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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:22 AM
    He lives in the same neighborhood as my store. Iím sure he will be back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 07:07 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender drop out problem in Aurender
    See above Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 07:06 AM
    Brian Russell President of Bryston Passes Away - Wifi Hifi Magazine Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 06:51 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender drop out problem in Aurender
    The new update to the software coming very soon (next week) allows formatting of SSDís. In the meantime, Aurender can do it for you remotely, just open a remote support ticket through the app. They did it for me last week. Remember to use Folder...
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  • bernardl's Avatar
    September 28, 2020, 10:03 PM
    I had considered it, but besides it being much pricier, Gryphon was not enthusiastic about selling me one since they are currently not distributed in Japan. Cheers, Bernard
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 28, 2020, 02:36 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Amp on the Way in Amplifiers
    Cool! Congrats. Looking forward to your impressions. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 28, 2020, 02:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 1161 in Boulder Amplifiers
    I have the 1160 here. The 1161 is a slightly smaller version. Excellent amp, just donít hear the 2160, youíll be ruined.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 28, 2020, 02:08 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    Very different. The Boulder 866 sounds like a class A amp. Rich, warm, musical. The Diablo 300 has a big bold sound, with thunderous monoblock bass and grip and a huge soundstage. I was talking to a customer this morning who was debating between...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 28, 2020, 02:05 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Like with anything, you can always cut corners and get the cost down, but in doing so, you will cut performance. The X260.8/XP22 outperform the INT250 by a fair margin. I think as good as the INT250 is, the separates just bring much more to the...
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    September 28, 2020, 12:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    I think if I was moving down in electronics and speakers, I think I would move down the line to Delta V2 too. There are a million possibilities with the funds, I was just thinking what products were at the same level for balance. I donít think I...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 11:01 PM
    Streaming only according to Jack. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 27, 2020, 06:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    It has a Roon module in the DAC. Thatís how we are using it. I know there is a lot of talk about the cables, but to be honest, this system went from great to ďout of this worldĒ when we put in the full Alpha V2 loom. We had in there previous...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 06:15 PM
    New Liz Longley album Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 01:14 PM
    There is certainly a history here that many are unaware of. I really wish the new distributor the best of luck. Heís a quality guy representing a quality product.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 11:58 AM
    Iím currently acting as a beta tester for the new Aurender iPhone app. Oh boy, do I like it! Itís one of those apps youíre using and thinking ďyeah, thatís exactly how I would lay it out.Ē Release soon! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk...
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    September 27, 2020, 10:16 AM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 26, 2020, 08:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Absolutely! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 26, 2020, 06:48 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    We have the Omega on the Everest. We do have two Omega NRís, but they are on the MSB Select II. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 26, 2020, 05:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB pricing in MSB
    The dealers outside of North America bellyached. Export pricing is much higher. The dealers outside NA probably got tired of trying to explain that. You can always call me and I can give you the pricing and help you put something together. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 26, 2020, 01:39 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Correct. 6000sv2 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 26, 2020, 01:05 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    I was adding it up in my head. Not quite. $13K x260.8 amps $9500 xp22 preamp $13K MSB DAC (this one has Roon module and dual PSU) $21,800 A5 speakers $10k Alpha V2 power cables (5) $4k Alpa V2 speaker cables $600 Alpha Ethernet $6000...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 26, 2020, 12:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    I always have so much Euro and Asian gear always in the mix, I was surprised when I really thought about this system.
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    September 26, 2020, 12:29 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    I just realized, itís an all system too! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 26, 2020, 12:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    No BS, we are sitting there saying ďholy F this is a good system.Ē Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 26, 2020, 11:42 AM
    Mike started a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Everyone once in a while we put together a system in the store that just so defies its total price, itís unbelievable. Right now, this system is blowing us away (for the money): Magico A5ís Pass X260.8ís Pass XP22 MSB Discrete Shunyata...
