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    Attitudes..or real genuine experiences? I have spent the last week with Melody Gardot. In my living room. Playing the most incredible hifidelity soundscapes and intimate vocals and guitar I could imagine, just one step short of being there. I play through an upgraded Oppo 103D into an upgraded Marantz AV8002A preamp, into two power amps...and Emotiva XPA 5 200W per channel for PMC Twenty26 fronts (and a centre) and an upgraded Marantz 8807 into the rears. Its a dream come true. In my living room. That's what's rocking my world right now.

    Whilst I wait for too many other items to be delivered 6-8 weeks later...including a 600W two-channel beast of an amp being upgraded, Martin Logan speaker sets for the rears and in-ceilings, my upgraded Finale Galliard 829B tube amp and Cocktail Audio X40 etc.

    Right now with Melody in my living room, I'm in love with the experience. What's rockin' your audio world dear friends?
    Last edited by TheNoose; 06-16-2016, 09:49 AM. Reason: Spelling boo boo.
    John M. Read PhD CPsychol;
    Oppo 103D SE, Cocktail Audio X40 SE, Marantz TT15S1 turntable. Marantz AV8802A SE, Burmester 897 Upgraded with phonostage. Emotiva XPA5, Marantz MM8077 SE, Finale Galliard 829B SE, Line Magnetic 518ia (SG Ver). Time Portal interconnect cables. Furman Elite Pfi 20, Power Transformer. PMC Twenty26, Sound Dynamics Centre and Bookshelf Dipole rears, Atacama stands, MartinLogan in-ceilings and rears, IDEA & Velodyn 12" subs. All SE by The Upgrade Company, Michigan USA.

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    Melody Gardot?

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    • #3
      Nice to have you aboard!



      I've always thought one of the missing links in the home audio experience was the video component. Seeing the artists perform always seems to make whatever you are listening to seem far more real. Case in point. The old Eagles live performances.

      Is YouTube really hi-fi? Unfortunately no. Compression alone....
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      • #4
        Not hi-fi but the video element makes it enjoyable
        Chris
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        • #5
          Well...the same argument is made against mp3 shhhhh...I didn't mean to say that here. Shhhhh...

          In my experience through a great hi fi system even mp3 can with certain tracks and recordings...be better than...fill in the blanks yourself.

          Myles you have opened something dear to my heart, I love music videos, that are well recorded...they are simply fun, revealing expansive of the music, or way beyond this to be story tellers communicating greatly beyond the music message, ever watch a dance track by any of the classical or modern ballet and contemporary dancers?

          Man does not live by music alone...
          John M. Read PhD CPsychol;
          Oppo 103D SE, Cocktail Audio X40 SE, Marantz TT15S1 turntable. Marantz AV8802A SE, Burmester 897 Upgraded with phonostage. Emotiva XPA5, Marantz MM8077 SE, Finale Galliard 829B SE, Line Magnetic 518ia (SG Ver). Time Portal interconnect cables. Furman Elite Pfi 20, Power Transformer. PMC Twenty26, Sound Dynamics Centre and Bookshelf Dipole rears, Atacama stands, MartinLogan in-ceilings and rears, IDEA & Velodyn 12" subs. All SE by The Upgrade Company, Michigan USA.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Billy Shears View Post
            Melody Gardot?
            Fixed thanks mate...I was in a rush, or having a rush anyway.
            John M. Read PhD CPsychol;
            Oppo 103D SE, Cocktail Audio X40 SE, Marantz TT15S1 turntable. Marantz AV8802A SE, Burmester 897 Upgraded with phonostage. Emotiva XPA5, Marantz MM8077 SE, Finale Galliard 829B SE, Line Magnetic 518ia (SG Ver). Time Portal interconnect cables. Furman Elite Pfi 20, Power Transformer. PMC Twenty26, Sound Dynamics Centre and Bookshelf Dipole rears, Atacama stands, MartinLogan in-ceilings and rears, IDEA & Velodyn 12" subs. All SE by The Upgrade Company, Michigan USA.

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            • Billy Shears
              Billy Shears commented
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              No problem, I try to keep a open Mind. Thought maybe shes got a sister called melanie... :-)

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            Originally posted by TheNoose View Post
            Well...the same argument is made against mp3 shhhhh...I didn't mean to say that here. Shhhhh...

            In my experience through a great hi fi system even mp3 can with certain tracks and recordings...be better than...fill in the blanks yourself.

            Myles you have opened something dear to my heart, I love music videos, that are well recorded...they are simply fun, revealing expansive of the music, or way beyond this to be story tellers communicating greatly beyond the music message, ever watch a dance track by any of the classical or modern ballet and contemporary dancers?

            Man does not live by music alone...
            Do you remember the old The Wall video? Stunning and scary at the same time in its day.
            Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
            Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
            ________________________________________

            -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
            -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
            -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
            -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
            -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
            -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
            -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
            -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
            -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
            -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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            • Johnny Vinyl
              Johnny Vinyl commented
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              Are you referring to PF's The Wall? The DVD is pretty decent, but we need a BD of this. Alan Parker films are always so damned slow to get a BD release.

            • MylesBAstor
              MylesBAstor commented
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              I think it was the DVD (though I had it as a VHS tape) we talked about earlier.

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            Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

            Do you remember the old The Wall video? Stunning and scary at the same time in its day.
            Yes I do creepy in just the right way to be confusing...artful and wicked. Beyond this Bollywood do a far better (more dynamic) job of 1) mixing music and 2) combining with vision; their premise is songs come from films...not albums standing in their own right or songs as manifesto's or poetry. They
            are embellishments of stories within the film.
            John M. Read PhD CPsychol;
            Oppo 103D SE, Cocktail Audio X40 SE, Marantz TT15S1 turntable. Marantz AV8802A SE, Burmester 897 Upgraded with phonostage. Emotiva XPA5, Marantz MM8077 SE, Finale Galliard 829B SE, Line Magnetic 518ia (SG Ver). Time Portal interconnect cables. Furman Elite Pfi 20, Power Transformer. PMC Twenty26, Sound Dynamics Centre and Bookshelf Dipole rears, Atacama stands, MartinLogan in-ceilings and rears, IDEA & Velodyn 12" subs. All SE by The Upgrade Company, Michigan USA.

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            • #9
              So where's the player for this and where's the content...today we are heavily push focused on digital music not digital video

              The channels are quite differentiated right now

              Lots of mid to higher end dacs trying to what some say vinyl does

              Vinyl - such a great record lol excuse me, where can I buy a great music video for my watching pleasure and collection?


              Digital media servers are music mainly cos there's too little video content

              Yet...musicians make video clips...and largely the only way we receive these in the 'market' is by cable tv with all its quality limitations

              This is really screwed up ... and needs to be broken open.

              In fact Bollywood makes videos available in the plenty, from every corner shop. And they can go up to blu-ray level.
              John M. Read PhD CPsychol;
              Oppo 103D SE, Cocktail Audio X40 SE, Marantz TT15S1 turntable. Marantz AV8802A SE, Burmester 897 Upgraded with phonostage. Emotiva XPA5, Marantz MM8077 SE, Finale Galliard 829B SE, Line Magnetic 518ia (SG Ver). Time Portal interconnect cables. Furman Elite Pfi 20, Power Transformer. PMC Twenty26, Sound Dynamics Centre and Bookshelf Dipole rears, Atacama stands, MartinLogan in-ceilings and rears, IDEA & Velodyn 12" subs. All SE by The Upgrade Company, Michigan USA.

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