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Forum: Surround Music Formats   02-08-2016, 10:28 AM
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Posted By weekendtoy
For $40 at cdJapan you can get the cool Blow by...

For $40 at cdJapan you can get the cool Blow by Blow collectors SACD. It comes packaged like a 45rpm LP so storage could be a problem for some.


I generally per multi-channel if I can get.

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Forum: Surround Music Formats   02-08-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,489
Posted By weekendtoy
I guess you could do Gentle Giant: The Power and...

I guess you could do Gentle Giant: The Power and the Glory as you would get great music, incredible 5.1 mix and video to boot.
Forum: Speakers   02-05-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By weekendtoy
Jim, yes I did and just got response. Looks like...

Jim, yes I did and just got response. Looks like I'll send the speaker back in for repair. A little pricey but I really like the speakers. Pretty cool that they offer the repair though,...
Forum: Speakers   02-04-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By weekendtoy
Damaged Thiel CS2.3 Can it be repaired?

Hello,

I have a pair of Thiel CS2.3 speakers. This speaker uses tweeter/midrange coaxial driver -- a 1" tweeter and 4.5" midrange in one. Well apparently the tweeter has become dislodged from...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   01-28-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10,065
Views: 1,094,127
Posted By weekendtoy
I remember when the reviews of the ST50 came out...

I remember when the reviews of the ST50 came out it was agreed that the set bested the previous model ZT. That was good enough for me.


I was an early adopter when HD panels first came out and...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   01-22-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,489
Posted By weekendtoy
In 2011 they re-released the DVD in 16:9 format

In 2011 they re-released the DVD in 16:9 format
Forum: Surround Music Formats   01-21-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,489
Posted By weekendtoy
Another good non Blu-Ray disc is the Alice In...

Another good non Blu-Ray disc is the Alice In Chains Unplugged DVD.


The songs and their lyrics sung by Lanye Staley, who was by then deep into the clutches of addiction, provides the listener of...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   01-21-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11,787
Views: 632,821
Posted By weekendtoy
While not on SACD, I do have several of her...

While not on SACD, I do have several of her subsequent albums on CD. Come Away with Me was a special album, and while subsequent albums may be technically better, they don't come close to capturing...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   01-15-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11,787
Views: 632,821
Posted By weekendtoy
I need to be careful not to oversell it, so I'll...

I need to be careful not to oversell it, so I'll say it's a good effort.


You won't find a lot of sonic pinball stuff with the surround mix. The surrounds are not dominant with the vocals and...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   01-14-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11,787
Views: 632,821
Posted By weekendtoy
A little bit late to the party but I received my...

A little bit late to the party but I received my copy of America: Homecoming (http://www.sa-cd.net/showreviews/10498) on SACD the other day and got to sit down for a good listen last nite. Every bit...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   01-07-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11,787
Views: 632,821
Posted By weekendtoy
I only have two Rush discs in hi-rez, Moving...

I only have two Rush discs in hi-rez, Moving Pictures and 2112.


I was really looking forward to Moving Pictures when it came out and was disappointed with the offering. The mix was pretty...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-28-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11,787
Views: 632,821
Posted By weekendtoy
Hope everyone had a great Christmas. My lovely...

Hope everyone had a great Christmas. My lovely wife gave me Eric Clapton: Slowhand at 70 (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Eric-Clapton-Slowhand-at-70-Live-at-The-Royal-Albert-Hall-Blu-ray/140939/)...
Forum: Speakers   12-23-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 33,916
Views: 2,414,719
Posted By weekendtoy
I noticed my biggest difference with my 8060's...

I noticed my biggest difference with my 8060's when I cut out the middle-man all together and started using my Oppo 105 as a pre/pro directly to an Emotiva UPA-7 amp.


My primary concern is music...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-20-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11,787
Views: 632,821
Posted By weekendtoy
Received Ted Nugent's self titled album this...

Received Ted Nugent's self titled album this weekend. Analog Productions stereo SACD.

This one is really good and sourced from the master tapes. While a stereo release there is a lot of stuff...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-20-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11,787
Views: 632,821
Posted By weekendtoy
Received Ted Nugent's self titled album this...

Received Ted Nugent's self titled album this weekend. Analog Productions stereo SACD.

This one is really good and sourced from the master tapes. While a stereo release there is a lot of stuff...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-16-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By weekendtoy
Upstairs I have a small television, soundbar, and...

Upstairs I have a small television, soundbar, and older Oppo 83.


Oppo is HDMI out to the soundbar, then the soundbar HDMI out to the television. This is for movies and CD playback.


The...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-09-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,366
Posted By weekendtoy
I was hoping for an Atmos capable pre/pro in this...

I was hoping for an Atmos capable pre/pro in this lineup.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-07-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11,787
Views: 632,821
Posted By weekendtoy
The Rush discs are Blu-Ray audio the others...

The Rush discs are Blu-Ray audio the others should be available in SACD.


If your player supports DVD Audio and Blu Ray audio I certainly wouldn't discount any titles released in those formats. ...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-05-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11,787
Views: 632,821
Posted By weekendtoy
A couple more suggestions: Allman Brothers -...

A couple more suggestions:

Allman Brothers - Eat a Peach
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard & Slowhand
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Eagles - Hotel Californa
Rolling...
Forum: Speakers   12-04-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33,916
Views: 2,414,719
Posted By weekendtoy
You must have a very understanding and...

You must have a very understanding and accommodating wife unit.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-04-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11,787
Views: 632,821
Posted By weekendtoy
Just ordered Los Angles Guitar Quartet: Latin...

Just ordered Los Angles Guitar Quartet: Latin Album


http://www.sa-cd.net/showtitle/202
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-03-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By weekendtoy
I'm still too bitter that Jethro Tull won a...

I'm still too bitter that Jethro Tull won a Grammy, beating Metallica for best Heavy Metal Album in 1989.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-01-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13,612
Views: 1,109,305
Posted By weekendtoy
I think most would tell you that the Oppo direct...

I think most would tell you that the Oppo direct to the amp(s) is the preferable way to go. I route my 105 directly to an older Emotiva UPA-7 amp and am very pleased with the results.


Since the...
Forum: Speakers   11-30-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 33,916
Views: 2,414,719
Posted By weekendtoy
If you went with the 8060 tower you could reuse...

If you went with the 8060 tower you could reuse your GemXL for your rears and all would have the same sized drivers.


That's what I'm doing (along with the 8060 center) and combo creates a nice...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-23-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 305
Posted By weekendtoy
I moved my CD's recently to a spinning tower...

I moved my CD's recently to a spinning tower which takes up a pretty small foot print. While not something you will place next to grandmas antique hutch or the custom built entertainment center it...
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