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  • dznutz's Avatar
    Today, 09:59 AM
    Well, that's a decision that only you can make. I am always trying new gear, and new speakers come and go. I suppose it all depends on your preferences and accompanying gear, I have found the Discoveries to be sensitive to electronics,...
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  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 09:54 AM
    Companies who design, manufacture, and test switches can certainly measure what an Ethernet switch does. Things get dicey when utility products that have been used for decades by commercial companies get the audiophile makeover. Things start...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 09:52 AM
    Yea, I could see the use of multiple inputs. Obviously a different level, but having two tables now it would be nice if my 310 had two inputs. Also doing adjustments from the front would be wonderful since even if the 310 had multiple inputs it...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:35 AM
    I donít. We have a VAC REN V phono, Pass XP27, three Avid Phonostages, etc. The 810 is definitely a superb performer Iíve heard, but with only one input, Iím kind of limited. I need at least three inputs. I have two tables and three arms. My...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:30 AM
    The Boulder/Gryphon/MSB amps are the top three I would choose too. I havenít had a lot of time with the Sim 888ís, so I canít say definitively, but the Sim 860v2 is a terrific sub-$20K performer. The MSB amps are the proverbial odd ball here,...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 09:22 AM
    Do you have one of the high end SimAudio's in the shop that you could take home and give it a try... maybe an 810? From some mentions in other reviews it appears as if the 810 could hold its own against some pretty stiff competition.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:18 AM
    Luxury and Performance: The Electronics I'd Shortlist
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  • chops's Avatar
    Today, 09:02 AM
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:01 AM
    The Aurender ACS10 has built in, the necessary Ethernet filtering. The main Aurender (W20SE in my case) then plugs into the ACS10ís filtered Ethernet port. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • rbbert's Avatar
    Today, 08:56 AM
    An underlying question does remain though; if we arenít able to measure what an Ethernet switch does, how are they being designed (much less rated or evaluated for sonics)? Or is it only the audio effects which canít be measured? Or did I not...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:26 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Shunyata Omega USB in Shunyata Research
    Yes, definitely USB. Itís less restrictive to formats too. A lot depends on the DAC as well. But todayís DACís are really optimized for USB. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Jeff Fritz's Avatar
    Today, 08:15 AM
    The follow-up electronics article, with a slightly different approach. Luxury and Performance: The Electronics I'd Shortlist Thanks, Jeff
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  • Gregm's Avatar
    Today, 05:03 AM
    Gregm replied to a thread Porgy and Bess opera in Music Forum
    I would add Simon Rattle's rendition with the LPO, on EMI. A very good reading recorded in the late 80s now available in the series great recordings of the century. As a fan of the opera, I gather you already have Miles Davis' album -- epic!
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  • thetubeguy1954's Avatar
    Today, 03:50 AM
    Hello, my friend! First & foremost, thanks for welcoming me here at the AudioShark forum. It's always nice when a "newbie" to an audio group/forum is made to feel as welcome as you guys are doing! I ran a forum called SETriodes for almost 20 years...
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  • Jack's Avatar
    Today, 03:37 AM
    When are you going to stop your now obviously blatant advertising for a product you have a vested interest in. It seems to be time for the Admins to put a stop to this charade as you have nothing to add to this forum but product promotion. Sell your...
    65 replies | 1453 view(s)
  • Belancer's Avatar
    Today, 03:34 AM
    Belancer replied to a thread New SabrinaX in Wilson Audio
    thank you all, the sabrina X sounds great to me, with large soundstage, effortless, beautiful mid and high.
    45 replies | 3186 view(s)
  • astrotoy's Avatar
    Today, 03:24 AM
    astrotoy replied to a thread Porgy and Bess opera in Music Forum
    The fine Decca recording conducted by Maazel and his Cleveland Orchestra. Decca SET609-11. Also on London 13116. From 1975. Is a TAS Superdisc. Great Decca sonics. Somebody did a reissue (not sure who). The originals are pretty easy to find....
    2 replies | 35 view(s)
  • AudioLover525's Avatar
    Today, 03:06 AM
    You was commenting about one of the highest rated passive preamp in the world, but couldn't believe that you didn't even include those transformer type, which is an obviously in-comprehensive speech. It's none of your business that what...
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  • MusicLover's Avatar
    Today, 01:27 AM
    Probably a question only His Mikeness can answer from experience: With the new Omegas on Shunyatas Website (USB, S/PDIF) which one is the one to go when planning to upgrade to a N20/N30 this year (currently N100H)? AES is not an Option with my...
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 12:58 AM
    Another great album from Carmen Gomez. Don't You Cry - Carmen Gomes Inc. - BEST VOCAL ALBUM 2019
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 12:29 AM
    Mixing Consoles explained 1. Brief overview Mixing Consoles Explained (part 1) - YouTube
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 12:16 AM
    Neat little video explaining what goes down when music is being produced in the studio. In the first episode of this season We're looking at basic mixing theory : What is mixing, and what do we want to achieve with a mix? This highly visual...
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  • thetubeguy1954's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    Thanks, Mike! Although I'm sure you won't remember, we met when you held the event to introduce Lukasz Fikus' Pacific DAC at your audio salon! My friend Phil Abish drove me down and I had a wonderful time. Lukasz ended up playing a song from...
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
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  • Devg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:42 PM
    Not enough. I meant, did you have it measured objectively ? It is just science dude.....:lol:
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    Joe, you require some Abyss 😁. I hear tell that there is an Esoteric for sale in this here forum 😜.
    11 replies | 204 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
