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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:46 PM
    Yup. It’s a mess. You have clients who think they have bought a fully Roon certified solution and we (dealers & customers) are all learning at the same time: Ahhh...thank goodness for the great and free Lumin app (and Aurender app too!) ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    Vitus makes a great product and the distributor is a quality guy. If I didn’t have Gryphon, I would have Vitus. And remember, Vitus comes with the biggest fan boy in the world: Bodhi! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    No. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:37 PM
    I also suspect it would be illegal. I assume that they would not advertised that they are Roon compatible because I am sure that would trigger a law suit. As a software developer I really do not like hackers. If you do not want to use Roon,...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:10 PM
    Tweeter is first and foremost important to me. Any forwardness, brightness or harshness is an absolute deal breaker. Mids need to sweet and organic. Bass is great but I can give it up a little. Vocals and piano are most important to me.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 09:08 PM
    I have ordered 5 and all sold before I got them! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 09:00 PM
    I have ordered 5 and all sold before I got them! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 07:49 PM
    Yup. Already got the hack. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 07:45 PM
    Yup. And many are working on “hacks” as we speak as they are tired of the moving goal posts. Should get interesting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    123 replies | 3378 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 07:18 PM
    Dang... we have ALOT of really, emmm... thrifty, members in our audio club, but none have ever did anything like that. Simply wow...
    38 replies | 695 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 05:11 PM
    Thank you and honestly, I agree with everything you said. I also feel that a good pro and con debate is not a bad thing and can actually lead to some very good insightful thoughts, and I have in fact had my mind changed from good discussions in the...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 04:11 PM
    And here we go again, going completely off topic to create issues where they don't exist... I try, many times to have nice discussions with you, I even give you compliments when warrantied, etc., yet you constantly start throwing personal insults...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 03:38 PM
    Adam this may be true and that is why I stated that I would keep an open mind. It does seem like a huge product level jump for the company but flagship design and selling certainly has worked for others in the past. Maybe this is really what Mytek...
    38 replies | 695 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 03:35 PM
    All of which I did in fact mention. I did actually mention the Manhattan, however Mytek's reputation was built on the $2000 unit. I also mentioned that there are everything and the kitchen sink also in this unit. It still is a company that has...
    38 replies | 695 view(s)
  • CPP's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 12:12 PM
    Emerson, Lake & Palmer ‎– Trilogy
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 12:00 PM
    Hahahaha!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 11:35 AM
    I have it! HD and all. Cameras everywhere. I should have gone back and looked. Too funny. You know how I caught him? There were about 4 subs remaining after everyone ate. I was staring at the table and said “wow, someone actually ate the...
    38 replies | 695 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 11:31 AM
    You need video surveillance :)
    38 replies | 695 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 11:29 AM
    Why our audio club is not much of an avenue for sales for me. I could tell you stories. The best is the guy who came to one of my events and stuffed his pockets with subway sandwiches. He even took the mustard and mayo containers. Wish I had...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 10:46 AM
    I consider any component that is $20,000 as ultra expensive :D.... But, I absolutely love Mike's reply :P, the best, sure, insane... absolutely :)... Then again, if you can afford a quarter million dollar system then I guess $20k would not be...
    38 replies | 695 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 09:36 AM
    Never had anyone ask for that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 09:31 AM
    The best. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 08:27 AM
    I have not disputed this what so ever. Again, I am saying jumping into the big boys realm from the value oriented realm is a huge jump for a company. When a company has always built some of the most expensive gear on the planet of course no...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 01:49 AM
    I will definitely give you that. But my main point is that when a companies reputation has been mainly made from a $2k DAC (yes I know they have other products, such as the Manhattan), and they are trying to jump into a $20k product people are...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 01:33 AM
    True, however the chip certainly plays a big role :). My point was, most of the big boys don't use off the shelf... Msb, dCS, T+A, Lampi, etc...
