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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 12:35 PM
    Thanks! Will give that a try. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 12:02 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne 502SP’s arrive in Fyne Audio
    For the first few hundred hours, they are forward. After that, not forward. Dynamics galore. Bass will shock you. Bottom line: long break in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:53 AM
    We have a fast MacBook Pro in the store. Tried that a few months ago. Still choking. Actually, was even worse! Maybe I need a SGC i9. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:04 AM
    Doing a demo on Friday and this is an example of what happens: ROON IS BUGGY!!!!! - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:50 AM
    We aren’t 100% sure. I believe it’s the core, because we use 2 iPads and my phone in the store to control Roon and all are doing the same thing. We’ve replaced the core. No change. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:04 AM
    One final topic is support. As a dealer, we have received incredible support from Lumin (Peter rocks!) and Aurender. With the Aurender support, it’s built into the app. Click the support button and Aurender will remotely IP into your Aurender and...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 07:06 AM
    Jack is correct. We use Roon a lot in the store because many of our products require it. We also help customers with Roon Nucleus’ and the like. Roon is hands down the UI champ. It’s search function and UI are second to none. Very powerful...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    Hegel 190 perhaps? SimAudio 340. Lumin M1 is also a good choice. Sim has shown a lot with B&W. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:49 PM
    They should go straight to the manufacturer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:20 PM
    We should start learning tomorrow if people log in here to say their DAC or streamer isn’t working. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:11 PM
    Lumin allows others to use it. No complaints. They even encourage it! :cool: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06 AM
    The Lumin app can be used by many other vendors FOR FREE. Linn folks have abandoned the Linn app and now use the Lumin app as an example. Esoteric licensed with the good folks at Lumin for Lumin to make them an Esoteric version of the Lumin app....
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 19, 2020, 06:46 PM
    Yup. It’s a mess. You have clients who think they have bought a fully Roon certified solution and we (dealers & customers) are all learning at the same time: Ahhh...thank goodness for the great and free Lumin app (and Aurender app too!) ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 19, 2020, 06:27 PM
    Vitus makes a great product and the distributor is a quality guy. If I didn’t have Gryphon, I would have Vitus. And remember, Vitus comes with the biggest fan boy in the world: Bodhi! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 19, 2020, 03:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    No. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 09:08 PM
    I have ordered 5 and all sold before I got them! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 18, 2020, 09:00 PM
    I have ordered 5 and all sold before I got them! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 07:49 PM
    Yup. Already got the hack. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 07:45 PM
    Yup. And many are working on “hacks” as we speak as they are tired of the moving goal posts. Should get interesting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 11:35 AM
    I have it! HD and all. Cameras everywhere. I should have gone back and looked. Too funny. You know how I caught him? There were about 4 subs remaining after everyone ate. I was staring at the table and said “wow, someone actually ate the...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 11:29 AM
    Why our audio club is not much of an avenue for sales for me. I could tell you stories. The best is the guy who came to one of my events and stuffed his pockets with subway sandwiches. He even took the mustard and mayo containers. Wish I had...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2020, 09:36 AM
    Never had anyone ask for that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 18, 2020, 09:31 AM
    The best. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 17, 2020, 08:57 PM
    Yes, yes and YES!! It’s stable. They have some features coming for it that will be amazing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 17, 2020, 08:32 PM
    About $800 per drive. Totally worth it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 17, 2020, 03:48 PM
    Yes. It’s easy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 17, 2020, 02:59 PM
    Mikado463 replied to a thread MBL install today in MBL
    Audio Jewelry at its finest !
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 17, 2020, 02:45 PM
    I’m not sure how much more I can add. It’s currently running with two Dragon power cords and sounds incredible. It has dynamics when needed. It has a big big sense of ease and depth to it. It has a more relaxed sound than the Mephisto, but more...
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    September 17, 2020, 02:04 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MBL install today in MBL
    Oh yes. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 17, 2020, 01:07 PM
    Mike started a thread MBL install today in MBL
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 17, 2020, 08:29 AM
    We have a 6000T (used). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 17, 2020, 07:02 AM
    Ha, yes! Tape is king. But baby steps Larry, baby steps We don’t want to scare the guy off. Discussions of NAB, IEC, Flux heads and demagnetizing the heads might put him over the top. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 17, 2020, 05:38 AM
    Never heard of it. That sounds cool! Do you have any pictures? Information? No mention of it here.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 10:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Viva Aurora RCA outputs in Amplifiers
    Anil, try to get the RCA connectors that you can unscrew and screw down tight. We have never had an issue with the RCA connections with any of our Viva amps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 10:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Estelon Forza in Estelon
    They are fully broken in. We had a client (Charlie who you know) in the store on Friday and he said it was the best speaker he had ever heard. Right now, the XTreme system is back setup in that room. In the front room, the Magico A5’s are...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 05:48 PM
    The N20 connects to your DAC via any of its digital outputs. W20 was $18k I believe when it first came out and the W20SE is $22k with 4TB of SSD or $23,500 with 8TB SSD. Aurender also offers the incredible Aurender Content Server and Ripper...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 05:24 PM
    It supports PCM, DSD and MQA. All. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 03:23 PM
    I'm assuming you're asking these questions with thoughts of entering the LP playback world ? With that being said and as someone who has remained in that arena for well over 50 years if I were starting from scratch today would I ? No I would not for...
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    September 16, 2020, 03:22 PM
    We’ve been busy working on new models that fill in the gap in both performance and price between the current model N10 and flagship W20SE. The new model N20 is an upgraded-in-every-way N10, much like how the W20SE evolved from the original W20. All...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 09:28 AM
    I came in the store yesterday morning and my employee had been listening to the full Alpha V2 loom in Room 1. He looks up at me and says, “this Shunyata loom is really good.” My takeaway is that the power cords + IC’s + speaker cables is not 1 +...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 09:26 AM
    I buy a lot of vinyl. The number of defective are slim. Maybe 1 out of 50. Not punching the center hole dead on is #1, followed by a noisy pressing as #2. Warps are rare (maybe 1 in 500) for me. Keep the box the record came in until you know...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2020, 06:57 AM
    Truth. It really is. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 16, 2020, 06:55 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    No. XD specs are a complete departure from anything they’ve done in the past. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 14, 2020, 03:13 PM
    Congrats! It’s an awesome preamp. Give it a few weeks 24/7 to break in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    September 14, 2020, 01:40 PM
    agreed, it is amazing how ignorant some audiophiles can be. as for your phono-pre question I've had a Fosgate Signature in my kit for years now. Zero interest in changing ........
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    September 14, 2020, 09:48 AM
    LP's are defective by their very nature, always have been .......... as for the physical aspect, having listened to analog (vinyl) since the early sixties and having a modest LP library (1500 give or take) I bet I've only returned/exchanged a...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 13, 2020, 12:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    Thanks for the kind words. That’s a great question about T+A. Their sound has changed over the years. Their PDP3000HV and MP3000HV had very different sounds from current offerings like the MP3100HV. The older T+A sound (including DAC8DSD) was...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 13, 2020, 08:22 AM
    Are you using the Lumin app or Roon? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 13, 2020, 08:18 AM
    I have all of ours on the floor. Never thought the need to add something else. I think Caelin already integrated something into the feet for this. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 13, 2020, 08:17 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    No word yet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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