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  1. clayton72

    DIRAC Target Curves

    I don't know if anyone would find these valuable, but there must be at least a few folks who would find these useful. Maybe even revelatory. These are target curve files to be used during filter creation in the DIRAC and DIRAC live process. There are files for DIRAC 1.* and DIRAC 2.* Some...
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    Having trouble with Dante AVIO AES3/EBU Adapter and Foobar2000

    I've set the bitrate to the max supported by the device, 96k, and left it there the past couple days. I was concerned about math errors with 44.1 (*2 = 88.2, not 96), but not sure I'm hearing it. I think it sounds better than USB. I'll feel more confident in making an assessment once I have some...
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    Having trouble with Dante AVIO AES3/EBU Adapter and Foobar2000

    Got an answer from Audinate support: "Hello Clayton, If you want a device that will change the sample rate automatically, Focusrite is the only company I know that offers Sample Rate Follow. Their software allows you to setup a device to be the master sample rate, and all the other devices stay...
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    Having trouble with Dante AVIO AES3/EBU Adapter and Foobar2000

    I'm trying to use a Dante to get ethernet to coax audio to supply a PCM signal to a DAC. I have a music server PC running Dante Virtual Sound card and Dante Controller. If I play a file in Foobar2000 that matches the bitrate I set the computer and the Dante receiver at, no problem. But if I play...
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    End of 2017 - What's best in Home Theater Preamp / Processor

    I currently have a Integra DHC-80.3, starting to think about upgrading to something better. I'm not real concerned about ceiling speakers. I'm doing 7 channels (Martin Logan electrostatics) and 3 subwoofers. I have a projector, not yet 4k and I don't think I'll be getting a 4k projector before...
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    When's the next Integra preamp coming? Will it be DHC-80.4 or something else?

    And will it have more subwoofer outputs? Or will another brand be the next big thing? Seems some brands are quitting the home theater pre / pro game (Denon) altogether or releasing entry level products and not flagships (Emotiva, Parasound, Outlaw). Seems like Marantz and Integra are the last...
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    ServoDrive Contrabass: OK to lay down on its side?

    Yes, my house was built with seismic anchors between house and foundation. :) I have an M&K 12 inch and an SVS cylinder in this theater and Bass Shaker tactile transducers on the couch.
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    ServoDrive Contrabass: OK to lay down on its side?

    Madrona Digital is coming to install a TV projector tomorrow in my theater. I've had a ServoDrive Contrabass behind the flatscreen TV, but with the projection screen going there I won't have the space I used to have. I'm sure the installer will have some good ideas for rearranging things, but...
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    Integra dhc-80.1 has turned faulty, fix or replace?

    It's locked up on me and otherwise failed for quite some time. Pulling the power for a few moments has fixed it up until yesterday when it got a lot worse. Should I get it fixed? What's the max I should spend on it or what should I get to replace it? Has a release date been announced for the...
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    New Integra DHC-80.3 released So how much better is the .3 from the .2? This is an idle question for me because I'm probably a few years away from replacing my 80.1, but I'm curious none the less.
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    I'm a product tester, finding fault is a compulsive behavior for me. Women love it. I don't know why you say I should have expected to be disappointed with the phono stage. There's no justification for inferior quality in any feature of a product because quality does not need justification...
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    New High-Resolution Binaural Recording

    I have a pair of small speakers on my nightstands, I call them "bedphones" because they're so like headphones in the way they sound. Do you suppose Binaural would work with them? Or is the isolation of headphones necessary to the effect?
  13. clayton72

    Corigliano: Circus Maximus

    Got this, love it! Thanks for the recommendations, folks! Keep em coming!
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    Thank you! I've had it for a couple weeks now and I DO love it. I had the Anthem AVM30 previously and I read a few random forum posts out there that said the AVM30 is better than the .1, but not the .2, so I agonized a bit over the decision. But I'm finding I like it more than the AVM30...
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    I wound up getting the 80.1 for $1151 delivered. In the end, economics and needs of the family won out (new baby due in August, need new tires, new fence, new deck, new roof, etc). Plus I just knew if I'd popped for the .2, everyone would say the .3 is the must have when it comes out. And...
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    Integra playing subwoofer only for mp3 / flac files

