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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:57 PM
    Yes, yes and YES!! Itís stable. They have some features coming for it that will be amazing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:32 PM
    About $800 per drive. Totally worth it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:48 PM
    Yes. Itís easy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:45 PM
    Iím not sure how much more I can add. Itís currently running with two Dragon power cords and sounds incredible. It has dynamics when needed. It has a big big sense of ease and depth to it. It has a more relaxed sound than the Mephisto, but more...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:04 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MBL install today in MBL
    Oh yes. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 01:07 PM
    Mike started a thread MBL install today in MBL
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:29 AM
    We have a 6000T (used). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:02 AM
    Ha, yes! Tape is king. But baby steps Larry, baby steps We donít want to scare the guy off. Discussions of NAB, IEC, Flux heads and demagnetizing the heads might put him over the top. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:38 AM
    Never heard of it. That sounds cool! Do you have any pictures? Information? No mention of it here.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 10:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Viva Aurora RCA outputs in Amplifiers
    Anil, try to get the RCA connectors that you can unscrew and screw down tight. We have never had an issue with the RCA connections with any of our Viva amps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 10:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    They are fully broken in. We had a client (Charlie who you know) in the store on Friday and he said it was the best speaker he had ever heard. Right now, the XTreme system is back setup in that room. In the front room, the Magico A5ís are...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 05:48 PM
    The N20 connects to your DAC via any of its digital outputs. W20 was $18k I believe when it first came out and the W20SE is $22k with 4TB of SSD or $23,500 with 8TB SSD. Aurender also offers the incredible Aurender Content Server and Ripper...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 05:24 PM
    It supports PCM, DSD and MQA. All. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 03:22 PM
    Weíve been busy working on new models that fill in the gap in both performance and price between the current model N10 and flagship W20SE. The new model N20 is an upgraded-in-every-way N10, much like how the W20SE evolved from the original W20. All...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 09:28 AM
    I came in the store yesterday morning and my employee had been listening to the full Alpha V2 loom in Room 1. He looks up at me and says, ďthis Shunyata loom is really good.Ē My takeaway is that the power cords + ICís + speaker cables is not 1 +...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 09:26 AM
    I buy a lot of vinyl. The number of defective are slim. Maybe 1 out of 50. Not punching the center hole dead on is #1, followed by a noisy pressing as #2. Warps are rare (maybe 1 in 500) for me. Keep the box the record came in until you know...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 06:57 AM
    Truth. It really is. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 16, 2020, 06:55 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    No. XD specs are a complete departure from anything theyíve done in the past. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 14, 2020, 03:13 PM
    Congrats! Itís an awesome preamp. Give it a few weeks 24/7 to break in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    September 14, 2020, 07:46 AM
    In that case, the concrete floor of my house would have infinitely greater mass than any other solid platform I care to think of that I might rest one of these things on.
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    September 13, 2020, 11:48 PM
    brodricj replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    N-01XD does appeal to me. A lot. I'm very happy with N-01 and if N-01XD was even better I'd be totally stoked. However I bought three Shunyata Sigma Clock-50 cables in anticipation of D1X so if I was to go for N-01X instead of D1X then one of those...
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    September 13, 2020, 07:13 PM
    brodricj replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    No. Because if I owned D1X then it wouldn't make sense to have N-01XD. You would want N-03T, or a Grandioso version of it. I have just received an offer for my N-01/G-02X which, if I accept it, replacing it would be a tough choice between D1X and...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 13, 2020, 12:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Thanks for the kind words. Thatís a great question about T+A. Their sound has changed over the years. Their PDP3000HV and MP3000HV had very different sounds from current offerings like the MP3100HV. The older T+A sound (including DAC8DSD) was...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 13, 2020, 08:22 AM
    Are you using the Lumin app or Roon? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 13, 2020, 08:18 AM
    I have all of ours on the floor. Never thought the need to add something else. I think Caelin already integrated something into the feet for this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 13, 2020, 08:17 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    No word yet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 13, 2020, 08:06 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    No word yet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 13, 2020, 06:31 AM
    brodricj replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Mike, any hunch if Esoteric are going to do an XD or Grandioso version of N-03T? They usually announce new stuff towards the end of the year during the Tokyo show.
