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post #2251 of 2741
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Originally Posted by spaceace1014 View Post

Hekeli, are you using it for movies or games?

 

 

Actually mostly for music, but movies/tv as well..

post #2252 of 2741
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Originally Posted by Duckman View Post

Yes. That's the amazing thing about it.

I would like to get the sound out of my head without messing up transient fidelity and superb resolution of the 009s. Is there a solution?
post #2253 of 2741
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Originally Posted by Kiritz View Post

I found that connecting two subs to the tac outputs takes care of the bass issues with the Stax.  Whatever is under 80hz gets sent to the subs and all is good.
Does that mean that even if your headphones extend below 80Hz they will not receive the below-80Hz signal that is diverted to the subs or tactile transducers? I sure hope not but can someone with a Realiser clarify?
post #2254 of 2741
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Does that mean that even if your headphones extend below 80Hz they will not receive the below-80Hz signal that is diverted to the subs or tactile transducers? I sure hope not but can someone with a Realiser clarify?


Hi Aston,

 

The level and crossover frequency of the low end signal sent to the headphone output can be completely controlled independent of the levels and frequency sent to the tactile outputs. You can have everything below say 80hz sent to both the headphones and tactile outputs at the same time. You can even control how much bass from each "speaker" channel is sent to the headphones and the tactile output independently.

post #2255 of 2741
Proud new owner here. I have two issues that maybe someone has dealt with. The first is that anytime I insert an SD card the activity light just keeps blinking and the remote can't do anything until I eject the card. I tried two 2GB FAT16 cards and even reformatted them..

The second is that I can't get any sound to play out of channels other than L and R. I have my Oppo hooked up via HDMI playing 5.1 discs and I am using the default 7.1 preset with all inputs enabled. All LEDs are lit up on the front, not just L and R. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by bpinnell View Post

The second is that I can't get any sound to play out of channels other than L and R. I have my Oppo hooked up via HDMI playing 5.1 discs and I am using the default 7.1 preset with all inputs enabled. All LEDs are lit up on the front, not just L and R. Thanks.

 

Welcome to the club!

 

I assume you have your Oppo set to send out LPCM via HDMI, and you've selected HDMI input on the Realiser.

 

What model Oppo?  Are you using HDMI-1 or HDMI-2 out of the Oppo?  Do you have "Split A/V" set?

 

On the Realiser's remote, if you push the EXIT button the display will change to an 8-channel VU meter, showing you what the levels are of input arriving on each of the 7.1 channels.  I think the display disappears after a few seconds, but if you push EXIT again the VU meter display will remain.  When you want it to disappear push the CANCEL button on the remote, and you're back to the normal display.

 

Anyway, if in VU meter mode you see input arriving only on L/R channels (inputs 1 and 2), then the problem is not with the Realiser but with what the Oppo is sending out.  In its "speaker configuration" you don't have it set to "downmix to stereo", do you??  You do have it set at 7.1, right?

 

How do you know you're only hearing L and R output?  From your headphones?  Or from speakers connected to the main outputs of the Realiser?  Again, use EXIT on the remote to view the 7.1 input channels to see if you're really getting 7.1 (or 5.1 in the case of your discs) delivered from Oppo to Realiser.

post #2257 of 2741
Thanks dsperber! Turns out my Oppo had downmix to stereo which was the problem.

Anyone else having SD card issues?

And has anyone been able to get a good PRIR in the DC area?
post #2258 of 2741
Yes,cheaper software implementation (vst plugin),or more simple digital-only device for lower cost and better portability would be pretty nice!
post #2259 of 2741
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Originally Posted by bpinnell View Post

Thanks dsperber! Turns out my Oppo had downmix to stereo which was the problem.

Anyone else having SD card issues?

And has anyone been able to get a good PRIR in the DC area?

Hi,

    New owner here as well, I had the same problem with a micro sd card. I ended up reformatting a few times with no luck, I toggled write protection on, inserted, ejected, then toggled off and reformatted and that ended up working. 

post #2260 of 2741

I placed my order on Smyth research realiser A8.

 

Currently i have the following:

Laptop with HDMI out (5.1 dts)

PS3

Sennheiser RS220.

 

Now please recommend me what other equipment do i need to get perfect surround sound. such as 5.1 / 7.1

 

I dont want to buy stax, just because it wont last longer in my country. (due to weather condition)

 

I'm willing to buy a new headphone as well as other necessary equipment that enhance listening experience.

