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  1. News It slides It glides Beware the wheat

    It slides
    It glides
    Beware the wheat
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    Very interesting thread. By day, I'm a...

    Very interesting thread.

    By day, I'm a database administrator. I'm also a writer and partner in a publishing business where I do copy editing and e-book formatting. I also built the website for...
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    The difference between MP3's and 16/44 FLAC files...

    The difference between MP3's and 16/44 FLAC files ripped from CD is astounding. That said, however, I haven't noticed a dramatic difference between 16/44 FLAC and 24/96 FLAC. Then again, maybe it...
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    I'm replacing MP3's with CD's. Kansas, Dream...

    I'm replacing MP3's with CD's.

    Kansas, Dream Theater, Opeth, Redemption, Judas Priest
  5. FYI 1. Please explain. 2. And the ones that do have...

    1. Please explain.
    2. And the ones that do have issues? Sorry, but I'm not throwing 2-3k or more at a tv only to get a 1-year warranty.
    3. I wasn't singling out panasonic. The warranty on expensive...
  6. FYI Still, a 1-year warranty on a product many of us...

    Still, a 1-year warranty on a product many of us hope to use for 10 years or more is a joke and shows a lack of confidence the company has in its own products. On the other hand, however, a wouldn't...
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    It's a preconceived notion is all, the belief,...

    It's a preconceived notion is all, the belief, perhaps, that a new solution trumps an older one. In terms of placebo effect, I made that remark entirely from my own perspective, within the limits of...
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    By placebo, I simply mean myself thinking the...

    By placebo, I simply mean myself thinking the sound as better merely because I've spent money on a different solution. That is my concern, how much money would it be necessary to outstrip the...
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    Thanks. I was wondering about the merits of the...

    Thanks. I was wondering about the merits of the digital fiber cable versus the coax. I will most likely try both and pick one. I will have to look into the 12S as well.
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    All music will be either CD ripped to FLAC or...

    All music will be either CD ripped to FLAC or stuff from HDTracks. I'm using a Pioneer SC-67 receiver with Polk RTi's and an SVS sub.
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    Some good points. I suppose my question is...

    Some good points.

    I suppose my question is really this: if my source files are FLAC's created from CD's, isn't a DAC just a placebo?
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    Bit Depth and Sample Rates

    Having compared MP3's to raw CD's, I've started to rip my CD collection into lossless FLAC format. I understand that the ceiling for CD's is basically 44Khz/16 bit. I've heard a lot of talk about...
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    Thank you. This sounds like a very solid plan. I...

    Thank you. This sounds like a very solid plan. I will give it a shot.
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    When at work on a PC, I still yearn for MAC OS X,...

    When at work on a PC, I still yearn for MAC OS X, but I think Windows has come a long way in terms of usability. Windows makes a fine server OS, in my opinion, though it still lags behind MAC OS X as...
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    Distortion seems concentrated in the fronts. I...

    Distortion seems concentrated in the fronts. I finally got (I think) a good MCACC run. Will try the music again tomorrow.
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    The room I'm in now is 15 x 13. The room I will...

    The room I'm in now is 15 x 13. The room I will be going in is L-shaped with a 20 x 10 bar side and a 23 x 13 family-room side.

    I plan to add a 2nd sub and probably an amp.
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    Thanks. This is a potential option. What concerns...

    Thanks. This is a potential option. What concerns me is that I'm getting distortion in the vocals and upper frequencies. Given that the SC supplies 140wpc and the RTi10's can handle 300, I wonder if...
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    I'm beginning to think that you may be right. The...

    I'm beginning to think that you may be right. The RTi's are great for HT, but to achieve something more musical, I would probably have to go into the LSi line. That's not an option, however, and I...
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    I ran it experimentally just to examine the...

    I ran it experimentally just to examine the results. Since I don't have a tripod, I didn't really do it "correctly" and probably won't until we move into the new house.
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    I have adjusted a lot of settings, but I can't...

    I have adjusted a lot of settings, but I can't say for sure that I've comprehensively done all of them. Which specific setting are you referring to?
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    Incidentally, I did try both the 50hz and 80hz...

    Incidentally, I did try both the 50hz and 80hz crossover.
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    AirPlay is simply a way of playing iTunes songs...

    AirPlay is simply a way of playing iTunes songs from and iPhone, iPad, or Mac to an Airplay-compatible device, such as the SC-67. It's streamed through the network.

    I played the CD on a Sony...
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    A lot of positive feedback about Magnepan 3.7's....

    A lot of positive feedback about Magnepan 3.7's. I would love to hear them on my system, even though I don't care for the aesthetics of the Magnepans.

    Has anyone listened to the Pioneer EX...
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    For HT, I think it's fine. For music, though, I...

    For HT, I think it's fine. For music, though, I was especially surprised because I have the setup in a smaller room now (15 x 13) than the room it will be in once we move (23 x 13).

    I do look...
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    The two primary sources are Airplay and CD.

    The two primary sources are Airplay and CD.
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