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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:29 AM
    Welcome! Check out VPI too for tables. REGA also makes some nice ones too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:06 PM
    Calvin replied to a thread Pass XP-12 in Pass Labs†
    Pass Labs makes very good amps and pre-amps. Once you hear them you can't un-hear their majesty and unequaled presentation - the blue lights of heavenly listening. Of course, this is only my opinion based upon my hearing and music, etc. Others are...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:59 AM
    Congrats. Any first impressions? Antileon Evo would be my pick followed by the 1161. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:56 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    I thought as much Peter. $200 is very fair, I frankly thought it would be at least $500. Your ordering much smaller quantities than say Sony or Logitech, so your costs are higher. The remote looks gorgeous. Canít wait to see it in person. Well...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:43 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    No. But for arguments sake, what would you use for cables? Outdoor lighting cable? Lamp cord? The entire level of the system went up significantly with this Alpha v2 loom.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:38 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Itís a DSD512 album of Vanessa Fernandez, I Want You. I Want You - NativeDSD Music
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:32 PM
    My customer who bought Grandioso K1X, Clock, PS1 from me, says clock.
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    October 19, 2020, 08:30 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Esoteric N-01XD + Magico A5?s + Pass X260.8 + Pass XP22 + all Shunyata Alpha V2 cabling. DSD512. - YouTube
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:28 PM
    They donít have dealers. So, we all pay the full nut. With the PSU it was about $6K. FAR cheaper than I can buy an Esoteric clock for. But, SCAudiophile says the Esoteric clock is super, so I must try it. I was just a little skeptical since I...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:18 PM
    This clock is just getting better and better and better. Was really surprised to the improvement it made. Hey, even as a dealer, we paid full retail! Worth every penny.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 06:45 PM
    Now thatís fast! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 04:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    WHEN has Peter ever ďsoldĒ Luminís? He has done zero selling. I havenít seen even a hint of it. In fact, heís given great tech support on many non-Lumin products. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 04:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Thatís a crazy idea. Have you seen the incredible support Lumin gives for free? Do you think Peter does this because heís bored? Lumin makes Peter available to all of us FOR FREE. When you bought the Lumin, it didnít have a remote and you...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 03:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    $200 seems VERY reasonable to me, especially for such a beautiful, elegant looking remote. Our MBL remote is $750 and it looks like this: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:27 AM
    From what I've been told, the different SL speakers are sonically the same, the differences being their different type frames (wood, metal ) and the size of their panels in the various models. The larger the room, the larger the panel, etc....
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:02 AM
    I discussed the quads with Mike. They may work in a different room for me, but probably don't need to be my main system seeing I also listen to some soft rock. Those tube speakers look beautiful to look at. But I'm not into tubes. Don't get me...
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 18, 2020, 05:34 PM
    Welcome to the forum.
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 18, 2020, 02:47 PM
    Thanks. I havenít gotten that far yet. Iím still investigating the speakers themselves. But will go that direction if and when the time comes. This said, Tom, who is a Sound Lab dealer, has been extremely helpful.
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 18, 2020, 01:46 PM
    I think this is part and parcel of the problem of the manufacturer not having the prices on his website. Had they listed them, I wouldnít have assumed the ones I found were correct. But now these prices - that is negotiating from these prices - is...
