Responses from mcgal

Speaker Recommendation: 20K range
Everyone has different favorites for speakers. I had Acoustic Zen Crescendos paired with McIntosh 601 mono's and C2300 preamp and liked that combo quite a bit. I also second the suggestion for Harbeth 40.2 speakers. 
Down side of speaker swop from AZ to Tonian Labs ?
When I had AZ Crescendos, I preferred McIntosh MC601 SS monos over McIntosh MC275 tube monos but it was close. I loved the Crescendos but I did get the fever to switch things around. I have never heard the Tonian Lab speakers so I can't compare. 
milpai, my HT system is down in the mancave and my 2 channel system is on the 1st floor so they are not physically close. My 2 channel system is a lot more expensive than my HT system so it is not a fair comparison to compare an Oppo which is an e... 
I recently received a 205. I noticed an immediate improvement in sound quality over my 105D when I hooked it up for a BluRay concert in 5.1. It also sounds better than the 105D through the balanced stereo outputs though I only listened in 2 channe... 
All Quiet on the Oppo front?
stereo5, I am sure you will be glad you purchased one of the last 205's. I wasn't going to purchase one either since it can't stream Netflix or YouTube. I figured if I didn't like it I could sell it for at least as much as I paid for it. I am very... 
All Quiet on the Oppo front?
Below is the email I received on 5/9/18. I had entered my email address on the Oppo website about a month or 2 before saying I was interested in purchasing a 205.Thank you for your interest in the OPPO UDP-205. As we get closer to availability, we... 
All Quiet on the Oppo front?
Yes, I signed up for the waiting list at least a month or two before I received the verifying email that I still wished to make the purchase. The two dates were different.  
All Quiet on the Oppo front?
I verified my e-mail on 5/9/18. 
Aurender N10
My N10 lost internet connection the other night, I was installing the latest firmware. I just went into the Aurender app on my IPad and reinstalled it. Connected right away. 
All Quiet on the Oppo front?
I was on the list for the last batch of 205's and I received it yesterday. The audio and video is much better to me than my 105D (which I will still be using connected to my 205 for streaming and cable). 
Looking for ideas - new mono blocks for stereo music
I own an Esoteric K-01x and loved the sound paired with McIntosh 601 monos but when I switched to McIntosh 2301 tube monos the K-01x sounds much better - as in no digital edge. I wish I had used a tube amp sooner. 
what is the best option for one button controlled all HT?
Logitech Harmony remotes work great and are only about $50 but not sure if they can be programed for the lights. 
Have transports improved for Redbook CD playback?
Celander, I found the Oppo 83SE was a fine universal DVD player back in its day but a quality dedicated CD player will sound much better for Redbook CD playback. I would also recommend an Esoteric unit as others have. They are built like tanks and... 
What CD Player to replace McIntosh MCD550?
I replaced my MCD500 with an Esoteric K-03. I thought it was a significant upgrade in build and sound quality. I liked the K-03 so much, I further upgraded to the Esoteric K-01x. 
New Look for Audiogon hard to work with
Is this really going to be the new website? I hope that A'Gon is still in the process of updating and they haven't finished yet. I went to do a search on a manufacturer and all I got back was little pictures. Please bring back all the features of ...