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    Today, 09:41 AM
    Mike started a thread Florida Audio Expo in Other Shows
    We will be back in 2022! The hotel is completely renovated. Exciting stuff. Enjoy a look back. 2020 Florida Audio Expo - Tampa Florida - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:33 AM
    Love ours. One of my top three favorite integrated amps. Has the new Boulder sound = yummy.
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:04 PM
    You think that much.... hmmm. If that is the case it isn't class A that's the issue then. The amp doesn't get very warm to have class A bias.
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    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    I looked at that Marantz pair back when but couldn't find reviews or much said about them. I'd like to hear what the ATI Class D sound like.
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    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    Great album. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 04:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    EV-4 Munich High End Show - 2018 - Kharma Audio ?1 - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 02:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Yes, heard them in Munich. Was blown away. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:08 PM
    Hello & welcome. Many members show their gear in their signature. I know a few have Esoteric. Checking Mike's line card he is also a dealer.
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    Yesterday, 02:04 PM
    I wonder what pollution the generator injects into the wiring that a power conditioner or regenerator couldn't cure? I'm not that familiar with the generator system. I looked into some type of system at one point, they told me I'd have to...
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    Yesterday, 08:33 AM
    Welcome!
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    February 24, 2021, 10:46 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 24, 2021, 01:52 PM
    I wonder if Qobuz membership dropped, I saw a comparison last year giving them higher numbers. I think they could hang on as a nitch with offering high res. I don't see them and Spotify competing for the same type customer. Shockingly low...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 24, 2021, 11:15 AM
    If his legs are as damaged as reports claim, he might be finished with competitive golf. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 23, 2021, 05:20 PM
    Hope he’s ok! Tiger Woods in surgery after vehicle rolls over in crash Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 23, 2021, 11:05 AM
    Pass XP17. We had it in the store and loved it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 23, 2021, 10:10 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Daft Punk in Music Forum
    Daft Punk Announces Breakup After 28 Years - The New York Times
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 22, 2021, 07:32 PM
    This is a global problem which extends far beyond audio to appliances, cars and much more. It’s quite frankly, a global supply chain issue. For audio related, we could sell 20 times more if we could just get inventory. Companies like Lumin...
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    February 22, 2021, 06:46 PM
    I think Spotify becoming lossless is significant as they have a large existing customer base. How much is Spotify Premium? Tidal may struggle being the most expensive of all the services.
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    February 22, 2021, 04:43 PM
    Spotify HiFi is a lossless streaming tier coming later this year - The Verge Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 22, 2021, 04:19 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender drop out problem in Aurender
    Aurender’s support remains the gold standard in my books. TROND - PM me your info and I’ll see if I can help. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 22, 2021, 12:23 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Volti in Speakers
    It is class A but look at the Schiit Alger, not sure spelled correctly, a friend says it is supposed to be crazy good for cheap. Unfortunately, I have not heard one yet but Lejonklou is said to be extremely musical. Lejonklou I like the...
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    February 21, 2021, 06:10 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Marten speakers in Speakers
    I heard them many times, lots in the Zesto room. Can’t say they wowed me really. Sometimes they sounded nice, other times, meh. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 21, 2021, 06:06 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Volti in Speakers
    Congrats, sounds like expectations were exceeded. Volti and Sadurni are a couple of my favorite horn speakers.
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    February 21, 2021, 05:59 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Marten speakers in Speakers
    Welcome. I heard the $100k model at Axpona and didn't like them at all. Again, this was at a show, maybe being in the sweet spot is critical for the brand or positioning needed tweaking.
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    February 21, 2021, 01:33 PM
    Paradigm benefits from an amp that can produce current. I would recommend a Parasound A21 or perhaps a Bryston 3b. The addition of a power amp will help but it will be limted by the performance of the Yamaha's preamp section.
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    February 21, 2021, 01:29 PM
    Also, welcome to the forums. This thought: "My RXA2 reciever has one preout for the main channel and if connected to a much higher quality integrated and/or component 2 channel system I would have the benefit of the streaming services and even...
