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#101109 - 07/02/05 02:05 PM Re: M60ti's audition finally. Impressions Very long
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Great Review!
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#101110 - 07/02/05 02:08 PM Re: M60ti's audition finally. Impressions Very long
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I was thinking if my stereo music only system should grow to a multi channel due to interest in SACD or DVD A, I was going to go with 60’s or 80’s with 22’s and a 500 sub for closer timbre matching. Not sure if I would go with a center channel or run it in phantom. Do you guys have any thoughts on that?


I realized I had forgotten to address this question. 80's or 60s with 22s as rears would be a great system. I would prefer to have a center, but there are those around here who prefer a phantom center. Your call.

As far as the surrounds go, it would depend on your ratio of movie watching relative to SACD/DVD-A listening. The QS8s are such great surround speakers that you don't lose much when using them for SACD/DVD-A. It's just my opinion, but I think you would lose less using QS8s for SACD/DVD-A (I've done this), than you would using 22s for movies. On the other hand, though I've not had 22s as rears, others have, and have made good reports.

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#101111 - 07/02/05 02:30 PM Re: M60ti's audition finally. Impressions Very long
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If you listen alone and sat exactly in the sweet spot, the lack of a center may not be a problem. But remember how often vocals are mixed to the center on mult-channel recordings and weigh that importance "into the mix".

Personally, I would want to be able to move a foot or two left or right on occasion!
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#101112 - 07/02/05 03:00 PM Re: M60ti's audition finally. Impressions Very lo
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Jack
Thanks for commenting on the multi channel audio pice of my review. My impression was that the QS8 would be very good. When we listened to David Gilmore DVD it was great. My buddy Tom from work whom I mention in the review is so adament that not only the drives have to be matched but the cabinets design and size must be exact as well. I guess I was just looking for others views on this. I don't think I'm quite as anal as that but wanted to hear opinions.
Now does anyone have any thoughts on the dissapointing HDCD experience also mentioned.
Thanks
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#101113 - 07/02/05 03:06 PM Re: M60ti's audition finally. Impressions Very lo
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Mark
I'm sure you are right. In due time. In due time. Everyone is so impressed with the wide soundstage I just thought. But your right they are mixing the tracks for that center channel. But maybe I won't miss it too much while I save my allowance. 8>)
I'm not even sure I will get into multi channel at this point. As close to perfection as I can afford in 2 channel is my goal right now.
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#101114 - 07/02/05 03:11 PM Re: M60ti's audition finally. Impressions Very lo
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Thanks I may just do that. This is a great group. I have learned so much from you guys. What I relly like is when something starts to get a little heated someone chimes in with some comic relief. I have seen it more than a few times. Reminds me of U2's "How to Diffuse an Atomic Bomb" You guys are great
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#101115 - 07/02/05 03:13 PM Re: M60ti's audition finally. Impressions Very lo
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I've found that some older recordings sound bad on "good" speakers. It doesn't really matter if it is HDCD or SACD--if it wasn't recorded well to begin with nothing can improve it much. My brother-in-law brought over one of his Billy Joel SACDs and it really sounded thin and anemic on my speakers. What you may end up getting with some CDs is a "high definition" reproduction of a poorly mastered recording. It's like putting turtle wax on an old rusty VW (I used to own one ). I know, not the greatest analogy, but I'm in a hurry. Gotta go to work. . .
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#101116 - 07/02/05 03:53 PM Re: M60ti's audition finally. Impressions Very lo
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Yeah it takes a lot of running around to find this stuff. I'm glad I'm in a decent sized city. Don't know what I'd do if I lived in Fumbuck or somewhere like that. Actually can't wait till its all over and I know what I'm getting.
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#101117 - 07/02/05 03:58 PM Re: M60ti's audition finally. Impressions Very lo
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Thanks Brey
How is that booking working out? Hope all is well with you. I know things are picking up around here. It was fun in the beginning but I just want to make a decision and get them. I keep telling myself to be patient.
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#101118 - 07/02/05 04:10 PM Re: M60ti's audition finally. Impressions Very lo
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I'm not even sure I will get into multi channel at this point.


Well if you ever DO, do NOT make Diana Krall's "When I Look Into Your Eyes" SACD, or for that matter, ANY of her multichannel recordings, the first multichannel disc you listen too. That's what I did. Her SACDs are so well mixed and mastered that I've yet to find any that sound as good, and it's driving me NUTS (I know, I know! For me, it's a short drive )
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