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  • Alpinist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
    Nice looking three-way speakers. Itís a shame they couldnít manage to pull this off for under $100K. Ken
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  • Afveep's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:16 PM
    Audio Group Denmark just received substantial funding. Lars & Michael have sold 45% of their shares to an investment firm. Nevertheless, the company been doing extremely well on their own. Company News: New investors and CEO - Audio Group...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:56 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H30A/P30A in Hegel
    Not sure, but I donít believe so. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:09 PM
    Whatever active model they had at Axpona sounded terrific. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:09 PM
    LOL Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:27 AM
    Thatís all I need to know on this one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:58 AM
    Mike replied to a thread SimAudio 888ís in SimAudio (MOON)
    Weíre talking horsepower! 1.2hp Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    3 replies | 134 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne Vintage in Fyne Audio
    COOLNESS! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:18 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Luxman M-10X in Luxman
    This amp has been burning in since we got it. Sat down and listened this morning. WOW. I love this amp. The soundstage after 250+ hours now has really opened up. So much more punch and dynamics over the old m900u. Still the same great midrange...
    22 replies | 2147 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:40 AM
    LOL. Iíll put the Chord Mojo 2 against it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:05 AM
    Mike started a thread SimAudio 888ís in SimAudio (MOON)
    Captured this picture this morning from a live steam from Munich. Look at this 888ís. WOW. Raidho Acoustics was live. - Raidho Acoustics This is a ďregularĒ room at Munich in case everyone is wondering.
    3 replies | 134 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:04 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    Looks like 511ís in mono. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    Thatís an outstanding pairing. Anything new from Soulution? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:02 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    Cool. With what electronics? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:44 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    Unless Iím mistaken, they rely on their local distributor to bring the speakers. Would love to have seen M2 or M3, especially M3, my favorite. I had the M3ís at home for over a year. Just fantastic. S7 would have also been great. You guys...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:54 AM
    Mike started a thread Hegel H30A/P30A in Hegel
    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 18, 2022, 10:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Just received a correction. Itís now July 5th, Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 18, 2022, 09:24 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    The 800D4 series is dead nuts neutral and more bottom up then top down Vs the old series. Itís exceedingly musical. Magico speakers vary so much from A to S to M that itís hard to pinpoint. The S is probably the closest sonically to the...
    51 replies | 2767 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 18, 2022, 08:32 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Well, Iím a B&W dealer. Itís June 5. I have the email from B&W. FWIW, Iím ordering a pair of 801D4ís for the floor before the increase. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    51 replies | 2767 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 18, 2022, 08:19 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Who told you that B&W raised the price on the 801D4ís $3000 today? Man, you really need to find a good dealer. Increases on B&W products coming June 5th. SMH. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    51 replies | 2767 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 18, 2022, 06:09 PM
    World - Premiere Acoustical System's new turntable! The essence of 30 years turntable design and evolution in the APOLYT finds it's cumulation in an all-new concept. All the design features and inventions which defined the unique apogee level...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 18, 2022, 05:42 PM
    Yes sir! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 18, 2022, 05:36 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Iím glad youíre doing what you feel is best. It would have been good to give the A5ís more time, but itís up to you. Itís bizarre to me that a B&W dealer would try to talk you out of the 801D4ís. They are an amazing speaker. The A5ís are...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 18, 2022, 02:05 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Iím curious how someone buying a $26,800 speaker can sell it a week later for $18,000. Magico A5’s | What's Best Audio and Video Forum. The Best High End Audio Forum on the planet! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    51 replies | 2767 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 18, 2022, 12:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Why would a dealer not take A5ís ďat any priceĒ? What are your plans? Are you going with 801D4ís? If so, I strongly suggest you find a local dealer, work with that local dealer and audition them, just to be sure. Sent from my iPhone using...
    51 replies | 2767 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 18, 2022, 07:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric Grandioso T1 in Esoteric†
    Perfect and consistently perfect turntable speed is critical to accurate music playback on vinyl. There are many tables (belt) which do not keep perfect speed. In the store we use a device made by Sutherland (he doesnít make them any more) to...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 11:27 PM
