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    Today, 08:49 PM
    Could Today’s Recording Techniques Be the Problem With The Audiophile Hobby? | Audioholics
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    Today, 04:00 PM
    All I'm saying is that there was no lack of symetry when I was using my M33 Class D driving my earlier Duos with their Class AB amps. Remember that Avantgarde themselves build amplifiers for their speaker range and all their amps are AB. Since the...
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    Today, 03:26 PM
    Yes but that's irrelevant. I bought the M33 when still using my earlier standard Duos that use Class AB amps for the bass. The Duo XD does indeed use Class D amplification and this amp includes XD software - a room correction syatem specifically...
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    Today, 03:19 PM
    As far as I'm aware, the amplifier sections of the C298 and M333 are identical. Case and feet quality, socket spec, etc are better in the Master Series M33. Price wise, if you solely want an amp, go for the C298, but if you think you may need...
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    Today, 01:29 PM
    I'm not too concerned that Class D development is still on-going. Perhaps it's comparable with the rapid development of DACs the moment better sources were available than 44.1. It also perhaps illustrates how little progress is being made to...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 12:22 PM
    My point: Roon is the bottleneck. Even a base Aurender bests Roon sonically. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 12:07 PM
    You've picked 2 amplifiers that are very different in their presentation of music. I've owned both the Benchmark and the NAD M33 with the Purifi amp module. The Benchmark has many admirable features (small enclosure, high SN ratio, adjustable...
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    Today, 10:20 AM
    This I’m amazed that the folks who fuss over which cable lifters and which wall outlets to get are “just fine” with the “toll” Roon takes on sound. (Shaking my head) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    Physical Media Sales are Booming: Ownership! - ecoustics.com
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    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    Semiconductor Shortage? Never Mind That, There’s A Vacuum Shortage! | Hackaday “There is a worldwide panic on availability of vacuum tubes”: EHX's Mike Matthews on the murky future of valve amps - Guitar.com | All Things Guitar
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    September 16, 2021, 03:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Help me find a new SS amp in Amplifiers
    Great suggestion. $13k and as good as we’ve heard under $30k. Gorgeous build and look too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 16, 2021, 12:38 PM
    3 years ago I started looking for a ss amp to replace the valve ones I'd been using for 15 years. I bought or borrowed a dozen amps in the £5-10K range including ones from Accuphase. Sugden, Micromego. Mark Levinson, Lingdorf, GamuT, Benchmark,...
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    September 16, 2021, 07:47 AM
    Jim asked me to post these. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 16, 2021, 07:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB S202 Stereo Amplifier Review in MSB
    All depends on speakers and room size. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 15, 2021, 08:47 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Why no turntable? in All Things Analog
    The MOFI group on FB is very good for that. There’s a few others too like Anything MOFI or other great albums. Vinyl: the dead wax society is also good.
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    September 14, 2021, 01:20 PM
    Great write up Mark. Engaging emotions is what makes this so much fun. Glad you’re loving the Kharma’s. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 14, 2021, 09:48 AM
    EV Road Trip Shows Tesla's Charging Edge Over Other Electric Cars This article highlights two things: 1. ICE is still king 2. The competition is miles (or hours!) behind Tesla
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    September 13, 2021, 09:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread SimAudio 650D in SimAudio (MOON)
    What’s the rest of your system? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 13, 2021, 06:22 PM
    Mike replied to a thread N100H to N200 or N10? in Aurender
    I couldn’t disagree more. The N200 absolutely smokes the N100H and it beats the N10 in our store. We have them all. The N200/N20 has more transparency, resolution and far more musicality. Even the N100H gets pummeled by the N10. If you...
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    September 13, 2021, 02:39 PM
    Welcome Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 13, 2021, 11:53 AM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 800 D4 series announced in B&W
    Perhaps. As of right now, everyone is waiting to hear them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 13, 2021, 08:35 AM
    Jim - I bought a pair of low efficient, low impedence Martin Logan electrostatic 13A speakers a couple of years ago, but after using Avantgarde for 15 years, I had no suitable amplifier. Looking at sources such as Martin Logan Owners forum, I went...
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    September 13, 2021, 08:07 AM
    I like Radio Paradice too, but mainly choose their World & Eclectic Mix channel. All 4 channels are now available (using Bluesound anyway) with MQA option and the sound is exceptionally good. A feature I particularly like is that you can skip...
