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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Today, 09:18 AM
    Luxury and Performance: The Electronics I'd Shortlist
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    Today, 09:02 AM
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 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
    Today, 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
    Today, 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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  • thetubeguy1954's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
    Yup... By listening to good music :D.
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • CPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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
    Yesterday, 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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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:05 PM
    $4800 for a network switch. Give me a break. :P
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:02 PM
    Yea, I know. Just having a little fun with ya. :)
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:14 PM
    And here I was starting to like you :D... as I said, I do not have knowledge of the convertors but formed an opinion (that could be and appears to be incorrect) from many years working in the computer field. I still stick with my opinion that the...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:11 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Sade - So Far in Music Forum
    Good good Marc... I think you might find that Mike is easy to work with and runs a very honest and friendly forum! Very nice and welcoming members for the most part.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:52 PM
    Randy Myers replied to a thread Sade - So Far in Music Forum
    Hey Marc, Nice to see you. I don't believe I have seen you around these parts in a while. :)
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:37 PM
    Only when the wallet is concerned :)
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:43 PM
    What he said was this " that doesn't include power cords designed for digital gear because digital gear needs different power from your wall outlets, linear power supplies to replace all wall warts, "
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:37 PM
    I think what MEP means, is the horde of USB, Ethernet switch boxes, fancy cables, network isolators JItter fixers for these two items etc.. not SMPS or LPS. But ! of course I could be wrong. I do know the Berkley Alpha USB device made a...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:39 AM
    You guys have made a good point for not streaming, although many users enjoy streaming. Therefore to each his/her own! I do not stream because I am so much worried about my network, etc. I figure whatever can happen to the signal has long since...
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:16 AM
    Hi Tom, I'm up in Palm Coast now retried, Welcome Tom !
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06 AM
    I have the MBL 101e mk2 at home. Xtremes wouldnít fit in my room. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:38 AM
    Sort of. I love my VAC Statement Phonostage, itís the absolute best, but it might not be the best for my MBLís. Iím looking for a SS alternative. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • CPP's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:32 AM
    It s all in the ears of the listener.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:52 AM
    Obviously I was not comparing the tube stage to this passive. Do you even read before posting your obvious defensive replies? I was commenting on one of the highest rated passive preamps in the world, the Hattor and I mentioned that he also offers...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:02 AM
    Iíve made several changes the past year since this thread was updated. I put Critical Mass Center Stage 2 feet under all my components, including amps. I added the Shunyata Everest 8000/Omega XC. I changed all my digital cables to...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    November 29, 2020, 11:58 PM
    Welcome Tom. Another good dude is always welcome here 😊. Sounds like an interesting journey.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    November 29, 2020, 11:35 PM
    Welcome fellow Floridian. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • thetubeguy1954's Avatar
    November 29, 2020, 10:55 PM
    Hello everyone! My name is Tom but in all the audio forums I'm known as Thetubeguy1954. I've been an avid music lover and because of my desire to hear my music reproduced as accurately as possible, an audiophile as well, since Feb. 9, 1964, when...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    November 29, 2020, 03:51 PM
    Welcome to the forum. Hopefully someone might know about these receivers.
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    November 29, 2020, 03:23 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    Topping D90 Balanced USB DAC Review | Audio Science Review (ASR) Forum Topping review.
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    November 29, 2020, 03:20 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Topping A90 in Computer/Digital Audio
    It runs neck and neck with the RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS. Thereís a bunch of video reviews on YouTube, some entertaining. I went with the RME and really love it. The Topping comes in 2 versions, with mqa and without. I have not heard it but...
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  • Gene's Avatar
    November 29, 2020, 02:54 PM
    Gene replied to a thread Bowers VS Magico in B&W
    I know for a fact that Magico and Accuphase are an excellent pairing. Get the A5's and enjoy.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    November 29, 2020, 02:26 PM
    Very true, ya ever noticed that ever year they come out with the latest and greatest, and for the product to be so much better than the one they came with the year before and so for and so for and along with it comes the increase of cost. Good...
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    I see you continue to talk about the T+A DAC8 DSD. I have a unit I bought from Mike exactly one year ago...let me know what you are thinking for a fair price...maybe we can make something work.

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Amps: Hattor "The Big" w/AMRG Trans, Hattor Tube Active Stage, Bel Canto REF500S, McIntosh MC754
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Digital: Falcon Northwest PC Server, T+A DAC 8 DSD, W4S Recovery, Roon & HQPlayer, Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Astell & Kern SE200
Transducers: Magnepan MG .7's w/Magna Riser Stands, Rythmik L12's (x2), Abyss Diana Phi's
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