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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   03-01-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 98
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Posted By Iain-
Indeed. That type of distortion is also...

Indeed.

That type of distortion is also known as intermodulation (IM) distortion. The main point of bass management is to eliminate or significantly reduce IM distortion.

I've set all that...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-25-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 63,630
Posted By Iain-
Frankly, I believe this may be just your...

Frankly, I believe this may be just your perception of Sony machines based solely on their pricing structure.

I've had both the Sony BDP-S770 and now the BDP-S790 since 2010. In 2012 I invested in...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-20-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 476
Posted By Iain-
I use: http://www.cirlinca.com/index.htm ...

I use:
http://www.cirlinca.com/index.htm

... (HD Solo Ultra) to rip CD media and up-scale files to higher resolutions. Always integer multiples (x2 or x4) of original file. It does a wonderful...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-19-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 476
Posted By Iain-
FLAC v MP3

Which has the best quality, 320 Kbp/s mp3 or 44.1 kHz/16 bit FLAC? I've heard that they are identical in sound quality.

A few months ago I downloaded an mp3 file of the title because it was all I...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-17-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 244,099
Posted By Iain-
Have you ever considered one of the Harmony...

Have you ever considered one of the Harmony remote control devices?

I've had a One for the past few years and highly recommend any of the Harmony devices as they allow for complete system control...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-13-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 244,099
Posted By Iain-
That's somewhat correct for 30 FPS video-based...

That's somewhat correct for 30 FPS video-based NTSC DVD, but what you're experiencing is the infamous NTSC 3:2 pulldown. Don't forget about 24 FPS film-based DVD in both PAL and NTSC formats.
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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-11-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,577
Posted By Iain-
Indeed. ;) My dream is to own a Steinway...

Indeed. ;)

My dream is to own a Steinway Model D and an appropriate room to put it in.

Not intending to stray off-topic, but there are other room correction solutions available such as Dirac:...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-10-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 244,099
Posted By Iain-
Sounds as though a configuration setting on your...

Sounds as though a configuration setting on your display is turned off. You must be viewing native 24 FPS with that setting turned off.

My display has configuration settings to double or quadruple...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-09-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,577
Posted By Iain-
:confused: :confused: :confused:

:confused: :confused: :confused:
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-08-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,577
Posted By Iain-
I don't recommend LFE+mains, or "double bass" as...

I don't recommend LFE+mains, or "double bass" as some know it by, because it can become overly bass-heavy with some source material.

I run LFE with a crossover point of 110 Hz for my KEF iQ30/iQ10...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   02-08-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,577
Posted By Iain-
For music, I mainly listen to multi-channel...

For music, I mainly listen to multi-channel SA-CD, but the the concept is the same whether 2-channel or multi-channel music. Room correction solutions are for home cinema, not music.

I evaluated...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-08-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 244,099
Posted By Iain-
That's an excellent question. However, a...

That's an excellent question.

However, a rack mount kit would probably be on offer as a business solution rather that consumer.

I would contact Sony Business Store tomorrow:...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-07-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 244,099
Posted By Iain-
I never rely on web site specifications as they...

I never rely on web site specifications as they are notoriously inaccurate.

Instead, read the complete specification list in the user manual as it's the definitive source. The user manual for the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-05-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 244,099
Posted By Iain-
Indeed. The main reason I purchased my first...

Indeed.

The main reason I purchased my first BDP (BDP-S770) in 2010 was SA-CD functionality that would decimate the SA-CD DSD bitstream to 24/176.4 kHz PCM sample rate, if required. Only Sony...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-03-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 244,099
Posted By Iain-
http://www.mrmdvd.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=159&...

http://www.mrmdvd.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=159&sort=2a&filter_id=11

http://www.world-import.com/region_free_blu_ray_DVD_players.htm#rfplist
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-30-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By Iain-
That may be true for mid-range AVR, but when...

That may be true for mid-range AVR, but when using top-end models such as Denon AVR-X4100 or AVR-X5200, the degradation of sound quality becomes readily apparent when standard room correction...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-30-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By Iain-
Those optional "room correction" features are OK...

Those optional "room correction" features are OK if you can live with the sonic degradation they bring with them. BTW, thanks for including the "IMO" disclaimer in your post.



I imported my...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-23-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17,961
Views: 1,389,186
Posted By Iain-
There's actually five differences between the F12...

There's actually five differences between the F12 and F15HP:
1) F12 A370PEQ3 amplifier is class A/B in operation
2) F15HP H600PEQ3 amplifier is class H in operation
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-15-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 244,099
Posted By Iain-
And there won't be until the BDP-S6500 is...

And there won't be until the BDP-S6500 is officially released in six months. Any comparisons posted before then, will be speculation.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-06-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Iain-
If you're interested in the SR-7007, why not...

If you're interested in the SR-7007, why not consider the Denon AVR-X4100, as well? It's essentially the same machine and both are manufactured by the same company, D&M Holdings.

No difference in...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-05-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Iain-
Your LFE crossover point is highly dependent on...

Your LFE crossover point is highly dependent on speaker and sub-woofer capabilities. There's a synergy at work between them and if you set crossover point too low or too high, they won't be...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-25-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 244,099
Posted By Iain-
FWIW, I favour a pure and direct approach as my...

FWIW, I favour a pure and direct approach as my BDP video is configured for "original resolution" format. That way display will always receive BD native 1080/24P and process it to 1080/48P. With that...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-10-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By Iain-
At the time, I had the option of either the 42 or...

At the time, I had the option of either the 42 or 50 inch Panasonic GT50. I chose the larger model. One of the best decisions I've ever made.

You won't regret getting the 50 inch as it doesn't...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   10-10-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By Iain-
Actually, about 6 months after I purchased my...

Actually, about 6 months after I purchased my 50GT50, I decided to add a secondary monitor as AVR supports dual monitors.

That secondary monitor is Samsung 32F5000 LED display. It's excellent and...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-03-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2,924
Views: 244,099
Posted By Iain-
If you'll note, the one I'm considering is...

If you'll note, the one I'm considering is multi-region BD and DVD.

ICOS multi-region modification is as good as it gets. Best in the industry.
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