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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 02:30 PM
    What happens when the meter readers disagree! GR Research LGK 2.0 Speaker Review (A Joke) | Audio Science Review (ASR) Forum And GR Research X-LS Encore Kit Speaker Review | Audio Science Review (ASR) Forum And the responseÖ.
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    Today, 10:30 AM
    We went to see Top Gun Maverick. It was good. Not sure it lived up to the hype, but good none the less. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 11:07 AM
    Good, but man, after you hear the 860v2, itís no going back. I really like the 760A footprint. It doesnít quite have the big sound and sense of effortless power of the 860v2, but in a small to medium room, great. Sent from my iPhone using...
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    Yesterday, 09:58 AM
    See if thereís an audio club in your area. Or start one up! If you have meetup.com over there itís one way you can look or start one. Great way to check out different systems.
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    June 24, 2022, 01:52 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 805D4 Review in B&W
    Not at this time. Stand mounts donít sell as easily. Not big movers as a whole. Most people would just spent a wee bit more and get the 804D4ís IMO. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 24, 2022, 01:48 PM
    jmusica replied to a thread B&W 805D4 Review in B&W
    Very nice. I enjoyed the 804D4 I listened to when I was at your place. I imagine these sound great too. Do you have them at the store?
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    June 24, 2022, 12:27 PM
    Mike started a thread B&W 805D4 Review in B&W
    Bowers & Wilkins 805 D4 Loudspeakers | REVIEW - Part-Time Audiophile Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 24, 2022, 08:35 AM
    Until youíve truly heard an AAA pressing, it might not be clear. Take for example, the album Mike played for me on his new Kuzma Stabi R - Lee Morgan, Cornbread. This pressing was from the master tapes. It was beautifully pressed. A 1958...
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    June 23, 2022, 09:51 PM
    SAIA is great, I wouldnít worry. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 23, 2022, 09:34 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    Magico A5, Kharma S7-S, DB7-S and DB9-S, Vivid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 23, 2022, 06:06 PM
    jmusica replied to a thread MSB DAC sources? in MSB
    Thank you. Yes, I do get this bit of it now, the USB interface is pretty clear, and also now the ProUSB.
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    June 23, 2022, 05:46 PM
    jmusica replied to a thread MSB DAC sources? in MSB
    found this older thread with lots of good/interesting info on MSB interface build-outs: MSB Pro USB but.... still don't understand what source can be used for the ProISL interface, but it sure sounds interesting. It seems the same question...
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    June 23, 2022, 05:39 PM
    jmusica replied to a thread MSB DAC sources? in MSB
    Same for the ProISL interface? Guess I am not understanding the difference between ProISL and ProUSB if so.
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    June 23, 2022, 02:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB DAC sources? in MSB
    Basically, Roon or anything that plugs into the USB module (Innuos, Aurender, Lumin, Auralic, etc.) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 23, 2022, 11:29 AM
    jmusica started a thread MSB DAC sources? in MSB
    Just trying to understand what are the ďsoftwareĒ options for MSB DACs. From reading the website it looks like for the USB interface options and network renderer, itís Jriver or Roon, is that correct? For the renderer, I assume maybe also...
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    June 23, 2022, 09:53 AM
    We use SAIA almost exclusively. They should call you to arrange delivery. If you have the BOL, call them and try to schedule a time now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 23, 2022, 07:36 AM
    No. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 22, 2022, 07:44 PM
    Jeff nails it. Great read. Mc Wood blocks. A Mc AM/FM tuner in 2022. seriously? AM?? But now this steaming turd is a complete embarrassment to the entire industry. An empty box for $1500. You all out there wondering why Mc isnít...
