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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    I still have my Technics SL-1200MKIII table. I can spin it while listening to Roon... :D
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  • NorthStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:44 PM
    Seeing the music rotating on a platine is half the experience. Without that half it's tough to adapt in the dark. Romance can do that to music lovers. The music no matter the format is alive. It's part of human nature.
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  • NorthStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:37 PM
    NorthStar replied to a thread Tiff in Movies & Television
    True that ^ :)
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:08 PM
    Iím perfectly fine with the sound quality of Roon and the vast world library of music it has opened up to me for a small fee together with Qobuz. (Iím actually a life member with Roon for some years now and it has already paid for itself) I...
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:02 PM
    That category is ďdownloadsĒ and is reflected in the chart I posted earlier.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:15 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    It is not hard to get confused when looking at some of the T+A gear on their site. There are over laps of functions, even within the same series. It appears that their approach is for someone to buy the entire series, overlaps and all :(. Too...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Got it. Thanks for clarifying. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    I 100% agree... it boggles my mind when companies price themselves out of the market, especially when they are barely starting to make a name for themselves in this market. The link and price you posted is for the headphone amp, not the separate...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    Totally agree. I only mentioned it because it shows an endorsement of the technology from a big time high end German manufacture! The Series 200 is certainly not a direct competition to the M33. A completely different design criteria, but at...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    I posted a link above. Itís $8995. Youíre starting to think how I was thinking. Itís ok to make something a little more expensive and offer the name/build/styling/whatever. Thatís $16k. But when youíre $25k and the rest of your competitors...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:42 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Ahhh... that sound reasonable... its too bad, the product itself is fantastic, but if they are pricing themselves out of the market then it will hurt them in the long haul :(.... I have yet to see the price on the amplifier. The new DAC is...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:33 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Wrong. Price increase nuttiness. See above. Has nothing to do with the quality of the product or sonics. Those are excellent. I just wish they left pricing alone. I explained this to them a million times. It was high, but not crazy. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:33 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    They went nuts with pricing quarter after quarter after quarter. I even met with the owner in Germany and told him all this. I went through a few products and where they needed to be price wise based on competition. I explained that these...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:26 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Only speculating... but I would guess not enough sales to justify the line and it looks like a large T+A dealer is fairly close to their location... only guessing, so I could very much be incorrect :).
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Yup, headphone amp came first, but seemed over the top to me... Also, in my view, a really really silly design decision... they included their fantastic DAC.... BUT... it cannot be used as a DAC in your main systems... no outputs other than...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:17 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    T+A HA 200 | House of Stereo | Synergistic | T+A Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:12 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    That was the headphone amp, right. Any word on the other pieces? The DAC, the amp? The headphone amp was priced pretty high I thought when it was first released, but then again it does include the high level DSD1024 DAC.... so.... I always...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    MSRP: $8900 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:07 AM
    Yes, Purifi is the new Class D that has been discussed in this thread. NAD M33, M28, and C298 use it. It seemed like most others releasing it are from lesser known companies and DIY types, but T+A endorsement is pretty huge in my eyes.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:52 AM
    The new Series 200! First released was the headphone amplifier, which also included their DAC with DSD1024 capability! The rest of the series starts with the DAC/Pre-amp, which handles DSD up to DSD1024 through their beloved two path system...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:48 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Help me find a new SS amp in Amplifiers
    Itís class D right? It likely was related to economies of scale. Lots of OTS Class D boards available. Cheaper than building your own. Smart and not uncommon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:35 AM
    I just found out some interesting news. I think it has become known that T+A has finally discontinued their Series 8 line. Wonderful pieces... the DAC 8 DSD is fantastic and several members on this forum use it. It remains on Stereophile's A+...
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  • XV-1's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 11:30 PM
    very nice. The progression integrated looks really nice now compared to the first renderings 2 years ago.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 02:45 PM
    Thank you, I forgot to check that list....
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 01:46 PM
    So do you think the amplifier in the M33 and the C298 are basically the same or is the M33 using a better amplifier section? I do not care about or want all the other functions. I would truly only be interested in the amplifier.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 01:01 PM
    I do get a bit concerned about how Class D amps seemed to change so often (too often). First the B&O were all the rage, and then everybody started saying you don't want those, they suck compared to the Ncore's, and now no no no, you want the...
    44 replies | 869 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 12:22 PM
    My point: Roon is the bottleneck. Even a base Aurender bests Roon sonically. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 12:05 PM
    It sounds like we agree more than disagree :)... to me I am not really interested in streaming because of sound quality but for other reasons. I have a personal preference of purchasing my music, to own it so to speak. My spinner is used...
