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  • Calvin's Avatar
    Today, 02:29 PM
    Yes, Iím not talking about anything like that. I had a turntable first (and before this my dad had a reel to reel and a turntable). I listened to the same music multiple times using this media. Then CDs (and after that SACDs) came out and I had a CD...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:55 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    No change. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 11:39 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    No updates found. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 11:24 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Iím not seeing this Peter, only the one from June 10. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 09:13 PM
    Welcome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:15 PM
    Serge, There is simply a difference between our preferences. It is more important for me to listen to music that I have a listening frame of reference to in the past, and that is not as important to you. No harm either way, but it will determine...
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    Yesterday, 05:09 PM
    Yes, I remember very few of the concerts I went to either. But Iím speaking of playing vinyl and CDs 500+ times each and having that specific sound ingrained in my soul. Thatís what Iím use to, not some altered version of it.
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    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    Respectfully, re-read what I wrote. I didnít comment on how the music was recorded, rather I commented on how I heard and remembered it. In other words how I listened to it back then. Iím glad you like Qobuz and thatís what I use also - and if...
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    Yesterday, 03:33 PM
    The music I presently enjoy wasnít originally heard using 192KHz/24. I like the original tracks the way I remember them ďback then.Ē For me this is better, this is real quality.
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    Yesterday, 03:08 PM
    When you say ďstreamingĒ I think of Qobuz / Tidal and not downloading titles or ripping my CDs. So, I use a more limited definition of the term, though downloading titles and playing ripped CDs are a form of streaming too ... So, I enjoy physical...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:24 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Well, I pay to play hockey, so not that one! Iíll be honest, I try to let all you guys chat more about stuff than always me! Itís far more interesting to see what you guys are discovering. So, Iím sorry I havenít posted more. Sent...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:09 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Ansuz Record Weight in Vinyl Accessories
    I can assure you of this: while running the show, plus four of my own rooms, doing press meet and greets and interviews, the last thing I will be doing is spending time listening to a $7000 record clamp. I can barely get a chance to pee! As for...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:57 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Mike is working, doing installs, several demos daily, working on the new (will be amazing!) Suncoast Audio website, putting two kids through school, running the Daddy taxi service, dealing with a broken AC unit at my house, dealing with car issues,...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:59 AM
    Audio Research Reference 6SE line preamplifier | Stereophile.com This preamp in my opinion gets you really close to the REF10 in terms of performance. This isnít a small upgrade in terms of Sonic gains. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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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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  • Mike's Avatar
    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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  • Mike's Avatar
    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
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  • 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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    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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  • Mike's Avatar
    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
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    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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  • Mike's Avatar
    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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  • Mike's Avatar
    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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  • 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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