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Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-26-2015, 11:07 PM
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Posted By Randy Bessinger
Is AVS challenging print magazines.

I think so because I want to read Mark Henninger more than some of the print mags. To be honest I think HE is more honest. I think AVS is more relevant than the usual rags. Kudos to Scott, Mark,...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-26-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 4,331
Posted By Randy Bessinger
http://youtu.be/3UQDTZcpsDE Posted by...

http://youtu.be/3UQDTZcpsDE

Posted by Desertdome in the kc meet thread. The kc guys have done a number of blind and DBT tests
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-26-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 651
Views: 44,863
Posted By Randy Bessinger
FWIW, MC owner here for going on 3 years. No...

FWIW, MC owner here for going on 3 years. No problems and superb support from Curt Hoyt. When I upgraded from 8 to 12 channels, I sent it to him, he installed and tested. Maybe I could have done...
Forum: Official AVS Blu-ray Disc Reviews   01-26-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Randy Bessinger
I saw in the theaters and liked it quite a bit.

I saw in the theaters and liked it quite a bit.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-26-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 4,331
Posted By Randy Bessinger
When I first saw the thread opener, I thought oh,...

When I first saw the thread opener, I thought oh, a new article by Dr. Olive but then I saw it was from 2009 and remember reading it and all the debate back then. Then a repeat debate...and the...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   01-26-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 44,863
Posted By Randy Bessinger
Out of curiosity, does the Quested speakers have...

Out of curiosity, does the Quested speakers have a US repair center? Was an issue for me and a speaker problem I had. Very expensive to ship to Sweden.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-26-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 4,331
Posted By Randy Bessinger
I still have headphones to sell:)

I still have headphones to sell:)
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   01-24-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,319
Posted By Randy Bessinger
Atmos is here to,stay especially, if broadcast TV...

Atmos is here to,stay especially, if broadcast TV adopts it as a standard. My 2 cents
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-23-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 289
Posted By Randy Bessinger
MAN, the Dude can't abide this thread, man:)

MAN, the Dude can't abide this thread, man:)
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-21-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,563
Posted By Randy Bessinger
I love the beginning to Desperado. Made me a fan...

I love the beginning to Desperado. Made me a fan of Steve Buscemi.
Forum: Speakers   01-21-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,460
Views: 50,096
Posted By Randy Bessinger
i hear that Mark guy at AV123 didn't care much...

i hear that Mark guy at AV123 didn't care much for Chu. Ah, the memories of those threads. The good old days:-)
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   01-19-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 16,899
Posted By Randy Bessinger
OT but statistics bear out what you say. ...

OT but statistics bear out what you say. Hunger, health, violence, standard of living are all better now (world wide overall). Not really a "view but facts. Sorry for the OT post!
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-30-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 33,534
Posted By Randy Bessinger
Markus, At one time you were using earl...

Markus,

At one time you were using earl geddes speakers. Is that still the case? Just curious as to the setup,you are using Dirac on. Forgive me if you previously posted that info.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-27-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 10,862
Posted By Randy Bessinger
Not into theories?

Not into theories?
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   11-27-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,186
Views: 111,061
Posted By Randy Bessinger
You must not have heard "bye bye American...

You must not have heard "bye bye American pie":D
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-26-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 39,946
Posted By Randy Bessinger
FWIW, I have a number of AIX DVDs and blu Rays...

FWIW, I have a number of AIX DVDs and blu Rays but I buy them for the surround mixes. I do wish their catalog of artists was greater. I have met Mark and he seems like a very nice guy who genuinely...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-26-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 39,946
Posted By Randy Bessinger
Is it published somewhere the sales volume of...

Is it published somewhere the sales volume of hi-res downloads? Not interested in the hardware sales but I am interested in how much market penetration there has been. I am guessing not very much,...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-17-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,854
Posted By Randy Bessinger
oh, absolutely, u must have windows but they MUST...

oh, absolutely, u must have windows but they MUST be left open during all seasons! Otherwise you can't hear the birds sing, the raindrops or the gentle sound of snow falling. I have also left the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-15-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 48,748
Posted By Randy Bessinger
just curious what sources were you using the Oopo...

just curious what sources were you using the Oopo as a preamp for that are the same as you are using for the XMC?
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-10-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 18,674
Posted By Randy Bessinger
My feeling is that NO one should take this event...

My feeling is that NO one should take this event as something scientific. I do think blind can be very valuable but nothing I heard made me think I could take anything definitive from this other...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-10-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 18,674
Posted By Randy Bessinger
First of all I echo everything Carp said about...

First of all I echo everything Carp said about Jonathan as a host and the absolute killer meal Megan prepared. Truly, it was for me the highlight of the meet. Unfortunately, I left my eval sheet...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-05-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 18,674
Posted By Randy Bessinger
I will come to both. Just not sure I will do the...

I will come to both. Just not sure I will do the reviews. I will have to see on Friday when we set-up as to whether I think I can even distinguish. By the way, send me your address via PM and what...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-05-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 39,946
Posted By Randy Bessinger
Amir, isn't it you that lives in Washington, not...

Amir, isn't it you that lives in Washington, not Chu:D
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   11-05-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 18,674
Posted By Randy Bessinger
I think I may bow out...still available to help...

I think I may bow out...still available to help out. I am kind of not into the "winner" thing in this sort of compare There are just too many variables and I think that it may lead to false...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   11-04-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 39,946
Posted By Randy Bessinger
Question...I have seen various suggestions about...

Question...I have seen various suggestions about what qualifies as Hi-Rez. Does 24/44.1 qualify as Hi-Rez? Also, I have seen "randy" quoted in posts suggesting I am in favor of MP3 over CD as good...
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