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    Yesterday, 04:49 PM
    So far, I'd say less equals more. This is a pretty straight forward DAC. No volume gain like a preamp. I'm running Cardas Clear XLR to the Gryphon. So, the Gryphon now just accepts that for playback. I'm just using the optical out from my Samsung...
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    Yesterday, 01:24 PM
    I have to give praise to LAiV for their shipping speed. It was quite a surprise to see FedEX showed up around 9:11 am this morning with my new Harmony DAC from LAiV. LAiV covers shipping, tariff and any taxes for their items. And once...
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    June 19, 2024, 12:52 PM
    The Harmony DAC has eight modes to choose from using the remote or units control. My HiFi Rose uses two I2S output options. And I've seen some diy RJ45 to HDMI connections also. This connection option is new to me and I figure I have about a week to...
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    June 19, 2024, 11:54 AM
    Looks like the shipping issues for LAiV have been resolved. I got a email this morning that the Harmony DAC has shipped via FedEx. I've been doing some research on I2S connection options. This is pretty new to me. So, I'll go cheap first and see...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 17, 2024, 04:15 PM
    Tidal kicks MQA to the curb. Just a moment... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 16, 2024, 03:08 PM
    Hope all works out! Sorry to hear. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 16, 2024, 01:19 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Pilium Audio in Amplifiers
    Here, the brand needs a proper dealer network to gain exposure. Just saying… Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 9, 2024, 11:02 AM
    Looking good! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 8, 2024, 03:24 PM
    Enhanced dimensionality, clarity, resolution. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Darrel's Avatar
    June 8, 2024, 12:41 PM
    When I purchased the Harmony DAC from LAiV my order status stated the ship date would be early June of this year. I received a email yesterday that "Unfortunately, the recent conflict in the Red Sea region has significantly disrupted the delivery of...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 7, 2024, 07:31 PM
    Yes. Double sided midrange and tweeter in the new Minuet Plus. Yours is upgradable. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 6, 2024, 10:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Never been an issue. Nobody has ever complained. Works efficiently. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 6, 2024, 06:24 AM
    Clarisys Audio Minuet Plus | HFA - The Independent Source for Audio Equipment Reviews Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 2, 2024, 05:29 PM
    N20 is THE aurender to buy for the money. However, a sleeper streamer perfect for a second system is the INNUOS Pulsar. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 2, 2024, 11:52 AM
    Definitely the midi exquisite 3.0 will be more airy and resolving. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 2, 2024, 10:30 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    10 x 10 easy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 1, 2024, 07:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Yes! How could I forget? I am one! Oh yeah, drivers and putters. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 1, 2024, 06:05 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    It’s about the journey, not the destination. It’s no different with car guys, guys who fish, boat, fly, even guys on my hockey team obsessed with the latest carbon fiber hockey sticks. Have you seen guys into cooking? My buddy Mark (MDP on here)...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 31, 2024, 04:24 PM
    As I’ve been saying… Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 31, 2024, 09:37 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    They’re not that bad! 360 — 390. And that seems like forever ago. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 30, 2024, 09:31 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    News to me. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 27, 2024, 09:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    You caught me! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 26, 2024, 11:52 AM
    Mike replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    Maybe it was another brand or rendering? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 26, 2024, 09:21 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Gives Me Concern in Aurender
    Another reason why Fyne should have left bloody well alone. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 25, 2024, 08:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    That would be super cool. We still can’t get over the S3 Mk3. It FILLS our 20 x 25. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 25, 2024, 08:19 PM
    Mike replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    Interesting! Looks A7 ish. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 24, 2024, 02:11 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Gives Me Concern in Aurender
    Yes, he’s gone to a great company. I am not at liberty to discuss. But he’s in good hands. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 24, 2024, 11:43 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Gives Me Concern in Aurender
    C4 has gotten a lot better, not sure how it applies to your situation. Ari left in December. Kelly Scheidt replaced him. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 24, 2024, 09:01 AM
    Dave is a class act. I always enjoyed dealing with him. Very professional. I would have kept the line if I didn’t know it was a sinking ship (many of my close friends will tell you I predicted it to a tee). Dave was always a positive ray of...
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Speakers: Magico S3 (23')
Integrated:Gryphon Diablo 300 plus DAC
Streamer: HiFi Rose RS150b
CD/DVD: Oppo 205
Cables: Cardas-Shunyata-AudioQuest-Supra
Roon Core: sonicTransporter i7 powered with HDPlex 200w linear PS, running AudioLinux for Roon--Tidal and Qobuz with iPad Pro

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