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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 07:14 PM
    Have you ever dreamed of owning the MSB Select II with or without the Digital Director? Now is your time!! Interest in the MSB Cascade has been high. As such, we have several Select II DACís and Digital Directors coming in on trade. We have...
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    May 22, 2024, 08:19 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Sean, howís break in going? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 04:56 PM
    Yes, the Classe is very underrated, but a much better pairing with Kharma is Block Audio. Talk to Craig on the forum here and give me a call. We handle US and Canada. Iím waiting on our new MSB Cascade, so Iíll let you know. Are you in...
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    May 18, 2024, 03:06 PM
    Sorry to hear. RIP. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 18, 2024, 07:48 AM
    It did take the better part of 5 hours. But when we left, it was sounding fabulous and frankly, given the constraints of his giant motorized theater screen, positioned about as good as they could be. Now, knowing Charles, heís probably gone...
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    May 16, 2024, 10:46 AM
    Alan, it probably wonít tell you much as it was particular for his setup with 8 subs (!!), four towering bass horns, 2 x 231ís and 2 x additional subs at the rear for his room and HIS type of music (classical). For one thing, we had to start with...
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    May 16, 2024, 10:41 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    You do have to often wonder how people listenÖespecially at shows. That one guy who liked the Aries Cerat also liked the Linn. Iíve heard from numerous people these were the two worst sounding rooms (with the third being the new Vividís). Shows...
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    May 16, 2024, 09:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Yes. Seems like the Wilson/CH room didnít fair well either. Frankly, thatís a pairing I just donít see. I mean, on paper it should make a lot of sense: speaker with a lot of lower mid bass energy and a slightly lean in the bass set of...
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    May 15, 2024, 08:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Munich High-End 2024 - Page 4 of 4 - Gy8 Wow. Aries Cerat didnít fair well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 15, 2024, 11:21 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Wow! Looks awesome Sean. Big congrats! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 14, 2024, 06:38 PM
    Would love to! But this trip is about supporting my daughter. I can sneak away a few hours during the day, but thatís about it. Iíll come back and visit for a special trip to see you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 14, 2024, 05:28 PM
    Ping me if you want to catch a beverage. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 14, 2024, 08:29 AM
    Do we have any members in the Charleston, SC area? Iím going to be there Wednesday May 15 - May 22 accompanying my daughter whoís taking some training. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2024, 01:52 PM
    Itís from Avantgarde. When I had mine all those years, I took the time to really learn the software. Other than the folks in Germany, Iím not sure of anyone else state side who knows it as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 13, 2024, 01:22 PM
    Yes. Tampa. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 13, 2024, 01:14 PM
    Mike replied to a thread David Sanborn Dies in Music Forum
    Me too. As a sax player myself, his technique and skill on the live studio album, ďStraight To The HeartĒ is second to none. A benchmark. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 13, 2024, 12:32 PM
    Mike started a thread David Sanborn Dies in Music Forum
    تسجيل الدخول إلى فيسبوك Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2024, 11:30 AM
    Active bass traps like AVAAís are great, Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 12, 2024, 04:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Thank you for the wonderful coverage and photos. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 12, 2024, 11:33 AM
    Mike replied to a thread N20, n30sa, mc10 in Aurender
    Gotcha. We clock the aurender off the MSB DAC. You could do a N-01XD SE with Aurender and Aurender clock. Both benefit. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 11, 2024, 07:53 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 11, 2024, 02:20 PM
    Yes! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 11, 2024, 11:15 AM
    Yes, thatís why I was shocked by the Max. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • mep's Avatar
    May 11, 2024, 11:00 AM
    The remastered 24/192 version on Qobuz is horrible. At first it appears more dynamic, but it's really not. JB's voice is drowned out by reverb. The 16/44.1 version smokes the remastered 24/192 version.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 11, 2024, 10:02 AM
    Didnít pay attention. The version wonít matter because the Tidal MAX beats the QoBuz by a lot. I have both. This Tidal MAX version is wow. Tidal has upped their game. They had to. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • mep's Avatar
    May 11, 2024, 09:55 AM
    I can't listen to Tidal because I dropped it long ago. I was asking if the version you are hearing is 24/192 and it has the crowd ambience before the first song that the original version doesn't.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 11, 2024, 09:41 AM
    Tidal Max. Just make sure itís the Tidal Max (yellow logo). Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • mep's Avatar
    May 11, 2024, 09:09 AM
    Is this the 24/192 version in which the first song has some chatter/crowd ambience before it starts which isn't there in the original release of the album?
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  • mep's Avatar
    May 10, 2024, 11:14 AM
    It's called common sense.
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    May 10, 2024, 09:39 AM
    Personally, I would change "I have some" some to "I have many," but that would be on Qobuz and not Tidal and their MQA sheep dip.
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    May 10, 2024, 09:15 AM
    Sounds too good to be true. I have never heard of anyone who gave up a big stereo system capable of covering the full audio range with large-scale dynamics and a realistic soundstage and replaced it with a much cheaper small system that is...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 9, 2024, 07:03 AM
    Music Direct tranships Shunyata product to Australia in clear violation of their dealer agreement? Interesting. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 8, 2024, 09:46 AM
    Occasionally you come across and album that you cannot believe how good it sounds (remastered). I stumbled on this on Tidal Max, and even though Iím a QoBuz guy, whatever tidal has done for this particular album, sounds better than QoBuz, CD,...
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    May 7, 2024, 07:23 PM
    Mike replied to a thread N20, n30sa, mc10 in Aurender
    The MC10 will work brilliantly with the N20 and say an Esoteric K-01XD SE. Then both the Esoteric and N20 clock off the same clock Another option is take the DAC and clock funds and put it into an MSB DAC which have clock sync options so you...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 6, 2024, 03:56 PM
    Didnít even know there was such a neighborhood. Havenít heard the Eversolo. Heard the name though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 6, 2024, 03:35 PM
    Depends on budget. The Aurender A15 and Lumin T3 are both excellent. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 5, 2024, 09:41 AM
    Yes, thatís the plan. Right now the focus is getting the new SEís out the door. Then I think they will formulate the upgrade program. But the plan is for it to be done in-house in the USA. Esoteric sure is busy! SE models and tone arm...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 4, 2024, 12:23 PM
    Thatís just crazy. So sad. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 3, 2024, 06:06 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Discrete - Premier - Ref - Cascade No more select Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 3, 2024, 04:15 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Replaces select 2 Premier plus DD closes the gap. Thatís the thinking. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 3, 2024, 12:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Exactly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 3, 2024, 11:31 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    No more select. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 3, 2024, 09:15 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Same modules. Same ability to swap modules. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 2, 2024, 10:29 PM
    My pleasure! You and your lovely wife are so wonderful. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 2, 2024, 08:11 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Did you read the trade up program posted above? It doesnít apply to the Cascade. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 2, 2024, 07:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Trade In, Trade Up your MSB products Thereís a little nugget of info in this. Read carefully and youíll see it. Coming next yearÖ. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 2, 2024, 07:23 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    https://youtu.be/e6ak04YxESE?si=W6-HQnZCn1gtFfpY Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 2, 2024, 07:16 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    I know this is hard to comprehend, but itís new tech and far exceeds the Select II with the digital director today. Price? Less expensive by nearly 50% of that previous combo. $95k MSRP. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 2, 2024, 06:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Mines on order! Canít wait! MSB kept their current tech for nearly 10 years! An eternity of great sound especially for digital. Now they turn the page. Very exciting to read this announcement today. Sent from my iPhone using...
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    May 2, 2024, 06:40 AM
    TBD Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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