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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:17 PM
    Thanks, Dave, looking forward to how this project goes forward. Would also love to see any pics of the amps your son builds up. Personally, I've always been a big fan of DIY audio. I have a friend that's in SFAS that built a up a Pass power amp;...
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    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    Cool. Welcome, back, Dave. Personally, I'm kinda hoping you'll get the Eversolo DMP-A6 because I'm also very intrigued by it. I think it would make for an excellent "all-in-one" digital streaming system when combined with a nice little power amp. In...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 07:14 PM
    Have you ever dreamed of owning the MSB Select II with or without the Digital Director? Now is your time!! Interest in the MSB Cascade has been high. As such, we have several Select II DAC’s and Digital Directors coming in on trade. We have...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 08:19 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Sean, how’s break in going? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • wklie's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 12:09 AM
    1. You have the choice of USB output or BNC output from the T2 to external DAC. In Lumin app, choose the output type as needed. For BNC output, you may need a 1.5m BNC to RCA coaxial cable. If you play DSD files, or use Roon to do DSD upsampling,...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 21, 2024, 04:39 PM
    That's exactly how I do it: I allocate specific intervals of time during the for my "day's deliverables", just as if I were a Project Manager, managing a project: Here's an example; the exact times might vary on the day, but overall, it's...
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  • wklie's Avatar
    May 20, 2024, 05:11 AM
    wklie replied to a thread Roon With D2 in Lumin
    Power cycle the whole network of devices starting from the router, including network switches, WiFi access points, Lumin, and Roon Server, iPad iPhone and Android phones. Make sure Lumin app setting Roon Ready is enabled. In Roon settings...
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  • wklie's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 11:44 PM
    You don't need that. Post #3 by Mr Peabody gave you the correct answer.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 04:56 PM
    Yes, the Classe is very underrated, but a much better pairing with Kharma is Block Audio. Talk to Craig on the forum here and give me a call. We handle US and Canada. I’m waiting on our new MSB Cascade, so I’ll let you know. Are you in...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 18, 2024, 03:06 PM
    Sorry to hear. RIP. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 18, 2024, 07:48 AM
    It did take the better part of 5 hours. But when we left, it was sounding fabulous and frankly, given the constraints of his giant motorized theater screen, positioned about as good as they could be. Now, knowing Charles, he’s probably gone...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 17, 2024, 04:03 PM
    The Lumin U2 supports LC/LC optical fiber connectivity with an upstream music server/NAS/network router, which in my experience, is superior-sounding (no low-and high-source leakage impedance current & threshold noise components) to "copper...
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  • wklie's Avatar
    May 17, 2024, 01:18 AM
    Post #3 connection: I guess this (high pass filtering) is the general logical way of doing bass management especially in AV receivers. Post #1 connection: I prefer this as I happen to subscribe to REL philosophy of no high pass filter: What is a...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 10:46 AM
    Alan, it probably won’t tell you much as it was particular for his setup with 8 subs (!!), four towering bass horns, 2 x 231’s and 2 x additional subs at the rear for his room and HIS type of music (classical). For one thing, we had to start with...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 10:41 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    You do have to often wonder how people listen…especially at shows. That one guy who liked the Aries Cerat also liked the Linn. I’ve heard from numerous people these were the two worst sounding rooms (with the third being the new Vivid’s). Shows...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 16, 2024, 09:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Yes. Seems like the Wilson/CH room didn’t fair well either. Frankly, that’s a pairing I just don’t see. I mean, on paper it should make a lot of sense: speaker with a lot of lower mid bass energy and a slightly lean in the bass set of...
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  • wklie's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 10:48 PM
    Generally, the easiest way to use a subwoofer with Lumin is to use the high level input of subwoofer. (I use the high level input of REL subwoofer.) If the subwoofer does not have a high level input, then the proposed connection in post #1 also...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 08:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Munich High-End 2024 - Page 4 of 4 - Gy8 Wow. Aries Cerat didn’t fair well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 05:29 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    It does. A lot of customers still do it, though. Lot of U2 Mini owners also use the LHY LPS mod kit, also.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 02:27 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin P1 Mini in Lumin
    Very cool! Nice to see that Angus was there, I met him at AXPONA last year (2023); great guy and truly a gifted audio engineer and designer. Also, it's so cool that the P1 Mini supports optical...in my experience, that is the best way to go to...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 11:21 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Wow! Looks awesome Sean. Big congrats! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 15, 2024, 01:44 AM
    Here’s what I asked Chat-GPT 4.0 tonight...:P Sorry, this is pretty frickin’ technical, but you know what they say: Scientists gotta do what…scientists gotta do. ;) Q1: What would be the best DOE model to characterize a response surface? ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 14, 2024, 06:38 PM
    Would love to! But this trip is about supporting my daughter. I can sneak away a few hours during the day, but that’s about it. I’ll come back and visit for a special trip to see you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 14, 2024, 05:28 PM
