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    Today, 05:20 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Cables I’ll leave alone. But generally, everything is affected by inflation. Everything. The bulk dog food we buy was always $99. For years. It’s now $140. It went $120, $130, $140. Inflation is the biggest middle class tax. Look at the price...
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    Today, 11:18 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    The ongoing effects of runaway inflation are causing a distortion in our price perception. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 23, 2023, 10:21 PM
    Completely agree.
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    September 23, 2023, 09:59 PM
    "Second generation" was my speculative term for the pre -> amp ESLA implementation because the physical implementation differs from the K-01XD->CiX solo (and I think your D1X->C1X). Electrically they may well be the same and my speculation...
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    September 23, 2023, 08:55 PM
    Under solo features on the Esoteric website (it's not called second generation ESLA - that's me): "ES-Link Analog "With the flagship Grandioso amplifier models, Esoteric is breaking new ground by pushing the limits of fidelity in...
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    September 23, 2023, 03:07 PM
    In a post above, I mentioned that I chose to use Esoteric's ESLA link protocol between my K-01XD Player and my new C1X solo over standard XLR interconnects, thinking it's a proprietary feature so it must be at least marginally better. My initial...
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    September 20, 2023, 07:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Luxman 509z arrives in Luxman
    It sure is pretty! LOL. We haven’t connected it. We’ve been busy with demos. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 19, 2023, 05:27 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3’s arrive! in Magico
    Oh yeah. It’s not as good as M3, but it’s amazing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 19, 2023, 04:54 PM
    Mike started a thread Luxman 509z arrives in Luxman
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    September 19, 2023, 04:23 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3’s arrive! in Magico
    The New Magico S3 with Pass INT-250 and MSB Discrete DAC - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 19, 2023, 03:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3’s arrive! in Magico
    Our pair has now been playing for nearly 2 weeks. 24/7. They are so so so enjoyable. A real slightly warm, very organic, natural sound. As good as the previous iterations of the S3 were, these are clearly superior in every conceivable...
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    September 18, 2023, 06:27 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
    Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 18, 2023, 03:44 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
    I was offered a white background and I didn’t want it. I like the black background. What’s funny is that the online/print mags are asking for “glam shots” to accompany the reviews. Guess they don’t like my poor iPhone photos. Sent...
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    September 17, 2023, 04:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Very Worthwhile Upgrade! in MSB
    Looking good!! Congrats!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 16, 2023, 02:08 PM
    GSOphile replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    You find out a lot about price vs. true value when an item hits the used market.
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    September 16, 2023, 01:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
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    September 16, 2023, 01:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
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    September 16, 2023, 01:24 PM
    Mike started a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
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    September 14, 2023, 01:06 PM
    Denali 6000T v2 & Alpha XC Retail Price $9300 Promotion Price: $6500 Denali 6000T v2 & Sigma XC Retail Price $10,250 Promotion Price: $7,500 Contact Suncoast Audio immediately (as supplies last).
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    September 12, 2023, 03:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread VAC Signature iQ200 in VAC
    Yes, the monos will ruin you! They are sooooooo good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 12, 2023, 02:15 PM
    Mike replied to a thread VAC Signature iQ200 in VAC
    I completely agree! They’re one of two of my favorite amps in the store. And clearly the Master 300’s are best looking! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 11, 2023, 01:02 PM
    Mike started a thread Hegel H600 Review in Hegel
    Review: Hegel H600 | H600: Power Plant With Super Resolution Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 10, 2023, 07:15 PM
    Make sure the old app isn’t open Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 10, 2023, 06:50 PM
    Download it from the App Store. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 10, 2023, 04:29 PM
    It is the same. It’s only missing from the menu. But it’s all there. N30SA Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 10, 2023, 03:40 PM
    Conductor is for all models. N30SA – Aurender America Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 10, 2023, 02:24 PM
    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 9, 2023, 01:00 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3’s arrive! in Magico
    About 5 or 6 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 9, 2023, 10:15 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3’s arrive! in Magico
    It’s officially called “pewter”, now to be called “Graphite Grey”. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 9, 2023, 10:14 AM
    GSOphile replied to a thread New Magico S3’s arrive! in Magico
    Mike, are those black or graphite gray?
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    September 9, 2023, 10:11 AM
    GSOphile replied to a thread New Magico S3’s arrive! in Magico
    Paul, are those black or graphite gray?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 9, 2023, 09:54 AM
    Oh right. That was one of the two biggest fools on YouTube. So many of these fools trying to make a name for themselves by spouting nonsense and some of them love to spout lies. Heard the biggest fool the other day say “Vitus is bright….but I’ve...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 9, 2023, 09:44 AM
    Was this the fool that trashed NAIM or was that someone else? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 8, 2023, 02:18 PM
    This would also be my approach. Speakers first. Then work on matching amplification. In this example, I'd skip the M2's and begin with the S3 2023's.
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    September 6, 2023, 11:14 AM
    Mike started a thread New Magico S3’s arrive! in Magico
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    September 5, 2023, 09:47 AM
    You had one bad experience with one product. You should see what I see in a daily basis from dozens of brands. I had stupid SimAudio explaining that the reason the customers CD player went bad was because he clearly must have plugged the RCA...
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    September 5, 2023, 09:05 AM
    It seems you have had only one mission on this forum and that is to trash Lumin. You’re a troll. All of your posts are trashing Lumin. You contribute nothing else. In contrast, there are thousands of happy Lumin customers who would strongly...
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    September 2, 2023, 04:52 PM
    Outstanding. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 2, 2023, 08:35 AM
    So sad. I was a fan. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 1, 2023, 12:41 PM
    True! My question is, how many people would have known to do that? How many would have spun their tails with new cables, trying a new DAC or something else? I remember when we were discussing it, changing DAC, cables, etc. was being discussed. ...
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    September 1, 2023, 11:52 AM
    We can’t give away our secrets or we won’t have a new career as speaker whispers’! All kidding aside, we moved the tweeter back one step at a time until it was too much the other way and then went back to the perfect spot. This of course...
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    September 1, 2023, 10:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase price cut? in Accuphase
    It already happened and Soulution too. The new owners of that distribution company have made the adjustments. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 31, 2023, 05:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread So, which cable sounds best? in Cables
    Can you describe a bit more of your setup? Speakers? Amps? DAC? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 30, 2023, 07:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MBL 101 Reference Install in MBL
    Today, other than dodging hurricanes, I was at a clients house installing his new MSB REF DAC. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 30, 2023, 09:08 AM
    All good here, thanks guys. Looks like we got lucky and the storm stayed way north of us. We got modest wind and intermittent rain. Some debris, but thankfully nothing major. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 29, 2023, 02:47 PM
    VAC Suncoast Audio - Positive Feedback “We then moved over to the flagship Clarisys Audio Auditorium speakers in a different listening room. Needless to say, I stopped jumping from track to track on my demo playlist and just let the music...
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    August 29, 2023, 10:39 AM
    Totally agreed! Me too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 28, 2023, 08:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Idalia in General Off Topic Forums
    Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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