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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 04:29 PM
    The hardest part of being an audiophile is figuring out what an unknown component sounds like without the preconceived biases of asking for otherís opinionsÖ :lol:
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 04:10 PM
    Wow! I never noticed. Thatís quite odd to say the least. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 02:55 PM
    I enjoy Seanís commentary. The other one Iíve not heard about. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Today, 01:38 PM
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 01:15 PM
    Go Go Tesla Stock. I still do not own a Tesla product but very happy with the 0-60 of the Tesla stock! Thanks Elon M! :heart:
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 01:09 PM
    Are electric car chargers universal? | Kia Motors British Dominica Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • TheOctopus's Avatar
    Today, 01:01 PM
    Horses for courses. As a previous owner of various Porsche GT cars and having driven many of the air-cooled predecessors, I would also prefer to drive a 993 on the street as it fits that purpose much better. Driving a super capable car at street...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 12:57 PM
    No, they are different, but you can buy adaptors and then pay Tesla to charge your EV at their station. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Today, 11:10 AM
    Bobvin replied to a thread Pilium Audio in Amplifiers
    Marcus, those are some great words about the Pilium. I am just getting on with Alexander and Achilles and would have a hard time describing the sound any better than you just did. I am just drawn into the music, never giving a thought to...
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Today, 10:25 AM
    Bobvin replied to a thread Cleaning continuum cone stains in B&W
    Iím very happy you were able to solve it. A tiny thing but with our gear we can be obsessive at times, and worried how not to inflict damage. I am already super cautious so I understand having anxiety over cleaning a cone.
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Today, 10:13 AM
    patience is a virtue men !
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  • MDP's Avatar
    Today, 07:50 AM
    I have a 2017 C7. It's the best car I've ever owned. I'm on my dealer list for a C8 Z06.......#3. I'm sure it will be over a year before any cars show up here............and so I wait.
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  • NorthStar's Avatar
    Today, 01:55 AM
    Wow, I just looked too; eight and half years already! Amazing as if it was only yesterday, and all the evolution since ... :cool: I still love Opera and Tango music.
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  • Big B's Avatar
    Today, 12:36 AM
    I just looked. I also joined 2013. Wow where does the time go.
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  • still-one's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:58 PM
    I logged back in and everything is correct now. I did go to the Firefox preferences and could not find Options Menu. What version are you describing? I'm running 92.0
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:45 PM
    Mike started a thread Enleum in Amplifiers
    Weíve waited months for the Bakoon 13R replacement (called the Enleum 23R) to arrive, this little amp packs a musical punch! Building on the success of the Bakoon 13R, this little gem is the perfect amp for those choosing musicality over muscle. ...
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:56 PM
    It was June of 2013 that I joined. Lots of changes ó including my hairline. Some turns grey, some turns loose!
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:52 PM
    Bobvin replied to a thread Pilium Audio in Amplifiers
    I wish I could give you an answer. I have had the full Pilium stack (Alexander pre-amp, Achilles power amp) in house now for only a couple weeks, and havenít been up to hear the Audionet with the Alsyvox.
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  • Jack's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:25 PM
    bzr Nothing has changed on that front since this site came on line in April of 2013. Since then there have dozens of declared dealers on this site as members including original ones like Jeff of A/V Solutions.
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:13 PM
    Portland. All(most) all are welcome! I am outside the city 20 miles, peaceful here. The Willamette Valley wine country is nearby. Your wife if she loves music is welcome too, or she can stay at the Allison Inn in wine country and do the spa and wine...
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  • still-one's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    I received my new 16" MacBook Pro today and after setting it up I am having an issue reading some of the type on this site with Firefox. I copied over most everything from my older unit but when opened AS this evening I cannot read the options...
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:07 PM
    At this time this is still an open forum. See post #20 above.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:51 PM
    My client Jim has one and brings it to my store regularly. He also has 9 other 911ís. Even though he has a GT2RS, he said his Ď97 911 993 Carerra S is his favorite. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    only a fool would pay that.........
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:48 PM
    Bob, I just updated my cell phone last month as for my old Corvettes, while I am somewhat 'smitten' over the C8 ZO6, I'll keep what I have ........
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  • NorthStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:25 PM
    This new Z06 Vette is all over the places, including right here in Detroit ... Orange is not my favorite color, and I prefer the luxury model where you can see the engine from the rear window (I would change the inside color though, along...
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  • NorthStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:17 PM
    Time to upgrade your old Corvette, along with your old iPhone ... :)
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:59 PM
    First, thanks for the kind words. As to your question... finally somebody wants to know about the SOUND! Unfortunately, I believe it would be premature to give much of a definitive statement, as things are just starting to come 'round with...
