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  • kparmer65's Avatar
    Today, 09:53 PM
    kparmer65 replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    I donít why they both told me that. Hopefully they just misinterpreted the message. Hopefully all goes well through the rest of this transaction.
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  • BlueFox's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 PM
    BlueFox replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Thanks.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:24 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    The 800D4 series is dead nuts neutral and more bottom up then top down Vs the old series. Itís exceedingly musical. Magico speakers vary so much from A to S to M that itís hard to pinpoint. The S is probably the closest sonically to the...
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  • BlueFox's Avatar
    Today, 09:00 PM
    BlueFox replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Mike, out of curiosity, just how big of a difference in sound is there between the B&W and Magico speakers? I have been assuming that at the high end there might be some sonic differences between speakers, but overall they are in the same sonic...
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  • kennyb123's Avatar
    Today, 08:57 PM
    I wonder what this means for the Zen series and the Zenith in particular. It would make a lot of sense for this to get the ARC6 module along with try PhoenixUSB Lite. Begs the question though why they didnít just introduce the Pulse with an option...
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  • dznutz's Avatar
    Today, 08:35 PM
    Where are they getting the funding to keep pumping models out? Im sure the sales figures do not support this kind of continued investment.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:32 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Well, Iím a B&W dealer. Itís June 5. I have the email from B&W. FWIW, Iím ordering a pair of 801D4ís for the floor before the increase. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • kparmer65's Avatar
    Today, 08:29 PM
    kparmer65 replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Actually got that from two dealers one verbal over the phone and one in a email. I think they are under the impression that what ever comes in after June 5th is effected This is part of the email quote: We were notified of an impending price...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:19 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Who told you that B&W raised the price on the 801D4ís $3000 today? Man, you really need to find a good dealer. Increases on B&W products coming June 5th. SMH. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • kparmer65's Avatar
    Today, 08:10 PM
    kparmer65 replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Well the Dealer is picking them up the A5ís as a deposit on my order. They say will be here in July. Good news if there is any B&W raised the price today $3000 so I got in just under the wire. As for bashing the product I sell, weíll I could tell...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 06:09 PM
    World - Premiere Acoustical System's new turntable! The essence of 30 years turntable design and evolution in the APOLYT finds it's cumulation in an all-new concept. All the design features and inventions which defined the unique apogee level...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 05:42 PM
    Yes sir! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 05:36 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Iím glad youíre doing what you feel is best. It would have been good to give the A5ís more time, but itís up to you. Itís bizarre to me that a B&W dealer would try to talk you out of the 801D4ís. They are an amazing speaker. The A5ís are...
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    Today, 05:28 PM
    Can this be use similar to an Aurender using the RS150 USB out?
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  • kparmer65's Avatar
    Today, 05:12 PM
    kparmer65 replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Only if you are really busy and you have made over a million dollars in purchases in the last year. Wow! I made the mistake because It wasnít relevant to me at the time and I had a mental block with the name Precision because I had dealt with a...
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  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 05:06 PM
    mep replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    He initially told Rhapsody Bob on WBF that he bought the A5s from a restaurant in Chicago. When Bob pointed out it was a restaurant and told him the name of the only authorized Magico dealer in Chicago was Precision Audio/Video, suddenly that is...
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  • kparmer65's Avatar
    Today, 05:03 PM
    kparmer65 replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Iím dealing with two as close as I can get local dealers. 5 hours away. One said he really doesnít take trades. Ok what can I say. The other will take them he offer $15,500 so I put them up for sale at the price you seen. If they donít sell in a few...
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  • kparmer65's Avatar
    Today, 04:57 PM
    kparmer65 replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    I have explained that many times. The dealer I purchased my A5’s from I was originally calling on a set of B&W speakers he had the exact speaker I wanted. The dealer I purchased a pair of 611’s and a C53 from back in November was a B&W dealer but...
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  • Bfmcosta's Avatar
    Today, 04:22 PM
    Bfmcosta replied to a thread *NEW* Esoteric N-05XD in Esoteric†
    Hi Peter, Just a brief follow-up to let you know I bought an Asus AX-86S router, and it solved the problems I was experiencing with the Esoteric connecting to various apps. Thank you again for your help!
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  • rbbert's Avatar
    Today, 04:20 PM
    But is that what is actually happening in this case? The original article is so full of inaccuracies it's hard to determine. Is Onkyo actually "failing" (debt restructuring is not necessarily "failing")? How big is Onkyo without Onkyo, Integra...
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  • kparmer65's Avatar
    Today, 03:50 PM
    kparmer65 replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Actually I paid $25,500 more assumptions. Too Funny!
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Today, 03:36 PM
    Bobvin replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    Not shown is the big 8-ton gantry for suspending the speakers.
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  • kparmer65's Avatar
    Today, 03:35 PM
    kparmer65 replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    I did answer all the questions I. The order asked. The answer is and was.No. The more important question well at least most the time is why? Because I could not make the trip thatís why. Like I said there is more to it.
