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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-26-2014, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Brian B
If the only meaningful difference is the EQ...

If the only meaningful difference is the EQ ability wouldn't it make sense for you to get a MiniDSP yourself and dump the Classe preamp for simplicity and ease of use?


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Forum: Audio Gear   12-24-2014, 04:36 PM
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Views: 237
Posted By Brian B
What's the story on this?? B.

What's the story on this??


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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 06:14 PM
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Posted By Brian B
Would you mind with some more detail? I.e. what...

Would you mind with some more detail? I.e. what sort of differences you are enjoying/hearing, etc.?


Thanks!


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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-23-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 75,226
Posted By Brian B
To Roger (or anyone else)- From a...

To Roger (or anyone else)-


From a strictly movie/TV watching standpoint (for non-Atmos) would you say that the .4 with DSU is not much of an improvement over a standard 5/7 channel setup?

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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-17-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By Brian B
You are floating the arm and then turning the...

You are floating the arm and then turning the weight on?


If they aren't going to charge you (or much) that might be the best way to go. Otherwise, I'd pick up a $25 cart as a backup and try it....
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-17-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By Brian B
I don't know why that site uses that picture--the...

I don't know why that site uses that picture--the 250 had a red anti-skate slide and red marking on the counter weight (from what I remember).


At this point I would try another cart (even a...
Forum: Home Automation   12-16-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 739
Posted By Brian B
PWSTANDBY<CR> puts the unit into standby, so it...

PWSTANDBY<CR> puts the unit into standby, so it should be executed on a "zone" or "system" off send.


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Forum: Home Automation   12-16-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 739
Posted By Brian B
If C4 relies on 2-way communication only then...

If C4 relies on 2-way communication only then that is a limitation of the system. If there is a discrete "off" ability then when the client shuts off the zone the remote/processor can send OFF...
Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   12-16-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By Brian B
Do you need something with internal storage...

Do you need something with internal storage capability? What is your price range? Do you have an external DAC or want to run the unit "as is"?


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Forum: Home Automation   12-16-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 739
Posted By Brian B
I would think that any modern receiver would have...

I would think that any modern receiver would have discrete OFF codes and when you turn a zone off it should send a redundant OFF command whether or not the device is on or not. But, I have never...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 921
Views: 79,237
Posted By Brian B
Today I was told February estimate. :( B.

Today I was told February estimate. :(


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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-15-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,933
Views: 75,226
Posted By Brian B
You are seriously over-thinking. Keep what you...

You are seriously over-thinking. Keep what you have. Listen to movies and music and stop reading reviews on the Internet! ;)


The argument for separates is better parts, improved performance. ...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-15-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By Brian B
What's the anti-skate set to? Try adjusting...

What's the anti-skate set to? Try adjusting that...


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Forum: CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports   12-12-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 109
Posted By Brian B
Tivoli? B.

Tivoli?


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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-11-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 115,042
Posted By Brian B
Sorry, should have mentioned I meant for PC. I...

Sorry, should have mentioned I meant for PC. I have read that XLD is popular for Mac, but as I'm stuck in a Windows world I don't know anything about it.


Does JRiver use AccurateRip? I get...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-11-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By Brian B
anti-skate adjustment? bearing problem in the...

anti-skate adjustment? bearing problem in the arm preventing it from going all the way to the left? If you manually move it to the left (not on the record) is there resistance?


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Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-08-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 279
Posted By Brian B
If you are looking to try an Aragon amp you are...

If you are looking to try an Aragon amp you are better off with a 4004 or a 2004 (the gray ones with the V cut in the top).


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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-06-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 115,042
Posted By Brian B
dBpoweramp is the way to go if you are planning...

dBpoweramp is the way to go if you are planning to rip a bunch of CDs. I also use EAC, but dB is much faster. At most I can get 8x with my drive for secure with EAC, while with dB I can get 40x and...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   12-06-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 279
Posted By Brian B
$1500 msrp $545-665 used retail $280-340 mint...

$1500 msrp
$545-665 used retail
$280-340 mint wholesale


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Forum: Home Automation   12-06-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 739
Posted By Brian B
That link goes nowhere.... I would second...

That link goes nowhere....


I would second the need for a good contractor/installer--just like every person you contract to do anything for your home.


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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-04-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By Brian B
I think it is an amazing deal......for him! ...

I think it is an amazing deal......for him!

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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   12-04-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Brian B
I don't believe this is correct. You will want...

I don't believe this is correct. You will want to use the left and right outputs and not the front. It is possible that the front outputs (used for analog surround output with the center and...
Forum: Home Theater Computers   12-02-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3,290
Views: 620,925
Posted By Brian B
Did you add the TV show to MCM? If yes, then did...

Did you add the TV show to MCM? If yes, then did you update all the file info/rename the files from the tabs on the right in MCM?


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Forum: Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming   12-01-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Brian B
They'll both do what you want. They'll both...

They'll both do what you want. They'll both connect to anything you'd get. I wouldn't use the vault as a CD player. If you're not going to leave your computer on (so iTunes can be accessed) then...
Forum: Ultra Hi-End HT Gear ($20,000+)   12-01-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By Brian B
I'm surprised this is even on your radar. I...

I'm surprised this is even on your radar. I first saw a data sheet on this over 2 years ago!


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