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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread New Amp on the Way in Amplifiers
    Excellent! Congratulations. Can't wait for your thoughts.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:21 PM
    Enjoy. I feel his music is so update, and if your not feeling great, its gets ya moving. .
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:01 PM
    Just an update that with only about 8 hours on them, the GR-Research X-LS Encores are starting to open up and sound very good indeed. The tweeter is very resolving, and the woofer capable of clean, defined and well-articulated bass down to what...
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:44 PM
    TheOctopus replied to a thread New Amp on the Way in Amplifiers
    There were not many reviews over the years but I do remember one from 2005 and DarTZeel came into comparison against Coda... ;) Coda Technologies S5 power amplifier | Stereophile.com
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:39 PM
    Shadowfax replied to a thread New Amp on the Way in Amplifiers
    Congrats! Looks real nice.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:36 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Amp on the Way in Amplifiers
    Cool! Congrats. Looking forward to your impressions. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 1161 in Boulder Amplifiers
    I have the 1160 here. The 1161 is a slightly smaller version. Excellent amp, just donít hear the 2160, youíll be ruined.
    1 replies | 84 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:18 PM
    Cool thanks for the link and Iíll read over it with interest. While Iím not involved with any of the computer stuff much lately, back in the day, I used to repair computers down to component level. That was right before surface mount technology...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:08 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    Very different. The Boulder 866 sounds like a class A amp. Rich, warm, musical. The Diablo 300 has a big bold sound, with thunderous monoblock bass and grip and a huge soundstage. I was talking to a customer this morning who was debating between...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:05 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Like with anything, you can always cut corners and get the cost down, but in doing so, you will cut performance. The X260.8/XP22 outperform the INT250 by a fair margin. I think as good as the INT250 is, the separates just bring much more to the...
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:54 PM
    TheOctopus replied to a thread New Amp on the Way in Amplifiers
    I would imagine it is still the same company that has been flying under the radar for at least a few decades? Much like Audible Illusions, Coda always offered a tremendous sonic bang for the audiophile buck. Iíve owned a Coda and AI many years ago...
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  • apdoc2004's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:44 PM
    apdoc2004 replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    Mike, Since you have extensive experience with both, how would you compare the sound of the Boulder 866 to the Gryphon Diablo 300? Thanks
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:39 PM
    So Iím starting to get the itch to upgrade my Roon and streaming aspect of my system. Since 95% of my listening is now not physical media but Roon/Qobuz/Tidal, it would be worthwhile to put a bit more effort into this digital source of things. ...
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:28 PM
    Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - Drive to Survive
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    Yesterday, 01:06 PM
    Penthouse-D replied to a thread T+A Support in T+A Electronics
    Should your unit ever need physical work, they have a service center in Atlanta , and I believe another on the west coast. If I remember correctly.....
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    I think if I was moving down in electronics and speakers, I think I would move down the line to Delta V2 too. There are a million possibilities with the funds, I was just thinking what products were at the same level for balance. I donít think I...
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:07 PM
    TheOctopus replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    With all due respect to the colorful and enthusiastic Formula 1 analogies and opinions of the contributing members, we do tend to let our imagination get ahead of reality somewhat... The reality is one has a 15 or much less often a 20 amp...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:47 AM
    Well said Serge. I remember your enthusiasm and excitement when that system came together. You got me thinking early on and as the numbers grew, I had listen for myself. An integrated that works beautifully on everything from Avantgardes to Harbeth,...
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:38 AM
    Congrats Joe! Iíve also been enjoying my 590AX MKII immensely for the last 1.5 years now. I also have a Prima Luna Dialogue HP triode/pentode tube integrated for when the tube mood strikes. Both are driving the Harbeth 40th Anniv 30.2ís Let me...
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:56 AM
    The Road Goes On Forever - The Allman Brothers Band
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:43 AM
    Anyone seen or driven one of these bad boys? I was driving behind one for a while yesterday and had no idea what it was. Pretty impressive vehicle starting at only $155K. Even has Thermal Night Vision. Rezvani
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:05 AM
    A blind buy yes, but a safe buy in my opinion. What speakers are you planning on using with either the Luxman or Accuphase?
    71 replies | 2768 view(s)
  • Jack's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 11:29 PM
    Mike They are showing it for sale as a CD and vinyl on her website but as it was a Kickstarter no telling how many were made or delivery times. She has apparently lost her recording contract and will I guess be back to mainly songwriter which is...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 11:01 PM
    Streaming only according to Jack. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Jack's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 10:43 PM
    Randy This is Liz's best work yet but it appears that for now it is digital only with no hard copies of either type unless you buy it from her website. It was a Kickstarter project.
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  • Paul's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 10:30 PM
    Paul replied to a thread Accuphase E-800 in Accuphase
