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    Yesterday, 11:31 AM
    Hello and welcome
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    Yesterday, 11:29 AM
    Post #2 hit while I was typing, I think the only thing that would change on my post is the stuff about the volume control, that's not necessary with a bypass. Once the Lux is in the chain though you do have to do a fresh speaker set up for surround...
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    Yesterday, 11:23 AM
    You don't necessarily have to have a HT bypass. You can use any regular input BUT you have to set your Luxman to a certain volume, as example let's say "80", run your auto speaker set up with the Luxman at 80 than when watching movies or using the...
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    Yesterday, 11:14 AM
    Your Lux has a Separate button which should be the same as HT Bypass. It allows you to use either the Pre or the Amp sections separately depending on your setup. I have the 505UXII and use it to drive my front speakers while using my HT setup.
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    Yesterday, 11:00 AM
    Hello and welcome. Your thoughts on the differences between Tannoy and Tobian would be interesting.
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    June 20, 2024, 04:54 PM
    Welcome Aboard, enjoy your stay!
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    June 19, 2024, 11:14 AM
    " Lenbrook (owner of PSB, NAD, Bluesound and, since September, MQA) announced it was joining forces with HDTracks to launch a new MQA-powered hi-res service to rival Tidal, Qobuz, Apple Music and Amazon Music. So MQA streaming does live on..." I...
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    June 18, 2024, 08:46 PM
    You and those who liked your post show your ignorance and if you would have read the link I posted you'd know. In fact, I believe I even mentioned it in my prior post.
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    June 18, 2024, 12:45 PM
    I know you are a fan of MQA. Just curious if you would move to the new streaming service that will carry MQA once it's in place?
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    June 18, 2024, 12:41 PM
    That's why I am confused, Aurender using Conductor v3 is still showing MQA 96k albums with new releases showing that way every week. Maybe it's just business as usual until someone hits a button. My DAC has the MQA decoding so that could have...
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    June 17, 2024, 06:50 PM
    Seems Tidal set a date of 7/24 to have all MQA tracks gone. I'm confused though as new albums show up every week in MQA. Then Linbrook is teaming with HD Tracks to create a new streaming service that will have MQA. That seems to be a fools...
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    June 16, 2024, 03:49 PM
    Roon definitely lets you browse your own files along with streaming services.
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    June 13, 2024, 12:06 PM
    I was just comparing Nordost cables from the Cable Company site and all the connectors on Ali cables are different. Quite possible the wire is the same tho. Prices are insanely cheap.
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    June 13, 2024, 12:00 PM
    I didn't know they were built in China, price sure don't reflect it.
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    June 13, 2024, 10:50 AM
    In my opinion if your volume can go max your amp gain is too low. I also thought the less your amp has to work the lower the distortion. Although we are probably talking low levels of distortion. I do think if your preamp is going well over half...
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    June 12, 2024, 02:39 PM
    Are the Nordost Cables sold thru Ali Express all counterfeit?
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    June 12, 2024, 02:15 PM
    That is really good. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Mechnutt's Avatar
    June 11, 2024, 11:47 AM
    Mechnutt replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    I realize that geography has nothing to do with build quality but quality does relate to parts that are used (including counterfeit parts) and how corrupt a country is. I do not think of quality when I think of China.
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    June 9, 2024, 02:08 PM
    Listening to the new Paul Berner album from sound liason. Bought the DXD352-24 version and it is a sublime recording. Tim Langedijk & Paul Berner - Down To The Downtown – Sound Liaison
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    June 9, 2024, 02:04 PM
    Mechnutt replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    I generally have no problem with Major companies having their gear built in China for the most part since there are local service centers. It is the cheap ChiFi gear that is suspect. Just read the amazon reviews on cheap ChiFi gear reliability. ...
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    June 8, 2024, 10:55 AM
    Playing Metallica 2 by Apocoliptica
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    June 7, 2024, 01:47 PM
    Mechnutt replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    I own a few pieces of ChiFi gear. I bought a couple Topping E50 DAC's for around $200. I use 1 for a small bedroom system with a Marantz 2ch receiver and Monitor Audio Rx1 Silver speakers. It replaced a Schiit Modi 3 and it sounds way better. ...