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    September 12, 2020, 09:23 PM
    A sensible suggestion. But it just doesn't work like that in some markets. Meaning. You can't get to audition a cable unless you buy it first. And then the dealer orders it. And a few weeks later you take delivery of it. No returns unless faulty.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 12, 2020, 11:56 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    I have one on order. Really looking forward to it. It will have the exact same specs (Master Discrete DACís, power supplies, etc.) as the K-01XD. My take as a dealer is that the MSB and Esoteric are COMPLETELY different sounds. I know this...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 12, 2020, 10:11 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Not that Iíve heard George. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 11, 2020, 07:32 PM
    That FM Acoustics phono I bet is awesome. Would love to hear it. For me, even though I have arguably the best tube Phonostage preamp at home, I would say, overall, ďit dependsĒ. With my Avantgarde speakers, the tube Phonostage was the...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 11, 2020, 09:09 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin AMP (Class AB) in Lumin
    Thanks for posting. Very good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    September 11, 2020, 03:00 AM
    I don't drool often. But now I am.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 10, 2020, 11:10 PM
    In terms of size, yes. In terms of sound? No. Alpha v2 is FAR better. Still scratching my head on this one. The ICís and SPCís are a quantum leap forward. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 10, 2020, 06:53 PM
    Reports are already coming in that devices that are certified are now showing up as uncertified. This should be interesting. September 21st is the deadline before the Roon folks pull the plug.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 10, 2020, 05:15 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Focal Maestro Utopia EVO in Focal
    Nice. What color? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 10, 2020, 04:45 PM
    Sorry, we had to remove that add on. It was creating the duplicate posts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 10, 2020, 04:37 PM
    Very!! The Alpha V2 Speaker cables are much much heavier and thicker than V1. The ICís and speaker cables are gigantic step up over v1. A quantum leap. The Alpha V2ís leap frog the Sigma V1ís and then some. Sent from my iPhone using...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 10, 2020, 04:21 PM
    First reaction: holy F! - big soundstage - detail, detail and oh yeah, more detail. - bass!!!!! - depth!!!! - as big of an improvement the V1 to V2 power cords are, the ICís and speaker cables are an even bigger improvement. By a lot. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 10, 2020, 02:56 PM
    Arrived today! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 10, 2020, 12:22 PM
    Mark, the Roon software requires some robust computing power. This computing power creates noise. Thatís why sonically, others may prefer other options. I support Roon in enforcing their rules around certification. Iím glad they did it because...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 10, 2020, 12:13 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New AXPONA 2021 Date Announced in AXPONA
    Not surprised. August is a good timeframe for their show. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 10, 2020, 06:57 AM
    Mike started a thread Burmester in Amplifiers
    I just donít hear or read much about this brand anymore. Canít remember the last time I heard or read something about it. Ever since Dieter passed away in 2015, there hasnít been much action for the brand over here. Is it different in other...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 10, 2020, 06:51 AM
    Congrats Marc. Itís been interesting to follow your journey. Enjoy the new preamp in good health. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 9, 2020, 06:20 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    My Esoteric Rep sent me this slide show on the new Master Sound DAC. I thought you guys might find this interesting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 9, 2020, 02:40 PM
    This. Bolded above. If I had a dollar for every time I heard the same thing. The complaint is that the goal post keeps being moved. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 9, 2020, 02:11 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Luxman EQ-500 in All Things Analog
    6 meters from phonostage to pre is ok, but not from table to Phonostage. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 9, 2020, 02:09 PM
    I would love to hear from the manufacturers. Iíve heard many stories about moving the goal posts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 9, 2020, 01:41 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Nope. Still telling me ďsoonĒ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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Esoteric Grandioso P1, N-01, G-02X.
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Speakers: Magico M3, Q3, ACC, S-SUB | Electronics: Esoteric Grandioso | Amplification: Halcro |
Analog cables: Crystal Cable | Digital cables: Shunyata Sigma
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