Thanks Benny. It does bring a wee smile to my face when i sit down in front of it! I know must get a blu ray was bidding yesterday but lost out by a fiver!! Any recommendations??
it all depend's on your budget i suppose, the Sony bdp-s370 has good review's & quite reasonable?
A new addition on its way.....
My Blu Ray Player has arrived went for a Pioneer bdp lx52. Got it from a well known auction site for sub £200!! Compliments the amp and rack very nicely and most of all sounds amazing!! Will try and post a few pics if i can!!
The player performs really well with audio over hdmi although havent got the pqls going yet and it does mess up my inputs with the Kuro link set to on!! Any ways around this have set both the amp and player to Auto and the player to output pcm??
Going to work back through all my old dvds over the coming days and see if i can tell the difference between my old Denon dvd1920 upscaling and the Pio!!
Load up times are not the fastest for audio/blu ray. Rome wasnt built in a day though and the wait is well worth it!! Just make sure you dont put the wrong disc in ie bonus disc
All in i am very pleased with my new player so far. Was really concerned that it wouldnt do cd justice but it really is a fine player (blows the old Technics clean out the water!) Just need to get some tweaking time in to iron out the minor probs!!
Wow! I am officially jealous! Absolutely love the aesthetics of your system, especially your MA set-up.
Now my colour has returned from a vivid shade of green, can I ask what is your viewing/listening distance? I would have thought a little 'toe-in' on your fronts would improve your soundstage. How have you found it?
congrat's on you Pioneer blu-ray player, hope you are enjoying it, the load time's on my Pioneer player is quite long
but when it's playing a fine transfer & it look's so good all is forgiven over slow load time's
Hey Nick thanks for the compliments!! Hope your colour has come back!! Yep had a play about with toeing in my speakers. Sit about 4+metres from the tv(quite like a projector!!) On getting my new blu ray player set up i got some cds out and tried the speakers in various positions. I found that i got the best results when the tweeters were crossing over just in front of my sofa. The Staging was excellent and really helped with focus. Really enjoyed listening in Neo 6 thx. Not strictly hifi but the room was completely filled with music!!
Great stuff John. After seeing your kit, now when I look at my brilliant little black BR2's (which I love), they seem to be saying "Dad when I grow up I want to be an RX6"!!
Just had a "listen off" between stereo analogue from my lx 52 bdp (Cambridge Audio Arctic) and the QED Hdmi P.
The results are quite close although i think the Analogue just pips it for a more open broad soundstage. I was listening in Pure Direct mode for both.
Now just need to get the pqls to work and try that out.....!!
Do you think a different analogue interconnect would help??
Well went into John Ross Hi Fi- Dundee yesterday and bought a new analogue interconnect for stereo listening. QED Silver Spiral. A discontinued product. The Salesman said it should do the trick... and it seems to have helped. He did point out the limitations of the Lx52 but it definetely will make it more musical. Also got to talking about firmware updates for the amp and player. Successfully updated the player and wondering are there firmware updates for the 82 amp??
This was all brought about by the pqls issues i have been having.
Also spent about £100 on blu ray discs. Bourne Trilogy, Blind Side, Alien box set, Book of Eli and Iron Man Box Set. Really pays to shop around as tescos seemed to be a lot cheaper than HMV for the titles they did have in stock!!
Looked for Avatar but could not see any copies on BR??!!
Also bought, the What Hi Fi reccommended Sufjan Stevens Disc- Age of Adz. Definetely a system tester. There is a lot going on in it. Listened to it twice now and it is a definite grower!! A great test disc for the new interconnect.
Anyone know about the SC LX82 Update??
Anyone know about the SC LX82 Update?? 4
What update John?? where did you hear about this??
The guy in the store said that updates can be applied to "pioneer equipment" He sold players/amps in the past and installing the latest firmware ironed out some problems. Like my pqls issue. He did also add that he seldom used the feature because of the side affects with the kuro link and it upsetting the other inputs.
I bet it looks and sounds great. Have you tried some soft furnishings to help reduce brightness or reflections from the bare walls/floor?
Out of interest what kind of £ are we talking for all this tech? Hope it's all insured. What does the wife/partner think? Do you keep the speaker grilles off usually as they are perfect heights for kids to push them in!
Do you have a HiFi Dac for your Mac? Play many cd's now or is it all Blu-ray?