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    Yesterday, 10:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    No, no, letís chalk it up to room and positioning. All good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    The Magicoís are so nice to work with during setup. We had limitations due to WAF (a hard line of 18 inches out into the room) and had to work with the heat from the fire place on the left side. We also had to ensure the TV wasnít blocked from any...
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    Yesterday, 03:33 PM
    Nope. Waiting like everyone else. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 02:13 PM
    Mike replied to a thread N30 Review in Aurender
    ACS10 is ripper, backup, storage, etc. itís a purposely built music content server designed to replace the computer (for ripping) and NAS (for backup and storage). The N30 will be limited to whatever the largest size SSD drive is (8TB at...
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    Yesterday, 12:22 PM
    Mike replied to a thread N30 Review in Aurender
    I havenít heard whether they will or not or how long the stock umbilical cord is. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 11:31 AM
    Mike replied to a thread N30 Review in Aurender
    This will be an interesting shoot out! I canít wait to get our N30. The W20SE however remains unique in that it operates on battery power. Thatís a huge advantage. But a separate power supply might be right there with it. We shall see. I...
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:46 AM
    My L1 with 2 TBs is already full.
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    Yesterday, 10:44 AM
    Not planning to use Roon. I did on and off for a year. Iím very ok with the Lumin software.
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    Yesterday, 09:29 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    They do. Customer wanted us to leave them in the box.
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    January 16, 2021, 10:36 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB Select II in MSB
    Where are you located? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 16, 2021, 09:38 PM
    Hi Peter - Iím in the process of buying a Synology DS920+ NAS to store my music. Unfortunately, Iíve hit the limits with my Lumin L1. Are there any device configurations you recommend? Iím going to purchase 4 12TB storage drives. Yes, lots of...
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    January 16, 2021, 08:59 PM
    How Force-Canceling Drivers Stop Speaker-Cabinet Vibrations - SoundStage! Shorts (January 2021) - YouTube
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    January 16, 2021, 08:27 PM
    WOW! I have to post some videos of my Studer(s) in action. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 16, 2021, 08:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    Thanks Calvin. We have an M6 install coming up in Miami in about 6-8 weeks. That will be a fun day! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 16, 2021, 08:22 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New MSB S500 and M500 Amplifiers in MSB
    The monos gave a great sense of ease and seemed ready to pounce dynamically at a moments notice. Soundstage was also bigger with the monos. I tried to detect whether the stereo might have a different tonal presentation, but really couldnít detect...
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    January 16, 2021, 08:15 PM
    All very nice. Iím a Formula fan; specially the SS400.
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    January 16, 2021, 08:12 PM
    Ritmo replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    Congrats Mike! And, clearly, congrats to the owner of the new Magicos. Very different music reproduction between those speakers. The sealed enclosure of the Magicos probably a better fit in that space. Happy listening!
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    January 16, 2021, 08:06 PM
    Have compared the S1 and X1. The latter is a step up over the S1.
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    January 16, 2021, 08:02 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    Not really, you have to take into account how important colors are for so many people (Alon, nudge nudge, wink, wink!). Black is fine, but really and truly the S series holds a lot of value for many people, not only sonically, but in the ability to...
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    January 16, 2021, 04:49 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    We are having discussions! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 16, 2021, 03:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder v Gryphon in Amplifiers
    I love those M500ís with the Select II. A perfect match. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 16, 2021, 03:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder v Gryphon in Amplifiers
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 16, 2021, 02:44 PM
    Mike started a thread Todayís Magico Install in Magico
    Packing up his Wilson Alexiaís that he traded: Installing his new Magico S3 Mk2ís: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 16, 2021, 12:52 PM
    Love that Formula. They build a great boat. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 16, 2021, 10:22 AM
    How do you avoid the fact that music which goes through the proverbial cocktail blender of analog converted to digital and then converted back again doesnít lose something? And we wonít even begin to discuss the overuse of compression with digital....
