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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
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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
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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
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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,...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-15-2017, 10:52 AM
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Posted By WestCoastD
same here, back in the day when she was hanging...

same here, back in the day when she was hanging with Governor Jerry Brown :)
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-15-2017, 10:47 AM
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Posted By WestCoastD
I'm confused? You mean this advertised "numbered"...

I'm confused? You mean this advertised "numbered" SACD has not yet been released to retailers?
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-13-2017, 09:56 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
is this SACD worth the price? ...

is this SACD worth the price?
https://www.musicdirect.com/optical-disc/linda-ronstadt-heart-like-a-wheel-numbered-hybrid-sacd
Forum: Surround Music Formats   03-08-2017, 10:10 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
Isn't "Heart Like a Wheel" an auto-biographical...

Isn't "Heart Like a Wheel" an auto-biographical feature movie drama about the famous female drag-racing phenom, Shirley Muldowney? :)
Forum: Surround Music Formats   02-27-2017, 03:48 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
I hate when stuff is cracked. You may be able to...

I hate when stuff is cracked. You may be able to swap the jewel case with another case?
Forum: Surround Music Formats   02-27-2017, 02:46 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
I'm seriously considering purchasing one of these...

I'm seriously considering purchasing one of these bad-boy's to convert my LP collection to digital:
http://www.parasound.com/vintage/zphonoUSB.php

I was'nt sure what type of sound quality yield I...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   02-26-2017, 10:51 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
I'm spacing out here, what is "AP"?

I'm spacing out here, what is "AP"?
Forum: Surround Music Formats   02-26-2017, 10:49 AM
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Posted By WestCoastD
so you're saying many, or most, of these recent...

so you're saying many, or most, of these recent on-line DSD (64, 128, 256 )streaming product are just packing a file container with useless "stuffing", with no improved sound quality beyond typical...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   02-22-2017, 12:10 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
I sort of feel the same here as well. I love my...

I sort of feel the same here as well. I love my multi-channel SACD titles.

I have quite a few 2-chan SACD titles of which a certain quantity I own the (RedBook) CD version as well. I find that...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   02-20-2017, 09:59 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
so what's the difference between DSD playback...

so what's the difference between DSD playback from an SACD track (on a disc), compared to playback (or streaming) the same DSD track from HDTracks? Are they equal? Or does it depend on how the DSD...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   02-17-2017, 09:30 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
exactly +100 same here. I playback using my...

exactly +100

same here. I playback using my Marantz AV8802A processor/Parasound A51 amp through Monitor Audio Gold GX-Series speakers. Sounds sweet.

And, yes, I have several RedBook CD...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   02-10-2017, 11:01 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
Was just reading in L.A. Times of...

Was just reading in L.A. Times of musician/producer David Axelrod's passing. Curious if there are any known hi-rez releases of some of his famous albums? (ie. "The Edge", "Song Of Innocence",...
Forum: Surround Music Formats   02-07-2017, 01:55 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
yes, I'd like to know as well

yes, I'd like to know as well
Forum: Surround Music Formats   02-07-2017, 11:52 AM
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Posted By WestCoastD
funny, I've read about these types of mod's the...

funny, I've read about these types of mod's the last year or so. Wish it were explained in detail somewhere, I'm intrigued to know myself.
Forum: Surround Music Formats   02-05-2017, 01:04 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
"NightFly" DVD-Audio: 5.1 & 2.0(48Khz/24Bits) ...

"NightFly" DVD-Audio: 5.1 & 2.0(48Khz/24Bits)
"NightFly" HDTracks FLAC: 2.1 (44.1Khz/24Bits)
Forum: Surround Music Formats   02-03-2017, 02:07 PM
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Posted By WestCoastD
I actually own, both, an original copy of "The...

I actually own, both, an original copy of "The NightFly" on DVD-A
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