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    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    relatively new and quite good Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 11:02 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Music at audioshows in Music Forum
    There is a long long list of show songs you can play. But, I prefer to play the music I like. One of my manufacturers always wants to play the “bing bong” audiophile cr…..uhhh….stuff. I put on the Brothers Johnson, Marvin Gaye, Earth Wind &...
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:52 PM
    Jay calm down you need to lighten up. You obviously are too uptight about audio. I would invite both you and Mikey to my home even if I don’t agree with all your opinions. I will refrain from participating on your thread.
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:06 PM
    I cannot unsee that. Jay you are losing credibility.
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    Yesterday, 04:35 PM
    Mr. Nutz it was a generalization. The feeling of being ripped off can be many things to many people. Some examples are equipment that is hyped with superlatives by the companies and then lathered generously by reviews that do not correspond to...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:06 PM
    Mike replied to a thread *NEW* Esoteric N-05XD in Esoteric 
    Damn! That looks amazing in black. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 12:02 PM
    Gorgeous! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:26 AM
    SN3 + HiCap DR. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:26 AM
    NAIM is definitely weird and cult like. You know that when you ask a question and the answer is “try twisting the din cable around the burndy cable at the back of the preamp”, you know you’ve entered an alternate universe. Even connecting...
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:20 AM
    That is impressive, thanks Mike. What Naim integrated is equivalent to the NAD M33?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 AM
    There actually already is a diagram: https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default/files/products/downloads/files/Connection%20Guide%20Amplification%20Rev%201J.pdf Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    I just did a year subscription to Qobuz to add to what Tidal offers. Comparing it seems Qobuz sounds more “smooth” than Tidal. Anyone else hear a difference?
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:52 AM
    Mike with the addition of a full assault Naim system will you be providing us uneducated Naim viewers a flow chart of how it all works together? Thanks
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    Yesterday, 10:48 AM
    Jay I have been ripped off at all levels of hifi equipment, from the lowest price to highest. I think this is just the nature of this beast. Nobody twisted my arm to buy any of those mistakes. I like the conversation you are having and think it is...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:00 AM
    They are keeping up with demand. I’m sure 2022 will bring some new goodies. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:25 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase e-5000 in Accuphase
    I would say maybe late next year, but that’s just a guess. Yes, you would be surprised by the 590. Remember, its rated at 30 watts/channel but measures closer to 95. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:24 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase e-5000 in Accuphase
    Yes. We should have them in a week or two. I heard from Jeff at Tone (who just finished reviewing them) that the 10 is killer. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:23 AM
    Mike started a thread Bernie Grundman in All Things Analog
    Caropopcast | Caropop Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 3, 2021, 10:45 PM
    Thanks Bart. I didn’t really have too much trouble connecting the Burndy cables. Went smooth. Going to let it run and hope in a couple hundred hours it’s broken in. So far, the level of realism is uncanny. Sent from my iPhone using...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 3, 2021, 10:05 PM
    500DR arrives. 552 has been in the system for a couple of weeks. Next week (hopefully), 555 + two PSU’s. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 3, 2021, 05:39 PM
    When you say that out loud it doesn’t make much sense does it. Who cares how someone spends their money. Oh and I am now fully Constellation Audio vested. I like my gear looking like rats nests inside.
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    December 3, 2021, 05:37 PM
    nc42acc replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    I could imagine this would open the door for these companies to tune the speakers to the individuals listening rooms. At the Magico M9 level I would think this would be desirable. Just a thought.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 3, 2021, 02:47 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4’s arrive in B&W
    It depends. For me, Solid State. More slam and control. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    December 3, 2021, 01:35 PM
    Great video and topic Jay. I hope this generates some conversation on AudioShark and other forums.
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    December 3, 2021, 10:44 AM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4’s arrive in B&W
    When we can or need to, we do. I am trying to buy the units around me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    December 3, 2021, 10:42 AM
    nc42acc replied to a thread B&W 802D4’s arrive in B&W
    Easy fix, buy a bigger store! I can attest you are busting at the seams. Do you ever sell your demo gear?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 3, 2021, 10:40 AM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4’s arrive in B&W
    No. We just don’t have the floor space. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 3, 2021, 10:37 AM
    nc42acc replied to a thread B&W 802D4’s arrive in B&W
    Mike will you be carrying any of the 700 series? The finishes on the Signature series look very nice, love the blue.
