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    Yesterday, 08:40 PM
    The Discrete, Premier, Reference and Select DACs have been acclaimed in reviews and audiophile forums for many years. Even now, their industry leading sound continues to make big impressions and shocking experienced audiophiles, new dealers and...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:49 PM
    Thanks. Itís a beast! That rack is the Critical Mass Sotto Voce. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 06:41 PM
    Oh yes! You can really hear it. Grip, control and soundstage x 10. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 04:24 PM
    Pass INT-250 and Hegel 590, Hi-Fi Rose RA180 and Boulder 812. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
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    Yesterday, 10:41 AM
    Mike started a thread Kharma 2023 in Kharma
    Big price increases coming Jan 1. If youíre thinking about getting a pair of Kharmaís, donít delay! Call us today. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 5, 2022, 02:45 PM
    K-01XD and K-03XD Latest firmware V2.60 is now available | News Details | ESOTERIC:Japan high-end audio manufacturer | エソテリック Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 5, 2022, 12:17 PM
    Donít connect it to the speaker. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    December 5, 2022, 11:59 AM
    The electrician found some wiring that wasn't done by an electrician. Rather than poke the bear I left it at that. I'll find a different electrician for the next job.
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    December 5, 2022, 11:54 AM
    I already asked Shunyata that question. T2 is intended for power conditioners below Everest.
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    December 5, 2022, 11:12 AM
    Yeah, he insisted on being paid before he left. He ignored me after that when I chased him about the ceiling repair. I should have just claimed on my insurance and left them to deal with it. The whole ceiling gets painted after the repair, 2 coats....
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 5, 2022, 10:32 AM
    BIAV Sales 2022 Analogue Master vs DSD256 Master Shootout Results. - What HI-FI? Thailand Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    December 5, 2022, 08:36 AM
    I had a brainwave....connected the PS3 to my JVC projector. Nice.
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    December 5, 2022, 07:29 AM
    Something weird is happening.....I'm playing this track on Spotify.... Unsupported browser If I didn't know any better I'd swear the Grandioso transport is spinning the CD. But it's not. This is 320 streaming at its finest. And on a PS3 no...
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    December 4, 2022, 07:24 AM
    The last electrician I had here put his foot through the ceiling. He then did a runner leaving a few junction boxes in the roof space uncovered. It cost me $800 to repair and repaint the ceiling. I'm not sure what an electrician can tell me that I...
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    December 4, 2022, 05:40 AM
    I have Everest powering all that supernumerary fluffery now, instead of direct to the wall. Everest does grab the Shunyata power cables very tightly. What's worse is using a US/AU adapter, they are almost impossible to extract from the cable cradle.
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    December 4, 2022, 03:33 AM
    That's right. PS Audio didn't put much thought into the original Australian version power plants. They couldn't handle our reverse Coriolis Southern hemispherical electricity. From what I understand PS Audio eventually changed to higher...
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    December 4, 2022, 03:03 AM
    I would have thought my Denali and Everest were designed for the markets they are sold in (my Everest was purchased in Australia).
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    December 4, 2022, 02:14 AM
    My dealer is leaning me towards Torus power. He has the Torus wall mount unit which is yielding good results with his Everest.
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    December 4, 2022, 01:53 AM
    brodricj replied to a thread Coming soon from Magico in Magico
    Maybe it's the new C3..... S-series started with 3. M-series started with a 3. Maybe C-series will also start with a 3. In a carbon fiber enclosure with machined aluminium front plate, and honeycomb driver cones trickled down from M9. Sit it on 3...
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    December 4, 2022, 01:41 AM
    If the T2 has similar noise reduction performance to Everest, with wall>T2>Everest configuration about 1000 mV of noise will still be getting through to the components.
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    December 4, 2022, 01:38 AM
    I've just taken the following EMI noise measurements (day time, bright sun). PS Audio power plant Inlet = 1850 mV. HC = 1760 mV (non-regenerated) Z1 = 1670 mV (regenerated) Z2 = 1670 mV (regenerated) Z3 = 1670 mV (regenerated) Z4 = 1670...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 3, 2022, 10:53 PM
    Steve - was great to meet you! Hope you enjoyed your stay and a good run! Mike Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 3, 2022, 09:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Delivery day has arrived! in Esoteric†
    Do a test and find out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    December 3, 2022, 06:20 PM
    ....sounds no different. Except for Spotify playback on the PS3, which has improved (the PS3 is now connected to Everest instead of direct to wall socket).
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    December 3, 2022, 05:46 PM
    Measuring in the operational state, from a spare outlet, with everything else connected and powered on.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 3, 2022, 01:20 PM
    The Altaira and we will work through each component. Most will be Alpha Spade as my recommendation. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 3, 2022, 10:00 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Delivery day has arrived! in Esoteric†
    Are you measuring with nothing plugged into the conditioners or do you have gear plugged in? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    December 3, 2022, 06:01 AM
    I have a quote from my dealer for a Torus Power RM-8. Made in Canada. 2-4 month wait from time of order.
