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    Today, 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
    Today, 01:14 PM
    There is certainly a history here that many are unaware of. I really wish the new distributor the best of luck. Heís a quality guy representing a quality product.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:58 AM
    Iím currently acting as a beta tester for the new Aurender iPhone app. Oh boy, do I like it! Itís one of those apps youíre using and thinking ďyeah, thatís exactly how I would lay it out.Ē Release soon! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk...
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    Today, 10:16 AM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • nicoff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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 Ďspeaker-heavyí system. I wonder if Mike would consider selecting another system of similar cost but where the speakers are...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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 NRís, but they are on the MSB Select II. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 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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    Yesterday, 12:29 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    I just realized, itís an all system too! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 12:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    No BS, we are sitting there saying ďholy F this is a good system.Ē Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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, itís unbelievable. Right now, this system is blowing us away (for the money): Magico A5ís Pass X260.8ís Pass XP22 MSB Discrete Shunyata...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 09:15 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Vivid S12 in Vivid Audio
    KAYA S12 Ė 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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  • Mike's Avatar
    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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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 24, 2020, 08:58 PM
    Welcome! Donít forget to check us out at Suncoast Audio in Sarasota!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    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. Itís 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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  • nicoff's Avatar
    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 youíre 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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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 22, 2020, 12:48 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Iíve 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†
    Itís 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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  • nicoff's Avatar
    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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  • Mike's Avatar
    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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  • Mike's Avatar
    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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  • Mike's Avatar
    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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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 21, 2020, 04:02 PM
    300 baud works just fine. Love the noise it makes when we connect to this incredible thing called ďAOLĒ. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 21, 2020, 03:35 PM
    Yes. A few months ago, I set up a single folder with one album in it. We proceeded to test it for a while and it was going good. Then it started to hang and splutter. I donít have folders for file types, they are Genre, high res, DSD, etc. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 21, 2020, 03:13 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N20 Unboxing in Aurender
    Listening now to the same track on Aurender, same cables, same DAC, vs Roon and itís not even a contest. Itís so much better sounding. This N20 is right there with the W20SE sonically. So impressed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 21, 2020, 03:11 PM
    Nope, we took those out as step one. We will figure it out. We have to, we have so many Roon devices in the store. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 21, 2020, 02:57 PM
    Yup, only Roon core. I originally thought it was our slightly older iPad, so I bought us a new iPad Pro. The issues were the same. Ditto for my phone. Iím really thinking I need a faster NUC for the core. When it hangs, I usually see it...
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    September 21, 2020, 02:52 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N20 Unboxing in Aurender
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 21, 2020, 02:39 PM
    We are running a NAS (Synology 1812+). The laptop has the latest version of Mac OS. My hunch is that Roon constantly wants to update the library and our library is large. My guess is that itís getting stuck somewhere. But that being said,...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 21, 2020, 02:32 PM
    Mike started a thread Aurender N20 Unboxing in Aurender
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 21, 2020, 01:38 PM
    The exact same thing happens to me at home with Roon. Different network. Different everything. Single source for streaming.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 21, 2020, 01:10 PM
    Weíve rebuilt the Roon library several times. I think our next step is a more powerful computer. An i9 or something. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 21, 2020, 12:35 PM
    Thanks! Will give that a try. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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