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  • Jack's Avatar
    Today, 02:29 AM
    Randy I've got more vintage cartridges and NOS styli from that era laying around here than I know what to do with along with TT's including Technics. If we go through with the permanent move to SC next year I've got a pile of that stuff that...
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  • Jack's Avatar
    Today, 01:42 AM
    That's great. A couple of weeks ago I picked up a six weeks old sample of Don Sachs' latest version of his Model 2 preamp that uses the same 64 step Khozma attenuator as your Hattor. Didn't need it but the price was right and I wanted to compare it...
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  • Jack's Avatar
    Today, 01:16 AM
    The Dutch Phillips conglomerate owned over a half dozen well known tube companies and factories including Mullard, Amperex, Valvo and others. As long as the factories were still operational and for a while afterwards the tubes from those factories...
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  • Jack's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:22 PM
    Jack replied to a thread Lumin D2 balanced out in Lumin
    If the Sugden has an XLR input it will work fine and yes the D2 has a Wolfson DAC chip inside so nothing additional needed.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:07 PM
    Peanuts, How about a Emperor Double Crown Speaker Cable by Siltech , its a 2.0 meter cable for $50,000
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  • still-one's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:31 PM
    Why not back to back- Emily James - Dreaming
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    Yesterday, 04:01 PM
    Emily James - Til the Morning
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:01 PM
    Me? No. And the Shunyata Alpha, Sigma and Omega are my faves. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:28 PM
    Have you read it? If you had, you'd see that the white paper is an engineering paper based on data, and is therefore not opinion nor promotional material. Thus, it was not being mischaracterized. It was linked, but not posted, and therefore not...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:24 PM
    We are able to measure the key functionality for a good-sounding Ethernet switch. As for how they are being designed, how the EtherREGN is designed is fully described at UpTone Audio's web page for ER. Have you read it? As for putting RJ45...
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  • KeithR's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:19 PM
    Ironic he believes in short signal paths, but all the recommended amps use hundreds of transistors. I personally would go a different direction, but ultimately it depends on the speaker. Dart, Nagra, FirstWatt, etc. and of course even a few tube...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:35 AM
    joeinid replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    :) Iíve been eyeing that one am nowhere near ready plus after living with an XD version, Iíd be afraid to get something different.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:35 AM
    I donít. We have a VAC REN V phono, Pass XP27, three Avid Phonostages, etc. The 810 is definitely a superb performer Iíve heard, but with only one input, Iím kind of limited. I need at least three inputs. I have two tables and three arms. My...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:30 AM
    The Boulder/Gryphon/MSB amps are the top three I would choose too. I havenít had a lot of time with the Sim 888ís, so I canít say definitively, but the Sim 860v2 is a terrific sub-$20K performer. The MSB amps are the proverbial odd ball here,...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:18 AM
    Luxury and Performance: The Electronics I'd Shortlist
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:01 AM
    The Aurender ACS10 has built in, the necessary Ethernet filtering. The main Aurender (W20SE in my case) then plugs into the ACS10ís filtered Ethernet port. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:26 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Shunyata Omega USB in Shunyata Research
    Yes, definitely USB. Itís less restrictive to formats too. A lot depends on the DAC as well. But todayís DACís are really optimized for USB. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Jack's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:37 AM
    When are you going to stop your now obviously blatant advertising for a product you have a vested interest in. It seems to be time for the Admins to put a stop to this charade as you have nothing to add to this forum but product promotion. Sell your...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 10:23 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    Thank you for the recommendation. I actually might have an older pair kicking around somewhere. Iíll have to take a look.
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  • Jack's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 09:54 PM
    Randy What are the date codes on those military Philips tubes as they may be better than you think. Philips owned multiple tube factories in the US and EU and produced tubes under various names depending on their country of origin. If it came...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 09:36 PM
    Mike started a thread Blue Note Reissues in Music Forum
    For those who will say when they run out, ďbut I didnít know!Ē, now you know. ALL ANALOG. Mastered by Kevin Gray. From the original tapes. Amazon has some good pricing. http://www.bluenote.com/classic-vinyl-reissue-series/
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 08:49 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    Hi Serge, I'm not a headphone guy (yet). I bought it to use as my main dac and was quite content until the borrowed Esoteric K-01XD opportunity came up. Depending on how long my brother lets me keep the Esoteric, will determine when I go back...
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  • CPP's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 08:35 PM
    CPP replied to a thread Sade - So Far in Music Forum
    Yeah, the guy just seems to do it right in so many ways.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 08:33 PM
    I enjoy streaming, no real hangups, simple , my ears hear music and I like it, the wifes enjoys it, but I stay away from the choice of the Blue Pill or Red Pill. As one can cost you a lot and give you hardly any noticeable payback for the upward...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 07:35 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    ARES II vs D90 vs Bifrost 2 vs ADI-2 vs Gungnir vs Qutest - YouTube
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 05:50 PM
    Cool! Yeah, there's lot of fun to be had with this DAC with respect to tube rolling.
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  • still-one's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 04:57 PM
    Boy has this thread moved on to cover several topics.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 02:37 PM
    Only when the wallet is concerned :)
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 02:21 PM
    Agreed. Good post, Dev.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 12:43 PM
    What he said was this " that doesn't include power cords designed for digital gear because digital gear needs different power from your wall outlets, linear power supplies to replace all wall warts, "
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  • CPP's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 12:37 PM
    I think what MEP means, is the horde of USB, Ethernet switch boxes, fancy cables, network isolators JItter fixers for these two items etc.. not SMPS or LPS. But ! of course I could be wrong. I do know the Berkley Alpha USB device made a...
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  • CPP's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 11:16 AM
    Hi Tom, I'm up in Palm Coast now retried, Welcome Tom !
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 11:06 AM
    I have the MBL 101e mk2 at home. Xtremes wouldnít fit in my room. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 10:38 AM
    Sort of. I love my VAC Statement Phonostage, itís the absolute best, but it might not be the best for my MBLís. Iím looking for a SS alternative. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • CPP's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 08:32 AM
    It s all in the ears of the listener.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 12:02 AM
    Iíve made several changes the past year since this thread was updated. I put Critical Mass Center Stage 2 feet under all my components, including amps. I added the Shunyata Everest 8000/Omega XC. I changed all my digital cables to...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 29, 2020, 11:35 PM
    Welcome fellow Floridian. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    November 29, 2020, 08:38 PM
    Anthony Chipelo at Electro-Fedility Labs. 415-299-4363.
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  • KeithR's Avatar
    November 29, 2020, 06:17 PM
    Hey Mike, any system changes at the casa these days ?
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  • still-one's Avatar
    November 29, 2020, 04:39 PM
    There are no absolutes in this hobby. Too many variables come into play with the workings of a persons brain possibly the most significant. Maybe the definition of an Audiophile should be someone who feels the need to tell others that they...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    November 29, 2020, 03:51 PM
    Welcome to the forum. Hopefully someone might know about these receivers.
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    November 29, 2020, 03:23 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    Topping D90 Balanced USB DAC Review | Audio Science Review (ASR) Forum Topping review.
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    November 29, 2020, 03:20 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    It runs neck and neck with the RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS. Thereís a bunch of video reviews on YouTube, some entertaining. I went with the RME and really love it. The Topping comes in 2 versions, with mqa and without. I have not heard it but...
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  • Gene's Avatar
    November 29, 2020, 02:54 PM
    Gene replied to a thread Bowers VS Magico in B&W
    I know for a fact that Magico and Accuphase are an excellent pairing. Get the A5's and enjoy.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    November 29, 2020, 02:26 PM
    Very true, ya ever noticed that ever year they come out with the latest and greatest, and for the product to be so much better than the one they came with the year before and so for and so for and along with it comes the increase of cost. Good...
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  • CPP's Avatar
    November 29, 2020, 02:06 PM
    OH yes, all bases have to be covered for a measurement to be of worth :D and then is the power into the building even verified, and then what about the power companies, the building grounds, and has all the equipment been synced to the World Clock,...
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  • CPP's Avatar
    November 29, 2020, 01:29 PM
    And then you have the identifier that always seems to come back, which power cord, which cable this or that and did you try the one that cost 3 or 4 times more and/or how do you know the measurements can be trusted and and on what equipment was it...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    November 29, 2020, 12:53 PM
    I'm getting an EML 5U4G in to try for the rectifier.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    November 29, 2020, 12:37 PM
    Well, yes, partly. It is partly different from attention to AC power, but certain parts are similar (e.g. ground plane noise). Power cords don't impact timing the nanosecond domain (which are quite audible). It's fairly complicated, read John...
    210 replies | 3632 view(s)
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    Still alive and not much to say lately! I guess I've got my bases covered system wise

