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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:47 AM
    True. Did I see the new ARC amps are $90k? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 07:03 AM
    We love our Theta loom which replaced Venom X. Theta is now catching on as the public learns venom and delta are no more. Itís superior to both. So easy to work with too. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 PM
    An audio reviewer friend of mine who writes for an audio publication pinged me recently he's swapped out his entire previous loom of cables for the new Theta line; that's how impressed he is with it.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:36 PM
    My understanding is that the Theta line was launched to the market only fairly recently. I don't know the exact time-frame, but my guess is it was some time in CY Q2 or so, ballpark. Mike may know... This may be why there aren't more user...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    Duplicate post, my browser still acting really wonky. :weird: Please see my post below.
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  • wklie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:38 PM
    I have reasons to believe the Esoteric Sound Stream / Lumin app or Roon should see its model as N-01XDSE. Not sure this applies to upgraded units, probably not.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:07 AM
    From what Iíve seen, there isnít a clear way to tell. Check with serial number as upgrades are possible to existing non SE units. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:19 AM
    No. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:13 AM
    Sorry, triplicate post! Doh! My browser is acting wonky. :P
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:13 AM
    Duplicate post. Pls disregard. Cheers.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:12 AM
    Ah, sorry, it accidentally was deleted when I as editing the post. Here's the link: WHY POWER CABLES MAKE A DIFFERENCE | Galen Carol Audio | Galen Carol Audio
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 11, 2024, 04:31 PM
    C10x is the perfect match. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    July 11, 2024, 03:17 PM
    I can't speak to the Synergistics PowerCell as I've never heard one, and most respectfully, it's unlikely members here have performed a side-by-side listening evaluation in a controlled listening comparison (same room, temperature, barometric...
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  • wklie's Avatar
    July 11, 2024, 11:26 AM
    wklie replied to a thread Roon Test in General Audio Discussion
    That's the official answer from Roon forum.
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  • wklie's Avatar
    July 10, 2024, 09:55 AM
    wklie replied to a thread Roon Test in General Audio Discussion
    I found the official answer for you: try Roon ARC instead of Roon Remote.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 9, 2024, 02:11 PM
    That ship has sailed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • wklie's Avatar
    July 9, 2024, 12:12 AM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin P-1 arrives tomorrow in Lumin
    P1 analog/digital/network input -> P1 analog output and volume control: yes P1 network input -> P1 USB/BNC output and volume control: yes P1 analog/digital input -> P1 USB/BNC output: no To understand "digital preamp" from a DSP speaker...
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  • wklie's Avatar
    July 8, 2024, 09:33 PM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin P1 Mini in Lumin
    Yes, certainly. You don't have to use the other inputs or volume control if you don't want to. In fact P1 Mini is the ideal upgrade from T3 T2 T1 D3 D2 D1 A1 S1.
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  • wklie's Avatar
    July 8, 2024, 09:31 PM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin P-1 arrives tomorrow in Lumin
    For P1 output to a USB DAC, please use the USB type A port. Note that you can only output to DAC from network streaming, not from other audio inputs. P1 is not a "digital preamp" (that people need for DSP speakers).
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    July 8, 2024, 12:10 AM
    I should be able to go on Sunday the 21st. If so, I'll take some pics of the room.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 7, 2024, 04:12 PM
    10 x 12 or larger is fine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • wklie's Avatar
    July 7, 2024, 09:41 AM
    Tidal Autoplay is a similar feature to Spotify Autoplay and Roon Radio. Lumin introduces support for Tidal Connect Autoplay for Lumin Tidal Connect models (X1 T3 T2 D3 U-series P-series) in latest firmware 17.3, to be gradually rolled out to...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 7, 2024, 09:02 AM
    All aluminum construction. $19,995/pair. Anyone that heard the prototype at Axpona was blown away. This final version is even better. 95 pounds/each. Our California dealer, Audio Cafe will be demonstrating them at the California show in a...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 7, 2024, 08:56 AM
    Glad they work well. My client loves his. It was just odd seeing giant Avantgarde Duo Mezzoís wobbling all around. Not something you see every day. I understand the principles to get the resonances way down low, that is the result. I could see...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 7, 2024, 08:53 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Bryston Goes Class D in Bryston Audio
    I hope they bring back the 28SST2 voicing in a new model one day. Awesome amps. Theyíre my amps for ďbest used system under $20KĒ. Not sure Class D makes sense for Bryston. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • wklie's Avatar
    July 6, 2024, 01:51 AM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin P-1 arrives tomorrow in Lumin
    DSD is 1 bit. Please ignore the 24 bit setting. It's not relevant for most people.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 5, 2024, 11:03 AM
    Never tried them. I have a customer with them on his Avantgardes and they are as wobbly as F! Clarisys is designing, in partnership, a new self leveling platform which will be interesting. It may extend it to other applications/speakers, I donít...
