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    Today, 01:11 AM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:18 PM
    My favorite Harbethís! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • the professor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:06 PM
    the professor replied to a thread Volti in Speakers
    Great speakers made by a great guy!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:41 PM
    Yup, two different approaches for recording. A820 is the real deal for recording which tape machines were designed for back then. Today, the focus is more playback for most. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • the professor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:38 PM
    I have NO experience with the A820. But as I've seen the internals of the A80 that I have, there is no way that those servos, motors would fit into the much smaller A810 box. So I know they are not the same - there might be no sound difference...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:18 PM
    If youíre into audio by the pound, yes that would matter. The weight of the A820 comes from itís stand, sheer size and other structures internally as you have mentioned. The A810 was designed purposely as a portable unit, so areas for size and...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:28 PM
    Yep, that sounds about right.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:27 PM
    Mike, youíre off. The 810 and 820 have the exact same playback mechanism. Itís all in the recording side the differences. And for playback only, the 1500 Technics is excellent, especially rebuilt by J Corder. From Ki Choi: ďboth share all...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:01 PM
    True. A little bit of a work around, but doable. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:55 PM
    George, the hiss of tape is there with digital (from tapes) as well, but excessive hiss on R2R playback can come from many sources: bad caps, caps going bad, dirty tape heads, bad tape heads, etc. With a copy of the master tape, you are closer...
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  • the professor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:21 PM
    Top notch R2R setups are expensive and there are certainly limited tapes available and they are very expensive. And not all are well recorded/saved. I can't recommend for anybody to get into tape. But - the sound is amazing, simply...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:19 PM
    The A820 Vs A810 is almost identical, the only difference being in the recording side. If itís playback only, itís identical. Most 810ís can be had for $10-15k fully refurbished, wired with external outputs, flux heads, etc. I own two. There...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:54 AM
    It all depends on whether you want Roon or not. The LinQ doesnít do Roon, only HQ Player. I frankly think the Aqua La Scala v2 is incredibly engaging and musical. The MA3 sounds smooth and musical, takes longer than most DACís to break in and...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:30 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread What Cartridge on your Rega in Rega
    I'm seriously thinking about it; if they will let me purchase this particular unit. I've thought about it a lot.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 22, 2021, 09:47 PM
    Itís highly unlikely anyone has a dynamic recording they listen to which wouldnít work with tape. Also, itís unlikely someone can hear 20khz, so who cares if you can record above that. I will happily put my tape up against any other format and...
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    January 22, 2021, 03:13 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread What Cartridge on your Rega in Rega
    Using the review Planar 10 with the Rega Apheta 3 MC cart pre-installed. I really like it. It is very, very detailed and very, very neutral.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 22, 2021, 09:34 AM
    B side, album 1. CRANK IT!
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    January 21, 2021, 08:29 PM
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    January 21, 2021, 07:57 PM
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 21, 2021, 04:52 PM
    Looks awesome Brian! Love that finish. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Oly's Avatar
    January 21, 2021, 04:46 PM
    Oly replied to a thread Lumin d2 display issues in Lumin
    Have you tried a reset by taking a pin and putting it in the hole labeled reset on the back panel? Iím not sure itíll fix your problem but thatís what I would do if it were mine.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 21, 2021, 12:21 PM
    Delivered!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 21, 2021, 09:25 AM
    These shipping companies are a nightmare. A daily nightmare. Fingers crossed things work out today. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    January 21, 2021, 01:02 AM
    So...I'm listening to the Rega Planar 10 tonight...various stuff. A mix of classical, rock, and jazz. I gotta say, this turntable is FABULOUS. I frickin' love it. Its is exceptionally quiet, and superbly neutral. There is NO coloration with this...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 20, 2021, 01:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MBL 101 E MK II install advice in MBL
    Make sure you donít tilt the speakers beyond a few degrees. The omniís could damage. Try to keep the speaker as upright as possible. Be very careful of the midrange and tweeter. No touch. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    January 20, 2021, 01:24 PM
    AKnyght, Nice build! You may remember I did my ACA build last summer (July time-frame). As nice as the stereo ACA is, it really sings when used as monoblocks. I used mine as bridged monos, and the improvement when using it in this configuration...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 20, 2021, 12:49 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MBL 101 E MK II install advice in MBL
    Iím an expert in asking: whoís your dealer on this? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 20, 2021, 08:40 AM
    Congrats Patrick. MBL is certainly a dream system! I sure love mine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 20, 2021, 12:27 AM
    Thank you Bruce. We have a great team and Iíll be sure to pass along your message. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 18, 2021, 11:06 AM
    We have four Sotto Voceís in the store, weíve taken them to shows and bounced them around and theyíve always been great. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 17, 2021, 10:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    No, no, letís chalk it up to room and positioning. All good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 17, 2021, 09:48 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    The Magicoís are so nice to work with during setup. We had limitations due to WAF (a hard line of 18 inches out into the room) and had to work with the heat from the fire place on the left side. We also had to ensure the TV wasnít blocked from any...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 17, 2021, 03:33 PM
    Nope. Waiting like everyone else. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 17, 2021, 02:13 PM
    Mike replied to a thread N30 Review in Aurender
    ACS10 is ripper, backup, storage, etc. itís a purposely built music content server designed to replace the computer (for ripping) and NAS (for backup and storage). The N30 will be limited to whatever the largest size SSD drive is (8TB at...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 17, 2021, 12:22 PM
    Mike replied to a thread N30 Review in Aurender
    I havenít heard whether they will or not or how long the stock umbilical cord is. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 17, 2021, 11:31 AM
    Mike replied to a thread N30 Review in Aurender
    This will be an interesting shoot out! I canít wait to get our N30. The W20SE however remains unique in that it operates on battery power. Thatís a huge advantage. But a separate power supply might be right there with it. We shall see. I...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 17, 2021, 09:29 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    They do. Customer wanted us to leave them in the box.
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    January 17, 2021, 09:19 AM
    GSOphile replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    Mine do. They are metal, held in place by magnets, so repeatedly attaching and and removing doesn't cause wear problems. I put them on when grandchildren visit.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 16, 2021, 10:36 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB Select II in MSB
    Where are you located? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 16, 2021, 08:59 PM
    How Force-Canceling Drivers Stop Speaker-Cabinet Vibrations - SoundStage! Shorts (January 2021) - YouTube
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 16, 2021, 08:27 PM
    WOW! I have to post some videos of my Studer(s) in action. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 16, 2021, 08:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    Thanks Calvin. We have an M6 install coming up in Miami in about 6-8 weeks. That will be a fun day! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 16, 2021, 08:22 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New MSB S500 and M500 Amplifiers in MSB
    The monos gave a great sense of ease and seemed ready to pounce dynamically at a moments notice. Soundstage was also bigger with the monos. I tried to detect whether the stereo might have a different tonal presentation, but really couldnít detect...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 16, 2021, 08:02 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    Not really, you have to take into account how important colors are for so many people (Alon, nudge nudge, wink, wink!). Black is fine, but really and truly the S series holds a lot of value for many people, not only sonically, but in the ability to...
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    January 16, 2021, 04:49 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    We are having discussions! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 16, 2021, 03:29 PM
    Oly replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    Duplicate post
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    January 16, 2021, 03:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder v Gryphon in Amplifiers
    I love those M500ís with the Select II. A perfect match. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 16, 2021, 03:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder v Gryphon in Amplifiers
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 16, 2021, 02:44 PM
    Mike started a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    Packing up his Wilson Alexiaís that he traded: Installing his new Magico S3 Mk2ís: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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