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    Yesterday, 11:06 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Just color.
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    Yesterday, 08:03 PM
    Thatís a GREAT pairing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 08:01 PM
    LOL. True. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 08:01 PM
    Just go to the fish market area and post. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 07:46 PM
    Magico A5 on the right. Let your music sing, not your cabinet! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 07:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    K-03XD + Aurender N10. If you can stretch to the N20, it is a big step up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 12:37 AM
    aKnyght replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    ahhh -- yes, i see it is delta sigma... "The N-01XD includes ESOTERICís exclusive Delta-Sigma (ΔΣ) modulator supporting 64-bit/512Fs audio frequency sampling. To perform D/A conversion on par with its excellent DSD and PCM characteristics,...
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    November 22, 2020, 04:26 PM
    Welcome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 22, 2020, 11:40 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Why Do I Own This? in Music Forum
    Mike, our Taiko Extreme continues to impress beyond what we thought was possible every single day. Talk about peeling back the onion. Shockingly real is how I would be describe what it does to music. Also glad TAS is becoming a reality, Iíve...
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    November 22, 2020, 11:25 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30 in Aurender
    Me: ďIs there a benefit to using any after market power cord on the W20SE?Ē Aurender: ďthere is still a benefit, but certainly less than other Aurenderís.Ē
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    November 21, 2020, 08:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread step up from N100H? in Aurender
    N-01XD and the reason is the ďXDĒ. Now an N10 into a K-01XD (instead of K-01x) then thatís a different story. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 21, 2020, 03:32 PM
    Not sure. I thought it was just for mobile phones and tablets. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 21, 2020, 03:32 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30 in Aurender
    We are using the AQ Dragon Source because in that room, itís all AQ (except for the Ethernet and USB). I havenít really thought about the W20SE being any different, I would be using the right cable for my budget and system. Omega NR, Alpha v2...
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    November 21, 2020, 02:42 PM
    Use Tapatalk. Our plug in for easier posting images created double posts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 21, 2020, 11:31 AM
    aKnyght replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    i would assume that the sound difference between the XD and pre-XD models has to do with the new "master sound discrete DAC" in the XD ...and, given that the XD DAC is an R2R converter, i wonder if this moves the esoteric XD DACs into the realm of...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 10:42 AM
    Nice list, happy to see the Sim 600i getting some love! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 21, 2020, 10:18 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Speakers esthetics in Speakers
    I decided that Estelon wasnít for me. But I am looking at adding a real pretty (and virtually unknown) modestly priced speaker next year. Stay tuned. Late spring/summer time frame. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 21, 2020, 10:17 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Pilium Audio in Amplifiers
    I read the review, I donít know, I wasnít feeling it. It was sort of saying ďitís good, but not as good as...Ē Iíll take gryphon or Boulder all day long myself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 21, 2020, 08:32 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    No!! But let me know ASAP if you want one. They are going Fasssst! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 20, 2020, 05:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    There is VERY limited supply of BLACK K-01XD and K-03XD. Like 2 left. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 20, 2020, 05:18 PM
    aKnyght replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    i see in another thread that we have a winner!! :D it would be great to hear how these two compared from your perspective ...and, what it was that pushed the esoteric over the line?
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    November 20, 2020, 10:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Shunyata Omega USB in Shunyata Research
    USB Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 20, 2020, 08:05 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Lite for iPhone in Aurender
    No, this is the iPhone app. Not sure why they call it ďliteĒ because itís very comprehensive. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 19, 2020, 03:26 PM
    greatly inspired by this thread, i just ordered an ampCamp amp -- arrives in january and should make a nice winter project. in addition to being a fun project and opportunity to learn, i will use the amp to see how my 97 dB speakers actually do with...
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    November 19, 2020, 03:01 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Lite for iPhone in Aurender
    Go to settings/aurender. Select from there.
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    November 19, 2020, 07:53 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Shunyata Omega USB in Shunyata Research
    I donít believe there is a whole lot of information about it the Omega USB out yet. Iím checking on the MSRP. There is no doubt the Omega is a big step up over the Sigma, in every way. Now, the Alpha and Sigma are both used extensively...
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    November 18, 2020, 10:30 PM
    Aurender just released a major firmware upgrade. It greatly improves the clock/timing and the quality of the digital outputs. To say this upgrade is substantial sonically would be an understatement. After the unit reboots, reboot it a second...
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    November 18, 2020, 10:07 PM
    Viva, VAC, SIT-3. Canít say Iíve heard many better.
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    November 18, 2020, 09:40 PM
    We replaced a Wireworld Platinum 6 USB Cable today with the Shunyata Omega USB. Sooooo much more organic, smooth and relaxed. Perfectly balanced top to bottom. I would like to know the materials used (any silver?). This cable is set to be THE...
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    November 18, 2020, 05:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    I will say this so far: Iím beyond impressed. I wasnít expecting THIS kind of impact. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 18, 2020, 05:52 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    Or just post your comments here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 18, 2020, 02:48 PM
    https://gryphon-audio.dk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/STRP_4312_GRYPHON_Essence_Mono.pdf Stereophile Gryphon Essence Review. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 18, 2020, 06:32 AM
    aKnyght replied to a thread Gillian Welch in Music Forum
    in addition to being great artists, gillian welch and dave rawlings own the fabled woodland studio in nashville as well as their own record label, acony records. pretty sure their recording chain is 100% analog, including tape capture. Gillian...
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    November 17, 2020, 05:52 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    Starts at 24k Euro. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 17, 2020, 01:20 PM
    Mike started a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    We are proud to announce that Suncoast Audio is now a Taiko Audio dealer. Selling a world class Roon Music Server with our selection of world class DACís, just makes sense. Our demo Taiko Extreme arrived this morning. We have it breaking in...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 16, 2020, 07:32 PM
    Brian, you are going to love them! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 16, 2020, 05:35 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30 in Aurender
    No pricing established yet. Expected to ship early next year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 16, 2020, 10:09 AM
    randy, thanks for posting! have listened to the digital version twice now and every aspect of the recording process is as good as i have ever heard, particularly the mic'ing which is just spectacular. if it were on 33 1/3 rpm i would get the LPs...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 15, 2020, 09:54 PM
    Hello! Itís an excellent combo. You will be very happy with it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 15, 2020, 01:26 PM
    I would say Harbeth, but metal on Harbeth? Oh boy, not sure about that one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 15, 2020, 01:22 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne 502SPís arrive in Fyne Audio
    Not in my book. I owned Spatials. Fyne 502SPís donít require a large room either and arenít fussy with placement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 15, 2020, 11:30 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gillian Welch in Music Forum
    now youíre talking.
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    November 15, 2020, 10:49 AM
    aKnyght replied to a thread Gillian Welch in Music Forum
    boots no.2: the lost songs, vol 3 just released ...brilliant, 'nuff said the 3 LP box set arrives next month -- i had better get that analog source nailed down and in the house ;)
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 14, 2020, 07:51 PM
    Ha yes! Itís certainly audio eye candy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 14, 2020, 06:32 PM
    Nope, Magicoís. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 14, 2020, 06:19 PM
    Thanks for the kind words guys. It was a pleasure to speak with Jeff the other day. Iíve admired his efforts and contributions to high end for a long time. I hope I was able to portray some insights into the luxury buyer. Funny enough, we had a...
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    November 14, 2020, 06:06 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne 502SPís arrive in Fyne Audio
    Congrats! We have the 702ís. What color did you get? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 13, 2020, 01:26 PM
    I tried them. I hear an echo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 13, 2020, 12:34 AM
    https://www.monoandstereo.com/2020/11/shunyata-research-everest.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook
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