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    Main Listening Room: Avantgarde Duo Mezzo XD, Lampizator Big 7, Lumin U1, Berkeley Audio Design Alpha Reference DAC, Berkeley Audio Alpha USB, Triode Corporation of Japan TRX-M300 monos, Pass XS150 dual chassis monos, Pass XS Preamp, Pass XS Phono, Living Voice OBX-RW, Air Tight ATM-3 monos, Air Tight ATC-2 Preamp, Air Tight ATE-2 Phonostage, Air Tight ATH-2REF SUT, VAC Renaissance preamp (modified), Kronos Pro with ZYX Universe Premium Cartridge, Technics 1500 R2R (modified by Jeff Jacobs), Lumin S1 Network Music Player, T+A PDP3000HV, Aurender N10, full Siltech loom including Royal Signature Prince Speaker Cables, Phono cable and AES/EBU, Siltech Classic Series IC's and PC's.

    Home Theater:Mirage Surround Speakers, Seaton Subs, Bryston 9BSST2, Marantz MM7025, Marantz 8801, Oppo 105, Sony HWS30 projector, Stewart Screen

    Family Room: Avantgarde Zero XD, Aurender N100H, Focal Utopia Scala V2's, Devialet 400, VPI Classic 3 w/Ortofon Cadenza Bronze, Oppo 95, Ansuz Mainz 8, Ansuz Sparkz (2), Ansuz Darkz (12), Kimber Power Cables, Kimber Select Speaker Cables and IC's.
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    Re: Mike's Systems

    Mike, how about - similar to Steve, post some COMPREHENSIVE photos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golucid View Post
    Mike, how about - similar to Steve, post some COMPREHENSIVE photos?
    Yeah that would be nice
    B&W 800 Diamonds (L/R), HTM2 Diamond (C), 802 Diamonds (SL/SR), Paradigm Signature Sub 25 (LFE), Reference Servo 15a x2 (Stereo subs), Lexicon MC-12Bv5EQ SSP, Bryston 28B-SST2 x2, 7B-SST2 x2, 4B-SST C Series, BDP-2, Oppo UDP-205, Pioneer Elite Kuro PRO-150FD, Furman SPR-20i, IT-Reference, Eastlink Maestro PVR, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, Synology DS415Play NAS, Siltech 330i w/Furutech CF-601M(R)/CF-602F(R), Golden Ridge II w/Furutech CF-601M(R)/CF-602F(R) x1, Ruby Hill II w/Furutech FI-50(R)/FI-50M(R) x1, w/Furutech FI-50 NCF(R)/FI-50M NCF(R) x1, Kimber Kable PK10 Gold x1, Tonic x6, PBJ x5, Cadence x1, HD19 x2, HD19e x1, OPT-1 x1, HDSW4X1, Ixos 6003 x5, Harmony 1000, Atlantis Reference Rack 5 stand w/6th shelf, Reference A/V stand

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    Mike...That's going to be a lot of photos! Would be interested in seeing your commissioned Siltech loom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Mike...That's going to be a lot of photos! Would be interested in seeing your commissioned Siltech loom.
    lol..yeah it'll be worth it just to see all the Siltech's in action
    B&W 800 Diamonds (L/R), HTM2 Diamond (C), 802 Diamonds (SL/SR), Paradigm Signature Sub 25 (LFE), Reference Servo 15a x2 (Stereo subs), Lexicon MC-12Bv5EQ SSP, Bryston 28B-SST2 x2, 7B-SST2 x2, 4B-SST C Series, BDP-2, Oppo UDP-205, Pioneer Elite Kuro PRO-150FD, Furman SPR-20i, IT-Reference, Eastlink Maestro PVR, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, Synology DS415Play NAS, Siltech 330i w/Furutech CF-601M(R)/CF-602F(R), Golden Ridge II w/Furutech CF-601M(R)/CF-602F(R) x1, Ruby Hill II w/Furutech FI-50(R)/FI-50M(R) x1, w/Furutech FI-50 NCF(R)/FI-50M NCF(R) x1, Kimber Kable PK10 Gold x1, Tonic x6, PBJ x5, Cadence x1, HD19 x2, HD19e x1, OPT-1 x1, HDSW4X1, Ixos 6003 x5, Harmony 1000, Atlantis Reference Rack 5 stand w/6th shelf, Reference A/V stand