    Something strange is happening with my Intgra. It was playing ripped music files (flac and mp3) from the home media server just fine all weekend and then yesterday it started only playing back through the subwoofer. I tried copying some files to a usb stick, but same thing. I must have hit a...
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    Is there a wireless device to stream from a home av share to a digital output?

    Yes, I'm able to play FLAC files created via dbPowerAmp and the free test files downloaded from (Click the pull down in the upper right and select the test bench files (user and password required to download files is written near top of the page in red). These files are...
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    Is there a wireless device to stream from a home av share to a digital output?

    Hmph... My Integra pre-amp is handling them just fine thru the UPnP. I know it's going through that because when I add more files I have to go into the admin controlls for the NAS and hit refresh to scan in the new files it's sharing through the UPnP admin page before they show up on the...
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    Is there a wireless device to stream from a home av share to a digital output?

    I've got UPnP AV compatible NAS on my network, and I've like a device that can connect to my network wirelessly and give a toslink digital output for playback in an older AV receiver. It needs to be able to play flac files and handle multichannel. I'd like it to be able to do Netflix too. I...
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    Ripping DTS cds?

    I've got piles of DTS cds, how may I rip them to flac files that will play back in 5.1 surround, please?
  21. clayton72

    Laserdisc AC-3 to current processor connection

    I've got an old laserdisc player with an AC-3 RF output... How do I connect that to a current receiver that doesn't have that kind of input? I'm guessing it won't work in a coaxial digital input plug, yeah?
  22. clayton72

    Pink Floyd Blu-ray Coming Up They'll be released in time for Christmas. Guess I won't be so hard to shop for this year. :cool:
  23. clayton72

    2L: Nordic Sound - 2L Audiophile Reference Record

    I can't get enough of multi-channel, I admit my bias freely. I certainly understand why someone would prefer an audience perspective to capture the feel of being in the concert hall, but can't directional microphones be used to capture incoming sound from mutliple directions from the same seat...
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    Fully portable noise isolating listening space with speakers - NIB - Under $100 This is a little tongue in...
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    2L: Nordic Sound - 2L Audiophile Reference Record

    Link to Amazon page I can't say anything about this disc better than what those who posted reviews on Amazon said. All sorts of classical music and some avant gard kinda stuff. Wish there were more pipe organ music. Something to really shake the house. This isn't all my kind of music, but...
  26. clayton72

    Which Camp Describes You?

    Four words: Michele Bay presents: Explosions! (Just kidding - Ref: Robot Chicken) I want better sound, better picture. I want the ideal copy of the original film: that is to say, no pan and scan, no fuzz, no noise, nothing cut, nothing added that wasn't shot during filming, and every...
  27. clayton72

    Good, better, best budgets for room treatment

    I sketched it out on the computer. Let me know if anything's not clear. The proportions aren't quite right, but it's an approximation. Equipment: Klipsch KG-5.5 front and rear, Klipsch RC-52 II, ServoDrive Contrabass sub, MK 12" sub. I've got a...
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    Good, better, best budgets for room treatment

    My theater room is a bit of an audiophile nightmare.... Washer, dryer, and furnace in a side closet space for noise (winter sucks with the furnace coming on a few times per hour), sliding glass door on the back wall and a picture window on the front, two doors on each side wall (one is metal)...
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    Thanks, Kal! Any word on if the difference between .3 and .2 will be similar?
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    Found a Integra DHC-80.1, used, and I'm hoping he'll take $1125 delivered. Should I hold out for a deal on the .2 when the .3 comes out? Audyssey MultEQ XT vs MultEQ XT32 worth waiting a few month for?

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