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  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Today, 11:07 PM
    a.wayne replied to a thread Cable direction in Cables
    What about annealing and compaction effects on the copper ...? Regards
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  • MPW's Avatar
    Today, 10:43 PM
    MPW replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    Understood. Was interested in the construction of the room itself.
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  • Jack's Avatar
    Today, 09:13 PM
    Jack replied to a thread CD Transports: End of an era in MSB
    If you haven't you might want to check out bullmoose.com, a independent dealer in the NE with multiple locations. They have a pretty good selection of used CD's most times as well as a good new inventory. I've bought a lot from them over the years...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 09:12 PM
    Since I am a British speaker fan I have always thought Harbeth would be an excellent choice. I have never actually heard them.
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  • Dizzie's Avatar
    Today, 08:31 PM
    Dizzie replied to a thread CD Transports: End of an era in MSB
    I do not stream yet. When I find music I like I purchase the CD and load it onto my two dedicated music servers. I am having an increasingly hard time finding CDs on Amazon. Too often music I might be interested in is only available via MP3 or not...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 08:31 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Cable direction in Cables
    Copper's properties and characteristics are dependent on it's crystalline structure, and how that crystalline structure is produced during refinement and how it is drawn during casting. Its crystalline structure impacts its audio qualities. To...
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  • bluegrassphile's Avatar
    Today, 08:24 PM
    Paul, those are gorgeous. And I'll bet they sound every bit as good as they look. Tower speakers seem to really be in style now while the popularity of bookshelf style speakers has waned. Not a thing wrong with tower speakers. There are some odd...
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  • bluegrassphile's Avatar
    Today, 08:21 PM
    Hey Dave, yeah 27' x 16' isn't exactly small. That's why I tacked on the "ish." But my listening area in the room is about 1/2 the room. Half the room is family room, a TV with a 55" screen, wood burning stove, and my listening chair. The other 1/2...
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    Today, 08:08 PM
    RDSChicago replied to a thread Speaker Journey in Speakers
    Congrats Randy and welcome to the audio circle! What goes around comes around. Kefs always manage to come back in our lives.
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  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Today, 07:47 PM
    Fair enuff .... :) Regards
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  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Today, 07:44 PM
    a.wayne replied to a thread CD Transports: End of an era in MSB
    Yep , Recent Haul ....!
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  • Phil A's Avatar
    Today, 07:00 PM
    Welcome!
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  • plonkywonki's Avatar
    Today, 06:50 PM
    plonkywonki replied to a thread which network cable in Cables
    The hereabove stated all of a sudden makes so much sense. Thanks!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 06:46 PM
    Mike replied to a thread CD Transports: End of an era in MSB
    Do you have any evidence? They can barely keep stock right now. As soon as it comes in, its gone and sold. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • dznutz's Avatar
    Today, 06:38 PM
    dznutz replied to a thread CD Transports: End of an era in MSB
    Esoteric is not a healthy company right now so who knows what the future holds.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 06:28 PM
    No. The 590 is A, 509 is AB. The 590 may go into AB, but Luxman doesnt specify it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • dznutz's Avatar
    Today, 06:27 PM
    Wasn't it 95 Watts in Class A/B? If so, making that statement and comparing it to its 30 Watt Class A rated output is misleading.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 06:09 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread which network cable in Cables
    The switch-mode power supplies that power many networking devices create the problems described above with respect to high-source impedance leakage current, which will result in noise on the ground-plane and increased threshold jitter...as I've...
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  • plonkywonki's Avatar
    Today, 05:54 PM
    I have a/b tested a recent time cd and from the same a vinyl and played them side by side at exactly the same measured volume and from this my conclusion is that is almost no difference between the two. That moved me in the direction that IF there...
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  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Today, 05:47 PM
    Thats the usual talk to acquire free CDs or LPs .. CDs regularly sell for 3-25 bucks all day everyday , for those willing to deal with them. theres no CD quality from streaming or server IMO, well thats been my experience from multiple...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 05:40 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Speaker Journey in Speakers
    I have been reading some reviews, and watching videos. Some reviewers are really going crazy over the Meta's including even calling them a game changer. Also, there seems to be uniformed praise for KEF introducing this new technology in affordable...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 05:40 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Speaker Journey in Speakers
    I have been reading some reviews, and watching videos. Some reviewers are really going crazy over the Meta's including even calling them a game changer. Also, there seems to be uniformed praise for KEF introducing this new technology in affordable...
    10 replies | 421 view(s)
  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Today, 05:17 PM
    Welcome to AS!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 05:17 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    Its all vicoustics. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • MDP's Avatar
    Today, 04:35 PM
    Welcome to AS!
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  • MPW's Avatar
    Today, 04:32 PM
    MPW replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    Fantastic system in a great looking room. I would love to hear more about the room itself including dimensions and construction. Per your signature, it looks like a custom built room. Are you pleased with the ASC wall system? I may be building a...
