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    Today, 08:54 PM
    brodricj replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Bog standard coat hangar wire, kettle cords, or whatever. I have difficulty wrapping my head around spending that much money on cables instead of buying the more refined speaker.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:43 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    No. But for arguments sake, what would you use for cables? Outdoor lighting cable? Lamp cord? The entire level of the system went up significantly with this Alpha v2 loom.
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    Today, 08:42 PM
    brodricj replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Instead of the Alpha V2 loom, would that money get you the M2 instead of buying A5?
    91 replies | 2380 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:38 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Itís a DSD512 album of Vanessa Fernandez, I Want You. I Want You - NativeDSD Music
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:32 PM
    My customer who bought Grandioso K1X, Clock, PS1 from me, says clock.
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    Today, 08:32 PM
    I'd like to know which brings about the bigger improvement of its own, the clock or the PS1. I own an Esoteric clock, but I'm tempted by the Cybershaft.
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    Today, 08:30 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Esoteric N-01XD + Magico A5?s + Pass X260.8 + Pass XP22 + all Shunyata Alpha V2 cabling. DSD512. - YouTube
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:28 PM
    They donít have dealers. So, we all pay the full nut. With the PSU it was about $6K. FAR cheaper than I can buy an Esoteric clock for. But, SCAudiophile says the Esoteric clock is super, so I must try it. I was just a little skeptical since I...
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    Today, 08:24 PM
    How does that work, dealer paying full retail? Or do they see you as an end user and not as a reseller?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:18 PM
    This clock is just getting better and better and better. Was really surprised to the improvement it made. Hey, even as a dealer, we paid full retail! Worth every penny.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 06:45 PM
    Now thatís fast! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 04:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    WHEN has Peter ever ďsoldĒ Luminís? He has done zero selling. I havenít seen even a hint of it. In fact, heís given great tech support on many non-Lumin products. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 04:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Thatís a crazy idea. Have you seen the incredible support Lumin gives for free? Do you think Peter does this because heís bored? Lumin makes Peter available to all of us FOR FREE. When you bought the Lumin, it didnít have a remote and you...
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    Today, 03:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    $200 seems VERY reasonable to me, especially for such a beautiful, elegant looking remote. Our MBL remote is $750 and it looks like this: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 10:13 AM
    Ordering now. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 17, 2020, 09:50 PM
    I'm left wondering how close in performance between an Esoteric G1 and Cybershaft OP21. Certainly the price difference is part-way explained by the Esoteric Grandioso chassis. The Grandioso chassis is the best looking in all high-end audio as far as...
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    October 17, 2020, 09:02 PM
    What did they do differently with the v2? It's the exact same cable and connectors but with two polarizer gizmos and not one, right? And v2 is same price as v1? I haven't seen any reports of A/B comparison between CLOCK-50 v1 and v2.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 17, 2020, 08:56 PM
    Iíve researched the clocks and felt this was a top dog to test an external clock. Iíll likely get the Grandioso clock one day and put this one on the N-01XD. I have the Shunyata Sigma 50 clock cable. If I get a new one, it will be a v2. ...
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    October 17, 2020, 08:46 PM
    Why did you get a Cybershaft and not stay in the Esoteric family with a G-02X or G1? I was using the top Esoteric clock cable MEXCEL 7N-DA6100mk3 but then I bought a Sigma CLOCK-50 and to my surprise the improvement was immediate and clearly...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 17, 2020, 08:02 PM
    Just added this tonight to the Grandioso K1X Iím playing with at home. Oh my. Using a Shunyata Sigma Clock Cable. The difference is not subtle. SMOOOOOOOTH.....OMG, FLESHY FLESHY vocals. So much more 3D. Such ease. The top end of this...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 17, 2020, 03:47 PM
    EQ500 gets my vote. We have one in the store and itís fantastic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 17, 2020, 03:45 PM
    Mike replied to a thread I'm back too! in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome back! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 17, 2020, 09:03 AM
    I have mono amps. In Australia OMEGA QR is $16K. So that's $32K for the pair of power cables. Compare that to the price of a Denali 2000T replacement and three lesser cables which might get you about OMEGA QR performance at a more affordable price...
