Grrr in da house!
I was tired so i left the A1UDCI on the 7.1 analog out via the PR-SC5509
and enjoyed the first 7 songs that way, still Stereo but single ended,
#6 what a hoot!
Then I smacked myself realizing what I had done. A click on the Harmony
and the processor is off balanced audio injected into the CP-700. Ruby
Tuesday I never thought it could sound so good!
The poorly mixed tracks are very few, 50 tracks!!!!
Hail to BD PCM 24-bit/96kHz in this case.
Oppo 105 owners should invest in a balanced stereo
preamp and interconns just to see what they can get
out of recordings like this one, Audiogon Forums good
place to start. I wish they segregated the "Receivers,
Amps, and Processors" forum a bit to separate audiophile
gear from the receivers and elevate the standards a bit.
Addendum: listening to Brown Sugar, oh the mastery, mixing
Great, superb disc, I will buy more just for friends' Christmas presents.
I was born in the 70ies, so these songs are engraved in my brain
as dad kept spinning the LPs almost every evening since I can remember myself.
Edited by bobpaule - 9/18/13 at 11:08am