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    December 3, 2022, 04:50 AM
    I have Gigawatt power cable and G-16A circuit breaker on order to put the Audio Replas on a dedicated line. But a dedicated line will not reduce AC noise. That noise is riding the power arriving at the house.
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    December 2, 2022, 10:59 PM
    I'm seeing slightly better numbers today (inlet>outlet). Everest: 1800>1080mV PS Audio power plant: 1800>1360mV Denali v1 (HC outlet): 1360>1410mV. The noise on the outlet of the Denali is slightly higher than the input. The Everest is...
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    December 2, 2022, 06:47 AM
    Everest isn't floating my boat. Not yet anyway. In hindsight the Everest investment might have been better spent on an Esoteric pre-amp.
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    December 2, 2022, 05:43 AM
    You've ordered T2? My vote for an Altaira black option.
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    December 2, 2022, 05:22 AM
    brodricj replied to a thread Coming soon from Magico in Magico
    It's OK. No need to worry. 12.12.2022 is not M3Mk2.
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    December 1, 2022, 11:42 PM
    brodricj replied to a thread Coming soon from Magico in Magico
    I've been told it's not something I'd likely be interested in. So thankfully it's not M3Mk2. S3 was my Magico starting point. S3 in carbon with M9 trickle down driver technology would be a killer product.
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    December 1, 2022, 11:16 PM
    I've reverted to a more conventional installation of Everest. Powering the Halcro main power amps, Magico subwoofer, the HT paraphernalia including Kaleidescape server and disc vault, and the backbone networking infrastructure. If nothing else it is...
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    December 1, 2022, 10:16 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel h190 in Hegel
    The 590 is KILLA! Dual mono design. Love it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 1, 2022, 05:55 PM
    Sigma NR v2.
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    December 1, 2022, 05:42 PM
    brodricj replied to a thread Coming soon from Magico in Magico
    M3 had the carbon side wall. M2 is different, it has the one piece carbon enclosure minus a lot of the internal metalwork, right? I think the distributors know what it is, they just aren't giving away any clues. Painting the carbon would result in a...
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    December 1, 2022, 01:28 PM
    How Could He Betray Us? Our allegiance is to our readership. Editorial By Robert Harley The Absolute Sound December 2022 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 1, 2022, 07:10 AM
    The most three dimensional recording I have heard is Coldplay's "Amsterdam" (on A Rush Of Blood To The Head). If the backing vocals don't creep up on you from behind then your playback system isn't three dimensional enough. The first time I heard...
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    December 1, 2022, 06:16 AM
    brodricj replied to a thread Coming soon from Magico in Magico
    It's most likely a new model speaker. Maybe an S-series replacement with enclosures made from carbon fiber. The side view of the front plate looks like traditional aluminium billet CNC machining similar to M and Q. But I don't see how they would...
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    December 1, 2022, 04:23 AM
    brodricj replied to a thread Just a Tip in Computer/Digital Audio
    So you went from 100 to 200 with the same modem, and you'll get 300 when they upgrade your modem. Did I understand that correctly?
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    December 1, 2022, 04:15 AM
    Noise at Everest input = 1650mV Noise at Everest output = 1200mV From what I am seeing Everest can't do what a lowly Venom 14 can do. Shunyata Research Venom 14 Digital power cord demonstration - YouTube
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    November 30, 2022, 11:36 PM
    Had I been able to audition the Everest at home I wouldn't have bought it. The Denali didn't bring much to the party either, I should have heeded the Denali observation and headed in a different power direction. That's the way it goes sometimes. But...
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    November 30, 2022, 09:48 PM
    brodricj replied to a thread Coming soon from Magico in Magico
    I'm assured it's not M-colors
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 30, 2022, 08:27 PM
    Mike is real. Upcoming HiFi Audio Reviews #shorts - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    November 30, 2022, 07:44 PM
    My hunch is my electronics are agnostic to the Shunyata design power conditioning.
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    November 30, 2022, 07:14 PM
    I've had Everest installed for two days. Can't say it makes any difference at all. Which were the same findings when I first bought Denali 6000S/v1. Denali was powering the whole system. Now it is only powering the main power amps and subwoofer....
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    November 30, 2022, 07:07 PM
    brodricj replied to a thread Coming soon from Magico in Magico
    I thought Alon said S7 Mk1 was the end of the road for S7? To me it looks like Magico will be giving us a color option for M-series.
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Esoteric Grandioso P1, N-01, G-02X.
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Speakers: Magico M3,ACC, S-SUB | Electronics: Esoteric Grandioso stack | Amplification: Halcro |
Analog cables: Crystal Cable | Digital cables: Shunyata Sigma | Rack: YG Acoustics Rack 1.4
and Rack 1.1 amp stands (pair) | Source: Kaleidescape Premiere

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