    Ping me if you want to catch a beverage. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 14, 2024, 08:29 AM
    Do we have any members in the Charleston, SC area? I’m going to be there Wednesday May 15 - May 22 accompanying my daughter who’s taking some training. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • wklie's Avatar
    May 13, 2024, 10:41 PM
    1. Please reserve an IP address for the L2 in the router DHCP reservation table. 2. Reboot L2. 3. In Lumin app About L2, Reset Database. Wait for it to complete scanning. 4. Kill Lumin app, relaunch it, and reload the L2.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2024, 01:52 PM
    It’s from Avantgarde. When I had mine all those years, I took the time to really learn the software. Other than the folks in Germany, I’m not sure of anyone else state side who knows it as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2024, 01:22 PM
    Yes. Tampa. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2024, 01:14 PM
    Mike replied to a thread David Sanborn Dies in Music Forum
    Me too. As a sax player myself, his technique and skill on the live studio album, “Straight To The Heart” is second to none. A benchmark. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2024, 12:32 PM
    Mike started a thread David Sanborn Dies in Music Forum
    تسجيل الدخول إلى فيسبوك Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 13, 2024, 11:30 AM
    Active bass traps like AVAA’s are great, Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 12, 2024, 04:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Munich High End 2024 in Other Shows
    Thank you for the wonderful coverage and photos. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    16 replies | 2750 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 12, 2024, 11:33 AM
    Mike replied to a thread N20, n30sa, mc10 in Aurender
    Gotcha. We clock the aurender off the MSB DAC. You could do a N-01XD SE with Aurender and Aurender clock. Both benefit. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 11, 2024, 07:53 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 11, 2024, 02:20 PM
    Yes! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • wklie's Avatar
    May 11, 2024, 11:51 AM
    VUK-K01XDSE(期間限定※) | 製品トップ | エソテリック:日本のハイエンドオーディオメーカー | ESOTERIC VUK-K03XDSE(期間限定※) | 製品トップ | エソテリック:日本のハイエンドオーディオメーカー | ESOTERIC
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 11, 2024, 11:15 AM
    Yes, that’s why I was shocked by the Max. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 11, 2024, 10:02 AM
    Didn’t pay attention. The version won’t matter because the Tidal MAX beats the QoBuz by a lot. I have both. This Tidal MAX version is wow. Tidal has upped their game. They had to. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    9 replies | 1718 view(s)
  • Mike's Avatar
    May 11, 2024, 09:41 AM
    Tidal Max. Just make sure it’s the Tidal Max (yellow logo). Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
    9 replies | 1718 view(s)
  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 10, 2024, 02:19 PM
    Yes, so do I. The power supplies in particular can have a notable effect, as well as low- and high-source leakage impedance current. And, this carries over to Ethernet switches and routers, as well. The negative influence of leakage current and the...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 9, 2024, 02:45 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    It's a "mastering" thing. Same reason you will often notice the playback volume of TV commercials are quite a bit louder than the actual TV program.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 9, 2024, 02:19 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin P1 Mini in Lumin
    Yup! As I tell my audio buddies: "Lumin has got it...GOIN' ON."
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 9, 2024, 02:17 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin P1 Mini in Lumin
    Just read the landing page describing the P1 Mini's product design, functionality and features. Wow! Key standouts for me: Main features Five inputs including USB, HDMI, SPDIF and Analogue HDMI with stereo input + AV Passthrough & ARC...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 9, 2024, 01:45 PM
    Yes, it does. The irony is, Dave, as you well know, is we have to "suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune*" to get to that point in life where we finally obtain some wisdom. :P :D * - William Shakespeare, Hamlet
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 9, 2024, 01:36 PM
    Roon and Qobuz are excellent "third party apps", and I really like them. Roon has been great integration for it's integration with Qobuz, for just sitting back and discovering new content, including all the playlists from various companies and...
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  • wklie's Avatar
    May 9, 2024, 08:54 AM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    This is normal with all media across all music companies. To a less extent, the same is true for audio in movies. To alleviate this somewhat, you can turn on Spotify Normalization in Lumin if you listen to Spotify. Lumin doesn't have volume...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 9, 2024, 07:03 AM
    Music Direct tranships Shunyata product to Australia in clear violation of their dealer agreement? Interesting. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • wklie's Avatar
    May 9, 2024, 04:48 AM
    wklie started a thread Lumin P1 Mini in Lumin
    LUMIN P1 Mini P1 MINI has these advantages over T3: 1. Digital / analog inputs 2. Femto clock 3. Linear power supply 4. Fiber network (SFP) 5. Included physical remote (primarily for input selection and volume adjustment), which is an...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 8, 2024, 11:39 PM
    Yes, lots of options available these days. Personally, I think Lumin does this best, but they're in the higher price tier, and there are number of other very good value propositions at lower price tiers. If it were me looking in Dave's price range,...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 8, 2024, 11:34 PM
    Agreed on both points, power supply and chassis. Also, ground-plane noise reduction for these devices is very important as well. Connecting them to an Altaira or Gemini's GP-NR system pays big dividends in sound quality.
    55 replies | 3571 view(s)
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    I did not like to post this in public forum. but the.LHY is.the LPS that I.bought half a year ago. Currently I use it as expensive powersupply for my Windows pc and not for audio, because I don't like the sound.

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