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  • Willy Kuo's Avatar
    Today, 04:49 AM
    Anytime you feel the HD Music is not HD enough? Don't worry, it's not your ears' fault, you just need to have a proper device to present the HD music to the way it should. Smartphone(x), Laptop(x), PC(x), Munich M1(✓) Great music source needs...
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:55 PM
    Man I love the aesthetics of that unit. The push buttons bring back memories of old Plymouth cars, and old car radios. No doubt it sounds just a wee-bit better :P
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:49 PM
    Its a wonderful space, but sadly I’m totally down awaiting all the new gear to come in. Speakers via ocean freight from Spain, from Italy, and from Denmark. Electronics (Pilium) will ship via air when completed but global supply chain is messing up...
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:42 PM
    Nice looking space. I like how you’ve backlit the speakers. :-)
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  • Paul's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:28 PM
    Love mine too Joe :) congrats to both of us lol Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • Ricky64's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:06 PM
    You will enjoy the Essence. The most remarkable feature is it's front to back imaging...very impressive! I was very interested in the Lumin X1, but needed an optical input. I will enjoy hearing your comparison!
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  • MRJAZZ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:51 PM
    Totally agree.....
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:58 PM
    ATC is very dynamic and neutral, I wouldn't take away from that using tubes. I would find a differentially balanced preamp to take full advantage of the XLR connections. The new Bryston BR20 is receiving good comments. Plenty of other preamp...
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  • Andik777's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    Andik777 replied to a thread Lumin S1 Not Working in Lumin
    Congratulations! Enjoy.
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  • Alpinist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:55 PM
    Hi Ricky, I agree with everything you said except that Roon isn’t as stable as other platforms. I have literally had zero glitches since I started using Roon about three years ago. The key is I have an extremely straightforward setup: Roon...
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  • Low325's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:55 PM
    That’s a good question. Keeping it in the family has some pros. But also mixing things up has unforeseen and unexpected/positive results too. I do really appreciate the engineering that Gryphon took to implement their internal DACs. They’re not...
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  • BlueFox's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:51 PM
    BlueFox replied to a thread Lumin S1 Not Working in Lumin
    Great. All's well that ends well. Have fun.
    15 replies | 632 view(s)
  • petercalv's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:05 PM
    petercalv replied to a thread Lumin S1 Not Working in Lumin
    Hello all, I have traded in my S1 for an X1, which has resolved the issue to my satisfaction. The fees Lumin would have charged me to repair the S1 were very reasonable, which gives me confidence in buying an X1, should there be an issue with it...
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  • Alkyogre's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:40 PM
    I absolutely prefer a separate streamer, because I can hook a linear power supply on that. The disadvantage of those nucs: a lps does not make sense and the power supply is not good enough There are people here that have the dac directly attached...
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  • Cakeaudio's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:15 AM
    Thank you Randy! Hearing this and seeing peoples reaction in the room when they heard the system, makes all the hard work worth it...
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  • Ricky64's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:55 AM
    This has been a great, free wheeling thread. Lack of consensus, and the concept of "hobby" create for robust, diverse input on forums (I define hobby as our brains creating new problems that we feel we must solve!). Relating to the OP, I agree, the...
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:49 AM
    Agree that there are many digital solutions that are very easy to use. One such product that rarely is mentioned here is the Sony HAP-Z1ES. It has a built in hard drive, does Spotify Connect, it can play any type of music file including high...
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  • Ricky64's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:43 AM
    Thanks for the reply; Ultimately, I question whether the Essence preamp/DAC combo will outperform my Mola Mola Tambaqui going directly into my Essence stereo amp. I feel the DAC performance would go down a bit, while the soundstage and dynamics...
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  • MDP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:20 AM
    MDP replied to a thread Lumin S1 Not Working in Lumin
    I too have enjoyed and loved my Lumin! I had a Linn streamer and when Lumin came out with the original A1 I bought one. I've been extremely happy with it, absolutely no problems whatsoever.
    15 replies | 632 view(s)
  • MDP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:15 AM
    MDP replied to a thread Gryphon built in DAC's in Gryphon Audio
    I'll be interested in your opinion when you compare the Lumin to the internal DAC of your Diablo. I have a Diablo 300 and an original Lumin A1. I opted to not get the internal DAC for my 300, guessing my Lumin would satisfy my digital needs.
    5 replies | 360 view(s)
  • MDP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:10 AM
    That looks so tranquil. What a nice place to relax!
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:00 AM
    Hey Ken, It was an awesome room. Us three from the Central Coast Audio Club absolutely loved it! I felt it was the best room at the show!
