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  • Kingsrule's Avatar
    Today, 10:44 AM
    Kingsrule replied to a thread MAGICO M9’s in Magico
    Why?
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  • sb6's Avatar
    Today, 10:35 AM
    It does do ROON via its HQplayer NAA module. In fact it sounds better via HQPlayer compared to when they had the ROON module. Here's another data point one might find interesting - I recently compared my DIY music PC + the Aqua LinQ streamer to...
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Today, 10:27 AM
    At both of those price points speakers and room should be 30-50% of your budget. So spending upwards to 10-20% on 'wire' would be foolish.
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Today, 10:20 AM
    I also have Studio2's, totally different animal than the Salon's. I drive mine with a pair of Pass X260.8's
    11 replies | 669 view(s)
  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Today, 10:10 AM
    Mikado463 replied to a thread MAGICO M9’s in Magico
    Not in this case, I'd say more like a Lange or a Patek.........:D
    112 replies | 10792 view(s)
  • kiwi_1282001's Avatar
    Today, 10:05 AM
    AV Showrooms presents an interesting pairing of Thrax Audio Reference Components with the Borresen 05 speakers. I loved the music of the 3rd test track in this video, Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers) performed by Buddy Guy and featuring Tracy...
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  • brad225's Avatar
    Today, 09:39 AM
    Tell me in a million years how much man affected it. I suspect we will be gone long before that and the planet will be moving on without us.
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  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Today, 09:33 AM
    a.wayne replied to a thread MAGICO M9’s in Magico
    You have to compare audio cost and development to a new top model Rolex watch cost and development , not exotic cars ..! Regards :)
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  • Q3Di's Avatar
    Today, 09:26 AM
    I have Studio2 and have used them with Levinson 531H mono, Mac MC452. Then i downsized to an integrated, Pass INT-150 to reduce box count. Now I am happy with the Pass INT-250. I would consider the beast Diablo
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  • Ricky64's Avatar
    Today, 09:19 AM
    Thanks. My impression has been that it does do Roon, but isn't necessarily Roon endorsed. I suppose this makes it a risky investment re being compatible with ongoing Roon updates...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:54 AM
    It doesn’t do Roon unfortunately. They had a public fall out. It’s a good unit, requires HQ Player or Other software (no Roon). Aqua DAC’s are still our favorite stand alone DAC’s under $10k. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Ricky64's Avatar
    Today, 08:47 AM
    Whataever happened to the enthusiasm for this unit. Availiability? Or a decrease in interest in Aqua's DACs?
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  • steve59's Avatar
    Today, 08:19 AM
    If you look at the speaker positioning in that review, from memory they were 57" apart and something like 8' from the front wall that in hindsight made me wonder if I could have tried harder to get room support for bass response.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 08:18 AM
    Just a side note the Tesla " But where is this vehicle? The current location is 92,137,990 miles (148,281,768 km, 0.991 AU, 8.24 light minutes) ( It's constantly changing) from Earth, moving away from Earth at a speed of 38,956 mi/h (62,694 km/h,...
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 08:09 AM
    CPP replied to a thread Hello from CA in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome !
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 08:08 AM
    Welcome !
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  • xxsimba9's Avatar
    Today, 07:51 AM
    Hello all, Running some of Deja Vu Audio custom gear from back in the day, tubes all the way preamp and amp. It's all about streaming for me these days running Tidal and my NAS on an Auralic Aries Mini to a Yamamoto Dac for all listening. ...
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  • Makofkalaw's Avatar
    Today, 07:31 AM
    I remember that review, and it was probably why I bought the Bryston monos so many years ago. Interesting that he found the 334 apparently sounding good at 125 wpc!
    11 replies | 669 view(s)
  • exupgh12's Avatar
    Today, 06:46 AM
    exupgh12 replied to a thread MAGICO M9’s in Magico
    Bovin, There are exotics care that are made of smaller batch than M9 that doesn't cost as much 9even M6 cost more than most luxuery cars). With all the respect to Magico or any other speaker manufacture (I'm an own of S3MK2) no speaker has the...
    112 replies | 10792 view(s)
  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Today, 06:21 AM
    My mid price system is in my sig and was under $15K
    4 replies | 287 view(s)
  • greyowl07's Avatar
    Today, 02:15 AM
    greyowl07 replied to a thread Lumin, Leedh’ing the way in Lumin
    Thanks for replying.
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  • wklie's Avatar
    Today, 12:54 AM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin, Leedh’ing the way in Lumin
    Yes. The (separately purchased) Lumin IR remote package has a USB receiver to be plugged into the Lumin transport or player. On receiving a volume command from IR remote / Lumin app / Roon / Tidal app / Spotify app / AirPlay / UPnP app, the...
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  • greyowl07's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    greyowl07 replied to a thread Lumin, Leedh’ing the way in Lumin
    Thanks for replying. I'm not clear about how would an IR remote work with a transport only component like the U1? Would the Leedh still be functional with the use of such a remote? I'm looking at the U1 connected to a dac with Leedh on in the app....