    Great meeting you as well. Thanks for the kind words. See you next week! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 10:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Are you going to start this thread on every forum? Did you not listen to them before you bought them? Have you put a few hundred hours on them? Have you moved them around, played with the listening position, toe, checked they they are balanced? ...
    51 replies | 2767 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 08:32 PM
    $133k Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 10:11 AM
    The sound, especially when you turn off unused inputs and outputs, really jumps. You really feel itís tremendous sound for the money. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    16 replies | 517 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 10:09 AM
    Mike started a thread Taiko Next Generation in Taiko Audio
    https://www.monoandstereo.com/2022/05/taiko-audio-next-generation-technology.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&m=1 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 09:07 AM
    Mike started a thread MSB Prices - June 1 in MSB
    If youíre thinking about MSB, donít wait! Prices are going up, on some models quite significantly, June 1st. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    0 replies | 235 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 08:55 AM
    Mike started a thread Lumin P1 Review in Lumin
    https://www.monoandstereo.com/2022/05/lumin-p1-streaming-dac-preamplifier.html?fbclid=IwAR1mNG0e_4krkmta6ESHvz9KMNLcrXIkRyaTNoDt5gMwmkPcR0zGYT6q8YY&m=1 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 08:51 AM
    Mike started a thread Esoteric Grandioso T1 in Esoteric†
    ESOTERIC’s first-ever analog turntable celebrating its 35th anniversary, the “Grandioso T1” will be unveiled at the “HIGH END munich 2022”. | News Details | ESOTERIC:Japan high-end audio manufacturer | エソテリック Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
    5 replies | 316 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 08:50 AM
    Drool! S-05 | OVERVIEW | ESOTERIC:Japan high-end audio manufacturer | エソテリック Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
    1 replies | 159 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 08:49 AM
    Morgan, the reality is, the USB input on the Marantz is likely more of a convenience input and not optimized fully. We also must address the elephant in the room and that is, in our tests, the CD/Ripped CD always trumped the streaming version...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 07:25 AM
    You may want to read the link I posted above. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 02:55 AM
    PAC Response to Onkyo Home Entertainment Bankruptcy Filing | Klipsch Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 16, 2022, 07:50 PM
    Bodhi will be crying in his beer tonight. https://www.monoandstereo.com/2022/05/ava-group-as-vitus-audio-founder-hans.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&m=1 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 16, 2022, 11:58 AM
    Sad to see, but the budget brands struggle. Play with penniesÖ. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 16, 2022, 08:35 AM
    The VU meters are cool. So is the classic radio graphics and other stuff. But turning off unused inputs and outputs, along with the screen, elevates the sound even further. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 15, 2022, 12:30 PM
    LAMM ANNOUNCES ITS PLANS FOR EXPANSION AND GROWTH - Positive Feedback Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Alpinist's Avatar
    May 13, 2022, 08:42 PM
    I think it could power my townís passenger train line. Ken
    13 replies | 935 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2022, 04:12 PM
    PULSE Series Ė Innuos Ė High-Fidelity Digital Music Servers and Streamers We are excited to announce the debut of the PULSE Network Player series at High End Munich next week. The new Innuos PULSE series brings you the Innuos experience...
    2 replies | 425 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2022, 03:27 PM
    Tweeter is a wee bit hot out of the box, going to run them in over the weekend. Bass is quite good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    3 replies | 347 view(s)
  • Alpinist's Avatar
    May 13, 2022, 03:19 PM
    Alpinist replied to a thread NEW MSB Digital Director in MSB
    Forwarding this email from MSB Technology: Greetings, It's here! We have been working towards this point for a few years now and are wildly excited to share the results with you. Introducing, The Digital Director. I want to take a moment to...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2022, 12:46 PM
    The Design Details for Simaudio's Moon Voice 22 Loudspeaker - SoundStage! InSight (May 2022) - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2022, 12:45 PM
    $3000/pair The Story Behind Simaudio's Moon Voice 22 Loudspeaker - SoundStage! InSight (May 2022) - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    3 replies | 347 view(s)
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  1. Hi Ken,
    I red your comments in the Vitus power amps. May I ask whether you were able to have an audition? I would be very interested in your opinion comparing them with your Pass amps. I own since almost 10 years a pair of XA60.5's driving together with an Ypsilon Audio PST 100 mkii Tidal Contriva G2 speakers. I love the system but I know the speakers would benefit from more power. And one brand which intrigues me is Vitus. Therefore, your experience would be highly welcome!
    All the best from Luebeck Germany (no mountains here, but I originate from Bavaria
    Norbert
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    Ken, have you started to notice any detractors from the Gigafoil yet. Black is not always good. I have heard this from switch makers

    The filters we know are making in first impression kind of dead black background, calm sound picture. But if you listen further, you experience that this is at a cost.
    The price is loss of finest micro dynamics, less atmosphere - all these very tiny signals which bring the magic and touch.

    If you still think its the bomb I may want to try one. I was already looking to get a linear PS for my router. I will get one with a 19v and 12v rail.

    Do you get it from Mike or direct. What about PS. Where are you getting them and at what cost.

    Thanks Rex.
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