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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Today, 02:54 PM
    Shadowfax replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    This timely post came up in a thread on another forum I am following. Post-Gotta love inflation Reply-which is very often just price gouging.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:18 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    The ongoing effects of runaway inflation are causing a distortion in our price perception. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • the professor's Avatar
    Today, 11:15 AM
    the professor replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Exactly Con artists rip people all the time - and just because somebody falls for it doesn't subtract from the fact it's a rip off. IN NO WAY am I saying that Magico is a rip off. I only say this in this thread because it's so far away from...
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Today, 10:08 AM
    Shadowfax replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Let me revise a little bit, "Can be"
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Today, 10:02 AM
    Shadowfax replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Morality has nothing to do with politics, or does it in your case? Only you have brought up politics. Capitalism can be and is a good thing because it allows for other than state run businesses. It just isn't right when a CEO makes a 1000 times more...
    71 replies | 2108 view(s)
  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Today, 08:16 AM
    Shadowfax replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    That is not at all what I said. I was just pointing out that we have the same issue with all luxury items AND how different people feel about them. On another site, Vintage Majority usually tells anyone who asks not to buy new because vintage is...
    71 replies | 2108 view(s)
  • XV-1's Avatar
    Today, 02:10 AM
    XV-1 replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    That is obviously how they got the agency - bought a lot of kit up front. They also bought a lot of kit from Naim and Focal, which I guess they didn't sell all of - hence Naim Statement amps and 40% off and Focal Grant Utopia @ 180k off...
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:51 PM
    Shadowfax replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Yeah now ask what watch everyone is wearing. Same deal, a $25 Timex tells the same time as a $20K Rolex, but some people have the need to say "I have a Rolex" It is no different with every other luxury item out there including audio.
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  • XV-1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:07 AM
    XV-1 replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Did not realise Boris got punted. He was hardly adding value to the brand, had high retail prices, would sell direct to customers at cheaper prices to undermine any retailers he had and carried no stock - so he was basically an order taker at a...
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  • the professor's Avatar
    September 23, 2023, 02:12 PM
    the professor replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    One indication of un-due markup is to look at the used prices they sell for. If it's low, then most likely it's a so called rip-off. It it remains high then it's probably not. In this case Magico seem to hold their value better than most other...
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  • XV-1's Avatar
    September 23, 2023, 09:59 AM
    XV-1 replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    I beg to differ. Wilson and Magico are two examples. S5 was released a few years back @ 29k. new S3 is 45K. WTF the replacements for my Maxx3's are 145k - at 120% increase in price( a lot more in AU), I certainly cannot justify the...
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  • CPP's Avatar
    September 23, 2023, 09:53 AM
    Same for me. Dumped Tidal for Qobuz. To me it just sounded better. For me, MQA, take it or leave. Haven't listened to it since 2019 when I dumped Tidal.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 23, 2023, 07:58 AM
    Marleigh wanted to start the day with a little Black Sabbath. Who am I to say no :). Yes, she does have her own chair in the music room :).
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 22, 2023, 05:57 PM
    All this information is readibly accessible at Lumin's web site; you can compare and contrast by reading the information there: U1 and Specifications: LUMIN U1 U2 and Specifications: LUMIN U2 A little basic research goes a long way. Cheers.
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  • Gene's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 02:23 PM
    Opps!... I must have been sound asleep since 2014 and missed all the fuss.... too busy really enjoying vinyl.
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 10:56 AM
    Oh no, I thought we were talking about a package of broken IsoAcoustic footers
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  • Gene's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 06:59 AM
    Gene replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    While i understand the frustration some express about the price of some products, I get reminded every time i play a piece of music ,why i payed ,what i payed, for my Magico's. Did I pay too much?... I don,t know,maybe... but frankly, I don't care....
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  • XV-1's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 06:40 AM
    XV-1 replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Magico are not alone in ripping off customers. Wilson do a dandy job as well, and I own Wilson speakers.
    71 replies | 2108 view(s)
  • Sean's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 08:21 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Luxman 509z arrives in Luxman
    Haha! That's good to hear, Mike. Hopefully, you're moving some gear. I look forward to your listening thoughts when time permits you to sit with the 509z.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 08:01 PM
    Now things get serious :D
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 07:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Luxman 509z arrives in Luxman
    It sure is pretty! LOL. We havenít connected it. Weíve been busy with demos. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Sean's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 07:07 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Luxman 509z arrives in Luxman
    Any initial thoughts so far, Mike?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 19, 2023, 05:27 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    Oh yeah. Itís not as good as M3, but itís amazing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 19, 2023, 04:54 PM
    Mike started a thread Luxman 509z arrives in Luxman
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 19, 2023, 04:23 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    The New Magico S3 with Pass INT-250 and MSB Discrete DAC - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 19, 2023, 03:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    Our pair has now been playing for nearly 2 weeks. 24/7. They are so so so enjoyable. A real slightly warm, very organic, natural sound. As good as the previous iterations of the S3 were, these are clearly superior in every conceivable...
