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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:11 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New speakers have arrived in Speakers
    Nice!! Congrats. Enjoy them in good health. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 07:23 PM
    Wow! Iíve heard it sounds incredible. Canít wait to get our demo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:12 PM
    Yup, we had to do it. Prudent decision given the circumstances. We will be back in 2022! To think, we were the only audio show of 2020. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mechnutt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:02 PM
    Mechnutt replied to a thread Thinking of .7 or 1.7i in Magnepan
    Congrats Randy! Give them about 75 hours of break in to sound their best. Also, play around with positioning and toe in. Even a 1" change can make a huge difference. Enjoy!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:10 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Thinking of .7 or 1.7i in Magnepan
    Randy, so glad youíre enjoying the Maggieís. I have many many fond memories of my various pairs. Theyíre wonderful.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 4, 2020, 10:55 AM
    Mike started a thread Vivid S12 in Vivid Audio
    Vivid Audio's Inventive and Spectacular S12 Loudspeaker - SoundStage! InSight (August 2020) - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Swisstrips's Avatar
    August 4, 2020, 09:24 AM
    Iíve been a huge F1 fan for a long time, actually most motor sports, but F1 now is so fíng boring nowadays. Watch the first opening lap, turn it off, watch the last couple laps itís the same. Lewis is fantastic and Iíll admit i havenít watched...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 3, 2020, 10:38 AM
    I have not heard the Essence monos. This stereo amp is SUPERB! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mechnutt's Avatar
    August 1, 2020, 07:24 PM
    Mechnutt replied to a thread Thinking of .7 or 1.7i in Magnepan
    Randy, the 0.7's are great. I got to hear them. I have not heard the LRS. But the buzz on them is that they are more detailed and the tweeter on the LRS is more similar in sound to the 3.7's. Also, Wendell at Magnepan told some one on the AC...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 1, 2020, 07:08 PM
    LOL. Do it! Do it! LOL. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 1, 2020, 01:47 PM
    Fantastic! Still keep saying ď50 watts my assĒ. This Essence drives everything in the big room! LOVE itís sound signature. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 1, 2020, 11:37 AM
    13th note guy Simon Price. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    August 1, 2020, 08:14 AM
    Mechnutt replied to a thread Thinking of .7 or 1.7i in Magnepan
    You should be fine with the LRS to 1.7i's in that room at moderate volumes. You will love vocals, piano and acoustic guitar on them. Keep in mind that Magnepans do not accept spades. You need bananas or bare wire. I think that Magnepan does...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 31, 2020, 07:27 PM
    Wow! I think I read every word. LOL. If you could do your best to keep the F bombs down (Iím guilty of that myself), it would be appreciated. The guy from 13th note was already called out on this site. He thought it was funny to issue a press...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 31, 2020, 05:05 PM
    Hi & welcome
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 31, 2020, 04:45 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Hello from SoCal in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome to AS! Fellow Kuzma dealer! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 31, 2020, 02:02 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Thinking of .7 or 1.7i in Magnepan
    This. 1.7ís are delicious. Pair with a nice pair of little subs and youíll giggle. I prefer Quad ESLís myself, but Maggieís are amazing amazing for the money. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mechnutt's Avatar
    July 31, 2020, 01:31 PM
    Mechnutt replied to a thread Thinking of .7 or 1.7i in Magnepan
    Nicoff, with both my Parasound A21 400wpc 4 ohm and my Pass X250 500wpc 4 ohm I can play my 1.6's to ear bleeding levels with no problems and no blown fuses. Problems arise with underpowered amps and small gauge speaker wire. Wendel at Magnepan...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 31, 2020, 11:25 AM
    The Focal Utopiaís with the matching Focal headphone amp/DAC is $5k for the combo (special). Feed it with a laptop or Lumin U1 mini. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 31, 2020, 11:06 AM
    Another New Gillian Welch. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 31, 2020, 11:05 AM
    Mechnutt replied to a thread Thinking of .7 or 1.7i in Magnepan
    Randy, I own the original MMG's and the 1.6's. They do love power but more importantly current. Your amp should be able to drive them but loud levels may clip the amp and possibly send it into protection mode. Dynamics will also suffer. But at...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 31, 2020, 10:03 AM
    One thing that I like about the 4349 is the stands, same with L100's. It would be cool if they had a pedestal or stand of some sort for the 4367. Just to give a bit more height. I know there are some to be found aftermarket but it doesn't bother...
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  • Swisstrips's Avatar
    July 30, 2020, 07:03 PM
    A lot of generalizations here. There are two methods for the most part - DAC direct or the use of an endpoint. Which is better will most certainly be a personal preference as well as how one implements either one of these. Not sure why the...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 30, 2020, 05:23 PM
    Not really, the monos are only 5 watts/channel more. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 30, 2020, 04:53 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 30, 2020, 04:34 PM
    Been listening with the Zena pre (exact same as Essence pre) and Essence amp. This combo is SUPERB! I was shocked to be honest. I will say seriously, the Zena + Essence is better than the Zena + Mephisto. Donít know why. Now Pandora +...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 30, 2020, 10:45 AM
    Not familiar with those cords and differences. PC's have made a difference throughout my system but the best improvement was use to my phono stage and digital sources.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 30, 2020, 10:35 AM
    One with an external PSU. I would also love to see an SSD version of the L1. Now that would be the ticket! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 30, 2020, 12:22 AM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    No flat surfaces that I can see on the M9.
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    July 29, 2020, 09:17 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    I think it was meant to be a quick and dirty iPhone shot. Iím happy to see the M9ís in the wild! Gives a great perspective. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 29, 2020, 05:55 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    ALON WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 29, 2020, 03:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    I think Alon is a professional photographer. I saw his studio. Itís incredible. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 29, 2020, 02:14 PM
    A guy was having dropouts and asked about file size, this got me to wondering...... I learned a 1,411 FLAC stream from Tidal takes about 3MB of bandwidth. Taken from an internet article, sorry no link. I also learned Amazon CD quality is only...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 29, 2020, 12:58 PM
    Ghost; Prequelle (MQA)
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 29, 2020, 12:46 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    It sure is! I canít wait to hear them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 29, 2020, 12:05 PM
    Sounds similar to what Yamaha was doing with their DSP sound fields used in their early processors, not sure if they still do that for the receivers. I wonder what a person would need to hear the effect in a home system.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 29, 2020, 10:15 AM
    Thanks. This Essence amp continues to amaze us. It drives all the speakers with ease. I LOVE the sound (slightly new sound?). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 29, 2020, 09:27 AM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    I would prefer to hear this with four MSB M500 monos!
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