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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 10:55 AM
    I donít recall. Just do DoP. I know Charlie wasnít a big fan of DSD. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 07:59 AM
    Borrow another DAC and eliminate one or the other. We have used the N10 on the QX5 Twenty with zero issues. Also, try another USB cable. Even a crapper.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    SOLD!!!!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 09:15 PM
    Mike replied to a thread 50 year audiophile in Introduce Yourself
    Yes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 08:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread 50 year audiophile in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome. Itís under Settings. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:38 PM
    Mike replied to a thread N100C vs N100H? in Aurender
    No other change but the addition of the coax. Itís really designed for older DACís which donít have an USB input.
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  • mep's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:39 AM
    mep replied to a thread Impedance? in Subwoofers
    I just looked at the specs of your amp and all ratings are given using an 8 ohm impedance and there is no power output spec for a 4 ohm load which is telling. Given that, I would stick with the 8 ohm version of the subs you are looking at.
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    July 14, 2020, 10:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender drop out problem in Aurender
    None. Your problem is probably related to your network or something else. Roon I have found to be buggy as hell, but the Aurender has been rock solid.
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    July 14, 2020, 06:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon Mojo S Review in Gryphon Audio
    We have a pair of these coming in on trade if anyone is interested. PM me if youíre interested. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 14, 2020, 06:26 PM
    Thanks Sean. Any time! Those amps actually look like the 860 v2! The Sim stuff is fabulous. Smooth on top, linear, great bass and musical. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 14, 2020, 04:52 PM
    Pass XP22 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • mep's Avatar
    July 13, 2020, 04:15 PM
    What did you expect? You had it, you loved it, you returned it, and now you miss it.
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    July 13, 2020, 12:26 PM
    Then go buy it again. Problem solved
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    July 13, 2020, 08:55 AM
    Agreed. I don't understand why people bother to complicate their digital rigs and think that somehow it will sound better. KISS.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 13, 2020, 08:12 AM
    Mike started a thread Pass XA200.8 Review in Pass Labs†
    Pass Laboratories XA200.8 pure Class A monoblock amplifiers Review, Part 3 - Conclusion - Dagogo
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 12, 2020, 11:48 PM
    $6k for a switch? wow. Best switch? No switch! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 12, 2020, 12:11 PM
    Itís under settings, edit signature. Must be on browser. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 12, 2020, 12:10 PM
    Not surprised. What about the AQVox SE? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 11, 2020, 05:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    The K-03XD has been running all week. It was ďyo-yoíingĒ a bit a couple of days ago, but has really settled down now and itís sound signature is shining through. Iíve experimented more with the filters as well. The DSD has a softer, mellower...
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    July 11, 2020, 04:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    Very good to read!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 11, 2020, 10:44 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    I would take anything Waldrip says with a grain of salt. As for HDMI, I donít really care too much. Although, I did buy AQ diamond HDMIís for my HT. I figured, Iíve spent this much, why stop now? What made a bigger difference for the video was...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 11, 2020, 10:01 AM
    I like the way you think!
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    July 11, 2020, 09:47 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    Say what? I havenít heard anything about this. Did it come from the guy over at audioholics? He has an ongoing beef with AudioQuest I just donít understand.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 11, 2020, 09:42 AM
    Thanks for posting. Ordered the CD and LP.
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    July 10, 2020, 09:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread 703 pics in Fyne Audio
    Glad to see these speakers getting some love. I was the FIRST U.S. dealer! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • mep's Avatar
    July 10, 2020, 04:26 PM
    Bud, you have been chopped by chops. Fer1000 is next.
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    July 10, 2020, 01:40 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 10, 2020, 10:07 AM
    Analog Productions. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 9, 2020, 11:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    The Boulder is a winner. It has that engaging, full, meat on the bones, musical sound just like the 2160 amp. Incredible amp. World class. The Esoteric is very very good as well, but 30 watts, so choose your speakers wisely.
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    July 9, 2020, 02:15 PM
    Great to hear this Jim. Mine is fully broken in now and with the Omega XC, has taken my system at home to a whole new level. Just when I thought the Denali 6000s/v2 would be difficult to improve on....!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 8, 2020, 11:58 AM
    Thanks Brian. It should be fixed now.
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    July 8, 2020, 11:41 AM
    The first time I heard The Horace Silver Quintet playing Song For My Father I almost fell out of my listening chair. Please tell me where Steely Dan got their song intro for Rikki Don't Lose That Number. YouTube <
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 8, 2020, 06:28 AM
    I donít believe so.
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    July 7, 2020, 07:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Iíve had it playing non-stop. Iíve been listening again tonight and currently spinning The Essential Sade. A fantastic reissue and considerably better than the original Sade digital releases. Iím noticing tonight how composed it is with...
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    July 7, 2020, 05:20 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    The K-03XD already had a firmware upgrade FWIW, adding MQA functionality. The process is here: K-03XD | DOWNLOADS | ESOTERIC:Japan high-end audio manufacturer | エソテリック
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    July 7, 2020, 03:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    I had the K-01x, and older K-05 and a Grandioso K1. I always felt the older esoteric had ďbiteĒ and was over sibilant, and very detailed. I was then at one of the shows last year and walked into the Esoteric room. I could tell right away...
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    July 7, 2020, 09:09 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    After warm up, I noticed soundstage wide to be one of the strong points. As good as anything Iíve tried. As the evening went on, soundstage depth, especially during a couple of live recordings, was superb. Definitely great layering as well. I...
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    July 6, 2020, 11:24 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    I have. Yes.
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    July 6, 2020, 10:22 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    But at $14K this is a ďsweet spotĒ for those wanting a world class spinner. I would have gone for the K-01XD, but worried that cracking that $20K barrier (itís $22K) would be too much for some. The $14K is more achievable and still delivers...
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    July 6, 2020, 10:13 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Ok, 6 discs in now. Color me VERY impressed. ďNaturalĒ is the word for this new XD series. Gone is the bite, digital sound of old Esoteric. It doesnít have the ďanalognessĒ (if thatís a word) of Luxman, but what it has is dynamics, punch,...
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    July 6, 2020, 07:13 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    These two beauties arrived today. I brought the K-03XD home to break in and really evaluate. Iím on my second CD and canít believe how good this K-03XD sounds This isnít your Fatherís Esoteric! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 6, 2020, 05:25 PM
    $2500 for 1.5m Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 6, 2020, 03:46 PM
    We are excited to announce the release of our new reference-level Omega Ethernet cable. The Omega ethernet cable redefines the term state-of-the-art for performance in its category by combining Shunyata Researchís most innovative digital...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 6, 2020, 08:04 AM
    I should have mine in 2 weeks or so. Iíll have Mike & Rick (my employees) do a blind shootout Vs the K-03XD! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 5, 2020, 07:49 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Class-D amps in Computer/Digital Audio
    It doesnít draw much power. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 5, 2020, 07:10 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Class-D amps in Computer/Digital Audio
    No, the only NAD I own is the M17 v2. If you can ever score a SIT-3 (and the necessary resistors), you will be stunned. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 5, 2020, 11:52 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Class-D amps in Computer/Digital Audio
    Man, as A.Wayne would say, you need some toooooooobs with those! My faves with AG: VAC VIVA Luxman MQ300 For solid state: SIT-3
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