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Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-28-2014, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
SMD, The Alchemy SHM-SACD has been OOP for...

SMD,

The Alchemy SHM-SACD has been OOP for quite awhile. I was lucky to find a mint copy for around $55.



Jeff,

Yes they are one in the same. Of course I just had to have the...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-27-2014, 04:07 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
For those looking for "bargain" SHM-SACDs...

For those looking for "bargain" SHM-SACDs Universal is rereleasing some OOP SHM-SACDs for $33.64 each. Below is a thread over at the Steve Hoffman forum discussing the new rereleases.

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Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-22-2014, 01:43 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
I haven't had a chance to listen to all three...

I haven't had a chance to listen to all three Blu-rays but the 5.1 mix is very good. Not what I would call reference quality but still quite enjoyable. I haven't listened to the Mercury SACD 5.1 mix...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-15-2014, 03:00 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
I would try the Denon-Link input/ouput. I believe...

I would try the Denon-Link input/ouput. I believe you can use a basic ethernet cable. Some claim better SQ (no jitter?) when using Denon-Link.

Edit: I might be wrong on this. Does the 2910 have...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-15-2014, 02:57 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
The OP has the 4311 so he has HDMI and Audyssey...

The OP has the 4311 so he has HDMI and Audyssey XT32.

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-15-2014, 02:36 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
You might want to update that list to indicate...

You might want to update that list to indicate the 2930. Also add the 3930 to the list as well.

http://www.amazon.com/Denon-DVD-2930CI-Progressive-Player-Processing/dp/B000HDWXRI
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Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-15-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By Bill Mac
I understand your desire to SACD-R and recorded...

I understand your desire to SACD-R and recorded DVD-A playback. But unfortunately the older Denon universal players such as the 2910 are not always a sure thing. I bought a used 2930 to try...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-14-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Bill Mac
I had three M2200s in my system for awhile and...

I had three M2200s in my system for awhile and they are nice amps. The issue I had was triggering all three amps with the Onkyo 886 I had at that time. The 886 would trigger two of the M2200s but...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-13-2014, 08:31 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
Milt, Sorry about that ;). From what I have...

Milt,

Sorry about that ;). From what I have read you will not be disappointed. I ordered the Countdown to Ecstasy and the Pretzel Logic SHM-SACDs from cdjapan. Pretzel Logic won't be released...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-13-2014, 06:18 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
I can understand why you would want all those...

I can understand why you would want all those items as part of the Blu-ray package. But I'm not that concerned as I'm just happy to have the entire album in 5.1 at a reasonable cost. I listened to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-13-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 191
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Posted By Bill Mac
I'll look forward to your comparison of the 80.3...

I'll look forward to your comparison of the 80.3 and the XMC-1 :).

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-13-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 24,553
Posted By Bill Mac
I'm not familiar with the BD7500 but I would use...

I'm not familiar with the BD7500 but I would use the 93 as it is an excellent all around universal player.

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-11-2014, 12:57 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
If the speakers are 12' apart and you are sitting...

If the speakers are 12' apart and you are sitting 8' back then that coould be an issue. But if ones system is setup properly and the distance between the R & L speakers is correct in regard to the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-09-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 14,521
Posted By Bill Mac
Has shipping of the XMC-1 been stopped or...

Has shipping of the XMC-1 been stopped or delayed? I ask as there has been no activity in this thread for about five days. I'm surprised more XMC-1 owners have not posted their impressions. For the...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-09-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By Bill Mac
I was verrrrry lucky to find a copy of Jennifer...

I was verrrrry lucky to find a copy of Jennifer Warnes "The Well" SACD at a local record store for under $20.00. My other killer bargain was Chris Botti's "Night Sessions" SACD for $10.00 that a...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-09-2014, 01:36 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
Mike, I agree that multichannel audio does...

Mike,

I agree that multichannel audio does have the capability to have vocals and center based portions of a recording prominent in the center channel.

But I have to disagree with you when...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-08-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By Bill Mac
There is an Alchemy blu-ray that has an excellent...

There is an Alchemy blu-ray that has an excellent surround mix.

http://www.amazon.com/Straits-Alchemy-Anniversary-Edition-Blu-ray/dp/B003D83DPA...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-07-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Bill Mac
If you look around you can probably find the...

If you look around you can probably find the Hotel California SACD for closer to $30. It is a great SACD with an excellent 5.1 mix, worth it IMO.

The Dire Straits ST SHM-SACD is stereo only with...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-06-2014, 02:54 AM
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Posted By Bill Mac
Hope you are feeling better :)! Bill

Hope you are feeling better :)!

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-06-2014, 02:52 AM
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Posted By Bill Mac
I will definitely get the GG Blu-ray as it is the...

I will definitely get the GG Blu-ray as it is the same price and is listed as being in DTS-MA opposed to the CD/DVD which is lossy DTS.

Its not that I don't like the Close to the Edge 5.1 mix...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-05-2014, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
If the new FW for the XMC-1 is released this week...

If the new FW for the XMC-1 is released this week I'll be impressed with how quickly Emotiva addressed the bass management issue and minor bugs that weren't mentioned. Even though the XMC-1 has been...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-05-2014, 02:45 AM
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Posted By Bill Mac
Jim, Thanks for the kind words :). I'm...

Jim,


Thanks for the kind words :). I'm not sure if I have more disposable income than you (probably not). But my SACD, DVD-A and Blu-ray buying has just about stopped. I found I was spending...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-04-2014, 12:29 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
I thought it was vinyl. I was a junior in high...

I thought it was vinyl. I was a junior in high school when Katy Lied was released. So I was young but certainly not a "little whippersnapper" ;).


Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-04-2014, 12:07 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
Jeff, I would love to see Katy Lied...

Jeff,


I would love to see Katy Lied released on SHM-SACD with a better sounding transfer than what is available. Was the MFSL version on vinyl? I ask as I do not recall a MFSL CD version of...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-04-2014, 01:00 AM
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Views: 568,697
Posted By Bill Mac
Jim, I agree as far as buying new...

Jim,


I agree as far as buying new hi-res stereo titles that I already have on CD just to have the SACD for slight SQ improvements. But if it is a title that is getting great reviews like SD's...
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