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#1 of 55 OFFLINE   Parker Clack

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Posted March 04 2002 - 01:38 AM

I am starting up a few polls at the request of one of members Wes. This particular poll has to do with your preference for listening to music in.

The areas are:

LP 2 channel
CD 2 channel
DVD-A Multi channel
SACD 2 channel
SACD Multi Channel
DD Multi
DTS Multi
PL II

You may choose more than one area in your responses.

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#2 of 55 OFFLINE   Bill Eberhardt

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Posted March 04 2002 - 03:11 AM

None of the above. I rarely just listen to music - I'm always doing something else at the same time. At the gym or on my trike I listen to fm radio. I listen to am radio in my car, my wife listens to xm radio in her car. If I want music while using my computer, I'll tune into Spinner.com.

I have some multi-channel recordings but like I said, I don't like to just sit and listen. And multi-channel isn't that great if I'm moving around.

The only format that will get me sitting down and paying attention is DVD-video - best in DTS 5.1. So that has to be my favorite.

#3 of 55 OFFLINE   Paul E. Fox, II

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Posted March 04 2002 - 03:26 AM

Not being an audiophile, I still prefer the shiny little discs.

Also, I voted for Multi-channel DVD-Audio and SACD, but truthfully have never really heard either. I'm casting a vote into the future based on my pre-disposition towards Multi-Channel music already existing on DVD.

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#4 of 55 OFFLINE   Artur Meinild

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Posted March 04 2002 - 04:54 AM

I've chosen CD 2 channel and DTS multichannel, beacuse I've not yet experienced SACD or DVD-A.
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#5 of 55 OFFLINE   TheoGB

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Posted March 04 2002 - 06:12 AM

I don't see Mini-Disc? I listen to that most as I'm rarely able to get the time at home and can't at work...Posted Image

#6 of 55 OFFLINE   StevenW

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Posted March 04 2002 - 07:30 AM

CD 2Channel for the mere fact that there is nothing worth while for me to listen to on any other format yet.

#7 of 55 OFFLINE   Kevin P

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Posted March 04 2002 - 07:57 AM

I voted for SACD-2 channel and CD-2 channel. If MiniDisc was on the list I would have voted for that too.

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Posted March 04 2002 - 10:22 AM

I listen to minidisc as well but its definetly not my favorite. Perhaps all I need though is a better player for I can hear a big difference between this and CD. I also like Denon's 5 channel stereo, even more than DPL 2.

#9 of 55 OFFLINE   HankM

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Posted March 04 2002 - 12:16 PM

I voted 2ch SACD as my favorite but listen mostly to CD's & LP's. I have about 50 lp's and 300 cd's. I own 10 SACD titles and 6 DVD-A titles.
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#10 of 55 OFFLINE   Emmett Maguire

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Posted March 04 2002 - 12:29 PM

DTS 5.1 DD 5.1 than CD 2

I haven't the capability to play DVD-A yet but I have 5 DVD-A discs that I really like in DD or DTS.

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Posted March 04 2002 - 12:35 PM

Those who know me I'm sure will not be surprised to hear that I voted for two-channel SACD. Now, the fact that CD is winning the poll at this point leads me to believe that a fair number of people who have voted at this point have not had the good fortune of hearing SACD yet. Posted Image
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#12 of 55 OFFLINE   KeithH

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Posted March 04 2002 - 12:38 PM

Parker, you should have included two-channel DVD-Audio. With the exception of early releases, Warner has been including discrete stereo tracks on DVD-Audio discs. In my opinion, two-channel DVD-Audio (and two-channel SACD) shows what the format can really do in comparison to CD.
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#13 of 55 OFFLINE   Wes

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Posted March 04 2002 - 12:43 PM

Thanks Parker for creating these music Polls!

My intent for this poll was for serious home listening not casual back ground if that helps!

I love Multi channel but am sometimes not pleased with the way they are mixed. I do not have Prologic II, DVD-A or SACD yet so I do all my stereo listening in Prologic 1, DD and DTS. I am hoping Polls like this and others I have suggested will help the sound engineers if they visit the HTF get an idea what we would like to hear in recordings.


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#14 of 55 OFFLINE   John Tillman

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Posted March 04 2002 - 12:47 PM

The two channel DVD-A category is MIA. That is where you would find the killer 192kHz mixes.

Edit - just noticed Keith said the same thing.
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Posted March 04 2002 - 02:34 PM

I just bought two more DVD-A titles today. Whoooooooooowwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! Man, do those sounds AWESOME.

I picked up BB King & Eric Clapton - Ridin' with the King and Eagles - Hotel California.

The sounds is just so far above and beyond CD, it really is amazing. I could NOT believe my ears. It made my Yamaha-Klipsch sound un-freakin-believeable. Man, is it ever amazing.

#16 of 55 OFFLINE   Seth Paxton

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Posted March 04 2002 - 02:38 PM

I would have said 2 channel DVD-A as well.

I'm sitting on 1100 CDs so I listen to 2 channel obviously, but lately I've been digging the DVD-A multi stuff. It gives some of these great albums a fresh perspective and has me listening to them again a lot.

Just bought LA Woman, Workingman's Dead, Tigerlilly, Foreigner 4...already had Welcome to My Nightmare, American Beauty, Rumors, Hotel Cali. And DTS of At Fillmore East and Gaucho.

So here I am listening to LA Woman and Rumors like they just came out yesterday...kinda nostalgic.

#17 of 55 OFFLINE   JimChan

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Posted March 04 2002 - 10:36 PM

I agree what others said that DVD-A 2 channel should be included.

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Posted March 05 2002 - 06:26 AM

I would take ANY of those formats, though basically all of my listenting tends to be CD/2ch. I don't own an SA player yet, because I am waiting for there to be enough titles that I would like to own to make it worth my while. Based on my DD/DTS music listening though, I have to say that well done multi-channel is a great format. I have listened to SA multi-channel setups though, and I think it sounds great.
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Posted March 06 2002 - 07:07 AM

2 channel dvd-a

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#20 of 55 OFFLINE   Parker Clack

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Posted March 06 2002 - 09:39 AM

Alright. 2 Channel DVD-A is now included. I added in the votes of those that said they would have chosen 2 channel DVD-A into the counting.

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