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    Today, 07:39 AM
    Why would a pre-amp get warm? My Halcro pre-amp lives at room temperature even when in full flight.
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    Today, 07:22 AM
    brodricj replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    $10K on power cables doesn't make much sense to me on a system with a $28K pair of speakers. But if instead of buying those power cables you tried to level up in the Magico range with that $10K, I don't think you can.
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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 05:56 PM
    brodricj replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    And for the same money you could buy a pair of M3 and just get to admire their beauty. In silence.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 12:58 PM
    brodricj replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    I'm guessing it's a $100K-ish MSRP system all up?
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    Yesterday, 12:51 PM
    brodricj replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Well, sort of...the aluminium enclosure of A5 comes from China, right? And the crossover parts come from Germany? So it's a bit of an international hybrid effort.
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    Yesterday, 12:47 PM
    A pair of used Q3 would be another upgrade option, cheaper than A5.
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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 05:24 AM
    They gave us a teaser a few weeks ago that something smaller is in the pipeline....
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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, 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 25, 2020, 05:51 AM
    brodricj replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    The D1X block diagram shows 4 x 8 element discrete DAC's. You can see the resistors in the marketing photo.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    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, 05:36 PM
    brodricj replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    The fundamental difference is it's built around a re-programmable FPGA microchip that can be recoded via software updates to fix bugs, improve performance and provide new features. The AKM chips used previously were hardwired internally and could...
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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, 04:17 PM
    There is also an alternative theory. The more high-end your sources the less need for other gizmos to make them better.
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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, 04:10 PM
    brodricj replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    That's right, they are configurable via MENU on the front panel. One XLR digital output can be configured as stereo, or both XLR digital outputs can each be configured as mono.
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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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    September 21, 2020, 02:52 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N20 Unboxing in Aurender
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    September 21, 2020, 02:39 PM
    We are running a NAS (Synology 1812+). The laptop has the latest version of Mac OS. My hunch is that Roon constantly wants to update the library and our library is large. My guess is that itís getting stuck somewhere. But that being said,...
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    September 21, 2020, 02:32 PM
    Mike started a thread Aurender N20 Unboxing in Aurender
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    September 21, 2020, 01:38 PM
    The exact same thing happens to me at home with Roon. Different network. Different everything. Single source for streaming.
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Esoteric Grandioso P1, N-01, G-02X.
Halcro dm8, dm88
Magico M3 + Mpod
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Speakers: Magico M3, Q3, ACC, S-SUB | Electronics: Esoteric Grandioso | Amplification: Halcro |
Analog cables: Crystal Cable | Digital cables: Shunyata Sigma
Most recent acquisition: YG Acoustics Rack 1.4

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