    Yup... By listening to good music :D.
    184 replies | 3053 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:40 PM
    TheOctopus replied to a thread Blue Note Reissues in Music Forum
    Good stuff. I used to subscribe to their limited, individually numbered, collector series years ago. I don't do vinyl no mo' but would be all over this if I was still into it.
    1 replies | 58 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    Thank you for the recommendation. I actually might have an older pair kicking around somewhere. Iíll have to take a look.
    11 replies | 204 view(s)
  • wklie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:19 PM
    wklie replied to a thread Streaming questions. in Lumin
    Some users found that to be better not just for eliminating unnecessary acoustic noise, for whatever reason.
    22 replies | 1199 view(s)
  • Jack's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:54 PM
    Randy What are the date codes on those military Philips tubes as they may be better than you think. Philips owned multiple tube factories in the US and EU and produced tubes under various names depending on their country of origin. If it came...
    19 replies | 244 view(s)
  • stereogeek's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    Telefunken smooth plates will get you a fabulous midrange at the expense of losing a bit of high frequency extension. Amperex Bugal Boys will get you strong bass and an extended top end. Good luck.
    19 replies | 244 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    Mike started a thread Blue Note Reissues in Music Forum
    For those who will say when they run out, ďbut I didnít know!Ē, now you know. ALL ANALOG. Mastered by Kevin Gray. From the original tapes. Amazon has some good pricing. http://www.bluenote.com/classic-vinyl-reissue-series/
    1 replies | 58 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:22 PM
    Any suggestions for Porgy and Bess full opera?
    2 replies | 35 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:18 PM
    Joe,you need a pair of sennheiser HD600 in your life. :cool: Fortunately they are once again available in a new shell design but with same drivers and sonic signature. The HD600 have been one of my longest and steadiest pieces of gear for...
    11 replies | 204 view(s)
  • Delija's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    Delija replied to a thread Bowers VS Magico in B&W
    I assume that question what you didn't like on Dynaudio Confidence 30 is also for another thread, but I'm really curious :) Thanks in advance!
    13 replies | 510 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:49 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    Hi Serge, I'm not a headphone guy (yet). I bought it to use as my main dac and was quite content until the borrowed Esoteric K-01XD opportunity came up. Depending on how long my brother lets me keep the Esoteric, will determine when I go back...
    11 replies | 204 view(s)
  • CPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:35 PM
    CPP replied to a thread Sade - So Far in Music Forum
    Yeah, the guy just seems to do it right in so many ways.
    14 replies | 691 view(s)
  • CPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    I enjoy streaming, no real hangups, simple , my ears hear music and I like it, the wifes enjoys it, but I stay away from the choice of the Blue Pill or Red Pill. As one can cost you a lot and give you hardly any noticeable payback for the upward...
    184 replies | 3053 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:30 PM
    Oh! Nice! Thanks Joe which headphones are you using with your RME?
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  • rbbert's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:07 PM
    No, I have been quite consistent in my stance about streaming music and me; whether or not all the refinements many choose for their streaming setups make an audible difference may be one factor in that decision, but not the major one.
    184 replies | 3053 view(s)
  • Devg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:39 PM
    All good questions Randy. Did you get your hearing checked after you bought the AQ Coffee USB cable ? ;)
    184 replies | 3053 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:35 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    ARES II vs D90 vs Bifrost 2 vs ADI-2 vs Gungnir vs Qutest - YouTube
    11 replies | 204 view(s)
  • Devg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:34 PM
    Here comes the rain again....:rolleyes:
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:32 PM
    I am now more confused than ever. You certainly made it as clear as...mud. First it was 'Unfortunately, no one (I literally mean no one) has ever found a way to measure anything or prove anything.' Then, 'The noise is '"potentially" in the...
    184 replies | 3053 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:03 PM
    The thing that is confusing me about this conversation. Some say that the signal, the data packets coming from Tidal or Quobuz, or whatever are not affected, others believe that data is data and weather it is traveling across lines around the world...
    184 replies | 3053 view(s)
  • Devg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:59 PM
    Absolutely, I don't disagree. You are free to choose and trust whatever you like. I am not here to earn your certification please and neither do I care :) You just contradicted yourself :bonkers:
    184 replies | 3053 view(s)
  • rbbert's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:46 PM
    Here is where you and Mark differ. I am not sure, but I suspect his educational and occupational background qualifies him to have an informed opinion. If the digital data is transmitted as packets on an analog line, then noise can certainly be...
    184 replies | 3053 view(s)
  • mclev's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:44 PM
    mclev replied to a thread Streaming questions. in Lumin
    Peter, Is your recommendation for a fanless NAS because of the added acoustic noise if the NAS is in the listening room, or is there another electronic reason as well?
    22 replies | 1199 view(s)
  • W9TR's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:40 PM
    Tidal and Quobuz are not doing any D/A conversion. They are just converting, storing and distributing data obtained from the record companies, all in the digital domain. So the gremlins associated with network noise during playback are not a...
    184 replies | 3053 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.

    Will Diablo produce better midrange when pair with Harbeth??

    I still waiting to try Luxman next

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    Hello Mr Mike.

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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!
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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!
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