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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:22 AM
    He lives in the same neighborhood as my store. Iím sure he will be back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 07:07 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender drop out problem in Aurender
    See above Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 07:06 AM
    Brian Russell President of Bryston Passes Away - Wifi Hifi Magazine Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:51 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender drop out problem in Aurender
    The new update to the software coming very soon (next week) allows formatting of SSDís. In the meantime, Aurender can do it for you remotely, just open a remote support ticket through the app. They did it for me last week. Remember to use Folder...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 28, 2020, 08:01 PM
    Just an update that with only about 8 hours on them, the GR-Research X-LS Encores are starting to open up and sound very good indeed. The tweeter is very resolving, and the woofer capable of clean, defined and well-articulated bass down to what...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 28, 2020, 02:36 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Amp on the Way in Amplifiers
    Cool! Congrats. Looking forward to your impressions. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 28, 2020, 02:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 1161 in Boulder Amplifiers
    I have the 1160 here. The 1161 is a slightly smaller version. Excellent amp, just donít hear the 2160, youíll be ruined.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 28, 2020, 02:08 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    Very different. The Boulder 866 sounds like a class A amp. Rich, warm, musical. The Diablo 300 has a big bold sound, with thunderous monoblock bass and grip and a huge soundstage. I was talking to a customer this morning who was debating between...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 28, 2020, 02:05 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Like with anything, you can always cut corners and get the cost down, but in doing so, you will cut performance. The X260.8/XP22 outperform the INT250 by a fair margin. I think as good as the INT250 is, the separates just bring much more to the...
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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    September 28, 2020, 01:53 PM
    GSOphile replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Actually twice the number stated that since a pair of mono blocks and a preamp would be consolidated into a single integrated.
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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    September 28, 2020, 01:32 PM
    GSOphile replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Please tell us more. What stands out? Where are you coming from?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 28, 2020, 12:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    I think if I was moving down in electronics and speakers, I think I would move down the line to Delta V2 too. There are a million possibilities with the funds, I was just thinking what products were at the same level for balance. I donít think I...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 11:01 PM
    Streaming only according to Jack. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 07:14 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    You're correct, I made an error in referring to the 260.8 as Class A instead of Class AB. My bad. :P
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 06:58 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Yep, you're right, Dave, to each his own. Cheers.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 06:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    It has a Roon module in the DAC. Thatís how we are using it. I know there is a lot of talk about the cables, but to be honest, this system went from great to ďout of this worldĒ when we put in the full Alpha V2 loom. We had in there previous...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 06:15 PM
    New Liz Longley album Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Oly's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 04:21 PM
    Oly replied to a thread Accuphase E-800 in Accuphase
    Price aside, I think Accuphase makes great sounding amps. Iím on my third one and very pleased with the workmanship, appearance, and sound of Accuphase.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 01:14 PM
    There is certainly a history here that many are unaware of. I really wish the new distributor the best of luck. Heís a quality guy representing a quality product.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 11:58 AM
    Iím currently acting as a beta tester for the new Aurender iPhone app. Oh boy, do I like it! Itís one of those apps youíre using and thinking ďyeah, thatís exactly how I would lay it out.Ē Release soon! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 11:48 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Umm...not exactly, Ken. IMHO, Mike has indeed assembled as wonderful system here. One that thoughtfully reflects his professional experience and his knowledge of the components. So, no, if I had $82K to spend for a system, I would do exactly what...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 10:16 AM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 02:39 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Pass Labs X260.8 Technical Specifications (from Pass Labs): Class AB Type Mono Gain (dB) 26 Inputs XLR/RCA Power Output /ch (8 ohm) 260 No Output devices (/ch) 40 Power Consumption (Watts) 375
    64 replies | 1597 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 02:31 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    That does not mean the amp will not perform to specification.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 02:26 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    No, I didn't say that. Again, you're misquoting me. I never stated that they would not perform to specification. And they would benefit from Shunyata PCs to perform at their best, this is consistent with what Mike has stated in his first post.
