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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 08:40 AM
    Congrats Patrick. MBL is certainly a dream system! I sure love mine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 12:27 AM
    Thank you Bruce. We have a great team and Iíll be sure to pass along your message. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 18, 2021, 08:24 PM
    Phishphan replied to a thread WHISK(e)Y! in Cooking & Drinking
    VERY rough week. Had to come home 2 weeks early from Aruba. Family member attempted suicide. This bottle might not last the night. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    January 18, 2021, 06:54 PM
    There has been poor manufacturing throughout covid. I have a very good friend who is a general contractor. He's commented on how bad it's been in building materials Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 18, 2021, 11:06 AM
    We have four Sotto Voceís in the store, weíve taken them to shows and bounced them around and theyíve always been great. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 17, 2021, 10:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    No, no, letís chalk it up to room and positioning. All good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 17, 2021, 09:48 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    The Magicoís are so nice to work with during setup. We had limitations due to WAF (a hard line of 18 inches out into the room) and had to work with the heat from the fire place on the left side. We also had to ensure the TV wasnít blocked from any...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 17, 2021, 03:33 PM
    Nope. Waiting like everyone else. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 17, 2021, 02:58 PM
    Phishphan replied to a thread External DAC for D2 in Lumin
    Depends on your personal taste and budget. I love my EMM DA2, but it's 30k. I also enjoyed my Bryston BDA3, which was 10% of the cost of the EMM. .. actually wish I would've kept it for our 2nd home. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    January 17, 2021, 02:54 PM
    Room correction is useful in HT, especially in a room that is imperfect. I'd never use it for 2 channel. Speaker placement just takes time, research, patience.. and more time. Eventually it'll come together Sent from my iPhone using...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 17, 2021, 02:13 PM
    Mike replied to a thread N30 Review in Aurender
    ACS10 is ripper, backup, storage, etc. itís a purposely built music content server designed to replace the computer (for ripping) and NAS (for backup and storage). The N30 will be limited to whatever the largest size SSD drive is (8TB at...
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    January 17, 2021, 12:22 PM
    Mike replied to a thread N30 Review in Aurender
    I havenít heard whether they will or not or how long the stock umbilical cord is. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 17, 2021, 11:31 AM
    Mike replied to a thread N30 Review in Aurender
    This will be an interesting shoot out! I canít wait to get our N30. The W20SE however remains unique in that it operates on battery power. Thatís a huge advantage. But a separate power supply might be right there with it. We shall see. I...
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    January 17, 2021, 09:29 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    They do. Customer wanted us to leave them in the box.
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    January 16, 2021, 10:36 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB Select II in MSB
    Where are you located? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 16, 2021, 08:59 PM
    How Force-Canceling Drivers Stop Speaker-Cabinet Vibrations - SoundStage! Shorts (January 2021) - YouTube
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    January 16, 2021, 08:27 PM
    WOW! I have to post some videos of my Studer(s) in action. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 16, 2021, 08:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    Thanks Calvin. We have an M6 install coming up in Miami in about 6-8 weeks. That will be a fun day! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    33 replies | 1174 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    January 16, 2021, 08:22 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New MSB S500 and M500 Amplifiers in MSB
    The monos gave a great sense of ease and seemed ready to pounce dynamically at a moments notice. Soundstage was also bigger with the monos. I tried to detect whether the stereo might have a different tonal presentation, but really couldnít detect...
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    January 16, 2021, 08:02 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    Not really, you have to take into account how important colors are for so many people (Alon, nudge nudge, wink, wink!). Black is fine, but really and truly the S series holds a lot of value for many people, not only sonically, but in the ability to...
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    January 16, 2021, 04:49 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    We are having discussions! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 16, 2021, 03:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder v Gryphon in Amplifiers
    I love those M500ís with the Select II. A perfect match. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 16, 2021, 03:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder v Gryphon in Amplifiers
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    January 16, 2021, 02:44 PM
    Mike started a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    Packing up his Wilson Alexiaís that he traded: Installing his new Magico S3 Mk2ís: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 16, 2021, 12:52 PM
    Love that Formula. They build a great boat. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 16, 2021, 10:22 AM
    How do you avoid the fact that music which goes through the proverbial cocktail blender of analog converted to digital and then converted back again doesnít lose something? And we wonít even begin to discuss the overuse of compression with digital....
