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Old 08-06-2008   #43
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Default Re: High end pre/pro's. Are they worth it???

Originally Posted by faberryman View Post
Kinda depends on the source material and the quality of your system. All the SACD, HDMI 1.3A and Audyssey EQ available won't make a poor recording (hi-res or otherwise) played through a mediocre sytem sound like the real thing. Give me a good recording played back on a high quality stereo system over that any day.
Agreed. But, I am not talking about crap recordings. I do not have any more time for them than you do. If you compare the very best 2-channel to the very best hi-rez multichannel, my opinion is that there is no contest. Hi-rez multichannel wins.

The fact is nothing is perfect. There are some multichannel SACD's that are second rate because the recording or mastering process was not done well. I cannot tell you how many second-rate CD'ds and LP's I own. It's a lot. But, this is totally irrelevant to what I am talking about. I am talking about capabilities as evidenced by the very best of each genre.
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