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  • puroagave's Avatar
    Today, 12:10 AM
    its also the first time on vinyl. Im going to fight the queues tomorrow to get mine along with Kenny Dorham .
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    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    puroagave replied to a thread Rega Planar 10 TAS Review in Rega
    what is "mine"?
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    Yesterday, 09:40 PM
    puroagave replied to a thread Rega Planar 10 TAS Review in Rega
    which $15,000+ 'tables have you reviewed in your system?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:48 AM
    Great little system, but at the volumes I listen, I would blow the 30.2’s to smithereens in my room. 40.3’s…for sure would work. 260.8’s then. I have some Franco Serblin Accordo Essence coming next week to go with the little Accordo’s in the...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 10, 2021, 08:41 PM
    The trio’s won’t fit. I would love the 4D’s, but that might be a goal for next year. Thinking an Artesania 2+2+2 and a 3 shelf on the end. But that’s as far as I’ve gotten. LOL. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • astrotoy's Avatar
    June 10, 2021, 05:17 PM
    In 2019 we found a highly rated carpet cleaner in the East Bay (SF Bay Area), Larry's Extreme Clean. Did a great job. When he was here he was looking at my record and tape collection. I asked him whether he was a music fan. He said that he was a...
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    June 10, 2021, 04:58 PM
    I scored 43 out of 150. However, 42 are 15ips 2 track tapes and of those, 16 are safety masters. The one record only is Kraftwork Computer World, which I bought because it was a Harry Pearson TAS Superdisc. I'm very much a classical music fan, and...
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    June 10, 2021, 03:45 PM
    I have 5 of the first eight (all but the Art Blakely, Jolene and Zombie) on 15ips 2 track tape, including my safety master of DSOTM on 1/2" tape. I also have the King Crimson album on tape. The ones I have are all analogue recordings, and my tapes...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 10, 2021, 12:19 PM
    And that would be? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 9, 2021, 09:24 PM
    I’m my own worst customer. Nothing decided. My system currently comprises two turntables and a reel to reel sitting on the floor. Thinking: Kharma, Harbeth, Pass, Luxman, Sim, Classe, Boulder, NAIM, Block, MSB, Aurender I have Vivid and...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 9, 2021, 08:19 PM
    Influential Albums - How many of these 150 influential albums have you heard? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 9, 2021, 02:15 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30 in Aurender
    Yes. Don’t forget about the new N200. We have one on order too. Reportedly beats the N10 and nips at the heels of the N20. Two user installed storage (ie 2 x 8TB SSD’s) The N30 comes with one 8TB SSD and one bay available for a second one. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 8, 2021, 10:44 AM
    That was it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 8, 2021, 10:35 AM
    puroagave replied to a thread Magico A5 Review in Magico
    the German test linked in this thread also shows the bass bump and treble roll off. despite that they gave it a 15 out of a possible 15 points for neutrality.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 7, 2021, 09:27 PM
    Mike replied to a thread DB9 Signature in Kharma
    Rance, your speakers are going through final testing this week and then Polish and prep for shipping. This is your actual speaker going through testing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 7, 2021, 08:47 PM
    Yes! They may get lost in that wine cellar. Regardless, it will be good experience for you. No doubt you’ll learn a few things. When I retire, I’m going to write a book! I have so many hilarious stories. Here’s a quick one: I get a...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 7, 2021, 08:30 PM
    Very good Bob. No Magico’s? Mostly distributor models you’re getting? I guess that makes sense from a dollars and cents perspective. Hope you enjoy your new speakers. Where you going to put them all?? It will be interesting to get your...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 7, 2021, 07:47 PM
    I’m confused. Are you buying these $180,000 speakers for yourself? Are you running a store and buying inventory? Just trying to understand what you’re saying here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 7, 2021, 05:31 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 7, 2021, 03:43 PM
    Bob, is this the speaker? How much are they? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 7, 2021, 12:12 PM
    Mike replied to a thread DB9 Signature in Kharma
    Mark asked me to post. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 6, 2021, 10:53 PM
    astrotoy replied to a thread D-Day in General Off Topic Forums
    Back in late May of 2019 we took the Queen Mary to the UK. Aboard were about 20 men who had served in the Armed Forces at the time of the D-Day invasion. They were heading back to Normandy to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Invasion. Each...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 6, 2021, 11:40 AM
    Yes, all 8. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 5, 2021, 05:38 PM
    NEW REVIEW: The VIVID GIYA G1 Series 2 LoudspeakerFinal Impressions: The VIVID GIYA G1 Series 2 Loudspeaker - Positive Feedback Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 5, 2021, 04:17 PM
    puroagave replied to a thread Zellaton in Speakers
    members are being kicked off that site for nothing more than expressing their opinions (innocuous ones, I might add). Cancel culture has reached the audiosphere.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 5, 2021, 09:13 AM
    That’s awesome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 3, 2021, 07:02 PM
    Vivid G1 Spirits with external crossovers + Boulder 2160 + Pass XP22 + MSB Select II + Taiko Server - YouTube Vivid G1 Spirits with external crossovers + Boulder 2160 + Pass XP22 + MSB Select II + Taiko Server - YouTube Sent from my iPhone...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 3, 2021, 04:47 PM
    When I went all in on my Avantgarde’s 5 years ago, many scoffed at horns. Now they’re all the rage. Too funny. Horns are great. But the coloration of female and male vocals can turn some folks off. The dynamics though are unreal and horns...
