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Forum: Speakers   05-19-2017, 10:19 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
B&W are very well engineered and fabricated...

B&W are very well engineered and fabricated speakers that yield exceptionally sound quality. I would love to own a BMW D2-Series front-surround. However, for the price, I would probably rather buy a...
Forum: Speakers   05-19-2017, 04:42 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
I've owned a few set's of Monitor Audio speakers,...

I've owned a few set's of Monitor Audio speakers, Gold GS-Series (circa 2006) & Gold GX-Series (circa-2011), and I've found they love big-power. I'm using Parasound A51 (250W @8ohm/400W 4ohm X 5). I...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   05-08-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By WestCoastD
oh, no, since you've already purchased your...

oh, no, since you've already purchased your tickets under the "e-Print" option then you're good.

As I mentioned, under the "Credit Card Entry Only" condition, TicketMaster does [not] provide/allow...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   05-03-2017, 10:22 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
I would imagine if you purchased tickets with the...

I would imagine if you purchased tickets with the "e-print" option that you should have no problem. But I would re-check to make sure.

As far as I know this new ticket sales method ("Credit Card...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   05-01-2017, 02:13 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
that's the key point there :)

that's the key point there :)
Forum: Surround Music Formats   04-29-2017, 08:30 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
funny, I purchased tickets for the 2nd show after...

funny, I purchased tickets for the 2nd show after it was added (I was disappointed when the 1rst day sold-out).

I noticed as well the number of un-sold seats remaining (even for the first night)....
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-28-2017, 12:27 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
I performed latest update last night, process...

I performed latest update last night, process went smooth. Everything seems good on my unit so far. Been playing music mostly
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2017, 10:17 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
exactly right :)

exactly right :)
Forum: Surround Music Formats   04-27-2017, 12:03 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
yeah, that's too bad, no SACD. I'm very surprised...

yeah, that's too bad, no SACD. I'm very surprised actually. I wonder about BluRay?

I'm set to see the "Joshua Tree" Tour this coming May 21, 2017 at the Rose Bowl (very expensive seats). Excited,...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   04-27-2017, 11:25 AM
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Posted By WestCoastD
cool! This is one of their best albums (the stuff...

cool! This is one of their best albums (the stuff I grew-up on :) ). I'm very curious how the 4.0 SACD QUAD format compares? Have yet to try one, but would like to experiment. I'm using a 5.1...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   04-27-2017, 10:45 AM
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Posted By WestCoastD
curious how this unit compares to AV8802A in...

curious how this unit compares to AV8802A in sound quality for music? Actually a discernable difference? As far as movies (and room mix) it would'nt be worth the switchover from the AV8802A, to me.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   04-21-2017, 01:59 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
This new Chick Corea "The Musician" release...

This new Chick Corea "The Musician" release should be really good. A combination BluRay/3CD set:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06X6LYB3N/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   04-01-2017, 11:18 AM
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Posted By WestCoastD
yes, I've been enjoying "putting my feet up and...

yes, I've been enjoying "putting my feet up and enjoying" my AV8802A these days. I'll be keeping this unit for a while. I seem to really enjoy the "2-Channel Surround" mode while listening to...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-29-2017, 11:17 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
so FooBar provdes capability to extract/rip SACD...

so FooBar provdes capability to extract/rip SACD tracks?
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-29-2017, 11:10 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
dig the music on that recording

dig the music on that recording
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-27-2017, 08:04 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
my mistake there, my brain was seeing "McIntosh",...

my mistake there, my brain was seeing "McIntosh", but my lips were saying "Marantz" :)

I think a little freudian slip there, being I have a new Marantz AV8002A
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-26-2017, 09:36 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
same here, gotta get me some Chuck Berry myself...

same here, gotta get me some Chuck Berry myself :) I've never owned any Chuck Berry


That's a nice Marantz set-up there. I've played around with that SACD/CD player at BestBuy/Magnolia a while...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-23-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,592
Posted By WestCoastD
I believe you're correct "Mr. Pendantic". The...

I believe you're correct "Mr. Pendantic". The Hollywood Store became a mega-music landmark, the Hollywood "arm" of the business, and a historic record release media spot. A major tourist stop.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-22-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,592
Posted By WestCoastD
Interesting comparison here: [A] Fleetwood...

Interesting comparison here:

[A] Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, iTunes M4A file download:
Track 01 Second Hand News (Remastered)
Size on disc = 7,340,032 bytes
Bit rate = 287kbps

[B] Fleetwood Mac,...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-22-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 135
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Posted By WestCoastD
yep, good point. I have a decent vinyl/LP...

yep, good point.

I have a decent vinyl/LP collection- at least what remains of it (my wife forced me to unload maybe a third of it in the name of "down-sizing" our live's, they were sold to Ameoba...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-21-2017, 10:53 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
thanks

thanks
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-21-2017, 04:43 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
that's what I'm wondering about any/all of these...

that's what I'm wondering about any/all of these Sony, Hong Kong releases? You would think they are manufactured from the actual masters used in production for all the original Sony SACD releases?
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-20-2017, 10:19 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
exactly. For me I became primarily involved in...

exactly. For me I became primarily involved in audio/home theater stuff around 2004, so I was'nt fully aware of the format until I happened to see a number of original disc titles at various retail...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-20-2017, 02:11 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
saw a copy for sale $1000.00USD :)

saw a copy for sale $1000.00USD :)
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-20-2017, 01:48 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
Lucky SACD Discoveries

Here are a few (brand-new) SACD titles I was lucky to come across in the last few weeks..........

Who'd a thunk back in 2000, when Destiny's Child "Survivor" CD/SACD was originally released,...
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