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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 09:32 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Pass XA60.8’s arrive in Pass Labs 
    Absolutely love those amps.
    3 replies | 123 view(s)
  • RDSChicago's Avatar
    Today, 08:39 PM
    They’ll drive nearly any speakers!
    3 replies | 123 view(s)
  • calloway's Avatar
    Today, 07:37 PM
    Mike..agree completely your 'take'..would choose to listen to # 2. Sounds very tube like..like from a great SET.
    7 replies | 356 view(s)
  • nicoff's Avatar
    Today, 05:49 PM
    nicoff replied to a thread Apple Music Hifi in Lumin
    There are many classics that were recorded in analog and have been remastered for Atmos (Abbey Road for example).
    27 replies | 778 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 05:38 PM
    Nice... I am not 100% sure where I will go with this but I thought it was great to have the option. My original plan was to be able to take those that I only have in vinyl with me but you guys are giving me ideas.
    17 replies | 358 view(s)
  • jadedavid's Avatar
    Today, 05:11 PM
    Looking good. Very nice workmanship. Do you still have any time for listening to music?
    58 replies | 2205 view(s)
  • Audiophilehi's Avatar
    Today, 05:09 PM
    I do this as well with my 45 RPM LP’s but record them to open reel tape..
    17 replies | 358 view(s)
  • Audiophilehi's Avatar
    Today, 05:04 PM
    I’m looking for a display case for my 2nd VPI 12.7 tonearm. Just basically want to keep it out of harms way. One tonearm has a stereo cartridge and the other a mono cartridge so I go back and forth frequently. Any recommendations?
    0 replies | 27 view(s)
  • NorthStar's Avatar
    Today, 05:04 PM
    No sweat, we like what we like, it's a pleasure.
    2 replies | 98 view(s)
  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Today, 04:11 PM
    Ritmo replied to a thread Pass XA60.8’s arrive in Pass Labs 
    What speakers are you driving with them?
    3 replies | 123 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 04:07 PM
    I have not sat down and compared back and forth. The few rips I have done do sound pretty darn good. My buddy was over and we played an album we were both familiar with (and own). He was impressed with the rip. I have listened to them on my...
    17 replies | 358 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 03:27 PM
    LOVE these amps. Wow. Just killer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    3 replies | 123 view(s)
  • BlueFox's Avatar
    Today, 02:32 PM
    BlueFox replied to a thread Apple Music Hifi in Lumin
    This line from the release makes it appear the music needs to be recorded with Spatial Audio. 'Spatial Audio gives artists the opportunity to create immersive audio experiences for their fans with true multidimensional sound and clarity.'
    27 replies | 778 view(s)
  • nicoff's Avatar
    Today, 02:10 PM
    nicoff replied to a thread Apple Music Hifi in Lumin
    It requieres special software and hardware.
    27 replies | 778 view(s)
  • aKnyght's Avatar
    Today, 01:59 PM
    aKnyght replied to a thread Apple Music Hifi in Lumin
    is the secret sauce completely within a spatial audio file such that any two-channel system can realize the immersive effect ...or, do the spatial audio files require specialized hardware to process them in order to achieve the effect?
    27 replies | 778 view(s)
  • NekoAudio's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 PM
    NekoAudio replied to a thread Apple Music Hifi in Lumin
    I heard a demo of Dolby Atmos from a laptop's built-in speakers, switching back and forth with the film's 2-channel mix. Atmos can definitely add something to the soundstage even with this limited setup. I'm pretty sure the Atmos driver needed to...
    27 replies | 778 view(s)
  • nicoff's Avatar
    Today, 01:25 PM
    nicoff replied to a thread Apple Music Hifi in Lumin
    Spatial Audio uses two speakers to simulate the sensation of having surround or immersive sound.
    27 replies | 778 view(s)
  • BlueFox's Avatar
    Today, 01:07 PM
    BlueFox replied to a thread Apple Music Hifi in Lumin
    What is 'Spatial Audio'?
    27 replies | 778 view(s)
  • brad225's Avatar
    Today, 12:57 PM
    brad225 replied to a thread I guess it is a hobby now. in Hobbies
    We had family over diner a week+ ago. I had everyone spend time in the prototype chair and give thoughts on comfort. A few said the seat was a bit to high but over all everyone was fine sitting in the chair and eating the dinner I make for them :-)....
    58 replies | 2205 view(s)
  • brad225's Avatar
    Today, 12:42 PM
    brad225 replied to a thread I guess it is a hobby now. in Hobbies
    Jig with 2 legs at the shaper. First finished leg. 34 back legs.
    58 replies | 2205 view(s)
  • brad225's Avatar
    Today, 12:32 PM
    brad225 replied to a thread I guess it is a hobby now. in Hobbies
    Now the easy part of putting the rough cut legs in the jig patterns to cut the finished shape on the serial cutting head on the shaper. Once the first side is done I could put a leg in each side and the process speeds up. Sorry for extra posts...
    58 replies | 2205 view(s)
  • dznutz's Avatar
    Today, 12:27 PM
    Announcement: N-05XD Postponement of sales | News Details | ESOTERIC:Japan high-end audio manufacturer | エソテリック
    22 replies | 1939 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 12:19 PM
    My take: 1. Has glare and digital sounds 2. Smooth, organic and natural 3. Pretty damn good and close to 2, but not as smooth, natural. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    7 replies | 356 view(s)
  • Belancer's Avatar
    Today, 12:03 PM
    IMHO: Part 1: balanced, warm side of neutral tonal, engaging sound. Part 2: neutral tonal, a little bit more detailed, less engaging Part 3: sounds big an bold, voice is emphasised and attacking. My choice is part 1, then 2 and 3. In term of...
