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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    Yes, the Classe is very underrated, but a much better pairing with Kharma is Block Audio. Talk to Craig on the forum here and give me a call. We handle US and Canada. Iím waiting on our new MSB Cascade, so Iíll let you know. Are you in...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 18, 2024, 03:06 PM
    Sorry to hear. RIP. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 18, 2024, 07:48 AM
    It did take the better part of 5 hours. But when we left, it was sounding fabulous and frankly, given the constraints of his giant motorized theater screen, positioned about as good as they could be. Now, knowing Charles, heís probably gone...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 17, 2024, 04:03 PM
    The Lumin U2 supports LC/LC optical fiber connectivity with an upstream music server/NAS/network router, which in my experience, is superior-sounding (no low-and high-source leakage impedance current & threshold noise components) to "copper...
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  • Sean's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 04:35 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Thank you, Mike!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 10:46 AM
    Alan, it probably wonít tell you much as it was particular for his setup with 8 subs (!!), four towering bass horns, 2 x 231ís and 2 x additional subs at the rear for his room and HIS type of music (classical). For one thing, we had to start with...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 10:41 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    You do have to often wonder how people listenÖespecially at shows. That one guy who liked the Aries Cerat also liked the Linn. Iíve heard from numerous people these were the two worst sounding rooms (with the third being the new Vividís). Shows...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 09:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Yes. Seems like the Wilson/CH room didnít fair well either. Frankly, thatís a pairing I just donít see. I mean, on paper it should make a lot of sense: speaker with a lot of lower mid bass energy and a slightly lean in the bass set of...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 08:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Munich High-End 2024 - Page 4 of 4 - Gy8 Wow. Aries Cerat didnít fair well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Sean's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 07:53 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Thank you! Yes, the midrange is quite special already. I am sorry to hear about the excessive bass in your system. As you can see, my room is on the larger size and benefits from the bigger bass presence.
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  • Sean's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 07:51 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    That is correct - I really enjoyed my time with the Pass Labs electronics. A great company with gear that sounded and looked great (to me). To put it simply, though, the Gryphon house-sound is just more for my tastes. The Pass and Gryphon both have...
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  • Sean's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 07:42 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Thanks, Buddy! It's all smiles over here.
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  • Sean's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 07:40 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    The Gryphon - Magico pairing really is something. I think they complement themselves quite nicely. Though each system produced a different "sound", it reminds me how well Naim and Dynaudio play together. The mid driver definitely steals the show,...
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  • Sean's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 07:37 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    I'm loving them already!
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 05:29 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    It does. A lot of customers still do it, though. Lot of U2 Mini owners also use the LHY LPS mod kit, also.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 02:27 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin P1 Mini in Lumin
    Very cool! Nice to see that Angus was there, I met him at AXPONA last year (2023); great guy and truly a gifted audio engineer and designer. Also, it's so cool that the P1 Mini supports optical...in my experience, that is the best way to go to...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 11:21 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Wow! Looks awesome Sean. Big congrats! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Sean's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 11:15 AM
    Sean replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Sean's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 10:27 AM
    Sean started a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Yesterday was a fun one as I took delivery of a new pair of A5ís. Iíve managed to get them unboxed and setup as they run in but looking forward to getting their final placement secured eventually. Right out of the gate, they are exactly what I...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 01:44 AM
    Hereís what I asked Chat-GPT 4.0 tonight...:P Sorry, this is pretty frickiní technical, but you know what they say: Scientists gotta do whatÖscientists gotta do. ;) Q1: What would be the best DOE model to characterize a response surface? ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 14, 2024, 06:38 PM
    Would love to! But this trip is about supporting my daughter. I can sneak away a few hours during the day, but thatís about it. Iíll come back and visit for a special trip to see you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 14, 2024, 05:28 PM
    Ping me if you want to catch a beverage. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Audiophilehi's Avatar
