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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:17 PM
    Thanks, Dave, looking forward to how this project goes forward. Would also love to see any pics of the amps your son builds up. Personally, I've always been a big fan of DIY audio. I have a friend that's in SFAS that built a up a Pass power amp;...
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:45 PM
    Stephen, nice set up !! My son, a PE, is a big fan of DIY Pass Labs topology and is currently building a large pair of Class A mono-blocks. I'll try and post a pick if I can, regardless, I'll keep all updated of my 'streamer quest' !
    55 replies | 3556 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    Cool. Welcome, back, Dave. Personally, I'm kinda hoping you'll get the Eversolo DMP-A6 because I'm also very intrigued by it. I think it would make for an excellent "all-in-one" digital streaming system when combined with a nice little power amp. In...
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:06 PM
    Gents, just returning to the thread after an incredible two week trip to Switzerland. Those that have been know what I mean and those that have not, "Book it Danno' ! I think I listened to Kenny Burell's 'All Day Long, All Night Long' three times on...
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:47 AM
    To me, 1 or 2 minutes to show up on Spotify is unacceptable let alone 10 or 20. And it looks like a toy from the Jetsons.
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  • ancientPavo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:48 AM
    I recently got this streamer to use its USB out to connect to a DAC. My main uses are Spotify Connect and DLNA (using BubbleUPnP). Upon power-on, Zen is slow to show up on Spotify app on android; perhaps a minute or two. I can live with that, but...
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  • Alpinist's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 10:22 PM
    Alpinist replied to a thread David Sanborn Dies in Music Forum
    This is sad news. David was a giant. Saw him at the Blue Note and he was phenomenal. Got the opportunity to talk with him after the show. Super nice guy. He will be missed. Ken
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  • slowgeezr's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 08:16 PM
    slowgeezr replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Very nice!
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  • Sean's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 07:34 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    I still haven’t installed the A Pods yet. I’m planning on continuing to tweak their positions and let them burn-in some more. But I’m looking forward to finding their best placement.
    21 replies | 1681 view(s)
  • Sean's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 07:30 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Sean's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 07:23 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    I hate to be cliché, but it’s been so fun turning on my system and listening to music. The A5’s have seemed to get even better these past couple of days. I’m sure there is still some burn-in road left but I’m already very happy. This past...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 07:14 PM
    Have you ever dreamed of owning the MSB Select II with or without the Digital Director? Now is your time!! Interest in the MSB Cascade has been high. As such, we have several Select II DAC’s and Digital Directors coming in on trade. We have...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 08:19 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Sean, how’s break in going? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • SoundRebels's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 03:15 AM
    SoundRebels replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    I ordered Farad Super3 with dedicated for Lumin DC cable (Level 2 copper 80cm, GX16-4 to Molex connector)
    152 replies | 23290 view(s)
  • Big B's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 01:50 AM
    Big B replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Congrats Enjoy
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  • wklie's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 12:09 AM
    1. You have the choice of USB output or BNC output from the T2 to external DAC. In Lumin app, choose the output type as needed. For BNC output, you may need a 1.5m BNC to RCA coaxial cable. If you play DSD files, or use Roon to do DSD upsampling,...
    3 replies | 202 view(s)
  • Jack's Avatar
    May 21, 2024, 08:35 PM
    The final unfold for MQA has to come from the DAC so if you bypass the Lumin's MQA capable DAC you will lose it.
    3 replies | 202 view(s)
  • nicoff's Avatar
    May 21, 2024, 05:59 PM
    Assuming that you cannot send a digital MQA-decoded-signal to your new DAC, don’t feel too bad. MQA is on the way out so you will no longer need Tidal; just keep Qobuz and save yourself some money.
    3 replies | 202 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 21, 2024, 04:39 PM
    That's exactly how I do it: I allocate specific intervals of time during the for my "day's deliverables", just as if I were a Project Manager, managing a project: Here's an example; the exact times might vary on the day, but overall, it's...
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  • AVphile's Avatar
    May 21, 2024, 02:17 PM
    I originated this post while in a philosophical frame of mind. Nowadays, we have so many means of entertaining ourselves during the time allocated to be alone (or in "parallel play"). For me, they include listening to music (CD/SACD, vinyl,...
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  • AVphile's Avatar
    May 21, 2024, 12:29 PM
    I recently purchased a very high-end DAC and now want to use my T2 only as a streamer. I also have a Nucleus+, which I use as my Roon Core. I subscribe to both Qobuz and Tidal. While I understand that I will be using the T2's BNC digital audio...
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  • brad225's Avatar
    May 21, 2024, 09:38 AM
    Charles was going to be my guess. Enjoy Charles.
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  • dminches's Avatar
    May 21, 2024, 07:57 AM
    dminches replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    It looks like you changed or augmented the power connector for the main board. Can you post a picture of what you did?
