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  • Jim Smith's Avatar
    Today, 08:49 AM
    Me too...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:42 PM
    Fish Market/Selling/Cables. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:18 PM
    Now in MQA on Tidal!!! Sounds terrific.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:33 PM
    Have you been able to do measurements against say a standard switch? That could certainly dispel their findings. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:46 AM
    EtherREGEN Review/Measurements: UpTone Audio EtherREGEN Switch Review | Audio Science Review (ASR) Forum Melco S100 Review/Measurements: https://www.melco-audio-masters.com/uploads/1/0/1/5/101505220/hfn_oct_melco_s100_reprint-low.pdf ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:33 AM
    Yes!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 AM
    Going to try the Melco S100 here. HiFi News measurements showed a marked improvement. The review is the EtherRegen one showed no improvement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Jim Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:14 AM
    Hi Dylan, It's great to hear that all is well with you & yours! I remember when you came here to hear my Canterburys, and later RoomPlay voicing yours in N.C., not too long after your pair arrived. I recently sold mine, which was really...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 23, 2020, 11:06 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Just color.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 23, 2020, 08:03 PM
    Thatís a GREAT pairing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 23, 2020, 08:01 PM
    LOL. True. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 23, 2020, 08:01 PM
    Just go to the fish market area and post. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 23, 2020, 07:46 PM
    Magico A5 on the right. Let your music sing, not your cabinet! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 23, 2020, 07:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    K-03XD + Aurender N10. If you can stretch to the N20, it is a big step up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 22, 2020, 04:26 PM
    Welcome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 22, 2020, 11:40 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Why Do I Own This? in Music Forum
    Mike, our Taiko Extreme continues to impress beyond what we thought was possible every single day. Talk about peeling back the onion. Shockingly real is how I would be describe what it does to music. Also glad TAS is becoming a reality, Iíve...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 22, 2020, 11:25 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30 in Aurender
    Me: ďIs there a benefit to using any after market power cord on the W20SE?Ē Aurender: ďthere is still a benefit, but certainly less than other Aurenderís.Ē
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 08:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread step up from N100H? in Aurender
    N-01XD and the reason is the ďXDĒ. Now an N10 into a K-01XD (instead of K-01x) then thatís a different story. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 03:32 PM
    Not sure. I thought it was just for mobile phones and tablets. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 21, 2020, 03:32 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30 in Aurender
    We are using the AQ Dragon Source because in that room, itís all AQ (except for the Ethernet and USB). I havenít really thought about the W20SE being any different, I would be using the right cable for my budget and system. Omega NR, Alpha v2...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 02:42 PM
    Use Tapatalk. Our plug in for easier posting images created double posts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 21, 2020, 12:26 PM
    Jim Smith replied to a thread Fyne 502SPís arrive in Fyne Audio
    A bit unexpectedly, the 703s drifted a bit backwards somewhere around the 400 hour point. Now that they have passed 500 hours, I will listen to them again...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 10:42 AM
    Nice list, happy to see the Sim 600i getting some love! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 21, 2020, 10:18 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Speakers esthetics in Speakers
    I decided that Estelon wasnít for me. But I am looking at adding a real pretty (and virtually unknown) modestly priced speaker next year. Stay tuned. Late spring/summer time frame. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 21, 2020, 10:17 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Pilium Audio in Amplifiers
    I read the review, I donít know, I wasnít feeling it. It was sort of saying ďitís good, but not as good as...Ē Iíll take gryphon or Boulder all day long myself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 21, 2020, 08:32 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    No!! But let me know ASAP if you want one. They are going Fasssst! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 20, 2020, 05:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    There is VERY limited supply of BLACK K-01XD and K-03XD. Like 2 left. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 20, 2020, 03:57 PM
    Jim Smith replied to a thread Speakers esthetics in Speakers
    Speaking of vibration control, there is a nice (and affordable) improvement in sound when the cylinders behind the drivers are appropriately damped. Done properly, there is an improvement in focus & tone, while remaining unseen to anyone...
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    November 20, 2020, 03:54 PM
    Jim Smith replied to a thread Speakers esthetics in Speakers
    Double post - :doubtful:
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 20, 2020, 10:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Shunyata Omega USB in Shunyata Research
    USB Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 20, 2020, 08:05 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Lite for iPhone in Aurender
    No, this is the iPhone app. Not sure why they call it ďliteĒ because itís very comprehensive. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 19, 2020, 03:49 PM
    Back when I was involved as the North American Avantgarde distributor, I tried the 47 Labs gear. Technically, it was excellent. Unfortunately (to me at least), that's how it sounded - technical. No musical involvement at all. Hopefully,...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 19, 2020, 03:01 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Lite for iPhone in Aurender
    Go to settings/aurender. Select from there.
