lonemountain

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Speaker Selection Strategies For Atmos Music
I am not sure I agree with the suggestion that you can skip the side surrounds as Kota suggests above (although I usually like his posts). From my own experience the side surround is super critical to conveying space in music and motion in movies... 
Speaker Selection Strategies For Atmos Music
With most of the modern A/V HT receivers with ATMOS decoding, you can choose a 5.1 or 7.1 set up just on the floor and no overheads.  Since its object based, the software is supposed to "pull" the 7.1  out of the avaiable info and ignore the overr... 
Is it possible for a high end manufacturer to overprice their goods?
@fac 2000% is CRAZY..  Ive never met a single manufacturer that can get away with that.  There might be one product in their line that has a huge mark up because it's unique, some some one of kind invention,  but Im sure the rest of the company's... 
Speaker question
I use them myself for HT.   They are simply a very good three way and the least expensive model with the ATC mid dome, which they are famous for. 227W should be plenty of power, no problem there.  On the amp sound, I personally defer to linear bas... 
Small Discrepancies in Speaker Placement
@rlb61 Acoustics is a black art!  I've run in to many other situations similar to this one.    
Speaker question
@aleon Sorry I was excited there.  DIdnt mean to blame you or pick on you.  Ive read this before but I can't figure out where it comes from becasue it is categorically not true.  It must some other problem attributed to the speakers- like maybe u... 
Small Discrepancies in Speaker Placement
@rlb61- thank you for posting this.  Placement can be completely critical and small differences in horizontal or vertical placement can yield major differences in performance.  You have figured out exactly the way to do it -just change the placeme... 
Speaker question
Who is saying ATC's have issues last low volume?  That is utter crap and made up by someone who got a bad demo.  They don't have an issue.   On the pro side of ATC, which uses the same drivers as consumer versions, a very specific BENEFIT (that i... 
Active Speakers Don't Sound Better
@mbmi Stuck in what way? The only thing that internal true active changes (like ATC, Genelec, etc)is a choice in power amps and a ton of speaker level wire (to the speaker and tons of hidden wire inside the passive crossover). Due to the increase... 
Speaker Selection Strategies For Atmos Music
@Deep_33 Thanks for posting that Steve Wilson interview.  That's pretty much the same info the poeple I know on the mix side say to me.  He's honest about the binaural nature of air pods, but basing your acceptance of ATMOS based on that alone is... 
Speaker Selection Strategies For Atmos Music
If only wireless sounded as good as hard wired.......the technology isn't there yet.    
Active Speakers Don't Sound Better
I think the active discussion has gone off the rails into detials that are NOT the main reasons for active. Here is my summary of reasons. 1) phase linearity (via line level adjustments in the crossover). Many designers think this is the key reas... 
Active Speakers Don't Sound Better
@fynnegan That is not true. Ive done it and you cannot get to where the actives are with passive. All that speaker wire and copper (in the LF inductor especially) between amp and drive unit! Or are you a proponent of the idea that speaker wire is ... 
Speaker Selection Strategies For Atmos Music
ATMOS has many complex issues that are hard to convey quickly and simply. The main idea I have always had, even from the time I visited Dolby to discuss the ATC systems they bought to design ATMOS on, was the important first step to three dimensio... 
How important is the efficiency of a speaker to you?
Asking the question "What is efficient enough?" brings up mutiple challenges.  the first being hardly anyone listens much over 90dB SPL!    I was at AXPONA this weekend and in our room we are demong ATC.  I meassuredIf  the SPL when things got "l...