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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:15 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Avantgarde Trio G3 in Avantgarde
    https://www.monoandstereo.com/2022/01/new-avantgarde-acoustic-trio-g3.html Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 06:59 PM
    Mike started a thread New Avantgarde Trio G3 in Avantgarde
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    Yesterday, 12:32 PM
    Cool! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 12:31 PM
    ďThe wood slab is made by Symbol Audio, who have received Silver Exemplary status from the Sustainable Furnishings Council.Ē Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 24, 2022, 05:25 PM
    If you got back to Ethernet than itís defeating the purpose. Staying SFP all the way through, one can make an argument for different (but not better in my findings) or SFP long run to Ethernet and then short run to Ethernet from a high quality...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 24, 2022, 02:23 PM
    Well, 500, now youíre talking! Time to get your big boy pants on for that one! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 24, 2022, 01:59 PM
    So whatís the plan? Go 300? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 24, 2022, 01:16 PM
    300 is definitely a nice step up. I think you will find however, that Naim power ratings are woefully underrated. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 24, 2022, 11:26 AM
    LOL. Their first run is almost sold out. Weíve sold three and one for demo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 24, 2022, 10:52 AM
    Wonít happen. We went hot and heavy with fiber when the X1 came out. Meh. It was different, but not better IMO. I guess if I had a 200 foot run, things would change. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 24, 2022, 10:40 AM
    People can just add a SFP to Ethernet box. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 24, 2022, 10:19 AM
    I talked to Nordost this morning. They said that SFP only benefits super long runs and they see this switch being near the components. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 24, 2022, 10:05 AM
    I donít agree. Itís a tiny tiny % that will use SFP. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 24, 2022, 09:19 AM
    Other than the X1, I canít think of many others. Seems like an unnecessary expense and perhaps, even a compromise in sonics from their standpoint. Perhaps adding SFP adds complexity, cost and noise. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 23, 2022, 05:51 PM
    Boulder makes some excellent ones. If you get a hum, ISOMAX makes a transformer decoupling unit ($299) that works like a charm. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 23, 2022, 11:24 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Goldmund in General Audio Discussion
    Goldmund stuff is superb. Always has a real sweet sound. I bet with that Diamond tweeter it was special. Did you demo everything at Wynnís? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 22, 2022, 08:47 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Audioboomer in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome. Whatís your system now? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 22, 2022, 12:36 PM
    Welcome! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 21, 2022, 12:50 PM
    Itís 18 x 23 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 21, 2022, 10:47 AM
    Meat Loaf Dead at 74 from COVID Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 20, 2022, 12:51 PM
    Again, how many DACís or network transports have a fiber input? Very few and it doesnít seem to be growing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 20, 2022, 11:35 AM
    I donít agree. I think the fiber thing is different, but not better. We tried it here with the X1, and my reaction was ďmehĒ. Different, not better. We went back to Ethernet as we thought it was more organic. Sent from my iPhone using...
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    January 19, 2022, 11:49 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Amplifier for Kharma dB11 in Amplifiers
    We wanted to start with the integrated amps. Iíve been a fan of AudiaFlight for along time. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 19, 2022, 11:47 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne Audio F1-12ís in Fyne Audio
    We are busy prepping for the Florida Audio Expo, but perhaps in March I can get some up for you. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 19, 2022, 11:39 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Amplifier for Kharma dB11 in Amplifiers
    Itís VERY smooth. My employee thinks itís too soft, as he likes more bite and splash. I love it. I played some nasty recordings and it was not harsh at all. Maybe one of the smoothest sounding amps. Almost SET like. My employee thinks itís...
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    January 19, 2022, 11:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne Audio F1-12ís in Fyne Audio
    Boulder, Hegel and Luxman have all been excellent. Pass too. The AudiaFlight has also been superb with Fyne. The Block Audio was next level. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 19, 2022, 10:55 PM
    As more and more migrate or enter the hobby with file and streaming based playback as their main and perhaps primary source. I think these products should be welcomed and not scorned. Remember, years ago, when using a laptop was ideal? And now...
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    January 19, 2022, 08:08 PM
    No switch is the best switch. But if you must use one, the after market ones are gaining in popularity. Iím interested to try this one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 19, 2022, 06:36 PM
    They did start from scratch. Optical is Not used. Hardly used. Iíll ask. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 19, 2022, 06:30 PM
    The Roon community doesnít have the best record for noticing anything to do with sound quality. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 19, 2022, 06:24 PM
    I like this one. Brand new. Started another thread with details. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 19, 2022, 06:13 PM
    What they told us dealers: ďOur ďfrom-the-ground-upĒ design is, quite frankly, the best switch to hit the marketplace, period. We didnít buy an OEM standard switch and simply make improvements to either the power supply or oscillators as several...
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    January 19, 2022, 05:47 PM
    The same Individual that made those comments is a dealer for competing brands. Playback Designs is the BEST digital (his words) but, he is a dealer His DIY cables are better than Sigma V2 and 1/10 the price...Yeah ok You get the idea :-)
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 19, 2022, 12:19 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    Always streaming. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 18, 2022, 06:54 PM
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    January 17, 2022, 07:16 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    I think itís important to understand that at this level, there are really no bad choices. I see people in my store EVERY DAY and what they like and what they donít often shocks me. You will see the guy walk in who thinks the Harbeth sound is...
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    January 17, 2022, 04:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    Whatever driver is for the MSB Select II. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 17, 2022, 02:47 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    Weíll have to have you back when the new Taiko software comes out. Really excited about that. Could be a game changer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 16, 2022, 02:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    Yup. They are both great. I think if people want Roon, go Taiko. If they want a dual box plug and play with a closed architecture design, go Aurender. Canít wait for Taikoís new software. That allows them total control, like aurender. ...
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    January 16, 2022, 02:02 PM
    For sure. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 16, 2022, 01:59 PM
    It was impromptu and I had to leave quickly to get the kids. He also talks very softly. Great guyÖ.but on Seinfeld, he would be the soft talker! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 16, 2022, 01:50 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    EXACTLY. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 16, 2022, 01:48 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    I would say Roon 1.8ís sonic improvements could make it interesting. Canít wait for Taikoís new software. I really like how we are hearing how the network transport/software side of things has really become so important. There is no loser....
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 16, 2022, 10:52 AM
    I think he clarified it was a friends place. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 16, 2022, 10:51 AM
    The Gryphon Mephistoís are a bottom up amp. The bass is powerful and emphasized compared to the rest of the frequencies. They are a bass first amp. Every review speaks of the prodigious bass of this amp. I lived with the stereo version for...
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    January 15, 2022, 01:06 PM
    In! Iíll go wherever everyone wants to go. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 15, 2022, 11:02 AM
    mdp632 replied to a thread Gaia Feet For Giya in Vivid Audio
    Not, a Vivid owner but, a Gaia user who wanted to chime in. Yes, I just recently (a few weeks ago ) purchased and installed the Gaia 2s on my YG Carmel speakers. Up until then, I was using the stock feet/spikes for a few years. Wow! What a...
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    January 15, 2022, 10:47 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Florida Audio Expo - 2022 in Other Shows
    Sounds good to me! Seasons 52 is right near the hotel. Just a thought. So is PF Changs. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 14, 2022, 11:54 PM
    Welcome! Love Key West Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 14, 2022, 07:31 PM
    Ah RomeÖI miss it. Well, Italy. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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