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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 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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    Today, 12:02 PM
    Gorgeous! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 11:26 AM
    SN3 + HiCap DR. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 11:26 AM
    NAIM is definitely weird and cult like. You know that when you ask a question and the answer is ďtry twisting the din cable around the burndy cable at the back of the preampĒ, you know youíve entered an alternate universe. Even connecting...
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    Today, 11:20 AM
    That is impressive, thanks Mike. What Naim integrated is equivalent to the NAD M33?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 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
    Today, 10:55 AM
    I just did a year subscription to Qobuz to add to what Tidal offers. Comparing it seems Qobuz sounds more ďsmoothĒ than Tidal. Anyone else hear a difference?
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    Today, 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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    Today, 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
    Today, 10:00 AM
    They are keeping up with demand. Iím sure 2022 will bring some new goodies. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 08:25 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase e-5000 in Accuphase
    I would say maybe late next year, but thatís 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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    Today, 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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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    Thanks Bart. I didnít really have too much trouble connecting the Burndy cables. Went smooth. Going to let it run and hope in a couple hundred hours itís broken in. So far, the level of realism is uncanny. Sent from my iPhone using...
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    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    500DR arrives. 552 has been in the system for a couple of weeks. Next week (hopefully), 555 + two PSUís. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    When you say that out loud it doesnít 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 02:47 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4ís 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
    Yesterday, 01:35 PM
    Great video and topic Jay. I hope this generates some conversation on AudioShark and other forums.
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    Yesterday, 10:44 AM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4ís 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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    Yesterday, 10:42 AM
    nc42acc replied to a thread B&W 802D4ís 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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    Yesterday, 10:40 AM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4ís arrive in B&W
    No. We just donít have the floor space. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 10:37 AM
    nc42acc replied to a thread B&W 802D4ís 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 10:32 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    Reportedly, all new Avantgardeís will have active/passive switch. Use your own amps or the ones built in. Iím 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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 youíre room isnít 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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    Yesterday, 08:18 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase e-5000 in Accuphase
    Iíll 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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    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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    December 2, 2021, 07:38 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico A5 install in Magico
    No. SGR I think. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 doesnít 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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    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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    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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    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, donít know, but canít 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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    December 1, 2021, 12:54 PM
    For sure. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    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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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    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 someoneís basement. I will say the Holo DACs are designed well and the casework is impressive just like my Terminator...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2021, 12:34 PM
    Perhaps. Still, to me, a lot of these fly by nights seem like one step removed from DIY. Not to say, the blind squirrel doesnít find a nut once in a while, butÖthe small DAC brand graveyard is a mighty big one. The big boys have staying power...
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  • nc42acc's Avatar
    December 1, 2021, 12:32 PM
    I wanted to comment on your engineering comment. I donít think it is a lack of engineering prowess in some of these DACs but a different mindset of the end goals.
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    December 1, 2021, 12:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4ís arrive in B&W
    Quick review of the new 802 D4: - after break in, gone is the top down presentation of the D3. MUCH more of a balanced approach. Not sure if itís the retuning of the crossover or the longer tweeter tube or bothÖ.but MUCH more to my liking now. ...
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    December 1, 2021, 12:24 PM
    True. Itís a rare old bird. As for the crazy NAIM cables, you said it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 1, 2021, 12:22 PM
    Congrats on your Christmas gift from Naim! The PCM1704 is a tried and true classic DAC chip. I think the implementation before and after the said DAC chip makes the difference between good and great. And when all those crazy Naim cables are...
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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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