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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:37 PM
    Far left is Jock, next Joe, next Bruce and then me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 07:27 PM
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    Yesterday, 06:33 PM
    Jock and I flew to NYC to see Joe and Bruce and go to the Bolts/Islanders game. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:31 PM
    His Accordoís arrived. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:15 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Zellaton in Speakers
    Back to our regular scheduled programming. Keep us posted on how they change as they break in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:03 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Zellaton in Speakers
    Wow! Congrats on your new speakers. Iíve always liked the way Zellatonís sound at shows. Very open, very musical. Fast. Congrats again! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • astrotoy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:49 AM
    It has been 11 years, but when I was looking for an ADC for my ripping project, I knew that it was going to take me 5 years (actually took six) to do the ripping of 10,000 albums, all in real time. That meant the cost of my time was going to far...
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    June 18, 2021, 11:55 PM
    Myles B. Astor replied to a thread Zellaton in Speakers
    Just arrived on Tuesday. I think theyíre the first pair in the US.
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  • astrotoy's Avatar
    June 18, 2021, 11:15 PM
    Digitizing using DSD means that editing (like click and pop removal) is very difficult. I couldn't do the link in your post to Amazon. Currently a lot of people like the Sweet Vinyl Sugar Cube products. They are quite a bit more expensive than...
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  • astrotoy's Avatar
    June 18, 2021, 08:53 PM
    Nicoff, sorry to hear about the lightning strike. Perhaps your power company will cover the loss. I think that happens in our area. If you have a smart phone, you can get by with cellular internet for a few days as long as the local cell tower...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 17, 2021, 07:23 AM
    Yes
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 08:37 PM
    No, I donít have any. Sorry. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 07:51 PM
    Iím actually not sure of the brand. I think one of our members may know and commented above. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 05:54 PM
    They are actually subwoofers Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • astrotoy's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 01:36 PM
    There is an HQP thread on the Roon Forum. Lots of helpful information. Jussi (Mr.HQP) is a frequent participant and he answers questions directly if you PM him. I started on the HQP path at the recommendation of Tom Caufield who is the mastering...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 16, 2021, 08:34 AM
    Just so I understand. In order to improve the sound of Roon, you install and configure HQP on another computer. Then, in HQP, you set it to upsample everything, even PCM red book to DSD 256/512 using a ASDM7EC modulator with a poly-sinc-ext2...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 15, 2021, 06:12 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30SA in Aurender
    Watch our YouTube Channel for an unboxing tomorrow! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 15, 2021, 10:11 AM
    LinQ? Taiko? Or do I need to add a PC/Mac? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 15, 2021, 08:56 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30SA in Aurender
    Sure! We are going to unbox (and do a video) today. We were so slammed with demos yesterday, we didnít have time.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 15, 2021, 06:22 AM
    Anyone who hasnít compared Roon to TAS or Aurender or NAIM, really should. Hopefully some folks who have made this comparison based on sound, will chime in. We have a Nucleus+ and a Taiko Extreme for running Roon. It sounds like HQP really can...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 14, 2021, 09:53 AM
    Mike started a thread Aurender N30SA in Aurender
    Has arrived! Will try to unpack and setup today. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 14, 2021, 09:03 AM
    I havenít written much about this brand, even though weíve been selling it for years and Iíve been living with it for years. In the store, we have a significant investment in NAIM equipment from the UNITI series products like the Core and ATOM...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 14, 2021, 08:16 AM
    Congrats on the new headphone amp Randy. They make great products. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    June 13, 2021, 08:35 PM
    Peter runs an atelier, a workshop that builds bespoke gear and takes the system approach incl. amps and sources (kinda like Levinson did with Cello or Michel Reverchon with Goldmund). I've gotten the nickel tour of his studio in San Diego, its quite...
