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  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 09:47 AM
    CPP replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    There is so much stuff made in China in your home and in your vehicles. I gave up trying to limit what I had that was made in china. Also did you know China accounts for 13% of the medicine we in the US take.,
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    Today, 09:18 AM
    I did try with and without the console table there. Tough to see in the pics but the speakers are a couple feet out from it. Behind the table I have 6" GIK absorbers. I found comparing no table with just GIK (I never removed the GIK's),...
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  • SCAudiophile's Avatar
    Today, 09:11 AM
    Is that table/desk between the speakers a hard requirement? It would be interesting to see the floorstanding AGS in place of the desk vs the small AGS on top of the desk. Sent from my SM-G998U using Tapatalk
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    Today, 08:49 AM
    Here is another picture with additional ones in the pic on how they are set up:
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    Today, 08:35 AM
    I've got the floor diffusors, the mini (as shown), two large ones to go on the side of the room and the two thinner ones to go behind the speakers. I've tried numerous acoustic treatments over the years, and so far these are proving to be...
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  • SCAudiophile's Avatar
    Today, 08:25 AM
    https://www.noe.co.jp/en/download/pdf/AGS-English.pdf Sent from my SM-G998U using Tapatalk
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  • SCAudiophile's Avatar
    Today, 08:03 AM
    Nihon Onkyo Engineering, these are part of their "Acoustic Grove System." I've heard rooms that use these in their various sizes at Munich High End 2019 and recently at AXPONA; they are excellent and the results are impressive. Sent from my...
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    Hi Bryans - AGS is the company.
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:04 PM
    I've been experimenting with them for 2 weeks now (had to wait for the Tobian's to be fully burned in). Some really interesting results and I compared them to other products. I'll share a summary over the next several days.
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  • bryans's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:59 PM
    What company makes these?
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:46 PM
    Pictured here is the AGS MINI vs a typical 2' x 2' 2D square diffuser. I'll cover the differences in performance more in a follow up, but the short take is much to my surprise the AGS MINI diffuser kicked the butt of the square 2D diffuser. ...
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  • crwilli's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    crwilli replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    Proves the point that quality and consistency can be achieved in China. It’s a huge country which should not be generalized and whose people do not necessarily equal the Government of the Communist party.
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  • Adyc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    Adyc replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    Lumin are assembled in Shenzhen. Their products are designed in HK.
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  • Phil A's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:11 PM
    Phil A replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    The cables at Ali Express noted above are an excellent value. Just like Amazon does here (and other countries too), Ali Express sells things that come from vendors in different places. I've bought things on Amazon (e.g. universal remote, shirts,...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:21 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    The same exact situation applied to automobiles made by the USA Big 3 auto manufacturers in the 70's and 80's. They didn't care at all about providing quality and value for their customers, but rather compensation for their executives.
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  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:41 PM
    Burmester Gear, so beautifully done , Congrats ..! Burmester 216 power amplifier Measurements | Stereophile.com
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  • NewAlkyogre's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:11 PM
    Cables is a good thing to buy at aliexpress. I look how they are build, not the brand. Here one of my favorites, double shielded, twisted, cat 8, oxygen free copper, and a gold plated connector. There are audiophilic cables which don't have all...
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  • Mechnutt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:47 AM
    Mechnutt replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    I realize that geography has nothing to do with build quality but quality does relate to parts that are used (including counterfeit parts) and how corrupt a country is. I do not think of quality when I think of China.
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:55 AM
    nicoff replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    Your point and PumaCat’s point are both valid. The Japanese example (and Korea as well) can serve as roadmaps for those Chinese companies intent on improving the quality of their products. What many “Chi-Fi” companies are doing is demonstrating to...
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    June 10, 2024, 05:27 PM
    Beautiful! I love that veneer. The fit and finish on these speakers is impeccable in every way.
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  • Golum's Avatar
    June 10, 2024, 03:31 PM
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    June 10, 2024, 01:45 PM
    Maybe someday he will open a closet in his office and find an old DAC laying around he forgot he had he'd be willing to sell..... ;) Please share a pic of your with their NOS veneer - I would love to see them.
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  • Golum's Avatar
    June 10, 2024, 10:44 AM
    I love Your description regarding how musical they are as this is something I love about them. I'm not chasing anything specific like crazy bass, pinpoint imaging or whatever else might pop into mind (they deliver also on these parameters) but I...
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    June 10, 2024, 08:12 AM
    What I find amazing is not only how musical they are, but that they reveal so much insight into the music without sounding analytical or hifi. These are music first speakers that still give me the detail. I listened for almost 6 hours the other...
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  • Golum's Avatar
    June 10, 2024, 07:38 AM
    I can say it's kind of easy for me to relate with Your love towards those speakers as I've got my pair of 12FH SE like two months ago. They are really beautifully made (mine are with some NOS veneer from '60s :D) which is important related to the...