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  • wklie's Avatar
    July 5, 2024, 03:24 AM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin P-1 arrives tomorrow in Lumin
    Set re-sampling to Custom. Set all rows to DSD128.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    July 4, 2024, 07:39 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin P-1 arrives tomorrow in Lumin
    I could not agree more. It's one of the key reasons I bought a Lumin product. It's not just about a product's "functionality and features", it's also about customer service and support, especially for products that can be as complex and have as long...
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  • wklie's Avatar
    July 4, 2024, 01:32 PM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin X1 in Lumin
    Please check e-mail.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    July 4, 2024, 03:48 AM
    From my perspective, this doesn't really matter at all in the "real world" (where we we all live), because the S400 has been replaced with the S400 MkII, and S400 MkII loudspeakers do not use cheap caps and sandcast resistors; instead they use very...
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  • wklie's Avatar
    July 4, 2024, 01:16 AM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin P-1 arrives tomorrow in Lumin
    Please check PM.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    July 3, 2024, 11:49 PM
    That actually looks pretty cool... Can you provide a link to order one? Thanks, Michael.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    July 3, 2024, 10:32 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin P-1 arrives tomorrow in Lumin
    Yep, an HD plugged into the back of the P1 will work, too. Simple solution, and simple solutions work the best. 👌
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    July 3, 2024, 10:18 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin P-1 arrives tomorrow in Lumin
    Yup! I buy the Audio Wave Blue Note XRCD24 "Redbook" discs, rip 'em with XLD, and put the ripped digital files on the hard drive for Alita, Battle Angel (my Akasa-cased NUC/Roon Core). Here's a pic of Alita, Battle Angel. Diagram of the setup...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    July 3, 2024, 09:49 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin P-1 arrives tomorrow in Lumin
    Yes, it sounds...amazing. In my experience, its every bit as good as my First Sound dual-mono preamp and my Lampizator Baltic 3 DAC. All in a single box. Plus the LEEDH digital volume technology is the best-sounding "volume control" I've ever heard....
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  • wklie's Avatar
    July 3, 2024, 09:43 PM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin P-1 arrives tomorrow in Lumin
    You may try DSD upsampling for 44.1kHz music, and see whether you like it or dislike it. It works for local NAS / USB drive and Tidal / Qobuz excluding MQA.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 30, 2024, 08:23 PM
    If this isnít best new artist/album of the year, Iíll be shocked. Soul! The vinyl sounds great too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 28, 2024, 03:25 PM
    Yeah, Danny's designed crossovers (as well as speakers) for a number of loudspeaker manufacturers. He's an excellent resource for the home audio industry.
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  • wklie's Avatar
    June 27, 2024, 11:09 PM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    If you use (free) MinimServer, you should have these browsing tabs, including "Newest added to the server: LUMIN App Browsing
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  • wklie's Avatar
    June 27, 2024, 09:47 PM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin X1 in Lumin
    Your Ethernet filter should (hopefully) work for X1 as long as you don't simultaneously use the X1 SFP / fiber to connect to either the L2 or any other uplink to the network. (The reason is there cannot be a network loop.) So you may consider...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 27, 2024, 08:49 PM
    Patience please. We are upgrading Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 27, 2024, 01:44 PM
    That's so cool, I didn't know that. Danny is the best, and a great guy, also. 👌 I've learned so much from watching Danny's YT videos. I have a pair of his X-LS Encores, and they're also excellent. I built up my crossovers with some tweaks that...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 27, 2024, 12:06 AM
    Listening to the wonderful Buchardt S400 MkIIs again tonight. For the money, these speakers are frickin' amazing. As mentioned in my previous post, they are just so...musical. Still thinking I may well buy a pair; I love 'em. 😍
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  • wklie's Avatar
    June 26, 2024, 11:42 PM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin X1 in Lumin
    This probably works. If you adopt this setup, unplug the SFP module from the X1 first before you connect the RJ45. (Avoid forming a network loop, which is disastrous.)
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 24, 2024, 12:36 AM
    First heard the track, "Night" on an early episode of SEAL Team. Really loved it and bought the album and made a rip of it. Check it out; IMHO, it's pretty wonderful.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 22, 2024, 11:09 PM
    Well, it's Class A, so it's going to run hot. I've had and used Schiit Audio products for well over a decade now. They are very well designed, very well-engineered, and built to a high engineering specification, and sound...great. I still own their...
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    June 22, 2024, 12:20 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread L2 observations in Lumin
    Duplicate post.
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    June 22, 2024, 12:19 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread L2 observations in Lumin
    Very informative write-up, thanks! Interesting that you use Planet Tech SFP modules with Corning single-mode fiber. I've also found those SFPs to sound the best, and I've tried 5 different SFP types (both multi-mode and single-mode) over the years....
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