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  • chops's Avatar
    Today, 01:55 AM
    Same story here. I had Tidal for several years. When Qobuz became available, I got that as well and ran both side by side for about 6 months or so, maybe longer. After that, I dumped Tidal and kept Qobuz. Not that MQA sounded horrible, but it...
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  • jaynyc's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 AM
    jaynyc replied to a thread Volume leveling in Lumin
    With Leedh, Lumin could probably have the worlds best sounding use of replay gain.
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  • Bubblehead19's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:40 PM
    99% Amazon Orders...probably from my wife's account:roflmao:
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  • mxk116's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:39 PM
    Stanley Clarke and Friends; Live at the Greek
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  • wklie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:54 PM
    U2 is newer with a new processor, and support for SFP fiber network. Whereas U1 toroidal power supply was external, U2 design has the toroidal power supply (based on X1 design) placed inside.
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
    Ritmo replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Gentlemen - How about staying on topic? Thank you!
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:30 PM
    Very nice. This D4 range sounds terrific and look the part as well.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:57 PM
    All this information is readibly accessible at Lumin's web site; you can compare and contrast by reading the information there: U1 and Specifications: LUMIN U1 U2 and Specifications: LUMIN U2 A little basic research goes a long way. Cheers.
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  • Zaheer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:43 PM
    Hello Basically what is the difference between the U1 and the U2 ? Cheers
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  • a.wayne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:24 PM
    a.wayne replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    GM has already shown the auto industry the model on how to break the union , tried and tested by United before them and will surely be applied again in Bankruptcy court after the next lock down ..! BTW union heads got bigger increases than...
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  • The Listening Chair's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:49 PM
    Luxman continues to introduce new products with a view towards 2025, the company’s centennial. See below the L-509Z top-of-the-line integrated amplifier. It’s the first component to incorporate the Luxman Integrated Feedback Engine System (LIFES1.0)...
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  • Dizzie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    Dizzie replied to a thread VAC Master Preamp Review in VAC
    Can someone please tell me what the pin configuration is on the trigger? There is no mention in the online manual. Thanks.
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  • Zaheer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:45 PM
    Zaheer replied to a thread Lumin L2 and JRiver in Lumin
    Sorry for the miss typing I meant Roon Can Roon (running on a computer with the Core) identify Lumin L2 ? Many thanks
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  • mep's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:01 PM
    Is that all you have?
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:46 AM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Riiiiight....comparing unionized UAW autoworkers to the high end audio industry is so enlightened. #ProfessionalVictimAlert Once anyone uses the word "greed" to describe a product NO ONE IS FORCED TO BUY yet people keep buying of their own...
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:54 AM
    Perfect - so you agree with my post. And it sounds like you have no real world experience vs. my best friend who has almost 30 years in recording studios in NY, LA and Nashville. My point is our current technology can produce some fantastic...
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  • rbbert's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:49 AM
    I don't think the post to which I was responding (an edited quote) mentioned MQA; it (and I) refers to the mastering excesses prevalent today and for about the last 20-25 years. One only needs to correspond with a few respected recording engineers,...
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  • mep's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:29 AM
    How could you possibly know that? I had a Tidal subscription for over a year and listened to MQA versions of many albums. I dumped Tidal and kept Quobuz because Quobuz sounds better.
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:37 AM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Your points are 100% true. However most people are not educated enough to do what you just outlined. It's easier for them to be angry at the big bad evil world. They have NO concept of the expenses of owning and running a business in the high end...
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:15 AM
    brodricj replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    I don't feel I am ripped off as a Magico owner. If I break down the price what I pay, minus the markup of the dealer for his effort, minus taxes, minus the shipping cost, minus the cost of the slabs of Kaiser T6061 and all the other materials, minus...
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  • AJ Soundfield's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:08 AM
    For those mired in 19th century 2ch, including latest Kool-Aid flavor MQA. This needs "admission"?? :hmmm:
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:31 AM
    nicoff replied to a thread Lenbrook buys MQA in Music Forum
    Looks to me that they are basically buying the patents and that their plan is to incorporate the technology into current (BluOS) and future products.
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  • 4N6's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 11:26 PM
    Wow, that is an impressive video. It really shows the amazing craftsmanship that goes into the making of these speakers. Despite the high cost, it also makes me wonder if they are not charging enough for them, especially when I go to audio shows and...
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  • rhmmmm's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 10:04 PM
    I couldn’t find a for sale section in the forum so I’ll make this short, but I have a mint condition Ansuz 1M XLR D2 interconnect I’m looking to sell. Decided to go a different direction, PM me for details. Rob
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  • chops's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 07:50 PM
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    September 21, 2023, 06:33 PM
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  • chops's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 05:48 PM
    chops replied to a thread Lenbrook buys MQA in Music Forum
    Isn't that an oxymoron?
