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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-18-2015, 01:31 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
I've had a Panamax 5100EX for years and it works...

I've had a Panamax 5100EX for years and it works great. No noise from it at all.

Bill
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-18-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 90,659
Posted By Bill Mac
Don, Here is Bob's post (#1455) that was...

Don,

Here is Bob's post (#1455) that was very helpful for setting up my 688 :). It was so simple even I could figure it out ;).

Choose "Devices"

Select "Settings" for the XMC-1 device
...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-18-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 90,659
Posted By Bill Mac
Don, I had an 83SE and it was a great...

Don,

I had an 83SE and it was a great player. I feel the 103/105D offer so many additional features over the 83. If you will be using mostly HDMI with the XMC-1 then the 103 is an excellent...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-18-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 90,659
Posted By Bill Mac
Don, I intend on connecting trigger cables...

Don,

I intend on connecting trigger cables to three of my four Wyred 4 Sound amps as soon as I finish listening to Chris Botti's Night Sessions in all of its 5.1 glory :). The ST-250 doesn't have...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-18-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 90,659
Posted By Bill Mac
IgorZep, Thank you for taking the time to...

IgorZep,

Thank you for taking the time to answer my post in such a detailed manner :). I learn something everyday here on AVS :).

Bill
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-17-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 90,659
Posted By Bill Mac
See posts 1557, 1615, 1642 and 1676. Bill

See posts 1557, 1615, 1642 and 1676.

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   04-17-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 607,761
Posted By Bill Mac
I'm on it! If I hit I'll give you half my...

I'm on it! If I hit I'll give you half my winnings and my SACD library :).

Bill
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-17-2015, 06:05 PM
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Views: 90,659
Posted By Bill Mac
Very true. Not do derail the thread but is the...

Very true. Not do derail the thread but is the difference between 0.05% and 0.005% even remotely audible? Any idea what the power rating of the NAD would be if measured at 0.05%? I still stand by my...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-17-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 194
Posted By Bill Mac
grasshoppers, I just looked at the Anthem...

grasshoppers,

I just looked at the Anthem manual and no mention of DSD. Of course being an Anthem owner you'd know first hand.

Thanks :)! It has been a bit of an obsession building the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-17-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 194
Posted By Bill Mac
The MRX510 is a nice AVR. Does it process DSD? Do...

The MRX510 is a nice AVR. Does it process DSD? Do you use the ARC room correction? If you do try HDMI with PCM for multichannel SACDs. Sometimes room correction will make a big difference opposed to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-17-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 194
Posted By Bill Mac
Not a problem :). I know absolutely nothing about...

Not a problem :). I know absolutely nothing about DSD music files or the OP's Sony player so I'd be no help there. What AVR and Oppo player do you own?

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   04-17-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 607,761
Posted By Bill Mac
Just bought: America - Homecoming...

Just bought:

America - Homecoming (http://www.sa-cd.net/showtitle/10498) AF SACD with 5.1 mix

I preordered this SACD from importcds (http://www.importcds.com/music/4170077/america-homecoming)...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-17-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 90,659
Posted By Bill Mac
$4k for a 180 wpc x 7 amp :eek:. That's a lot of...

$4k for a 180 wpc x 7 amp :eek:. That's a lot of money for a fairly low powered amp IMO. What is the Theta $8k?

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-9UnUVaMiEXo/p_745M27/NAD-Masters-Series-M27.html

Bill
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-17-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 194
Posted By Bill Mac
That is not correct. I have a number of single...

That is not correct. I have a number of single layer (non-hybrid) multichannel SACDs.



Huh? Conversion in stereo? Are you speaking of a specific player or all SACD players? I own two Oppo...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   04-17-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,197
Posted By Bill Mac
My Amazon preorder for the Amused to Death SACD...

My Amazon preorder for the Amused to Death SACD for $23.41 from 9/15/13 is still listed. It does say "Delivery estimate: We need a little more time to provide you with a good estimate. We'll notify...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   04-17-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11,109
Views: 607,761
Posted By Bill Mac
I listened to The Raven That Refused to Sing...

I listened to The Raven That Refused to Sing Blu-ray in 5.1 today and much prefer it to Hand. Cannot. Erase.

Bill
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-16-2015, 08:59 PM
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Views: 90,659
Posted By Bill Mac
Don, You could use Paypal credit which has a...

Don,

You could use Paypal credit which has a 6 month no interest payment option ;).

Bill
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-16-2015, 06:16 PM
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Views: 90,659
Posted By Bill Mac
Don, I really think you should order the...

Don,

I really think you should order the XMC-1 before the price increase. If it doesn't work out you could always return it. It's better than waiting and paying the higher price.

Bill
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-16-2015, 02:38 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
Reference Stereo Mode is the mode that I use for...

Reference Stereo Mode is the mode that I use for two channel music listening. That mode with the Oppo 105D, Wyred 4 Sound SX-500s and Salk 1801-TLs is outstanding IMO :).

Bill
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-16-2015, 02:07 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
It seems that per the XMC-1 manual that the...

It seems that per the XMC-1 manual that the Direct mode does do analog to digital conversion.

From the XMC-1 manual page 14:

Stereo analog input signals are converted to digital and passed to...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-16-2015, 01:25 PM
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Views: 90,659
Posted By Bill Mac
Are you saying you can use Dirac with the Direct...

Are you saying you can use Dirac with the Direct mode? I'm kind of confused by your post.

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   04-16-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,197
Posted By Bill Mac
I wonder if the stereo layer of the SACD will...

I wonder if the stereo layer of the SACD will have "Q Sound"?

"The album is mixed in QSound to enhance the spatial feel of the audio, and the many sound effects on the album – rifle range...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-16-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 90,659
Posted By Bill Mac
RCase, I'm using DSD and the balanced input...

RCase,

I'm using DSD and the balanced input of the XMC-1 with the Reference Stereo setting and it sounds outstanding IMO. The only drawback with using the 7.1 analog input is I believe you do not...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-16-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 90,659
Posted By Bill Mac
Don, I had a Denon 4311 (used as a prepro)...

Don,

I had a Denon 4311 (used as a prepro) for a few years before replacing it with the XMC-1. The 4311 was trouble free for the entire time I had it in my system. The 4311 is a great sounding...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   04-15-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,197
Posted By Bill Mac
At least with this release one can buy the SACD...

At least with this release one can buy the SACD or the CD/Blu-ray without having to buy an expensive "Immersion" set :).

Bill
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