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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 04:49 PM
    So the manufacturer is wrong? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 03:13 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin M1 in Lumin
    Just digessing a bit here, but Lumin's AMP looks very impressive; I've thought about getting one, actually. Excellent and very well thought-through design with a very high level of execution. Fully dual-mono and fully DC-coupled...👍
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 PM
    Tubes + Ladders on the aqua take time. Some folks think break in is BS. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:41 PM
    Excellent! Enjoy your X1!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:52 AM
    You think the Mcintosh is? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 23, 2023, 02:37 PM
    Ozzy, Really pleased to hear you found a solution that works in Windows for use with your X1. Well done!
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    March 23, 2023, 02:53 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Shunyata GEMINI in Shunyata Research
    Very cool. This would also be perfect for "remote server rooms"....where one has a router, music server, Ethernet switch, etc. And the fact it has Altaira-like "chassis ground-plane" noise reduction functionality means that you could also connect...
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  • Paul's Avatar
    March 22, 2023, 10:21 PM
    Paul replied to a thread Accuphase E-800 in Accuphase
    A beautiful system with the Kuzma. I miss my Westies. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 22, 2023, 03:11 PM
    Easy...my 5th Gen Honda VFR800. The 5th Gen has an 800cc V-Four engine with 360 degree crank in perfect primary balance with gear-driven cams and shim-under-bucket valve adjustment. This bike was the result Honda's Endurance Roadracing (think...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 22, 2023, 01:58 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne 704's in Fyne Audio
    50-100 watts. Something like a VAC Signature 200iQ would be amazing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    March 22, 2023, 12:28 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Capri S2 SC in Jeff Rowland
    Iíve not heard the S.C. version but from what I understand, the super capacitor version is supposed to be battery powered like in its operation. Itís supposed to remove the AC from the circuit and provide clean steady state power to enhance the...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 21, 2023, 11:37 PM
    How interesting. These stories are eye opening. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 21, 2023, 10:59 PM
    Hi Brodric, Yes, the guidance from Shunyata is that if you were to implement a "segmented" system, then you should be using the SG hubs*. Regarding your specific question as to where you would attach a ground cable for the power supply for the SACD...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 21, 2023, 03:05 PM
    You were a skeptic! Glad you got to experience ďthe real dealĒ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 21, 2023, 02:35 PM
    Yep... That's why guys were literally freakin' out at the demo Richard of Shunyata did at the initial demo at the Suncoast show last year, in Feb 2022. Mike remembers... And, then again at the show this year... And...it gets EVEN BETTER...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 20, 2023, 07:45 PM
    Congrats! We love our Aqua LaScala. Itís seriously the best DAC Iíve heard under $10k. R2R + Tubes = yummy. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 19, 2023, 07:47 PM
    Iíve owned both and for me, the 703ís hit way above their price point. They play bigger, more bass and smoother than Sopra 2. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    March 19, 2023, 07:37 PM
    Welcome to the forum.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 19, 2023, 06:14 PM
    Very nice! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 19, 2023, 01:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Meitner PRE in emm Labs/Meitner Products
    You need to have at least 10 posts to post links. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 19, 2023, 10:47 AM
    Make a list of the rooms you want to hit, starting with 352 and 602. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    March 19, 2023, 09:38 AM
    Welcome Tom!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 18, 2023, 11:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3 - 2023 in Magico
    https://absolutehiend.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Magico-S3-TAS-2023.pdf?mibextid=kdkkhi Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 18, 2023, 06:43 AM
    Welcome Tom! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 17, 2023, 09:51 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne 704's in Fyne Audio
    Yes, MSL is the most underrated family of cartridges around. People donít know how many cartridges they make for other companies - like Air Tight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 17, 2023, 08:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne 704's in Fyne Audio
    704ís are great. I bet they sounded nice with tubes! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 17, 2023, 02:56 AM
    Did the X1 work with your Tambaqui previously? Or, is this the first time you've connected your X1 to a Tambaqui? Alternatively, do you have a S/PDIF cable to see if that interface would work?
