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    Yesterday, 09:11 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New speakers have arrived in Speakers
    Nice!! Congrats. Enjoy them in good health. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 07:23 PM
    Wow! Iíve heard it sounds incredible. Canít wait to get our demo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 05:12 PM
    Yup, we had to do it. Prudent decision given the circumstances. We will be back in 2022! To think, we were the only audio show of 2020. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 12:10 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Thinking of .7 or 1.7i in Magnepan
    Randy, so glad youíre enjoying the Maggieís. I have many many fond memories of my various pairs. Theyíre wonderful.
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  • Jim Smith's Avatar
    August 4, 2020, 04:47 PM
    So is there a favorite device, that's not too crazy expensive? Many years ago, I used an Equi-tech balanced power conditioner. I have heard that they make some of the better sounding whole house units, but I've not seen one, let alone heard...
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    August 4, 2020, 10:55 AM
    Mike started a thread Vivid S12 in Vivid Audio
    Vivid Audio's Inventive and Spectacular S12 Loudspeaker - SoundStage! InSight (August 2020) - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 3, 2020, 04:11 PM
    Thanks for the great input! As I type this reply, in the past couple of hours, we've had a series of thunderstorms, including one right now. If it got much worse, I'd have to power everything in my computer system down. But I'm already over...
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    August 3, 2020, 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
    August 3, 2020, 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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    August 1, 2020, 07:08 PM
    LOL. Do it! Do it! LOL. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Jim Smith's Avatar
    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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    August 1, 2020, 11:37 AM
    13th note guy Simon Price. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    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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    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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    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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    July 31, 2020, 11:06 AM
    Another New Gillian Welch. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    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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    July 30, 2020, 04:53 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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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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