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    Today, 12:20 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread L2 observations in Lumin
    Duplicate post.
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    Today, 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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    Yesterday, 02:41 PM
    Congrats on the new LAiV DAC. Once you get it set up and some hours on it, please post your impressions. It's been getting rave reviews everywhere.
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    Yesterday, 01:41 PM
    I could not agree with you more. As I tell my audio buddies when I recommend Lumin and it's innovative portfolio of products, superbly engineered and innovative functionality & features, and last but not least, outstanding customer support: "Those...
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  • wklie's Avatar
    June 20, 2024, 03:54 AM
    Thanks for the report. We have submitted app 9.2.4. Please update to it when it becomes available.
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  • wklie's Avatar
    June 19, 2024, 09:20 PM
    If it was on, try off. If it was off, try on.
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  • wklie's Avatar
    June 19, 2024, 11:43 AM
    Please power cycle the Lumin. If it occurs again, please try a different setting of Google DNS in Lumin app About your Lumin hardware.
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  • wklie's Avatar
    June 19, 2024, 01:29 AM
    wklie replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    Sorry about the trouble. Please contact your your regional distributor (Source Systems for US) for getting it repaired.
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    June 18, 2024, 11:45 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Lumin U2 Mini in Lumin
    I'd contact Source Systems, LTD., who is the US distributor, to arrange service/repair. You might also DM Peter Lie, who is a member here and works for Lumin, about his recommendations for service/repair, but my guess he'd recommend the procedure...
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    June 18, 2024, 10:07 PM
    If like me, you love Steve Jablonsky's sountrack and score for the film, Transformers, here are some very cool musical interpretations of some tracks from the film. What's remarkable is that when the film was first released, there were no plans...
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    June 18, 2024, 12:26 PM
    Roon also lets you create and listen to custom playlists, which can be a mix of ripped files and/or files provided by a streaming service, e.g., Qobuz. You can also import playlists from other parties, e.g., the playlists used by audio companies at...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 17, 2024, 04:15 PM
    Tidal kicks MQA to the curb. Just a moment... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 16, 2024, 03:08 PM
    Hope all works out! Sorry to hear. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 16, 2024, 01:19 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Pilium Audio in Amplifiers
    Here, the brand needs a proper dealer network to gain exposure. Just saying… Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 15, 2024, 12:47 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    That is simply not true. Lumin develops, engineers and manufactures products of superb quality and fuctionality. As does Eversolo, and when they were in the market, so did Oppo. My guess is many folks here still have and use Oppo Blu-Ray players. ...
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    June 11, 2024, 04:21 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    The same exact situation applied to automobiles made by the USA Big 3 auto manufacturers in the 70's and 80's. They didn't care at all about providing quality and value for their customers, but rather compensation for their executives.
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    June 9, 2024, 08:06 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    and Quality, like the physics that is the foundation for the transfer functions that drive audio equipment functionality, features, and quality and performance, is not "geographically constrained." This is because Physics works the same way...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 9, 2024, 11:02 AM
    Looking good! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 8, 2024, 03:24 PM
    Enhanced dimensionality, clarity, resolution. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 7, 2024, 07:31 PM
    Yes. Double sided midrange and tweeter in the new Minuet Plus. Yours is upgradable. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 6, 2024, 10:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Never been an issue. Nobody has ever complained. Works efficiently. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 6, 2024, 06:24 AM
    Clarisys Audio Minuet Plus | HFA - The Independent Source for Audio Equipment Reviews Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • wklie's Avatar
    June 3, 2024, 11:22 PM
    I always recommend people not to use the internal DAC inside the amplifiers. Consider a pure streamer (without built-in DAC) only if you are using a standalone (Accuphase) CD player or DAC. In case you are interested in the Lumin product...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 3, 2024, 10:50 PM
    Another Streamer you might consider is the new Lumin U2. Less than half the cost of the N20. Has a shielded, internal LPS, a superb clocking system, supports optical LC/LC connection for networked connections from upstream music servers and routers,...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 2, 2024, 10:23 PM
    The Aurender N20 is excellent as Mike has stated. I know first-hand just how good it is because I wrote the review of it for The Absolute Sound. It's also....$12,000. The reason I recommended the Eversolo DMP-A6 is because for a bedroom...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 2, 2024, 05:29 PM
    N20 is THE aurender to buy for the money. However, a sleeper streamer perfect for a second system is the INNUOS Pulsar. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 2, 2024, 11:52 AM
    Definitely the midi exquisite 3.0 will be more airy and resolving. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 2, 2024, 10:30 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    10 x 10 easy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 1, 2024, 10:28 PM
    Eversolo DMP-A6. $859 on Amazon. Perfect for a bedroom system. Key features: Music Services and Streaming: The DMP-A6 incorporates popular music services like Amazon Music, TIDAL, Qobuz, HIRESAUDIO, Roon Ready etc. You can take advantage of...
