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  • Kuoppis's Avatar
    Today, 03:35 AM
    A nice and chill Sunday morning: Hilary Hahn/ Bach-Concertos. I have a thing for young talent she was at the time. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • Big B's Avatar
    Today, 01:57 AM
    That is the good stuff.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 01:55 AM
    I really love the first couple Cars albums. Candy-O may be my favorite! 180g remaster...
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  • Audiophilehi's Avatar
    Today, 12:28 AM
    Audiophilehi replied to a thread Burn-in cd in Ayre
    I have! Every so often I unplug the system for a while and play the Full Glide Tone which a full frequency track thats 5 minutes long 2 or 3 times. It seems to refresh the system. Does it work? I believe so. 😎
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  • dfpeddle1966's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    dfpeddle1966 started a thread Burn-in cd in Ayre
    Anyone tried out the "Cardas - Ayre Acoustics Irrational, But Efficacious (IBE) Burn-in CD"?
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  • no32's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
    I dont know this one but I like Ctes du Rhne Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • hatateru's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:10 PM
    hatateru replied to a thread Lumin, Leedhing the way in Lumin
    Thanks Peter. So what I need to do is to switch the volume control from Off to On under the Lumin app setting? Do you suggest to have a fix volume on the pre or integrated amp and then control the volume thru the app instead to fully use the Leedh...
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  • BlueFox's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    I am slowly building up a huge playlist of multiple CDs. At some point, my iPhone stopped displaying new CDs added to the hard drive, however the iPad works fine. The total playlist displays fine on both devices. IPhone missing new CDs ...
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  • chungjh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:54 PM
    chungjh replied to a thread U1 mini or U1 in Lumin
    I will have U1 mini hooked up to Lampizator tube DAC, which is hooked up to a tube pre amp. Is it ok to just turn on mini and the DAC? I am assuming that Lampizator tubes shouldn't get too hot during the break in.
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  • wklie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    wklie replied to a thread U1 mini or U1 in Lumin
    It needs to be hooked up to the DAC with music playing. If the DAC is standalone (not integrated into an amp) and not tube-based, please turn on the DAC as well but leave the amp turned off. If you use USB audio output, the USB DAC has to be...
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  • Jack's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:40 PM
    Jack replied to a thread Van Alstine audio in Amplifiers
    The SET 400 is a very good amp period and especially at it's price but it is not similar I wouldn't expect to your VTL's in sound profile. I have owned one for about six months and have been very pleased with it and it should power your Grandient's...
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  • Jack's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    Jack replied to a thread U1 mini or U1 in Lumin
    It needs to have music playing through it during that time.
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  • chungjh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:55 PM
    chungjh replied to a thread U1 mini or U1 in Lumin
    Hi Peter My U1 mini is arriving tomorrow. I heard that leaving it on 24/7 for 1-2 weeks breaks it in. Does the mini need to be hooked up to the rest of the system turned on to break it in? Or can I just have it turned on by itself for 1-2 weeks?
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:56 PM
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  • wklie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin, Leedhing the way in Lumin
    Yes, Leedh Processing Volume also works on U1 (MINI). In fact it works across the whole Lumin product line of network players / transports. For digital output, the music data is altered by the Leedh algorithm to reduce the loudness. For analog...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin, Leedhing the way in Lumin
    Thanks. iPad is clunky. I would suggest a Bluetooth option at least. You can buy a nice Bluetooth remote on Amazon for $20.
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  • wklie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:36 PM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin, Leedhing the way in Lumin
    I'll relay your suggestion to our team, but iPad has always been the remote for Lumin.
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  • RDSChicago's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:35 PM
    I'm listening to the hip-dac now via Tidal MQA. It sounds terrific, especially with the headphone matching light. Incredible product at a fantastic price! Question for ifi: The magenta light is lighting up to show Tidal MQA files when I use it with...
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  • wklie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:35 PM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin, Leedhing the way in Lumin
    Yes and Yes. Leedh is a digital volume attenuation algorithm. At max volume there is no need to attenuate, and therefore no need to use any digital volume algorithm.
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  • wklie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    wklie replied to a thread U1 mini or U1 in Lumin
    You would need to experiment to find out. Generally, FMC is expected to be put just before the Lumin. Note that the Lumin-side FMC needs to be used with a LPS.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:30 PM
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  • Oly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:21 PM
    158 watts is what I measure using my inline watt meter not from something printed on a spec sheet.
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  • Mrppv's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    Thanks - will check out the Alpha at some point. Have a couple of Shunyata PCs.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:56 PM
    Great post and thanks for the photos... Now that you're using USB, consider renting in or getting a demo of the Shunyata Alpha USB cable. Installing mine was a component-level upgrade. I should consider getting my Gungnir upgraded to Unison...
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  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:45 PM
    My Accuphas A36 Class A (the smallest they make) uses 155 watts at idle, but 270 "in accordance with IEC 60065" whatever that is, but I suspect a much more realistic wattage. The Accuphase is relatively efficient for Class A but it still gets...
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  • Phil A's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:09 PM
    Phil A replied to a thread Hi in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome!
