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  • Fm540i's Avatar
    Today, 08:08 PM
    Fm540i replied to a thread Aurender drop out problem in Aurender
    I’m curious, you sent the unit too Aurender. What did they find? My N10 which is about as old as yours started to do the same thing. Fred
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 08:01 PM
    Just an update that with only about 8 hours on them, the GR-Research X-LS Encores are starting to open up and sound very good indeed. The tweeter is very resolving, and the woofer capable of clean, defined and well-articulated bass down to what...
    4 replies | 96 view(s)
  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Today, 07:57 PM
    a.wayne replied to a thread New Amp on the Way in Amplifiers
    Coda originally were Ex Threshold Corp employees , those generation Threshold amplifiers are still competitive today .. Regard ..
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    Today, 07:29 PM
    brodricj replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Too bad dealers here won't demo any Shunyata stuff. I'd like to in-home demo for myself to help me choose the best option. I can't even demo in-store let alone at home. When I first contacted my local Shunyata dealer the salesman didn't know they...
    63 replies | 1337 view(s)
  • rbbert's Avatar
    Today, 07:21 PM
    rbbert replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Although at least a few posters seem to think that something like a Delta loom might be more in balance and proportion to the rest of the system than the Alpha loom. That would be my initial impression too, but I really don’t have the experience...
    63 replies | 1337 view(s)
  • Restock's Avatar
    Today, 06:33 PM
    Restock replied to a thread Accuphase E-800 in Accuphase
    Unfortunately true for most companies that have distribute to Canada using a US distributor: even Luxman is slightly more in Canada than the US even as they are trying to keep them at par - the Luxman L509X is slightly more than the Accuphase E480...
    168 replies | 22870 view(s)
  • BlueFox's Avatar
    Today, 05:28 PM
    I would keep them the same length. Someday you may rearrange the setup, or even sell the cables. Both will be more difficult with two unequal in length cables.
    1 replies | 71 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 04:44 PM
    TheOctopus replied to a thread New Amp on the Way in Amplifiers
    There were not many reviews over the years but I do remember one from 2005 and DarTZeel came into comparison against Coda... ;) Coda Technologies S5 power amplifier | Stereophile.com
    7 replies | 132 view(s)
  • tino27's Avatar
    Today, 04:25 PM
    tino27 replied to a thread New Amp on the Way in Amplifiers
    Congrats on the new amp! You weren't kidding about the website. You would think that with the amount of research people do before stepping foot into a dealership (if there is even a dealership to step into), a manufacturer would want a way to...
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Today, 03:49 PM
    You already have a PC and Roon. So Here is a fairly inexpensive path to try: 1. Install HQPlayer on your PC that you use for running Roon ( HQP has a free try-out period). 2. Connect your computer to the Luxman via USB. (You might need a driver...
    3 replies | 110 view(s)
  • JSQT's Avatar
    Today, 03:41 PM
    Hello all, I recently revamped my 2 channel system to include Naim separates (NDX 2 and Supernait 3) after living with my Uniti Nova since January. I've still got Roon Radio running 24/7 on the system so it's at about 50 hours of break-in now and...
    1 replies | 71 view(s)
  • Mechnutt's Avatar
    Today, 03:32 PM
    At least here in MN, Bel Canto is used quite a bit with Magnepans as the high end dealer here, Audio Perfection sells Maggies and Bel Canto. I have prefer the sound of Pass with Maggies but I have not heard the latest and greatest from Bel Canto...
    52 replies | 13899 view(s)
  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Today, 02:39 PM
    Shadowfax replied to a thread New Amp on the Way in Amplifiers
    Congrats! Looks real nice.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 02:36 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Amp on the Way in Amplifiers
    Cool! Congrats. Looking forward to your impressions. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 02:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 1161 in Boulder Amplifiers
    I have the 1160 here. The 1161 is a slightly smaller version. Excellent amp, just don’t hear the 2160, you’ll be ruined.
    1 replies | 63 view(s)
  • Bob82's Avatar
    Today, 02:20 PM
    Bob82 replied to a thread CH A1.5 Review in CH Precision
    Like the modularity and upgradability of the CH. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 replies | 123 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 PM
    Cool thanks for the link and I’ll read over it with interest. While I’m not involved with any of the computer stuff much lately, back in the day, I used to repair computers down to component level. That was right before surface mount technology...
