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    Yesterday, 10:07 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Delivery day has arrived! in Esoteric 
    Congrats! Looks impressive! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 6, 2023, 02:14 PM
    Mike started a thread Fyne 502SP Review in Fyne Audio
    Fyne Audio F502SP review: big floorstanders that like to have fun. | What Hi-Fi? As we listen to Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 in full flow it is hard not to be impressed by the F502SP. These are big speakers for the money and the benefits of their...
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    February 6, 2023, 01:53 PM
    Thank you Eric. It means a lot coming from someone as successful in life and business such as yourself. Both guys were named Bill. Both in the industry for decades. One even outlined our failure and ultimate demise in detail long before Covid....
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    February 5, 2023, 09:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Minuet and Auditorium Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 5, 2023, 12:18 PM
    Michael, You may not have been here long enough to know Dave's sense of humor and sarcasm.
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    February 4, 2023, 04:27 PM
    What speakers? I would take a Luxman 590 or 509 myself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 4, 2023, 03:19 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Agreed. He was. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 4, 2023, 02:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    That’s why we have Clarisys. Florian worked on Apogees for decades. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 4, 2023, 01:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Yes. It’s just a sample to show. These are the copper returns. The ribbons are segmented into traces and the signal has to come down again. It’s copper foil in lieu of cheap copper cables. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 4, 2023, 12:47 PM
    Florida International Audio Expo Brings the Heat for 2023 - Hi-Fi+ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 4, 2023, 12:44 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Tweeter and midrange. In the Auditorium, it has a separate tweeter ribbon, a separate midrange ribbon and a separate bass ribbon. All models above the Minuet have external crossovers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 4, 2023, 10:39 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    This is the ribbon tweeter/midrange from the Clarisys Audio Studio Plus Neo. Note the 6 traces. The Minuet has 5 traces, the Studio Plus has 6 traces and the Auditorium has 7 traces. The more traces, the wider the ribbons. Conversely, the...
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    February 3, 2023, 05:10 PM
    Guys, when you see company X using company Y’s products, don’t read too much into it. There is a lot of horse trading that goes on (ie. We will trade you this amp for a set of your cables). Do your own listening and decide for yourself what...
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    February 3, 2023, 11:07 AM
    53 press coming now. FAR more than any other show. So many debuts at the show this year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 2, 2023, 08:52 AM
    Mike replied to a thread In General in Accuphase
    I really liked the A200’s when I heard them at David’s, a seductive sweetness. But they did run out of gas when pushed. I would imagine that’s why the following iterations have had much more power. If you’re shopping integrated’s, some...
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    February 1, 2023, 07:31 PM
    Damn Mike, that is a lot of inventory. I hope you have strong doors, good alarm systems and a couple of only slightly under fed German Shepherds roaming the building.
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    February 1, 2023, 07:25 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro on
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    February 1, 2023, 07:25 PM
    brad225 replied to a thread A Friends DIY For Me in DIY
    No ice coffee out? The inhumanity of it all. :panic: I'm doing my part from Florida Michael. I just put ice in my tequila.
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    February 1, 2023, 02:24 PM
    brad225 replied to a thread A Friends DIY For Me in DIY
    Ice storm in Texas. Shipping date unknown at this time. :dunno:
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    January 31, 2023, 01:18 PM
    X1 is amazing. It sounded the best in our Lumin shootout, but I still have a soft spot for the engagement factor of the P1 . Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 31, 2023, 01:16 PM
    Awesome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 30, 2023, 02:54 PM
    brad225 replied to a thread A Friends DIY For Me in DIY
    Variable Resistors are set to arrive on Wednesday. So, Thursday morning I'm ready for 6 or 7 or..... whatever, of. This time, they will be ready to pull the tubes, close the sides and top and prep them for coming home. I know, I probably...
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    January 30, 2023, 08:47 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hypex Nilai 500 in Amplifiers
    Agreed. IMO, GaN is the Class D that sounds best. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 29, 2023, 08:01 PM
    Not sure that’s accurate. H30 - $17,000 (last price) H30A - $18,995 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 29, 2023, 02:52 PM
    brad225 replied to a thread A Friends DIY For Me in DIY
    Well, today was progress but not quite there yet. Phil installed the FET's and 3 of the 4, Zero Offset Variable Resistors immediately allowed the + and - side of the current flowing through them to "0" out on the meter. One of them was still...
