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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 12:26 PM
    Then go buy it again. Problem solved
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    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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    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
    It’s 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 “yo-yo’ing” a bit a couple of days ago, but has really settled down now and it’s sound signature is shining through. I’ve 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 don’t really care too much. Although, I did buy AQ diamond HDMI’s for my HT. I figured, I’ve spent this much, why stop now? What made a bigger difference for the video was...
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    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 haven’t heard anything about this. Did it come from the guy over at audioholics? He has an ongoing beef with AudioQuest I just don’t understand.
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    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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    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 don’t believe so.
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    July 7, 2020, 07:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    I’ve had it playing non-stop. I’ve been listening again tonight and currently spinning The Essential Sade. A fantastic reissue and considerably better than the original Sade digital releases. I’m 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 “bite” 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 I’ve 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 “sweet spot” for those wanting a world class spinner. I would have gone for the K-01XD, but worried that cracking that $20K barrier (it’s $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. “Natural” is the word for this new XD series. Gone is the bite, digital sound of old Esoteric. It doesn’t have the “analogness” (if that’s 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. I’m on my second CD and can’t believe how good this K-03XD sounds This isn’t your Father’s 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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    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 Research’s most innovative digital...
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    July 6, 2020, 08:04 AM
    I should have mine in 2 weeks or so. I’ll 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 doesn’t 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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    July 5, 2020, 11:38 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Class-D amps in Computer/Digital Audio
    Yes, but they are a hybrid of sorts. “In a Class D amp the input is first converted/encoded by a modulator into a pulse train (using pulse width, pulse density, or related modulatory techniques) that represents the amplitude variations of the...
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    July 5, 2020, 10:17 AM
    I've never seen a double post in the same post before.
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    July 4, 2020, 09:15 AM
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    July 3, 2020, 08:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread JVC Projectors in Home Theater & Video
    I bought the same model for myself. I’m continually amazed at the picture quality. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 3, 2020, 05:54 PM
    Those are terrific cans! Congrats! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 3, 2020, 02:01 PM
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    July 3, 2020, 12:42 PM
    This a portion of something I wrote on AN: Sometimes when I'm listening to great jazz music recorded in the early years of stereo (and I'm primarily talking about 1957-1959) and I'm marveling over the recording quality that was laid down using...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 3, 2020, 11:01 AM
    For MSL or VDH? MSL is handled by Mofi. VDH is managed by the fellow who makes plastic covers for VPI turntables. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 3, 2020, 10:41 AM
    Haven’t read anything regarding that. Sorry if I missed it. I just haven’t found the VDH to be convincing enough over a MSL for the money. We brought in VDH and MSL at the same time for a comparison. I wanted to like the VDH, but the MSL just...
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    July 3, 2020, 09:54 AM
    Now THIS is a great cartridge. We have several MySonicLabs carts in the store. They all hit 2-3 times above their price point. Neutral, fast, quiet, smooth on top, dynamic, great trackers. We had a couple of VDH’s and they were noisy as...
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