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  • Mike B.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    I wonder if it will be another budget deal like Elac and Pioneer or a high end deal like TAD?
    6 replies | 653 view(s)
  • GSOphile's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:21 PM
    From Stereophile's June 2008 Salon2 review: "I drove the Salon2s with various solid-state amplifiers, including a Mark Levinson No.334 (125Wpc into 8 ohms), a Krell FPB-600c (600Wpc into 8 ohms), and Bryston 28B-SST monoblocks (1300W into 8...
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:58 PM
    And another option for the 5K and probably a better balance in the system (providing they already own a computer) would be: Lumin M1 Integrated / streamer - 2000 B&W 703 S2 Speakers - 2000 Shunayta Venom Defender - $225 AQ Rocket 44 Speaker...
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  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:39 PM
    a.wayne replied to a thread MAGICO M9’s in Magico
    While not trying to justify asking prices , It takes a solid year to develop a complex system like this past phase 1 and another year getting past pre production bugs for delivery , sales numbers are small so noway to offset development cost...
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  • Makofkalaw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:49 PM
    Yeah they are power hungry for sure. I had a pair of Bryston 28B SST 2 monos (1000w) monos on them for a while, and although they got the job done, I never warmed up to the Bryston sound.
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:43 PM
    Great idea for a thread. For the 5K system perhaps something like: Naim Uniti Atom Music Player - $3290 Bowers & Wilkins 707 S2 Speakers - $742 Shunayta Venom Defender - $225 AQ Rocket 44 Speaker Cables - $580 App. $4837 + Tax before any...
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  • steve59's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:23 PM
    I used a hegel h360 thats rated at 250/425 with a 4000 damping factor and it couldn’t get those woofers woofin. The dealer was using the ML separates when I demoed the salon 2’s and when I came on this site asking for advice Mike posted on my thread...
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  • Makofkalaw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:16 PM
    I was looking hard at the Boulder 866, and in fact missed one recently on agon. I like that the Boulder has streaming capability, again just a big question whether it could handle the Salons.
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  • steve59's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:02 PM
    steve59 replied to a thread MAGICO M9’s in Magico
    So a 600k speaker gives the shop a 300k payday, lol It really is hard to wrap my head around. I appreciate how much bs people in sales have to eat, then again maybe I don’t. I’m happy there’s rich folk that can buy all the cool stuff they get sick...
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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    A couple more integrateds to consider would be the Pass INT-250 and the Boulder 866.
    11 replies | 669 view(s)
  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:57 PM
    nicoff replied to a thread MAGICO M9’s in Magico
    One would think that when doing the R&D into the speaker, the manufacturer determined the best speaker cable for this speaker and is including it with the price.
    112 replies | 10792 view(s)
  • Makofkalaw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:51 PM
    Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately my local shop carries neither. I have read everything I can find online about the Diablo, and it gets nothing but glowing praise. I have never heard it though. As much as I would like to go the Luxman route, I...
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:40 PM
    Ritmo replied to a thread MAGICO M9’s in Magico
    Couldn’t agree with you more Mark. I myself own a six figure system and so I cannot be exempted from spending a lot of money in stereo gear. But, when it comes to ultra pricey gear, like the Magico M9 or Wilson Wamm or…, glad there’s a market but...
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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:35 PM
    I've heard an ML 534 stereo driving Salon 2s in a room about twice the size of yours at a dealer. No problem. I have a Diablo 300, and although I haven't heard it with Salons, I have a hard time believing they would be anything but excellent. ...
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  • Cincy2's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:23 PM
    Mike, Now that it's been about six months since your original post, have your impressions of the headphone amp and headphones changed any? I'm considering adding the amp to my set up. Cincy
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:14 PM
    Very cool Brian, great story. Reminds me to play some in my collection I’ve overlooked for a decade or more. Here’s hoping they bring back good memories, not bad.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:59 PM
    Welcome. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Makofkalaw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:34 PM
    Hello all. I have a smallish room, 15 x 18, 10’ ceilings, opening to a 45’ expanse across the home. I have been told by a dealer that the Diablo 300 is not a good match for my Salon 2’s, a claim that I am having a hard time accepting. He is...
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:34 PM
    Welcome to the fold !
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:33 PM
    Welcome to the forum, thank you for joining.
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  • Makofkalaw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    I have been reading and learning with the assistance of this invaluable site for some time. Glad to be officially here!
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  • Makofkalaw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    I have been reading and learning with the assistance of this invaluable site. Glad to be here!
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  • NorthStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:23 PM
    ;) Humans are certainly a part of the ecosystem...Apple, Android, Microsoft, Google, Alexa, Twitter, High-end Audio, Ice, Tubes, OLED TVs, 4K, 8K, stock markets, financial capitals, ozone layer, pollution, air, water, wind, earth, solar power,...
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:45 PM
    Bobvin replied to a thread MAGICO M9’s in Magico
    Well, you have to always consider the costs of R&D, prototypes, failures, starting again, more R&D, customized everything which runs up costs because things are not mass produced but instead done on smaller scale, and mostly by hand (labor costs,...
    112 replies | 10792 view(s)
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