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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 9, 2024, 11:02 AM
    Looking good! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 8, 2024, 03:24 PM
    Enhanced dimensionality, clarity, resolution. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 7, 2024, 07:31 PM
    Yes. Double sided midrange and tweeter in the new Minuet Plus. Yours is upgradable. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 6, 2024, 10:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Never been an issue. Nobody has ever complained. Works efficiently. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 6, 2024, 06:24 AM
    Clarisys Audio Minuet Plus | HFA - The Independent Source for Audio Equipment Reviews Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 2, 2024, 05:29 PM
    N20 is THE aurender to buy for the money. However, a sleeper streamer perfect for a second system is the INNUOS Pulsar. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 2, 2024, 11:52 AM
    Definitely the midi exquisite 3.0 will be more airy and resolving. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 2, 2024, 10:30 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    10 x 10 easy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 1, 2024, 07:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Yes! How could I forget? I am one! Oh yeah, drivers and putters. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 1, 2024, 06:05 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Itís about the journey, not the destination. Itís no different with car guys, guys who fish, boat, fly, even guys on my hockey team obsessed with the latest carbon fiber hockey sticks. Have you seen guys into cooking? My buddy Mark (MDP on here)...
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    May 31, 2024, 04:24 PM
    As Iíve been sayingÖ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 31, 2024, 09:37 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Theyíre not that bad! 360 ó 390. And that seems like forever ago. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 30, 2024, 09:31 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    News to me. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 27, 2024, 09:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    You caught me! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 27, 2024, 12:26 PM
    mxk116 replied to a thread Magico S5 mk3 in Magico
    One more Munich 2024 show report featuring the Magico S5 2024 from Tom Martin of TAS. Interestingly, TAS's Robert Harley's comments in his Munich Show report were somewhat tepid in comparison. Another example of why, if at all possible, one needs to...
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    May 26, 2024, 11:52 AM
    Mike replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    Maybe it was another brand or rendering? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 26, 2024, 09:21 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Gives Me Concern in Aurender
    Another reason why Fyne should have left bloody well alone. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 25, 2024, 08:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    That would be super cool. We still canít get over the S3 Mk3. It FILLS our 20 x 25. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 25, 2024, 08:19 PM
    Mike replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    Interesting! Looks A7 ish. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 24, 2024, 02:11 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Gives Me Concern in Aurender
    Yes, heís gone to a great company. I am not at liberty to discuss. But heís in good hands. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 24, 2024, 11:43 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Gives Me Concern in Aurender
    C4 has gotten a lot better, not sure how it applies to your situation. Ari left in December. Kelly Scheidt replaced him. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 24, 2024, 09:01 AM
    Dave is a class act. I always enjoyed dealing with him. Very professional. I would have kept the line if I didnít know it was a sinking ship (many of my close friends will tell you I predicted it to a tee). Dave was always a positive ray of...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 07:14 PM
    Have you ever dreamed of owning the MSB Select II with or without the Digital Director? Now is your time!! Interest in the MSB Cascade has been high. As such, we have several Select II DACís and Digital Directors coming in on trade. We have...
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    May 22, 2024, 08:19 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Sean, howís break in going? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 04:56 PM
    Yes, the Classe is very underrated, but a much better pairing with Kharma is Block Audio. Talk to Craig on the forum here and give me a call. We handle US and Canada. Iím waiting on our new MSB Cascade, so Iíll let you know. Are you in...
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    May 19, 2024, 10:52 AM
    My previous turntable, a Basis Debut Gold Standard with vacuum partnered with a Graham 2.2 tonearm, was purchased in 1998 (tonearm updated in 2002). It has recently found a new home.
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    May 18, 2024, 03:06 PM
    Sorry to hear. RIP. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 18, 2024, 07:48 AM
    It did take the better part of 5 hours. But when we left, it was sounding fabulous and frankly, given the constraints of his giant motorized theater screen, positioned about as good as they could be. Now, knowing Charles, heís probably gone...
