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post #21 of 75 Old 10-24-09, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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Some very nice gear there recruit..I bet it sounds great..l
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post #22 of 75 Old 11-17-09, 06:35 AM
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Well I ended up changing my mind when going for a new processor, and actually ended up getting the new Arcam AV888, here are a couple of pics of my new unit...just need a new PJ now and thats me done for a while






Wow a nice attachment of XLR supports on the back. Canít see too clearly what they support but Iím guessing itís the audio outputs. Would look nice with a few DCX2496 running on it.

I see a Dolby volume logo as that is one of Dolbyís newest. I need not to know this AVP costs a few a bob, Iím not jealous just curious thatís all.
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post #23 of 75 Old 11-17-09, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Andy, the XLR are outputs only and are for 7 speakers plus 3 subs.

Dolby Volume is a brilliant addition to the Arcam feature set, and use it mainly for late night listening.
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Is Dolby Volume a discrete channel with individual user settings or is it all prefixed to the manufactures specification because what I have found on the Dolby website is very sketchy as to what it can offer to the user.

I know it does some form of re-balancing of volume or reduces excessive loudness of loud program content.

I want a fuller demonstration of it. Maybe a youtube video will show what its made of?

Can it make fuller sense out of extremely complex films like Heat (1995)? If the answer is yes then it might get my fullest attention.

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Hello Andy,

Dolby volume is a very clever post processing which allows you to setup the AV888 to maintain an even balance of volume when using different sources, ie Sky HD transmissions have sometimes varying levels of volume when changing channels, but with DV you can level the gain out so that it stays constant when watching/listening to either movies or normal TV, it also does have a mode which works as if you had a late night listening mode, meaning it can be turned on and reduces excessive volume levels but with the beauty of still maintaining the dynamics that films have, in particular speech is defined so much better and the tonal balance through speakers is kept in tact, it is quite clever tbh and I could not be without it.

There is 2 modes 1 for music and 1 for movies, I think it is better explained on the Dolby website which also has a demo video located HERE
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post #26 of 75 Old 11-27-09, 04:57 PM
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Yep, Ken Kriesels last and best sub
Should be a good bench mark for testing say a DIY sub up against then

As ever, your setup looks the bees
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Cheers Dan once your sub is up and running we can compare
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Lol , at least that leaves scope for a pleasant surprise, or some reserved smugness perhaps.

Who knows
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Lol , at least that leaves scope for a pleasant surprise, or some reserved smugness perhaps.

Who knows
It will certainly be interesting to hear what a DIY sub sounds like and especially when replicating an M&K sub, I look forward to it
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post #30 of 75 Old 12-08-09, 01:27 PM
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Hey, I'm new here but saw your setup and have a question. Are you at all interested in selling your M&K CS-29? I'm in the USA.
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