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    Today, 01:18 PM
    When a bad storm comes up, I always run over to my office/soundroom building to disconnect everything, no matter what time it may be, or how bad the weather is as I run to the other building. I always disconnect everything that is connected to my...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 10:38 AM
    I have not heard the Essence monos. This stereo amp is SUPERB! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 1, 2020, 07:08 PM
    LOL. Do it! Do it! LOL. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 1, 2020, 02:40 PM
    It's complicated.... The Pass INT-60 amp and rack is behind the GIKs. It's all about massively unlocking your music with 4 basic steps. There is also a 55" flat screen TV behind the GIKs. I've run into so many musically uninvolving...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 1, 2020, 01:47 PM
    Fantastic! Still keep saying ď50 watts my assĒ. This Essence drives everything in the big room! LOVE itís sound signature. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 1, 2020, 11:37 AM
    13th note guy Simon Price. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 31, 2020, 07:27 PM
    Wow! I think I read every word. LOL. If you could do your best to keep the F bombs down (Iím guilty of that myself), it would be appreciated. The guy from 13th note was already called out on this site. He thought it was funny to issue a press...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 31, 2020, 04:45 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Hello from SoCal in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome to AS! Fellow Kuzma dealer! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 31, 2020, 02:02 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Thinking of .7 or 1.7i in Magnepan
    This. 1.7ís are delicious. Pair with a nice pair of little subs and youíll giggle. I prefer Quad ESLís myself, but Maggieís are amazing amazing for the money. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 31, 2020, 11:25 AM
    The Focal Utopiaís with the matching Focal headphone amp/DAC is $5k for the combo (special). Feed it with a laptop or Lumin U1 mini. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 31, 2020, 11:06 AM
    Another New Gillian Welch. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 30, 2020, 05:23 PM
    Not really, the monos are only 5 watts/channel more. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 30, 2020, 04:53 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 30, 2020, 04:34 PM
    Been listening with the Zena pre (exact same as Essence pre) and Essence amp. This combo is SUPERB! I was shocked to be honest. I will say seriously, the Zena + Essence is better than the Zena + Mephisto. Donít know why. Now Pandora +...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 30, 2020, 10:35 AM
    One with an external PSU. I would also love to see an SSD version of the L1. Now that would be the ticket! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 30, 2020, 12:22 AM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    No flat surfaces that I can see on the M9.
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    July 29, 2020, 09:17 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    I think it was meant to be a quick and dirty iPhone shot. Iím happy to see the M9ís in the wild! Gives a great perspective. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 29, 2020, 05:55 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    ALON WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 29, 2020, 03:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    I think Alon is a professional photographer. I saw his studio. Itís incredible. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 29, 2020, 12:46 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    It sure is! I canít wait to hear them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 29, 2020, 10:15 AM
    Thanks. This Essence amp continues to amaze us. It drives all the speakers with ease. I LOVE the sound (slightly new sound?). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 29, 2020, 09:27 AM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    I would prefer to hear this with four MSB M500 monos!
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    July 28, 2020, 10:43 PM
    Mike started a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 28, 2020, 09:55 PM
    Yes. WW Eclipse 8. They were handy since we use them on the MBL Xtremes at the insistence of MBL. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 28, 2020, 09:49 PM
    Yes. WW Eclipse 8. They were handy since we use them on the MBL Xtremes at the insistence of MBL. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 28, 2020, 05:46 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Hi from Seattle in Introduce Yourself
    Alexia 2ís on clearance? Are they dropping the line? New model coming? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 28, 2020, 11:48 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Troubles at YG? in Speakers
    What amps were they using when they sounded like shit? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 27, 2020, 09:43 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MBL 101e Mk2 install today in MBL
    Thank you! You should hear it! Wow. MBL definitely doesnít say that. In fact, I would suggest they say NOT along the long wall. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Jim Smith's Avatar
    July 27, 2020, 06:20 PM
    Depending on the seller, it may be slightly too much of a stretch, but a used Pass Labs INT-60 would be awesome in terms of sheer musical involvement. I have been amazed at how many tracks that I thought I knew, but I simply hadn't felt their impact...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 27, 2020, 04:27 PM
    Tru-Glider Tonearm on Kuzma Stabi-R + Quad ESL2912?s + VAC 200iQ + VAC Master Pre + Pass XP27 Phono. - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 27, 2020, 04:13 PM
    Tru-Glider Arm with Kuzma Stabi R now at Suncoast Audio - YouTube No inner groove distortion. None. Smoother then the 4Point. Gotta say. Highly impressed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 26, 2020, 10:47 PM
    Steve, fantastic review! Hopefully one day Iíll get to keep mine! Ha! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 26, 2020, 10:46 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Troubles at YG? in Speakers
    Official post on YGís Facebook page: YG Acoustics, a world-leading ultra high-end speaker manufacturer located just outside of Denver, Colorado announces the departure of its founder, Yoav Geva. Mr. Geva launched YG Acoustics in 2002 at age...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 26, 2020, 10:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New speakers have arrived in Speakers
    Congrats! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 26, 2020, 02:17 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Troubles at YG? in Speakers
    Weíll agree to disagree on that statement. I agree with you on the marketing muscle. Iím trying to think of an example where a reviewer had YGís as their main speaker. This is important because they keep making a reference to it. Sent...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 26, 2020, 11:35 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Troubles at YG? in Speakers
    Like Krell? 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; AQ Diamond USBs; PS Audio LanRover; ISO REGEN w/short Curious USB links; Berkeley Alpha USB; Audioquest Diamond ethernet; Audioquest Diamond AES - 3M; Schiit Yggdrasil - fully updated; 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; Symposium Speaker Platforms; REL S-812 subwoofers; Duelund DCA12GA speaker cables; AV Room Service EVPs, Stein Music Harmonizers, Duelund DCA16GA & 20GA ICs; Shunyata 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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