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    Yesterday, 03:38 PM
    Listened to Ella Fitzgerald with Louis Armstrong, "Porgy And Bess." Outstanding album. Fabulous horns along with Ella and Louis.
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    Yesterday, 01:03 PM
    We are doing a M6 setup today in Miami. Iíll respond more later, but I agree. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 23, 2021, 07:29 PM
    Mike replied to a thread N100H to N200 or N10? in Aurender
    N200. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 23, 2021, 07:28 PM
    Come to my place for a listen. Canít ship it, way too many boxes! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 23, 2021, 07:24 PM
    I just love the wing and aggressive front. Looks so bad ass! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 23, 2021, 02:15 PM
    Love the yellow! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 23, 2021, 02:08 PM
    You are so right about the service tag. Over the years I've had to contact Dell with questions like "how do you do this or that?" They were always good at walking me through things. We've had good service from Dell...if you don't mind talking to...
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    July 23, 2021, 01:44 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Long time reader in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 23, 2021, 01:38 PM
    Randy, I think the Dell will be fine for what I'll be using it for...mostly web and forum surfing, paying bills, etc. Maybe some minor music listening (streaming). I have my dedicated desktop for music and recording which will be replaced at the...
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    July 23, 2021, 12:09 PM
    Randy, I'm still going to be getting a much better computer for music and recording at the first of the year. It'll be a dedicated recording computer. I'll take a serious look at the Falcon Northwest. If that's too pricey I'll consider a muscular...
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    July 23, 2021, 12:00 PM
    Oops! Randy, I ordered the computer before checking your response above. I created another thread asking advice on the computer I just ordered. We've always had good luck with Dell. We've owned several over the years. Right now I'm using an HP...
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    July 23, 2021, 10:41 AM
    You're right about the images of the L300. The pics are kind of dark and don't show the beauty of the Summits at all. I remember they looked and sounded wonderful. They were pretty pricey at the time.
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    July 23, 2021, 10:30 AM
    Will use this as my main music and recording computer for awhile. Although I might order a "hot rodded" desktop in the near future. I'm no computer guru so I'm asking your opinion on this computer. I tried to get one with some horsepower to it. ...
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    July 23, 2021, 09:47 AM
    Same here.
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    July 23, 2021, 09:25 AM
    Just visiting my usual music websites. It would suddenly return to my web browser. I think Bob might have nailed it. Been wanting to replace my current laptop anyway. Maybe now's the time?
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    July 23, 2021, 07:58 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin X1 in Lumin
    Yes
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    July 22, 2021, 07:54 PM
    Anyone else experiencing computer crashes today? Mine is crashing about every 5 minutes or so. National news says there were a lot of crashes. I just got in on the tail end of the story. Not sure what's causing it?
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    July 22, 2021, 04:40 PM
    My favorite JBL speaker...The L300 Summit.
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    July 22, 2021, 04:35 PM
    Blue Highway, "Sounds Of Home." A superb bluegrass album by a superb bluegrass group.
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    July 21, 2021, 10:31 PM
    Great post! I learned some things. I think we were a little more tolerant of component induced noise in the '70s. I remember a slight hiss while my system was idling. Not sure where it came from. But I do remember that hiss was kind of expected and...
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    July 21, 2021, 09:09 PM
    So, what will the main music source/s be, say 10 years, from now? If CDs and CD transports disappear what does that leave? Heck, even streaming seems tenuous right now. Maybe it's just growing pains. Vinyl is a very small niche market. What else is...
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    July 21, 2021, 08:54 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin supports Tidal Connect in Lumin
    Peter - any ideas why? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 21, 2021, 08:50 PM
    Love it! Competition seats? How do you find them? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 21, 2021, 08:22 PM
    bluegrassphile replied to a thread Speaker Placement in Speakers
    Dave, I can really hear what you're talking about with the tweeter intersection 3-4 ft behind your head. Toeing my Harbeths out slightly made quite a difference. Very noticeable.
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    July 21, 2021, 08:16 PM
    Really? 80+ views and no replies? No love at all for equalizers? I still wonder why they lost popularity? Songs in the studio are virtually endlessly equalized and manipulated. Why should we think recordings are perfect coming out of the studio....
