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Forum: Latest Industry News   05-13-2014, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Friendly Fire
The barrier to streaming as a dominant media is...

The barrier to streaming as a dominant media is the internet infrastructure itself -- much of the nation still has broadband that is not streaming worthy especially cable modems at peak times. A lot...
Forum: Latest Industry News   05-08-2014, 11:30 AM
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Views: 31,386
Posted By Friendly Fire
OLED without 4K is a non-starter for me, and the...

OLED without 4K is a non-starter for me, and the curved screen really sinks the boat. The top LED TV's are darned good and a fraction of the price. I'll check back again in 2 years.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   05-08-2014, 09:25 AM
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Posted By Friendly Fire
Forgive me if this has been addressed, but in my...

Forgive me if this has been addressed, but in my experience different rigs do better on different types of music. I owned an old tube monoblock rig with short cables to Fried speakers and a powered...
Forum: Latest Industry News   05-04-2014, 04:18 PM
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Posted By Friendly Fire
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by imagic http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1530039/sony-blames-blu-ray-for-bag-of-hurt/330#post_24682457)


Also, a...
Forum: Latest Industry News   05-04-2014, 03:33 PM
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Views: 52,021
Posted By Friendly Fire
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by vinnie97 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1530039/sony-blames-blu-ray-for-bag-of-hurt#post_24674856)

^Yea, but you're satisfied...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-29-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,758
Views: 84,200
Posted By Friendly Fire
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by stegen http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1527138/is-high-end-audio-obsolete/1020#post_24662625)

I would like to know more about...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-29-2014, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Friendly Fire
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mcnarus http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1527138/is-high-end-audio-obsolete/1020#post_24662541)

It is an excellent way to do...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-29-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,758
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Posted By Friendly Fire
That is fair -- if I don't like it out of the...

That is fair -- if I don't like it out of the box I probably won't like it burned in, but the point would be moot if burn in wasn't necessary.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-29-2014, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Friendly Fire
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by arnyk http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1527138/is-high-end-audio-obsolete/1020#post_24662290)

They don't say what they are...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-29-2014, 11:30 AM
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Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by OmarF http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1527138/is-high-end-audio-obsolete/1020#post_24662194)

Hey, even a $100k car needs to be...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-29-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,758
Views: 84,200
Posted By Friendly Fire
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by OmarF http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1527138/is-high-end-audio-obsolete/1020#post_24662061)

Well...there would be evidence...
Forum: Video Processors   04-28-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8,049
Views: 601,543
Posted By Friendly Fire
I agree, the effect is subtle. To use taste as...

I agree, the effect is subtle. To use taste as an analogy -- Darbee is not salt or sweet, but more of an umami -- hard to describe but when it is there the experience is more satisfying. It is not...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-28-2014, 01:06 PM
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Views: 84,200
Posted By Friendly Fire
Thanks -- it is a puzzle. I was a bit...

Thanks -- it is a puzzle. I was a bit disappointed by the ZVOX at first, I put the 550 downstairs in the exercise room once I realized I had enough room for the 580. At first I though there was less...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-28-2014, 12:37 PM
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Views: 84,200
Posted By Friendly Fire
I don't have a spectrum analyzer. I hear it on...

I don't have a spectrum analyzer. I hear it on the jazz station Sirius 66, the deep bass notes stand out more. I've changed nothing on my end, but Sirius could have done something on theirs. So it...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-28-2014, 12:32 PM
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Views: 84,200
Posted By Friendly Fire
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by RobertR http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1527138/is-high-end-audio-obsolete/990#post_24658271)

That sort of thing really does...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-28-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,758
Views: 84,200
Posted By Friendly Fire
[quote name="OmarF"...

[quote name="OmarF" url="/t/1527138/is-high-end-audio-obsolete/990#post_24658186"

It's not that the Arcam was that fabulous, or that the Levinson was that bad. They both sounded very nice. But my...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-28-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17,633
Views: 1,368,839
Posted By Friendly Fire
You can run analog out from the 103D to your AVR...

You can run analog out from the 103D to your AVR no problem, I would skip the DVR for video and go straight to your display from HDMI 1.
I did that for years with the 83SE to good effect. You will...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-28-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,758
Views: 84,200
Posted By Friendly Fire
I miss the old days -- take a nice preamp, put...

I miss the old days -- take a nice preamp, put in high quality resistors and Wondercaps, gold plated outputs, if it had tubes buy better tubes -- and shazzam -- listening nirvana.
At the time the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   04-24-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17,633
Views: 1,368,839
Posted By Friendly Fire
I have not compared them, but as an 83SE owner I...

I have not compared them, but as an 83SE owner I might be able to help. Many in 105 crowd use their analog outputs and seem quite pleased. Do you plan to use analog? Did you value the enhanced...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-24-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,758
Views: 84,200
Posted By Friendly Fire
Fair enough -- everything is digital. ...

Fair enough -- everything is digital.
Quote:Originally Posted by Eric Tatara http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-24-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1,758
Views: 84,200
Posted By Friendly Fire
Quote:Originally Posted by Eric...

Quote:Originally Posted by Eric Tatara http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1527138/is-high-end-audio-obsolete/780#post_24643841)

True, but polling and...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-24-2014, 12:49 PM
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Posted By Friendly Fire
I've met Freeman Dyson, the father of the Dyson...

I've met Freeman Dyson, the father of the Dyson sphere at a meeting in Washington about 15 years ago. Great guy, brilliant mind. He was about 80 then but other than the wrinkles you would never know...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-24-2014, 08:02 AM
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Views: 84,200
Posted By Friendly Fire
Quote:Originally Posted by Zen...

Quote:Originally Posted by Zen Traveler http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1527138/is-high-end-audio-obsolete/750#post_24642157)

For the record, no. Then...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-24-2014, 07:54 AM
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Views: 84,200
Posted By Friendly Fire
Quote:Originally Posted by Eric...

Quote:Originally Posted by Eric Tatara http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1527138/is-high-end-audio-obsolete/750#post_24642164)

Sensory nerves are...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   04-24-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,758
Views: 84,200
Posted By Friendly Fire
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by arnyk http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1527138/is-high-end-audio-obsolete/750#post_24642075)

Human hearing is arguably digital....
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