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    Today, 11:26 AM
    SN3 + HiCap DR. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 11:26 AM
    NAIM is definitely weird and cult like. You know that when you ask a question and the answer is ďtry twisting the din cable around the burndy cable at the back of the preampĒ, you know youíve entered an alternate universe. Even connecting...
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    Today, 11:04 AM
    There actually already is a diagram: https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default/files/products/downloads/files/Connection%20Guide%20Amplification%20Rev%201J.pdf Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 10:00 AM
    They are keeping up with demand. Iím sure 2022 will bring some new goodies. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 08:25 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase e-5000 in Accuphase
    I would say maybe late next year, but thatís just a guess. Yes, you would be surprised by the 590. Remember, its rated at 30 watts/channel but measures closer to 95. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 08:24 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase e-5000 in Accuphase
    Yes. We should have them in a week or two. I heard from Jeff at Tone (who just finished reviewing them) that the 10 is killer. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 08:23 AM
    Mike started a thread Bernie Grundman in All Things Analog
    Caropopcast | Caropop Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    Thanks Bart. I didnít really have too much trouble connecting the Burndy cables. Went smooth. Going to let it run and hope in a couple hundred hours itís broken in. So far, the level of realism is uncanny. Sent from my iPhone using...
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    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    500DR arrives. 552 has been in the system for a couple of weeks. Next week (hopefully), 555 + two PSUís. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 02:47 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4ís arrive in B&W
    It depends. For me, Solid State. More slam and control. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 10:44 AM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4ís arrive in B&W
    When we can or need to, we do. I am trying to buy the units around me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 10:40 AM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4ís arrive in B&W
    No. We just donít have the floor space. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 10:32 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    Reportedly, all new Avantgardeís will have active/passive switch. Use your own amps or the ones built in. Iím scratching my head because Estelon, Goldmund and others tried this a few years ago and they were flops. People love to mix and match...
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    Yesterday, 08:55 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase e-5000 in Accuphase
    The Classe integrated it delayed (just heard). The 590 would be amazing if youíre room isnít super big. We have the AudiaFlight 10 integrated coming for evaluation. That could be good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 08:18 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase e-5000 in Accuphase
    Iíll try to get an idea this morning. Look at a Luxman 509x for now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 2, 2021, 07:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    Oh cool. The new owners have very deep pockets and a real determination for domination. This is definitely an interesting new segment. Will we see more of this? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 2, 2021, 07:38 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico A5 install in Magico
    No. SGR I think. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 2, 2021, 07:37 PM
    Rick - Suncoast Audio Tech Mike - Suncoast Audio Sales Me Caelin - Shunyata Founder Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 2, 2021, 05:56 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 2, 2021, 04:50 PM
    Slightly different shots. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 2, 2021, 02:42 PM
    Just the standard. Cheap fix: install the outlets in upside down. Holds the cables much better, but not as good as the Block. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 2, 2021, 02:37 PM
    We spent the day visiting with Caelin at Suncoast Audio. Had a fun time learning more insight into all their great products and vision. We all learned a lot and it was a pleasure to have him visit us. The company has an amazing history and a...
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    December 2, 2021, 07:59 AM
    We had some in stock is all. Anyway, are you trying to ensure the plug doesnít sag in the socket? Was that the main goal or were you catching the cable on your leg or something and it kept coming out? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 1, 2021, 08:38 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    Crossover parts for the M9?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 1, 2021, 05:20 PM
    They are excellent. We have a few in the store. Did you buy these direct from Block? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 1, 2021, 03:10 PM
    First Watt has the gang from Pass: Nelson, Desmond and Wayne and others all able to lend ideas. Shunyata also have techs. Dart, donít know, but canít imagine Herve is doing everything himself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 1, 2021, 12:54 PM
    Mike started a thread Aurender N20 Review in Aurender
    Review | Aurender N20 Music Server / Streamer - Reviews - Audiophile Style Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 1, 2021, 12:54 PM
    For sure. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 1, 2021, 12:34 PM
    Perhaps. Still, to me, a lot of these fly by nights seem like one step removed from DIY. Not to say, the blind squirrel doesnít find a nut once in a while, butÖthe small DAC brand graveyard is a mighty big one. The big boys have staying power...
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    December 1, 2021, 12:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4ís arrive in B&W
    Quick review of the new 802 D4: - after break in, gone is the top down presentation of the D3. MUCH more of a balanced approach. Not sure if itís the retuning of the crossover or the longer tweeter tube or bothÖ.but MUCH more to my liking now. ...
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    December 1, 2021, 12:24 PM
    True. Itís a rare old bird. As for the crazy NAIM cables, you said it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 1, 2021, 12:16 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4ís arrive in B&W
    Yes. They really step up given better electronics, source, cables, etc. Most importantly though, they need break in. If the other store is pounding them with some daft punk, Post Malone 24/7, then break in will take much longer. Ours havenít...
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    December 1, 2021, 12:14 PM
    Yup. Those who claim these here-today-gone-tomorrow DACís are giant killers have not truly experienced really great DACís. Years ago, these DACís would come and go and folks desperate for something better than the nasties we had would buy,...
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    December 1, 2021, 11:40 AM
    Marty - was this Halo DAC neutral sounding? If so, thereís lots out there for sure. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 30, 2021, 10:10 AM
    Whereís Walter when we need him? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 30, 2021, 09:31 AM
    Yes, based on your description. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 30, 2021, 07:38 AM
    Shunyata. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 29, 2021, 10:43 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4ís arrive in B&W
    B&W 802D4 + Classe Delta Stereo + Classe Delta Pre + MSB Discrete DAC - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 29, 2021, 08:35 PM
    Great write up. We tried the optical connection on the X1 and felt it was just ďdifferentĒ, not sure it was better. Cleaner, more detail. But more musical? Donít know. The MSB ProUSB/ProISL is our favorite of all MSB inputs - by far. ...
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    November 29, 2021, 07:36 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Listening Buddies in We Love Our Pets!
    She goes from bat shit crazy to laying all over you and falling asleep in 5 seconds flat. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 29, 2021, 07:16 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Listening Buddies in We Love Our Pets!
    True! Sheís just turned one and such a sweetheart. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 29, 2021, 02:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico A5 install in Magico
    Thanks. No, the customer had that already. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 29, 2021, 01:05 PM
    Mike started a thread Todayís Magico A5 install in Magico
    Todayís A5 install. Installing and setting up Magicoís to get that total disappearing act is really become an art weíve learned over the past 6 years. Weíve set up dozens and dozens of pairs. To get the maximum ROI, buy from an experienced...
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    November 29, 2021, 09:20 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Ready to make a change in Speakers
    Thank you. I should have mine before the end of the year. If we can work in a visit after I get mine and before Dec 31, we can lock in the old pricing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 28, 2021, 11:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Ready to make a change in Speakers
    Of course not! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 28, 2021, 11:10 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Listening Buddies in We Love Our Pets!
    No, sheís one chair over. She loves Alison Krauss. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 28, 2021, 07:39 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Listening Buddies in We Love Our Pets!
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 28, 2021, 07:02 PM
    Mike started a thread ZeroDust in Vinyl Accessories
    I discovered this years ago. It made my cart sound like mud. Now I only use the stylus brush, back to front. Time to Put Away The Onzow ZeroDust? | Analog Planet Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 28, 2021, 03:06 PM
    Quite the background to this ďnewĒ album. Sound quality is superb. Great songs too. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 28, 2021, 02:30 PM
    Very nice! Congrats. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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