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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 12:02 AM
    I’ve made several changes the past year since this thread was updated. I put Critical Mass Center Stage 2 feet under all my complements, including amps. I added the Shunyata Everest 8000/Omega XC. I changed all my digital cables to...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:35 PM
    Welcome fellow Floridian. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Gene's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:54 PM
    Gene replied to a thread Bowers VS Magico in B&W
    I know for a fact that Magico and Accuphase are an excellent pairing. Get the A5's and enjoy.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 28, 2020, 02:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Bowers VS Magico in B&W
    Where are you located? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 28, 2020, 12:27 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Bowers VS Magico in B&W
    A5 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 26, 2020, 01:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Such a cool product. Exciting stuff. We’re going to sell a bunch!!
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    November 26, 2020, 12:59 PM
    Delete - photos NOT working
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 26, 2020, 11:43 AM
    Definitely the DAC.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 26, 2020, 10:44 AM
    LMAO! That was awesome.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 25, 2020, 08:10 PM
    Happy Turkey Day!!! All the best. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 24, 2020, 09:42 PM
    Fish Market/Selling/Cables. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 24, 2020, 08:18 PM
    Now in MQA on Tidal!!! Sounds terrific.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 24, 2020, 01:33 PM
    Have you been able to do measurements against say a standard switch? That could certainly dispel their findings. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 24, 2020, 11:46 AM
    EtherREGEN Review/Measurements: UpTone Audio EtherREGEN Switch Review | Audio Science Review (ASR) Forum Melco S100 Review/Measurements: https://www.melco-audio-masters.com/uploads/1/0/1/5/101505220/hfn_oct_melco_s100_reprint-low.pdf ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 24, 2020, 11:33 AM
    Yes!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 24, 2020, 10:05 AM
    Going to try the Melco S100 here. HiFi News measurements showed a marked improvement. The review is the EtherRegen one showed no improvement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 23, 2020, 11:06 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    Just color.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 23, 2020, 08:03 PM
    That’s a GREAT pairing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 23, 2020, 08:01 PM
    LOL. True. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 23, 2020, 08:01 PM
    Just go to the fish market area and post. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 23, 2020, 07:46 PM
    Magico A5 on the right. Let your music sing, not your cabinet! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 23, 2020, 07:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric 
    K-03XD + Aurender N10. If you can stretch to the N20, it is a big step up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    November 22, 2020, 04:35 PM
    Great new site Mike. Love it!
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    November 22, 2020, 04:33 PM
    Calvin replied to a thread Why Do I Own This? in Music Forum
    Anxious to hear impressions of W20SE vs Taiko Extreme as to their sound differences ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 22, 2020, 04:26 PM
    Welcome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 22, 2020, 11:40 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Why Do I Own This? in Music Forum
    Mike, our Taiko Extreme continues to impress beyond what we thought was possible every single day. Talk about peeling back the onion. Shockingly real is how I would be describe what it does to music. Also glad TAS is becoming a reality, I’ve...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 22, 2020, 11:25 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30 in Aurender
    Me: “Is there a benefit to using any after market power cord on the W20SE?” Aurender: “there is still a benefit, but certainly less than other Aurender’s.”
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 08:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread step up from N100H? in Aurender
    N-01XD and the reason is the “XD”. Now an N10 into a K-01XD (instead of K-01x) then that’s a different story. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 03:32 PM
    Not sure. I thought it was just for mobile phones and tablets. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 21, 2020, 03:32 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30 in Aurender
    We are using the AQ Dragon Source because in that room, it’s all AQ (except for the Ethernet and USB). I haven’t really thought about the W20SE being any different, I would be using the right cable for my budget and system. Omega NR, Alpha v2...
