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    Today, 02:53 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Shunyata GEMINI in Shunyata Research
    Very cool. This would also be perfect for "remote server rooms"....where one has a router, music server, Ethernet switch, etc. And the fact it has Altaira-like "chassis ground-plane" noise reduction functionality means that you could also connect...
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    Yesterday, 03:11 PM
    Easy...my 5th Gen Honda VFR800. The 5th Gen has an 800cc V-Four engine with 360 degree crank in perfect primary balance with gear-driven cams and shim-under-bucket valve adjustment. This bike was the result Honda's Endurance Roadracing (think...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:58 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne 704's in Fyne Audio
    50-100 watts. Something like a VAC Signature 200iQ would be amazing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 21, 2023, 11:37 PM
    How interesting. These stories are eye opening. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 21, 2023, 10:59 PM
    Hi Brodric, Yes, the guidance from Shunyata is that if you were to implement a "segmented" system, then you should be using the SG hubs*. Regarding your specific question as to where you would attach a ground cable for the power supply for the SACD...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 21, 2023, 03:05 PM
    You were a skeptic! Glad you got to experience ďthe real dealĒ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 21, 2023, 02:35 PM
    Yep... That's why guys were literally freakin' out at the demo Richard of Shunyata did at the initial demo at the Suncoast show last year, in Feb 2022. Mike remembers... And, then again at the show this year... And...it gets EVEN BETTER...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 20, 2023, 07:45 PM
    Congrats! We love our Aqua LaScala. Itís seriously the best DAC Iíve heard under $10k. R2R + Tubes = yummy. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 19, 2023, 07:47 PM
    Iíve owned both and for me, the 703ís hit way above their price point. They play bigger, more bass and smoother than Sopra 2. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 19, 2023, 06:14 PM
    Very nice! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 19, 2023, 01:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Meitner PRE in emm Labs/Meitner Products
    You need to have at least 10 posts to post links. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 19, 2023, 10:47 AM
    Make a list of the rooms you want to hit, starting with 352 and 602. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 18, 2023, 11:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3 - 2023 in Magico
    https://absolutehiend.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Magico-S3-TAS-2023.pdf?mibextid=kdkkhi Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 18, 2023, 06:43 AM
    Welcome Tom! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 17, 2023, 09:51 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne 704's in Fyne Audio
    Yes, MSL is the most underrated family of cartridges around. People donít know how many cartridges they make for other companies - like Air Tight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 17, 2023, 08:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne 704's in Fyne Audio
    704ís are great. I bet they sounded nice with tubes! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 17, 2023, 02:56 AM
    Did the X1 work with your Tambaqui previously? Or, is this the first time you've connected your X1 to a Tambaqui? Alternatively, do you have a S/PDIF cable to see if that interface would work?
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 16, 2023, 04:11 PM
    Me, too. It sounds fantastic, doesn't pass leakage current, and...it ALWAYS works. 👍
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 16, 2023, 04:10 PM
    Can't say I'm surprised at all. My P1 is simply fantastic as well. I am SO impressed with Lumin's design, engineering, execution, and quality. Those guys at Lumin have got it...goin' on. 👍👊
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    March 16, 2023, 01:20 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread PC for N200? in Aurender
    Oh, just remembered: with respect to your comment about "testing". How about some...data? I made these two videos with the Venom NRv14s a couple years back and put them up at YT...you can see (and hear) with data the improvement in noise...
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    March 16, 2023, 01:14 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread PC for N200? in Aurender
    What Mike said. FWIW, when I had my SOtM network bridge, I used a Shunyata Delta NRv2 for powering the power supply for my Keces P3 LPS the SOtM SMS-200 network bridge, and a Venom NRv10 for the power supply that powers my EtherREGEN. i use a...
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    March 16, 2023, 10:09 AM
    Mike replied to a thread PC for N200? in Aurender
    Anything from Shunyata - Venom X and above. Alpha NR v2 is what we use on our N200. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 15, 2023, 02:46 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Thank you. I had a very excited Euro dealer friend call me and rave about them. We started communicating early in 2022. We had evaluation pairs throughout 2022 and countless discussions. We inked the deal for Jan 1, 2023. Sent from my...
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    March 14, 2023, 03:26 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin T3 Tone in Lumin
    I can't speak for the T3, but my P1 is neutral.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 14, 2023, 06:25 AM
    Congrats on the new home! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 13, 2023, 03:00 PM
    Hi Rob, Are you asking me? No, I haven't. I've only been using Tripp-Lite 62.5/125 fiber since setting up my optical system back in 2019, and most recently, Finisar FTLF8519P3BNL SFP optical transceivers with that. That had provided the best...
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    March 13, 2023, 02:30 PM
    Hi Peter, That's very useful information, thank you, Peter. That would explain why the 1310nM modules didn't work with the orange Tripp-Lite 62.5/125mm fiber then, very likely it's multi-mode fiber. I'm presently using the yellow Corning 9/126...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 12, 2023, 10:37 PM
    Mike started a thread This is talent! in Music Forum
    Iam Tongi Makes The Judges Cry With His Emotional Story And Song - American Idol 2023 - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 12, 2023, 09:39 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin X1 in Lumin
    Technical white paper on LEEDH digital volume control technology: Presentation | Leedh Processing
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    March 12, 2023, 07:56 PM
    Ah, got it. Thanks, Kenny, these are Master clocks. FWIW, I added an AfterDark Master clock to my ER, and it made for quite an improvement. Powering it and the ER with the AfterDark LPS...
