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Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-22-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,945
Posted By Dave McWilliams
I have to echo all the kudos here regarding the...

I have to echo all the kudos here regarding the songwriting and the 5.1 mix/AQ. This is what a modern rock record in 5.1 should sound like, IMHO. Reference material.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-09-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,653
Posted By Dave McWilliams
I just successfully tried the configuration you...

I just successfully tried the configuration you described yesterday with a DVD-A FLAC file. Not sure about SACD, but Foobar on PC to a Marantz AV-7005 pre/pro worked flawlessly.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-07-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,277
Views: 230,177
Posted By Dave McWilliams
No NFL Redzone here in Pottstown, and I can't...

No NFL Redzone here in Pottstown, and I can't get through to Verizon. Anyone else having trouble?
Forum: Surround Music Formats   12-02-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,059
Posted By Dave McWilliams
A very interesting interview with Masterdisk...

A very interesting interview with Masterdisk chief engineer Andy VanDette, the gentleman that remastered the 15 records in this release is available on the Masterdisk website...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-15-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,183
Posted By Dave McWilliams
Quote:Originally Posted by holt7153...

Quote:Originally Posted by holt7153 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21210591)

Nice review, Dave!


Thanks!

After watching/listening to...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-14-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,183
Posted By Dave McWilliams
When I first caught wind that Rush would be...

When I first caught wind that Rush would be recording the Time Machine show in Cleveland, I must say that I was beyond hopeful. Here was a chance for a state of the art recording of my favorite band...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-09-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,183
Posted By Dave McWilliams
Quote:Originally Posted by Shadocal...

Quote:Originally Posted by Shadocal http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21190591)

Oddly you can't tell from the package what the DTS quality is. I'm...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-09-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,183
Posted By Dave McWilliams
Quote:Originally Posted by ccotenj...

Quote:Originally Posted by ccotenj http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21188485)

all gone at my local bb when i stopped in late yesterday...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-08-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,183
Posted By Dave McWilliams
Quote:Originally Posted by holt7153...

Quote:Originally Posted by holt7153 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21185507)

This aired on DirecTV/Palladia over the weekend, and is airing 3...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   11-08-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,183
Posted By Dave McWilliams
It's available today at BB. I unfortunately get...

It's available today at BB. I unfortunately get to spend the daylight hours power washing the mildew off the siding outside. After that I'll run down to pick up a copy.

Anyone get a look/listen...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   10-09-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,059
Posted By Dave McWilliams
This is disappointing in that the 5.1 mixes will...

This is disappointing in that the 5.1 mixes will (at least initially) only be available as part of a very expensive box set. The Amazon links...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   10-07-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,059
Posted By Dave McWilliams
Fly By Night, A Farewell To Kings, and Signals...

Fly By Night, A Farewell To Kings, and Signals are coming in hi-rez DVD-A 5.1 on 11/21/11 as part of three separate releases. From the Universal Music Group's Distribution infosheet:

On November...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-10-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,035
Posted By Dave McWilliams
Thanks again for all the suggestions. I started...

Thanks again for all the suggestions. I started the project with a full featured free trial version of dBpoweramp, and it's going quite well.

One self-inflicted headache I ran into was not...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-09-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,035
Posted By Dave McWilliams
I tried EAC on my dinosaur Pentium 4 machine and...

I tried EAC on my dinosaur Pentium 4 machine and thought I'd slit my wrists before the first rip was done. I'm sure it would be much better on a new rig, however.

Thanks for the help, guys. Much...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-08-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,035
Posted By Dave McWilliams
Thanks for the quick reply. I'll check J River...

Thanks for the quick reply. I'll check J River out.

A quick Google search turned up quite a few fans of dBpoweramp. Do any of you folks have any experience with that one?
Forum: Home Theater Computers   06-08-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,035
Posted By Dave McWilliams
I've got a brand spanking new desktop with a...

I've got a brand spanking new desktop with a quad core i5 processor that I want to use to convert about 750 CDs to FLAC & MP3. I'm sure quite a few of you have done something similar. What might be...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   05-26-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,966
Posted By Dave McWilliams
Quote:Originally Posted by mcnarus...

Quote:Originally Posted by mcnarus http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20473907)

(For the record, I think hi-rez digital is an absolute waste of...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   05-21-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,966
Posted By Dave McWilliams
Quote:Originally Posted by Dave McWilliams...

Quote:Originally Posted by Dave McWilliams http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20454399)

At the risk of sounding heretical, does anyone here think...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   05-20-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 42,160
Posted By Dave McWilliams
Quote:Originally Posted by Pugnax555...

Quote:Originally Posted by Pugnax555 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20464017)

I'm fairly certain the "weeks on chart" is since the album first...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   05-20-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,966
Posted By Dave McWilliams
Quote:Originally Posted by SoundChex...

Quote:Originally Posted by SoundChex http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20463311)

...absent some positive income stream to the content providers,...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   05-20-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,966
Posted By Dave McWilliams
Quote:Originally Posted by SoundChex...

Quote:Originally Posted by SoundChex http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20460960)

If this sells as a 'physical' product, the SKU would most likely...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   05-19-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 42,160
Posted By Dave McWilliams
Quote:Originally Posted by ca1ore...

Quote:Originally Posted by ca1ore http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20460639)

I wonder how well MP in 5.1 has been selling? That, I'd think, would...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   05-19-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,966
Posted By Dave McWilliams
Hard to say if this will stick, given the...

Hard to say if this will stick, given the outcome of the DVD-A and SACD campaigns. Blu-ray, however, is mainstream enough now that most of the public "gets" it, and they could certainly be educated...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   05-18-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,966
Posted By Dave McWilliams
Quote:Originally Posted by arnyk...

Quote:Originally Posted by arnyk http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/20453128)

So does this mean that destrictive techncal violence that cuts the...
Forum: Audio theory, Setup and Chat   05-17-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,966
Posted By Dave McWilliams
From the following Cnet...

From the following Cnet (http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-20062544-47.html?tag=cnetRiver) article:

This past Thursday I attended an informal "summit" hosted by Craig Kallman, Atlantic Records'...
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