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  • brodricj's Avatar
    Today, 03:05 AM
    Just on that point. I have a $24,000 Esoteric N-01 network streamer and it sounds no different whether it's plugged in to a Denali 6000/S or not. So your hunch about a higher specification power cord might well be on the money. Your mileage with...
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    Today, 02:09 AM
    My experience is the opposite (in the dealer demo context). I've never seen anything demo'd at an audio dealer that tempted me to buy it. And dealers spruiking stuff with utter BS drivel. I do have a dealer on the other side of the country (a seven...
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    Today, 01:58 AM
    In my market the dealer model is to not stock any Shunyata product. The salesman didn't even know the business was a Shunyata dealer. If I want something Shunyata, I place an order, pay a deposit, and delivery might be 5 weeks later. Or not at all....
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  • saturdayboy's Avatar
    Today, 12:32 AM
    saturdayboy replied to a thread Lumin X1 Review in Lumin
    Problem solved by LEEDH volume control! Thank you Peter!!!
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  • Airman's Avatar
    Today, 12:17 AM
    Airman replied to a thread 13.0 firmware upgrade stuck in Lumin
    My D1 upgraded with no trouble found.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 AM
    Really excellent post, Craig. Thank your for sharing your expertise and experience. Cheers, mate!
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  • UltraFast69's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    Probably not a lot of Metallica fans out there. My scope of music is deep, and at 50 years young I appreciate most, if not all! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • UltraFast69's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:12 PM
    Tricky when a lot of the high end audio is not mass produced and then comes when it can be produced at higher levels, demand is low. Your right this is a tough business/industry Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • crwilli's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:54 PM
    Stephen, As an old one-time supply chain guy, I would agree with you for most businesses inventory is evil. However, the long time commercial/marketing guy in me says there are certain circumstances where, in the interest of customer...
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  • wklie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:30 PM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin, Leedh’ing the way in Lumin
    Correct.
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  • Bar81's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    Well said. Without good dealers, I wouldn't have the system, and thus, the enjoyment I have today. If I take up a dealer's time and decide to buy the product, I make it a point to make the purchase from that dealer as I wouldn't have the comfort...
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  • BlueFox's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:01 PM
    BlueFox replied to a thread Lumin, Leedh’ing the way in Lumin
    It sounds like this Leedh technology is when you don't use a preamps with the X1. Is that correct?
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  • mulveling's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
    I didn't notice a change in mine (Platinum Grade, from Upscale) - but they certainly have a notably darker, warmer balance than most other 12AX7 variants both old and new.
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  • UltraFast69's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:49 PM
    Caelin, This has been one of the best threads I’ve come across, especially the latter part! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • CGabriel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    Trying equipment or getting a demo is not a theory, it is a decision to exercise before buying something. I do understand that getting a demo or evaluation of exotic equipment is not always easy or practical. But when possible it is very important....
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  • wklie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:37 PM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin, Leedh’ing the way in Lumin
    6moons review of Lumin X1 Leedh Processing Volume and Amp: X1 & Amp
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  • brodricj's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:51 PM
    And there-in is another theory. Unfortunately that theory does not apply in some markets. Once ordered, it's paid for and it becomes yours.
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  • 2FlyingYorkies's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:10 PM
    2FlyingYorkies replied to a thread Amp Opinions? in Amplifiers
    This is one audiophile "truth" where I disagree. For a fixed speaker load, there's no such thing as more amps without more power. Watts = Current^2 x Resistance. Using the example of the Marantz mentioned above, 300W into 8 ohms = 6A, not 150. ...
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  • bernardl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:58 PM
    Thanks for the explanation Caelin. Cheers, Bernard
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  • CGabriel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:45 PM
    You know, when we started making power cords 20 years ago, many experts, engineers and other know it alls said it was all BS. That power cords couldn't possibly make a difference and then they would launch into some theoretical reasoning as to why...
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  • CGabriel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:36 PM
    Is the CGS similar to TRIPOINT, Entreq or other grounding box products? There are many chassis grounding and signal grounding products, and both types of products provide a common grounding point. However, the method of reducing ground noise varies...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:34 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Vivid Kaya 45 in Vivid Audio
    VIVID Audio KAYA 45 Floor-Standing Loudspeakers - HomeTheaterHifi.com Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Gondo101's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    Caelin, Is CGS addressing signal ground or earth ground? Or both?
