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    Today, 05:00 PM
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    Today, 09:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    Weíve noticed a bigger increase in performance using Roon. It went from a 7/10 to maybe an 8/10, while TAS remains a strong 10/10 for Sonics.
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    Today, 08:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    1600 Euros
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    Yesterday, 09:06 PM
    Typically, there is a Preamp between the DAC and the amps to control the volume and give you more flexibility. The flow typically looks like: Streamer-> DAC-> Preamp -> Amp However some DACs can control the volume so you could connect it...
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    Yesterday, 08:59 PM
    Your Marantz has optical/coaxial digital input. So a Raspberry Pi (RPi) with a HAT (like HiFi Berry Digi Pro +) will do the work for you. However, given that you are not familiar with RPi, my guess is that you will not be comfortable with a DIY...
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    Yesterday, 07:47 PM
    You donít need to buy a separate DAC. If you feed a digital signal to the Marantz from any streamer, the internal DAC will do its work.
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    Yesterday, 07:42 PM
    Several HATs come with galvanic separation if someone cares about that (I donít). And if one thinks it makes a difference (I donít), you can buy all kinds of PS for the RPI. BTW, the Allo is more than 5 times the price of the RPI+ HAT+ Linear PS.
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    Yesterday, 10:20 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    Agreed. My two cents: those licking their chops for lower prices might be sadly disappointed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 10:11 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    Agreed. Wish them best of luck. Love their electronics and I hope they are successful as another departure from America would not be a good thing. I bet a replacement for the Colosseum is in the works. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk...
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    Yesterday, 10:09 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    ďAn invested dealer is a committed dealer.Ē Itís a bigger discussion around the whole perception of ďall of our stuff is the best, everyone elseís is junk.Ē If I owned a golf store, I would sell Nike shoes, but I sure wouldnít sell Nike golf...
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    Yesterday, 09:43 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    THIS. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 8, 2021, 10:15 PM
    Assuming that the Marantz does not have a USB input but it has an optical input, and assuming that you are willing to go with a DIY project, a very inexpensive solution (about $100) is to build a Raspberry Pi/Ropieee with a Digi+ Pro HAT streamer....
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    April 8, 2021, 10:06 PM
    Congrats!! I heard this in Munich when it debuted. Totally unlike the old AudioNet sounds. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 8, 2021, 07:25 PM
    Ted has a new video. Synergistic Research - Audioholics challenge - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 8, 2021, 06:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    No. Go big or go home! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 8, 2021, 04:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    The one thing this card makes painfully clear is how much better TAS is than Roon - sonically speaking of course. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 8, 2021, 04:20 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender ACS10 in Computer/Digital Audio
    Me too!! Iím eyeing the N30....hmmm....canít wait for it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 8, 2021, 03:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico M6ís in Magico
    You have it exactly right. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 8, 2021, 11:02 AM
    I would say other forums are much more toxic. I like when the smart asses get straightened out by Fremer. Makes me chuckle. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 8, 2021, 08:50 AM
    Mike replied to a thread T+a pa3100hv in T+A Electronics
    We had that on display for 3 years. Great integrated. Was even tastier at the pre April 2018 price!
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    April 8, 2021, 08:43 AM
    Digital has certainly come a LONG way for those early days of nasty Sony, Phillips CD players. But until the fundamental problems of 1) horrible A2D converters being used by even the biggest studios (did you know Warner has been sent some of the...
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    April 8, 2021, 08:33 AM
    Itís currently flying under the radar. We use it almost exclusively in the front room, so itís getting lots of exposure.
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    April 7, 2021, 08:08 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    They have different sounds, but both are excellent. You would have to come and listen. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 7, 2021, 04:41 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko USB Card in Taiko Audio
    New Taiko card installed (slot 5). Immediate sound improvement. Time to listen. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 7, 2021, 10:49 AM
    Welcome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 7, 2021, 10:49 AM
    Welcome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 6, 2021, 05:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne 704ís in Fyne Audio
    Too early right now. I want to give it a few weeks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 6, 2021, 03:40 PM
    Thatís true, but Iím not sure I agree that digital will be fully fleshed out in 40 years. Itís been 41 already. My point is that the buyer today can really enjoy a fine turntable and it will still be fine in 30 years. Sent from my iPhone...
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    April 6, 2021, 01:24 PM
    That is actually exactly my point. You can spend thousands of dollars on cables that you perceive (subjectively) to make all kind of difference in the sound. Or you buy inexpensive good quality cables and invest a modest amount on DSP and...
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    April 6, 2021, 11:03 AM
    In my experience, if done correctly, the cost benefit of applying DSP filters based on the speaker-room response, outweighs by far the benefits of playing around with cables. There is just no comparison. And you can actually Ďseeí (that is, the...
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    April 6, 2021, 10:48 AM
    Congrats! Great electronics. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 6, 2021, 09:14 AM
    It is not too complicated to take different measurements. However, like everything else, there is a learning curve. The need for taking different measurements is not a requirement of REW, rather, it is done to get measurements at the listener...
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    April 6, 2021, 08:52 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne 704ís in Fyne Audio
    Joe, you know which one Iím thinking? The Limited Edition Luxman 595 coming in May.
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    April 5, 2021, 08:05 PM
    Mike started a thread Fyne 704ís in Fyne Audio
    Thereís no replacement for displacement. Dual 12ís. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 5, 2021, 09:41 AM
    Good luck with the surgery! My wife was diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis (via MRI). Doctors said it could have been a result of previous car accident. But unlike you, she was having excruciating pain as a result. Fortunately (despite being told...
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    April 4, 2021, 07:06 PM
    I hope everyone had a wonderful day. Thank you for being here!
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    April 4, 2021, 04:27 PM
    Good luck tomorrow!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 4, 2021, 02:23 PM
    Atma Sphere - About us Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 3, 2021, 09:13 PM
    Mike started a thread Thatís talent! in Magico
    Bach Allemande - Alon Wolf - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 3, 2021, 07:23 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    Greed? Not sure. Assessment was a struggle with the customers perceived value in the speakers. The Mojo S at $30k is really up there. We took a pair on trade and had to give them away at $6k after 16 months of collecting dust. They arenít as...
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    April 3, 2021, 07:16 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    Love their amps, but sure missing Flemmingís class and leadership. Stupid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 3, 2021, 02:47 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    Yes, thatís the one. Heís always supportive and ďin the trenchesĒ with the dealers. Indeed, it always leaves one scratching their head. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 3, 2021, 12:58 PM
    Mike started a thread Gryphon News in Gryphon Audio
    Effective immediately, Gryphon has terminated their relationship with On A Higher Note (their US distributor). This is disappointing news as OHN has been working tirelessly to promote the brand and provide excellent service and support to their...
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    April 3, 2021, 12:01 PM
    Here is the Shazam from that tune.
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    April 3, 2021, 11:55 AM
    You enjoyed it even though you heard it in low resolution (Pandora, YouTube). That confirms that High-def is overrated. FWIW, since I always carry my phone with me, I use Shazam regularly when I listen to something that I like but not know what it...
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    April 3, 2021, 09:25 AM
    Thatís the EXACT combo we have in the store. LOVE it! Great review.
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    April 2, 2021, 09:57 PM
    Oh yeah baby. Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler half-speed mastering details revealed | superdeluxeedition Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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