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    July 21, 2021, 07:47 PM
    Calvin, I'd always heard and read that ripped CDs sound better vs playing CDs. Maybe it's just a matter of preference? I really don't know?
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    July 21, 2021, 06:11 PM
    Thanks. Want the Z06, and still have a deposit down on it - but they keep delaying it (now ETA is 2023). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 21, 2021, 05:56 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Speaker Placement in Speakers
    Great to hear Tom! Happy to help. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 21, 2021, 05:52 PM
    bluegrassphile replied to a thread Speaker Placement in Speakers
    Holy smokes, Mike!! What a difference that minute movement made??! I aimed the speakers (super tweeters) directly at my left and right shoulders. I had them pointed directly at my ears. Definitely better slightly toed out. Thank you! My system...
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    July 21, 2021, 05:50 PM
    Yours? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 21, 2021, 05:32 PM
    Barely. But, technically, yes. I couldnít have bought new if I wanted to. No allocations left. GT4ís are a bit less common. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 21, 2021, 05:23 PM
    Ask GM. Delays, delays, delays, delays, delays. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 21, 2021, 05:01 PM
    Thank you! I felt the same way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 21, 2021, 04:35 PM
    I love that color! Looks amazing. Cool rims. Did you get any PPF? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 21, 2021, 04:10 PM
    Love that color! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 21, 2021, 03:57 PM
    We need pictures! I had a Boxster S and found it more ďfunĒ than the 911ísÖ.hence the Cayman now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 21, 2021, 03:54 PM
    bluegrassphile replied to a thread Speaker Placement in Speakers
    Thanks, Mike, I'll give that a try.
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    July 21, 2021, 03:47 PM
    Thanks Sean. I can honestly say itís better than any of my 911ís, even my 2018 911 GTS. I agree with Doug! The 2020 Porsche Cayman GT4 Is My Favorite New Porsche - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 21, 2021, 03:40 PM
    The gear ratios on the stick are all messed up. This is a car built for the PDK. The 6 speed stick has first gear going to 55mph, and 2nd going to 85mph. Itís really designed for PDK. And quite a bit faster with PDK too: 3.4 Vs 4.1. Sent...
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    July 21, 2021, 03:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Speaker Placement in Speakers
    It all depends on the speaker design. For yours with that super tweeter, aim the tweeter at your shoulders. A laser can really help. A wide dispersion tweeter like the B&W, Kharma, etc do best with more toe out. Sent from my iPhone using...
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    July 21, 2021, 03:19 PM
    Is the general rule of thumb to turn your speakers in so they point directly at you? Or, is it better to have them slightly turned in or out? My listening room is relatively small...about 27' x 14'. The room is so taken up by furniture and other...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 21, 2021, 03:01 PM
    Great looking car! The new Lotus is bad ass as well. But I like my ďnew to meĒ car. 2021 Cayman GT4. 4L Flat 6. Bought it second hand. 1450 miles on it. Just got it last week.
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    July 21, 2021, 02:53 PM
    Terrific album from a great new band. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 21, 2021, 02:45 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin supports Tidal Connect in Lumin
    The latest LUMIN firmware brings TIDAL Connect to X1 / T2 / U1 / U1 MINI. TIDAL Connect is a new way to play TIDAL on LUMIN using the TIDAL App. Simply choose LUMIN as your playback device from within the app. Other v14 enhancements Updated MQA...
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    July 21, 2021, 12:37 PM
    What a great album. One of my faves. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 21, 2021, 11:38 AM
    I would add a Lumin T2. Itís a DAC/streamer all in one. Gives you access to Tidal, QoBuz, etc. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 21, 2021, 10:51 AM
    Gorgeous stuff Jerome! Congrats. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 21, 2021, 10:19 AM
    They used to be very commonly used in high end audio systems. I had one in the '70s. So, what are your feelings about equalizers in home audio systems? Both parametric and graphic. I was reading about Schitt's Lokius parametric EQ on their website....
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 21, 2021, 12:29 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    What on earth would your dealer have to do with the production delays? Is he flying to Hayward to build them? Itís normal right now and Iím sure your dealer wants you to get them just as much as you do. The delays are quite long on...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 20, 2021, 06:02 PM
    Radio is very different from the end user who plays the same song 1000 times because itís in his play list. The article I posted shows just how little they make from streaming. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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