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  • rbbert's Avatar
    Today, 06:11 PM
    Many downloads do include one or both of those file types...
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Today, 05:23 PM
    Kidding me! :cool:
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • RDSChicago's Avatar
    Today, 05:20 PM
    Boy, a lot of pent up anger and incivility is being bandied about here and over just stuff. Everyone has different value systems. Some donít feel uncomfortable spending way north of $100,000 for a German sports car but couldnít fathom spending...
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 05:11 PM
    Thank you and honestly, I agree with everything you said. I also feel that a good pro and con debate is not a bad thing and can actually lead to some very good insightful thoughts, and I have in fact had my mind changed from good discussions in the...
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • u-sound's Avatar
    Today, 05:07 PM
    very helpfull indeed. planning to enter in the world of streaming and this just saved me searching my way. the illustration helped so much!!!!!!
    39 replies | 2406 view(s)
  • u-sound's Avatar
    Today, 04:46 PM
    randy i felt sorry for you when i read thouse comments above. on the other side, things cost what they cost and we can shake the head or not. the shity part of our hobby is that it always comes down to how much financial pain you are willing to...
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 04:11 PM
    And here we go again, going completely off topic to create issues where they don't exist... I try, many times to have nice discussions with you, I even give you compliments when warrantied, etc., yet you constantly start throwing personal insults...
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 04:00 PM
    Who said I ďruinedĒ the conversation? Oh, you did. It seems apparent you never want your statements questioned. You want everyone to accept every statement you make as gospel. If you truly feel that way and evidence shows you do, you picked the...
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  • SimpleSimonSays's Avatar
    Today, 03:59 PM
    There is always a first time for everything Mike... ;)
    24 replies | 603 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 03:38 PM
    Adam this may be true and that is why I stated that I would keep an open mind. It does seem like a huge product level jump for the company but flagship design and selling certainly has worked for others in the past. Maybe this is really what Mytek...
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 03:35 PM
    All of which I did in fact mention. I did actually mention the Manhattan, however Mytek's reputation was built on the $2000 unit. I also mentioned that there are everything and the kitchen sink also in this unit. It still is a company that has...
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • kzhtoo's Avatar
    Today, 03:19 PM
    kzhtoo replied to a thread Dedicated AV room in Magico
    I did. But itís very difficult to screw from the speaker bottom to the crate. Each needs 4 screws and I got stuck after one in. Canít find the others using my hands in that tiny space at the bottom where you canít see. I do know the new crate for S3...
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  • Crumhorn's Avatar
    Today, 03:12 PM
    Cool! :congrats:
    27 replies | 1144 view(s)
  • NekoAudio's Avatar
    Today, 03:06 PM
    NekoAudio replied to a thread Dedicated AV room in Magico
    Would looking at the unpacking instructions in the manual help? Follow the directions in reverse?
    2 replies | 51 view(s)
  • kzhtoo's Avatar
    Today, 03:03 PM
    kzhtoo started a thread Dedicated AV room in Magico
    Step 1 - OLED on the wall. Step 2 - Moving the Magico S3s. The old crate system is mind-boggling $&#%. Crossing the fingers S3s survive the move today. Movers are trying to figure out as I write this. I gave up last night and itís in their...
    2 replies | 51 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 02:53 PM
    Adam-You made some rally good points. People also need to remember that this isnít just a DAC. Itís a line stage and it has a mm/mc phono stage. I still have the black mastering version of the Mytek Stereo 192 DAC. If the Stereo 192 DAC was a...
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  • Elberoth's Avatar
    Today, 02:04 PM
    Their previous top of the range DAC - Manhattan II - is $6000. You are trying to make your point using their entry level, $2000 DAC, which is a bit misleading. The jump from $6000 to $20.000 doesn't sound as extreme anymore. I agree that...
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 PM
    That is because I have not heard the v1 versions of Sigma and Alpha PCs, and I don't make fact-based posts about products I have not heard. I endeavor to make my posts about product and product performance from first-hand experience both accurate...
    7 replies | 387 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 12:24 PM
    No, I wrote a review of the Sigma NR v2 PC. The review will publish in the December 2020 issue in conjunction with a review of the new Everest PD by Robert Harley.
    27 replies | 1144 view(s)
  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 12:12 PM
    Emerson, Lake & Palmer ‎Ė Trilogy
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 12:00 PM
    Hahahaha!
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 11:56 AM
    Sounds about right Mike. Seagulls flock to free food, but this guy takes the cake.
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:35 AM
    I have it! HD and all. Cameras everywhere. I should have gone back and looked. Too funny. You know how I caught him? There were about 4 subs remaining after everyone ate. I was staring at the table and said ďwow, someone actually ate the...
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 11:31 AM
    You need video surveillance :)
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:29 AM
    Why our audio club is not much of an avenue for sales for me. I could tell you stories. The best is the guy who came to one of my events and stuffed his pockets with subway sandwiches. He even took the mustard and mayo containers. Wish I had...
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 11:15 AM
    Iím glad you crack yourself up. You are a funny dude. Sounds like you are in the right audio club. According to you, only two people out of 100 would consider a component that costs $20k and you just happen to know that neither of the two would...
