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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 10:52 AM
    Koetsu Onyx Platinum There are quiet trackers and then there is this cartridge. Amazingly quiet. The sound? Itís so musical and engaging. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 10:24 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Rega P10 in Turntables
    We have the P6 and P8. I think we need a P10. Great turntables. So alive and dynamic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mechnutt's Avatar
    Today, 12:58 AM
    I don't know if this video or singer has been posted here but I just became aware of her and I am mesmerized by her voice. And what a great smile while performing. Her voice is a near Stevie Nicks clone. Lanie Gardner - Dreams by Fleetwood Mac...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:48 PM
    Another reasonable priced new preamp is Schiit Freya. They have another even cheaper
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 20, 2021, 09:50 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    Apparently the CH video floating around is a fake video!! Canít wait to hear these in person. The specs, the design is just mind blowing and total state of the art. 1000 pounds of sheer amazement! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 20, 2021, 05:51 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Rega P10 in Turntables
    We have the P6 and P8 in the store and love them. The P8 had me sit back and say ďwow!Ē So dynamic and musical for such a modest price point. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 20, 2021, 02:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    Yes sir. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    April 20, 2021, 12:15 PM
    What is your budget for a preamp and what sources will you use for listening? An older Conrad Johnson preamp used would be a nice match. Adcom on the used market is a good value. Quite a few options actually. New you might look at the...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    April 19, 2021, 04:56 PM
    Correct, no issues. You could use two sets of cables going from setB to the speaker low end posts ad A to the high end posts, for example. Be sur to remove the connecters on your speaker, sometimes it's a flat piece of metal going from top to...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    April 19, 2021, 12:32 PM
    Pick up at post #54
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    April 19, 2021, 12:27 PM
    Welcome to AS. The main benefit is to eliminate the jumpers that connect the binding posts. I recently done that and it was a nice improvement. The amp I started with had two sets of binding posts, using both causes no issues. Then I went back...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 18, 2021, 09:46 PM
    Thank you. I consider the D-08u very very ďvinyl likeĒ/analog, even more so than the new D-10x, which is excellent in its own right and offers some advantages over the D-08u. However, the D-08u via USB didnít shine as much as the D-08u with...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 18, 2021, 06:25 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 18, 2021, 05:05 PM
    Using Miyajima Zero Mono Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 17, 2021, 08:22 PM
    Original pressing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 17, 2021, 08:20 PM
    Well, based on how they pair with the Franco Serblinís, I assume, very well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 17, 2021, 07:51 PM
    First pressing Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 17, 2021, 07:48 PM
    Mike replied to a thread which network cable in Cables
    This! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 17, 2021, 07:12 PM
    Original first pressing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 17, 2021, 03:54 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    The world's BEST integrated amplifier. The Boulder 866. I'll never be the same. - YouTube
    45 replies | 4441 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    April 16, 2021, 10:41 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin X1 'V2' in Lumin
    I donít think so any time soon. Would love to see them branch beyond Sabre for a Statement piece. Maybe ladder DAC? Something new? AKM might not happen anytime soon since the factory burned down. How about a power supply in the same chassis...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 16, 2021, 04:34 PM
    Looks awesome in black. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    April 16, 2021, 03:41 PM
    You have nice components, why replace the preamp? The 680D looks to be a capable unit but of your components that would be the one I'd look to upgrade or try and external DAC to hear if any improvement. I was surprised that a unit like the 680D...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 15, 2021, 08:50 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Second Homes in General Off Topic Forums
    Hey! Wait, what? How close to me? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 15, 2021, 08:23 PM
    Ballpark is $10k, but ďTBDĒ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 15, 2021, 10:22 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    Thereís some fabulous tier 1 & 2 brands like Soulution, AudioNet, Goldmund, etc. Iím going to just see what happens. Although a 725/711 combo remains dancing in my head. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 15, 2021, 09:52 AM
