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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:06 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    Yeah and the Sonus Faberís that were going to save the world. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 08:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    My K-03XD has been running non-stop. I finally feel like itís changes have stopped and itís fully broken in. To my surprise, itís really smooth out across all frequencies. Yup, itís a keeper. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    No Davey, just one without balls. No issues with VAC 200iQ monos or ARC REF 160ís here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 08:39 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    Ha! Iím game. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 07:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    I know, I know. Just imagine how good the M9 demo will be at the factory followed by a factory tour. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    I wish! Iíll buy my seriously interested customers a first class ticket to the factory to audition them. Of course, Magico could do what MBL did and give me a pair. M9 road show!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:46 AM
    Itís super fast, neutral, dynamic and very quiet tracker. My favorite cart under $10k. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Gene's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:42 AM
    Mike...I know its been a while, but now that you have had some quality time playing the Ultra Eminent, I was wondering what your impressions are.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:37 AM
    Luxman said itís done for rigidity and dust protection, but Iím sure armchair engineers know more than their team. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    August 13, 2020, 04:32 PM
    Iím not sure why Luxman did this, but in the D08u the tray just barely comes all the way out for laying a CD in it. It is exceptionally stable. You may desire to write Luxman ...
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    August 13, 2020, 04:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
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    August 13, 2020, 03:58 PM
    Mike replied to a thread For those with JVC Projectors in Video
    I would say yes. 4K is a big part of it. But the technology does make HD look even better too. I went to the NX7 and then spent $750 on a professional calibration (the guy was working on it for 12 hours!). Best money ever spent. The improvement...
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    August 13, 2020, 02:45 PM
    Mike started a thread New SoundStage on Estelon in Estelon
    Estelon: Loudspeaker Excellence and Originality from Estonia - SoundStage! Talks (August 2020) - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 13, 2020, 09:52 AM
    Mike replied to a thread For those with JVC Projectors in Video
    No, itís for the new series like the NX7. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 12, 2020, 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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    August 12, 2020, 06:06 PM
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    August 12, 2020, 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
    August 12, 2020, 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
    August 11, 2020, 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
    August 11, 2020, 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
    August 11, 2020, 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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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 11, 2020, 02:04 PM
    Glad it all went well. Iím sure it will be worth it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 11, 2020, 12:55 PM
    Heís in Sarasota like me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 11, 2020, 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 A5ís 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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    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 itís Crystal Cable. But you give up some flexibility. You have that! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    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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  • Mike's Avatar
    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 M9ís in Magico
    Well before, all weíve 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 ďsend to Mike to play withĒ room. Dang, I love free stuff, even if itís 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 youíre 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
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    August 7, 2020, 06:17 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
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  • Mike's Avatar
    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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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 6, 2020, 11:08 PM
    Donít be silly. You have a turntable, so youíre ok by me! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    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 ďincredibleĒ. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 6, 2020, 09:13 PM
    Itís 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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  • Mike's Avatar
    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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Amps: Pass X260.8s *** Pre-Amp: Pass XP22 *** Headphone Amp: Pass HPA-1 *** Speakers: Magico A3ís *** 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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