    7 replies | 356 view(s)
  • Dizzie's Avatar
    Today, 11:51 AM
    Dizzie replied to a thread Apple Music Hifi in Lumin
    I do not stream (yet). Please tell me how "Spatial Audio" compares with current offerings from other companies. Hoping for further gains in my Apple stock holdings. :audiophile::D Apple Music announces Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos; will bring...
    27 replies | 778 view(s)
  • brad225's Avatar
    Today, 11:49 AM
    brad225 replied to a thread I guess it is a hobby now. in Hobbies
    I had never cut this much Walnut on the bandsaw and realized how some of the sawdust is almost a powder and floats everywhere. Even with an N-95 dust mask my sinuses were not happy. I upgraded my shop vac connections and connected the duct work...
    58 replies | 2205 view(s)
  • brad225's Avatar
    Today, 11:42 AM
    brad225 replied to a thread I guess it is a hobby now. in Hobbies
    Next draw the leg pattern on the newly milled wood and cut 1/8" larger than the finished size.
    58 replies | 2205 view(s)
  • brad225's Avatar
    Today, 11:38 AM
    brad225 replied to a thread I guess it is a hobby now. in Hobbies
    Then it is the same process. Straighten and flatten one face then plane each piece to make them the same thickness.
    58 replies | 2205 view(s)
  • brad225's Avatar
    Today, 11:30 AM
    brad225 replied to a thread I guess it is a hobby now. in Hobbies
    Next step is rough cutting the Walnut to pieces with 1-3 legs. This prevents milling a lot of unnecessary wood.
    58 replies | 2205 view(s)
  • brad225's Avatar
    Today, 11:16 AM
    Interesting they refer to it an "Audiophile Accessory". Seems like speaker cables are a necessity. I think of accessories as, unneeded bling that you choose to draw attention.
    5 replies | 274 view(s)
  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Today, 10:18 AM
    eye candy, thanks for posting Bob !
    2 replies | 98 view(s)
  • Jay's Audio Lab's Avatar
    Today, 10:16 AM
    Jay's Audio Lab replied to a thread Magico M6’s in Magico
    Round 2: Round 2: Gryphon Essence monoblocks versus Pass Labs X600.8 - YouTube
    142 replies | 9203 view(s)
  • NorthStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:17 PM
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  • steve59's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    ‘Coarse I ever win lotto gryphon will be on my list:)
    12 replies | 3507 view(s)
  • steve59's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    steve59 replied to a thread paradigm 9h in Speakers
    I do wonder how much musical taste has to do with personal evaluations. I’m pulling my listing and keeping the persona 7f because I finally took some time to sit and listen to them. I’m blue collar and the other speakers in this class revel salon 1...
    19 replies | 3144 view(s)
  • pnp88's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:06 PM
    pnp88 replied to a thread Luxman D-07X SACD Player in Luxman
    It seems that an entire new line of products will debut later this year...
    2 replies | 198 view(s)
  • Low325's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:38 PM
    That’s a good option too ! 👍🏼
    12 replies | 3507 view(s)
  • steve59's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:39 PM
    I pine for the Hegel h30 separate amp should I ever bore of my integrated.
    12 replies | 3507 view(s)
  • rbbert's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:18 PM
    rbbert replied to a thread Apple Music Hifi in Lumin
    The Apple Music app is terrible, the catalog not so much, though
    27 replies | 778 view(s)
  • Spock's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:28 PM
    How can they improve the voice of God speaking through Nils Lofgren's guitar? Can´t wait to answer Some must dream.mp4 on Vimeo
    88 replies | 14284 view(s)
  • Spock's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:27 PM
    The new speakers feet are ready! :woot: First photo. More a few days of waiting Will they make a difference? That is my question of almost 400 € !! :skeptical:
    88 replies | 14284 view(s)
  • Low325's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:13 PM
    So…I too, was once thinking where I should go from a Hegel H390 and the H590 and Gryphon Diablo (300) were always options. Decided on a Diablo 120(!) w/DAC - A downgrade in “watts” but WOW it does not sound nor perform that way! I can’t believe...
    12 replies | 3507 view(s)
  • Kingrex's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:52 PM
    Leave the earth. Saved by aliens. If people feel humanity will always go on, there are other planets to inhabit, greed would overtake all sense of social responsibility for the environment and we would mine this place into a dead rock in the...
    89 replies | 2171 view(s)
  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:28 PM
    nicoff replied to a thread Apple Music Hifi in Lumin
    Interestingly enough, none of the most popular streaming services (Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify) work well with local files (the music that folks have in their computer/NAS/hard-drive). Incidentally, neither do Tidal or Qobuz! That is where...
    27 replies | 778 view(s)
  • Rnrmf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:07 PM
    Rnrmf replied to a thread Apple Music Hifi in Lumin
    How so? The apps are almost identical on my phone; Ease of use is the same to me. I think Spotify had a somewhat deeper catalog of music at one point and has Spotify Connect on some streamers though until they offer hi res and lossless, I'll...
    27 replies | 778 view(s)
  • KeithR's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:00 PM
    KeithR replied to a thread DB9 Signature in Kharma
    Good luck on your DB9s from Europe. No idea where my Fynes are from Scotland - hoping they are on a boat and landing soon.
    14 replies | 733 view(s)
  • KeithR's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:57 PM
    KeithR replied to a thread Apple Music Hifi in Lumin
    Apple Music has always been terrible. Even my non-audiophile friends all use Spotify.
    27 replies | 778 view(s)
  • Alkyogre's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:53 PM
    Is paying the ransom by QNAP included with this fix? I have serious to do with all those QNAP owners. I think a big problem is the end user, with the core always on. a category never shut down’s its core. For a good reason: we love playing music...
    11 replies | 578 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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