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    September 25, 2020, 09:15 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Vivid S12 in Vivid Audio
    KAYA S12 Ė Vivid Audio The design philosophy behind Vivid Audio Kaya S12 True to Vivid Audio, an inordinate engineering effort was invested to completely remove cabinet resonances in a two-way bookshelf form factor. The result we believe is a...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 05:05 PM
    Mike replied to a thread LIAR Test in General Audio Discussion
    Ha! He moved his to the basement. Management orders. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 04:08 PM
    Working perfectly here! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 25, 2020, 03:46 PM
    Enjoying the re-do. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 25, 2020, 03:11 PM
    Mike replied to a thread T+A Support in T+A Electronics
    A3000 has been out for a while now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 25, 2020, 11:45 AM
    New DK. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 25, 2020, 11:23 AM
    Mike replied to a thread T+A Support in T+A Electronics
    Me too. Would love to see a refresh to the amps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 09:42 AM
    Mike replied to a thread T+A Support in T+A Electronics
    Agreed. David is awesome. Just wish I could get more traction with the brand. Everyone loves the look and sound. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 24, 2020, 08:58 PM
    Welcome! Donít forget to check us out at Suncoast Audio in Sarasota!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 24, 2020, 02:30 PM
    The 590 is terrific, more refined and powerful than the 390. Also take a look at the Boulder 866 with optional Roon enabled DAC. Itís very very popular here in the store. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • bernardl's Avatar
    September 23, 2020, 10:27 PM
    I understand that Devialet isn't the most popular brand in these parts, but for anyone interested it sounds really good with the Magico A1s. The addition of a JCAT XE card in the Mac Pro 2019 I use as Roon end point and Shunyata Sigma USB cable...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 23, 2020, 09:57 PM
    Correct and correct. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 23, 2020, 06:54 PM
    Agreed. It was for me too. My only beef is that T+A raised their prices SO MUCH on the HV series in April 2019. And yes, I told the CEO of T+A in Germany when we sat down for a drink last May. He said their costs overall went way up. Oh well. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 22, 2020, 10:23 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&w db1b in B&W
    Depends on the size of the room and specific bass nodes youíre trying to tackle. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 22, 2020, 05:38 PM
    New Aurender N20 - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • bernardl's Avatar
    September 22, 2020, 05:00 PM
    bernardl replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    I already own the clock... just missing the player... :) Cheers, Bernard
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    September 22, 2020, 12:48 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Iíve ordered this configuration for demo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 22, 2020, 11:28 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Itís different than chip or R2R. Very unique. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 22, 2020, 07:20 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Yes Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • bernardl's Avatar
    September 22, 2020, 02:46 AM
    bernardl replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Since the sound of a player is probably mostly determined by its DAC and power supply is it reasonable to say the XD series changes very significantly the Esoteric sound compared to earlier generations? Cheers, Bernard
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 21, 2020, 08:48 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N20 Unboxing in Aurender
    No. We can always discuss taking your N10 on trade towards an N20. N20 is right there with W20SE sonically. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 21, 2020, 05:00 PM
    Yes!!! Must feel great to have a dedicated room. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 21, 2020, 04:54 PM
    Yes. For sure! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 21, 2020, 04:11 PM
    Ha, I forgot that! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 21, 2020, 04:02 PM
    300 baud works just fine. Love the noise it makes when we connect to this incredible thing called ďAOLĒ. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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Room treatment: Gik Acoustics | Vibration control: Townshend pods | Power: Shunyata Omega XC + Everest + Sigma NR v2 for amps/Venom V14 Digital for other components + Sigma ground cables | Source: Mac mini with LPS running Roon core (Raat) | Ethernet: Sonore Optical module + Melco S10 on Stillpoints SS + Shunyata Omega ethernet cable | Dac/Pre/Amplification: Devialet D1000 Pro CI (Chord Sarum T RCA-RCA link) | Speakers: Chord Sarum T + Wilson Benesch Act One Evolution P1

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