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    Re: Exciting news -- Suncoast Audio goes brick and mortar

    Congrats on the Hegel MJ! Nice amp purchased from a nice dealer (and guy!).
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    His niceness has cost me a fortune!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarinJim View Post
    Just bought a used, mint silver Hegel H30 from Mike. He is a fast shipper and very friendly. Thanks Mike!
    Hi Jim! Glad it arrived ok. My OCD kicks in with these things. Enjoy in good health! You were terrific to work with.


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    Re: Exciting news -- Suncoast Audio goes brick and mortar

    congrats mj, i also run a hegel h30 amp, concert fidelity cf-080 ls combo and they work very well together. john

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    Count my wife, Lori, and I in those numbers who have had the great fortune to visit Mike's major slice of sonic heaven, in both his store and his home. I encourage all who have not done so, and who have the means (if you have gone down the high-end audio rabbit hole no doubt you do!), to make the pilgrimage. It was a blast to finally meet and hang out with Mike, a most gracious host and down to earth human being, and to completely indulge our ears. At his Suncoast store the system that sent me into a state of bliss (and drove my wife to tears) was the Magico S5 mk2 driven by a pair of VAC 200 iq's with the ARC Ref 6 pre. I don't remember what streamer was used, Lumin or Aurender. Amazing, emotionally involving, layered, detailed sound! Then Mike took us to his favorite local seafood restaurant for an incredibly delicious meal. If you want to know the name you have to visit Mike as the locals want to keep it from being overrun by tourists. Then it was off to his lovely home to hear the "upstairs" system. I had butterflies as we entered having only seen the pics and imagined what the sound must be like. We listened to both vinyl and digital (Lumin A1) and it was a delightfully shocking experience, realism and rich tonality the likes of which I have not heard before. Lori and I were blown away and stayed well past the time we needed to leave to get back for dinner with family, and, yes, Lori did shed more tears. Big thanks to you, Mike, for a wonderful day we will not soon forget!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndLiner View Post
    Count my wife, Lori, and I in those numbers who have had the great fortune to visit Mike's major slice of sonic heaven, in both his store and his home. I encourage all who have not done so, and who have the means (if you have gone down the high-end audio rabbit hole no doubt you do!), to make the pilgrimage. It was a blast to finally meet and hang out with Mike, a most gracious host and down to earth human being, and to completely indulge our ears. At his Suncoast store the system that sent me into a state of bliss (and drove my wife to tears) was the Magico S5 mk2 driven by a pair of VAC 200 iq's with the ARC Ref 6 pre. I don't remember what streamer was used, Lumin or Aurender. Amazing, emotionally involving, layered, detailed sound! Then Mike took us to his favorite local seafood restaurant for an incredibly delicious meal. If you want to know the name you have to visit Mike as the locals want to keep it from being overrun by tourists. Then it was off to his lovely home to hear the "upstairs" system. I had butterflies as we entered having only seen the pics and imagined what the sound must be like. We listened to both vinyl and digital (Lumin A1) and it was a delightfully shocking experience, realism and rich tonality the likes of which I have not heard before. Lori and I were blown away and stayed well past the time we needed to leave to get back for dinner with family, and, yes, Lori did shed more tears. Big thanks to you, Mike, for a wonderful day we will not soon forget!
    Thank you Mike. It was absolutely wonderful to spend the day with you and Lori. The S5 mk2 system was using the Aurender N100H and the Esoteric K-01x as the DAC. The VAC/ARC synergy was absolutely terrific. It was very emotionally engaging for all of us.

    I'm glad you enjoyed the Avantgarde system as well.

    Thank you again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    It was very emotionally engaging for all of us.

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    YAY!!!

    IMO, if the system isn't emotionally engaging, it's a failure, no matter the price, the technical claims, etc.
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