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  • still-one's Avatar
    September 19, 2023, 03:24 PM
    I don't think you have a grasp on the full picture. I was responsible for a sector of our operations that had factories based on every continent save for Antarctica so I am (was) fully conversant on global sourcing decisions. It's easy to take...
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    September 19, 2023, 12:25 PM
    Just watched the video. That was a "Gentle Slide" compared to what usually goes on.
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  • still-one's Avatar
    September 19, 2023, 11:44 AM
    Well maybe these generations could find real decent paying middle class jobs if our generation hadn't padded our bonuses and stock options by sending many of these jobs overseas, eliminating pension plans, and not allowing individuals to work a...
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  • still-one's Avatar
    September 19, 2023, 09:37 AM
    As if our parents and grandparents didn't say the same thing about our generation.
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    September 19, 2023, 08:38 AM
    I have a similar problem with just about every Mail Carrier I get. Think about it, how much more simple can this be. Drive to next box Open box Put Mail in box Close Box Put Flag down if mail was taken from box They can only perform the...
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  • CPP's Avatar
    September 19, 2023, 08:19 AM
    Who said there isn't respect for packages :disbelief:..... its called pure lazy and a total disregard for a person's property. And there are 1000's of these examples on You Tube etc... its the new age of who gives a shit about your stuff. Dam shame.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    September 18, 2023, 10:24 PM
    I am all solid state now. I have tried many of all types over the years. McIntosh solid state does the trick for me! PS. I do have a Fender tube guitar amplifier :).
    162 replies | 127505 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2023, 06:27 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
    Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • the professor's Avatar
    September 18, 2023, 04:20 PM
    the professor replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
    I think that each type of photo has their place. I like the glamour shots. They show the level of quality in the workmanship. The photos of them in actual rooms show what they look like in use. Both together give someone how they really...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2023, 03:44 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
    I was offered a white background and I didnít want it. I like the black background. Whatís funny is that the online/print mags are asking for ďglam shotsĒ to accompany the reviews. Guess they donít like my poor iPhone photos. Sent...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 17, 2023, 04:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Very Worthwhile Upgrade! in MSB
    Looking good!! Congrats!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    September 16, 2023, 04:36 PM
    Shadowfax replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    I want Capitalism with a Conscience and Morality. Less Greed.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2023, 01:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
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    September 16, 2023, 01:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
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    September 16, 2023, 01:24 PM
    Mike started a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    September 15, 2023, 02:36 PM
    Shadowfax replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Harleys and Guns are 2 I can think of. Hope you get your speakers soon.
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    September 15, 2023, 02:18 PM
    Shadowfax replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    I agree and defend that position all the time.
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    September 15, 2023, 01:24 PM
    Shadowfax replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    So what do you think would happen if everyone just said No, not buying it? Would all the companies just fold or drop prices? Hard to find out because unlike Bud Light, not enough people will just stop buying things no matter the price. I know people...
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    September 15, 2023, 12:42 PM
    Looking for someone to make me a couple simple flat nylon o-rings I cannot purchase.
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    September 15, 2023, 12:34 PM
    Rated output 30W + 30W (8Ω), 60W + 60W (4Ω)
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    September 15, 2023, 12:33 PM
    Shadowfax replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Capitalism = Legal yet Immoral As long as people keep paying the prices, they will go up
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  • still-one's Avatar
    September 14, 2023, 01:25 PM
    still-one started a thread MBL X-Treme MK II Review in MBL
    Just finished perusing the review of the MBL X-Treme Mk II in the October issue of TAS. All I can add is that it has been about 16 years since I first heard the original version in the dealers showroom in Singapore. To this day I have still not...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 14, 2023, 01:06 PM
    Denali 6000T v2 & Alpha XC Retail Price $9300 Promotion Price: $6500 Denali 6000T v2 & Sigma XC Retail Price $10,250 Promotion Price: $7,500 Contact Suncoast Audio immediately (as supplies last).
    1 replies | 670 view(s)
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