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post #9511 of 9839
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

Ordered Warren Zevon, "Excitable Boy" (Audio Fidelity SACD) yesterday from Amazon. It's on a truck for delivery today. DAYUM! Take that importcds!!! biggrin.gif
Got that from Amazon too and got their auto rip feature which added a couple of tracks not included on the SACD.
post #9512 of 9839
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Originally Posted by weekendtoy View Post

Just bought:

Rod Steward: Every Picture Tells a Story (SHM-SACD)


This is my first SHM-SACD and I tell you what, it better be really f#&king good.
Bought the vinyl MOFI release and that sounds good so your SHM will hopefully sound even better.
post #9513 of 9839
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

Just purchased: America: "America" Getting back to good 2 channel music after the purchase of the Arias. Couple of good reviews on SA-CD dot net.
Congrats on the speakers. How do they sound?
post #9514 of 9839
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Originally Posted by acebreathe View Post

Congrats on the speakers. How do they sound?
Sound great. Now I'm thinking about a 2 channel amp and some room treatment to make them really sing! #MoneyPit
post #9515 of 9839
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

Sound great. Now I'm thinking about a 2 channel amp and some room treatment to make them really sing! #MoneyPit
I use a two channel amp to run my front speakers and it really makes a difference.
post #9516 of 9839
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Originally Posted by Milt99 View Post

Cry me a river they're all expensive. biggrin.gif
I have that album on vinyl, original Mercury CD, SHM-CD and the HD Tracks hi-res download.
EPTAS is not an audiophile recording but it is such bloody fantastic classic that I keep trying but I'm drawing the line until Steven Wilson re-does it.

Yea I bought it because of the music, just a timeless fantastic album. That and from what I've read the SHM-SACD seems to be the best version of this album. Of course I would always prefer multi-channel but my def. tech. speakers sound really great with two channel stuff, so my preferences there are softening.

I would have to also agree with using a two channel amp. For me it really seemed to open up the midrange. Of course I have no way of testing that so perhaps that's just what I wanted to hear. If it sounds good, then it must be good.
Edited by weekendtoy - 2/21/14 at 9:51am
post #9517 of 9839
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

Sound great. Now I'm thinking about a 2 channel amp and some room treatment to make them really sing! #MoneyPit
I would strongly suggest you check out Emotiva amps. You really cannot beat them in the price\performance equation.
I have a pair of their mono amps and love them.
Edited by Milt99 - 2/21/14 at 6:39pm
post #9518 of 9839
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Originally Posted by Milt99 View Post

I would strongly suggest you check out Emotiva amps. You really cannot beat them in the price\performance equation.
I have a pair of their mono amps and love them.

Emotiva is on my short list for sure.
post #9519 of 9839
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

Sound great. Now I'm thinking about a 2 channel amp and some room treatment to make them really sing! #MoneyPit

Room treatments are definitely something I plan to experiment with in the future. A while back I added a B&K Reference 200 x 3 for my LCR and I think I notice a difference when listening at reference levels. I mainly did it to alleviate stress on my AVR, but I notice no difference in SQ at "normal" levels. I considered Emotiva as well but found a deal I just couldn't pass up.

Isn't getting new gear fun? smile.gif
post #9520 of 9839
^^

In my room, room treatments made a tremendous difference. In fact, I am still experimenting with placement and quantity. Quite by accident, I recently discovered they can solve some bass issues too. Since I built my new room in 2012, I had noticed a bass rumble that was pretty bad but only on certain sources. Running Audyssey calibrations over and over never resolved it nor did any adjustments I made to crossover levels and so forth. A few weeks ago we bought some new furniture and I had to move some wall panels around and had temporarily placed 2 of the panels on the floor leaning up against the side walls opposite the front subs. They stayed that way for a week or so and one night I realized that I didn't notice the rumble anymore. Long story short, I did some experimenting and wound up buying 4 new smaller panels for the front corners of the room that sit on the floor leaning against the walls. They are effectively bass busters but look better - WAF is higher.

