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    Today, 03:45 PM
    Not really. Wilson is a speaker manufacturer not an electronics manufacturer.
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    Today, 10:32 AM
    So is a member on this forum: "Naim seems to be having an issue worldwide. Their decision to send a $27K kit to a very popular low-end reviewer here in the US was a spectacular failure and shows how out of touch they have become. Plus there is a...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:09 AM
    Why manufacturers continue to entertain working with this guy is beyond me. He trashed NAIM and now heís trashing McIntosh. This is a guy who dabbles in budget receivers, TVís and trashing vinyl. Mind boggling. Is HIGH END Home Theater a...
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    September 28, 2023, 04:56 PM
    Suncoast Audio Program Powered by Pass In partnership with Pass Labs, Suncoast Audio proudly announces the Suncoast Powered By Pass Program. This exciting program fills a role recently created in the market for the fans of Pass Labs. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 27, 2023, 08:28 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    A 10 year average has nothing to do with current realities, or in this case, the past 24 months. The past two years inflation has gone from 1.5% to 8%. The CPI average has risen nearly 13% in the past 2 years. Butter and Eggs have risen 51% and...
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    September 26, 2023, 07:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Has anyone for half a second stopped to think of things a different way with respect to the new S3? The reality is, the new S3 is FAR closer to an M3 than itís predecessor. Diamond coated beryllium tweeter, far heavier speaker with higher grade...
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    September 26, 2023, 04:09 PM
    Congrats on your retirement and my condolences on moving from a house to a condo that prevents you from listening to your system at the levels you are used to.
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    September 25, 2023, 05:20 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Cables Iíll leave alone. But generally, everything is affected by inflation. Everything. The bulk dog food we buy was always $99. For years. Itís now $140. It went $120, $130, $140. Inflation is the biggest middle class tax. Look at the price...
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    September 25, 2023, 02:29 PM
    mep replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    There's a difference between saying a price for a commodity is a rip off vice saying you bought something and were ripped off as a result of your purchase.
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    September 25, 2023, 11:18 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    The ongoing effects of runaway inflation are causing a distortion in our price perception. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 25, 2023, 09:12 AM
    mep replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    This is the second time now in this thread you have called Capitalism immoral. Keep it up, you are sounding like a socialist every time you make that statement and you are trying to turn this thread into political posturing.
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    September 23, 2023, 10:32 AM
    mep replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    If you aren't buying because of the high prices, you didn't get ripped off. If you decide to buy regardless of the price and agreed to pay it, you didn't get ripped off.
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    September 23, 2023, 10:28 AM
    Give it up, it's hopeless. He has a "friend" who works in recording studios and his friend knows everything.
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    September 22, 2023, 12:01 PM
    Is that all you have?
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    September 22, 2023, 09:29 AM
    How could you possibly know that? I had a Tidal subscription for over a year and listened to MQA versions of many albums. I dumped Tidal and kept Quobuz because Quobuz sounds better.
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    September 21, 2023, 10:31 AM
    Besides that being a Captain Obvious statement, we will see if MQA drops out of new gear involved in the digital music chain. If that happens, it will be the kiss of death for MQA. It appears for the here and now that MQA is on life support and it...
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    September 21, 2023, 09:20 AM
    mep replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    I don't think "ripping off customers" is the correct choice of words when a customer agrees to pay a certain amount for a pair of speakers and they receive the speakers they paid for. If you agreed to a certain amount to pay for a set of speakers...
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    September 20, 2023, 07:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Luxman 509z arrives in Luxman
    It sure is pretty! LOL. We havenít connected it. Weíve been busy with demos. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 20, 2023, 09:39 AM
    I don't see MQA being a sustainable format and generating further revenue in the future. The MQA cow has been milked dry IMO.
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    September 20, 2023, 09:30 AM
    Me too!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 19, 2023, 05:27 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    Oh yeah. Itís not as good as M3, but itís amazing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 19, 2023, 04:54 PM
    Mike started a thread Luxman 509z arrives in Luxman
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    September 19, 2023, 04:23 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    The New Magico S3 with Pass INT-250 and MSB Discrete DAC - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 19, 2023, 04:06 PM
    Wonder how his business plan is different than Meridian's plan?
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    September 19, 2023, 03:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    Our pair has now been playing for nearly 2 weeks. 24/7. They are so so so enjoyable. A real slightly warm, very organic, natural sound. As good as the previous iterations of the S3 were, these are clearly superior in every conceivable...
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    September 18, 2023, 06:27 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
    Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 18, 2023, 03:44 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
    I was offered a white background and I didnít want it. I like the black background. Whatís funny is that the online/print mags are asking for ďglam shotsĒ to accompany the reviews. Guess they donít like my poor iPhone photos. Sent...
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    September 18, 2023, 09:17 AM
    mep replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
    How many photo critics does AS have?
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    September 17, 2023, 04:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Very Worthwhile Upgrade! in MSB
    Looking good!! Congrats!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 17, 2023, 03:17 PM
    Your gear wasn't damaged so there is no blame that needs to be assigned.
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    September 17, 2023, 09:55 AM
    I hate opening any box that is filled with styrofoam peanuts. They are a freaking nightmare to clean up. I think we can do better than using styrofoam peanuts for packing in 2023.
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    September 17, 2023, 08:27 AM
    Nothing Burger!
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    September 16, 2023, 06:31 PM
    mep replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Well said.
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    September 16, 2023, 01:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
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    September 16, 2023, 01:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
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    September 16, 2023, 01:24 PM
    Mike started a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
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    September 16, 2023, 10:53 AM
    mep replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    So what's your preferred alternative to capitalism?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 14, 2023, 01:06 PM
    Denali 6000T v2 & Alpha XC Retail Price $9300 Promotion Price: $6500 Denali 6000T v2 & Sigma XC Retail Price $10,250 Promotion Price: $7,500 Contact Suncoast Audio immediately (as supplies last).
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    September 13, 2023, 06:20 PM
    mep replied to a thread Decware in Integrated Systems
    Looks like Bottlehead gear.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 12, 2023, 03:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread VAC Signature iQ200 in VAC
    Yes, the monos will ruin you! They are sooooooo good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 12, 2023, 02:15 PM
    Mike replied to a thread VAC Signature iQ200 in VAC
    I completely agree! Theyíre one of two of my favorite amps in the store. And clearly the Master 300ís are best looking! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 11, 2023, 05:58 PM
    mep replied to a thread A bizarre reviewÖ in Speakers
    I can only speak for myself. IMO, JA is a smart and talented EE with many years of experience testing audio electronics and speakers. JA is very honest with his findings and points out any design flaws he uncovers during his measurements. I do...
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    September 11, 2023, 01:02 PM
    Mike started a thread Hegel H600 Review in Hegel
    Review: Hegel H600 | H600: Power Plant With Super Resolution Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 10, 2023, 07:15 PM
    Make sure the old app isnít open Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 10, 2023, 06:50 PM
    Download it from the App Store. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 10, 2023, 04:29 PM
    It is the same. Itís only missing from the menu. But itís all there. N30SA Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 10, 2023, 03:40 PM
    Conductor is for all models. N30SA – Aurender America Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 10, 2023, 02:24 PM
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    September 9, 2023, 01:00 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    About 5 or 6 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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