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  • SCAudiophile's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:19 PM
    A big loss to an entire industry, friends and family,... very sad news. May he Rest In Peace. Sent from my SM-G998U using Tapatalk
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:06 PM
    Sorry to hear. RIP. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Audio 1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:08 AM
    That is pretty darn funny!
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  • 4N6's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:03 AM
    Rest In Peace, AHC. I always enjoyed reading your reviews. In Memoriam: Anthony H. Cordesman - The Absolute Sound
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:48 AM
    It did take the better part of 5 hours. But when we left, it was sounding fabulous and frankly, given the constraints of his giant motorized theater screen, positioned about as good as they could be. Now, knowing Charles, he’s probably gone...
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  • mxk116's Avatar
    May 17, 2024, 05:52 PM
    mxk116 replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Did you read the article in the attached link? If you did you'd know the answer to that question.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 17, 2024, 04:03 PM
    The Lumin U2 supports LC/LC optical fiber connectivity with an upstream music server/NAS/network router, which in my experience, is superior-sounding (no low-and high-source leakage impedance current & threshold noise components) to "copper...
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  • slowgeezr's Avatar
    May 17, 2024, 03:53 PM
    I, too have many records. I also use Qobuz. Friends and I have a common playlist where we post songs we like, any genre, new or old. All of us search and use Qobuz and some use Tidal, but we all find new to us music, via radio, various playlists,...
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  • sleepysurf's Avatar
    May 17, 2024, 03:23 PM
    Holy Moly! That must've been quite a challenge to get them all synergizing with one another, not to mention the Trio's!
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  • vert's Avatar
    May 17, 2024, 02:09 PM
    U2 and U2 mini have the new processing engine which is a big step up. Which Kenneth Lau power supply model do you have?
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  • a.wayne's Avatar
    May 17, 2024, 12:01 PM
    a.wayne replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Cant find any measured data on CH amplfiers so hard to comment on design...! FMA is still the leader with swiss designed amps IMO ..
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  • a.wayne's Avatar
    May 17, 2024, 11:51 AM
    a.wayne replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Did they specify days heard , some setups can go from really bad to very good by the last day Sunday , i have experienced this so many times it’s not funny , so when commenting and or comparing comments , best to be specific on what day..
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  • exupgh12's Avatar
    May 17, 2024, 10:42 AM
    exupgh12 replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    This is the third time I've listened to the CH room in Munich—twice with the XVX and once with Rockport. I also have a friend with CH Series 10 electronics and PMC speakers. Every time, I've left disappointed. I really wanted to ask the CH guys if...
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  • exupgh12's Avatar
    May 17, 2024, 10:29 AM
    exupgh12 replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Here are some impressions from the audio fairs in Munich last week: Our small group typically combines our Munich visit with mountain trips in the Garmisch Partenkirchen and Innsbruck area. However, due to inclement weather this year, we started...
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    May 17, 2024, 05:04 AM
    Glad they are making a positive difference.
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  • wklie's Avatar
    May 17, 2024, 01:18 AM
    Post #3 connection: I guess this (high pass filtering) is the general logical way of doing bass management especially in AV receivers. Post #1 connection: I prefer this as I happen to subscribe to REL philosophy of no high pass filter: What is a...
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  • petek's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 04:45 PM
    Lol---and I just discovered I posted back to back on this thread, earlier today not realizing I had posted about 3 months ago. Well, another several or 5 dozen records listened to once, and probably 200 new to me albums streamed in that space! ...
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  • SCAudiophile's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 04:41 PM
    Too much music? No such thing Sent from my SM-G998U using Tapatalk
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  • Sean's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 04:35 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Thank you, Mike!
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  • SCAudiophile's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 04:23 PM
    Agreed, given the quality of CH amplification and preamps, this looks like more of a cable synergy and possibly other things upstream, plus setup and room treatments. There are any number of great interconnect and speaker cable choices plus proper...
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  • mxk116's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 03:35 PM
    mxk116 replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Truer words were never spoken. One would think that critical acclaim (as a function of exceptional performance) would translate into success in the marketplace.
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  • petek's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 03:01 PM
    I keep buying records; up to 1962. However, I generally play them ONCE,,, why? I am too busy discovering new to me interesting music across all genres on Roon.
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 12:15 PM
    Ritmo replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Congratulations Sean! Enjoy the music and system in good health!