    64 replies | 1597 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 02:15 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Point #1: Nelson did not state he did not agree with my assessment. Point #2: I never stated that Nelson does not know what he is doing, so I will respectfully request that you not misconstrue my comments by "putting words in my mouth." ...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 01:46 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Yeah, I would agree with that in principle. For example, you could use PCs like the Venom HC V2s (not to be underestimated, BTW) or NR-V10s, which would be a great place to start, and add the rest later. But using the generic stock black power...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 12:48 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Respectfully, that would be about the worst thing you could do to a powerful power amp, and more so with a Class A power amp like the Pass 260.8. The basic premise of a Class-A amp is that the output device(s) shall conduct all the time (through 360...
    64 replies | 1597 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 26, 2020, 10:48 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Which is as it should be. You wouldn't build a luxury home and skimp on the foundation.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 26, 2020, 08:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Absolutely! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    September 26, 2020, 07:01 PM
    GSOphile replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Note that his system already has 31% of MRSP in cables and Power distributor.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 26, 2020, 06:48 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    We have the Omega on the Everest. We do have two Omega NRís, but they are on the MSB Select II. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 26, 2020, 05:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB pricing in MSB
    The dealers outside of North America bellyached. Export pricing is much higher. The dealers outside NA probably got tired of trying to explain that. You can always call me and I can give you the pricing and help you put something together. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 26, 2020, 01:39 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Correct. 6000sv2 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 26, 2020, 01:33 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    It is a lot of money, but actually, if I added up the price of all of my system's components, when new, it would come to about $80,000, so no, its not an unreasonable amount of money for such a high-end system. *-BTW, Mike, I think the $6000 for...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 26, 2020, 01:05 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    I was adding it up in my head. Not quite. $13K x260.8 amps $9500 xp22 preamp $13K MSB DAC (this one has Roon module and dual PSU) $21,800 A5 speakers $10k Alpha V2 power cables (5) $4k Alpa V2 speaker cables $600 Alpha Ethernet $6000...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 26, 2020, 12:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    I always have so much Euro and Asian gear always in the mix, I was surprised when I really thought about this system.
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  • Oly's Avatar
    September 26, 2020, 12:56 PM
    I use Decibel X on my iPad/iPhone. The results are pretty close to my Radio Shack SPL meter.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 26, 2020, 12:29 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    I just realized, itís an all system too! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 26, 2020, 12:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    No BS, we are sitting there saying ďholy F this is a good system.Ē Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 26, 2020, 11:42 AM
    Mike started a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Everyone once in a while we put together a system in the store that just so defies its total price, itís unbelievable. Right now, this system is blowing us away (for the money): Magico A5ís Pass X260.8ís Pass XP22 MSB Discrete Shunyata...
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  • deafenears's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 10:37 PM
    It's a shame the D2000's are discontinued, I would be interested in a three socket version too.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 09:25 PM
    No, I removed the cables for a clean look for this lifestyle type of photo. If you look at speaker ad photos, you won't see any cables, either.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 09:15 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Vivid S12 in Vivid Audio
    KAYA S12 Ė Vivid Audio The design philosophy behind Vivid Audio Kaya S12 True to Vivid Audio, an inordinate engineering effort was invested to completely remove cabinet resonances in a two-way bookshelf form factor. The result we believe is a...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 06:36 PM
    So...to post a photo or other image is actually pretty easy. First, you need your photo "hosted" at an image hosting service e.g., FlickR or Imagevent, etc. I use ImageEvent personally. IIRC, a basic ImageEvent account is only about $24.95/year. ...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 06:19 PM
    No, this was changed a few weeks back because this function was causing a lot of error modes resulting in duplicate posts.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 05:05 PM
    Mike replied to a thread LIAR Test in General Audio Discussion
    Ha! He moved his to the basement. Management orders. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 04:08 PM
    Working perfectly here! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Oly's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 03:58 PM
    Do you have an iPhone to see if the problem is unique to your iPad?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 03:46 PM
    Enjoying the re-do. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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