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    Yesterday, 06:54 AM
    Mike replied to a thread F704 Unboxing in Fyne Audio
    The big 7ís! Nice. Give them lots of hours to break in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 22, 2020, 06:24 PM
    Not that Iím aware of. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 22, 2020, 10:58 AM
    Youíre retired! You have time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 22, 2020, 09:51 AM
    click GO ADVANCED, click the PAPERCLIP, upload the file (choose file), click upload, close window, click paper clip icon, thereís your picture! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 22, 2020, 09:40 AM
    Testing without photo hosting. Mike, click GO ADVANCED, click the PAPERCLIP, upload the file (choose file), click upload, close window, click paper clip icon, thereís your picture!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 09:29 AM
    Iíll check today, but you should still have no issue uploading photos Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 22, 2020, 09:01 AM
    You can upload a photo without a hosting site. Who said that? Just use TapaTalk. We removed the add on link for photos because it was creating duplicate posts. But we donít require a hosting site for photos. I pay $$ to host all our data...
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    October 22, 2020, 08:37 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Shout out to Magico in Magico
    Donít touch those M3ís, unless youíre going M6! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 22, 2020, 08:33 AM
    brodricj replied to a thread Shout out to Magico in Magico
    Geez Mike....you had me contemplating upgrading my M3's to A5's. Now you have me contemplating upgrading to S5Mk2's instead!
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    October 22, 2020, 08:06 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Shout out to Magico in Magico
    Bud, no surprise here. You picked a real winner with the S5 Mk2. They do it all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 21, 2020, 07:20 PM
    brodricj replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Let's assume by approximation a DSD512 file is 1GB and plays for 4 minutes. That is 250MB per minute. 25MB per 6 seconds. Assuming WAN speed to most homes is 50MBPS or better, the river is still looking more like a stream. Unless my reasoning...
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    October 21, 2020, 06:23 PM
    brodricj replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    In exactly the same way you stream Spotify direct to the DAC without downloading.
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    October 21, 2020, 04:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Up to DSD512. Makes no difference of the source. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 21, 2020, 04:17 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    No. You have to buy it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 21, 2020, 03:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Not sure what you mean by ďdirectĒ. We purchased the download. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 21, 2020, 03:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Itís on our NAS in the store. Getting DSD512 resolution. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 21, 2020, 02:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender ACS10 with Nimbie in Aurender
    Yes, set it and forget it. We did that with all our CDís in the store. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 21, 2020, 11:29 AM
    Welcome! Check out VPI too for tables. REGA also makes some nice ones too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 20, 2020, 12:05 PM
    And do these findings typically agree with the direction arrow?
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    October 20, 2020, 11:44 AM
    You can hear a difference when you swap it around the other way?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 20, 2020, 06:59 AM
    Congrats. Any first impressions? Antileon Evo would be my pick followed by the 1161. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 20, 2020, 06:56 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    I thought as much Peter. $200 is very fair, I frankly thought it would be at least $500. Your ordering much smaller quantities than say Sony or Logitech, so your costs are higher. The remote looks gorgeous. Canít wait to see it in person. Well...
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    October 19, 2020, 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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    October 19, 2020, 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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    October 19, 2020, 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?
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    October 19, 2020, 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
    October 19, 2020, 08:32 PM
    My customer who bought Grandioso K1X, Clock, PS1 from me, says clock.
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    October 19, 2020, 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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    October 19, 2020, 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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    October 19, 2020, 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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    October 19, 2020, 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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    October 19, 2020, 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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    October 19, 2020, 06:45 PM
    Now thatís fast! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 19, 2020, 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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    October 19, 2020, 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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    October 19, 2020, 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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    October 18, 2020, 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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    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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    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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    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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