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Audiopraise VanityPro Review (HDMI Audio Extractor)

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  • 1. Poor (headless panther)

    Votes: 4 2.7%
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    Votes: 15 10.3%
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Sal1950

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Short of being in a dedicated room, that would still stand for 7.2.4 Genelecs, because I'm an aesthetics snob.:)
I'd be there thinking it sounds great, but when I open my eyes, I'm in a cluttered room.
What's aesthetics got to do with sound?
I really don't give a rodents behind what my room looks like.
It's all about the music.
Sorry to hear you have this hang-up with room appearance. :(
 

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If you are using Genelec subs and want a full SAM setup, they make just the product.
how does it work if I need to attach to 2 SAM subs? Do I need a splitter? Also if I need 5.2.4, I would need two of them...correct? I already have 3 8340 as LCR, 2 8330 as surrounds. One of my future idea would be add 4 8320 as Atmos speakers.
 

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Hi there,
A quick update on the upcoming new firmware release. Apart from some other minor changes and bug fixes, there will be a new downmix feature available. More details our forum. The new USB and I2S boards are currently being tested and we are working on the USB audio software side. The support for these two new board will be included most likely after the next firmware release. I will keep you guys updated.
Regards,
Pavel
 

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What's aesthetics got to do with sound?
I really don't give a rodents behind what my room looks like.
It's all about the music.
Sorry to hear you have this hang-up with room appearance. :(
You do you but you do not do others! That's a good thing!;)

I dare you to start a constructive thread >with a poll< to find out which other ASR members do (or do not) believe in listening environment aesthetics!

I think this is the 'industry' which invented and uses the W.A.F. as an integral part of the subjective part of creating an environment for listening to music.
And if that is not a 'hang-up'; ASR members would not argue the virtues of... ummmm... good looking VU meters on hardware!:cool:
 
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Sal1950

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I think this is the 'industry' which invented and uses the W.A.F. as an integral part of the subjective part of creating an environment for listening to music.
Your absolutely right, I realize that as a bachelor, and even before when I had a wife, I always insisted on making the decisions on what went in the living/listening/entertainment room.
She could do whatever she liked in the rest of the house, but the living room and garage were my territories at home, there just was no such thing as a WAF to consider. Back up north where I lived for 32 years I had both a 5.2 surround system plus a dedicated stereo system with giant Klispch La Scala speakers and a pair of 7' tall HSU subwoofers in the living room. The OL was never to happy with the appearance with all the wires, gear, etc but she just had to deal with it or leave.
Anywho, yea the room has a lot of clutter, the windows have been converted to room treatment panels, and as said I couldn't care less, all that matters to me is the sound, not the aesthetics
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Shears panels are now covering all sound treatment windows as appears on the left grouping. Looks good enough for me. :p
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Your absolutely right, I realize that as a bachelor, and even before when I had a wife, I always insisted on making the decisions on what went in the living/listening/entertainment room.
She could do whatever she liked in the rest of the house, but the living room and garage were my territories at home, there just was no such thing as a WAF to consider. Back up north where I lived for 32 years I had both a 5.2 surround system plus a dedicated stereo system with giant Klispch La Scala speakers and a pair of 7' tall HSU subwoofers in the living room. The OL was never to happy with the appearance with all the wires, gear, etc but she just had to deal with it or leave.
Anywho, yea the room has a lot of clutter, the windows have been converted to room treatment panels, and as said I couldn't care less, all that matters to me is the sound, not the aesthetics
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Shears panels are now covering all sound treatment windows as appears on the left grouping. Looks good enough for me. :p
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You mentioned before that the insulation/sound dampening in the windows would work well to keep the heat out. Have you any idea of the change in temperature before and after?
 

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"I like your answer but I have a feeling you are not willing to do that poll.
Nope, Not really, I can only speak for myself, never intended to speak for anyone else.
I simply replied to member @Nattage who said he's personally "an aesthetics snob" and couldn't live with the clutter of a 7.2.4 rig.
I thought that unfortunate to deny himself the pleasure of a wonderful surround rig like that but in the end that's his call.
If your that curious on the subject be my guest to start the poll. ;)

You mentioned before that the insulation/sound dampening in the windows would work well to keep the heat out. Have you any idea of the change in temperature before and after?
I did hope for a side benefit of some savings in energy use but I haven't noticed anything to speak of.
There is the fact of run-away inflation in the US due to our current leadership so I have no way of telling. :(
 

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I did hope for a side benefit of some savings in energy use but I haven't noticed anything to speak of.
There is the fact of run-away inflation in the US due to our current leadership so I have no way of telling. :(
Yeah, perhaps the rate for electricity has gone up and hidden any savings. We have run-away inflation too. I chatted other peeps in Europe and they have the same dilemma. It's all over. Red meat is up maybe 35%-40% and the pasta aisle shelving is bare @ Walmart from people economizing and eating pasta. I'm pretty sure my grocery bill has gone up by ~$100+ per month. Crazy stuff. :D
 

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I would point out that an amazon basic hdmi audio extractor has just been reviewed for the price of 22 euros with a bit perfect digital output
 

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That can feed a quality stereo DAC or a traditional Receiver (all having poor DACs) with Dolby digital 5.1.
The vanity pro, uniquely (discounting Trinov and datasat) separates multi channel digital audio into pairs of digital outs which can be sent to posh DACs, potentially improving the quality of sound possible for multi channel sources.
 
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