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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 17, 2020, 05:38 PM
    I have an Everest 8000 and Omega XC for home and one for the store. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    96 replies | 3139 view(s)
  • Calvin's Avatar
    June 21, 2020, 12:44 PM
    Hello, So, as most know I'm thinking of putting together another audio system. I'm attempting to think thru it during the COVID situation, so I know what to listen to when I go listening/shopping. What is the rest of the system? So far it...
    77 replies | 1836 view(s)
  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    June 19, 2020, 03:50 PM
    It could be for sound or build. It may be you sold it or still have it. Due to space and usually finance I don't keep gear I'm not using, so I tend to regret, LOL A couple for me. Adcom 5500, for the unique sound quality. MOSFET's gave it...
    50 replies | 1851 view(s)
  • neodinardo's Avatar
    June 19, 2020, 08:40 AM
    Stereo Floor-Standing Speakers To Consider For $7,500 To $15,000 01. KEF Reference 3 02. Focal Kanta No. 3 03. B&W 804 D3 04. Joseph Audio Perspective 2 Graphene
    58 replies | 1993 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    June 11, 2020, 04:41 PM
    Was finally able to get my 590 today after a UPS faux pas. I absolutely love it and I still have a couple of hundred hours of break in to ride through. What a beautiful integrated. I didnít initially want to believe it, but Wow! Itís awesome.
    61 replies | 1689 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    June 11, 2020, 03:06 PM
    Mike started a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    With the introduction of the new XD series (which I have heard and commented on another thread that it is a tremendous jump in sonic performance), coupled with the fact that they have cleaned up their dealer network, I'm once again considering...
    56 replies | 1781 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    June 8, 2020, 03:39 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 15, 2020, 10:15 AM
    If youíve been on the fence and considering a new Audio Research piece, now is the time! ARC will be having a price increase on July 1st. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    45 replies | 1281 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    July 1, 2020, 05:50 PM
    Who do they think they are fooling with this fake discount sale? Donít share with everyone else? Everyone got it! Do they really think people are that stupid? I have more to say, but Iíll bite my tongue. Somebody is smoking too much...
    38 replies | 1145 view(s)
  • still-one's Avatar
    June 26, 2020, 05:10 PM
    I have been considering the possibility of upgrading some of my Shunyata stuff but I must confess I am a bit confused when I compare what is shown on the Shunyata site and what I see listed as available on TheCableCo site. I was trying to do some...
    45 replies | 1073 view(s)
  • rjc1845's Avatar
    June 21, 2020, 06:41 AM
    Iím trying to make a decision on an amplifier purchase to drive my Magico S3 Mk2. Right now Iím planning on using a Lampizator Golden Atlantic TRP balanced with Volume Control directly which is arriving in the next few weeks. Cabling is Transparent...
    32 replies | 1419 view(s)
  • bernardl's Avatar
    June 11, 2020, 11:35 PM
    bernardl started a thread The ideal speaker? in Speakers
    What components/technology/architecture... would your dream speaker combine? I start: - full range active smart towers - Lansche plasma tweeter - Tekton architecture (array of - plasma - tweeters for mids) - JBL bass - Wilson Benech Carbon...
    37 replies | 1137 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    June 18, 2020, 04:57 PM
    And we have another Sim and the T+A in another room. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    28 replies | 1635 view(s)
  • PeterA's Avatar
    June 8, 2020, 04:24 PM
    PeterA started a thread Pass Labs XP-32 in Pass Labs†
    I have had an XP-32 preamp in my system for about seventeen days now. It has been playing music 24/7 on a digital loop as it continues to settle during the break in period. It will be replacing my XP-22. The improvement is significant and I will...
    28 replies | 889 view(s)
  • neodinardo's Avatar
    June 21, 2020, 03:03 PM
    A work in progress post. Last edited 06/22/20 due to new research, demos, and purchases. The Ten Kings of Solid State Stereo Preamplifiers, Power Amplifiers, and Integrated Amplifiers Under $25K Max: 01. The Absolute King of Stereo...
    28 replies | 1003 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 17, 2020, 01:06 AM
    Just an update for the gang... Just got word from Emmanuel Go that my First Sound preamp will ship out next week. The model is the First Sound Presence Deluxe MkIII-SI, a 2 chassis unit w/ the Paramount Special Edition upgrade using Audio...
