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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-20-2016, 10:51 AM
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I always like to see pictures! Thanks for taking...

I always like to see pictures! Thanks for taking the time to post those. I've seen pics of those before but yours are more, "real."
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-12-2016, 06:59 AM
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Theta offered nearly a 3k trade in credit to the...

Theta offered nearly a 3k trade in credit to the Gen VIII for those with previous generations of Theta dacs. If they ever do develop a successor to the Gen VIII, that's likely to be the case again....
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-02-2016, 06:09 PM
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I'm not limited by HDMI. I have a Lynx AES16e in...

I'm not limited by HDMI. I have a Lynx AES16e in my server which I feed into a couple of dacs. So, for me, because of the limitation of the HDMI, I can still outperform the Casablanca with D-3...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-02-2016, 05:39 PM
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How would you know? Have your ever owned a...

How would you know? Have your ever owned a high-end dac? It's a matter of perspective. The D-2 Xtreme you used with 20k speakers are beaten my an Oppo 105. You could have just bought an Oppo 105;).
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Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-02-2016, 05:09 PM
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Reportedly, they already have. Gen VIIIS are up...

Reportedly, they already have. Gen VIIIS are up for sale along with the Digi out cards on Audiogon. I'm shopping for a new dac!:) It's great when your prepro catches up to the great sound on one...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-02-2016, 05:06 PM
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No you are talking about Stereo over HDMI or...

No you are talking about Stereo over HDMI or whatever. For the last time Stereo is not the issue. Jitter jail II, naw, I don't think it's going to do more than what's being done before the SPDIF is...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-02-2016, 04:55 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
Please. Reportedly Berkeley Alpha has the best...

Please. Reportedly Berkeley Alpha has the best dac on the planet and they use an external USB converter. That's the whole point of separates in high-end audio. All in one box, usually is inferior....
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-02-2016, 04:53 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
The context your missing is multi-channel music....

The context your missing is multi-channel music. Stop talking about stereo. Stereo is not the problem What's the point of multiple Gen VIIIs if the source is over HDMI? No stereo is irrelevant...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-02-2016, 04:37 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
NO you have to use HDMI for multi-channel. No the...

NO you have to use HDMI for multi-channel. No the Berkeley is not multi-channel but it is possible to transmit multi-channel over USB. Why are you referencing the Berkeley and quoting me? Steve B....
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-01-2016, 04:04 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
It will not have to be as good as the Berkeley...

It will not have to be as good as the Berkeley USB to beat the HDMI input. Any of the USB converters I have tried can do that. Another option is a multi-channel digital input like Datasat is using....
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   11-01-2016, 03:53 PM
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They are disappearing. Many of the stores I...

They are disappearing. Many of the stores I visited around the country are gone. The dealers that are still active largely do not carry brands widely sold on the internet. You can find Mcintosh and...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-30-2016, 05:40 PM
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Is the Theta digi out card the only source for...

Is the Theta digi out card the only source for your Gen 8 dacs? That's the logical choice. HDMI though has a penalty for sound quality, from what I heard at Steve's place, compared to digital over...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-29-2016, 06:57 AM
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Posted By Bulldogger
The original Dread Dread 1 are a more "mellow"...

The original Dread Dread 1 are a more "mellow" and much less dynamic amp. A lot of older audiophile buddies of mine still like amplifiers that are designed that way. What I can guarantee is that you...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-28-2016, 06:53 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
The Aerial 7t on walls look nice. My last theater...

The Aerial 7t on walls look nice. My last theater had walls constructed with Green Glue which damped the walls. The walls also had mass loaded vinyl. Trying to use a stud finder was useless on those...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-24-2016, 04:16 PM
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Sadly, with so few brick and mortar locations...

Sadly, with so few brick and mortar locations carrying many brands, it is sometimes the only option that you have. Many retailers will nto carry brands that are sold widely via the internet. I agree,...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-24-2016, 04:12 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
Of course, the pic was to prove a single point. I...

Of course, the pic was to prove a single point. I know you and most people don't want this in their homes. While poles might not be in your future, your rear surrounds would benefit GREATLY from...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-24-2016, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
The picture was to only address whether one could...

The picture was to only address whether one could validly use poles from the ceiling while minimizing acoustical compromises. I'm not sure what you wanted me to read, but I assure you it is possible,...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-23-2016, 04:02 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
What did you decided to use, the 6000?

What did you decided to use, the 6000?
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-23-2016, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
Why? Steve doesn't really want to go that route....

Why? Steve doesn't really want to go that route. However, I'm sure he could. I knew when I posted it that he has 12 foot ceilings. All he has to do is extend the speaker from the ceiling a couple of...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-08-2016, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
I was referring to his in-walls that he uses for...

I was referring to his in-walls that he uses for surrounds. Those could be used for height speakers as well. He was using Triad in-walls on surround channels. Will the modules work on surround...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-08-2016, 04:57 AM
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Posted By Bulldogger
Some in-wall speakers are designed with a box....

Some in-wall speakers are designed with a box. The ones I have use a large aluminum box that is sealed and stuffed with fiberglass. It makes for a more accurate in-wall because you can better design...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-08-2016, 04:28 AM
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Posted By Bulldogger
I have this cable....

I have this cable. http://www.celeritytek.com/product-DFO.html .
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   10-08-2016, 04:14 AM
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Posted By Bulldogger
Bravo!

Bravo!
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-19-2016, 06:55 PM
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See ya next year! I asked another long time...

See ya next year! I asked another long time Casablanca owner if he would do things differently in his life as he had done so much traveling. Once he told me he was glad to just be home after...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   09-19-2016, 06:25 PM
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Posted By Bulldogger
You know, that's exactly what I was thinking,...

You know, that's exactly what I was thinking, "How would these amps sound with Audio Research?!" I'm a big fan of that brand as well. I think I heard a new sound with the Prometheus. It is sort of...
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