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Forum: Speakers   08-23-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 560
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Posted By BillP
Personally, I would not pair 4 ohm speakers with...

Personally, I would not pair 4 ohm speakers with an amp or AVR that is not rated at 4 ohms. You may be OK, but you also may have problems (and the speakers probably dip well below 4 ohms at times)....
Forum: Speakers   08-21-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By BillP
You might also try contacting Boston Acoustic to...

You might also try contacting Boston Acoustic to see who they recommend in your area.
Forum: Speakers   08-20-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 155
Posted By BillP
You misunderstand. Yes, they are worth $40. But...

You misunderstand. Yes, they are worth $40. But for music, I wouldn't buy them (but I wouldn't buy any $40 speakers). But if that's your budget, and you just listen as background, then I'm sure they...
Forum: Speakers   08-20-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 155
Posted By BillP
If they sound good to you, they're worth $40 (you...

If they sound good to you, they're worth $40 (you won't find many speakers at that price). If they don't, then they're not. Without telling us what they will be used for, it's impossible to comment...
Forum: Speakers   08-19-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 111,919
Posted By BillP
There are still the Venere 2.5's and 3.0's for...

There are still the Venere 2.5's and 3.0's for less. They are positioning the Venere S between those older Veneres and the Olympicas (which are even more than the S).
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-18-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 30,884
Views: 3,247,891
Posted By BillP
No need. I have both my Oppo 105 as well as a...

No need. I have both my Oppo 105 as well as a Rotel CD changer hooked up to my AV system. So no need for the 51FD for music. The Oppo has a better DAC than the 51FD, and the Rotel sounds every bit as...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-18-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30,884
Views: 3,247,891
Posted By BillP
I believe he was asking me whether my drive was...

I believe he was asking me whether my drive was broken too (like yours is broken).
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-18-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30,884
Views: 3,247,891
Posted By BillP
No, my 51FD works perfectly (or at least as good...

No, my 51FD works perfectly (or at least as good as the day I bought it - slow, with terrible error correction for reading discs). I replaced it with the Oppo 105 when the 105 first came out. My 51FD...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-18-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30,884
Views: 3,247,891
Posted By BillP
I understand. And my answer stands. There are no...

I understand. And my answer stands. There are no inputs into the 51FD (digital or analog), so I don't see how you can connect another device to the 51FD.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-18-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30,884
Views: 3,247,891
Posted By BillP
It does not have any audio inputs, so I don't...

It does not have any audio inputs, so I don't know how you can use its DAC for other devices.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-16-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 82
Posted By BillP
IMO it's the dimmer, not the bulbs, so changing...

IMO it's the dimmer, not the bulbs, so changing bulbs won't help. Change the dimmer to a regular light switch and you should be fine. I had the same issue and got rid of the dimmer (in a different...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-14-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 18,336
Views: 2,128,254
Posted By BillP
No for BluRay PQ (all players are pretty much the...

No for BluRay PQ (all players are pretty much the same); likely yes for upscaled DVDs. Oppo will also be quieter with a better remote than your PS3.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-14-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18,336
Views: 2,128,254
Posted By BillP
WiscoNYC and ejfriis, Sony and Panasonic are the...

WiscoNYC and ejfriis, Sony and Panasonic are the most recommended brands here on the forum (outside of Oppo, which is above your price range). Depending on the specific features you want, check out...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-13-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4,655
Views: 309,075
Posted By BillP
Something like this high end unit works well as...

Something like this high end unit works well as well (uses moving mode surge protection rather than MOVs).

http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=BYBIT15
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-10-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4,655
Views: 309,075
Posted By BillP
I don't think they sell the 105 anymore, only the...

I don't think they sell the 105 anymore, only the 105D (unless you buy it used).
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-10-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 440
Posted By BillP
There are 2 schools of thought as to whether all...

There are 2 schools of thought as to whether all CD players sound the same. In any case, for the same price, you may want to consider the Oppo 103D since it will also play SACDs and DVD-As.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   08-07-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By BillP
I love my carousel (Rotel). I even kept my Yamaha...

I love my carousel (Rotel). I even kept my Yamaha carousel that the Rotel replaced in case the Rotel dies some day. And I still buy CDs. I guess there are still a few of us dinosaurs out there.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-04-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By BillP
You will get much more of an upgrade in sound by...

You will get much more of an upgrade in sound by upgrading your speakers rather than your receiver.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-04-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18,336
Views: 2,128,254
Posted By BillP
The 103 is $500 and the 103D is $600. Darbee is a...

The 103 is $500 and the 103D is $600. Darbee is a video processor. Some people like it, and some don't. I have no experience with it and so cannot comment (I bought the 105 before the 105D existed)....
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-04-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18,336
Views: 2,128,254
Posted By BillP
Or get an Oppo 103D.

Or get an Oppo 103D.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-02-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18,336
Views: 2,128,254
Posted By BillP
orcrone, it comes down to whether you think you...

orcrone, it comes down to whether you think you want to get into SACDs. If not, I would just keep your fairly new player.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-02-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 18,336
Views: 2,128,254
Posted By BillP
You won't see any difference for BluRay movies....

You won't see any difference for BluRay movies. Maybe a slight improvement in upscaled DVDs. So the main "upgrade" would be for SACDs, as you state. IMO, the Oppo has greater reliability and the...
Forum: Speakers   07-31-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By BillP
As you state, one big difference is at the lower...

As you state, one big difference is at the lower end. IMO, if you want to switch to bookshelves, you should consider a subwoofer to go along with them. I would think comparing mid-range and highs...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-29-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 30,884
Views: 3,247,891
Posted By BillP
Analog to use the player's audio DACs, HDMI to...

Analog to use the player's audio DACs, HDMI to use the receiver's audio DACs. It depends on which sounds better to your ears (there is no right or wrong answer).
Forum: Speakers   07-28-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
Posted By BillP
The SF Olympica II's MSRP is $10k new, so a...

The SF Olympica II's MSRP is $10k new, so a little more than your budget. I recently upgraded my 12-year-old speakers to the Olympica III's, and think they are the best speakers I've ever heard (but...
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