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    Re: Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Every single person that came into the store this week listened to the Kharma’s. Both pairs were universally loved as in “I want these”. Not one person wasn’t completely enamored and “drawn in”. There was no “not my cup of tea” or “too much money”. Both pairs were LOVED, like people getting up, walking around the speaker, looking them all over and saying “I really really like these.”

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    I believe it. Karen Carpenter’s voice is stunningly lifelike on that system. I’ve listened to the video half a dozen times. I’m in awe of what I’m hearing.

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    Congrats Mike.
    Having owned two small Kharma models (3.2F and 3.2.2F) back in the day, I still have emotional attachment to this brand. They were beautiful and had high WAF. I bet the new series and new drivers are a huge improvement in sound.

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    Re: Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    LOL. The MBL 101E Mk2’s are arguably the best sounding speakers under $100K. At approximately $70K vs. $40K for the DB9-S, not exactly a fair comparison.

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    Re: Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Every single person that came into the store this week listened to the Kharma’s. Both pairs were universally loved as in “I want these”. Not one person wasn’t completely enamored and “drawn in”. There was no “not my cup of tea” or “too much money”. Both pairs were LOVED, like people getting up, walking around the speaker, looking them all over and saying “I really really like these.”


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    Mike,
    Maybe you are the one that will properly showcase the Kharma brand and get it the long overdue recognition that it richly deserves in the US!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    I love the sound of Karen Carpenter singing Rainy Days and Mondays on this system. We’re talking liquid in the midrange! Like you said, the type of sound that draws an emotional response. Would love to listen to this system in person. Damn impressive.

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    Re: Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
    Calm down , its all VAC ...
    VAC certainly deserves part of the credit, although all the amps Mike tried sounded great with them. The VAC was my favorite though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    I believe it. Karen Carpenter’s voice is stunningly lifelike on that system. I’ve listened to the video half a dozen times. I’m in awe of what I’m hearing.

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    Are you talking about the Rainy Days and Mondays song? What album was it played from?
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    Re: Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio

    Wow....there's some great news for Suncoast Audio; congratulations Mike!
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    Re: Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    Are you talking about the Rainy Days and Mondays song? What album was it played from?
    Gold, Redbook, QoBuz.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Gold, Redbook, QoBuz.



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    Curious if you listened to the original version from their third album and compared it to the Gold version?
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    Re: Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by mep View Post
    Curious if you listened to the original version from their third album and compared it to the Gold version?
    I didn’t. You find that one better?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I didn’t. You find that one better?


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    I haven't listened to either version yet on my system. I'm curious though after hearing your video. My reference is the original LP and my memory tells me the LP sounds different than the Gold version on digital. My past experiences with Greatest Hits versions of albums is that many of them sucked in comparison to the original versions. This was usually blamed on not using the original master tapes from multiple albums to put the Greatest Hit compilation albums together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    I believe it. Karen Carpenter’s voice is stunningly lifelike on that system. I’ve listened to the video half a dozen times. I’m in awe of what I’m hearing.

    Ken
    just listened to this video with my new MSB Select Headphone amp and Stax 009S headphones. it takes my analog out from my laptop into an analog in on the Select II dac. it's the first 'system' video i've used it for.

    i liked it, but don't have other 'system' video experiences to compare it to using my new rig.....except.....it's way more enjoyable than my laptop speakers.

    i'm already a Kharma fanboy.

    as well as in love with Karen Carpenter's voice. how can you not be? i think we are all hard wired in that way.

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    Re: Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lavigne View Post
    just listened to this video with my new MSB Select Headphone amp and Stax 009S headphones. it takes my analog out from my laptop into an analog in on the Select II dac. it's the first 'system' video i've used it for.

    i liked it, but don't have other 'system' video experiences to compare it to using my new rig.....except.....it's way more enjoyable than my laptop speakers.

    i'm already a Kharma fanboy.

    as well as in love with Karen Carpenter's voice. how can you not be? i think we are all hard wired in that way.
    Hi Mike,

    What are your impressions of the Select Headphone Amp and Stax 009s Headphones thus far? Are they meeting expectations?

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    Re: Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    Hi Mike,

    What are your impressions of the Select Headphone Amp and Stax 009s Headphones thus far? Are they meeting expectations?

    Ken
    answer moved to new thread;

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    Re: Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lavigne View Post
    hi Ken,

    i am very much enjoying the way the Select Headphone amplifier works in my system, the MSB integration and how it all blends. the fact that the Select II has such a high performance passive volume control plus an analog input really makes it slick. and physically it is an elegant thing to fit. other high level headphone amplifiers are not 2 channel speaker system integration friendly. i'm able to switch easily from speakers to headphones, from dac to my laptop input, and use it seamlessly.

    and in and of itself the performance is really fine; the Stax 009S's are still breaking in so i'm not there yet in terms of ultimate transparency. it's nice to have such unlimited headroom in terms of power and control. objectively i'm getting phenomenal headphone performance.

    it's a spendy proposition, but it really delivers the goods.

    the only thing not ideal is that i had a level of purity and total grainless type of performance with the MSB RCA analog module feeding my 50 ohm BNC 'zeel' darTZeel input on my preamp with the Evolution Acoustics BNC cable. the MSB XLR analog module does bring more drive and power to the music, but the XLR cables i had on hand don't play at the same level as my Evolutions did. and with this system and this headphone amp and headphones, it's an open window to every piece in the signal path. it's great sound, but not quite all the way there to where i was. the recent (Taiko Extreme server music management) TAS upgrades to the transparency were amazing. it's just a tic less now.