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 18, 2020, 12:24 PM
    I agree. I like to see the MSRP on the manufactureís website. In my book, it is part of total transparency. I was disappointed when MSB removed theirs from their site. However, Iíve been researching Sound Lab. I found these price - from a dealer:...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 18, 2020, 10:13 AM
    Ordering now. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 17, 2020, 08:56 PM
    Iíve researched the clocks and felt this was a top dog to test an external clock. Iíll likely get the Grandioso clock one day and put this one on the N-01XD. I have the Shunyata Sigma 50 clock cable. If I get a new one, it will be a v2. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 17, 2020, 08:02 PM
    Just added this tonight to the Grandioso K1X Iím playing with at home. Oh my. Using a Shunyata Sigma Clock Cable. The difference is not subtle. SMOOOOOOOTH.....OMG, FLESHY FLESHY vocals. So much more 3D. Such ease. The top end of this...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 17, 2020, 03:47 PM
    EQ500 gets my vote. We have one in the store and itís fantastic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 17, 2020, 03:45 PM
    Mike replied to a thread I'm back too! in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome back! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 17, 2020, 03:10 PM
    Calvin replied to a thread Lumin D2 stuck at circle in Lumin
    This post is for a U1 that had similar problems. Perhaps it will help: Keep getting Network Error message on front panel of U1
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 16, 2020, 07:52 PM
    Welcome Kende Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 16, 2020, 03:34 PM
    Calvin replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    I don't own a Lumin, but that's beautiful.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 16, 2020, 03:18 PM
    Mike started a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    So cool!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 15, 2020, 11:19 PM
    Mike many thanks. I'll talk to you soon about these ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 15, 2020, 11:06 PM
    We have 2912ís and 2812ís. Good speakers, but limiting like most panels. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 15, 2020, 11:04 PM
    Randy, thanks that is very helpful. I found that Quads are sold new in the U.S. These are smaller (wife factor) and very well rated. So, I'm going to study these some; Quad ESL 2912 Quad 2912 & 2812 Electrostatic Loudspeakers | U.S. dealer in...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 15, 2020, 09:12 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon Antileon Evo in Gryphon Audio
    Weíve used the XP22 on all the Gryphon amps. Works wonderfully. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 15, 2020, 05:29 PM
    That's quite a testimony to electrostatics. Magicos are fantastic. And the mids and highs in the M3 will most certainly beat the A3s. But once you hear an electrostatic it's difficult to unhear one. And when you hear some of your favorite music...
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 15, 2020, 04:29 PM
    Though I'm surprised at the findings - Many of us were not impressed - that sounds like an impressive system. More to consider for sure. Thank you.
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 15, 2020, 01:16 PM
    :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
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  • Audio 1's Avatar
    October 15, 2020, 12:56 PM
    Might be a bit of an issue when one needs to visit the restroom too!
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 15, 2020, 09:41 AM
    My statement on Wilsons against a wall are from (1) seeing it on photos on the Wilson site when I was still on FB; and (2) dealers being questioned about the set-up and responding that the particular set up in question worked well. So, I bow to...
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 15, 2020, 07:01 AM
    Great idea IMO. It would be fun. First time would be a blast. The acoustics may be a tiny bit off :roflmao:
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    October 15, 2020, 05:45 AM
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 15, 2020, 05:04 AM
    Many thanks. I did some reading about these and they rate very well. I did locate some Quad ESL-63 restored by Electrostatic Solutions for $2100. Requires local pick up in VA though... Set up seems to be most crucial no matter the brand. I'm...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 14, 2020, 07:29 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Roon Playlist in Computer/Digital Audio
    No shared. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 14, 2020, 06:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Roon Playlist in Computer/Digital Audio
    Yes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 14, 2020, 06:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Roon Playlist in Computer/Digital Audio
    Thanks. More Roon bugginess I guess. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 14, 2020, 06:02 PM
    Many thanks, I will research these too.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 14, 2020, 04:00 PM
    Does anyone know why this happens in Roon? You make a playlist and then the songs are not available. Iím logged into Tidal, QoBuz and our NAS, so thatís not the issue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 14, 2020, 02:26 PM
    It was probably the room or associated gear like you said. I don't have enough room for them anyway. The CLX seems to be a lot of value for the money. This said, I was contacted back by Tom, the Sound Labs dealer you connected me with. Very nice and...
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 14, 2020, 12:23 PM
    Beautiful set up. The CLX ART at 70.32" x 25.75" x 14.69" (not the Neolith at 74.8" x 30.3" x 34.2") would go in our great room which is rather large. The Martin Logan 13A fit, so I believe these would as well. According to diagram #3 -...
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 14, 2020, 11:11 AM
    Yes, this sounds like an unbelievable system. I heard the Wilson Alexias on ARC, so it will be a great comparison.
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    October 14, 2020, 10:58 AM
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