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    Today, 10:38 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Jeff Rowland 625 II in Jeff Rowland
    Class AB with switch mode PSU. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 10:29 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Jeff Rowland 625 II in Jeff Rowland
    We took this little 625 S2 on trade. Testing it out today. It’s so little! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 03:58 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Critical Listening Mode in Aurender
    Not exactly. Some people like the display on and the pretty graphics. Others, turn it off entirely. “Critical Listening Mode is a feature that allows the user to defeat any background tasks and circuitry that are non-essential to playing...
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    Yesterday, 01:20 PM
    Correct. Sounds good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 01:00 PM
    Headphone outputs as in headphone XLR? No. The new Esoteric N-05XD may work. Wouldn’t you come out of the DAC into the pre and then output to the various headphone amps? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 11:13 AM
    Awesome! And wait until your headphones arrive! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 09:34 AM
    Two channel preamps? Yes. We use a two channel preamp exclusively with the MSB since we have more than once source. Our favorites are Block Audio, Boulder 2110, Soulution 725.
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    September 19, 2021, 11:08 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Got it. Thanks for clarifying. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 19, 2021, 10:55 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    I posted a link above. It’s $8995. You’re starting to think how I was thinking. It’s ok to make something a little more expensive and offer the name/build/styling/whatever. That’s $16k. But when you’re $25k and the rest of your competitors...
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    September 19, 2021, 10:33 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    Wrong. Price increase nuttiness. See above. Has nothing to do with the quality of the product or sonics. Those are excellent. I just wish they left pricing alone. I explained this to them a million times. It was high, but not crazy. ...
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    September 19, 2021, 10:33 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    They went nuts with pricing quarter after quarter after quarter. I even met with the owner in Germany and told him all this. I went through a few products and where they needed to be price wise based on competition. I explained that these...
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    September 19, 2021, 10:17 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    T+A HA 200 | House of Stereo | Synergistic | T+A Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 19, 2021, 10:09 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Series 200 in T+A Electronics
    MSRP: $8900 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 19, 2021, 09:48 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Help me find a new SS amp in Amplifiers
    It’s class D right? It likely was related to economies of scale. Lots of OTS Class D boards available. Cheaper than building your own. Smart and not uncommon. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 18, 2021, 12:22 PM
    My point: Roon is the bottleneck. Even a base Aurender bests Roon sonically. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 18, 2021, 10:20 AM
    This I’m amazed that the folks who fuss over which cable lifters and which wall outlets to get are “just fine” with the “toll” Roon takes on sound. (Shaking my head) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 17, 2021, 05:58 PM
    Physical Media Sales are Booming: Ownership! - ecoustics.com
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    September 17, 2021, 05:58 PM
    Semiconductor Shortage? Never Mind That, There’s A Vacuum Shortage! | Hackaday “There is a worldwide panic on availability of vacuum tubes”: EHX's Mike Matthews on the murky future of valve amps - Guitar.com | All Things Guitar
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    September 16, 2021, 03:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Help me find a new SS amp in Amplifiers
    Great suggestion. $13k and as good as we’ve heard under $30k. Gorgeous build and look too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 16, 2021, 07:47 AM
    Jim asked me to post these. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 16, 2021, 07:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB S202 Stereo Amplifier Review in MSB
    All depends on speakers and room size. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 15, 2021, 08:47 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Why no turntable? in All Things Analog
    The MOFI group on FB is very good for that. There’s a few others too like Anything MOFI or other great albums. Vinyl: the dead wax society is also good.
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    September 14, 2021, 01:20 PM
    Great write up Mark. Engaging emotions is what makes this so much fun. Glad you’re loving the Kharma’s. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 14, 2021, 09:48 AM
    EV Road Trip Shows Tesla's Charging Edge Over Other Electric Cars This article highlights two things: 1. ICE is still king 2. The competition is miles (or hours!) behind Tesla
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    September 13, 2021, 09:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread SimAudio 650D in SimAudio (MOON)
    What’s the rest of your system? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 13, 2021, 06:22 PM
    Mike replied to a thread N100H to N200 or N10? in Aurender
    I couldn’t disagree more. The N200 absolutely smokes the N100H and it beats the N10 in our store. We have them all. The N200/N20 has more transparency, resolution and far more musicality. Even the N100H gets pummeled by the N10. If you...
