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I think we only went to a calculated 17 over reference in dlbecks old theater --- right desertdome? If so -- we've gotta get to 19 -- reclaim that midwest record!!!

It can be like the stadium dB wars
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I think we only went to a calculated 17 over reference in dlbecks old theater --- right desertdome? If so -- we've gotta get to 19 -- reclaim that midwest record!!!

It can be like the stadium dB wars
Challenge accepted. My receiver volume was maxed out at that point so I'll have to run the mains a bit hot.
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Congrats, Andrew! Your theater has come a long, long way since I first saw it a year or so back.

Definitely deserve to be HTotM, for sure.

Plus your CNC system is epically (is that a word? It is now) cool.

Gotta love the comment of Epson UB projector being a "powerpoint" device. Umm, yeah.
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18 OVER reference!! Ouch!! I may (or may not) have that kind of headroom but i sure would not want to be in the room when it was playing. Seriously? 18 OVER ?? Wowzer !!

Nice HT Mr. Gorilla!! Very nice!!
The track we were playing was addicting with higher volumes - it was impossible not to crank it.
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Which track was it?
"One" from Metallica's Through the never blu ray. I'm sure @carp is more than familiar already.
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"One" from Metallica's Through the never blu ray. I'm sure @carp is more than familiar already.
I had mistakenly taken that disc home to my place when I was at Andrew's a few weeks earlier. I mailed it back to him so he would have it for the GTG. Glad I did as others got to experience what I experienced with that disc, (although when I was there we "only" listened at +15! )

Since then, I have purchased a copy of Through The Never in 3D. I'm not a big Metallica fan, but that's a pretty fun concert! The 3D adds another level of incredibleness.

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We were listening to "Orion" from the same disk and rilla told me we could not play it at anything less than +10
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We were listening to "Orion" from the same disk and rilla told me we could not play it at anything less than +10

Agreed! I have taken that one to +15 before and it is almost as awesome as "One" but not quite there.... Both are visceral at +15-ish though
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"One" from Metallica's Through the never blu ray. I'm sure @carp is more than familiar already.
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Since then, I have purchased a copy of Through The Never in 3D. I'm not a big Metallica fan, but that's a pretty fun concert! The 3D adds another level of incredibleness.

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Yep, love that disk! I've been trying to get Archaea to watch it but no luck so far. The fact that there are real instruments in it doesn't help.
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Agreed! I have taken that one to +15 before and it is almost as awesome as "One" but not quite there.... Both are visceral at +15-ish though
Orion is my all time favorite song. I don't play it often, especially that version, since I think I lose a bit of hearing every time I do. My ears have been a bit shot lately so other than testing with ear plugs I think my over reference days might be over.
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Yep, love that disk! I've been trying to get Archaea to watch it but no luck so far. The fact that there are real instruments in it doesn't help.
I watched some of it on netflix this past weekend to get an idea of what all the commotion was about. I was surprised to see Through the Never on Netflix, but there it was.

I'll have to queue up that particular track and see how it goes.
Netflix has only a few concerts to watch when you type in 'concert', but they are pretty cool. I also sampled the Madonna concert and the Pink concert in addition to the Metallica concert - since they also pulled up in my search.

I need to purchase some concert disks...That one that Craig John demoed with the Orchestra was better than Through the Never.

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I watched some of it on netflix this past weekend to get an idea of what all the commotion was about. I was surprised to see Through the Never on Netflix, but there it was.

I'll have to queue up that particular track and see how it goes.
Netflix has only a few concerts to watch when you type in 'concert', but they are pretty cool. I also sampled the Madonna concert and the Pink concert in addition to the Metallica concert - since they also pulled up in my search.

I need to purchase some concert disks...That one that Craig John demoed with the Orchestra was better than Through the Never.

*ducks and dodges


Which concert disk blurays are absolute must buys?


You can't stream it!!! That's going to sound like poop. I think the 3D disk in your room would be awesome.
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Well, other than Through the Never...

One of my all time favorites is Black Symphony by Within Temptation.

Here is a mellow duet from it. Gives me goose bumps. Fast forward to 1:40

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Sorry to completely derail Gorilla's thread but this is ticking me off. Anytime I try to post a youtube video with a time stamp the link just goes to the beginning of the video.

