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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Today, 07:43 PM
    Jeff - Looks like a great visit to Gryphon. Glad to read that it appears they have a long term plan; this is a concern with some high end manufacturers that depend on a single designer/owner potentially getting up there in years. Lastly,...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 07:07 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 04:42 PM
    mep replied to a thread need advice! in General Audio Discussion
    I took a look at your friend's Hitachi preamp and power amp. The power amp is a true dual mono amp with two power transformers and separate circuit cards for each channel. The amp is a Class A/B design rated at 100 watts per channel into 8 ohms. ...
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Today, 04:27 PM
    Atoll is a high value French brand, the player likely sounds pretty good. If the Marantz 15 is the unit from the Reference line it is an excellent table and would have to spend quite a bit to best it. Made for them by Clear Audio. To keep...
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Old Bob's Avatar
    Today, 04:09 PM
    THANKS Mikado. i did not think of moving coil cartridge. I only do CD's I will ask him which cartridge he has. THANKS JMusica. we want all ideas!!! I know nothing at all about streaming, I would have to learn along with him! have a great...
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • jmusica's Avatar
    Today, 03:40 PM
    My take is he may get the most long-term bang-for-his-$ to split the funds mostly between an all-in-one type integrated like HiFi Rose RS201E, Naim Unity Atom, Lumin M1, NAD C 399 and speakers like Fyne 501 or BW 702 S2, with Blue Jeans cables or...
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Today, 02:41 PM
    OK Bob, one more question......... if he still plans to continue with his TT set up for the time being is it safe to assume his cartridge is MM or high output MC ? I ask because not all integrated amps with built in phono-pre's can handle low output...
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Barry's Avatar
    Today, 11:41 AM
    Agree, every situation is different. A/B comparisons at home may be more complicated for some types of conditioners if you don't check first to make sure the output voltage of the unit under test is the same as the wall receptacle voltage.
    8 replies | 351 view(s)
  • Old Bob's Avatar
    Today, 11:22 AM
    I will ask him if he would get used equipment, but we need a reputable place! bob
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Old Bob's Avatar
    Today, 11:21 AM
    THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR TIME!! Mikado, I'm still getting info from him. You are correct, you need more info!! thanks for your patience. ATOLL CD 100 player, works fine. I know nothing of that maker. OLD Advent A4 speakers, refurbished 6 months...
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • rbbert's Avatar
    Today, 10:48 AM
    rbbert replied to a thread Acoustat-X in Speakers
    I'm not sure why this poster is speculating from random recollections. There are many images and other discussions of the Monitor 4 on-line, and it is clear that this is what you have. The Model 4 was similar, but used the S-C amps and did not...
    15 replies | 288 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 10:47 AM
    mep replied to a thread need advice! in General Audio Discussion
    It's hilarious actually. People are making recommendations before they even find out what the guy is looking for.
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • SoundRebels's Avatar
    Today, 10:45 AM
    SoundRebels replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    For a long time I use Node & few Yamaha MusicCast players, so don't be afraid - the stability and ergonomic of Lumin App is the same or even better ;-)
    35 replies | 3780 view(s)
  • u-sound's Avatar
    Today, 10:37 AM
    periodically negativ....
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Emil's Avatar
    Today, 10:37 AM
    Emil replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    Thanks Marcin. Final hurdle: The Lumin OS itself. I'm currently using a Bluesound Node with their OS. No issues, no crashes, easy to navigate. So say its the best there is. Any ex-node users here care to comment on switching?
    35 replies | 3780 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 10:26 AM
    mep replied to a thread need advice! in General Audio Discussion
    First of all, I won't make suggestions for how other people should spend their money on buying a system. Second of all, you and others are making suggestions without even getting the information that the OP keeps saying he will post about what his...
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • SoundRebels's Avatar
    Today, 10:26 AM
    SoundRebels replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    Since the beginning, when Lumin appeared on the market, I always use only android for navigating, config and updating without any problems. And the Android compatibility was the main reason I decided to buy Lumin, nor Auralic which these days was...