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    June 7, 2024, 11:45 AM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Luxman NT-07 in Luxman
    Looks like NT07 is $7500.00 and remote does offer some operation for other Luxman components. The link is to an article with full information on the NT07 Premium Player Luxman Launches Its First Network Transport - Strata-gee.com Disclaimer:...
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    June 7, 2024, 11:45 AM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Luxman NT-07 in Luxman
    Looks like NT07 is $7500.00 and remote does offer some operation for other Luxman components. The link is to an article with full information on the NT07 Premium Player Luxman Launches Its First Network Transport - Strata-gee.com Disclaimer:...
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    June 7, 2024, 11:10 AM
    I read this article that I thought did a pretty good job of explaining the pros/cons of buying from China and I didn't realize it has its own name. The Audiophile Realities of Owning Chi-Fi Equipment The article also does a good job of putting...
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    June 4, 2024, 12:14 PM
    Roon is the answer, my friend can put in something like Pink Floyd DSOTM and it will bring up every version from Qobuz, Tidal and his HD. Hopefully the help given will get you there but if not post and I will check with my friend to see how he sets...
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    June 3, 2024, 04:21 PM
    Actually, the Musical Paradise DAC's do respond to changes in caps. Read the user reviews. Caps do affect the sound very much in a lot of gear. I have built a Pass preamp buffer and the caps made a huge difference in sound. I tried a few higher...
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    June 3, 2024, 10:57 AM
    Palm Reader by High Desert Queen EST 30 by Magnus Ostrum (a list of other artists but Magnus is first) beautiful sounding album and high res
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    June 3, 2024, 10:45 AM
    Not all reviewers are in love with the M6, example Future Audiophile, didn't talk bad but didn't gush as it was a giant killer. I doubt someone who uses Accuphase in the bedroom is worried about buying the cheapest thing to get by. Sometimes it...
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    June 2, 2024, 11:14 AM
    That in home audition is your best way to answer your question and trust your ears. I'm not that familiar with Karma. Although I'm not a fan of SF it seems odd beryllium would fall short on the high end. I personally would have to look for a...
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    May 31, 2024, 02:59 PM
    I helped a friend pick out a streamer. He ended up with the Lumin D3 and it sounds great. We compared it to a Blue Sound Node and the Node sounded midfi at best. You get what you pay for.
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    May 30, 2024, 04:10 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    I think you answered your own question, "What I can tell you is that H390 is going to be replaced in September/October, There will not be any announcement of new products until August." Thanks for the heads up though, something to keep watch for.
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    May 27, 2024, 09:23 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    Good try. Magico is like I'll get Roon to take the page down and Mike you throw them off the trail, LOL
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    May 27, 2024, 11:27 AM
    The guy uses Mac because that's what White had but you could inject most any high end brand into the joke. When I got into high end in the beginning I didn't have much budget and Iwas anxious so used a credit card. I would rather listen while...
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    May 26, 2024, 11:09 AM
    Roon radio is very cool and on point for the most part. I wish I had something similar. Tidal used to do something similar but it quit working with the Conductor ap for some reason. I need to try on my phone the issue could be Tidal.
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    May 26, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Thanks, I did the same, I shouldn't think any harm done.
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    May 24, 2024, 01:00 PM
    Sorry to hear Auri left, not good for Aurender IMO. Do you know what he is doing now? C4 can work flawlessly but if it's not compatible with Apples's Voice Over it's of no use to me. With Auri gone that adds to my concerns. Looks like ACS10...
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    May 24, 2024, 11:37 AM
    A bit of back story, I am blind so rely on an Apple feature called Voice Over in order to use the iPad & iPhone. VO reads to me what's on the screen as I run my finger over it. You gamers should close your eyes and try that one, LOL When I...
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    May 24, 2024, 10:41 AM
    I was highly impressed with the 160M when it came out. I really want to hear the 330M. I think it's a good move to offer more affordable gear as well. Just wonder what the time frame is for seeing that. Hope things work out for them.
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    May 23, 2024, 03:40 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3biTkDBKKE Dave provides some good info on the company, the new 330M amplifier using KT170's and a tube input stage, I also enjoyed his comments on sound. I love when he says not all we hear can be measured. ...
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    May 23, 2024, 03:19 PM
    Your reasoning makes perfect sense. Future Audiophile just released a review on the Orchard Audio Pecan Pie, FWIW the reviewer did review both the Pie and M6
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