    so i might need to invest in some better cables, and if/when i do that, i will find out whether cables can be enough to get back what is missing. i do appreciate the extra drive to the music. it's normal to need to optimize any addition. and this one is so integrated it's inevitable to have to do some things to get it perfect.

    i have been to valhalla in terms of ultimate transparency. so it's a question.

    i would add that even though there has been trade-offs up to now, that the headphone experience is different and quite special. i'm not exactly sure why yet, but there is something very intimate about listening to great music on this headphone system. very relaxing and satisfying. and this is even directly compared to my 2 channel system. so maybe it's just a 'new thing', but maybe it's more than that. i need some time to know where this part will end up. and so far i've listened for more than 2 hour stretches a couple of times with the headphones and had zero fatigue or anything uncomfortable. the Select Headphone amp and Stax 009S headphones seem a match made in heaven.

    FYI; i have not sampled other top level current headphone combo's; so i don't want to infer that what i'm hearing is any better than any other choice. i do suspect that this plays at the highest levels, but i really am only guessing.

    moderator; if you want this in a separate thread, i'm fine with that, or not. i just don't want to derail the Kharma thread. up to you.
    I for one vote to move your new uber headphone story to it's own thread. The title of this thread is "Karma Comes to Suncoast Audio."
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    Re: Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio

    Getting this thread back on track, Mike B., tell us a little about the Kharma Elegance DB11-S and Kharma Exquisite MIDI and how they compare to the models that you already have in your store.

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    Re: Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio

    Congrats Mike! I just "wandered" into the world of Kharma on used pair of Exquisite Midi Signatures. Coming from Raidho and numerous top-level monitors along the way this was first trek back into a full range speaker in over 30 years. All I can say is WOW! Kharma is VERY special and although I'm just 3 weeks in the midis are already one of the most resolving AND emotionally engaging speakers I have ever heard. They simply disappear and make music. Hope the addition of Kharma becomes a great success for you and your customers!
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    Re: Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by Aldog View Post
    Congrats Mike! I just "wandered" into the world of Kharma on used pair of Exquisite Midi Signatures. Coming from Raidho and numerous top-level monitors along the way this was first trek back into a full range speaker in over 30 years. All I can say is WOW! Kharma is VERY special and although I'm just 3 weeks in the midis are already one of the most resolving AND emotionally engaging speakers I have ever heard. They simply disappear and make music. Hope the addition of Kharma becomes a great success for you and your customers!
    Thank you!


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    Re: Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio

    Enigma Veyron 4D/5D -- I know you don't plan to get one of these pairs for store, but have you at least heard them? One of those was on the cover of latest TAS Equipment round-up, and the look was so striking I had to go on a internet hunt to figure out who made it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdub View Post
    Enigma Veyron 4D/5D -- I know you don't plan to get one of these pairs for store, but have you at least heard them? One of those was on the cover of latest TAS Equipment round-up, and the look was so striking I had to go on a internet hunt to figure out who made it.
    Yes, heard them in Munich. Was blown away.


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    Re: Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio

    The big-daddy Veyron 2D or the smaller floorstanders (4D/5D)? If the latter, which?
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    Re: Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by pdub View Post
    The big-daddy Veyron 2D or the smaller floorstanders (4D/5D)? If the latter, which?
    EV-4

    Munich High End Show - 2018 - Kharma Audio [HIGH END AUDIO] ?1 - YouTube


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    Re: Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio

    That EV-4 is a gorgeous speaker. I hope it sounds as good as it looks.
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    Re: Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    "...Bring a tissue...these...will rip your heart out, give you goosebumps and make you tear up..."

    you know my ex-wife? you described her to a T.

    I don't think there's a dealer on the Left Coast that has these, Id love to hear them
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    Re: Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio

    Congratulations Mike! Great addition.

    Hmmm...a pair of DB9-S with my VAC gear...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rrwmd View Post
    Congratulations Mike! Great addition.

    Hmmm...a pair of DB9-S with my VAC gear...
    That combo is in youtube from my store!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    That combo is in youtube from my store!


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    the taiko-msb-boulder-kharma9 sounded excellent.
    overall, i d wish to hear a bit more dynamic music on mikes videos. mainstream pop and hiphopp

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    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post
    the taiko-msb-boulder-kharma9 sounded excellent.
    overall, i d wish to hear a bit more dynamic music on mikes videos. mainstream pop and hiphopp
    I played some Post Malone one time and everyone got mad! Said it wasn’t music. They wanted more boring classical.


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    lol.
    guess it is pretty hard to please everyone.

    try this for your older clients, my boys music
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    From your videos, and in my humble headphones, I prefer the Kharma with the Classe monoblocks.
    But they are different discs and different recordings.
    Anyway, we can "see" that these speakers play seriously !!

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    I heard Kharma with VAC in San Fran. Very nice. My wife wanted to get the whole setup. Maybe I should have listened. Maybe some day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by u-sound View Post
    lol.
    guess it is pretty hard to please everyone.
    No, it’s impossible.
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    Anyone have any experiences with the DB7 / DB7-S?

    DB9 a step too far for me but sound awesome!


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