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    thumbsup A Heavy Box ???

    Mike sent me a box? A heavy box!

    What could it be?



    Opening the big heavy box reveals yet another box. Is this some kind of joke or something just very well packed?

    Oh, the clear blue printed tape says "Aurender"!



    Let’s see what’s inside:

    What another smaller box?




    What’s inside the smaller box?

    Cables!!! (it's nice that Aurender supplies cables, but I use Shunyata)



    What's in the bigger box?

    Whatever it is, it's wrapped in fabric and lots and lots of heavy-duty foam! Amazing packing job.




    It’s huge. What is it?



    An Aurender ACS10 - CD Ripper and Streamer!!!



    The N100 was connected to the ACS10 with a Shunyata ethernet cable. The N100 streaming improved slightly, but noticeably!

    The N100 is on top of the Pass Labs HPA-1 Headphone Amp (protected by carbon fiber pad).

    "No" the Class A HPA-1 doesn't get hot (and sounds absolutely marvelous).



    Just began ripping the eighth CD. Simple as calling Mike ejecting tray with button, placing a CD in tray, and closing tray with button. Aurender does the rest, including the album covers, and ejecting CD when it's finished, etc. So, simple even I can use it.

    Overall construction: Very heavy. Nice silver finish. The CD tray is not near as good as the Luxman D-08u, but Luxman is difficult to beat in the CD / SACD / DAC department. The Luxman essentially turns CDs into vinyl and plays them so very well (no flame throwers please ). The Aurender has a great and very large colorful display (larger than N100). Fantastic color Album covers. Rips CDs very well. It plays fantastic!!!

    I'm a ripping and I'm a playing.

    Thanks Mike.
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    Re: A Heavy Box ???

    Very cool. Your system looks amazing. Enjoy the toys!
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    Re: A Heavy Box ???

    Awesome Joe, have a ton of fun with the new server!
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    Re: A Heavy Box ???

    Looking very good Joe! Happy everything fit into place as you had hoped and now you have one more way to enjoy your awesome system!
    Buddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio 1 View Post
    Looking very good Joe! Happy everything fit into place as you had hoped and now you have one more way to enjoy your awesome system!
    Thanks Buddy. And many thanks for allowing me to use your MIT RCA cables for my headphones until my Shunyatas arrived.
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    Re: A Heavy Box ???

    Looking fantastic Joe! Happy ripping.




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    Re: A Heavy Box ???

    Damn, awesome new toys. Congratulations!
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    Re: A Heavy Box ???

    Joe, enjoy the new 'gizmo' !

    One other thing of note........ it's refreshing to see your speakers set up properly with plenty of room to breath, assuring a great soundstage both side to side as well as front to back !
    Cheers ! …. Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikado463 View Post
    Joe, enjoy the new 'gizmo' !

    One other thing of note........ it's refreshing to see your speakers set up properly with plenty of room to breath, assuring a great soundstage both side to side as well as front to back !
    Many thanks. I wish I could take credit for the speaker placement. But alas it was Mike and his crew! I've tweaked them ever so slightly, but nothing like Mike did with his lasers and all.

    M3s seems to be calling me though. Setting those up will be fun
    Sincerely,

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    Glad you found the jewel inside of the boxes. Congrats!
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    Re: A Heavy Box ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin View Post
    Many thanks. I wish I could take credit for the speaker placement. But alas it was Mike and his crew! I've tweaked them ever so slightly, but nothing like Mike did with his lasers and all.

    M3s seems to be calling me though. Setting those up will be fun
    Joe.. Sounds like you've just about made up your mind. Is it safe to assume that a M3 purchase is just around the corner?
    I doubt it took much convincing.
    Btw..congrats on the Aureder. Enjoy!.
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    Re: A Heavy Box ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Gene View Post
    Joe.. Sounds like you've just about made up your mind. Is it safe to assume that a M3 purchase is just around the corner?
    I doubt it took much convincing.
    Btw..congrats on the Aureder. Enjoy!.
    I'm close. I have some doctor stuff to take care of first. That may take some time ... I'll find out next month ...

    I'll go do a lot of listening to other systems first - dealers and friend's systems. [Unless I move again] this will be my last set of speakers (famous last words ...). But after having the finest glass of wine I've ever been served with the Magico A3s, a bottle of M3s is looking very good. Unfortuntely a M6 case of wine won't fit in the house unless I get rid of my wife's kitchen. But there is grill area outside ... I'll play it safe with the M3s
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    Awesome system!!
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    DAC/Streamer: MSB Discrete Dual Power Supply.

    Server: Roon Nucleus with lifetime subscription.

    Speakers: Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary
    Model.

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    Mackenzie interconnects.

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    Very nice, congrats. You could change your moniker to “ripper”.


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    Amazing system. Adding the M3’s would be truly special! I’m a huge Pass and Magico fan. Well done.
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    It’s Joe’s fault I now have a pair of X260.8’s and XP22 on order for demo. That combo = ooooh la la.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuoppis View Post
    Very nice, congrats. You could change your moniker to “ripper”.


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    LOL - I use to be a homicide detective so ripper carries some rather bad connotations for me, as in Jack the Ripper ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    It’s Joe’s fault I now have a pair of X260.8’s and XP22 on order for demo. That combo = ooooh la la.
    My fault

    Hook it up to some M3s and I'll be up to listen to it.
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    Cool stuff, that makes it look so easy!

    Eddie Trunk said the other day the CD renaissance is upon us, like we already don’t know that A Heavy Box ???


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    Quote Originally Posted by UltraFast69 View Post
    Cool stuff, that makes it look so easy!

    Eddie Trunk said the other day the CD renaissance is upon us, like we already don’t know that A Heavy Box ???


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    CDs are great and thru a Luxman D-08u I don't even need or desire a TT anymore. For me the Luxman makes CDs = analogue. The combo is absolutely amazing.

    And with CDs, I don't have to mess with tone arms, cartridges, etc. I spend more time listening and enjoying ... but if you enjoy the later ... than that is GREAT too (my dad had TTs, Tape and Tubes and I had a TT early on, etc). No matter your flavor it's all fun ...
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    Why connect the Aurender ACS10 to the N100? Are you using the N100 as DAC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordante View Post
    Why connect the Aurender ACS10 to the N100? Are you using the N100 as DAC?
    Network filtering. It’s described as the ideal setup in the manual when connecting an aurender to an ACS.


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