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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 05:21 PM
    Iíve got the first one on the way. Itís a >$10K all in one, just plug in an Ethernet cable (with Roon) and it has a great pedigree. Add an amp and speakers and go. The built in VC takes care of the preamp needs in an all digital system.
    4 replies | 140 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 05:15 PM
    TheOctopus replied to a thread Blue Note Reissues in Music Forum
    Thanks for the feedback. Lee Morgan also appeared with many other Jazz greats at the time so unless looking specifically at his albums, he is on other labels but Blue Note holds the bulk of his work.
    8 replies | 202 view(s)
  • Devg's Avatar
    Today, 05:08 PM
    Ok, got it. Thanks for the explanation. I think the notion of passive pre being "dry and lack dynamics" has mostly to do with the source output driving the amp. Not all system benefits from passive pre. I have heard systems where an active pre...
    38 replies | 457 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 05:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Blue Note Reissues in Music Forum
    This is one master tape that has surely stood the test of time. From multiple issues over the years, to music matters to tape project to this version and many in between, these tapes must be indestructible. My takeaway is this: if you donít own...
    8 replies | 202 view(s)
  • Bifwynne's Avatar
    Today, 04:54 PM
    UltraFast69, ... I racked up over 100 hours of play time on my ARC Ref 6SE. Yes, ... it sounds great and brings a lot more of everything out of the music. I hear details that I missed before. Soundstage is deeper and more 3D. Low end is much...
    5 replies | 733 view(s)
  • Kuoppis's Avatar
    Today, 04:52 PM
    Perfect feature set IMHO. As a Meitner owner in the past I would be keen to hear it or learn about what others think. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    4 replies | 140 view(s)
  • the professor's Avatar
    Today, 04:51 PM
    the professor replied to a thread Magico M2 vs M3 in Magico
    I am using a Naim 500 system on my M2s - and no problem at all. Sounds great at any volume. You won't have any problems. I did use a NAP 250 for a while and it definitely gave out at high volumes. But worked great at normal loud volumes. ...
    14 replies | 3013 view(s)
  • AudioLibertarian's Avatar
    Today, 04:42 PM
    Hows the image & soundstage height? Especially when you stand up, do you look onto the soundstage from the above, like from the balcony in the orchestral hall? Is it realistically sized in your opinion? Thanks so much!
    47 replies | 2820 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 PM
    TheOctopus replied to a thread Blue Note Reissues in Music Forum
    Nice! Now that is some good music right there Mike
    8 replies | 202 view(s)
  • NorthStar's Avatar
    Today, 04:39 PM
    That's a very nice top loading Redbook CD transport, built like a high-end jelwery Swiss (China) watch. It too has an OLED display ... cool. ... And good review too; "glowing" just like you've said.
    14 replies | 119 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 04:39 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Blue Note Reissues in Music Forum
    First arrival. No gatefold. Thick vinyl. 180g at least. Paper sleeve, WTF? Dead quiet pressing. Will assess vs MusicMatters and report back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    8 replies | 202 view(s)
  • JayT's Avatar
    Today, 04:35 PM
    Purifi is now offering their 1ET400A module for DIY. I am not using their EVAL input buffer for a number of reasons. First, it is for stereo and I'm building monoblocks, but it also incorporates the connectors on the board, so this makes it harder...
    14 replies | 119 view(s)
  • NorthStar's Avatar
    Today, 04:18 PM
    Thank you JayT. * Jay's Audio also makes a Dac-2 Signature and several Linear Power Supplies.
    14 replies | 119 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 04:17 PM
    In my view it added a bit more openness and air, but mostly it added more dynamics. The main complaint on passive pre-amps is that while invisible they some times are dry and lack dynamics. While I felt the Hattor in passive mode is very good but...
    38 replies | 457 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 04:14 PM
    There were also record players in cars...
    117 replies | 2774 view(s)
  • Devg's Avatar
    Today, 04:10 PM
    I thought the Purifi is only for OEM. Are they now selling to DIY as well ? It's been a while I have looked at them. Interesting you choose to build with the linear ps, not many does. I think powering the buffer board with a good power supply is...
