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  • steve59's Avatar
    Today, 08:19 AM
    If you look at the speaker positioning in that review, from memory they were 57" apart and something like 8' from the front wall that in hindsight made me wonder if I could have tried harder to get room support for bass response.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 08:18 AM
    Just a side note the Tesla " But where is this vehicle? The current location is 92,137,990 miles (148,281,768 km, 0.991 AU, 8.24 light minutes) ( It's constantly changing) from Earth, moving away from Earth at a speed of 38,956 mi/h (62,694 km/h,...
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 08:09 AM
    CPP replied to a thread Hello from CA in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome !
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    Today, 08:08 AM
    Welcome !
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  • xxsimba9's Avatar
    Today, 07:51 AM
    Hello all, Running some of Deja Vu Audio custom gear from back in the day, tubes all the way preamp and amp. It's all about streaming for me these days running Tidal and my NAS on an Auralic Aries Mini to a Yamamoto Dac for all listening. ...
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  • Makofkalaw's Avatar
    Today, 07:31 AM
    I remember that review, and it was probably why I bought the Bryston monos so many years ago. Interesting that he found the 334 apparently sounding good at 125 wpc!
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  • exupgh12's Avatar
    Today, 06:46 AM
    exupgh12 replied to a thread MAGICO M9s in Magico
    Bovin, There are exotics care that are made of smaller batch than M9 that doesn't cost as much 9even M6 cost more than most luxuery cars). With all the respect to Magico or any other speaker manufacture (I'm an own of S3MK2) no speaker has the...
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Today, 06:21 AM
    My mid price system is in my sig and was under $15K
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  • greyowl07's Avatar
    Today, 02:15 AM
    greyowl07 replied to a thread Lumin, Leedhing the way in Lumin
    Thanks for replying.
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  • wklie's Avatar
    Today, 12:54 AM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin, Leedhing the way in Lumin
    Yes. The (separately purchased) Lumin IR remote package has a USB receiver to be plugged into the Lumin transport or player. On receiving a volume command from IR remote / Lumin app / Roon / Tidal app / Spotify app / AirPlay / UPnP app, the...
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  • greyowl07's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    greyowl07 replied to a thread Lumin, Leedhing the way in Lumin
    Thanks for replying. I'm not clear about how would an IR remote work with a transport only component like the U1? Would the Leedh still be functional with the use of such a remote? I'm looking at the U1 connected to a dac with Leedh on in the app....
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  • Mike B.'s Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    I wonder if it will be another budget deal like Elac and Pioneer or a high end deal like TAD?
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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:21 PM
    From Stereophile's June 2008 Salon2 review: "I drove the Salon2s with various solid-state amplifiers, including a Mark Levinson No.334 (125Wpc into 8 ohms), a Krell FPB-600c (600Wpc into 8 ohms), and Bryston 28B-SST monoblocks (1300W into 8...
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:58 PM
    And another option for the 5K and probably a better balance in the system (providing they already own a computer) would be: Lumin M1 Integrated / streamer - 2000 B&W 703 S2 Speakers - 2000 Shunayta Venom Defender - $225 AQ Rocket 44 Speaker...
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  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:39 PM
    a.wayne replied to a thread MAGICO M9s in Magico
    While not trying to justify asking prices , It takes a solid year to develop a complex system like this past phase 1 and another year getting past pre production bugs for delivery , sales numbers are small so noway to offset development cost...
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  • Makofkalaw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:49 PM
    Yeah they are power hungry for sure. I had a pair of Bryston 28B SST 2 monos (1000w) monos on them for a while, and although they got the job done, I never warmed up to the Bryston sound.
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:43 PM
    Great idea for a thread. For the 5K system perhaps something like: Naim Uniti Atom Music Player - $3290 Bowers & Wilkins 707 S2 Speakers - $742 Shunayta Venom Defender - $225 AQ Rocket 44 Speaker Cables - $580 App. $4837 + Tax before any...
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  • steve59's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:23 PM
    I used a hegel h360 thats rated at 250/425 with a 4000 damping factor and it couldnt get those woofers woofin. The dealer was using the ML separates when I demoed the salon 2s and when I came on this site asking for advice Mike posted on my thread...
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  • Makofkalaw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:16 PM
    I was looking hard at the Boulder 866, and in fact missed one recently on agon. I like that the Boulder has streaming capability, again just a big question whether it could handle the Salons.
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  • steve59's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:02 PM
    steve59 replied to a thread MAGICO M9s in Magico
    So a 600k speaker gives the shop a 300k payday, lol It really is hard to wrap my head around. I appreciate how much bs people in sales have to eat, then again maybe I dont. Im happy theres rich folk that can buy all the cool stuff they get sick...
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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    A couple more integrateds to consider would be the Pass INT-250 and the Boulder 866.
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:57 PM
    nicoff replied to a thread MAGICO M9s in Magico
    One would think that when doing the R&D into the speaker, the manufacturer determined the best speaker cable for this speaker and is including it with the price.
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  • Makofkalaw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:51 PM
    Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately my local shop carries neither. I have read everything I can find online about the Diablo, and it gets nothing but glowing praise. I have never heard it though. As much as I would like to go the Luxman route, I...
