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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 11:01 PM
    Streaming only according to Jack. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 06:15 PM
    New Liz Longley album Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 02:46 PM
    bluegrassphile replied to a thread Speaker Placement in Speakers
    Keep them out of the corners.
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    Yesterday, 02:43 PM
    A used amp in the Pass Labs line. Not sure if that would fit in your budget though. Perhaps?
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    Yesterday, 02:34 PM
    Donít you lose the stereo effect when youíre listening in a room other than your listening room? Arenít you listening in mono?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 12:47 PM
    For all practical purposes I have only one place for my system. And I only have enough room placement flexibility to move my speakers a few inches one direction or the other. I do have a specific listening chair position that doesn't require moving...
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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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    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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    September 24, 2020, 08:58 PM
    Welcome! Donít forget to check us out at Suncoast Audio in Sarasota!
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    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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    September 23, 2020, 09:57 PM
    Correct and correct. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    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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    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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    September 22, 2020, 05:38 PM
    New Aurender N20 - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    September 21, 2020, 03:35 PM
    Yes. A few months ago, I set up a single folder with one album in it. We proceeded to test it for a while and it was going good. Then it started to hang and splutter. I donít have folders for file types, they are Genre, high res, DSD, etc. ...
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    September 21, 2020, 03:13 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N20 Unboxing in Aurender
    Listening now to the same track on Aurender, same cables, same DAC, vs Roon and itís not even a contest. Itís so much better sounding. This N20 is right there with the W20SE sonically. So impressed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 21, 2020, 03:11 PM
    Nope, we took those out as step one. We will figure it out. We have to, we have so many Roon devices in the store. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 21, 2020, 02:57 PM
    Yup, only Roon core. I originally thought it was our slightly older iPad, so I bought us a new iPad Pro. The issues were the same. Ditto for my phone. Iím really thinking I need a faster NUC for the core. When it hangs, I usually see it...
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Amplifier: Pass Labs INT 250 integrated.

DAC/Streamer: MSB Discrete Dual Power Supply.

Server: Roon Nucleus with lifetime subscription.

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