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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:53 AM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    Thanks Bill. Itís certainly rarified air at this level, but since selling an entire MBL XTreme Reference system in December, I know itís possible. I believe one U.S. dealer has already sold a pair of M9ís and full kudos to him. Thatís awesome. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:50 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Naim nd555 in Naim Audio
    I published here, but it went over like a lead balloon. We also blasted it out in our newsletter. Only Jock took advantage. They usually do the one day sale in September. Early September. But sometimes they skip a year, so itís hard to plan...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:45 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Luxman EQ-500 in All Things Analog
    And which Phonostage was that?
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  • the professor's Avatar
    Today, 06:17 AM
    the professor replied to a thread Naim nd555 in Naim Audio
    I don't remember exactly and it varied depending on the item - but seems like it was 25% ish. Mostly it just gave me the little push to buy - in my mind, I was already sold
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:06 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    Yeah and the Sonus Faberís that were going to save the world. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    My K-03XD has been running non-stop. I finally feel like itís changes have stopped and itís fully broken in. To my surprise, itís really smooth out across all frequencies. Yup, itís a keeper. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • the professor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:47 PM
    the professor replied to a thread Naim nd555 in Naim Audio
    Yes When Naim had their 1 day sale about a year ago - I got 2 ND555 and 2 power supplies. One for each of my systems. So it was easy to play back and forth with 1 and 2 PS's. Is it a hugh difference - no. But to me it was definitely a...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    No Davey, just one without balls. No issues with VAC 200iQ monos or ARC REF 160ís here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:39 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    Ha! Iím game. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:14 PM
    Apparently both Luxman and Esoteric are trying to address the same weakness. Given that the transport mechanism is usually the most fragile piece of a player (I speak from experience), I see this aspect of their designs as an advantage rather than...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    I know, I know. Just imagine how good the M9 demo will be at the factory followed by a factory tour. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • the professor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:53 PM
    the professor replied to a thread Naim nd555 in Naim Audio
    I love mine (nd555). I have no real experience with the T&A so I have no way to compare. So not much help I'm afraid.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    I wish! Iíll buy my seriously interested customers a first class ticket to the factory to audition them. Of course, Magico could do what MBL did and give me a pair. M9 road show!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:46 AM
    Itís super fast, neutral, dynamic and very quiet tracker. My favorite cart under $10k. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:37 AM
    Luxman said itís done for rigidity and dust protection, but Iím sure armchair engineers know more than their team. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    August 13, 2020, 08:12 PM
    Wow, absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful, JerŰme! You have an amazing setup!
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    August 13, 2020, 06:19 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    Another duplicate post....sorry, gang. The website gremlins are acting up again.
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    August 13, 2020, 06:19 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    Last time I checked, any stills photograph is a "static" pic. But, I fully agree, Mike, that photographs that convey their scale and dimensions are important as part of the advertising portfolio of images. Some professional-quality lifestyle...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 13, 2020, 04:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 13, 2020, 03:58 PM
    Mike replied to a thread For those with JVC Projectors in Video
    I would say yes. 4K is a big part of it. But the technology does make HD look even better too. I went to the NX7 and then spent $750 on a professional calibration (the guy was working on it for 12 hours!). Best money ever spent. The improvement...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 13, 2020, 02:45 PM
    Mike started a thread New SoundStage on Estelon in Estelon
    Estelon: Loudspeaker Excellence and Originality from Estonia - SoundStage! Talks (August 2020) - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    August 13, 2020, 01:33 PM
    Or maybe they do this to achieve greater overall structural integrity. I agree with Simon; this was not an oversight by either manufacturer.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 13, 2020, 09:52 AM
    Mike replied to a thread For those with JVC Projectors in Video
    No, itís for the new series like the NX7. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 12, 2020, 06:56 PM
    JVC Announces Planned HDR Upgrade for Native 4K D-ILA Projectors Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    August 12, 2020, 02:25 PM
    In my case, 10 years training assiduously as a ballet dancer, then taking up motorcycle roadracing, and then after last, motorsports photojournalism, carrying heavy camera gear around Grand Prix racetracks.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    August 12, 2020, 12:24 PM
    Thanks, Ken, but my dancing days are over...I'll be a helluva pedestrian, though. ;)
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    August 12, 2020, 12:23 PM
    Thanks, Chris.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    August 12, 2020, 12:23 PM
    Good idea! Also, no power cord changes for a while! LOL....
