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    Yesterday, 06:12 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30SA in Aurender
    Watch our YouTube Channel for an unboxing tomorrow! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 10:11 AM
    LinQ? Taiko? Or do I need to add a PC/Mac? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 08:56 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30SA in Aurender
    Sure! We are going to unbox (and do a video) today. We were so slammed with demos yesterday, we didn’t have time.
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    Yesterday, 06:22 AM
    Anyone who hasn’t compared Roon to TAS or Aurender or NAIM, really should. Hopefully some folks who have made this comparison based on sound, will chime in. We have a Nucleus+ and a Taiko Extreme for running Roon. It sounds like HQP really can...
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    June 14, 2021, 09:53 AM
    Mike started a thread Aurender N30SA in Aurender
    Has arrived! Will try to unpack and setup today. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 14, 2021, 09:03 AM
    I haven’t written much about this brand, even though we’ve been selling it for years and I’ve been living with it for years. In the store, we have a significant investment in NAIM equipment from the UNITI series products like the Core and ATOM...
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    June 14, 2021, 08:16 AM
    Congrats on the new headphone amp Randy. They make great products. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 13, 2021, 03:21 PM
    Those features and meta data come at a cost: sound. Best interface hands down is Roon. But far from the best sounding. Actually, quite a choke point sonically. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 13, 2021, 09:49 AM
    MPW replied to a thread Sticker Shock in General Off Topic Forums
    Try buying pallets. Depending upon where you are in the country, they either aren’t available at all, on allocation, or available at exorbitant prices. Insane inflation and supply chain disruptions happening in the wood markets (among many others).
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    June 13, 2021, 09:37 AM
    Beautiful system that looks very well set up. I spied a Swarm subwoofer system in the room. True full range sound coupled with the big Magico’s. Excellent!
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    June 12, 2021, 09:52 PM
    Stereo Magazine: Limited to 600 Units Worldwide Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 12, 2021, 02:45 PM
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    June 12, 2021, 02:44 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 12, 2021, 02:41 PM
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    June 12, 2021, 08:05 AM
    I watched it. Was good and sad all at the same time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 11, 2021, 06:48 AM
    Great little system, but at the volumes I listen, I would blow the 30.2’s to smithereens in my room. 40.3’s…for sure would work. 260.8’s then. I have some Franco Serblin Accordo Essence coming next week to go with the little Accordo’s in the...
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    June 10, 2021, 08:41 PM
    The trio’s won’t fit. I would love the 4D’s, but that might be a goal for next year. Thinking an Artesania 2+2+2 and a 3 shelf on the end. But that’s as far as I’ve gotten. LOL. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 10, 2021, 12:19 PM
    And that would be? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 9, 2021, 09:44 PM
    +1 on that one!
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    June 9, 2021, 09:24 PM
    I’m my own worst customer. Nothing decided. My system currently comprises two turntables and a reel to reel sitting on the floor. Thinking: Kharma, Harbeth, Pass, Luxman, Sim, Classe, Boulder, NAIM, Block, MSB, Aurender I have Vivid and...
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    June 9, 2021, 08:19 PM
    Influential Albums - How many of these 150 influential albums have you heard? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 9, 2021, 02:15 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30 in Aurender
    Yes. Don’t forget about the new N200. We have one on order too. Reportedly beats the N10 and nips at the heels of the N20. Two user installed storage (ie 2 x 8TB SSD’s) The N30 comes with one 8TB SSD and one bay available for a second one. ...
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    June 8, 2021, 10:44 AM
    That was it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 7, 2021, 09:27 PM
    Mike replied to a thread DB9 Signature in Kharma
    Rance, your speakers are going through final testing this week and then Polish and prep for shipping. This is your actual speaker going through testing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 7, 2021, 08:47 PM
    Yes! They may get lost in that wine cellar. Regardless, it will be good experience for you. No doubt you’ll learn a few things. When I retire, I’m going to write a book! I have so many hilarious stories. Here’s a quick one: I get a...
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    June 7, 2021, 08:30 PM
    Very good Bob. No Magico’s? Mostly distributor models you’re getting? I guess that makes sense from a dollars and cents perspective. Hope you enjoy your new speakers. Where you going to put them all?? It will be interesting to get your...