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:40 PM
    Ritmo replied to a thread MAGICO M9s in Magico
    Couldnt agree with you more Mark. I myself own a six figure system and so I cannot be exempted from spending a lot of money in stereo gear. But, when it comes to ultra pricey gear, like the Magico M9 or Wilson Wamm or, glad theres a market but...
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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:35 PM
    I've heard an ML 534 stereo driving Salon 2s in a room about twice the size of yours at a dealer. No problem. I have a Diablo 300, and although I haven't heard it with Salons, I have a hard time believing they would be anything but excellent. ...
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  • Cincy2's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:23 PM
    Mike, Now that it's been about six months since your original post, have your impressions of the headphone amp and headphones changed any? I'm considering adding the amp to my set up. Cincy
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:14 PM
    Very cool Brian, great story. Reminds me to play some in my collection Ive overlooked for a decade or more. Heres hoping they bring back good memories, not bad.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:59 PM
    Welcome. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Makofkalaw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:34 PM
    Hello all. I have a smallish room, 15 x 18, 10 ceilings, opening to a 45 expanse across the home. I have been told by a dealer that the Diablo 300 is not a good match for my Salon 2s, a claim that I am having a hard time accepting. He is...
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:34 PM
    Welcome to the fold !
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:33 PM
    Welcome to the forum, thank you for joining.
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  • Makofkalaw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    I have been reading and learning with the assistance of this invaluable site for some time. Glad to be officially here!
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    Yesterday, 05:26 PM
    I have been reading and learning with the assistance of this invaluable site. Glad to be here!
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  • NorthStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:23 PM
    ;) Humans are certainly a part of the ecosystem...Apple, Android, Microsoft, Google, Alexa, Twitter, High-end Audio, Ice, Tubes, OLED TVs, 4K, 8K, stock markets, financial capitals, ozone layer, pollution, air, water, wind, earth, solar power,...
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:45 PM
    Bobvin replied to a thread MAGICO M9s in Magico
    Well, you have to always consider the costs of R&D, prototypes, failures, starting again, more R&D, customized everything which runs up costs because things are not mass produced but instead done on smaller scale, and mostly by hand (labor costs,...
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:59 PM
    puroagave replied to a thread MAGICO M9s in Magico
    How do you know? the initial production run is sold out, I'm aware of two soon to be M9s owners and they were thrilled they made the list. They are hardly the type that need to impress anyone. So whatever your arbitrary threshold is for value you...
    109 replies | 10741 view(s)
  • stereogeek's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:14 PM
    I was reading some stuff the other night about which Dark Side of the Moon CD version is the best. So I broke out the 20th Anniversary Edition, the Toshiba Japanese pressing and the original MFSL edition. Without question the MFSL edition easily...
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:53 PM
    Sorry to hear about that.
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  • NekoAudio's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:47 PM
    NekoAudio replied to a thread Lumin, Leedhing the way in Lumin
    You can either use the volume control from within the Lumin iOS/Android app or get the optional Lumin IR control package.
    203 replies | 21046 view(s)
  • greyowl07's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:15 PM
    greyowl07 replied to a thread Lumin, Leedhing the way in Lumin
    I would like to acquire the Lumin U1 or X1 & use the Leedh processing volume control (no pre-amp). Is it possible to use a hand held remote for volume in such a set-up? The remote would be for an external Dac or the Dac within the X1 (if available)....
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  • bluegrassphile's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:10 PM
    I thought it might be kinda interesting to put together your take on low to mid priced systems with low priced defined as up to $5000 and midpriced defined as up to $15,000. With this in mind what would your low and mid priced system entail? What...
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  • greystoke4's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:57 PM
    im to old old old to rock an roll roll roll , but im too young too die, you've brought back some very old memories, my best friends band,, before he killed himself ,,
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  • MDP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:41 PM
    MDP replied to a thread MAGICO M9s in Magico
    I'm sure what I'm going to say won't be received well by some......But, seeing a speaker priced this high makes me a little sick. There is absolutely no technology or parts that would make this thing worth the money. Now if you have the kind of...
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  • Jay's Audio Lab's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:18 PM
    Preview: What is my take on Pass Labs gear? Find out! - YouTube
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  • Barry's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:16 PM
    Little control? How about 2,400 gigatons of man-made global CO2 emissions since 1850 at a current rate of 50 gigatons/year, not to mention methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone among others. Please, let's not be careless!
    97 replies | 2637 view(s)
  • MDP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:43 PM
    MDP replied to a thread DB9 Signature in Kharma
    Hi Rick, I'm extremely happy! I will write an update in the next couple of days when I'm not so busy.
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  • Jerome W's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:42 PM
    Thank you Stephen. Envoy de mon iPhone en utilisant Tapatalk
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  • Bones13's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:06 PM
    Nice speakers, with overwhelmingly good reviews. Beautiful too. Being 62, I like their classic sound signature. I looked them hard, but due to my low power DIY FirstWatt amps, I had to look elsewhere. Im glad you, like many others, like them.
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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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    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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