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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on June 25, 2022, 09:55:07 PM »
George Benson: The Other Side of Abbey Road



Qobuz 96/24
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on June 25, 2022, 09:40:32 PM »
George Benson: White Rabbit



HD Tracks 96/24
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on June 25, 2022, 09:19:56 PM »
Dexter Gordon: Go!



DSD
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on June 25, 2022, 09:14:00 PM »
Sonny Clark: Cool  Struttin'



HDTT DXD
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Audiologists / Re: OK, WTF am I doing wrong
« Last post by tmazz on June 25, 2022, 09:09:08 PM »
That's good Don, it looks like that unit will do the 5.1 to 2.0 conversion for you.

I bought one of those iFi Zen Bluetooth units for my son last year and I was very impressed by it as well. The also have an excellent USB DAC in the same line. I know I guy who bought one of them as an upgrade from the $5k PS Audio Perfectwave DAC that he owned. Yeah it's limited in that it only has a single digital input and that is USB, but if you can deal with that (as most of us who use a Roon endpoint can) its pretty amazing  that at least one guy thought tat the sub $200 iFi DAC outperformed a $5,000 unit.
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Audiologists / Re: OK, WTF am I doing wrong
« Last post by dflee on June 25, 2022, 02:53:39 PM »
Hey Tom:
Thanks for the input. The tele is only dolby digital and the Jtech unit has only a right and left output.
I just hope the dac is good enough for a decent sound. I really am blown away how well the IFI bluetooth receiver dac sounds with my wife's Ipad. We shall see.

Don
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on June 25, 2022, 10:50:22 AM »
Saint-Seans: Organ Symphony - Stern/Kansas City Symphony



Reference Recordings 180g, Half Speed Mastered 45 RPM LP
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on June 25, 2022, 09:07:17 AM »
Jan Kraybill: The Orchestral Organ



Qobuz 176/24
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Album Reviews / Re: What are you listening to right now?
« Last post by tmazz on June 25, 2022, 08:24:30 AM »
Ella at the Hollywood Bowl - The Irving Berlin Songbook



Qobuz 96/24

This new release caught my eye because of the musical selections, but it has a very hollow sound. Listened to about 30 seconds of the first cut and then skimmed the rest and found them all to sound the same. There are just too many exceptional Ella Fitzgerald albums out there to waste my time on one with mediocre SQ.
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Audiologists / Re: OK, WTF am I doing wrong
« Last post by tmazz on June 24, 2022, 10:32:52 PM »
Don here is my concern with that unit, if it simply takes the optical output and converts it to analog I'm not sure it will solve your problem. What you were running into was that the TV was sending out a multi channel surround sound signal over the optical out and your DAC could only speak 2 channel stereo. If this unit converts the optical into 6 channels of surround (RF. C, LF, RR, LR & SW) I'm not sure if that will be a usable output if you are trying to listen to TV  audio using a 2 channel stereo system. One first instinct would be to hook up the left and right front channels to the stereo, but most surround sound mixes route almost all of the on screen dialog to the center channel so is sounds as if it is coming out of the spot (the screen) where you see the people talking. If you only play the left and right front channels through the stereo you will be missing most of the dialog. What you really need is something that can take a 5.1 signal and mix it down to 2 channel stereo so you don't end up missing any of the audio in the surround mix. Hopefully the unit you are looking at is capable of doing a 5.1 to 2.0 conversion. If not I don't think it will be a viable option.

I hope it works out for you.

Tom
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