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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 06:28 PM
    Nice... it sounds pretty cool. I saw some pictures where it looks like the front panel displays what's playing and settings, etc. At almost $40,000 I believe it would be a tad out of my budget :)....
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    Today, 05:26 PM
    Sounds like a pain and also sounds cool :).
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    Today, 02:45 PM
    Yea, I thought it must have been wrong photo of something :). It happens.
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    Today, 02:30 PM
    Ok, I'll take a shot... Great sale... Wyred 4 Sound integrated ($1299, normally $2499): STI-v2 Series | Wyred 4 Sound KEF Meta speakers ($1499.98): KEF - LS50 Meta Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) SimAudio 110LP v2 ($475) - (get from Mr. Mike):...
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    Today, 02:07 PM
    The Rega table and the Schitt amp certainly seem like solid choices. Maybe I am not understanding what you are suggesting, but if your speakers are $3700 a pair would that not pretty much blow your $5k budget?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:27 AM
    Where are you located? I know Mark (MDP) had the Salon 2ís with the Pass X350.8 for a long time and loved the combo. Maybe he can chime in here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:44 AM
    The new flagship turntable from Kronos. Details to follow. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    RIP. Iconic musician. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:48 PM
    You sure know how to make a guy feel good :)... I have actually heard that before, that the LS50's, originally introduced as one of their 50th anniversary models was designed to be a scaled down version of their top products :). The Meta also...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:52 PM
    I just saw this headline... ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill dead at 72...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:15 PM
    That certainly is reasonable.
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    Yesterday, 02:40 PM
    We all have our preferences. I have been a KEF fan since about 1980 :)... I enjoy the KEF sound, and usually like most British speakers that I have heard. In the same regards I have never liked horn speakers. That is not to say that there...
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    Yesterday, 02:25 PM
    Hmmm, never figured that Dave... lets not count my secondary speakers (Magnepan's) and headphones (Audeze's) because I may sell either of these :)... Actually it is more like 20% :)... including the secondary speakers and headphones and we are...
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    Yesterday, 02:09 PM
    I kind of agree with your last point. If someone asks for opinions I am happy to give them mine, but I do not believe that I am right and others are wrong. I believe what is right for you is truly what matters. I recently dealt with a similar...
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    Yesterday, 12:58 PM
    Agree, and I do remember insanely priced components back in the day also. I believe that these were much rarer back then and today they are much more prevalent then these ultra expensive components used to be. Then again maybe it is just that it...
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    Yesterday, 12:44 PM
    The one thing I see over and over again is that your speakers should be 50% of your budget, your speakers should be 80% of your budget, etc., etc. This may be true in many circumstances, but not all. Example in point is the KEF speakers... I...
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    Yesterday, 12:22 PM
    He is really new to hi end audio :D.... "Iíve run the SoundStage! Network for over 25 years, so I know first-hand howóand how oftenóthis happens." 25 years is still considered a rookie, correct... and I assume you had your tongue firmly...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:19 PM
    Excellent article and he was right on the mark in my view. Reminds me of the LA show a couple months ago. The 1.5-2 Mil system sounded good, sure, but in every one of our groups opinions, not even close to the best sounding room at the show.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:38 AM
    It kinda fits with this post Low To Mid Priced Systems
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    Yesterday, 08:57 AM
    "Andrew Jones has an impressive history in loudspeakers, having served as the chief speaker engineer at KEF, Infinity, Technical Audio Devices Laboratories (TAD), and Pioneer, where he established a reputation for designing budget speakers that...
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    Yesterday, 08:46 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Speaker Journey in KEF
    Thank you and so far I am impressed. I do believe they need a decent amount of break in to reach their peek performance. They sounded good out of the box, better on some albums over others. I have noticed a difference with a couple of evenings...
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    Yesterday, 08:40 AM
    CPP replied to a thread Cable direction in Cables
    Hum from what I remember, annealing of copper only takes place around temps of 700F. And the compaction with copper only takes place with copper powder. So not sure how this is going to impact a solid core cable is some audio system.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 09:12 PM
    Since I am a British speaker fan I have always thought Harbeth would be an excellent choice. I have never actually heard them.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 06:46 PM
    Mike replied to a thread CD Transports: End of an era in MSB
    Do you have any evidence? They can barely keep stock right now. As soon as it comes in, itís gone and sold. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 06:28 PM
    No. The 590 is A, 509 is AB. The 590 may go into AB, but Luxman doesnít specify it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 27, 2021, 05:40 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Speaker Journey in Speakers
    I have been reading some reviews, and watching videos. Some reviewers are really going crazy over the Meta's including even calling them a game changer. Also, there seems to be uniformed praise for KEF introducing this new technology in affordable...
