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    Stereo downmixing through an AVR - effective or add a centre channel?

    Forgive me for reviving a dead thread, but this is exactly my use case, and I can't for the life of me figure out the correct configuration: I connect my windows lappy to the avr (Denon x2500h), feeding a 2.1 system. I've turned off the centre and surround speakers (and hence amps) in the avr...
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    Help with updating review index

    That's good news: the old system took a very long time to use - especially if, for example, the year something came out couldn't be easily found. It also allowed duplicates with slightly different names rather too easily; and required manual input that a new review existed. It was a fine start...
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    Help with updating review index

    I've been wondering, why the asr data on google sheets hasn't been updating: I go to check periodically, and see, that there are no new entries, so I assume, that everything is being input. If that's not the case, how should I proceed to enter the values? Are any of the scripts working still?
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    SMSL A100 Review (Stereo Amplifier)

    Is it just me, or is that the same case as the excellent JDS labs Atom line.?
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    Help with Chinese Language

    My word, that's a rather large leap: from occasional spam poster to gulag??
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    Help with Chinese Language

    I reported one of these a while back, so I'm sad to see this spam is more than just a one-off. Anyway, the characters are simplified, strongly implying the origin of the spam being mainland China: traditional characters are used in Taiwan and Hong Kong (Japan uses a third set). All three posts...
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    Windows Setting Changes Frequency Response

    Indeed, all of that is off. However, these options are only on the hdmi enabled output, which I can't use until the new avr comes in. I will certainly be testing everything when it does, and report my findings.
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    JBL Stage A130 Review (speaker)

    The line I put is merely to see how smooth the curve is in my room. The line cannot be used in your setup, as your room has a different line: the line cannot be used as a basis for eq filters. If you've a microphone, I urge you to use it. Failing that, your ears are the best tool you have: by...
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    JBL Stage A130 Review (speaker)

    I decided to make a very poor Napilopez-style pseudo-quasi-anechoic spinorama of one of the A130 speakers I have. Of note is my having forgotten to remove the high-pass filter enabled on the AVR for subwoofer integration purposes. Here are the horrific results: Spinorama Early Reflections...
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    JBL Stage A130 Review (speaker)

    Does the political ideology of the factory really make a difference here?
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    JBL Stage A130 Review (speaker)

    It seems fairly clear, that one reason why the A130 is so cheap, is due to the lower quality control standards: it's a very fine speaker indeed - but with unfortunately large unit-to-unit variations. I hope at some point, to make quasi-anechoic measurements of my own pair, that another data...
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    This is hard work: 78 year old Chinese Cook in Japan

    If you'd like, I can send an undoubtedly superb recipe your way, from one of the greatest Chinese cookery writers around
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    64 Audio U12t Review (IEM)

    Forgive me for being off topic, but why was I misquoted in your post? Indeed, why was I quoted at all?
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    64 Audio U12t Review (IEM)

    When I was experimenting with the correlation between spatial effects (both soundstage and imaging) and frequency response using the HD800, I noticed a strong one between the 8 kHz region and openness - a bit similar to the effect of inverting one channel: add more energy there, and the...
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