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Anyone have experience tuning their Home Theater setup with Dirac Live? My first attempt with new Onkyo AVR was suboptimal. Lots to tweak... Jul 28, 2022

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    1. rott
      rott
      Anyone have experience tuning their Home Theater setup with Dirac Live? My first attempt with new Onkyo AVR was suboptimal. Lots to tweak...
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      2. rott
        rott
        Thinking of getting a real USB mic to use in place of the puck supplied with the Onkyo, lots of reading/watching to do in order to learn how the app (using MacOS) should be used for adjusting frequencies.
        Jul 28, 2022
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      3. Riotvan
        Riotvan
        Umik-1 is great, comes with calibration files for 0 and 90 degrees. You’re right there is a learning curve, the mic and a proper stand helps a ton though.
        Jul 28, 2022
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      4. Poleepkwa
        Poleepkwa
        I have had good success with the Storm Audio microphone placement suggestions. Also remember to apply some house curve to test what works best in your room. NAD has one, Storm too.
        Jul 28, 2022
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    2. rott
      rott
      The "No Such Thing as a Fish" podcast is fantastic. Fascinating general trivia driven by Brit humor doesn't disappoint.
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      2. wbass
        wbass
        Big fan!
        Jul 4, 2022
    3. rott
      rott
      Recently enthralled with Gojira, I really love the Magma album.
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      2. SoupRKnowva
        SoupRKnowva
        Time to check out le ́efant sauvage, that’s their crowning achievement imo. Magma was when I started losing interest
        Jun 8, 2022
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      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        They are the Slayer of the 21st century with better sound quality live and on recordings. If I can justify it, some day I will return to the mosh-pit for their music.
        Jun 9, 2022
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    4. rott
      rott
      Top Gun: Maverick was fun, first movie I've watched in a theater in 3 years. So worth it.
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    5. rott
      rott
      Speedmaster Moonwatch (3861) depleted my fun funds, guess it'll be nice to have much more time to digest longer term Atrium reviews...
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        The Swatch x Omega watch looks cool.

        Although I heard stores got packed because of it
        Apr 2, 2022
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      3. penguins
        penguins
        Same boat right now - unexpected taxes demolished my fun fund and I have to decide between a watch or headphones for my next fun purchase.
        Apr 2, 2022
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    6. rott
      rott
      Drove out for some Thai food and ran into the Freedom Convoy that circled the DC Beltway today. Kinda surreal; soo many pickups with flags..
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      2. Gazny
        Gazny
        What is your go to Thai food? I like some of the vegan stuff, but I liked the coconut glass noddles, and drunken noodles. anything between minty and basil.
        Mar 6, 2022
      3. gixxerwimp
        gixxerwimp
        SBAF, my source for breaking news. Found out before my friend in NYC :P
        Mar 6, 2022
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      4. DigMe
        DigMe
        @Gazny For basil flavor I like pad kra pow. So many great Thai dishes though. All the curries, chicken with cashews, khao soi, the classic pad thai, fresh spring rolls, all great. I miss Thailand!
        Mar 6, 2022
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    7. rott
      rott
      Just sub'd Apple TV+ and "Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson" was pretty entertaining - interesting nuggets of music history
      1. YMO
        YMO
        Hahaha, I was just looking at that last night. Wanna watch the synth episode.
        Jan 10, 2022
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    8. rott
      rott
      Late-comer to diving deep into The Beatles discography, recommendations for best stereo CD box set or individual later album masterings?
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      2. zonto
        zonto
        Certain 2009 mono remasters are only available in the Beatles in Mono boxset (those not in the U.S. Albums boxset). You can still find individual 2009 stereo remasters. I purchased Let It Be (2009) new from Target recently to have a backup. Abbey Road (2009) from Amazon too, but the printing on the digipack is blurry so wonder if it's counterfeit. Have a replacement on the way to confirm. Be careful of counterfeits!
        Dec 22, 2021
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        I realize you already bought the US albums box set, but I thought I should warn you that The Beatles were not involved with the creation and sequencing of the US versions of their albums until Sgt. Pepper when the UK track list became the default worldwide.
        Dec 22, 2021
      4. Merrick
        Merrick
        So while there is a lot of good music in the US albums set, it’s a total mishmash with songs from different albums thrown together, singles added in wherever. The music is all good but it’s not the way The Beatles intended it all to be heard.
        Dec 22, 2021
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    9. rott
      rott
      Would love to see the reaction if The Benny Hill Show was made available on any popular American streaming platform...
