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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 03:33 PM
    Nope. Waiting like everyone else. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 02:13 PM
    Mike replied to a thread N30 Review in Aurender
    ACS10 is ripper, backup, storage, etc. itís a purposely built music content server designed to replace the computer (for ripping) and NAS (for backup and storage). The N30 will be limited to whatever the largest size SSD drive is (8TB at...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 12:22 PM
    Mike replied to a thread N30 Review in Aurender
    I havenít heard whether they will or not or how long the stock umbilical cord is. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:31 AM
    Mike replied to a thread N30 Review in Aurender
    This will be an interesting shoot out! I canít wait to get our N30. The W20SE however remains unique in that it operates on battery power. Thatís a huge advantage. But a separate power supply might be right there with it. We shall see. I...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:29 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    They do. Customer wanted us to leave them in the box.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:36 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB Select II in MSB
    Where are you located? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:59 PM
    How Force-Canceling Drivers Stop Speaker-Cabinet Vibrations - SoundStage! Shorts (January 2021) - YouTube
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:27 PM
    WOW! I have to post some videos of my Studer(s) in action. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    Thanks Calvin. We have an M6 install coming up in Miami in about 6-8 weeks. That will be a fun day! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:22 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New MSB S500 and M500 Amplifiers in MSB
    The monos gave a great sense of ease and seemed ready to pounce dynamically at a moments notice. Soundstage was also bigger with the monos. I tried to detect whether the stereo might have a different tonal presentation, but really couldnít detect...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    Not really, you have to take into account how important colors are for so many people (Alon, nudge nudge, wink, wink!). Black is fine, but really and truly the S series holds a lot of value for many people, not only sonically, but in the ability to...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:49 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    We are having discussions! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder v Gryphon in Amplifiers
    I love those M500ís with the Select II. A perfect match. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder v Gryphon in Amplifiers
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:44 PM
    Mike started a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    Packing up his Wilson Alexiaís that he traded: Installing his new Magico S3 Mk2ís: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:52 PM
    Love that Formula. They build a great boat. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 AM
    How do you avoid the fact that music which goes through the proverbial cocktail blender of analog converted to digital and then converted back again doesnít lose something? And we wonít even begin to discuss the overuse of compression with digital....
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 15, 2021, 09:22 PM
    Remastered & Pressed at Quality Record Pressings! Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound From Original Analog Tapes!
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    January 15, 2021, 02:25 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread introduction in DIY
    Hello & welcome
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  • Swisstrips's Avatar
    January 15, 2021, 11:21 AM
    Since this has derailed from the OPís content into arguing about subs, I will say itís pretty outlandish to say so matter of fact subs do not belong in 2chnl. Makes absolutely no sense IMHO but certainly to each their own. The merits of subs...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 14, 2021, 08:43 PM
    Cut by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman from the Original Analog Master Tapes! This Incredible Album From the '70s is Now Available on Two 180 Gram 45rpm LPs & Pressed at Pallas! Great German pressing on this one. Best Iíve ever heard it. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 14, 2021, 07:52 PM
    Mike replied to a thread introduction in DIY
    Welcome!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 14, 2021, 06:47 PM
    Iím very happy with mine: M17 V2 - NAD Electronics I have the NAD in the family room and the Trinnov in the Home Theater. The NAD is a great performer, better than the Marantz I previously had.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 14, 2021, 06:45 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    M9 — Magico Loudspeakers
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 14, 2021, 02:17 PM
    Funny, the ones who say they donít care about MQA, insist on having it as part of the alphabet soup when buying a new DAC. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 14, 2021, 01:30 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Youíll thank me later. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    January 14, 2021, 11:53 AM
    It's about time you added a good turntable line, LOL. Just kidding. I had a Rega P3 for many years, once it was set up I never had to do anything else until I moved to a Dynavector cart. Our Rega distributor is also named Mike, if he also...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    January 14, 2021, 11:31 AM
    One other experience I'd like to share. A dealer brought over one of those Audience devices you plug into your outlet then your equipment plugs into that. He wanted me to try it, telling me how some rviewer at Stereophile wrote he couldn't live...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    January 14, 2021, 11:16 AM
    In using power products I've notice a darker background that leads to more revealing finer detail. Sometimes other benefits. A person just needs to try for themselves. The only downside I had was way back I tried a power conditioner that...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 14, 2021, 09:15 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Iím still playing with the filters, but 4fs is my fave so far. Iím also anxiously waiting for Roon certification too. Even though I hate the bugginess of Roon and realize it may not be sonically the best, it will be the best option for the...
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    January 14, 2021, 08:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    So much of that going on with the used market right now. Itís really annoying. The historically speaking there wasnít always a major difference between the K1 and K3. But with the XD series, there is a significant difference between the...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 13, 2021, 08:45 PM
    And they supply tables quickly (like 3 days).
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 13, 2021, 08:12 PM
    The setup shown (and in the video) is UNDER $6K MSRP. Killa!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 13, 2021, 08:06 PM
    It isnít showing...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 13, 2021, 07:56 PM
    Suncoast Audio adds Rega Turntables and Electronics. Here is our brand new P8 and Rega Aria Phonost - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 13, 2021, 07:51 PM
    Aaron Neville's Warm Your Heart ó double LP set, 45 RPM from Analogue Productions! Mastered from the original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman Plating and 180-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings Tip-on gatefold jacket by Stoughton...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 13, 2021, 06:12 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 1161 in Boulder Amplifiers
    It sounds the same as the 1160, just a little less power.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 12, 2021, 10:55 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Luxman M900u Monos and C900u in Luxman
    Hi, welcome and thank you for the kind words. Buy another 900u would be my recommendation. The pre change will be a lateral move. The 900u will take your power from 150 watts to over 600 in mono mode, and still handle the impedance swings of the...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 12, 2021, 01:07 PM
    Another home run. Various Artists-The Wonderful Sounds Of Male Vocals-200 Gram Vinyl Record|Acoustic Sounds From the Analog Tape Masters Each Track Selected By Acoustic Sounds Owner Chad Kassem
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    January 12, 2021, 12:06 PM
    I have had good luck with the PS Audio 10 outlet device. I have the old Quintet, forget what the new version is called. It has outlets for power amps with no current restriction, some specialized for digital and others for analog. It does do...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 12, 2021, 11:22 AM
    Iíll try to clean up the offending posts later today. As for the ignore feature, I think you can do that through the web browser only.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 12, 2021, 11:06 AM
    Think of the Everest/Combo more in terms of Sonic benefits over the 6000sv2/Sigma XC or Alpha XC rather than current benefits. That being said, in an apartment, I would be very happy with the 6000Sv2/Sigma or Alpha combo. The Everest is quite...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 12, 2021, 10:41 AM
    This morning, I am fondly remembering the good old days of civility. I sure love my Everest/Omega XC. Iím certain it was a big part in my digital sounding sooooo good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 11, 2021, 08:40 PM
    You like it? Use a mono cart. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 11, 2021, 08:34 PM
    Myself and Puma Cat have. The Everest builds on everything the 6000Sv2 gives you and just takes it to another level. More depth, blackness, layering. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    111 replies | 7083 view(s)
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