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    Today, 08:33 AM
    Welcome!
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    Yesterday, 10:46 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 11:15 AM
    If his legs are as damaged as reports claim, he might be finished with competitive golf. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 23, 2021, 05:20 PM
    Hope he’s ok! Tiger Woods in surgery after vehicle rolls over in crash Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • ozzy's Avatar
    February 23, 2021, 03:31 PM
    Just checked with GIK. They say they are several months behind in filling orders! ozzy
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    February 23, 2021, 11:05 AM
    Pass XP17. We had it in the store and loved it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 23, 2021, 10:10 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Daft Punk in Music Forum
    Daft Punk Announces Breakup After 28 Years - The New York Times
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 22, 2021, 07:32 PM
    This is a global problem which extends far beyond audio to appliances, cars and much more. It’s quite frankly, a global supply chain issue. For audio related, we could sell 20 times more if we could just get inventory. Companies like Lumin...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 22, 2021, 04:43 PM
    Spotify HiFi is a lossless streaming tier coming later this year - The Verge Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • ozzy's Avatar
    February 22, 2021, 04:29 PM
    Thanks for all the help! Albeit I am still confused. Dragon. Firebird or the Sigma XC with the Audioquest 7000?. ozzy
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    February 22, 2021, 04:19 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender drop out problem in Aurender
    Aurender’s support remains the gold standard in my books. TROND - PM me your info and I’ll see if I can help. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 21, 2021, 06:10 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Marten speakers in Speakers
    I heard them many times, lots in the Zesto room. Can’t say they wowed me really. Sometimes they sounded nice, other times, meh. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 21, 2021, 02:33 PM
    ozzy replied to a thread Lumin, Leedh’ing the way in Lumin
    I am too! I actually sold my Ayre Preamp, cables etc. It helped lessen the pain $$$ buying the Lumin X1. ozzy
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    February 21, 2021, 02:29 PM
    Crion, Yes I think I will center on getting the Shunyata Sigma XC. I may someday trial a Everest so it would be good to have. Now to rob a bank... ozzy
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    February 21, 2021, 11:31 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    I didn’t. You find that one better? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 21, 2021, 11:04 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Gold, Redbook, QoBuz. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 20, 2021, 07:32 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Every single person that came into the store this week listened to the Kharma’s. Both pairs were universally loved as in “I want these”. Not one person wasn’t completely enamored and “drawn in”. There was no “not my cup of tea” or “too much...
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    February 20, 2021, 02:16 PM
    rhyno, I hear ya, but I did try the Hurricane with Niagara and wasn't impressed. ozzy
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    February 20, 2021, 01:50 PM
    Ritmo, I thought about the Dragon. It is pretty expensive and I do like my Shunyata Sigma V2 interconnects. ozzy
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    February 20, 2021, 01:48 PM
    Thanks for the replies. I was not sure about different power conditioners using the XC version. ozzy
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    February 20, 2021, 01:41 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    I love mine too! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 20, 2021, 01:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Actually, they are $37,500. Bring a tissue, these Kharma’s will rip your heart out, give you goosebumps and make you tear up. Super emotional sounding speakers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 20, 2021, 12:48 PM
    So, I own a Niagara 7000 power conditioner. Which I like very much. I was thinking of getting a Sigma V2 NR to power it. But now I wonder if the Sigma XC would be the better choice. Any help for my decision would be appreciated. ozzy
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    February 20, 2021, 10:32 AM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB new pricing model in MSB
    The Discrete is not changing in price. And I would sure have loved to have seen that price of $7k because that’s a big no no. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 19, 2021, 08:14 PM
    Agreed. A good dealer would have told him that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 19, 2021, 07:00 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Kharma DB9-S + VAC Signature 200iQ monos + VAC Master Pre + Aqua La Scala + Aurender - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 19, 2021, 02:34 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Kharma DB9-S + Viva Solista + Aqua La Scala + Aurender ACS10 - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 19, 2021, 12:03 PM
