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Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-28-2016, 04:46 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
The Hotel California multichannel mix is the same...

The Hotel California multichannel mix is the same on the SACD and DVD-A. I did a direct comparison between the SACD and DVD-A with a buddy a few years ago. We couldn't tell any difference between the...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-28-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bill Mac
That's so cool! Well done for offering your DSOTM...

That's so cool! Well done for offering your DSOTM SACD to Alan :)!

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-28-2016, 04:12 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
Thanks for the kind words :)! I'd say you're...

Thanks for the kind words :)! I'd say you're going about building your hi-res collection in the best way. That is doing research on titles that interest you then checking all the known resellers for...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-28-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bill Mac
SMD, The WYWH quad mix is very good. Gives a...

SMD,

The WYWH quad mix is very good. Gives a different aspect to the 5.1 mix. Do try to listen to it as I'd be interested in your thoughts of the quad mix versus the 5.1 mix.



That's...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-28-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bill Mac
Excellent choices! Did you buy the WYWH and...

Excellent choices! Did you buy the WYWH and Division Bell Immersion sets? Do you have Dark Side of the Moon SACD?



Alan,

I wouldn't be disappointed just yet ;). I would wait till the WYWH...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-28-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bill Mac
Wish You Were Here isn't my favorite Pink Floyd...

Wish You Were Here isn't my favorite Pink Floyd multichannel mix but the above review is total hog wash IMO especially the bolded parts. To say that "Some poor engineer got handed a "no win"...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-28-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bill Mac
I'm not being argumentative in the least. I'm...

I'm not being argumentative in the least. I'm just pointing out that you are pretty much basing all your opinions and suggestions on multichannel music on cost before anything else. Apparently you...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-28-2016, 04:56 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bill Mac
Is it that obvious ;)? Guilty as charged, Captain...

Is it that obvious ;)? Guilty as charged, Captain :D!

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-28-2016, 04:07 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bill Mac
True. But focusing on Amazon isn't the best...

True. But focusing on Amazon isn't the best option IMO. There are a number of other online sellers of Blu-ray audio discs which I listed in an earlier post as well as sites to get reviews of Blu-ray...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-27-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bill Mac
Is the $25 or less per title your criteria or the...

Is the $25 or less per title your criteria or the OP's? I ask as I did not see the OP set a price limit on what he wanted to spend per disc.

Plenty of us did "chime in" on titles that fit the OP's...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-27-2016, 07:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bill Mac
What's the hang up with Amazon? There are plenty...

What's the hang up with Amazon? There are plenty of other sellers of Blu-ray audio some with better prices. As has been posted earlier in this thread. Many remastered CDs I've heard are worse...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-27-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bill Mac
Check sa-cd.net and HRAudio.net as they have...

Check sa-cd.net and HRAudio.net as they have thousands of SACDs cataloged. Although sa-cd.net is still online HRAudio.net has replaced it and has all the latest SACD and Blu-ray audio releases.
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Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-27-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bill Mac
Below are a few lists from online vendors that...

Below are a few lists from online vendors that sell Blu-ray Audio discs. Some might be redundant but you get to see alternatives to Amazon. I find that importcds very often has the lowest prices....
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-27-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bill Mac
Wow! You are totally beating a dead horse here...

Wow! You are totally beating a dead horse here :rolleyes:! I'm so glad I didn't take this advice when I started collecting multichannel music. If I did I'd have a closet full of concert videos I'd...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-26-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bill Mac
Another title I thought of on a format not...

Another title I thought of on a format not mentioned yet in this thread.

Lyle Lovett - Joshua Judges Ruth (https://www.amazon.com/Joshua-Judges-Ruth-Lyle-Lovett/dp/B00000DD9O) (DTS-CD)

I have...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-26-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bill Mac
Well said and I agree 100%! Bill

Well said and I agree 100%!

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-26-2016, 06:00 PM
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Views: 648,166
Posted By Bill Mac
Thanks, Steve! I'm curious about the SQ on this...

Thanks, Steve! I'm curious about the SQ on this one but I'm sure it'll be a keeper :).

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-25-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bill Mac
Some great albums with 5.1 mixes: Mark...

Some great albums with 5.1 mixes:

Mark Knopfler - Shangri-La (SACD and DVD-A) and Sailing to Philadelphia (DVD-A)
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (SACD), The Endless River (Blu-ray) and The...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-25-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bill Mac
All of these are excellent suggestions :)! ...

All of these are excellent suggestions :)!



The same 5.1 mix is used on the WYWH SACD and the Blu-ray as part of the Immersion box set. I'm not a huge fan of the WYWH 5.1 mix but still enjoy...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2016, 06:51 PM
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Views: 221,590
Posted By Bill Mac
That's an excellent price! Bill

That's an excellent price!

Bill
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-25-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5,200
Views: 221,590
Posted By Bill Mac
The other positive about the Cross Spectrum...

The other positive about the Cross Spectrum calibrated UMIK-1 is that if you sell the XMC-1 you can keep the UMIK-1 and sell it with the Emotiva mic.

Bill
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2016, 08:29 PM
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Posted By Bill Mac
Wow! You really are underestimating the ability...

Wow! You really are underestimating the ability of fellow AVS members to read posts with more than one point. Maybe you missed the "points" I made earlier regarding the Emotiva mic. One directly...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-24-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bill Mac
Cool! Thanks for the information :). Bill

Cool! Thanks for the information :).

Bill
Forum: Surround Music Formats   07-24-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,188
Posted By Bill Mac
Wow! I've never seen a SACD and Blu-ray combo...

Wow! I've never seen a SACD and Blu-ray combo title before. It's still available on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Diabolo-Classical-Audiophile-Examples-Signals/dp/B00DGGGGDU) for around $30 shipped....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   07-24-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5,200
Views: 221,590
Posted By Bill Mac
It's not a quibble. The build quality is actual...

It's not a quibble. The build quality is actual and quite obvious IMO. I never disagreed with your assertion that buying another batch calibrated mic is a waste of money.

Bill
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