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    I can't believe anyone wants ME to take the photos. I need Jaxwired to come here. That guy can take some amazing photos. I'm worse than the great aunt who chops off people's heads in the photos.
    My Systems: http://www.audioshark.org/showthread...481#post158481

    "We can hear everything we measure, but we can't measure everything we hear. Let your ears be your guide."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I can't believe anyone wants ME to take the photos. I need Jaxwired to come here. That guy can take some amazing photos. I'm worse than the great aunt who chops off people's heads in the photos.
    Mike here's a pic of you hard at work getting ready to play some Neil Young on the Kronos.

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    Mike, your music room is stunning. I have saved the picture for ideas for my sound room that will be built. The equipment...particularly the speakers just leave m me in awe

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    Chris, thanks for posting that photo of Mike's system. Sadly I wasn't allowed to include it in my post-Mike because I haven't accumulated 10 posts as of yet. Mike, you don't know me. My name is Tom S. aka Thetubeguy1954 and I met you when Lukasz brought his new Pacific DAC to your Audio Salon after the RMAF to demonstrate it for us. I came down from Orlando with my friend Phil Abish and I had an absolutely wonderful time. In fact, I even met one of my biggest nemesis' on Audio Asylum aka AJinFla at your shop and just as I told him I was sure would happen if we ever met in person, I thoroughly enjoyed his company during the somewhat brief time we talked.

    Mike, I have to admit I had never been to an audio society before that has as many members with systems in the upper echelon of high-end audio systems as the members of the Suncoast Audio Society has! However, the best part about meeting the folks down in Sarasota was how very nice & how very friendly they were to me. I was quite surprised when a couple of guys ---despite the fact they just met me--- invited me to their homes to enjoy a listening session. Francis E. and his invite to come and listen to his Vapor Audio, Jewel speakers immediately comes to mind because of how much I have wanted to hear Vapor Audio speakers!

    Now compared to you and I'm sure a great many other members of the Suncoast Audio Society, my audio system is probably viewed as being at the entry-level of true high-end audio. That said, I'd still like to share what my audio system consists of with you and the others reading this. I'll start with my 135 LB, 40W/ch, Mastersound Reference 845 integrated, SET amp from Italy. I'm using Beauhorn Virtuoso speakers that I upgraded by removing their original Lowther DX4 drivers and replacing them with Lowther PM5 drivers with Ticonal magnets! What a significant level of sonic improvement I heard after switching those drivers. My digital audio is restricted to using a YBA Genesis CD4 as a transport to Musical Paradise MP-D2 DAC at this time. I hope to be able to include computer audio into my system in 2019. Now while my audio system is not quite up there on the audio mountaintop with you guys, all-in-all for a fellow that's been disabled and living on Social Security Disability since 1987 it's not too shabby of an audio system and I as ex-president Obama would say "It punches way above its weight!"

    This somewhat long-winded post was really just to tell you "That's one amazing audio system you have Mike!" (I even noticed a tinge of green at my fingertips as I typed this post ) I also wanted to share I believe you have a wonderful group of guys down there in Sarasota! You all made my trip extremely enjoyable. I hope if you're going to be having another big audio event like you had when Lukaz of Lampizator was there, you'll let us all know and hopefully my friend Phil will be willing to give me a ride down to Sarasota once again! Thanks for the most enjoyable time I've had in quite some time. Sincerely, Thetubeguy1954 (Tom S)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetubeguy1954 View Post
    Chris, thanks for posting that photo of Mike's system. Sadly I wasn't allowed to include it in my post-Mike because I haven't accumulated 10 posts as of yet. Mike, you don't know me. My name is Tom S. aka Thetubeguy1954 and I met you when Lukasz brought his new Pacific DAC to your Audio Salon after the RMAF to demonstrate it for us. I came down from Orlando with my friend Phil Abish and I had an absolutely wonderful time. In fact, I even met one of my biggest nemesis' on Audio Asylum aka AJinFla at your shop and just as I told him I was sure would happen if we ever met in person, I thoroughly enjoyed his company during the somewhat brief time we talked.