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    May 17, 2024, 05:52 PM
    mxk116 replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Did you read the article in the attached link? If you did you'd know the answer to that question.
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    May 16, 2024, 03:35 PM
    mxk116 replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Truer words were never spoken. One would think that critical acclaim (as a function of exceptional performance) would translate into success in the marketplace.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 10:46 AM
    Alan, it probably wonít tell you much as it was particular for his setup with 8 subs (!!), four towering bass horns, 2 x 231ís and 2 x additional subs at the rear for his room and HIS type of music (classical). For one thing, we had to start with...
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    May 16, 2024, 10:41 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    You do have to often wonder how people listenÖespecially at shows. That one guy who liked the Aries Cerat also liked the Linn. Iíve heard from numerous people these were the two worst sounding rooms (with the third being the new Vividís). Shows...
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    May 16, 2024, 10:04 AM
    mxk116 replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    And yet I received an email newsletter this morning from HiFi+ where Aries Cerat, Wilson and CH Precision were among the rooms cited as best by the HiFi+ reviewers in attendance. Munich High-End 2024: The Top, Top Fives! - hi-fi+ Horses for...
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    May 16, 2024, 09:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Yes. Seems like the Wilson/CH room didnít fair well either. Frankly, thatís a pairing I just donít see. I mean, on paper it should make a lot of sense: speaker with a lot of lower mid bass energy and a slightly lean in the bass set of...
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    May 15, 2024, 08:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Munich High-End 2024 - Page 4 of 4 - Gy8 Wow. Aries Cerat didnít fair well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 15, 2024, 03:13 PM
    mxk116 replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    I'm with Darrel's comment above, the A5 and Gryphon should be a terrific combination. IIRC you were using Pass Labs in the past. How would you describe the difference between the Gryphon and the Pass pre/power amp you previously used? I'm certain...
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    May 15, 2024, 11:21 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Wow! Looks awesome Sean. Big congrats! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 15, 2024, 12:12 AM
    mxk116 replied to a thread David Sanborn Dies in Music Forum
    From DownBeat magazine; David Sanborn, Star Alto Saxophonist, Dies at 78
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 14, 2024, 06:38 PM
    Would love to! But this trip is about supporting my daughter. I can sneak away a few hours during the day, but thatís about it. Iíll come back and visit for a special trip to see you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 14, 2024, 05:28 PM
    Ping me if you want to catch a beverage. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 14, 2024, 12:21 PM
    mxk116 replied to a thread Magico S5 mk3 in Magico
    That is what I am anticipating in my room. I appreciate you sharing your first hand experience in Munich.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 14, 2024, 08:29 AM
    Do we have any members in the Charleston, SC area? Iím going to be there Wednesday May 15 - May 22 accompanying my daughter whoís taking some training. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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Preamp; WestminsterLab Quest with w/ Westminster Lab Ultra PC (C15)
Interconnects; Nordost Valhalla V2 XLR
SACD Player/DAC; Esoteric K-01XD w/ Shunyata Omega QRs PC (C15)
Music Server/Streamer; Aurender N20 w/ Shunyata Omega QRs PC (C15)
Digital cables; Shunyata Sigma V2 Clock (50 Ω & 75 Ω), Nordost Valhalla V2 S/PDIF
Amplifier;Westminster Lab Rei Monoblock w/ Westminster Lab Ultra PC (C15) x 2
Speakers; Magico A5 w/Apods, Westminster Lab Ultra speaker cable
Power; Shunyata Everest 8000 w/ Sigma XC PC (C19)
Grounding; Nordost QKore6 w/ premium and standard grounding wires
Master Clock; Cybershaft OP21A-D Ultra Precision OCXO 10MHz w/ UpTone Audio JS-2 Linear Power Supply
Network switch; Nordost QNET 5 Port Network Switch w/ QNet Stand and Nordost TC SORT Kones, Shunyata Omega Ethernet

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