Great JohnA! Don't forget to review this thread in excruciating detail:SM3 arrives tomorrow. Whoohooo
UK customs charge to release: just below £130.
I take it without the grand deal of Boris with Australia there would have been extra customs charges, excise ++ Grrr....
Oh I will!Great JohnA! Don't forget to review this thread in excruciating detail:
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Sorry. I would love to get a SM, but I don’t have a receiver with analog inputs. Or maybe i dont understand what I need.If you can get a deal on a used v.2, and I imagine some will turn up on eBay, go for it. The v.3 has an optical input, along with the analogs; if you have use for that connection, it's a bit more expensive, but would be worth it.
I use a combination of vintage, home built and professional equipment. I'm not the best person to advise you on the purchase of a new receiver. it's sad that analogue inputs are becoming scarce on new components. There are/were a number of models from Marantz that had analogue inputs, others here would be more up on that than I am. Personally I believe in using all separate components (but I know that's not an option for everyone).Which one would you suggest?
I am a sham, been trading on my good looks and charm for years. Dave The Bitch has his moments.Played beatles mono/stereo and indeed it does jack with mono.
The fact that I even tried to find a difference is a testament to the genious of the man behind the chucky mask.
..and the biatch.
Actually the SM even has a slight edge over many other decoders when playing mono. Many of the decoders when playing 2 ch mono will steer it to a hard center front in 5.1 mode. Very pin point center front but sort of lacking. The SM in 5.1 will produce at full level in the center front speaker & duplicate at -6dB in the front left/right speakers. So it is not a hard (what I call) karaoke effect. This way the sound is center front mainly but has a L/R spread that seems more spacious, even for mono.The only recordings it didn't enhance were mono!