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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 01:54 AM
    As far as I know, they are not building or selling any more OpticalRendus and haven't been for at least a year to year and a half now. I think the reason is they cannot get key parts for it due to the "chip shortage" in China induced by the...
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  • Rnrmf's Avatar
    Today, 12:10 AM
    My internet goes from Modem > Netgear Orbi Router > Trendnet switch with fiber port > FIBER > Trendnet switch with fiber port > Shunyatat Omega ethernet cable > Vitus streaming board I'm testing out ethernet patch cables between the Modem and...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    The 595 is awesome but like anything else, it’s speaker dependent just like your other amps. I’ve found that you can’t just buy one amp or integrated and expect every speaker to sound perfect. The reverse is even more true. Get one speaker and...
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  • Swisstrips's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    ? The Sonore site says OR is sold out not discontinued. The MR says discontinued though. Can’t imagine they would discontinue the OR, maybe a new version but discontinued?
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 PM
    You can't buy an OpticalRendu anymore, they've been discontinued, unfortunately.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
    What it's dependent primarily for audio on is the amount of leakage current from el-cheapo upstream devices. This causes threshold jitter, which impacts timing. Which we can easily hear. They're also sensitive to common-mode noise. And the...
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  • mxk116's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    Thanks Mike, I would not have seen this without your post.
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:35 PM
    Let me know if you try them what you think of them. For sure there are better ethernet cables at much more expensive prices. But So far I consider them a solid entry level ethernet cable that are better than the basic mass market crap before...
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  • audionirvana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:58 PM
    joeinid: How you liking the L-595aSE? I had the 595 and the 509x here both at the same time, for some reason most of my speakers I use preferred the 509x.... No low level hum or hiss here! Enjoy the 595, I did when I had it.
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  • Rnrmf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:45 PM
    I forgot that Amazon sold them - pictures on Amazon and questions answered by BJC confirm it's unshielded at the connector ends though it has foil to prevent what they call "alien crosstalk (AXT) from neighboring cables." Thanks for the suggestion....
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:34 PM
    Hi - I believe it is unshielded. the BJC is so inexpensive on Amazon you should give it a try. I burn in my ethernet cables before trying any listening on them and my OCD makes me keep them all directional.
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  • Elberoth's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    I second the OpticalRendu solution. You need a switch with Optical Ethernet outputs tho (or a simple TPLink Wired Ethernet to Optical Etherned converter).
    43 replies | 2248 view(s)
  • Elberoth's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:16 PM
    Elberoth replied to a thread Coming soon from Magico in Magico
    The new S3. That will probably kill the current S1/S5/S7 sales, but they are too busy building the A5s anyway, so probably don't care. I bet they will be launched in Munich and the S1/S5 will follow a year later.
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  • Projectman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:47 PM
    I own a pair of Focal Sopra 1s (also in White) and I have tried several different amps with them including a Luxman integrated and a Pass Labs 60. The Pass Labs heated up my back room too much (live in Florida and the back room is starved for A/C)....
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:45 PM
    K-01XD and K-03XD Latest firmware V2.60 is now available | News Details | ESOTERIC:Japan high-end audio manufacturer | エソテリック Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Alpinist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:32 PM
    Hi Caelin, Thanks for your thorough response and the clarification. Best, Ken
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  • JeffL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:22 PM
    Yup, that's Boulder for you. My (relatively) little 1110 and 1160 combo does just that: presents the music without the slightest additional noise, whether hum or hiss or anything else. Very jealous of your 2110 but can't really complain!
    13 replies | 1365 view(s)
  • CGabriel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:12 PM
    Just to clarify: The TYPHON T2 was created specifically to be a mate to the Denali 6000/2 v2. When combined with the Denali it is an 8 outlet distributor, with two high current outlets dedicated to amplifiers. The Denali, T2 stack is the answer...
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:39 PM
    Shadowfax replied to a thread ATLjeffro in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome aboard, enjoy your stay
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:37 PM
    Makes sense. Doesn't sound like it's worth the hassle.
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  • Alpinist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:32 PM
    If that’s the case, then just stick with the Everest and be happy with it. Ken
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  • ElieD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:29 PM
    Hello Mike, I will have to rephrase. I am not planning on grounding my speakers but Kuoppis used some speaker wire as grounding cable for his equipment. I wondered how u would connect the grounding wire ( in this case some speaker wire) to the rca...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:24 PM
    Great news gentlemen, it’s really good to hear about gear that satisfies vs the constant churn in and out of the system. I wish I had been a little bit more judicious about my choices in the past, but that was also part of the fun.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:17 PM
    Don’t connect it to the speaker. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Alpinist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:17 PM
    For an additional level of noise reduction in high EMI environments. From the Shunyata website: The Typhon T2 also comes equipped to receive an optional Performance or Reference level umbilical, allowing it to be connected in-line to any...
