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  • still-one's Avatar
    Today, 07:13 PM
    Nils Lofgren Band - Weathered One track that is really good is "Girl In Motion" Nice story as a lead in....
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 06:54 PM
    Agreed. It was for me too. My only beef is that T+A raised their prices SO MUCH on the HV series in April 2019. And yes, I told the CEO of T+A in Germany when we sat down for a drink last May. He said their costs overall went way up. Oh well. ...
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  • Penthouse-D's Avatar
    Today, 06:51 PM
    U-sound, Thanks for the reply. Kindly read the posts more carefully. I was upgrading a VITUS SIA-025 to the SIA-030. To be frank, I think my T+A PA3100HV is head and shoulders better (For me) than the VITUS SIA-025 in every way....
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  • Jack's Avatar
    Today, 06:32 PM
    Without hearing them side by side in the same system making the blanket assumption that a SIA30 would best the top T+A is quite a stretch. Why because it cost more.
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  • Jack's Avatar
    Today, 06:29 PM
    Are you sure that quote was not in Canadian dollars as that's how Steve usually prices things and then Paypal does the conversion rate currently around 75 cents on the dollar.
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  • jadedavid's Avatar
    Today, 05:38 PM
    AudioSensibilities have produced some very nice cables, all at somewhat reasonable prices. However they seem to have lost their "Sensibilities" on this one.
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  • Alkyogre's Avatar
    Today, 04:32 PM
    An upgrade on my nucs. I had a mayor problem with these, 3 nucs in the house and all of these didn't give HDMI output on my computer screen and tv. What is it hard to install anything when the screen is black... An old tv from my passed away...
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  • Alkyogre's Avatar
    Today, 04:10 PM
    You really make a good point here. Since a few years I invested time in getting my home network all static, and it was far more reliable. Every device that you use has its own mac address.My network is organized that every single mac address gets...
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  • ozzy's Avatar
    Today, 04:08 PM
    Unbelievable! Why is it so much money? It is a short small gauge cable. ozzy
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  • petercalv's Avatar
    Today, 02:20 PM
    That price is nothing compared to the Westminster Labs cable.
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  • ozzy's Avatar
    Today, 01:48 PM
    Just found out that the 1/2M (about 18") cable from AS costs $650! Wow! We are only talking 20-22 gauge wire that is approx. 18" long. The cost per inch is over $35 dollars! ozzy
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  • Alpinist's Avatar
    Today, 01:48 PM
    I used to own a Cary SLP-05 preamp and I would say that it had the most lifelike sustain/decay on piano notes I’ve ever experienced. Simply jaw dropping. The magic of 6SN7’s. Enjoy! Ken
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  • ozzy's Avatar
    Today, 01:34 PM
    ozzy replied to a thread X1 and grounding connections. in Lumin
    wklie, Thank you. So If I was to use a Entreq box then I would use the chassis grounding from the X1/PSU to the Entreq? BTW, I cannot find the support topic you referred me to. ozzy
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  • reverendo's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 PM
    Hi Kiwi, Thanks for the response. I agree with you that Gryphon's Achilles' heel is the preamp, which is why I jumped on the Antileon. However, it is very impractical to have such a massive Class A amp especially because of the heat and also...
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  • kiwi_1282001's Avatar
    Today, 11:07 AM
    Hello André, Wow, talk about a blast from the past. Nice to hear from you, I do recall some of our conversations from years back. Yes, I purchased the original Gryphon Diablo after evaluating five other competing integrated amplifiers in a...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 08:24 AM
    Jeep... really... makes me want the McIntosh of days gone by :)... I cannot believe that this will promote or help the brand, but then again I certainly could be wrong. I would have thought they would have stayed with higher end brands to prompt...
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  • chops's Avatar
    Today, 07:39 AM
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  • wklie's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 AM
    wklie replied to a thread X1 and grounding connections. in Lumin
    Please do not connect the X1 PSU ground to the X1 player ground. Please ignore the ground connector if your AC has an earth wire (and if you're not desiring to use a grounding box.) There is no hardcopy manual other than a quick start guide. ...
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  • chops's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:23 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&w db1b in B&W
    Depends on the size of the room and specific bass nodes you’re trying to tackle. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mrppv's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
    Mrppv replied to a thread An excelllent preamp in Pre-Amps
    Have been using a Coda 07x since June. It's used so not sure of the age; remember reading somewhere that improvements were made over the years to the 07x without the model number changing. Bought it because I read it had tube-like qualities...
