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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 11:22 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread DAC-2v2SE in Wyred 4 Sound
    It almost sounds like it has not been burnt in completely. My experience with most equipment, but especially with Wyred is that they sound rather harsh, on the bright side until they get burnt in a bit. After about 100 hours they tend to smooth...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:06 AM
    We have four Sotto Voce’s in the store, we’ve taken them to shows and bounced them around and they’ve always been great. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    Today, 11:06 AM
    Hopefully the dealer will be helpful.
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  • Bob82's Avatar
    Today, 11:05 AM
    Joe As much as I am extremely disappointed and dismayed by how this rack turned out so far but I have liaised with the dealer here to facilitate the rectification work. Thanks for the reply on this forum. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    9 replies | 153 view(s)
  • Bob82's Avatar
    Today, 10:43 AM
    Calvin, I have got my dealer on the case with CMS. My dealer will come by assess and perhaps, fingers crossed rectify it. Being halfway around the world in Asia isn’t helping either. The quality I have seen so far on this rack don’t seem to...
    9 replies | 153 view(s)
  • Calvin's Avatar
    Today, 09:46 AM
    Many thanks. That's a nice looking light - one I hadn't seen yet.
    2 replies | 91 view(s)
  • Gene's Avatar
    Today, 09:33 AM
    I recommend Littlelite LED lamps...they come in many configurations and lengths. LW-12-LED Desk Lights by Littlite
    2 replies | 91 view(s)
  • Calvin's Avatar
    Today, 09:13 AM
    Thanks for your posts. It's troubling that such a high end company would have such quality control issues - especially seeing what they cost. Have you contacted CMS and asked for assistance? At times going direct to the source helps ...
    9 replies | 153 view(s)
  • Bob82's Avatar
    Today, 08:12 AM
    Really don’t see why the platform adjusters have to be put on so hard as they have to be adjusted to suit as well. I am also concerned about the durability of the finish- the matte top coat just rub off when I sanded lightly to get the larger...
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  • XV-1's Avatar
    Today, 08:00 AM
    the Tekton seem to offer big bang for the buck - I like the look as well.
    33 replies | 1038 view(s)
  • Alpinist's Avatar
    Today, 07:03 AM
    Alpinist replied to a thread N30 Review in Aurender
    While the W20SE probably has a slightly lower noise floor than the N30, the increased instantaneous current that can be delivered through the N30’s upgraded power supply, compared to the W20SE’s battery power, may more than offset that. When you see...
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  • Eggmeister's Avatar
    Today, 06:05 AM
    I have had a similar issue with mine. My frame has also cracked at a top join. Personally I would avoid these racks.
    9 replies | 153 view(s)
  • imprezap2's Avatar
    Today, 05:36 AM
    imprezap2 replied to a thread N30 Review in Aurender
    I am not sure about that, difference in build quality between N20 and W20SE is still considerable, N30 casings look to be more like N20 quality. Anyway, we will see soon enough I guess. :-)
    17 replies | 478 view(s)
  • Bob82's Avatar
    Today, 05:36 AM
    I just would like to bring to you attention the problems faced with the Soto Voce racks that I have just received. I believe these units were mid of last years batch. 1) Poor threads on the center aluminum bar- caused galling of screws. 2)...
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  • Schmoe's Avatar
    Today, 12:46 AM
    Schmoe replied to a thread DAC-2v2SE in Wyred 4 Sound
    I have purchased the Wyred 4 sound dac 2v2SE second hand. Previously have used ifi micro black label and liked it. I have used the Wyred for the last week and I'm finding the sound a bit harsh and more fatiguing. I don't want to give up on this...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Today’s Magico Install in Magico
    No, no, let’s chalk it up to room and positioning. All good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    29 replies | 773 view(s)
  • gadawg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:37 PM
    I’ll be in the market for a good Dac/headphone amp this spring and been considering Bartok and Chord Dave. Would be nice to have a similar option from Esoteric. George
    6 replies | 482 view(s)
  • gadawg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    gadawg replied to a thread Today’s Magico Install in Magico
    Oh come on Mike ... do tell! Funny is funny and if we can’t laugh at ourselves who can we laugh at?? George
    29 replies | 773 view(s)
  • wbass's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:02 PM
    I do hear a difference in the end. With speakers (Magnepan 3.7i), it can be fairly difficult to discern. But with headphones (Sennheiser HD800), I've started to notice ways in which the Lumin is (oh, gawd, here comes some audiophile-speak) more...
