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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 04:29 PM
    The hardest part of being an audiophile is figuring out what an unknown component sounds like without the preconceived biases of asking for otherís opinionsÖ :lol:
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    Today, 04:13 PM
    Cheapaudioguy is just angry. He should listen to more music and quit worrying about what us crazy audiophiles are doing.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 04:10 PM
    Wow! I never noticed. Thatís quite odd to say the least. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 03:59 PM
    Exactly... Roy and crew do not recommend weights or clamps... their tables also have a lower spindle so many clamps do not work. If you must get something, Mitchell offers a special R version of their clamp that is designed to work specifically on...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 02:55 PM
    I enjoy Seanís commentary. The other one Iíve not heard about. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • bluegrassphile's Avatar
    Today, 02:50 PM
    I saw these a few months back and found them interesting and entertaining. :skeptical::snicker: Audiophiles are Full of CRAP! A Cheap Audio Man Rant - YouTube Calling out Audiophile BS! - YouTube
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  • ozzy's Avatar
    Today, 02:45 PM
    ozzy replied to a thread Fuses in Lumins? in Lumin
    The fuse sled can break very easily. The USA dealer was Zero help on finding a replacement. I was able to find one myself however. I am now using the QSA red fuse and it is impressive in this unit. ozzy
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  • Perfect Sense's Avatar
    Today, 02:13 PM
    Perfect Sense replied to a thread Pilium Audio in Amplifiers
    Sure thing. It goes without saying that you have to listen and experience these amps for yourself. The level of ambition and target for each of them are different. As this is indeed a thread about Pilium, please allow me to elaborate a bit...
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  • Mechnutt's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 PM
    The BUC-1 should do hi rez up to 192. I have had problems with Windows Media player outputting at 44K before. I forgot how to fix it. I use Audirvana, Bug Head, Hysolid and rarely JR. You should give Hysolid a try. Its free and easy to use. It...
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  • Thieliste's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 PM
    Thieliste replied to a thread Pilium Audio in Amplifiers
    Thanks very much Marcus.
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Today, 01:38 PM
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  • Perfect Sense's Avatar
    Today, 01:28 PM
    Perfect Sense replied to a thread Pilium Audio in Amplifiers
    Glad to help. Yes. No. I wish I did. Sweden is a small market where the integrated units discussed are very much upper end already. I will bring in one of the stereo power amps from Pilium at some point though for sure. / Marcus, Perfect...
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  • Perfect Sense's Avatar
    Today, 01:20 PM
    Perfect Sense replied to a thread Pilium Audio in Amplifiers
    Yes - I would say so. / Marcus, Perfect sense | Audio Matters
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  • Jack in Wilmington's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 PM
    This is strange. I have a first generation Bryston DAC which is not asynchronous. I have a Bryston BUC-1 which converts everything to asynchronous. When I took the USB cable from the BDA-1 DAC and plugged it into the BUC-1, I only could receive 44...
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 01:15 PM
    Go Go Tesla Stock. I still do not own a Tesla product but very happy with the 0-60 of the Tesla stock! Thanks Elon M! :heart:
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  • Ronenza's Avatar
    Today, 01:13 PM
    Thanks very much indeed!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 01:09 PM
    Are electric car chargers universal? | Kia Motors British Dominica Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Dizzie's Avatar
    Today, 01:05 PM
    That is sad. Imagine if decades ago manufacturers had had different gas tank fill pipe openings and requirements. There would not be any Arco, Shell, or Exxon stations. There would be GM, Ford and Dodge gas stations, etc. Do not even think about...
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  • Jack in Wilmington's Avatar
    Today, 01:03 PM
    I'm only using Windows Media Player, then once I get it working I'll probably switch to J River.
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 01:01 PM
    Horses for courses. As a previous owner of various Porsche GT cars and having driven many of the air-cooled predecessors, I would also prefer to drive a 993 on the street as it fits that purpose much better. Driving a super capable car at street...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 12:57 PM
    No, they are different, but you can buy adaptors and then pay Tesla to charge your EV at their station. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Dizzie's Avatar
    Today, 12:55 PM
    Are EV chargers and cable terminations universal or specific to a car brand? In other words can a Prius and a Tesla use the same charging station?
    226 replies | 9977 view(s)
  • Mike B.'s Avatar
    Today, 12:49 PM
    Mid 80's db with peaks hitting 90 db at the upper limit for me. Had a younger guy what me to show him how loud it would go playing Metallica. I told him no. :rolleyes:
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  • Alpinist's Avatar
    Today, 12:19 PM
    I love my Niagara 5000ís. Provides excellent linear noise reduction, which removes noise related edginess, improves dimensionality and brings out nuances. No change in tonality, dead neutral. Ken
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  • Ronenza's Avatar
    Today, 11:47 AM
    Hi. New here. For my McIntosh A/V gear I consider a power protection device. Niagara 5000 or McIntosh MPC500 The McIntosh is cheaper. Any advice will be appreciated.
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  • Fer1000's Avatar
    Today, 11:40 AM
    Fer1000 replied to a thread Cleaning continuum cone stains in B&W
    Bien Andres..!!!
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 11:17 AM
    Not to mention a video from Paul McGowan... I have meet and spent time with him... never have a meet a person who thought he walked on a cloud more... and I personally know some people who he screwed over who would say I am being far too kind.
