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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   03-08-2015, 04:43 AM
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Posted By roadster-s
Couldn't of said it better myself.

Couldn't of said it better myself.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-03-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5,110
Views: 219,414
Posted By roadster-s
So we partially agree. I say partially, because...

So we partially agree. I say partially, because the Emotiva XSP-1 is clearly a giant killer, so one doesn't need to spend 10K to get a world class preamp. :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-02-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5,110
Views: 219,414
Posted By roadster-s
Your edit is exactly the set-up I'm presently...

Your edit is exactly the set-up I'm presently running (check out my system link) I also use a dedicated DSP sub solution for 2CH. My intent was simply to improve my MCH SACD by upgrading my AV7005...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-02-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5,110
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Posted By roadster-s
Totally agree cfraser. I was just going with...

Totally agree cfraser. I was just going with SteveH's comment/suggestion that the AV7702 would indeed match or even surpass my 2CH set-up. Not.
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   02-01-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 33,472
Posted By roadster-s
Will be editing pictures soon with the...

Will be editing pictures soon with the replacement of my DAC to an OPPO HA-1, as well as a few vibration isolation tweaks.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-01-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5,110
Views: 219,414
Posted By roadster-s
AV7702 against my 2CH Preamp and DAC

I was finally able to get a local demo unit for a day so I could try in my system. The goal was to switch my AV7005 and see just how the AV7702 faired decoding a few SACD's and XRCD24's in 2CH. Well,...
Forum: Physical Media Items (Movies etc)   01-31-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 138
Posted By roadster-s
RARE New Roy Orbison SACD Black and White Night

**SOLD ** Brand new and sealed, rare out-of-print Hybrid SACD of the famous concert. 2CH and MCH recording transferred from the master tapes. Totally blows away the DVD DTS soundtrack. Also clearly...
Forum: Theater Room Items & Accessories   01-12-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 17,363
Posted By roadster-s
Tactile transducers

Question: I have Aura tactile transducers that screw onto the frame of my theater chairs. Are these compatible with your HT chairs like the Paget or Southhampton?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-12-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5,110
Views: 219,414
Posted By roadster-s
Ref 1) Steve, all of the components can be found...

Ref 1) Steve, all of the components can be found on my home theater thread, but yes I use a Sony XA-5400ES as transport, an Emotiva XSP-1 pre-amp with bypass and Emotiva XPA-1 monoblocks driving...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-12-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5,110
Views: 219,414
Posted By roadster-s
Since I'm running three distinct systems-in-one; ...

Since I'm running three distinct systems-in-one;

1) Fully balanced 2CH with dedicated DAC, pre-amp and monoblocks
2) MCH movie and music from an AV7005
3) Dedicated headphone amp

At the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-08-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5,110
Views: 219,414
Posted By roadster-s
Roger, I totally agree, and that's the definition...

Roger, I totally agree, and that's the definition I used when sending them my question...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-07-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5,110
Views: 219,414
Posted By roadster-s
As per customer service response I just received,...

As per customer service response I just received, NOT differentially balanced:

Quote:

I apologize for the delay, due to the holidays it took a while to get the response. The outputs are...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-06-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9,743
Views: 1,008,596
Posted By roadster-s
Agree. I'm aware that some settings are set...

Agree. I'm aware that some settings are set locally but I thought I might be missing something else. I'm very familiar with the few (only two) DVD-A's that I own and it's very obvious that neither...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   01-06-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9,743
Views: 1,008,596
Posted By roadster-s
Need help :)

I'm stuck with a surround problem and desperately need advise. When I listen to a DVD-Audio disc, the surround balance is out of wack, sounds like the volume level is the same coming from all...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-31-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5,110
Views: 219,414
Posted By roadster-s
Copied and pasted from the published specs on...

Copied and pasted from the published specs on their website:

''Topology: fully discrete, highly optimized dual differential''
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-31-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5,110
Views: 219,414
Posted By roadster-s
Check out the specs, the XPA-5 is indeed :)

Check out the specs, the XPA-5 is indeed :)
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-31-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5,110
Views: 219,414
Posted By roadster-s
Agree. Besides the ''potential'' for lower noise...

Agree. Besides the ''potential'' for lower noise floor, one would get peace of mind from eliminating any ground loop issues (like such posting above) if all components are in fully discrete...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-31-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5,110
Views: 219,414
Posted By roadster-s
The XPR-5 (and XPA-5) are in fact fully discrete,...

The XPR-5 (and XPA-5) are in fact fully discrete, dual differential. So you are saying that ONLY the AV7702 isn't?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-31-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5,110
Views: 219,414
Posted By roadster-s
Differentially balanced XLR's?

Not getting a response back from Marantz on this question (sorry, not yet an owner but soon...) My 2CH is fully differentially balanced from source to speakers and am now looking to do the same with...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-06-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 33,005
Posted By roadster-s
Assembled where?

U.S.A. or China?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-17-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 17,265
Views: 1,304,904
Posted By roadster-s
I own three Emotiva power amps as well as their...

I own three Emotiva power amps as well as their most recent XSP-1 preamp and I thoroughly enjoy them, they are definitely giant killers. The XPA-5 power amp surpasses my previous Rotel RMB-1095 in...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-14-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 123,065
Posted By roadster-s
Interested in this player as a 2 in 1 unit for...

Interested in this player as a 2 in 1 unit for movies and MCH music only. Any reason for me not to sell my Marantz Av7005 to replace it by the 105d as pre-pro?

Initially, I only see two features...
Forum: Speakers   02-09-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4,032
Views: 1,046,695
Posted By roadster-s
- Swans F2.2+ mains - Swans 2.3C center -...

- Swans F2.2+ mains
- Swans 2.3C center
- Swans R3 surrounds
- Swans C3 rear center
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   02-09-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 33,472
Posted By roadster-s
Been a long time since I've posted here or even...

Been a long time since I've posted here or even had any significant changes done to my system. Just last week I did however pick up an Emotiva XSP-1 Gen II preamp, as well as an Anti-Mode 8033C for...
Forum: What's Your System Configuration   08-20-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 33,472
Posted By roadster-s
Thanks guys. I just took a few more pics which...

Thanks guys. I just took a few more pics which now show a better rendition of the color match with the speakers, enjoy.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/ptipassion/DSC00046.jpg...
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