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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:47 AM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 805D4 Review in B&W
    Based on the comments on the video, I will try this configuration today. Seems to be a popular request after I posted the video, but I would like to know why? Is it that people are looking at the system and thinking “I could almost afford that...
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    Yesterday, 11:37 PM
    Welcome to the forum SoundMann!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    Respectfully, I wouldn’t consider any of those as top digital candidates. I consider the following as excellent examples: MSB Esoteric (the latest Master Discrete) Aqua Berkeley Lampizator Etc…etc….etc.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:40 PM
    As a diehard analog guy (vinyl and tape), I would love to know what you tried as far as DAC’s, streamers, etc. The reason I ask is that although digital can be the equivalent of the excellent local buffet compared to the 3 star Michelin...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:05 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 805D4 Review in B&W
    How the big(ger) boys sound: B&W 802D4 + Luxman M10x + Boulder 1110 + Esoteric N-05XD + Innuos ZENith mk3 + AQ Dragon Cables - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 28, 2022, 11:46 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    I’m sure they will. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 28, 2022, 11:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    $26k and $35k for now. Going up slightly Aug 1. Congrats on the 802D4’s. Screaming good value. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • chops's Avatar
    June 28, 2022, 05:46 PM
    A few new pics of the system at a totally different angle. The 32" monitor on the back wall is connected to the tiny PC running Roon Core. Everything is hidden in that buffet table, and that huge monitor needs to go and a small monitor put inside...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 27, 2022, 05:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Shots fired! in General Audio Discussion
    AJ, you should send a pair of your speakers to Amir to be measured and tested. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 26, 2022, 05:56 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Reintroduction in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome back. Glad you’re enjoying your system. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 26, 2022, 02:30 PM
    What happens when the meter readers disagree! GR Research LGK 2.0 Speaker Review (A Joke) | Audio Science Review (ASR) Forum And GR Research X-LS Encore Kit Speaker Review | Audio Science Review (ASR) Forum And the response….
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 26, 2022, 10:30 AM
    We went to see Top Gun Maverick. It was good. Not sure it lived up to the hype, but good none the less. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 26, 2022, 08:22 AM
    CPP replied to a thread Wannabe Audiophile in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome !
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  • chops's Avatar
    June 26, 2022, 01:02 AM
    Well, curiosity got the best of me, and I decided to do another experiment. I played the "A" side of each album listed below. These are very familiar albums to me, and I have already played them all at least twice this past week alone, not including...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 25, 2022, 11:07 AM
    Good, but man, after you hear the 860v2, it’s no going back. I really like the 760A footprint. It doesn’t quite have the big sound and sense of effortless power of the 860v2, but in a small to medium room, great. Sent from my iPhone using...
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  • chops's Avatar
    June 24, 2022, 07:06 PM
    Thank you, Jim. Funny you should say that, because I did just that today, removed the cover. And for the first time with any of the systems I've had over the years, with this system, I actually heard a noticeable difference.
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  • chops's Avatar
    June 24, 2022, 04:49 PM
    The new cart came in and I have it up and running. I only have about 2 hours on it, but it already sounds better than all of the other carts combined. I hear the break-in period is around 50 hours, so it can only get better. Right now, it's fuller,...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 24, 2022, 01:52 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 805D4 Review in B&W
    Not at this time. Stand mounts don’t sell as easily. Not big movers as a whole. Most people would just spent a wee bit more and get the 804D4’s IMO. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 24, 2022, 12:27 PM
    Mike started a thread B&W 805D4 Review in B&W
    Bowers & Wilkins 805 D4 Loudspeakers | REVIEW - Part-Time Audiophile Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 24, 2022, 09:49 AM
    Thank you, Dave. It's getting there quickly! Also forgot to add that I put in a couple of fresh drops of oil in the spindle bearing. :D Mike, I couldn't have said it any better. I want to start acquiring are some 1/2 speed mastered LPs as...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 24, 2022, 08:35 AM
    Until you’ve truly heard an AAA pressing, it might not be clear. Take for example, the album Mike played for me on his new Kuzma Stabi R - Lee Morgan, Cornbread. This pressing was from the master tapes. It was beautifully pressed. A 1958...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 23, 2022, 09:51 PM
    SAIA is great, I wouldn’t worry. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 23, 2022, 09:34 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    Magico A5, Kharma S7-S, DB7-S and DB9-S, Vivid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • chops's Avatar
