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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 10:55 AM
    I donít recall. Just do DoP. I know Charlie wasnít a big fan of DSD. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 07:59 AM
    Borrow another DAC and eliminate one or the other. We have used the N10 on the QX5 Twenty with zero issues. Also, try another USB cable. Even a crapper.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:36 PM
    SOLD!!!!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:15 PM
    Mike replied to a thread 50 year audiophile in Introduce Yourself
    Yes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 08:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread 50 year audiophile in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome. Itís under Settings. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:38 PM
    Mike replied to a thread N100C vs N100H? in Aurender
    No other change but the addition of the coax. Itís really designed for older DACís which donít have an USB input.
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:51 AM
    Stephen - Great looking pre. I like the color combination and simplicity. And, the internal design and construction looks very well done and executed. Enjoy the music in good health my friend.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 14, 2020, 10:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender drop out problem in Aurender
    None. Your problem is probably related to your network or something else. Roon I have found to be buggy as hell, but the Aurender has been rock solid.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 14, 2020, 06:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon Mojo S Review in Gryphon Audio
    We have a pair of these coming in on trade if anyone is interested. PM me if youíre interested. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 14, 2020, 06:26 PM
    Thanks Sean. Any time! Those amps actually look like the 860 v2! The Sim stuff is fabulous. Smooth on top, linear, great bass and musical. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 14, 2020, 04:52 PM
    Pass XP22 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    July 13, 2020, 08:33 PM
    Welcome to AS! Nice system!
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    July 13, 2020, 06:19 PM
    Newest Pat Metheny... From From
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 13, 2020, 08:12 AM
    Mike started a thread Pass XA200.8 Review in Pass Labs†
    Pass Laboratories XA200.8 pure Class A monoblock amplifiers Review, Part 3 - Conclusion - Dagogo
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 12, 2020, 11:48 PM
    $6k for a switch? wow. Best switch? No switch! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 12, 2020, 12:11 PM
    Itís under settings, edit signature. Must be on browser. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 12, 2020, 12:10 PM
    Not surprised. What about the AQVox SE? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 11, 2020, 05:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    The K-03XD has been running all week. It was ďyo-yoíingĒ a bit a couple of days ago, but has really settled down now and itís sound signature is shining through. Iíve experimented more with the filters as well. The DSD has a softer, mellower...
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    July 11, 2020, 04:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    Very good to read!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 11, 2020, 10:44 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    I would take anything Waldrip says with a grain of salt. As for HDMI, I donít really care too much. Although, I did buy AQ diamond HDMIís for my HT. I figured, Iíve spent this much, why stop now? What made a bigger difference for the video was...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 11, 2020, 10:01 AM
    I like the way you think!
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    July 11, 2020, 09:47 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Cable opinions? in AudioQuest
    Say what? I havenít heard anything about this. Did it come from the guy over at audioholics? He has an ongoing beef with AudioQuest I just donít understand.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 11, 2020, 09:42 AM
    Thanks for posting. Ordered the CD and LP.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 10, 2020, 09:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread 703 pics in Fyne Audio
    Glad to see these speakers getting some love. I was the FIRST U.S. dealer! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 10, 2020, 01:40 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 10, 2020, 10:07 AM
    Analog Productions. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    July 10, 2020, 09:05 AM
    Just watched the Soundstage video interview - see link provided by Mike above. i would agree in that ARC has actually gone quite narrow with the lines and price points. Also, like many, I was expecting a new “flagship” product to celebrate the 50...
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    July 10, 2020, 08:54 AM
    Ritmo replied to a thread new pre in Pre-Amps
    :popcorn:
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 9, 2020, 11:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    The Boulder is a winner. It has that engaging, full, meat on the bones, musical sound just like the 2160 amp. Incredible amp. World class. The Esoteric is very very good as well, but 30 watts, so choose your speakers wisely.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 9, 2020, 02:15 PM
    Great to hear this Jim. Mine is fully broken in now and with the Omega XC, has taken my system at home to a whole new level. Just when I thought the Denali 6000s/v2 would be difficult to improve on....!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 9, 2020, 05:48 AM
    Congrats Stephen! Pictures and perspective, please. :popcorn:
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    July 8, 2020, 05:27 PM
    Well, I’m starting to get very curious. Mike has been forbidden to bring anymore gear to my home this summer but this new Shunyata Everest is starting to get my attention. I have the Triton 3, so the question, would Everest be that significant of...
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    July 8, 2020, 02:47 PM
    Good looking CD/SACD player.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 8, 2020, 06:28 AM
    I donít believe so.
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    July 7, 2020, 08:06 PM
    Ritmo replied to a thread a junior ... in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome to AS! Very nice system.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 7, 2020, 07:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Iíve had it playing non-stop. Iíve been listening again tonight and currently spinning The Essential Sade. A fantastic reissue and considerably better than the original Sade digital releases. Iím noticing tonight how composed it is with...
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    July 7, 2020, 05:20 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    The K-03XD already had a firmware upgrade FWIW, adding MQA functionality. The process is here: K-03XD | DOWNLOADS | ESOTERIC:Japan high-end audio manufacturer | エソテリック
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    July 7, 2020, 03:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    I had the K-01x, and older K-05 and a Grandioso K1. I always felt the older esoteric had ďbiteĒ and was over sibilant, and very detailed. I was then at one of the shows last year and walked into the Esoteric room. I could tell right away...
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    July 7, 2020, 09:09 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    After warm up, I noticed soundstage wide to be one of the strong points. As good as anything Iíve tried. As the evening went on, soundstage depth, especially during a couple of live recordings, was superb. Definitely great layering as well. I...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 6, 2020, 11:24 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    I have. Yes.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 6, 2020, 10:22 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    But at $14K this is a ďsweet spotĒ for those wanting a world class spinner. I would have gone for the K-01XD, but worried that cracking that $20K barrier (itís $22K) would be too much for some. The $14K is more achievable and still delivers...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 6, 2020, 10:13 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Ok, 6 discs in now. Color me VERY impressed. ďNaturalĒ is the word for this new XD series. Gone is the bite, digital sound of old Esoteric. It doesnít have the ďanalognessĒ (if thatís a word) of Luxman, but what it has is dynamics, punch,...
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    July 6, 2020, 07:42 PM
    Ritmo replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Candy keeps coming! Good looking pieces. Look forward to listening to their top streamer/DAC.
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    July 6, 2020, 07:39 PM
    Ritmo replied to a thread Alexia Series 2 Review in Wilson Audio
    All that matters is that you are happy! And, you have a top tier system. Enjoy the music!
    17 replies | 3472 view(s)
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