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  • Bones13's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 06:42 PM
    Used my dad’s McIntosh MC60s (1965 or so) for a while. A combination of the local repair guy dying, Mr DeWick’s retirement, and one more shorting out, they got the boot. As we are moving to be with our daughter and youngster at the end of the year,...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 04:56 PM
    Yes, the Classe is very underrated, but a much better pairing with Kharma is Block Audio. Talk to Craig on the forum here and give me a call. We handle US and Canada. I’m waiting on our new MSB Cascade, so I’ll let you know. Are you in...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 18, 2024, 03:06 PM
    Sorry to hear. RIP. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 18, 2024, 07:48 AM
    It did take the better part of 5 hours. But when we left, it was sounding fabulous and frankly, given the constraints of his giant motorized theater screen, positioned about as good as they could be. Now, knowing Charles, he’s probably gone...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 10:46 AM
    Alan, it probably won’t tell you much as it was particular for his setup with 8 subs (!!), four towering bass horns, 2 x 231’s and 2 x additional subs at the rear for his room and HIS type of music (classical). For one thing, we had to start with...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 10:41 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    You do have to often wonder how people listen…especially at shows. That one guy who liked the Aries Cerat also liked the Linn. I’ve heard from numerous people these were the two worst sounding rooms (with the third being the new Vivid’s). Shows...
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    May 16, 2024, 09:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Yes. Seems like the Wilson/CH room didn’t fair well either. Frankly, that’s a pairing I just don’t see. I mean, on paper it should make a lot of sense: speaker with a lot of lower mid bass energy and a slightly lean in the bass set of...
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    May 15, 2024, 08:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Munich High-End 2024 - Page 4 of 4 - Gy8 Wow. Aries Cerat didn’t fair well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 11:21 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Wow! Looks awesome Sean. Big congrats! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 14, 2024, 06:38 PM
    Would love to! But this trip is about supporting my daughter. I can sneak away a few hours during the day, but that’s about it. I’ll come back and visit for a special trip to see you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 14, 2024, 05:28 PM
    Ping me if you want to catch a beverage. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 14, 2024, 08:29 AM
    Do we have any members in the Charleston, SC area? I’m going to be there Wednesday May 15 - May 22 accompanying my daughter who’s taking some training. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2024, 01:52 PM
    It’s from Avantgarde. When I had mine all those years, I took the time to really learn the software. Other than the folks in Germany, I’m not sure of anyone else state side who knows it as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 13, 2024, 01:22 PM
    Yes. Tampa. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 13, 2024, 01:14 PM
    Mike replied to a thread David Sanborn Dies in Music Forum
    Me too. As a sax player myself, his technique and skill on the live studio album, “Straight To The Heart” is second to none. A benchmark. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 13, 2024, 12:32 PM
    Mike started a thread David Sanborn Dies in Music Forum
    تسجيل الدخول إلى فيسبوك Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2024, 11:30 AM
    Active bass traps like AVAA’s are great, Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 12, 2024, 04:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Thank you for the wonderful coverage and photos. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 12, 2024, 11:33 AM
    Mike replied to a thread N20, n30sa, mc10 in Aurender
    Gotcha. We clock the aurender off the MSB DAC. You could do a N-01XD SE with Aurender and Aurender clock. Both benefit. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 11, 2024, 07:53 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 11, 2024, 02:20 PM
    Yes! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 11, 2024, 11:15 AM
    Yes, that’s why I was shocked by the Max. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 11, 2024, 10:02 AM
    Didn’t pay attention. The version won’t matter because the Tidal MAX beats the QoBuz by a lot. I have both. This Tidal MAX version is wow. Tidal has upped their game. They had to. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 11, 2024, 09:41 AM
    Tidal Max. Just make sure it’s the Tidal Max (yellow logo). Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 9, 2024, 07:03 AM
    Music Direct tranships Shunyata product to Australia in clear violation of their dealer agreement? Interesting. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 8, 2024, 09:46 AM
    Occasionally you come across and album that you cannot believe how good it sounds (remastered). I stumbled on this on Tidal Max, and even though I’m a QoBuz guy, whatever tidal has done for this particular album, sounds better than QoBuz, CD,...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 7, 2024, 07:23 PM
    Mike replied to a thread N20, n30sa, mc10 in Aurender
    The MC10 will work brilliantly with the N20 and say an Esoteric K-01XD SE. Then both the Esoteric and N20 clock off the same clock Another option is take the DAC and clock funds and put it into an MSB DAC which have clock sync options so you...