In the room, I use those 2'x2' and 2'x4', 2" thick wall panels filled with rock wool and you can cover them with any fabric that you like. They are relatively inexpensive and look good. In my 15'x20' room I am using 12 of them in various sizes and locations. When you walk into the room you can tell the difference just in normal conversation. Makes it cozy too.
post #9521 of 9839
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

^^

In my room, room treatments made a tremendous difference. In fact, I am still experimenting with placement and quantity. Quite by accident, I recently discovered they can solve some bass issues too. Since I built my new room in 2012, I had noticed a bass rumble that was pretty bad but only on certain sources. Running Audyssey calibrations over and over never resolved it nor did any adjustments I made to crossover levels and so forth. A few weeks ago we bought some new furniture and I had to move some wall panels around and had temporarily placed 2 of the panels on the floor leaning up against the side walls opposite the front subs. They stayed that way for a week or so and one night I realized that I didn't notice the rumble anymore. Long story short, I did some experimenting and wound up buying 4 new smaller panels for the front corners of the room that sit on the floor leaning against the walls. They are effectively bass busters but look better - WAF is higher.

In the room, I use those 2'x2' and 2'x4', 2" thick wall panels filled with rock wool and you can cover them with any fabric that you like. They are relatively inexpensive and look good. In my 15'x20' room I am using 12 of them in various sizes and locations. When you walk into the room you can tell the difference just in normal conversation. Makes it cozy too.
While I understand the benefit of room treatments, I have no idea where to purchase the panels you speak of. I would love to see some pics and perhaps you could share where you purchased the panels/materials.
post #9522 of 9839
I bought mine from ATS Acoustic Panels. There are other companies that offer similar products. You can buy them already assembled and ready to hang but you are limited to the fabrics they offer or they can custom make panels for you using art that you supply (this gets pricey). I bought some ready to hang but the majority I bought as DIY and covered with my own fabric which was all really easy. Just a matter of putting things together and stapling the fabric to the back of the panels. You can buy the fabric online from any fabric store or your local fabric store. While these may not be THE answer in wall treatments, for the price paid I think they work really well. Some companies offer acoustic treatments that cost thousands of dollars and it makes me wonder if wall treatments are like power cords.wink.gif

http://www.atsacoustics.com/cat--ATS-Acoustic-Panels--100.html

http://www.atsacoustics.com/cat--DIY-Acoustic-Materials--102.html

I will try to post some pics.
post #9523 of 9839
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

While I understand the benefit of room treatments, I have no idea where to purchase the panels you speak of. I would love to see some pics and perhaps you could share where you purchased the panels/materials.

DIY
post #9524 of 9839
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Originally Posted by WillyJ View Post

I bought mine from ATS Acoustic Panels. There are other companies that offer similar products. You can buy them already assembled and ready to hang but you are limited to the fabrics they offer or they can custom make panels for you using art that you supply (this gets pricey). I bought some ready to hang but the majority I bought as DIY and covered with my own fabric which was all really easy. Just a matter of putting things together and stapling the fabric to the back of the panels. You can buy the fabric online from any fabric store or your local fabric store. While these may not be THE answer in wall treatments, for the price paid I think they work really well. Some companies offer acoustic treatments that cost thousands of dollars and it makes me wonder if wall treatments are like power cords.wink.gif

http://www.atsacoustics.com/cat--ATS-Acoustic-Panels--100.html

http://www.atsacoustics.com/cat--DIY-Acoustic-Materials--102.html

I will try to post some pics.

Here is a picture of a couple that I made from fabric that I obtained from an internet fabric store - can't remember the store but it may have been fabrics.com or something along that line.

post #9525 of 9839
Steve check out this thread on HERE

Jeff those are fantastic, very attractive to say the least smile.gif
post #9526 of 9839
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Originally Posted by Djoel View Post

Steve check out this thread on HERE

Jeff those are fantastic, very attractive to say the least smile.gif
Agreed Jeff, those look great!
post #9527 of 9839
Thanks. It helps to have a woodworking friend who could fabricate the panel housings.

Jeff
post #9528 of 9839
Check out vicoustics.
A friend of mine just had his room done with these.
Really nice and expensive looking but imo, very, very reasonable.
They offer a service where you send them a detailed description of your room with I think pics and of course measurements and for like $100, they'll model it and give you
a list of various absorption and diffusion panels and placement.
When I re-do my living room I'm going to have them do that service for me.
post #9529 of 9839
Just bought:

Hank Jones - Solo Piano / My Funny Valentine SACD

Bill
post #9530 of 9839
Have you ever bought a new disc only to discover you already had it in your collection? I hate when that happens, lol.
post #9531 of 9839
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Originally Posted by Tom Grooms View Post

Have you ever bought a new disc only to discover you already had it in your collection? I hate when that happens, lol.