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  • astrotoy's Avatar
    June 13, 2021, 05:44 PM
    That is definitely the way to go. IMHO, HQP has the quite superior sound quality compared with straight Roon. However, you do have to spend some time experimenting with the different choices of filters, upsampling, etc. Some can be quite taxing on...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 13, 2021, 03:21 PM
    Those features and meta data come at a cost: sound. Best interface hands down is Roon. But far from the best sounding. Actually, quite a choke point sonically. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 12, 2021, 09:52 PM
    Stereo Magazine: Limited to 600 Units Worldwide Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 12, 2021, 02:45 PM
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    June 12, 2021, 02:44 PM
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    June 12, 2021, 02:41 PM
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    June 12, 2021, 11:16 AM
    I did too. Much of set wasn't previously released, the sonics are really good to boot. Not to be missed.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 12, 2021, 08:05 AM
    I watched it. Was good and sad all at the same time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    June 12, 2021, 12:10 AM
    its also the first time on vinyl. Im going to fight the queues tomorrow to get mine along with Kenny Dorham .
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    June 11, 2021, 11:58 PM
    puroagave replied to a thread Rega Planar 10 TAS Review in Rega
    what is "mine"?
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    June 11, 2021, 09:40 PM
    puroagave replied to a thread Rega Planar 10 TAS Review in Rega
    which $15,000+ 'tables have you reviewed in your system?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 11, 2021, 06:48 AM
    Great little system, but at the volumes I listen, I would blow the 30.2ís to smithereens in my room. 40.3ísÖfor sure would work. 260.8ís then. I have some Franco Serblin Accordo Essence coming next week to go with the little Accordoís in the...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 10, 2021, 08:41 PM
    The trioís wonít fit. I would love the 4Dís, but that might be a goal for next year. Thinking an Artesania 2+2+2 and a 3 shelf on the end. But thatís as far as Iíve gotten. LOL. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • astrotoy's Avatar
    June 10, 2021, 05:17 PM
    In 2019 we found a highly rated carpet cleaner in the East Bay (SF Bay Area), Larry's Extreme Clean. Did a great job. When he was here he was looking at my record and tape collection. I asked him whether he was a music fan. He said that he was a...
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  • astrotoy's Avatar
    June 10, 2021, 04:58 PM
    I scored 43 out of 150. However, 42 are 15ips 2 track tapes and of those, 16 are safety masters. The one record only is Kraftwork Computer World, which I bought because it was a Harry Pearson TAS Superdisc. I'm very much a classical music fan, and...
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  • astrotoy's Avatar
    June 10, 2021, 03:45 PM
    I have 5 of the first eight (all but the Art Blakely, Jolene and Zombie) on 15ips 2 track tape, including my safety master of DSOTM on 1/2" tape. I also have the King Crimson album on tape. The ones I have are all analogue recordings, and my tapes...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 10, 2021, 12:19 PM
    And that would be? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 9, 2021, 09:24 PM
    Iím my own worst customer. Nothing decided. My system currently comprises two turntables and a reel to reel sitting on the floor. Thinking: Kharma, Harbeth, Pass, Luxman, Sim, Classe, Boulder, NAIM, Block, MSB, Aurender I have Vivid and...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 9, 2021, 08:19 PM
    Influential Albums - How many of these 150 influential albums have you heard? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 9, 2021, 02:15 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30 in Aurender
    Yes. Donít forget about the new N200. We have one on order too. Reportedly beats the N10 and nips at the heels of the N20. Two user installed storage (ie 2 x 8TB SSDís) The N30 comes with one 8TB SSD and one bay available for a second one. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 8, 2021, 10:44 AM
    That was it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    June 8, 2021, 10:35 AM
    puroagave replied to a thread Magico A5 Review in Magico
    the German test linked in this thread also shows the bass bump and treble roll off. despite that they gave it a 15 out of a possible 15 points for neutrality.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 7, 2021, 09:27 PM
    Mike replied to a thread DB9 Signature in Kharma
    Rance, your speakers are going through final testing this week and then Polish and prep for shipping. This is your actual speaker going through testing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 7, 2021, 08:47 PM
    Yes! They may get lost in that wine cellar. Regardless, it will be good experience for you. No doubt youíll learn a few things. When I retire, Iím going to write a book! I have so many hilarious stories. Hereís a quick one: I get a...
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