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      12-27-2019, 07:36 PM   #6843
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After having to buy a new AV receiver (Anthem MRX720) a couple months back; I'm finally getting around to upgrading my main system to support Dolby ATMOS. This involves:

*upgrading my Apple TV to the current 4K model.

*buying a new 4K Blu-Ray Disc player. I chose the Sony UBP-X1100ES. I've used this piece and it's predecessor very often. Easy choice. https://www.sony.com/electronics/blu...etails_default


*additional speakers. I can't install in-ceiling speakers, so I'll be using the "bounce method" where an upward-firing loudspeaker bounces its output off the ceiling. I picked KEF's best ATMOS Module... the R8a in gloss black. These will be sitting on their matching KEF R3 stand-mounted speakers already in my possession. https://www.shop.us.kef.com/r8a.html

While Im extremely versed in ATMOS systems, my experience using the bounce method is relatively limited. Being "forced" to used the bounce method IN MY OWN SYSTEM should be an interesting experience. I'm looking forward to it. My upstairs neighbors, not so much. :
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After having to buy a new AV receiver (Anthem MRX720) a couple months back; I'm finally getting around to upgrading my main system to support Dolby ATMOS. This involves:

*upgrading my Apple TV to the current 4K model.

*buying a new 4K Blu-Ray Disc player. I chose the Sony UBP-X1100ES. I've used this piece and it's predecessor very often. Easy choice. https://www.sony.com/electronics/blu...etails_default


*additional speakers. I can't install in-ceiling speakers, so I'll be using the "bounce method" where an upward-firing loudspeaker bounces its output off the ceiling. I picked KEF's best ATMOS Module... the R8a in gloss black. These will be sitting on their matching KEF R3 stand-mounted speakers already in my possession. https://www.shop.us.kef.com/r8a.html

While Im extremely versed in ATMOS systems, my experience using the bounce method is relatively limited. Being "forced" to used the bounce method IN MY OWN SYSTEM should be an interesting experience. I'm looking forward to it. My upstairs neighbors, not so much. :
I know you're a KEF guy, but I recently purchased an Arcam AVR30, and Martin Logan ESL 11A Impression speakers, an ESL C34A Illusion center speaker, and 2 Dynamo 1100X subwoofers. I'm still breaking them in, and they're coming back to sound balance them, but so far they are awesome. Way better than my ears deserve. And for me they look spectacular too!
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Got a vintage looking leather strap for use on my seamaster. Hopefully works out well if not can try on one of the others.
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...I recently purchased an Arcam AVR30, and Martin Logan ESL 11A Impression speakers, an ESL C34A Illusion center speaker, and 2 Dynamo 1100X subwoofers. I'm still breaking them in, and they're coming back to sound balance them, but so far they are awesome. Way better than my ears deserve. And for me they look spectacular too!
That's a nice setup!
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Shopping for artificial Christmas trees on sale. Any suggested places to shop (aside from Frontgate)?
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I have a Balsam Hill. https://www.balsamhill.com/
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More demo/evaluation material. Apparently Crank has an amazing ATMOS mix... and I like to use major sporting events (usually NFL) to evaluate and tune the channel level and distances (delays) in multi-channel systems... so I bought the most recent Super Bowl disc without the Patriots winning. I'm not an Eagles fan, but I wasn't about to watch the Pats win over and over. F That.
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Got a vintage looking leather strap for use on my seamaster. Hopefully works out well if not can try on one of the others.
Pics on the watch please
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Pics on the watch please
Sure thing when it comes in. Just got longines heritage 1945 as well. Brushed copper face, vintage styling. Was looking for small seconds vintage if this doesnt fit the bill for me will flip.
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So I bought my 993 about 2 years ago, I've always wanted one. The car came from Texas and is a perfect Black on Black. I couldn't justify the price of an S model which is about 1 3/4" wider in the rear with identical performance etc. For another $20K + I couldn't push my wife's good nature. The car came with Turbo Twist wheels which I have never cared for. They looked good, but I like something with a bit of lip, dish, concave what ever you want to call it. I'm also trying to make the car as stock looking as possible as I think the car is somewhat of a classic. So I ordered a set of Speedline RH wheels, they came on December 24th, Merry Christmas to me. Yesterday the weather was nice so I called up the local tire shop and was able to get in. The roads were wet as it had rained so the car does need a clean up and I've put it back under the cover likely for the balance of the winter. Anyway, here's a quick pic in the driveway.....I think the wheels make it look really planted and aggressive I'm really happy with the look.
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      12-28-2019, 06:03 PM   #6854
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More demo/evaluation material. Apparently Crank has an amazing ATMOS mix... and I like to use major sporting events (usually NFL) to evaluate and tune the channel level and distances (delays) in multi-channel systems... so I bought the most recent Super Bowl disc without the Patriots winning. I'm not an Eagles fan, but I wasn't about to watch the Pats win over and over. F That.
Fly Eagles Fly! Good purchase.
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Sure thing when it comes in. Just got longines heritage 1945 as well. Brushed copper face, vintage styling. Was looking for small seconds vintage of this doesnt fit the bill for me will flip.
Elegant and a bit rough around the edges....perfect.
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Elegant and a bit rough around the edges....perfect.
I have a disease. Did sell a few though at least.
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I have a disease. Did sell a few though at least.
Me too, I bought my wife a Planet Ocean a few years ago. She loves the orange bezel and strap and the big chunkily look. My problem is I have the attention span of a squirrel and way to many interests. Watches, stereo's, cars and boats to name a few. Then there's the whisk(e)y, cigars and guns......thank god my wife is complicit and understanding.
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Yeah I have car, gun, watch and booze primarily as problems
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Yeah I have car, gun, watch and booze primarily as problems
Right there with you, just add tools to the list.
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Yeah have decent amount of tools also but havent needed to buy much there in long time. Watches I keep trying to trim back but have 19 in rotation now again.
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Right there with you, just add tools to the list.
Same list here. Just substitute tools for booze and I'm good!
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After having to buy a new AV receiver (Anthem MRX720) a couple months back; I'm finally getting around to upgrading my main system to support Dolby ATMOS. This involves:

*upgrading my Apple TV to the current 4K model.

*buying a new 4K Blu-Ray Disc player. I chose the Sony UBP-X1100ES. I've used this piece and it's predecessor very often. Easy choice. https://www.sony.com/electronics/blu...etails_default


*additional speakers. I can't install in-ceiling speakers, so I'll be using the "bounce method" where an upward-firing loudspeaker bounces its output off the ceiling. I picked KEF's best ATMOS Module... the R8a in gloss black. These will be sitting on their matching KEF R3 stand-mounted speakers already in my possession. https://www.shop.us.kef.com/r8a.html

While Im extremely versed in ATMOS systems, my experience using the bounce method is relatively limited. Being "forced" to used the bounce method IN MY OWN SYSTEM should be an interesting experience. I'm looking forward to it. My upstairs neighbors, not so much. :
Let me know how that turns out for you. I'm on the AVS forum and it's a hit or miss on the bounce method especially when you don't have a flat ceiling to work with. I'll be going with the RSL's myself
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