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  1. Video Processors Under $1k

    HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    Any video processors under $1k available with decent CMS and gamma controls? Looking for better tweaking of my Sony VPL-HW40ES.
  2. MiniDSP AVR nano DL vs Processors with DIRAC

    Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    I Would like to know if Kal, or any of you with experience with the MIniDSP 2, would rather have the stand-alone AVRnano DL or if it would be better to have a processor that uses Dirac. I have a Denon 3312ci and was considering the Emotiva XMC-1 unless the MiniDSP's flexibility and sound...
  3. miniDSP Dirac Series processors

    Audio Processing
    miniDSP has just released two new processors (analog or digital in/outs) that offer a complete solution inclusive of Dirac Live and calibrated mic: http://www.minidsp.com/products/dirac-series You will use a computer for making the measurements but you can then disconnect it. Four different...
  4. How to listen for differences between Amps, DACs, Preamps, Processors, Cables, etc.

    Two Channel Audio
    We have other threads that get into "Can we hear a difference?" type questions, the biggest one about amps, located HERE. So this thread is not asking the question "Can we hear a difference?", but asks the following question: How can one learn to listen for and hear the differences between...
  5. Is there such thing as passive av processors?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I am planning a new system. Apparently, the newer 70"+ flat screen all have multiple HDMIs so I am set on using the TV as my HDMI switch/hub. I have 5 active speakers so I don't need power amps. My missing link is a device that input the digital audio from the TV and output as 7+sub RCA...
  6. REW and Xilica processors

    REW Forum
    Any plans to add native support to Xilica processors in EQ section? I've done EQ:s manually based to REW curves and the result is really good however it's time consuming measure - adjust -measure - adjust... procedure. :geek:
  7. Dynamics Processors (Compressors, Expanders, Limiters, Gates)

    Pro Audio
    The link below is to a good outline of the basic technology and application of these devices all in one place, in a very clear, concise and complete form for anyone wanting a tutorial, refresher or some cool application tips. http://www.rane.com/note155.html This is a subset of Audio Signal...
  8. External DSP Plugin Processors

    Pro Audio
    Being an Imac owner and having searched everywhere, I was wondering if there are any other EXTERNAL (not PCI or PCIA) DSP processors such as the TC electronics PowerCore Compact that connect via Firewire. This is the TC electronics device http://www.tcelectronic.com/PowerCoreCompact.asp
  9. Audio Enhancers for Home Theater

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I have a Behringer Ultrafex 3200 enhancer that I used for my small home studio and PA systems. It wasn't being used for anything so I hooked it up between the analog outputs of my digital cable converter and inputs of a Harman Kardon AVR154 that I use for my modest home theater system. This is a...
  10. Alternate EQ Processors

    Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    Any body familiar with the Elemental Designs eQ.2? http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_info.php?cPath=2_123&products_id=657
  11. Lexicon MC-12 and high end processors, you pay for the name.

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    People always assume that high end high priced audio will be superior in every aspect to your standard receiver, this can be true when dealing with analog 2CH setups but in home theater it is not. High end companies either do a direct rebadged and sell it for a huge profit or they design their...
  12. Outboard processors for older receivers w/ 5.1 input?

    Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I remember in the late, '90s Technics used to make an outboard DD/DTS decoder (SH-AC500D) with coax/optical inputs and a 5.1 analog output, for the benefit of certain mid-'90s receivers that had a 5.1 input but no DD built in. I have a Sony receiver from 1999 with a 5.1 analog input. It has DD...
  13. Is this the correct forum for video processors?

    HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    I'm thinking about investing, naw wrong word throwing some money at a video processor and I'm wondering if it should be here is the video forum or in with components? -john PS: Any shacksters using them?