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  • GreginNH's Avatar
    Today, 08:28 AM
    The key to buying Accuphase in the US is to get a massive discount. I bought mine for $15,000 which was a 30% discount. Thought I had done really well until that same dealer just sold a new in box one for $12,500. Seems like there are...
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 08:15 AM
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  • XV-1's Avatar
    Today, 07:55 AM
    XV-1 replied to a thread Accuphase Price Increase in Accuphase
    It retails for 980,000 yen in Japan - less than 10K Accuphase E-800 Class-A Precision Integrated Stereo Amplifier – AudioCubes.com
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  • chops's Avatar
    Today, 07:16 AM
    Thank you. I think it gives it a more serious, more traditional look.
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  • chops's Avatar
    Today, 07:14 AM
    I love the SL3's. They're a good "all-rounder" speaker, and surprisingly dynamic for a stat. I almost purchased a DNA.05 a few weeks back for the SL3's, but figured I might need more power than the 200 watts it puts out into 4 ohms, and was a little...
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  • imprezap2's Avatar
    Today, 04:44 AM
    Compared to Japan the price of Accuphase is high also in Europe, but I always "enjoyed" the resale value after 4 or 5 years of owning it. (60-65% of original value) Most other brands I owned I had to drop a lot more of the original value after 4/5...
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  • wklie's Avatar
    Today, 12:58 AM
    wklie replied to a thread Tidal Connect in Lumin
    We are interested in getting Tidal Connect supported. Again this does not constitute a promise.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:42 PM
    They are both good amps however both of us felt that the AMP 8 was better. In actuality they are very similar in normal pricing. The Son of Ampzilla II is $4200 and the AMP 8 is $3600.
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:40 PM
    Welcome to the forum. I have no clue but I am sure someone can help.
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  • Kuoppis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:07 PM
    I’m with Ed here. Ansuz, and all the stuff those guys make, follows a similar pattern. They build something, then calculate the price incl. margins, channel cost, and everything... and then multiply it by five or ten. First, the fanboys are all...
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  • wklie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:02 PM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin + Roon in Lumin
    In Lumin app, enable Roon Ready for Lumin X1. If you don't need AirPlay for other purposes, disable "Lumin Streaming". In Roon Settings -> Audio, scroll down to find Lumin X1 in the Roon Ready section. Enable it, assign it a zone name. ...
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  • Kuoppis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:59 PM
    I think what people refer to as aural memory, is the level of accuracy over time. The questions is, how well and how accurately can you differentiate between small details. E.g. when switching a cable or adding a tweak, when comparing it to...
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  • wklie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:54 PM
    wklie replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric 
    Mike, what is the Network firmware version and date of your N-01XD shown in Esoteric app or Lumin app? If you're already using a September firmware you won't get the update notification.
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  • Kuoppis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    I find streaming the most practical medium, so I use it a lots. Roon makes all the difference to me, despite its deficiencies. Just last week I was not happy at the summerhouse, having to put up with the Aurender and its crappy UI. But I also...
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  • slimulus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    slimulus replied to a thread Tidal Connect in Lumin
    I think this is dead-on. I'm in the generation after you and currently sitting on a Hegel integrated amplifier without MQA support. I currently use a Node 2i for transport of everything digital, but I'm also forced to use its DAC for MQA. I've...
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  • Jb2455's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:16 PM
    Hi - I just bought a Lyra Etna and before I set this up I want to figure out what the loading should be. I have a Synergistic Research Excite phono cable and I'm no sure what the capacitance is ( nothing i could find on the website). I also need the...
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  • Phishphan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:06 PM
    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    LOL - that’s awesome, :congrats:
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  • Don C's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    I am a subscriber, and read those bios in the Buyer's Guide and thought they were interesting, very diverse backgrounds and experiences.
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  • Spock's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    Yes, you did right!
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  • Spock's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:32 PM
    I remember when I was a kid and I had a Waltham like this Music Centre - Stereo Cassette AM/FM Radio Waltham Electroni and I frequently visited home appliance stores in my town, which was where we found those vintage complete systems from...
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  • CGabriel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:30 PM
    Full Moon at Shunyata Research - YouTube
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  • Dre_J's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:14 PM
    Have you ever wanted to know more about TAS Writers? If you are a subscriber to The Absolute Sound, this information may be of interest to you. Starting with the 2021 High-End Audio Buyer's Guide, TAS issue 310 (Pages 11-24), there is a...
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  • MtnHam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:04 PM
    MtnHam replied to a thread Lumin + Roon in Lumin
    I am running Roon on a Nucleus+ through a Lumin X-1. The output indication in the Roon display is showing Airplay. I understand this is a sonic compromise and that I should disable Airplay. How is that done?
