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    Today, 12:29 AM
    My dearly departed and beloved cat, Lucky, loved listening to Bill Nelson. Every time I put Bill Nelson on, Lucky would come out, plunk down between the speakers and listen... Lucky listening to Bill....may he RIP.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Minuet and Auditorium Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:39 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    Hi Michael, Just curious why you were surprised there would be a difference. All switches reflect different design embodiments, and thus have different functionality and response to "noise factors". The switch is performing, at the highest level of...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 4, 2023, 04:27 PM
    What speakers? I would take a Luxman 590 or 509 myself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 4, 2023, 03:19 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Agreed. He was. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 4, 2023, 02:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Thatís why we have Clarisys. Florian worked on Apogees for decades. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 4, 2023, 01:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Yes. Itís just a sample to show. These are the copper returns. The ribbons are segmented into traces and the signal has to come down again. Itís copper foil in lieu of cheap copper cables. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 4, 2023, 12:47 PM
    Florida International Audio Expo Brings the Heat for 2023 - Hi-Fi+ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 4, 2023, 12:44 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Tweeter and midrange. In the Auditorium, it has a separate tweeter ribbon, a separate midrange ribbon and a separate bass ribbon. All models above the Minuet have external crossovers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 4, 2023, 10:39 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    This is the ribbon tweeter/midrange from the Clarisys Audio Studio Plus Neo. Note the 6 traces. The Minuet has 5 traces, the Studio Plus has 6 traces and the Auditorium has 7 traces. The more traces, the wider the ribbons. Conversely, the...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 3, 2023, 05:10 PM
    Guys, when you see company X using company Yís products, donít read too much into it. There is a lot of horse trading that goes on (ie. We will trade you this amp for a set of your cables). Do your own listening and decide for yourself what...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 3, 2023, 11:07 AM
    53 press coming now. FAR more than any other show. So many debuts at the show this year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 2, 2023, 08:52 AM
    Mike replied to a thread In General in Accuphase
    I really liked the A200ís when I heard them at Davidís, a seductive sweetness. But they did run out of gas when pushed. I would imagine thatís why the following iterations have had much more power. If youíre shopping integratedís, some...
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    February 1, 2023, 07:25 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro on
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 1, 2023, 06:53 PM
    They don't only occur at the last device, they occur all along the way, including the router, the "upstream" server, in any "switch" connections (e.g. RJ45 interfaces) it may have, etc. Also, switch-mode power supplies that generally power these...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 31, 2023, 01:18 PM
    X1 is amazing. It sounded the best in our Lumin shootout, but I still have a soft spot for the engagement factor of the P1 . Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 31, 2023, 01:16 PM
    Awesome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    January 30, 2023, 08:45 PM
    Yep, agreed. The times I generally use it are to switch inputs from the P1's optical input to the RCA input from the turntable. It also sounds fab when used just as a "preamp" for the TT.
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  • jmusica's Avatar
    January 30, 2023, 07:22 PM
    The Lumin remote is a joy, and the irony is it almost never gets used because itís so easy to adjust volume with the app.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    January 30, 2023, 02:39 PM
    Agreed. Sometimes I use the Lumin physical remote control, but mostly I just adjust the volume in my iPhone. Or, if I am in Roon, which I usually use in conjunction with my laptop, I just use the pop-up menu in Roon for the P1 and adjust it from...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 30, 2023, 08:47 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hypex Nilai 500 in Amplifiers
    Agreed. IMO, GaN is the Class D that sounds best. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 29, 2023, 08:01 PM
    Not sure thatís accurate. H30 - $17,000 (last price) H30A - $18,995 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 29, 2023, 01:31 PM
    The H30A and P20a will be powering the Clarisys Minuetís at the Florida Audio Expo in room 915. Iíll let you know. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 28, 2023, 08:23 PM
    Still have my old Bosch. Have used lasers forever. Sure beats the measuring tapes from years ago. Multiple laser levels on tripods to find absolute center of a room is next level. Think: matrix! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 28, 2023, 10:58 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Agreed. With less ďstuffĒ and no absorption on side walls, tweeters inside could be the best. Regardless, there is flexibility for placement and no right or wrong. We have them 3 feet from side wall and 6 feet from back wall (after taking this...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 27, 2023, 07:48 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Clarisys Audio - Minuet in the Big Room with the Block Audio gear - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 26, 2023, 06:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Clarisys Audio - Minuet - Tweeters on the outside - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    January 26, 2023, 01:31 PM
    Boy, you can say that again. My rack before the arrival of the P1...all the stuff inside the red boxes... is now gone, replaced with this. I agree 100% That's why I went in this direction.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    January 25, 2023, 03:11 PM
    I'm really impressed with how Lumin thinks things through overall. For example, when first turned on my P1, the Lumin app found it on the network, and immediately downloaded the latest version of the Firmware. It was up and running from the Firmware...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    January 25, 2023, 12:36 PM
    I've come to the conclusion that the fewer components, ICs, PCs, digital cables, Ethernet switches, network bridges, linear power supplies, power cables for linear power supplies...the better. Gets closer to Altschuler's Ideality...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    January 25, 2023, 12:31 PM
    Simplicity.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    January 25, 2023, 01:19 AM
    I sure would like to sometime, Amp looks like it's a superb amp. It looks like a very nice package, indeed. Thomas at Thomas & Stereo had a very positive review of it. (Re-upload) The 'QUICKEST' amp I have ever tried. Lumin AMP review. -...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    January 24, 2023, 10:57 PM
    Constellation Inspiration integrated...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    January 24, 2023, 07:17 PM
    Spent the afternoon taking some product shots of my Conrad-Johnson LP70S power amp to get it ready for sale. Shown here is a "teaser trailer". Full set of pics, specs and technical description will go in the classifieds. If interested, stay tuned.
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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

Tweaks: Artesania Audio damper | Shakti Air | Shakti Onlines | Synergistic Big MIG footers | Alto-extremo Lyd footers | Ginko Cloud 15 (X1) | IsoAcoustics Gaia II

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