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  • Phil A's Avatar
    Today, 02:14 PM
    Phil A replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    I'd have to agree. I had an Oppo 203 in my UHD system (which I've seen side by side on video with the 205 a while back and video wise I couldn't see a difference) and the picture was definitely better. I don't use the UHD system much for music...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 01:43 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread new pre in Pre-Amps
    Ahh... got ya :), we still want pictures :D.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 01:42 PM
    Ouch, that doesn't sound good.
    64 replies | 1494 view(s)
  • Kingrex's Avatar
    Today, 01:03 PM
    I wish he would make a phono pre
    64 replies | 1494 view(s)
  • Kingrex's Avatar
    Today, 01:02 PM
    I'm slow today. Had 42 fluoroscopy guided injection yesterday. Then ate a couple oxy. First Sound actually started out building passive devices. Somewhere along the line he went active.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 PM
    I know that... it was a tongue in cheek post :). That is what I meant, similar attenuator designs (Arek's is rather famous) but "besides the gain stages and buffers" was meaning exactly what you said :D.
    64 replies | 1494 view(s)
  • Kingrex's Avatar
    Today, 12:29 PM
    I also mark my volume knob in 3 spots with a pencil. It makes setting the volume between the two much easier. Pencil rubs off if you dont like the spot.
    64 replies | 1494 view(s)
  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Today, 12:13 PM
    agreed with Randy, super sexy looking. Best of luck with it Stephen !
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  • Kingrex's Avatar
    Today, 11:51 AM
    The only similarity is the stepped ladder attenuator. Outside that, totally different. Your Hattor is a strait wire with a resistor inline. The First Sound is an active unit that I think does some singnal boosting.
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Today, 10:58 AM
    agreed and to that one can optimize sub placement.
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  • stereogeek's Avatar
    Today, 10:52 AM
    stereogeek replied to a thread new pre in Pre-Amps
    Randy, I was just giving it back to you a bit. Anyhow, last night it did change a bit. It got a bit brighter (probably the 6h30's doing their thing) and the bass got a bit stronger. I changed out one of the interconnects from a set of Tara Labs to...
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  • Everest Audio's Avatar
    Today, 10:45 AM
    I've almost always used standmounted speakers in my room as the room is small. Sure, the speaker and stand will take up as much space as a full size speaker, but the floorstander will typically overload the room. The high-end standmounter with...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 10:44 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    I would take anything Waldrip says with a grain of salt. As for HDMI, I don’t really care too much. Although, I did buy AQ diamond HDMI’s for my HT. I figured, I’ve spent this much, why stop now? What made a bigger difference for the video was...
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Today, 10:24 AM
    Mikado463 replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    oops, my bad, it was HDMI cables ........... AudioQuest HDMI Cables | Real HD-Audio
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 10:23 AM
    Yea, got to respect the threads. I love seeing other members systems. Charles system has evolved and it has been fun watching. Would love to see you guys systems also, but it would be much better form to create your own threads. Love the...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 10:01 AM
    I like the way you think!
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  • aKnyght's Avatar
    Today, 09:52 AM
    ordered the LP as well (comes with a 44.1/16 flac download)... 'cause one day i will get that analog source. :lol:
    3 replies | 98 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:47 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    Say what? I haven’t heard anything about this. Did it come from the guy over at audioholics? He has an ongoing beef with AudioQuest I just don’t understand.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:42 AM
    Thanks for posting. Ordered the CD and LP.
    3 replies | 98 view(s)
  • chops's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 AM
    Yeah, because it's really hilarious... If people used a little common sense, they would see that 99.9% of this entire thread is nothing but my system. Think that would be a little hint right there. Also why the title says "MY"... Not "your"...
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Today, 09:35 AM
    Mikado463 replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    Given Audioquests prior USB manipulating I wouldn't trust 'em for as far as I could throw 'em.
    11 replies | 179 view(s)
  • aKnyght's Avatar
    Today, 09:03 AM
    gillian welch + dave rawlings | all the good times it has been so damn long since gillian welch has released a new record that this happy event deserves its own thread. this release with dave rawlings getting equal billing has them switching...
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  • audio.bill's Avatar
    Today, 08:51 AM
    Glad you're so pleased with the combination, there is some obvious magic with the Rowland 625 driving Magnepan 3.7i speakers! Enjoy it in the best of health. :audiophile: One of the rare times that two audiophiles can agree on anything! :D
    50 replies | 3161 view(s)
  • Jim Smith's Avatar
    Today, 08:30 AM
    Jim Smith replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    Thanks! That’s a significant aspect. IMO, Whenever possible, it’s best to keep the computer 15’ or so away from the main electronics.
