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  1. Have a look at the new SP 10 that Technics denied to be in production. https://www.cnet.com/au/news/panasonic-resurrects-classic-technics-sp10-turntable/
  2. ISF Calibration Photos

    Requirements might be poles apart, but measurements aren't that different when going through the process. As in 'More Major update ' of the JVC's....full 4K rather than pixel shifting?
  3. ISF Calibration Photos

    Did you have to make two presets? One for HDR 4k playback, and another for standard Bluray? Reason I ask is that this is the replacement model PJ I'm looking at getting [Unless JVC brings out a newer model to counteract Sony's newer models]
  4. Denon DP790

    Any static balance Denon Tonearm is you best 'Fuss Free' bet, as the base is already cut out for it. Some examples that are on Ebay ATM. https://www.ebay.com/b/Denon-Record-Tonearms/64619/bn_5796850 You usually get a bigger range, and in better condition if sourcing them from Japan.....use HiFi Shark to find. https://www.hifishark.com/search?q=denon+tonearm Easily found secondhand usually around the $200 - $300 mark, a lot of the time with some sort of cartridge included. Match a Denon 103 MC Cartridge to it and you will have a brilliant LP spinner. But if new to LP's, please take into account if getting a Denon 103 MC cartridge, or any MC cartridge for that matter, that you will also need a MC step-up transformer or suitable MC Phono input on your amp, as the output from MC cartridges is a lot lower than other types, also on MC cartridges when the needle is worn, it is not user replaceable, and needs to be sent in for a replacement to be fitted. If not wanting to deal with that sort of hassle, there are many MM cartridges around the same price range, that would fit well with that arm, that have user replaceable needles
  5. ISF Calibration Photos

    What is your question, if it is a question ? Your reply doesn't seem to make sense, is it voiced opinion on the thread generally? , or are you asking if it's worth getting your own calibration meter and software and doing it yourself? If it's the last part, well if owing a Projector, it's 100% worth owning your own metering gear, as the PJ's lamps change output of time used.....TV's , certainly worth having them calibrated, the difference is BIG on most TV's, but depends on usage [ If gaming you will tend to be a heavy TV user, and the screen will show a colour cast over time], you can adjust for that it you have your own metering. I don't know 100%, but I suspect 4K UHD or HDR displays will have a performance hit a lot bigger over time than current standard 1080p HD TV's have. if only due to the light output [NIT's] they might be asked to display if playing back 4K material, and how often that is asked of them. Nobody knows, it's a Grey area......Personally, I wouldn't buy a HDR OLED screen ATM....it's big $$$ asked for YOU to test this stuff
  6. Projector Or Large OLED TV

    Please, for God's sake, if building a HT room, don't forget to factor in some form of air conditioning. Nothing worse than sitting in the dark to watch a movie in what turns out to be the house sauna due to all the equipment running in the room heating it up, and no air con to solve that problem. I have seen countless HT builds over the years where people have stuffed up by forgetting to sort this out in the planning stages.
  7. Tannoy westminster se build

    Use Windsor & Newton Black ink [the one with the Spider on the bottle] it has Shellac in it and dries hard, like a enamel, I use it to stain engravings in mother of pearl guitar fingerboard inlays.
  8. Another option is the ChromaPure software, with Xrite i1Display Pro meter, it's what I use, so do a lot of ISF pro calibrators, reason being it takes the needed readings a lot quicker than other meters [can be a laborious process using slow meters ] How to calibrate you visual device yourself, using the above, can be read in this stage by stage walk-through......[It's a Dummies Guide - it really is that simple] http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=35322 IMHO anybody owning a projector NEEDS this stuff, you just have no idea of the difference in picture quality you get..... it will cost you around Aus $350 for the meter, and US$200 for the software.....basically the price of a replacement lamp......but this duo will see you through many years of updated equipment, it's basically a one off purchase
  9. ISF Calibration Photos