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  • Mikado463's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:51 PM
    For those that missed it .......... All-New 2023 Corvette Z06: Performance Vehicle | Chevrolet amazing, 670hp, N/A, flat plane crank ...... :exciting:
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:40 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Black in Boulder Amplifiers
    They do not. Black anodizing is a messy, costly, non-environmentally friendly process. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:10 AM
    Bobvin replied to a thread Cleaning continuum cone stains in B&W
    I will go out in a limbÖ it looks like something left behind by an insect that chose to rest for a while on your speaker, so most likely organic in nature. If that is a carbon fiber cone, I would first just try a damp cotton swab using only water....
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:45 AM
    Bobvin replied to a thread MSB Select II in MSB
    Having had the good fortune to hear Mikeís rig, I can understand the speaker <-> room component, and if it were in another space I can appreciate the DartZeel point-of-view. I had the good fortune to have the Dart NHB-108 v2 in my system for a...
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:25 AM
    Yeah, so? In the thread I affirmed that there is a profit motive, so yes a business arrangement has been made. I am not hiding that. But for you to question my motivations is lame, we have never met, never spoken, you know nothing about me. And...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:52 AM
    Very cool. Our pair is shipping this week. Are your bringing in the CRBN for display? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    October 25, 2021, 05:58 PM
    My thoughts have been leaning that direction, thanks.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    October 25, 2021, 04:16 PM
    If Roy Gandy thought a clamp would improve the performance of a Rega P3 (or another Rega TT), you can rest assured he would have designed one. After a 3.5 hr Zoom call with Roy and Phil at Rega last year, I came away with the conclusion that if...
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    October 25, 2021, 03:19 PM
    mep, youíve seen through my plotÖ here I thought I was going to be able to lure seasoned, experienced, wealthy audiophiles to my lair, get 'em drunk with my cellar full of cheap box wine (that Iíve put into bottles with labels I created on my...
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  • Jack's Avatar
    October 25, 2021, 01:32 PM
    Brian Check out the KAB Clamp on $38 and been around for years. Probably many in us at AK KAB Electro Acoustics http://www.kabusa.com
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 25, 2021, 11:13 AM
    Just to clarify, the spirit of the marketplace is focused on used gear. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 25, 2021, 11:10 AM
    Yeah, that was a total joke. Back in 2019, we were asked by On A Higher Note to post the date and time of our Abbey Road event on WBF. We did as requested and 5 minutes later, banned. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    October 25, 2021, 10:22 AM
    With due respect, I am happy to abide by Mikeís constraints should he suggest them, and I have ó my signature clearly states my affiliation with Rhapsody. I have not driven people to or mentioned Rhapsodyís website unless I have been asked, out of...
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    October 25, 2021, 09:54 AM
    Wondering if a Clamp or Weight would be a good tweak for my Rega P3. I have been getting totally conflicting and confusing answers just about everywhere I post and ask. I heard that Weights can be bad for the bearings of certain TTs, Rega in...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 25, 2021, 03:50 AM
    Youíre correct Mike. His boss/partner/whatever was banned from the forum for breaking forum rules and therefore from promoting his products/store/business. Therein lies the dilemma. I enjoy Bobvinís pictures of his room and Bobvin is a...
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    October 24, 2021, 10:13 PM
    I respect your comments Nicoff. I have been a ďSharkĒ from the time before Mike went commercial. I am not aware the site had become something related only to Mikeís brands. As an audiophile first, I love talking about, reading about, and exploring...
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  • still-one's Avatar
    October 24, 2021, 04:55 PM
    still-one replied to a thread MSB Select II in MSB
    Nope, although I prefer to use Roon it was not used in this comparison.
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    October 24, 2021, 04:40 PM
    The Alsyvox ďBotticelli XĒ (the X is for the external crossovers you can see beside each panel) is a truly world class speaker. A panel that can do bass , in this case down to 22hz. And with grip, drive, and authority! I have a reference track...
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    October 24, 2021, 04:10 PM
    I hear you Mike. Iíd have been happy to host anyone to hear new kit. But, in this case the difference is I have paid for three pairs of speakers, not one. It is an interesting model we are exploring. I guess weíll all see how it turns out. My wife...
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    October 24, 2021, 03:50 PM
    Hi Jim, Iím hoping to dial in placement for each speaker to sound its best (in this room). If someone visiting wants me to move things about I am happy to do so. I can only work with what I have, and in this case Iím happy to have done the acoustic...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 24, 2021, 02:25 PM
    Thank you for clarifying. Itís not uncommon for a client to tell their dealer ďif you ever have someone in my area who wants to hearÖ.Ē Iíve taken a few up on their offer and no, I would not pay any a commission, they love to do it, love to show...
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    October 24, 2021, 02:12 PM
    Hi Mike, To answer, yes, there is a profit motive. With my having purchased all this new kit there is a hope that, over time, I have a chance to recoup some of the investment. Anyone who comes to listen and has an interest in purchasing will...
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