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 16, 2023, 04:11 PM
    Me, too. It sounds fantastic, doesn't pass leakage current, and...it ALWAYS works. 👍
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 16, 2023, 04:10 PM
    Can't say I'm surprised at all. My P1 is simply fantastic as well. I am SO impressed with Lumin's design, engineering, execution, and quality. Those guys at Lumin have got it...goin' on. 👍👊
    28 replies | 1853 view(s)
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    March 16, 2023, 01:20 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread PC for N200? in Aurender
    Oh, just remembered: with respect to your comment about "testing". How about some...data? I made these two videos with the Venom NRv14s a couple years back and put them up at YT...you can see (and hear) with data the improvement in noise...
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    March 16, 2023, 01:14 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread PC for N200? in Aurender
    What Mike said. FWIW, when I had my SOtM network bridge, I used a Shunyata Delta NRv2 for powering the power supply for my Keces P3 LPS the SOtM SMS-200 network bridge, and a Venom NRv10 for the power supply that powers my EtherREGEN. i use a...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 16, 2023, 10:09 AM
    Mike replied to a thread PC for N200? in Aurender
    Anything from Shunyata - Venom X and above. Alpha NR v2 is what we use on our N200. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 15, 2023, 02:46 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Thank you. I had a very excited Euro dealer friend call me and rave about them. We started communicating early in 2022. We had evaluation pairs throughout 2022 and countless discussions. We inked the deal for Jan 1, 2023. Sent from my...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 14, 2023, 03:26 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin T3 Tone in Lumin
    I can't speak for the T3, but my P1 is neutral.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 14, 2023, 06:25 AM
    Congrats on the new home! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 13, 2023, 03:00 PM
    Hi Rob, Are you asking me? No, I haven't. I've only been using Tripp-Lite 62.5/125 fiber since setting up my optical system back in 2019, and most recently, Finisar FTLF8519P3BNL SFP optical transceivers with that. That had provided the best...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 13, 2023, 02:30 PM
    Hi Peter, That's very useful information, thank you, Peter. That would explain why the 1310nM modules didn't work with the orange Tripp-Lite 62.5/125mm fiber then, very likely it's multi-mode fiber. I'm presently using the yellow Corning 9/126...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    March 13, 2023, 09:03 AM
    joeinid replied to a thread This is talent! in Music Forum
    Yes, seems like a genuinely great guy.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 12, 2023, 10:37 PM
    Mike started a thread This is talent! in Music Forum
    Iam Tongi Makes The Judges Cry With His Emotional Story And Song - American Idol 2023 - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 12, 2023, 09:39 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin X1 in Lumin
    Technical white paper on LEEDH digital volume control technology: Presentation | Leedh Processing
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 12, 2023, 07:56 PM
    Ah, got it. Thanks, Kenny, these are Master clocks. FWIW, I added an AfterDark Master clock to my ER, and it made for quite an improvement. Powering it and the ER with the AfterDark LPS...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 12, 2023, 06:52 PM
    Kenny, what are the REF10 and SE120 you're referring to?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 12, 2023, 04:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Audio in Clarisys Audio
    Designed in Switzerland. Manufactured in Vietnam. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    March 12, 2023, 01:30 PM
    Florida Audio Expo HiFi Highlights! - FLAX Audiophile Show Coverage 2023! - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    March 12, 2023, 10:23 AM
    joeinid replied to a thread Lumin t3 issue in Lumin
    Welcome JCJ!
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 12, 2023, 05:31 AM
    Very nice, and very nicely thought-out system, Mike.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 12, 2023, 03:58 AM
    Thanks, Kenny, very helpful. I'll see if I can snag a pair of the 1324s, you never know, someone may be selling them. In the interim, I may order some of the FTLX1475s and see what those do. I can certainly see how folks might use SFPs to "flavor to...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 12, 2023, 12:41 AM
    Hey Kenny, I've heard good things about the Finisar FTLX1475D3BCL and the Finisar 1318. The guy that makes the AfterDark master clocks really liked the FTLX1475D3BCL. When I first got my ER, I was using TP-Link SFPs and having consistency...
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    March 11, 2023, 11:31 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin X1 in Lumin
    That's an easy fix. I'm using a Constellation Inspiration integrated amp with superb results. What i do is set the volume control on the Inspiration integrated to unity gain (turned all the way up) and then use the LEEDH volume control on the P1 to...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    March 11, 2023, 09:46 PM
    Success! After installing the Corning 9/125 fiber I just installed the MGB-TLX 1310 nM optical transceivers, and I'm back up and running! These transceivers sound smoother and sweeter than the Finisar 800nM transceivers when used with the Corning...
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