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    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    relatively new and quite good Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 11:02 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Music at audioshows in Music Forum
    There is a long long list of show songs you can play. But, I prefer to play the music I like. One of my manufacturers always wants to play the “bing bong” audiophile cr…..uhhh….stuff. I put on the Brothers Johnson, Marvin Gaye, Earth Wind &...
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  • Alkyogre's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:45 PM
    What music is great to demonstrate the quality of your components in shows? Wondering if there are lists of tracks that could be played. One example track that is used quite often: Tin Pan Alley (Aka roughest place in town) by Stevie Ray Vaughan...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:06 PM
    Mike replied to a thread *NEW* Esoteric N-05XD in Esoteric 
    Damn! That looks amazing in black. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:02 PM
    Gorgeous! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:26 AM
    SN3 + HiCap DR. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:26 AM
    NAIM is definitely weird and cult like. You know that when you ask a question and the answer is “try twisting the din cable around the burndy cable at the back of the preamp”, you know you’ve entered an alternate universe. Even connecting...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 AM
    There actually already is a diagram: https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default/files/products/downloads/files/Connection%20Guide%20Amplification%20Rev%201J.pdf Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:00 AM
    They are keeping up with demand. I’m sure 2022 will bring some new goodies. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:25 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase e-5000 in Accuphase
    I would say maybe late next year, but that’s just a guess. Yes, you would be surprised by the 590. Remember, its rated at 30 watts/channel but measures closer to 95. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:24 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase e-5000 in Accuphase
    Yes. We should have them in a week or two. I heard from Jeff at Tone (who just finished reviewing them) that the 10 is killer. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:23 AM
    Mike started a thread Bernie Grundman in All Things Analog
    Caropopcast | Caropop Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 3, 2021, 10:45 PM
    Thanks Bart. I didn’t really have too much trouble connecting the Burndy cables. Went smooth. Going to let it run and hope in a couple hundred hours it’s broken in. So far, the level of realism is uncanny. Sent from my iPhone using...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 3, 2021, 10:05 PM
    500DR arrives. 552 has been in the system for a couple of weeks. Next week (hopefully), 555 + two PSU’s. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 3, 2021, 02:47 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4’s arrive in B&W
    It depends. For me, Solid State. More slam and control. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 3, 2021, 10:44 AM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4’s arrive in B&W
    When we can or need to, we do. I am trying to buy the units around me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 3, 2021, 10:40 AM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4’s arrive in B&W
    No. We just don’t have the floor space. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 3, 2021, 10:32 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    Reportedly, all new Avantgarde’s will have active/passive switch. Use your own amps or the ones built in. I’m scratching my head because Estelon, Goldmund and others tried this a few years ago and they were flops. People love to mix and match...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 3, 2021, 08:55 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase e-5000 in Accuphase
    The Classe integrated it delayed (just heard). The 590 would be amazing if you’re room isn’t super big. We have the AudiaFlight 10 integrated coming for evaluation. That could be good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 3, 2021, 08:18 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase e-5000 in Accuphase
    I’ll try to get an idea this morning. Look at a Luxman 509x for now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 2, 2021, 07:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    Oh cool. The new owners have very deep pockets and a real determination for domination. This is definitely an interesting new segment. Will we see more of this? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 2, 2021, 07:38 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Today’s Magico A5 install in Magico
    No. SGR I think. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 2, 2021, 07:37 PM
    Rick - Suncoast Audio Tech Mike - Suncoast Audio Sales Me Caelin - Shunyata Founder Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 2, 2021, 05:56 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 2, 2021, 04:50 PM
    Slightly different shots. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 2, 2021, 02:42 PM
    Just the standard. Cheap fix: install the outlets in upside down. Holds the cables much better, but not as good as the Block. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 2, 2021, 02:37 PM