    35 replies | 3780 view(s)
  • Emil's Avatar
    Today, 10:22 AM
    Emil replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    Thanks Peter. Good to hear.
    35 replies | 3780 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 10:17 AM
    mep replied to a thread need advice! in General Audio Discussion
    All true.
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • wklie's Avatar
    Today, 10:17 AM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    A long time ago we hired an experienced Android app developer and have rewritten the Android app since then. At this point I'd say the Android app is on par, if not better, than the iOS app. I no longer want to pick up my very old iPad Air (which...
    35 replies | 3780 view(s)
  • Emil's Avatar
    Today, 10:12 AM
    Emil replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    Good morning everyone When I was considering the Lumin as a streamer a couple of years ago, there were complaints from users using android based tablets/phones/computers. Has this issued improved?
    35 replies | 3780 view(s)
  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Today, 10:10 AM
    Please re-read the entire post you refer to. All options suggested are logically explained, so picking out one sentence is inappropriate! The option of selling vinyl or CDs was prefaced by could not should and the last paragraph deals with the...
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • u-sound's Avatar
    Today, 10:03 AM
    hi peter, no problem if you disagree. however, it is not about thinking or the type of speakers. it is science about bass and standing waves. plenty of information out there if you are willing to search.
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Today, 10:02 AM
    First of all, $5-$7K is not a huge amount of money for a full system including CD and LP playback, Amp, Speakers, and Cables so I would not get too hung up on the room size, treatments or other services that you need to keep paying for. He could...
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Today, 09:52 AM
    Agreed, I asked the Op several key questions to help us all get started and 'no answer' ?? perhaps his next reply ? It does crack me up when someone supposedly suggest a system for physical media and someone feels compelled to convince them...
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 09:15 AM
    mep replied to a thread need advice! in General Audio Discussion
    No facts yet on what the gentleman wants his system to be, but lots of opinions on what he should do. Someone opined he could sell his LPs and CDs without knowing if he plans to keep them. Maybe he should sell the china he inherited from his great...
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Today, 08:50 AM
    I hate to disagree, but Iím not sure why some seem to think that square rooms are bad for audio. Visit an Audio Fair that uses hotel rooms to demonstrate equipment. Aren't most of these rooms square plus or minus a foot or so? The area of that...
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • u-sound's Avatar
    Today, 08:09 AM
    24x24 is a serious problem. i suggest headphones or at least a subwoofer in every corner. or then a monitor that doesnt do low bass.
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Today, 07:46 AM
    Mr P - I generally agree with your points, but I don't think the required volume needed to fill his room with sound is related to the efficiency / sensitivity of the speaker but its rated Maximum SPL. This is usually governed by the type, size,...
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Jeff Fritz's Avatar
    Today, 06:50 AM
    Here is the second part of the series. This is about my experience with the Gryphon Kodo, shows their new listening room, and my interview with Rune Skov. Hope you Sharks like it! Europe Tour 2022: Gryphon Listening Room and Rune Skov
    3 replies | 435 view(s)
  • W9TR's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    Sometimes power regeneration solves a problem that does not exist. In home trial with several iterations of conditioner IN/OUT is the only way to tell in your specific situation.
    8 replies | 351 view(s)
  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:40 PM
    He will need efficient speakers to fill that space or the subs. Agreed, an all-in-one unit would be best bang for the buxk. Something like the Parasound Halo integrated, this will leave you needing a streamer and other sources though. The Arcam...
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • nc42acc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:53 PM
    Maybe Paul needs to redesign his power supplies to work on voltages other than US 120v. Everything I have ever owned from PS Audio has worked flawlessly but I am also based in the USA with 120v AC.
