rnrmf1971

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Oppo Vs Esoteric
I have an Esoteric K-01x and an Oppo BDP-105. I connect them with the same high end power cables and interconnects, and I set the digital filter on the Esoteric to match the Oppo’s non-adjustable FIR filter when I’ve make comparisons.Playing an id... 
Reference disc player...UDP 205 or Marantz?
On this I am not confused.Yes, every SACD has a standard resolution CD layer, I am not talking about this CD layer, this allows an SACD to be played on standard CD players.Certain classical labels offer SACD’s with their Hi-Rez stereo layer in PCM... 
Reference disc player...UDP 205 or Marantz?
I believe it is the "audio" button on the remote. I think that's what it is my Oppo BDP-105D.Nevertheless, there IS a button for it that brings up an onscreen display that allows you to navigate to an alternate layer.Again, if you are playing musi... 
Reference disc player...UDP 205 or Marantz?
I forgot to mention that there is a button on the remote to select a different layer of the SACD disc should you wish to play back a different layer than you set the player to default to. 
Reference disc player...UDP 205 or Marantz?
Thanks for the clarification.So what I am hearing you say is that UDP-205 can in fact be set up to play the stereo hi-rez layer of typical SACD which has three layers, CD, stereo SACD and MC.What I am still not clear but will try to find out, wher... 
Reference disc player...UDP 205 or Marantz?
 Is there a way to program the player to read the hi-rez stereo layer of SACD rather than down mix the MC?You are reading the manual out of context. In General...SACD discs can have both a stereo layer and a multichannel layer on the same disc and... 
Reference disc player...UDP 205 or Marantz?
@hifiman5 I tube rolled a bit. I got the best tubes that Modwright offered and bought some NOS that Modwright recommeneded from Upscale Audio.Something just didn't gel despite things seeming like they should line up, on paper.I bit the bullet, cha... 
Reference disc player...UDP 205 or Marantz?
@hifiman5 I know my experience stands out. Through conversations with Modwright, I determined the player was not for me. It was not even partially satisfying to listen to in my system. Again, I've never had an experience with a component like this... 
Reference disc player...UDP 205 or Marantz?
Following up on my earlier posts and some of the recommendations of a Modwright modded Oppo (or Marantz), I thought I'd chime in with my experience.When I decided to upgrade from my Oppo BDP-95, I decided to go all out and get the top modded Oppo ... 
Reference disc player...UDP 205 or Marantz?
I think Oppo keeps their edge by consistently refining and updating their components versus the previous generation every 2 or 3 years. They seem to strive to use the latest DAC in each generation.I'd love to compare the new flagship ESS DAC in th... 
Reference disc player...UDP 205 or Marantz?
I haven’t had any of the Marantz disc players but I did own the previous generations of Oppo (105D and 95). I still own the 105D.I also own a current model sacd player from another manufacturer that lists for about 17x the price of the 105D.With c... 
Pangea AC-9SE vs AC-9
I have a Mcintosh MC602 600 watt amp, and a C500T preamp plugged into a PS audio PPP. I was using AC-9's on all but the preamp. I tried replacing the amp power cable with an AC9 SE first. All I can say is that's all it took to get me back on the p... 
Pangea power cords
UPDATE!See my previous review on 4-15-10...Ok, previously I had not liked the AC-9 pangea on my power amp. Subsequently, I got a PS Audio Power Plant Premier, and the sound went in the wrong direction. The soundstage was congested, fatiguing, and ... 
Pangea power cords
What exactly is the 14SE??? 
Does anyone have advice on power cables?
I just posted about them in another thread here. The Pangea AC14 made such an upgrade to my system, i couldn't believe it.Check it out here:http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?fcabl&1260194207&read&keyw&zzpangea