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  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 12:22 PM
    Another thing is the Roku remotes don't have volume control ". Not actually true Brad, the Roku Ultra has volume controls and a headphone jack and I have Sony OLED TV's ( we use 2 Ultra's ) . "
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 11:38 AM
    Don't forget, we have a US avg of $7.25 a hr. And the migrants that are working in the US, they are actually called guest workers who temporarily live in the US through the federal H-2A program to work on farms, on an avg get $13+ a hr, or some get...
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  • still-one's Avatar
    Today, 10:12 AM
    I won’t argue that money is a major factor in determining where a product could be manufactured. If you are using hourly wages as the determining factor you are significantly oversimplifying the sourcing process. A couple of examples. If you want...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:42 PM
    Hi Jim, yes, you raise some valid and pertinent points for this discussion, so thank you for sharing your insights and experiences. My comments were specifically addressing the "perception" that products made in "Asia" are intrinsically inferior to...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:44 PM
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  • still-one's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:05 PM
    Stephen. In general I agree with your statement that where geographically a product is manufactured/assembled is less of a factor in quality than the capability of the processes. One factor that should not be overlooked is the difference in...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 AM
    Yes you should call Sony. What our member was trying to tell you was: NO YOU CANNOT HOOK UP A 6 OHM and a 16 OHM speaker to the receiver at the same time. I could give you a technical reason, but it’s complicated. What Brian was trying to...
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:58 AM
    From your manual "" If you are not sure of the impedances of the speakers, refer to the operating instructions supplied with your speakers. (This information is often on the back of the speaker.) • When you connect speakers to both the...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:09 AM
    Florida International Audio Expo 2024 Report | Hifi Pig “First thing I will say, this room was one of the best lit rooms….The Clarisys speakers are some of the most impressive panel speakers I’ve heard. Seated in the sweet spot reveals so much...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 25, 2024, 04:18 PM
    Once again... Transfer functions (and, all the loudspeaker is doing is performing a transfer function) are not influenced by the geographic location of where a product is assembled, but rather HOW effectively the Control Factors can mediate the...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 25, 2024, 03:48 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin L2 - SSD HD install in Lumin
    Thanks for the link, Bill. The installation protocol is clear enough. As the saying goes...RTFM. ;)
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 25, 2024, 03:01 PM
    Yeah, I'd be interested in an answer to this, too. I've been using ExFAT-formatted HDs with music files to connect directly to the U2 I had in for review, and for my own P1. Just did a search, and there's also an app called iBoysoft that lets...
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  • CPP's Avatar
    February 25, 2024, 09:43 AM
    post the photos
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  • Big B's Avatar
    February 25, 2024, 07:53 AM
    Big B replied to a thread Vimberg Amea in Speakers
    This cost me money so they don't stand behind their product. We won't talk about time without my sub which was measured in months.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 24, 2024, 03:23 PM
    👌 As we say in Science: "Show me the data."
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 24, 2024, 03:08 PM
    I'd like to see...the data.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 24, 2024, 03:04 PM
    Agreed. Impossible to document product quality and QC "failure modes*" without...statistically valid data. BTW, "QC" does not create "quality". Quality Control, aka QC, is a set of documents, procedures, and inspections that verify with data...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 24, 2024, 09:20 AM
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  • Big B's Avatar
    February 24, 2024, 02:47 AM
    Big B replied to a thread Vimberg Amea in Speakers
    I had to replace the caps in both my JLs. It was not cheap (Approx $1000/sub) and month without the sub.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 23, 2024, 04:57 PM
    FLORIDA AUDIO EXPO RECAP WITH MIKE AND RICK FEB, 24 AT 2:00 PM - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 23, 2024, 03:34 AM
    and Agreed. Plus, whomever the distributors of Tannoy are, they're focused on their business objectives, and very like don't care about what are merely the opinions of members of an internet audio forum. And, we know the colloquial saying...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 22, 2024, 11:05 PM
    Respectfully, I've (finally) gotten to a point in life where I don't "sweat the small stuff" anymore, and back-side screens/panels to hide cabling is..."small stuff". So....no. Life's too short. I just sit back and, as Hans B. says, "Enjoy...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 22, 2024, 07:06 PM
    Ah, got it, Bill, thanks. Yeah, I'd check with Peter Lie regarding your specific question; I know that MinimServer is supported, but I don't know how to install or implement it. Peter's your man for this. I'm confident as soon as Peter sees this...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 22, 2024, 06:29 PM
    Hi Bill, Per your specific question: "My understanding was that in order to have access to the attached content with full library support you have to run server software like MinimServer, otherwise you only have basic access by the folder structure...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 22, 2024, 06:14 PM
    Fyne must be so proud of their new distributor. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 22, 2024, 03:48 PM