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    December 3, 2021, 10:34 AM
    nc42acc replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    Better sound is not always the end game goal Mike. You should know this. :D
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    December 3, 2021, 10:32 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    Reportedly, all new Avantgarde’s will have active/passive switch. Use your own amps or the ones built in. I’m scratching my head because Estelon, Goldmund and others tried this a few years ago and they were flops. People love to mix and match...
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    December 3, 2021, 10:18 AM
    nc42acc replied to a thread New Flagship Lampi in Lampizator
    Tell us how you REALLY feel about it? :yahoo1::woot:
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    December 3, 2021, 10:15 AM
    nc42acc replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    I cannot see why the top dogs do not implement powered active crossover speakers. Much better control of the overall frequency response and even better phase response and alignment. I think Gryphon made a flagship speaker that was powered and active...
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    December 3, 2021, 08:55 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase e-5000 in Accuphase
    The Classe integrated it delayed (just heard). The 590 would be amazing if you’re room isn’t super big. We have the AudiaFlight 10 integrated coming for evaluation. That could be good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 3, 2021, 08:18 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase e-5000 in Accuphase
    I’ll try to get an idea this morning. Look at a Luxman 509x for now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 2, 2021, 07:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    Oh cool. The new owners have very deep pockets and a real determination for domination. This is definitely an interesting new segment. Will we see more of this? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 2, 2021, 07:38 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Today’s Magico A5 install in Magico
    No. SGR I think. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 2, 2021, 07:37 PM
    Rick - Suncoast Audio Tech Mike - Suncoast Audio Sales Me Caelin - Shunyata Founder Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 2, 2021, 05:56 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    December 2, 2021, 05:24 PM
    nc42acc replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    Magico was upstaged by YG.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 2, 2021, 04:50 PM
    Slightly different shots. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 2, 2021, 02:42 PM
    Just the standard. Cheap fix: install the outlets in upside down. Holds the cables much better, but not as good as the Block. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 2, 2021, 02:37 PM
    We spent the day visiting with Caelin at Suncoast Audio. Had a fun time learning more insight into all their great products and vision. We all learned a lot and it was a pleasure to have him visit us. The company has an amazing history and a...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 2, 2021, 07:59 AM
    We had some in stock is all. Anyway, are you trying to ensure the plug doesn’t sag in the socket? Was that the main goal or were you catching the cable on your leg or something and it kept coming out? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2021, 08:38 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    Crossover parts for the M9?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2021, 05:20 PM
    They are excellent. We have a few in the store. Did you buy these direct from Block? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2021, 03:10 PM
    First Watt has the gang from Pass: Nelson, Desmond and Wayne and others all able to lend ideas. Shunyata also have techs. Dart, don’t know, but can’t imagine Herve is doing everything himself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 1, 2021, 12:54 PM
    Mike started a thread Aurender N20 Review in Aurender
    Review | Aurender N20 Music Server / Streamer - Reviews - Audiophile Style Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2021, 12:54 PM
    For sure. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    December 1, 2021, 12:48 PM
    nc42acc replied to a thread New Flagship Lampi in Lampizator
    The casework is getting so much better and I love the implementation of the volume level!
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    December 1, 2021, 12:42 PM
    So true on the one step away from a DIY project but I have seen uber expensive high end audio gear look like they just came out of someone’s basement. I will say the Holo DACs are designed well and the casework is impressive just like my Terminator...
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    I bought the same NCore 500 monos as you did from Nord.

    I would love to talk to you about your thoughts . While there are good things about Colin's amps, there are some traits that are very troubling to me such as vocals. The clarity is just not there. Yes, the sound seems spacious but I find myself looking for reasons to go do something else after listening for 20-30 minutes. This is not good.

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