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    January 15, 2021, 09:22 PM
    Remastered & Pressed at Quality Record Pressings! Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound From Original Analog Tapes!
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    January 14, 2021, 08:43 PM
    Cut by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman from the Original Analog Master Tapes! This Incredible Album From the '70s is Now Available on Two 180 Gram 45rpm LPs & Pressed at Pallas! Great German pressing on this one. Best Iíve ever heard it. ...
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    January 14, 2021, 07:52 PM
    Mike replied to a thread introduction in DIY
    Welcome!
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    January 14, 2021, 06:47 PM
    Iím very happy with mine: M17 V2 - NAD Electronics I have the NAD in the family room and the Trinnov in the Home Theater. The NAD is a great performer, better than the Marantz I previously had.
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    January 14, 2021, 06:45 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MAGICO M9ís in Magico
    M9 — Magico Loudspeakers
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  • Ritmo's Avatar
    January 14, 2021, 06:22 PM
    Iíve heard good bad and good MQA. Open to all formats and donít take a hard stance on the very emotional topic for some. Iíve heard good and bad SACD, DSD, DXD, ... itís not about the format; itís about the performance, engineering and mastering.
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    January 14, 2021, 02:17 PM
    Funny, the ones who say they donít care about MQA, insist on having it as part of the alphabet soup when buying a new DAC. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 14, 2021, 01:30 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Youíll thank me later. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 14, 2021, 09:15 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    Iím still playing with the filters, but 4fs is my fave so far. Iím also anxiously waiting for Roon certification too. Even though I hate the bugginess of Roon and realize it may not be sonically the best, it will be the best option for the...
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    January 14, 2021, 09:03 AM
    Jacob Heilbrunn reviews this phonostage in the Feb 2021 edition of the TAS. A very positive review - ďFor anyone considering a solid-state phonostage in this price level, auditioning it isnít an option but a must.Ē The Boulder 508 retails for...
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    January 14, 2021, 08:56 AM
    Congrats Mike! Excellent quality and performance that wonít break the bank. Years ago, 1980s - 1990s, I had a Linn LP12 with a Rega RB300 arm. It was a terrific combo.
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    January 14, 2021, 08:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric XD Series in Esoteric†
    So much of that going on with the used market right now. Itís really annoying. The historically speaking there wasnít always a major difference between the K1 and K3. But with the XD series, there is a significant difference between the...
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    January 13, 2021, 08:45 PM
    And they supply tables quickly (like 3 days).
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    January 13, 2021, 08:12 PM
    The setup shown (and in the video) is UNDER $6K MSRP. Killa!
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    January 13, 2021, 08:06 PM
    It isnít showing...
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    January 13, 2021, 07:56 PM
    Suncoast Audio adds Rega Turntables and Electronics. Here is our brand new P8 and Rega Aria Phonost - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    January 13, 2021, 07:51 PM
    Aaron Neville's Warm Your Heart ó double LP set, 45 RPM from Analogue Productions! Mastered from the original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman Plating and 180-gram pressing by Quality Record Pressings Tip-on gatefold jacket by Stoughton...
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    January 13, 2021, 06:49 PM
    Ritmo replied to a thread Tile and speakers in Speakers
    +1 on HW floors
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  • Mike's Avatar
    January 13, 2021, 06:12 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 1161 in Boulder Amplifiers
    It sounds the same as the 1160, just a little less power.
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    January 12, 2021, 10:55 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Luxman M900u Monos and C900u in Luxman
    Hi, welcome and thank you for the kind words. Buy another 900u would be my recommendation. The pre change will be a lateral move. The 900u will take your power from 150 watts to over 600 in mono mode, and still handle the impedance swings of the...
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    January 12, 2021, 06:38 PM
    Welcome to AS TMAC! Recommend you look into Shunyata or Audioquest. Both make very good power conditioners.
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    January 12, 2021, 06:35 PM
    Hi TIPP! Welcome to AS!
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