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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Today, 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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  • Oly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:58 AM
    Oly replied to a thread step up from N100H? in Aurender
    Always good to hear about positive customer service experiences.
    11 replies | 511 view(s)
  • CGabriel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:50 AM
    CGabriel replied to a thread Freya + VS. ARC REF 3? in Amplifiers
    I know you asked about two brands but if you are open to suggestion and handy with a soldering iron - check these guys out. Bottlehead.com
    28 replies | 2083 view(s)
  • 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.
    11 replies | 511 view(s)
  • 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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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    October 27, 2020, 05:05 PM
    "Fiddly" is code for....not robust*. My guess is Fremer is being polite so as not to impact ad revenue. That is, this table is subject to noise factors* with respect to set-up and/or operation that can take it out of performing nominally and with...
    20 replies | 1773 view(s)
  • Oly's Avatar
    October 27, 2020, 04:04 PM
    Yes and yes. I have the Lumin M1 in my secondary system. Previously owned a Bluesound Node 2i, NAD M32, and Auralic Polaris. Lumin wins in dynamics, tone, simplicity, and ease of use. The recently announced Lumin remote control makes it even...
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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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  • Mike's Avatar
    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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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    October 26, 2020, 12:04 PM
    Strange, IMO. Does your dealer have A5 experience?
    73 replies | 7766 view(s)
  • GSOphile's Avatar
    October 26, 2020, 07:55 AM
    I think the S3 MkIIs I have in a 15 x 18 room would work perfectly. These have a small footprint. Not being ported speakers, I doubt these or the A5s would overload your room nor would they be fussy to place. I wouldn't do the S1 MkII - not...
    73 replies | 7766 view(s)
  • GSOphile's Avatar
    October 25, 2020, 08:26 PM
    If you're prepared to spend this much on electronics, why not a little more on speakers (even if you need to cut back elsewhere) - at least an A5? Speakers will have the biggest impact on sound quality.
    73 replies | 7766 view(s)
  • 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
    8 replies | 328 view(s)
  • 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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  • 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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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 04:36 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread New Rega Planar 10 in Turntables
    In my experience, Regas of any "class": Planar 3, Planar 6, Planar 8, Planar (or the earlier "RP" or "P" generations), punch WAY above their respective price points. Ya just can't go wrong.
    16 replies | 502 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 03:33 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread New Rega Planar 10 in Turntables
    Ha! No worries, Randy! Cheers, mate! :D Here are some additional photos I took this morning. The first shows the skeletal plinth which is very light but stiff. The cross brace with holes is ceramic on top and phenolic on the bottom of the Tancast...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 03:13 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread New Rega Planar 10 in Turntables
    Just a point of clarification: my review will be published in TAS. These are just some first, very early listening impressions. But I remain very impressed.
    16 replies | 502 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 02:01 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread New Rega Planar 10 in Turntables
    Adjusting VTA requires Rega-manufactured shims. But I'm not going to worry about it because the Apheta 3 sounds fabulous. It has outstanding detail, its musical as all get-out, and its incredibly neutral. It reminds me of a Dynavector XV-1. I...
    16 replies | 502 view(s)
  • 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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  • Mike's Avatar
    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
    9 replies | 523 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    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
    9 replies | 523 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 01:37 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread New Rega Planar 10 in Turntables
    All Regas are great. I had the original Planar 3 way back in the day, and back in 2012 or so, bought a P5 in Cherry, which I used with a wonderful Sumiko Pearwood Celebration II MC cartridge. Then, stupidly, sold it in 2018. That was a mistake. Doh!...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 01:26 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread New Rega Planar 10 in Turntables
    You couldn't ask for an easier to set up table, Joe. The packing was excellent, fully 60% of the shipping weight was packing materials, I would estimate, and the turntable and power supply were triple-boxed. The turntable itself was in th...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 12:03 AM
    Puma Cat started a thread New Rega Planar 10 in Turntables
    is in da house for a review in TAS... Set it up today and...:disbelief: :bananasplit: :amazing:
    16 replies | 502 view(s)
  • Oly's Avatar
    October 21, 2020, 07:49 PM
    Oly replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Internet speed is measured in bits. Files are measured in bytes.
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  • Oly's Avatar
    October 21, 2020, 06:42 PM
    Oly replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    CD quality is a stream. DSD 512 is a river. :)
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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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  • Mike's Avatar
    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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  • Mike's Avatar
    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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  • Mike's Avatar
    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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  • Mike's Avatar
    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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  • the professor's Avatar
    October 20, 2020, 05:12 PM
    Welcome to AS!
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    October 20, 2020, 10:34 AM
    Check on the Cmode module itself, it may indicate the direction of installation. For example, the directionality of the new Alpha V2 IC is indicated on the TAP module with a set of arrows.
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  • CGabriel's Avatar
    October 20, 2020, 09:49 AM
    The CMode module is at the destination end.
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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.
    120 replies | 3800 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    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
    120 replies | 3800 view(s)
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