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      2. Azimuth
        Azimuth
        It was on Comedy Central back in the day. Late 90's.
        Nov 18, 2021
      3. Phantaminum
        Phantaminum
        Used to watch it with my dad when I was a kid (yeah…mom did not approve) but I used to laugh all the same.
        Nov 18, 2021
      4. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        according to my mom, she loved when Benny Hill was on when I was a baby 'cause it was the only thing that would shut me up.
        Nov 19, 2021
    10. rott
      rott
      College landscape changed so much since I graduated 20 years ago - now there's "merit aid", aka tuition discount inventive to attend.
      1. GoodEnoughGear
        GoodEnoughGear
        We had this in the late eighties - get a distinction and have your tuition refunded for that course, into an account of your choosing - ie. not back into your parent's account :=).
        Nov 5, 2021
    11. rott
      rott
      Me: hey, I'm thinking of getting Apple Watch; Daughter: why do you want something that will keep reminding you how much you don't exercise?
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      2. Cspirou
        Cspirou
        she sounds smart
        Oct 31, 2021
      3. Ksaurav402
        Ksaurav402
        Something these gadgets do help us in breaking the chain of inertia - can be your counter argument
        Oct 31, 2021
      4. Thad E Ginathom
        Thad E Ginathom
        challenge: How long can keep "Number of Steps" at zero!
        Oct 31, 2021
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    12. rott
      rott
      Mothers and wives are masters of bearing a grudge. Put them together in a joint-family setting, recipe for FUN. Headphones are my salvation.
    13. rott
      rott
      HBO Max - great content, craptastic app experience.
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      3. Qildail
        Qildail
        In my experience the app is just slow and laggy. The Apple TV version seems to be the only one that runs decently. Everything else is a test of patience.
        Oct 1, 2021
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      4. edd
        edd
        Oct 1, 2021
      5. crazychile
        crazychile
        Yeah I noticed it crashes and is frequently slow. The UI is like Netflix from 15 years ago.
        Oct 2, 2021
    14. rott
      rott
      Rick Beato, and the late Anthony Bourdain, separated at birth? Look like brothers.
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    15. rott
      rott
      Suicide Squad (Gunn sequel) was pretty entertaining, casting seems to have worked well with good action, humor, and soundtrack.
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      2. Cryptowolf
        Cryptowolf
        That's encouraging. I will probably see it when it is available from the usual streaming platforms.
        Aug 8, 2021
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      3. Merrick
        Merrick
        Aug 9, 2021
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    16. rott
      rott
      RIP Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot), was hoping his drumming career would turn around with more projects/collaborations.
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    17. rott
      rott
      Israel, occupation, ice cream - not to make light of a complex situation, but had to laugh at reference to the "Mintifada"
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      2. Claritas
        Claritas
        DIAF.
        Jul 20, 2021
      3. Deep Funk
        Deep Funk
        Imagine the scandal if the mint was not fresh but frozen. People would have gone Gordon Ramsay over that...
        Jul 22, 2021
    18. rott
      rott
      Watched the Bee Gees documentary on HBO Max, immediately impulse-bought "Tales from the Brothers Gibb" box set on Discogs.
      1. Syzygy and Jinxy245 like this.
    19. rott
      rott
      Resen-issued Blu-ray of True Lies does not disappoint. English DTS-HD MA track, 1080P - one of my most favorite movies finally watchable..
      1. rott
        rott
        I felt a particular joy last night watching for the first time since its theatrical release. Beyond nostalgia, I think one of the best action comedies that's more satisfying than a lot of what's come out since, as cheesy as it may seem today.
        May 8, 2021
      2. yotacowboy
        yotacowboy
        That used to be one of my go-to's for auditioning HT gear back in the day - the helicopter scene with the bridge and the box truck was mind-bending aurally at the time!
        May 8, 2021
      3. Mithrandir41
        Mithrandir41
        An action /comedy classic. And the one time Tom Arnold was actually funny.
        May 8, 2021
    20. rott
      rott
      Sometimes when catching up on threads I'm surprised to see certain members banned - is there a thread detailing who, when, and why?
      1. dematted
        dematted
        I choose not to question the mysterious ways of SBAF's overlords, for they are wiser than us and their decisions are likely only fully understandable by the Gods. That, I think, is the healthy attitude to take.
        Feb 24, 2021
      2. fraggler
        fraggler
        Sometimes the thread that causes the ban is preserved in the How to Win Friends subforum.
        Feb 24, 2021
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