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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:30 PM
    And thatís one of the topics for discussion. Along with: Ecommerce Online pricing Audio culture in 2020 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 04:20 PM
    Thanks, except he lives in Washington. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 03:40 PM
    Old guys in the 70ís bought high end audio gear. Old guys in the 80ís bought high end audio gear. Old guys in the 90ís bought high end audio gear. This is when the ďwe are going to run out of old guys, find the kids!!!Ē began. Old guys in...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:20 PM
    The subs are no problem. The amps can plug into the 8000 too and we should try direct into the wall if possible. I think the 8000/XC is outstanding and really releases the music. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 AM
    Hearing price will be in the neighborhood of $140k ish Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:58 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Luxman M900u Monos and C900u in Luxman
    The Salon 2ís need SLAM! With the wrong amps, they can sound like to woofers are broken. You need a bottom up amp. Bass first amp. May I suggest an Antilleon Evo. The M900ís are beautiful sounding, wonderful mids and highs, but they arenít a...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:24 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Wilson Chronosonic XVX in Wilson Audio
    Jim - has a lot changed? For example, has the tweeter changed from your model to the current models?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:43 AM
    We are taking orders TODAY! MSRP pricing is $9,500. The Meitner MA3: Introducing Meitner Audioís ground breaking MA3 Integrated D/A converter. The MA3 combines Ed Meitner's proven world-class sound techniques from our beloved DA2 V2 and DV2...
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    Yesterday, 08:57 AM
    aKnyght replied to a thread Blue Note Reissues in Music Forum
    interesting that 8 of the 16 titles were also in the 2020 music matters jazz SRX vinyl release ...and, there has not been any announcement by MMJ for a 2021 series. wonder if those two dots can be connected? in any event - this is a collection of...
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    December 3, 2020, 09:36 PM
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    December 3, 2020, 06:36 PM
    Hmmmm.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 3, 2020, 04:52 PM
    Dan passed away a year ago. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 3, 2020, 10:26 AM
    Everest 8000 w/Omega XC is what Iím looking for in a power conditioner. My Niagra 5000 is in the HT and perfect for that system as it has 12 outlets and a top quality product.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 2, 2020, 06:54 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Cool, just got word that our first batch has shipped. Second batch coming next week.
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    December 2, 2020, 03:44 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Where are you located? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 2, 2020, 03:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Couldnít you just set your i7 computer to run Roon core on your network and free up that USB? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 2, 2020, 02:39 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Our US Distributor is advising the price will be $299 for the remote. Dealers are also required to buy a small truck load. No one off orders. We have ordered our first truck load. Still no ETA. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 2, 2020, 07:54 AM
    Congrats on a great system. Dual Esoteric D1X DACís will be incredible! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2020, 02:01 PM
    Me? No. And the Shunyata Alpha, Sigma and Omega are my faves. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2020, 09:35 AM
    I donít. We have a VAC REN V phono, Pass XP27, three Avid Phonostages, etc. The 810 is definitely a superb performer Iíve heard, but with only one input, Iím kind of limited. I need at least three inputs. I have two tables and three arms. My...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2020, 09:30 AM
    The Boulder/Gryphon/MSB amps are the top three I would choose too. I havenít had a lot of time with the Sim 888ís, so I canít say definitively, but the Sim 860v2 is a terrific sub-$20K performer. The MSB amps are the proverbial odd ball here,...
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    December 1, 2020, 09:18 AM
    Luxury and Performance: The Electronics I'd Shortlist
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    December 1, 2020, 09:01 AM
    The Aurender ACS10 has built in, the necessary Ethernet filtering. The main Aurender (W20SE in my case) then plugs into the ACS10ís filtered Ethernet port. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 1, 2020, 08:26 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Shunyata Omega USB in Shunyata Research
    Yes, definitely USB. Itís less restrictive to formats too. A lot depends on the DAC as well. But todayís DACís are really optimized for USB. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 30, 2020, 09:36 PM
    Mike started a thread Blue Note Reissues in Music Forum
    For those who will say when they run out, ďbut I didnít know!Ē, now you know. ALL ANALOG. Mastered by Kevin Gray. From the original tapes. Amazon has some good pricing. http://www.bluenote.com/classic-vinyl-reissue-series/
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 11:06 AM
    I have the MBL 101e mk2 at home. Xtremes wouldnít fit in my room. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 30, 2020, 10:38 AM
    Sort of. I love my VAC Statement Phonostage, itís the absolute best, but it might not be the best for my MBLís. Iím looking for a SS alternative. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 30, 2020, 12:02 AM
    Iíve made several changes the past year since this thread was updated. I put Critical Mass Center Stage 2 feet under all my components, including amps. I added the Shunyata Everest 8000/Omega XC. I changed all my digital cables to...