 

Please recommend me, as im new to this category :)

post #2261 of 2741
My SD card issue seems partially fixed. I locked the card and that at least allowed it to be inserted without locking up the unit. Haven't tried to access it yet though.

Love the default preset using a HPEQ I made with the bundled Stax set. I don't use the head tracker, but I find that if I solo some channels and back to all, my brain adjusts to the illusion. If I just start with all speakers, it sounds too close.
post #2262 of 2741
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Originally Posted by darthmatin View Post

I placed my order on Smyth research realiser A8.

 

Currently i have the following:

Laptop with HDMI out (5.1 dts)

PS3

Sennheiser RS220.

 

Now please recommend me what other equipment do i need to get perfect surround sound. such as 5.1 / 7.1

 

I dont want to buy stax, just because it wont last longer in my country. (due to weather condition)

 

I'm willing to buy a new headphone as well as other necessary equipment that enhance listening experience.

 

Please recommend me, as im new to this category :)


When you get your Realiser, you will have to test your laptop HDMI out if you are going to use that as a source. My laptop has HDMI out, but it does not support 5.1 or 7.1 output. It only give me a 2.0 down mix. So, if you are sure your HDMI can output 5.1 LPCM, then you are good to go.

 

I have had really great luck with a Dune HD Max as a source for the Realiser since i have all my content on a network server.

 

For headphones, I have Stax 407 and 232A amp. I also have a pair of Heir 8.A custom IEM's, and I auditioned a pair of Audeze LCD2's for a day. Overall, I would say I like the Stax best, but the Audeze and Heir's also worked really really well. The Heir 8.A is great since their sound is very close to the Stax, but they can be driven much easier and they are much more portable. I am sure other's can chime in on other headphones that work well. I think there is something to the Stax that work particularly well with the Realiser. I even think a pair of modified Koss PortaPro's do a pretty decent job in a pinch.

 

How bad can the weather be for Stax? I have not heard of Stax problems due to weather, but I'll take your word for it.

 

Although I have not tried it, I have been told that it's not worth using an outboard DAC unless you want to spend some serious cash on a DAC. I would recommend spending more money on headphones than a DAC.

post #2263 of 2741
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Originally Posted by darinf View Post


When you get your Realiser, you will have to test your laptop HDMI out if you are going to use that as a source. My laptop has HDMI out, but it does not support 5.1 or 7.1 output. It only give me a 2.0 down mix. So, if you are sure your HDMI can output 5.1 LPCM, then you are good to go.

 

I have had really great luck with a Dune HD Max as a source for the Realiser since i have all my content on a network server.

 

For headphones, I have Stax 407 and 232A amp. I also have a pair of Heir 8.A custom IEM's, and I auditioned a pair of Audeze LCD2's for a day. Overall, I would say I like the Stax best, but the Audeze and Heir's also worked really really well. The Heir 8.A is great since their sound is very close to the Stax, but they can be driven much easier and they are much more portable. I am sure other's can chime in on other headphones that work well. I think there is something to the Stax that work particularly well with the Realiser. I even think a pair of modified Koss PortaPro's do a pretty decent job in a pinch.

 

How bad can the weather be for Stax? I have not heard of Stax problems due to weather, but I'll take your word for it.

 

Although I have not tried it, I have been told that it's not worth using an outboard DAC unless you want to spend some serious cash on a DAC. I would recommend spending more money on headphones than a DAC.

 

Thank you very much for the suggestion.

 

I'm thinking of getting Sennheiser HD800 + Lehmann Linear Cube Headphone Amp. 

 

Are they good match for Realiser a8 to get perfect surround 5.1 / 7.1?

 

In that case, it would be: Source (such as laptop / ps3) -> (HDMI Input) Realiser A8   -> i guess the output from realiser a8 to be taken through "phones" rca out to lehmann amp (has only rca input)  Headphone Amp  ->  (Though headphone out) Headphone (HD800)

 

Do i get perfect surround 5.1 / 7.1 through that setup? 

 

Please advise me and recommend if any other good combo available for surround.


Edited by darthmatin - 2/17/13 at 1:03am
post #2264 of 2741

Anyone else getting random chars on screen? Mostly when it's idling for a long time.. maybe some contact going bad.

 

post #2265 of 2741

any portable electrostatic amp available to carry around?

Realiser A8 + portable electrostatic amp + SR-009?


Edited by darthmatin - 2/17/13 at 8:45am
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