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  • BlueFox's Avatar
    Today, 03:51 PM
    BlueFox replied to a thread Lumin S1 Not Working in Lumin
    Great. All's well that ends well. Have fun.
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  • petercalv's Avatar
    Today, 03:05 PM
    petercalv replied to a thread Lumin S1 Not Working in Lumin
    Hello all, I have traded in my S1 for an X1, which has resolved the issue to my satisfaction. The fees Lumin would have charged me to repair the S1 were very reasonable, which gives me confidence in buying an X1, should there be an issue with it...
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  • Alkyogre's Avatar
    Today, 12:40 PM
    I absolutely prefer a separate streamer, because I can hook a linear power supply on that. The disadvantage of those nucs: a lps does not make sense and the power supply is not good enough There are people here that have the dac directly attached...
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  • Cakeaudio's Avatar
    Today, 10:15 AM
    Thank you Randy! Hearing this and seeing peoples reaction in the room when they heard the system, makes all the hard work worth it...
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  • Ricky64's Avatar
    Today, 09:55 AM
    This has been a great, free wheeling thread. Lack of consensus, and the concept of "hobby" create for robust, diverse input on forums (I define hobby as our brains creating new problems that we feel we must solve!). Relating to the OP, I agree, the...
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Today, 09:49 AM
    Agree that there are many digital solutions that are very easy to use. One such product that rarely is mentioned here is the Sony HAP-Z1ES. It has a built in hard drive, does Spotify Connect, it can play any type of music file including high...
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  • Ricky64's Avatar
    Today, 09:43 AM
    Thanks for the reply; Ultimately, I question whether the Essence preamp/DAC combo will outperform my Mola Mola Tambaqui going directly into my Essence stereo amp. I feel the DAC performance would go down a bit, while the soundstage and dynamics...
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  • MDP's Avatar
    Today, 09:20 AM
    MDP replied to a thread Lumin S1 Not Working in Lumin
    I too have enjoyed and loved my Lumin! I had a Linn streamer and when Lumin came out with the original A1 I bought one. I've been extremely happy with it, absolutely no problems whatsoever.
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  • MDP's Avatar
    Today, 09:15 AM
    MDP replied to a thread Gryphon built in DAC's in Gryphon Audio
    I'll be interested in your opinion when you compare the Lumin to the internal DAC of your Diablo. I have a Diablo 300 and an original Lumin A1. I opted to not get the internal DAC for my 300, guessing my Lumin would satisfy my digital needs.
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  • MDP's Avatar
    Today, 09:10 AM
    That looks so tranquil. What a nice place to relax!
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 09:00 AM
    Hey Ken, It was an awesome room. Us three from the Central Coast Audio Club absolutely loved it! I felt it was the best room at the show!
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  • defride's Avatar
    Today, 08:38 AM
    defride replied to a thread Lumen White in Speakers
    Not heard the newer ones however I heard Silverflame driven by Robert Koda amps a few years back and was blown away. Those same Silverflame had spent most of their life in storage until landing in my listening room a month or so ago. I'd been...
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  • samkan's Avatar
    Today, 08:36 AM
    Friends, Recently I acquired Lumin X1 along with ATC active scm40. X1 is directly connected to 40A via balanced output from x1. It sounds fantastic. No complain as such. But based on suggestion of other friend who has also has x1 and connected to...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 07:23 AM
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 02:19 AM
    My 595a is truly my destination amp. Big and bold, yet smooth and sweet sounding. It’s settling in beautifully. Nothing more I can ask for in an integrated.
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  • Low325's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:33 PM
    So, I have the Diablo 120 w/optional DAC. It is a glorious DAC, imo. The sound along with the amp, is big, analogue-ish sounding and still very 3D with the sound stage outside of my mains. FWIW, i used to judge mobile sq audio systems and was a...
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  • Low325's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    Very nice, congrats!
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:42 PM
    Sorry I was not clear: What really matters is the “quality in recording and mastering”. But of course you already knew that since those are your own words!
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  • crwilli's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    My feeling is that some get enjoyment out of making what is complicated to some but easy to them, work. I am cool with that. Have y’all read some of the threads on turntable/arm/cartridge setup? To me, that is complicated. It’s a big hobby and...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:37 PM
    No, I don’t have any. Sorry. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • chops's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:03 PM
    Ah, yes. I overlooked that post... Swarm sub system by Audio Kinesis. I looked into them a while back. Any photo(s) of the back half of the room to show the other two subs? Many thanks, Mike. ;)
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  • chops's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:51 PM
    I’m actually not sure of the brand. I think one of our members may know and commented above. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • chops's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:46 PM
    Care to elaborate? No signs of power cables or signal cables, no exposed drivers, and looks to be maybe 0.75" of clearance off the floor.
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  • chops's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:42 PM
    Latest photo of my setup taken only moments ago. Currently dabbling in some high-end cabling to see how far I can take the system without upgrading components. The results are nothing short of amazing, especially considering the caliber of gear...
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:13 PM
    Mark - Spot on posting. Although digital doesn’t need to be as complicated. There are world class digital solutions that can be setup and used within minutes - Lumin, MSB/DCS/EMM w renderer, Esoteric network players, and a few others. I’m...
