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Forum: Speakers   06-08-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 91,156
Posted By arftech
I am currently using Sonus faber's Smart CC with...

I am currently using Sonus faber's Smart CC with excellent results and you can find a nice used one for under $1000. By the way, my mains and rears are the Sonus faber Luitos.

Good luck with your...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-20-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By arftech
Arcam AVR-750 especially if sound quality is a...

Arcam AVR-750 especially if sound quality is a concern.

Enjoy the music!

Al
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   12-29-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By arftech
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rkins http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1507478/new-sonus-faber-venere-2-5-setup-marantz-6008-dissappointed#post_24130895)

The...
Forum: Speakers   12-29-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 91,156
Posted By arftech
Happy Holidays All! I just purchased a pair...

Happy Holidays All!

I just purchased a pair of the Luito cherry wood floor-standers and Smart speaker from Magnolia new in boxes at 50% off about three weeks ago or so. Great deal! They sound...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   08-16-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,960
Views: 131,171
Posted By arftech
Greetings, I was able to get a 60ZT60 for...

Greetings,

I was able to get a 60ZT60 for $2599 at my local BB (Magnolia) in Bowie, MD today which I think is a fantastic deal. Originally, I was hoping they would price match the 65VT60 that...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-24-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11,257
Views: 873,580
Posted By arftech
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by terrym4 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1439524/official-oppo-bdp-105-owners-thread/1140#post_22705353)

I just picked up my...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   10-17-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 95,791
Posted By arftech
Greetings, I just scored a Technics S-1200...

Greetings,

I just scored a Technics S-1200 TT as I'm venturing into vinyl after many years of absence. To get the best 2 channel sound possible how would you rank the 2100's phono amp section?
...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   10-17-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By arftech
Greetings, I just scored a Technics S-1200...

Greetings,

I just scored a Technics S-1200 TT as I'm venturing into vinyl after many years of absence. To get the best 2 channel sound possible how would you rank the 2100's phono amp section?
...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   10-02-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By arftech
Hello all, I've decided to venture into...

Hello all,

I've decided to venture into vinyl and just bought a vintage Bang and Olufsen TX2 turntable. Do you guys think I'll need a preamp between my 2100 and TX2?

Enjoy the music!

Al
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-26-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 182,854
Posted By arftech
Never mind...I figured it out...LOL Al

Never mind...I figured it out...LOL

Al
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   08-26-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 182,854
Posted By arftech
I just bought a used Z7 that will be used as a...

I just bought a used Z7 that will be used as a Pre/Pro. However, after installing the latest firmware update, the net light indicator stays on while the unit is powered off. Is this normal?
...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   07-26-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 181,471
Posted By arftech
What do you guys think of the black levels while...

What do you guys think of the black levels while playing blu-ray discs?

Thanks much!
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-21-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,858
Posted By arftech
Where can I find a Denon link cable at a...

Where can I find a Denon link cable at a reasonable cost? Or could a simply use an ethernet cable. If that is the case, will the ethernet cable be straight through or crossover?

Thanks All

Al F
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   10-01-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,374
Posted By arftech
I'm using HDTracks dot com. They have some good...

I'm using HDTracks dot com. They have some good stuff but I wish they had more of the relevent content that I like.

Peace!

Al F
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   10-01-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,374
Posted By arftech
I am now controlling palyback via Pure...

I am now controlling palyback via Pure Music/iTunes via my iPad 2. This is going to allow me to move away from using my panel for Pure Music/iTunes for navigational purposes.

iTunes will work...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-25-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,374
Posted By arftech
My Mac Mini has an HDMI connection and I am...

My Mac Mini has an HDMI connection and I am using that to connect to the Denon. The only DAC I'm using is the one resident in my receiver.

Al F
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-24-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,657
Posted By arftech
You may want to try eBay, Videogon.com or...

You may want to try eBay, Videogon.com or Audiogon.com

Good luck in your search,

Al F
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-23-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,374
Posted By arftech
I've finally made the move to start downloading...

I've finally made the move to start downloading hi resolution music to my Mac Mini with the files being stored on an external HDD and I can't be happier.

The downloads consists of 96 kHz/24 bit...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-19-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,424
Posted By arftech
I am now using my 2011 Mac Mini as a server for...

I am now using my 2011 Mac Mini as a server for music and movies via a Denon 4806ci receiver. The Mac is connected to my receiver by HDMI and the connection is at 24-bit/192-KHz. To get higher...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-14-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,424
Posted By arftech
Quote:Originally Posted by rick240...

Quote:Originally Posted by rick240 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20948615)

Does your AVR have a digital in is the real question...


Yes it...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-14-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,424
Posted By arftech
Quote:Originally Posted by d_m1010...

Quote:Originally Posted by d_m1010 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20948259)

True. Why not use the AVRs internal DAC?


Thanks guys and I...
Forum: 2 Channel Audio   09-13-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,424
Posted By arftech
I'm looking for a DAC for my Mac Mini that is...

I'm looking for a DAC for my Mac Mini that is connected to an AVR. How good is the XDA versus the DacMagic? How would you describe the sound attributes from the Emotiva Dac and DacMagic?

Thanks
...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-12-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,031
Posted By arftech
Quote:Originally Posted by Irishdoom...

Quote:Originally Posted by Irishdoom http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20939265)

This ^.

Vudu is great, I agree, but it's a totally different...
Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   09-12-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,031
Posted By arftech
Yep...sure did and I have moved to Vudu. They...

Yep...sure did and I have moved to Vudu. They have a higher quality streaming service (HDX) that is alomost close to Blu-ray.

Here's what I did...bought aeam STB on eBay for cheap, hooked it up...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   08-29-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6,649
Views: 596,432
Posted By arftech
Yeah, it is slow but patience has its virtues! I...

Yeah, it is slow but patience has its virtues! I think this is a good upgrade considering what I paid for the 3800.

Al F
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