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    Yesterday, 09:38 PM
    nicoff replied to a thread Aurender drop out problem in Aurender
    I have used Roon for quite a while now. It replaced my Logitech Music Server and a Sony app that is similar to the Aurender app. I have had absolutely no problems with Roon. It is solid. I believe that most folks experiencing Roon issues is because...
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    Yesterday, 03:49 PM
    You already have a PC and Roon. So Here is a fairly inexpensive path to try: 1. Install HQPlayer on your PC that you use for running Roon ( HQP has a free try-out period). 2. Connect your computer to the Luxman via USB. (You might need a driver...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:36 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Amp on the Way in Amplifiers
    Cool! Congrats. Looking forward to your impressions. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 02:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 1161 in Boulder Amplifiers
    I have the 1160 here. The 1161 is a slightly smaller version. Excellent amp, just don’t hear the 2160, you’ll be ruined.
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    Yesterday, 02:08 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    Very different. The Boulder 866 sounds like a class A amp. Rich, warm, musical. The Diablo 300 has a big bold sound, with thunderous monoblock bass and grip and a huge soundstage. I was talking to a customer this morning who was debating between...
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    Yesterday, 02:05 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Like with anything, you can always cut corners and get the cost down, but in doing so, you will cut performance. The X260.8/XP22 outperform the INT250 by a fair margin. I think as good as the INT250 is, the separates just bring much more to the...
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    Yesterday, 12:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    I think if I was moving down in electronics and speakers, I think I would move down the line to Delta V2 too. There are a million possibilities with the funds, I was just thinking what products were at the same level for balance. I don’t think I...
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    September 27, 2020, 11:01 PM
    Streaming only according to Jack. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 27, 2020, 10:26 PM
    nicoff replied to a thread Speaker Placement in Speakers
    Agree that first step is finding best seating position and speaker location. Of the 1000s of systems that you have voiced, what percentage (ballpark) allowed you to do room correction/DSP? A side note, the ability of today’s DSP software goes...
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    September 27, 2020, 06:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    It has a Roon module in the DAC. That’s how we are using it. I know there is a lot of talk about the cables, but to be honest, this system went from great to “out of this world” when we put in the full Alpha V2 loom. We had in there previous...
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    September 27, 2020, 06:15 PM
    New Liz Longley album Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 01:30 PM
    Building a successful business is not easy. It requires much more than an enthusiastic founder/guru who can build a killer device.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 27, 2020, 01:14 PM
    There is certainly a history here that many are unaware of. I really wish the new distributor the best of luck. He’s a quality guy representing a quality product.
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    September 27, 2020, 11:58 AM
    I’m currently acting as a beta tester for the new Aurender iPhone app. Oh boy, do I like it! It’s one of those apps you’re using and thinking “yeah, that’s exactly how I would lay it out.” Release soon! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk...
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    September 27, 2020, 10:16 AM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 26, 2020, 08:52 PM
    nicoff replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Also, of the total msrp, 26% is for speakers which I believe is too low. Discloser: I am in the camp of those who like a ‘speaker-heavy’ system. I wonder if Mike would consider selecting another system of similar cost but where the speakers are...
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    September 26, 2020, 08:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Absolutely! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 26, 2020, 06:48 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    We have the Omega on the Everest. We do have two Omega NR’s, but they are on the MSB Select II. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 26, 2020, 05:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB pricing in MSB
    The dealers outside of North America bellyached. Export pricing is much higher. The dealers outside NA probably got tired of trying to explain that. You can always call me and I can give you the pricing and help you put something together. ...
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    September 26, 2020, 01:39 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Correct. 6000sv2 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 26, 2020, 01:05 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    I was adding it up in my head. Not quite. $13K x260.8 amps $9500 xp22 preamp $13K MSB DAC (this one has Roon module and dual PSU) $21,800 A5 speakers $10k Alpha V2 power cables (5) $4k Alpa V2 speaker cables $600 Alpha Ethernet $6000...
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    September 26, 2020, 12:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    I always have so much Euro and Asian gear always in the mix, I was surprised when I really thought about this system.
