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Forum: Speakers   02-15-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,446
Posted By adrummingdude
NAD does this with some of their units.

NAD does this with some of their units.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-06-2017, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8,561
Views: 384,638
Posted By adrummingdude
Nope. Uncompressed 5.1 or 7.1 is as good as it...

Nope. Uncompressed 5.1 or 7.1 is as good as it gets with the Xbox one, which is many people's biggest gripe. Microsoft though is finally going to be giving the Xbox one bitstream capability with an...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-06-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,086
Posted By adrummingdude
After buying a new Sony set for the bedroom, I've...

After buying a new Sony set for the bedroom, I've decided that my main set will also be a Sony when it's time to upgrade.

My past few sets have all been Samsung, and I'm ready for a change of...
Forum: Speakers   02-03-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 5,299
Posted By adrummingdude
Exactly. The ridiculousness of the cable thing...

Exactly. The ridiculousness of the cable thing goes both ways. On one side are the guys who buy cables as expensive as cars, hoping to have some kind of experience. The other end is occupied by guys...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   02-02-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 979
Posted By adrummingdude
I run a 35 foot Blue Jeans Series 1 cable between...

I run a 35 foot Blue Jeans Series 1 cable between my processor and display, and have never had any problems passing 4k HDR. I don't get what all the hoopla is about HDMI cables.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-02-2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 2,407
Views: 66,520
Posted By adrummingdude
Thanks for the reply, David. That is exactly what...

Thanks for the reply, David. That is exactly what I suspected was going on, and I agree that it is a pretty stupid way of implementing a trim adjustment. I'm probably not alone in initially assuming...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-02-2017, 12:51 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,540
Posted By adrummingdude
Only if you see a benefit using DAC's in the OPPO...

Only if you see a benefit using DAC's in the OPPO over the ones in the Bluesound or Marantz.


I run a Node 2 in a two channel system, and a 7702 MKii in a HT system, and think both units sound...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   02-02-2017, 12:46 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 6,540
Posted By adrummingdude
Because Tidal's 24 bit streams are coded as MQA....

Because Tidal's 24 bit streams are coded as MQA. They sound great.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   02-01-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2,407
Views: 66,520
Posted By adrummingdude
Hi guys. My apologies if this has been addressed...

Hi guys. My apologies if this has been addressed in the 1000 pages of either thread. Can anyone riddle me why when using the center channel or subwoofer level adjust feature, the speakers get...
Forum: Speakers   02-01-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2,070
Views: 119,105
Posted By adrummingdude
Well, clearly the most important question here is...

Well, clearly the most important question here is if you know the owner of the butt on the wall...you know, the model for the casting.:o
Forum: Community News & Polls   02-01-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,926
Posted By adrummingdude
I'll go the cheaper route and look through...

I'll go the cheaper route and look through binoculars.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-31-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 697
Posted By adrummingdude
I actually think there will be more opportunities...

I actually think there will be more opportunities to audition these products, as the user friendliness of lifestyle products should bring the hi-fi sector more mainstream.


It's hard to explain...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-31-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,482
Posted By adrummingdude
Have you ever seen a bull riding competition?...

Have you ever seen a bull riding competition? Basically, they cattle prod the thing in the balls right before they turn him loose.


HOA officials act much the same when they see the wrong color...
Forum: Community News & Polls   01-31-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,926
Posted By adrummingdude
Lets hope not.

Lets hope not.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-31-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 697
Posted By adrummingdude
What a great, well timed article. It seems that...

What a great, well timed article. It seems that lately there have been a lot of discussions about streaming content becoming as good as physical media, and the inevitability of physical media going...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-31-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By adrummingdude
The 7702 MKii is a powerful piece of gear. I...

The 7702 MKii is a powerful piece of gear. I stream FLAC to mine over wifi from my NAS.


If you don't want to go that route, there's nothing wrong with putting the files on a FAT 32 formatted...
Forum: Speakers   01-31-2017, 12:35 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,716
Posted By adrummingdude
My MLP is about 12 feet, and if I ran a movie at...

My MLP is about 12 feet, and if I ran a movie at "0" I'm pretty sure my dog would piss the carpet.:cool:
Forum: Speakers   01-30-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 681
Posted By adrummingdude
IMO if you are after absolute clarity, you should...

IMO if you are after absolute clarity, you should look at two higher end bookshelf speakers for your mains. Blow most of your $2k budget on those. You'll be amazed how much more open your setup will...
Forum: Speakers   01-30-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By adrummingdude
In a small to medium sized room, I'd do three KEF...

In a small to medium sized room, I'd do three KEF LS50's across the front. In a large room, a pair of B&W 683S2's and an HTM whatever it is (the three way one) for center. The Martin Logan Motion...
Forum: Community News & Polls   01-30-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,926
Posted By adrummingdude
There will always be a few crazies who want to...

There will always be a few crazies who want to sit 4 feet away from an 80" screen...most of 'em hang out around here too.
Forum: Community News & Polls   01-30-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,926
Posted By adrummingdude
3D was a missed opportunity. The technology was...

3D was a missed opportunity. The technology was there to make it really special, but the renderings I saw just didn't look realistic. Instead of having real depth, singular objects just appeared on...
Forum: Community News & Polls   01-30-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,926
Posted By adrummingdude
Remember commodore 64's and 386 computers? In...

Remember commodore 64's and 386 computers? In your pocket is a computer faster than anything from that time, and do you consider yourself a computerphile? How about the kid next door who has the same...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   01-30-2017, 02:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,456
Posted By adrummingdude
No amount of Crown Royal can make a TV speaker...

No amount of Crown Royal can make a TV speaker acceptable for the super bowl.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-29-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 384
Posted By adrummingdude
I love my Bluesound setup in the office, and...

I love my Bluesound setup in the office, and would happily buy more nodes or power nodes for different areas.
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   01-29-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 224
Posted By adrummingdude
Not only are those all temporary problems, but...

Not only are those all temporary problems, but you really need to stream a LOT of music over wifi to even approach one of those caps. Besides, as our world evolves to consume much more information...
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