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    September 12, 2021, 03:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread 803 or 804 D4 in B&W
    We are getting ours in soon, but I would say 803D4. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 12, 2021, 12:57 PM
    Mike replied to a thread My Naim Solstice arrived in Naim Audio
    Looks awesome Bart! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 11, 2021, 12:50 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Listening Buddies in We Love Our Pets!
    Our newest listening buddy. She’s just turned one. 75 pounds. Pure bread Golden. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 11, 2021, 12:14 PM
    I was playing this QoBuz version: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 11, 2021, 08:55 AM
    use Tapatalk. Click and go.
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    September 10, 2021, 04:59 PM
    It looked faster. But I think the cornering was it’s Achilles heel. Still ridiculously fast. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 10, 2021, 11:25 AM
    Clapping Leonardo Dicaprio GIF - Clapping Leonardo Dicaprio Leo Dicaprio - Discover & Share GIFs Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 9, 2021, 02:56 PM
    Welcome. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 9, 2021, 01:14 PM
    Just want to say…I love talking about cars. Almost as much as audio. Not trying to piss anyone off. It’s nothing personal. I have friends who love their Tesla’s. I love anything with four wheels (or two) and a motor or battery pack thingy. ...
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    September 9, 2021, 01:02 PM
    I look at something like this and think “they are miles behind Tesla” (no pun intended). 100 mile range? That’s pathetic. These companies have a lot of catching up to do. All New Mazda MX-30 Electric Car & Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle | Mazda USA
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    September 9, 2021, 12:54 PM
    I was thinking sub 7. But the roadster will be the one to watch.
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    September 9, 2021, 12:53 PM
    Tesla is no doubt here to stay, but I don’t think other car manufacturers are turning out junk. Some yes, but most, no. In my review, we compared SUV’s costing about the same as the Model Y. Frankly, the Model Y was more “junk” than the Porsche,...
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    September 9, 2021, 12:15 PM
    Will be curious to see the results. I wonder if they still had the top speed cap on it?
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    September 9, 2021, 12:13 PM
    I love the look of that car. Great photo. Was it GT Silver?
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    September 9, 2021, 11:09 AM
    Mike replied to a thread T.H.E. Show Expands in Other Shows
    What does “Events” mean? Is this someone opening up their house? I hold events at the store all the times. Songs & A Slice. Its fun to hear people tell me their Bozak’s sound better as they scoff down their fourth slice of pizza. Did I...
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    September 9, 2021, 10:57 AM
    What’s your thoughts on Lucid? Lucid Air GT hands-on: 500+ mile range in a sleek package - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 9, 2021, 10:44 AM
    I drive a Dodge RAM Limited and my GT4, depending on what we’re doing that day, so I guess so. And a 2500 diesel with RAM boxes, a split tail gate and bed extender with a big beautiful comfortable cab for five for long trips is great. Adjustable...
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    September 9, 2021, 10:10 AM
    Towing a trailer will kill that battery on the Tesla Truck. I’m anxiously waiting for those real numbers. A proper diesel truck can pull any trailer and you don’t have to think twice about pulling or refueling. Did you watch the review I...
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    September 8, 2021, 09:51 PM
    No not at all. It just doesn’t live up to the hype IMO. I don’t get the love affair for Tesla. The interior could be better. The car is only fast in a straight line and there is just too much stupidity associated with it. A yoke? Give me a...
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    September 8, 2021, 07:51 PM
    This is an EV I would love to drive. 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS | Jay Leno's Garage - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 8, 2021, 05:48 PM
    2021 Tesla Model S Plaid Review | Our Full Instrumented Test | Price, Range, 0-60 & More - YouTube At 9:20 he has to get out of the car, sit by the side of the road because the car is making him sick (sound familiar?) and he’s just driving it...
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    September 8, 2021, 05:14 PM
    Mike replied to a thread My Naim Solstice arrived in Naim Audio
    Gorgeous! I should be getting mine any day now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 8, 2021, 03:32 PM
    I did, but I’m not sure if Jay edited it out. We shall see in part 3!
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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) - both aesthetically modified, Martin Logan Expression 13A (now sold)

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