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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:29 AM
    Welcome! Check out VPI too for tables. REGA also makes some nice ones too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 10:58 AM
    Nice!!! A friend has those in his sound system. Pretty nice speakers :)... Congratulations.
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  • chops's Avatar
    Today, 10:01 AM
    This is true. A lot of trial and error. Last night I had the opportunity to really crank the system for several hours, playing a variety of albums from The Rolling Stones, U2, 311, David Bowie, Sting, Jimmy Buffet, some original soundtracks, and...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Today, 08:37 AM
    After a couple days listening to the SST Son of Ampzilla II and comparing back and forth with the Bel Canto it is clear to me that the SON has a nice open top end; it has very detailed high frequencies but lower frequencies seem to be subdued. I...
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    Yesterday, 05:42 PM
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:46 PM
    I have not spent much time with it yet with the Maggie's. I did own one in the past and it was a good amp. The Son of Ampzilla II was a co-design between James and EJ. EJ owns the SST company now along with Wyred 4 Sound, Carver and others.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:53 PM
    I loaned a friend (president of our audio club) my AMP 8. I borrowed his SST Son of Ampzilla II to check it out. The thinking was to see if the SON's extra power would be good with my Maggie's. He wanted to see how the T+A would work in his...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:17 AM
    joeinid replied to a thread Pass XP-12 in Pass Labs†
    Thanks Mike! Looks like the new Pass preamps are stellar performers. Congratulations to Pass Labs!
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:12 AM
    This is true... I never had an issue with a tube in a pre-amp, but I did have power amp tubes require replacing. A friend of mine has some rather large VTL amps and he has to replace a few tubes every year. I have never seen an amp go through...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:07 AM
    Reviewing your signature I would say you have quite the nice system!!!
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:05 AM
    I was wondering how you liked the OPAMP. I believe other components, such as speakers and amplifiers being used will be factors. I choose not to get the OPAMP because I determined that if I wanted to add the active stage I wanted to add the third...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:59 AM
    Congrats. Any first impressions? Antileon Evo would be my pick followed by the 1161. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:56 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    I thought as much Peter. $200 is very fair, I frankly thought it would be at least $500. Your ordering much smaller quantities than say Sony or Logitech, so your costs are higher. The remote looks gorgeous. Canít wait to see it in person. Well...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:43 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    No. But for arguments sake, what would you use for cables? Outdoor lighting cable? Lamp cord? The entire level of the system went up significantly with this Alpha v2 loom.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:38 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Itís a DSD512 album of Vanessa Fernandez, I Want You. I Want You - NativeDSD Music
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:32 PM
    My customer who bought Grandioso K1X, Clock, PS1 from me, says clock.
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    October 19, 2020, 08:30 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Esoteric N-01XD + Magico A5?s + Pass X260.8 + Pass XP22 + all Shunyata Alpha V2 cabling. DSD512. - YouTube
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:28 PM
    They donít have dealers. So, we all pay the full nut. With the PSU it was about $6K. FAR cheaper than I can buy an Esoteric clock for. But, SCAudiophile says the Esoteric clock is super, so I must try it. I was just a little skeptical since I...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:18 PM
    This clock is just getting better and better and better. Was really surprised to the improvement it made. Hey, even as a dealer, we paid full retail! Worth every penny.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 06:45 PM
    Now thatís fast! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 05:44 PM
    Hey Brian, That sounds cool. I am looking forward to it. I love my Hattor passive pre-amp and I think/hope that the tube active stage will take to an even higher level! Arek does an amazing job with his gear; builds them like tanks,...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 05:11 PM
    I just order the matching Tube Active Stage for my Hattor passive pre-amp. It allows for passive mode or active/buffered mode adding either +6dB or +12dB gain using tubes. It is the perfect add on for the Hattor pre-amp and should take it to an...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 04:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    WHEN has Peter ever ďsoldĒ Luminís? He has done zero selling. I havenít seen even a hint of it. In fact, heís given great tech support on many non-Lumin products. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 04:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Thatís a crazy idea. Have you seen the incredible support Lumin gives for free? Do you think Peter does this because heís bored? Lumin makes Peter available to all of us FOR FREE. When you bought the Lumin, it didnít have a remote and you...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 03:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    $200 seems VERY reasonable to me, especially for such a beautiful, elegant looking remote. Our MBL remote is $750 and it looks like this: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 10:06 AM
    Absolutely stunning update, thank you for posting. I bet it sounds amazing.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:23 AM
    As long as you have good ventilation, like a AC duct in the closet plus dedicated power to that closet. I had a audio closet up in SC for house all our HT equipment , of course it was 6x6x10 with AC duct including a return, dedicated 20amp service...