    23 replies | 1174 view(s)
  • defride's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:38 AM
    defride replied to a thread Lumen White in Speakers
    Not heard the newer ones however I heard Silverflame driven by Robert Koda amps a few years back and was blown away. Those same Silverflame had spent most of their life in storage until landing in my listening room a month or so ago. I'd been...
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  • samkan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:36 AM
    Friends, Recently I acquired Lumin X1 along with ATC active scm40. X1 is directly connected to 40A via balanced output from x1. It sounds fantastic. No complain as such. But based on suggestion of other friend who has also has x1 and connected to...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:23 AM
    Yes
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  • kimurastanley's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:42 AM
    Are those CS2 1.5 under the master preamp?
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:19 AM
    My 595a is truly my destination amp. Big and bold, yet smooth and sweet sounding. It’s settling in beautifully. Nothing more I can ask for in an integrated.
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  • Low325's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 11:33 PM
    So, I have the Diablo 120 w/optional DAC. It is a glorious DAC, imo. The sound along with the amp, is big, analogue-ish sounding and still very 3D with the sound stage outside of my mains. FWIW, i used to judge mobile sq audio systems and was a...
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  • Low325's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 11:09 PM
    Very nice, congrats!
    20 replies | 622 view(s)
  • nicoff's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 10:42 PM
    Sorry I was not clear: What really matters is the “quality in recording and mastering”. But of course you already knew that since those are your own words!
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  • crwilli's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 09:36 PM
    My feeling is that some get enjoyment out of making what is complicated to some but easy to them, work. I am cool with that. Have y’all read some of the threads on turntable/arm/cartridge setup? To me, that is complicated. It’s a big hobby and...
    47 replies | 1651 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 08:37 PM
    No, I don’t have any. Sorry. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    20 replies | 1025 view(s)
  • chops's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 08:03 PM
    Ah, yes. I overlooked that post... Swarm sub system by Audio Kinesis. I looked into them a while back. Any photo(s) of the back half of the room to show the other two subs? Many thanks, Mike. ;)
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  • chops's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 07:52 PM
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 07:51 PM
    I’m actually not sure of the brand. I think one of our members may know and commented above. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • chops's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 07:46 PM
    Care to elaborate? No signs of power cables or signal cables, no exposed drivers, and looks to be maybe 0.75" of clearance off the floor.
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  • chops's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 07:42 PM
    Latest photo of my setup taken only moments ago. Currently dabbling in some high-end cabling to see how far I can take the system without upgrading components. The results are nothing short of amazing, especially considering the caliber of gear...
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 07:13 PM
    Mark - Spot on posting. Although digital doesn’t need to be as complicated. There are world class digital solutions that can be setup and used within minutes - Lumin, MSB/DCS/EMM w renderer, Esoteric network players, and a few others. I’m...
    47 replies | 1651 view(s)
  • Jay's Audio Lab's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 06:29 PM
    Alright, here we go! The time is finally here: MSB versus DCS for the first time ever, under a controlled environment, and on YouTube. Make sure you are part of this tomorrow morning at 10am ET! Click on the link below and then hit the "set...
    389 replies | 22807 view(s)
  • Jay's Audio Lab's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 06:29 PM
    Alright, here we go! The time is finally here: MSB versus DCS for the first time ever, under a controlled environment, and on YouTube. Make sure you are part of this tomorrow morning at 10am ET! MSB Reference versus DCS Rossini: Round 1 -...
    389 replies | 22807 view(s)
  • stereogeek's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 06:06 PM
    That is a very nice setup and room. I agree with Mikado463 about the speakers being more into the room, most systems I have heard sound better (to me) this way. Also, depending on how the bass sounds (if it sounds right, leave it the hell alone) he...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 05:54 PM
    They are actually subwoofers Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • chops's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 05:52 PM
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  • chops's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 05:44 PM
    Very nice. What are those two wood enclosures that look like they would be subwoofers?
    20 replies | 1025 view(s)
  • Alkyogre's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 05:24 PM
    Sadly today there is a chips crisis. Those powerful chips are increasing in price. Nucs are hard to get, but still available and more expensive. About pcs, especially the video cards are a real problem. Waiting time about half a year or longer....
    47 replies | 1651 view(s)
  • LenWhite's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 05:06 PM
    "Ultimately, you will have to be the judge. If Supertramp sounds “wonderful” on your (slow) 10-year old laptop (the same laptop that delivers a lame ‘Fade to Black’), I think that you probably already have experienced what really matters." If you...
    7 replies | 321 view(s)
  • mulveling's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 04:45 PM
    mulveling replied to a thread Another VAC Master Thread in VAC
    It uses Lundahl input transformers, and I don't know if those are before or after the Alps RK50 potentiometer (I'd guess before?), so it might not be a simple as a fixed number. Just email or call VAC and they'll give you the rundown. I'd imagine...
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  • NorthStar's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 04:39 PM
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