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    Yesterday, 03:43 PM
    https://youtu.be/R7NxRFT6FiI?si=kNvCL70EKnhkGCxT Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 13, 2024, 11:47 AM
    True. Did I see the new ARC amps are $90k? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 13, 2024, 07:03 AM
    We love our Theta loom which replaced Venom X. Theta is now catching on as the public learns venom and delta are no more. It’s superior to both. So easy to work with too. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 12, 2024, 11:04 PM
    An audio reviewer friend of mine who writes for an audio publication pinged me recently he's swapped out his entire previous loom of cables for the new Theta line; that's how impressed he is with it.
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    July 12, 2024, 10:36 PM
    My understanding is that the Theta line was launched to the market only fairly recently. I don't know the exact time-frame, but my guess is it was some time in CY Q2 or so, ballpark. Mike may know... This may be why there aren't more user...
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    July 12, 2024, 10:35 PM
    Duplicate post, my browser still acting really wonky. :weird: Please see my post below.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 12, 2024, 08:07 AM
    From what I’ve seen, there isn’t a clear way to tell. Check with serial number as upgrades are possible to existing non SE units. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 12, 2024, 04:19 AM
    No. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 12, 2024, 12:13 AM
    Sorry, triplicate post! Doh! My browser is acting wonky. :P
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    July 12, 2024, 12:13 AM
    Duplicate post. Pls disregard. Cheers.
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    July 12, 2024, 12:12 AM
    Ah, sorry, it accidentally was deleted when I as editing the post. Here's the link: WHY POWER CABLES MAKE A DIFFERENCE | Galen Carol Audio | Galen Carol Audio
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 11, 2024, 04:31 PM
    C10x is the perfect match. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 11, 2024, 03:17 PM
    I can't speak to the Synergistics PowerCell as I've never heard one, and most respectfully, it's unlikely members here have performed a side-by-side listening evaluation in a controlled listening comparison (same room, temperature, barometric...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 9, 2024, 02:11 PM
    That ship has sailed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 8, 2024, 12:10 AM
    I should be able to go on Sunday the 21st. If so, I'll take some pics of the room.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 7, 2024, 04:12 PM
    10 x 12 or larger is fine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 7, 2024, 09:02 AM
    All aluminum construction. $19,995/pair. Anyone that heard the prototype at Axpona was blown away. This final version is even better. 95 pounds/each. Our California dealer, Audio Cafe will be demonstrating them at the California show in a...
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    July 7, 2024, 08:56 AM
    Glad they work well. My client loves his. It was just odd seeing giant Avantgarde Duo Mezzo’s wobbling all around. Not something you see every day. I understand the principles to get the resonances way down low, that is the result. I could see...
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    July 7, 2024, 08:53 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Bryston Goes Class D in Bryston Audio
    I hope they bring back the 28SST2 voicing in a new model one day. Awesome amps. They’re my amps for “best used system under $20K”. Not sure Class D makes sense for Bryston. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 5, 2024, 11:03 AM
    Never tried them. I have a customer with them on his Avantgardes and they are as wobbly as F! Clarisys is designing, in partnership, a new self leveling platform which will be interesting. It may extend it to other applications/speakers, I don’t...
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    July 4, 2024, 07:39 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin P-1 arrives tomorrow in Lumin
    I could not agree more. It's one of the key reasons I bought a Lumin product. It's not just about a product's "functionality and features", it's also about customer service and support, especially for products that can be as complex and have as long...
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    July 4, 2024, 03:48 AM
    From my perspective, this doesn't really matter at all in the "real world" (where we we all live), because the S400 has been replaced with the S400 MkII, and S400 MkII loudspeakers do not use cheap caps and sandcast resistors; instead they use very...
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    July 3, 2024, 11:49 PM
    That actually looks pretty cool... Can you provide a link to order one? Thanks, Michael.
