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    Yesterday, 01:58 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne 704's in Fyne Audio
    50-100 watts. Something like a VAC Signature 200iQ would be amazing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 01:51 PM
    FST251 replied to a thread Fyne 704's in Fyne Audio
    How big of a tube amp would the 704's need in a 14 x 18 room? How about the 703's?
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    March 21, 2023, 11:37 PM
    How interesting. These stories are eye opening. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 21, 2023, 03:05 PM
    You were a skeptic! Glad you got to experience ďthe real dealĒ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 20, 2023, 07:45 PM
    Congrats! We love our Aqua LaScala. Itís seriously the best DAC Iíve heard under $10k. R2R + Tubes = yummy. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 19, 2023, 07:47 PM
    Iíve owned both and for me, the 703ís hit way above their price point. They play bigger, more bass and smoother than Sopra 2. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 19, 2023, 06:14 PM
    Very nice! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 19, 2023, 01:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Meitner PRE in emm Labs/Meitner Products
    You need to have at least 10 posts to post links. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 19, 2023, 10:47 AM
    Make a list of the rooms you want to hit, starting with 352 and 602. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 18, 2023, 11:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3 - 2023 in Magico
    https://absolutehiend.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Magico-S3-TAS-2023.pdf?mibextid=kdkkhi Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 18, 2023, 06:43 AM
    Welcome Tom! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 17, 2023, 09:51 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne 704's in Fyne Audio
    Yes, MSL is the most underrated family of cartridges around. People donít know how many cartridges they make for other companies - like Air Tight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 17, 2023, 08:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne 704's in Fyne Audio
    704ís are great. I bet they sounded nice with tubes! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 16, 2023, 07:33 PM
    FST251 replied to a thread XLR's for bass? in Cables
    @speedskater a. Yes - 2 sets of RCA and one XLR. RCA to VAC amp, XLR to Legacy Focus XD. b. No, just RCA c. Just XLR
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    March 16, 2023, 10:09 AM
    Mike replied to a thread PC for N200? in Aurender
    Anything from Shunyata - Venom X and above. Alpha NR v2 is what we use on our N200. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 16, 2023, 09:34 AM
    FST251 started a thread PC for N200? in Aurender
    What power cords seem to mate well with the Aurender N200? I have a Wireworld Silver Electra 7 I was going to try on it. I know I will figure it out if it works well, but has anyone tested some others and found a good match? Something in that same...
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    March 15, 2023, 02:46 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Thank you. I had a very excited Euro dealer friend call me and rave about them. We started communicating early in 2022. We had evaluation pairs throughout 2022 and countless discussions. We inked the deal for Jan 1, 2023. Sent from my...
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    March 15, 2023, 02:37 PM
    FST251 replied to a thread XLR's for bass? in Cables
    I think I will just stick to keeping Wireworld Eclipse 8 in the system. I may buy some cheap Magomi to try and compare.
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    March 14, 2023, 08:38 PM
    FST251 replied to a thread XLR's for bass? in Cables
    OK thanks, so I should get the best level of same brand XLR's I can for this application then?
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    March 14, 2023, 07:14 PM
    FST251 started a thread XLR's for bass? in Cables
    Later this spring I am going to order a pair of Legacy Audio Focus XD's which have an internal amp and can be bi amped with my VAC Tube amp for the mid/top. They require a set of XLR cables to send the signal from my pre amp to the internal amp in...
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    March 14, 2023, 06:25 AM
    Congrats on the new home! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 12, 2023, 10:37 PM
    Mike started a thread This is talent! in Music Forum
    Iam Tongi Makes The Judges Cry With His Emotional Story And Song - American Idol 2023 - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 12, 2023, 04:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Designed in Switzerland. Manufactured in Vietnam. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 12, 2023, 01:30 PM
    Florida Audio Expo HiFi Highlights! - FLAX Audiophile Show Coverage 2023! - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 11, 2023, 06:06 PM
    Final Florida audio show report: Interviews with Pass Labs, Hegel, Shunyata Research, and Clarisys! - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 10, 2023, 10:02 PM
    FST251 started a thread Classic VAC components in VAC
    I just wanted to comment that Kevin once told me that his components are meant to be cherished for a lifetime and handed down for generations. Hey I get it that we all like to keep pace and keep upgrading as new and better units are developed....