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  • Batty's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:22 PM
    I do stream most of the time, BUT, I love the physical media and could not give it up.
    53 replies | 837 view(s)
  • Bruce's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:18 PM
    Bruce replied to a thread Accuphase Price Increase in Accuphase
    Hmmm Interesting observation-I did see some wag mention Accuphase is the McIntosh of Japan :P B
    12 replies | 259 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:48 PM
    I would agree and even go as far as saying that the emotional response is what makes the memory stronger and long term. We seldom forget an emotionally significant moment and can describe it in great detail but try describing a non eventful day from...
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  • iFi audio's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:43 PM
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:31 PM
    Beautiful Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • eziggy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:30 PM
    eziggy replied to a thread Accuphase Price Increase in Accuphase
    The US distributor is jacking up the price for the US. Luxman used to be liked this until they brought US distribution in-house. Always considered demoing Accuphase but the price delta between the US and Japan is laughable. Mike said it best,...
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:22 PM
    Besides the blind test in which a listener is supposed to be able to tell a difference between components/cables being switched, what is even more interesting is that very often when NOTHING is changed, the listener claims to have heard a...
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:08 PM
    Well that is cool to know. Maybe all is not lost for a turntable. I didn’t think of using that methodology. Thanks. I have the ACS10 connected to the N100H and stream thru the N100H. I was streaming thru the ACS10 for a while. But found the...
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:47 PM
    I agree for the most part, but I still hear a difference in my CDs and streaming. It may be my DAC / SACD on the Luxman. It is good IMO. I’m still considering a turntable. My eyes are getting bad though (numerous surgeries), so I’m afraid that...
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  • SoundRebels's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:41 PM
    Like during previous test - we'll check both option.
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    That none of us remember a bit for bit “perfect” digital copy of anything is a given, but we do recall what a song meant to us at a certain moment, the details that made an impression upon us, the emotions it captured, and when it is reproduced...
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  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    That's good to here specially as the AMP 8 is not much more than half the price of the Son. I've often thought about the AMP 8 but never gone there. Quite happy with the all-in-one I recently bought - saves a ton in cables and sounds great.
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  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    Very nice - I took delivery of new Duos last month - always an event! I notice you have the tweeters on the inside despite the speakers being relatively close to each other. Are you planning on keeping them that way, or experimenting with the...
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  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:20 PM
    Accuphase is a very rare breed in UK, probably as the distributor doesn't seem to work hard to promote it. The E-800 is offered by a dealer here for £15,000 and in Europe for about €15000. Whether prices here will rise I don't know, but it's...
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:05 PM
    The real slap in the face is when one realizes that Accuphase goes for half the price in its home market of Japan...
    12 replies | 259 view(s)
  • SoundRebels's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:04 PM
    For basshorns Our room is to small
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:59 PM
    the kalahari desert Sand looks interesting on the Trio, never seen Trios in that color. Also a rare sight the 231 subs with Trios, its almost always the basshorn. Looks like fun. enjoy them!
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  • GreginNH's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:47 PM
    The sad part is that the E-800 is not better than the Luxman L-590 AXII. I personally know 4 people (well 5 counting myself) who have dumped their E-800 amps after buying into the hype.
    12 replies | 259 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:40 PM
    Nah, getting it back from him. Was talking about trading the SST amp for the T+A but I decided I would rather keep the T+A. We both agree it is a better amplifier then the SST, although they are both good amps.
    10 replies | 615 view(s)
  • thyname's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:21 PM
    thyname replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric 
    Just checked. Both Esoteric and Lumin apps. No update available. Current version shows as 12.2u release September 14, 2020
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:19 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Accuphase Price Increase in Accuphase
    That’s even more insane. Great way to kill sales off.
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  • GreginNH's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:16 PM
    I wish I was kidding. But the pricing is a real joke for sure.
    12 replies | 259 view(s)
  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    Ritmo replied to a thread Accuphase Price Increase in Accuphase
    :roflmao: ;):cool::rolleyes:
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:13 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase Price Increase in Accuphase
    Is it April 1st? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • GreginNH's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:12 PM
    As if this brand isn't already overpriced in the US, Accuphase prices will increase effective 11/1 One example is the E-800 currently listed at $21,500 that will go up to $25,000
    12 replies | 259 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:01 PM
    Yea, tell me about it.... I only wish that were possible.
    8 replies | 234 view(s)
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    Hello Mr Mike.
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    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.

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    Hello Mike.

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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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