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  • Viralj's Avatar
    Today, 04:04 AM
    Viralj started a thread Hello in Introduce Yourself
    I am a diehard audiophile. Not been involved in forums or discussion but now am looking forward to it.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 03:20 AM
    It has been a while so I thought an update might be in order. Besides the new analog setup, the Hattor passive, there has been an emphasis on headphone listening. Trying to be considerate of my beautiful bride while we are staying home most of the...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 03:02 AM
    Welcome to the forum atvinyl, congratulations on your Avantgarde speakers!
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 02:51 AM
    Randy Myers started a thread BHA-1 in Bryston Audio
    I just got my BHA-1 back from my buddy to use with my new Abyss cans. I cannot imagine anything better in a headphone amplifier!
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 02:47 AM
    My buddy dropped the Bryston back off to me today. After several hours of listening to music, BSing, comparing vinyl and digital versions of various albums, and a few, ok more than a few glasses of cognac we decided to check out the Abyss cans with...
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  • atvinyl's Avatar
    Today, 01:37 AM
    Hi Jerry I just bought a pair too. Kalahari Desert colour. I live in singapore as well. Still wondering if i would ever know how to do the DSP. Mike - i tried your quick and dirty method with the iphone spectrum analyzer but wasnt sure what i...
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  • wklie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10 PM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin and mesh routers in Lumin
    Beware that if you add an additional router (that cannot be turned into bridge mode, e.g. multiple Google Wifi) instead of replacing your main router, it won't work. In the worst case, some ISP lend users a modem that is also a router, which can...
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:46 PM
    brodricj replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    Considering K-03XD has inherited quite a bit of technology from D1X ($50K) and P1X ($50K), $14K is a much sweeter price point than $100K.
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  • Jack's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:24 PM
    Jack replied to a thread Lumin and mesh routers in Lumin
    I've been doing it for over four years with multiple brands of streamer including Lumin with no issues or sound difference. Main issue will be whether or not your upstairs in room mesh unit gets a strong enough signal from the base unit. If so...
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  • Projectman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:04 PM
    Projectman replied to a thread Lumin and mesh routers in Lumin
    i heard no difference in sound when using my Lumin running off a mesh router vs. Ethernet.
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  • jet787's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:54 PM
    jet787 started a thread Lumin and mesh routers in Lumin
    My audio system is on the second floor without a hard wired internet connection. I would like a Lumin streamer but I know it requires an Ethernet connection vs. Wi-Fi. Has anyone used a mesh router with the Lumin streamer? If so, any problems...
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  • Smile's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:49 PM
    Conrad Johnson PV5. I distinctly remember the first time i heard it. The notes were like balloons coming out of my speakers; so 3D.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • UltraFast69's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:46 PM
    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • NekoAudio's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    NekoAudio replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    William E. Low, CEO and founder of AudioQuest, responded on this topic with an open letter via Stereophile. The summary is that Low believes that Mark Waldrep and amrim did indeed identify malfeasance. But the malfeasance was not by AudioQuest, and...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:12 PM
    Hang in there Rex. Sorry to hear about that issue. It does not sound good at all. Hattor does offer a SS built in active gain stage or a Tube active gain stage as an option. Who knows, maybe some day they will go the same route. I kind of...
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  • Kingrex's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:00 PM
    It's amazing. 2 friends are paralyzed and other still in a lot of pain from surgery. I get injections of PRP that keep me petty mobile for about 1 to 1.5 years before I need another round. Cost about $3,300 a round. I don't get why people go...
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  • findog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:53 PM
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  • Phil A's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:14 PM
    Phil A replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    I'd have to agree. I had an Oppo 203 in my UHD system (which I've seen side by side on video with the 205 a while back and video wise I couldn't see a difference) and the picture was definitely better. I don't use the UHD system much for music...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:43 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread new pre in Pre-Amps
    Ahh... got ya :), we still want pictures :D.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:42 PM
    Ouch, that doesn't sound good.
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  • Kingrex's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:03 PM
    I wish he would make a phono pre
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  • Kingrex's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:02 PM
    I'm slow today. Had 42 fluoroscopy guided injection yesterday. Then ate a couple oxy. First Sound actually started out building passive devices. Somewhere along the line he went active.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:52 PM
    I know that... it was a tongue in cheek post :). That is what I meant, similar attenuator designs (Arek's is rather famous) but "besides the gain stages and buffers" was meaning exactly what you said :D.
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  • Kingrex's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:29 PM
    I also mark my volume knob in 3 spots with a pencil. It makes setting the volume between the two much easier. Pencil rubs off if you dont like the spot.
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:13 PM
    agreed with Randy, super sexy looking. Best of luck with it Stephen !
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  • Kingrex's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:51 AM
    The only similarity is the stepped ladder attenuator. Outside that, totally different. Your Hattor is a strait wire with a resistor inline. The First Sound is an active unit that I think does some singnal boosting.
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:58 AM
    agreed and to that one can optimize sub placement.
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  • stereogeek's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:52 AM
    stereogeek replied to a thread new pre in Pre-Amps
    Randy, I was just giving it back to you a bit. Anyhow, last night it did change a bit. It got a bit brighter (probably the 6h30's doing their thing) and the bass got a bit stronger. I changed out one of the interconnects from a set of Tara Labs to...
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  • Everest Audio's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:45 AM
    I've almost always used standmounted speakers in my room as the room is small. Sure, the speaker and stand will take up as much space as a full size speaker, but the floorstander will typically overload the room. The high-end standmounter with...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:24 AM
    Mikado463 replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    oops, my bad, it was HDMI cables ........... AudioQuest HDMI Cables | Real HD-Audio
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 AM
    Yea, got to respect the threads. I love seeing other members systems. Charles system has evolved and it has been fun watching. Would love to see you guys systems also, but it would be much better form to create your own threads. Love the...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:01 AM
    I like the way you think!
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  • aKnyght's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:52 AM
    ordered the LP as well (comes with a 44.1/16 flac download)... 'cause one day i will get that analog source. :lol:
    4 replies | 245 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:42 AM
    Thanks for posting. Ordered the CD and LP.
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  • chops's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:37 AM
    Yeah, because it's really hilarious... If people used a little common sense, they would see that 99.9% of this entire thread is nothing but my system. Think that would be a little hint right there. Also why the title says "MY"... Not "your"...
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:35 AM
    Mikado463 replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    Given Audioquests prior USB manipulating I wouldn't trust 'em for as far as I could throw 'em.
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  • aKnyght's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:03 AM
    gillian welch + dave rawlings | all the good times it has been so damn long since gillian welch has released a new record that this happy event deserves its own thread. this release with dave rawlings getting equal billing has them switching...
    4 replies | 245 view(s)
  • audio.bill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:51 AM
    Glad you're so pleased with the combination, there is some obvious magic with the Rowland 625 driving Magnepan 3.7i speakers! Enjoy it in the best of health. :audiophile: One of the rare times that two audiophiles can agree on anything! :D
    50 replies | 3214 view(s)
  • Jim Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:30 AM
    Jim Smith replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    Thanks! That’s a significant aspect. IMO, Whenever possible, it’s best to keep the computer 15’ or so away from the main electronics.
    13 replies | 321 view(s)
  • Jim Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:28 AM
    Jim Smith replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    Thanks for the replies! Of course, I know that the issue can best be resolved by listening, but it’s exceedingly difficult to easily reach & change out the cables. Plus, I don’t have everything on hand to make the swap. I guess that if I decided to...
    13 replies | 321 view(s)
  • aKnyght's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:53 AM
    wow -- beautiful gear!! almost tempts me to swear off integrateds ;)
    66 replies | 1580 view(s)
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    Mike, for a while now I get the following vBulletin message whenever I sign in. I still get in, but have to sign in every time now. Of course, I do select the "remember me" box. Here's the message: Invalid Redirect URL (http://www.audioshark.org/)
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    Hello Mr Mike.
    Sorry if I said something wrong ,since I'm new to this hobbies.

