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#226521 - 10/23/08 05:40 PM SADC
gary135r Offline
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Registered: 09/27/08
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Loc: Maine
Greetings from Maine.
Been an Axiom owner for 3 years and have been lurking on this site for a while, (it was real helpful, also Brent, in choosing the EP400). I am hooking up my DVD player for SADC and was wondering from a music purist point of view, do you listen to it in stereo or 5.1? Appreciate any help. I also want to thank everbody for the recomendations for music to heighten my experience with my M22's. Yes, you can really notice the difference in quality, (Chesky Records).
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#226522 - 10/23/08 05:43 PM Re: SADC [Re: gary135r]
Ken.C Offline
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Lord knows, if the SACD has 5.1 available, I listen in that.

So how's the EP400? We don't have many people using it around here.
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#226523 - 10/23/08 05:43 PM Re: SADC [Re: gary135r]
EFalardeau Offline
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If by purist you mean "as close to the performance as possible" than the answer is definitely 5.1. Especially with SACD which carry the original room info in discrete channels.
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#226524 - 10/23/08 05:53 PM Re: SADC [Re: Ken.C]
gary135r Offline
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Loc: Maine
The EP400 is great. Been slowly upgrading my system, hence the daisy chained EP125. I would rather meld my music for the best possible sound that just run with whatever makes my walls shake the most. I don't have the room (insert wife reference here) so the EP400 is a nice fit for me. adding the 125, the bass just sound so pure. exactly what i was looking for especially since the M22's are known to lack bass. Will probably get another on one with the upgade program someday. Thanks for the SADC advice, can't wait to give it a run this weekend. Gary
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M22v2
vp100v2
M2v2 surrounds
EP400/EP125
Onkyo TX-SR876
Oppo BDP-83
NAD C542
Sony XBR9

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#226525 - 10/23/08 06:02 PM Re: SADC [Re: gary135r]
myrison Offline
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Registered: 02/03/08
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Loc: Denver, CO
Hey Gary, welcome to the forums. It's nice to hear the report on the 400 and the 125, neither of which get much airtime here.

Stick around if you can, you're one of the few people who can answer the firsthand questions that come up about those speakers from time to time. You can be our local resident expert on both! \:\)

Jason


Edited by myrison (10/23/08 06:02 PM)
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#226526 - 10/23/08 06:09 PM Re: SADC [Re: myrison]
gary135r Offline
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Registered: 09/27/08
Posts: 45
Loc: Maine
I'll try to do my best. logging off 2nite but tomorrow being a friday, I will check back in tomorrow nite. I feel like I am amongst a good group of people.

Gary


Edited by gary135r (10/23/08 06:10 PM)
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M22v2
vp100v2
M2v2 surrounds
EP400/EP125
Onkyo TX-SR876
Oppo BDP-83
NAD C542
Sony XBR9

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#226529 - 10/23/08 07:00 PM Re: SADC [Re: gary135r]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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snicker...snicker...we fooled another one....
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#226530 - 10/23/08 07:01 PM Re: SADC [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Ken.C Offline
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You know, I was just thinking that.
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#226531 - 10/23/08 07:05 PM Re: SADC [Re: Ken.C]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7786
Loc: Canada
OK, who let those two out??
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#226535 - 10/23/08 07:12 PM Re: SADC [Re: gary135r]
PeterChenoweth Offline
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Registered: 10/23/03
Posts: 1349
Loc: Jacksonville, IL
Nice to find another Chesky fan. \:\)

And another SACD fan. \:\)

I have no hard and fast rules about whether I listen to the 2.0 or the 5.1 layer. I switch depending on my mood. It depends on the recording and how good of a job the engineers did at mixing it. Some 5.1 mixes have an extra pop of realism to them. Others just sound like they're overdone.

If I had to make a sweeping generalization, I think that with older recordings newly 'upmixed' to 5.1 and released on SACD, I often prefer the original 2.0 mix. Then there are SACD's specifically designed for 5.1 'demos', and those are certainly much more fun in 5.1 than 2.0.
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