pokey77

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Windows Media Player
Well, I've used both WMA and PowerDVD 10 today. PowerDVD is much better sounding getting rid of the upper-midrange distortion that WMA displays. WMA is definitely better since doing all of the experimenting I did yesterday, but its not there yet. ... 
Windows Media Player
Alright, glad to understand I'm on the right path. I don't need a brick, so I'll leave the BIOS out completely. I'll see if ripping a .wav file in WMP can be done bit perfect. That'd be sweet. I thought I read something about error correction in W... 
Marantz BD7003 + CA 840 C dac - or - Oppo 95
Yes, Pdn, that's kind of what I think: It's probably close. In the end, I just need to bring it home and compare it against my current setup. 
Windows Media Player
Well, I've tried selected advice here so far. Just as a preferrance, I wanted to keep WMA and not rely on a different player. So I have used it and compared it to the CD drive and its not as good as the CD drive playing the CD, but it is better th... 
Windows Media Player
Just getting started here. Haven't checked on the bios yet, but I have played a CD in the drive and it is much better. At least acceptable and I've used the equalizer and it does not seem to be negatively affecting the sound and the pulsing in vol... 
Windows Media Player
Al,I use NOD32 Antivirus 5, which has antivirus and antispyware. That's it. Was highly recommended and seems to work pretty well.I'm after it tomorrow. Hopefully find the cure. It's gonna be a wet one here this weekend, so I'll have plenty of indo... 
Windows Media Player
First of all, let me thank you all. I'm going to try the items you've all noted above and hope that I find the culprit. And if I can't, I'm headed down to Magnolia Design Center where I got the A2s and see what they say.Yes, I have Windows 7 and W... 
The best CD Player for the money
I'll fourth or fifth the Cambridge Audio 840C. Very nice resolution, laid back, and just plain fun in my system. Of course, YMMV.Also, McIntosh MVP871. Very nice and you get everything but Bluray. And you can get them at relatively bargain prices ... 
Cambridge Audio 751 BD or Oppo BDP95?
I am very interested to hear more about the player you bought and of course hope that you order the Oppo 95 and put them head to head. I'm not sure why it hasn't been done already. I'm sure the video in the two is probably very similar. Just wonde... 
Marantz BD7003 + CA 840 C dac - or - Oppo 95
Pdn: You understand correctly. Sound from the BD7003 to 840C. The 840 has a pretty good dac, but the two inputs only upsample to I beleive 192khz. Anyway, that is an upsampling frequency; no relation to your hearing at 20-20khz. But the dac in the... 
Marantz BD7003 + CA 840 C dac - or - Oppo 95
I was also thinking about the combo of an Oppo 93 + CA 840C. Will that be as good as an Oppo 95? 
Cambridge Audio 751 BD or Oppo BDP95?
Well, has anybody compared these two yet? 
Cambridge Audio 751 BD or Oppo BDP95?
I'm surprised that there haven't been any comparisons yet. I am definitely interested in knowing the real differences in PQ and SQ between these two affordable players. I am currently using a Marantz BD7003 and running the sound through a Cambridg... 
Mcintosh MVP871 vs Krell SACD
I have no experience with Krell. However, I did demo an MVP871 a year or year-and-a-half ago. At the time, it was a demo being offered to me for $3k. Because it was only super at music and really not much better at video and I needed both (or so I... 
mcintosh mcd 301vs 201
I have auditioned the 201 and the MVP871. At the time of the 201 audition, I also listened to a Marantz DV7600. The McIntosh was only better in the upper reaches and really not by much. I couldn't justify paying $2,500 for the 201 when I could get...