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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:40 AM
    So so sorry to hear. Losing a pet is just gut wrenching.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 26, 2021, 07:45 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Florida Audio Expo in Other Shows
    No date yet. Still negotiating with the hotel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 26, 2021, 04:24 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    I played some Post Malone one time and everyone got mad! Said it wasn’t music. They wanted more boring classical. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    83 replies | 2860 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    February 26, 2021, 03:47 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    That combo is in youtube from my store! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • the professor's Avatar
    February 26, 2021, 12:22 PM
    That'll s Great Mike!!!!!!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 26, 2021, 09:41 AM
    Mike started a thread Florida Audio Expo in Other Shows
    We will be back in 2022! The hotel is completely renovated. Exciting stuff. Enjoy a look back. 2020 Florida Audio Expo - Tampa Florida - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    13 replies | 287 view(s)
  • GSOphile's Avatar
    February 26, 2021, 08:35 AM
    GSOphile replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    Bernard, after playing around a bit more, I agree with you. I like M2 better now, sacrifices ultimate detail for more organic musicality - a good trade to my ears. Thank you.
    226 replies | 18933 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    February 26, 2021, 08:33 AM
    Love ours. One of my top three favorite integrated amps. Has the new Boulder sound = yummy.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 25, 2021, 05:39 PM
    Great album. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    February 25, 2021, 05:14 PM
    GSOphile started a thread Amp PC/SC Interplay? in Cables
    Interesting quote from Jay Luong (Audio Bacon), who has written more cable reviews than anyone I'm familiar with: "So something I’ve discovered over the years is that the power cable used for your amplifier could 'override' the speaker cable...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 25, 2021, 04:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    EV-4 Munich High End Show - 2018 - Kharma Audio ?1 - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 25, 2021, 02:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Yes, heard them in Munich. Was blown away. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 25, 2021, 08:33 AM
    Welcome!
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    February 24, 2021, 10:46 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 24, 2021, 11:15 AM
    If his legs are as damaged as reports claim, he might be finished with competitive golf. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 23, 2021, 05:20 PM
    Hope he’s ok! Tiger Woods in surgery after vehicle rolls over in crash Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 23, 2021, 11:05 AM
    Pass XP17. We had it in the store and loved it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    6 replies | 284 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    February 23, 2021, 10:10 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Daft Punk in Music Forum
    Daft Punk Announces Breakup After 28 Years - The New York Times
    18 replies | 4439 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    February 22, 2021, 07:32 PM
    This is a global problem which extends far beyond audio to appliances, cars and much more. It’s quite frankly, a global supply chain issue. For audio related, we could sell 20 times more if we could just get inventory. Companies like Lumin...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 22, 2021, 06:51 PM
    GIK is not the only company that is experiencing more orders than they than quickly fulfill. I did an interview with Roy Gandy of Rega for my review in TAS the week before last, and he says that even with 140 employees, they cannot manufacture...
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  • CGabriel's Avatar
    February 22, 2021, 06:49 PM
    Kassandra (great DAC BTW)
    43 replies | 2697 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 22, 2021, 06:31 PM
    I'd recommend on the amp, as well.
    43 replies | 2697 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    February 22, 2021, 04:43 PM
    Spotify HiFi is a lossless streaming tier coming later this year - The Verge Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 22, 2021, 04:19 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender drop out problem in Aurender
    Aurender’s support remains the gold standard in my books. TROND - PM me your info and I’ll see if I can help. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    52 replies | 4066 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    February 21, 2021, 06:10 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Marten speakers in Speakers
    I heard them many times, lots in the Zesto room. Can’t say they wowed me really. Sometimes they sounded nice, other times, meh. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • mdp632's Avatar
    February 21, 2021, 02:49 PM
    Try a Firebird HC. The added silver in Firebird will be an improvement over Hurricane HC. Sigma XC uses the new conductor with silver in it. Probably compares better to Firebird I'm not a fan of mixing and matching brands.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 21, 2021, 11:31 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    I didn’t. You find that one better? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 21, 2021, 11:04 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Gold, Redbook, QoBuz. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    February 21, 2021, 10:11 AM
    GSOphile replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    After breaking in my K-01XD and some experimentation, these settings are also my preferred. I occasionally use M3 to take the edge off some less well recorded music. The K-01XD is a fabulous piece.
