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post #2356 of 2625

Koss ESP-950?

post #2357 of 2625
Yes-about the same price as the Staxusa system
post #2358 of 2625

Any Realiser owners who can give me their $.02 on whether or not it would be worth the investment for me to get one? I posted this in another forum:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/656994/any-smyth-realiser-owners-out-there-who-love-electronic-music

 

Your comments would really be appreciated Thanks in advance.

post #2359 of 2625
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Originally Posted by MetalPhoenix View Post

Any Realiser owners who can give me their $.02 on whether or not it would be worth the investment for me to get one? I posted this in another forum:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/656994/any-smyth-realiser-owners-out-there-who-love-electronic-music

 

Your comments would really be appreciated Thanks in advance.

 

I am currently limited to a desktop setup at home, I have had my Realiser for only about 2 months. I use it every day, music/gaming/movies/etc. This little black box has given me more versatility and enjoyment in my little corner of the room, than any other product I have. My experience has been identical to Darin's post from your original, it is a great product. 

 

Though, after biting the bullet, you will need to find PRIR's that work for you, whether from your own tests or others.This will likely add to your initial investment cost, unless you have some nice wealthy friends with great systems. 


Edited by struggles - 3/26/13 at 6:33pm
post #2360 of 2625

Thanks so much. I'm taking this advice seriously.

post #2361 of 2625

Has anyone ever got replies emailing Smyth? Long time ago I mailed info@smyth about the "one speaker" measurement bug, no reply. Now I've tried asking several times weeks apart about my display problem, no replies (also tried lorr.kramer). I hope my emails are in some spam folder, how hard is it to reply atleast something..

post #2362 of 2625
I've had to get in touch with Lorr a couple of times and he always got back to me within a couple of days. His personal email is probably the better one to use.
post #2363 of 2625

Thanks, I'll wait after easter holidays and also try lorr@  (though lorr.kramer did not return any errors either..). I refrain from calling international, this is the 20th century after all. wink.gif

 

edit: lorr@ actually works. I have no idea why lorr.kramer@ did not end with in delivery errors.


Edited by hekeli - 4/12/13 at 11:21am
post #2364 of 2625

Here's a hint. If you haven't done the manual hpeq routine, atleast check these settings:

 

MENU-HP

RECALCULATE EQ: YES

INVERSION SETUP

  EQ COMPRESSION
  0-5kHz XFACT:1.0
  5-10kHz XFACT:0.7
  10-24kHz XFACT:0.3

 

Try setting everything to 1.0, reload HPEQ file. Check the manual. Experiment with different values..

 

Quite a big difference with my TH900's. I think the default settings are quite conservative, since people mostly use quite high-end phones without distortion or other anomalities.

 

Of course one should really do the manual routine..


Edited by hekeli - 4/8/13 at 6:31am
post #2365 of 2625

I know the Realiser is very dependent on personalized settings, but I was wondering if anyone knew of some music files that could be downloaded to sample its effects?

 

Thanks!

post #2366 of 2625

To get a sense of what a Realiser processed signal might sound like, try out the following two AIX Records label recordings on iTunes.  The Realiser processed recording was generated using Mark Waldrep's (founder/owner of AIX Studios) personalized room impulse response (PRIR) measurements.

Standard AIX Recording
Nitty Gritty Surround - John McEuen & Jimmy Ibbotson

Realiser Processed AIX Recording
Nitty Gritty Surround (Headphones [xi]) (feat.John McEuen, Jimmy Ibbotson, Jennifer Warnes)

Comparing these recordings will only provide an approximation of the true Realiser experience.  The degree of success you experience will entirely depend on how closely the physical characteristics of your head and ears match that of Mark's.  So again, as has been previously mentioned in this thread, to fully appreciate the Realiser experience there is no substitute for listening first hand with your own PRIR measurements.

 

You have to hear it to believe it.

post #2367 of 2625
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Originally Posted by vitzijak View Post

I know the Realiser is very dependent on personalized settings, but I was wondering if anyone knew of some music files that could be downloaded to sample its effects?

 

Thanks!


http://realiser.us/realiserdemo.htm

post #2368 of 2625

for those who own dune hd base 3d / max,  when i tried to play dts ma 5.1 mkv file (connected through hdmi , smyth realiser), i could only hear sound from L & R, but not from other channel, what am i doing wrong here?

post #2369 of 2625
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Originally Posted by darthmatin View Post

for those who own dune hd base 3d / max,  when i tried to play dts ma 5.1 mkv file (connected through hdmi , smyth realiser), i could only hear sound from L & R, but not from other channel, what am i doing wrong here?


Are you getting 5.1 input to the Realiser with other files? Usually I find that if the HDMI handshake fails then the source will default to 2 channel downmix for all files. If that happens, sometimes I have to power cycle the source, Realiser and/or the TV.

 

I have found files that cause the Dune to change to 2 channel downmix when I play them. Then after that, all files are played as 2 channel downmix. Once I reboot the Dune, it resets back to multi channel PCM. But playing that one problem file will force the Dune back into 2.0.

 

Are you using the HDMI pass through on the Realiser to connect to your TV?

 

If you are only getting 2 channel on that one file and the rest of the files give you 5.1 or 7.1, then I would say it's the file. Can you play the file on another device and get 5.1? You could double check that the file really has 5.1 on a computer.

post #2370 of 2625

I bought Dvdo quick6 hdmi switch, connected dune hd -> quick 6 (hdmi in)  and projector -> quick 6 (hdmi out)  ,  quick6 (aux hdmi out) -> realiser = no sound from realiser.

but, quick 6 aux hdmi output -> realiser  and realiser hdmi out -> projector = can get sound. why is it like that? anything to change in settings? i couldnt get any sound from realiser with only hdmi input connected,  i could only get sound from realiser when connecting my projector through realiser hdmi out.

 

 

couldnt listen 5.1 / 7.1 through realiser, because i dont have any player that plays lpcm 5.1 / 7.1 except dune hd base 3d . so its not possible for me to test it. because my laptop only outputs 2.1 through hdmi. but the mkv files has 5.1 audio tracks, i checked twice through vlc player.

 

please advise me.


Edited by darthmatin - 4/12/13 at 8:53pm
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