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    Today, 10:39 PM
    Hi CPP! I'm very sorry my friend, but I just don't recognize your CPP moniker!?!?!?? Should I? Did I know you, by your moniker or personally? I did check and I saw you're about 1.5 hrs away from my home now. Tell me where did you live before...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 06:54 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Cool, just got word that our first batch has shipped. Second batch coming next week.
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 05:38 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    :tup:
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    Today, 05:37 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    Thank you Stephen. I'll take a look. I have some time.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 03:44 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Where are you located? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • thetubeguy1954's Avatar
    Today, 03:39 PM
    Hey AJ!!! Yeah, I'm still around and kicking, and I am indeed having a few health issues I've been struggling to get ahead of! In fact, it was just about 4 years back now when my wife returned from visiting her family in Colombia, S.A. The...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 03:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Couldnít you just set your i7 computer to run Roon core on your network and free up that USB? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 02:39 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Our US Distributor is advising the price will be $299 for the remote. Dealers are also required to buy a small truck load. No one off orders. We have ordered our first truck load. Still no ETA. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Today, 01:38 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Your opinion wanted in Speakers
    Congratulations Ken. Very glad you are happy.
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    Today, 01:25 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    Jim, I have a friend who wants it. PM coming
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    Today, 01:11 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    Great deal Jim.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 12:30 PM
    I worked in the Orlando metro area for a few years and all I remember is the traffic and the apartments complexes.
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  • thetubeguy1954's Avatar
    Today, 11:49 AM
    Dave, WOW!!!! Orlando was basically a swamp? Boy how times have changed. I can tell you where I moved to in East Orlando just 16 years ago has drastically! I cannot believe how many new stores and apartment buildings have sprung up. On another...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 10:36 AM
    I agree, hard to argue the choices although I do not have much personal experience with the brands. The one thing I would argue is his not including a dedicated pre-amp. I assume that these top tier DACs have wonderful volume functions built in,...
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Today, 09:46 AM
    Melody Gardot: Sunset in the Blue
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    Today, 09:29 AM
    Eric Clapton ; Me and Mr Johnson
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 07:54 AM
    Congrats on a great system. Dual Esoteric D1X DACís will be incredible! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 02:05 AM
    I will, and thank you Jack. Much appreciated. Just received an AT 700 series cartridge to mount up on the Technics as an alternative. Always loved Signet/AT cartridges. The Rega is the main but the new Technics is fun and what a motor. Just...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 01:31 AM
    Ahhh... I feel like such a tube noob... But it is fun. The active stage is really nice. So much air and sound stage. Dynamics are far better. I hooked up the vintage McIntosh the other day and I swear I could see the old girl smiling :D.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 01:05 AM
    Hey Jack, honest I am not sure. I would have to pull them and look. :) I have a feeling that Arek includes top notch tubes because he tends to use very high level parts. They do sound very good and a huge upgrade to his already amazing preamp. ...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 AM
    One really good way of ingratiating yourself to a new group of people is to talk down to other members, basically stating that none of them know what they are talking about. Pretty much calling them ignorant. You should realize that you are here...
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:07 PM
    Peanuts, How about a Emperor Double Crown Speaker Cable by Siltech , its a 2.0 meter cable for $50,000
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    Yesterday, 02:38 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread new amp kit in DIY
    I built several Haflers back in the day. They really were not that difficult, but what I found most important was take my time and make sure all my soldering points were solid with no cold solders. I also remember it was important to me that all...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:01 PM
    Me? No. And the Shunyata Alpha, Sigma and Omega are my faves. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:39 PM
    Agreed... uncomfortable and heavy headphones can get really fatiguing. I have tried quite a few headphones before arriving at my destination cans. I use my headphones mainly with my portable, at work and elsewhere. I do occasionally use them...
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    Yesterday, 11:53 AM
    Marc is a great guy. We were friends on another forum and we actually meet in Denver when I was there helping EJ in his room. Very trustworthy. Now if we can get him to make AS his main forum :P.