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  • mdp632's Avatar
    February 21, 2021, 10:04 AM
    Thanks for sharing. We have many even in 2021 that still believe cables don't matter. So, Vibration control is a tough sell to some. Maybe scoff at the prices or don't believe it makes a difference, same thing with cables and or any "Tweak"...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 20, 2021, 07:32 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Every single person that came into the store this week listened to the Kharma’s. Both pairs were universally loved as in “I want these”. Not one person wasn’t completely enamored and “drawn in”. There was no “not my cup of tea” or “too much...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 20, 2021, 01:41 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    I love mine too! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 20, 2021, 01:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Actually, they are $37,500. Bring a tissue, these Kharma’s will rip your heart out, give you goosebumps and make you tear up. Super emotional sounding speakers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    83 replies | 2860 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    February 20, 2021, 10:32 AM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB new pricing model in MSB
    The Discrete is not changing in price. And I would sure have loved to have seen that price of $7k because that’s a big no no. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    88 replies | 4572 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    February 19, 2021, 08:14 PM
    Agreed. A good dealer would have told him that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 19, 2021, 07:00 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Kharma DB9-S + VAC Signature 200iQ monos + VAC Master Pre + Aqua La Scala + Aurender - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    83 replies | 2860 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    February 19, 2021, 02:34 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Kharma DB9-S + Viva Solista + Aqua La Scala + Aurender ACS10 - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 19, 2021, 12:03 PM
    Ha! You were no trouble at all and I enjoyed our day together doing shootouts. Agreed 100% on prices. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 19, 2021, 10:26 AM
    Tidal recently became inspired for design ideas for their speakers from Bugatti. Perhaps McIntosh received their industrial design inspiration for the MCD85 from the Fiat Multipla. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 18, 2021, 07:59 PM
    Some comments on FB. LOL. Guess I’m not alone. This one is my favorite: “Reminds me of my little sisters easy bake oven.” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 18, 2021, 07:57 PM
    This might just be the ugliest CD player I’ve ever seen. The new McIntosh MCD85 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 18, 2021, 06:23 PM
    I’m sitting in front of mine right now and it’s not “wobbly” or cheap. The VC is made of metal and not plastic. Here’s a video: Meitner MA-3 Volume Control - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    52 replies | 4463 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    February 18, 2021, 04:48 PM
    Reason #979: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 18, 2021, 12:35 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne Audio F1-10 in Fyne Audio
    Here’s the settings we like for them in our 17 x 25 room. Presence is not turned down all the way, the picture doesn’t quite show it, but it’s a couple of notches up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 18, 2021, 11:52 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne Audio F1-10 in Fyne Audio
    The upper ‘Energy’ control alters the level of signal fed to the tweeter, from the crossover point upwards, giving control over how bright the presentation sounds. The lower ‘Presence’ control only affects the lower treble region of 2.5 - 5.0kHz,...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 18, 2021, 11:25 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne Audio F1-10 in Fyne Audio
    Just sent! Try them and let me know your thoughts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 17, 2021, 08:28 PM
    Agreed, 100%. Fabulous DAC.
    71 replies | 4233 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    February 17, 2021, 05:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne Audio F1-10 in Fyne Audio
    Looks awesome John. I’ll text you my F1 settings and you can try them and see if you like them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    24 replies | 625 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    February 17, 2021, 01:15 PM
    No, no, no can do. US only. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    34 replies | 1380 view(s)
  • mdp632's Avatar
    February 17, 2021, 10:47 AM
    Nice. What about trying their brass footers? I think their goal is to drain the vibration away from the component.
    15 replies | 625 view(s)
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