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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 06:56 PM
    JVC Announces Planned HDR Upgrade for Native 4K D-ILA Projectors Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 06:06 PM
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    Today, 06:06 PM
    Thanks again everyone for your recommendations. Due to no listening opportunities at the moment (COVID) no decision will be made quickly on this. I’m still doing a lot of reading on the different options. Indeed, I’m also attempting to locate...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:45 AM
    We have the same combo in the store and I agree, the NS1 takes the DV2 to the next level.
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:42 PM
    Glad your hip replacement went well. May you have a quick and full recovery as well.
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  • Audio 1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:33 PM
    Great to hear that the procedure went well and once you recover you should be feeling like new again!!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:05 PM
    We did the Georgia mountains this year. Last year we did the Tennessee mountains. Both were lovely. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 02:04 PM
    Glad it all went well. I’m sure it will be worth it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 12:55 PM
    He’s in Sarasota like me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 11:00 AM
    We joined a Boat Club and we are having a blast on the weekends. Maybe one day we will get our own boat, but for now this is the best way to go for us. Our house is usually filled with 8-12 kids a day playing, swimming, etc. Our neighborhood...
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    August 10, 2020, 06:22 AM
    Calvin replied to a thread Magico A5’s Arrive!!!! in Magico
    Please read post #55 where Mike says, "I’ll give the tweeter advantage to the S3 Mk2." However, Peter Mackay of Magico states: Thank you for your message and inquiry regarding the sound performance of the new A5 in comparison to the original...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 9, 2020, 10:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Technical specifications: Type: 4-way sealed box Woofer: 2 x 250 mm CELL Aluminium Sandwich Accuton (custom design) Mid Woofer: 190 mm CELL Aluminium Sandwich Accuton (custom design) Midrange: 168 mm CELL Ceramic Accuton Tweeter: 25 mm CELL...
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    August 9, 2020, 10:32 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Sealed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 9, 2020, 05:55 PM
    Nice. I was kind of torn, but they kept saying the direct cable sounded best. I think it’s Crystal Cable. But you give up some flexibility. You have that! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 9, 2020, 02:10 PM
    Power outages can be rough. A whole house generator that automatically comes on when this happens is nice, but rather expensive. Apple phone and Apple Watch can be combined to help in some instances. The Apple watch has Fall Detection - or...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 8, 2020, 09:37 PM
    Did you get the arm with the cable that runs straight through? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 8, 2020, 08:36 PM
    Congrats! I love mine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 8, 2020, 06:15 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase retail pricesheet in Accuphase
    Japanese prices x 6. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 8, 2020, 06:08 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9’s in Magico
    Well before, all we’ve been getting is static pics, nothing showing them to scale next to racks and gear. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 7, 2020, 08:13 PM
    Great pic. Looks like a lovely spot with a lovely lady. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 7, 2020, 08:12 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Ha! Yes, we will have to start calling this the “send to Mike to play with” room. Dang, I love free stuff, even if it’s for a short while. You think MBL might just forget they sent me the Xtremes to play with? Sent from my iPhone using...
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    August 7, 2020, 08:10 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Estelon Forza + Gryphon Essence amp + Gryphon Zena preamp - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 7, 2020, 08:10 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Estelon Forza + Gryphon Essence amp + Gryphon Zena preamp - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 7, 2020, 08:10 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Estelon Forza + Gryphon Essence + Gryphon Zena - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 7, 2020, 06:20 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Not sure how long we will have these in the store, so if you’re interested in a listen, come on by! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 7, 2020, 06:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 7, 2020, 06:17 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
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    August 7, 2020, 12:16 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    For me it would come down to the 866 or Luxman 590x. Both are winners. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 6, 2020, 11:16 PM
    You should. Love your pics! Great musical system you have there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 6, 2020, 11:08 PM
    Don’t be silly. You have a turntable, so you’re ok by me! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 6, 2020, 09:32 PM
    I was kind of bummed. I had a long talk with the distributor who gave me all the poop. Was hoping for more internal changes. He did say the P3ESR anniversary to P3XD was “incredible”. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 6, 2020, 09:13 PM
    It’s identical to Anniversary Edition. Only P3 and C7 get some upgrades with XD. P3 gets the most. 30, SHL5+ and 40 remain identical to anniversary edition. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 6, 2020, 05:38 PM
    Will we see a stand-alone 800 series amp soon? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 6, 2020, 05:31 PM
    The 812 has a sophisticated built-in headphone amp with multiple connection options that would connect almost any headphone on the market. It has the DAC topology, DSP filter, and streaming options similar to the 866. It has two analog inputs and...
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    August 6, 2020, 05:16 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Old Newbie in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 6, 2020, 05:02 PM
    Really not interested in that. The ones who have tried something similar have been a flop. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 6, 2020, 02:27 PM
    Mike started a thread MBL Podcast in MBL
    A Deep Dive In The High End: Sitting Down With MBL | Part-Time Audiophile Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 6, 2020, 01:13 PM
    I know, we’ve all said that privately. “We were the best show of 2020!!” “But you were the only show of 2020”. “Minor details.” We will back in 2022.
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  • Audio 1's Avatar
    August 6, 2020, 12:51 PM
    All things considered this was the best decision. But .... personally I will really miss looking forward to and attending this show as it has been great in so many ways.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 6, 2020, 11:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New speakers have arrived in Speakers
    Yes! Another option. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 6, 2020, 10:51 AM
    Audio 1 replied to a thread New speakers have arrived in Speakers
    Another option is the Synergistic Research Black Box. Very easy to use as a single or in multiples and can work very well for these issues. I believe they offer a 30 day satisfaction guarantee, so the risk would be minimal. BlackBox -...
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    August 6, 2020, 10:22 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New speakers have arrived in Speakers
    First, I highly doubt their bass traps will treat 40hz, even if you had 20 of them. The only ones that WILL treat that low of a frequency are from Resolution Acoustics who took them to New York to be properly measured. You have some other options....
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    August 5, 2020, 09:11 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New speakers have arrived in Speakers
    Nice!! Congrats. Enjoy them in good health. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 5, 2020, 07:23 PM
    Wow! I’ve heard it sounds incredible. Can’t wait to get our demo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 5, 2020, 05:12 PM
    Yup, we had to do it. Prudent decision given the circumstances. We will be back in 2022! To think, we were the only audio show of 2020. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 5, 2020, 12:10 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Thinking of .7 or 1.7i in Magnepan
    Randy, so glad you’re enjoying the Maggie’s. I have many many fond memories of my various pairs. They’re wonderful.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 4, 2020, 10:55 AM
    Mike started a thread Vivid S12 in Vivid Audio
    Vivid Audio's Inventive and Spectacular S12 Loudspeaker - SoundStage! InSight (August 2020) - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    August 3, 2020, 02:02 PM
    I use a whole house surge protector. It does most if not all the work. In addition, I use SurgeX on my TV and Furmans on everything else - computers, recliners, bed side tables, etc. On stereo I use Shunayta. So, far I haven’t had any issues. And...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 3, 2020, 10:38 AM
    I have not heard the Essence monos. This stereo amp is SUPERB! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 1, 2020, 07:08 PM
    LOL. Do it! Do it! LOL. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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