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Forum: Community News & Polls   02-12-2015, 08:26 PM
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Posted By madaudio
Define audiophile. There are are number of...

Define audiophile.

There are are number of posts here (incl the opening post:
"I've never considered myself an audiophile. Don't get me wrong—I deeply appreciate high-quality audio...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   02-07-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11,384
Views: 1,402,838
Posted By madaudio
All the other guys who have been trying to help...

All the other guys who have been trying to help you here are much more techo savvy than me, but have you tried taking you flac files on a hard drive and playing them on your brother's system? (or if...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-12-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20,858
Views: 658,305
Posted By madaudio
This was only my second JT experience. Loved...

This was only my second JT experience.
Loved the flute playing, but also the overall sound experience. Sheer musical artistry. Fascinating not-quite-any-category musical creativity....
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-21-2014, 01:58 AM
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Posted By madaudio
Great orchestral colour!

Great orchestral colour!
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-08-2014, 06:37 PM
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Posted By madaudio
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cd/Brea...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cd/Bread_AnthologyOfBread.jpg
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-07-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11,384
Views: 1,402,838
Posted By madaudio
Can't answer about the Oppo reading flac files on...

Can't answer about the Oppo reading flac files on a cd or dvd, but you can place flac files (including multi-channel and/or 24/192 flac files) on a usb flash drive or even a USB external hard drive...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-04-2014, 07:48 PM
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Views: 658,305
Posted By madaudio
Ravi Shankar - The Master!

This was my second Ravi Shankar CD: the first was "Ravi Shankar - Portrait of a Genius".
I know have 10 or 12 Ravi CD, and about 3 DVDs.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-01-2014, 02:22 AM
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Views: 658,305
Posted By madaudio
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RxHEvCUXL....

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RxHEvCUXL._AA160_.jpg
Great sound quality on this 24/88.2 multi-channel DVD-Audio Disc, made about the same time as...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-27-2014, 07:04 PM
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Posted By madaudio
Satchmo and the Duke - that gravelly voice...

Satchmo and the Duke - that gravelly voice (almost always laughing), that big trumpet sound, and the cool of the Duke and his band.
Forum: Community News & Polls   11-26-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 16,112
Posted By madaudio
Man, I am trying to get with it - yeah I do have...

Man, I am trying to get with it - yeah I do have a "smartphonedevice thingy" - or two: HTC Desire (Android 2.2) and a Samsung Galaxy Pro 12.2 (Android 4.4.2). And I thought I was so clever to set up...
Forum: Community News & Polls   11-24-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 16,112
Posted By madaudio
Jazz, classical, "world", soft pop or whatever,...

Jazz, classical, "world", soft pop or whatever, when I want to relax, even drift off to the music, I still want it surround, and loud enough to be "in the room with me" but not so loud it's...
Forum: Community News & Polls   11-24-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 16,112
Posted By madaudio
Can't agree with statement I have high-lighted in...

Can't agree with statement I have high-lighted in red - I go out of my way to find a surround recording when I am after a new classical addition to my collection. DVD-As, Blu-ray, DVD 5.1,or SACD if...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-24-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20,858
Views: 658,305
Posted By madaudio
Ok, maybe you have got me there. Then again,...

Ok, maybe you have got me there. Then again, "San Francisco" was just talking about the phenomenon: Donovan WAS (part of) that phenomenom.
He even made fun of it while a part of it:
"....beatniks...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-23-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 102,942
Posted By madaudio
Make it a full av processor or preamp, but with...

Make it a full av processor or preamp, but with the current universal optical drive - like the NAD M15 or NAD T187:rolleyes:. But cheaper, of course!!
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-23-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20,858
Views: 658,305
Posted By madaudio
Donovan - King of Flower Power

OK, I am braced for refutations!!!:D
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-23-2014, 08:12 AM
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Views: 658,305
Posted By madaudio
AIX DVD-A: Beethoven Symphony no 6, Respighi - Pines of Rome

Just love the sound quality of this recording of two great pieces of music.:p
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-23-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,663
Posted By madaudio
It would seem we audiophiles, like any large...

It would seem we audiophiles, like any large group of people, have the full range of "conservatives", "middle of the road centrists", and down-right radicals. And I think this largely controls our...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-11-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11,384
Views: 1,402,838
Posted By madaudio
Thought of downloading the Oppo Remote app (or...

Thought of downloading the Oppo Remote app (or any of the hundreds of "universal" remote apps and using your phone or tablet as a remote?
I have found the Oppo seems more responsive to my Samsung...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-20-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20,858
Views: 658,305
Posted By madaudio
Goodness, I never expected a slightly...

Goodness, I never expected a slightly tongue-in-cheek post meant to celebrate the diversity of artists and genres would evoke such concerns for my musical education!

eljr, I did in fact go some...
Forum: Speakers   10-20-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 15,503
Posted By madaudio
Anyone interested in a new cable technology I am...

Anyone interested in a new cable technology I am working on?
The cables are made of hollowed out chicken legs, melded together under high temperature. This not only permanently melds each leg to...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-20-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20,858
Views: 658,305
Posted By madaudio
Deletion: Sorry, wrong thread: please see post...

Deletion: Sorry, wrong thread: please see post 354 of http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/1719818-speaker-cables-more-than-we-think-they-12.html
...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-19-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20,858
Views: 658,305
Posted By madaudio
I feel like I've been livin' in a cave for 60...

I feel like I've been livin' in a cave for 60 years (and I'm only 70!). Who are all these people, singers, groups, musicians? And is there enough time left to sample even 0.01% of them? And some...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-19-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 11,384
Views: 1,402,838
Posted By madaudio
This WAS a known issue with a number of purchases...

This WAS a known issue with a number of purchases from HD tracks, along with many of their hi-res downloads not, in fact, being hi-res downloads, but dolled-up redbook quality (that is, 16bit, 44.1...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   10-16-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20,858
Views: 658,305
Posted By madaudio
Anoushka Shankar - Rise, ...

Anoushka Shankar - Rise,
http://www.anoushkashankar.com/_content/__wp/wp-content/themes/shanks2.1/imgs/uploads/2005/09/cover.jpg


but hey, Porsche951, that Hilary Hahn recording of the Beet's...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   10-13-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 102,942
Posted By madaudio
On another forum, I floated the idea of Oppo...

On another forum, I floated the idea of Oppo separating their players into two units - a basic disc transport, and a full-blown av processor with all the quality DAC and video decoders currently...
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