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  • Bones13's Avatar
    May 6, 2024, 08:40 PM
    The files have to come from somewhere. I was active in “computer audio” about when it started. I have a medium sized collection of computer files. These were ripped from CDs, and more recently purchased from various websites. Starting from Zero,...
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  • Bones13's Avatar
    May 6, 2024, 05:48 PM
    Do you have a music streaming service already? If you are wanting to explore, for low cost, the Wiim units are well regarded. But the Eversolo is well reviewed as well. HiRose is another brand. Be sure to figure out where your music is...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 6, 2024, 03:56 PM
    Didn’t even know there was such a neighborhood. Haven’t heard the Eversolo. Heard the name though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 6, 2024, 03:35 PM
    Depends on budget. The Aurender A15 and Lumin T3 are both excellent. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 5, 2024, 09:41 AM
    Yes, that’s the plan. Right now the focus is getting the new SE’s out the door. Then I think they will formulate the upgrade program. But the plan is for it to be done in-house in the USA. Esoteric sure is busy! SE models and tone arm...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 4, 2024, 12:23 PM
    That’s just crazy. So sad. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 3, 2024, 06:06 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Discrete - Premier - Ref - Cascade No more select Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 3, 2024, 04:15 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Replaces select 2 Premier plus DD closes the gap. That’s the thinking. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Bones13's Avatar
    May 3, 2024, 01:14 PM
    Bones13 replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Modules the same, yes. Just no modular bays in the DAC box now, Digital Director comes with DAC, and Power Base (new single power connection cable). Modules go in DD, like the current ones.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 3, 2024, 12:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Exactly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 3, 2024, 11:31 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    No more select. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 3, 2024, 09:15 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Same modules. Same ability to swap modules. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Bones13's Avatar
    May 3, 2024, 07:21 AM
    Bones13 replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Interesting upgrades, and I’m sure there is more going on with new modules, etc. They replaced the empty module bay space with built in analog inputs in the DAC, and moved all control functions to the Digital Director, now part of the package....
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 2, 2024, 10:29 PM
    My pleasure! You and your lovely wife are so wonderful. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 2, 2024, 08:11 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Did you read the trade up program posted above? It doesn’t apply to the Cascade. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 2, 2024, 07:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Trade In, Trade Up your MSB products There’s a little nugget of info in this. Read carefully and you’ll see it. Coming next year…. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 2, 2024, 07:23 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    https://youtu.be/e6ak04YxESE?si=W6-HQnZCn1gtFfpY Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 2, 2024, 07:16 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    I know this is hard to comprehend, but it’s new tech and far exceeds the Select II with the digital director today. Price? Less expensive by nearly 50% of that previous combo. $95k MSRP. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 2, 2024, 06:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Mines on order! Can’t wait! MSB kept their current tech for nearly 10 years! An eternity of great sound especially for digital. Now they turn the page. Very exciting to read this announcement today. Sent from my iPhone using...
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    May 2, 2024, 06:40 AM
    TBD Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 1, 2024, 08:46 AM
    Waiting on our demos. We did have experience with them at axpona in our room. They are another league better than Venom X (which we have in the store). The Theta sounds like “Omega Lite”. Very similar characteristics to the big boys. ...
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    April 28, 2024, 08:07 AM
    Bones13 replied to a thread Shogun in Movies & Television
    I like listening to the Japanese, with subtitles, as we have watch many foreign films. And as a 65 year old, I like subtitles for some video with difficult to hear dialogs. On the Apple TV there was the option to watch it in dubbed English. With...
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    April 27, 2024, 08:20 AM
    Bones13 replied to a thread Shogun in Movies & Television
    I did watch the broadcast Shogun when it came out, and once as re-run. It was great. I read the book at least once, and some of the following books. I also purchased the original series on DVD. All that being said, the new series rocks! The new...
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Amplification : Modwright LS300 - Atma-Sphere "Class D" monoblocks
Digital : MSB Premier DAC+Digital Director, Oppo 203, Sonos Port (W4S mod)
Analog : Technics SL1200G, Boulder 508
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