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    Today, 12:20 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread L2 observations in Lumin
    Duplicate post.
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    Today, 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
    Yesterday, 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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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:14 AM
    Your Lux has a Separate button which should be the same as HT Bypass. It allows you to use either the Pre or the Amp sections separately depending on your setup. I have the 505UXII and use it to drive my front speakers while using my HT setup.
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    June 20, 2024, 04:54 PM
    Welcome Aboard, enjoy your stay!
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  • still-one's Avatar
    June 19, 2024, 08:41 AM
    In a minute.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    June 19, 2024, 08:05 AM
    CPP replied to a thread Tidal and MQA in General Audio Discussion
    I've been a HD Tracks users ever since it started. And one caveat to this possible partnership for HD Tracks handling MQA, is this " Albums based on either DSD, MQA or Surround will be downloadable only in their original format." . So if a MQA...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    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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    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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  • still-one's Avatar
    June 17, 2024, 11:38 PM
    Tidal are idiots.
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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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  • Mike's Avatar
    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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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    June 13, 2024, 12:06 PM
    I was just comparing Nordost cables from the Cable Company site and all the connectors on Ali cables are different. Quite possible the wire is the same tho. Prices are insanely cheap.
    28 replies | 2178 view(s)
  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    June 12, 2024, 02:39 PM
    Are the Nordost Cables sold thru Ali Express all counterfeit?
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    June 12, 2024, 02:15 PM
    That is really good. Thanks for sharing.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    June 12, 2024, 09:47 AM
    CPP replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    There is so much stuff made in China in your home and in your vehicles. I gave up trying to limit what I had that was made in china. Also did you know China accounts for 13% of the medicine we in the US take.,
    28 replies | 2178 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 11, 2024, 04:21 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    The same exact situation applied to automobiles made by the USA Big 3 auto manufacturers in the 70's and 80's. They didn't care at all about providing quality and value for their customers, but rather compensation for their executives.
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    June 9, 2024, 08:06 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    and Quality, like the physics that is the foundation for the transfer functions that drive audio equipment functionality, features, and quality and performance, is not "geographically constrained." This is because Physics works the same way...
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  • Audioseduction's Avatar
    June 9, 2024, 01:41 PM
    Nicely thought out arrangement you have there.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 9, 2024, 11:02 AM
    Looking good! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 8, 2024, 03:24 PM
    Enhanced dimensionality, clarity, resolution. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 7, 2024, 07:31 PM
    Yes. Double sided midrange and tweeter in the new Minuet Plus. Yours is upgradable. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 6, 2024, 10:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Never been an issue. Nobody has ever complained. Works efficiently. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 6, 2024, 06:24 AM
    Clarisys Audio Minuet Plus | HFA - The Independent Source for Audio Equipment Reviews Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • still-one's Avatar
    June 5, 2024, 05:40 PM
    This is the video and it kinda of indicates who is playing throughout.
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    June 5, 2024, 04:25 PM
    The song may not have the impact of “Do They Know It’s Christmas" or “We are the World” but the lineup of Rock Superstars that Mark Knopfler pulled together for his re-make of 1984’s “Going Home” is worthy of the title Guitar Heros. Check out...
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  • Jack's Avatar
    June 3, 2024, 11:06 PM
    And yet another option is the newly released Auralic S1 utilizing the newest Tesla G3 engine. Also gives you the option of adding an additional external power supply if you choose. ARIES S1 - AURALIC
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 3, 2024, 10:50 PM
    Another Streamer you might consider is the new Lumin U2. Less than half the cost of the N20. Has a shielded, internal LPS, a superb clocking system, supports optical LC/LC connection for networked connections from upstream music servers and routers,...
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    June 3, 2024, 09:45 AM
    CPP replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    So very true. I can relate to car guys, and fishing and lets add golf. All of those a hobbies and others will drive ya to drink with the incremental cost to "improve" . Speaking of drinking booze "There’s no lack of moaning about the state of...
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    June 2, 2024, 10:23 PM
    The Aurender N20 is excellent as Mike has stated. I know first-hand just how good it is because I wrote the review of it for The Absolute Sound. It's also....$12,000. The reason I recommended the Eversolo DMP-A6 is because for a bedroom...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 2, 2024, 05:29 PM
    N20 is THE aurender to buy for the money. However, a sleeper streamer perfect for a second system is the INNUOS Pulsar. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 2, 2024, 11:52 AM
    Definitely the midi exquisite 3.0 will be more airy and resolving. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 2, 2024, 10:30 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    10 x 10 easy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • CPP's Avatar
    June 2, 2024, 09:41 AM
    I don't have ROON, but your statement is solid. I have lots lots of CD's and I've been reducing my LP count. And there is music that I haven't touched in years. Pretty much stream these days.
    40 replies | 4737 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 1, 2024, 10:28 PM
    Eversolo DMP-A6. $859 on Amazon. Perfect for a bedroom system. Key features: Music Services and Streaming: The DMP-A6 incorporates popular music services like Amazon Music, TIDAL, Qobuz, HIRESAUDIO, Roon Ready etc. You can take advantage of...
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    June 1, 2024, 05:20 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Exactly right. Just to add some context to your comment, I'm going to share a story, so apologies for the digression from audio for a moment: I don't know if I mentioned this previously, but before I started racing sportbikes, I trained as...
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    June 1, 2024, 04:42 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Wise words, indeed.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 1, 2024, 07:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Yes! How could I forget? I am one! Oh yeah, drivers and putters. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 1, 2024, 06:05 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    It’s about the journey, not the destination. It’s no different with car guys, guys who fish, boat, fly, even guys on my hockey team obsessed with the latest carbon fiber hockey sticks. Have you seen guys into cooking? My buddy Mark (MDP on here)...
    16 replies | 3471 view(s)
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    June 1, 2024, 12:51 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Q: A: Time will tell. "All good things come to those that wait."
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    May 31, 2024, 08:55 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    I'll just add that "audiophilia" is not the only place I observe "MSB" I'll back up just a bit to put this into perspective: One of the very best pro tennis coaches in the world, Aussie pro tennis Coach Darren Cahill has a wonderful philosophy...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 31, 2024, 04:24 PM
    As I’ve been saying… Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 31, 2024, 01:47 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Fully agree! Hegel makes terrific products, I really like them. In my experience the Danes are amazing at audio product development. I heard your room with the Hegel system at AXPONA last year, and it was a really wonderful and engaging system....
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 31, 2024, 09:37 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    They’re not that bad! 360 — 390. And that seems like forever ago. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 30, 2024, 07:10 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    I'm going to wait for the Hegel 410. No, wait...the Hegel 420. No, wait...:P
    16 replies | 3471 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 30, 2024, 09:31 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    News to me. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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