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    July 3, 2024, 10:32 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin P-1 arrives tomorrow in Lumin
    Yep, an HD plugged into the back of the P1 will work, too. Simple solution, and simple solutions work the best. 👌
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    July 3, 2024, 10:18 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin P-1 arrives tomorrow in Lumin
    Yup! I buy the Audio Wave Blue Note XRCD24 "Redbook" discs, rip 'em with XLD, and put the ripped digital files on the hard drive for Alita, Battle Angel (my Akasa-cased NUC/Roon Core). Here's a pic of Alita, Battle Angel. Diagram of the setup...
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    July 3, 2024, 09:49 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin P-1 arrives tomorrow in Lumin
    Yes, it sounds...amazing. In my experience, its every bit as good as my First Sound dual-mono preamp and my Lampizator Baltic 3 DAC. All in a single box. Plus the LEEDH digital volume technology is the best-sounding "volume control" I've ever heard....
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 30, 2024, 08:23 PM
    If this isn’t best new artist/album of the year, I’ll be shocked. Soul! The vinyl sounds great too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 28, 2024, 03:25 PM
    Yeah, Danny's designed crossovers (as well as speakers) for a number of loudspeaker manufacturers. He's an excellent resource for the home audio industry.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 27, 2024, 08:49 PM
    Patience please. We are upgrading Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 27, 2024, 01:44 PM
    That's so cool, I didn't know that. Danny is the best, and a great guy, also. 👌 I've learned so much from watching Danny's YT videos. I have a pair of his X-LS Encores, and they're also excellent. I built up my crossovers with some tweaks that...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 27, 2024, 12:06 AM
    Listening to the wonderful Buchardt S400 MkIIs again tonight. For the money, these speakers are frickin' amazing. As mentioned in my previous post, they are just so...musical. Still thinking I may well buy a pair; I love 'em. 😍
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    June 24, 2024, 12:36 AM
    First heard the track, "Night" on an early episode of SEAL Team. Really loved it and bought the album and made a rip of it. Check it out; IMHO, it's pretty wonderful.
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    June 22, 2024, 11:09 PM
    Well, it's Class A, so it's going to run hot. I've had and used Schiit Audio products for well over a decade now. They are very well designed, very well-engineered, and built to a high engineering specification, and sound...great. I still own their...
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    June 22, 2024, 12:20 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread L2 observations in Lumin
    Duplicate post.
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    June 22, 2024, 12:19 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread L2 observations in Lumin
    Very informative write-up, thanks! Interesting that you use Planet Tech SFP modules with Corning single-mode fiber. I've also found those SFPs to sound the best, and I've tried 5 different SFP types (both multi-mode and single-mode) over the years....
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 21, 2024, 02:41 PM
    Congrats on the new LAiV DAC. Once you get it set up and some hours on it, please post your impressions. It's been getting rave reviews everywhere.
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    June 21, 2024, 01:41 PM
    I could not agree with you more. As I tell my audio buddies when I recommend Lumin and it's innovative portfolio of products, superbly engineered and innovative functionality & features, and last but not least, outstanding customer support: "Those...
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    June 18, 2024, 11:45 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    I'd contact Source Systems, LTD., who is the US distributor, to arrange service/repair. You might also DM Peter Lie, who is a member here and works for Lumin, about his recommendations for service/repair, but my guess he'd recommend the procedure...
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    June 18, 2024, 10:07 PM
    If like me, you love Steve Jablonsky's sountrack and score for the film, Transformers, here are some very cool musical interpretations of some tracks from the film. What's remarkable is that when the film was first released, there were no plans...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 18, 2024, 12:26 PM
    Roon also lets you create and listen to custom playlists, which can be a mix of ripped files and/or files provided by a streaming service, e.g., Qobuz. You can also import playlists from other parties, e.g., the playlists used by audio companies at...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 17, 2024, 04:15 PM
    Tidal kicks MQA to the curb. Just a moment... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 16, 2024, 03:08 PM
    Hope all works out! Sorry to hear. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 16, 2024, 01:19 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Pilium Audio in Amplifiers
    Here, the brand needs a proper dealer network to gain exposure. Just saying… Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 15, 2024, 12:47 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    That is simply not true. Lumin develops, engineers and manufactures products of superb quality and fuctionality. As does Eversolo, and when they were in the market, so did Oppo. My guess is many folks here still have and use Oppo Blu-Ray players. ...
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