    14 replies | 119 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 04:10 PM
    George, I did custom build a home. It was a rather complex and large project. I did support certain sections with extra steel I-Beams both horizontally and vertically for things I had in mind. It was obviously easy to do while it was being built....
    35 replies | 6993 view(s)
  • NekoAudio's Avatar
    Today, 04:08 PM
    It isn't typical for audio electronics, or really any consumer electronics, to include in the general marketing and user documents detailed technical information about the hardware and software stack. It's not like your Denon receiver identifies...
    37 replies | 1323 view(s)
  • Devg's Avatar
    Today, 03:54 PM
    In the right system, the First Watt are some of the best amplifiers made.
    1 replies | 97 view(s)
  • JayT's Avatar
    Today, 03:52 PM
    Thanks guys. No relation to the company that makes the CD transports. Just my first name. :D Yes, this is the Modushop Slimline 2U purchased through the DIY Audio store. They've been great to work with as well. I also used their cases for a pair...
    14 replies | 119 view(s)
  • RDSChicago's Avatar
    Today, 03:47 PM
    RDSChicago replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Agreed. Although attractive and tempting, it seems superfluous.
    91 replies | 4037 view(s)
  • Devg's Avatar
    Today, 03:44 PM
    I am curious what you mean by this ? Many wants the preamp to be invisible in the system, while some wants to add more coloration.
    38 replies | 457 view(s)
  • RDSChicago's Avatar
    Today, 03:43 PM
    My girls in their 20ís, while theyíre quarantining with us, will not even let me install audio components in their bedroom. Itís Spotify on their iPhones and Apple EarPods, thatís it. My 6 pairs of speakers and just as many amps sit mostly unused....
    117 replies | 2774 view(s)
  • Devg's Avatar
    Today, 03:37 PM
    Don't think so. Jay's audio builds some of the best Redbook CD players and based out of China. Srajan's glowing review on 6moon: 6moons audioreviews: Jay's Audio CDT2 MkII
    14 replies | 119 view(s)
  • Devg's Avatar
    Today, 03:36 PM
    Neat layout and wiring. Looks great. I bet it sounds awesome. Is that a Modushop chassis ?
    14 replies | 119 view(s)
  • JCS123's Avatar
    Today, 03:36 PM
    "..listening to 8 track and radio in cars..." Good one Octopus, I forgot the trusty old 8-track. I remember Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs and Aerosmith - Get Your Wings, then not much after that. Mercifully, I must have moved on to cassettes...
    117 replies | 2774 view(s)
  • gadawg's Avatar
    Today, 03:20 PM
    gadawg replied to a thread Wilson Chronosonic XVX in Wilson Audio
    It wasnít so much about collapsing the house but having that kind of weight in such a concentrated area could cause issues with floor sag down the road Iím told with any residential construction ... And it could just be the engineer being...
    35 replies | 6993 view(s)
  • NorthStar's Avatar
    Today, 03:19 PM
    OLED front display, wide viewing angles, cool. *Jay's Audio, no relation? ē Jay's Audio
    14 replies | 119 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 03:14 PM
    I am having trouble opening the article. I think I know what they are implying and yes, those that get a large inheritance will perhaps be wealthier than most ever were. However... that applies to what? 3% of the population at best? Because there is...
    117 replies | 2774 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 02:45 PM
    MEP is right, it looks like a professional job! Arek has been great to deal with. The only thing that delayed my Tube Stage was that he was out of the custom made transformers that he uses. After these arrived he had it out right away. It...
    14 replies | 119 view(s)
  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Today, 02:35 PM
    Welcome, you can't go wrong with any of the new Luxmans
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Today, 02:30 PM
    In America, there will be an enormous transfer of wealth from boomers to millennials. The millennials will become the richest generation ever (see article below). And they are not having as many children as the boomers which means less money spent...
    117 replies | 2774 view(s)
  • JayT's Avatar
    Today, 02:08 PM
    Arek was a big help there. I explained what I was trying to accomplish and he's the one that suggested the product I ended up using. I think the attenuator I am using is fairly new and isn't shown on their website yet. From the start of my email...