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  • astrotoy's Avatar
    June 3, 2021, 02:44 PM
    Thanks, Mike. Very rewarding work in my old age. Larry
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 3, 2021, 02:17 PM
    That is fantastic work Larry. Really awesome. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 3, 2021, 02:06 PM
    Congrats Jay. Enjoy them in good health. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • astrotoy's Avatar
    June 3, 2021, 02:05 PM
    We are very active participants in a local seniors organization, with members mostly between 70 and 100. They want to stay in their homes and not move to assisted living, even when some can afford the $10K per month cost. Many of the members are...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 2, 2021, 06:44 PM
    That’s why I thought SF. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 2, 2021, 03:01 PM
    I was thinking The Sonus Faber based on the comments in the video. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 2, 2021, 10:57 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5 Review in Magico
    I enjoyed the review. I like the system he had. MSB Discrete is fantastic with the A5’s. I also agree with Jeff on Diamond tweeters. Ooooh la la. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 2, 2021, 10:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5 Review in Magico
    Magico A5 Loudspeakers Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 1, 2021, 11:08 PM
    Bart, if you have the APOD’s, then the Herbies (for easy sliding) are still your best bet. We use them in the store (we probably have about 80 or 100) as we have them under every speaker for easy placement. We remove them for the demo.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 1, 2021, 04:39 PM
    Fixed! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 1, 2021, 11:56 AM
    Whatever it is, it didn’t come from me, but then again, neither did the M6’s....so, who knows? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 31, 2021, 07:53 PM
    Great review Bill. We sell the Degritter and customers are super happy with the results. I posted a video comparing it to the ClearAudio Double Matrix which costs twice as much. Record Cleaner Shootout! Degritter Vs ClearAudio Double Matrix -...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 31, 2021, 06:13 PM
    Our XA60.8’s are killer good. They will drive anything. Their real world specs are actually double their rated specs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 31, 2021, 04:02 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Memorial Day in General Off Topic Forums
    Well said. Agree 100%. Thank you to you and your family for your service. The only reason I haven’t deleted his comments is because of the irony of doing so while celebrating a day of fighting for freedoms. Sent from my iPhone using...
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    May 31, 2021, 09:11 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Memorial Day in General Off Topic Forums
    Thanks Mike. Today is a today to reflect on how thankful we are to all those vets who sacrificed so much for our freedoms. Love the vets, hate the war. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 31, 2021, 07:41 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Mbl 8006 b in MBL
    Congrats Randy. MBL builds fantastic gear. Yes, we need pics!
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    May 30, 2021, 10:09 PM
    The Speakers Corner press is sublime.
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    May 30, 2021, 10:02 PM
    I received my shipping notice but it hasnt landed here yet, I guess FL is closer to IL than Cali. I have the CBS 1/2 speed from '85 that sounds pretty good, i bought this because I need another hole in my head. Kiddin' aside its a good PS album but...
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    May 30, 2021, 08:34 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 30, 2021, 06:55 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    We run our 866 into a Shunyata Power Conditioner since they don’t limit current and we really like the results. But Boulder definitely prefers it into the wall direct. YMMV. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 30, 2021, 02:23 PM
    puroagave replied to a thread Attenuators in Amplifiers
    Let us know how the Rothwell works out. The elephant in the room still remains, the Cary has too much line stage gain. I've owned several ol skool tube preamps when 24db of line stage gain was de rigueur to make up for the low-ish gain of their...
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    May 30, 2021, 02:09 PM
    puroagave replied to a thread Attenuators in Amplifiers
    Or around 26 ft which ive done before going SE from a CJ tube preamp to a Krell SS amp with no issues. The SLP05 has an output impedance of 400 ohm which is great in your case, as long your ICs are low in capacitance you wouldn't have bass issues...
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Analog-VPIClassic3-3DArm,SoundsmithZephyrII+MiyajimaZeroMono,2xAmpex ATR-102,Doshi3.0 Herron VTPH-2A&BottleheadPhonoPre,
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Electronics-DoshiPre,CJ MET1mchPre,Cary2A3monoamps
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