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    November 19, 2020, 07:53 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Shunyata Omega USB in Shunyata Research
    I donít believe there is a whole lot of information about it the Omega USB out yet. Iím checking on the MSRP. There is no doubt the Omega is a big step up over the Sigma, in every way. Now, the Alpha and Sigma are both used extensively...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 18, 2020, 10:30 PM
    Aurender just released a major firmware upgrade. It greatly improves the clock/timing and the quality of the digital outputs. To say this upgrade is substantial sonically would be an understatement. After the unit reboots, reboot it a second...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 18, 2020, 10:07 PM
    Viva, VAC, SIT-3. Canít say Iíve heard many better.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 18, 2020, 09:40 PM
    We replaced a Wireworld Platinum 6 USB Cable today with the Shunyata Omega USB. Sooooo much more organic, smooth and relaxed. Perfectly balanced top to bottom. I would like to know the materials used (any silver?). This cable is set to be THE...
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    November 18, 2020, 05:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    I will say this so far: Iím beyond impressed. I wasnít expecting THIS kind of impact. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 18, 2020, 05:52 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    Or just post your comments here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 18, 2020, 02:48 PM
    https://gryphon-audio.dk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/STRP_4312_GRYPHON_Essence_Mono.pdf Stereophile Gryphon Essence Review. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 17, 2020, 05:52 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    Starts at 24k Euro. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 17, 2020, 01:20 PM
    Mike started a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    We are proud to announce that Suncoast Audio is now a Taiko Audio dealer. Selling a world class Roon Music Server with our selection of world class DACís, just makes sense. Our demo Taiko Extreme arrived this morning. We have it breaking in...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 16, 2020, 07:32 PM
    Brian, you are going to love them! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 16, 2020, 05:35 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30 in Aurender
    No pricing established yet. Expected to ship early next year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 15, 2020, 09:54 PM
    Hello! Itís an excellent combo. You will be very happy with it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Jim Smith's Avatar
    November 15, 2020, 06:52 PM
    Jim Smith replied to a thread Fyne 502SPís arrive in Fyne Audio
    Guess I never equated the sound of my Canterburys as modern or not. With me, it's always been about the musical involvement factor, for myself for a very long time (easily over 20 years), and for all of my RoomPlay clientsÖ Admittedly, I did send...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 15, 2020, 01:26 PM
    I would say Harbeth, but metal on Harbeth? Oh boy, not sure about that one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 15, 2020, 01:22 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne 502SPís arrive in Fyne Audio
    Not in my book. I owned Spatials. Fyne 502SPís donít require a large room either and arenít fussy with placement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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1971-76 - Mgr. - Sound Shop, Norfolk, VA; 76-77 - Marketing & Customer Service - ARC, Minneapolis, MN; 77-79 - Natl. Sales Mgr. - Magnepan, White Bear Lake, MN; 79-92 - Owner - Audition - Birmingham, Al; 92-94 Co-owner - Stereo & Video Design - Birmingham, AL; 94-96 - President - InTouch LLC - Birmingham, Al; 1998-2005 - President - Avantgarde-USA - Atlanta, GA; 2006-2008 - President - MyUSP.biz - Atlanta, GA; 2008 - present time - President - Quarter Note Press - Atlanta, GA
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Small Green Computer; gigaFoil 4 Ethernet filter w/ Keces PS-3; Sonore ultraRendu; MBP (3) - stripped down for music only; Shunyata Alpha & Sigma USBs; AQ Diamond USBs; ISO REGEN w/short Curious USB links; Berkeley Alpha USB; Audioquest Diamond AES - 3M; Schiit Yggdrasil - fully updated; PecanPi USB dac; Ayre Codex - updated; Topping D-90; Pass Labs INT-60 integrated amplifier; Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE-2 preamplifier, Quicksilver Mono 120 amps w/Tung-Sol KT150s; Wyred 4 Sound STP-750E Mk II amplifier w/Kimber TCX wiring & WBT binding posts; Quicksilver Mid Mono amplifiers w/Gold Lion KT77s, Joseph Audio Perspective 2 Graphenes; Fyne 703s; Symposium Platforms; REL S-812 subwoofers; Duelund DCA12GA speaker cables; AV Room Service EVPs, Stein Music Harmonizers, Duelund DCA16GA & 20GA ICs; Shunyata Denali 6000S/V2; Tripp Lite PCs; Wyred 4 Sound power cords; AudioDharma cable cooker; dedicated custom room; various GIK & ASC room treatments; etc.

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