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    September 13, 2021, 02:39 PM
    Welcome Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 13, 2021, 11:53 AM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 800 D4 series announced in B&W
    Perhaps. As of right now, everyone is waiting to hear them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 12, 2021, 03:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread 803 or 804 D4 in B&W
    We are getting ours in soon, but I would say 803D4. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 12, 2021, 12:57 PM
    Mike replied to a thread My Naim Solstice arrived in Naim Audio
    Looks awesome Bart! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 11, 2021, 12:50 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Listening Buddies in We Love Our Pets!
    Our newest listening buddy. She’s just turned one. 75 pounds. Pure bread Golden. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 11, 2021, 12:14 PM
    I was playing this QoBuz version: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 11, 2021, 12:01 PM
    There are many paper based coned drivers that are excellent (and many exotic material drivers that sounded horrible), I wouldn't look at that as a negative. Also, looks like they are implementing what Vivid Audio and Martin Logan along with Kef have...
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    September 11, 2021, 08:55 AM
    use Tapatalk. Click and go.
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    September 10, 2021, 04:59 PM
    It looked faster. But I think the cornering was it’s Achilles heel. Still ridiculously fast. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 10, 2021, 11:25 AM
    Clapping Leonardo Dicaprio GIF - Clapping Leonardo Dicaprio Leo Dicaprio - Discover & Share GIFs Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 9, 2021, 02:56 PM
    Welcome. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 9, 2021, 01:14 PM
    Just want to say…I love talking about cars. Almost as much as audio. Not trying to piss anyone off. It’s nothing personal. I have friends who love their Tesla’s. I love anything with four wheels (or two) and a motor or battery pack thingy. ...
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    September 9, 2021, 01:02 PM
    I look at something like this and think “they are miles behind Tesla” (no pun intended). 100 mile range? That’s pathetic. These companies have a lot of catching up to do. All New Mazda MX-30 Electric Car & Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle | Mazda USA
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    September 9, 2021, 12:54 PM
    I was thinking sub 7. But the roadster will be the one to watch.
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    September 9, 2021, 12:53 PM
    Tesla is no doubt here to stay, but I don’t think other car manufacturers are turning out junk. Some yes, but most, no. In my review, we compared SUV’s costing about the same as the Model Y. Frankly, the Model Y was more “junk” than the Porsche,...
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    September 9, 2021, 12:15 PM
    Will be curious to see the results. I wonder if they still had the top speed cap on it?
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    September 9, 2021, 12:13 PM
    I love the look of that car. Great photo. Was it GT Silver?
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    September 9, 2021, 11:09 AM
    Mike replied to a thread T.H.E. Show Expands in Other Shows
    What does “Events” mean? Is this someone opening up their house? I hold events at the store all the times. Songs & A Slice. Its fun to hear people tell me their Bozak’s sound better as they scoff down their fourth slice of pizza. Did I...
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    September 9, 2021, 10:57 AM
    What’s your thoughts on Lucid? Lucid Air GT hands-on: 500+ mile range in a sleek package - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 9, 2021, 10:44 AM
    I drive a Dodge RAM Limited and my GT4, depending on what we’re doing that day, so I guess so. And a 2500 diesel with RAM boxes, a split tail gate and bed extender with a big beautiful comfortable cab for five for long trips is great. Adjustable...
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4x20A circuits | Audioquest Niagara 3000 | Paul Hynes SR4T + HDPlex HD500 PSUs -> Music PC w/JCAT XE nic, HQPlayer, Roon, Tidal / Qobuz | HDPlex HD100 PSU -> OCX clock + EtherRegen | Aqua Acoustic Quality LinQ streamer | Aqua Acoustic Quality Formula xHD Rev. 2 DAC | Purity Audio Silver Statement preamp | Audionet Max mono blocks | Vivid Audio Giya G2 Series 2 | 4 JL Audio Fathoms | Echole ICs /SCs / Siltech Classic 550L jumpers, Shunyata PCs / ECs | Stillpoints -> components, Isoacoustics -> speakers + subs | Custom baltic birch rack and amp stands | Fully treated and dedicated 2 channel room

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