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  • crwilli's Avatar
    June 9, 2024, 08:41 PM
    crwilli replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    Having lived there, the suspicion on audio equipment, indeed anything, made by local companies in China is well founded. The fact of the matter is that internal standards are not up to international levels. That’s not to say a local Chinese...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 9, 2024, 08:06 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    and Quality, like the physics that is the foundation for the transfer functions that drive audio equipment functionality, features, and quality and performance, is not "geographically constrained." This is because Physics works the same way...
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  • Porsche's Avatar
    June 9, 2024, 05:53 PM
    thanks, its sounding really nice, just have to put a nice piece of acoustic art above the rack and than ill be done
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  • Mechnutt's Avatar
    June 9, 2024, 02:08 PM
    Listening to the new Paul Berner album from sound liason. Bought the DXD352-24 version and it is a sublime recording. Tim Langedijk & Paul Berner - Down To The Downtown – Sound Liaison
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  • Mechnutt's Avatar
    June 9, 2024, 02:04 PM
    Mechnutt replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    I generally have no problem with Major companies having their gear built in China for the most part since there are local service centers. It is the cheap ChiFi gear that is suspect. Just read the amazon reviews on cheap ChiFi gear reliability. ...
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  • Audioseduction's Avatar
    June 9, 2024, 01:41 PM
    Nicely thought out arrangement you have there.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 9, 2024, 11:02 AM
    Looking good! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Porsche's Avatar
    June 9, 2024, 10:40 AM
    my Burmester journey is now over for awhile, system complete with upgraded 218 amp, if you haven't heard it do yourself a favor and take a listen. speed, dynamics, resolution and control like no other IMO now onto finishing my Accuphase...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 8, 2024, 03:24 PM
    Enhanced dimensionality, clarity, resolution. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • a.wayne's Avatar
    June 8, 2024, 02:48 PM
    Whats the difference in sonics over previous single sided Diaphragms.... ?
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  • Darrel's Avatar
    June 8, 2024, 12:41 PM
    When I purchased the Harmony DAC from LAiV my order status stated the ship date would be early June of this year. I received a email yesterday that "Unfortunately, the recent conflict in the Red Sea region has significantly disrupted the delivery of...
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    June 8, 2024, 12:27 PM
    I jumped at the chance to get a pair of Tobain 12FH speakers when Mike announced he was going to carry them. My hifi friends overseas have been raving about them for years. Although I LOVED the sound of the Clarysis speakers I heard at the...
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    June 8, 2024, 11:59 AM
    100%
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  • NewAlkyogre's Avatar
    June 8, 2024, 08:11 AM
    Comparing to the DMP-A6, the DMP-A8 has more then an additional pre-amp. The DMP-A8 uses AK4191EQ and AK4499EX dac-chips instead of ESS, has a better dual Femto clock, and a better LPS, and uses better components.
    71 replies | 9523 view(s)
  • Hear Here's Avatar
    June 8, 2024, 07:17 AM
    Many US, EU and UK brands have their equipment built in China. I have no problem with that as the brand is responsible for quality control, warranties, etc and (one would hope) they should take care that the factory working conditions and wages are...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 7, 2024, 07:31 PM
    Yes. Double sided midrange and tweeter in the new Minuet Plus. Yours is upgradable. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • ozzy's Avatar
    June 7, 2024, 06:58 PM
    Is this a different version than the Neo Minuet? ozzy
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  • Mechnutt's Avatar
    June 7, 2024, 01:47 PM
    Mechnutt replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    I own a few pieces of ChiFi gear. I bought a couple Topping E50 DAC's for around $200. I use 1 for a small bedroom system with a Marantz 2ch receiver and Monitor Audio Rx1 Silver speakers. It replaced a Schiit Modi 3 and it sounds way better. ...
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  • mep's Avatar
    June 7, 2024, 12:43 PM
    mep replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    The term Chi-Fi has been around for a while. There are people on this forum that have Chi-Fi gear.
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  • Phishphan's Avatar
    June 6, 2024, 09:26 PM
    My 14b3 had an issue. New one came today - thank you Bryston - breaking it in with a variety of tunes Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • Porsche's Avatar
    June 6, 2024, 07:40 PM
    new amp now has 100 or so hours on it, breaking open bottle of Paul hobbs and gonna listing to Pink Floyd/Steve miller and some van Morrison on vinyl, than some misc on my streamer
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  • Phishphan's Avatar
    June 6, 2024, 06:42 PM
    Swedish House Mafia Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • The Listening Chair's Avatar
    June 6, 2024, 01:50 PM
    Check out this month's Listening Chair column in Copper magazine, which features a photo spread of Audio Group Denmark's Axxess Forte 1 ($5,500) streaming integrated amplifier/digital-to-analog converter, and headphone amp: Audio Group Denmark...
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  • ClarisysAudio's Avatar
    June 6, 2024, 10:09 AM
    Yes, just imagine how it sounds in a home setup! By the way, the Review has over a decade of experience with panel and dynamic speakers and has young (for reviewer) ears. He knows the room, and is this dealer basically as its "second home".
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 6, 2024, 10:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Never been an issue. Nobody has ever complained. Works efficiently. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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