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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-04-2015, 07:06 PM
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Posted By cannga
(Original question: what is Casablanca's Default...

(Original question: what is Casablanca's Default Mode when playing multi channel SACD.)




Steve, thanks; your input is appreciated as I know you pay great attention to details. I understand...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-01-2015, 02:17 PM
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Posted By cannga
And... what a most interesting coincidence....

And... what a most interesting coincidence. These very speakers are available for your purchase - got to love the internet and capitalism:...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-01-2015, 10:58 AM
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Posted By cannga
Fair question, an important point and quite...

Fair question, an important point and quite relevant as more and more of us get a hold of Dirac in our Casablanca. IMHO,
1. From the standpoint of subjective observation/personal preference, it...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-01-2015, 10:45 AM
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Posted By cannga
Clearaudio Innovation - very nice indeed! And...

Clearaudio Innovation - very nice indeed! And welcome to the Theta vinyl club - you are the second member. :angel:

Congrats for being the first customer with Xtreme 3. With high end speakers like...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   08-01-2015, 10:15 AM
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Posted By cannga
Repost of this very interesting video as more...

Repost of this very interesting video as more Theta owners are getting hold of Casablanca with Dirac.

Some interesting side info: Paul Hales started out as a high end "audiophile" type speaker...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-31-2015, 08:26 PM
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Posted By cannga
OT: Thanks for the nice video. Paul Hales (a...

OT: Thanks for the nice video. Paul Hales (a familiar name from high end audio in the 90's) was talking about the transition/Shroeder frequency, above which room correction is quite controversial and...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-31-2015, 11:53 AM
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Posted By cannga
Steve, thanks. It's amazing to me how detailed...

Steve, thanks. It's amazing to me how detailed and spot on you are with these things. Following is my setting and it confirms what you wrote. For multi-channel SACD: Oppo set to multi-channel SACD,...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-30-2015, 02:34 PM
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Posted By cannga
Question for users of multi-channel 5.0 SACD (or...

Question for users of multi-channel 5.0 SACD (or any other high resolution multi-channel material, DVD-A, etc.) with Theta Casablanca please, Steve B? or anyone:

1. Do you set your SACD player...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-28-2015, 08:22 PM
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Posted By cannga
Don't know what you are looking for, and no flame...

Don't know what you are looking for, and no flame please LOL, but I use this cheap HDMI 1.4 switcher for my Kuro plasma in the living room:...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-25-2015, 10:31 AM
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Posted By cannga
I have no experience - just curious. Is a 4k...

I have no experience - just curious. Is a 4k projector like the Sony 1100ES not as sharp as an "equivalent" 2k projector, when viewing 2k material? Is it somewhat acknowledged "fact," or opinions...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-25-2015, 09:43 AM
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Posted By cannga
I too am surprised by the weight; I think it's...

I too am surprised by the weight; I think it's for real and from the 2 hefty Novatel transformers. As one who likes to judge amp by the kilo's :), I would give credit to the designer for this.

I...
Forum: Speakers   07-24-2015, 02:00 PM
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Posted By cannga
This is what I know/understand, from my...

This is what I know/understand, from my conversation with M. Kelly:
1. Environment knob: boosts midrange AND treble.
2. Treble knob: boosts treble.

I do not know the amount or range of boost of...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-24-2015, 01:22 PM
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Posted By cannga
Based on this particular disc of Orbison music,...

Based on this particular disc of Orbison music, Black and White Night (one of best concert discs ever, recorded by an audiophile engineer HERE on Amazon...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-24-2015, 08:47 AM
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Posted By cannga
It appears Fathom F112 Version 2 is now...

It appears Fathom F112 Version 2 is now available: http://www.audiophileliquidator.net/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=158&products_id=14508

Note difference between F112 and its cheaper twin,...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-23-2015, 05:45 PM
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Posted By cannga
OT: Christopher Hansen in BH? I bought my...

OT: Christopher Hansen in BH? I bought my speakers at the same place, in 1990. Think we have similar audio "life" but sorry to say you might have predated me a little bit? :angel:

I had started...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-23-2015, 10:47 AM
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Posted By cannga
Thanks for the correction Jeff - I appreciate it....

Thanks for the correction Jeff - I appreciate it. Merely reporting what the reviewer wrote - d*** reporter messing me up :).

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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-23-2015, 10:32 AM
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Posted By cannga
Agreed to a certain degree. However, I would like...

Agreed to a certain degree. However, I would like to point out the nuance of the argument that Les is seeing but somehow a few people are missing here ;).

The point is not what the new Levinson...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-22-2015, 09:59 AM
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Posted By cannga
Your review is very good at giving readers an...

Your review is very good at giving readers an idea of the sound signature of Prometheus. Very interesting.


The Levinson that we knew is dead. The Sandy Berlin Madrigal facility was shut down and...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-22-2015, 09:26 AM
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Posted By cannga
Reviews are welcome, but your posts sound too...

Reviews are welcome, but your posts sound too much like your mind is made up and cheerleading for Levinson. :p Nothing wrong with this, except it could well lead to a biased review. Boomy bass and...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-21-2015, 09:28 PM
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Posted By cannga
Ok I bite. List them :p. I do believe you heard...

Ok I bite. List them :p. I do believe you heard what you heard, but honestly not even professional reviewers would ever admit to reviewing 40 amps in 14 months. The pros take months to review just...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-21-2015, 08:57 AM
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Posted By cannga
Kudos for Sound Anchors - fantastic quality and...

Kudos for Sound Anchors - fantastic quality and custom built stands at very reasonable cost. I use this stand for my Aerial CC5 center speaker - both height and tilt adjustable. It seems the owner is...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-16-2015, 08:41 AM
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Posted By cannga
I have one Extreme (LCR and Subwoofer channels)...

I have one Extreme (LCR and Subwoofer channels) and one Premium (4 Surround channels) card. I did instant AB comparison (IMHO the best kind of AB test - instant switch as opposed to a few minutes...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-16-2015, 08:32 AM
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Posted By cannga
Ah all is well in the world then. :) Classe 800...

Ah all is well in the world then. :) Classe 800 is an excellent SSP and my first choice, until I found out I could have the Casablanca discounted and therefore close enough in price. More palatable. ...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-15-2015, 10:58 AM
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Posted By cannga
Hi there, I don't think prices are going to...

Hi there, I don't think prices are going to change much. One thing you might want to consider is getting a used CB III HD on audiogon which *seems* to be going in the 6000-7500 (??) range. From here...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   07-15-2015, 05:39 AM
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Posted By cannga
I think maybe the percentage should be 98%? ;):p...

I think maybe the percentage should be 98%? ;):p Kidding aside, PLIIx Panorama involves 4 channels in its processing L, R, Ls, Rs as shown in diagram below. Again IMHO the view that 5.1 to 7.1...
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