    Today I auditioned 30.2 with NAT SET monoblock. The voice was so full of body but I still miss some bass and I think it kinda rolled off in high. The equipment separation was good only some albums.

    Then I auditioned Diablo120 with their Mojos(different dealers). I'm amazed with the soundstage, image and how clean they produced them(is that mean they bright?), but instantly I miss the Midrange and full body voice feel of Harbeth and NAT.

    Will Diablo produce better midrange when pair with Harbeth??

    I still waiting to try Luxman next

    Thank You Sir.
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    Hello Mr Mike.

    Thank you very much.
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    Hello Mike.

    Can you help give me some advices?

    I got Harbeth 30.2 anniversary.

    I'm looking for an amplifier PassLabs XA25 is enough?or should I go for bigger gryphon Diablo120 ?
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    Hi Mike,have please one minute for help? Thanks,Milan, Europe,Czech republic
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    Thanks for setting up audioshark! Seems like a very nice and friendly site you have going on here.
    I look forward to many enjoyable conversations!
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    Mike, 12mths ago new mk2 (with copper heatsinks + upgrades) was €30000, the one in pics was €16000. I'd happily ask the world distributor if you wish. I have no financial interest at all in this. Met him 12ths ago in Paris, we got chatting. Lovely man, Italian, prefers speaking English to French even though he lives in Paris. Hah!
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    Hi Mike - thanks for setting up the board. We lived in Sarasota from '88 to '93. Nice place. With 6" of snow last night, I'm envious!
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