    28 replies | 945 view(s)
  • UltraFast69's Avatar
    June 30, 2020, 11:16 AM
    The forums seem to quiet down as they usually do in the Summer, but this summer is different. Where is everyone at? What is everyone doing? When is the next change in your system, if any? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    23 replies | 527 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 29, 2020, 09:03 PM
    Danny Richie, one of the best loudspeaker designers in the industry has a great video, with data, on...why cables matter.
    24 replies | 605 view(s)
  • Jim Smith's Avatar
    July 3, 2020, 02:43 PM
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    19 replies | 424 view(s)
  • Andik777's Avatar
    June 7, 2020, 01:08 PM
    Andik777 started a thread Choosing a new switch in Lumin
    Hi guys, I want to change the switch I currently use, for a better quality one and it also has SFP connectors, the SFP port I want to connect to my X1. I made a drawing so that you have an idea of the connection in my house. What I wanted to know is...
    20 replies | 668 view(s)
  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    June 17, 2020, 10:22 AM
    I'm getting an exchange of my preamp from Levinson, even when tested with a computer using Windows there was a connecting issue. It could be this new preamp works with my ACS10 and I have no issue. However, the 526 was not programmed for Linux...
    19 replies | 567 view(s)
  • Mike B.'s Avatar
    June 14, 2020, 12:40 PM
    Full title is When we all fall asleep where do we go? Billie is the young performer who wears clothing several times to big. I think it has to do with body shaming. I saw her perform on one of the music awards shows. She sang one song accompanied by...
    16 replies | 662 view(s)
  • UltraFast69's Avatar
    June 18, 2020, 09:56 AM
    I run both Tidal and Qobuz. Beginning with Tidal that also has the family plan and a military discount. Both have their merits but now with Qobuz Family, do I really need both? Despite being able to fully render MQA, Iím thinking to drop...
    20 replies | 458 view(s)
  • power's Avatar
    June 11, 2020, 06:13 AM
    power started a thread Lumin 13,0a in Lumin
    Hi Peter, updated Lumin U1 bat not the D2. What are the enhancements and fixes?
    15 replies | 876 view(s)
  • Alpinist's Avatar
    July 1, 2020, 09:37 AM
    Who would like to see the Magico M9ís active tunable bass trickle down to lower Magico models? This would interest me very much. I was never able to get the appropriate amount of bass in my listening room until I brought in my Vandersteen 7...
    15 replies | 532 view(s)
  • BlueSky's Avatar
    June 30, 2020, 07:20 AM
    I'd like a very short umbilical to connect the X1 to it's power supply. Has anyone ventured into the world of replacing that cable and, if you have, do you have any specifics that you could share? Thank you! Stay safe!
    17 replies | 485 view(s)
  • dfpeddle1966's Avatar
    June 6, 2020, 11:27 PM
    dfpeddle1966 started a thread Burn-in cd in Ayre
    Anyone tried out the "Cardas - Ayre Acoustics Irrational, But Efficacious (IBE) Burn-in CD"?
    14 replies | 668 view(s)
  • neodinardo's Avatar
    June 19, 2020, 02:43 AM
    Iím looking to buy a Chord Hugo TT2. What would be the best place to acquire one and can they be purchased with any sort of discount off the MSRP?
    14 replies | 694 view(s)
  • RLF's Avatar
    June 14, 2020, 08:54 PM
    RLF started a thread Aurender drop out problem in Aurender
    AURENDER DROP OUT PROBLEM Iíve owned an Aurender N10 for a few years and never had any problems with it until recently over the past few weeks where the music will occasionally drop out for 1-2 seconds. I use it with 2 DACs utilizing USB, XLR,...
    13 replies | 794 view(s)
  • tj309's Avatar
    June 27, 2020, 05:46 PM
    I'm trying to clean up my system and need some cables as short as 6". I currently am using monoprice cables as they have 18" and already found 1 that was bad and may have another as the system has occasional cut outs. Should I just make my own and...
    15 replies | 340 view(s)
  • UltraFast69's Avatar
    July 1, 2020, 10:24 AM
    For some reason, not knowing why, I am just not a big fan of live recordings, not all, but most. Anyone have a preference or does it matter since it is still music? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    15 replies | 215 view(s)
  • pinkelephant's Avatar
    June 18, 2020, 10:17 AM
    Well , thanks thank you for hosting me on this Forum and thank you for the pleasure of reading all your very interesting contributions, regarding Hi-fi, Radio and other disciplines that fascinate me Long live this Forum Pink
    11 replies | 594 view(s)
  • bp1960's Avatar
    July 3, 2020, 02:45 PM
    bp1960 started a thread a junior ... in Introduce Yourself
    hallo thanks for accepting me at Audioshark. I live in France, near Paris. My main activity is in opera and theater as director and set & light designer. I love music(s) . Althought Iím working in opera I spend most of my free time listening and...