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • aKnyght's Avatar
    Today, 10:56 AM
    aKnyght replied to a thread Gillian Welch in Music Forum
    Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs - Vinyl LP Boxset - PREORDER just announced. get one before they're gone ...you snooze, you lose!! Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs - Vinyl LP Boxset - PREORDER – Acony Records Online Store
    19 replies | 2164 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 10:46 AM
    I consider any component that is $20,000 as ultra expensive :D.... But, I absolutely love Mike's reply :P, the best, sure, insane... absolutely :)... Then again, if you can afford a quarter million dollar system then I guess $20k would not be...
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • rbbert's Avatar
    Today, 10:02 AM
    An SSD that is mostly just written to and read (as opposed to frequent erasing and re-writing) should last even longer! Although the best price I can find for a Samsung 8TB SSD is about $900
    24 replies | 603 view(s)
  • CKKeung1's Avatar
    Today, 09:47 AM
    Hi Mike, Here are the N30 photos available in the "N20/N30 launch party report" : http://www.sthifi.com/m/bbs.php?act=view&id=125581
    24 replies | 603 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:36 AM
    Never had anyone ask for that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    24 replies | 603 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:31 AM
    The best. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 09:10 AM
    I guess we need to define "ultra expensive." If you want to call the new Mytek "ultra expensive," what do you call the MSB Select II?
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 08:27 AM
    I have not disputed this what so ever. Again, I am saying jumping into the big boys realm from the value oriented realm is a huge jump for a company. When a company has always built some of the most expensive gear on the planet of course no...
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • petercalv's Avatar
    Today, 04:48 AM
    Thank you so much Peter.
    45 replies | 2042 view(s)
  • Crumhorn's Avatar
    Today, 04:42 AM
    "...when I wrote my review of the Sigma NR v2 PC for TAS..." Ė did you mean the original (v1) Sigma NR, or have you indeed written a review of the Sigma NR v2 PC which will be appearing in a future issue of TAS? I just checked, & the only Sigma NR...
    27 replies | 1144 view(s)
  • nonesup's Avatar
    Today, 04:27 AM
    Well, if it were possible, that YouTube comparison with Essence and a great orchestral mass, it would be fabulous. :)
    31 replies | 1560 view(s)
  • SimpleSimonSays's Avatar
    Today, 03:53 AM
    Hopefully pdf files and multiples jpegs viewing will be included in the coming features!
    24 replies | 603 view(s)
  • Anil Kalagatla's Avatar
    Today, 03:04 AM
    Jim, thanks for the confirmation. It's much appreciated. And thanks for the link the WBT connector, Devg. Anil
    5 replies | 142 view(s)
  • Elberoth's Avatar
    Today, 02:40 AM
    Elberoth replied to a thread MBL install today in MBL
    They look beautiful in white.
    8 replies | 265 view(s)
  • Elberoth's Avatar
    Today, 02:37 AM
    ESS 9030PRO is arguably one of the best DAC chips available today, at any price. Going custom R2R route or similar, does not mean the DAC will sound or measure any better. The DAC chip itself is one of the few hundred elements needed to build a...
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • justubes's Avatar
    Today, 02:29 AM
    There is nothing really said of how the Sigma or Alpha V2 sounds in comparision to the V1. Totally different which may require a rework to find the best synergy. From what i can gather, the main differentiator is "Energy". I use a few...
    7 replies | 387 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 01:49 AM
    I will definitely give you that. But my main point is that when a companies reputation has been mainly made from a $2k DAC (yes I know they have other products, such as the Manhattan), and they are trying to jump into a $20k product people are...
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • Devg's Avatar
    Today, 01:42 AM
    The DAC chip does play a role but its not big, that is what Charlie Hansen said - the DAC chip itself is only responsible for 10% of the sound. I can't agree more. The same chip can sound profoundly different in well implemented circuit - the power...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 AM
    True, however the chip certainly plays a big role :). My point was, most of the big boys don't use off the shelf... Msb, dCS, T+A, Lampi, etc...
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • Devg's Avatar
    Today, 01:14 AM
    Esoteric K-01Xs uses AKM 4497EQ and cost $22k. The problem is ESS chipset has gotten a bad rep based on sub $1000 chinese manufactured DACs which mainly packaged their reference design in a box. IMO, we need to judge a DAC by its sound and...
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • Jack's Avatar
    Today, 01:13 AM
    For that kind of money you buy a Lumin X1 and a quality tube preamp like the Backert Rhumba 1.3, LTA MicroZotl or the Supratek Cabernet and still have money left over plus you have a streamer and software that you know works along with a full...
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 12:51 AM
    Understand that, but no $20k piece of equipment uses off the shelf ESS chips, and the 9038 can be found in DACs under $1k, so they are pretty inexpensive. I have nothing against ESS. I have had several DACs with ESS chips including the 9038. ...
    37 replies | 575 view(s)
  • PierreB's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:39 PM
    PierreB replied to a thread SimAudio 600i in SimAudio (MOON)
    Simaudio Moon 40th Anniversary Edition
    8 replies | 628 view(s)
  • wklie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    For the X1 to S1 DC cable, only need pin 1 to pin 6 (as labelled on the connector) connected: 1: +12V 2: GND 3: +12V 4: GND 5: -12V 6: GND Note that pin 1/2 need to be rated for 1.5A.
    45 replies | 2042 view(s)
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