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    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
    here is why there are no protests over object based dsp multi-channel codecs such as Dolby Atmos (Dolby True HD). it does not hold itself up as a better, more pure version of 2-channel. it's completely honest that it's about making for a completely...
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    Yesterday, 09:46 PM
    Thank you. I consider the D-08u very very ďvinyl likeĒ/analog, even more so than the new D-10x, which is excellent in its own right and offers some advantages over the D-08u. However, the D-08u via USB didnít shine as much as the D-08u with...
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    Yesterday, 06:25 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 05:05 PM
    Using Miyajima Zero Mono Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 17, 2021, 08:22 PM
    Original pressing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 17, 2021, 08:20 PM
    Well, based on how they pair with the Franco Serblinís, I assume, very well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 17, 2021, 07:51 PM
    First pressing Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 17, 2021, 07:48 PM
    Mike replied to a thread which network cable in Cables
    This! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 17, 2021, 07:12 PM
    Original first pressing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 17, 2021, 03:54 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    The world's BEST integrated amplifier. The Boulder 866. I'll never be the same. - YouTube
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    April 16, 2021, 10:41 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin X1 'V2' in Lumin
    I donít think so any time soon. Would love to see them branch beyond Sabre for a Statement piece. Maybe ladder DAC? Something new? AKM might not happen anytime soon since the factory burned down. How about a power supply in the same chassis...
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    April 16, 2021, 04:34 PM
    Looks awesome in black. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 15, 2021, 08:50 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Second Homes in General Off Topic Forums
    Hey! Wait, what? How close to me? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 15, 2021, 08:23 PM
    Ballpark is $10k, but ďTBDĒ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 15, 2021, 10:22 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    Thereís some fabulous tier 1 & 2 brands like Soulution, AudioNet, Goldmund, etc. Iím going to just see what happens. Although a 725/711 combo remains dancing in my head. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 15, 2021, 09:52 AM
    Iíve had some customers use uship.com with good success. I havenít personally used it as we have several corporate accounts with SAIA, Pilot and others. We buy pallets (oh, by the way, if you buy 10 plastic pallets, they come....wait for...
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    April 15, 2021, 09:21 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    Our business model of finding the best in all categories wonít work. They will probably have a small group of ďall-inĒ dedicated dealers and I wish them luck. Iím sure Gryphon speakers, cables and racks are good, but nobody, and I mean...
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    April 15, 2021, 07:25 AM
    N-05XD | OVERVIEW | ESOTERIC:Japan high-end audio manufacturer | エソテリック Iím already thinking of amp combinations. Boulder 1161 Pass X250.8 Pass XA30.8 Sim 860V2 Luxman M900u Soulution 3 series
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    April 15, 2021, 07:10 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    Since itís in the AudioQuest room, we use an AQ Dragon Source. We use the V14 Digital on the Aurender in the front room (the Shunyata room). Oh, and I ordered my Aurender N30 yesterday for that room. Silver.
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    April 14, 2021, 08:08 PM
    Good! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 14, 2021, 08:08 PM
    I love it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 14, 2021, 07:52 PM
    Tapatalk works great. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 14, 2021, 07:39 PM
    Itís on your end. No changes here. Use Tapatalk on phone or tablet when you can. If things go wonky, youíll have dozens posting about it. If not, then itís you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 14, 2021, 07:33 PM
    Freight. UPS and Fedex have weight limits of 150 pounds, but hereís the issue: Drivers are hired to lift up to 75 pounds. Anything over this and you risk them kicking it off the back of the truck. Strap to pallet. Use freight. Sent...
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    April 14, 2021, 11:26 AM
    No issues here. Theyíve been great. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 14, 2021, 07:19 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    I understand some went up a little and some went down a little. Perhaps someone can confirm the price of the Diablo 300 for example. It was $16K. George - I agree. It will be interesting to see if dealers who were ďall in, lock, stock and...