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    March 10, 2023, 09:29 AM
    No hybrid here. Could be a browser setting Iím guessing? Try something else. We will bring the forum up to the 21st century (LOL) later this year. Iím still looking at options. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 9, 2023, 09:33 PM
    True. A few things. They kept asking me and Irv is a great guy. They will have some new things coming - nudge, nudge, wink, wink and we are showing together at Axpona and their stuff sounds GREAT! The funny story is that Irv has been asking me...
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    March 9, 2023, 06:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Upgrade on the way... in Amplifiers
    Congrats! Good moves. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 8, 2023, 05:36 PM
    One of our partners at Axpona 2023 will be Constellation Audio with Clarisys Audio. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 7, 2023, 07:27 PM
    Mike started a thread Shunyata EIGER in Shunyata Research
    We are pleased to introduce our most affordable addition to Shunyata Research's Reference line of power distributors, the EIGER power distributor. The EIGER is a six-outlet tower, meticulously designed and modeled in the image of the Everest...
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    March 7, 2023, 01:31 PM
    It sure is. When another dealer told me his nightmare stories with them, I honestly thought it was him. Nope. Itís not. Nobody is perfect, but I will defend our customers to the end when I know there is not an ounce of wrong doing. David...
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    March 7, 2023, 12:39 PM
    One of the stupidest accusations deserves an appropriate response. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 7, 2023, 12:27 PM
    When you accuse our customer of plugging RCA cables into a wall outlet (the stupidest thing Iíve heard in 40 years of audio), rather than look at the likely real cause - your tech likely touched the circuit board with a soldering gun with the unit...
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    March 5, 2023, 07:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Clarisys Auditorium Frequency Range and Impedance Graph. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 5, 2023, 04:10 PM
    Thereís been a lot of chatter about the Opera model. This model is NOT AVAILABLE anymore. It was difficult to drive because it used pure aluminium foil only. All current new models use Kpaton Backed Aluminium Multi Segmented Ribbon. Much easier...
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    March 5, 2023, 02:51 PM
    FST251 replied to a thread Legacy Audio? in Speakers
    @SCAudiophile. NICE! Beautiful system. I have 3' x 8' wall mounted 12 inch deep diffusers on the wall 3.5 feet behind the listening position, I have 4 -7 inch thick side wall mounted bass absorbers air gapped 2 inches. (2 on each side wall) I...
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    March 5, 2023, 01:07 PM
    $5000. $2500 CHEAPER than the U1. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 5, 2023, 10:54 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    ????????: Clarisys Audio x Goldmund?????? - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 4, 2023, 08:52 PM
    Barry, the Opera is being redesigned at this time and hence why we donít even have it on our price sheet. Itís the last to get the redesign and Neo treatment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 4, 2023, 06:29 PM
    FST251 replied to a thread Legacy Audio? in Speakers
    Thank you @SCAudiophile. Yes the rear corners of the room are open I have a back wall about 3.5 feet behind listening position with 12" deep diffusers, so 3 feet open at each the corners into a very large open space. (Basement dedicated room) I...
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    March 4, 2023, 03:20 PM
    P10 for sure! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 4, 2023, 03:20 PM
    Peaks. 73hz was the worst. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 4, 2023, 02:32 PM
    P8 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 4, 2023, 09:56 AM
    FST251 replied to a thread Legacy Audio? in Speakers
    I am interested in the Focus XD in my very well treated 14 x 18 dedicated listening room. I have a fear that they can be too big? I really don't want to settle for the Signature XD's and have remorse. My amp is the VAC renaissance 70/70 Signature...
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    March 4, 2023, 09:37 AM
    Suncoast Audio, Clarisys, Hegel, Pass Labs, Rega, Lumin, Aurender, Shunyata, Critical Mass Systems | FLAX '23 | INDULGR Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 3, 2023, 08:44 PM
    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 3, 2023, 06:16 PM
    Yes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 3, 2023, 12:59 PM
    If anyone is interested, I made our show playlist available on Qobuz. Just search under playlists: ďSuncoast Audio - Florida ShowĒ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 3, 2023, 08:20 AM
    Apologies for not responding sooner. Itís been a quite crazy since the Florida show and all the planning now for our three rooms at Axpona. 8 pairs of Clarisys sold and Block systems has also kept us busy! Anyway, to answer your question: with...
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