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    September 26, 2020, 12:29 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    I just realized, it’s an all system too! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 26, 2020, 12:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    No BS, we are sitting there saying “holy F this is a good system.” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 26, 2020, 11:42 AM
    Mike started a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Everyone once in a while we put together a system in the store that just so defies its total price, it’s unbelievable. Right now, this system is blowing us away (for the money): Magico A5’s Pass X260.8’s Pass XP22 MSB Discrete Shunyata...
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    September 25, 2020, 09:15 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Vivid S12 in Vivid Audio
    KAYA S12 – Vivid Audio The design philosophy behind Vivid Audio Kaya S12 True to Vivid Audio, an inordinate engineering effort was invested to completely remove cabinet resonances in a two-way bookshelf form factor. The result we believe is a...
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    September 25, 2020, 05:05 PM
    Mike replied to a thread LIAR Test in General Audio Discussion
    Ha! He moved his to the basement. Management orders. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 25, 2020, 04:08 PM
    Working perfectly here! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 25, 2020, 03:46 PM
    Enjoying the re-do. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 25, 2020, 03:11 PM
    Mike replied to a thread T+A Support in T+A Electronics
    A3000 has been out for a while now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 25, 2020, 11:45 AM
    New DK. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 25, 2020, 11:23 AM
    Mike replied to a thread T+A Support in T+A Electronics
    Me too. Would love to see a refresh to the amps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 25, 2020, 09:42 AM
    Mike replied to a thread T+A Support in T+A Electronics
    Agreed. David is awesome. Just wish I could get more traction with the brand. Everyone loves the look and sound. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 24, 2020, 08:58 PM
    Welcome! Don’t forget to check us out at Suncoast Audio in Sarasota!
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    September 24, 2020, 02:30 PM
    The 590 is terrific, more refined and powerful than the 390. Also take a look at the Boulder 866 with optional Roon enabled DAC. It’s very very popular here in the store. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 23, 2020, 09:57 PM
    Correct and correct. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 23, 2020, 09:52 PM
    I always wondered what happens if a person were to rip his/her entire CD collection using the Aurender ripper and storage and then decides to change to another brand. Can the entire library with all metadata be transferred to a non-Aurender device...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 23, 2020, 06:54 PM
    Agreed. It was for me too. My only beef is that T+A raised their prices SO MUCH on the HV series in April 2019. And yes, I told the CEO of T+A in Germany when we sat down for a drink last May. He said their costs overall went way up. Oh well. ...
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    September 22, 2020, 10:23 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&w db1b in B&W
    Depends on the size of the room and specific bass nodes you’re trying to tackle. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 22, 2020, 05:38 PM
    New Aurender N20 - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 22, 2020, 03:57 PM
    nicoff replied to a thread Speaker Placement in Speakers
    If you have done all that you can adjusting your furniture and are limited by room size, if I were in your shoes I would seriously consider digital room correction. It is not clear to me what kind of set up you have. If you have a digital set up,...
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    September 22, 2020, 12:48 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    I’ve ordered this configuration for demo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 22, 2020, 11:28 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    It’s different than chip or R2R. Very unique. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 22, 2020, 07:20 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric 
    Yes Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 21, 2020, 09:00 PM
    Your comment reminds me of one very important thing to check: make sure that your NAS is assigned a static IP address in your network! If the NAS uses a dynamic IP address, when the IP changes Roon cannot find the NAS drive (or the music stored...
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    September 21, 2020, 08:48 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N20 Unboxing in Aurender
    No. We can always discuss taking your N10 on trade towards an N20. N20 is right there with W20SE sonically. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 21, 2020, 06:04 PM
    A couple of suggestions: 1. Make sure that your NAS drive (shares) is mounted to the Mac. 2. Disable the sleep mode of your NAS
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    September 21, 2020, 05:00 PM
    Yes!!! Must feel great to have a dedicated room. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 21, 2020, 04:54 PM
    Yes. For sure! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 21, 2020, 04:11 PM
    Ha, I forgot that! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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