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Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-21-2016, 06:34 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
Kal, As always thanks for your insightful...

Kal,

As always thanks for your insightful thoughts :)!

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-21-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 419
Posted By Bill Mac
Probably true. But do you consider a "better...

Probably true. But do you consider a "better sonic experience" as it being a room filled with music? I don't look at it that way as many of my favorite well mixed and mastered stereo recordings might...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-21-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 419
Posted By Bill Mac
I really don't get "It's just a shame that...

I really don't get "It's just a shame that multichannel is primarily used for antediluvian "art rock" and "but instead it gets used for ping pong Floyd". Huh :confused:? Where do you come up with...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-21-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 419
Posted By Bill Mac
But multichannel isn't in it's "early days" so...

But multichannel isn't in it's "early days" so that doesn't really apply. I disagree that the "biggest hurdle" for multichannel is the size of a multichannel speaker system. Many homes today have...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-21-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 526
Posted By Bill Mac
Thank you :)! But I doubt your suggestion will...

Thank you :)! But I doubt your suggestion will steer the thread back on track ;).

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-19-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 419
Posted By Bill Mac
I believe it's an apples to oranges comparison. I...

I believe it's an apples to oranges comparison. I have some 5.1 music that's flat sounding and some stereo music that is very lively and immersive. In all honesty how can stereo (two speakers)...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-18-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 526
Posted By Bill Mac
gbaby, Well said, thanks! The Bryston's a...

gbaby,

Well said, thanks! The Bryston's a real nice piece by the way :).

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-18-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 526
Posted By Bill Mac
I have a 5.2 system and it plays stereo music...

I have a 5.2 system and it plays stereo music just fine with a wide and deep soundstage. With some of my better stereo SACDs, DVD-As and HDADs the sound is almost surround like :). The sound doesn't...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-18-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 526
Posted By Bill Mac
Hopefully if these two SACD titles are well...

Hopefully if these two SACD titles are well received APO will put out further SACDs. If some of Hendrix' titles have 4.0 or 5.1 mixes already done companies like Audio Fidelity might release them if...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-18-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 526
Posted By Bill Mac
Maybe you missed the title of this thread. It's...

Maybe you missed the title of this thread. It's called "What are your most recent Hi-Res purchases?". Not "What are your most recent Hi-Res surround purchases" :rolleyes:. Yes this sub forum is...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-17-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12,403
Views: 650,753
Posted By Bill Mac
Bill, Thanks for the information :). Would...

Bill,

Thanks for the information :). Would this (http://www.importcds.com/genesis-revisited-live-at-the-royal-albert-hall/5052205068090) be the set that you got? It's available at importcds for...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-17-2016, 08:01 PM
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Views: 650,753
Posted By Bill Mac
Do you have a link to buy this set? I can't seem...

Do you have a link to buy this set? I can't seem to find a price or a place to order the set. Thanks! I saw Steve Hackett a few years ago and it was a great show :).

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-17-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12,403
Views: 650,753
Posted By Bill Mac
Just bought: Gentle Giant - Octopus...

Just bought:

Gentle Giant - Octopus (http://stevenwilsonhq.com/sw/headphonedust/gentle-giant-octopus-sw-remix-blu-raycd/) (5.1 & 2.0 Steven Wilson Mix) CD/Bluray set.

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-17-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 526
Posted By Bill Mac
It'd be nice if this thread stayed on the topic...

It'd be nice if this thread stayed on the topic of the release of the first SACDs from Jimi Hendrix ;). The release of both SACDs are about six weeks away, it'd be a shame if this thread turned into...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-17-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 526
Posted By Bill Mac
I totally disagree. I have many excellent...

I totally disagree. I have many excellent sounding stereo SACDs. I have many excellent sounding 4.0 and 5.1 SACDs as well. I enjoy both stereo and multichannel equally. If your preference is for...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-17-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 526
Posted By Bill Mac
Jimi Hendrix SACDs from Analogue Productions on 9/30/16

Analogue Productions will be releasing two Jimi Hendrix SACDs on 9/30/16! The two titles are Machine Gun - The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/1969...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-16-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12,403
Views: 650,753
Posted By Bill Mac
Just bought: Santana - Abraxas...

Just bought:

Santana - Abraxas (http://www.hraudio.net/showmusic.php?title=11595) MOFI SACD

I've been on a serious Santana binge for a few months now :eek:! I've read that the new Abraxas MOFI...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-16-2016, 06:34 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,901
Posted By Bill Mac
Several Oppo owners over at the Steve Hoffman...

Several Oppo owners over at the Steve Hoffman forum who updated to the new beta FW have reported that there have been some issues with using the gapless option with files from USB sticks.
...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-15-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,901
Posted By Bill Mac
There SACD ripping services out there but the...

There SACD ripping services out there but the services for the most part are not free. Depending on the number of SACDs you have it could be less expensive to buy an Oppo 103 and rip them yourself.
...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-11-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12,403
Views: 650,753
Posted By Bill Mac
Just bought: Spyro Gyra - Original Cinema...

Just bought:

Spyro Gyra - Original Cinema (http://www.sa-cd.net/showtitle/907) stereo/multichannel SACD

Spyro Gyra - In Modern Times (http://www.sa-cd.net/showtitle/455) stereo/multichannel...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-10-2016, 08:12 PM
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Views: 650,753
Posted By Bill Mac
I needed to grab these four Blue Note APO SACDs...

I needed to grab these four Blue Note APO SACDs to complete the set that was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray.

Dexter Gordon - Go (http://sa-cd.net/showtitle/5977) Blue Note APO SACD
...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-10-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12,403
Views: 650,753
Posted By Bill Mac
Hey Steve, The two libraries are separate...

Hey Steve,

The two libraries are separate from one another. If I buy an older SACD or Blu-ray that is in the sa-cd.net data base I'll add it there and at HRAudio.net. Basically sa-cd.net is closed...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-10-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12,403
Views: 650,753
Posted By Bill Mac
I'm sure it is easy. But words can not begin to...

I'm sure it is easy. But words can not begin to describe how computer challenged I am :eek:!

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-07-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12,403
Views: 650,753
Posted By Bill Mac
Same here. Telenet or Tell a Friend........... I...

Same here. Telenet or Tell a Friend........... I haven't a clue :D.

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   08-07-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12,403
Views: 650,753
Posted By Bill Mac
I'm with you Dan. I read the thread and the...

I'm with you Dan. I read the thread and the "basic" instructions and unfortunately it's way over my head :o!

Bill
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