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 12, 2020, 09:45 AM
    We have the same combo in the store and I agree, the NS1 takes the DV2 to the next level.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    August 12, 2020, 12:26 AM
    Posterior, back part of the side as that is how my surgeon was trained. And he has superb credentials, MD at Johns Hopkins, residency at Harvard Medical, then a long stint at Mass General. Also, Kaiser also only has 3 MDs that do anterior...
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  • the professor's Avatar
    August 12, 2020, 12:11 AM
    Glad everything went so well!!!!!! :woot:
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  • the professor's Avatar
    August 12, 2020, 12:09 AM
    My $.02 The only real way to see if they are full of s... or not is to have a product with over 500 hours on it and compare it to the same product out of the box. And then at 50 - 100 etc hours. I have done this experiment several times and...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    August 11, 2020, 07:33 PM
    Listening to more music is definitely in plan. ;)
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    August 11, 2020, 03:53 PM
    Here's my 2Ę: 1) get a SmartPhone or even a used iPad. 2) get a referral to another doc or to an orthopedic surgeon. Or, get another doctor who will provide you a referral. The line your doc is giving you is the classic medical run-around: 1) wait 2...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    August 11, 2020, 03:39 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread New First Watt F8 in Amplifiers
    There's no question in my mind Nelson Pass is a genius. In my opinion, he's at the level of Andrew Jones, Caelin Gabriel and Tim de Paravincini.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    August 11, 2020, 03:38 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread New First Watt F8 in Amplifiers
    You might suprised. I remember a couple reviewers saying the Maggie .7 (or was it 1.7?) worked really well with the SIT3, so there's a possibility the F8 might work. Might be worth doing some research, at least.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    August 11, 2020, 03:17 PM
    Thanks, Mike! Yeah, it was a fun project. The basic amp sounds very good, but these really sing quite impressively as bridged monoblocks. They are only held back by the laptop-style 24V 5A SMPS in terms of top end, air, and extension. But other than...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    August 11, 2020, 03:12 PM
    Dzzie, Here's my advice about the knee replacement: just do it. It's amazing what they are doing nowadays, and your qualitiy of life will so SO much better. You'll probably go home the same day or possibly after 1 overnight stay. I've had knee...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 11, 2020, 02:05 PM
    We did the Georgia mountains this year. Last year we did the Tennessee mountains. Both were lovely. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 11, 2020, 02:04 PM
    Glad it all went well. Iím sure it will be worth it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    August 11, 2020, 01:47 PM
    Just underwent a total hip joint replacement yesterday. Went in for prep around 10 AM, had surgery around noon, spent the afternoon in recovery and was discharged last night and came home. I'm up and moving about last night and this morning with...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    August 11, 2020, 01:37 PM
    Hi Duke, The premium parts were specified by a very experienced DIY Audio builder (and I think a professional EE) in the Pass Labs forum. DIYAudio. They were a swap for the original Elna caps to Nichicon aluminum organic polymer caps, and...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 11, 2020, 12:55 PM
    Heís in Sarasota like me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • the professor's Avatar
    August 11, 2020, 12:28 PM
    the professor replied to a thread New First Watt F8 in Amplifiers
    Looks fun
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 11, 2020, 11:00 AM
    We joined a Boat Club and we are having a blast on the weekends. Maybe one day we will get our own boat, but for now this is the best way to go for us. Our house is usually filled with 8-12 kids a day playing, swimming, etc. Our neighborhood...
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  • Andik777's Avatar
    August 10, 2020, 11:21 PM
    Very nice what Gregg are doing. Congratulations!! I imagine they play for the neighbors.
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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    August 10, 2020, 06:25 PM
    For reference I believe the E-800 US MRSP is $21,000.
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  • Oly's Avatar
    August 10, 2020, 10:01 AM
    Only 200 hours in 6 months! You should be ashamed. JK, of course. :)
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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    August 10, 2020, 08:02 AM
    GSOphile replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    Among several other refinements, the S3 MkII has a diamond tweeter. The S3 does not.
    187 replies | 15948 view(s)
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