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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:09 PM
    Mike replied to a thread FirstWatt SIT-3 in Pass Labs†
    Viva 300b (their latest). Yes, sold out. I might have one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Yesterday, 01:55 PM
    Awesome. Any of those will be fine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Yesterday, 01:02 PM
    Mike replied to a thread FirstWatt SIT-3 in Pass Labs†
    VERY SET like. Does not sound at all like SS. Needs a high gain preamp. Isnít the last word in dynamics and slam, but super sweet sounding. No...
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    Yesterday, 08:32 AM
    Mike started a thread FirstWatt SIT-3 in Pass Labs†
    Theyíre starting to arrive... 7 more to go. If you purchased one from me, I will be shipping them in order that they come in. All are spoken for,...
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    December 11, 2018, 10:55 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Florida Audio Expo in Other Shows
    Iím a little busy with the show. You want to organize? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    December 10, 2018, 11:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Chord Hugo M Scaler in Chord Electronics
    A little listening at home to this combo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    December 10, 2018, 02:39 PM
    They are that good. Yes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    December 10, 2018, 09:12 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico M2 in Magico
    Thank you Peter. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    December 10, 2018, 09:11 AM
    Will - congrats on the improvements. Iíve been fortunate to have Jim Smith work his magic twice for me. Itís frankly the best money I ever spent. ...
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    December 10, 2018, 08:50 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico M2 in Magico
    I just restored them. See above.
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    December 9, 2018, 07:50 PM
    https://positive-feedback.com/reviews/hardware-reviews/critical-mass-systems-center-stage-footer/
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    December 9, 2018, 06:56 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico M2 in Magico
    Ok, in the spirit of Christmas, let’s just all try to get along. I’ve cleaned up all the threads because I feel the name calling had really gotten...
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    December 9, 2018, 09:45 AM
    Mike replied to a thread VAC Signature 200iQ Review in VAC
    Well, I heard that combo at the last CES I attended, and similar system at RMAF. Iíve heard various iterations of Aries Cerat gear at pretty much...
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    December 8, 2018, 12:22 PM
    Fantastic man! Good luck with #2. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    December 8, 2018, 08:50 AM
    Mike replied to a thread VAC Signature 200iQ Review in VAC
    I have heard it. Check back from my photos from shows. I believe those were the same models? Aries Cerat is good, but I prefer the VAC. Also, I...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 7, 2018, 10:11 PM
    A 7:30pm delivery by the freight company meant a late setup, but we got it done.
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    December 7, 2018, 08:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB Reference DAC in MSB
    Exactly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    December 7, 2018, 05:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB Reference DAC in MSB
    Correct, itís acting as a filter. There are other network filters out there. A few of our members are testing some now. But a PC computer...
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    December 7, 2018, 03:51 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB Reference DAC in MSB
    It doesn’t. I just confirmed with the lead tech at Roon - for the third time. There is NO sonic difference between a Nucleus, MacBook Pro, Small...
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    December 7, 2018, 03:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB Reference DAC in MSB
    I donít sell Zenith. I think there is some confusion. Youíre talking apples, we are talking oranges. The Nucleus+ is not being used as a ďmusic...
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    December 7, 2018, 02:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Female Singers in Music Forum
    Eva Cassidy Alison Krauss Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    December 7, 2018, 02:55 PM
    Mike replied to a thread VAC Signature 200iQ Review in VAC
    VAC all day long. Iíve see the pride of workmanship on a weekly basis since the factory is literally 5 minutes from my store. Sent from my...
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    December 7, 2018, 01:41 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB Reference DAC in MSB
    Kingrex - what I think needs clarification is that the MSB Roon Renderer module is a purposely built, from the ground up, Linux computer using no...
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    December 7, 2018, 09:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico M???? in Magico
    There is an official M2 thread I started. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    December 7, 2018, 05:59 AM
    Mike started a thread Magico M2 in Magico
    MAGICO M2 State of the Art Loudspeaker, Floor standing, 3-way (Four Driver) Design HAYWARD, CA (USA) Ė December 7, 2018 Ė Magico, the Leader in...
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    December 6, 2018, 11:36 PM
    Mike started a thread MSB Reference DAC in MSB
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    December 6, 2018, 11:41 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico M???? in Magico
    For me, I absolutely don't feel the M3's need subs. If you recall, I had them paired with some REL's and Jim and I both felt they were adding...
    104 replies | 4042 view(s)
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Davis, CA
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Classical music, piano, literature, theater, astronomy, and of course, audio/video gear!
Occupation:
retired (6/2016) high school English teacher

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DALI Epicon 2 speakers; SVS SB 13 Ultra subwoofer; McIntosh MA9000 integrated amp; Esoteric K-03 SACD/CD player; VPI Prime Signature/Ortofon Cadenza Bronze; Sennheiser HD800S and MrSpeakers Aeon Flow (closed) headphones
~John~

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