    14 replies | 119 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 02:07 PM
    It looks professional compared to some of the spaghetti wiring passive line stages that people have posted pictures of.
    14 replies | 119 view(s)
  • Freespirit's Avatar
    Today, 02:03 PM
    Thanks, Mike.
    5 replies | 60 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 PM
    Dang, I would have a very hard time trying to decide what parts are needed even :). Looking at the Khozmo site and it is like, ok, what does each of these do even :). It looks like you did a great job figuring it all out and putting it all...
    14 replies | 119 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 01:45 PM
    Mix 'n Match with some GIK Acoustics Alpha 4A panels as well, Phil, as we've discussed elsewhere.
    5 replies | 105 view(s)
  • JayT's Avatar
    Today, 01:45 PM
    Thanks Randy. Yes, Arek was a pleasure to work with and makes some great kit. Highly recommended.
    14 replies | 119 view(s)
  • Alkyogre's Avatar
    Today, 01:37 PM
    In my country the majority of this younger MP3 crowd, has something else to spend their money on. It is not because they don't care, but what we simpel forget is how expensive this hobby is. Nowadays the cost of living is still rising. For those...
    117 replies | 2774 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 01:36 PM
    By the way, I am listening to a pair of 2 way Harbeth 30.2 in a 30x30 room and my PrimaLuna amp is in Triode mode at 30w max, maybe putting out 10w at most. The music effortlessly fills the room... Normal, listening volume with 65-70dB range. So...
    35 replies | 6993 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 01:28 PM
    So I did end up ordering a pair of those RCA clear tops. They are cheap enough to give them a try :). I am fairly certain that the tubes Arek includes are new, not NOS. They sound good but gonna have fun rolling in the RCA. I will probably...
    38 replies | 457 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 01:26 PM
    It will evolve is all. Not overnight either. It has been evolving. Much more "value oriented" gear now than ever before and just as much "exotic stuff" We certainly didn't have a thousand speakers to choose from in the 80s. In the mean time, I...
    42 replies | 640 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 01:22 PM
    Yes George! Building a new house for the XVX is definitely the way to go! Don't waste $20k on floor reinforcement as there is also the WAMM Master Chronosonic that may start the "new itch" once the XVX novelty factor wears off. In all...
    35 replies | 6993 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 PM
    Too much doom and gloom. High End Audio has always been around in different forms and guises and so it will remain. The high end will adapt to changes in the market place and remain vibrant in spite of people predicting its demise.
    42 replies | 640 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 PM
    That is awesome. Nice job! You should be very proud of that pre-amp. Arek offers some dam fine equipment, either fully built or for the DIY community.
    14 replies | 119 view(s)
  • BlueFox's Avatar
    Today, 01:16 PM
    BlueFox replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Same here. The smart phone, and iPad, do the same thing.
    91 replies | 4037 view(s)
  • gadawg's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 PM
    gadawg replied to a thread Wilson Chronosonic XVX in Wilson Audio
    The room is 20x24 and is plenty big enough dimension wise per the guys at Wilson ... but with it being a second floor I'm concerned that without re-inforcing the floor I could be in for real problems down the road as the XVX weighs in at 685 pounds...
    35 replies | 6993 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 01:03 PM
    Just like I don't see any discussions about $50 Million+ dollar yachts on this forum, it is no different for the youngsters and $100k speakers. We may as well talk about SpaceX rockets as they are just as unobtainable to the youngsters as they are...
    42 replies | 640 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 01:00 PM
    As I already mentioned above, the baby boomers hold over 80% of wealth and Millennials hold 3%. So unless the Boomers checking out for that high rise in sky leave a generous will to their kids and grandkids before they blow all their money on...
    42 replies | 640 view(s)
  • gadawg's Avatar
    Today, 12:56 PM
    And maybe the future doesn't have $80k DACS in it and maybe it does ... when we are all gone by default today's younger generations will hold all of the wealth then we'll see what they do with it ... My guess is like all previous generations ......
    42 replies | 640 view(s)
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