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  • ElieD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:13 PM
    Hello Everyone, I am very interested in finding out what this ‘copperKore’ does. Do you still use it Kuoppis? I just wondered, how exactly do I connect the speaker wire to a) RCA and b) ethernet plug for grounding purposes?
    97 replies | 12908 view(s)
  • brodricj's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59 AM
    The electrician found some wiring that wasn't done by an electrician. Rather than poke the bear I left it at that. I'll find a different electrician for the next job.
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:54 AM
    I already asked Shunyata that question. T2 is intended for power conditioners below Everest.
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  • Dizzie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:51 AM
    Why? :doubtful: The Everest already contains the technology incorporated in the Typhon T2. And, if I am not mistaken, in the Everest the components are bigger and badder.
    40 replies | 1802 view(s)
  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:40 AM
    I hate to tell you but you should have showed him the door, playing him was mistake #1 !! I trust you reported the jackass to your township / local authorities ?
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  • Rnrmf's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:38 AM
    Is the BJC cable shielded or unshielded? I don't think the BJC site specifies. I've been experimenting with 2 types of unshielded CAT6 with one claiming much "higher bandwidth" than the other. I've been comparing those to a CAT8 cable I like a lot...
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:22 AM
    Can you report him to a licensing authority?
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:21 AM
    CPP replied to a thread Burn in in General Audio Discussion
    And what's most important, no two people have the same unique brain anatomy.
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:15 AM
    In my testing which I will be posting a video on - moving the switch closer to my streamer with a very short cable then to the streamer after the switch did yield subtle improvements. I also think ethernet audio is VERY dependent on so many...
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:12 AM
    Yeah, he insisted on being paid before he left. He ignored me after that when I chased him about the ceiling repair. I should have just claimed on my insurance and left them to deal with it. The whole ceiling gets painted after the repair, 2 coats....
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:07 AM
    cost you $800 ?? Wow, I hope you didn't pay the electrician a dime !
    100 replies | 5567 view(s)
  • rbbert's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 AM
    I was quite skeptical about the value of "audiophile" Ethernet switches until I compared the EtherRegen to stock Cisco and TP-link switches and to no switch. I was also skeptical about the "need" for a LPS for the EtherRegen. Note that the...
    43 replies | 2248 view(s)
  • David60's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:54 AM
    I was able to demo the Diablo 300 on Focal Diablo Utopias. Yep, very convincing indeed but runs hot and is very expensive. Maybe the Diablo 120 would be more affordable but haven't heard it. Not much Boulder being sold where I live...
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  • Jack's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:36 AM
    Good idea and since you're in Paris try to have a listen to the Reynaud Voce Grande. As it is made in France there are multiple Reynaud dealers in your area. VOCE GRANDE - JMR Electroacoustique
    12 replies | 550 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:32 AM
    BIAV Sales 2022 Analogue Master vs DSD256 Master Shootout Results. - What HI-FI? Thailand Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Phil A's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10 AM
    You're quite welcome. Whenever there's third party software and Windows involved, there's always a chance for setting problems. Without the ability to see your computer settings in person, as well as the software running, it's all guess work as to...
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:58 AM
    Update: So I spent a couple of hours last night on this getting a new baseline on sound before I try the next round of tests which include much more expensive ethernet cables. I've run all my baseline tests with BJC cat 6a cables. Why? Because...
    43 replies | 2248 view(s)
  • brodricj's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:36 AM
    I had a brainwave....connected the PS3 to my JVC projector. Nice.
    100 replies | 5567 view(s)
  • brodricj's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:29 AM
    Something weird is happening.....I'm playing this track on Spotify.... Unsupported browser If I didn't know any better I'd swear the Grandioso transport is spinning the CD. But it's not. This is 320 streaming at its finest. And on a PS3 no...
    100 replies | 5567 view(s)
  • FDPDK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:27 AM
    Hi , i have been reading through the posts , and one thing comes to my mind, no matter how much you like the look of the speaker it might simply not be the right speaker " sound wise " for you. Maybe consider trying out other speakers you might also...
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  • dlgcvc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:01 AM
    Muchas gracias...lo seguiré intentando...
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  • dlgcvc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:16 AM
    Muchas gracias Phil...sigo probando cosas...Un saludo
    13 replies | 515 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:22 AM
    Same experience with my 30.2s.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:18 AM
    I don't think anyone has received one yet as it was just announced in Mike's post about two weeks ago.
    40 replies | 1802 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!
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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!
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