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  • Gene's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 02:23 PM
    Opps!... I must have been sound asleep since 2014 and missed all the fuss.... too busy really enjoying vinyl.
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 02:15 PM
    How many years have you worked in a recording studio? I do find it entertaining how much MQA gets certain people riled up.
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  • rbbert's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 02:10 PM
    It may be an obvious statement, but the idea that MQA should be widely available as an alternative format simply "because" conveniently ignores this.
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  • rbbert's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 02:08 PM
    Your buddy should have also told you that regardless of what the recording and/or mastering engineer might want in terms of sound quality, it is the producer and artist who have the final say, and the producers in particular are the ones pushing...
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 01:00 PM
    This is a great post Steve. There are recordings from decades ago that sound fantastic, and there are recordings from today that sound like crap. My best high end audio-buddy is a recording engineer. He's been telling me for 25 years that...
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  • steve59's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 12:43 PM
    After reading that link from Mr Peabody reading... George Massenberg, who said “I’m so relieved that MQA and SCL6 will continue under Lenbrook”…adding, “ gave us the reason to go back into the recording studio and reverse a 20-year decline in the...
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  • audionirvana's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 11:33 AM
    Great setup, I had the 1.7i and 1.7 20.1 etc.. I just have had too many speakers in my house, got rid of Magnepan and then went into a store about 8 months ago, and heard the LRS+ easier speaker to move around and I was shocked on how good this...
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 10:56 AM
    Oh no, I thought we were talking about a package of broken IsoAcoustic footers
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  • mep's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 10:31 AM
    Besides that being a Captain Obvious statement, we will see if MQA drops out of new gear involved in the digital music chain. If that happens, it will be the kiss of death for MQA. It appears for the here and now that MQA is on life support and it...
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  • Porsche's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 10:30 AM
    Porsche replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    the mindset of people amaze me. ripping off, that's absurd, they didn't hold a gun to your hear to buy them did they, there are many many speakers on the market, I'm sure there's something out there for less that you could live with. are they...
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  • rbbert's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 10:24 AM
    It bears repeating that all of us are paying for MQA, whether or not we like it or use it. The widespread incorporation of MQA capabilities in hardware and the major record labels use of it, even if not exclusive, drives up the cost of music and...
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  • mep's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 09:20 AM
    mep replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    I don't think "ripping off customers" is the correct choice of words when a customer agrees to pay a certain amount for a pair of speakers and they receive the speakers they paid for. If you agreed to a certain amount to pay for a set of speakers...
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 09:02 AM
    As for broken Oreos, what better way to top your vanilla ice cream ...... :D
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  • Bones13's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 07:08 AM
    Bones13 replied to a thread Very Worthwhile Upgrade! in MSB
    No. My current power delivery 1) “hospital grade” outlets in 4 outlets that I use for audio. (all outlets on that room “loop” circuit) 2) I did have a dedicated 20 amp circuit run to that wall plate, with the electrician putting a double box in...
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  • Gene's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 06:59 AM
    Gene replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    While i understand the frustration some express about the price of some products, I get reminded every time i play a piece of music ,why i payed ,what i payed, for my Magico's. Did I pay too much?... I don,t know,maybe... but frankly, I don't care....
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  • XV-1's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 06:40 AM
    XV-1 replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Magico are not alone in ripping off customers. Wilson do a dandy job as well, and I own Wilson speakers.
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 11:33 PM
    brodricj replied to a thread Very Worthwhile Upgrade! in MSB
    Is that an Audio Replas 4 point wall power outlet?
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  • 4N6's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 10:03 PM
    4N6 replied to a thread Luxman 509z arrives in Luxman
    Mine was delivered yesterday. Too bad I'm currently on a work trip and can't open or hook it up! Oh, the anticipation! ;)
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  • Sean's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 08:21 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Luxman 509z arrives in Luxman
    Haha! That's good to hear, Mike. Hopefully, you're moving some gear. I look forward to your listening thoughts when time permits you to sit with the 509z.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 08:01 PM
    Now things get serious :D
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 07:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Luxman 509z arrives in Luxman
    It sure is pretty! LOL. We haven’t connected it. We’ve been busy with demos. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Sean's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 07:07 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Luxman 509z arrives in Luxman
    Any initial thoughts so far, Mike?
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  • DDPres's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 04:09 PM
    While I may be viewed has having an agenda, since I've worked in the audio business for 41 years, I too am a real music lover, musician, and audio enthusiast. I am currently enjoying the "best sound ever in my house." My sheer enthusiasm for audio...
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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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    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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