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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Suburban NYC (NJ)
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i just had a remarkable experience. my first very serious listen to my xr55 for music.
an album i know like the back of my hand, "legend" by bob marley, listened to an MP3 on the xr55. throughout the album, i heard things i'd never really heard before. it's because everything is so clear, so quiet, so peaceful. so clean. so fast.
anyone who wants to try this, using WMP10 and onboard digital optical out to the AVR, check out the clarity of the rhythm reverb at the start and thru "could you be loved?", the clarity of the cymbal in "no woman no cry," the musicality of the low-freq "kettle" drum at the start of "buffalo soldier", the faint tambourine at the start of "one love," the separation of the background vocals in "satisfy my soul" (you can follow them and him at the same time), and the clarity of the many percussion instruments in "jammin" (esp the thing that sounds like a spoon on a plate in the FL speaker).
i'm now sold on digital. i'll only buy digital here on out. here's to a more luxurious big brother for this one soon.