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    July 27, 2021, 05:40 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Speaker Journey in Speakers
    Duplicate????
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 05:17 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    Itís all vicoustics. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 27, 2021, 02:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    We had a blast! Thank you to you and your wonderful wife for such southern hospitality! I thoroughly enjoyed hanging with you and listening to your incredible system. I canít believe how big a step up the DB11-Sís are over my 9ís. Size and...
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    July 27, 2021, 01:02 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Speaker Journey in Speakers
    Thank God for it not getting in your house.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 12:35 PM
    CPP replied to a thread Speaker Journey in Speakers
    Pretty much agree but for a different reason. Living so close to the Atlantic and the threat of storm surge, its far easier to secure small speakers that some hefty towers if a threat of storm sure hits your area. Like this picture from Matthew...
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    July 27, 2021, 12:02 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Speaker Journey in KEF
    I got the MBL a little bit ago; I think the beginning of June. I like it a lot. I think it is my favorite amplifier that I have owned. The Meta appear to be a very nice improvement over the original LS50's (which I did own). With the Rythmik...
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    July 27, 2021, 11:23 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Speaker Journey in Speakers
    The Blades must be awesome! I have gotten to the point in life where I prefer smaller speakers.... maybe a stand mounted Blades :P.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 09:53 AM
    Nice system, enjoy !
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    July 27, 2021, 09:52 AM
    CPP replied to a thread Speaker Journey in Speakers
    I'm a Kef fan as well Randy. Always liked their gear and their sound.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    July 27, 2021, 09:43 AM
    A person can really influence their system choices by looking at the used market. Instead of throwing down huge sums of money at a new component, you can find some really nice gear in the used market. My system the only thing I purchased new many...
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    July 27, 2021, 08:31 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Speaker Journey in Speakers
    I have a small pair of B&W's with my main computer. They are designed as a computer speakers however :).
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    July 27, 2021, 12:52 AM
    Randy Myers started a thread Speaker Journey in Speakers
    I posted this in the KEF thread, but thought it might be good for here as well; Back in the day I was a huge KEF fan. My 104aB's were so good! Getting back into this hobby a few years ago (or more) I was happy to find KEF was going strong. I...
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    July 27, 2021, 12:30 AM
    Randy Myers started a thread Speaker Journey in KEF
    Back in the day I was a huge KEF fan. My 104aB's were so good! Getting back into this hobby a few years ago (or more) I was happy to find KEF was going strong. I got a pair of LS50's which I enjoyed immensely. But jumping back into this...
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    July 26, 2021, 08:02 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread ploink :) in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome to the forum.
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    July 26, 2021, 07:47 PM
    Mike replied to a thread ploink :) in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 26, 2021, 05:16 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    Absolutely beautiful setup.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 26, 2021, 03:03 PM
    Mike started a thread Kharma DB11-S tweaking in Kharma
    In Kentucky today for a visit and some tweaking of our friend and customers DB11-Sí.s. We have the DB9-S in the store. They are incredible. However, I was not expecting how much better the DB11-Sís ($54k) are. They have a superior cabinet,...
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  • CPP's Avatar
    July 26, 2021, 12:51 PM
    So very true
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    July 26, 2021, 12:22 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Hello from CA in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome to the forum.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 26, 2021, 12:12 PM
    True, but they are conservative! HiFi News measured it at 95. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    July 26, 2021, 12:12 PM
    Oh God, donít say that! N20 to me does extract more micro detail, but it still retains the analog sonic nature. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 26, 2021, 11:38 AM
    Yes. No problem. It really measures about 95 watts/channel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    July 26, 2021, 08:54 AM
    It doesnít do Roon unfortunately. They had a public fall out. Itís a good unit, requires HQ Player or Other software (no Roon). Aqua DACís are still our favorite stand alone DACís under $10k. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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Pre-Amp and Amp: Hattor AMRG Trans, Tube Active Stage | MBL 8006 B
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