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    Today, 09:24 AM
    Sounds like your dermatologist is in love with Botox! You can't win the war against wrinkles because time and gravity are a bitch. And people who love them some facelifts only get a couple shots at it before they get the joker face with a...
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    Today, 09:19 AM
    That may or may not be true, but there certainly seems to be an expectation from the masses that with retirement comes downsizing your home and lifestyle. I know that from the barrage of questions asking me just that when I announced my retirement...
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    Today, 09:07 AM
    Joe, I'm happy to hear that you are in your late 70s and still enjoy listening to music and are still upgrading your system! I find that refreshing.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    Our room was busy all day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 08:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    The CAT JC7ís and an Aurender A15. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    Piccolo Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 06:12 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    The people who heard them first, had their jaws on the floor. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 12:29 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
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    Yesterday, 05:46 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    Some close ups of the new Clarisys Piccolo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 05:45 AM
    Very sad to hear. RIP. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 11, 2024, 10:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
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    April 11, 2024, 06:45 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
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    April 11, 2024, 04:45 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    Iím going bald! LOL Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 11, 2024, 04:40 PM
    Nicoff, it isn't just downsizing your audio gear footprint. I'm quoting you here from your original post on this thread: "The music zone is now in our living area. As for the cinema... well, it's not really a 'cinema room' anymore." Your...
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    April 11, 2024, 04:27 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    See you soon Buddy! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 11, 2024, 08:56 AM
    Where do other people get off telling you that you must downsize? That's nuts and none of their business. Now there is a commercial on TV that tells "empty nesters" that they need to sell their home and downsize. Another thing that makes me shake...
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    April 10, 2024, 10:47 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    Yes and yours will have it. No upcharge. Same price. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 10, 2024, 08:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    Debuting the new entry level Clarisys speaker, the Clarisys Piccolo. Price TBD. Will be under $20k though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 10, 2024, 08:23 PM
    Mike started a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    We have 3 rooms, maybe 4. Debuting the new Auditorium Plus (double sided midrange and double sided tweeter ribbons to match the double sided bass). All new internal tuning mechanism. No tools required. Sent from my iPhone using...
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    April 8, 2024, 08:08 AM
    Just sayingÖ.thatís why you got that message. Youíre logged in now or you couldnít post. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 8, 2024, 07:38 AM
    Thatís nothing to do with the forum. That message was because you were not logged in. Youíre clearly logged in now if you can make posts. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 6, 2024, 09:24 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico S5 mk3 in Magico
    Back in the day, there was no A series. Only Q and S. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 6, 2024, 05:25 PM
    Ok thanks. I will pass this along to the developer. I think this might be the max. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 6, 2024, 05:03 PM
    Well, a few others above havenít had an issue. Iíll run some additional tests and see if we can make some size adjustments. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 6, 2024, 04:59 PM
    No issue here. By the way, this album on Tidal on the version ďmaxĒ is unreal. Sounds better thanÖgaspÖthe vinyl. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 6, 2024, 04:58 PM
    Not that Iím aware of and others above are not having issues. It COULD be the file is too largeÖ.but Iím unaware of any specific limits. Maybe try resizing the picture (as a test if you donít mind) and try again. Sent from my iPhone using...
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    April 6, 2024, 11:12 AM
    Working? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 6, 2024, 09:06 AM
    Pro audio gear has size standards called the Rack Unit (RU). Home audio gear can be whatever size a company wants to make it. As for pulling the top off of an amplifier and not seeing much inside of a large chassis (air amps), that's a different...
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    April 6, 2024, 08:51 AM
    Still working on itÖ. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 5, 2024, 05:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico S5 mk3 in Magico
    Not sure anyone has heard the new S5 yet, except for folks at the factory. Peter told me itís awesome and has really grown in size. Maybe itís a replacement for the S5 and S7 in doing so? Who knows? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 5, 2024, 09:15 AM
    How would you possibly know that? The answer is you don't.
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    April 4, 2024, 10:54 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico S5 mk3 in Magico
    So was inflation at the time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 4, 2024, 10:54 AM
    Working on it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 4, 2024, 08:56 AM
    Behind the Scenes at Florida International Audio Expo: Talking With Fo – PS Audio Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 3, 2024, 08:41 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico S5 mk3 in Magico
    The S5 mk2 came out 9 years ago. Avantgardeís Duo Mezzo XD was $55k 9 years ago at launch, the new version is $95k today. If Iím not mistaken, the Wilson Alexia has also gone up by about the same amount over the same time period. I donít...
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    April 3, 2024, 12:55 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico S5 mk3 in Magico
    With Magico, I can see where the money goes. Clearly. They arenít over inflated psycho acoustic nonsense speakers in cheap Chinese cabinets with tiny drivers and a bright tweeter with exorbitant pricing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk...
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    April 3, 2024, 07:55 AM
    No problem here. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 2, 2024, 11:31 PM
    Yes, ours is the 8550 mk2. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 2, 2024, 05:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico S5 mk3 in Magico
    $74,500/pair in S5 Softec. $83,000/pair in S5 Gloss. Anyone interested in a pair needs to contact me before the end of April to take advantage of our trade-in/trade-up program. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 2, 2024, 11:30 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico S5 mk3 in Magico
    We need to get you a pair! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 2, 2024, 11:11 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico S5 mk3 in Magico
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    April 2, 2024, 05:44 AM
    On YouTube, find the channel for Suncoast Audio. Then scroll through our most recent videos. Give me a call to discuss. 941-932-0282. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 1, 2024, 08:56 AM
    Congrats for not downsizing and maintaining your love for music and having a dedicated listening room.
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    March 30, 2024, 11:32 AM
    Thatís why you work with a dealer and done buy used. Avoid mistakes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 29, 2024, 12:48 PM
    Audio by the pound. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 29, 2024, 12:47 PM
    No. They couldnít get the products to me in time as Axpona needs the shipments by March 25. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 29, 2024, 10:59 AM
    Luxury HiFi Distribution is pleased to announce we have been appointed as the North American Distributor for the Swiss company, Tobian SoundSystems, makers of the finest horn loudspeakers and SET electronics. We have three pairs of speakers and...
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    March 29, 2024, 08:38 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 app in Boulder Amplifiers
    I donít understand the whole iPhone app to control the amp approach. I like a good old fashioned remote. The new Rogers amp we have in the store is all ďapp to control itĒ. No remote. Guess what? Apple just deleted their app from the App Store...
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    March 27, 2024, 07:06 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin D3 in Lumin
    Terrific review and score! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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