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Has anyone seen anything on the Turtle Beach TAC recently? I can't seem to find many details on it other than it is supposed to release later this year and supports DTS. People keep saying it is going to be a mixamp killer but I am trying to understand why that is.
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Originally Posted by theragekage View Post

Has anyone seen anything on the Turtle Beach TAC recently? I can't seem to find many details on it other than it is supposed to release later this year and supports DTS. People keep saying it is going to be a mixamp killer but I am trying to understand why that is.

Because if it's the same in every way as the Mixamp but uses DTSHX instead of DH, Mixamp will be dead.  DTS Headphone X is way better.  From the spec sheet it seems to do everything else the Mixamp does, and even includes bluetooth pairing so you can mix your phone with in-game sounds.  Since the Mixamp doesn't have particularly impressive SQ, it's not a stretch to imagine the TAC will be on par.

 

As to hearing anything about it, I haven't.  But I'll be sure to do some digging at PAX this weekend.  TB should have a booth...

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Because if it's the same in every way as the Mixamp but uses DTSHX instead of DH, Mixamp will be dead.  DTS Headphone X is way better.  From the spec sheet it seems to do everything else the Mixamp does, and even includes bluetooth pairing so you can mix your phone with in-game sounds.  Since the Mixamp doesn't have particularly impressive SQ, it's not a stretch to imagine the TAC will be on par.

As to hearing anything about it, I haven't.  But I'll be sure to do some digging at PAX this weekend.  TB should have a booth...

Awesome to hear. I was interested based on DTS alone but didn't realize it also does Bluetooth pairing, pretty cool. I am intrigued to see the price point as well. Enjoy PAX and let us know if you hear anything!
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Fingers crossed that Turtle Beach does a good job with that one. 

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Guys,
I may make a payday impulse buy, but I need help. Which Marantz receiver did Mad have/would I want? I've finally accepted that my entry-level Yamaha does some weird sucking-out of the lower mids (audible in all my hp and speakers) and generally holds back the audio quality, and eBay prices are really attractive.

If I'm just being crazy though, feel free to talk me out of it.

Grenade Out!
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Guys,
I may make a payday impulse buy, but I need help. Which Marantz receiver did Mad have/would I want? I've finally accepted that my entry-level Yamaha does some weird sucking-out of the lower mids (audible in all my hp and speakers) and generally holds back the audio quality, and eBay prices are really attractive.

If I'm just being crazy though, feel free to talk me out of it.

Grenade Out!

Bah, get a Xbone!

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Bah, get a Xbone!
B-b-b-but the Destiny love, audio/video quality support, the more interesting non-FPS exclusives for the last generation... And reselling the PS4 would be a waste, downloaded games already have no resale value frown.gif
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B-b-b-but the Destiny love, audio/video quality support, the more interesting non-FPS exclusives for the last generation... And reselling the PS4 would be a waste, downloaded games already have no resale value frown.gif

Uhh, I don't think you know how much a Marantz receiver costs.  You could easily buy an Xbone without selling the PS4 for the price of a super low-end Marantz.

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B-b-b-but the Destiny love, audio/video quality support, the more interesting non-FPS exclusives for the last generation... And reselling the PS4 would be a waste, downloaded games already have no resale value frown.gif


Check the what hifi site out..they review loads of av receivers..sony do a good one it's called STR-DN1050. P.s you could get one with dolby atmos built into to it!


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Is the SR 5600 good? I know it has DH. only have 16 Hr left
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Is the SR 5600 good? I know it has DH. only have 16 Hr left

As my very first A-V receiver, I was and continue to be highly impressed with this reasonably priced receiver. I've always wanted to own a Marantz product and finally I have it. Build quality is excellent. Solid and heavy. For only $600.00, you do get a great deal of features, power, versatility, and most importantly, great sound. I'm driving B&W speakers with a very good subwoofer which makes the Marantz sound terrific. B&W's are easy to drive. I wouldn't recommend this receiver if you're driving 6 and 4 ohm rated speakers with low sensitivtiy.

I must admit I was fooled at the time that the unit can produce 90 watts x 7 all channels driven. That's not the case. Marantz guarantees 70% of its rated power into 8 ohms when in surround sound mode. The 90 watts is produced when playing in stereo or two channel. I found this out later. But I still love the unit and am still learning about its features and capabilities after all this time. So much to know. I'm primarily a music listener (and DVD concert watcher) and listen mostly in surround sound using (Dolby Pro Logic III Music or Neo 6: Music). Dending on the CD being played of course, this unit can deliver and blow you away. Playing Lee Ritenour's latest CD called "Smoke N Mirrors" for example, it's almost as if the band is right there in your listening room!! It has all of the most current surround sound modes as of mid 2006 but no HDMI video circuity. I honestly don't care about that anyway. Movies and concert DVD's
read morein 5.1 sound stupendous!!

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What were you looking for when it came to an AV receiver? I have the sony STR-DN840 and its pretty loaded. I Always wanted to calibrate it well though....I think it might be my speakers that i am having an issue with because mids are about non existent.

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Martin,
Don't look at the price that receiver is going for on eBay right now, instead think of all the hours of enjoyment it's given you over the years and continues to do so smily_headphones1.gif

I just noticed the lack of HDMI circuitry... Just as well though, cuz I also noticed today was my 6th anniversary with my girlfriend, so instead I went out for dinner at a nice restaurant out on a patio. Pretty expensive for a meal, and one night, but I enjoyed it and loving my girlfriend is certainly not an impulse (at least not any more, now it's as natural as breathing).

BNFrank,
I also wondered if my problem was also from poor calibration, but after a few years I just don't think I will figure it out. I know it's not a perfect system, but I'll pick up a model with Audyssey EQ next time I get a receiver so hat it can calibrate itself. And BTW, Nameless and Stillhart probably know a lot more about Foobar than I, who is mainly a content Mac user.




For myself though, I'll soon be picking up a Blue Snowball mic for streaming, maybe she can guest stream with me again sometime as it was really fun streaming The Last of Us together.
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