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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 01:14 PM
    There is certainly a history here that many are unaware of. I really wish the new distributor the best of luck. Heís a quality guy representing a quality product.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:58 AM
    Iím currently acting as a beta tester for the new Aurender iPhone app. Oh boy, do I like it! Itís one of those apps youíre using and thinking ďyeah, thatís exactly how I would lay it out.Ē 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Iíve paired with it.
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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, Iíd 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 NRís, 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, itís 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 ďholy F this is a good system.Ē 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, itís unbelievable. Right now, this system is blowing us away (for the money): Magico A5ís Pass X260.8ís 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 Ė 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
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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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  • 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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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 24, 2020, 11:26 PM
    87 dB at 1 Watt/meter, Joe. Pretty good for what is an ~1.25 cubic foot box with bass reflex port. Not a problem as I listen typically at 72-74 dB in my listening position. They started opening up a bit in the last five minutes and are sounding...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    September 24, 2020, 11:23 PM
    Those are pretty awesome! Well done. Are they fairly efficient?
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 24, 2020, 11:16 PM
    Some of you may remember my AmpCamp amp project posted here in a recent thread in August. Part of that project was to build up a pair of GR-Research X-LS Encores as speakers. Well, I had a total hip replacement August 10th and have been...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 24, 2020, 08:58 PM
    Welcome! Donít forget to check us out at Suncoast Audio in Sarasota!
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    September 24, 2020, 07:57 PM
    Welcome to the forum.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 24, 2020, 02:30 PM
    The 590 is terrific, more refined and powerful than the 390. Also take a look at the Boulder 866 with optional Roon enabled DAC. Itís very very popular here in the store. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 23, 2020, 09:57 PM
    Correct and correct. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 23, 2020, 06:54 PM
    Agreed. It was for me too. My only beef is that T+A raised their prices SO MUCH on the HV series in April 2019. And yes, I told the CEO of T+A in Germany when we sat down for a drink last May. He said their costs overall went way up. Oh well. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 22, 2020, 10:23 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&w db1b in B&W
    Depends on the size of the room and specific bass nodes youíre trying to tackle. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 22, 2020, 07:34 PM
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    September 22, 2020, 07:31 PM
    This morning when I first woke up ...
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