    8 replies | 351 view(s)
  • Old Bob's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:49 PM
    THANKS!! great advice! I myself just play CD's. I DO think he should start with great speakers, that won't need subwoofers for a while will give all the models he has tomorrow. some equipment is quite old, some new. best, Bob
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • brodricj's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:33 PM
    At risk of repeating myself.....I've owned 10 PS Audio power plants. They all broke down, every one of them (note:they were all repaired under warranty). Plus I've owned two PS Audio DAC's and the Directstream memory player and NONE of them worked...
    8 replies | 351 view(s)
  • brad225's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:41 PM
    brad225 replied to a thread Acoustat-X in Speakers
    I couldn't agree more about short summer. Maine is an amazingly beautiful coastline to travel though.
    15 replies | 288 view(s)
  • brad225's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    brad225 replied to a thread Acoustat-X in Speakers
    They are only upside down as that was how my nephew placed it when we unloaded them on a cart at my shop. They are not connected at this time. Where can I find a wiring diagram as the interface -panel connection was really crappy wire with wire...
    15 replies | 288 view(s)
  • nc42acc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    I have been using a P15 for many years with flawless production of PS Audio regenerated AC power. I cannot comment on any subjective SQ analysis. It is large and heavy and a pain in the ass to insert into an audio rack.
    8 replies | 351 view(s)
  • audionutnz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:31 PM
    audionutnz replied to a thread Acoustat-X in Speakers
    I think these are the next version up from the X. The tube SC amps had a few issues so they moved away from those and on to the interfaces, this could be the start of the Monitor Series. But that back tray looks like it may have held the tube SC amp...
    15 replies | 288 view(s)
  • rbbert's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:10 PM
    rbbert replied to a thread Acoustat-X in Speakers
    I'm fairly sure those are the second iteration of the Monitor 4; IIRC the first version still used the S-C amps.
    15 replies | 288 view(s)
  • jmusica's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    Stumbled onto this thread because I have a buddy in the market. This combo that Mike put together for his YouTube channel is elegantly simple, looks great, and I love the way it sounds in the video. Seems to have great potential. Boulder 866...
    44 replies | 11000 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:48 PM
    mep replied to a thread Acoustat-X in Speakers
    My wife and I lived in Maine from 1978-1990. We lived in the North Berwick area. We couldn't wait to leave Maine. The winters are brutal and the short summer has the worst mosquitoes I've ever experienced and the black flys are a bitch too.
    15 replies | 288 view(s)
  • brad225's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:35 PM
    brad225 replied to a thread Acoustat-X in Speakers
    First Peaks Island off Portland for 4 years, Then 22 miles inland to Hollis Center for 2 years then to in town Portland for 6 years. Donna and I got tired of winter and moved to Florida in 1985.
    15 replies | 288 view(s)
  • Surge's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:33 PM
    Yes! 100% I own a P20 thatís about 2 years old, before that I had a P5 that was ~5 years old. They are a no brainer. Nothing comes close, except Shunyata. Which is better depends on your system and preferences. My P5 and P20 have been flawless. ...
    8 replies | 351 view(s)
  • Surge's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:30 PM
    Dude. Enough. Whatís your issue with PS Audio? I read your BS on their forum too. Paul called you out on spewing nonsense there as well. +1 on ignore list. These posts add zero value.
    107 replies | 19077 view(s)
  • stereogeek's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:16 PM
    I'm sure the cheap tube amp I just bought tests nothing close to my XA25. But this EL34 amp is sounding very musical with a very deep sound stage. You can't measure musical, that's where listening comes in. To each his own, cheers!
    119 replies | 13442 view(s)
  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:08 PM
    Does he really want vinyl playback? I know he has a number of albums on vinyl, but to get them to sound as good as streaming the same recordings, half his budget will disappear into turntable, arm, etc. Secondly, does he really want to play...
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:42 PM
    Is it fair to assume he wants to put together playback primarily for Lp's and CD's ? Is any of his existing gear functional ? is he willing to buy used ? If the entire budget is for speakers, source components, amplification and 'wire' then I say...
    23 replies | 846 view(s)
  • SoundRebels's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:56 PM
    SoundRebels replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    Our U2 Mini review
    35 replies | 3780 view(s)
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