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  • bernardl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:23 PM
    Thank you very much Caelin, this answers my questions. I didn’t know you had 4 grades of grounding cables. If I may ask, why would you need such high end offerings for a simple grounding application? Cheers, Bernard
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  • CGabriel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:05 PM
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  • CGabriel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:00 PM
    For those with questions about the Everest CGS grounding system.
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  • iFi audio's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:49 PM
    Folks, if you happen to be on Facebook, please take a look and join our iFiLounge group! For our shared love of music, you can find tracks for different moods, genres and more! Log into Facebook | Facebook
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  • 2FlyingYorkies's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:48 PM
    Don't recall having that problem. We usually listen to the MQA version of a file on Tidal when given the option, in my case via an Aurender N100h. Just like you, my DAC won't do the 2nd stage of the unfold, so we have fairly similar setups. If...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:43 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Amp Opinions? in Amplifiers
    I think he is referencing high current amplifiers not high output. Class D amps are perfect for those who are looking for high output. A good analogy is in the automotive world of horsepower vs. torque.. High horsepower can provide higher top...
    29 replies | 1471 view(s)
  • iFi audio's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    The iPower X & iPower provide an effective, clean power solution for noise in your system, but did you know it can also be a great companion for photography? Learn more in our blog post: The flickering LED photography lights issue solved with...
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  • Lightfoot's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:37 PM
    Lightfoot replied to a thread Amp Opinions? in Amplifiers
    You want an amp with high output which can give you the sweet spot which attracts a realistic price and can handle most speakers of various natures then maybe investigate Nord amps. The only snag is direct purchase with 14 day return for refund. ...
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  • bernardl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:11 PM
    Upgrading from 800 to 1000 isn’t cheap but they redesigned completely the hardware for the first time since the original Premier (I started there also). To my ears it’s now as close as it gets to a perfect amp. I don’t know whether it would...
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:46 PM
    For the better perhaps because there is presently a flood of used Chord digital products out there which would be unsettling for a stocking dealer.
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  • 1957Dave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:19 PM
    I picked up this very rare amp not too long ago. It has Mullard El37 (2) and Sylvania 6s7n GTB (2) . I believe this amp was barely used if at all. I can't seem to find any info on it. Other than a time line from Crown that said it was made. Anyone...
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  • Swisstrips's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:13 PM
    I was more less mentioning it as it seems applicable here. They only had the full black system setup and sounded great (I think with Alexia II), but no other bel canto to compare. The fiber interconnect system and output stage looks interesting.
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:08 PM
    Haven’t had that issue. My source for Tidal is a Lumin. I play both MQA and regular files.
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:56 PM
    Just a thought: Tidal usually has an MQA and a non-MQA version of the same album. Have you tried listening to the non-MQA version and see if the distortion still occurs at the same place? If it does, then the issue is not MQA. Also, what kind of...
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  • bluegrassphile's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:29 PM
    The heat issue with the Pass INT 250 is waaaaayyyyyyy overstated on the forums. As a poster mentioned above, they operate warm, not hot by any stretch of the imagination. You can lay your hand on a fully warmed up INT 250 all day long and not be...
    12 replies | 507 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:19 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Amp Opinions? in Amplifiers
    Well T+A does have an amplifier in the range, but I am sure not what Mr Peabody is looking for :). Nothing from the HV series, but certainly trickle down tech. However the Amp 8 does have some pretty impressive specs.... including the widest...
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  • brad225's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:03 PM
    Yesterday my EE friend Phil was over to replace a bias relay in one of my amp. When we finished we tested the Leviton receptacles that I changed the ARC Fault breakers to standard QO breakers. The measurement between neutral and ground only...
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  • tom1040's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:51 PM
    tom1040 replied to a thread Amp Opinions? in Amplifiers
    Current? 150 amps of peak current in short bursts....Marantz MA9-S2 monoblocks. Love mine--going to try on my JBL 4365 (currently driving JBL 1400 Array's)
    29 replies | 1471 view(s)
  • tom1040's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:40 PM
    I am getting into the Marantz PM-10 (w/SA-10). Sounds great (to me) with JBL 4365's. I think I am a fan.
    33 replies | 1294 view(s)
  • still-one's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    Brian Flanagan - Where Dreams Are Made A very nice album.
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:16 PM
    Bel Canto black looks awesome but they have eye watering price points. I’d love to hear them and certainly hope they are worth it.
    33 replies | 1294 view(s)
  • KeithR's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:38 PM
    I tried the Sugden stereo amp on my Devores. I found it somewhat dull too, but smooth. Then again, Devores really prefer tubes and are designed that way ime.
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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!
    Tom
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