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Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-16-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18,912
Views: 2,153,693
Posted By BillP
digler84, Most agree that PQ will look the same...

digler84, Most agree that PQ will look the same with BluRay discs on all players. There may be some PQ differences between players for upscaled DVDs, but not BluRay discs. I bought the Oppo 105 for...
Forum: Speakers   01-16-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 44
Posted By BillP
Please post at the end of the dedicated SF thread...

Please post at the end of the dedicated SF thread (the mods will likely move this there).

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/1099570-sonus-faber-owners-thread.html#post15369931
Forum: Speakers   01-13-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 64
Posted By BillP
Please post at the end of the dedicated SF thread...

Please post at the end of the dedicated SF thread (the mods will likely move your post there).

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-speakers/1099570-sonus-faber-owners-thread.html#post15369931
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-10-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,936
Posted By BillP
Fantastic. So please post links to all that...

Fantastic. So please post links to all that scientific evidence. And my statement above is not false. I have asked for such evidence in numerous threads (this argument is repeated in numerous...
Forum: Speakers   01-10-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 259
Posted By BillP
First, the center doesn't have to match the...

First, the center doesn't have to match the fronts. Second, my answer is to only switch the fronts if you think they sound better (compare them before making any change).
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   01-10-2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 5,936
Posted By BillP
The problem is that it works both ways. Having...

The problem is that it works both ways. Having heard in my own system some CD/BluRay players that sound the same but others that sound different, why should I believe you and others that they all...
Forum: Speakers   01-05-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By BillP
I did a comparison in a nearby Magnolia and...

I did a comparison in a nearby Magnolia and preferred SF over B&W. But as others have stated, every one has different tastes, so you need to compare them for yourself.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   01-03-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By BillP
The answer is "no," a separate CD player will not...

The answer is "no," a separate CD player will not impact audio quality. You are using the DAC of the AVR by connecting the DVD player digitally to your AVR, so the player has no impact on AQ. To...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   01-02-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 242,295
Posted By BillP
I wonder whether the outputs from the Oppo and...

I wonder whether the outputs from the Oppo and the DAC were level matched? If not, that could explain the differences you hear.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-31-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By BillP
The greatest impact on overall audio quality...

The greatest impact on overall audio quality would be from speakers, not amps.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   12-30-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,673
Posted By BillP
CruelInventions, this battle has been waged in...

CruelInventions, this battle has been waged in thread after thread, so I'm not going to start another war in this thread. All those threads have simply stated strongly held opinions on both sides,...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   12-30-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,673
Posted By BillP
Yes, using analog audio out (and the audio DACs...

Yes, using analog audio out (and the audio DACs of the players). Of course they will all sound the same if using digital audio out and the DACs of the preamp or AVR.
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   12-30-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,673
Posted By BillP
Well, there are many who have compared players...

Well, there are many who have compared players with matched levels and who do hear differences between players. Please provide proof (asked for in numerous threads, but never provided).
Forum: Speakers   12-29-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 117,619
Posted By BillP
I answered you in the amp section. I drive my...

I answered you in the amp section. I drive my Olympica III's with the A21/JC2-BP combo.
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-29-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 57
Posted By BillP
I have the Olympica III's and drive them with a...

I have the Olympica III's and drive them with a Parasound A21 (with a Parasound JC2-BP preamp). I can vouch for the fact that they are an excellent match. The A21 is rated at 250 watts/ch at 8 ohms,...
Forum: Speakers   12-28-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 117,619
Posted By BillP
I prefer SF over B&W (but obviously this is a SF...

I prefer SF over B&W (but obviously this is a SF thread, so we're a little biased). The reviews of the Veneres are excellent, so I wouldn't worry about where they are made. But if you want made in...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-27-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 18,912
Views: 2,153,693
Posted By BillP
First, you absolutely need to connect the BDP to...

First, you absolutely need to connect the BDP to your AVR using HDMI, not component. Set the output at 1080p if you want the display to do the upscaling to 4K, and to 4K if you want the player to do...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   12-25-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By BillP
You raise an excellent point. If you use the CD...

You raise an excellent point. If you use the CD player as a transport, connecting it using digital output to your receiver, then you bypass the player's DAC altogether. And correct, there is no point...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-24-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 3,212
Posted By BillP
IMO, AQ has more to do with the mastering than...

IMO, AQ has more to do with the mastering than the medium. And I hate the clicks and pops, and inconvenience, of vinyl. So even if vinyl was slightly better sounding (and I don't think it is), I...
Forum: Speakers   12-20-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 117,619
Posted By BillP
The Venere 2.5 or 3.0.

The Venere 2.5 or 3.0.
Forum: Speakers   12-19-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By BillP
I prefer the Sonus Fabers over the B&Ws (I...

I prefer the Sonus Fabers over the B&Ws (I haven't heard your other choices). But your preferences may be very different. Bring your favorite CD to the local stores and listen to it with each set of...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-18-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,832
Views: 139,323
Posted By BillP
Others have posted that it will be late 2016 or...

Others have posted that it will be late 2016 or early 2017.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   12-18-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18,912
Views: 2,153,693
Posted By BillP
ToonMasterTim, it is no surprise that you can't...

ToonMasterTim, it is no surprise that you can't see any difference in PQ between players. For BluRay discs, all players will look the same. For upscaled DVDs, any differences are likely to be very...
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 117,619
Posted By BillP
Also, starting with both speakers about a foot...

Also, starting with both speakers about a foot from the back wall and moving them a half-inch at a time further away from the back wall made huge differences in AQ. Use a CD with strong bass guitar...
Forum: Speakers   12-17-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 117,619
Posted By BillP
Congratulations. I bought a pair of Olympica IIIs...

Congratulations. I bought a pair of Olympica IIIs back in Feb and couldn't be happier. I put the ports facing the middle since I have a very asymmetric room with the right speaker near a corner with...
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