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  • mdp632's Avatar
    Today, 08:37 AM
    Thanks for sharing Mike. I see room under the for M2 for an M1 speaker. Given that the S line has no price increase and the S3 is out of stock. I'm betting the Mark 3 series is launched in 2021.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:27 AM
    As of March 1: A-Series A1 pair SRP $ 8,600 A3 pair SRP $ 13,800 A5 pair SRP $ 24,800 ACC each SRP $ 7,600 ASUB each SRP $ 7,200
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  • mdp632's Avatar
    Today, 08:22 AM
    I've read similar , as of 3/1/21. The A5 was the best buy (IMHO) of all high end audio at is previous price. I'm not in the market so, I dare won't ask what the A5 is now. I bet these increases are to make way for the S Mark 3 line. ...
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  • mdp632's Avatar
    Today, 08:16 AM
    Also, if the mono amps are out of reach. We can assume, perhaps later this year or next , that the stereo version will arrive to replace the Grandioso S1. I bet it will be called S1X :)
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  • mdp632's Avatar
    Today, 08:14 AM
    I've read similar. That being said, it certainly does make network cables (MIT, Transparent) a moot point with ES-L. However, given the resolution of these electronics, even with ES-L Link, I'd still think a quality cable would matter. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    There is something about the Essence sound, itís as addictive as heck. Itís the first amp built by the engineering team without Flemming. The sound of this new amp is delicious and will carry on the great legacy. Sent from my iPhone using...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:14 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    I expect (or at least hope) to see some Esoteric reviews coming soon. I would love to see a TAS/Stereophile review of this new amazing XD series, but as Iíve told many manufacturers, they should focus on the smaller reviewers too. There are lots...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:43 PM
    Iím wondering the same thing. Guessing M1? S7 mk2? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Another VAC Master Thread in VAC
    Congrats! The Master is the shizzle! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • mdp632's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:36 PM
    What's everyone predicting? Doesn't have to be in 2021. A series seems complete. I'm guessing the S line will be updated to Mk3. M1 to replace the Q1 Anyone else ?
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  • mdp632's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:16 AM
    +1 A full Grandioso system with the latest versions would be extremely compelling. State of the Art. Don't forget the ES-L XLR link to connect all your devices. If you acquire these amps.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:34 AM
    Where we keep running into the singer in the elevator at the show? That one?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 6, 2021, 10:36 PM
    C1X/M1X monos are on my wish list!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 6, 2021, 09:53 PM
    Definitely Omega into Everest in my experience. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 6, 2021, 07:34 PM
    Wow. I like the music and I remember going to see The Cowboy Junkies at Guelph University back in the 80ís. But this album recorded to bad early digital isnít stellar quality. I have a 1959 analog recording that will mop the floor with it. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 6, 2021, 07:11 PM
    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system, cut at 45RPM for the first time, pressed at RTI, and limited to 4,000 numbered copies, this 180g 45RPM 2LP set of Superfly presents Mayfield's vision with widescreen sonics worthy of its...
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  • mdp632's Avatar
    March 6, 2021, 03:17 PM
    Iíve always had similar results when using Shunyata for all power but , MIT for speaker and a Analog interconnects. That being said , I was curious as the mixing and matching on the speaker and interconnect signal path. For example , using...
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  • mdp632's Avatar
    March 6, 2021, 01:53 PM
    I think a question that has to be asked , regardless of what brand one uses for their system. Specifically, interconnects and speakers. Do does long term satisfaction go hand in hand with having one brand throughout (Interconnects +Speaker) in...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 6, 2021, 09:09 AM
    Looking great!
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  • mdp632's Avatar
    March 5, 2021, 07:52 PM
    Very true. What about Crystal Cable? I believe they are a European brand.
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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    March 5, 2021, 07:02 PM
    That's what I was suggesting you not do, mixing apples and oranges. Please plug it directly into the wall.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 5, 2021, 04:57 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Grandioso C1X in Esoteric†
    True mono design. Keeps the power clean between left and right. Gryphon Pandora Preamp is the same way. Looking forward to your impressions and any comparisons. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • mdp632's Avatar
    March 5, 2021, 01:53 PM
    MIT - EVO One (Minimum ) or if your budget is higher. 2C3D Level 2 or 1 Where to Buy - International - MIT Cables - Music Interface Technologies
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  • mdp632's Avatar
    March 5, 2021, 01:51 PM
    For long term satisfaction and system synergy. It might be best to stick with an AQ cable if you stay with the Niagara. Shunyata PC if you go for a Shunyata distributor.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 5, 2021, 12:43 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New AXPONA 2021 Date Announced in AXPONA
    Iím really hoping to attend a few shows this year, but Iím not stepping foot on a plane without ďthe jabĒ. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 5, 2021, 11:45 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gillian Welch in Music Forum
    I have that one too. Itís just one side. This test pressing is great because itís the whole album and Classic Records to boot. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 5, 2021, 10:11 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase E-800 in Accuphase
    Welcome to Audioshark.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 5, 2021, 09:49 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Grandioso C1X in Esoteric†
    Congrats. Let us know how it compares.