    16 replies | 277 view(s)
  • 2FlyingYorkies's Avatar
    June 8, 2020, 09:48 PM
    Looking for a power distributor for my new multi-channel/theater system. My home power is reasonably clean (I can put my ear up to the tweeter of my 93dB efficient main speakers with the preamp at full tilt/no signal and hear just the barest...
    12 replies | 493 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    June 20, 2020, 12:03 PM
    Pass Laboratories XA200.8 pure Class A monoblock amplifiers Review, Part 1 - Dagogo
    12 replies | 620 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    June 12, 2020, 10:52 PM
    Whatís funny, is that I had a visit from these folks last week. I signed on with Classe. No wonder they were so anxious to sign me up! Ha! The VC firm that owned B&W before really wasnít into high end audio. This is a great move. Really...
    11 replies | 761 view(s)
  • BlueFox's Avatar
    June 6, 2020, 10:57 PM
    I am slowly building up a huge playlist of multiple CDs. At some point, my iPhone stopped displaying new CDs added to the hard drive, however the iPad works fine. The total playlist displays fine on both devices. IPhone missing new CDs ...
    14 replies | 590 view(s)
  • ben's Avatar
    June 10, 2020, 02:44 PM
    2019 Editors' Choice Awards: Loudspeakers $100,000 and up | The Absolute Sound What do you guys think of this list? Suprised Magico M6 is missing from the list.
    9 replies | 623 view(s)
  • Qimic's Avatar
    June 24, 2020, 07:50 AM
    Qimic started a thread Guide for Lumin app in Lumin
    Hi. I have just bought a Lumin u1 mini. I'm trying to figure out all features in the app. I have searched for a guide but haven't found one. Does any of you have a link to a guide covering all settings? I hope you can help me out Kind regards ...
    11 replies | 510 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:46 PM
    We are excited to announce the release of our new reference-level Omega Ethernet cable. The Omega ethernet cable redefines the term state-of-the-art for performance in its category by combining Shunyata Researchís most innovative digital...
    14 replies | 206 view(s)
  • Kingrex's Avatar
    June 14, 2020, 03:34 PM
    I got an amp back from repair. This amp has thousands of hours of use on it. The repairs were mostly changing the way it was internally grounded. While the amp was out of my system for 3+ weeks, I had another amp in. When I put the repaired amp...
    10 replies | 389 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    June 27, 2020, 01:32 PM
    After hearing the new Pass XP17, which blew us away for the money, the XP27 was a must buy! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    9 replies | 402 view(s)
  • CMBrock's Avatar
    June 11, 2020, 03:16 PM
    CMBrock started a thread Gryphon Diabolo in Amplifiers
    Hi all, I'm here becasue I'd like to hear about other people's experience with the Diablo 120 and 300. I'm about to audition a Diablo 120. Has anyone listend to the 120 and 300, chosen one over the other and why? Apologies if this has been...
    8 replies | 851 view(s)
  • Calvin's Avatar
    July 4, 2020, 09:10 AM
    Happy Independence Day (not meant to be a political statement). Post your favorite July 4th meme. PS: Using hand sanitizer and fireworks may make it more difficult to change records in the future. :derf:
    9 replies | 145 view(s)
  • bernardl's Avatar
    July 4, 2020, 04:09 AM
    Hi team, I may invest in a pair of second hand Magico A1 for my B system to replace my trusted Kef LS50. I am looking for a high quality integrated amp with USB input and integrated dac. I could obviously go for another Devialet and I know...
    10 replies | 356 view(s)
  • NorthStar's Avatar
    June 28, 2020, 03:54 PM
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  • SoundRebels's Avatar
    June 18, 2020, 04:57 PM
    Kings battle ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 2, 2020, 09:21 AM
    Moon 860A V2 | The Ear We are sure loving ours in the store! We have it on the Magico A5ís and WOW what a pairing.
    8 replies | 263 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    June 12, 2020, 11:23 AM
    Mike started a thread SimAudio 700i in SimAudio (MOON)
    We have a new entry in the world of best integrated amps, the SimAudio 700i. $14k MSRP. It has an iron fist grip on the bass and a gigantic soundstage which extends way outside the speakers. Super 3D sounding. Shameless plug: No...
    6 replies | 451 view(s)
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