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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 03:58 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Critical Listening Mode in Aurender
    Not exactly. Some people like the display on and the pretty graphics. Others, turn it off entirely. “Critical Listening Mode is a feature that allows the user to defeat any background tasks and circuitry that are non-essential to playing...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 01:20 PM
    Correct. Sounds good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 01:00 PM
    Headphone outputs as in headphone XLR? No. The new Esoteric N-05XD may work. Wouldn’t you come out of the DAC into the pre and then output to the various headphone amps? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:13 AM
    Awesome! And wait until your headphones arrive! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:34 AM
    Two channel preamps? Yes. We use a two channel preamp exclusively with the MSB since we have more than once source. Our favorites are Block Audio, Boulder 2110, Soulution 725.
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:18 PM
    My local Wilson dealer has the Momentum integrated connected to SabrinaXes and it's a super match. They are usually driven by Luxman which is no slouch, but the Momentum elevates everything to a higher level: transparency, resolution, drive and esp...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:08 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Got it. Thanks for clarifying. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    I posted a link above. It’s $8995. You’re starting to think how I was thinking. It’s ok to make something a little more expensive and offer the name/build/styling/whatever. That’s $16k. But when you’re $25k and the rest of your competitors...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:33 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Wrong. Price increase nuttiness. See above. Has nothing to do with the quality of the product or sonics. Those are excellent. I just wish they left pricing alone. I explained this to them a million times. It was high, but not crazy. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:33 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    They went nuts with pricing quarter after quarter after quarter. I even met with the owner in Germany and told him all this. I went through a few products and where they needed to be price wise based on competition. I explained that these...
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    Yesterday, 10:17 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    T+A HA 200 | House of Stereo | Synergistic | T+A Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 10:09 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    MSRP: $8900 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 09:48 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Help me find a new SS amp in Amplifiers
    It’s class D right? It likely was related to economies of scale. Lots of OTS Class D boards available. Cheaper than building your own. Smart and not uncommon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 12:22 PM
    My point: Roon is the bottleneck. Even a base Aurender bests Roon sonically. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 10:20 AM
    This I’m amazed that the folks who fuss over which cable lifters and which wall outlets to get are “just fine” with the “toll” Roon takes on sound. (Shaking my head) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Gene's Avatar
    September 17, 2021, 07:07 PM
    I was especially surprised by this line.... "Physical compact disc (CD) sales grew from $142.7 million to $205.3 million (43.9% increase) during those same periods." Seems the the old digital disc is alive and kicking.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 17, 2021, 05:58 PM
    Physical Media Sales are Booming: Ownership! - ecoustics.com
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    September 17, 2021, 05:58 PM
    Semiconductor Shortage? Never Mind That, There’s A Vacuum Shortage! | Hackaday “There is a worldwide panic on availability of vacuum tubes”: EHX's Mike Matthews on the murky future of valve amps - Guitar.com | All Things Guitar
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    September 16, 2021, 09:32 PM
    when the Avantgarde Uno Fino XD and Cornwall IVs were here, I used a Valvet E2 which sounded really good on both speakers with plenty of drive and very low self-noise (quiet). Their A4E monos are supposedly more of the same and within your budget.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2021, 03:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Help me find a new SS amp in Amplifiers
    Great suggestion. $13k and as good as we’ve heard under $30k. Gorgeous build and look too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 16, 2021, 07:47 AM
    Jim asked me to post these. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 16, 2021, 07:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB S202 Stereo Amplifier Review in MSB
    All depends on speakers and room size. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 15, 2021, 08:47 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Why no turntable? in All Things Analog
    The MOFI group on FB is very good for that. There’s a few others too like Anything MOFI or other great albums. Vinyl: the dead wax society is also good.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 14, 2021, 01:20 PM
    Great write up Mark. Engaging emotions is what makes this so much fun. Glad you’re loving the Kharma’s. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 14, 2021, 09:48 AM
    EV Road Trip Shows Tesla's Charging Edge Over Other Electric Cars This article highlights two things: 1. ICE is still king 2. The competition is miles (or hours!) behind Tesla
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    September 13, 2021, 09:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread SimAudio 650D in SimAudio (MOON)
    What’s the rest of your system? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 13, 2021, 06:22 PM
    Mike replied to a thread N100H to N200 or N10? in Aurender
    I couldn’t disagree more. The N200 absolutely smokes the N100H and it beats the N10 in our store. We have them all. The N200/N20 has more transparency, resolution and far more musicality. Even the N100H gets pummeled by the N10. If you...
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    September 13, 2021, 02:39 PM
    Welcome Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 13, 2021, 11:53 AM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 800 D4 series announced in B&W
    Perhaps. As of right now, everyone is waiting to hear them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 12, 2021, 03:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread 803 or 804 D4 in B&W
    We are getting ours in soon, but I would say 803D4. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 12, 2021, 12:57 PM
    Mike replied to a thread My Naim Solstice arrived in Naim Audio
    Looks awesome Bart! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • puroagave's Avatar
    September 12, 2021, 12:24 PM
    sorry to sidetrack this thread any further. Mike, have you compared the Classic 45 against the Mofi 45 rpm 1-step? I don't have the Classic, the only other 'audiophile' pressing I own is the well known CBS half speed.
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    September 11, 2021, 12:50 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Listening Buddies in We Love Our Pets!
    Our newest listening buddy. She’s just turned one. 75 pounds. Pure bread Golden. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 11, 2021, 12:14 PM
    I was playing this QoBuz version: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 11, 2021, 08:55 AM
    use Tapatalk. Click and go.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 10, 2021, 04:59 PM
    It looked faster. But I think the cornering was it’s Achilles heel. Still ridiculously fast. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 10, 2021, 11:25 AM
    Clapping Leonardo Dicaprio GIF - Clapping Leonardo Dicaprio Leo Dicaprio - Discover & Share GIFs Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 9, 2021, 02:56 PM
    Welcome. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 9, 2021, 01:14 PM
    Just want to say…I love talking about cars. Almost as much as audio. Not trying to piss anyone off. It’s nothing personal. I have friends who love their Tesla’s. I love anything with four wheels (or two) and a motor or battery pack thingy. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 9, 2021, 01:02 PM
    I look at something like this and think “they are miles behind Tesla” (no pun intended). 100 mile range? That’s pathetic. These companies have a lot of catching up to do. All New Mazda MX-30 Electric Car & Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle | Mazda USA
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 9, 2021, 12:54 PM
    I was thinking sub 7. But the roadster will be the one to watch.
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