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#12089 - 06/16/03 02:33 PM Re: Music listening
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
I usually listen to my music in 2 channel, but this weekend I was playing around with some of the differnt modes on my Rotel 1066, and decided I liked their 5 channel stereo mode quite a bit. (I was surprised) It works especially well with electronica. (I happened to be listening to "The Saint" soundtrack. Underworld's "Pearl's Girl" absolutely rocked in 5 channel.
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#12090 - 06/17/03 01:15 AM Re: Music listening
danr Offline
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Registered: 06/26/02
Posts: 51
Loc: Oxnard, CA
I've gone from stereo to DPL back to stereo thne I bought my Marantz 4300 and tried the circle surround and hated it. I tried the DPLII and practically fell in love with it. The music mode is hard to beat and if set properly doesn't sound unnatural or overprocessed. I still listen to stereo mode but it does depend on the source material.

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#12091 - 06/17/03 12:55 PM Re: Music listening
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Registered: 05/01/03
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Loc: Corona, Calif. USA!!!
Too many tweeters - not enough big drivers - in DPL. Loses richness/depth.

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#12092 - 06/17/03 01:56 PM Re: Music listening
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Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2
Loc: Missouri
Hi Axiom faithful! This is my first post, and it seemed like an appropriate topic to jump in on. First of all, I have been all over the message board for the last several months while putting together my music/HT system for a newly renovated basement rec room/listening area/HT. I am a reenergized audiophile from the late 60's and 70's now discovering the wonders of the new technologies, yet with an appreciation that which is still wonderful from the old.

I want to thank all of you who are well known to me from your myriad and wealth of informative and posts, Masashi (aka sushi), chesseroo, spiffnme, JohnK, pumbuko, BigWill and others too numerous too mention. By now, you all seem like old buddies. Thanks also to Alan for his helpful phone and e-mail contacts and advice.

Before coming on the site, I purchased a Sony str-da2es 6.1x100 avr, and despite all of you ravings about the competitors, I still love it (the price was terrific at a local shop's GOB sale). I then acquired factory outlet qs8's, VP150, M60's and a Hsu-VTF3 thanks to all of your advice and experience. NO REGRETS ON ANYTHING! I am also running a Sony DVP-ns755 which is SACD capable and a tremendous value for the buck (also from the GOB sale).

To those of you still reading this post, I come to the point-Music listening. My favorite source has always been and continues to be vinyl on my prized Linn LP-12 turntable with Rega arm and Linn cartridge. I have begun exploring all my vinyl, running my old Rotel preamp as the phono stage through the AVR, using various surround settings. The verdict is that I love the DPL with the 2 channel source. I have been playing and replaying Maynard Ferguson's MacArthur Park from the MF Horn 1 album in Concert Hall DSP mode as well as other smaller ensembles in Jazz Club, live Concert, etc. The result is no less than stunning. My recommendation, resurrect your vinyl and start playing with DLP for some amazing results.

Thanks again! Scott

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#12093 - 06/17/03 02:50 PM Re: Music listening
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
Glad we could help. Did you get the Rosewood Hsu? I soooo want one of those beauties!
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#12094 - 06/17/03 07:08 PM Re: Music listening
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Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2
Loc: Missouri
No, I am afraid that I went with Basic Black. However, I suspect it sounds nearly as good as the Rosewood. The bass is tight and very musical, not overpowering but satisfying. The neat thing about buying the Hsu was having Dr. Hsu himself answer when I called the info line. Very approachable and affable, just like the Axiom folks.

Save your pennies, get the rosewood and then post to gloat.

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#12095 - 06/18/03 11:15 AM Re: Music listening
Pinoy Offline
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Registered: 10/26/02
Posts: 115
Loc: Kansas City, Missouri
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Too many tweeters - not enough big drivers - in DPL. Loses richness/depth
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I listened to Broadway music using DPLII mode last night and I have the same conclusion. The VP150 reproduced the majority of the sounds, the M80's reproduced the background music, and there were echoes from the surround speakers.

I prefer the direct mode which uses the M80's supported by the sub.

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