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    Today, 08:59 PM
    bluegrassphile replied to a thread MSB - The Discrete DAC in MSB
    Joe, I think you know I'm head over heels in love with mine. The Dual Power Supply MSB Discrete, my new Pass INT 250 integrated, and Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary speakers are a match made in heaven. Such synergistic sweetness in sound....
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    Today, 04:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9’s in Magico
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    Today, 03:58 PM
    Mike replied to a thread For those with JVC Projectors in Video
    I would say yes. 4K is a big part of it. But the technology does make HD look even better too. I went to the NX7 and then spent $750 on a professional calibration (the guy was working on it for 12 hours!). Best money ever spent. The improvement...
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    Today, 02:45 PM
    Mike started a thread New SoundStage on Estelon in Estelon
    Estelon: Loudspeaker Excellence and Originality from Estonia - SoundStage! Talks (August 2020) - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 09:52 AM
    Mike replied to a thread For those with JVC Projectors in Video
    No, it’s for the new series like the NX7. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 06:56 PM
    JVC Announces Planned HDR Upgrade for Native 4K D-ILA Projectors Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 10:53 AM
    I dunno...with the responses I've received so far I'm thinking what's the use? Other than to satisfy my curiosity. Not that it's very strong. Right now I don't even have any vinyl. I was just kind of hoping it was a better quality TT. Technics was a...
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    Yesterday, 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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    August 11, 2020, 10:28 PM
    So true!
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    August 11, 2020, 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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    August 11, 2020, 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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    August 11, 2020, 12:55 PM
    He’s in Sarasota like me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 11, 2020, 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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    August 10, 2020, 08:13 PM
    I'm going to try and revive this thread to see if anyone has any new thoughts or info about this TT. Anyone run across one? I'm going to clean it up and give it a try. Mike, is there a particular way I'm supposed to hook this TT up to the INT 250?
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    August 10, 2020, 08:05 PM
    I have the new system playing even when I'm not in the listening room, for break in purposes. I'll continue that until I get to about 300 hours or so. It's really starting to sound sweet.
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    August 10, 2020, 12:59 PM
    At 70 y/o I would think I'd be pretty well broken in? :D
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    August 10, 2020, 09:23 AM
    ...I've read that the break in period for new speakers and other electronic components is maybe 300 hours or more. Got my new system last February and I'd estimate I have perhaps 200 hours or a little more on it. I can definitely hear the...
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    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...
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    August 9, 2020, 10:32 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Sealed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    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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    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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    August 8, 2020, 08:36 PM
    Congrats! I love mine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    August 7, 2020, 06:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
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    August 7, 2020, 06:17 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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
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    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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    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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    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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    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
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
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Bluegrass musician, high end audio, home recording, camping/bluegrass fests, street rodding.
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Retired dentist.

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Amplifier: Pass Labs INT 250 integrated.

DAC/Streamer: MSB Discrete Dual Power Supply.

Server: Roon Nucleus with lifetime subscription.

Speakers: Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary
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Cables: AudioQuest Rocket 88 speaker cables,
Mackenzie interconnects.

Speaker Stands: HiFi Man.

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