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Today, 03:30 PM
    Bobvin replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    The A5s in Munich!
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    Today, 03:06 PM
    puroagave replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    you've been cross-posting on three forums that I know of and probably others I don't visit. We all get it, you don't like your A5's and want to go back to B&Ws. The question not answered is where did you buy the A5s from and did you not hear them...
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  • kparmer65's Avatar
    Today, 02:40 PM
    kparmer65 replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    I had no idea that AS was owned by a Magico dealer. So it was accidental brilliance. I did answer the questions in the part you called gibberish. I don’t respond well to people that think it is ok to attack people but not things. Because you...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 02:05 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Iím curious how someone buying a $26,800 speaker can sell it a week later for $18,000. Magico A5’s | What's Best Audio and Video Forum. The Best High End Audio Forum on the planet! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • mep's Avatar
    Today, 12:38 PM
    mep replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    You joined AS which is owned by a Magico dealer in order to continue your Magico A5 rant you started on other forums which was a brilliant move. You must have been drunk when you typed that gibberish. Contrary to what you said, Mike asked you a...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 12:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Why would a dealer not take A5ís ďat any priceĒ? What are your plans? Are you going with 801D4ís? If so, I strongly suggest you find a local dealer, work with that local dealer and audition them, just to be sure. Sent from my iPhone using...
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  • kparmer65's Avatar
    Today, 12:22 PM
    kparmer65 replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Found two dealers with 801dís available one in July. Wonít take the A5ís on trade at any price. Another dealer will take them in but I canít get the new speaker until November. All do respect life is short and I hate spending time on this with no...
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Today, 12:13 PM
    It takes much more than technical ability to run a successful business. Sounds as if the founder decided to let others run the company while he dedicates himself to technical and R&D duties. I get that. Many business founders are visionaries that...
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Today, 11:40 AM
    From the linked article that Mike posted: "The companyís failure has been blamed on its inability to adapt to the fast-changing audio market which is increasingly software-based and revolves around streaming music rather than listening to it on...
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  • Jay's Audio Lab's Avatar
    Today, 11:23 AM
    Part 2: Boulder Or Constellation Audio?? - YouTube
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  • pegken's Avatar
    Today, 09:39 AM
    Kiwi, any idea on the price for the new M1 Loudspeakers?
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Today, 07:14 AM
    Mike and Mike are great hosts. Hard to visit and walk away without buying something.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 07:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric Grandioso T1 in Esoteric†
    Perfect and consistently perfect turntable speed is critical to accurate music playback on vinyl. There are many tables (belt) which do not keep perfect speed. In the store we use a device made by Sutherland (he doesnít make them any more) to...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 12:57 AM
    This is probably a good thing. Maybe getting fresh blood in the line will do some good.
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 AM
    brodricj replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    There is a lot of weight suspended on that flimsy looking contraption. But if it can hang 1000lbs of M9 I'm sure A5 would be no problem at all.
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    Today, 12:49 AM
    brodricj replied to a thread Esoteric Grandioso T1 in Esoteric†
    Why is rotational speed of a turntable so critical? If they are syncing the turntable speed to a master clock signal for nth degree precision of rotational speed, the playback gear speed is probably far more accurate than the recording master. So...
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  • kparmer65's Avatar
    Today, 12:12 AM
    kparmer65 replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Are you going to start this thread on every forum? Did you not listen to them before you bought them? Have you put a few hundred hours on them? Have you moved them around, played with the listening position, toe, checked they they are balanced? ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    Great meeting you as well. Thanks for the kind words. See you next week! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Are you going to start this thread on every forum? Did you not listen to them before you bought them? Have you put a few hundred hours on them? Have you moved them around, played with the listening position, toe, checked they they are balanced? ...
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  • jeffhk's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:43 PM
    +1 to the above. If your computer doesn't have a CD player, buy an external one (they're cheap) and rip your collection using EAC. Then spend the money on a descent DAC/Streamer. I have the Lumin X1 and it's great, but there are many good options...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Enleum in Amplifiers
    This just goes to show how important it is to match the amp to speakers. The pairing can make or break the synergy between the two. Never give up.
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  • Low325's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:17 PM
    Low325 replied to a thread Enleum in Amplifiers
    Its your 1st postÖyoure not allowed to make such claims!!:rofl: jk! Welcome to the forum! Yes, its a solid amp..and with the right pairing - it performs like the popular, top shelf amps. It never seems to get in the way. Iíve run mine at 100db...
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  • kparmer65's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:08 PM
    kparmer65 replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    I just traded my old 801Nís for a pair of Magico A5ís. Iím hart Brocken the A5ís are working my MC611ís to death and are almost unlistenable to me. My opinion they are that bad. I hope I can find a Pair of 801d4ís somewhere to purchase now. I...
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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

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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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    Thanks for setting up audioshark! Seems like a very nice and friendly site you have going on here.
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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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