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    June 7, 2021, 07:47 PM
    I’m confused. Are you buying these $180,000 speakers for yourself? Are you running a store and buying inventory? Just trying to understand what you’re saying here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 7, 2021, 05:31 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 7, 2021, 03:43 PM
    Bob, is this the speaker? How much are they? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 7, 2021, 12:12 PM
    Mike replied to a thread DB9 Signature in Kharma
    Mark asked me to post. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 7, 2021, 10:33 AM
    MPW replied to a thread DB9 Signature in Kharma
    Great update, thank you. My last two houses had dedicated spaces for listening. This time around we made the same decision as you and put the system in the main living space. It has taken some work to get things situated sonically and visually,...
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    June 7, 2021, 10:12 AM
    MPW replied to a thread Attenuators in Amplifiers
    If I decide that I like them on the source vs the amp, I may need a second set and will reach out to you. Incredibly generous offer!
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    June 7, 2021, 10:08 AM
    MPW replied to a thread Attenuators in Amplifiers
    Crap. Thanks so much for the offer, but my order has already been shipped from England.
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    June 7, 2021, 10:05 AM
    MPW replied to a thread Attenuators in Amplifiers
    Absolutely. That is why this needs to be tested to see if any benefits outweigh the potential degradation.
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    June 6, 2021, 12:23 PM
    MPW replied to a thread Attenuators in Amplifiers
    Pass recommended trying attenuators in the -10 to 12 dB range. Cary said they have a mod to reduce gain by 6 dB. I have the -10 dB Rothwell’s on order and will report back my impressions after they arrive. Coming from England, so it will be a few...
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    June 6, 2021, 11:40 AM
    Yes, all 8. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 5, 2021, 05:51 PM
    Vivid is one of the few speakers that I would consider if I were to upgrade my Blades. I am partial to speakers designed from the ground up by real acoustical engineers with cabinets, drivers, crossovers, etc all created specifically for the job to...
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    June 5, 2021, 05:38 PM
    NEW REVIEW: The VIVID GIYA G1 Series 2 LoudspeakerFinal Impressions: The VIVID GIYA G1 Series 2 Loudspeaker - Positive Feedback Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 5, 2021, 05:14 PM
    I’m waiting for KEF to make an updated blade with a sub like this built in. Would be awesome!
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    June 5, 2021, 03:14 PM
    MPW replied to a thread Zellaton in Speakers
    They’re not vintage horns with generic wire, so probably not.
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    June 5, 2021, 12:54 PM
    My experience with Pass amps is that virtually all of them can drive virtually any speaker. It really comes down to different sonic profiles. Pass offers a number of options so that you can match the amp up properly with the needs of the rest of the...
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    June 5, 2021, 09:13 AM
    That’s awesome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 3, 2021, 07:02 PM
    Vivid G1 Spirits with external crossovers + Boulder 2160 + Pass XP22 + MSB Select II + Taiko Server - YouTube Vivid G1 Spirits with external crossovers + Boulder 2160 + Pass XP22 + MSB Select II + Taiko Server - YouTube Sent from my iPhone...
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    June 3, 2021, 04:47 PM
    When I went all in on my Avantgarde’s 5 years ago, many scoffed at horns. Now they’re all the rage. Too funny. Horns are great. But the coloration of female and male vocals can turn some folks off. The dynamics though are unreal and horns...
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    June 3, 2021, 02:33 PM
    Upon further reflection, I think some of my experiences were with the Alexx. Results were the same for me.
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    June 3, 2021, 02:17 PM
    That is fantastic work Larry. Really awesome. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 3, 2021, 02:12 PM
    This really goes to show just how subjective this hobby is. I have only heard the XLF at shows, but never stayed long in the room. Every time I enter I say to myself, "maybe this will be the time!" and the result is always the same. I have not...
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    June 3, 2021, 02:06 PM
    Congrats Jay. Enjoy them in good health. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 2, 2021, 06:44 PM
    That’s why I thought SF. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 2, 2021, 03:01 PM
    I was thinking The Sonus Faber based on the comments in the video. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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SPEAKERS KEF Blade 2 w/IsoAcoustics Gaia II | SUBWOOFERS Four DIY Speaker Hardware 12" passive subs driven by Dayton SA1000 amp | AMPLIFICATION Pass Labs X350.8, Cary SLP-05 w/Ultimate Upgrade | DIGITAL Marantz SA-10, Sonore opticalModule and opticalRendu, NUC8i7BEH Roon Core | VINYL EAT C-Sharp, Hana SL, EAT E-Glo S w/LPS, Bob's Devices Sky 20 SUT | POWER AudioQuest Niagara 5000, two dedicated circuits | WIRES AudioQuest William Tell, Earth, Leopard, Tornado | RESONANCE/ISOLATION Nordost Sort Kones, various Herbie's Audio Lab

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