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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Today, 03:40 PM
    I think that may have been the first review I've seen by him so I don't know if he talks like that all the time. I personally didn't think he trashed the Mac, it has some legit oversights if you are a HT person. No OSD, are you serious, that is...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:09 AM
    Why manufacturers continue to entertain working with this guy is beyond me. He trashed NAIM and now heís trashing McIntosh. This is a guy who dabbles in budget receivers, TVís and trashing vinyl. Mind boggling. Is HIGH END Home Theater a...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:25 PM
    I read an article where an audio club was going to listen to a couple phono stages and had two sets of amps. They listened to the least expensive amps first, sound was good. So they switched to the more expensive and capable amps but the sound...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 28, 2023, 04:56 PM
    Suncoast Audio Program Powered by Pass In partnership with Pass Labs, Suncoast Audio proudly announces the Suncoast Powered By Pass Program. This exciting program fills a role recently created in the market for the fans of Pass Labs. ...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 27, 2023, 03:32 PM
    If you have a 60 day return I don't see how you can lose with a listen. Out of what you have listed the Harbeth would be my choice.
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 27, 2023, 10:49 AM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Enough to have you shop Wal-Mart? LOL
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 27, 2023, 08:28 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    A 10 year average has nothing to do with current realities, or in this case, the past 24 months. The past two years inflation has gone from 1.5% to 8%. The CPI average has risen nearly 13% in the past 2 years. Butter and Eggs have risen 51% and...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 26, 2023, 07:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Has anyone for half a second stopped to think of things a different way with respect to the new S3? The reality is, the new S3 is FAR closer to an M3 than itís predecessor. Diamond coated beryllium tweeter, far heavier speaker with higher grade...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 26, 2023, 01:09 PM
    Perfect, that's the way to do it. The great thing the headphones will sound the same on your ears at the show as they will at your home. Pay close attention to comfort, it doesn't matter how good a set will sound if you are uncomfortable with them...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 26, 2023, 01:01 PM
    Not sure why anyone with a Lumin would want mono. My guess is BS does that because of their capability to transmit to other speakers in their eco that are mono. So if your BS piece is playing through your main system it would be stereo but when...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 25, 2023, 05:20 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Cables Iíll leave alone. But generally, everything is affected by inflation. Everything. The bulk dog food we buy was always $99. For years. Itís now $140. It went $120, $130, $140. Inflation is the biggest middle class tax. Look at the price...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 25, 2023, 11:18 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    The ongoing effects of runaway inflation are causing a distortion in our price perception. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 24, 2023, 03:40 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    No. In that case economics, competition, should resolve the issue. Who in their right mind would pay $3k more for something than they had to? In Magico's case it wouldn't be apples to apples, you'd have to decide if their prodict is worth the...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 23, 2023, 03:54 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Great MQA Finds in Music Forum
    Kenichi Tsunoda Big Band Patricia Barber's last two albums are 352k
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 23, 2023, 03:52 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    I may be the minority but I would for sure. It's like the $20.00 beer at the ball park, either you buy it or not. Someone might call the pricing a rep off but I don't consider it a rip off as long as there is still a choice to buy it or not.
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 22, 2023, 11:28 PM
    You're Hellcome by Samurai Pizza Cats
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    September 22, 2023, 11:32 AM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    One only has to look at the facts of the current UAW strike to see your stroking of corporations is a load of BS. There are plenty of other examples of upper management greed other than just the auto companies. Sorry I'll be saving my Kleenex.
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 22, 2023, 11:27 AM
    I've not heard of Quoboz, most compare Tidal to Qobuz.
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    September 21, 2023, 08:19 PM
    Kenichi Tsunoda Big Band, all albums stream in high res if your service provides, very good recordings to begin with.
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 08:18 PM
    The best I've heard are Dan Clark headphones. I also like Audeze and Hifiman both have models in various price points. Unless something in your system has a headphone amp it is best to get one. You might also look on a site called headfi (I...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 07:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Luxman 509z arrives in Luxman
    It sure is pretty! LOL. We havenít connected it. Weíve been busy with demos. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 11:53 AM
    Here's some current and background info On a Mythical Quest of Ascension, Lenbrook Acquires MQA - Strata-gee.com
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 11:29 AM
    Come on man you can't just put on the brakes when your raft hits the rapids, you have to ride them out. Apparently some would buy the package of broken Oreas opposed to the perfect ones. LOL
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 19, 2023, 08:35 PM
    There are those here who support MQA, visit the "What Are You Listening TO" thread. Most who are against it are parrots and never heard it in any comparison or meaningful way. It's like why do people hate Nickelback, it's the cool thing. There is...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 19, 2023, 05:27 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    Oh yeah. Itís not as good as M3, but itís amazing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 19, 2023, 04:54 PM
    Mike started a thread Luxman 509z arrives in Luxman
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 19, 2023, 04:44 PM
    I understand if Klipsch is what you must have but if other options considered you might take a look at Volti. Really good sounding horn speakers IMO.
