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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:24 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    The 800D4 series is dead nuts neutral and more bottom up then top down Vs the old series. Itís exceedingly musical. Magico speakers vary so much from A to S to M that itís hard to pinpoint. The S is probably the closest sonically to the...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:32 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Well, Iím a B&W dealer. Itís June 5. I have the email from B&W. FWIW, Iím ordering a pair of 801D4ís for the floor before the increase. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:19 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Who told you that B&W raised the price on the 801D4ís $3000 today? Man, you really need to find a good dealer. Increases on B&W products coming June 5th. SMH. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 06:09 PM
    World - Premiere Acoustical System's new turntable! The essence of 30 years turntable design and evolution in the APOLYT finds it's cumulation in an all-new concept. All the design features and inventions which defined the unique apogee level...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 05:42 PM
    Yes sir! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 05:36 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Iím glad youíre doing what you feel is best. It would have been good to give the A5ís more time, but itís up to you. Itís bizarre to me that a B&W dealer would try to talk you out of the 801D4ís. They are an amazing speaker. The A5ís are...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 02:05 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Iím curious how someone buying a $26,800 speaker can sell it a week later for $18,000. Magico A5’s | What's Best Audio and Video Forum. The Best High End Audio Forum on the planet! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 12:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Why would a dealer not take A5ís ďat any priceĒ? What are your plans? Are you going with 801D4ís? If so, I strongly suggest you find a local dealer, work with that local dealer and audition them, just to be sure. Sent from my iPhone using...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 07:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric Grandioso T1 in Esoteric†
    Perfect and consistently perfect turntable speed is critical to accurate music playback on vinyl. There are many tables (belt) which do not keep perfect speed. In the store we use a device made by Sutherland (he doesnít make them any more) to...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 12:57 AM
    This is probably a good thing. Maybe getting fresh blood in the line will do some good.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    Great meeting you as well. Thanks for the kind words. See you next week! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Are you going to start this thread on every forum? Did you not listen to them before you bought them? Have you put a few hundred hours on them? Have you moved them around, played with the listening position, toe, checked they they are balanced? ...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Enleum in Amplifiers
    This just goes to show how important it is to match the amp to speakers. The pairing can make or break the synergy between the two. Never give up.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:32 PM
    $133k Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:03 PM
    Very nice!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:11 AM
    The sound, especially when you turn off unused inputs and outputs, really jumps. You really feel itís tremendous sound for the money. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09 AM
    Mike started a thread Taiko Next Generation in Taiko Audio
    https://www.monoandstereo.com/2022/05/taiko-audio-next-generation-technology.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&m=1 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    2 replies | 189 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:07 AM
    Mike started a thread MSB Prices - June 1 in MSB
    If youíre thinking about MSB, donít wait! Prices are going up, on some models quite significantly, June 1st. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:55 AM
    Mike started a thread Lumin P1 Review in Lumin
    https://www.monoandstereo.com/2022/05/lumin-p1-streaming-dac-preamplifier.html?fbclid=IwAR1mNG0e_4krkmta6ESHvz9KMNLcrXIkRyaTNoDt5gMwmkPcR0zGYT6q8YY&m=1 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:51 AM
    Mike started a thread Esoteric Grandioso T1 in Esoteric†
    ESOTERIC’s first-ever analog turntable celebrating its 35th anniversary, the “Grandioso T1” will be unveiled at the “HIGH END munich 2022”. | News Details | ESOTERIC:Japan high-end audio manufacturer | エソテリック Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:50 AM
    Drool! S-05 | OVERVIEW | ESOTERIC:Japan high-end audio manufacturer | エソテリック Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:49 AM
    Morgan, the reality is, the USB input on the Marantz is likely more of a convenience input and not optimized fully. We also must address the elephant in the room and that is, in our tests, the CD/Ripped CD always trumped the streaming version...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:25 AM
    You may want to read the link I posted above. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:55 AM
    PAC Response to Onkyo Home Entertainment Bankruptcy Filing | Klipsch Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 16, 2022, 07:50 PM
    Bodhi will be crying in his beer tonight. https://www.monoandstereo.com/2022/05/ava-group-as-vitus-audio-founder-hans.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&m=1 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 16, 2022, 11:58 AM
    Sad to see, but the budget brands struggle. Play with penniesÖ. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 16, 2022, 08:35 AM
    The VU meters are cool. So is the classic radio graphics and other stuff. But turning off unused inputs and outputs, along with the screen, elevates the sound even further. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 15, 2022, 12:30 PM
    LAMM ANNOUNCES ITS PLANS FOR EXPANSION AND GROWTH - Positive Feedback Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    May 14, 2022, 09:32 PM
    Not integrated but check out the amp and preamp already assembled. GT-102 Stereo Power Amplifier I have the amp and itís absolutely wonderful and the amp is dead quiet, scary quiet.
