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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:27 AM
    As of March 1: A-Series A1 pair SRP $ 8,600 A3 pair SRP $ 13,800 A5 pair SRP $ 24,800 ACC each SRP $ 7,600 ASUB each SRP $ 7,200
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    There is something about the Essence sound, itís as addictive as heck. Itís the first amp built by the engineering team without Flemming. The sound of this new amp is delicious and will carry on the great legacy. Sent from my iPhone using...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:14 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    I expect (or at least hope) to see some Esoteric reviews coming soon. I would love to see a TAS/Stereophile review of this new amazing XD series, but as Iíve told many manufacturers, they should focus on the smaller reviewers too. There are lots...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:43 PM
    Iím wondering the same thing. Guessing M1? S7 mk2? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 03:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Another VAC Master Thread in VAC
    Congrats! The Master is the shizzle! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:12 PM
    My experience with Gaias is that they improve the sound significantly although you may find the bass VOLUME is slightly lowered but the DETAIL is much improved. If "thinness" is in fact just a tad less in volume, try adjusting this if you can...
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  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:55 PM
    I don't think the top and mid frequency sections are digitiesed - only the bass that is digitised, amplified with a digital amp, converted to analogue and sent to the bass drivers. I'm confident in that belief because the speaker cable goes to the...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:34 AM
    Where we keep running into the singer in the elevator at the show? That one?
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    Yesterday, 08:35 AM
    I had assumed that this may be the case, but I believe with XD (unlike most other DSPs) the signal has no additional processing in its path resulting from XD. In other words, the signal for the bass is ALWAYS converted twice whether XD is adjusted...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 6, 2021, 10:36 PM
    C1X/M1X monos are on my wish list!
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    March 6, 2021, 09:53 PM
    Definitely Omega into Everest in my experience. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Hear Here's Avatar
    March 6, 2021, 08:05 PM
    I agree. I had Unos between 2002 and 2019 by which time I'd moved from a listening room of about 320 sq ft to one of 945 sq ft. I wanted to upgrade and thought that Martin Logan 13As would be good, although their location in the room was not to...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 6, 2021, 07:34 PM
    Wow. I like the music and I remember going to see The Cowboy Junkies at Guelph University back in the 80ís. But this album recorded to bad early digital isnít stellar quality. I have a 1959 analog recording that will mop the floor with it. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 6, 2021, 07:11 PM
    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system, cut at 45RPM for the first time, pressed at RTI, and limited to 4,000 numbered copies, this 180g 45RPM 2LP set of Superfly presents Mayfield's vision with widescreen sonics worthy of its...
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    March 6, 2021, 05:09 PM
    I've not really got to grips with XD software yet, but as I understand it, it is not an extra processing stage, more a tone adjustment system and therefore shouldn't spoil the life and sparkle of Avantgardes. So, I plan to use Dirac to measure but...
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    March 6, 2021, 04:16 PM
    Until quite recently the Unos and Duos differed visually only by the larger diameter mid-horn. Both the horn and the enclosure were larger diameters but the sub was identical and the top horn was visually and dimentionally identical. Since the...
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  • Hear Here's Avatar
    March 6, 2021, 10:05 AM
    I'll post more of what I've done later but the base frame is simply rotated 90 degrees and the main enclosure now sits directly onto the frame, rather than straddling it and "hovering" above it. I had simple supports made by a local engineer that...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 6, 2021, 09:09 AM
    Looking great!
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  • Hear Here's Avatar
    March 6, 2021, 08:36 AM
    Hi Joe - I know what you mean about the Duos being a little too big, but this appearance of "bigness" is rather related to its width in my view. Without the supporting poles and with the base frame rotated 90 degrees the Duo looks little "bigger"...
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    March 6, 2021, 07:18 AM
    A great review of the latest Uno speaker and surprising that it measures as well as is suggested - many horns sound wonderful but measure mediocre. Also great to see decent photos of this speaker - far better than you ever see in Stereophile or for...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 5, 2021, 04:57 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Grandioso C1X in Esoteric†
    True mono design. Keeps the power clean between left and right. Gryphon Pandora Preamp is the same way. Looking forward to your impressions and any comparisons. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 5, 2021, 12:43 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New AXPONA 2021 Date Announced in AXPONA
    Iím really hoping to attend a few shows this year, but Iím not stepping foot on a plane without ďthe jabĒ. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 5, 2021, 11:45 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gillian Welch in Music Forum
    I have that one too. Itís just one side. This test pressing is great because itís the whole album and Classic Records to boot. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 5, 2021, 10:11 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase E-800 in Accuphase
    Welcome to Audioshark.
