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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:27 AM
    Thatís all I need to know on this one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 10:58 AM
    Mike replied to a thread SimAudio 888ís in SimAudio (MOON)
    Weíre talking horsepower! 1.2hp Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 10:55 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne Vintage in Fyne Audio
    COOLNESS! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Today, 10:46 AM
    Also the new Fyne Vintage speakers please
    2 replies | 38 view(s)
  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    Today, 10:37 AM
    Shadowfax started a thread Fyne Vintage in Fyne Audio
    Looks like Fyne is coming out with a Vintage line to go up against the traditional Tannoys Fyne Audio could reveal 'Vintage' retro-modern speakers at High End Munich | What Hi-Fi?
    1 replies | 33 view(s)
  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Today, 10:31 AM
    Bobvin replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    The A5ís never got a genuine ďpremierĒ, having come out during ďthe covid yearsĒ. Now they get their time on the red carpet.
    303 replies | 62377 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 10:18 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Luxman M-10X in Luxman
    This amp has been burning in since we got it. Sat down and listened this morning. WOW. I love this amp. The soundstage after 250+ hours now has really opened up. So much more punch and dynamics over the old m900u. Still the same great midrange...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:40 AM
    LOL. Iíll put the Chord Mojo 2 against it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:05 AM
    Mike started a thread SimAudio 888ís in SimAudio (MOON)
    Captured this picture this morning from a live steam from Munich. Look at this 888ís. WOW. Raidho Acoustics was live. - Raidho Acoustics This is a ďregularĒ room at Munich in case everyone is wondering.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:04 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    Looks like 511ís in mono. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    Thatís an outstanding pairing. Anything new from Soulution? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:02 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    Cool. With what electronics? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 07:44 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    Unless Iím mistaken, they rely on their local distributor to bring the speakers. Would love to have seen M2 or M3, especially M3, my favorite. I had the M3ís at home for over a year. Just fantastic. S7 would have also been great. You guys...
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  • XV-1's Avatar
    Today, 06:05 AM
    Well done Diectrich. That certainly looks like a killer turntable. and the price? certainly a lot nicer looking than his last tank effort
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 04:54 AM
    Mike started a thread Hegel H30A/P30A in Hegel
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  • Jerome W's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 AM
    Jerome W replied to a thread Falcon LS3/5a Gold Badge in Speakers
    Congrats Paul ! They look gorgeous. I am no more in the mois dor ls3/5a but I admit that the two pairs of Falcons 15 ohms that I owned were the best 3/5a I listened to. Balance is better to me than the P3ESR. Enjoy ! Envoyť de mon...
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  • Jerome W's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:48 PM
    Hello folks, I received my new speakers a few weeks ago. The Jean Maurer 370F. ( 3 way. 70 liters ). They are pretty efficient at 92.5 dB. But their impedance is rated rather low at 3 ohms. Designed and built in Switzerland. Bass driver...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Just received a correction. Itís now July 5th, Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    51 replies | 2694 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:24 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    The 800D4 series is dead nuts neutral and more bottom up then top down Vs the old series. Itís exceedingly musical. Magico speakers vary so much from A to S to M that itís hard to pinpoint. The S is probably the closest sonically to the...
    51 replies | 2694 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:32 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Well, Iím a B&W dealer. Itís June 5. I have the email from B&W. FWIW, Iím ordering a pair of 801D4ís for the floor before the increase. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    51 replies | 2694 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:19 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Who told you that B&W raised the price on the 801D4ís $3000 today? Man, you really need to find a good dealer. Increases on B&W products coming June 5th. SMH. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    51 replies | 2694 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:09 PM
    World - Premiere Acoustical System's new turntable! The essence of 30 years turntable design and evolution in the APOLYT finds it's cumulation in an all-new concept. All the design features and inventions which defined the unique apogee level...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:42 PM
    Yes sir! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:36 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Iím glad youíre doing what you feel is best. It would have been good to give the A5ís more time, but itís up to you. Itís bizarre to me that a B&W dealer would try to talk you out of the 801D4ís. They are an amazing speaker. The A5ís are...
    51 replies | 2694 view(s)
  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:36 PM
    Bobvin replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    Not shown is the big 8-ton gantry for suspending the speakers.
    303 replies | 62377 view(s)
  • Bobvin's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:30 PM
    Bobvin replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    The A5s in Munich!
