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Why are there 4 unused hdmi ports? You sure DigitalOutput-4 is right HDMI? Try another?
post #2852 of 2860

Ye it is, i could get sound through realiser. but only 2 way. not 7.1 / 5.1.

 

my pc equipped with 2 x titan x (sli), thats why it shows too many unused hdmi.


Edited by darthmatin - 11/21/15 at 9:20am
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I'm planning to buy Cambridge cxu player. Anyone heard of it? I hope it goes well with realiser.
post #2854 of 2860
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Originally Posted by darthmatin View Post

I'm planning to buy Cambridge cxu player. Anyone heard of it? I hope it goes well with realiser.

Have not tested before, but its features are excellent, with a top notch quality, and reviews are all positive.

 

HDMI out with Darbee and the other one for audio out are exactly what you need with realiser to be a multi channel central hub for your home theater setup, all based on HDMI connectivity.

 

However, OPPO BDP-103 is a serious  competitor with almost 1/3 of the price!


Edited by nassq8 - 11/22/15 at 10:33am
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thats my setup on top.

 

now i can get 7.1 surround through pc with cambridge cxu.

 

all fine. but i can experience some lag with the audio. lag is about 0.7 / 0.9 seconds.

 

im not sure how to fix that. 

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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 that solid state systems aren’t, so to compensate, Sennheiser freely suspended the tubes in a block of Carrara marble."

 

"From the very start, using the Orpheus headphones is a luxury experience. Push the power button, and the whole thing comes to life like some kind of portable nuclear reactor. The buttons pop out.  So do the tubes."

 

 

Don't forget to expand and read the comments below the article.  Hilarious!  Like this one:

 

"It’d be cooler if instead of 8 tubes it was 8 fleshlights that rose up - perhaps symbolizing one’s future sexual opportunities after one divulged to his/her significant other that they’d spent $55k on headphones."

 

Terrific equipment review. Enjoy.

post #2857 of 2860

An interesting announcement from CES 2016.  I'm wondering if the upcoming DaySequerra iMix Live could offer some competition to the Smyth Realiser 8 when it comes to 5.1 playback over Stereo Headphones.

(The Smyth also does 7.1 which is not part of iMix Live).

 

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/ces-2016-day-2

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Originally Posted by bmoura View Post
 

An interesting announcement from CES 2016.  I'm wondering if the upcoming DaySequerra iMix Live could offer some competition to the Smyth Realiser 8 when it comes to 5.1 playback over Stereo Headphones.

(The Smyth also does 7.1 which is not part of iMix Live).

 

 

 

Can't find any additional info on this iMix Live device.  Or is it iMax Live.

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Originally Posted by paulchiu View Post
 

 

Can't find any additional info on this iMix Live device.  Or is it iMax Live.


iMix Live is scheduled for release later in the year.  Explains why info on it isn't on the Day Sequerra web site yet.

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Thread Starter 

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 us to AIX, so that the proper HPEQ could be built for the equipment she was going to be listening through.  I would be listening through my newer SR-009/SRM-007tII and Audio-GD NFB9 DAC.

 

Everything went just as expected during the calibration, with the inevitable broad smile on her face at the end of it during the A/B comparison of headphone vs. the speakers, and the anticipated astonished exclamation that "it sounds the same!!".  Just as predicted.  Happens every time!

 

Later, I read the user manual to learn how to make this all work.  Seemed simple enough: (a) create Preset P4 with PRIR/HPEQ for User2 (including adjusting Volume as desired and doing a SAVE), and (b) connect main outputs 3/4 to the L/R inputs of the User2 headphone amp.  Then get into dual-user mode by pressing Menu -> SVS, and navigating from N to Y and OK.  User2 is fixed to be assumed from P4, so at this point the display will show 4 as the second digit.  Then push P1 (assuming P1 is the preset to be used for User1), and the display will show 1 as the first digit (i.e. "1-4").

 

And that's it.  Except that the documentation doesn't explicitly describe how to independently adjust the volume for User1 or User2 if you then wanted to. Turns out the up/down arrow control of Volume applies to whichever user is currently selected on the first digit.  So if you want to adjust the volume for User1, the first digit should show "1" (i.e. P1 has been pressed, so that the display shows "1-4").  If you want to adjust the volume for User2, the first digit should should show "4" (i.e. P4 has been pressed, so that the display shows "4-4").  And then to return the Realiser to proper dual-user mode, P1 should then be pressed again so that the display once again shows "1-4", with each user's volume level now adjusted uniquely as desired.

 

And amazingly, it works perfectly!  And of course it's terrifically satisfying to actually have two users both experiencing the "SVS effect" simultaneously, experiencing listening to whatever's on the big screen while via the wonderful AIX mixing room sound. Really really really fun.  Obviously, my own SR-009/SRM-007tII/DAC setup sounded a bit better than her Omega-1/SRM-T1S, but just being able to share the "magic ears" experience with someone else was a terrific birthday present.

 

It works!

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