    Mike, I have to admit I had never been to an audio society before that has as many members with systems in the upper echelon of high-end audio systems as the members of the Suncoast Audio Society has! However, the best part about meeting the folks down in Sarasota was how very nice & how very friendly they were to me. I was quite surprised when a couple of guys ---despite the fact they just met me--- invited me to their homes to enjoy a listening session. Francis E. and his invite to come and listen to his Vapor Audio, Jewel speakers immediately comes to mind because of how much I have wanted to hear Vapor Audio speakers!

    Now compared to you and I'm sure a great many other members of the Suncoast Audio Society, my audio system is probably viewed as being at the entry-level of true high-end audio. That said, I'd still like to share what my audio system consists of with you and the others reading this. I'll start with my 135 LB, 40W/ch, Mastersound Reference 845 integrated, SET amp from Italy. I'm using Beauhorn Virtuoso speakers that I upgraded by removing their original Lowther DX4 drivers and replacing them with Lowther PM5 drivers with Ticonal magnets! What a significant level of sonic improvement I heard after switching those drivers. My digital audio is restricted to using a YBA Genesis CD4 as a transport to Musical Paradise MP-D2 DAC at this time. I hope to be able to include computer audio into my system in 2019. Now while my audio system is not quite up there on the audio mountaintop with you guys, all-in-all for a fellow that's been disabled and living on Social Security Disability since 1987 it's not too shabby of an audio system and I as ex-president Obama would say "It punches way above its weight!"

    This somewhat long-winded post was really just to tell you "That's one amazing audio system you have Mike!" (I even noticed a tinge of green at my fingertips as I typed this post ) I also wanted to share I believe you have a wonderful group of guys down there in Sarasota! You all made my trip extremely enjoyable. I hope if you're going to be having another big audio event like you had when Lukaz of Lampizator was there, you'll let us all know and hopefully my friend Phil will be willing to give me a ride down to Sarasota once again! Thanks for the most enjoyable time I've had in quite some time. Sincerely, Thetubeguy1954 (Tom S)
    Tom, it was great to meet you and Phil at the Lampizator Pacific event at my store as well. Thank you for the kind words. Your comment about AJ made me chuckle. I hope to see you again at some of our events and maybe even the Florida Audio Expo in February (8-10).
    My Systems: http://www.audioshark.org/showthread...481#post158481

    "We can hear everything we measure, but we can't measure everything we hear. Let your ears be your guide."

    Dealer for: Aqua Hi-Fi, Audio Research, Aurender, AudioQuest Cables & Power Products, Avantgarde Acoustics, Avid HiFi, Ayre Acoustics, Berkeley Audio Design, Bowers & Wilkins (B&W), Bryston, Chord, FirstWatt, Focal Headphones & Loudspeakers, Furutech, Fyne Audio Loudspeakers, GigaFoil, Gryphon Audio, Harbeth Loudspeakers, Hegel, HiFi Man, ISO Acoustics, Keces Power Supplies, Lumin, Luxman, Magico Loudspeakers, MBL Speakers & Electronics, MIT Cables, MSB Technologies, MySonicLabs Phono Cartridges, Naim Audio, Ortofon, Pass Labs, Quadraspire, Roon Labs, Shunyata Research, SimAudio, Stein Music Products, Stenheim Loudspeakers, Stillpoints, T+A Electronics, VAC, Vicoustics, Viva Audio, VPI Industries, WireWorld Cables.

    https://suncoastaudio.com/
    Phone: 941-932-0282
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Suncoast-Au...1105178279194/

 

 
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