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  • Ricky64's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    Jack White unplugged. An album I wasn't expecting, and now can't live without Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • MRJAZZ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:30 PM
    MRJAZZ replied to a thread Acoustat-X in Speakers
    These I believe are Monitor 4’s. Superb speakers back in the day. They are virtually “bulletproof”....ie: can play extremely loud without break up, or arching...Very liquid, smooth sound, with a touch of a “plastic” sound coloration, which actually...
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  • Ricky64's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:38 PM
    I enjoyed this report very much. I'm amazed your kids appeared patient and appreciative of it also!
    5 replies | 482 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    Audio Fidelity version of Sade - Diamond Life. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • u-sound's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:35 PM
    great trip jeff!! yes, 100 apex sold in 6 month is very impressive. wouldnt happen without a fantastic reputation.
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • mep's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 942 view(s)
  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • Old Bob's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • jmusica's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 942 view(s)
  • Barry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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.
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  • Old Bob's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:22 AM
    I will ask him if he would get used equipment, but we need a reputable place! bob
    23 replies | 942 view(s)
  • Old Bob's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • rbbert's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
    16 replies | 318 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 942 view(s)
  • SoundRebels's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 3794 view(s)
  • u-sound's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:37 AM
    periodically negativ....
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  • Emil's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 3794 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 942 view(s)
  • SoundRebels's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 3794 view(s)
  • Emil's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 AM
    Emil replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    Thanks Peter. Good to hear.
    35 replies | 3794 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:17 AM
    mep replied to a thread need advice! in General Audio Discussion
    All true.
    23 replies | 942 view(s)
  • wklie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 3794 view(s)
  • Emil's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 3794 view(s)
  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • u-sound's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 942 view(s)
  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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...
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 942 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 942 view(s)
  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:50 AM
    I hate to disagree, but I’m 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 | 942 view(s)
  • u-sound's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 942 view(s)
  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 | 942 view(s)
  • Jeff Fritz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    5 replies | 482 view(s)
  • W9TR's Avatar
    August 14, 2022, 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 | 362 view(s)
  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    August 14, 2022, 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 | 942 view(s)
  • nc42acc's Avatar
    August 14, 2022, 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 | 362 view(s)
  • Old Bob's Avatar
    August 14, 2022, 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 | 942 view(s)
  • brodricj's Avatar
    August 14, 2022, 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 | 362 view(s)
  • brad225's Avatar
    August 14, 2022, 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.
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  • brad225's Avatar
    August 14, 2022, 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...
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    August 14, 2022, 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 | 362 view(s)
  • audionutnz's Avatar
    August 14, 2022, 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...
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  • rbbert's Avatar
    August 14, 2022, 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.
    16 replies | 318 view(s)
  • jmusica's Avatar
    August 14, 2022, 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 | 11011 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    August 14, 2022, 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.
    16 replies | 318 view(s)
  • brad225's Avatar
    August 14, 2022, 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.
    16 replies | 318 view(s)
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