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    Today, 08:12 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Ha! Yes, we will have to start calling this the “send to Mike to play with” room. Dang, I love free stuff, even if it’s for a short while. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 08:10 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Estelon Forza + Gryphon Essence amp + Gryphon Zena preamp - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 08:10 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Estelon Forza + Gryphon Essence amp + Gryphon Zena preamp - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 08:10 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Estelon Forza + Gryphon Essence + Gryphon Zena - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 06:20 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Not sure how long we will have these in the store, so if you’re interested in a listen, come on by! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 06:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 06:17 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 12:16 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    For me it would come down to the 866 or Luxman 590x. Both are winners. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:16 PM
    You should. Love your pics! Great musical system you have there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 PM
    Don’t be silly. You have a turntable, so you’re ok by me! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:32 PM
    I was kind of bummed. I had a long talk with the distributor who gave me all the poop. Was hoping for more internal changes. He did say the P3ESR anniversary to P3XD was “incredible”. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 09:13 PM
    It’s identical to Anniversary Edition. Only P3 and C7 get some upgrades with XD. P3 gets the most. 30, SHL5+ and 40 remain identical to anniversary edition. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 05:38 PM
    Will we see a stand-alone 800 series amp soon? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 05:31 PM
    The 812 has a sophisticated built-in headphone amp with multiple connection options that would connect almost any headphone on the market. It has the DAC topology, DSP filter, and streaming options similar to the 866. It has two analog inputs and...
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    Yesterday, 05:31 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Old Newbie in Introduce Yourself
    Hello & welcome
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    Yesterday, 05:16 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Old Newbie in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
    Really not interested in that. The ones who have tried something similar have been a flop. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 02:27 PM
    Mike started a thread MBL Podcast in MBL
    A Deep Dive In The High End: Sitting Down With MBL | Part-Time Audiophile Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 01:13 PM
    I know, we’ve all said that privately. “We were the best show of 2020!!” “But you were the only show of 2020”. “Minor details.” We will back in 2022.
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    Yesterday, 12:09 PM
    Wise move considering circumstances, shame nonetheless.
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    Yesterday, 11:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New speakers have arrived in Speakers
    Yes! Another option. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 10:22 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New speakers have arrived in Speakers
    First, I highly doubt their bass traps will treat 40hz, even if you had 20 of them. The only ones that WILL treat that low of a frequency are from Resolution Acoustics who took them to New York to be properly measured. You have some other options....
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    August 5, 2020, 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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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 5, 2020, 07:23 PM
    Wow! I’ve heard it sounds incredible. Can’t wait to get our demo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    August 5, 2020, 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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    August 5, 2020, 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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    August 5, 2020, 12:10 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Thinking of .7 or 1.7i in Magnepan
    Randy, so glad you’re enjoying the Maggie’s. I have many many fond memories of my various pairs. They’re wonderful.
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    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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    August 4, 2020, 09:24 AM
    I’ve been a huge F1 fan for a long time, actually most motor sports, but F1 now is so f’ng boring nowadays. Watch the first opening lap, turn it off, watch the last couple laps it’s the same. Lewis is fantastic and I’ll admit i haven’t 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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    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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    August 1, 2020, 01:47 PM
    Fantastic! Still keep saying “50 watts my ass”. This Essence drives everything in the big room! LOVE it’s sound signature. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    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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    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 (I’m 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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    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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    July 31, 2020, 02:02 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Thinking of .7 or 1.7i in Magnepan
    This. 1.7’s are delicious. Pair with a nice pair of little subs and you’ll giggle. I prefer Quad ESL’s myself, but Maggie’s are amazing amazing for the money. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    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 Utopia’s 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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    July 31, 2020, 11:06 AM
    Another New Gillian Welch. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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