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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 12:02 PM
    Gorgeous! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:26 AM
    SN3 + HiCap DR. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:26 AM
    NAIM is definitely weird and cult like. You know that when you ask a question and the answer is ďtry twisting the din cable around the burndy cable at the back of the preampĒ, you know youíve entered an alternate universe. Even connecting...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 11:26 AM
    My little listening challenge :)... she actually like playing while I am listening but when she finally drops off :).... I will post some new photos after the KEF subs arrive... but for now.... Little Marleigh seepin :D...
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    Today, 11:20 AM
    That is impressive, thanks Mike. What Naim integrated is equivalent to the NAD M33?
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  • Bart001's Avatar
    Today, 11:13 AM
    Mikeís certainly the pro. Iím happy to talk Naim from the owner perspective. Iíve owned only Naim electronics since 2011 moving up the ladder from a Nait preamp to the 500 level system I have now.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:04 AM
    There actually already is a diagram: https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default/files/products/downloads/files/Connection%20Guide%20Amplification%20Rev%201J.pdf Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    Today, 10:55 AM
    I just did a year subscription to Qobuz to add to what Tidal offers. Comparing it seems Qobuz sounds more ďsmoothĒ than Tidal. Anyone else hear a difference?
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    Today, 10:52 AM
    Mike with the addition of a full assault Naim system will you be providing us uneducated Naim viewers a flow chart of how it all works together? Thanks
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    Today, 10:48 AM
    Jay I have been ripped off at all levels of hifi equipment, from the lowest price to highest. I think this is just the nature of this beast. Nobody twisted my arm to buy any of those mistakes. I like the conversation you are having and think it is...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 10:00 AM
    They are keeping up with demand. Iím sure 2022 will bring some new goodies. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • chops's Avatar
    Today, 09:04 AM
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  • mdp632's Avatar
    Today, 08:52 AM
    They released the new Venom V16 power distributor a few months ago. I'm sure 2022 will be a very good year for them.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:25 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase e-5000 in Accuphase
    I would say maybe late next year, but thatís just a guess. Yes, you would be surprised by the 590. Remember, its rated at 30 watts/channel but measures closer to 95. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:24 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase e-5000 in Accuphase
    Yes. We should have them in a week or two. I heard from Jeff at Tone (who just finished reviewing them) that the 10 is killer. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:23 AM
    Mike started a thread Bernie Grundman in All Things Analog
    Caropopcast | Caropop Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    Today, 05:43 AM
    Shunyata seem to have gone quiet recently - they must have gone into hibernation after all those V2 series were rolled out.
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    Today, 05:40 AM
    M6 scored a gong also, reported here:
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  • bzr's Avatar
    Today, 04:38 AM
    bzr replied to a thread Listening Buddies in We Love Our Pets!
    Beautiful animal. I miss my dog owning days. One day when the right sounds come along again...
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  • bzr's Avatar
    Today, 04:20 AM
    bzr replied to a thread Qobuz and Tidal in Computer/Digital Audio
    &... that's not what I asked.... I have redbook quality cd's in my collection that are absolutely as good as any HD files I have listened to, care to rephrase with hindsight?
    20 replies | 1167 view(s)
  • RaChiK's Avatar
    Today, 01:26 AM
    I have got QKore 3 and connected to my preamp, K-01XD and under N20. They are exceptional addition to my system. They reduce the noise floor, which I did not realize I had before. They just make space for all instruments to layer. Bass is controlled...
    21 replies | 959 view(s)
  • AlexG's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:45 PM
    AlexG replied to a thread Accuphase e-5000 in Accuphase
    Any vague date on when it would be released, if you were to guess? Regardless I would probably be keen on waiting to see more info on it. My room is 13 x 20ft with 9.3ft ceilings I would say its on the smaller side of a medium room. I listen at...
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  • Jack in Wilmington's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
    Well, my preamp arrived, and I still had to wait for the cables that I ordered. Here are some early pictures. Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version Name: DSCN0903.jpg Views: 34 Size: 86.9 KB ID: 66050 Click image for larger...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    Thanks Bart. I didnít really have too much trouble connecting the Burndy cables. Went smooth. Going to let it run and hope in a couple hundred hours itís broken in. So far, the level of realism is uncanny. Sent from my iPhone using...
