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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 02:51 PM
    Heard them. Very nice. Would still pick MBL myself Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 12:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Zellaton in Speakers
    He blatantly advertises? Their speakers are $$$$$$$ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:54 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Zellaton in Speakers
    If you have to ask... Only one dealer. The distributor is the only dealer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:38 PM
    Mike started a thread Becoming Mozart in Music Forum
    Now Hear This “Becoming Mozart” | Great Performances | PBS Check out the 36-39 minute mark. Nice system! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    4 replies | 227 view(s)
  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:16 PM
    Welcome. The range you show fully covers the midrange and beyond, I'd wonder how anyone could not hear it. My question would be how loud are they in decibels. I mean if you can hear them inside your house with windows closed they must be...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:04 PM
    Point man for calling out all those red neck mothers. "M" is for mud flap
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:55 AM
    I have not heard the ECI. I personally find Primare to sound a bit edgy for lack of a better word, however, it should drive them well. By reputation my guess is the ECI would be worth the difference. The Primare would be neutral and have good...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    October 25, 2020, 11:45 AM
    I listen to a vary wide variety of music and listen more than watch TV. TV is mostly news and late night shows like Cobert. I listen whenever I have the time. I like some Dead Can Dance, Dillerium, Crystal Method, B-Tribe.When I listen to...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    October 25, 2020, 11:33 AM
    I like her voice but not a big Evanesence fan. But I was into bands like Nightwish, Epica, Within Temptation, etc. before Evanesence hit the sceen. If Amy's voice is too operatic then the bands I mentioned may not appeal to you.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 24, 2020, 04:36 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Ripping Vinyl in Computer/Digital Audio
    Cool. Iíve wanted to try the Sweet Vinyl products. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    October 23, 2020, 03:19 PM
    She really does but seems to struggle how to apply it. Evanesence broke big with Bring Me To Life but didn't have much luck following up. She has some solo work that is more Electronica, I like some of the genre but haven't explored her material...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 23, 2020, 06:54 AM
    Mike replied to a thread F704 Unboxing in Fyne Audio
    The big 7ís! Nice. Give them lots of hours to break in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 06:24 PM
    Not that Iím aware of. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 01:20 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread How do I find Unity Gain? in Lumin
    If unity gain is -0- on your volume when bypass is on, then if you set the volume to -0- on any input the result is the same.
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 12:15 PM
    The AR was a good table. The poor man's LP12.
    22 replies | 593 view(s)
  • Mechnutt's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 11:54 AM
    When you are broke, destitute and divorced from spending all your money on audio gear. Or When you can finally sit and listen to music for hours at a time without looking for flaws in your system.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 10:58 AM
    Youíre retired! You have time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 09:51 AM
    click GO ADVANCED, click the PAPERCLIP, upload the file (choose file), click upload, close window, click paper clip icon, thereís your picture! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 09:40 AM
    Testing without photo hosting. Mike, click GO ADVANCED, click the PAPERCLIP, upload the file (choose file), click upload, close window, click paper clip icon, thereís your picture!
    22 replies | 593 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 09:29 AM
    Iíll check today, but you should still have no issue uploading photos Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 09:01 AM
    You can upload a photo without a hosting site. Who said that? Just use TapaTalk. We removed the add on link for photos because it was creating duplicate posts. But we donít require a hosting site for photos. I pay $$ to host all our data...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 08:37 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Shout out to Magico in Magico
    Donít touch those M3ís, unless youíre going M6! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 22, 2020, 08:06 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Shout out to Magico in Magico
    Bud, no surprise here. You picked a real winner with the S5 Mk2. They do it all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    October 21, 2020, 08:34 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread How do I find Unity Gain? in Lumin
    It would be the same.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 21, 2020, 04:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Up to DSD512. Makes no difference of the source. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 21, 2020, 04:17 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    No. You have to buy it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 21, 2020, 03:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Not sure what you mean by ďdirectĒ. We purchased the download. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 21, 2020, 03:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Itís on our NAS in the store. Getting DSD512 resolution. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 21, 2020, 02:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender ACS10 with Nimbie in Aurender
    Yes, set it and forget it. We did that with all our CDís in the store. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    October 21, 2020, 01:22 PM
    The Garrard Engineering and Manufacturing Company of Swindon, Wiltshire, was a British company that was famous for producing high-quality gramophone turntables. It was formed by the jewellers Garrard & Co in 1915. The company was sold to Plessey, an...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    October 21, 2020, 12:21 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread How do I find Unity Gain? in Lumin
    what is leedh? Unity Gain is when the input and output voltage is the same between two devices. Used a lot for home theater bypass. Although to allow a signal to pass you wouldn't necessarily need absolute unity gain. Unless maybe for some...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    October 21, 2020, 12:06 PM
    Welcome to AS. For performance I do think some of the current Rega and such would be the way to go. For vintage I'd choose a direct drive, there is a big following for vintage Japanese DD turntables. Like you, I like the vintage Dual, I don't...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 21, 2020, 11:29 AM
    Welcome! Check out VPI too for tables. REGA also makes some nice ones too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    October 20, 2020, 05:53 PM
    Hi Tom, just curious if you feel air movement with SL with them being full range? ML are the only electrostats I've had in my room and I couldn't get over the fact I couldn't feel the music, I kept trying to turn up the volume to no avail, LOL ...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    October 20, 2020, 04:39 PM
    So how did your listening session go? I've heard good things on Ampzilla
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 20, 2020, 06:59 AM
    Congrats. Any first impressions? Antileon Evo would be my pick followed by the 1161. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 20, 2020, 06:56 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    I thought as much Peter. $200 is very fair, I frankly thought it would be at least $500. Your ordering much smaller quantities than say Sony or Logitech, so your costs are higher. The remote looks gorgeous. Canít wait to see it in person. Well...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:43 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    No. But for arguments sake, what would you use for cables? Outdoor lighting cable? Lamp cord? The entire level of the system went up significantly with this Alpha v2 loom.
    114 replies | 3528 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:38 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Itís a DSD512 album of Vanessa Fernandez, I Want You. I Want You - NativeDSD Music
    114 replies | 3528 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:32 PM
    My customer who bought Grandioso K1X, Clock, PS1 from me, says clock.
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    October 19, 2020, 08:30 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Esoteric N-01XD + Magico A5?s + Pass X260.8 + Pass XP22 + all Shunyata Alpha V2 cabling. DSD512. - YouTube
    114 replies | 3528 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:28 PM
    They donít have dealers. So, we all pay the full nut. With the PSU it was about $6K. FAR cheaper than I can buy an Esoteric clock for. But, SCAudiophile says the Esoteric clock is super, so I must try it. I was just a little skeptical since I...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:18 PM
    This clock is just getting better and better and better. Was really surprised to the improvement it made. Hey, even as a dealer, we paid full retail! Worth every penny.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 06:45 PM
    Now thatís fast! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 04:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    WHEN has Peter ever ďsoldĒ Luminís? He has done zero selling. I havenít seen even a hint of it. In fact, heís given great tech support on many non-Lumin products. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 04:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Thatís a crazy idea. Have you seen the incredible support Lumin gives for free? Do you think Peter does this because heís bored? Lumin makes Peter available to all of us FOR FREE. When you bought the Lumin, it didnít have a remote and you...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 03:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    $200 seems VERY reasonable to me, especially for such a beautiful, elegant looking remote. Our MBL remote is $750 and it looks like this: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    51 replies | 1804 view(s)
  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 01:35 PM
    Hi Bob, welcome
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    October 19, 2020, 01:32 PM
    Hello & welcome
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 18, 2020, 10:13 AM
    Ordering now. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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