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    January 15, 2021, 09:22 PM
    Remastered & Pressed at Quality Record Pressings! Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound From Original Analog Tapes!
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    January 15, 2021, 11:21 AM
    Since this has derailed from the OPís content into arguing about subs, I will say itís pretty outlandish to say so matter of fact subs do not belong in 2chnl. Makes absolutely no sense IMHO but certainly to each their own. The merits of subs...
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    January 14, 2021, 08:43 PM
    Cut by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman from the Original Analog Master Tapes! This Incredible Album From the '70s is Now Available on Two 180 Gram 45rpm LPs & Pressed at Pallas! Great German pressing on this one. Best Iíve ever heard it. ...
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    January 14, 2021, 07:52 PM
    Mike replied to a thread introduction in DIY
    Welcome!
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  • Phishphan's Avatar
    January 14, 2021, 07:18 PM
    Subs are a fantastic addition for music. Most speakers on the market won't ever provide the bass weight of standalone subs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    January 14, 2021, 07:12 PM
    Phishphan replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    When I win the lottery, I'll put it on my list of things to buy. Short of that, I'll never be wealthy enough to afford them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    January 14, 2021, 07:09 PM
    Find a used Bryston SP3 with the 4K upgrade. I still have one and it works great for HT. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 14, 2021, 06:47 PM
    Iím very happy with mine: M17 V2 - NAD Electronics I have the NAD in the family room and the Trinnov in the Home Theater. The NAD is a great performer, better than the Marantz I previously had.
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    January 14, 2021, 06:45 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    M9 — Magico Loudspeakers
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    January 14, 2021, 02:17 PM
    Funny, the ones who say they donít care about MQA, insist on having it as part of the alphabet soup when buying a new DAC. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 14, 2021, 01:30 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Youíll thank me later. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 14, 2021, 09:15 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Iím still playing with the filters, but 4fs is my fave so far. Iím also anxiously waiting for Roon certification too. Even though I hate the bugginess of Roon and realize it may not be sonically the best, it will be the best option for the...
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    January 14, 2021, 08:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    So much of that going on with the used market right now. Itís really annoying. The historically speaking there wasnít always a major difference between the K1 and K3. But with the XD series, there is a significant difference between the...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 13, 2021, 08:45 PM
    And they supply tables quickly (like 3 days).
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    January 13, 2021, 08:12 PM
    The setup shown (and in the video) is UNDER $6K MSRP. Killa!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 13, 2021, 08:06 PM
    It isnít showing...
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    January 13, 2021, 07:56 PM
    Suncoast Audio adds Rega Turntables and Electronics. Here is our brand new P8 and Rega Aria Phonost - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 13, 2021, 07:51 PM
    Aaron Neville's Warm Your Heart ó double LP set, 45 RPM from Analogue Productions! Mastered from the original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman Plating and 180-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings Tip-on gatefold jacket by Stoughton...
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    January 13, 2021, 06:12 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 1161 in Boulder Amplifiers
    It sounds the same as the 1160, just a little less power.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 12, 2021, 10:55 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Luxman M900u Monos and C900u in Luxman
    Hi, welcome and thank you for the kind words. Buy another 900u would be my recommendation. The pre change will be a lateral move. The 900u will take your power from 150 watts to over 600 in mono mode, and still handle the impedance swings of the...
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Living & Dying in 3/4 time.
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Minnetrista, MN
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Preamp: EMM Labs PRE
HT Processor: Bryston SP3
Amps: Bryston 28b3s, Bryston 4b3, Bryston 9bsst2
Digital: EMM NS1, EMM DA2
Speakers: Kef Reference 5, Kef Reference 4c, Kef Ci200RR-THX (surround/back)
Subs: Two JL Audio F212v2
Power: PS Audio PS10, Bryston BIT15
Wires: Wireworld Silver Eclipse XLR & SC, Ethernet - WW Platinum USB
Other: Stillpoint Ultra SS, ISO-Acoustics ISO Pucks
Video: Oppo 203, LG 65inch OLED
-Kyle

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