Hi iRon, and thanks for posting. I’ll try and answer.
I realize to choose a “Selection” would need visual engine…
But, a universal “Enter” could at least initiate playback…even if Dolby is invariably selected…
Accessing the “ENTER” field could be with a separate “page/screen” to the display for ENTER FUNCTION…
I wish it were that easy, it's just not. Here's the thing. The DMP was and is designed to be the world's best two-channel disc player and I think we got that nailed. To do that we had to sacrifice other functionality. I know what people want is a Swiss Army knife, but the problem with those knives is they're good at everything, great at nothing. We don't want to go down that rabbit hole.
Paul, I am extremely curious about your Corporate Listening Room…more specifically about your hookup of your IRS’s…in your UTube presentations (your personality shows through – someone I admire)…
- I see the “hose” feeding the individual Emit drivers for the upper range…yet, I didn’t see the same for the Emit Super Tweeter drivers…How did you manage their inclusion/hookup?
- And separately, why not employ an Active Crossover?…the signal loss with Passive Crossovers is measurable (? maybe a +10% loss, plus the wiring your custom Passive Crossover utilizes, has a greatly limited (chokes) gauge compared to your speaker wiring “hose” — (X/O the ONLY weak link IMHO)…BUT, wow, WHAT A SYSTEM!!
- When designing your room acoustically, why didn’t you employ a “wave” design for the ceiling?
- Why drywall instead of, say, wood paneling?
The "hose" feeding the Emits on the IRS is hidden inside a channel behind them and it comes like that from the factory. The bigger "hose" feeding the EMIMs is the original Monster Cable 12 gauge stranded lamp cable. It's on my long list of want to change things.
The passive crossover is what makes the system work. I know others that have wanted to (and have) added an active crossover. I would ask, to what advantage? The system was designed to be musical as is and that it is on any level you want to move on. It’s voiced passively by one of the best speakers designers in the world. What could I possibly add to that? And why would I want to add extra amplifiers and parts in the path? Just not for me.
I considered a wave design and wish I had done it. In the next one we build it’ll have that wave.
I had a budget to work within and I exceeded it by double just using drywall. I see no advantage to wood unless I did a series of slats and acoustics like the Oslo opera house interior, but that’s a monumental amount of work and money. I wish I had the luxury of everything, but I don’t.