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  1. Evan S

    Burnout 4: Revenge In September?

    Did I miss this recently, that an announcement was made in early April (the 4th to be exact) that the new installment of the great Burnout series was being released in September? Supposedly the streets will actually have a real live counterpart location (for example, Detroit is represented in...
  2. Evan S

    Car Stolen, Need Suggestions

    I was in Boston on Business last week and my car was ripped off. Thankfully there was nothing of material value in the car and I was considering getting rid of it anyway so this might be a blessing in disguise. I haven't finalized what I will be receiving from insurance, but I figure it to be in...
  3. Evan S

    Question about XBox Live, Communicators and Wireless

    I have two wireless controllers (the Pelicans). I don't have live but plan to get it soon. Is there anyway to get live with a communicator and yet still use wireless controllers? I heard the communicator plugs into the controller, but the wireless ones I have don't have a port. Thanks.
  4. Evan S

    Please Help, confused. Info wanted!!!

    OK, don't flame me. I've been a member of this forum for almost 3 years and I know how to use the search function. I've even checked the HTF basics primer. However, I cannot find an easy, convenient location to find the plusses and minuses of the various technologies available (projection...
  5. Evan S

    Can Anyone Tell Me What's Going on with Eric Johnson?

    I was listening to "Venus Isle" at work today and realized it was released in 1996. Since then, to my knowledge, he's come out with one studio album in 1998 (which was actually his first ever album, released many years after first being recorded), as well as two live albums (one with G3). But...
  6. Evan S

    Did anyone get the new Diana Krall SACD today?

    Just curious, I ordered it on circuitcity.com ($13.99 with free shipping) but I won't get it for about 4-7 days. Wondering how the sonics are. She was on Letterman and played a tune off the new album that was great! I mean, a complete departure for her. Very jazzy with a blues feel. Not that...
  7. Evan S

    Any Tesla fans out there?

    If so, check out the new album "Into the Now". It's VERY solid. It has a very modern sound without sounding dated and "80's". It has a nice blend of hard rockers and mellow songs without being overly sappy on the ballads. Plus, it's recorded pretty well. I give these guys a lot of credit for...
  8. Evan S

    Can Somebody Recommend a good Chess game?

    I'm trying to get into learning Chess. At 32, I'm sort of late to the game, but I am going to buy a board for my coffee table in my living room and would love to play company when I have friends over. So, I would like to get into a Chess video game for practice. There is no offering for the...
  9. Evan S

    Is there a TV FAQ?

    I just moved into my new house and set up my HT. My present environment includes a VERY large room (22x18) that makes my present 27" direct view seem very inadequate and not up to snuff with my audio gear. Unfortunately, I know a lot about the audio side of this hobby but next to nothing about...
  10. Evan S

    Anybody Buy the New Sevendust Today?

    I know there aren't too many hard rock fans on this board, but they are out there. I got this today and cannot make an assessment as I have only heard like 5 tracks so far, but what I have heard so far I have liked. Will I like it as much as Animosity? Time will tell, but first impressions are...
  11. Evan S

    Looking for a good sonic match with the Odyssey Stratos DM.

    I got an Odyssey Audio Dual Stratos into my system about 6 weeks ago. What a fantastic amp. This thing sounds so sweet. I have it paired up with a pair of ACI 25th Anniversary Sapphires and an ACI Titan II sub. In the future, when I finally find the right house, I am going to go to at least a...
  12. Evan S

    Some guys have all the luck....then there's me...

    Ok, where do I start? About 7 months ago, I ended a relationship with someone who was very dear to me. A woman whom I had dated for 9 months and lived with in platonic friendship for 3 years before that. Not going to get into huge details, but we had a very complex and difficult courtship...
  13. Evan S

    You ever feel like you just wasted 4 months of your life?

    I do. I just took the level II Chartered Financial Analyst examination. It's given to people in the investment analysis industry. It's like a self study MBA for investment professionals. Every year on the first weekend in June, they give the examination to over 100,000 people worldwide. There...
  14. Evan S

    Do You Associate Music with Memories?

    I was listening to the Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Time Out" on SACD tonight. This was the very first SACD I bought, back in December of 2001. I listen to this disc quite often, but whenever I listen to it, it reminds me of that winter. I had just broken up with a girlfriend of 18 months and...
  15. Evan S

    What's going on with Blues Traveler?

    Does anyone know what the status of this band is? IMO they put out some of the best music of the late 80's/early 90's with their first three releases, got a bit commercial with their fourth album (which made them big stars), then fell flat with their fifth "Straight on till Morning". Now, after...
  16. Evan S

    Please Suggest an X-Box game or two

    I haven't played my X-Box much lately. See, I have to study for an exam each year that's given at the end of May. Takes me about 4-5 months of prep work to get ready for this test. Between that and my regular job, I don't have any spare time for gaming. However, in a month or so, the exam will...
  17. Evan S

    Can a GREAT Redbook recording match SACD?

