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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:27 AM
    Where are you located? I know Mark (MDP) had the Salon 2ís with the Pass X350.8 for a long time and loved the combo. Maybe he can chime in here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:44 AM
    The new flagship turntable from Kronos. Details to follow. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    RIP. Iconic musician. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:34 PM
    One year at AXPONA one of the main KEF sales guys was running the room and one of their demonstrations was a side by side comparison of the LS50's and a set of Blades. What he was pointing out for observation was how the driver in the LS50 was...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:07 PM
    That makes no sense. Especially if your goal is best sound for the money. If you have $3k speakers ad a $300.00 streamer all you get is a $300.00 sound. Granted the $300 sound will be better through a $3k speaker opposed to $300 speaker...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    RIP I've been a fan as long as I can remember, seem them in concert, it's a tough loss.
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:45 PM
    The article is just an editorial, one man's opinion, and subjective. For example, who says the $40k piece is worse than the $4k piece, Doug? On the other hand that doesn't mean there isn't a good point, food for thought. On one hand Doug says...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 06:46 PM
    Mike replied to a thread CD Transports: End of an era in MSB
    Do you have any evidence? They can barely keep stock right now. As soon as it comes in, itís gone and sold. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 06:28 PM
    No. The 590 is A, 509 is AB. The 590 may go into AB, but Luxman doesnít specify it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 05:17 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    Itís all vicoustics. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 02:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    We had a blast! Thank you to you and your wonderful wife for such southern hospitality! I thoroughly enjoyed hanging with you and listening to your incredible system. I canít believe how big a step up the DB11-Sís are over my 9ís. Size and...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 11:26 AM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Speaker Journey in KEF
    Congrats on the new speakers, I haven't heard the Meta yet. When did you get the MBL? I just noticed that, how do you like it?
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 26, 2021, 10:40 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread ploink :) in Introduce Yourself
    Hello & welcome. Several Lumin users and a dedicated Lumin forum here. Peter, one of the Lumin guys is a member and very helpful with questions. I wonder if that makes him a LumineerÖ...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 26, 2021, 10:30 PM
    Well, someone woke up on the wrong side of the listening chair. And, quite presumptuous of you I must say. I can only speak for me, I have heard what I recommended and only recommend what I'm familiar with, unless specified. As you see in my...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 26, 2021, 09:35 PM
    I've seen some good prices for used 534 but they aren't always up for sale. ML does have apreamp in the $10k range in their 5nnn series gear. Also, look at Bricasti, Brian the designer was with Levinson at one point, I believe during...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 26, 2021, 07:47 PM
    Mike replied to a thread ploink :) in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 26, 2021, 05:13 PM
    Naim was a good suggestion. One option would be the Halo integrated, Bluesound Node & remaining $2k or so for JBL 4312g or maybe a Kef R-series, not sure the pricing. If not open box the 4312g would take me over budget. So many options for up...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 26, 2021, 04:58 PM
    Hello & welcome
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 26, 2021, 04:51 PM
    I suspect your dealer is just trying to sell what he has. I think Diablo would do the job. My friend had Salons for a long time and I have heard them with several amps. First he had the 532h and it drove them fine in a large open room. I...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 26, 2021, 04:37 PM
    Hello & welcome
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 26, 2021, 03:03 PM
    Mike started a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    In Kentucky today for a visit and some tweaking of our friend and customers DB11-Sí.s. We have the DB9-S in the store. They are incredible. However, I was not expecting how much better the DB11-Sís ($54k) are. They have a superior cabinet,...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 26, 2021, 12:12 PM
    True, but they are conservative! HiFi News measured it at 95. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 26, 2021, 12:12 PM
    Oh God, donít say that! N20 to me does extract more micro detail, but it still retains the analog sonic nature. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 26, 2021, 11:38 AM
    Yes. No problem. It really measures about 95 watts/channel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 26, 2021, 08:54 AM
    It doesnít do Roon unfortunately. They had a public fall out. Itís a good unit, requires HQ Player or Other software (no Roon). Aqua DACís are still our favorite stand alone DACís under $10k. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 25, 2021, 05:59 PM
    Welcome. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 24, 2021, 01:03 PM
    We are doing a M6 setup today in Miami. Iíll respond more later, but I agree. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 23, 2021, 09:55 PM
    Hello & welcome
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 23, 2021, 07:29 PM
    Mike replied to a thread N100H to N200 or N10? in Aurender
    N200. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 23, 2021, 07:28 PM
    Come to my place for a listen. Canít ship it, way too many boxes! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 23, 2021, 07:24 PM
    I just love the wing and aggressive front. Looks so bad ass! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 23, 2021, 02:15 PM
    Love the yellow! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 23, 2021, 01:44 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Long time reader in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 23, 2021, 07:58 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin X1 in Lumin
    Yes
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 21, 2021, 10:25 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread JBL Bel Aire Speakers in Speakers
    JBL is coming out with a 6" 2-way monitor, I get the models mixed up, so many, but I think the 4329. To my knowledge no reissue of the model you mentioned but they are revamping several olde models. L100's, 4312g, 4349 etc. Check and keep an eye...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    July 21, 2021, 10:08 PM
    EQ's in the 70's were basically money makers, a fad, everyone had the big smily face on them. Most introduced noise. And, even better if it had lights. In order for an EQ to even be effective you'd need some feedback on the room, a spectrum...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 21, 2021, 08:54 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin supports Tidal Connect in Lumin
    Peter - any ideas why? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 21, 2021, 08:50 PM
    Love it! Competition seats? How do you find them? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 21, 2021, 06:11 PM
    Thanks. Want the Z06, and still have a deposit down on it - but they keep delaying it (now ETA is 2023). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 21, 2021, 05:56 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Speaker Placement in Speakers
    Great to hear Tom! Happy to help. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 21, 2021, 05:50 PM
    Yours? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 21, 2021, 05:32 PM
    Barely. But, technically, yes. I couldnít have bought new if I wanted to. No allocations left. GT4ís are a bit less common. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 21, 2021, 05:23 PM
    Ask GM. Delays, delays, delays, delays, delays. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 21, 2021, 05:01 PM
    Thank you! I felt the same way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 21, 2021, 04:35 PM
    I love that color! Looks amazing. Cool rims. Did you get any PPF? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 21, 2021, 04:10 PM
    Love that color! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 21, 2021, 03:57 PM
    We need pictures! I had a Boxster S and found it more ďfunĒ than the 911ísÖ.hence the Cayman now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 21, 2021, 03:47 PM
    Thanks Sean. I can honestly say itís better than any of my 911ís, even my 2018 911 GTS. I agree with Doug! The 2020 Porsche Cayman GT4 Is My Favorite New Porsche - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 21, 2021, 03:40 PM
    The gear ratios on the stick are all messed up. This is a car built for the PDK. The 6 speed stick has first gear going to 55mph, and 2nd going to 85mph. Itís really designed for PDK. And quite a bit faster with PDK too: 3.4 Vs 4.1. Sent...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 21, 2021, 03:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Speaker Placement in Speakers
    It all depends on the speaker design. For yours with that super tweeter, aim the tweeter at your shoulders. A laser can really help. A wide dispersion tweeter like the B&W, Kharma, etc do best with more toe out. Sent from my iPhone using...
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