've heard and you've heard it too, which is Brandon's dual-opposed setup.  His quad boxes were placed optimally in the front corners at a 45 degree angle to the side wall and front wall.  Add in the fact that he had one pair on the floor and the other pair stacked near the ceiling on top of his speakers, he had one of the best front-sub setups available and it sounded like it.  I looked for a picture of the setup he had then with the Danley's but couldn't find it.  I'll see if I can get him to send me a picture.

    Lol, don't act like I wasn't there. ;) 

    14 minutes ago, dgage said:

    By the way, this post is sort of ironic as I'm thinking of offering a dual-opposed subwoofer that I was previously opposed to, primarily because a customer wants it to be able to place it correctly parallel to a wall. :)

    Mmm. Mhmm. Good luck, sir!

  8. On ‎9‎/‎4‎/‎2018 at 7:22 AM, dgage said:

    I have 2 concerns with that sub.  

    1.  Where are you going to place it so that you don’t have potential phase issues with some sound coming directly off of the drivers while other sound waves will bounce off of the wall or furniture?  


    Like a dual opposed sub?

    Lol...not sure if serious, David. ;)?

  9. On ‎8‎/‎23‎/‎2018 at 8:11 PM, Kvalsvoll said:

    Alien - Covenant: Anyone measured this? Could not find any graph.

    Just watched it, sounded quite good to me, did not feel like much was missing in the low end. In my opinion, it does not need BEQ.

    Sound aside, it is note a very optimistic film. Would not recommend it as a good way to pass time while on your first journey to March. If you do, since such a trip takes quite some time, you can watch the whole Alien series, then top it off with Prometheus and Covenant.

    There was a graph. Must have disappeared with the rest.

    I remember it graphed (and sounded/felt) well on my system. Thought the sound was pretty terrific actually. Nobody seems to like this movie though. I liked it well enough. Just wasn't the Prometheus sequel everyone wanted and expected. 

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  10. Awww dang! :(

    Had this high on a hopeful "wishlist" of sorts. Not that I have any direct experience with this driver, it seemed to me like an excellent driver all around. I would wonder what kind of update BMS would have for it.

  11. On 6/23/2018 at 12:25 AM, SME said:

    I recall "Ex Machina" had a loud droning score toward the end and the DTS:X mix sent the score almost entirely to my surrounds.  I turned things down a bit because I was worried about long term power effects.

    "Long term power effects" and... you were watching a movie?

    For real, dude? Can't have ya worrying about a thing like that. Sounds like a new set of surrounds is in your near future. :D

  12. On 6/22/2018 at 7:01 AM, MKtheater said:

    I have not posted here in a while. So this is where all the old guys all hang.  Old as in long time posters.  Scott, good to see you still around. 

    Lol yeah. All us crotchety geezers still postin. ?

    Hey, James! *waves* Nice to see you around too! :)


    On 6/22/2018 at 7:57 AM, minnjd said:

    I finally got around to watching my Blu-Ray of Blade Runner 2049.

    Like in the theater, lots of bass.  Most of it hovered above 30Hz but it was definitely weighty and sounded pretty good.

    But I did run across an acronym that is really appropriate for this movie (plus Interstellar and TDKR):

    ZIHL, or 'Zimmer Induced Hearing Loss'. 


    Good lord was the music fucking loud.  And not for short amounts of time either.  One sustained synth tone had to be red lining in multiple channels and it went on, continuously, for over ten seconds.  There was no modulation, no variation, just "BWAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH"

    Something's wrong with your mixing when I have to lower my volume for that but can keep it constant through gunshots, spinner crashes and explosions.


    I can't get this glorious blaring music loud enough in 2049, man. ?


    Not even close. ?



    A visit with the DRC fairy might alleviate the issues you're having with this particular movie and/or composer. ;)

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