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#350467 - 06/17/11 03:43 PM Re: Adaptation for PC Streaming to a NAD Receiver? [Re: tomtuttle]
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Registered: 02/26/05
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That is a great post, Thanks Lee!
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#350487 - 06/17/11 06:53 PM Re: Adaptation for PC Streaming to a NAD Receiver? [Re: tomtuttle]
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Maybe Roku? Heck, even a PS3 if you've got one already.

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#350490 - 06/17/11 07:29 PM Re: Adaptation for PC Streaming to a NAD Receiver? [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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Tivo.
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#350517 - 06/18/11 05:16 AM Re: Adaptation for PC Streaming to a NAD Receiver? [Re: Captain4105]
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Lee, some of the language in your reply may indicate that you're not really grasping the basis of some of the points that I and others(for example, see Alan again commenting recently here )make in this matter. You refer to my "thinking" and say "agree with you" as if this was something as trivial as a mere personal opinion. On the contrary, this isn't based on personal experience, but rather a study of well-established principles of audio technology which aren't subject to being repealed by contrary opinions expressed on audio forums which lack solid evidence to support them.

Again, the point is that these units measure audibly flat and with inaudibly low levels of noise and distortion, and carefully controlled(controls not present in casual listening) blind tests fail to support claims that audible differences nevertheless can be heard. None of us can simply "Just trust your ears", as the charlatans who abound in this business urge when they lack a factual basis for their product's claimed superiority. Failing to realize this leads to miscalculations such as your "dismissing" the Denons which surely satisfy instruments which are far more sensitive than our fallible ears. These units can't be bought by attempting to "listen" for something that just isn't there.
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#350525 - 06/18/11 01:43 PM Re: Adaptation for PC Streaming to a NAD Receiver? [Re: JohnK]
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Lee, I own a NAD T785HD and am very pleased with its performance in my large room. I especially like the modular upgrade system that NAD has employed and they seem to be following through on this as they have introduced a 3D module if you are so inclined. This AVR is a brute and doesn't break a sweat playing my front 3, 4ohm Axioms and 4 QS8s as loud as you want.

Now I personally hook the NAD to the paid version of Pandora through an Acer laptop with an HDMI output, fed into the NAD. This works very well for my needs. I also use a Netgear Neo TV 550 to stream video and music from my main PC via cat5. It also has a HDMI hookup to the NAD this too works well.
I use Pandora for casual listening and the Oppo 83SE for more critical listening. I also have NAD's "B" speakers fed out to the deck when entertaining or relaxing out there. If this type of setup is acceptable to you I think you too will like the NAD AVR.
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#350526 - 06/18/11 02:39 PM Re: Adaptation for PC Streaming to a NAD Receiver? [Re: Ken.C]
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Originally Posted By: Ken.C
Tivo.


Agreed. The Pandora interface is done pretty well. I like that it defaults to a floating mode so there's no screen burn in.

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#350535 - 06/19/11 02:20 AM Re: Adaptation for PC Streaming to a NAD Receiver? [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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Loc: Southern California
Thanks radtek2 for your confirmation.

Hi John: I do not think your points, Alan's and other like-minded folks as trivial. They are objective and scientific conclusions. Your comments especially encourage those such as me to spend wisely and not on unnecessary power and features. I consider the specs along with other factors; aesthetics, features, cost, overall quality based on repair records etc....

My reasons for not including the Denons is a subjective decision. Yes, I've heard differences in receivers but as I indicated I can't make any definite conclusions but only assumptions since I'm not testing each receiver blindly, in the same room, with the same speakers and under the same conditions with my eyes covered.

I can't and won't argue inaudibles as measured in a lab scientifically. But I will argue that people perceive sound differently and we too are instruments that measure and process sound subjectively. Preferences and tastes are not the same from one person to another just as one genre of music may please one and be an anathema of sound to another. Yes I admit this point is going outside the realm of scientific engineering measurement. To stay within those boundaries is to easily prove its conclusions...hence if there is no measured audible distortion to (the human ear coming from one or another particular receiver and all else is equal, buy the one that is least expensive after all it's just physics. A good and sound argument. I think there is more to it and my listening experience bears this out. I can't prove it to you, and it can't be measured. I'm sure you're just shaking your head back and forth thinking "he just doesn't get it!")

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#350537 - 06/19/11 11:08 AM Re: Adaptation for PC Streaming to a NAD Receiver? [Re: Captain4105]
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Registered: 03/07/05
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Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Audio Advisor is offering the Nad T765 on sale.

I don't know the V2 version? Probably not for that price.
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#350559 - 06/19/11 10:03 PM Re: Adaptation for PC Streaming to a NAD Receiver? [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Registered: 04/04/07
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
The guy's house I went to when I auditioned axioms in 2007 had a squeezebox and I was pretty impressed.

I wouldn't count on Rhapsody providing you with very good recording quality. I suggest you build a digital library in FLAC format and stream that to whatever receiver you decide to buy for pure lossless m80 awesomeness.
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#350562 - 06/19/11 10:12 PM Re: Adaptation for PC Streaming to a NAD Receiver? [Re: terzaghi]
Captain4105 Offline
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Registered: 01/11/09
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Loc: Southern California
St. PatGuy: Yes it is v2 & and a great price. V1 doesn't have the module upgrade capacity...Thanks.

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