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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 05:00 PM
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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    Today, 04:47 PM
    GSOphile replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    My comment on Luxman was not meant to imply that I expected Gryphon to cut prices when bringing their NA distribution in house - only that pricing could go either way with such a move depending on the company and their objectives. Luxman was trying...
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  • Jim Smith's Avatar
    Today, 04:19 PM
    WOW!!! Thanks to everyone for all of the positive & constructive comments! Although I still have a long way to go, a good deal of the most intense pain has subsided. RoomPlay Reference sessions can probably start again in 6-8 weeks or so,...
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  • Ricky64's Avatar
    Today, 04:19 PM
    Ricky64 replied to a thread Accuphase E-800 in Accuphase
    Good points. I currently have an older Accuphase Class A in my system. Moved to it from Ayre and have been pleased with it. Newer models are more dynamic and detailed than the old. I will be looking forward to hearing more electronics. I plan to...
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  • Elberoth's Avatar
    Today, 04:17 PM
    Elberoth replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    Thanks. I wonder how it compares to the latest Jcat USB XE (800 EUR) and PinkFaun Ultra OCXO USB Bridge (1500 EUR). USB bridge USB Card XE - JCAT . next-gen computer audio
    22 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Hear Here's Avatar
    Today, 02:42 PM
    Hear Here replied to a thread Accuphase E-800 in Accuphase
    I'm not familiar with your speakers or the E-800 for that matter, but I did own the Accuphase A-36 for a year or so powering my Avantgarde horn speakers. At the time I was looking for a solid state amp to replace tube amps that I'd been using for...
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  • Jay's Audio Lab's Avatar
    Today, 02:39 PM
    Jay's Audio Lab replied to a thread Magico M6ís in Magico
    Thank you
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 01:59 PM
    Hans did a thorough review, but personally, I'm not a fan of putting anything with chokes, coils, or inductors into a digital signal path.
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 01:55 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Accuphase E-800 in Accuphase
    Excellent choices. Please keep us posted. I thoroughly enjoyed the E-650 when I had it. Having the extra power of the E-800 will be great. Itís a beautiful piece too!
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  • Ricky64's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 PM
    Ricky64 replied to a thread Accuphase E-800 in Accuphase
    Hi; I currently have a Tambaqui running through an Accuphase E 550 and Focal Utopia L&Rís ((fairly obscure 85# three way monitors. Great speakers, but getting older, and looking to replace). Short list is Rockport, Kharma, Fyne... but open to...
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  • KeithR's Avatar
    Today, 01:49 PM
    KeithR replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    This is very different from Luxman in my opinion. Luxman is a much larger company with a more diverse product line from entry level to high end. Gryphon is small and uber-high end to begin with. Their starting stereo amplifier is $23k and speaker...
    42 replies | 2008 view(s)
  • Ricky64's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 PM
    Ricky64 replied to a thread Accuphase E-800 in Accuphase
    Exactly! (No offense to Jay, who clearly has more experience than me)
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  • Lucidear's Avatar
    Today, 01:34 PM
    Lucidear replied to a thread Accuphase E-800 in Accuphase
    Rick, Welcome to the Shark. As for that particular model (E-800), Jay didnít like it a bit. And thatís putting it mildly...
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Today, 01:32 PM
    As I mentioned in an earlier thread while in Florida last month I finally got around this year to catching up with Mike B. @ Suncoast (sorry Brad we didn't get together, a bout with Afib got in the way) and while visiting and listening to music with...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Accuphase E-800 in Accuphase
    Welcome to the forum Ricky. I have no doubt that the E-800 with the right speakers will be outstanding. What speakers do you have or are thinking about getting?
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  • Ricky64's Avatar
    Today, 01:07 PM
    Ricky64 replied to a thread Accuphase E-800 in Accuphase
    Hi, My name is Rick, and I am an Accuphase fan. I've been influenced by a dealer here in the Denver area who sells and promotes it. I've heard some fantastic sounds come from Accuphase rooms at RMAF. My preferences are a weighty but resolved...
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  • Alkyogre's Avatar
    Today, 12:57 PM
    I don't think so. For my LPS I could buy 2 Allo's, and the power cable that feeds the LPS another Allo. The result is wonderful. People who think that power does not matter are wrong, it does make a huge difference, especially when hooked to a...
    19 replies | 361 view(s)
  • Alkyogre's Avatar
    Today, 12:45 PM
    Next level in sound quality, a passive network filter Better then the audio network switches known so far. Think I will sell my almost brand new Bonn Linns for this one. A step forward in network streaming. Anyone tested this filter already? ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    Weíve noticed a bigger increase in performance using Roon. It went from a 7/10 to maybe an 8/10, while TAS remains a strong 10/10 for Sonics.
    22 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Mike Lavigne's Avatar
    Today, 09:22 AM
    Mike Lavigne replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    the USB card addition after 12 hours (starting to open up).......impressions and SWAG dot connecting; ---a couple of strong references destroyed. Anna Netrebko's, Sempre Libera (88/24 file), track 11, sounds like a whole new recording with my...
    22 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Griff500's Avatar
    Today, 09:22 AM
    Thanks for that. Do those who have gone from A2 to C2 consider it to be a significant jump? The move from standard household adapters to the A2 distributor and cable provided a noticeable improvement - more than I had expected and I've been...
