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New comer looking for help to buy!!
Yes I would definitely go with a 5.1 system since you have un-closeable openings out to other rooms.  This I would say is your most significant challenge to reproducing great audio. You need to "fill" your room with  sound.  Your listening room sh... 
What is the best way to approach improving room acoustics?
Yes insulated drapes, thicker carpet and upholstered furniture willl work to deaden your very lively room.  I took these steps in our oversized family room with a large slideing glass door and two openings to hall ways and it made a huge differenc... 
Looking for Advice on Surround to Complete 5.1
Instead of the three conventional surround sound loudspeakers you're considering (Micca & Elac) which I'm sure are great choices, have you given any thought to and/or researched the advantage of going with "directional" 3 way surround sound sp... 
Marantz AV7703 Processor dead
Unit is in for repair.  The owner of my high end A-V store explained that surges can enter a unit from many paths, not just the power cord.  So in a T-Storm, even if you disconnect the power cord from your surge protector device, that's only one p... 
Marantz AV7703 Processor dead
Thanks members.  All good responses.  The first response about taking a hit through the HDMI cable from the cable TV box makes sense since the power supply is still working properly.  The unit should have built-in protection against that.  It's th... 
Publish the age of your component when selling (let's discuss)
Wow excellent discussion.  Love it. Balanced and fair input and great suggestions.  Elizabeth, thanks for the great Google suggestion.  That is surely one way to find out.  One comment:  if you are the original owner, you would (or should) keep th... 
What's in your CDP tonight? the minority report
THANKS Ghosthouse for the excellent response.  Yes so much depends on the age of the CD and the quality of its mastering.  Appreciate it and happy new year !! 
What's in your CDP tonight? the minority report
Elton John "Honky Chateau" and Pieces of a Dream "Love's Silouette" both in multi-channel SACD DSD.  There is no way under the sun vinyl LPs can sound this magnificent. No way.  IMO the Compact Disc remains the greatest, most durable and affordabl... 
Dedicated Red Book CD player vs. "Universal" type players....
May I ask which McIntosh player you purchased?  Did you purchase it brand new?  
Dedicated Red Book CD player vs. "Universal" type players....
This is a topic I've been thinking about just recently.  While there are some dynamite universal players in the business (I have two and love them both), I still want to add a pure Red Book CD only player to my system.  Looking now at various opti... 
Oppo BDP-103 vs UDP-203 audio only
Thanks kurtis & mward for your input.  Will look at the Oppo Sonica DAC and mward, you're right.  Thanks.   
Oppo BDP-103 vs UDP-203 audio only
Thanks folks.  Greatly appreciate the feedback.  I wasn't aware of the linear power supply upgrades.  Will look into that.  Thanks.  Scorpio1951, you're so right that just because the specs show improvement, does't mean it sounds any better.  Coul... 
New Marantz AV7703 missing an audio fomat
OK many thanks for your feedback  Yes the unit does display DTS Neural:X which then I'm taking from both theo and imhififan to be equivalent to Pl IIz.  There is no actual selection for Pl IIz.   
which receiver new $1k or under
Yes I agree with Auxinput especially when it comes to sources. Marantz CD/SACD players seem to be warmer and more musical than say Oppo Digital and even Rotel. I’ve had all brands and Marantz seems to really be built for the music. NAD also. Recei... 
Marantz UD5007, no more YouTube
Well Auxinput, what can I say.  You were 100% right and saved the day. So far so good on the Amazon unit.  Loving it so far.  Working great and as you stated above, the hi-res audio is darn good for such a small device. From not purchasing the Son...