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 19, 2023, 04:28 PM
    One article said something about Linbrook working on a system to best Blue Tooth and the MQA codec could help with that. It will be interesting to see how Tidal reacts or if they can strike a deal so that Tidal keeps offering MQA. If not, would...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 19, 2023, 04:23 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    The New Magico S3 with Pass INT-250 and MSB Discrete DAC - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 19, 2023, 03:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    Our pair has now been playing for nearly 2 weeks. 24/7. They are so so so enjoyable. A real slightly warm, very organic, natural sound. As good as the previous iterations of the S3 were, these are clearly superior in every conceivable...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2023, 06:27 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
    Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 18, 2023, 03:44 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
    I was offered a white background and I didnít want it. I like the black background. Whatís funny is that the online/print mags are asking for ďglam shotsĒ to accompany the reviews. Guess they donít like my poor iPhone photos. Sent...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 17, 2023, 09:59 PM
    Nice. Welcome to Audio Shark
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    September 17, 2023, 09:54 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Very Worthwhile Upgrade! in MSB
    Nice, congrats
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 17, 2023, 04:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Very Worthwhile Upgrade! in MSB
    Looking good!! Congrats!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 16, 2023, 06:12 PM
    I don't think a label would provoke common sense. I shipped an amp to Hawaii a few months ago, the outer box was tattered due to past Fedex trip. I knew when I lifted it the box gave like if it was lifted a few more times the insides may land on...
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    September 16, 2023, 01:27 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    On one hand a trade in program is nice, keeps you from having to sell your item but keep in mind on the other hand there has to be a good amount of profit made initially and after to make a trade worth while. An after thought, even if the A3 is...
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    September 16, 2023, 01:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
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    September 16, 2023, 01:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
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    September 16, 2023, 01:24 PM
    Mike started a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 16, 2023, 01:18 PM
    I'm sure what you guys are saying about the rough trip is most likely the truth but in this day and age where pretty much everything is recorded why not put your best foot forward and do the right thing. At least give us an illusion someone cared,...
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  • Swisstrips's Avatar
    September 16, 2023, 12:35 PM
    Pfft, thatís nothing. Think of what that package went through on its way to your destination. I mean I get it and have footage of my previous DAC literally thrown / dropped onto door step, it was moment.
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 15, 2023, 12:28 PM
    Mr Peabody started a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    I was checking out Magico the other day and noticed that prices have increased on the A series about $6k since at least the A3 was introduced. I know prices have gone up for many brands not picking on Magico it's just what hit me recently. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 14, 2023, 01:06 PM
    Denali 6000T v2 & Alpha XC Retail Price $9300 Promotion Price: $6500 Denali 6000T v2 & Sigma XC Retail Price $10,250 Promotion Price: $7,500 Contact Suncoast Audio immediately (as supplies last).
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 13, 2023, 07:53 PM
    I did know the in/outs were 50 ohm it just confused me when the G05 manual mentioned either could be used. 50 it is though. You mentioned the Mutec was better however the G05 is just out, I don't think even available yet in U.S. Have you...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 13, 2023, 05:10 PM
    When I was reading the owner manual for the G05 hook up instructions it says to use a 50 or 75 ohm BNC cable. It seems to me it should be one or the other, isn't there a difference?
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    September 13, 2023, 04:12 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread BNC to BNC in Cables
    Wow! Looks like Shunyata has a good selection but those things are expensive. A G05 is said to cost $5k, the Omega 50 costs $4700.00, an Alpha $2500.00 just for perspective. I was sort of looking for the BNC equivalent of the AQ Diamond,...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 12, 2023, 11:15 PM
    So downloading V4 is like starting new, you have to set up your unit etc.? I suppose your library info is stored in the Aurender and streaming service so all of that will appear in V4 with no issue?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 12, 2023, 03:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread VAC Signature iQ200 in VAC
    Yes, the monos will ruin you! They are sooooooo good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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