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    November 21, 2020, 02:42 PM
    Use Tapatalk. Our plug in for easier posting images created double posts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 10:42 AM
    Nice list, happy to see the Sim 600i getting some love! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 21, 2020, 10:18 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Speakers esthetics in Speakers
    I decided that Estelon wasn’t for me. But I am looking at adding a real pretty (and virtually unknown) modestly priced speaker next year. Stay tuned. Late spring/summer time frame. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 10:17 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Pilium Audio in Amplifiers
    I read the review, I don’t know, I wasn’t feeling it. It was sort of saying “it’s good, but not as good as...” I’ll take gryphon or Boulder all day long myself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 21, 2020, 10:13 AM
    Calvin replied to a thread Pilium Audio in Amplifiers
    I apologize, as I wasn’t suggesting that you would travel from France to NY ... I was merely attempting to demonstrate the level of quality of Pilium – that being the intended pairing with a $750,000 speaker – IMO speaks highly of the amp … Sorry to...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 08:32 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    No!! But let me know ASAP if you want one. They are going Fasssst! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 08:20 AM
    Calvin replied to a thread Pilium Audio in Amplifiers
    Bob at Rhapsody Audio plans on pairing the Magico M9s with Pilium - Pilium Elektra DAC>>>Alexander dual chassis pre>>>>four Hercules mono amps, all TelluriumQ Satement cables.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 20, 2020, 05:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    There is VERY limited supply of BLACK K-01XD and K-03XD. Like 2 left. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 20, 2020, 10:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Shunyata Omega USB in Shunyata Research
    USB Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 20, 2020, 08:05 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Lite for iPhone in Aurender
    No, this is the iPhone app. Not sure why they call it “lite” because it’s very comprehensive. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    November 19, 2020, 03:05 PM
    Calvin replied to a thread Aurender Lite for iPhone in Aurender
    Thanks. It works now. I had to get completely out of the app the first time. Now it works without a hitch.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 19, 2020, 03:01 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Lite for iPhone in Aurender
    Go to settings/aurender. Select from there.
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    November 19, 2020, 03:01 PM
    Aurender Lite for iPhone is available online. Works pretty well. I have difficultly changing between the ACS and N100 - seems stuck on the ACS. So, I had to delete it and choose only the N100 .. Still testing. Aurender Lite for iPhone on the...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 19, 2020, 07:53 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Shunyata Omega USB in Shunyata Research
    I don’t believe there is a whole lot of information about it the Omega USB out yet. I’m checking on the MSRP. There is no doubt the Omega is a big step up over the Sigma, in every way. Now, the Alpha and Sigma are both used extensively...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 18, 2020, 10:30 PM
    Aurender just released a major firmware upgrade. It greatly improves the clock/timing and the quality of the digital outputs. To say this upgrade is substantial sonically would be an understatement. After the unit reboots, reboot it a second...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 18, 2020, 10:07 PM
    Viva, VAC, SIT-3. Can’t say I’ve heard many better.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 18, 2020, 09:40 PM
    We replaced a Wireworld Platinum 6 USB Cable today with the Shunyata Omega USB. Sooooo much more organic, smooth and relaxed. Perfectly balanced top to bottom. I would like to know the materials used (any silver?). This cable is set to be THE...
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    November 18, 2020, 05:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    I will say this so far: I’m beyond impressed. I wasn’t expecting THIS kind of impact. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 18, 2020, 05:52 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    Or just post your comments here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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Amps: Pass X260.8s *** Pre-Amp: Pass XP22 *** Headphone Amp: Pass HPA-1 *** Speakers: Magico A3’s *** Magico A3 Grills *** Headphones: Focal Utopia *** Digital: Luxman D-08u SACD *** Aurender ACS10 CD Ripper & N100 Streamer *** Power: Shunyata Hydra Alpha A12 Power Conditioner *** AQ NRG Edison 20 *** Cables: Shunyata *** Rack: Bamboo SVT Quadrasphire *** Accessories: Herbie's Audio Lab Giant Titanium Cone Decoupling Gliders *** Russ Andrews Cable Elevators

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