    So true. We pay everything else lot more here than state. sigh
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  • Audiophilehi's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 09:00 PM
    I just watched some of their videos which I really liked unfortunately the price of the home room pack 3 has almost doubled in 3 years. It appears GIK would be the better cost option. As soon as my room is done Iíll check out their free advice.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 08:33 PM
    Love Liz Longley... Where can you get this album?
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 08:31 PM
    Excellent album! Father and Son, holy F!@#$%, I was in tears. I love the way they brought the original son piece in... Simply amazing!
    9053 replies | 543334 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 07:29 PM
    Having a St. Vincent kind of day.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 07:14 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    You're correct, I made an error in referring to the 260.8 as Class A instead of Class AB. My bad. :P
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 06:58 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Yep, you're right, Dave, to each his own. Cheers.
    64 replies | 1442 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 06:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    It has a Roon module in the DAC. Thatís how we are using it. I know there is a lot of talk about the cables, but to be honest, this system went from great to ďout of this worldĒ when we put in the full Alpha V2 loom. We had in there previous...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 06:21 PM
    In the Magnepan forums they talk about Bel Canto a lot. It has been said that Magnepan both develops and tests using Bel Canto amplifiers. I am sure the models they use are way above my budget 😢.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 06:15 PM
    New Liz Longley album Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 05:49 PM
    Being that my loft library is the listening room it is easy to hear the system in the living room, dinning room, and kitchen below. Much harder to hear going into the office or master bedroom though... Of course it is just listening, no sense of...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 01:14 PM
    There is certainly a history here that many are unaware of. I really wish the new distributor the best of luck. Heís a quality guy representing a quality product.
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  • Penthouse-D's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 01:10 PM
    It seems youíre overlooking the fact , the company basically abandoned their U. S. Customers for over 2 years.....
    31 replies | 1293 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 11:58 AM
    Iím currently acting as a beta tester for the new Aurender iPhone app. Oh boy, do I like it! Itís one of those apps youíre using and thinking ďyeah, thatís exactly how I would lay it out.Ē Release soon! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 11:48 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Umm...not exactly, Ken. IMHO, Mike has indeed assembled as wonderful system here. One that thoughtfully reflects his professional experience and his knowledge of the components. So, no, if I had $82K to spend for a system, I would do exactly what...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 10:16 AM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • GreginNH's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 09:07 AM
    GreginNH replied to a thread Accuphase E-800 in Accuphase
    I totally agree. In order to arrive at the Canadian MSRP, you have to get at least 30% off US pricing.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 02:39 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Pass Labs X260.8 Technical Specifications (from Pass Labs): Class AB Type Mono Gain (dB) 26 Inputs XLR/RCA Power Output /ch (8 ohm) 260 No Output devices (/ch) 40 Power Consumption (Watts) 375
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  • Jack's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 02:36 AM
    Jack replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    :huh:
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 02:31 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    That does not mean the amp will not perform to specification.
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  • Jack's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 02:30 AM
    Jack replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    "With el cheapo black power cords, it'll get something like 40% less current that it's power supply really needs when the rectifiers snap open, particularly during dynamic passages. And, the rectifiers will be open longer as well, letting in all...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 02:26 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    No, I didn't say that. Again, you're misquoting me. I never stated that they would not perform to specification. And they would benefit from Shunyata PCs to perform at their best, this is consistent with what Mike has stated in his first post.
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  • Jack's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 02:24 AM
    Jack replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Nobody's put words in your mouth you are the one who said that the Pass amps would not perform up to spec with the power cords that Nelson provides and need thousands of dollars of Shunyata PC's to perform at their best. Ken and I disagree with...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 02:15 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Point #1: Nelson did not state he did not agree with my assessment. Point #2: I never stated that Nelson does not know what he is doing, so I will respectfully request that you not misconstrue my comments by "putting words in my mouth." ...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 02:03 AM
    Big plus 1. I totally agree. There certainly could be times, depending on speakers, some would prefer the Accuphase, but for me the Luxman has been stellar on everything Iíve paired with it.
    71 replies | 2768 view(s)
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Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Avantgarde Duo XD, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

Luxman 590AX Mark II, Job INTegrated.

Conrad Johnson GAT2, Wyred 4 Sound STP-SE Stage 2, Misho Myronov Wooden pre.

Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES.

Burmester 948, McIntosh MCLK12, Kimber Kable, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables.

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