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    April 13, 2021, 10:50 PM
    No apology necessary. Iím just scratching my head. These are very easy challenges he has. Maybe he needs a good dealer.
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    April 13, 2021, 09:58 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne 704ís in Fyne Audio
    Very. Been playing non stop. Smoooooooooooooothing out now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 13, 2021, 02:15 PM
    Speed controller is the REGA Neo. Reality is he should upgrade to the P6 to get all the goodies! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 13, 2021, 11:45 AM
    Amazing intrgrated. A beast! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 13, 2021, 11:14 AM
    So much here. He can upgrade from a P2 to a P3 and that solves the ease of speed change issue with a speed controller. Easy and gets a better sounding table to boot. He can add a VPI ADS to his P2 and then itís perfect speed and changing with...
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    April 12, 2021, 08:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    Just listen to instrument decay. It goes on forever. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 12, 2021, 01:15 PM
    Perhaps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 12, 2021, 01:12 PM
    Is the wood on top? The 595 is wood all around, not just sides. I asked Luxman and this is what they told me. Maybe thatís why Accuphase costs more here! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 12, 2021, 01:01 PM
    The REASON is that US government regulations donít allow wood over any piece of equipment for CSA safety reasons. Japan apparently isnít concerned. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 12, 2021, 11:42 AM
    Mike Lavigne replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    my Taiko Extreme USB card had about 60 hours on it as of this morning and it's getting better. what's interesting is as i multi-tasked this morning the music drew me into it at a different level than prior. i just could not ignore it. an...
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    April 12, 2021, 10:25 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    Taiko with the new USB card and running TAS is just un-freaking believably good. Listening this morning after letting it run all weekend. If they could get the TAS interface up a few notches (or more). Oh boy, that would be special. Hard to...
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    April 12, 2021, 10:07 AM
    Why? Has there been any concerns? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 12, 2021, 09:48 AM
    11 TC is owned by Klipsch. Not much (if anything) will change. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 12, 2021, 08:47 AM
    Nice review. I would be curious to know what caused the change from the old dry Audionet sound to this new Humboldt sound which is quite different (and very enjoyable)?
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    April 11, 2021, 10:51 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New MSB Feet in MSB
    Iíll order the new feet I think too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 11, 2021, 10:40 AM
    Mike Lavigne replied to a thread New MSB Feet in MSB
    i was not using the stock footers on my MSB Select II as i had each of my 3 chassis on separate shelves with double Taiko Daiza platforms under each. and i used the small Daiza panzerholtz round foam-filled footers as the shelf<->chassis interface....
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    April 10, 2021, 05:00 PM
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    April 10, 2021, 09:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    Weíve noticed a bigger increase in performance using Roon. It went from a 7/10 to maybe an 8/10, while TAS remains a strong 10/10 for Sonics.
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    April 10, 2021, 09:22 AM
    Mike Lavigne replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    the USB card addition after 12 hours (starting to open up).......impressions and SWAG dot connecting; ---a couple of strong references destroyed. Anna Netrebko's, Sempre Libera (88/24 file), track 11, sounds like a whole new recording with my...
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    April 10, 2021, 08:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    1600 Euros
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    April 9, 2021, 10:12 PM
    Mike Lavigne replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    finally installed my Taiko USB card in my Taiko Extreme tonight about an hour ago. it's a new digital music paradigm. a leap. and i know in 200 more hours it's going to get better. wow!
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    April 9, 2021, 10:20 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    Agreed. My two cents: those licking their chops for lower prices might be sadly disappointed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 9, 2021, 10:11 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    Agreed. Wish them best of luck. Love their electronics and I hope they are successful as another departure from America would not be a good thing. I bet a replacement for the Colosseum is in the works. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk...
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    April 9, 2021, 10:09 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    ďAn invested dealer is a committed dealer.Ē Itís a bigger discussion around the whole perception of ďall of our stuff is the best, everyone elseís is junk.Ē If I owned a golf store, I would sell Nike shoes, but I sure wouldnít sell Nike golf...
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