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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 04:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Up to DSD512. Makes no difference of the source. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 04:17 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    No. You have to buy it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 03:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Not sure what you mean by ďdirectĒ. We purchased the download. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 03:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Itís on our NAS in the store. Getting DSD512 resolution. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 02:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender ACS10 with Nimbie in Aurender
    Yes, set it and forget it. We did that with all our CDís in the store. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 11:29 AM
    Welcome! Check out VPI too for tables. REGA also makes some nice ones too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 06:59 AM
    Congrats. Any first impressions? Antileon Evo would be my pick followed by the 1161. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 06:56 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    I thought as much Peter. $200 is very fair, I frankly thought it would be at least $500. Your ordering much smaller quantities than say Sony or Logitech, so your costs are higher. The remote looks gorgeous. Canít wait to see it in person. Well...
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    October 19, 2020, 08:43 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    No. But for arguments sake, what would you use for cables? Outdoor lighting cable? Lamp cord? The entire level of the system went up significantly with this Alpha v2 loom.
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    October 19, 2020, 08:38 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Itís a DSD512 album of Vanessa Fernandez, I Want You. I Want You - NativeDSD Music
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:32 PM
    My customer who bought Grandioso K1X, Clock, PS1 from me, says clock.
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    October 19, 2020, 08:30 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Esoteric N-01XD + Magico A5?s + Pass X260.8 + Pass XP22 + all Shunyata Alpha V2 cabling. DSD512. - YouTube
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:28 PM
    They donít have dealers. So, we all pay the full nut. With the PSU it was about $6K. FAR cheaper than I can buy an Esoteric clock for. But, SCAudiophile says the Esoteric clock is super, so I must try it. I was just a little skeptical since I...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:18 PM
    This clock is just getting better and better and better. Was really surprised to the improvement it made. Hey, even as a dealer, we paid full retail! Worth every penny.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 06:45 PM
    Now thatís fast! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 19, 2020, 04:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    WHEN has Peter ever ďsoldĒ Luminís? He has done zero selling. I havenít seen even a hint of it. In fact, heís given great tech support on many non-Lumin products. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 19, 2020, 04:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Thatís a crazy idea. Have you seen the incredible support Lumin gives for free? Do you think Peter does this because heís bored? Lumin makes Peter available to all of us FOR FREE. When you bought the Lumin, it didnít have a remote and you...
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    October 19, 2020, 03:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    $200 seems VERY reasonable to me, especially for such a beautiful, elegant looking remote. Our MBL remote is $750 and it looks like this: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 18, 2020, 10:13 AM
    Ordering now. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 17, 2020, 08:56 PM
    Iíve researched the clocks and felt this was a top dog to test an external clock. Iíll likely get the Grandioso clock one day and put this one on the N-01XD. I have the Shunyata Sigma 50 clock cable. If I get a new one, it will be a v2. ...
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    October 17, 2020, 08:02 PM
    Just added this tonight to the Grandioso K1X Iím playing with at home. Oh my. Using a Shunyata Sigma Clock Cable. The difference is not subtle. SMOOOOOOOTH.....OMG, FLESHY FLESHY vocals. So much more 3D. Such ease. The top end of this...
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    October 17, 2020, 03:47 PM
    EQ500 gets my vote. We have one in the store and itís fantastic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 17, 2020, 03:45 PM
    Mike replied to a thread I'm back too! in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome back! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 17, 2020, 10:15 AM
    Congrats Jeff. Do let us know your impressions of the 03's. Any word on when Tyler is expecting the latest Aavik products?
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    October 16, 2020, 07:52 PM
    Welcome Kende Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 16, 2020, 04:06 PM
    Andik777 replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Thanks Lumin.: yahoo1:
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 16, 2020, 03:18 PM
    Mike started a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    So cool!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 15, 2020, 11:06 PM
    We have 2912ís and 2812ís. Good speakers, but limiting like most panels. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 15, 2020, 09:12 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon Antileon Evo in Gryphon Audio
    Weíve used the XP22 on all the Gryphon amps. Works wonderfully. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 14, 2020, 07:29 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Roon Playlist in Computer/Digital Audio
    No shared. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 14, 2020, 06:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Roon Playlist in Computer/Digital Audio
    Yes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 14, 2020, 06:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Roon Playlist in Computer/Digital Audio
    Thanks. More Roon bugginess I guess. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 14, 2020, 04:00 PM
    Does anyone know why this happens in Roon? You make a playlist and then the songs are not available. Iím logged into Tidal, QoBuz and our NAS, so thatís not the issue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 14, 2020, 10:58 AM
    Deleted Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 14, 2020, 09:04 AM
    Mike replied to a thread SimAudio 700i in SimAudio (MOON)
    Tom, Iím so pleased you remain so happy with the system we put together. You made all great choices and everything just works so well together. Congrats again!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 13, 2020, 09:55 PM
    The sound really improves as you move up the line. The ACS10, ACS100, A10, A30 all have different functions from the N100H, N10, N20, N30 (coming soon), W20SE. ACS stands for Aurender Content Server. Itís meant to replace a NAS. Ripping...
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    October 13, 2020, 09:51 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Vivid Giya G3 Series 2 in Vivid Audio
    back to Vivid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 13, 2020, 09:30 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Vivid Giya G3 Series 2 in Vivid Audio
    Zero communication. Rep is gone. No replacement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 13, 2020, 07:18 PM
    Sadly, the 3000 is discontinued. It was phenomenal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 13, 2020, 06:35 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Vivid Giya G3 Series 2 in Vivid Audio
    Yes, they sorted out the US Distributor situation and we are back. Was never a problem with the speaker! We technically still sell MIT, but we are moving to focus our cable efforts on Shunyata, AQ and WW. There are some concerns about the...
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    October 13, 2020, 02:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    No, you will still need something to run Roon Core. The N-01XD also features a USB input, so someone could use a Lumin U1/U1 mini and the Lumin software or Aurender with the Aurender software. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 13, 2020, 07:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread SimAudio 700i in SimAudio (MOON)
    Yes and yes. The 860v2 is a noticeable step up in micro detail retrieval, bass, soundstaging from the 700i v2. We have both in the store. Terrific pieces. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 13, 2020, 06:57 AM
    No different in sound quality if youíre only using/needing USB. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 13, 2020, 06:56 AM
    Mike replied to a thread step up from N100H? in Aurender
    The N10 is not going away. Itís going to stay in the lineup. Itís a BIG step up from the N100H sonically. When people compare them here in the store, they canít unhear the sonic superiority of the N10. Thatís where I would be focusing on. ...
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    October 12, 2020, 02:52 PM
    Welcome!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 11, 2020, 02:13 PM
    Hands down, yes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 11, 2020, 01:09 PM
    In some cases, more than minor. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 11, 2020, 11:07 AM
    Agreed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 11, 2020, 10:41 AM
    Yeah, Iím fine with it too. Minor tweaking to fit the gear in the room perfectly, is fine by me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Hi Kiwi,

    I have read some of your posts on Audioshark and noticed that you used to be a big Nordost fan who started using Ansuz products. I am about to embark on a similar route and start by changing the power distributor. I am currently using a Qbase with Qkore1 plugged in and would like to replace it with the new Ansuz Mainz8 D2 once it is released on the market. Have you ever compared the D series Mainz8 with the Qbase that had the Qkore attached? Additionally, I am using multiple Nordost TC cones under my components , are the Ansuz DTC Darkz better in your opinion?

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