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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:58 AM
    Im currently acting as a beta tester for the new Aurender iPhone app. Oh boy, do I like it! Its one of those apps youre using and thinking yeah, thats exactly how I would lay it out. Release soon! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 11:48 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Umm...not exactly, Ken. IMHO, Mike has indeed assembled as wonderful system here. One that thoughtfully reflects his professional experience and his knowledge of the components. So, no, if I had $82K to spend for a system, I would do exactly what...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 10:16 AM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 02:39 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Pass Labs X260.8 Technical Specifications (from Pass Labs): Class AB Type Mono Gain (dB) 26 Inputs XLR/RCA Power Output /ch (8 ohm) 260 No Output devices (/ch) 40 Power Consumption (Watts) 375
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  • Jack's Avatar
    Today, 02:36 AM
    Jack replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    :huh:
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 02:31 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    That does not mean the amp will not perform to specification.
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  • Jack's Avatar
    Today, 02:30 AM
    Jack replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    "With el cheapo black power cords, it'll get something like 40% less current that it's power supply really needs when the rectifiers snap open, particularly during dynamic passages. And, the rectifiers will be open longer as well, letting in all...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 02:26 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    No, I didn't say that. Again, you're misquoting me. I never stated that they would not perform to specification. And they would benefit from Shunyata PCs to perform at their best, this is consistent with what Mike has stated in his first post.
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  • Jack's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 AM
    Jack replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Nobody's put words in your mouth you are the one who said that the Pass amps would not perform up to spec with the power cords that Nelson provides and need thousands of dollars of Shunyata PC's to perform at their best. Ken and I disagree with...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 02:15 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Point #1: Nelson did not state he did not agree with my assessment. Point #2: I never stated that Nelson does not know what he is doing, so I will respectfully request that you not misconstrue my comments by "putting words in my mouth." ...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 02:03 AM
    Big plus 1. I totally agree. There certainly could be times, depending on speakers, some would prefer the Accuphase, but for me the Luxman has been stellar on everything Ive paired with it.
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  • Jack's Avatar
    Today, 01:58 AM
    Jack replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Well apparently Nelson doesn't agree with your assessment and based on his history and the rave reviews of his products for decades he does know what he is doing.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 01:46 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Yeah, I would agree with that in principle. For example, you could use PCs like the Venom HC V2s (not to be underestimated, BTW) or NR-V10s, which would be a great place to start, and add the rest later. But using the generic stock black power...
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  • Paul's Avatar
    Today, 01:00 AM
    I owned both as well as Joe. The Luxman 590. Hand down to our system.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 12:48 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Respectfully, that would be about the worst thing you could do to a powerful power amp, and more so with a Class A power amp like the Pass 260.8. The basic premise of a Class-A amp is that the output device(s) shall conduct all the time (through 360...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Which is as it should be. You wouldn't build a luxury home and skimp on the foundation.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Absolutely! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:35 PM
    Hi Bhaskar, Id have to qualify my answer. If used only for very efficient speakers like my Avantgarde, the MQ300 can not be beat. Tubes absolutely rule in this case. If you have a variety of speakers and some need power, the 590 is...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:48 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    We have the Omega on the Everest. We do have two Omega NRs, but they are on the MSB Select II. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB pricing in MSB
    The dealers outside of North America bellyached. Export pricing is much higher. The dealers outside NA probably got tired of trying to explain that. You can always call me and I can give you the pricing and help you put something together. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:39 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Correct. 6000sv2 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:33 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    It is a lot of money, but actually, if I added up the price of all of my system's components, when new, it would come to about $80,000, so no, its not an unreasonable amount of money for such a high-end system. *-BTW, Mike, I think the $6000 for...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:05 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    I was adding it up in my head. Not quite. $13K x260.8 amps $9500 xp22 preamp $13K MSB DAC (this one has Roon module and dual PSU) $21,800 A5 speakers $10k Alpha V2 power cables (5) $4k Alpa V2 speaker cables $600 Alpha Ethernet $6000...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    I always have so much Euro and Asian gear always in the mix, I was surprised when I really thought about this system.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:29 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    I just realized, its an all system too! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    No BS, we are sitting there saying holy F this is a good system. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:42 AM
