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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:27 AM
    Where are you located? I know Mark (MDP) had the Salon 2’s with the Pass X350.8 for a long time and loved the combo. Maybe he can chime in here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:44 AM
    The new flagship turntable from Kronos. Details to follow. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 02:20 AM
    I spent this afternoon carefully measuring the shape and dimensions of my main room. With lasers. I input the room shape, dimensions, and attributes (e.g. windows and doors) into the LINN Space Optimizer web page, and the Space Optimizer...
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  • apdoc2004's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    Damn! Another one of my favorite bands that I never got to see in person. RIP
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    RIP. Iconic musician. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:48 PM
    You sure know how to make a guy feel good :)... I have actually heard that before, that the LS50's, originally introduced as one of their 50th anniversary models was designed to be a scaled down version of their top products :). The Meta also...
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  • rrwmd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:12 PM
    Same here. RIP Dusty.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:52 PM
    I just saw this headline... ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill dead at 72...
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  • the professor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:59 PM
    Cool
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:15 PM
    That certainly is reasonable.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:40 PM
    We all have our preferences. I have been a KEF fan since about 1980 :)... I enjoy the KEF sound, and usually like most British speakers that I have heard. In the same regards I have never liked horn speakers. That is not to say that there...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    Hmmm, never figured that Dave... lets not count my secondary speakers (Magnepan's) and headphones (Audeze's) because I may sell either of these :)... Actually it is more like 20% :)... including the secondary speakers and headphones and we are...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:09 PM
    I kind of agree with your last point. If someone asks for opinions I am happy to give them mine, but I do not believe that I am right and others are wrong. I believe what is right for you is truly what matters. I recently dealt with a similar...
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  • rrwmd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:03 PM
    rrwmd replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    19' is the length of the front wall - i.e. behind the speakers. 22' is the distance from front to back wall. They will perform best out in to the room a bit. Where mine ended up it is a little over 3 feet from the rear port to the front wall,...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:58 PM
    Agree, and I do remember insanely priced components back in the day also. I believe that these were much rarer back then and today they are much more prevalent then these ultra expensive components used to be. Then again maybe it is just that it...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:44 PM
    The one thing I see over and over again is that your speakers should be 50% of your budget, your speakers should be 80% of your budget, etc., etc. This may be true in many circumstances, but not all. Example in point is the KEF speakers... I...
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:33 PM
    I think cables are very important. Case and Point: We just moved into a new home (new to us). I had my Venom Shunyata cable hooked up to the Aurender and the wall.... Things sounded real good for streaming .... However we began having Wi-Fi...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:22 PM
    He is really new to hi end audio :D.... "I’ve run the SoundStage! Network for over 25 years, so I know first-hand how—and how often—this happens." 25 years is still considered a rookie, correct... and I assume you had your tongue firmly...
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  • MDP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:22 PM
    Kinda what I was alluding to........
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:19 PM
    Excellent article and he was right on the mark in my view. Reminds me of the LA show a couple months ago. The 1.5-2 Mil system sounded good, sure, but in every one of our groups opinions, not even close to the best sounding room at the show.
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  • MDP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:16 PM
    I've owned Salon 2's twice. I had Classe CAM 600's, Hegel, Pass and McIntosh. I now own a Diablo 300 driving my Kharmas. I wouldn't sell your Salons without giving the Diablo a chance to drive them. I think the Gryphon sound would match up very...
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  • rrwmd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:48 AM
    rrwmd replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    No, I really didn't. The upper tier Kharma stuff is simply gorgeous. I would love to hear a pair. Just hard for me to imagine how much better they could be than the Elegance line but I'm sure they are.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:38 AM
    It kinda fits with this post Low To Mid Priced Systems
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:34 AM
    Great article. This is informative and will be helpful in my next system purchase or upgrade. Thanks.
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  • rrwmd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:05 AM
    rrwmd replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    Thanks! I just might be the first, but likely not the last...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:57 AM
    "Andrew Jones has an impressive history in loudspeakers, having served as the chief speaker engineer at KEF, Infinity, Technical Audio Devices Laboratories (TAD), and Pioneer, where he established a reputation for designing budget speakers that...
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  • rrwmd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:57 AM
    rrwmd replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    Thanks Mike! You're wecome to come up anytime my friend. Just give me a call.