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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    Today, 08:56 AM
    Thank you. Your comments on SR PCs similar to my impressions of SR Level 2 ICs and SCs.
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  • thyname's Avatar
    Today, 08:26 AM
    These are both great power cords. It becomes a matter of personal preference. The Synergistic Research Atmosphere X Euphoria (level 3) is more open, more ďairyĒ, a bit more ďsparkleĒ. However, it sounds a bit thinner compared to Sigma v2 NR, which...
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  • GSOphile's Avatar
    Today, 08:02 AM
    thyme, you have my attention. So how did the Level 3 compare with the Sigma V2 soundwise?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    1600 Euros
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  • Elberoth's Avatar
    Today, 07:58 AM
    Elberoth replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    How much is the card ? (for TAIKO owners)
    22 replies | 846 view(s)
  • thyname's Avatar
    Today, 07:29 AM
    I have never tried the Galileo SX power cord, but I had owned all three tiers of the SR Atmosphere X power cords, including the Level 3 Euphoria, which to me is a fairer comparison price wise to Shunyata Sigma v2. Galileo in price is similar to Omega
    4 replies | 239 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 06:38 AM
    joeinid replied to a thread Nagra CLASSIC AMP? in Nagra
    Great information and write up Jerome. I love the looks and Iím sure the sound of Nagra. I never got to hear it in my system but Iím looking to ďsettle downĒ for a while. This might be a great time to revisit them. Iím happy to see that...
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  • Spock's Avatar
    Today, 05:20 AM
    Is this the best sound on youtube? Easy to notice the differences between the speakers. Great sound! Spatial Sapphires, X5s, Concept 500, Klipsch Heresy and Revel's! Binaural Shootout! - YouTube
    3 replies | 543 view(s)
  • cmarin's Avatar
    Today, 12:28 AM
    cmarin replied to a thread Magico M6ís in Magico
    Jay, I just recently discovered your YT channel and am a big fan of your efforts. Congratulations on a number of different levels, but principally for sharing your wonderful journey and for giving us another reference on which to tether our...
    105 replies | 5027 view(s)
  • Jerome W's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 AM
    Jerome W replied to a thread Nagra CLASSIC AMP? in Nagra
    Hello Joe, I am using a Classic Amp with the Nagra PLP preamp. During first weeks after I received it, I jad some trouble in feeling moved by the amp, as I have been when I listened to it on 3 various speakers at my dealerís room. ( Verity...
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  • Kuoppis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:26 PM
    From Matt Clottís review in May, 2021 TAS: Performance There is a variation and richness of timbre, which I perceived as simply better differentiated, with more palpable and clearer colors than most of what I have heard previously. Low-end...
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  • Kuoppis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:38 PM
    To cheer up my day, TAS also published another glowing review of the Humboldt in their May issue available today. Just adding to this high praise from Greg Weaver earlier: Product Preview: Audionet Humboldt Integrated Amplifier - The Absolute...
    21 replies | 540 view(s)
  • Kuoppis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:18 PM
    Thanks, I definitely agree. The tech is fabulous. I stuck with silver, as thatís the way Esslinger intended it, and it shows the features better. This product design is a statement. But I bet black looks awesome as well. Sent from my iPad...
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  • Mike Lavigne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    Mike Lavigne replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    finally installed my Taiko USB card in my Taiko Extreme tonight about an hour ago. it's a new digital music paradigm. a leap. and i know in 200 more hours it's going to get better. wow!
    22 replies | 846 view(s)
  • Kuoppis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:07 PM
    Thanks, very kind. While thereís nothing wrong with my current system, I need to do a change to experience something new once in a while. But Iím really excited to hear the Humboldt soon in my own system. Iíll definitely post my impressions....
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  • Kuoppis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:04 PM
    trade-in. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • Kuoppis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:55 PM
    Kuoppis replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    It remains to be seen what happens. But my guestimate is that the decision was made in hubris: Taking over at a stage where others have put in years of work, and overestimating the companyís own capabilities due to assigning the good situation...
    42 replies | 2008 view(s)
  • Kuoppis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:37 PM
    Kuoppis replied to a thread Magico M6ís in Magico
    Happy to help . Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:06 PM
    Typically, there is a Preamp between the DAC and the amps to control the volume and give you more flexibility. The flow typically looks like: Streamer-> DAC-> Preamp -> Amp However some DACs can control the volume so you could connect it...
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:59 PM
    Your Marantz has optical/coaxial digital input. So a Raspberry Pi (RPi) with a HAT (like HiFi Berry Digi Pro +) will do the work for you. However, given that you are not familiar with RPi, my guess is that you will not be comfortable with a DIY...
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  • brad225's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:24 PM
    I will speak with him again about it as it doesn't make sense to me either.
    19 replies | 361 view(s)
  • brad225's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:22 PM
    Yes, the streamer has a DAC in it.
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  • brad225's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:21 PM
    I have worked with him for a few years and he has always gone out of his way to find solutions to problems to save me money but I have delt with other that have not been honest. According to what my guy described the Sonos has a basic DAC built...
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  • brad225's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:14 PM
    Yes, we tried that along with 2 other for other resets but, thanks for the suggestion.
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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!
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    Mike, 12mths ago new mk2 (with copper heatsinks + upgrades) was Ä30000, the one in pics was Ä16000. 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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