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Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-17-2012, 10:45 AM
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Posted By milaz001
I just purchased a Samsung LED-LCD display...

I just purchased a Samsung LED-LCD display (UN60D7000) which is 3D capable. I've never tried the 3D output from the S570 before, but I've read here about problems with certain 3D displays. Will the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-01-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,254
Posted By milaz001
Quote: so there is really not that much...

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so there is really not that much difference in sound quality between mid priced or mid-high receivers?


Receivers operating within their tolerances, and driving speaker loads of which...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-27-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,901
Posted By milaz001
Peachtree Audio makes a hybrid integrated...

Peachtree Audio makes a hybrid integrated amplifier that combines a DAC, tubed preamp stage and solid-state amp stage, and it's available in two different wood finishes. That would get you your DAC,...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-27-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,864
Posted By milaz001
Quote: The AV40s are alright...but I find them...

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The AV40s are alright...but I find them lacking the more I listen.
You're making the right decision by focusing on your speakers, which is the most important part of the audio chain.

For...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-25-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,995
Posted By milaz001
I have no personal experience with those...

I have no personal experience with those speakers, but their specs indicate an impedance of 8 Ohm and a sensitivity of 89 dB. The 3490 ought to have plenty of power for them. Enjoy your system.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-22-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,550
Posted By milaz001
I'd also recommend a digital connection between...

I'd also recommend a digital connection between the MacBook and the receiver, using the TOSLINK-to-mini-optical cable (the MacBook's audio output jack can function either as an analog or optical...
Forum: Speakers   02-21-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,616
Posted By milaz001
Quote: I thought I would start with a a...

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I thought I would start with a a Denon (middle of the road 5.1 receiver) and some decent floor stand speakers. My price range for the beginning system would hopefully be under $1300.00

...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-20-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By milaz001
Since you have an iPhone, this is my...

Since you have an iPhone, this is my recommendation:

Rip your CD collection to Apple Lossless files, using iTunes
Purchase an Apple Airport Express, which can be connected to your Denon...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-19-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,577
Posted By milaz001
Quote: ive been looking for a DAC at the...

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ive been looking for a DAC at the apx $500 level.


A vote for the CA DACMagic. I like the connectivity flexibility it offers, and the price is in your range.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-17-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,524
Posted By milaz001
You'll have several excellent choices in the...

You'll have several excellent choices in the $800 to $1000 range. PSB Image T5 and T6 come to mind, as do the Energy CF-70 and the Revel F12 speakers. Not knowing the power of your amplifier, I'd...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-17-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,524
Posted By milaz001
Quote: Majority here saying to upgrade amp....

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Majority here saying to upgrade amp.


I'd start with the speakers.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-16-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 42,887
Posted By milaz001
http://www.wadia.com/products/transports/171i/

http://www.wadia.com/products/transports/171i/
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-16-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,410
Posted By milaz001
You may be tripping the protect circuit. Check...

You may be tripping the protect circuit. Check all of your connections, including your speaker wire connections, and make certain that none of the exposed portions of your speaker wires are...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-16-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,524
Posted By milaz001
Mixing CD players and amplifiers from different...

Mixing CD players and amplifiers from different brands is not a problem. I agree that your speaker choice is the most important factor here, as you will need an amp that is capable of driving your...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-15-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,116
Posted By milaz001
A suggestion: NAD C316BEE integrated amplifier...

A suggestion: NAD C316BEE integrated amplifier or H/K 3490 receiver with either Energy Veritas V-5.1s or Revel Concerta M12s.
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-15-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,577
Posted By milaz001
Quote:Originally Posted by CDLehner...

Quote:Originally Posted by CDLehner http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19413353)

I'll speak for the OP; I've PM'd with him, and he has a Marantz...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-14-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 21,492
Posted By milaz001
Quote: I'm just not totally convinced that...

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I'm just not totally convinced that double blind testing proves everything, although I do know that it is accurate for what it is when it is done correctly.


So, how would you...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-13-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 21,492
Posted By milaz001
Quote: One of them has an old 100 watt Denon...

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One of them has an old 100 watt Denon receiver, full range PSB speakers, and a $1000 dollar projector. He has spent maybe $5000 total on his system. My other friend has a McIntosh receiver,...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-13-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,391
Posted By milaz001
Quote: You can add audio nonsense right in the...

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You can add audio nonsense right in the mix. It's the exact same lack of critical thinking that leads to all of it. Barnum was an optimist, there's way more then one sucker born every...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-11-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,936
Posted By milaz001
Quote: I've been looking to improve the...

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I've been looking to improve the sound and debating whether or not to invest in a DAC or a new Amp.


Provided that your existing amp is capable of driving your existing speakers when...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-11-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 835
Views: 125,544
Posted By milaz001
Quote:Originally Posted by mact3333...

Quote:Originally Posted by mact3333 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/19961249)

I just signed up for the 192K service.....so Pandora One is...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-11-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,834
Views: 423,404
Posted By milaz001
Quote: Again, this is subjective but I am...

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Again, this is subjective but I am quite sure that I can tell the difference on DBT with those Japanese brands.


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Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   02-07-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,753
Posted By milaz001
Quote: ...would adding a Cambridge DACMagic...

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...would adding a Cambridge DACMagic seriously improve my sound for lets say just the Squeezebox?
If you want to "seriously improve" (or, at least, "seriously modify") the sound of your...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-05-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,391
Posted By milaz001
Quote: What's your 1 + 1 = x type equation,...

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What's your 1 + 1 = x type equation, that leads me to the right amp?



Power adequate to drive the speaker load without distortion
Features you need: Balance control, tone...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   02-05-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,391
Posted By milaz001
Quote: I am really enjoying listening to...

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I am really enjoying listening to music with the speakers and the HK3490 but I was wondering if i am missing something "significant" by not having a dedicated DAC ($300-500)?


I don't...
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