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    November 29, 2020, 11:35 PM
    Welcome fellow Floridian. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 28, 2020, 11:17 PM
    this is the app i used to take all the readings in my recent thread on imputing speaker impedance curve and determining the volume on my amp necessary to generate one-watt of output. i agree completely -- it is a very nice app that is easy to use.
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    November 28, 2020, 02:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Bowers VS Magico in B&W
    Where are you located? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 28, 2020, 12:27 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Bowers VS Magico in B&W
    A5 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 26, 2020, 02:36 PM
    aKnyght replied to a thread new amp kit in DIY
    the AN EL34 kit looks really nice!! i will be closely following along as you post your progress. if my ampCamp build works out, maybe i will have to try an AN kit.
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    November 26, 2020, 02:30 PM
    it is the newest version (v1.8) which has 8wpc. i am only building one in stereo configuration. really looking forward to getting started... the chassis has already arrived with everything else scheduled to ship sometime in january.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 26, 2020, 01:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Such a cool product. Exciting stuff. Weíre going to sell a bunch!!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 26, 2020, 11:43 AM
    Definitely the DAC.
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    November 26, 2020, 10:44 AM
    LMAO! That was awesome.
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    November 25, 2020, 08:10 PM
    Happy Turkey Day!!! All the best. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 25, 2020, 04:59 PM
    aKnyght replied to a thread Why Do I Own This? in Music Forum
    mike L - thanks for the post. i have been through the modern cool album three times now and the production values / recording quality are indeed off the charts. if it sounds this good on my quirky, working-man's system, then i can only imagine what...
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    November 25, 2020, 04:47 PM
    thanks again for the post and clarifying information. assuming the frequency range of the other amps listed are similarly measured with a resistive load, then it is at least a comparative measure where the almarro could be decently less "linear"...
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    November 25, 2020, 01:18 PM
    an interesting consideration as well. my only question would then be: are any such differences which are electrical in nature material enough impact the error-corrected digital signal being converted to light? i suspect not, but can't say that...
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    November 25, 2020, 09:58 AM
    just finishing up on this project... i have no reason not to believe the bandwidth specs on my speakers. so, other than room interactions and the obvious inaccuracy of any results obtained from an uncalibrated smartphone and SPL app, that leaves...
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    November 25, 2020, 09:12 AM
    my understanding of the MSB pro-ISL / pro-USB input is that it provides for both 100% electrical isolation AND data integrity where the USB signal is subjected to error detection and correction. so, this makes the pro-ISL / pro-USB interface...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 24, 2020, 09:42 PM
    Fish Market/Selling/Cables. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 24, 2020, 08:18 PM
    Now in MQA on Tidal!!! Sounds terrific.
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    November 24, 2020, 01:33 PM
    Have you been able to do measurements against say a standard switch? That could certainly dispel their findings. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 24, 2020, 11:47 AM
    an asynchronous DAC drawing at-rest data from its buffer should not be affected by upstream network clocks. upstream electrical noise delivered to the DAC along with the intended signal is another issue -- one which an audiophile switch may be...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 24, 2020, 11:46 AM
    EtherREGEN Review/Measurements: UpTone Audio EtherREGEN Switch Review | Audio Science Review (ASR) Forum Melco S100 Review/Measurements: https://www.melco-audio-masters.com/uploads/1/0/1/5/101505220/hfn_oct_melco_s100_reprint-low.pdf ...
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    November 24, 2020, 11:33 AM
    Yes!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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