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Fluff
22nd July 2005, 17:10
http://www.meridian-audio.com/data/G91_ds_scr.pdf

Liked the variable pre-out for connection to stereo power amp, and the possiblity to connect digitally to active DSP loudspeakers at a later date.

Expensive. But there should be more of these type of products available from other manufacturers, within a few years.

KvH you ever tried one of these?

KvHagedorn
22nd July 2005, 17:43
Can't say I've heard it..

The waters are way too troubled to spend that much on a DVD player right now. It doesn't even play SACDs! I would wait until the high definition formats have been decided upon, and then spend. I can actually remember when our store had both HiFi Beta AND VHS decks and both were over $1000 (this was before I worked there.) That price was halved in a year or two, and VHS had taken the clear lead by then. Can you imagine what that $1500 could have done in 1982 if you had put it in the stock market instead of a hifi Betamax?

I spent quite a bit on my amps and speakers, but just can't bring myself to invest in a high end digital source component just yet. If I was to do so, I would have to get one of the Linn Unidisk players. Then again.. I have lots of LPs still.. Maybe that Linn Sondek.. ;)

http://www.linn.co.uk/spec_sound/source.cfm

Fluff
22nd July 2005, 18:05
Got a Export spec (Pal Secam Ntsc) Toploading Sony Betamax downstairs gathering dust:)

I'm going to wait a while till this format war is over / see where HTPC's / MCE end up. Once bitten.

Speaking of turntables (other than SL 1210), know of any Hi-fi ones that have a 33 /45 switch rather than doing the thing with the belt?

Jammrock
22nd July 2005, 18:07
Muad'Dib, for those who remeber him, has a nice Linn amp powering a pair of Martin Logan Aeon speakers :) He loves his Linn amp.

I too would recommend waiting for the next gen to get sorted out before spending this kind of cash on a video player. Though for a DVD player it's nice ... sans the lack of SACD support.

Though I'm waiting for DTS-HD to hit on Blu-ray/HD-DVD. DTS-HD is a lossless audio CODEC for the next gen players. Coupled with a 25-100 GB capacity you could make a lossless copy of the masters for a performance or recording. Now THAT will be true fidelity matched only by sitting in the audience of a live performance.

Can't wait.

Jammrock

Fluff
22nd July 2005, 18:35
Yep i'm gonna put my non smoking money in a jar, and stick with my Nad / Dynaudio system, till i have enough to splash out.

DTS-HD sounds interesting. I thought they were set on using MLP.

Jammrock
23rd July 2005, 08:26
Yep i'm gonna put my non smoking money in a jar, and stick with my Nad / Dynaudio system, till i have enough to splash out.

DTS-HD sounds interesting. I thought they were set on using MLP.
THere are several audio formats planned for both Blu-ray and HD-DVD. DTS-HD is considered a "optional" format, meaning not all players are required to suport it. I haven't seen MLP on any of the next gen specs.

Fluff
23rd July 2005, 20:16
I wish they would move away from a bare 5 1/4" optical disc, and use something similar in format (size) to a minidisc / UMD.

GT98
24th July 2005, 06:12
I wish they would move away from a bare 5 1/4" optical disc, and use something similar in format (size) to a minidisc / UMD.


If they did they would have to spend much more on new packaging and would prob wind up with less storage then they do now due to a pyshical size. you have to figure that a 5 1/4 HDDVD is supposted to hold 100GB of info..a minidisc/umd would be stuck at half that.

TransformX
28th July 2005, 04:32
Probably even less.
While CDs were 650MB, MiniDiscs were 150MB.