    June 23, 2022, 07:23 PM
    Been doing a lot of experimenting lately which has gotten my vinyl system closer to where I want it. The past couple of weeks have included a new record clamp/weight, a new Nasotec swivel headshell, four different cartridges (more importantly the...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 23, 2022, 02:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB DAC sources? in MSB
    Basically, Roon or anything that plugs into the USB module (Innuos, Aurender, Lumin, Auralic, etc.) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 23, 2022, 09:53 AM
    We use SAIA almost exclusively. They should call you to arrange delivery. If you have the BOL, call them and try to schedule a time now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 23, 2022, 07:36 AM
    No. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 22, 2022, 07:44 PM
    Jeff nails it. Great read. Mc Wood blocks. A Mc AM/FM tuner in 2022. seriously? AM?? But now this steaming turd is a complete embarrassment to the entire industry. An empty box for $1500. You all out there wondering why Mc isn’t...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 22, 2022, 04:38 PM
    This is $14. Black Metal Tin Box Lids - Large Containers, Holder for Keeping Car Keys, Cookie, Pencil Case, 7.5 x 4.2 x 2.2 inch https://a.co/d/3jdzqHd Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 22, 2022, 03:47 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Enleum in Amplifiers
    I’ll happily trade you a 23R for your 509x all day long. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 22, 2022, 01:12 PM
    An empty box with a child’s night light in it. OMG. I’m speechless. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    June 22, 2022, 11:33 AM
    I picked up a Strat to go with my Tele... These two are what I am using to teach myself :)... Telecaster is an American Performer HUM Stratocaster is an American Professional II HSS I am using a Fender Mustang LT amplifier and a Fender...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 22, 2022, 10:32 AM
    McIntosh LB200 Light Box – McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. SMH Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 22, 2022, 07:57 AM
    Welcome !
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 21, 2022, 06:17 PM
    Young eyes at work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 21, 2022, 09:11 AM
    Nice job. The new tweeter is longer and “sunk into” the cabinet to run flush with the new cabinet. We are definitely getting a pair. I want the active version sans streamer. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 20, 2022, 11:26 PM
    Wasn’t aware you already had the P1X. Hell yeah, D1X all the way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 20, 2022, 11:22 PM
    To my ears, the 340i is the sweet spot and the value play. The 600 and 700 bring more power and refinement. The 700 makes a statement visually and sonically, but at a significant premium. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 20, 2022, 04:07 PM
    Thank you so much! Love San Diego. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • CPP's Avatar
    June 20, 2022, 03:58 PM
    You got that right. Nothing like having a city or county inspector stop by and wanting to see your permit for the electrical work. Or having your home inspected by an insurance company and they want to see your permits for alterations for any...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 20, 2022, 03:12 PM
    I had a chance to hear all the models. 2.2i was my favorite. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    June 20, 2022, 02:55 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Preamplifier Decision in Pre-Amps
    True, however more of a comparison would be the C49 or C53 because the Pass is SS. McIntosh is either a love or a hate thing. People who love Mc won't even consider other. I grew up in Binghamton so I definitely am in the love McIntosh base :). ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 20, 2022, 02:30 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Preamplifier Decision in Pre-Amps
    I don’t know those Mc pieces, so a little hard to comment. A 2500 is a better reference for me. I always found the 2500 veiled compared to say a VAC Ren V. We took a 2500 on trade for a VAC pre. If I was shopping in that budget: Pass XP12...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 20, 2022, 02:04 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Preamplifier Decision in Pre-Amps
    Tier 3. I’ve owned more Mc than most folks here. Love it, for what it is. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 20, 2022, 12:29 PM
    Please ensure you only hire and use a licensed electrician for this type of work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • CPP's Avatar
    June 20, 2022, 10:44 AM
    Its all about the leadership. Change is good, but old habits and resistance cause deterioration in a product.
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    June 20, 2022, 10:37 AM
    The recall includes boxes manufactured in the U.S. between February 2020 and January 20222 with date codes between 200561 and 220233. Circuit-breaker boxes with covers that were made between December 2019 and March 2022 are also included in the...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    June 20, 2022, 08:53 AM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Preamplifier Decision in Pre-Amps
    I know most people here won't agree, but I think McIntosh is worth a look. I am extremely happy with my new C49. Performance the C49 and C53 are identical, and over the top in my view. The 53 adds a few extra "features". Blue meters, EQ, extra...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 20, 2022, 08:49 AM
    Mike replied to a thread heeelllloooooo....???? in Shindo Labs 
    Yes, he’s our resident Shindo expert. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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