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    Mike's system

    off roading


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    Re: Mike's system

    Quote Originally Posted by no32 View Post
    off roading


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    Love that color!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    I love that color! Looks amazing. Cool rims.

    Did you get any PPF?


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    Re: Mike's system

    Congrats Mike! Caymans are the Porsche to go for, 911s have grown too big/heavy. The GT4 is just awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walesi View Post
    Congrats Mike! Caymans are the Porsche to go for, 911s have grown too big/heavy. The GT4 is just awesome!
    Thank you! I felt the same way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Great looking car! The new Lotus is bad ass as well.

    But I like my “new to me” car. 2021 Cayman GT4. 4L Flat 6. Bought it second hand. 1450 miles on it. Just got it last week.












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    Quote Originally Posted by walesi View Post
    Congrats Mike! Caymans are the Porsche to go for, 911s have grown too big/heavy. The GT4 is just awesome!
    Err , not really and yes GT4’s are awesome, GT3’s mega awesome ......


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    Re: Mike's system

    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
    Wait , What happened to the Corvette ...??



    Ask GM. Delays, delays, delays, delays, delays.


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    Delays and Relays I guess all those Chevy volt fires have them preoccupied ...!



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    Re: Mike's system

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Great looking car! The new Lotus is bad ass as well.

    But I like my “new to me” car. 2021 Cayman GT4. 4L Flat 6. Bought it second hand. 1450 miles on it. Just got it last week.












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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    Nice... but can we really call that a used car .
    Barely. But, technically, yes. I couldn’t have bought new if I wanted to. No allocations left. GT4’s are a bit less common.


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    Re: Mike's system

    gt4 is fun fun , specially when everything is turned off




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    Quote Originally Posted by no32 View Post
    gt4 is fun fun , specially when everything is turned off




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    Yours?


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    Nicely done, Mike! Sold the corvette and grabbed a better mid-engine. Mike's system

    I’m still kicking myself for not jumping on my friend’s 2018 GT4 when he was selling. He traded it in for a spyder. Mike's system

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    Quote Originally Posted by kzhtoo View Post
    Nicely done, Mike! Sold the corvette and grabbed a better mid-engine. Mike's system

    I’m still kicking myself for not jumping on my friend’s 2018 GT4 when he was selling. He traded it in for a spyder. Mike's system
    Thanks. Want the Z06, and still have a deposit down on it - but they keep delaying it (now ETA is 2023).


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    Wait what 2023 ! Crazy .....
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    Yours?


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    Quote Originally Posted by no32 View Post
    also , yes


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    Love it! Competition seats? How do you find them?


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    Re: Mike's system

    i love the seats ( wish i was slimmer though)

    it’s not my daily car, unlike the yellow turbo s it’s very demanding to push as hard as possible i had similar experience with the alpha , it shines only at its peak
    lovely lovely car


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Thanks. Want the Z06, and still have a deposit down on it - but they keep delaying it (now ETA is 2023).


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    I disagree. The gear ratios are quite fun. Better that the regular Cayman S and 911s.

    The PDK is definitely faster tho!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    The gear ratios on the stick are all messed up. This is a car built for the PDK. The 6 speed stick has first gear going to 55mph, and 2nd going to 85mph. It’s really designed for PDK. And quite a bit faster with PDK too: 3.4 Vs 4.1.


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    My baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the professor View Post
    My baby.

    GT4.jpg
    Love the yellow!


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    No film, though I thought hard about it. Just knew I was going to daily it and move onto the next car eventually. Would get it for something special that I want to hold onto for a while, though. Let’s see how this Emira turns out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I love that color! Looks amazing. Cool rims.

    Did you get any PPF?


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    Racing Yellow looks good on the GT4, Jock. Kudos!
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    Jock - Nice looking GT4!
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    Delayed Naim , turns into a GT4 fest ...!
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    I prefer no wing on my daily drive, it’s easier to park and I don’t have the constant feeling of being tailgate

    On a track it’s a deferent story, it’s there for a reason.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Thank you. I did. I bounced around the idea for weeks. The hard core NAIM guys on the NAIM forum really feel the 500 is the place to be in the price to performance ratio, unless you need the power. My room is small at home and I just don't see needing the power. In the Statement, I bet that preamp is amazing. That’s what kept me thinking, but the 552 is no slouch and weighs twice what the 252 does in the store.