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    June 22, 2022, 04:38 PM
    This is $14. Black Metal Tin Box Lids - Large Containers, Holder for Keeping Car Keys, Cookie, Pencil Case, 7.5 x 4.2 x 2.2 inch https://a.co/d/3jdzqHd Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 22, 2022, 03:47 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Enleum in Amplifiers
    Iíll happily trade you a 23R for your 509x all day long. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 22, 2022, 01:12 PM
    An empty box with a childís night light in it. OMG. Iím speechless. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 22, 2022, 10:32 AM
    McIntosh LB200 Light Box Ė McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. SMH Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 21, 2022, 10:49 PM
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    June 21, 2022, 06:17 PM
    Young eyes at work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 21, 2022, 09:11 AM
    Nice job. The new tweeter is longer and ďsunk intoĒ the cabinet to run flush with the new cabinet. We are definitely getting a pair. I want the active version sans streamer. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 20, 2022, 11:26 PM
    Wasnít aware you already had the P1X. Hell yeah, D1X all the way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 20, 2022, 11:22 PM
    To my ears, the 340i is the sweet spot and the value play. The 600 and 700 bring more power and refinement. The 700 makes a statement visually and sonically, but at a significant premium. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 20, 2022, 04:07 PM
    Thank you so much! Love San Diego. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 20, 2022, 03:12 PM
    I had a chance to hear all the models. 2.2i was my favorite. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 20, 2022, 02:30 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Preamplifier Decision in Pre-Amps
    I donít know those Mc pieces, so a little hard to comment. A 2500 is a better reference for me. I always found the 2500 veiled compared to say a VAC Ren V. We took a 2500 on trade for a VAC pre. If I was shopping in that budget: Pass XP12...
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    June 20, 2022, 02:04 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Preamplifier Decision in Pre-Amps
    Tier 3. Iíve owned more Mc than most folks here. Love it, for what it is. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 20, 2022, 12:39 PM
    OP: imo Lumin L1 or NAS running Minim may be your best options. Iíve not tried direct-inserting a USB drive with music on a Lumin so I donít have experience to comment on that really, but if your experience is inconsistent enough to be annoying,...
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    June 20, 2022, 12:36 PM
    Never heard of this before; interesting. Can you pls post your source for this info? Would be useful when copying large amounts of data between USB drives. Thanks.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 20, 2022, 12:29 PM
    Please ensure you only hire and use a licensed electrician for this type of work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 20, 2022, 08:49 AM
    Mike replied to a thread heeelllloooooo....???? in Shindo Labs†
    Yes, heís our resident Shindo expert. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 18, 2022, 11:03 PM
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    June 18, 2022, 04:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    Tone? That sounds like a sweet little Jadis integrated or something to me. But then again, with the current state of tube availability, the 866 might be a good way to go. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 18, 2022, 11:41 AM
    When I created the special forum for the magazines to post LINKS to their reviews and perhaps even interact with subscribers (a great suggestion from Jeff at SoundStage), everyone was pleased and thanked me for doing soÖ.except StereophileÖ.their...
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    June 18, 2022, 11:39 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    The DAC in the 866 does not outperform the LaScala IMO. Itís good, but the LaScala is very special and still my favorite standalone dac under $10k. Do you find yourself needing more power than the INT-60? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk...
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    June 17, 2022, 11:33 PM
    Since weíre the American Distributor for Block Audio, we probably wonít be competing with ourselves. They are $350 if youíre getting them with the top of the line Furutech outlets built in. Otherwise: Block Audio C-Lock Lite Power...
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    June 17, 2022, 10:42 PM
    No triple. They do make a double, but itís for a small power cable. Best to stick with single only. There isnít room for the C-Lock and more large outlets. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 17, 2022, 10:16 PM
    Awesome new album from a relatively new artist (from Minnesota). Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 17, 2022, 09:45 PM
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    June 17, 2022, 06:07 PM
    C-LOCK – Block Audio Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 17, 2022, 05:52 PM
    jmusica replied to a thread Lumin P-1 arrives tomorrow in Lumin
    Yeah, the user experience and manual arenít the best, but the sound and build quality make up for it. I canít think of why there would be an order to switching over to optical. What I would do/have done: power down, disconnect the copper...
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    June 17, 2022, 05:42 PM
    jmusica replied to a thread Boulder 1161 in Boulder Amplifiers
    Had the opportunity to listen to this amp, it is incredible imo.
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    June 17, 2022, 02:49 PM
    jmusica replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    The looks grew on me. Initially not really a fan but once I looked at it in-place a few times, from different angles, I started to appreciate it. If you use the integrated DAC I think the screen is a nice benefit. If not it's mostly superfluous...
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    June 17, 2022, 01:04 PM
    Curse or blessing, to have something that could drive you to this level of anguish.
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    June 17, 2022, 06:23 AM
    How much is the subscription? The D1X is $50K here in America. I donít think anyone with a $50K DAC would squawk at $20/month for a streaming service. If youíre focused on CD/SACD, I still wonder if the K1X/PS1 might make more sense. ...
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