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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 12:10 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Thinking of .7 or 1.7i in Magnepan
    Randy, so glad youíre enjoying the Maggieís. I have many many fond memories of my various pairs. Theyíre wonderful.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 havenít 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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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 1, 2020, 01:47 PM
    Fantastic! Still keep saying ď50 watts my assĒ. This Essence drives everything in the big room! LOVE itís sound signature. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 1, 2020, 11:37 AM
    13th note guy Simon Price. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 31, 2020, 07:27 PM
    Wow! I think I read every word. LOL. If you could do your best to keep the F bombs down (Iím guilty of that myself), it would be appreciated. The guy from 13th note was already called out on this site. He thought it was funny to issue a press...
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    July 31, 2020, 06:57 PM
    I use a Pass HPA-1 and Focal Utopia. Great sound. HIFI Man makes a vacuum tube amp and headphones as well. Their amp is like $500 or so leaving a lot for the headphones. The amp could be upgraded later. STAX makes excellent headphones and amps as...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 31, 2020, 04:45 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Hello from SoCal in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome to AS! Fellow Kuzma dealer! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 31, 2020, 03:44 PM
    Calvin replied to a thread Hello from SoCal in Introduce Yourself
    Cakeaudio welcome to the forum.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 31, 2020, 02:02 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Thinking of .7 or 1.7i in Magnepan
    This. 1.7ís are delicious. Pair with a nice pair of little subs and youíll giggle. I prefer Quad ESLís myself, but Maggieís are amazing amazing for the money. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    72 replies | 874 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    July 31, 2020, 11:25 AM
    The Focal Utopiaís with the matching Focal headphone amp/DAC is $5k for the combo (special). Feed it with a laptop or Lumin U1 mini. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 31, 2020, 11:06 AM
    Another New Gillian Welch. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 30, 2020, 05:23 PM
    Not really, the monos are only 5 watts/channel more. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 30, 2020, 04:53 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 30, 2020, 04:34 PM
    Been listening with the Zena pre (exact same as Essence pre) and Essence amp. This combo is SUPERB! I was shocked to be honest. I will say seriously, the Zena + Essence is better than the Zena + Mephisto. Donít know why. Now Pandora +...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 30, 2020, 10:35 AM
    One with an external PSU. I would also love to see an SSD version of the L1. Now that would be the ticket! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 30, 2020, 12:22 AM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    No flat surfaces that I can see on the M9.
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    July 29, 2020, 09:17 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    I think it was meant to be a quick and dirty iPhone shot. Iím happy to see the M9ís in the wild! Gives a great perspective. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 29, 2020, 05:55 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    ALON WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 29, 2020, 03:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    I think Alon is a professional photographer. I saw his studio. Itís incredible. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 29, 2020, 12:46 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    It sure is! I canít wait to hear them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    July 29, 2020, 11:09 AM
    Calvin replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    I wonder what they would sound like with four MSB M500s?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 29, 2020, 10:15 AM
    Thanks. This Essence amp continues to amaze us. It drives all the speakers with ease. I LOVE the sound (slightly new sound?). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 29, 2020, 09:27 AM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    I would prefer to hear this with four MSB M500 monos!
    37 replies | 1246 view(s)
  • Calvin's Avatar
    July 29, 2020, 05:50 AM
    Calvin replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    Well that looks pretty good - really good. Wonder what it sounds like?
    37 replies | 1246 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    July 28, 2020, 10:43 PM
    Mike started a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 28, 2020, 09:55 PM
    Yes. WW Eclipse 8. They were handy since we use them on the MBL Xtremes at the insistence of MBL. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 28, 2020, 09:49 PM
    Yes. WW Eclipse 8. They were handy since we use them on the MBL Xtremes at the insistence of MBL. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 28, 2020, 05:46 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Hi from Seattle in Introduce Yourself
    Alexia 2ís on clearance? Are they dropping the line? New model coming? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 28, 2020, 11:48 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Troubles at YG? in Speakers
    What amps were they using when they sounded like shit? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 27, 2020, 09:43 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MBL 101e Mk2 install today in MBL
    Thank you! You should hear it! Wow. MBL definitely doesnít say that. In fact, I would suggest they say NOT along the long wall. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 27, 2020, 04:27 PM
    Tru-Glider Tonearm on Kuzma Stabi-R + Quad ESL2912?s + VAC 200iQ + VAC Master Pre + Pass XP27 Phono. - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    8 replies | 234 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    July 27, 2020, 04:13 PM
    Tru-Glider Arm with Kuzma Stabi R now at Suncoast Audio - YouTube No inner groove distortion. None. Smoother then the 4Point. Gotta say. Highly impressed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 26, 2020, 10:47 PM
    Steve, fantastic review! Hopefully one day Iíll get to keep mine! Ha! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 26, 2020, 10:46 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Troubles at YG? in Speakers
    Official post on YGís Facebook page: YG Acoustics, a world-leading ultra high-end speaker manufacturer located just outside of Denver, Colorado announces the departure of its founder, Yoav Geva. Mr. Geva launched YG Acoustics in 2002 at age...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 26, 2020, 10:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New speakers have arrived in Speakers
    Congrats! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 26, 2020, 02:17 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Troubles at YG? in Speakers
    Weíll agree to disagree on that statement. I agree with you on the marketing muscle. Iím trying to think of an example where a reviewer had YGís as their main speaker. This is important because they keep making a reference to it. Sent...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 26, 2020, 11:35 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Troubles at YG? in Speakers
    Like Krell? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    52 replies | 2161 view(s)
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