    303 replies | 62377 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:05 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Iím curious how someone buying a $26,800 speaker can sell it a week later for $18,000. Magico A5’s | What's Best Audio and Video Forum. The Best High End Audio Forum on the planet! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    51 replies | 2694 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Why would a dealer not take A5ís ďat any priceĒ? What are your plans? Are you going with 801D4ís? If so, I strongly suggest you find a local dealer, work with that local dealer and audition them, just to be sure. Sent from my iPhone using...
    51 replies | 2694 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric Grandioso T1 in Esoteric†
    Perfect and consistently perfect turntable speed is critical to accurate music playback on vinyl. There are many tables (belt) which do not keep perfect speed. In the store we use a device made by Sutherland (he doesnít make them any more) to...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:57 AM
    This is probably a good thing. Maybe getting fresh blood in the line will do some good.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 11:27 PM
    Great meeting you as well. Thanks for the kind words. See you next week! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 10:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Are you going to start this thread on every forum? Did you not listen to them before you bought them? Have you put a few hundred hours on them? Have you moved them around, played with the listening position, toe, checked they they are balanced? ...
    51 replies | 2694 view(s)
  • joeinid's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 09:41 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Enleum in Amplifiers
    This just goes to show how important it is to match the amp to speakers. The pairing can make or break the synergy between the two. Never give up.
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  • madfloyd's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 09:01 PM
    Glad you made it out there. Mike is a great host and the store is a real treat.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 08:32 PM
    $133k Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 06:03 PM
    Very nice!
    1 replies | 153 view(s)
  • Bobvin's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 04:58 PM
    Bobvin replied to a thread Esoteric Grandioso T1 in Esoteric†
    I don't know all the different ways mag-drive has been done in the past, but this looks very interesting. And a very sexy looking debut. I love the fact it can accept multiple arms.
    5 replies | 303 view(s)
  • Bobvin's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 04:56 PM
    Bobvin replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    Picture above is an A5 being measured with the Klippel Near Field Scanner. (Harley mentions this in his M9 review) If you're going to Munich, the A5s will be shown with Pilium, MSB, and VYDA in Room # F115.
    303 replies | 62377 view(s)
  • Bobvin's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 02:40 PM
    Bobvin replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    For some reason this morning I couldn't find the Magico forum, so I posted in the general speaker forum. Maybe it was a glitch with my iPad, or I had not had enough coffee. Robert Harley spent 2 days visiting the new Magico showroom to listen to...
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 12:26 PM
    Bobvin replied to a thread Taiko Next Generation in Taiko Audio
    My guess, power supply, router board.
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  • Elberoth's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 11:00 AM
    Elberoth replied to a thread Taiko Next Generation in Taiko Audio
    Looks like a PSU board with proper voltage regulation (at last!) and some 3D printed radiator (for the CPU?).
    2 replies | 213 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 10:11 AM
    The sound, especially when you turn off unused inputs and outputs, really jumps. You really feel itís tremendous sound for the money. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 10:09 AM
    Mike started a thread Taiko Next Generation in Taiko Audio
    https://www.monoandstereo.com/2022/05/taiko-audio-next-generation-technology.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&m=1 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Bobvin's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 10:03 AM
    Bobvin started a thread Magico M9 in Speakers
    Robert Harley writes about two days listening to the M9s: Magico Swings for the Fences: The M9 Loudspeaker - The Absolute Sound (No mention what drives the systemÖ Pilium pre and power amps. VYDA cabling. When I was there last year MSB Select DAC...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 09:07 AM
    Mike started a thread MSB Prices - June 1 in MSB
    If youíre thinking about MSB, donít wait! Prices are going up, on some models quite significantly, June 1st. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 08:55 AM
    Mike started a thread Lumin P1 Review in Lumin
    https://www.monoandstereo.com/2022/05/lumin-p1-streaming-dac-preamplifier.html?fbclid=IwAR1mNG0e_4krkmta6ESHvz9KMNLcrXIkRyaTNoDt5gMwmkPcR0zGYT6q8YY&m=1 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 08:51 AM
    Mike started a thread Esoteric Grandioso T1 in Esoteric†
    ESOTERIC’s first-ever analog turntable celebrating its 35th anniversary, the “Grandioso T1” will be unveiled at the “HIGH END munich 2022”. | News Details | ESOTERIC:Japan high-end audio manufacturer | エソテリック Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 08:50 AM
    Drool! S-05 | OVERVIEW | ESOTERIC:Japan high-end audio manufacturer | エソテリック Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
    1 replies | 153 view(s)
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