This was never a problem before the forum change, has anyone figured out how to post youtube videos with time stamps since the change?
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"One" from Metallica's Through the never blu ray. I'm sure @carp is more than familiar already.
IMO In Through the Never "One' should be played at every GTG. It is certainly a fantastic demo.
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I picked up The Eagles Farewell Tour from Melbourne. Heard that at Gorilla's and it was excellent and I bought it. Billy Joel at Shea, David Gilmour Remember that night and AC/DC live at Donington to name a few. I picked up the new Woodstock release last week and also Led Zepplin the Song remains the same. Have not watched either but have seen clips in the past. Curious how they are remastered on Blu Ray.
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Which concert disk blurays are absolute must buys?
This is one I played for you guys:


Here's some more of my favorites:



















and any or all of Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival concerts.

That should get you started.

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Well, other than Through the Never...

One of my all time favorites is Black Symphony by Within Temptation.

Here is a mellow duet from it. Gives me goose bumps. Fast forward to 1:40
For a duet, check out Andrea Bocelli and Katherine McPhee singing "The Prayer" on David Foster and Friends.


I wish I had taken that along to Andrew's. I would like to have heard it on his system. (gratuitous "back on topic" comment)

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I watched some of it on netflix this past weekend to get an idea of what all the commotion was about. I was surprised to see Through the Never on Netflix, but there it was.

I'll have to queue up that particular track and see how it goes.
Netflix has only a few concerts to watch when you type in 'concert', but they are pretty cool. I also sampled the Madonna concert and the Pink concert in addition to the Metallica concert - since they also pulled up in my search.

I need to purchase some concert disks...That one that Craig John demoed with the Orchestra was better than Through the Never.

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I picked up The Eagles Farewell Tour from Melbourne. Heard that at Gorilla's and it was excellent and I bought it. Billy Joel at Shea, David Gilmour Remember that night and AC/DC live at Donington to name a few. I picked up the new Woodstock release last week and also Led Zepplin the Song remains the same. Have not watched either but have seen clips in the past. Curious how they are remastered on Blu Ray.
I second the eagles farewell "ONE" tour

Michael Jackson's "This is It" is incredible and I don't really dig most of the music but thriller and beat it are both incredible

Steve Vai's most recent BD is great and has some killer tracks

Dave and Tim at radio city is definite go-to

Rush's Time Machine, man, just another incredible one

Mumford and Son's live at red rocks is also pretty awesome and mostly acoustically done so I great tester for overall system performance

I can list several more but those are some of my faves at this point.
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The reviews in your GTG threads are what led me to buying the same Yorkville speakers without hearing them first. No regrets!
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You can't stream it!!! That's going to sound like poop. I think the 3D disk in your room would be awesome.
Agreed! J- Invest in the disc, well worth it even if you only are into that soft stuff.

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Here's some more of my favorites:



















and any or all of Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival concerts.

That should get you started.

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Thanks for the suggestions Craig - I've heard good things about the Jeff Beck disc. Might have to pick that one up.

Also - for any Foo fighters fans out there I enjoy my "Live at Wembley stadium" disc:
http://www.amazon.com/Foo-Fighters-W...s+live+blu+ray

I'll have to add this R&R hall of fame set to my list as well - many many fantastic tracks:

http://www.amazon.com/25th-Anniversa..._2959141011_59
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Well, other than Through the Never...

One of my all time favorites is Black Symphony by Within Temptation.

Here is a mellow duet from it. Gives me goose bumps. Fast forward to 1:40

http://youtu.be/IR_mBh5mqok?t=1m40s
i 100% support this
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I watched led Zepplin at Madison Square Gardens in 1973 on the weekend, pretty awesome. No big stage show just amazing musicians doing their thang. It has been remixed to 5.1 on the Blu-ray, which I love. Watching concerts on the big screen is really awesome, turn the lights of turn the volume up and spark what ever you spark. :-)

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For a duet, check out Andrea Bocelli and Katherine McPhee singing "The Prayer" on David Foster and Friends.

http://youtu.be/5ZGGqe293MM

I wish I had taken that along to Andrew's. I would like to have heard it on his system. (gratuitous "back on topic" comment)
Never too late, Craig.
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http://youtu.be/5ZGGqe293MM

I wish I had taken that along to Andrew's. I would like to have heard it on his system. (gratuitous "back on topic" comment)
Outstanding, sounds amazing on my Grado's - I'll have to check it out tomorrow on the 215's.
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NIN-Beside You in Time Blu Ray sounds really good at +15. Video quality is really good too. IMO on par with Metallica Through the Never.
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Madonna?! Pink!?! Carp, head over to Jonathan's and repo his man card immediately! This is heresy.
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Anything Steve Vai for that matter. Have you seen him live? I have, and it's nothing short of incredible.
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http://www.amazon.com/Foo-Fighters-W...s+live+blu+ray

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