    Recently, I had a friend over. He wanted to hear some new speakers I had gotten (ACI 25th Anniversary Sapphires). He brought over some of his music that he was familiar with to demo the speaks. He specifically brought over Eric Clapton Unplugged, some Patricia Barber amongst others. I don't...
  18. Evan S

    New Alison Krauss Live SACD....Wonderful!!!

    Just some quick notes on this two disc set. This is another outstanding effort from Rounder. There have been some advance comments on AA about this one not sounding as good as previous Rounder efforts, but I have to disagree. I cannot comment on the 5.1 mix right now because I temporarily only...
  19. Evan S

    All Peter Gabriel SACD Pre-Orders $12.99 w/free shipping!

    at circuitcity.com. Saw this over at AA, thought everyone would like to know if you didn't already.:D
  20. Evan S

    Help me get into Sinatra

    OK, I'm ashamed to admit this but I have over 700 CD/SACD's and don't own a single thing by Sinatra. It's not that I don't like the guy, I do. But the wealth of material he has out there is a little overwhelming and I have never decided to investigate what's good...I'll leave that to you...
  21. Evan S

    Condo Purchase and HT Limitations....Advice Needed....

    Here is my simple dilemma. With my lifestyle and the housing market being as it is, I am contemplating purchasing a condo. I am looking at an end unit in this complex that is very unique...every unit is basically a side by side duplex. I normally listen to music and HT at modest levels, but...
  22. Evan S

    WTB: Rotel RB-1050

    Man, I just missed out on one of these the other day on E-bay and just this morning on Audiogon. Anyone have one of these they are thinking of getting rid of? Maybe you don't have room for 7.1, maybe you need more power. Let me assist you in getting rid of one of these. Let me know by e-mail or...
  23. Evan S

    Need Help with MUSICAL two channel amp...

    As some of you know, I have recently reshifted my focus on two channel audio for the time being. I sold off my Anthem MCA-5 amp and my Paradigm reference speakers and am going for a better reproduction of two channel music. I am planning to change speakers as well to the 25th anniversary ACI...
  24. Evan S

    Paradigm Reference 5 speaker package

    I have an entire package of Paradigm Reference Speakers that I am selling to downsize my HT. I have one pair of Studio 40's in Lt. Cherry Veneer, one pair of Studio 20's in Lt. Cherry Veneer and one Studio CC in brushed graphite. These are great speakers, babied and cherished for the 14 months...
  25. Evan S

    Should I downsize my gear? Paradigm to ACI (or others?)

    OK folks, here is my dilemma...I will give you my current setup first. Anthem AVM-20 processor paired with Anthem MCA-5 Amp. Paradigm Refererence 40's, 20's and CC. The 40's and 20's are in Lt. Cherry Veneer. I have an ACI Titan II LE Subwoofer. Currently, I am in between permanent...
  26. Evan S

    Please help with some SACD information...

    Excuse my ignorance, but I have been away from the music board for a while while my Sony 555ES was in the shop for some needed repairs (stopped playing SACDs!!!:angry: ). Anyway, I stopped keeping up on SACD news thinking I would be without my player for quite some time, but I got it back in...
  27. Evan S

    How is the Fund Raiser Drive Going for HTF?

    I don't know if this is the appropriate place, but does anyone know how the fundraiser is going for HTF. I made my introductory donation and plan to give more in the near future, but have donations made a significant difference so far?
  28. Evan S

    Heading to Buffalo & Toronto, Suggestions?

    I'm going to be taking a road trip to Toronto and Buffalo in mid February and am looking for suggestions for things to do in these two cities. I will arrive in Toronto midday on a Monday and will be staying about 48 hours. I will arrive in Buffalo on midday Wednesday and will stay overnight...
  29. Evan S

    Do You Really LOVE Your System???

    First of all, I want to start this thread by thanking the members of this forum. I joined about 14 months ago with the hopes of completely rebuilding my HT system from scratch. I took advice, listened with my own ears and narrowed down equipment based on my needs and the recommendations of those...
  30. Evan S

    Rolling Stone Critics Picks for 2002 and the Donnas

    Rolling Stone magazine just released it's top ten list for CD's released in 2002. Each critic gave their personal favorites. A lot of great music on these lists (Coldplay, Wilco, etc) and some not so great (Justin Timberlake???), but a new female rock band called the Donnas were mentioned a...
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