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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • Dizzie's Avatar
    November 30, 2023, 04:36 PM
    The metadata on my Aurender N20 is already a mess. I transferred files that had been burned via different machines over 16 years. I lack the skill set to do any repairs. Albums that JRiver showed complete now show up as separate tracks. Sometimes...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    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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  • Dizzie's Avatar
    November 30, 2023, 12:04 PM
    Thanks to everyone. By server I mean music stored on an HDD or SSD drive for playback. I am not sure why that was not clear. Thanks for the education on various options. None really work for me. I already have an Aurender N20. If I make a...
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    November 29, 2023, 05:03 PM
    When I purchased a new CD I had to use a separate computer to rip it to an external drive then load the CD onto my server. I am not in the market for a new server but my curiosity is piqued. :hmmm: Do any major brand servers incorporate ripping...
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    November 29, 2023, 01:49 PM
    An external SSD is also useful for transferring files from another machine or to copy CDs to before loading on the Aurender. I wish Aurender offered CD copying capabilities via an external optical drive. When I purchase a new CD I have to use...
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    November 28, 2023, 04:41 PM
    I use this in my Aurender N20. One year old and no problems. SAMSUNG 870 QVO SATA III SSD 1TB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive. I also have two Samsung Portable SSD T7s that work with no problems. One is my external music backup and one is...
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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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  • Mike's Avatar
    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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  • Mike's Avatar
    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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  • Dizzie's Avatar
    November 24, 2023, 12:28 PM
    I am completely confused by what you are calling "back drop". Maybe it is just the type of speakers I have been using (Quad and now Sound Lab).:huh::dunno:
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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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  • Dizzie's Avatar
    November 21, 2023, 11:59 AM
    Dizzie replied to a thread New VAC Products Debuted at CAF in VAC
    I am sure Kevin felt pretty new clothes deserved a new body. Trickle down from the higher end amps makes sense and follows VAC (and many other companies) traditional philosophy.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    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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    November 20, 2023, 09:17 PM
    Dizzie replied to a thread New VAC Products Debuted at CAF in VAC
    That is not what Kevin Hayes says around minute 16: Capital Audio Fest 2023 | Day 2 Show Report - The Absolute Sound
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    November 20, 2023, 08:50 PM
    Anyone have a Triton T2 manual handy? Does it mention if there is a separate filter connected to each grounding terminal? I saw a video about Altaira SGS and there is a filter on those terminals. I think the filters were separate.
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    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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  • Dizzie's Avatar
    November 19, 2023, 05:26 PM
    Bob, I see you made a timer to track tube hours. I am getting new gear and think a tracker would be a good idea. Are there commercially made ones available? Thanks for the pictures of your beautiful system. The picture of your truck en-route was...
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    November 18, 2023, 05:04 PM
    New amplifier: 202iQ stereo power amp ($22k) 110wpc stereo or 220 mono An entry level (gateway drug :snicker: ) Essence Series is in the written TAS report and Day 2 audio report. VAC starts just after minute 14: Capital Audio Fest 2023 |...
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  • Dizzie's Avatar
    November 17, 2023, 12:33 PM
    Not really relevant. I was talking about delivery time for a package loaded or about to be loaded (next day) on the final delivery vehicle. Trucks don't drive random routes. They have a known start area and sequence they follow until the final...
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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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    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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  • Dizzie's Avatar
    November 15, 2023, 11:40 AM
    My package weighed 65 pounds (24x24x19"). I certainly did not want to muscle it through Walgreens and then in/out of my vehicle. I left a note on my door and the FedEx driver kindly delivered the package to my next door neighbor. That way I did not...
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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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  • Dizzie's Avatar
    November 14, 2023, 01:51 PM
    I am interested in any comparisons between the two power cords. Alpha v2 NR vs Sigma v2 NR My application would be for a line stage but all comparisons would be welcome.
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  • Dizzie's Avatar
    November 13, 2023, 03:45 PM
    Thanks Bob but I have been there and done that. Delivery Manager takes me to my account where they ask if I want to add another delivery address. There is no popup menu of local FedEx sites. I have tried several times and it always ends the same.
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  • Dizzie's Avatar
    November 13, 2023, 02:03 PM
    Thanks for the responses. I tried to do select a FedEx facility for pickup that but maybe I did something wrong. I expected a list of facilities to pop up for me to choose from. Instead I was asked to enter an address. Did I do something wrong? Is...
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    November 13, 2023, 01:00 PM
    Can anyone tell me if UPS gives a time window for deliveries? My last two deliveries from FedEx were both marked "by end of day". And that is using my Delivery Manager account. One delivery came at 5:50pm. I am still waiting for the second...
    21 replies | 811 view(s)
  • 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
    16 replies | 2685 view(s)
  • Dizzie's Avatar
    November 10, 2023, 08:18 PM
    Dizzie replied to a thread Conductor help needed in Aurender
    I have not updated. My two attempts failed and I gave up since the update did not seem to relate to playback quality. To remedy the failed update I was instructed to uninstall Conductor and install the new version. Since the new one was a Beta...
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    November 10, 2023, 04:28 PM
    Dizzie replied to a thread Conductor help needed in Aurender
    I have not contacted anyone. It is no big deal. I am just trying to learn. I have some other equipment that shuts off automatically if there is no signal or user input for a specific time. The Aurender does not shut off it just stops playing the...
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    November 10, 2023, 02:13 PM
    Dizzie replied to a thread Conductor help needed in Aurender
    Radio plays for a long time then stops and I have to restart. Is there a function that requires user input to continue playing? I am using the radio only for burn in so I am not making any changes on the Conductor app.
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  • Dizzie's Avatar
    November 9, 2023, 04:26 PM
    That begs the question of how much better is an Everest vs a Denali 600/S v2 for source components and line stages. Information there would be appreciated.
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    November 9, 2023, 02:37 PM
    7ryder, Am I correct in interpreting from your equipment list that the combo only powers your amps and subs? If I added a T2 to my Denali it would be powering my front end. That would be an Aurender N20, Bricasti M3, and (summer season) a VAC...
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  • Dizzie's Avatar
    November 9, 2023, 02:06 PM
    It has been over 7 months since the last post on this thread. Does anyone have experience with using the T2 in series with a Denali 6000/S v2?
    109 replies | 14392 view(s)
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    November 9, 2023, 01:33 PM
    Dizzie replied to a thread Conductor help needed in Aurender
    mxk116, The mystery continues. Conductor reset itself somehow. I wish I knew the secret handshake because I am going "groundhog day" and repeating yesterday. I am burning in via radio until this afternoon or evening when I return to my regularly...
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  • Dizzie's Avatar
    November 8, 2023, 09:32 PM
    Dizzie started a thread Conductor help needed in Aurender
    Please help ASAP. I played radio stations on my N20 all day to burn in new monoblocks. Now I can't get back to my stored music. I select album or artist at the top and I get a message "0 out of xxx albums" or "0 out of xxx artists". The only stored...
    9 replies | 692 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    November 5, 2023, 08:51 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric K-05XD in Esoteric†
    Wishful thinking, but no. It surely doesnít. The K-03XD is superior. Their pricing I think is brilliant. Budgets are pretty much in that $10k, $15k, $20k range and above and although those arenít the exact numbers, they are close enough. I...
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