    38 replies | 695 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 12:51 AM
    Understand that, but no $20k piece of equipment uses off the shelf ESS chips, and the 9038 can be found in DACs under $1k, so they are pretty inexpensive. I have nothing against ESS. I have had several DACs with ESS chips including the 9038. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 17, 2020, 08:57 PM
    Yes, yes and YES!! It’s stable. They have some features coming for it that will be amazing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 17, 2020, 08:32 PM
    About $800 per drive. Totally worth it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 17, 2020, 05:36 PM
    I feel kind of this way about it...:doubtful:, but also willing to wait and see, but a ESS DAC chip (ok two) seems not high enough level for a $20k product. When a company that specializes in value products jump into the big boy pricing products...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 17, 2020, 03:48 PM
    Yes. It’s easy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 17, 2020, 02:45 PM
    I’m not sure how much more I can add. It’s currently running with two Dragon power cords and sounds incredible. It has dynamics when needed. It has a big big sense of ease and depth to it. It has a more relaxed sound than the Mephisto, but more...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 17, 2020, 02:04 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MBL install today in MBL
    Oh yes. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 17, 2020, 01:07 PM
    Mike started a thread MBL install today in MBL
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 17, 2020, 08:29 AM
    We have a 6000T (used). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 17, 2020, 07:02 AM
    Ha, yes! Tape is king. But baby steps Larry, baby steps We don’t want to scare the guy off. Discussions of NAB, IEC, Flux heads and demagnetizing the heads might put him over the top. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 17, 2020, 05:38 AM
    Never heard of it. That sounds cool! Do you have any pictures? Information? No mention of it here.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 10:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Viva Aurora RCA outputs in Amplifiers
    Anil, try to get the RCA connectors that you can unscrew and screw down tight. We have never had an issue with the RCA connections with any of our Viva amps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 10:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    They are fully broken in. We had a client (Charlie who you know) in the store on Friday and he said it was the best speaker he had ever heard. Right now, the XTreme system is back setup in that room. In the front room, the Magico A5’s are...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 05:48 PM
    The N20 connects to your DAC via any of its digital outputs. W20 was $18k I believe when it first came out and the W20SE is $22k with 4TB of SSD or $23,500 with 8TB SSD. Aurender also offers the incredible Aurender Content Server and Ripper...
    24 replies | 757 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 05:24 PM
    It supports PCM, DSD and MQA. All. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    24 replies | 757 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 03:22 PM
    We’ve been busy working on new models that fill in the gap in both performance and price between the current model N10 and flagship W20SE. The new model N20 is an upgraded-in-every-way N10, much like how the W20SE evolved from the original W20. All...
    24 replies | 757 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 09:28 AM
    I came in the store yesterday morning and my employee had been listening to the full Alpha V2 loom in Room 1. He looks up at me and says, “this Shunyata loom is really good.” My takeaway is that the power cords + IC’s + speaker cables is not 1 +...
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  • Phil A's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 09:26 AM
    Phil A replied to a thread Lumin U1 - playlist question in Lumin
    https://www.audioshark.org/lumin-169/lumin-u1-playlist-question-14146.html#:~:text=Please%20tap%20the%20button%20below,in%20case%20of%20app%20reinstallation.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 09:26 AM
    I buy a lot of vinyl. The number of defective are slim. Maybe 1 out of 50. Not punching the center hole dead on is #1, followed by a noisy pressing as #2. Warps are rare (maybe 1 in 500) for me. Keep the box the record came in until you know...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 06:57 AM
    Truth. It really is. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 06:55 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    No. XD specs are a complete departure from anything they’ve done in the past. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    September 15, 2020, 04:56 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    A Sonic Landslide - The Boulder 866 Integrated Amplifier DAC/Streamer
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 15, 2020, 04:46 PM
    I did test this early on with Roon. Actually Roon tech at the time suggested this and stated that they noticed a fairly large difference running only Roon Server (what is was called early on, now they call it Roon Core). I tried it and it was an...
    123 replies | 3378 view(s)
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