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    Re: Mike's system

    Persona’s directly to the left / right of your listening chair?


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    Re: Mike's system

    Quote Originally Posted by Swisstrips View Post
    Persona’s directly to the left / right of your listening chair?


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    Yes! My ears haven’t bled in a long time. Time to start.


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    Boulder & Fyne, you know you want to...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Yes! My ears haven’t bled in a long time. Time to start.


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    You’re too funny Mike's system.


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    Michael??

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    Quote Originally Posted by bzr View Post
    Michael??
    I’m my own worst customer.

    Nothing decided. My system currently comprises two turntables and a reel to reel sitting on the floor.

    Thinking:

    Kharma, Harbeth, Pass, Luxman, Sim, Classe, Boulder, NAIM, Block, MSB, Aurender I have Vivid and NAIM in the family room, so maybe try something different in the listening room.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I’m my own worst customer.

    Nothing decided. My system currently comprises two turntables and a reel to reel sitting on the floor.

    Thinking:

    Kharma, Harbeth, Pass, Luxman, Sim, Classe, Boulder, NAIM, Block, MSB, Aurender I have Vivid and NAIM in the family room, so maybe try something different in the listening room.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kzhtoo View Post
    Kharma Exquisite Midi
    +1 on that one!
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    Re: Mike's system

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I’m my own worst customer.

    Nothing decided. My system currently comprises two turntables and a reel to reel sitting on the floor.

    Thinking:

    Kharma, Harbeth, Pass, Luxman, Sim, Classe, Boulder, NAIM, Block, MSB, Aurender I have Vivid and NAIM in the family room, so maybe try something different in the listening room.


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    Ha , easy decision ....!

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    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
    Ha , easy decision ....!
    And that would be?


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    Re: Mike's system

    Ok here goes ,

    System 1 : AG trios with subs powered with VAC pre/amplification..
    system 2: Kharma Enigma Veyron 4D with Boulder/Gryphon /MSB ..

    Hurry up before the Vette gets in and ur distracted ...!




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    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
    Ok here goes ,

    System 1 : AG trios with subs powered with VAC pre/amplification..
    system 2: Kharma Enigma Veyron 4D with Boulder/Gryphon /MSB ..

    Hurry up before the Vette gets in and ur distracted ...!




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    Very nice options! As much as I like the Trios, I haven’t heard the 4Ds yet. So, I’m all in for #2!

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    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
    Ok here goes ,

    System 1 : AG trios with subs powered with VAC pre/amplification..
    system 2: Kharma Enigma Veyron 4D with Boulder/Gryphon /MSB ..

    Hurry up before the Vette gets in and ur distracted ...!




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    The trio’s won’t fit.

    I would love the 4D’s, but that might be a goal for next year.

    Thinking an Artesania 2+2+2 and a 3 shelf on the end. But that’s as far as I’ve gotten. LOL.


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    I know the trios wont fit , the plan is for you to take them to the store for fantastic demo’s


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    How about a sweet, simple, "to the pont" system:

    Harbeth 30.2s
    Pass Labs 60.8 amp
    Pass XP12 pre
    Hegel DAC
    Shunyata Denali V2 PD
    Shunyata Alpha v2 ICs, SPs and PCs, Sigma USB

    You can use one of the two TTs you already have.

    This system would likely punch way above its price point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    How about a sweet, simple, "to the pont" system:

    Harbeth 30.2s
    Pass Labs 60.8 amp
    Pass XP12 pre
    Hegel DAC
    Shunyata Denali V2 PD
    Shunyata Alpha v2 ICs, SPs and PCs, Sigma USB

    You can use one of the two TTs you already have.

    This system would likely punch way above its price point.
    Great little system, but at the volumes I listen, I would blow the 30.2’s to smithereens in my room. 40.3’s…for sure would work. 260.8’s then.

    I have some Franco Serblin Accordo Essence coming next week to go with the little Accordo’s in the store. Maybe those.

    Been kind of wanting to live with some 40.3’s though. At least for a few months. Have some ideas I want to
    try around ISOacoustics on top of some Skylan Stands for isolation.

    Kharma’s remain my ultimate goal. Since you can customize any speaker in the Essence line with a Diamond tweeter and/or Omega-F midrange (from the Enigma Veyron series), I’ve been pondering those or just some stock DB7-S’s or 9’s. Of course, there is always the Exquisite MIDI Mike's system.

    We’ll see. No time to experiment this weekend as we have two more installs.


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    Re: Mike's system

    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
    Ok here goes ,

    System 1 : AG trios with subs powered with VAC pre/amplification..
    system 2: Kharma Enigma Veyron 4D with Boulder/Gryphon /MSB ..

    Hurry up before the Vette gets in and ur distracted ...!




    Regards
    I vote for #2. I like Kharma/Boulder/MSB. Luxman is also an alternative to Boulder
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Great little system, but at the volumes I listen, I would blow the 30.2’s to smithereens in my room. 40.3’s…for sure would work. 260.8’s then.

    I have some Franco Serblin Accordo Essence coming next week to go with the little Accordo’s in the store. Maybe those.

    Been kind of wanting to live with some 40.3’s though. At least for a few months. Have some ideas I want to
    try around ISOacoustics on top of some Skylan Stands for isolation.

    Kharma’s remain my ultimate goal. Since you can customize any speaker in the Essence line with a Diamond tweeter and/or Omega-F midrange (from the Enigma Veyron series), I’ve been pondering those or just some stock DB7-S’s or 9’s. Of course, there is always the Exquisite MIDI Mike's system.

    We’ll see. No time to experiment this weekend as we have two more installs.


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