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View Poll Results: Best Multi-Channel processor currently on the market?
Classe SSP800 24 9.88%
Bryton SP3 22 9.05%
ADA Mach IV 4 1.65%
ADA Mach IV+Trinnov 28 11.52%
Datasat RS20i 45 18.52%
Theta CB3 HDMI + Extreme Dacs 33 13.58%
Krell Evolution 707 14 5.76%
Mcintosh MX151 25 10.29%
JBL Synthesis with SDEC 4500 17 7.00%
Other (comment on your answer) 33 13.58%
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post #811 of 820 Old 03-15-2014, 11:36 PM
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With all respect, but just because these guys don't have a big name like Bryston, doesn't mean it isn´t possible right? There is nothing wrong with being skeptical but people should have an opinion after evaluating.

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Looks like a guy in Germany doing high dollar mods to popular equipment.  He charges, round numbers, $5500 to do the Bryston SP3.  Here's the link:

http://www.cinemike.de/HARDWARE/Bryston.aspx

Considering the MSRP of the SP3 and Bryston's work to date, I'm always fascinated that a company like Bryston has never figured out how they could improve there own equipment with these mods. wink.gif


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Meridian has had their new processor out for well over a month now. Surprised no one has mentioned it. No buzz on this thing at all.
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Htpc is a great option for those that can make it work and integrate it into a home automation scheme. They make great cards / breakout D/A converters and digital PCM output cards.

Which HTPC software currently does DTS Neo X? Experimenting with it might be fun.

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Meridian has had their new processor out for well over a month now. Surprised no one has mentioned it. No buzz on this thing at all.

To what processor are you referring?


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To what processor are you referring?

Meridian G65 I believe...
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How did you do the digital out to Trinnov?

I used RME AES32 Sound card which supports ASIO driver. For SW, J River which also comes with ASIO driver...Trinnov used AES32 sound card with their earlier processor.
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I used RME AES32 Sound card which supports ASIO driver. For SW, J River which also comes with ASIO driver...Trinnov used AES32 sound card with their earlier processor.

I used to do exactly the same minus the trinnov. I just find windows a steaming heap
of mess to deal with. I am much happier with simply using itunes and airplay now. The downside is that itunes doesnt do multigenre support or multiartist support like J river.

I investigated meridian sooloos but again you cant really manipulate your library on the fly with that setup.

Itunes is also annoying in that it does not pre-cache any music. There is a lag between songs when you are flipping between songs (for tag editing, etc.)

Honestly I think ALL music software and hardware is flawed in some ways, including j-rivers.

Take j-river, sooloos, itunes, and a few others out there, merge the best features, and there is some greatness to be had with existing technology.

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This thread has been quiet for a while.

Any news or rumors on new processors releasing this year?
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Just the Marantz 8802 with Atmos.

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Just the Marantz 8802 with Atmos.

What about the Trinnov Altitude - isn't that allegedly being released in the fall of 2014 (September as per the Trinnov site and what I believe Curt said on the Altitude mini-thread?)


Of course, it's unclear what codecs if any will be processed by it (quite likely Atmos at a minimum, but it's not officially confirmed), so perhaps that should be included with an asterisk for now.


Anyway, for those that haven't read it:
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