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05/25/16 at 06:30:15




1  AUDIO FORUMS / Music / Re: What's spinning?
 on: Today at 04:16:50 
Started by Lon | Post by KMokc
listening on the RP6

2  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: Blu ray audio?
 on: Today at 04:09:08 
Started by Matchstikman | Post by Lon
To be clear most Blu-ray Audio is not the same process as SACD (which is DSD) but lossless PCM in surround or 24/96 or 24/192 in 2 channel. I have a handful of the ones Universal has put out as "Pure Audio". . . a Herbie Hancock, two Miles Davis, a few Yes, a few KC, a Louis Armstrong, a few more. And I have some concerts on Blu-ray audio. Great sound. I don't do surround and these Blu-ray Audio discs aren't a high priority for me, but I do have a Denon universal player that has KILLER high res output from its analog outs and do enjoy the sound of what I have. I'll definitely buy more as time goes by.

3  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: Blu ray audio?
 on: Today at 02:54:15 
Started by Matchstikman | Post by Jeff1
I have been checking it out to see what is being offered in this format. It seems to be the same processing as SACD so the quality will be as good as that, of course the end quality of sound depends on the skills of those making the original recording. I think Sony is late to the table on this in trying to capture the home theater owner market with music in surround. My opinion is the future of music will be direct streaming/downloading in one form or another. If these are concerts on BD then there may be a limited market but I have seen sites in which you can download and stream concerts past and present as well. I have been watching the development of sub dermal implants on each side of your head near your ear to receive and allow you to listen without speakers or earbuds so all that is needed is a small device such as your cell phone to enjoy top quality sound.

4  AUDIO FORUMS / Music / Re: What's spinning?
 on: Yesterday at 22:15:00 
Started by Lon | Post by Core32
Syd, Congrats on outlasting the delay!   Smiley

Now this...

5  AUDIO FORUMS / Music / Re: What's spinning?
 on: Yesterday at 21:19:06 
Started by Lon | Post by Syd
Just received an e-mail that a parcel of records has been despatched from an order I placed 12 momths ago. I gave up on them a while ago. I can remember two of them...L D Surrender on MFSL and a Miles Davis live album on the same.
So much for pre-orders.
The episode bugged me and I got them to send me Undercurrent and another Jim Hall album from the order 6mnths ago.
Couldn`t believe seeing that e-mail Smiley
Happy listening .....

6  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: CD Player + ZSTAGE vs Zen CD 240
 on: Yesterday at 20:47:40 
Started by Tommy Freefall | Post by Tommy Freefall
Steve, thank you very much for your answer, which mirrors my thoughts exactly.
At some point, the ZCD240 will ultimately have to be retired and unfortunately, along with it, your modifications would be gone too.
However by procuring your mods in their own separate chassis, I can keep them forever and be able connect to any future media player or DAC.

So, if either solution can be implemented which is superior the ZBIT or the ZSTAGE?

7  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: Who has a ZTPRE?
 on: Yesterday at 17:59:39 
Started by Matchstikman | Post by Matchstikman
Still waiting on stuff?  Don't you hate that?

8  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Blu ray audio?
 on: Yesterday at 17:09:43 
Started by Matchstikman | Post by Matchstikman
Anyone know where that is headed or if it is dead?  Has anyone heard it?

9  AUDIO FORUMS / Classifieds / Re: Rega RP6 turntable - new in box
 on: Yesterday at 16:38:42 
Started by Randy in Caintuck | Post by Rraymond
Dang I wish you would've posted this 2 months ago. We just bought an RP3. I would've loved to get the RP6 instead.

10  AUDIO FORUMS / General Discussion and Support / Re: Seduced by Gungnir Multibit
 on: Yesterday at 04:09:00 
Started by Palomino | Post by Rich
ProggRob, I have not personally listened to the Gumby.  I based my previous post on stuff I have read on the Head-fi forum.  Some have said if you compare all three multibit dacs using single ended outputs that there is a subtle improvment as you go from Bimby to Gumby to Yaggie.  All three dacs use the same multibit and burrito filter technology, although they have different dac chips and output circuits.  I think adding balanced outputs adds a lot to the cost so that may be the reason the Gumby cost twice as much as the Bifrost.  
I don't think the Bimby is warmer then the Gumby, but it's been said that both of them may be a little warmer then the   Yaggie. I have not heard the Yaggie either but it supposed to be one of the most detailed dacs on the market.

I can say that in my setup in my room, that I really like the Bimby.  I don't think another dac under 1k can beat it.