    Yeah, the U2 is really an excellent streamer, I've really enjoyed having it in for review. I've been using the review unit with the Corning LC/LC single-mode optical fiber that Peter recommends with a Planet Tech TL-40 single-mode transceiver, and...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 22, 2024, 03:28 PM
    Attention Required! | Cloudflare Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 21, 2024, 10:14 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin T3 in Lumin
    It comes down to the original product manufacturer (e.g., Lumin) being able to profitably and sustainably provide consistent quality and a standard, consistent, and actionable quality support capability for their products with respect to the...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 21, 2024, 03:02 PM
    It was slower again about 2 hours ago when Dizzie posted. At 11:00 AM PST, it's much quicker and more responsive now.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 21, 2024, 02:25 PM
    Yes, could not agree with you more. Especially about Arnold being a gem of a guy. We've become good friends and he's actually got my First Sound preamp to try out.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 21, 2024, 02:01 PM
    Working on it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • CPP's Avatar
    February 21, 2024, 12:35 PM
    2 mins ago Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connect to the server at www.audioshark.org. Taking forever, ahhhhhhhH!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 21, 2024, 11:29 AM
    It should be back to normal this morning. Isn’t it funny that every time I’m “busy/distracted” with a show we get hit with Chinese bots. Hmmmm…. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 21, 2024, 10:05 AM
    Thanks, Mark. I’m very happy with them. Was glad that Arnold Marr of Core Audio was able to make them in figured maple to match the speaker stands.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 21, 2024, 09:55 AM
    Yep, understood; I also noticed that what appears to be a new model speaker cable in the middle photo panel below, also uses non-STIS spades. OTOH, the pair of Venom-X speaker cables I bought for use with my GR-Research X-LS Encore speakers uses...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 21, 2024, 09:25 AM
    I think that’s the ground cable/lead for a phono cable, if I were to guess…not sure why one would need an STIS termination for that cable. The CGC/SGC-type ground cables for use with Altaira are in the lower left photo, and use the STIS termination...
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  • still-one's Avatar
    February 21, 2024, 09:12 AM
    After several very slow days things are looking better this morning so far.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 21, 2024, 03:04 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin T3 in Lumin
    That is correct. I inadvertently forgot to mention that when composing the post, so thank you for the reminder, Mike. I've amended the information posted above. The Upscale Audio page also states this fact, in red lettering on the SBooster...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 21, 2024, 01:03 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin T3 in Lumin
    Voids the warranty and we’ve seen issues in the field. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 21, 2024, 12:58 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin T3 in Lumin
    Here you go.... Connection kit for T3 to SBooster LPS: Sbooster Lumin D2-T2-T3-U1 Mini-U2 Mini- Connection Kit – Upscale Audio SBooster LPS: Sbooster BOTW P&P ECO MKII Power Supply – Upscale Audio If you want to go further...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 20, 2024, 08:40 PM
    2024 Florida International Audio Show - Jay's Audio Lab Top Rooms ! #best - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 20, 2024, 08:34 PM
    Really nice to see the products from Soulnote make an appearance. I had the D-1N DAC in for review at Secrets and just recently submitted my review of it to my Editors, so the review should appear fairly soon. I was really impressed with the...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 20, 2024, 02:48 PM
    Here's some close-up shots of the new rack and components...the figured maple shelves match the Resonant Woods stands for the 'Beths.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 20, 2024, 02:30 PM
    Yep, "simple" is good. Linn and Nelson have had it right all these years... The TT's height isn't a problem for me; my back's still pretty flexible, and I also generally kneel when putting on and cleaning an LP. Also, I don't use the TT that much...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 20, 2024, 02:12 PM
    Working on it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    February 20, 2024, 02:06 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin L2 & Lumin X1 in Lumin
    A well-writtten and informative post. I'd agree that the L2's target customer base is primarily for Lumin X1, P1, etc., owners as a very-high quality and very good-sounding "library" for music files, either ripped from disc or from direct download. ...
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  • CPP's Avatar
    February 20, 2024, 01:48 PM
    Forum difficult to access late yesterday and today, all other sites I visit are zippy. LOL
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 20, 2024, 08:05 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Aurender AP20 in Aurender
    It was in the aurender room. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 19, 2024, 07:26 PM
    All of us at Shunyata Research are proud to introduce the most consequential two series of products in our company's 25 year history. The Shunyata design team have created the new Theta and Gamma Series of cables to upend all price, performance and...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    February 19, 2024, 07:24 PM
    Yes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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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".
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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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