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    January 29, 2023, 01:31 PM
    The H30A and P20a will be powering the Clarisys Minuet’s at the Florida Audio Expo in room 915. I’ll let you know. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 28, 2023, 08:23 PM
    Still have my old Bosch. Have used lasers forever. Sure beats the measuring tapes from years ago. Multiple laser levels on tripods to find absolute center of a room is next level. Think: matrix! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 28, 2023, 10:58 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Agreed. With less “stuff” and no absorption on side walls, tweeters inside could be the best. Regardless, there is flexibility for placement and no right or wrong. We have them 3 feet from side wall and 6 feet from back wall (after taking this...
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    January 27, 2023, 07:48 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Clarisys Audio - Minuet in the Big Room with the Block Audio gear - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 27, 2023, 06:28 PM
    brad225 replied to a thread A Friends DIY For Me in DIY
    Pic of removing them in November with one of my nephews. We took them one at a time on a hand truck down ramps I put on an exterior set of stairs I was rebuilding. Between my oversized body, small space to step backwards between the ramps and no...
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    January 27, 2023, 06:14 PM
    brad225 replied to a thread A Friends DIY For Me in DIY
    I was told with the circuit changes and the KT120 tubes there would be less heat. In the 3 hours we sat and listened to them at Phil's there was probably 1/4 the heat as when the 6550 tubes were in there. As I joked with Dave in a previous post....
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    January 27, 2023, 04:37 PM
    brad225 replied to a thread A Friends DIY For Me in DIY
    They are CPP 180 lbs of dead weight. It's a good thing they have 2 sets of handles but, they are still a pain to move. Yes, each amp is on a 30 amp circuit of its own. It will be about a week short of 3 months when they return next week. I am...
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    January 26, 2023, 09:46 PM
    brad225 replied to a thread A Friends DIY For Me in DIY
    I went to Phil's on Wednesday to so the final disassembly of tube removal and put sides and top back on in order for moving them home on Thursday. We needed to put the final pair of 6n1p tubes in each amp that control the biasing. We had been...
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    January 26, 2023, 06:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Clarisys Audio - Minuet - Tweeters on the outside - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 26, 2023, 04:38 PM
    As far as the direction you have taken, it seems a good approach. You don't appear to have a bias to any product so far. If, people don't realize that we all like the sound of different things then they are destined for a long unhappy and...
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    January 25, 2023, 07:31 PM
    Nothing like a nice, new and clean storage space.
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    January 24, 2023, 10:01 AM
    Ha! Playing hockey. Coaching kids hockey too. I love it when people say “but you haven’t seen any of X TV show? (ie. Yellowstone). LOL. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 24, 2023, 09:44 AM
    Thank you very much. Appreciate the kind words. The preowned audio business and audio distribution also keeps me busy! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 24, 2023, 08:53 AM
    About as much as a Pinto and a Porsche. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 23, 2023, 07:51 PM
    Thanks Mike Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 23, 2023, 06:01 PM
    If you’re in Canada, I think it’s best to speak with a local dealer. But for now,!I would find an older VAC integrated like the i160. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 23, 2023, 03:02 PM
    Yes, shop is expanding. Thanks. But we are waiting on our new warehouse to be finished. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 23, 2023, 11:00 AM
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    January 23, 2023, 09:56 AM
    brad225 replied to a thread A Friends DIY For Me in DIY
    His Mac was purchased new in 1972 I don't remember the model. He has rebuilt it numerous of times and by his admission the limitations are the age and designs of the amp. In comparison the ARC that is 33 years newer with mostly new parts has a...
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    January 22, 2023, 07:39 PM
    I'm now happy to say that I have working 6n1p tubes in the amps. After bringing all of the good and bad tubes back home arranging them to go to a vintage repair company on Tuesday that tests tubes. I was surprised to make a discovery with the...
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    January 22, 2023, 03:54 PM
    brad225 replied to a thread A Friends DIY For Me in DIY
    You can actually hold your hand an 1" over the tubes and not need to bandage your hand afterwards.:)
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    January 22, 2023, 03:14 PM
    Yes, Pass is a great match. Imagine XA600.8’s driving them? Wow! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 22, 2023, 12:07 PM
    brad225 replied to a thread A Friends DIY For Me in DIY
    THEIR ALIVE. Last delay was replacing the adjacent parts for the "adjustable offset resistor" in the left amp this time. This controls the bias voltage to the tube controlling the bias of half the KT120's. It is hard to tell the difference A...
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    January 22, 2023, 11:33 AM
    This. If they are indeed Salon 2’s and not the ugly Salon 1’s, then you will want to upgrade your amps. Look for a used pair of Bryston 28SST’s. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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