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Name:
  James Reid
Details:
  Former recording engineer with CBC Radio, Vancouver.
Location:
  Vancouver, BC
HiFi:
  It's complicated.
Both consumer and recording production gear.
Analogue and digital.

I enjoyed receivers with digital signal processing for a number of years, until I had
some kind retrograde brain spasm and find myself now in the mid 70s early 80s again.
A few years on eBay and many thousands of dollars later,
I now do a lot of my music listening in the analogue domain as I did back then.
LPs, CD-4, open reel tape, and analogue outs from my Oppo 105 and 105D.
Email:
  jrlinks@mac.com
Web:
  http://www.allmusic.com/artist/james-reid-q48112/credits/engineer
Posts:
  273

 
 
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Latest Posts

Oppo 103 vs. 105 Audio.
April 20, 2014
This discussion is for Oppo 103 and 105, earlier models are not included here. All current Oppo players in production (103, 103D, 105, 105D) send video over HDMI, these no longer have analogue component video outputs. The new analogue sunset rules state that no licensed player that passes decrypted AACS content to analog video outputs may be ... more
Oppo 103 vs. 105 Audio.
April 19, 2014
The BDP-105D supports DSD audio in standard rate (DSD64) or double rate (DSD128 or DSD 2x) via the USB DAC input (type "B" USB input on the back). If your computer can play it, the BDP-105D can convert it to analog. Stereo only though. The 105 can not be updated to enable DSD 128 via the USB DAC input. The type "A" USB inputs remain at DSD 64. ... more
Why the gap between SACD and download sound quality will grow even further over time.
April 14, 2014
removed my post about Replicants..just too silly ... more
Why the gap between SACD and download sound quality will grow even further over time.
April 13, 2014
Exactly. Hard Drives and SSDs fail, no getting around that. Then of course you could burn your own disc copies. However, home burned discs have a shorter shelf life than Replicated discs (often referred to as pressed discs) and album art is a pain to make. So far, the price differential between the 2 options favours the SACD. And so, why not just ... more
Messiaen: Turangalila Symphony coming from Ondine?
April 12, 2014
Unless this is MC, I would suggest searching out the OOP Chailly SACD on DECCA in "wrap-around" MC, 48/24. [t=1093] ... more