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  • Digital Source 1
    Pioneer PD-S505 Prec
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    OPPO BDP-83
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    Tag McLaren DAC20
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    Densen Beat B200
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    Bel Canto eVo4
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  1. MartinC

    best class d amp

    Why does it need to be class-D?
  2. MartinC

    What are you listening to right now?

    I have no shame...
  3. Audiophiles have been known to upgrade kit from time to time...
  4. Interesting all though probably not that surprising. In that the sort of people prepared to go to the extra hassle of vinyl because they prefer the sound are pretty likely to be people with more of an interest in listening to music and therefore buying more music.
  5. MartinC

    Speaker Isolation 'Measurements'

    My link to a Townshend video in the first post of this thread does actually cover the idea of isolating from external vibrations, and this was also partly why I did my 'tests' the way round I did by stamping on the floor and looking at how this affected speaker vibration. I do think it's reasonable to discuss isolation the other way round at the same time though, since I don't believe any of the proposed isolation options are truly directional, in that is something prevent vibrations going from the floor into a speaker then then should also prevent vibrations going from the speaker into the floor.
  6. MartinC

    Speaker Correction with miniDSP 2x4 HD

    Sorry, just seen your reply. I've been busy with other things recently and so view this as a work in progress and so won't commit to whether it enables things to sound 'better'. It can obviously make changes to the sound though.
  7. MartinC

    Bye bye Oppo.

    Whilst I buy blu-rays I wouldn't look for them in supermarkets! I mostly buy TV series not movies FWIW.
  8. MartinC

    Bye bye Oppo.

    For people with a fast fibre connection this is probably true, but the issue for many is the lack of a good enough internet connection.
  9. MartinC

    Bye bye Oppo.

    Not for anyone who really cares about picture quality, which is surely the relevant consumer here. (I bought the OPPO I have for it's DVD upscaling abilities, but this was over 10 years ago. The only times I'd buy a DVD now is if it's for something that a blu-ray isn't available.)
  10. MartinC

    Interconnect build advice

    I've never seen a figure for this but my money would be on it being significantly longer than 5m. I used a 5 m long interconnect for a while, made up from starquad microphone cable. Fairly recently swapping from this 5 m interconnect to one under 0.5 m long made no obvious difference (although I couldn't do a quick comparison as I used the connectors from the long cable to terminate the short one). (Edited as I forgot tagging is disabled on this forum for some reason.)
  11. MartinC

    Bye bye Oppo.

  12. MartinC

    So long OPPO

    That's not a reason to apparently cease production of this model though .
  13. MartinC

    Bye bye Oppo.

    My internet connection is not even remotely good enough to stream blu-ray quality, let alone UHD blu-ray. Rather worrying to see Oppo pull out of the market. Also it seems very odd that they're apparently ceasing production of their current very well reviewed models. Surely they must be making a profit on these? I have an Oppo BDP-83 but had thought that in maybe a couple of years I'd probably end up with a newer Oppo for 4k.
  14. Decoupling drivers from speaker cabinets is an idea that's been around for decades surely?
  15. Yes I know that video, there's a link to it in my measurements thread I linked to earlier.