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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:54 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Cool, just got word that our first batch has shipped. Second batch coming next week.
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    Yesterday, 03:44 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Where are you located? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 03:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Couldnít you just set your i7 computer to run Roon core on your network and free up that USB? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 02:39 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Our US Distributor is advising the price will be $299 for the remote. Dealers are also required to buy a small truck load. No one off orders. We have ordered our first truck load. Still no ETA. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 07:54 AM
    Congrats on a great system. Dual Esoteric D1X DACís will be incredible! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 1, 2020, 02:01 PM
    Me? No. And the Shunyata Alpha, Sigma and Omega are my faves. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 1, 2020, 09:35 AM
    I donít. We have a VAC REN V phono, Pass XP27, three Avid Phonostages, etc. The 810 is definitely a superb performer Iíve heard, but with only one input, Iím kind of limited. I need at least three inputs. I have two tables and three arms. My...
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    December 1, 2020, 09:30 AM
    The Boulder/Gryphon/MSB amps are the top three I would choose too. I havenít had a lot of time with the Sim 888ís, so I canít say definitively, but the Sim 860v2 is a terrific sub-$20K performer. The MSB amps are the proverbial odd ball here,...
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    December 1, 2020, 09:18 AM
    Luxury and Performance: The Electronics I'd Shortlist
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    December 1, 2020, 09:01 AM
    The Aurender ACS10 has built in, the necessary Ethernet filtering. The main Aurender (W20SE in my case) then plugs into the ACS10ís filtered Ethernet port. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 1, 2020, 08:26 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Shunyata Omega USB in Shunyata Research
    Yes, definitely USB. Itís less restrictive to formats too. A lot depends on the DAC as well. But todayís DACís are really optimized for USB. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 30, 2020, 09:36 PM
    Mike started a thread Blue Note Reissues in Music Forum
    For those who will say when they run out, ďbut I didnít know!Ē, now you know. ALL ANALOG. Mastered by Kevin Gray. From the original tapes. Amazon has some good pricing. http://www.bluenote.com/classic-vinyl-reissue-series/
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    November 30, 2020, 11:06 AM
    I have the MBL 101e mk2 at home. Xtremes wouldnít fit in my room. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 30, 2020, 10:38 AM
    Sort of. I love my VAC Statement Phonostage, itís the absolute best, but it might not be the best for my MBLís. Iím looking for a SS alternative. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 30, 2020, 12:02 AM
    Iíve made several changes the past year since this thread was updated. I put Critical Mass Center Stage 2 feet under all my components, including amps. I added the Shunyata Everest 8000/Omega XC. I changed all my digital cables to...
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    November 29, 2020, 11:35 PM
    Welcome fellow Floridian. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 29, 2020, 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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    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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    November 26, 2020, 01:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Such a cool product. Exciting stuff. Weíre going to sell a bunch!!
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    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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    November 26, 2020, 10:44 AM
    LMAO! That was awesome.
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    November 25, 2020, 08:10 PM
    Happy Turkey Day!!! All the best. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 24, 2020, 09:42 PM
    Fish Market/Selling/Cables. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 24, 2020, 08:18 PM
    Now in MQA on Tidal!!! Sounds terrific.
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    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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    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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    November 24, 2020, 11:33 AM
    Yes!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    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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    November 23, 2020, 11:06 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Just color.
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    November 23, 2020, 08:03 PM
    Thatís a GREAT pairing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 23, 2020, 08:01 PM
    LOL. True. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    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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    November 22, 2020, 04:26 PM
    Welcome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    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, Iíve...
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    November 22, 2020, 11:25 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30 in Aurender
    Me: ďIs there a benefit to using any after market power cord on the W20SE?Ē Aurender: ďthere is still a benefit, but certainly less than other Aurenderís.Ē
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    November 21, 2020, 08:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread step up from N100H? in Aurender
    N-01XD and the reason is the ďXDĒ. Now an N10 into a K-01XD (instead of K-01x) then thatís a different story. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    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, itís all AQ (except for the Ethernet and USB). I havenít 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 wasnít 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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    November 21, 2020, 10:17 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Pilium Audio in Amplifiers
    I read the review, I donít know, I wasnít feeling it. It was sort of saying ďitís good, but not as good as...Ē Iíll 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 wasnít suggesting that you would travel from France to NY ... I was merely attempting to demonstrate the level of quality of Pilium Ė that being the intended pairing with a $750,000 speaker Ė IMO speaks highly of the amp Ö Sorry to...
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