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    March 12, 2023, 06:52 PM
    Kenny, what are the REF10 and SE120 you're referring to?
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    March 12, 2023, 04:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Designed in Switzerland. Manufactured in Vietnam. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 12, 2023, 01:30 PM
    Florida Audio Expo HiFi Highlights! - FLAX Audiophile Show Coverage 2023! - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 12, 2023, 05:31 AM
    Very nice, and very nicely thought-out system, Mike.
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    March 12, 2023, 03:58 AM
    Thanks, Kenny, very helpful. I'll see if I can snag a pair of the 1324s, you never know, someone may be selling them. In the interim, I may order some of the FTLX1475s and see what those do. I can certainly see how folks might use SFPs to "flavor to...
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    March 12, 2023, 12:41 AM
    Hey Kenny, I've heard good things about the Finisar FTLX1475D3BCL and the Finisar 1318. The guy that makes the AfterDark master clocks really liked the FTLX1475D3BCL. When I first got my ER, I was using TP-Link SFPs and having consistency...
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    March 11, 2023, 11:31 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin X1 in Lumin
    That's an easy fix. I'm using a Constellation Inspiration integrated amp with superb results. What i do is set the volume control on the Inspiration integrated to unity gain (turned all the way up) and then use the LEEDH volume control on the P1 to...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 11, 2023, 09:46 PM
    Success! After installing the Corning 9/125 fiber I just installed the MGB-TLX 1310 nM optical transceivers, and I'm back up and running! These transceivers sound smoother and sweeter than the Finisar 800nM transceivers when used with the Corning...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 11, 2023, 09:44 PM
    Okay, update: I just installed the run of Corning Plenum 9/125 fiber; I've got both runs installed next to each other, so I can actually compare different mfrs/specifications of fiber. Both are going to the Finisar 850 nM optical transceivers at...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 11, 2023, 07:44 PM
    Well, I replaced the Finisar 850 nM transceivers with the 1310 nM Planet Tech MGB-TLX optical transceivers, and I couldn't get the Lumin P1 to see the music server via my EtherREGEN. It may be that the Lumin, the EtherREGEN or both are not...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 11, 2023, 06:06 PM
    Final Florida audio show report: Interviews with Pass Labs, Hegel, Shunyata Research, and Clarisys! - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 11, 2023, 02:39 PM
    I love it when that happens. That's what happened with I installed my Everest, and then again my segmented Altaira system. Then, getting the Lumin P1 just took things to another level.
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    March 10, 2023, 07:58 PM
    Been reading in-depth Emile's posts on another forum about the SFPs that he found to be the best-sounding SFPs, and what he recommends for use with the Taiko Extreme. So, today I got in two of 'em in to try out. I got these from Planet...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 10, 2023, 09:29 AM
    No hybrid here. Could be a browser setting Iím guessing? Try something else. We will bring the forum up to the 21st century (LOL) later this year. Iím still looking at options. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 9, 2023, 10:37 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Shunyata EIGER in Shunyata Research
    No, not as far as I understand it. The Typhon, while being usable as a standalone device, can also be used to extend and enhance the functionality and "performance envelope" of Shunyata power distributors. For example, you could add a T2 to an...
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    March 9, 2023, 09:51 PM
    I can confirm first-hand that Irv is a great guy.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 9, 2023, 09:33 PM
    True. A few things. They kept asking me and Irv is a great guy. They will have some new things coming - nudge, nudge, wink, wink and we are showing together at Axpona and their stuff sounds GREAT! The funny story is that Irv has been asking me...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 9, 2023, 08:45 PM
    Paul, do you have your Inspiration integrated on Stillpoints? If so, what did you find improved vs. the stock HRS Nimbus coupler footers?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 9, 2023, 06:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Upgrade on the way... in Amplifiers
    Congrats! Good moves. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 9, 2023, 02:55 PM
    I own that integrated amp, too, and...it's the reason I sold my much-loved Conrad-Johnson LP70S power amp, and why I will be putting my First Sound Presence Deluxe 4.0 III-Si-X preamp up for sale (even with all the latest upgrades from Emmanuel Go)....
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Lumin X1 > Boulder 1161 > Scansonic MB3.5 B

Interconnects: HiDiamond Genesis Big XLR
Speaker Cable: Zu IBIS
Ethernet: SOtM sNH-10G switch / Wireworld Platinum Starlight 8 Ethernet (Lumin L1) / Owens Corning OS2 SM Fiber (Lumin X1)
Power Conditioning: Ayre L-5xe Line Filter (amp, X1) / Keces P3 LPS w/ Uptone Audio Saphire DC cable (L1) / SOtM sPS-500 (switch)
Power Cables: Shunyata, Transparent
Music Source: Lumin L1 NAS / Qobuz / Roon

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