    My only consideration right now is one more PSU for the 555. I blame Jock (The Professor) for putting that thought in my head. He has two on his 555. One for the analog section, one for the digital section. He’s a bad influence.
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    have been close on to pull the trigger on the 555 myself as i had a good offer.
    that time the evaluations result was that i would have gone with 2 ps.
    well, eventually i went with the new linn klimax. another level for not much more money compared and requires lots less space, cabling, rack....
    on another note, my friend has still a statement pre and amp to sell. certainly another level than the 500er, whatever they write in the die hard forum. i d say they are in the wordls top ten amps. easy. 65k euro exportprice for both together pre and power, if you want or anybody else.
    would have bought them myself if i did not have heisenbergs. and my wife do not like the tall size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no32 View Post
    I prefer no wing on my daily drive, it’s easier to park and I don’t have the constant feeling of being tailgate

    On a track it’s a deferent story, it’s there for a reason.


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    I just love the wing and aggressive front. Looks so bad ass!


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    Oh naim , one of my favorites
    I wish I could listen to the 500 or statement…. I wish the local dealer had them on demo.

    My very first (good) system was lp12 / grace, nap135 and isoberik, I kept the lp12 ( it’s was modified many times since) and the 135 ( recap 3 times ) and still enjoying. Imagine I purchase it 1980… kind of crazy


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    Oh naim , one of my favorites
    I wish I could listen to the 500 or statement…. I wish the local dealer had them on demo.

    My very first (good) system was lp12 / grace, nap135 and isoberik, I kept the lp12 ( it’s was modified many times since) and the 135 ( recap 3 times ) and still enjoying. Imagine I purchase it 1980… kind of crazy


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    Ah . . . .

    I used to have a 4 pack of 135s w SBLs.

    The 500 makes them sound broken. Don't listen to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by no32 View Post
    Oh naim , one of my favorites
    I wish I could listen to the 500 or statement…. I wish the local dealer had them on demo.

    My very first (good) system was lp12 / grace, nap135 and isoberik, I kept the lp12 ( it’s was modified many times since) and the 135 ( recap 3 times ) and still enjoying. Imagine I purchase it 1980… kind of crazy


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    I still have mana stands Mike's systemMike's systemMike's system
    Two years ago I purchased used mana wall mount for my other lp12, I felt so happy and stupid at same time.


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    Apparently a few NAIM boxes arrived while I’ve been away.


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    Ghezz - just a few.




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    Mike, what is the name of the acoustic panel mounted on the wall behind?
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    Quote Originally Posted by plonkywonki View Post
    Mike, what is the name of the acoustic panel mounted on the wall behind?
    Vicoustics.


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    Welcome back Mike. Have you looked at RPG for room treatments?


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    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    Welcome back Mike. Have you looked at RPG for room treatments?
    Thanks. Yes, they are quite good. Not for me though. My room is done with Vicoustics.


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    As a solid state guy... how often do you swap tubes? Seems like something I'd have anxiety over. That I wasn't getting the "best" sound due to too old of tubes.


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    For the most part - I am a solid state guy also. But even solid state needs to replace it's capacitors every 6-10 years to sound "best".

    In that aspect - tubes are so much better.

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    As a solid state guy... how often do you swap tubes? Seems like something I'd have anxiety over. That I wasn't getting the "best" sound due to too old of tubes.


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    Every 6-10 yrs for caps , never heard of that unless very cheap caps , Tubes on the other hand SQ go off much earlier than most would think and long before they measure bad ..

    BTW , Toobs have those same caps too ..




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    Slowly, but surely…..


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    Wont make it to break-in ...
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    That’s progress Mike. When do you expect to have the system running?
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    That’s progress Mike. When do you expect to have the system running?
    Thanks. I brought home the 866 Boulder to get some hours on the 40.3’s. But I’m still waiting on the NAP500DR and PSU and 555 streamer and PSU and the large shelf for the 500. Could be another month or two? Nobody knows in these Covid crazy times.


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    Mike the Naim racks are looking really nice!
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