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    June 1, 2024, 05:20 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Exactly right. Just to add some context to your comment, I'm going to share a story, so apologies for the digression from audio for a moment: I don't know if I mentioned this previously, but before I started racing sportbikes, I trained as...
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    June 1, 2024, 04:42 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Wise words, indeed.
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    June 1, 2024, 07:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Yes! How could I forget? I am one! Oh yeah, drivers and putters. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 1, 2024, 06:05 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    It’s about the journey, not the destination. It’s no different with car guys, guys who fish, boat, fly, even guys on my hockey team obsessed with the latest carbon fiber hockey sticks. Have you seen guys into cooking? My buddy Mark (MDP on here)...
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    June 1, 2024, 12:51 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Q: A: Time will tell. "All good things come to those that wait."
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    May 31, 2024, 08:55 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    I'll just add that "audiophilia" is not the only place I observe "MSB" I'll back up just a bit to put this into perspective: One of the very best pro tennis coaches in the world, Aussie pro tennis Coach Darren Cahill has a wonderful philosophy...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 31, 2024, 04:24 PM
    As I’ve been saying… Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 31, 2024, 01:47 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Fully agree! Hegel makes terrific products, I really like them. In my experience the Danes are amazing at audio product development. I heard your room with the Hegel system at AXPONA last year, and it was a really wonderful and engaging system....
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    May 31, 2024, 09:37 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    They’re not that bad! 360 — 390. And that seems like forever ago. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 30, 2024, 07:10 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    I'm going to wait for the Hegel 410. No, wait...the Hegel 420. No, wait...:P
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 30, 2024, 09:31 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    News to me. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 27, 2024, 09:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    You caught me! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 26, 2024, 07:43 PM
    Go for it. Darko just published a review on it: More thoughts on the $329 WiiM Ultra | Darko.Audio Video: https://youtu.be/zWsJCUxLpqs?feature=shared
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    May 26, 2024, 02:10 PM
    Yup! 👌👊👍 Could not agree more on your points. Well said. I'll just add that adding my P1 to my system not only resulted in having a superb-sounding and world-class streamer, DAC and preamplifier, but it allowed me to significantly...
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    May 26, 2024, 11:52 AM
    Mike replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    Maybe it was another brand or rendering? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 26, 2024, 09:21 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Gives Me Concern in Aurender
    Another reason why Fyne should have left bloody well alone. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 25, 2024, 08:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    That would be super cool. We still can’t get over the S3 Mk3. It FILLS our 20 x 25. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 25, 2024, 08:19 PM
    Mike replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    Interesting! Looks A7 ish. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 24, 2024, 02:11 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Gives Me Concern in Aurender
    Yes, he’s gone to a great company. I am not at liberty to discuss. But he’s in good hands. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 24, 2024, 11:43 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Gives Me Concern in Aurender
    C4 has gotten a lot better, not sure how it applies to your situation. Ari left in December. Kelly Scheidt replaced him. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 24, 2024, 09:01 AM
    Dave is a class act. I always enjoyed dealing with him. Very professional. I would have kept the line if I didn’t know it was a sinking ship (many of my close friends will tell you I predicted it to a tee). Dave was always a positive ray of...
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