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  • Jim Smith's Avatar
    Today, 07:28 AM
    Jim Smith replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    Thanks for the replies! Of course, I know that the issue can best be resolved by listening, but it’s exceedingly difficult to easily reach & change out the cables. Plus, I don’t have everything on hand to make the swap. I guess that if I decided to...
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  • aKnyght's Avatar
    Today, 06:53 AM
    wow -- beautiful gear!! almost tempts me to swear off integrateds ;)
    64 replies | 1494 view(s)
  • Kuoppis's Avatar
    Today, 06:13 AM
    Kuoppis replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    Shorter cables usually recommended, except for power. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • exupgh12's Avatar
    Today, 06:09 AM
    Thanks everyone for the comments, appreciate your time for reading my words.
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  • exupgh12's Avatar
    Today, 06:06 AM
    @audio.bill Thanks for noticing the mistake :)
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 AM
    Man I got to unhook everything and pull it out of the rack :). Pretty much like this :). Maybe at some point I will add the tube active gain stage :).
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 02:13 AM
    Go for it, Randy!
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 01:31 AM
    Really nice looking piece. Maybe sometime I will pull the top off mine and send up a photo. Extreme opposite end of the design spectrum. Almost nothing in the box. :) Then again, besides the gain stages and buffers there are probably more...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 01:16 AM
    A pic inside one of the external power supplies for each channel...wowza.
    64 replies | 1494 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 01:16 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread new pre in Pre-Amps
    Ok, confused by your post. We kid around when people get a new piece, busting on them to post us a picture because we like to rejoice with them. So are you saying that you did not actually get a new pre-amp? We truly do not care if you do or do...
    16 replies | 579 view(s)
  • BlueFox's Avatar
    Today, 12:47 AM
    BlueFox replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    You need to try each option. Only your ears can tell which works best with your system.
    11 replies | 179 view(s)
  • Jack's Avatar
    Today, 12:34 AM
    Jack replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    I would think option two and it would be cheaper too.
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  • Jim Smith's Avatar
    Today, 12:21 AM
    Jim Smith started a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    In your opinion, which might give better performance? 3M AudioQuest Diamond USB cable from computer to DAC, with 1.5 M balanced Duelund XLR IC cable from DAC to preamp, or 1.5 M AudioQuest Diamond USB cable from computer to DAC & 3M balanced...
    11 replies | 179 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    Thanks for the tip, Jack.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:54 PM
    It's the best-sounding preamp I've ever heard...
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  • BlueFox's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:51 PM
    BlueFox replied to a thread new pre in Pre-Amps
    At least he knows how to punctuate. :)
    16 replies | 579 view(s)
  • stereogeek's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:31 PM
    stereogeek replied to a thread new pre in Pre-Amps
    Randy , you are obviously a bunch smarter than me and have it all figured out . Will you please forgive me for pretending I bought a new preamp ? I was just trying to be one of the boys....
    16 replies | 579 view(s)
  • Mr. Panda's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:44 PM
    Mr. Panda replied to a thread 703 pics in Fyne Audio
    Yes Mike, I am aware you were the First. These wonderful speakers seem to be selling quite well for so called new Scottish Brand. Yes this was meant to be joke since Tannoy was the very first. By the way,
    4 replies | 526 view(s)
  • Kingrex's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:44 PM
    Day in and out I tell people quit Fing with power cords and have someone like me address your power from the utility to the rack. And do people rattle my phone or PM me to understand how to do it right. NO. They go and spend more than what I cost...
    3 replies | 224 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread 703 pics in Fyne Audio
    Glad to see these speakers getting some love. I was the FIRST U.S. dealer! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    4 replies | 526 view(s)
  • Mr. Panda's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    Hello, I just found this thread. VDH has been through numerous distributors for years. I am still enjoying my MC2 very much. It is very natural sounding and not overly analytical in my system at all. My cartridge has been re tipped...
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  • BlueFox's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    They probably cost too much. :) I never understood putting speakers on stands. Since they take up just as much room, you may as well buy a full size speaker.
    19 replies | 382 view(s)
  • aardvarkbark's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:13 PM
    aardvarkbark replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    but...have you ever actually owned or heard either k01xd or k03xd?
    75 replies | 2355 view(s)
  • Kingrex's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:58 PM
    Jack has a good point. What is your gear again. Lets PM. I can send you a pair of Tele to try.
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  • Jack's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    Stephan I would suggest that before you blindly pay Uncle Kevin over $700 for new tubes that you pick up the phone and talk to Andy Bowman at Vintage Tube Services. He will discuss the equipment mix in your system and find out what sort of sound...
    64 replies | 1494 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

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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!
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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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