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  • Bob82's Avatar
    Today, 02:17 PM
    Bob82 started a thread Boulder 1161 in Boulder Amplifiers
    Hi all, Anyone in the forum either own or auditioned the Boulder 1161? Any thoughts? Thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 replies | 63 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 02:08 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    Very different. The Boulder 866 sounds like a class A amp. Rich, warm, musical. The Diablo 300 has a big bold sound, with thunderous monoblock bass and grip and a huge soundstage. I was talking to a customer this morning who was debating between...
    16 replies | 1560 view(s)
  • aKnyght's Avatar
    Today, 02:06 PM
    if you are even the littlest bit technical and can use tools such as a screwdriver, then DIY is an option where you can pretty much design what makes exact sense for your system as well as pimp it with extras such as fiber ethernet, audiophile USB...
    3 replies | 110 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 02:05 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Like with anything, you can always cut corners and get the cost down, but in doing so, you will cut performance. The X260.8/XP22 outperform the INT250 by a fair margin. I think as good as the INT250 is, the separates just bring much more to the...
    63 replies | 1337 view(s)
  • Jim Smith's Avatar
    Today, 02:04 PM
    Jim Smith replied to a thread Speaker Placement in Speakers
    Entirely too often, DSP is seen as a sidestep/short-cut/band-aid for acquiring proper acoustic wave-launch into the room and receiving it properly at the listening seat, and it simply is not. I have had only had a few sessions with requested...
    18 replies | 745 view(s)
  • puroagave's Avatar
    Today, 02:03 PM
    puroagave replied to a thread New Amp on the Way in Amplifiers
    Coda Technologies are what's left of the OG Threshold Audio going back to the René Besne/Joe Sammut/Nelson Pass era. This is purely aesthetic but I like the gold plated PCBs they carried over from the threshold days, the internals of FET 10 preamp...
    7 replies | 132 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 PM
    TheOctopus replied to a thread New Amp on the Way in Amplifiers
    I would imagine it is still the same company that has been flying under the radar for at least a few decades? Much like Audible Illusions, Coda always offered a tremendous sonic bang for the audiophile buck. I’ve owned a Coda and AI many years ago...
    7 replies | 132 view(s)
  • GSOphile's Avatar
    Today, 01:53 PM
    GSOphile replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Actually twice the number stated that since a pair of mono blocks and a preamp would be consolidated into a single integrated.
    63 replies | 1337 view(s)
  • apdoc2004's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 PM
    apdoc2004 replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    Mike, Since you have extensive experience with both, how would you compare the sound of the Boulder 866 to the Gryphon Diablo 300? Thanks
    16 replies | 1560 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 PM
    So I’m starting to get the itch to upgrade my Roon and streaming aspect of my system. Since 95% of my listening is now not physical media but Roon/Qobuz/Tidal, it would be worthwhile to put a bit more effort into this digital source of things. ...
    3 replies | 110 view(s)
  • Dizzie's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 PM
    Dizzie replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Mike, It has been hinted at but I will make it formal. Your thoughts on achieving almost the same performance level for a lot less money by using an integrated amplifier (Pass Labs or other). Reduces electronics cost and eliminates one power cord...
    63 replies | 1337 view(s)
  • FDPDK's Avatar
    Today, 01:36 PM
    welcome to the forum shuang
    58 replies | 2603 view(s)
  • GSOphile's Avatar
    Today, 01:32 PM
    GSOphile replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    Please tell us more. What stands out? Where are you coming from?
    160 replies | 8447 view(s)
  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 01:28 PM
    Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - Drive to Survive
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  • Feanor's Avatar
    Today, 01:23 PM
    Feanor replied to a thread Freya + VS. ARC REF 3? in Amplifiers
    There is no particular reason to assume a $900 preamp will outperform another costing 10X as much. OTOH the former cans sound mighty good and represent crazy-good value vs. the latter. I've had my Freya + for couple of weeks and am selling my...