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  • Hounddog's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:01 PM
    If I had to move to a smaller place, it would be ME-1s and a set of stereo subs for me!! Of course, I’d have to sell the R-1s and the REL 212SEs, but the ME-1s are the real fighters in the TAD line. I look forward to your thoughts with the subs...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Today’s Magico Install in Magico
    The Magico’s are so nice to work with during setup. We had limitations due to WAF (a hard line of 18 inches out into the room) and had to work with the heat from the fire place on the left side. We also had to ensure the TV wasn’t blocked from any...
    29 replies | 773 view(s)
  • Bruce's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:42 PM
    Hmm- Maybe try a Torx? Bruce
    1 replies | 66 view(s)
  • nc42acc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:38 PM
    nc42acc replied to a thread Today’s Magico Install in Magico
    How did the final setup sound Mike? I can’t see anything giving great results in that room. Good luck selling those erector set Wilsons. :popcorn:
    29 replies | 773 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:28 PM
    Your grade of "poor" on my topic opening skills of a nice integrated playing on a nice pair of speakers in an audio forum, is more of an indication of your personal mental state than my actual post. I did not break any rules or posting etiquette in...
    14 replies | 279 view(s)
  • Low325's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
    Update: Added a stereo pair of subs. Any new ME1 owners out there or updates to current setups?
    14 replies | 4397 view(s)
  • FRO's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:47 PM
    "Rush Hour" in Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Nanc & I visited this ancient city, 20 km east of Kathmandu, on our trek in Nepal.
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:27 PM
    Understood and agree a little more context is always good.
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  • Spock's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:25 PM
    Opening a topic just with a link, without saying anything else, is so poor, so poor... But now I know that the intention is to comment on the amplifier and NOT the speakers ... You might had said it right away ... Totally agree. But then...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:18 PM
    In my opinion, it's all about balance. More neutral gear for warmer/sweeter sounding speakers and the reverse is true as well. Warmer/sweeter front end for more neutral speakers.
    14 replies | 279 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:12 PM
    While youtube in not the standard by which to judge an audio component, I still think plenty of information can be derived. They also say a picture is worth a thousands words. If that is true, what is a whole video worth? :)
    14 replies | 279 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:09 PM
    I was very happy with D'Agostino Momentum Monos. Very rich, yet dynamic and resolving without ever sounding lean or threadbare. I think Dan builds fantastic products in his new venture/company not that some of the legendary Krell products were...
    14 replies | 279 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:08 PM
    I kind of like seeing new/different combos of gear that I've not experienced in person. Obviously making a final judgement in sound quality from a YouTube video is not prudent, but we can get a good sense.
    14 replies | 279 view(s)
  • DavidMcCallum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:01 PM
    Hello, I have a Constellation Int 1.0. The remote control has stopped working. I assume it's the battery. I went to change the battery on the remote. It required removing 3 rubber stoppers that were sitting in front of 3 small Allen bolts. ...
    1 replies | 66 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:41 PM
    I love the D'Agostino Momentum gear. I'd love to hear the Progression stuff in person. My understanding from friends who've heard it say that it's more neutral sounding.
    14 replies | 279 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:23 PM
    I liked the Progression Integrated so I shared it to see if anyone else would contribute to the topic. Is that OK with you or do I need to get your personal permission next time?
    14 replies | 279 view(s)
  • CPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
    Yep, that's mine to a 'T'.
    43 replies | 697 view(s)
  • CPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:08 PM
    Welcome from North Central Fla
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  • Spock's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:57 PM
    You´re gonna open a topic for each video on you tube of an audio system? What's the point?
    14 replies | 279 view(s)
  • dznutz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    Coming from some one who has owned both... the X1 is definitely smoother/more nuanced than the T2. The improvements are more noticeable in more expensive and transparent systems. The T2 is the much better deal for most people with complete systems...
    3 replies | 164 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:31 PM
    Sopra 3? I think 100w of tube power in stereo would be enough for 91.5dB efficient, 8 ohm nominal speaker.
    14 replies | 279 view(s)
  • Calvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:53 PM
    I’m interested in a LED for a TT. I desire something small and that will connect to a rack system. I was wondering what kind of TT light(s) you enjoy. Thanks in advance.
    2 replies | 91 view(s)
  • bluegrassphile's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:53 PM
    Forgot to mention I also purchased the dual power supply. According to a review I read the dual power supplie boosts the performance of the Discrete to Premier levels.
  • bluegrassphile's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:44 PM
    I'm loving my MSB Discrete. It adds a sweetness and clarity to the sound. Highly recommended.
  • TIPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:50 PM
    Erin was on my podcast to talk about the NFS Erin's Audio Corner buys the Klippel Near Field Scanner System (NFS) - YouTube
    0 replies | 80 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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