    Did you calibrate the surround system as well? or just the visuals ? Sort of a strange option , well to me at least, opting for a 18% Grey wall colour if the room is light controlled [Judging by the ceiling lighting and aircon vent, it is].....the owner isn't in Graphic grading or post production are they, just a guess, as it would seem the logical choice for somebody doing that sort of job. I also see it's a curved screen....interesting. I see V3 ChromaPure now has a 15 zone screen uniformity test pattern, what a sadistic thing to include [ ] , and you would have to be a masochist to use it, being there is no way of making any adjustments for any of the individual zones of the screen you are metering. But in saying that.....did you happen to run that particular test of a curved screen yet....it would be interesting if having a curved screen on a TV works as well to counteract the edge light fall-off that old 3 lens CRT PJ's used to suffer, and that was the main reason for there use. Also IMHO I think ChromaPure needs to update the manual a bit more often to represent the gradual changes with the software updates, the current V3 manual available represents the BIG change when V3 came out, which was 30/12/2015, but there have been 16 updates since then [if including the current BETA ] , and regretfully, some things aren't as clear as they could be, especially to somebody new to the ChromaPure software see differences between what's mentioned in the manual, and what they experience during calibration with the latest version. To anybody else not directly involved with this conversation, but still interested in it's content, the Video Calibration For Dummies thread [A total A to Z walkthrough, in order, of the calibration process ] which I'll link to yet again, below, has now been updated to represent the changes in the user interface and software changes in ChromaPure V3, it also has a small section at the very end relating to calibration of HDR TV's / PJ's.....so read and enjoy. http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=35322
  10. ISF Calibration Photos

    I'm reading this from the V3 software manual, I'm guessing this is what you mean on the way to proceed. C Select the Rec. 2020 reference gamut also in the Options module. Further, when using the Color Management module select 50% intensity and 50% saturation targets. Use special test patterns explicitly designed for HDR. Regular test patterns will not work properly In all other respects UHD calibration is no different than calibrating standard Blu‐ray or DVD sources.
  11. I wish Yamaha would just sell new HT pre amp's with all the new tech in them that usually causes you to want, if not need, to update [usually video/HT Audio or HDMI related] at price point that would reflect that there were no power sections. I'd be happy buy a really good 5 ch power amp, and not have to worry about upgrading every 4 or 5 years , but as it is, the major manufacturers usually leave these separate HT Pre sections in their top of the range, which generally make them uneconomic because it make the previous model drop value like a stone. I love the Yamaha HT amps functionality, and it's relatively easy way to set up [YPAO], but the power sections of their HT amp did sound a bit anemic to me when I got it, compared to my previous Marantz HT amp, still do really, that what got me trying the power section of a unused integrated for the main channels......the result was the total opposite......Live and learn.
  12. It's not just a matter of volume, the amp will interact with the speakers differently than if driven by the surround amp alone, it's a matter of loading / speaker impedance of the integrateds power section differing from that of the surround amp's power section I'm not suggesting it will sound worse, just different. I've tried the same with my setup, but found running the main speakers powered via the separate amp made them overpowering in comparison to how it is/was if powered solely by the surround amp. Apart from a lot more power on tap, it was possibly a matter of gain from the surround amps pre out, into the power section of the integrated amp, differing to what the integrated amp sounds like if driven by it's own pre section ,I'm not sure. My intergrated didn't have HT pass through, so that's probably the cause. I'm just reporting what I found when I tried this.
  13. How do you mean that the 'Combo' was better? I suspect you found that the amp driving the main speakers didn't have as much load put onto it, as would the surround amp alone, hence having the effect of more control / Slam of the main speakers. That's great if listening to music in a Stereo 'Main Speaker' only situation, using your surround amp as a pre, and switching as such. But using a external amp to power the main speakers in a surround situation, especially if using Yamaha's YPAO surround speaker set up, with mic, could leave huge disparities between the measured setup, and the actual setup when used at volume when watching a movie, as the YPAO would have a disparate control over the internal AV receivers amplification, and little to none over the outboard power amp.....it's a gain ratio thing. I also own a recent Yamaha HT amp, so know the situation.
  14. I just hope it isn't Ampex 20+ 20 Tape, that's the major Failure Tape that shed's and needs baking Clogged up many of my Tape decks over the years, probably has been the cause of a death of a few....AVOID
  15. Projector advice for a newb...

    Things needed to know before [GOOD] advice offered by anybody. Size of room? Where you intend to place PJ in said room? Proposed seating positions? Is fixed screen or drop down type envisioned? Are you wanting to playback 3D movies? Is room going to be able have some measure of light control ? [as Dark as possible] Is room duel purpose ?