    15 replies | 557 view(s)
  • ptman's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 11:41 AM
    ptman replied to a thread David Sanborn Dies in Music Forum
    A couple of his more well-known pop solos on other artist records..."How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" by James Taylor, and "Young Americans" by David Bowie. He had polio as a child and was urged to learn a woodwind instrument to help with his...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 10:46 AM
    Alan, it probably won’t tell you much as it was particular for his setup with 8 subs (!!), four towering bass horns, 2 x 231’s and 2 x additional subs at the rear for his room and HIS type of music (classical). For one thing, we had to start with...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 10:41 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    You do have to often wonder how people listen…especially at shows. That one guy who liked the Aries Cerat also liked the Linn. I’ve heard from numerous people these were the two worst sounding rooms (with the third being the new Vivid’s). Shows...
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  • sleepysurf's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 10:20 AM
    Mike, can you share the final overall speaker/room frequency response measurement (if there is one)? If not, perhaps I can "twist the arm" of the lucky owner to let our club members measure it (with XTZ Room Analyzer and/or REW) and compare...
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  • mxk116's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 10:04 AM
    mxk116 replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    And yet I received an email newsletter this morning from HiFi+ where Aries Cerat, Wilson and CH Precision were among the rooms cited as best by the HiFi+ reviewers in attendance. Munich High-End 2024: The Top, Top Fives! - hi-fi+ Horses for...
    15 replies | 995 view(s)
  • JCS123's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 09:39 AM
    Peter, I appreciate this. All I have on this sub is low level input. So just to be sure - I would be good running RCA out from the T2 to the sub low level input and XLR out from the T2 to the amps, right? Not to complicate matters, but I just...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 09:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Yes. Seems like the Wilson/CH room didn’t fair well either. Frankly, that’s a pairing I just don’t see. I mean, on paper it should make a lot of sense: speaker with a lot of lower mid bass energy and a slightly lean in the bass set of...
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  • SCAudiophile's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 09:16 AM
    And on the page prior a couple more big names got slammed too... Sent from my SM-G998U using Tapatalk
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  • Golum's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 09:03 AM
    Golum replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    To quote Pierre de Coubertin: "The important thing in the Olympic Games (Munich show) is not to win, but to take part" :D Still, I have nothing but respect for Aries Cerat and their beyond massive effort showcasing that system..not an easy task by...
    15 replies | 995 view(s)
  • The Listening Chair's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 03:48 AM
    Join us for our continuing coverage of the High End Munich 2024 show. Next up, is the room of Gershman Acoustics, Kronos Audio, Antipodes Audio, and Tru Life Audio! This is some serious high-end gear and our German correspondent Florian Ernst was on...
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  • SoundRebels's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 12:33 AM
    SoundRebels replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    Believe me, the scale of improvement is worth it ;-)
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  • wklie's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 10:48 PM
    Generally, the easiest way to use a subwoofer with Lumin is to use the high level input of subwoofer. (I use the high level input of REL subwoofer.) If the subwoofer does not have a high level input, then the proposed connection in post #1 also...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 08:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Munich High-End 2024 - Page 4 of 4 - Gy8 Wow. Aries Cerat didn’t fair well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Sean's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 07:53 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Thank you! Yes, the midrange is quite special already. I am sorry to hear about the excessive bass in your system. As you can see, my room is on the larger size and benefits from the bigger bass presence.
    15 replies | 557 view(s)
  • Sean's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 07:51 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    That is correct - I really enjoyed my time with the Pass Labs electronics. A great company with gear that sounded and looked great (to me). To put it simply, though, the Gryphon house-sound is just more for my tastes. The Pass and Gryphon both have...
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  • Sean's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 07:42 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Thanks, Buddy! It's all smiles over here.
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  • Sean's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 07:40 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    The Gryphon - Magico pairing really is something. I think they complement themselves quite nicely. Though each system produced a different "sound", it reminds me how well Naim and Dynaudio play together. The mid driver definitely steals the show,...
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  • Sean's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 07:37 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    I'm loving them already!
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  • crwilli's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 06:51 PM
    crwilli replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Congratulations Sean!
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 05:29 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    It does. A lot of customers still do it, though. Lot of U2 Mini owners also use the LHY LPS mod kit, also.
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  • Dizzie's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 05:13 PM
    Dizzie replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Sean, Congratulations. I agree the A5s are more of everything compared to A3s. In my system there is too much bass but I appreciate the improved midrange.
    15 replies | 557 view(s)
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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.

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    Hello Mike.

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    I'm looking for an amplifier PassLabs XA25 is enough?or should I go for bigger gryphon Diablo120 ?
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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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