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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 PM
    Have you been able to do measurements against say a standard switch? That could certainly dispel their findings. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:46 AM
    EtherREGEN Review/Measurements: UpTone Audio EtherREGEN Switch Review | Audio Science Review (ASR) Forum Melco S100 Review/Measurements: https://www.melco-audio-masters.com/uploads/1/0/1/5/101505220/hfn_oct_melco_s100_reprint-low.pdf ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:33 AM
    Yes!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 10:05 AM
    Going to try the Melco S100 here. HiFi News measurements showed a marked improvement. The review is the EtherRegen one showed no improvement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Just color.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:03 PM
    Thatís a GREAT pairing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:01 PM
    LOL. True. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:01 PM
    Just go to the fish market area and post. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:46 PM
    Magico A5 on the right. Let your music sing, not your cabinet! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    K-03XD + Aurender N10. If you can stretch to the N20, it is a big step up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    November 22, 2020, 10:55 PM
    I know exactly what it is, I was a Sonic Euphoria PLC beta tester for Jeff Hagler of Sound Values back in the mid 90s before he ever brought it to market. I will say it again, PLCs are not a free lunch they will impact frequency response based on...
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    November 22, 2020, 10:01 PM
    maybe you're presupposing Canare, Mogami, etc aren't worth considering? I can borrow a full loom of Nordost Odin anytime I like, my dealer is also a friend he has it on demo and his store is two blocks from my office. To this day I haven't taken...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 22, 2020, 04:26 PM
    Welcome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 22, 2020, 03:27 PM
    puroagave replied to a thread Why Do I Own This? in Music Forum
    And like F1, finding another half second will cost you five times what lowering lap times by the previous second cost. Its good to see "no holds barred" is still part of your lexicon :)
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 22, 2020, 11:40 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Why Do I Own This? in Music Forum
    Mike, our Taiko Extreme continues to impress beyond what we thought was possible every single day. Talk about peeling back the onion. Shockingly real is how I would be describe what it does to music. Also glad TAS is becoming a reality, Iíve...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 22, 2020, 11:25 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30 in Aurender
    Me: ďIs there a benefit to using any after market power cord on the W20SE?Ē Aurender: ďthere is still a benefit, but certainly less than other Aurenderís.Ē
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 08:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread step up from N100H? in Aurender
    N-01XD and the reason is the ďXDĒ. Now an N10 into a K-01XD (instead of K-01x) then thatís a different story. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 03:32 PM
    Not sure. I thought it was just for mobile phones and tablets. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 03:32 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30 in Aurender
    We are using the AQ Dragon Source because in that room, itís all AQ (except for the Ethernet and USB). I havenít really thought about the W20SE being any different, I would be using the right cable for my budget and system. Omega NR, Alpha v2...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 02:42 PM
    Use Tapatalk. Our plug in for easier posting images created double posts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 01:49 PM
    The PAPs are quite good, I've heard the aforementioned competitors and the PAP always stood out. This model looks interesting for those with space limitations:
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 01:36 PM
    Peter Daniel of Audiosector used to produce the AudioZone Pre-T1 which featured Stevens & Billington xfmers, arguably the best of their kind. Peter has an eye for form as well as function and his products all sound wonderful. There is no free lunch...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 10:42 AM
    Nice list, happy to see the Sim 600i getting some love! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Myles B. Astor's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 10:23 AM
    LOL. Perhaps you should go back and reread what I said. The point seems to have eluded you.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 10:18 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Speakers esthetics in Speakers
    I decided that Estelon wasnít for me. But I am looking at adding a real pretty (and virtually unknown) modestly priced speaker next year. Stay tuned. Late spring/summer time frame. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 10:17 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Pilium Audio in Amplifiers
    I read the review, I donít know, I wasnít feeling it. It was sort of saying ďitís good, but not as good as...Ē Iíll take gryphon or Boulder all day long myself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 21, 2020, 08:32 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    No!! But let me know ASAP if you want one. They are going Fasssst! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 20, 2020, 05:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    There is VERY limited supply of BLACK K-01XD and K-03XD. Like 2 left. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    November 20, 2020, 04:24 PM
    Something for everyone! The 17th Annual Positive Feedback Writers' Choice Awards for 2020The 17th Annual Positive Feedback Writers' Choice Awards for 2020 - Positive Feedback
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 20, 2020, 10:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Shunyata Omega USB in Shunyata Research
    USB Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 20, 2020, 08:05 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Lite for iPhone in Aurender
    No, this is the iPhone app. Not sure why they call it ďliteĒ because itís very comprehensive. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 19, 2020, 03:01 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Lite for iPhone in Aurender
    Go to settings/aurender. Select from there.
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    November 19, 2020, 01:27 PM
    I tried two gainclone amps on AG, the Audiosector Patek SE and Valab Vanus, both are based around the LM1875 or LM3875 chip like the 47 Lab. Yes the signal paths are extremely sort, in the case of the Valab there are so few components the circuit is...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 19, 2020, 07:53 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Shunyata Omega USB in Shunyata Research
    I donít believe there is a whole lot of information about it the Omega USB out yet. Iím checking on the MSRP. There is no doubt the Omega is a big step up over the Sigma, in every way. Now, the Alpha and Sigma are both used extensively...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 18, 2020, 10:30 PM
    Aurender just released a major firmware upgrade. It greatly improves the clock/timing and the quality of the digital outputs. To say this upgrade is substantial sonically would be an understatement. After the unit reboots, reboot it a second...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 18, 2020, 10:07 PM
    Viva, VAC, SIT-3. Canít say Iíve heard many better.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 18, 2020, 09:40 PM
    We replaced a Wireworld Platinum 6 USB Cable today with the Shunyata Omega USB. Sooooo much more organic, smooth and relaxed. Perfectly balanced top to bottom. I would like to know the materials used (any silver?). This cable is set to be THE...
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    November 18, 2020, 07:27 PM
    you may create inductance if you coiled the wire, particularity if its a lot of wire. I would stretch it out or make elongated loops if you want to take up slack in one channel.
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    November 18, 2020, 07:21 PM
    with AGs, 80 WPC is overkill power-wise. you only need 3-4 WPC.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 18, 2020, 05:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    I will say this so far: Iím beyond impressed. I wasnít expecting THIS kind of impact. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 18, 2020, 05:52 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    Or just post your comments here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 18, 2020, 02:48 PM
    https://gryphon-audio.dk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/STRP_4312_GRYPHON_Essence_Mono.pdf Stereophile Gryphon Essence Review. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 17, 2020, 05:52 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    Starts at 24k Euro. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 17, 2020, 01:20 PM
    Mike started a thread Taiko Extreme in Taiko Audio
    We are proud to announce that Suncoast Audio is now a Taiko Audio dealer. Selling a world class Roon Music Server with our selection of world class DACís, just makes sense. Our demo Taiko Extreme arrived this morning. We have it breaking in...
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    November 16, 2020, 11:30 PM
    puroagave replied to a thread Gillian Welch in Music Forum
    good catch, I just got my vinyl pre-order in tonight. I finished listening to the MP3 download and I'm glad I pulled the trigger.
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    November 16, 2020, 11:16 PM
    The LTA ZOTL10 sounds excellent over Uno Fino XDs and will stay. Ive tried the Valvet, First Watt F7, KR Audio VT20, Allnic 300B int. and ARC V35. I'm in no hurry to try more amps.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 16, 2020, 07:32 PM
    Brian, you are going to love them! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 16, 2020, 05:35 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30 in Aurender
    No pricing established yet. Expected to ship early next year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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