I've done that as well. That's why having a library on sa-cd.net is so helpful. More than once I almost bought a SACD but checked my library first to find I already had it.

Bill
post #9532 of 9839
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Originally Posted by Tom Grooms View Post

Have you ever bought a new disc only to discover you already had it in your collection? I hate when that happens, lol.

Yup it has happed to me a few times in the pass, but like Bill said sacd.net is the bomb when it comes double checking potential buys, as soon as I send the money for a disc, I go to sacd.net and click on the box. There are times that I see a disc, on the site that I'm not too sure that I have I do the physical check to find out I don't own it, I do a little investigation and have found out the cash was never taken out because of back order. This had happened once or twice with vendors, never with private sales.

Do you have any doubles rarities would like to get rid off?biggrin.gif


Dan
post #9533 of 9839
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Originally Posted by Tom Grooms View Post

Have you ever bought a new disc only to discover you already had it in your collection? I hate when that happens, lol.

I ended up with two copies of Lyle Lovett's "Joshua Judges Ruth" DTS-Surround. Didn't realize that until I reorganized my hi-rez library recently. I think I also have two Hotel California's as well. It happens-Forrest Gump.
post #9534 of 9839
Picked up Bob Dylan's Blond on Blonde, the Columbia version, and Miles Davis/ Milestones this weekend.
post #9535 of 9839
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Originally Posted by scirica View Post

I ended up with two copies of Lyle Lovett's "Joshua Judges Ruth" DTS-Surround. Didn't realize that until I reorganized my hi-rez library recently. I think I also have two Hotel California's as well. It happens-Forrest Gump.

I'd be willing to take either one of those off your hands for a good price- esp. Hotel CA. Though I'm hoping that gets a BR release of the 5.1 mix. If interested, PM me w/ your asking price.
post #9536 of 9839
I just preordered the Crime of the Century SHM-SACD from cdjapan. It shows "Only 11 more copies remaining to become available for shipment on the release date". After seeing how quickly the Breakfast In America SHM-SACD became hard to find I'm not taking any chances. So if anyone is interested in this SHM-SACD I wouldn't hesitate to preorder it ASAP. I've found when using the SAL shipping option cdjapan's SHM-SACD prices are the lowest.

Bill
post #9537 of 9839
Thanks for the heads-up Bill... I've just ordered mine (only 9 more left) wink.gif

EDIT: Only 7 more left...
Edited by SeeMoreDigital - 2/25/14 at 7:57am
post #9538 of 9839
I might have two copies of Allison Moorer :Show, I got the copy I had comment on earlier on the thread. It did in fact arrived in one of these Mofi type cases, but it's missing the back art notes. So if someone is interested you have it for 25 shipped to your door, I paid 28.99.


Dan
post #9539 of 9839
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Originally Posted by SeeMoreDigital View Post

Thanks for the heads-up Bill... I've just ordered mine (only 9 more left) wink.gif

SMD,

My pleasure smile.gif. I think the Crime of the Century SHM-SACD will sell out real fast.


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Originally Posted by Djoel View Post

I might have two copies of Allison Moorer :Show, I got the copy I had comment on earlier on the thread. It did in fact arrived in one of these Mofi type cases, but it's missing the back art notes. So if someone is interested you have it for 25 shipped to your door, I paid 28.99.


Dan

Dan,

That's a real nice offer on an excellent sounding SACD smile.gif.

Bill
post #9540 of 9839
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Originally Posted by Bill Mac View Post

I just preordered the Crime of the Century SHM-SACD from cdjapan. It shows "Only 11 more copies remaining to become available for shipment on the release date". After seeing how quickly the Breakfast In America SHM-SACD became hard to find I'm not taking any chances. So if anyone is interested in this SHM-SACD I wouldn't hesitate to preorder it ASAP. I've found when using the SAL shipping option cdjapan's SHM-SACD prices are the lowest.

Bill

For Sure. I ordered last week thinking the same thing. I sorta got stuck with the BIA blu-ray and missed out on the SHM-SACD, didn't want that to happen with this one!
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