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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:45 AM
    We have the same combo in the store and I agree, the NS1 takes the DV2 to the next level.
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  • Alpinist's Avatar
    Today, 03:12 AM
    Wishing you a fast recovery, Puma Cat. You’ll be dancing again in no time! Best, Ken
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:05 PM
    We did the Georgia mountains this year. Last year we did the Tennessee mountains. Both were lovely. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:04 PM
    Glad it all went well. I’m sure it will be worth it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:55 PM
    He’s in Sarasota like me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:00 AM
    We joined a Boat Club and we are having a blast on the weekends. Maybe one day we will get our own boat, but for now this is the best way to go for us. Our house is usually filled with 8-12 kids a day playing, swimming, etc. Our neighborhood...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 9, 2020, 10:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Technical specifications: Type: 4-way sealed box Woofer: 2 x 250 mm CELL Aluminium Sandwich Accuton (custom design) Mid Woofer: 190 mm CELL Aluminium Sandwich Accuton (custom design) Midrange: 168 mm CELL Ceramic Accuton Tweeter: 25 mm CELL...
    27 replies | 985 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    August 9, 2020, 10:32 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Sealed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    27 replies | 985 view(s)
  • Alpinist's Avatar
    August 9, 2020, 10:22 PM
    Alpinist replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Is the Forza a sealed or ported cabinet? Ken
    27 replies | 985 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    August 9, 2020, 05:55 PM
    Nice. I was kind of torn, but they kept saying the direct cable sounded best. I think it’s Crystal Cable. But you give up some flexibility. You have that! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 8, 2020, 09:37 PM
    Did you get the arm with the cable that runs straight through? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 8, 2020, 08:36 PM
    Congrats! I love mine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 8, 2020, 06:15 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase retail pricesheet in Accuphase
    Japanese prices x 6. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 8, 2020, 06:08 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9’s in Magico
    Well before, all we’ve been getting is static pics, nothing showing them to scale next to racks and gear. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 7, 2020, 08:13 PM
    Great pic. Looks like a lovely spot with a lovely lady. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 7, 2020, 08:12 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Ha! Yes, we will have to start calling this the “send to Mike to play with” room. Dang, I love free stuff, even if it’s for a short while. You think MBL might just forget they sent me the Xtremes to play with? Sent from my iPhone using...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 7, 2020, 08:10 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Estelon Forza + Gryphon Essence amp + Gryphon Zena preamp - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    27 replies | 985 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    August 7, 2020, 08:10 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Estelon Forza + Gryphon Essence amp + Gryphon Zena preamp - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    27 replies | 985 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    August 7, 2020, 08:10 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Estelon Forza + Gryphon Essence + Gryphon Zena - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    27 replies | 985 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    August 7, 2020, 06:20 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Not sure how long we will have these in the store, so if you’re interested in a listen, come on by! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    27 replies | 985 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    August 7, 2020, 06:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 7, 2020, 06:17 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 7, 2020, 12:16 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    For me it would come down to the 866 or Luxman 590x. Both are winners. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 6, 2020, 11:16 PM
    You should. Love your pics! Great musical system you have there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 6, 2020, 11:08 PM
    Don’t be silly. You have a turntable, so you’re ok by me! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 6, 2020, 09:32 PM
    I was kind of bummed. I had a long talk with the distributor who gave me all the poop. Was hoping for more internal changes. He did say the P3ESR anniversary to P3XD was “incredible”. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 6, 2020, 09:13 PM
    It’s identical to Anniversary Edition. Only P3 and C7 get some upgrades with XD. P3 gets the most. 30, SHL5+ and 40 remain identical to anniversary edition. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    55 replies | 5389 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    August 6, 2020, 05:38 PM
    Will we see a stand-alone 800 series amp soon? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 6, 2020, 05:31 PM
    The 812 has a sophisticated built-in headphone amp with multiple connection options that would connect almost any headphone on the market. It has the DAC topology, DSP filter, and streaming options similar to the 866. It has two analog inputs and...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 6, 2020, 05:16 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Old Newbie in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 6, 2020, 05:02 PM
    Really not interested in that. The ones who have tried something similar have been a flop. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    10 replies | 423 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    August 6, 2020, 02:27 PM
    Mike started a thread MBL Podcast in MBL
    A Deep Dive In The High End: Sitting Down With MBL | Part-Time Audiophile Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 6, 2020, 01:13 PM
    I know, we’ve all said that privately. “We were the best show of 2020!!” “But you were the only show of 2020”. “Minor details.” We will back in 2022.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 6, 2020, 11:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New speakers have arrived in Speakers
    Yes! Another option. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 6, 2020, 10:22 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New speakers have arrived in Speakers
    First, I highly doubt their bass traps will treat 40hz, even if you had 20 of them. The only ones that WILL treat that low of a frequency are from Resolution Acoustics who took them to New York to be properly measured. You have some other options....
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 5, 2020, 09:11 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New speakers have arrived in Speakers
    Nice!! Congrats. Enjoy them in good health. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 5, 2020, 07:23 PM
    Wow! I’ve heard it sounds incredible. Can’t wait to get our demo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 5, 2020, 05:12 PM
    Yup, we had to do it. Prudent decision given the circumstances. We will be back in 2022! To think, we were the only audio show of 2020. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 5, 2020, 12:10 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Thinking of .7 or 1.7i in Magnepan
    Randy, so glad you’re enjoying the Maggie’s. I have many many fond memories of my various pairs. They’re wonderful.
    97 replies | 1622 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    August 4, 2020, 10:55 AM
    Mike started a thread Vivid S12 in Vivid Audio
    Vivid Audio's Inventive and Spectacular S12 Loudspeaker - SoundStage! InSight (August 2020) - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    1 replies | 183 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    August 3, 2020, 10:38 AM
    I have not heard the Essence monos. This stereo amp is SUPERB! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 1, 2020, 07:08 PM
    LOL. Do it! Do it! LOL. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 1, 2020, 01:47 PM
    Fantastic! Still keep saying “50 watts my ass”. This Essence drives everything in the big room! LOVE it’s sound signature. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 1, 2020, 11:37 AM
    13th note guy Simon Price. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 31, 2020, 07:27 PM
    Wow! I think I read every word. LOL. If you could do your best to keep the F bombs down (I’m guilty of that myself), it would be appreciated. The guy from 13th note was already called out on this site. He thought it was funny to issue a press...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 31, 2020, 04:45 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Hello from SoCal in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome to AS! Fellow Kuzma dealer! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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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
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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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