    21 replies | 580 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 11:08 AM
    Certainly true to some extent, however there is a reason that a few friends have tried and actually returned the Benchmark amplifier. Each component does add to the whole of the system, however each component also detracts from the whole of the...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 10:36 AM
    Which is all very cool, and I would love a SGM server, but at the $30,000 - $40,000 range it is not reasonable or reachable for a vast majority of audio fans. For most of us Roon does a great job. Yea, it would be nice to hear digital at its...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 10:20 AM
    This Iím amazed that the folks who fuss over which cable lifters and which wall outlets to get are ďjust fineĒ with the ďtollĒ Roon takes on sound. (Shaking my head) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    21 replies | 580 view(s)
  • CPP's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 09:59 AM
    CPP replied to a thread Tiff in Movies & Television
    They already rule the world, they just let us men think we are in charge LOL
    8 replies | 254 view(s)
  • CPP's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 09:58 AM
    CPP replied to a thread Help me find a new SS amp in Amplifiers
    It appears so.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 09:34 AM
    CPP replied to a thread Help me find a new SS amp in Amplifiers
    I tell ya what ya need to do. Go demo and let your ears tell ya what you want to buy. After all its your money.:D
    44 replies | 869 view(s)
  • CPP's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 09:33 AM
    CD sales only accounted for 4% of the music sold in in 2020 with 31 million CD's sold. But hey, I still buy them from Acoustics sounds along with LP's and yes I stream 60% of the time. I guess I can just say, who cares. Just enjoy.
    21 replies | 580 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 09:06 AM
    I kind of agree Bill, other than the actual amps you picked out. I have always felt benchmark gear is very sterile sounding, not organic at all. I know a few people who have purchased the AHB2 and returned it complaining that although it was clear...
    44 replies | 869 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 08:58 AM
    Same, I have not played a CD in a very long time. I purchase records, mainly new and purchased downloads, mainly from HD Tracks. I have never warmed to the idea of streaming. I know some people think having digital music on my sever machine is...
    21 replies | 580 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 02:55 AM
    Sorry, missed/forgot that :)... this adventure has been going for a while now :)... Yes, the headphone world is getting pretty crazy... if anyone would have told me I would have $12k+ in my headphone setup a couple of years ago I would have told...
    46 replies | 2054 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 02:51 AM
    If he can get it to your budget: https://www.audioshark.org/amplifiers-155/dagostino-momentum-s250-20182.html#post336630 I also am happy with the pre-owned excellent shape MBL I found... if you can find a T+A in your budget then, dammmmm there...
    44 replies | 869 view(s)
  • Audiophilehi's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 01:20 AM
    I know Iíll catch hell for this but Iím just not a fan of streaming. Iíve subscribed to Tidal and then Qobuz but just couldnít warm up to it. I mostly listen to Vinyl and my CDís mastered from the 80ís and early 90ís. They are also ripped to my...
    21 replies | 580 view(s)
  • NorthStar's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 12:19 AM
    NorthStar replied to a thread Tiff in Movies & Television
    One day women will rule the world, and men as we know it will be all but extinct. Meanwhile lots is happening @ the Festival of Jazz International in Montreal ... both women and men artists musicians/singers/composers/writers/arrangers. ...
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  • NorthStar's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 12:12 AM
    It's a temporary side effect pandemic glitch. People will eventually get a grip and return to vinyls and valves. Too much music not enough time
    21 replies | 580 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    September 17, 2021, 09:38 PM
    Well, That Blonde is married, has a net worth of $17M and probably has zero interest in any aging audiophile taking her anywhere.. Sorry guys. :D Alexandra Mary Hirschi known by her online moniker as Supercar Blondie is an Australian social...
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    September 17, 2021, 09:31 PM
    Shuguang Factory closed in 2019 due to a fire. There were plenty of tubes in stock after the factory closed but the reserves started to eventually run dry and now there is a shortage.
    1 replies | 141 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    September 17, 2021, 09:18 PM
    Vinyl is enjoying a comeback because it became hip to buy used records for some of the youngsters but both vinyl and the compact disc are absolute ghosts of what they once were. Expressing the CD sales in millions of dollars instead of millions of...
    21 replies | 580 view(s)
  • NorthStar's Avatar
    September 17, 2021, 08:09 PM
    It has to be a mistake; LPs are on the rise, not CDs.
    21 replies | 580 view(s)
  • NorthStar's Avatar
    September 17, 2021, 08:02 PM
    A survivor, car for hundred million dollars? Like Dave said just above; I'd take the blonde for a grand tour around the Swiss Alps.
    6 replies | 285 view(s)
  • NorthStar's Avatar
    September 17, 2021, 07:43 PM
    How can you monitor an audiophile's "unacceptable" expenses? It's the same thing with WhatsApp and your son. Nothing can stop what's coming up ... global cooling? Hey! :)
    7 replies | 218 view(s)
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