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  • Calvin's Avatar
    Today, 04:16 PM
    Calvin replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    Gorgeous system. It must sound amazing!!!
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Today, 04:15 PM
    Bobvin replied to a thread MAGICO M9s in Magico
    Exactly what I thought when I first saw them. All those big drivers and a wee-little tweeter and single 6" midrange. Then the music started playing... just a big seamless wall of music. If there are limitations (of course there probably are) they...
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  • plonkywonki's Avatar
    Today, 04:12 PM
    plonkywonki replied to a thread Cable direction in Cables
    If directional, imo the arrows point from source >> to further downstream. For me, I'm still guessing if this is right, I mean copper is copper and I'm somehow always tempted to reverse my only cable that has directional arrows on it :) But I...
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  • plonkywonki's Avatar
    Today, 03:58 PM
    plonkywonki replied to a thread which network cable in Cables
    Hmm so are expensive LPS's needed to drive the ethernet devices? It's in my view better to have the audio equipment with ethernet ports protected from the ethernet port electrics in their internal circuits. That brings me to a question though, are...
    15 replies | 1374 view(s)
  • plonkywonki's Avatar
    Today, 03:46 PM
    Though I respond late, nice combo of amp and speakers! & welcome!
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  • plonkywonki's Avatar
    Today, 03:44 PM
    :wave:
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  • plonkywonki's Avatar
    Today, 03:43 PM
    Welcome!
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  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Today, 03:42 PM
    Gave away the CD collection , regrets in 3,2, :) Regards
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    Today, 03:24 PM
    a.wayne replied to a thread MAGICO M9s in Magico
    Now this opens the discussion about the M9 much more than Magico pricing , the real strength here over their other models is the effortless way it goes about reproducing music, this mostly due to the tremendous Power offered by multiple...
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  • Bongo Beater's Avatar
    Today, 02:58 PM
    I play it first. If it sounds like it needs a cleaning, I give it a scrub and start it over.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 02:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    We had a blast! Thank you to you and your wonderful wife for such southern hospitality! I thoroughly enjoyed hanging with you and listening to your incredible system. I cant believe how big a step up the DB11-Ss are over my 9s. Size and...
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  • rrwmd's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 PM
    rrwmd replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    Wow Mike, I cannot thank you enough for coming up and helping with the Kharmas. I had a blast hanging with you! We listened to so much good music yesterday and today. A couple of tweaks made so much difference. I can honestly say that the...
    11 replies | 509 view(s)
  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Today, 01:49 PM
    a.wayne replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    Lovely setup with those VACs ...! Regards
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  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Today, 01:48 PM
    Plenty Pros very little Con ....! Regards , :)
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    Today, 01:41 PM
    a.wayne replied to a thread MAGICO M9s in Magico
    I dont get why others seem to have a problem how people spend their own cash, the price is irrelevant, the M9 is a statement product , does it make the statement or it doesn't, thats the only criteria necessary in my books .. Regards ...
    124 replies | 11558 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 01:15 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread which network cable in Cables
    No, it's not a placebo effect. Copper Ethernet cables are susceptible to RFI, EMI and common-mode noise. Moreover, if a device e.g. an Ethernet switch, router, NAS is powered by an SMPS, then the audio quality is also affected by high-source...
    15 replies | 1374 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 01:02 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Speaker Journey in Speakers
    Thank God for it not getting in your house.
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  • MDP's Avatar
    Today, 12:42 PM
    MDP replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    I'm not surprised. The Kharmas have a magic that I've never experienced with any other speaker.
    11 replies | 509 view(s)
  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 12:35 PM
    CPP replied to a thread Speaker Journey in Speakers
    Pretty much agree but for a different reason. Living so close to the Atlantic and the threat of storm surge, its far easier to secure small speakers that some hefty towers if a threat of storm sure hits your area. Like this picture from Matthew...
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  • LVB's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 PM
    LVB replied to a thread which network cable in Cables
    I am embarrassed to say I may be hearing a difference, but most likely, its a very expensive placebo effect :|
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  • LVB's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 PM
    LVB replied to a thread MAGICO M9s in Magico
    I have been to the Magico listening room twice, sounded quite natural, but very quiet. The room is design to have minimum room gain, not minimum or no reflections. A room designed to completely absorb reflections would be an anechoic chamber, not a...
    124 replies | 11558 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 12:02 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Speaker Journey in KEF
    I got the MBL a little bit ago; I think the beginning of June. I like it a lot. I think it is my favorite amplifier that I have owned. The Meta appear to be a very nice improvement over the original LS50's (which I did own). With the Rythmik...
    2 replies | 178 view(s)
  • Dizzie's Avatar
    Today, 11:55 AM
    Dizzie replied to a thread MAGICO M9s in Magico
    Bob, I am confused by your description of the room as being "lively". Was this the demo room at Magico? When Alon demonstrated speakers for me he commented on how the room was designed to not have reflections so he could evaluate the speaker...
    124 replies | 11558 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!
    Stirling
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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!
    Tom
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