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  • Bart001's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    Congrats! That 500DR is a thing of beauty isn't it?? Too bad the very artistically done heat-sink fins are hidden at the rear. Getting the burndies secured into the rear of the 500 can be a bit of a pain. Partly due to having to fit your hand...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    500DR arrives. 552 has been in the system for a couple of weeks. Next week (hopefully), 555 + two PSUís. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Jay's Audio Lab's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:57 PM
    i am not saying any of the above. I am simply speaking how i feel. If you feel you have been taken for a ride you will feel it as such. Lots of snake oil out there, but unless you have deep hands-on experience with this, you would never know.
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  • dznutz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:53 PM
    Companies/products that pop up overnight, especially from China, can disappear even faster. What is your product worth then? and where is your support?
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  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:39 PM
    Hahaha :)
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  • dznutz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:16 PM
    dznutz replied to a thread Lumin P1 in Lumin
    This is designed to compete with the N-05XD's of the world... where people want a quality streamer, DAC and preamp all in one with analog/digital inputs and outputs. Not very hard to comprehend
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    When you say that out loud it doesnít make much sense does it. Who cares how someone spends their money. Oh and I am now fully Constellation Audio vested. I like my gear looking like rats nests inside.
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:37 PM
    nc42acc replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    I could imagine this would open the door for these companies to tune the speakers to the individuals listening rooms. At the Magico M9 level I would think this would be desirable. Just a thought.
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  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:56 PM
    How is buying something by choice a rip off ..!
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  • Jazzman53's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:45 PM
    Yes, I've seen those. Also; there is an active DIY electrostatic speaker club in the Netherlands. I find it interesting that most DIY ESL builders in the US use perf metal stators (probably because they are so much easier to build), whereas...
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  • XRS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:46 PM
    XRS replied to a thread D2 bnc in Lumin
    Okay thank you.
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  • Dizzie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:29 PM
    Dizzie replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    Meridian
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  • steve59's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:01 PM
    steve59 replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    Beat me to it. The appeal for me after too many times of bringing home my dream speakers only to find out if I want the sound that attracted me to them is I have to buy the $40k worth of electronics. Active/dsp makes the cost of entry known....
    18 replies | 766 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:47 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4ís arrive in B&W
    It depends. For me, Solid State. More slam and control. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • 4N6's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:21 PM
    4N6 replied to a thread B&W 802D4ís arrive in B&W
    Thanks, Mike. For the 802 D4's, have you found they are best with solid state or tube amplification? Or is the answer..."it depends"?
    22 replies | 892 view(s)
  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:45 PM
    No, the Flu like everyone else. I won't get tested anyway so it's of no significance. Thanks tho, I am over the worst of it. No fever for a few days and mostly congestion now and tired. Been sleeping 10-12 hours a night. Luckily we started...
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:35 PM
    Great video and topic Jay. I hope this generates some conversation on AudioShark and other forums.
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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:33 PM
    GSOphile replied to a thread B&W 802D4ís arrive in B&W
    Your characterization of the 802-D3s was what I recall from some years ago at a dealer with a sub-optimal setup. I wanted to buy but couldn't based on what I heard. The new ones sound promising.
    22 replies | 892 view(s)
  • Rnrmf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:01 PM
    Rnrmf replied to a thread Lumin P1 in Lumin
    It looks like an option for people considering the NAD and Bluesound offerings
    17 replies | 998 view(s)
  • Jay's Audio Lab's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:58 PM
    Part 1: Are we being ripped off with High End Audio? - YouTube
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:51 PM
    brodricj replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    It might just be a new design hybrid standalone stereo amplifier that you can use with whatever speaker you want.
    18 replies | 766 view(s)
  • Jay's Audio Lab's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:40 PM
    Are we getting ripped off with the ultra high end? Are we overpaying? What is our responsibility as buyers? On my next video i plan to talk about certain areas that are often not talked about. Don't miss it It will drop in 30 minutes
    710 replies | 58968 view(s)
  • 4N6's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:08 PM
    4N6 replied to a thread B&W 802D4ís arrive in B&W
    Looking and sounding great. That Agnes Obel track is a terrific demonstration piece.
    22 replies | 892 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 Ä30000, the one in pics was Ä16000. 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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