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    Yesterday, 10:18 AM
    Exactly. To advertise and say they are made in Scotland when you KNOW they are not, is completely dishonest. Now, if they were lying to the distributor too, then thatís another story, but I doubt it. Pretty easy to tell where they are...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 5, 2023, 04:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 1160 in Boulder Amplifiers
    The 1160 is a great amp. The 2160 is truly a league above and more in line with the Block. The Constellation lineup is also great. The 1160 is a little more laid back then the 2160 and a lot more laid back then say Block or Soulution. I wonít...
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    December 5, 2023, 03:12 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 1160 in Boulder Amplifiers
    Thatís all Boulder. Fully balanced. XLR only. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 5, 2023, 11:40 AM
    Heís a great resource for dealers. Glad heís staying on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 5, 2023, 11:12 AM
    Mike started a thread Boulder 1160 in Boulder Amplifiers
    Audiophile Power Amplifier Reviews Archives - Future Audiophile Magazine Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 4, 2023, 09:56 AM
    I just watched the video. Very interesting. But the video comments from former VPís at Tannoy and new distributor are very revealing. I guess KD is no longer the distributor if Iím reading this correct? No love lost for me with him Iíll...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 3, 2023, 06:56 PM
    Mike replied to a thread M2 and Tube amp ARC 160 in Magico
    Master 300 for sure. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 3, 2023, 05:39 PM
    Mike replied to a thread M2 and Tube amp ARC 160 in Magico
    Me. Not a good match. VAC is a way better match. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2023, 12:39 PM
    That used one is VERY old, only one power supply (not two as standard) and the old standard clock (not the much better femto 33, which even the ref has!). A ref with femto 33 will outperform this used one AND you get to take advantage of the trade...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 30, 2023, 07:28 PM
    New Reference! Give me a call. Remember, the trade in of the Premier. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 30, 2023, 04:23 PM
    ďI've grown to use it almost exclusively because with the Statement NG, music sounds more vital than it does through Roon.Ē When I first told people roon was not the best sounding, they thought I was crazy. How could software affect the sound? ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 27, 2023, 06:38 PM
    It will be handled here. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 26, 2023, 12:27 PM
    Beautiful cars! Wow! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 26, 2023, 11:14 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New 861 stereo amp in Boulder Amplifiers
    Itís great! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 24, 2023, 10:47 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New 861 stereo amp in Boulder Amplifiers
    Competing with integrated ampsÖ.not their goal for 861/812. More small space, lifestyle system. Built in DAC/Streamer/Headphone amp and all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 24, 2023, 05:52 PM
    Congratulations to Playback Distribution on their new adventure as the Esoteric North American Distributor. So pleased Keith Haas is joining their team. Playback Distribution Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 24, 2023, 05:04 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New 861 stereo amp in Boulder Amplifiers
    No, but Iím not sure thatís their target. I think an 1161/1160 is a good target. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 24, 2023, 03:09 PM
    Itís amazing to me that people think wire is wire. The other day we set up the NEAT speakers in the back room. With the Nordost speaker cables, it was not a good match. That ribbon tweeter did not respond well. Switched to the Sigma speaker...
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    November 24, 2023, 12:48 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New 861 stereo amp in Boulder Amplifiers
    $9250 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 23, 2023, 05:02 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Hi From Italy! in Introduce Yourself
    Hello and welcome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 21, 2023, 12:27 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New VAC Products Debuted at CAF in VAC
    I didnít hear anything in particular. Glad you guys love the styling. Itís a carry over from the Master 300 which I designed. The Master 300ís are my favorite tube amps (if Iím allowed to say that without too much fussing!) Sent from my iPad...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 20, 2023, 08:05 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New VAC Products Debuted at CAF in VAC
    Better to stick with the 300 or save for another 300. The 202 is basically the 200iQ with new cosmetics. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Darrel's Avatar
    November 19, 2023, 12:04 PM
    Darrel replied to a thread A Space in Time in Magico
    Saturday was a day of listening, measuring, adjusting. With some adding and subtracting. Just thought I'd turn on the subs to see and hear their connection with the S3's. It didn't take but a few minutes to realize that all they could do was muddy...
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    November 18, 2023, 12:34 PM
    Darrel replied to a thread A Space in Time in Magico
    And with grills off.
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    November 18, 2023, 12:05 PM
    Darrel replied to a thread A Space in Time in Magico
    Here is a picture with the grills on. This weekend will include a lot of listening and breakin.
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    November 18, 2023, 01:21 AM
    Darrel replied to a thread A Space in Time in Magico
    A little late to post a picture of my new S3's. I'll get to that tomorrow. But, first impression can be summed up with on word. Stunning! From top to bottom. No matter the volume level. No matter the musical choice.
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    November 16, 2023, 07:04 PM
    Darrel replied to a thread A Space in Time in Magico
    Just went with the black. Any other color I felt might take longer than I wanted to wait. I was told the built time would be 7-14 days and it turned out to be around 10 days from the order date.
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    November 16, 2023, 06:42 PM
    Darrel replied to a thread A Space in Time in Magico
    Having lived with the A3's for four years. I'm curious as to the newest driver/cabinet designs improvements and how the S3 works in my space. I'll post a photo after setup.
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    November 16, 2023, 05:10 PM
    Darrel started a thread A Space in Time in Magico
    Waiting for a Friday delivery.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 16, 2023, 10:56 AM
    Funny they donít mention that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 15, 2023, 12:12 PM
    Reminds me of the fuses we tried. One even costing $1500. The folks who were blindfolded could not tell any difference with any of the fuses. I guess if you find a fuse that messes with the sound, that could change things. But is it better? ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 15, 2023, 08:29 AM
    ďInfo coming.Ē - all I was told. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 11, 2023, 08:50 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico M7 2023 in Magico
    M7 has been a GREAT seller for us! Now what will I do with all these Q7ís? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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