The tax benefit from purchasing a pair of M22's was an unexpected surprise and welcomed benefit.
It looks like most Canadian goods are tax and duty free for US citizens.
Can you recommend other goods, e.g., computer, lower cost A/V equipment, clothing, food, home and school supplies that are tax free to us peeps? I usually shop at New Egg; what business do ya'll use in Canada?
Canadians' also have categories of tax free savings and investments e.g., TFSA's. I've had to dip into my 401k during 2009. From radio shows and newspapers I've read, the Canadian monetary system is doing well and didn't suffer the kinds of hits US and non-Canadian governments felt. Apparently, Canadian banks and investment houses abide more closely with the rules and regulations imposed on them than the rest of the world.
Any thoughts or suggestions regarding the topics above are welcomed.
My M22's are in TOLEDO, OH., enroute to Calif.. Yesterday I finally setup my existing system According to Dolby's 5.1 spec,
more or less.
My god, I was blown away by the sound using only:
Klipsch Promedia Ultra 5.1 (sub, center sr left, sr right
Klipsch Icon series WB-14 (right, left speakers)
Sony BDP S-360 disc player
Gustav Holst's "The Planets" The Mystic Trumpeter, Royal
Scottish National Orchestra, David Lloyd-Jones in
5.1 Dolby Digital AC-3 and DTS Surround Sound.
I was getting angry at my 7 year old son. Finally, I wrenched myself away from the situation and popped in The Planets. Within minutes, every feeling, every cell was relaxing and transforming me in a nicer man.
Other digital recording I recently bought and recommend:
- The Ultimate DVD Surround Sampler & 5.1 Set-Up Disc
It's a collection of recordings, e.g., Wagner's Tannhauser: Act III-Scene IV - Chorus and David Chesky - The Agnostic: Surrender
are two recordings included. The 5.1 set-up tracks are very useful. It even has a somewhat humorous setup test called the
Tom Jung's Digital Surround Collection in DTS 5 Channel Discrete Surround blew me away. The past several weeks I had read about the sound stage but only experienced it this week.
It wasn't until two days ago when I rearranged my a/v system and speakers by following the dolby labs 5.1 specs ( sort of) and listened to Tom Jung's DTS surround sampler that I began to understand and hear what true audiophilisity or hi-fi-ishness really is. Other recordings also left an equal impression on me.
I began sprouting horns while listening to Ac/DC's NO BULL in DTS 5.1, SHoot To Thrill. Whoa! I thought these guys were gone.
Jeez, they're still touring internationally.
If you like hard, ass kicking electric guitar. Only 2-3 songs
in this collection are my favorites.
The WHO's Maximum R&B Live recorded and remastered in DTS 5.1.
It's ok. Most of the recodings are remastered from live performances. It's an awesome documentary and contains some candid ruminations from Pete Townsend. I'm 53 so the Who was just ahead of my age and watching this I learned how immensely big they were and the impact they created at that time in history.
Pink Floyd's The Pulse, 2 DVD's (1994 Earl's Court, London)
was excellent. The dominant thought I had while watching and listening to this collection was, "I had arrived." Not arrived and am now at the top of my game or made enough money to live on without working arrived; no, it was more of, "Wow, I really am an old fart!" arrived.
Ok - if you like Nora Jones, get NJ, Live From Austin, TX in DT 5.1 - She is spectacular. EVERY song is fantastic even songs, which at first I, snubbed, like "Blue Bayou". Having listened to this DVD at least 20 times, I have come to love her originality, (Blue Bayou), and understand why she is an internationally renowned musician and singer. In her class, I cannot think of anyone having this much talent. Her vocals are simply stellar.
Lastly, SRV, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's, Pride and Joy recorded in Dolby 5.1. After listening to and watching this DVD I realized what a loss to the world. I've always liked SRV's style, and after watching and listening to his blues guitar and vocal I still want more. The guitar work in Little Wing's is trademark SRV. Chilling. His talent as a guitarist is showcased in the MTV plugs included in this DVD Most tracks are good, meaning I like the song and the quality of the Dolby process are average to above average. I'm looking for any SRV recordings in DTS 5.1 if you know of any.
Oh, can't forget Eric Clapton's 461 Ocean Boulevard.
It's recorded in DTS 5.1 and sounds phenomenal.
If my system sounds this good now, I can only imagine when the M22's arrive.
Do you have DVD's recorded in 5.1 DTS or Dolby 5.1 that you can recommend? Any genre.