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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:07 PM
    I forgot to mention another improvement was in what I guess is timing, the songs seem to have a better sense of rhythm or coherency. You get more envolved with what you are hearing.
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:01 PM
    I know the name includes "switch" but it's not just a switch. I wonder if Joe ever got his, I didn't see any comments after mentioning he would get one. I received mine beginning of July. I asked Uptone about the USB gizmo, Alex advised ACS10...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 AM
    I discovered a boat load of Rush albums in MQA on Tidal and went through them cherry picking my favs.
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:49 AM
    Hi, and welcome. Nice set up.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:12 AM
    Mike started a thread Pass XA200.8 Review in Pass Labs†
    Pass Laboratories XA200.8 pure Class A monoblock amplifiers Review, Part 3 - Conclusion - Dagogo
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 12, 2020, 11:48 PM
    $6k for a switch? wow. Best switch? No switch! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 12, 2020, 12:11 PM
    Itís under settings, edit signature. Must be on browser. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 12, 2020, 12:10 PM
    Not surprised. What about the AQVox SE? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 11, 2020, 05:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    The K-03XD has been running all week. It was ďyo-yoíingĒ a bit a couple of days ago, but has really settled down now and itís sound signature is shining through. Iíve experimented more with the filters as well. The DSD has a softer, mellower...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 11, 2020, 04:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    Very good to read!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 11, 2020, 10:44 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    I would take anything Waldrip says with a grain of salt. As for HDMI, I donít really care too much. Although, I did buy AQ diamond HDMIís for my HT. I figured, Iíve spent this much, why stop now? What made a bigger difference for the video was...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 11, 2020, 10:01 AM
    I like the way you think!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 11, 2020, 09:47 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    Say what? I havenít heard anything about this. Did it come from the guy over at audioholics? He has an ongoing beef with AudioQuest I just donít understand.
    17 replies | 509 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    July 11, 2020, 09:42 AM
    Thanks for posting. Ordered the CD and LP.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 10, 2020, 09:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread 703 pics in Fyne Audio
    Glad to see these speakers getting some love. I was the FIRST U.S. dealer! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 10, 2020, 01:40 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 10, 2020, 12:05 PM
    I'll have to listen to the interview when I have more time. I always liked this song, powerful emotional vocals. I have his greatest hits just for this track, bought before streaming, LOL, anyway I don't remember any other tracks coming close to...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 10, 2020, 11:59 AM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    I thought it was interesting you can add a photo for the input, like a photo of your actual turntable or whatever. You typically don't see flashy features like this on high end gear.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 10, 2020, 10:07 AM
    Analog Productions. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 9, 2020, 11:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    The Boulder is a winner. It has that engaging, full, meat on the bones, musical sound just like the 2160 amp. Incredible amp. World class. The Esoteric is very very good as well, but 30 watts, so choose your speakers wisely.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 9, 2020, 02:15 PM
    Great to hear this Jim. Mine is fully broken in now and with the Omega XC, has taken my system at home to a whole new level. Just when I thought the Denali 6000s/v2 would be difficult to improve on....!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 8, 2020, 06:28 AM
    I donít believe so.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 7, 2020, 07:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Iíve had it playing non-stop. Iíve been listening again tonight and currently spinning The Essential Sade. A fantastic reissue and considerably better than the original Sade digital releases. Iím noticing tonight how composed it is with...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 7, 2020, 05:20 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    The K-03XD already had a firmware upgrade FWIW, adding MQA functionality. The process is here: K-03XD | DOWNLOADS | ESOTERIC:Japan high-end audio manufacturer | エソテリック
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 7, 2020, 03:33 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread RIP Charlie Daniels in Music Forum
    I'm a fan from way back, but up to a point, probably Million Mile Reflections, although some good stuff after, like Still in Saigon. Fire On The Mountain is my favorite album.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 7, 2020, 03:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    I had the K-01x, and older K-05 and a Grandioso K1. I always felt the older esoteric had ďbiteĒ and was over sibilant, and very detailed. I was then at one of the shows last year and walked into the Esoteric room. I could tell right away...
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    July 7, 2020, 09:09 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    After warm up, I noticed soundstage wide to be one of the strong points. As good as anything Iíve tried. As the evening went on, soundstage depth, especially during a couple of live recordings, was superb. Definitely great layering as well. I...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 6, 2020, 11:24 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    I have. Yes.
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    July 6, 2020, 10:22 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    But at $14K this is a ďsweet spotĒ for those wanting a world class spinner. I would have gone for the K-01XD, but worried that cracking that $20K barrier (itís $22K) would be too much for some. The $14K is more achievable and still delivers...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 6, 2020, 10:13 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Ok, 6 discs in now. Color me VERY impressed. ďNaturalĒ is the word for this new XD series. Gone is the bite, digital sound of old Esoteric. It doesnít have the ďanalognessĒ (if thatís a word) of Luxman, but what it has is dynamics, punch,...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 6, 2020, 07:13 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    These two beauties arrived today. I brought the K-03XD home to break in and really evaluate. Iím on my second CD and canít believe how good this K-03XD sounds This isnít your Fatherís Esoteric! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 6, 2020, 05:25 PM
    $2500 for 1.5m Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 6, 2020, 03:46 PM
    We are excited to announce the release of our new reference-level Omega Ethernet cable. The Omega ethernet cable redefines the term state-of-the-art for performance in its category by combining Shunyata Researchís most innovative digital...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 6, 2020, 11:16 AM
    The 585 should do fine IMO. It has a nice DAC and sound, good amount of power. The amp section is based off the 532h, fast and clean. Stereophile has a review of 585 as well as others.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 6, 2020, 08:04 AM
    I should have mine in 2 weeks or so. Iíll have Mike & Rick (my employees) do a blind shootout Vs the K-03XD! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 5, 2020, 07:49 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Class-D amps in Computer/Digital Audio
    It doesnít draw much power. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 5, 2020, 07:10 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Class-D amps in Computer/Digital Audio
    No, the only NAD I own is the M17 v2. If you can ever score a SIT-3 (and the necessary resistors), you will be stunned. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 5, 2020, 11:52 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Class-D amps in Computer/Digital Audio
    Man, as A.Wayne would say, you need some toooooooobs with those! My faves with AG: VAC VIVA Luxman MQ300 For solid state: SIT-3
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 5, 2020, 11:38 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Class-D amps in Computer/Digital Audio
    Yes, but they are a hybrid of sorts. ďIn a Class D amp the input is first converted/encoded by a modulator into a pulse train (using pulse width, pulse density, or related modulatory techniques) that represents the amplitude variations of the...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 4, 2020, 10:42 AM
    You could try a Hegel 390, or if the price isn't right, go down a model. The Hegel sound will be more to neutral than the Mac though. Hegel's digital technology is typicaly cutting edge. I'm not sure what pricing would be where you are but the...
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    July 4, 2020, 09:15 AM
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 3, 2020, 08:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread JVC Projectors in Home Theater & Video
    I bought the same model for myself. Iím continually amazed at the picture quality. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 3, 2020, 05:54 PM
    Those are terrific cans! Congrats! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 3, 2020, 02:01 PM
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 3, 2020, 11:01 AM
    For MSL or VDH? MSL is handled by Mofi. VDH is managed by the fellow who makes plastic covers for VPI turntables. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 3, 2020, 10:41 AM
    Havenít read anything regarding that. Sorry if I missed it. I just havenít found the VDH to be convincing enough over a MSL for the money. We brought in VDH and MSL at the same time for a comparison. I wanted to like the VDH, but the MSL just...
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