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  • Re: Feed your Beolab 50 and 90?

    Turntable: Beogram 6000 (quadraphonic) + Beomaster 6000 (quadraphonic) as pre-amp CD player: Beogram CD 5500 Cassette deck: Beocord 5500 Universal disk player: Cambridge CXU File player/streamer: Auralic Aries (Femto clock model) Reel-to-reel deck: Beocord 1200 Eight-track cartridge player: National Panasonic RS845US (quadraphonic)
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by politician on Sun, Jun 30 2019
  • Re: Beolab 50 and Turntables - Is the sound digitised

    Yes, the BeoLab 50s will digitise your LP12's output – but then so would a complete Linn system. In fact, Linn's latest phono stage, the Urika II, is designed to digitise the turntable's output before feeding it to their active speakers, as they believe that the best sound quality is attained by digitising the signal at the earliest possible stage. Digital speakers with DSP are simply the way high-end is going, and this will soon become the norm.
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by politician on Thu, Jun 27 2019
  • Re: What is your ultimate home cinema setup - would it include B&O?

    When I bought my present home, I decided to create my ultimate home cinema (and hifi) system. For video, this comprises a BeoVision 4-103 with BeoLab 90s as fronts and BeoLab 50s as rears.
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by politician on Wed, Jun 12 2019
  • Re: Connecting an Auralic Aries to BeoLab 90

    [quote user="Millemissen"]‘apparently’ is not good enough for me.[/quote] By "apparently", I mean I read an interview with someone involved in the recording of the original LP who stated that the HDtracks version was a flat transfer; he also stated that it was the best-sounding version of the album having heard the original LP and the two different CDs masterings. I used the word "apparently" as I obviously cannot confirm this information for myself. [quote
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by politician on Sat, Apr 20 2019
  • Re: Connecting an Auralic Aries to BeoLab 90

    [quote user="Geoff Martin"]This may be a consequence of a different mastering, and not the 24-bit distribution format. I don't know if this is the case - but it's a very likely explanation. Cheers -geoff [/quote] Very likely, Geoff – it's apparently a flat transfer from the master tape.
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by politician on Fri, Apr 19 2019
  • Re: Beolab 50

    Unfortunately, I can't answer the question directly: I own a pair of Lab 50s, but only use them as rears, and have never listened to them as my main speakers. Nor have I ever owned or auditioned a pair of Lab 20s. However, I can offer the following observations, for what they are worth: 1) My Lab 50s can hold their own with my Lab 90s when I'm playing quadraphonic or 5.1 music. 2) The Lab 50s are a very different beast from the Lab 5s, which I previously had as rears (and, before that, as
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by politician on Thu, Apr 18 2019
  • Re: Connecting an Auralic Aries to BeoLab 90

    Yes, HD Tracks certainly have an odd set of offerings – lots of old-school "classic rock" stuff, some of it at very high prices (since they appear to charge by the track, meaning that albums with larger numbers of shorter songs sell for more). I purchased "Terrapin Station" and Fleetwood Mac's "Future Games" as I love both albums and they were fairly cheap; besides which, some of the people who worked on recording the former claimed that the HD Tracks version
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by politician on Wed, Apr 17 2019
  • Re: Connecting an Auralic Aries to BeoLab 90

    @seethroughyou: I didn't have a chance to do a back-to-back comparison between the Auralic Aries and my CD player (Beogram CD 5500), HDCD/SACD player (Cambridge CXU) or MacBook. However, I did try out all three connections for the Auralic Aries, and as I mentioned in my last post, USB-Audio sounded best. Playing the 192/24 HDtracks download of the Grateful Dead's Terrapin Station , I thought it sounded excellent, though it didn't blow me away in comparison to the HDCD. A back-to-back
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by politician on Wed, Apr 17 2019
  • Re: Connecting an Auralic Aries to BeoLab 90

    Thanks Geoff! I can always rely on you for good information. Today, I hooked up the Aries via S/PDIF, USB-Audio and optical. All sampling rates worked on the first two, whilst optical couldn't process 192/24. Interestingly, I thought the sound was slightly better via USB-Audio, so will be using that (especially as I doubt I will be playing DSD through the Aries).
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by politician on Wed, Apr 17 2019
  • Re: Connecting an Auralic Aries to BeoLab 90

    @Jeff: Actually, the piece of kit you suggested could indeed solve the problem – I could use it for my CD transport, which is presumably what you were suggesting. I was a bit slow on the uptake there! Will report back tomorrow when I’ve tried the Aries out via the different connections.
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by politician on Tue, Apr 16 2019
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