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  • further's Avatar
    Today, 09:58 PM
    further replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    I like Ritmo's idea of a video for the remote. I believe the assumption that the remote is only Leedh controlled is not yet confirmed by Peter. I agree with JCS123 that the value and usage is very high if running direct to amps rather than with a...
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  • wklie's Avatar
    Today, 09:27 PM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    We are really not making money on this, after factoring in the various costs and shipping. (If I were not in this business, I'd not believe this either, but that is the truth.) The Made-in-Austria remote and its associated receiver are...
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  • SCAudiophile's Avatar
    Today, 09:03 PM
    Here's a fun test with any SOTA word or masterclock....leave it on 24x7 first and foremost.....break it in of course and really get used to your system for about a month. Then without shutting anything down or changing anything, reconfigure your...
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  • SCAudiophile's Avatar
    Today, 08:54 PM
    The Esoteric clock is a fine clock,..know of at least 1 person who had the G1 and found that using the Cybershaft improved it further. He eventually sold the G1 and now just has the 2box Cybershaft OP21. Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    Today, 08:54 PM
    brodricj replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric 
    Bog standard coat hangar wire, kettle cords, or whatever. I have difficulty wrapping my head around spending that much money on cables instead of buying the more refined speaker.
    91 replies | 2369 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:43 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric 
    No. But for arguments sake, what would you use for cables? Outdoor lighting cable? Lamp cord? The entire level of the system went up significantly with this Alpha v2 loom.
    91 replies | 2369 view(s)
  • brodricj's Avatar
    Today, 08:42 PM
    brodricj replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric 
    Instead of the Alpha V2 loom, would that money get you the M2 instead of buying A5?
    91 replies | 2369 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:38 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric 
    It’s a DSD512 album of Vanessa Fernandez, I Want You. I Want You - NativeDSD Music
    91 replies | 2369 view(s)
  • Rob181's Avatar
    Today, 08:37 PM
    Rob181 replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric 
    Great sound through the cans - who is the singer - album - thanks Mike
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:32 PM
    My customer who bought Grandioso K1X, Clock, PS1 from me, says clock.
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    Today, 08:32 PM
    I'd like to know which brings about the bigger improvement of its own, the clock or the PS1. I own an Esoteric clock, but I'm tempted by the Cybershaft.
    48 replies | 9072 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:30 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric 
    Esoteric N-01XD + Magico A5?s + Pass X260.8 + Pass XP22 + all Shunyata Alpha V2 cabling. DSD512. - YouTube
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:28 PM
    They don’t have dealers. So, we all pay the full nut. With the PSU it was about $6K. FAR cheaper than I can buy an Esoteric clock for. But, SCAudiophile says the Esoteric clock is super, so I must try it. I was just a little skeptical since I...
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    Today, 08:24 PM
    How does that work, dealer paying full retail? Or do they see you as an end user and not as a reseller?
    48 replies | 9072 view(s)
  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Today, 08:23 PM
    can't wait to see one show up @ 'coffee & cars' …………..:lol:
    2 replies | 79 view(s)
  • BobK's Avatar
    Today, 08:19 PM
    You brought back some old memories! I had the ML Sequel and Requests in the late 80's, early 90's, with a Counterpoint preamp and Krell amp, and a B&O turntable. They were set up against a row of windows facing the house behind us. You mentioned the...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:18 PM
    This clock is just getting better and better and better. Was really surprised to the improvement it made. Hey, even as a dealer, we paid full retail! Worth every penny.
    48 replies | 9072 view(s)
  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Today, 08:07 PM
    Mikado463 replied to a thread Village of Cable Lifters in DIY
    Nicely done Brad ! :congrats:
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  • JCS123's Avatar
    Today, 07:59 PM
    JCS123 replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Thinking about how much I would use the remote. Probably A LOT if running the Lumin directly to the amps. Maybe a bit less so with the preamp, whose remote handles volume up/down and mute. But the new Lumin remote's ability to pause (instead of...
    34 replies | 829 view(s)
  • Kingrex's Avatar
    Today, 07:00 PM
    Vibration transmission is a tricky issue. I had to pack a ceiling fan in a laundry room on the second floor between 2 joists. Tight spacing due to the pull down stairs. Anyway, when that fan comes on it resonates through the whole house.. I...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 06:45 PM
    Now that’s fast! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • still-one's Avatar
    Today, 06:16 PM
    An obscure American automaker now has the world’s fastest car On Oct. 10, the reptilian SSC Tuatara hypercar posted an average speed of 316.11 mph while driving on a seven-mile stretch of two-lane Highway 160 outside Las Vegas. The result beat,...
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  • stereogeek's Avatar
    Today, 05:57 PM
    This is going way back in time. I was 18 and bought my first real system, I think I spent about $850. It consisted of a Yamaha integrated, PE turntable ( like a Dual turntable ) and large Advent speakers. I had just moved into my 1st place after...
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  • brad225's Avatar
    Today, 05:48 PM
    brad225 started a thread Village of Cable Lifters in DIY
    I was in my shop repairing a rocker for my 14 month old grand nephew on Sunday. Between waiting for glue to dry and then finish to dry I decided to make the rest of the cable lifters I had decided on a few years ago. I used scraps of Mahogany...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 05:44 PM
    Hey Brian, That sounds cool. I am looking forward to it. I love my Hattor passive pre-amp and I think/hope that the tube active stage will take to an even higher level! Arek does an amazing job with his gear; builds them like tanks,...