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Today, 11:10 AM
    Bobvin replied to a thread Pilium Audio in Amplifiers
    Marcus, those are some great words about the Pilium. I am just getting on with Alexander and Achilles and would have a hard time describing the sound any better than you just did. I am just drawn into the music, never giving a thought to...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 10:59 AM
    I am also very aware of a certain person, and am so so glad that I found Mike and Audio Shark. I was sick of having to bow down and worship a demi-God just to read about and share information on an audio forum. It was flippin unreal.
    54 replies | 1350 view(s)
  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 10:52 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Nad c 298 in Amplifiers
    Possibly... the MBL I had was very nice also, but the NAD matches my system and more so my setup. I had been hearing about and reading about the Purifier amps and wanted to give one a try. When I found out that T+A was also going that direction...
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    Today, 10:26 AM
    nc42acc replied to a thread Nad c 298 in Amplifiers
    Glad you like it Randy. Maybe an affordable glimpse of the top tier amplifier sound?
    2 replies | 61 view(s)
  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Today, 10:25 AM
    Bobvin replied to a thread Cleaning continuum cone stains in B&W
    Iím very happy you were able to solve it. A tiny thing but with our gear we can be obsessive at times, and worried how not to inflict damage. I am already super cautious so I understand having anxiety over cleaning a cone.
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    Today, 10:23 AM
    Hey Jay what did you think about the Constellation Pictor preamp? Mid tier or bottom tier in preamps?
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Today, 10:13 AM
    patience is a virtue men !
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  • Jay's Audio Lab's Avatar
    Today, 09:53 AM
    I am happy to announce that last night i had the pleasure of having Teeka Tiwari in my lab. He found me on YouTube and flew in from Puerto Rico to meet me and to have a chance to listen to my system for roughly 5 hours. The interview goes live today...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 08:54 AM
    That was what I was going to say. The Computer and/or USB does not determine the resolution. The file/album is encoded in whatever resolution you purchased. The software settings determine what resolution is passed to your DAC. Obviously the...
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  • Swisstrips's Avatar
    Today, 07:50 AM
    That appears to be the rub and clearly some history most know nothing about. That's unfortunate. I have no dog in this, just following someone's journey, who appears to be genuine in his intentions. Hope everything gets resolved for all parties
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  • MDP's Avatar
    Today, 07:50 AM
    I have a 2017 C7. It's the best car I've ever owned. I'm on my dealer list for a C8 Z06.......#3. I'm sure it will be over a year before any cars show up here............and so I wait.
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  • Terrible's Avatar
    Today, 07:33 AM
    Done exactly as you say, but no sound. I have now shot off a mail to Boulder.
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  • Terrible's Avatar
    Today, 07:31 AM
    I have done all you are talking about here but still no sound. On shortening the life span, Mumbai weather can be very damaging if I box it up and store it. It's very humid here and rains straight up for 3 months.
    6 replies | 137 view(s)
  • Thieliste's Avatar
    Today, 05:42 AM
    Thieliste replied to a thread Pilium Audio in Amplifiers
    Hi Marcus, thanks for your feedback does that mean the Leonidas sound is closer to the CH I1 integrated more liquid than the Humboldt ? What would be your choice to drive Borresen 03s between the Humboldt and the Leonidas ? Thanks.
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  • Kuoppis's Avatar
    Today, 04:32 AM
    Absolutely, pane et circem . Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • Kuoppis's Avatar
    Today, 03:59 AM
    Yes, keeping very busy . But Iíve also lost interest in this forum, and therefore disengaged, as meaningful discussions are hardly possible anymore. Every thread is railroaded into nonsense by some wannabe (often from Mikeís local Florida...
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  • bzr's Avatar
    Today, 02:59 AM
    That's my point Jack. I am also one of the original members here & know exactly what Mike went through with Ivan when he started this site. I am also aware of the manufacturers, dealers & columnists. The site is "Mike's". His dime, his time. So why...
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  • 2fastdriving's Avatar
    Today, 02:52 AM
    Yes, I've had many Wilson's, and I've changed the resistors a few times. But I've never changed the values from stock. I might try that. Sent from my SM-N986U1 using Tapatalk
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  • Perfect Sense's Avatar
    Today, 02:45 AM
    Perfect Sense replied to a thread Pilium Audio in Amplifiers
    I've got both the Audionet Humbold and Pilium Leonidas here in Stockholm. Both world class and at the very top (of course), but also rather different. Audionet is extremely quiet, clean, fast and sophisticated without loosing the connection to...
    28 replies | 3951 view(s)
  • NorthStar's Avatar
    Today, 01:55 AM
    Wow, I just looked too; eight and half years already! Amazing as if it was only yesterday, and all the evolution since ... :cool: I still love Opera and Tango music.
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  • ramasmith's Avatar
    Today, 01:53 AM
    Yes, You are right.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 01:24 AM
    Randy Myers started a thread Nad c 298 in Amplifiers
    The NAD C 298 amplifier has finally arrived. I have had it in my system for a few days now. It still has a lot of break in time needed, but I have noticed it already smoothing out. I can see why it has been winning many awards and top ratings. ...
    2 replies | 61 view(s)
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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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