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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 27, 2020, 11:44 PM
    Mike replied to a thread step up from N100H? in Aurender
    Awesome support from an awesome company. Roon would have you still looking inside to see if you see white, red or green lights.
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    October 27, 2020, 06:38 PM
    Iíve heard both - Xtremes extensively obviously! I was expecting more from the LV to be honest. I may take Trio XDís with a full bass horn stack to be honest. When we can travel again safely, you should join us on the trip to Munich. Itís...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 27, 2020, 06:09 PM
    Have you had a chance to hear either? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 27, 2020, 02:51 PM
    Heard them. Very nice. Would still pick MBL myself Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 27, 2020, 12:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Zellaton in Speakers
    He blatantly advertises? Their speakers are $$$$$$$ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 27, 2020, 11:54 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Zellaton in Speakers
    If you have to ask... Only one dealer. The distributor is the only dealer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 26, 2020, 02:38 PM
    Mike started a thread Becoming Mozart in Music Forum
    Now Hear This “Becoming Mozart” | Great Performances | PBS Check out the 36-39 minute mark. Nice system! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    4 replies | 288 view(s)
  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 26, 2020, 09:03 AM
    That's beautiful. You are making good use of the space. But like you said, it's tight. The A3s and A5s are close to the same size: A3: 44ĒH x 11ĒD x 9.25ĒW (FR: 26 Hz Ė 50 KHz) A5: 44.75ĒH x 14.9ĒD x 10.5ĒW (FR: 24 Hz Ė 50 kHz) As...
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 26, 2020, 08:14 AM
    It sounds like you are designing a very nice system. I own Magico A3s. Though I may move up to M3s (or some other higher end speaker), I've played with the idea of A5s until then (essentially after COVID). IMO, if you can afford the A5s get...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 24, 2020, 04:36 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Ripping Vinyl in Computer/Digital Audio
    Cool. Iíve wanted to try the Sweet Vinyl products. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 23, 2020, 11:44 AM
    Viktoria Tolstoy, "Stations." Streaming from Qobuz is great. However, I just received the CD today and it's amazing - a lot more layers of detail. Great if you like female vocals and jazz. :audiophile:
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    October 23, 2020, 06:54 AM
    Mike replied to a thread F704 Unboxing in Fyne Audio
    The big 7ís! Nice. Give them lots of hours to break in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 23, 2020, 06:35 AM
    Calvin replied to a thread F704 Unboxing in Fyne Audio
    Beautiful setup. Wow!
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 23, 2020, 12:40 AM
    This is fantastic. Transparency is good IMO. Thanks Tom.
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  • Gene's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 07:59 PM
    Gene replied to a thread Shout out to Magico in Magico
    I second your well deserved feelings of gratitude to Magico. For me it's a privilege and a daily delight to be able to experience such a high level of musical enjoyment.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 06:24 PM
    Not that Iím aware of. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 05:51 PM
    Calvin replied to a thread Serious Audioquest uppgrade? in Cables
    From what I've read (and own) your "quest" will end with Shunyata Everest + the right Shunyata cables, like Omega, Alpha v2, etc. Shunyata
    11 replies | 580 view(s)
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    October 22, 2020, 11:40 AM
    Calvin replied to a thread Shout out to Magico in Magico
    :mock: :roflmao:
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 10:58 AM
    Youíre retired! You have time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 22, 2020, 09:51 AM
    click GO ADVANCED, click the PAPERCLIP, upload the file (choose file), click upload, close window, click paper clip icon, thereís your picture! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 22, 2020, 09:40 AM
    Testing without photo hosting. Mike, click GO ADVANCED, click the PAPERCLIP, upload the file (choose file), click upload, close window, click paper clip icon, thereís your picture!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 09:29 AM
    Iíll check today, but you should still have no issue uploading photos Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 09:01 AM
    You can upload a photo without a hosting site. Who said that? Just use TapaTalk. We removed the add on link for photos because it was creating duplicate posts. But we donít require a hosting site for photos. I pay $$ to host all our data...
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    October 22, 2020, 08:37 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Shout out to Magico in Magico
    Donít touch those M3ís, unless youíre going M6! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 22, 2020, 08:06 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Shout out to Magico in Magico
    Bud, no surprise here. You picked a real winner with the S5 Mk2. They do it all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 07:47 AM
    Calvin replied to a thread Shout out to Magico in Magico
    Magico is one of the very best to be sure! S5's yummy, I'm still dreaming here to hopefully soon update my A3s.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 21, 2020, 04:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Up to DSD512. Makes no difference of the source. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 21, 2020, 04:17 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    No. You have to buy it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 21, 2020, 03:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Not sure what you mean by ďdirectĒ. We purchased the download. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 21, 2020, 03:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Itís on our NAS in the store. Getting DSD512 resolution. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 21, 2020, 02:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender ACS10 with Nimbie in Aurender
    Yes, set it and forget it. We did that with all our CDís in the store. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 21, 2020, 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
    October 20, 2020, 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
    October 20, 2020, 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
    October 20, 2020, 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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    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.
    117 replies | 3755 view(s)
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    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
    117 replies | 3755 view(s)
  • 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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    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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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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