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  • vutranchitam's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 PM
    I own both AQvox SE And etherREGEN switch. Sadly to say: etherREGEN does not improve anything. It just run very hot. That’s it.
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  • vutranchitam's Avatar
    Today, 11:46 AM
    @ultrafast69 Hi, i read your post about Aqvox SE switch. I saw in your signature you also own an etherREGEN. I also own both AQvox and etherREGEN but i find etherREGEN does not improve anything compare to AQvox so just want to ask you what do you...
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  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Today, 11:45 AM
    Sorry to be asking this question here. How can one edit one's Signature within one's Profile? I see pencil edit icons on other sections (Location, Occupation, etc) but none on Signature. I'm sure it's easy to do when you know how - trouble is I...
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  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Today, 11:28 AM
    Good choice Atvinyl. I had 2002 vintage Unos until last year. Bought following their choice by Stereophile as their Joint Speaker of the Year. Unos have been upgraded a number of times since then so the latest version should be amazing. ...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 11:22 AM
    Analog Productions 45 RPM... what a recording what a pressing!
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  • FDPDK's Avatar
    Today, 11:16 AM
    FDPDK replied to a thread Hello in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome to the Forum , and am sure you will like it here.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 11:12 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread BHA-1 in Bryston Audio
    Dan came over yesterday. Dan is the president of the Central Coast Audio Club. First day spent with a audio club friend in a very long time. It was a blast talking everything music and trying different piece of music, etc. We did fire up the...
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  • Oly's Avatar
    Today, 10:40 AM
    Oly replied to a thread Hello in Introduce Yourself
    You’re going to like it here at AS. It’s the best audio forum; by far.
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 10:33 AM
    joeinid replied to a thread Hello in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome to the forum.
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  • BlueSky's Avatar
    Today, 10:17 AM
    Oh my. I didn't know that there was a "connection" between the two companies and now, that I know that, I am not sure how that makes me feel but it is what it is and "caveat emptor" always applies. Always do your due diligence when it comes to...
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  • dznutz's Avatar
    Today, 10:08 AM
    Agreed, the same offer was made to me at around $1200 if I recall correctly. Keep in mind that the man behind Westminster is also involved in Lumin. So there certainly is some reciprocal benefit from “up-selling” to that cable. Im curious to hear...
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  • BlueSky's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 AM
    Thanks for that. I did disassemble one of the connectors and can confirm what you said regarding the relative ease of shortening the end of the cable. Nothing extraordinary there. That being said, I did place an order with WestminsterLab and it...
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  • dznutz's Avatar
    Today, 09:28 AM
    I explored the same venture quite some time ago. There is nothing complicated about the cable, even the cable connectors are available for purchase through various retailers online. But what I do recall is that a couple of the pins carried a bit...
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Today, 09:00 AM
    Shadowfax replied to a thread Hello in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome aboard, enjoy your stay!
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  • Phil A's Avatar
    Today, 08:48 AM
    Phil A replied to a thread Hello in Introduce Yourself
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  • atvinyl's Avatar
    Today, 06:18 AM
    Thank you Joe
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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!
    1 replies | 49 view(s)
  • 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...
    3 replies | 124 view(s)
  • 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...
    13 replies | 347 view(s)
  • 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...
    66 replies | 1603 view(s)
  • 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...
    66 replies | 1603 view(s)
  • 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...
    13 replies | 347 view(s)
  • 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.
    16 replies | 628 view(s)
  • 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
    66 replies | 1603 view(s)
  • 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.
    66 replies | 1603 view(s)
  • 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.
    66 replies | 1603 view(s)
  • 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.
    66 replies | 1603 view(s)
  • 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.
    66 replies | 1603 view(s)
  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:58 AM
    agreed and to that one can optimize sub placement.
    19 replies | 420 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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