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    March 5, 2021, 09:49 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Grandioso C1X in Esoteric†
    Congrats. Let us know how it compares.
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    March 4, 2021, 03:41 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New AXPONA 2021 Date Announced in AXPONA
    Show schedule: Munich Sept 9-12 RMAF Oct 8-10 Toronto Oct 22-24 AXPONA Oct 29-31 Capital Nov 5-7 Warsaw Nov 5-7 New York Dec 3-4
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    March 4, 2021, 12:04 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Gillian Welch in Music Forum
    You do! Iím sitting here waiting for my 11am customer to arrive and Iím playing my Classic Records Test Pressing of Satchmo Plays King Oliver. 1959 recording. Just phenomenal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Hear Here's Avatar
    March 4, 2021, 11:59 AM
    I think you are probably best to put up with the volume differences for the reason given by the manufacturer - all extra processing is likely to degrade the quality of the end result very slightly - as I believe DSP room corrections systems do...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 4, 2021, 11:11 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gillian Welch in Music Forum
    Not messed up at all. I watched a video the other day of a guy that bought a TT and started buying MOFI One Steps and UHQR, MMJ, Classic Records and other stuff for about 10 years. He figured he had spent $20k as he tracked all his purchases in...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 4, 2021, 09:42 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gillian Welch in Music Forum
    These are all AAA recordings. Good God donít buy them on CD. Buy a turntable! Anyone whoís compared All The Good Times Are Past & Gone on vinyl (quite rare now) and CD, knows the CD blows. They must use one heck of a shitty A2D converter. ...
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    March 4, 2021, 07:30 AM
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    March 3, 2021, 10:31 PM
    Mike started a thread MOFI Recordings in Music Forum
    Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs, the Undisputed Leader in Audiophile Recordings | In Sheeps Clothing The video is interesting Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 3, 2021, 06:55 PM
    Itís a pity they didnít record it to tape. Direct to disc would have been great too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 3, 2021, 09:43 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Format Revenue in Music Forum
    Reminds me of this one:
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 3, 2021, 01:13 AM
    Mike started a thread Format Revenue in Music Forum
    Vinyl revenue overtakes CDs for the first time since 1986 | What Hi-Fi?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 1, 2021, 08:30 PM
    Finally cracked it open. Review here: The Berlin Philharmonic's Direct-to-Disc Bruckner Symphony #7 Box Set | Analog Planet
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 1, 2021, 08:07 PM
    Mikey Fremer vs Ask Paul - YouTube
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    March 1, 2021, 07:51 PM
    From the Master Tapes. Tony Joe White-Black And White-180 Gram Vinyl Record|Acoustic Sounds Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 1, 2021, 03:07 PM
    You and me? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Hear Here's Avatar
    March 1, 2021, 02:44 PM
    Thanks Mike. Having listened to that ramble, I'm not sure which of those 2 talks the most BS.
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    March 1, 2021, 02:13 PM
    Mikey Fremer vs Ask Paul - YouTube New link Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Hear Here's Avatar
    March 1, 2021, 02:09 PM
    "Video unavailable This video has been removed by the uploader" Why is this? I'd like to view it as I am not a PMcG fan. Thanks
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 1, 2021, 12:33 PM
    Iím with you on this one! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 1, 2021, 12:29 PM
    My two cents: what Michael was saying makes total sense and Iím in full agreement. Just listen. And that reference to the WHO album, was my room at the Tampa Show - The Florida Audio Expo. It was incredible. Sent from my iPhone using...
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    March 1, 2021, 11:50 AM
    Paul is only on for a minute. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 1, 2021, 09:58 AM
    Mikey Fremer vs Ask Paul - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 1, 2021, 09:05 AM
    Imagine if they had recorded it to 1/2 inch tape - straight analog. DAT was horrible. Recorded to R-DAT? The Truth About the "The Trinity Session" - SoundStage! Encore (March 2021) - YouTube
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 27, 2021, 10:40 AM
    So so sorry to hear. Losing a pet is just gut wrenching.
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    February 26, 2021, 07:45 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Florida Audio Expo in Other Shows
    No date yet. Still negotiating with the hotel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 26, 2021, 04:24 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    I played some Post Malone one time and everyone got mad! Said it wasnít music. They wanted more boring classical. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    84 replies | 3245 view(s)
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Sources - NAD M50.2 (streamer, CD player, CD ripper, hard drive music store)
Amplification - NAD M33, NAD M12, Consonance Cyber 845 monoblocs
Speakers - Avantgarde Duo XD, Avantgarde Duo (2006 - aesthetically modified), Martin Logan Expression 13A (now sold)

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