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Just heard from Lorr regarding some questions I had about the A16.   (1) It DOES accept using existing PRIR/HPEQ files from the A8.   (2) The exterior is plastic, not metal.  So this might be large, but it's clearly not as heavy as it would otherwise be had it been made of metal.
I'm wondering if the existing PRIR files from the A8 will be directly usable on the A16.  I would certainly hope so.
It's HUGE!  I thought it was around the size of an Arris modem.  But it's HUGE!  Obviously more user-friendly for interconnects and controls (e.g. volume).   And I thought that shape was suspiciously headphone-rack-like.   Fascinating.  If only I understood French I'm sure it would have been very interesting.
You are not alone in this observation.  I think the AIX room is truly unique, in its "deadness".  That's actually what makes listening to anything through its PRIR is such a joy.  It's an intimate pleasure, and all you hear is the source program through the speakers.  There is no reverb. Contrast this with the other three or four PRIR's I've gathered (including from the Egyptian Theater 1st-row balcony, with nobody in the auditorium... talk about echo and reverb!) where...
It still comes down to being able to arrange for a PRIR calibration in some fantastic home theater or studio which is set up for Dolby Atmos or other 3D-audio.   Yes, the reduced price and the inclusion of built-in onboard codecs (presumably firmware upgradeable if necessary) makes it much more convenient and appealing to the masses.  You don't need to have an Oppo BluRay player as your only reasonable way to deliver already-decoded discrete multi-channel LPCM to the...
Just had to comment on my first experience running in dual-user mode.  TERRIFIC!   I had an out of town friend visiting me for "birthday week", and had pre-arranged with Lorr and Mark at AIX for a Lorr-conducted 5.1 calibration for her at AIX so that we could then be able to enjoy watching/listening HDTV and BluRay movies together through one Realiser, with each of us having our own PRIR/HPEQ and headphone/amp setup.  I brought my older Stax Omega-1 and SRM-T1S amp with...
Not really OT, but I had to share this item from Gizmodo about a listening experience with Sennheiser's new $55K Orpheus electrostatic headphones.   "Sennheiser’s spared no expense on the headphones at all. It’s not a headphone, in fact, it’s a headphone with a huge integrated amplifier attached to it. The amp uses eight vacuum tubes, chosen for their superior impulse processing compared to a solid-state system. The trouble is that tubes are susceptible to airborne noise...
 What do you have set when you right-click on the speaker in System Tray, and select Playback Devices from the popup menu? Once you have selected the HDMI output of your graphics card as the playback device and set it to default, you need to push both (a) Properties and (b) Configure to enable multi-channel formats.  Now of course even if you send multi-channel output via HDMI, it's almost certainly going to be bitstream and still encoded, since this arrangement is...
You are trying to "use somebody else's prescription glasses".  You will not get satisfactory results until you "get glasses with your own prescription, specifically measured for your own eyes".  Do not have false hopes. Just wait and be patient until you have your own PRIR created next week.  Then you'll "see clearly".
 To be clear... the digital audio via HDMI from source (e.g. PC) to Realiser MUST BE LPCM, i.e. DECODED DISCRETE MULTI-CHANNEL from DD5.1 or DD7.1 or DTS or whatever. The Realiser does not have any decoding capability of its own, so if you just pass on the still-encoded multi-channel audio from the source program being played by the PC it will not work. Whatever you use on the PC to deliver multi-channel digital audio out via HDMI must also decode that digital audio to...
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