    May 14, 2024, 05:09 PM
    Hi Mike, I'm from New York but I will be there as well from Sunday May 19th through the 23rd.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 14, 2024, 08:29 AM
    Do we have any members in the Charleston, SC area? Iím going to be there Wednesday May 15 - May 22 accompanying my daughter whoís taking some training. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2024, 01:52 PM
    Itís from Avantgarde. When I had mine all those years, I took the time to really learn the software. Other than the folks in Germany, Iím not sure of anyone else state side who knows it as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    May 13, 2024, 01:30 PM
    It was The Electric Years so it was Tour De Force and much more. At the start of set 2 while people returned to their seats, he played an acoustic medley for 5 minutes. Everything else was full on electric jamming fusion.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2024, 01:22 PM
    Yes. Tampa. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2024, 01:14 PM
    Mike replied to a thread David Sanborn Dies in Music Forum
    Me too. As a sax player myself, his technique and skill on the live studio album, ďStraight To The HeartĒ is second to none. A benchmark. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2024, 12:32 PM
    Mike started a thread David Sanborn Dies in Music Forum
    تسجيل الدخول إلى فيسبوك Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2024, 11:30 AM
    Active bass traps like AVAAís are great, Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    May 12, 2024, 05:04 PM
    Spinning various Al Di Meola disks. Just saw him Friday night. He played for over 2 hours. Awesome show and so much energy for someone about to be 69.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 12, 2024, 04:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Thank you for the wonderful coverage and photos. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 12, 2024, 11:33 AM
    Mike replied to a thread N20, n30sa, mc10 in Aurender
    Gotcha. We clock the aurender off the MSB DAC. You could do a N-01XD SE with Aurender and Aurender clock. Both benefit. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 11, 2024, 07:53 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 11, 2024, 02:20 PM
    Yes! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 11, 2024, 11:15 AM
    Yes, thatís why I was shocked by the Max. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 11, 2024, 10:02 AM
    Didnít pay attention. The version wonít matter because the Tidal MAX beats the QoBuz by a lot. I have both. This Tidal MAX version is wow. Tidal has upped their game. They had to. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 11, 2024, 09:41 AM
    Tidal Max. Just make sure itís the Tidal Max (yellow logo). Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 10, 2024, 02:19 PM
    Yes, so do I. The power supplies in particular can have a notable effect, as well as low- and high-source leakage impedance current. And, this carries over to Ethernet switches and routers, as well. The negative influence of leakage current and the...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 9, 2024, 02:45 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    It's a "mastering" thing. Same reason you will often notice the playback volume of TV commercials are quite a bit louder than the actual TV program.
    148 replies | 22752 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 9, 2024, 02:19 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin P1 Mini in Lumin
    Yup! As I tell my audio buddies: "Lumin has got it...GOIN' ON."
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 9, 2024, 02:17 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin P1 Mini in Lumin
    Just read the landing page describing the P1 Mini's product design, functionality and features. Wow! Key standouts for me: Main features Five inputs including USB, HDMI, SPDIF and Analogue HDMI with stereo input + AV Passthrough & ARC...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 9, 2024, 01:45 PM
    Yes, it does. The irony is, Dave, as you well know, is we have to "suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune*" to get to that point in life where we finally obtain some wisdom. :P :D * - William Shakespeare, Hamlet
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 9, 2024, 01:36 PM
    Roon and Qobuz are excellent "third party apps", and I really like them. Roon has been great integration for it's integration with Qobuz, for just sitting back and discovering new content, including all the playlists from various companies and...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 9, 2024, 07:03 AM
    Music Direct tranships Shunyata product to Australia in clear violation of their dealer agreement? Interesting. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Jack's Avatar
    May 9, 2024, 12:41 AM
    But unless you are willing to experiment with third party apps then that eliminates everything from your list except Eversolo and WiiM. If dealing with third party apps is ok then the best of the ones I've tried while avoiding Roon is JPlay for IOS...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 8, 2024, 11:39 PM
    Yes, lots of options available these days. Personally, I think Lumin does this best, but they're in the higher price tier, and there are number of other very good value propositions at lower price tiers. If it were me looking in Dave's price range,...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 8, 2024, 11:34 PM
    Agreed on both points, power supply and chassis. Also, ground-plane noise reduction for these devices is very important as well. Connecting them to an Altaira or Gemini's GP-NR system pays big dividends in sound quality.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 8, 2024, 09:46 AM
    Occasionally you come across and album that you cannot believe how good it sounds (remastered). I stumbled on this on Tidal Max, and even though Iím a QoBuz guy, whatever tidal has done for this particular album, sounds better than QoBuz, CD,...
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