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    Today, 08:21 PM
    Enjoy. I feel his music is so update, and if your not feeling great, its gets ya moving. .
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 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
    Today, 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 dont hear the 2160, youll be ruined.
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    Today, 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
    Today, 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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  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 01:28 PM
    Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - Drive to Survive
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 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 dont think I...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 11:47 AM
    Well said Serge. I remember your enthusiasm and excitement when that system came together. You got me thinking early on and as the numbers grew, I had listen for myself. An integrated that works beautifully on everything from Avantgardes to Harbeth,...
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 09:56 AM
    The Road Goes On Forever - The Allman Brothers Band
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 03:05 AM
    A blind buy yes, but a safe buy in my opinion. What speakers are you planning on using with either the Luxman or Accuphase?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:01 PM
    Streaming only according to Jack. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Paul's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:30 PM
    Paul replied to a thread Accuphase E-800 in Accuphase
    So true. We pay everything else lot more here than state. sigh
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    Love Liz Longley... Where can you get this album?
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    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    Excellent album! Father and Son, holy F!@#$%, I was in tears. I love the way they brought the original son piece in... Simply amazing!
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:29 PM
    Having a St. Vincent kind of day.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    It has a Roon module in the DAC. Thats 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 out of this world when we put in the full Alpha V2 loom. We had in there previous...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:21 PM
    In the Magnepan forums they talk about Bel Canto a lot. It has been said that Magnepan both develops and tests using Bel Canto amplifiers. I am sure the models they use are way above my budget 😢.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:15 PM
    New Liz Longley album Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:49 PM
    Being that my loft library is the listening room it is easy to hear the system in the living room, dinning room, and kitchen below. Much harder to hear going into the office or master bedroom though... Of course it is just listening, no sense of...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:14 PM
    There is certainly a history here that many are unaware of. I really wish the new distributor the best of luck. Hes a quality guy representing a quality product.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:58 AM
    Im currently acting as a beta tester for the new Aurender iPhone app. Oh boy, do I like it! Its one of those apps youre using and thinking yeah, thats exactly how I would lay it out. Release soon! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:16 AM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:03 AM
    Big plus 1. I totally agree. There certainly could be times, depending on speakers, some would prefer the Accuphase, but for me the Luxman has been stellar on everything Ive paired with it.
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    Yesterday, 01:29 AM
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  • Paul's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:00 AM
    I owned both as well as Joe. The Luxman 590. Hand down to our system.
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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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  • joeinid's Avatar
    September 26, 2020, 07:35 PM
    Hi Bhaskar, Id have to qualify my answer. If used only for very efficient speakers like my Avantgarde, the MQ300 can not be beat. Tubes absolutely rule in this case. If you have a variety of speakers and some need power, the 590 is...
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    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 NRs, 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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    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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    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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    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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    September 26, 2020, 12:29 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    I just realized, its an all system too! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    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 holy F this is a good system. 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, its unbelievable. Right now, this system is blowing us away (for the money): Magico A5s Pass X260.8s Pass XP22 MSB Discrete Shunyata...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 10:44 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread bel canto ref s500 in Bel Canto
    I am looking forward to the amp arriving. In the Maggie's forums they were talking about Magnepan designing and testing with Bel Cantos amps. They very much recommended Bel Cantos and had nice things to say about this model. I also believe I got...
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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 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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  • CPP's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 05:07 PM
    CPP replied to a thread LIAR Test in General Audio Discussion
    The force in management is strong in that household :D
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    September 25, 2020, 05:05 PM
    I never loaded ios 14, AS they are reporting issues with " Were also seeing complaints about UI lag, AirPlay issues, Touch ID and Face ID issues, abnormal battery drain, issues with first and third-party apps, iMessage issues, Wi-Fi problems,...
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    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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    September 25, 2020, 05:00 PM
    CPP replied to a thread LIAR Test in General Audio Discussion
    My room is just like MDP's " I have all my gear in my living room, which is open to the kitchen and dining area, so I hear it whether I'm sitting down or in the kitchen cooking". I also have some gear in my office which can be closed off, but its...
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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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    September 25, 2020, 03:46 PM
    Enjoying the re-do. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 25, 2020, 03:11 PM
    Mike replied to a thread T+A Support in T+A Electronics
    A3000 has been out for a while now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 12:34 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread bel canto ref s500 in Bel Canto
    I just purchased a slightly used REF500S. It is still a current model and Bel Canto lists it as 250 WPC into 8 ohm and 500 WPC into 4 ohm. I am thinking it should do a real nice job with my Maggie's!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 11:45 AM
    New DK. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 25, 2020, 11:23 AM
    Mike replied to a thread T+A Support in T+A Electronics
    Me too. Would love to see a refresh to the amps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 10:56 AM
    More importantly, you are stepping over to the vinyl rabbit hole... I can tell you from recent personal experience, the hole is deep and dark and definitely knows how to steal your wallet :).... Oh, you might want to consider Moon by SimAudio. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 09:42 AM
    Mike replied to a thread T+A Support in T+A Electronics
    Agreed. David is awesome. Just wish I could get more traction with the brand. Everyone loves the look and sound. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    8 replies | 259 view(s)
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