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  • mdp632's Avatar
    March 5, 2021, 08:21 AM
    I started out with AQ (Speaker +Interconnect) moved up through the brand over time. Eventually landing on Oak (Speaker) + Earth (Interconnects) Full loom. I'm not a fan of mixing and matching brands (Speaker and Interconnect) The DBS...
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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    March 4, 2021, 03:44 PM
    Although I am a Hurricane/Niagara user, I agree with Puma. You are dealing with a power system here where each manufacturer's component parts are designed to complement each other, not someone else's. You might want to try the Sigma plugged into...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 4, 2021, 03:41 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New AXPONA 2021 Date Announced in AXPONA
    Show schedule: Munich Sept 9-12 RMAF Oct 8-10 Toronto Oct 22-24 AXPONA Oct 29-31 Capital Nov 5-7 Warsaw Nov 5-7 New York Dec 3-4
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 4, 2021, 03:00 PM
    That may be due to the AQ Niagara 7000 with all it's chokes/inductors, etc., and not the PC. The Shunyata PC is likely letting you hear the limitations of the Niagara 7000.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 4, 2021, 02:55 PM
    I would agree. I'd estimate that they do the majority of their settling within the first 5-6 hours, continue to their almost fully settled state in 48 hours, especially if they've just been purchased and have arrived from shipping via the logistics...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 4, 2021, 12:04 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Gillian Welch in Music Forum
    You do! Iím sitting here waiting for my 11am customer to arrive and Iím playing my Classic Records Test Pressing of Satchmo Plays King Oliver. 1959 recording. Just phenomenal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 4, 2021, 11:11 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gillian Welch in Music Forum
    Not messed up at all. I watched a video the other day of a guy that bought a TT and started buying MOFI One Steps and UHQR, MMJ, Classic Records and other stuff for about 10 years. He figured he had spent $20k as he tracked all his purchases in...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 4, 2021, 09:42 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gillian Welch in Music Forum
    These are all AAA recordings. Good God donít buy them on CD. Buy a turntable! Anyone whoís compared All The Good Times Are Past & Gone on vinyl (quite rare now) and CD, knows the CD blows. They must use one heck of a shitty A2D converter. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 4, 2021, 07:30 AM
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 3, 2021, 10:31 PM
    Mike started a thread MOFI Recordings in Music Forum
    Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs, the Undisputed Leader in Audiophile Recordings | In Sheeps Clothing The video is interesting Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 3, 2021, 10:28 PM
    I'd let it settle for a week or so before making a final judgement.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 3, 2021, 06:55 PM
    Itís a pity they didnít record it to tape. Direct to disc would have been great too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 3, 2021, 09:43 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Format Revenue in Music Forum
    Reminds me of this one:
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 3, 2021, 01:13 AM
    Mike started a thread Format Revenue in Music Forum
    Vinyl revenue overtakes CDs for the first time since 1986 | What Hi-Fi?
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  • mdp632's Avatar
    March 2, 2021, 04:01 PM
    Sounds a PS Audio Powerplant sales pitch to me. Maybe Paul wants to clear his stock so, he can push the AQ Niagara :-) Just like they advertise AQ cabling for PS gear. If you can't beat them (AQ + Shunyata) in power might as well join them. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 1, 2021, 08:30 PM
    Finally cracked it open. Review here: The Berlin Philharmonic's Direct-to-Disc Bruckner Symphony #7 Box Set | Analog Planet
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 1, 2021, 08:07 PM
    Mikey Fremer vs Ask Paul - YouTube
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 1, 2021, 07:51 PM
    From the Master Tapes. Tony Joe White-Black And White-180 Gram Vinyl Record|Acoustic Sounds Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 1, 2021, 03:07 PM
    You and me? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 1, 2021, 02:13 PM
    Mikey Fremer vs Ask Paul - YouTube New link Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 1, 2021, 12:33 PM
    Iím with you on this one! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 1, 2021, 12:29 PM
    My two cents: what Michael was saying makes total sense and Iím in full agreement. Just listen. And that reference to the WHO album, was my room at the Tampa Show - The Florida Audio Expo. It was incredible. Sent from my iPhone using...
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