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    Yesterday, 03:27 PM
    They will, soon enough. Cheers.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:28 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    A 10 year average has nothing to do with current realities, or in this case, the past 24 months. The past two years inflation has gone from 1.5% to 8%. The CPI average has risen nearly 13% in the past 2 years. Butter and Eggs have risen 51% and...
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    September 26, 2023, 07:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Has anyone for half a second stopped to think of things a different way with respect to the new S3? The reality is, the new S3 is FAR closer to an M3 than itís predecessor. Diamond coated beryllium tweeter, far heavier speaker with higher grade...
    105 replies | 3055 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 26, 2023, 04:01 PM
    Lenbrook is basically buying MQA to obtain the IP and patents. In my experience with repect to different "formats", it all comes down to the quality of the...MASTERING. The best-sounding digital recordings I own, hands down, are from Linn...
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    September 26, 2023, 01:07 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Question about mono in Luxman
    Are you referring to a Lumin streamer? (you spelled "Lumi"). Also, not sure why this is posted in the Luxman formum...🤔
    2 replies | 132 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    September 25, 2023, 05:20 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Cables Iíll leave alone. But generally, everything is affected by inflation. Everything. The bulk dog food we buy was always $99. For years. Itís now $140. It went $120, $130, $140. Inflation is the biggest middle class tax. Look at the price...
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    September 25, 2023, 11:18 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    The ongoing effects of runaway inflation are causing a distortion in our price perception. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 22, 2023, 05:57 PM
    All this information is readibly accessible at Lumin's web site; you can compare and contrast by reading the information there: U1 and Specifications: LUMIN U1 U2 and Specifications: LUMIN U2 A little basic research goes a long way. Cheers.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 07:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Luxman 509z arrives in Luxman
    It sure is pretty! LOL. We havenít connected it. Weíve been busy with demos. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 19, 2023, 05:27 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    Oh yeah. Itís not as good as M3, but itís amazing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 19, 2023, 04:54 PM
    Mike started a thread Luxman 509z arrives in Luxman
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    September 19, 2023, 04:23 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    The New Magico S3 with Pass INT-250 and MSB Discrete DAC - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 19, 2023, 03:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    Our pair has now been playing for nearly 2 weeks. 24/7. They are so so so enjoyable. A real slightly warm, very organic, natural sound. As good as the previous iterations of the S3 were, these are clearly superior in every conceivable...
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    September 18, 2023, 06:27 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
    Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 18, 2023, 03:44 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
    I was offered a white background and I didnít want it. I like the black background. Whatís funny is that the online/print mags are asking for ďglam shotsĒ to accompany the reviews. Guess they donít like my poor iPhone photos. Sent...
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    September 17, 2023, 04:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Very Worthwhile Upgrade! in MSB
    Looking good!! Congrats!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 16, 2023, 01:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
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    September 16, 2023, 01:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
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    September 16, 2023, 01:24 PM
    Mike started a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 14, 2023, 01:06 PM
    Denali 6000T v2 & Alpha XC Retail Price $9300 Promotion Price: $6500 Denali 6000T v2 & Sigma XC Retail Price $10,250 Promotion Price: $7,500 Contact Suncoast Audio immediately (as supplies last).
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    September 13, 2023, 07:12 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread BNC to BNC in Cables
    Cheers, Mark.
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    September 13, 2023, 05:54 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread BNC to BNC in Cables
    Just for the sake of accuracy and for folks possibly interested in purchasing one, Adam was referring to the Venom-X clock cable, not the Venom cable. You're correct that it's presently only available as a 75-ohm impedance cable. Venom-X is a...
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    September 13, 2023, 05:53 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread BNC to BNC in Cables
    Agreed. The Venom-X clock cable is exactly the one I am using and I am very pleased with it. BTW, the Venom-X line are outstanding at their price points and in my experience, compete with cables costing multiples of their price point. Also...