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  • Jay's Audio Lab's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:29 PM
    Alright, here we go! The time is finally here: MSB versus DCS for the first time ever, under a controlled environment, and on YouTube. Make sure you are part of this tomorrow morning at 10am ET! Click on the link below and then hit the "set...
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  • Jay's Audio Lab's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:29 PM
    Alright, here we go! The time is finally here: MSB versus DCS for the first time ever, under a controlled environment, and on YouTube. Make sure you are part of this tomorrow morning at 10am ET! MSB Reference versus DCS Rossini: Round 1 -...
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  • stereogeek's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:06 PM
    That is a very nice setup and room. I agree with Mikado463 about the speakers being more into the room, most systems I have heard sound better (to me) this way. Also, depending on how the bass sounds (if it sounds right, leave it the hell alone) he...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:54 PM
    They are actually subwoofers Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • chops's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:52 PM
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  • chops's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:44 PM
    Very nice. What are those two wood enclosures that look like they would be subwoofers?
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  • Alkyogre's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:24 PM
    Sadly today there is a chips crisis. Those powerful chips are increasing in price. Nucs are hard to get, but still available and more expensive. About pcs, especially the video cards are a real problem. Waiting time about half a year or longer....
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  • LenWhite's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:06 PM
    "Ultimately, you will have to be the judge. If Supertramp sounds “wonderful” on your (slow) 10-year old laptop (the same laptop that delivers a lame ‘Fade to Black’), I think that you probably already have experienced what really matters." If you...
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  • mulveling's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:45 PM
    mulveling replied to a thread Another VAC Master Thread in VAC
    It uses Lundahl input transformers, and I don't know if those are before or after the Alps RK50 potentiometer (I'd guess before?), so it might not be a simple as a fixed number. Just email or call VAC and they'll give you the rundown. I'd imagine...
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  • NorthStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:39 PM
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:27 PM
    Back when I first heard the Diesis, I was visualizing them in my room. Interestingly, they are about the same height as my Alexias, they weigh about the same, but they're a bit wider. (The Alsyvox also weigh about the same.) After a wee little...
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:20 PM
    And my Diesis "Roma" will ship end of this week from Italy...
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:49 PM
    Well, the thread title is not going to be accurate any longer, now the Alexias have found a new home for an audiophile in Seattle. The Botticelli X on the way... being picked up at the factory in Spain.
    192 replies | 47659 view(s)
  • essrand's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:28 PM
    essrand replied to a thread Aurender N30SA in Aurender
    An N30SA vs Taiko Extreme shootout would be even better :)
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  • astrotoy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:36 PM
    There is an HQP thread on the Roon Forum. Lots of helpful information. Jussi (Mr.HQP) is a frequent participant and he answers questions directly if you PM him. I started on the HQP path at the recommendation of Tom Caufield who is the mastering...
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  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:20 PM
    I had the Bakoon 13r on loan for a week or so, powering my Avantgarde speakers. My thoughts were that it sounded pretty good but I didn't like the rear panel sockets (should be “paired") and I didn't like the immense heat it generated. All things...
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:20 PM
    I am running BOTH Roon and HQP on the same computer. The processing power varies depending on what you want HQP to do. For example, the combination of converting everything to 512DSD, using full-blown poly-sinc filters (unlike the -2s filters),...
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  • gadawg's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:49 AM
    I've tried Roon ... love the features but the sound just isn't there for me even compared to my entry level Aurender or even a MBP running Audirvana that I use as the front end for my headphone listening. I think all the confusion on this thread is...
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    Yesterday, 10:37 AM
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  • Jay's Audio Lab's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:20 AM
    Here is the format for the shootout: Video 1 (releasing tomorrow) Demonstration 1 (2 songs) (DAC # 1) Demonstration 2 (same 2 songs) (DAC # 2) Video 2 Demonstration 1 (2 songs) (DAC # 1) Demonstration 2 (same 2 songs) (DAC # 2)
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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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Dealer for: Aqua Hi-Fi, Aurender, AudioQuest Cables & Power Products, Avantgarde Acoustics, Avid HiFi, Berkeley Audio Design, Boulder Amplifiers, Bowers & Wilkins (B&W), Bryston, Chord, Classe’ Audio, Degritter Record Cleaning Machines, Esoteric, FirstWatt, Focal Headphones, Franco Serblin Loudspeakers, Furutech, Fyne Audio Loudspeakers, GigaFoil, Harbeth Loudspeakers, Hegel, HiFi Man, ISO Acoustics, Keces Power Supplies, Kharma Loudspeakers and Electronics, Koetsu Cartridges, Kuzma Turntables, Lumin, Luxman, Magico Loudspeakers, MBL Speakers & Electronics, MSB Technologies, MySonicLabs Phono Cartridges, Naim Audio, Ortofon, Pass Labs, Quadraspire, Rega Turntables and Electronics, Shunyata Research, SimAudio, Stein Music Products, Stillpoints, VAC, Vicoustics, Viva Audio, Vivid Audio Loudspeakers, VPI Industries, WireWorld Cables.

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