    Iíve had some customers use uship.com with good success. I havenít personally used it as we have several corporate accounts with SAIA, Pilot and others. We buy pallets (oh, by the way, if you buy 10 plastic pallets, they come....wait for...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 15, 2021, 09:21 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    Our business model of finding the best in all categories wonít work. They will probably have a small group of ďall-inĒ dedicated dealers and I wish them luck. Iím sure Gryphon speakers, cables and racks are good, but nobody, and I mean...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 15, 2021, 07:25 AM
    N-05XD | OVERVIEW | ESOTERIC:Japan high-end audio manufacturer | エソテリック Iím already thinking of amp combinations. Boulder 1161 Pass X250.8 Pass XA30.8 Sim 860V2 Luxman M900u Soulution 3 series
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 15, 2021, 07:10 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    Since itís in the AudioQuest room, we use an AQ Dragon Source. We use the V14 Digital on the Aurender in the front room (the Shunyata room). Oh, and I ordered my Aurender N30 yesterday for that room. Silver.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 14, 2021, 08:08 PM
    Good! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 14, 2021, 08:08 PM
    I love it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 14, 2021, 07:52 PM
    Tapatalk works great. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 14, 2021, 07:39 PM
    Itís on your end. No changes here. Use Tapatalk on phone or tablet when you can. If things go wonky, youíll have dozens posting about it. If not, then itís you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 14, 2021, 07:33 PM
    Freight. UPS and Fedex have weight limits of 150 pounds, but hereís the issue: Drivers are hired to lift up to 75 pounds. Anything over this and you risk them kicking it off the back of the truck. Strap to pallet. Use freight. Sent...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    April 14, 2021, 12:06 PM
    If the digital input of h 7703 works then you know you could use the Node or other device you ordered.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 14, 2021, 11:26 AM
    No issues here. Theyíve been great. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 14, 2021, 07:19 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    I understand some went up a little and some went down a little. Perhaps someone can confirm the price of the Diablo 300 for example. It was $16K. George - I agree. It will be interesting to see if dealers who were ďall in, lock, stock and...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 13, 2021, 10:50 PM
    No apology necessary. Iím just scratching my head. These are very easy challenges he has. Maybe he needs a good dealer.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 13, 2021, 09:58 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne 704ís in Fyne Audio
    Very. Been playing non stop. Smoooooooooooooothing out now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 13, 2021, 02:15 PM
    Speed controller is the REGA Neo. Reality is he should upgrade to the P6 to get all the goodies! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 13, 2021, 11:45 AM
    Amazing intrgrated. A beast! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 13, 2021, 11:14 AM
    So much here. He can upgrade from a P2 to a P3 and that solves the ease of speed change issue with a speed controller. Easy and gets a better sounding table to boot. He can add a VPI ADS to his P2 and then itís perfect speed and changing with...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 12, 2021, 08:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    Just listen to instrument decay. It goes on forever. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    April 12, 2021, 03:39 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    Anyone know if Krell still makes speakers? I remember back in the 90's they came out with a speaker line and the scenario of trying to force them on dealers sounds familiar.
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    April 12, 2021, 01:23 PM
    The rviews have me excited to just be able to hear this amp someday and you get to own it... nice.Ö.. I hope they make it to some of the audio shows.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 12, 2021, 01:15 PM
    Perhaps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 12, 2021, 01:12 PM
    Is the wood on top? The 595 is wood all around, not just sides. I asked Luxman and this is what they told me. Maybe thatís why Accuphase costs more here! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 12, 2021, 01:01 PM
    The REASON is that US government regulations donít allow wood over any piece of equipment for CSA safety reasons. Japan apparently isnít concerned. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    April 12, 2021, 10:25 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    Taiko with the new USB card and running TAS is just un-freaking believably good. Listening this morning after letting it run all weekend. If they could get the TAS interface up a few notches (or more). Oh boy, that would be special. Hard to...
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