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    September 12, 2023, 03:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread VAC Signature iQ200 in VAC
    Yes, the monos will ruin you! They are sooooooo good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 12, 2023, 02:15 PM
    Mike replied to a thread VAC Signature iQ200 in VAC
    I completely agree! Theyíre one of two of my favorite amps in the store. And clearly the Master 300ís are best looking! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 11, 2023, 10:57 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread BNC to BNC in Cables
    Yep, me too. Put a Venom-X BNC clock cable on my AfterDark master clock for EtherREGEN. Really brought a nice improvement.
    12 replies | 794 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    September 11, 2023, 01:02 PM
    Mike started a thread Hegel H600 Review in Hegel
    Review: Hegel H600 | H600: Power Plant With Super Resolution Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 10, 2023, 07:15 PM
    Make sure the old app isnít open Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 10, 2023, 06:50 PM
    Download it from the App Store. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 10, 2023, 04:29 PM
    It is the same. Itís only missing from the menu. But itís all there. N30SA Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 10, 2023, 03:40 PM
    Conductor is for all models. N30SA – Aurender America Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 10, 2023, 02:24 PM
    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Paul's Avatar
    September 9, 2023, 02:17 PM
    Paul replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    To GSO - Gray
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    September 9, 2023, 01:00 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    About 5 or 6 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 9, 2023, 10:15 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    Itís officially called ďpewterĒ, now to be called ďGraphite GreyĒ. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
    24 replies | 1262 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    September 9, 2023, 09:54 AM
    Oh right. That was one of the two biggest fools on YouTube. So many of these fools trying to make a name for themselves by spouting nonsense and some of them love to spout lies. Heard the biggest fool the other day say ďVitus is brightÖ.but Iíve...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 9, 2023, 09:44 AM
    Was this the fool that trashed NAIM or was that someone else? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Paul's Avatar
    September 8, 2023, 10:51 PM
    Paul replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    Just heard the Magico S3 today, and I'm shocked at how good they are. Amazing speakers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 8, 2023, 02:56 PM
    I really like the "simple approach" as you've described here, Brodric. I've had a very similar experience when moving from my previous set-up to the Lumin P1 + an integrated amp. Similar to yours, it only requires a minimum of cables and such: 1...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 8, 2023, 02:09 PM
    Yes, as someone who owned a Baltic, it absolutely competes with a Baltic. In fact, it reminds me a lot of my Baltic-3. The Baltic is an absolutely lovely-sounding DAC, and the SoulNote is, as well. Very impressed.
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    September 7, 2023, 03:14 PM
    IIRC, MSRP in the U.S. is $7,000.
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    September 7, 2023, 03:07 AM
    Just connected up the SoulNote D-1N D/A convertor tonight, and....VERY impressed. Very natural-sounding and engaging; voices are superb. This is a fabulous-sounding DAC.
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    September 6, 2023, 01:00 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin P-1 arrives tomorrow in Lumin
    A lovely and "simple" system. The nice thing about simple is..it always works. In my experience, the P1 is an excellent preamplifier.
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    September 6, 2023, 11:14 AM
    Mike started a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
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    September 5, 2023, 09:47 AM
    You had one bad experience with one product. You should see what I see in a daily basis from dozens of brands. I had stupid SimAudio explaining that the reason the customers CD player went bad was because he clearly must have plugged the RCA...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 5, 2023, 09:05 AM
    It seems you have had only one mission on this forum and that is to trash Lumin. Youíre a troll. All of your posts are trashing Lumin. You contribute nothing else. In contrast, there are thousands of happy Lumin customers who would strongly...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 4, 2023, 12:50 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin L2 Questions in Lumin
    Or....Lumin could publish a detailed and accurate protocol for correctly installing and formatting hard drives to, and powering up, an L2. Then, the problem would be solved. Just in the interests of accuracy here, I didn't have any issues...
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    September 4, 2023, 12:45 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Most beneficial cable in Cables
    Yep, me too.
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