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    October 16, 2020, 07:52 PM
    Welcome Kende Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 16, 2020, 07:47 PM
    PS Audio power cables use molded barrels and they are probably the most widely ripped off power cables in the universe. PS Audio's solution to the problem was not to use anti-counterfeiting measures such as serial numbers and certificates of...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 16, 2020, 03:18 PM
    Mike started a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    So cool!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 16, 2020, 02:00 PM
    My reading of what Caelin said above does not suggest that Omega XC is only manufactured with a C19.
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    October 16, 2020, 01:53 PM
    Audioquest fake cables out of China would be my concern buying a used Audioquest cable. Unless the seller could demonstrate provenance with a dealer receipt. You don't have that problem with Shunyata. I've never heard of fake Shunyata cables being...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 15, 2020, 11:06 PM
    We have 2912ís and 2812ís. Good speakers, but limiting like most panels. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 15, 2020, 09:12 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon Antileon Evo in Gryphon Audio
    Weíve used the XP22 on all the Gryphon amps. Works wonderfully. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 14, 2020, 07:29 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Roon Playlist in Computer/Digital Audio
    No shared. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 14, 2020, 06:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Roon Playlist in Computer/Digital Audio
    Yes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 14, 2020, 06:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Roon Playlist in Computer/Digital Audio
    Thanks. More Roon bugginess I guess. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 14, 2020, 04:00 PM
    Does anyone know why this happens in Roon? You make a playlist and then the songs are not available. Iím logged into Tidal, QoBuz and our NAS, so thatís not the issue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 14, 2020, 10:58 AM
    Deleted Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 14, 2020, 09:04 AM
    Mike replied to a thread SimAudio 700i in SimAudio (MOON)
    Tom, Iím so pleased you remain so happy with the system we put together. You made all great choices and everything just works so well together. Congrats again!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 13, 2020, 09:55 PM
    The sound really improves as you move up the line. The ACS10, ACS100, A10, A30 all have different functions from the N100H, N10, N20, N30 (coming soon), W20SE. ACS stands for Aurender Content Server. Itís meant to replace a NAS. Ripping...
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    October 13, 2020, 09:51 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Vivid Giya G3 Series 2 in Vivid Audio
    back to Vivid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 13, 2020, 09:30 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Vivid Giya G3 Series 2 in Vivid Audio
    Zero communication. Rep is gone. No replacement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 13, 2020, 07:18 PM
    Sadly, the 3000 is discontinued. It was phenomenal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 13, 2020, 06:35 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Vivid Giya G3 Series 2 in Vivid Audio
    Yes, they sorted out the US Distributor situation and we are back. Was never a problem with the speaker! We technically still sell MIT, but we are moving to focus our cable efforts on Shunyata, AQ and WW. There are some concerns about the...
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    October 13, 2020, 02:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    No, you will still need something to run Roon Core. The N-01XD also features a USB input, so someone could use a Lumin U1/U1 mini and the Lumin software or Aurender with the Aurender software. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    91 replies | 2380 view(s)
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    October 13, 2020, 09:26 AM
    brodricj replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    You should be able to control volume for NET source via the SoundStream App. You can with N-01.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 13, 2020, 07:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread SimAudio 700i in SimAudio (MOON)
    Yes and yes. The 860v2 is a noticeable step up in micro detail retrieval, bass, soundstaging from the 700i v2. We have both in the store. Terrific pieces. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 13, 2020, 06:57 AM
    No different in sound quality if youíre only using/needing USB. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 13, 2020, 06:56 AM
    Mike replied to a thread step up from N100H? in Aurender
    The N10 is not going away. Itís going to stay in the lineup. Itís a BIG step up from the N100H sonically. When people compare them here in the store, they canít unhear the sonic superiority of the N10. Thatís where I would be focusing on. ...
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    October 13, 2020, 01:03 AM
    Your brother said I can borrow it after you've broken it in :lol:
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    October 12, 2020, 07:58 PM
    You don't own it yet, right, it's on loan from a dealer?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 12, 2020, 02:52 PM
    Welcome!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    October 12, 2020, 02:07 PM
    I use an adapter on my Denali. It's not something I need to worry about.
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Esoteric Grandioso P1, N-01, G-02X.
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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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