    We spent the day visiting with Caelin at Suncoast Audio. Had a fun time learning more insight into all their great products and vision. We all learned a lot and it was a pleasure to have him visit us. The company has an amazing history and a...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 2, 2021, 07:59 AM
    We had some in stock is all. Anyway, are you trying to ensure the plug doesn’t sag in the socket? Was that the main goal or were you catching the cable on your leg or something and it kept coming out? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2021, 08:38 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    Crossover parts for the M9?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2021, 05:20 PM
    They are excellent. We have a few in the store. Did you buy these direct from Block? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2021, 03:10 PM
    First Watt has the gang from Pass: Nelson, Desmond and Wayne and others all able to lend ideas. Shunyata also have techs. Dart, don’t know, but can’t imagine Herve is doing everything himself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2021, 12:54 PM
    Mike started a thread Aurender N20 Review in Aurender
    Review | Aurender N20 Music Server / Streamer - Reviews - Audiophile Style Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2021, 12:54 PM
    For sure. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2021, 12:34 PM
    Perhaps. Still, to me, a lot of these fly by nights seem like one step removed from DIY. Not to say, the blind squirrel doesn’t find a nut once in a while, but…the small DAC brand graveyard is a mighty big one. The big boys have staying power...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2021, 12:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4’s arrive in B&W
    Quick review of the new 802 D4: - after break in, gone is the top down presentation of the D3. MUCH more of a balanced approach. Not sure if it’s the retuning of the crossover or the longer tweeter tube or both….but MUCH more to my liking now. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2021, 12:24 PM
    True. It’s a rare old bird. As for the crazy NAIM cables, you said it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2021, 12:16 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4’s arrive in B&W
    Yes. They really step up given better electronics, source, cables, etc. Most importantly though, they need break in. If the other store is pounding them with some daft punk, Post Malone 24/7, then break in will take much longer. Ours haven’t...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2021, 12:14 PM
    Yup. Those who claim these here-today-gone-tomorrow DAC’s are giant killers have not truly experienced really great DAC’s. Years ago, these DAC’s would come and go and folks desperate for something better than the nasties we had would buy,...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2021, 11:40 AM
    Marty - was this Halo DAC neutral sounding? If so, there’s lots out there for sure. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Alkyogre's Avatar
    November 30, 2021, 01:47 PM
    I will give this opticalrendu a try in future. Whatever the background theory about it might be, it must sound great and I already have the perfect powersupply for it. ty for this review.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 30, 2021, 10:10 AM
    Where’s Walter when we need him? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 30, 2021, 09:31 AM
    Yes, based on your description. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 30, 2021, 07:38 AM
    Shunyata. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Alkyogre's Avatar
    November 30, 2021, 07:31 AM
    I mean distortion from all different sources, other electric items like microwaves, tv’s the amp itself ,the power cable which is located next to it, wifi signals etcetera I was wondering, because you are talking about jitter. This prevention of...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 29, 2021, 10:43 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4’s arrive in B&W
    B&W 802D4 + Classe Delta Stereo + Classe Delta Pre + MSB Discrete DAC - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 29, 2021, 08:35 PM
    Great write up. We tried the optical connection on the X1 and felt it was just “different”, not sure it was better. Cleaner, more detail. But more musical? Don’t know. The MSB ProUSB/ProISL is our favorite of all MSB inputs - by far. ...
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    November 29, 2021, 07:36 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Listening Buddies in We Love Our Pets!
    She goes from bat shit crazy to laying all over you and falling asleep in 5 seconds flat. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 29, 2021, 07:16 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Listening Buddies in We Love Our Pets!
    True! She’s just turned one and such a sweetheart. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 29, 2021, 02:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Today’s Magico A5 install in Magico
    Thanks. No, the customer had that already. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 29, 2021, 01:05 PM
    Today’s A5 install. Installing and setting up Magico’s to get that total disappearing act is really become an art we’ve learned over the past 6 years. We’ve set up dozens and dozens of pairs. To get the maximum ROI, buy from an experienced...
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speakers: Bach He2S
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streamer: Sonore Ultra Rendu with Bach lineair powersupply 6 Volts 1 Ampere
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