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    Today, 11:26 AM
    No issues here. Theyíve been great. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 07:19 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    I understand some went up a little and some went down a little. Perhaps someone can confirm the price of the Diablo 300 for example. It was $16K. George - I agree. It will be interesting to see if dealers who were ďall in, lock, stock and...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:50 PM
    No apology necessary. Iím just scratching my head. These are very easy challenges he has. Maybe he needs a good dealer.
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    Yesterday, 09:58 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne 704ís in Fyne Audio
    Very. Been playing non stop. Smoooooooooooooothing out now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 02:15 PM
    Speed controller is the REGA Neo. Reality is he should upgrade to the P6 to get all the goodies! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 12:32 PM
    Unfortunately my Oppo is the first gen BluRay 83 so that will only be good for the digital out to test the Marantz. He said almost every time an update was done it had a ripple effect on other parts of the unit. Marantz would take no...
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    Yesterday, 11:45 AM
    Amazing intrgrated. A beast! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 11:14 AM
    So much here. He can upgrade from a P2 to a P3 and that solves the ease of speed change issue with a speed controller. Easy and gets a better sounding table to boot. He can add a VPI ADS to his P2 and then itís perfect speed and changing with...
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    Yesterday, 09:44 AM
    Hi Peter, No I had not updated as my HT person warned that current updates had caused problems for most of his clients. He has dropped the Marantz line due to this issue. I did check on updates and it showed not updates available. Everything...
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    April 12, 2021, 08:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    Just listen to instrument decay. It goes on forever. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 12, 2021, 01:15 PM
    Perhaps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 12, 2021, 01:12 PM
    Is the wood on top? The 595 is wood all around, not just sides. I asked Luxman and this is what they told me. Maybe thatís why Accuphase costs more here! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 12, 2021, 01:01 PM
    The REASON is that US government regulations donít allow wood over any piece of equipment for CSA safety reasons. Japan apparently isnít concerned. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 12, 2021, 10:25 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    Taiko with the new USB card and running TAS is just un-freaking believably good. Listening this morning after letting it run all weekend. If they could get the TAS interface up a few notches (or more). Oh boy, that would be special. Hard to...
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    April 12, 2021, 10:07 AM
    Why? Has there been any concerns? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 12, 2021, 09:48 AM
    11 TC is owned by Klipsch. Not much (if anything) will change. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 12, 2021, 08:47 AM
    Nice review. I would be curious to know what caused the change from the old dry Audionet sound to this new Humboldt sound which is quite different (and very enjoyable)?
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    April 11, 2021, 10:51 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New MSB Feet in MSB
    Iíll order the new feet I think too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 10, 2021, 05:00 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 10, 2021, 09:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    Weíve noticed a bigger increase in performance using Roon. It went from a 7/10 to maybe an 8/10, while TAS remains a strong 10/10 for Sonics.
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    April 10, 2021, 08:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    1600 Euros
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  • brad225's Avatar
    April 9, 2021, 08:24 PM
    I will speak with him again about it as it doesn't make sense to me either.
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    April 9, 2021, 08:22 PM
    Yes, the streamer has a DAC in it.
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    April 9, 2021, 08:21 PM
    I have worked with him for a few years and he has always gone out of his way to find solutions to problems to save me money but I have delt with other that have not been honest. According to what my guy described the Sonos has a basic DAC built...
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    April 9, 2021, 08:14 PM
    Yes, we tried that along with 2 other for other resets but, thanks for the suggestion.
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    April 9, 2021, 08:13 PM
    Unfortunately it doesn't have any USB connections. I don't know what an RPi computer is. How would I figure that out?
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    April 9, 2021, 02:46 PM
    I ordered the microRendu and then my HT guy that is a dealer for Marantz reminded me that the DAC in the 7703 is accessible only through the network section of the amp. With that, I need a streamer connection with a DAC in it. Since the music...
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    April 9, 2021, 10:20 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    Agreed. My two cents: those licking their chops for lower prices might be sadly disappointed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 9, 2021, 10:11 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    Agreed. Wish them best of luck. Love their electronics and I hope they are successful as another departure from America would not be a good thing. I bet a replacement for the Colosseum is in the works. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk...
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    April 9, 2021, 10:09 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    ďAn invested dealer is a committed dealer.Ē Itís a bigger discussion around the whole perception of ďall of our stuff is the best, everyone elseís is junk.Ē If I owned a golf store, I would sell Nike shoes, but I sure wouldnít sell Nike golf...
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    April 9, 2021, 09:43 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    THIS. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 8, 2021, 10:06 PM
    Congrats!! I heard this in Munich when it debuted. Totally unlike the old AudioNet sounds. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 8, 2021, 07:25 PM
    Ted has a new video. Synergistic Research - Audioholics challenge - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 8, 2021, 06:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    No. Go big or go home! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 8, 2021, 05:11 PM
    You understand perfectly. I happened to run across a Bluesound Node 2 earlier today. The thing I wasn't sure about was would Roon find it? It has digital and RCA out so it would probably work if Roon will work with it. Thanks
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    April 8, 2021, 04:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    The one thing this card makes painfully clear is how much better TAS is than Roon - sonically speaking of course. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 8, 2021, 04:20 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender ACS10 in Computer/Digital Audio
    Me too!! Iím eyeing the N30....hmmm....canít wait for it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 8, 2021, 03:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico M6ís in Magico
    You have it exactly right. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 8, 2021, 01:28 PM
    I have a Marantz 7703 in our living room for HT and music. I have been using it with Roon for a couple of years with no issue. A week ago Roon stopped seeing it and at first I assumed it was something in the latest upgrade. As it turns out...
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    April 8, 2021, 11:02 AM
    I would say other forums are much more toxic. I like when the smart asses get straightened out by Fremer. Makes me chuckle. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 8, 2021, 08:50 AM
    Mike replied to a thread T+a pa3100hv in T+A Electronics
    We had that on display for 3 years. Great integrated. Was even tastier at the pre April 2018 price!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 8, 2021, 08:43 AM
    Digital has certainly come a LONG way for those early days of nasty Sony, Phillips CD players. But until the fundamental problems of 1) horrible A2D converters being used by even the biggest studios (did you know Warner has been sent some of the...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 8, 2021, 08:33 AM
    Itís currently flying under the radar. We use it almost exclusively in the front room, so itís getting lots of exposure.
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    April 7, 2021, 08:08 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    They have different sounds, but both are excellent. You would have to come and listen. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 7, 2021, 04:41 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    New Taiko card installed (slot 5). Immediate sound improvement. Time to listen. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 7, 2021, 10:49 AM
    Welcome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 7, 2021, 10:49 AM
    Welcome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 6, 2021, 05:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne 704ís in Fyne Audio
    Too early right now. I want to give it a few weeks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 6, 2021, 03:40 PM
    Thatís true, but Iím not sure I agree that digital will be fully fleshed out in 40 years. Itís been 41 already. My point is that the buyer today can really enjoy a fine turntable and it will still be fine in 30 years. Sent from my iPhone...
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