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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-27-2017, 03:13 AM
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Posted By glangford
The Pioneer and the Onkyo (who now owns Pioneer)...

The Pioneer and the Onkyo (who now owns Pioneer) look very similar, with a lot of shared heritage.

If I'm ever in the market for a 2 chancel receiver, it will be the Onkyo for sure. I need the...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-27-2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 16,334
Views: 902,282
Posted By glangford
I'm guessing the DV is hidden in this current...

I'm guessing the DV is hidden in this current beta, or it's so close behind this beta release they can't allow reverting to official firmware so that the player can accept a coming DV release.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-24-2017, 02:30 AM
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Posted By glangford
Several. I usually try amazon first. After that...

Several. I usually try amazon first. After that Elusive Disk, MoFI (mobile fidelity), acoustic sounds, discogs, and import cds.

One note, if like me you do not listen to multi-channel music but...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-21-2017, 03:48 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By glangford
When I bought my SC Songtowers, Mr Salk on his...

When I bought my SC Songtowers, Mr Salk on his forum said a speaker break in takes about 15 minutes.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-21-2017, 03:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By glangford
My oppo bop-203 uses the AK4458vn DAC. It's a...

My oppo bop-203 uses the AK4458vn DAC. It's a very nice DAC. I'm very satisfied with it's performance for analog audio from the player. For reference I also have a Oppo BDP 95, which as built for...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-19-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By glangford
I generally agree, the problem is though to get...

I generally agree, the problem is though to get 100 wpc at 8 ohms and 4 ohm capability, you generally have to get into the mid or upper tier of a companies AVR before you get those type power levels...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-19-2017, 02:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 327
Posted By glangford
An AVR will do fine. If you can buy from them,...

An AVR will do fine. If you can buy from them, look at accessories4less.com You'll can get some fairly high powered feature rich AVRs deeply discounted, yet still with warranty.

On the stereo...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   05-19-2017, 02:17 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By glangford
Yes, HDMI would have been a very welcome...

Yes, HDMI would have been a very welcome addition. Many folks are using universal players (like the oppo) with SACD, DVD-A as well as HRA in a two channel system. I have a two channel system and do...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-18-2017, 02:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By glangford
NAD might be a good choice, and the C388 would...

NAD might be a good choice, and the C388 would drive the KEF's quite well and save quite a bit of coin from the NAD M32. The OP mentioned in his other thread he could get the Yamaha AS 2100 for like...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-18-2017, 02:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,137
Posted By glangford
I'd try the Oppo-203. When I first bought it I...

I'd try the Oppo-203. When I first bought it I thought DVD upscaling was ok, but then with one of the recent firmware updates I noticed that upscaling improved dramatically. It does a very...
Forum: Headphones   05-17-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By glangford
I don't know. First the Focal Utopia at 3999,...

I don't know. First the Focal Utopia at 3999, now this at 6000. There doesn't seem to be a market driven ceiling for high end headphones. For me that is my Sennheiser 650 HDs. I toy around...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-17-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16,334
Views: 902,282
Posted By glangford
Yes, except SACD sent via LPCM is 88/24. (If...

Yes, except SACD sent via LPCM is 88/24. (If your reciever will decode DSD you can try sending via DSD or LPCM to see which you like). Don't use optical for SACD or digital output it won't retain...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-16-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,784
Posted By glangford
That was me Bill!

That was me Bill!
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-16-2017, 02:00 AM
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Posted By glangford
Agree, the analog audio of the 203 is very good....

Agree, the analog audio of the 203 is very good. So much so, I'm going to be selling my 95. I rarely use it anymore. I can tell the 95 is a tad better in analog, but not leaps and bounds.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-15-2017, 11:58 AM
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Posted By glangford
yea, I understood you can't see two inputs at...

yea, I understood you can't see two inputs at once on your TV. You can switch, and to me the minor inconvienence of having to switch the few times I actually need to get into my AVR settings, is not...
Forum: Headphones   05-15-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By glangford
Fad is a good term to use. It will eventually...

Fad is a good term to use. It will eventually fade. One of Apple's more stupid wastes of money to buy Beats.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-15-2017, 01:27 AM
Replies: 16,334
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Posted By glangford
Help me out here, I'm not sure I understand this...

Help me out here, I'm not sure I understand this logic. I have an older AVR as well. I can still use the OSD feature. I connect 203 to TV, another hdmi to AVR, then another HDMI to TV. I don't have...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-11-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16,334
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Posted By glangford
Same can be said of Monoprice. I had a couple of...

Same can be said of Monoprice. I had a couple of redmere cables lying around and one of them didn't work with my old 95. i sent them all back.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-10-2017, 01:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 155
Posted By glangford
I don't use iTunes at all. I just purchase flac...

I don't use iTunes at all. I just purchase flac and play direct from the USB drive on my Oppo. The only thing I use iTunes for is for being able to load my iPod and a usb stick for the car. That's...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-09-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 1,649
Posted By glangford
I have both. I buy 96/24 flac files from HD...

I have both. I buy 96/24 flac files from HD Tracks and I also buy SACDs. There are some out of print SACDs I wanted that are available as flac downloads, so I almost always now check that first. I...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-09-2017, 02:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 155
Posted By glangford
I tunes will work for ALAC. If you by flac from...

I tunes will work for ALAC. If you by flac from say HDtracks, you can convert to ALAC using XLD and retain a bit perfect file. I also keep a free program VLC media player on my computer. It plays...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-07-2017, 03:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By glangford
That's less than half of MSRP, that would be...

That's less than half of MSRP, that would be tempting if it is in good shape.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-05-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By glangford
the on-axis frequency response if very flat. It's...

the on-axis frequency response if very flat. It's on the philharmonic audio website. Don't know about off axis, but I doubt Dennis Murphy would produce anything that didn't have good performance. ...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   05-05-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 215
Posted By glangford
I use an attached drive on my Oppo BDP-203. You...

I use an attached drive on my Oppo BDP-203. You can shuffle within your folders (playlists) or create unique folders to shuffle music. (Not sure if you can shuffle across folders) I tend to select...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   05-04-2017, 05:16 AM
Replies: 16,334
Views: 902,282
Posted By glangford
Yea, I was aware of that one. My comment was...

Yea, I was aware of that one. My comment was they could not just produce that in addition, but produce that in place of the xx3 branded players.
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