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  • Paul's Avatar
    May 13, 2022, 07:42 PM
    Oh dang. My apologies I read it wrong lol. I add one more zero lol Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • Paul's Avatar
    May 13, 2022, 07:34 PM
    I would highly recommend the Luxman 595 Special Edition Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2022, 04:12 PM
    PULSE Series Ė Innuos Ė High-Fidelity Digital Music Servers and Streamers We are excited to announce the debut of the PULSE Network Player series at High End Munich next week. The new Innuos PULSE series brings you the Innuos experience...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2022, 03:27 PM
    Tweeter is a wee bit hot out of the box, going to run them in over the weekend. Bass is quite good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2022, 12:46 PM
    The Design Details for Simaudio's Moon Voice 22 Loudspeaker - SoundStage! InSight (May 2022) - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2022, 12:45 PM
    $3000/pair The Story Behind Simaudio's Moon Voice 22 Loudspeaker - SoundStage! InSight (May 2022) - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2022, 08:59 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma DB7-S arrive in Kharma
    Welcome to Audioshark! Congrats on a terrific pair of speakers. We showed those at the Florida Audio Expo and they sounded terrific. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Paul's Avatar
    May 13, 2022, 12:06 AM
    Hi Jerome, So far so good. Amazing sounds. It's not your typical 300b amp. They sound much more robust without losing the sweet mid. I will get back to you with more listening Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 12, 2022, 06:55 PM
    Mike started a thread MSB Prices in MSB
    Thinking about an MSB DAC? Donít wait! June 1 prices go into affect: Price increases include: Discrete DAC $9,950 > $12,000 Premier DAC $24,950 > $27,500 Premier Headphone Amp $8,950 > $9,950 Reference DAC $49,500 > $54,500 Select II DAC...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 12, 2022, 06:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread NEW MSB Digital Director in MSB
    New Digital Director models: The Select Digital Director > $27,500 The Reference Digital Director > $24,500 The Premier Digital Director > $14,500 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    4 replies | 678 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 12, 2022, 06:18 PM
    After break in, I plan on doing just that! My point is this: this might just be the best audio product (not just network streamer) under $5k given its sound, features, functionality and fit and finish (in my opinion). In a year from now, people...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 12, 2022, 06:15 PM
    Thanks Paul. I know a lot of dealers ask ďwhatís the margin?Ē as their first question before they take on a line. Itís my last. My thinking has always been: if the product and company are great, the money will take care of itself. Iím going...
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  • Paul's Avatar
    May 12, 2022, 06:07 PM
    I really don't understand this post. Also, it's none of your business. I have known Mike for a long time. He's not the dealer guy like you may have experienced. He is a true music lover and passionate about the audio gear. He was a music lover...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 12, 2022, 05:38 PM
    Really? If you think thatís what motivates me, youíre a fool. That has nothing to do with it. You obviously canít recognize a product that hits way above its price point. Too bad. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 12, 2022, 03:41 PM
    RS150. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 12, 2022, 03:40 PM
    The N200 and N20 donít have a DAC. Different product category in my opinion. The N200 and N20 need a DAC. N200/N20 = Network Transport RS150 = Network Streamer Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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