    Mike started a thread Every once in a while... in Magico
    Everyone once in a while we put together a system in the store that just so defies its total price, its unbelievable. Right now, this system is blowing us away (for the money): Magico A5s Pass X260.8s Pass XP22 MSB Discrete Shunyata...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 09:25 PM
    No, I removed the cables for a clean look for this lifestyle type of photo. If you look at speaker ad photos, you won't see any cables, either.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 09:15 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Vivid S12 in Vivid Audio
    KAYA S12 Vivid Audio The design philosophy behind Vivid Audio Kaya S12 True to Vivid Audio, an inordinate engineering effort was invested to completely remove cabinet resonances in a two-way bookshelf form factor. The result we believe is a...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 06:36 PM
    So...to post a photo or other image is actually pretty easy. First, you need your photo "hosted" at an image hosting service e.g., FlickR or Imagevent, etc. I use ImageEvent personally. IIRC, a basic ImageEvent account is only about $24.95/year. ...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 06:19 PM
    No, this was changed a few weeks back because this function was causing a lot of error modes resulting in duplicate posts.
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  • Jack's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 05:20 PM
    Make sure the iPad and the Aurender are both on the same network and one is not 2.4 and the other 5 ghz. When you shut down and re-boot everything again leave the iPad shut down until everything else is up.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 05:07 PM
    CPP replied to a thread LIAR Test in General Audio Discussion
    The force in management is strong in that household :D
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  • CPP's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 05:05 PM
    I never loaded ios 14, AS they are reporting issues with " Were also seeing complaints about UI lag, AirPlay issues, Touch ID and Face ID issues, abnormal battery drain, issues with first and third-party apps, iMessage issues, Wi-Fi problems,...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 05:05 PM
    Mike replied to a thread LIAR Test in General Audio Discussion
    Ha! He moved his to the basement. Management orders. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • CPP's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 05:00 PM
    CPP replied to a thread LIAR Test in General Audio Discussion
    My room is just like MDP's " I have all my gear in my living room, which is open to the kitchen and dining area, so I hear it whether I'm sitting down or in the kitchen cooking". I also have some gear in my office which can be closed off, but its...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 04:08 PM
    Working perfectly here! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 03:46 PM
    Enjoying the re-do. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 03:11 PM
    Mike replied to a thread T+A Support in T+A Electronics
    A3000 has been out for a while now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 02:55 PM
    Actually, Bud, its not hard, but you will need an account at an image hosting service like ImageEvent, SmugMug, or FlickR. I'll put up a message shortly on how to do this.
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  • Jack's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 01:49 PM
    Jack replied to a thread bel canto ref s500 in Bel Canto
    NCore or IcePower based?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 11:45 AM
    New DK. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 11:23 AM
    Mike replied to a thread T+A Support in T+A Electronics
    Me too. Would love to see a refresh to the amps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    6 replies | 179 view(s)
  • metaphacts's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 09:59 AM
    metaphacts replied to a thread New SabrinaX in Wilson Audio
    Adrian and his guys are multi-talented indeed. They have a long history with us. We feel quite privileged to have them as part of the Wilson Audio family.
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  • metaphacts's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 09:48 AM
    metaphacts replied to a thread New SabrinaX in Wilson Audio
    Sorry for the delayed reply. I have been traveling/ on vacation and am now working remotely from the east coast (US). Technically matte and satin are not the same. Our satin finishes are similar in sheen to what most manufacturers call matte....
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 09:42 AM
    Mike replied to a thread T+A Support in T+A Electronics
    Agreed. David is awesome. Just wish I could get more traction with the brand. Everyone loves the look and sound. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • CPP's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 07:47 AM
    Welcome !
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 25, 2020, 12:11 AM
    Yup....
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    September 24, 2020, 11:45 PM
    That's great. Thanks for posting.
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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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