    25 replies | 1722 view(s)
  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 01:20 PM
    mep replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Your approach makes way more sense than Puma Cat’s approach that you’re better off buying less expensive gear and lashing them up with very expensive cables.
    63 replies | 1337 view(s)
  • Bob82's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 PM
    Bob82 replied to a thread Kharma Elegance S7S in Speakers
    Folks Just an update on my speaker hunt. I decided to put money on the demo pair Kharma S7S in Pearl White from my regular dealer back home. I was thinking of moving up to DB7S or DB9S but since the S7S came in at a very good price point...
    11 replies | 1242 view(s)
  • essrand's Avatar
    Today, 01:14 PM
    Devore Orangutans O/96 I have not yet "met" anyone who has tried this combo. If there's anyone in this forum, would love to hear your impressions.
    71 replies | 2737 view(s)
  • Penthouse-D's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 PM
    Penthouse-D replied to a thread T+A Support in T+A Electronics
    Should your unit ever need physical work, they have a service center in Atlanta , and I believe another on the west coast. If I remember correctly.....
    8 replies | 259 view(s)
  • AJR's Avatar
    Today, 12:42 PM
    AJR replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Seems to me that Mike has found a system which has synergy and sounds good. Sure - maybe some tweaks to improve. And yes, not cheap. But a great base to start with/upgrade to. Super cool to have someone (Mike) playing with toys we all love and...
    63 replies | 1337 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 12:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    I think if I was moving down in electronics and speakers, I think I would move down the line to Delta V2 too. There are a million possibilities with the funds, I was just thinking what products were at the same level for balance. I don’t think I...
    63 replies | 1337 view(s)
  • AJR's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 PM
    AJR replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 PM
    TheOctopus replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    With all due respect to the colorful and enthusiastic Formula 1 analogies and opinions of the contributing members, we do tend to let our imagination get ahead of reality somewhat... The reality is one has a 15 or much less often a 20 amp...
    63 replies | 1337 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 11:47 AM
    Well said Serge. I remember your enthusiasm and excitement when that system came together. You got me thinking early on and as the numbers grew, I had listen for myself. An integrated that works beautifully on everything from Avantgardes to Harbeth,...
    71 replies | 2737 view(s)
  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 11:38 AM
    Congrats Joe! I’ve also been enjoying my 590AX MKII immensely for the last 1.5 years now. I also have a Prima Luna Dialogue HP triode/pentode tube integrated for when the tube mood strikes. Both are driving the Harbeth 40th Anniv 30.2’s Let me...
    71 replies | 2737 view(s)
  • fathead's Avatar
    Today, 10:20 AM
    fathead replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    I’m really enjoying my K01-XD along with Cybershaft Clock , very nice combo
    160 replies | 8447 view(s)
  • rbbert's Avatar
    Today, 10:04 AM
    rbbert replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    A bit tangential to the main thread, but what are the pros and cons of the A5 vs. the S3? Aren't they similarly priced and sized? The A5 appears to have better drivers, the S3 a more sophisticated enclosure? It would be interesting to insert a...
    63 replies | 1337 view(s)
  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 09:56 AM
    The Road Goes On Forever - The Allman Brothers Band
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  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 09:53 AM
    mep replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    So do you agree with Puma Cat's "advice" that if someone wanted to buy all of the gear in your "Every once in a while" system but couldn't swing the money for the full loom of Shunyata cables they should purchase cheaper gear so they could afford...
    63 replies | 1337 view(s)
  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Today, 09:33 AM
    Mikado463 replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    understatement if there ever was one ........
    63 replies | 1337 view(s)
  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Today, 08:16 AM
    I asked NAD about these matters and received this reply: Vishnu M. (BluOS) Sep 23, 2020, 9:34 PM EDT Hello Peter, Thank you for getting back in touch.
    212 replies | 6408 view(s)
  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Today, 07:43 AM
    Anyone seen or driven one of these bad boys? I was driving behind one for a while yesterday and had no idea what it was. Pretty impressive vehicle starting at only $155K. Even has Thermal Night Vision. Rezvani
    0 replies | 45 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 03:05 AM
    A blind buy yes, but a safe buy in my opinion. What speakers are you planning on using with either the Luxman or Accuphase?
    71 replies | 2737 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 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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    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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