    Just waiting for Etna and some tubes for IO otherwise I'm good. You seem to be doing fine too from what I see?
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    Yes Paul; things are going well enough for me.

    ...About you?

    * Glad that you show some sign of life!
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    Paul, only one post in thirty days!!! ...Did you find a new life?
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    Paul, wassup?
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    Hi Paul,

    I used to spend roughly between $200 and $500 every single week on music and movies (CDs, DVDs). ...Anything to do with the emotional chords that vibrate inside us.

    It's not what we own or don't own, it's what we live for.
    And the common passion we all have here, and there, is the "Sound". ...The "Music".
    ...And it's everywhere, even outside in the trees, and in the air, and in the ground.

    ...And the degree, the level of our communication lets us explore all the young and older generations.

    Through our emotions and inspirations and dreams and passions, a lot of things is going on in the world, and it affects us all more or less in what drives us in the first place. Music can be an escape to the ugliness that happens here and there, and it can also be a complement to the happy things that's going on. There is a reality, and there are doors that are close and others that are open.

    Talking is one thing, doing another, living is the reality.

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    Hey Paul!

    I guess you have some other occupations nowadays, you keep a lower profile at the Shark's room.
    That was a nice music recording you just posted; it must sound fabulous from your system.

    I'm off for tonight, sweet dreams.
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    We all are pulling the strings of life, in one direction or another.
    And you're my friend too, and I'm your friend.
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    Are you on vacation Paul?
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