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    Today, 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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    Today, 02:15 PM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Stop using facts and logic. You should know better than to try and do that. ;)
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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    No worries - all good. :)
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    Yesterday, 05:08 PM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    You must have missed the part where I said my post was not aimed at you but was a comment in general. :)
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    Yesterday, 04:39 PM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    And that is there right to pay what ever they want, even if others think they spent too much. Who are we to judge how they spend their own money? I would't spend $120K on a car when a Honda or Toyota will get people to the same place just as...
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    Yesterday, 08:09 AM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    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 lot of talk about their many,...
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    September 23, 2023, 10:09 PM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    You completely missed the point and the explanation.
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    September 23, 2023, 09:40 PM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    You do realize that 1) different airlines have different cost structures and 2) airline pricing is highly variable and dynamic on a daily basis based on a variety of factors such as # of seats left, how popular that route is, how many planes they...
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    September 23, 2023, 02:31 PM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    So resale price has nothing to do with supply and demand for that particular item or brand along with perceived value? Let's take Ideon as an example. Are their resale values low because of it being a "rip off" or because no one really knows...
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    September 23, 2023, 12:43 PM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    People don't understand businesses simply pass higher taxes and the cost of doing business onto the consumers. The consumers are blaming the wrong people.
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    September 23, 2023, 12:17 PM
    Hey Rob - if my point wasn't clear I own that. I was responding to "and the producers in particular are the ones pushing today's sonically unpleasant mastering styles.". Yes producers can influence the actual sound quality, many times they don't...
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    September 23, 2023, 10:39 AM
    I'm just responding to your posts. Sorry if you don't like back and forth on a forum and view that as argumentative. I didn't realize you were to have the last word on posts and no one could respond to you. Sorry. My bad.
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    September 23, 2023, 10:36 AM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    You are wasting your time with them. These people either CHOOSE not to understand reality or are incapable. They prefer to be victims and angry at the world.
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    September 23, 2023, 08:43 AM
    Gotta love a pet who has the same musical tastes as you!
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    September 23, 2023, 08:42 AM
    I see. You don't really disagree with my post nor do you have have first hand experience. You just wanted to be argumentative for no reason on a forum. Got it. Thanks.
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    September 22, 2023, 11:46 AM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Riiiiight....comparing unionized UAW autoworkers to the high end audio industry is so enlightened. #ProfessionalVictimAlert Once anyone uses the word "greed" to describe a product NO ONE IS FORCED TO BUY yet people keep buying of their own...
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    September 22, 2023, 09:54 AM
    Perfect - so you agree with my post. And it sounds like you have no real world experience vs. my best friend who has almost 30 years in recording studios in NY, LA and Nashville. My point is our current technology can produce some fantastic...
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    September 22, 2023, 08:37 AM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Your points are 100% true. However most people are not educated enough to do what you just outlined. It's easier for them to be angry at the big bad evil world. They have NO concept of the expenses of owning and running a business in the high end...
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    September 21, 2023, 02:15 PM
    How many years have you worked in a recording studio? I do find it entertaining how much MQA gets certain people riled up.
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    September 21, 2023, 01:00 PM
    This is a great post Steve. There are recordings from decades ago that sound fantastic, and there are recordings from today that sound like crap. My best high end audio-buddy is a recording engineer. He's been telling me for 25 years that...
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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, 01:12 PM
    Here is a link to the one I like: Access to this page has been denied.
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    September 20, 2023, 12:33 PM
    I would also suggest a great headphone amp. I have tried over 50 different kinds and brands and LOVE the reasonably priced Rupert Neve headphone amp (I use their commercial mixing gear in my studio). It will make a huge difference in the quality...
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    September 20, 2023, 07:42 AM
    Thanks for sharing your observations Steve. I don't care about MQA one way or the other so I don't have strong feelings. My only experience is that I did have Tidal with MQA and find Qobuz Hi-Res to sound better to me in my opinion. The Qobuz...
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    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
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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, 03:43 PM
    That is just one cog in in the list I stated of issues.
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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 19, 2023, 01:40 PM
    Sure Jim. If you say so. I'm happy to put my 4 years with a minor in economics and reality up against headline-repeating fluff offline of this forum any time for an honest in-depth conversation. I'm not going to discuss the realities of...
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    September 19, 2023, 11:46 AM
    Hi - not sure if you are talking to me. I'm sorry you are so hurt that no one else on this forum is upset like you are. You seem to miss my point which I have clearly made repeatedly - consequences for actions. If you really think there...
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    September 19, 2023, 11:22 AM
    At least our grand parents and parents actually worked hard, didn't play victim, and had pride, had real jobs by their 30's and didn't live in their parents basement until they were 34. The current parents and kids not so much which is demonstrable...
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    September 19, 2023, 08:39 AM
    I do think it's a generational thing with all the snowflakes who are professional victims and self-absorbed. There is a small family owned coffee and donut shop by our house and I go by on Sunday mornings. When the older mother serves us she...
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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, 02:59 PM
    I actually prefer the La Scala's I got over the K-horns as I auditioned both. La Scala's are a HUGE step from the CW IV's I had. But's it's purely personal opinion. They are all great speakers.
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    September 18, 2023, 09:12 AM
    Beautiful!!
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    September 18, 2023, 08:54 AM
    Love the Cornwall's!
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    September 17, 2023, 05:04 PM
    By FAR the best dealer in the US. Glad you're enjoying your new gear!
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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, 10:40 AM
    Serious question - is there an expectation / promise by shipper and delivery service that items shipped will be handled with kid gloves with white glove service from door to door? Is there a requirement that they hand carry and gently place it...
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    September 17, 2023, 08:41 AM
    This is the US, not imaginary land. The suggestion that an insurance claim would fail due to lack of a sticker is uninformed at best.
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    September 16, 2023, 08:16 PM
    Exactly right. People ignore stop signs, red lights, speed limits, text while driving, and more. Yet somehow a fragile sticker would suddenly induce an overwhelming sense of care and delicacy. I agree they still should put them on, but to...
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    September 16, 2023, 04:18 PM
    Welcome to the latest generation of people we are now stuck with. They are taught to be professional victims, not real work ethic. It seems every week I read about door dash people caught spitting in food because they didn't think their tip was...
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    September 16, 2023, 01:55 PM
    Beautiful pics!!
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    September 16, 2023, 01:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
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