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  • CPP's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:19 AM
    Welcome !
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    October 19, 2020, 08:18 AM
    CPP replied to a thread Hi from texas in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome Cindy ! enjoy
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  • chops's Avatar
    October 18, 2020, 08:16 PM
    The Roksan is definitely a great amp. It does pretty much everything right. It just doesn't have the oomph for these hungry Martin Logan's. With that being said, going to this Emotiva amp, in my system also paints a much larger picture, even at low...
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    October 18, 2020, 08:09 PM
    We still have an older Project TT in the bedroom system, which that system has been seeing some upgrades lately as well.
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    October 18, 2020, 06:39 PM
    Well, I've been able to listen to them for a bit today at decent volume levels, and I am quite impressed. For the volumes that I would ever normally play at, the sound is completely effortless. I pushed the system a little harder today than I...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    October 18, 2020, 06:33 PM
    Welcome to the forum.
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  • CPP's Avatar
    October 18, 2020, 03:01 PM
    CPP replied to a thread I'm back too! in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome back !
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  • CPP's Avatar
    October 18, 2020, 03:00 PM
    This is a price list from 2006 of the speakers they made back then Audio Federation - Sound Lab Price List
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    October 18, 2020, 02:50 PM
    That would be a good next step. Hopefully they would provide one. Not all manufactures will.
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    October 18, 2020, 02:07 PM
    Joe you doing it the right way; making sure the product might be something you are interest in. However you should not have to then go through another investigation on what the actual MSRP is. That is part and parcel the problem. The price may...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    October 18, 2020, 12:40 PM
    Thank you Joe. These should be on the manufacture's website in my view. What is the secret? It is not like a customer will buy them without knowing the price. If I liked what I was seeing and not able to find the price I would not be happy. ...
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  • Randy Myers's Avatar
    October 18, 2020, 11:59 AM
    The one thing I truly wish is that manufactures would include pricing on their website. Soundlab, like McIntosh keeps you guessing. It is very hard for potential customers to even know what they are looking at. This is especially true for an...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 18, 2020, 10:13 AM
    Ordering now. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • chops's Avatar
    October 18, 2020, 08:37 AM
    I did a few more things recently... Sold the Music Hall mmf-7.3 turntable and Schiit Mani to my oldest brother, drove 130 miles round trip to pick up an absolutely mint Emotiva XPA-2 Gen 2 amplifier, installed taller shelf poles and cross braces for...
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  • joeinid's Avatar
    October 18, 2020, 02:29 AM
    Thank you Tom.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 17, 2020, 08:56 PM
    Iíve researched the clocks and felt this was a top dog to test an external clock. Iíll likely get the Grandioso clock one day and put this one on the N-01XD. I have the Shunyata Sigma 50 clock cable. If I get a new one, it will be a v2. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 17, 2020, 08:02 PM
    Just added this tonight to the Grandioso K1X Iím playing with at home. Oh my. Using a Shunyata Sigma Clock Cable. The difference is not subtle. SMOOOOOOOTH.....OMG, FLESHY FLESHY vocals. So much more 3D. Such ease. The top end of this...
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    October 17, 2020, 07:24 PM
    I vote SimAudio as well. Very satisfied with my 310!
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    October 17, 2020, 05:20 PM
    I like some of the older stuff such as Ummagumma. An older video in Pompeii got me into older Floyd. I first saw it with the old RCA vinyl video system. A couple years ago I bought it in DVD. By the way, the audio of this Live in Pompeii is...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 17, 2020, 03:47 PM
    EQ500 gets my vote. We have one in the store and itís fantastic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 17, 2020, 03:45 PM
    Mike replied to a thread I'm back too! in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome back! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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