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  • johnhc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:11 PM
    johnhc replied to a thread B&w db1b in B&W
    Mike, does having a pair of DB1D's equal a distributed bass array as the pair will have 4 active drivers?
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  • NorthStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:34 PM
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    Yesterday, 07:31 PM
    This morning when I first woke up ...
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    Yesterday, 07:01 PM
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  • ozzy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:23 PM
    ozzy replied to a thread X1 and grounding connections. in Lumin
    BlueFox, Thanks for the reply. I never did get a manual per say. So I wonder how Lumin planned this to work? ozzy
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  • chops's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:02 PM
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:38 PM
    New Aurender N20 - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • bernardl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:00 PM
    bernardl replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    I already own the clock... just missing the player... :) Cheers, Bernard
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:41 PM
    Yup, even though I am not a fan I do believe that Apple is not the issue either. I will say I have heard more people having issues when using Apple's but I do not necessarily blame that on Apple. I do believe that there are more issues simply...
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  • BlueFox's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:14 PM
    I have my X1 power supply grounded to my Shunyata Triton v3. The X1 itself isn't grounded, but I might do that some day if I am bored. I assume the X1 is grounded to the X1 power supply through the cable. Can't say if the sound has improved with...
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:57 PM
    nicoff replied to a thread Speaker Placement in Speakers
    If you have done all that you can adjusting your furniture and are limited by room size, if I were in your shoes I would seriously consider digital room correction. It is not clear to me what kind of set up you have. If you have a digital set up,...
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  • ozzy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:46 PM
    I notice that on the X1 and the power supply there is a grounding connection. I assume it is to ground the connections between the X1 and the power supply. How important is this connection? And what gauge or wire type (silver/copper) is...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:46 PM
    I've been using a headless Mac Mini for Roon Core since Q4, 2016 and for the most part, it's been flawless. I've got 3495 albums and 43,204 tracks. I think I've had that bouncing Roon icon "failure to launch" upon startup failure mode maybe 3...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:29 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    Absolutely gorgeous. Looks like an R2R DAC to me, or at least, the functional equivalent of one. All the Esoteric disc players I've heard sounded just fabulous; very musical and engaging. Maybe someday... From what I've heard those...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:28 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    Looks like an R2R DAC to me, or at least, the functional equivalent of one. All the Esoteric disc players I've were sound just fabulous; very musical and engaging.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:24 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Speaker Placement in Speakers
    Excellent suggestion by Craig. Here is the REW Home page: REW - Room EQ Wizard Room Acoustics Software Here are links to videos on using REW: Room EQ Wizard For Beginners: A Simple Overview of How To Measure Subwoofers In A Home Theater -...
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  • Penthouse-D's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:09 PM
    Penthouse-D replied to a thread Speaker Placement in Speakers
    Thanks AJ. Very good idea.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:48 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    I’ve ordered this configuration for demo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Alpinist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:32 PM
    Alpinist replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    When I look closely at the photos, there appears to be rows of resistors that you would normally see in a ladder DAC. Maybe this is used in conjunction with customized digital processing to achieve a unique sound. In other words, I’m thinking it may...
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  • AJ Soundfield's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:07 PM
    AJ Soundfield replied to a thread Speaker Placement in Speakers
    Unfortunately true. That said, speaking of plugging, have you tried plugging the ports on your Harbeths? That will definitely reduce the overall LF output. Unsure if they come with those foam type plugs ala KEFs, etc, but, temporarily, you could...
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  • Jim Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:03 PM
    Jim Smith replied to a thread Speaker Placement in Speakers
    If you still have issues after addressing all of the replies, to date, a StraightTalk session has always helped all ST clients... : StraightTalk | Get Better Sound
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:28 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    It’s different than chip or R2R. Very unique. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • thyname's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 AM
    thyname replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    As far as I can gather, it's not a DAC chip. I am unable to put it in any of the two categories you mentioned above. However: From the Tone Publication recent review: "Now using FPGA circuitry instead of individual DAC chips" further ... "As with...
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  • Alpinist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:52 AM
    Alpinist replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    “This is the most cutting-edge DAC architecture available today— 64 bit / 512 Fs delta-sigma modulator independently designed for PCM and DSD processing.” Is this not a delta-sigma chip? Or is it a R2R Ladder DAC? Hybrid? Please elaborate. ...
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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!
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