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    Yesterday, 11:35 AM
    joeinid replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    :) Iíve been eyeing that one am nowhere near ready plus after living with an XD version, Iíd be afraid to get something different.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:52 AM
    Yea, I could see the use of multiple inputs. Obviously a different level, but having two tables now it would be nice if my 310 had two inputs. Also doing adjustments from the front would be wonderful since even if the 310 had multiple inputs it...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:35 AM
    I donít. We have a VAC REN V phono, Pass XP27, three Avid Phonostages, etc. The 810 is definitely a superb performer Iíve heard, but with only one input, Iím kind of limited. I need at least three inputs. I have two tables and three arms. My...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:30 AM
    The Boulder/Gryphon/MSB amps are the top three I would choose too. I havenít had a lot of time with the Sim 888ís, so I canít say definitively, but the Sim 860v2 is a terrific sub-$20K performer. The MSB amps are the proverbial odd ball here,...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:22 AM
    Do you have one of the high end SimAudio's in the shop that you could take home and give it a try... maybe an 810? From some mentions in other reviews it appears as if the 810 could hold its own against some pretty stiff competition.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:18 AM
    Luxury and Performance: The Electronics I'd Shortlist
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    Yesterday, 09:02 AM
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:01 AM
    The Aurender ACS10 has built in, the necessary Ethernet filtering. The main Aurender (W20SE in my case) then plugs into the ACS10ís filtered Ethernet port. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:26 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Shunyata Omega USB in Shunyata Research
    Yes, definitely USB. Itís less restrictive to formats too. A lot depends on the DAC as well. But todayís DACís are really optimized for USB. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • thetubeguy1954's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:50 AM
    Hello, my friend! First & foremost, thanks for welcoming me here at the AudioShark forum. It's always nice when a "newbie" to an audio group/forum is made to feel as welcome as you guys are doing! I ran a forum called SETriodes for almost 20 years...
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    November 30, 2020, 11:59 PM
    Thanks, Mike! Although I'm sure you won't remember, we met when you held the event to introduce Lukasz Fikus' Pacific DAC at your audio salon! My friend Phil Abish drove me down and I had a wonderful time. Lukasz ended up playing a song from...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 11:20 PM
    Joe, you require some Abyss 😁. I hear tell that there is an Esoteric for sale in this here forum 😜.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 11:15 PM
    Yup... By listening to good music :D.
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 10:23 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    Thank you for the recommendation. I actually might have an older pair kicking around somewhere. Iíll have to take a look.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 09:36 PM
    Mike started a thread Blue Note Reissues in Music Forum
    For those who will say when they run out, ďbut I didnít know!Ē, now you know. ALL ANALOG. Mastered by Kevin Gray. From the original tapes. Amazon has some good pricing. http://www.bluenote.com/classic-vinyl-reissue-series/
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    November 30, 2020, 08:49 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    Hi Serge, I'm not a headphone guy (yet). I bought it to use as my main dac and was quite content until the borrowed Esoteric K-01XD opportunity came up. Depending on how long my brother lets me keep the Esoteric, will determine when I go back...
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    November 30, 2020, 08:35 PM
    CPP replied to a thread Sade - So Far in Music Forum
    Yeah, the guy just seems to do it right in so many ways.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 08:33 PM
    I enjoy streaming, no real hangups, simple , my ears hear music and I like it, the wifes enjoys it, but I stay away from the choice of the Blue Pill or Red Pill. As one can cost you a lot and give you hardly any noticeable payback for the upward...
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    November 30, 2020, 07:35 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    ARES II vs D90 vs Bifrost 2 vs ADI-2 vs Gungnir vs Qutest - YouTube
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 07:03 PM
    The thing that is confusing me about this conversation. Some say that the signal, the data packets coming from Tidal or Quobuz, or whatever are not affected, others believe that data is data and weather it is traveling across lines around the world...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 05:41 PM
    Exactly. Was wondering the same thing. I would be much more worried about all those crap lines that the data is traveling through before even getting to my ISP and then their lines to my house much more so than the lines in my house. But I do not...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    November 30, 2020, 05:18 PM
    Yup, but not a bad thing. It seems to have evolved into a more in-depth discussion :D.
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    November 30, 2020, 05:17 PM
    Very true. The other thing to consider when streaming would be format itself. Obviously I understand the original recording and all of that, but assuming all else being equivalent the format does become a factor. DSD for example... or even higher...
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    November 30, 2020, 04:05 PM
    $4800 for a network switch. Give me a break. :P
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