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Forum: Surround Music Formats   09-14-2014, 12:01 PM
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Posted By weekendtoy
I received my copy over the weekend as well. I...

I received my copy over the weekend as well. I believe the 5.1 mix has been sitting the on the shelf for ten years or so, waiting to be released.

I really like the Kooper/Blomfield collabrative...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-12-2014, 07:45 AM
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Posted By weekendtoy
While not a 'new release' HFPA has Sabbath 13 set...

While not a 'new release' HFPA has Sabbath 13 set for release in November. True HD 5.1

http://pureaudiorecordings.com/black-sabbath-13/
Forum: Speakers   09-12-2014, 07:34 AM
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Posted By weekendtoy
I have the same system minus the DT sides, I'm...

I have the same system minus the DT sides, I'm using NHT super ones for the side and rear surrounds.


I would start with gain on the towers at the 12 o'clock position and work from there. I use...
Forum: Speakers   09-11-2014, 06:15 PM
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Posted By weekendtoy
A couple of comments here. A person needs to...

A couple of comments here. A person needs to demo say a 70xx speaker against the newer 80xx speaker. You may perfer the more forward sounding 80xx speakers.

Maybe now is not the time to go...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   09-11-2014, 05:43 PM
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Posted By weekendtoy
Yea, currently, to properly listen to the 5.1 mix...

Yea, currently, to properly listen to the 5.1 mix you have to swap your LF speaker wire as it's out of phase.

Warner will be shipping replacement Blu-Rays September 30th. I imagine the disk will...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   09-11-2014, 10:18 AM
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Posted By weekendtoy
Concerning Opeth's new album, Pale Communication....

Concerning Opeth's new album, Pale Communication.


They are sending out replacement Blu-Rays September 30th. It looks like they are re-releasing the title around that date. The album was...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   09-04-2014, 06:58 AM
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Posted By weekendtoy
I have it on pre-order at Amazon but the release...

I have it on pre-order at Amazon but the release date just got pushed back from 9/2 to 9/9.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   09-01-2014, 11:25 AM
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Posted By weekendtoy
You may want to wait as the Front Left speaker is...

You may want to wait as the Front Left speaker is out of phase on the 5.1 mix (the stereo mix is fine). You have to change the right/left speaker wires. While having to do this totally unacceptable...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-31-2014, 08:53 PM
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Posted By weekendtoy
It's not their best work, but it's prog. metal in...

It's not their best work, but it's prog. metal in hi-rez and 5.1 so I'm not complaining.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-31-2014, 08:51 PM
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Posted By weekendtoy
Jeff, this Opeth disc it totally different. ...

Jeff, this Opeth disc it totally different. Listen to the tracks I posted. I don't listen or like their previous death metal growls either and there is none on this album. Unfortunally, there is...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   08-30-2014, 08:40 PM
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Posted By weekendtoy
Got my Opeth disc today. Awesome album and...

Got my Opeth disc today. Awesome album and another great 5.1 mix my Steven Wilson.

I don't care the death metal stuff so I don't have to worry about how this album sounds compared to the rest of...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-30-2014, 08:33 PM
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Posted By weekendtoy
August purchases: The Who: Quadropheia...

August purchases:

The Who: Quadropheia Blu-ray
Gentle Giant: The Power & The Glory Blu-ray
Erick Clapton: Slowhand SACD
Opeth: Pale Communication Blu-ray

I received the Opeth disc today...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-29-2014, 09:26 AM
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Posted By weekendtoy
It's one of the titles being re-released at...

It's one of the titles being re-released at CDJapan...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-28-2014, 06:58 AM
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Posted By weekendtoy
I usually choose Air Mail, 750 yen and have never...

I usually choose Air Mail, 750 yen and have never had a problem.


I pre-ordered Dire Straits Alchemy for $40 shipped and saved $2,263.42 over the Amazon price.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-27-2014, 06:46 AM
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Posted By weekendtoy
I really like those Talking Head's DVD-A's and...

I really like those Talking Head's DVD-A's and Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks SACD. Lucky you to be hearing these for the first time. Enjoy!
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-26-2014, 01:13 PM
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Views: 781
Posted By weekendtoy
I'll be picking this one up regardless of any...

I'll be picking this one up regardless of any potentially negative reviews.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-26-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,998
Posted By weekendtoy
Based on all the positive feedback I went ahead...

Based on all the positive feedback I went ahead and bought the disc. The music is not as 'adventurous' as I remembered.


I'm really enjoying listening to it and the 5.1 mix is one of the better...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-12-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,704
Views: 199,610
Posted By weekendtoy
I have the Beyerdynamic DT880 600ohm headphone. ...

I have the Beyerdynamic DT880 600ohm headphone. Prior to my Oppo 105 I used them with a Little Dot MK III tube amp and the stereo out's on my Oppo 83.


I sold the amp once I ordered the 105 as...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-05-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,704
Views: 199,610
Posted By weekendtoy
Having recently upgraded from the 83 to the 105 I...

Having recently upgraded from the 83 to the 105 I would have to agree with your points with the exception of number one. The upconverting chip on the 83 still stands as perhaps one of the best ever....
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-05-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,395
Posted By weekendtoy
Oh yea, also pick up Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde...

Oh yea, also pick up Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde SACD
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-05-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,766
Posted By weekendtoy
I picked up both Remain in Light and Speaking in...

I picked up both Remain in Light and Speaking in Tongues in the last few months for under $20. Incredible discs but I'm not too interesting in getting anymore of their catalog.


As others have...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-05-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,395
Posted By weekendtoy
Here's a few more suggestions based on your...

Here's a few more suggestions based on your listening preferences that are readily available and reasonably priced.


Rush has several titles out on SACD, DVD-A and Blu Ray


Eric Clapton...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-23-2014, 09:07 AM
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Views: 4,909,654
Posted By weekendtoy
The flat fee could be $79 and I just...

The flat fee could be $79 and I just mis-remember. Either way you can't go wrong.


I suppose you could keep the $79 and replace the BDP-83 with a Sansu :)
Forum: Speakers   07-21-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31,568
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Posted By weekendtoy
Interesting. I'm assuming this would require an...

Interesting. I'm assuming this would require an additional stereo amplifier or an AVR with the extra channels?
Forum: Blu-ray Players   07-20-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 39,472
Views: 4,909,654
Posted By weekendtoy
I recently had my 83 repaired. I believe Oppo's...

I recently had my 83 repaired. I believe Oppo's policy is that if the repair requires parts there is a $75 flat fee. My repair didn't cost anything as the description was 'the removal of dust,...
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