    Ha! You were no trouble at all and I enjoyed our day together doing shootouts. Agreed 100% on prices. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 19, 2021, 10:26 AM
    Tidal recently became inspired for design ideas for their speakers from Bugatti. Perhaps McIntosh received their industrial design inspiration for the MCD85 from the Fiat Multipla. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 18, 2021, 07:59 PM
    Some comments on FB. LOL. Guess I’m not alone. This one is my favorite: “Reminds me of my little sisters easy bake oven.” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 18, 2021, 07:57 PM
    This might just be the ugliest CD player I’ve ever seen. The new McIntosh MCD85 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 18, 2021, 06:23 PM
    I’m sitting in front of mine right now and it’s not “wobbly” or cheap. The VC is made of metal and not plastic. Here’s a video: Meitner MA-3 Volume Control - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 18, 2021, 04:48 PM
    Reason #979: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 18, 2021, 04:37 PM
    rhyno, I am assuming you were comparing only the digital cables? ozzy
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    February 18, 2021, 12:35 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne Audio F1-10 in Fyne Audio
    Here’s the settings we like for them in our 17 x 25 room. Presence is not turned down all the way, the picture doesn’t quite show it, but it’s a couple of notches up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 18, 2021, 11:52 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne Audio F1-10 in Fyne Audio
    The upper ‘Energy’ control alters the level of signal fed to the tweeter, from the crossover point upwards, giving control over how bright the presentation sounds. The lower ‘Presence’ control only affects the lower treble region of 2.5 - 5.0kHz,...
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    February 18, 2021, 11:25 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne Audio F1-10 in Fyne Audio
    Just sent! Try them and let me know your thoughts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 17, 2021, 05:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne Audio F1-10 in Fyne Audio
    Looks awesome John. I’ll text you my F1 settings and you can try them and see if you like them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 17, 2021, 01:15 PM
    No, no, no can do. US only. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 17, 2021, 10:41 AM
    A.Wayne wants 9000 watts for every speaker. :) The reality is, they are not hard to drive and quite frankly, we drive them easily with a Luxman 509 or 590. They don’t even make the 260.8 needles move in the 17 x 25 room....so, so much for...
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    February 17, 2021, 10:11 AM
    Maybe it’s just his unit? The VC on the MA3 is excellent, not wobbly and there is no hum. I think he may have a unit damaged in shipping.
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    February 17, 2021, 08:58 AM
    What quirks?
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    February 16, 2021, 10:51 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    I made this quick video today: Kharma DB9-S + Classe? Delta Monos + Classe? Delta Pre + Lumin T2 - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 16, 2021, 10:49 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Sure. With T+A it was constant price increases which just made their top level stuff too expensive. There was also a lot of “T+A, never heard of it”, but I think I was helpful at educating folks on the brand. I am a big fan of the brand, and I...
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    February 16, 2021, 05:24 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Classe Delta Monos in Classe’ Audio
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    February 16, 2021, 01:13 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    Thanks Joe. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    February 16, 2021, 01:13 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    We are still trying to expand, but finding the right space is the issue. You also have to understand that we move out the non-performers like Stenheim, T+A and only evaluate items like Estelon. All good products, but we are a business and have to...
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    February 16, 2021, 09:58 AM
    When MQA was first being developed, bandwidth was a big issue. That certainly isn’t the case today with gigabit internet.
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    February 16, 2021, 09:09 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma Comes To Suncoast Audio in Kharma
    In the Soundstage Buyers Guide they summarized them as: “Kharma’s dB9-S is a real prize in the ultra-high-end-speaker sweepstakes.” SoundStageNetwork.com | SoundStage.com - Kharma Elegance dB9-S Loudspeakers They are a modest sized...
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    February 15, 2021, 11:07 PM
    I leave everything but my tube Phonostage and tube tape stage on 24/7. If I get the Boulder 2100 series phono, it will stay on all the time too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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