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    February 21, 2021, 12:51 PM
    The Pass is easy enough, pre-out from Marantz into XP20 by pass. This will make the Pass pre/power a slave to the Marantz for home theater. When bypass is off the Pass system will drive the TAD's for 2-channel. The Yamaha will be the same...
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    February 21, 2021, 11:31 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    I didn’t. You find that one better? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 21, 2021, 11:04 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Gold, Redbook, QoBuz. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 20, 2021, 07:32 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Every single person that came into the store this week listened to the Kharma’s. Both pairs were universally loved as in “I want these”. Not one person wasn’t completely enamored and “drawn in”. There was no “not my cup of tea” or “too much...
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    February 20, 2021, 01:41 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    I love mine too! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 20, 2021, 01:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Actually, they are $37,500. Bring a tissue, these Kharma’s will rip your heart out, give you goosebumps and make you tear up. Super emotional sounding speakers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    73 replies | 2430 view(s)
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    February 20, 2021, 10:32 AM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB new pricing model in MSB
    The Discrete is not changing in price. And I would sure have loved to have seen that price of $7k because that’s a big no no. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 19, 2021, 08:14 PM
    Agreed. A good dealer would have told him that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 19, 2021, 07:00 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Kharma DB9-S + VAC Signature 200iQ monos + VAC Master Pre + Aqua La Scala + Aurender - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 19, 2021, 02:34 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Kharma DB9-S + Viva Solista + Aqua La Scala + Aurender ACS10 - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 19, 2021, 12:03 PM
    Ha! You were no trouble at all and I enjoyed our day together doing shootouts. Agreed 100% on prices. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 19, 2021, 10:26 AM
    Tidal recently became inspired for design ideas for their speakers from Bugatti. Perhaps McIntosh received their industrial design inspiration for the MCD85 from the Fiat Multipla. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 18, 2021, 07:59 PM
    Some comments on FB. LOL. Guess I’m not alone. This one is my favorite: “Reminds me of my little sisters easy bake oven.” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 18, 2021, 07:57 PM
    This might just be the ugliest CD player I’ve ever seen. The new McIntosh MCD85 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 18, 2021, 06:23 PM
    I’m sitting in front of mine right now and it’s not “wobbly” or cheap. The VC is made of metal and not plastic. Here’s a video: Meitner MA-3 Volume Control - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 18, 2021, 04:48 PM
    Reason #979: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 18, 2021, 12:35 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne Audio F1-10 in Fyne Audio
    Here’s the settings we like for them in our 17 x 25 room. Presence is not turned down all the way, the picture doesn’t quite show it, but it’s a couple of notches up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 18, 2021, 11:52 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne Audio F1-10 in Fyne Audio
    The upper ‘Energy’ control alters the level of signal fed to the tweeter, from the crossover point upwards, giving control over how bright the presentation sounds. The lower ‘Presence’ control only affects the lower treble region of 2.5 - 5.0kHz,...
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    February 18, 2021, 11:25 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne Audio F1-10 in Fyne Audio
    Just sent! Try them and let me know your thoughts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 17, 2021, 05:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne Audio F1-10 in Fyne Audio
    Looks awesome John. I’ll text you my F1 settings and you can try them and see if you like them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 17, 2021, 01:15 PM
    No, no, no can do. US only. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 17, 2021, 10:41 AM
    A.Wayne wants 9000 watts for every speaker. :) The reality is, they are not hard to drive and quite frankly, we drive them easily with a Luxman 509 or 590. They don’t even make the 260.8 needles move in the 17 x 25 room....so, so much for...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 17, 2021, 10:11 AM
    Maybe it’s just his unit? The VC on the MA3 is excellent, not wobbly and there is no hum. I think he may have a unit damaged in shipping.
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    February 17, 2021, 08:58 AM
    What quirks?
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