    25 replies | 1008 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:46 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Speaker Journey in KEF
    Thank you and so far I am impressed. I do believe they need a decent amount of break in to reach their peek performance. They sounded good out of the box, better on some albums over others. I have noticed a difference with a couple of evenings...
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:40 AM
    CPP replied to a thread Cable direction in Cables
    Hum from what I remember, annealing of copper only takes place around temps of 700F. And the compaction with copper only takes place with copper powder. So not sure how this is going to impact a solid core cable is some audio system.
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  • rrwmd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:01 AM
    rrwmd replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    Morgan- My room is roughly 22’ x 19’ x 10’. Here are the links to the ASC IsoWall and IsoCeiling pages: IsoWall IsoCeiling I’ll try to post more about the room when I have a little more time.
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  • Jerome W's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:19 AM
    Thank you Kev ! Envoyé de mon iPhone en utilisant Tapatalk
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 11:40 PM
    Oh, man...if you're in the Bay Area some time, let me know.
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  • Paul's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 11:24 PM
    The chocolate is good way to put Harbeth sounds. I owned 14 pairs of Harbeth pretty much every generations. ( currently owns the 4 pairs ) they have a soul which once you hear what they truly can play it’s hard to get away with. Non of speakers I...
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  • Jack's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 09:13 PM
    Jack replied to a thread CD Transports: End of an era in MSB
    If you haven't you might want to check out bullmoose.com, a independent dealer in the NE with multiple locations. They have a pretty good selection of used CD's most times as well as a good new inventory. I've bought a lot from them over the years...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 09:12 PM
    Since I am a British speaker fan I have always thought Harbeth would be an excellent choice. I have never actually heard them.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 08:31 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Cable direction in Cables
    Copper's properties and characteristics are dependent on it's crystalline structure, and how that crystalline structure is produced during refinement and how it is drawn during casting. Its crystalline structure impacts its audio qualities. To...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 06:46 PM
    Mike replied to a thread CD Transports: End of an era in MSB
    Do you have any evidence? They can barely keep stock right now. As soon as it comes in, it’s gone and sold. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    25 replies | 1062 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 06:28 PM
    No. The 590 is A, 509 is AB. The 590 may go into AB, but Luxman doesn’t specify it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    25 replies | 8513 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 06:09 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread which network cable in Cables
    The switch-mode power supplies that power many networking devices create the problems described above with respect to high-source impedance leakage current, which will result in noise on the ground-plane and increased threshold jitter...as I've...
    21 replies | 1552 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 05:40 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Speaker Journey in Speakers
    I have been reading some reviews, and watching videos. Some reviewers are really going crazy over the Meta's including even calling them a game changer. Also, there seems to be uniformed praise for KEF introducing this new technology in affordable...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 05:40 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Speaker Journey in Speakers
    Duplicate????
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 05:17 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    It’s all vicoustics. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • MDP's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 04:35 PM
    Welcome to AS!
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 04:16 PM
    Calvin replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    Gorgeous system. It must sound amazing!!!
    25 replies | 1008 view(s)
  • Bobvin's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 04:15 PM
    Bobvin replied to a thread MAGICO M9’s in Magico
    Exactly what I thought when I first saw them. All those big drivers and a wee-little tweeter and single 6" midrange. Then the music started playing... just a big seamless wall of music. If there are limitations (of course there probably are) they...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 02:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    We had a blast! Thank you to you and your wonderful wife for such southern hospitality! I thoroughly enjoyed hanging with you and listening to your incredible system. I can’t believe how big a step up the DB11-S’s are over my 9’s. Size and...
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  • rrwmd's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 01:51 PM
    rrwmd replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    Wow Mike, I cannot thank you enough for coming up and helping with the Kharmas. I had a blast hanging with you! We listened to so much good music yesterday and today. A couple of tweaks made so much difference. I can honestly say that the...
    25 replies | 1008 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 01:15 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread which network cable in Cables
    No, it's not a placebo effect. Copper Ethernet cables are susceptible to RFI, EMI and common-mode noise. Moreover, if a device e.g. an Ethernet switch, router, NAS is powered by an SMPS, then the audio quality is also affected by high-source...
    21 replies | 1552 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 01:02 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Speaker Journey in Speakers
    Thank God for it not getting in your house.
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  • MDP's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 12:42 PM
    MDP replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    I'm not surprised. The Kharmas have a magic that I've never experienced with any other speaker.
    25 replies | 1008 view(s)
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