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  • Mrppv's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:02 PM
    Was never interested in USB for digital audio; seeing the plethora of add-ons, de-crapifiers, and virtual hoops that audiophiles were jumping through was a turn off. Also I dont have any DSD files, so didnt need that extra capability. Using...
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  • Oly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:01 PM
    My Class A Accuphase amp draws 158 watts at idle or at full power. I wouldnt call that irresponsible. My electricity costs $.10 per kW, so even if I left it running 24 hours/day the daily cost is under $0.38.
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:59 PM
    As I understand it, you have to pay PayPal the fees. PayPal will take the fees from your account and pay the $30k to the individual seller. The seller gets $30k and PayPal gets the $30k plus fees from you. In other words, YOU pay the fees....
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  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:37 PM
    Class D has improved massively over those 6-8 years. I had a Red Wine Signature 30-2, a dreadful Tripath amp compared with modern Class D such as DirectDigital, Purifi and others. Pass Labs and other Class A amps require a nuclear power station...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:33 PM
    Pink Floyd PULSE 4 LP Boxed Set | Shop the Pink Floyd Official Store Just buy it. Youll hear stuff coming from behind you. Incredible live performances! Mine is a dead quiet pressing. As I said, just buy it. Sent from my iPhone...
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  • Phishphan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:31 PM
    Had the exact same problem. Ran Speedtest and Im downloading at 300mb/s. Rebooted the computer, restarted the modem.. still happened. For some reason about 30 minutes later it fixed itself. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • Phishphan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:13 PM
    Phishphan replied to a thread Amp Opinions? in Amplifiers
    What Bryston did you hear? I have a 4b3 that now runs my center channel and its nothing to write home about. Worst piece of gear I have in my system. However the 28b3s are fantastic. Great detail. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • Phishphan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:09 PM
    Id LOVE a pair of the MTRX amps, and could afford the cost.. however they require dedicated lines for each of the amps. Ive done so much construction on my house, I dont want to open up my ceiling again for a new set of wires. Id strongly...
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  • markush's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:08 PM
    Thank you for the input. Will listening at higher volume accelerate things? Or is it just a matter of time. Btw the most striking difference in the feel that things are not quite right is the perception of unbalanced frequencies / disharmonics.
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  • Phishphan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:03 PM
    I dont see the all in one streamer-DAC-pre coming form EMM. Next up in the product line is their new phono pre-amp. Ive seen it via FaceTime. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • Darrel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:22 PM
    My bank has Zelle that transfers funds almost instantly. But, they have a limit on much you can transfer in a one months time period. I think something like $4000.00 a month. But, quick and no fees. Something to consider.
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  • Mike B.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
    I owned a pair of Channel Islands D200 amps about 6-8 years back. I had them for summer use. They operated flawlessly and were revealing with powerful bass performance. I think they were based on older Hypex modules? After some time I realized I was...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:00 PM
    Correct. CC fees are also much higher - approaching 5% in some cases, depends on the merchants volume and a number of other factors. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Alpinist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    A lot. Patience is the key. Ken
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  • johnthomas's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:45 PM
    I haven't used PayPal in over 10 years, can someone help me out and explain paying an individual person using a visa credit card. If I want to pay the PayPal fees and not the individual seller. If something I want to buy cost $30,000 from an...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:41 PM
    Mike replied to a thread AVID Ruby Red Cartridge Review in Avid
    We have ALL their tables in the store. Been a huge Avid fan for a long time. A suspended table has magic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    2 replies | 67 view(s)
  • Chazz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:28 PM
    Chazz replied to a thread Van Alstine audio in Amplifiers
    I have a audiovavle pre amp my speakers are gradient 1.3 86 db would it be a good match I'm now using vtl 250 mono blocks would the set 400 be a good replacement or would I be disappointed.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:02 PM
    Your experiences are consistent with what many Denali 6000/S V2 owners experience. One of the reasons that the string tone has improved is because of the QR/BB device in Denali V2. It imparts a much more accurate reproduction of the tonal qualities...
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  • Coppy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:34 PM
    Hey egradyh, Don't know what you are using from the Denali to the wall but you might try a power cord from Shunyata for even more of that good effect. Enjoy...
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  • egradyh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:24 PM
    I recently borrowed one of these from my dealer. One of my favorite conductors is Bruno Walter. His recording have been a dilemma for decades. For whatever reason full throat massed strings on most of his stereo recordings tend to be bright to near...
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  • UltraFast69's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:11 PM
    Im not familiar with Avid, so went to their web-site. They appear to proudly make a no B.S. product. Interested in what you hear with their cartridge. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:50 PM
    I have one of these coming next week. Its the review sample. $1000 off if anyone is interested. AVID's Reference Ruby Cartridge - Cartridge Dude
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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:31 PM
    GSOphile replied to a thread Lumin, Leedhing the way in Lumin
    It doesn't. LeedH is supported on all Lumin players. The U1 and U1 Mini are network transports.
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  • Speedskater's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:21 PM
    Pass amplifiers are engineered to have a very euphonic sound. For Class 'D' amplifiers, the goal is an accurate sound. There is no reasonable way for a Class 'D' amplifier to have a Pass like euphonic sound.
    18 replies | 456 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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    Mike,
    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!
    Stirling
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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!
    Tom
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