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    Yesterday, 11:15 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    It is not hard to get confused when looking at some of the T+A gear on their site. There are over laps of functions, even within the same series. It appears that their approach is for someone to buy the entire series, overlaps and all :(. Too...
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    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, 11:04 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    I 100% agree... it boggles my mind when companies price themselves out of the market, especially when they are barely starting to make a name for themselves in this market. The link and price you posted is for the headphone amp, not the separate...
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    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    Totally agree. I only mentioned it because it shows an endorsement of the technology from a big time high end German manufacture! The Series 200 is certainly not a direct competition to the M33. A completely different design criteria, but at...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    I posted a link above. Itís $8995. Youíre starting to think how I was thinking. Itís ok to make something a little more expensive and offer the name/build/styling/whatever. Thatís $16k. But when youíre $25k and the rest of your competitors...
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    Yesterday, 10:42 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Ahhh... that sound reasonable... its too bad, the product itself is fantastic, but if they are pricing themselves out of the market then it will hurt them in the long haul :(.... I have yet to see the price on the amplifier. The new DAC is...
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    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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    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, 10:26 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Only speculating... but I would guess not enough sales to justify the line and it looks like a large T+A dealer is fairly close to their location... only guessing, so I could very much be incorrect :).
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    Yesterday, 10:22 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Yup, headphone amp came first, but seemed over the top to me... Also, in my view, a really really silly design decision... they included their fantastic DAC.... BUT... it cannot be used as a DAC in your main systems... no outputs other than...
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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, 10:12 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    That was the headphone amp, right. Any word on the other pieces? The DAC, the amp? The headphone amp was priced pretty high I thought when it was first released, but then again it does include the high level DSD1024 DAC.... so.... I always...
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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, 10:07 AM
    Yes, Purifi is the new Class D that has been discussed in this thread. NAD M33, M28, and C298 use it. It seemed like most others releasing it are from lesser known companies and DIY types, but T+A endorsement is pretty huge in my eyes.
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    Yesterday, 09:52 AM
    The new Series 200! First released was the headphone amplifier, which also included their DAC with DSD1024 capability! The rest of the series starts with the DAC/Pre-amp, which handles DSD up to DSD1024 through their beloved two path system...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:48 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Help me find a new SS amp in Amplifiers
    Itís 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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    Yesterday, 09:35 AM
    I just found out some interesting news. I think it has become known that T+A has finally discontinued their Series 8 line. Wonderful pieces... the DAC 8 DSD is fantastic and several members on this forum use it. It remains on Stereophile's A+...
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    September 18, 2021, 02:45 PM
    Thank you, I forgot to check that list....
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    September 18, 2021, 01:46 PM
    So do you think the amplifier in the M33 and the C298 are basically the same or is the M33 using a better amplifier section? I do not care about or want all the other functions. I would truly only be interested in the amplifier.
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    September 18, 2021, 01:01 PM
    I do get a bit concerned about how Class D amps seemed to change so often (too often). First the B&O were all the rage, and then everybody started saying you don't want those, they suck compared to the Ncore's, and now no no no, you want the...
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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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    September 18, 2021, 12:05 PM
    It sounds like we agree more than disagree :)... to me I am not really interested in streaming because of sound quality but for other reasons. I have a personal preference of purchasing my music, to own it so to speak. My spinner is used...
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    September 18, 2021, 11:08 AM
    Certainly true to some extent, however there is a reason that a few friends have tried and actually returned the Benchmark amplifier. Each component does add to the whole of the system, however each component also detracts from the whole of the...
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    September 18, 2021, 10:36 AM
    Which is all very cool, and I would love a SGM server, but at the $30,000 - $40,000 range it is not reasonable or reachable for a vast majority of audio fans. For most of us Roon does a great job. Yea, it would be nice to hear digital at its...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 18, 2021, 10:20 AM
    This Iím amazed that the folks who fuss over which cable lifters and which wall outlets to get are ďjust fineĒ with the ďtollĒ Roon takes on sound. (Shaking my head) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 18, 2021, 09:59 AM
    CPP replied to a thread Tiff in Movies & Television
    They already rule the world, they just let us men think we are in charge LOL
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    September 18, 2021, 09:58 AM
    CPP replied to a thread Help me find a new SS amp in Amplifiers
    It appears so.
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    September 18, 2021, 09:34 AM
    CPP replied to a thread Help me find a new SS amp in Amplifiers
    I tell ya what ya need to do. Go demo and let your ears tell ya what you want to buy. After all its your money.:D
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    September 18, 2021, 09:33 AM
    CD sales only accounted for 4% of the music sold in in 2020 with 31 million CD's sold. But hey, I still buy them from Acoustics sounds along with LP's and yes I stream 60% of the time. I guess I can just say, who cares. Just enjoy.
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    September 18, 2021, 09:06 AM
    I kind of agree Bill, other than the actual amps you picked out. I have always felt benchmark gear is very sterile sounding, not organic at all. I know a few people who have purchased the AHB2 and returned it complaining that although it was clear...
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    September 18, 2021, 08:58 AM
    Same, I have not played a CD in a very long time. I purchase records, mainly new and purchased downloads, mainly from HD Tracks. I have never warmed to the idea of streaming. I know some people think having digital music on my sever machine is...
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    September 18, 2021, 02:55 AM
    Sorry, missed/forgot that :)... this adventure has been going for a while now :)... Yes, the headphone world is getting pretty crazy... if anyone would have told me I would have $12k+ in my headphone setup a couple of years ago I would have told...
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    September 18, 2021, 02:51 AM
    If he can get it to your budget: https://www.audioshark.org/amplifiers-155/dagostino-momentum-s250-20182.html#post336630 I also am happy with the pre-owned excellent shape MBL I found... if you can find a T+A in your budget then, dammmmm there...
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    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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    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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  • CPP's Avatar
    September 17, 2021, 11:54 AM
    So many new headphones are coming out. The New Dan Clark Stealth ( closed back) $4k. Maze Audio Elite $4k Things are getting rather pricey in the headphone world.
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    September 17, 2021, 10:58 AM
    Mike definitely is ordering them. The Dan Clark Audio Voce are certainly worth evaluating also. Not sure if either will compete with the Stax but I was very impressed with other Dan Clark's (Mr. Speakers) that I have owned. If Abyss ever came...
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    September 17, 2021, 10:54 AM
    I know Mike recently pickup the Rega line and was impressed with their higher models. Puma recently did a full review in TAS on the P10 and was VERY impressed. My RP8 (their previous generation) is enjoyable to me.
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    September 17, 2021, 09:25 AM
    Its going to be a calm morning at the house.
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    September 17, 2021, 08:38 AM
    Awesome Eric, and following your discovery journey has been fun! To even be discussing the Woo a long side of the MSB shows the quality, of course of both products, but the Woo in the same breath with something multiple times more expensive is...
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    September 17, 2021, 08:31 AM
    I have to agree with this. The Rega sounds excellent and is not at all difficult to setup!
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    September 16, 2021, 09:21 PM
    Iím usually logged in on 2 iPads and 2 desktops all the time. Not sure whatís up.
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