Benny,How are the ATCs soundiing?Would love to invite you around unfortunately I am not living in the UK. I am living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
El Hefe, not too happy, they never arrived at the shop due to poor weather (snow) & backlog's of parcel's, i take it they must have went to a main distribution hub for scottish deliveries & have been delayed, Kuala Lumpur well it is a little far...but who know's maybe one day
Aaaaahhh uncontrolled circumstances then. Maybe you can plan a warm Xmas next year in Kuala Lumpur
El Hefe, that sound's just the ticket for me...sun...good music...new friend's & most of all a Christmas holiday oh yeah could go for that
Managed to take picture of the living room set up for movies:
Oooohhh what happened to my posting of my 2011 updates? Even the pictures are gone??
My Wadia 170i
My full set up now
Just a quick update. My TEAC V6030S tape deck died on me. Well, not completely. It will still play when no tape is inside but once I load a cassette, it will stop.
However, a few days back, managed to get my hands on another classic deck - ONKYO TA 2600. Suprisingly the sound coming out from this deck is much better than the TEAC.
Very nice set up, sit back & enjoy it, youve worked hard putting it all together Cheers Benny.
Thanks Benny. Definitely enjoying it.
Thats it. I think I am done.
Latest acquisitions to hifi and home cinema nirvana:
1. MF M1 CDT, CLiC, HPA
2. Custom made ATS hifi rack
3. Headphone stands
4. Yamaha RXV 2067
5. Oppo BDP 95-EU
6. Siltech Interconnects (RCA and XLR)
7. A.S.I Balanced digital IC
My faithful SONY BDP SE1 and Yamaha RXVa795RDS is temporarily incorporated here while waiting for a buyer.
Latest update, purchased a ClearAudio Concept TurnTable for my analogue quest. Review coming soon.
Stunning turntable :twisted: look seriously good, how are you finding the OPPO bluray player as I might have to look into a new one soon :doh: my Pioneer has started going in the odd huff lately...maybe once a week, it comes good just annoying, what's you plans now? Serious system El Hefe. Cheers Benny.
benny39 wrote:Stunning turntable :twisted: look seriously good, how are you finding the OPPO bluray player as I might have to look into a new one soon :doh: my Pioneer has started going in the odd huff lately...maybe once a week, it comes good just annoying, what's you plans now? Serious system El Hefe. Cheers Benny.
Thanks. Yes I must say the ClearAudio is very well built and sturdy. And the sound is amazing. I am still doing a little bit of adjustment as playing 45 rpm LPs is not to my expectation. 33s are good though.
My next quest is actully the M1 ViNL phono stage and a new subwoofer for the home cinema.
The Oppo players is excellent. Easy to use. Well laid out remote. Not fussy with various BDs. Fast loading.
Compared to my previous Sony BDP S1E, it provides livelier and mroe vibrant pictures. I cant compare the sound though as Sony did not produce MA sound.
Yesterday I watched 2 movies. Los Angeles Battlefield and an old movie Twister.
The LA Battlefield came with MovieIQ and BD Live features. Both needed internet connection which the Oppo wifi dongle connected to my wifi router with minimum fuss. My router is on the lower floor.
First the BDLive. Its mainly showing what other movies available based on various genres. Good trailers shown. Once the trailer is fully loaded, the streaming is flawless.
For the MovieIQ, its basically provides you with the following:
1. Facts of the movie, score, casts etc2. Explanation about the scenes
Now, the number 2 item is very unique. The player will first connect the BD to the MovieIQ database over the net. Then it will give you a code where you can then use your iPhone, iPad or other Smartphone to be connected and synced to the BD. You first visit the website and key in the code provided and the same MovieIQ features on the TV is now shown on your phone. You can then go back to a full screen movie on the TV and use your phone to access MovieIQ. Neat.
Now for the movie experience.
Both movies were in 5.1 DTS MA. The battle scene in LA was really engaging where planes, bullets were flying around my living room. A clear experience can be felt when an airplane was flying from my rear right speaker to the lft front speaker. The best way to experience this is to close your eyes and just listen to the effects churnedout from the Oppo and Yamaha.
Vocals were very clear on the centre channel although once in a while, it gets drowned in the battle commotion noise.
Twister on the other provided me a world wind experience. I can feel when the twister was approaching from far ahead and towards the screen. Really uplifting compared to my Dolby Digital upscaled DVD.
However, there is a different in picture quality between an older movie upgraded to BD and a new movie released originally in BD.
Twister picture can be a bit grainy compared to LA Battlefield. But It was still clearer than the old DVD. I can see frackles on Helen Hunt's face hehehehe.
The remote on Oppo is well laid out and huge buttons with backlight. I like.
Buy with confidence Benny.
where did u get the head phone stands from? thanks