    152 replies | 23290 view(s)
  • dminches's Avatar
    May 21, 2024, 07:56 AM
    dminches replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    I built a Sean Jacobs LPS for my U2 Mini and it made a huge difference. We all know how important the power supply is. That's why the higher Lumin models have much beefier power supplies.
    152 replies | 23290 view(s)
  • Phishphan's Avatar
    May 20, 2024, 11:36 AM
    My Bryston SP3. Bought it in 2013. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • a.wayne's Avatar
    May 20, 2024, 10:35 AM
    Actually an excellent measuring amplifier, would love to hear one.! Page not found | Stereophile.com
    4 replies | 674 view(s)
  • wklie's Avatar
    May 20, 2024, 05:11 AM
    wklie replied to a thread Roon With D2 in Lumin
    Power cycle the whole network of devices starting from the router, including network switches, WiFi access points, Lumin, and Roon Server, iPad iPhone and Android phones. Make sure Lumin app setting Roon Ready is enabled. In Roon settings...
    2 replies | 306 view(s)
  • SoundRebels's Avatar
    May 20, 2024, 02:06 AM
    Classé Delta PRE & MONO are much better than OK, but check also Pilium or Luxman C-900u & M-900u (or pair of M-900u)
    4 replies | 674 view(s)
  • SoundRebels's Avatar
    May 20, 2024, 01:57 AM
    Second part of our coverage
    16 replies | 2738 view(s)
  • wklie's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 11:44 PM
    You don't need that. Post #3 by Mr Peabody gave you the correct answer.
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 08:21 PM
    No need for dedicated sub output. Your preamp Main Output has XLR (balanced) outputs and RCA (unbalanced) outputs. Connect the XLR balanced outputs to your speakers and the RCA unbalanced outputs to your sub. Then use the sub to set preferred...
    5 replies | 442 view(s)
  • Bones13's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 06:42 PM
    Used my dad’s McIntosh MC60s (1965 or so) for a while. A combination of the local repair guy dying, Mr DeWick’s retirement, and one more shorting out, they got the boot. As we are moving to be with our daughter and youngster at the end of the year,...
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  • agencal's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 05:30 PM
    Thank you. I am npw using C1.2+ X1 + M1.1 and i have never heard a huge soundstage like this before. Refinment and detail are top class. Ch tech team told me to use C1.2 volume from -25db to 0db which is the analog sweetspot of the volume control....
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  • hikerneil's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 05:29 PM
    Unfortunately I see no dedicated Sub output on either my Preamp, or my Amp.
    5 replies | 442 view(s)
  • Powerbench's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 05:04 PM
    Thanks for the response.
    4 replies | 674 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 04:56 PM
    Yes, the Classe is very underrated, but a much better pairing with Kharma is Block Audio. Talk to Craig on the forum here and give me a call. We handle US and Canada. I’m waiting on our new MSB Cascade, so I’ll let you know. Are you in...
    4 replies | 674 view(s)
  • Powerbench's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 04:32 PM
    Is Classe Delta Pre/monos good enough to drive Kharma Veyron D5s? Source choices: new MSB Cascade stack and or/a Esoteric Grandioso transport.
    4 replies | 674 view(s)
  • GSOphile's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 04:05 PM
    APT Holman pre-amp approx 50 years old (for display only, although I believe it still works).
    144 replies | 68555 view(s)
  • Scotty's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 03:56 PM
    I have a couple of vintage '60s Mac MC225 - looking great and sounding pretty groovy.........
    144 replies | 68555 view(s)
  • nicoff's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 03:03 PM
    nicoff replied to a thread Roon With D2 in Lumin
    Is the D2 connected to the same network as the Roon core? (ethernet or wireless) You can also check the Roon communities forums for more answers.
    2 replies | 306 view(s)
  • dminches's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 12:28 PM
    dminches started a thread Roon With D2 in Lumin
    To use the D2 as an endpoint is there anything I need to do in the Lumin setup other than make it Roon Ready? I tried that but my core doesn’t see the D2.
    2 replies | 306 view(s)
  • mxk116's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 10:52 AM
    My previous turntable, a Basis Debut Gold Standard with vacuum partnered with a Graham 2.2 tonearm, was purchased in 1998 (tonearm updated in 2002). It has recently found a new home.
    144 replies | 68555 view(s)
  • rbbert's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 10:01 AM
    He died several months ago; there was a fair amount of mention in the press at the time, although very little of it related to his audio reviewing or passion.
    3 replies | 753 view(s)
  • gian60's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 09:38 AM
    And pre ANJ M 10
    144 replies | 68555 view(s)
  • gian60's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 09:37 AM
    My third system is enough vintage but fantastic quality
    144 replies | 68555 view(s)
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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.

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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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