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Today, 05:36 PM
    Shadowfax replied to a thread Hattor Pre-amp Inbound in Pre-Amps
    That sounds like what my Vac has. The buffered passive mode is nice at night or when you want a little volume without the slam.
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Today, 05:19 PM
    Welcome to the forum Bob. And, keep us posted on your move to Sarasota; a great place to live.
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  • still-one's Avatar
    Today, 05:12 PM
    still-one replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    I agree with you Mike. Even though I do not currently own any Lumin products I read most of the post in the Lumin threads and often pick up valuable suggestions from Peter and insight into digital audio. I do not remember Peter ever selling Lumin...
    34 replies | 829 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 05:11 PM
    I just order the matching Tube Active Stage for my Hattor passive pre-amp. It allows for passive mode or active/buffered mode adding either +6dB or +12dB gain using tubes. It is the perfect add on for the Hattor pre-amp and should take it to an...
    69 replies | 4886 view(s)
  • MtnHam's Avatar
    Today, 05:02 PM
    For optimal imaging, you still want to be in the sweet spot. But, moving anywhere in the room, or in the case of your open floor plan, any adjacent rooms, there is no loss of frequency response. This is due to the large size of the radiating...
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Today, 04:49 PM
    Ritmo replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Incredible how some people will spend thousands in stereo components and cables but yet complain about a $200 remote.
    34 replies | 829 view(s)
  • Jack's Avatar
    Today, 04:47 PM
    Jack replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    At a different price point if that is the case. Got to give your type something else to complain about as if you haven't found enough up to this point.
    34 replies | 829 view(s)
  • skbe's Avatar
    Today, 04:41 PM
    skbe replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    And you will see future Lumins will certainly include this remote in their price because of competition
    34 replies | 829 view(s)
  • skbe's Avatar
    Today, 04:38 PM
    skbe replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Looooool this is funny But I agree Peter contributes for the price of the Lumin. I am very happy about his support. No defect
    34 replies | 829 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 04:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    WHEN has Peter ever “sold” Lumin’s? He has done zero selling. I haven’t seen even a hint of it. In fact, he’s given great tech support on many non-Lumin products. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    34 replies | 829 view(s)
  • skbe's Avatar
    Today, 04:35 PM
    skbe replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    And naive
    34 replies | 829 view(s)
  • skbe's Avatar
    Today, 04:34 PM
    skbe replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Foolish consumer Peter is not for free. Peter is here to sell Lumins Bye
    34 replies | 829 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 04:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    That’s a crazy idea. Have you seen the incredible support Lumin gives for free? Do you think Peter does this because he’s bored? Lumin makes Peter available to all of us FOR FREE. When you bought the Lumin, it didn’t have a remote and you...
    34 replies | 829 view(s)
  • skbe's Avatar
    Today, 04:23 PM
    skbe replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    I don’t know MBL but I know no fool ready to buy this for 750usd My harmony remote for 150usd (and again it controls everything: My Rooning Lumin, my amp, my dac, my tv, my lights, my ps4, just one remote for everything) looks very nice for a...
    34 replies | 829 view(s)
  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Today, 04:22 PM
    Ritmo replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Peter - You guys should do a short video on the functions of the remote and post it here.
    34 replies | 829 view(s)
  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Today, 04:19 PM
    Ritmo replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    I think it’s great that Lumin listened to their customers and moved quickly to provide what looks to be a really elegant remote. A couple hundred dollars for this remote seems very reasonable. Moving forward, Lumin should communicate if they...
    34 replies | 829 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 03:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    $200 seems VERY reasonable to me, especially for such a beautiful, elegant looking remote. Our MBL remote is $750 and it looks like this: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    34 replies | 829 view(s)
  • skbe's Avatar
    Today, 03:26 PM
    skbe replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    200 USD for a Lumin remote seems to be a high price for a product already bought at >2000USD you should give these remotes as gifts for Lumin owners! first thing I was worried about when I bought a Lumin is the absence of remote but I figured it...
    34 replies | 829 view(s)
  • Kingrex's Avatar
    Today, 03:05 PM
    What do you think went wrong. People seem to advocate wall mounted TT brackets. I could easily see reflections and noise in a closet impacting vinyl. I have personally never seen vinyl in a closet. Its servers, dac, preamp, data utility etc. ...
    15 replies | 361 view(s)
  • puroagave's Avatar
    Today, 02:51 PM
    unless today's world of Naim is radically different to all of the olive and chrome bumper pieces ive owned, they all ran lukewarm. that said, an AV closet is not difficult to keep well ventilated as Bobk pointed out. you may also consider an...
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  • stereogeek's Avatar
    Today, 02:44 PM
    I would be very careful if you decide to build shelves in the closet and put the turntable on it. It can really smear the sound. Personal experience here. Good luck.
    15 replies | 361 view(s)
  • Kingrex's Avatar
    Today, 01:09 PM
    Rear or side access is key. Especially with AV and all the cables. Many times the utility demarcation ends up in there too with a patch panel for structured media.
    15 replies | 361 view(s)
  • BobK's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 PM
    I had my equipment in closets in our last two houses, and even started out that way in our current home. Key is good access to the cabling. Two houses ago, we had a wall between the living room and master bedroom, and made that wall thicker to...
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  • SCAudiophile's Avatar
    Today, 12:16 PM
    Thank you guys! Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
    76 replies | 11255 view(s)
  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Today, 12:12 PM
    Great looking system and room. Enjoy in good health!
    76 replies | 11255 view(s)
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