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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    June 13, 2024, 12:06 PM
    I was just comparing Nordost cables from the Cable Company site and all the connectors on Ali cables are different. Quite possible the wire is the same tho. Prices are insanely cheap.
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    June 13, 2024, 12:00 PM
    I didn't know they were built in China, price sure don't reflect it.
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    June 13, 2024, 10:50 AM
    In my opinion if your volume can go max your amp gain is too low. I also thought the less your amp has to work the lower the distortion. Although we are probably talking low levels of distortion. I do think if your preamp is going well over half...
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  • Shadowfax's Avatar
    June 12, 2024, 02:39 PM
    Are the Nordost Cables sold thru Ali Express all counterfeit?
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    June 12, 2024, 02:15 PM
    That is really good. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 9, 2024, 11:02 AM
    Looking good! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 8, 2024, 03:24 PM
    Enhanced dimensionality, clarity, resolution. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    June 8, 2024, 10:55 AM
    Playing Metallica 2 by Apocoliptica
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 7, 2024, 07:31 PM
    Yes. Double sided midrange and tweeter in the new Minuet Plus. Yours is upgradable. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    June 7, 2024, 11:45 AM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Luxman NT-07 in Luxman
    Looks like NT07 is $7500.00 and remote does offer some operation for other Luxman components. The link is to an article with full information on the NT07 Premium Player Luxman Launches Its First Network Transport - Strata-gee.com Disclaimer:...
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    June 7, 2024, 11:45 AM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Luxman NT-07 in Luxman
    Looks like NT07 is $7500.00 and remote does offer some operation for other Luxman components. The link is to an article with full information on the NT07 Premium Player Luxman Launches Its First Network Transport - Strata-gee.com Disclaimer:...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    June 7, 2024, 11:10 AM
    I read this article that I thought did a pretty good job of explaining the pros/cons of buying from China and I didn't realize it has its own name. The Audiophile Realities of Owning Chi-Fi Equipment The article also does a good job of putting...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 6, 2024, 10:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Never been an issue. Nobody has ever complained. Works efficiently. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 6, 2024, 06:24 AM
    Clarisys Audio Minuet Plus | HFA - The Independent Source for Audio Equipment Reviews Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    June 4, 2024, 12:14 PM
    Roon is the answer, my friend can put in something like Pink Floyd DSOTM and it will bring up every version from Qobuz, Tidal and his HD. Hopefully the help given will get you there but if not post and I will check with my friend to see how he sets...
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    June 3, 2024, 10:57 AM
    Palm Reader by High Desert Queen EST 30 by Magnus Ostrum (a list of other artists but Magnus is first) beautiful sounding album and high res
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    June 3, 2024, 10:45 AM
    Not all reviewers are in love with the M6, example Future Audiophile, didn't talk bad but didn't gush as it was a giant killer. I doubt someone who uses Accuphase in the bedroom is worried about buying the cheapest thing to get by. Sometimes it...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 2, 2024, 05:29 PM
    N20 is THE aurender to buy for the money. However, a sleeper streamer perfect for a second system is the INNUOS Pulsar. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 2, 2024, 11:52 AM
    Definitely the midi exquisite 3.0 will be more airy and resolving. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    June 2, 2024, 11:14 AM
    That in home audition is your best way to answer your question and trust your ears. I'm not that familiar with Karma. Although I'm not a fan of SF it seems odd beryllium would fall short on the high end. I personally would have to look for a...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 2, 2024, 10:30 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    10 x 10 easy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 1, 2024, 07:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Yes! How could I forget? I am one! Oh yeah, drivers and putters. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 1, 2024, 06:05 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Itís about the journey, not the destination. Itís no different with car guys, guys who fish, boat, fly, even guys on my hockey team obsessed with the latest carbon fiber hockey sticks. Have you seen guys into cooking? My buddy Mark (MDP on here)...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 31, 2024, 04:24 PM
    As Iíve been sayingÖ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 31, 2024, 09:37 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Theyíre not that bad! 360 ó 390. And that seems like forever ago. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    May 30, 2024, 04:10 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    I think you answered your own question, "What I can tell you is that H390 is going to be replaced in September/October, There will not be any announcement of new products until August." Thanks for the heads up though, something to keep watch for.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 30, 2024, 09:31 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    News to me. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 27, 2024, 09:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    You caught me! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 27, 2024, 09:23 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    Good try. Magico is like I'll get Roon to take the page down and Mike you throw them off the trail, LOL
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    May 27, 2024, 11:27 AM
    The guy uses Mac because that's what White had but you could inject most any high end brand into the joke. When I got into high end in the beginning I didn't have much budget and Iwas anxious so used a credit card. I would rather listen while...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 26, 2024, 11:52 AM
    Mike replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    Maybe it was another brand or rendering? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    May 26, 2024, 11:09 AM
    Roon radio is very cool and on point for the most part. I wish I had something similar. Tidal used to do something similar but it quit working with the Conductor ap for some reason. I need to try on my phone the issue could be Tidal.
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    May 26, 2024, 11:00 AM
    Thanks, I did the same, I shouldn't think any harm done.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 26, 2024, 09:21 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Gives Me Concern in Aurender
    Another reason why Fyne should have left bloody well alone. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 25, 2024, 08:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    That would be super cool. We still canít get over the S3 Mk3. It FILLS our 20 x 25. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 25, 2024, 08:19 PM
    Mike replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    Interesting! Looks A7 ish. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 24, 2024, 02:11 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Gives Me Concern in Aurender
    Yes, heís gone to a great company. I am not at liberty to discuss. But heís in good hands. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    May 24, 2024, 01:00 PM
    Sorry to hear Auri left, not good for Aurender IMO. Do you know what he is doing now? C4 can work flawlessly but if it's not compatible with Apples's Voice Over it's of no use to me. With Auri gone that adds to my concerns. Looks like ACS10...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 24, 2024, 11:43 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Gives Me Concern in Aurender
    C4 has gotten a lot better, not sure how it applies to your situation. Ari left in December. Kelly Scheidt replaced him. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    May 24, 2024, 11:37 AM
    A bit of back story, I am blind so rely on an Apple feature called Voice Over in order to use the iPad & iPhone. VO reads to me what's on the screen as I run my finger over it. You gamers should close your eyes and try that one, LOL When I...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    May 24, 2024, 10:41 AM
    I was highly impressed with the 160M when it came out. I really want to hear the 330M. I think it's a good move to offer more affordable gear as well. Just wonder what the time frame is for seeing that. Hope things work out for them.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 24, 2024, 09:01 AM
    Dave is a class act. I always enjoyed dealing with him. Very professional. I would have kept the line if I didnít know it was a sinking ship (many of my close friends will tell you I predicted it to a tee). Dave was always a positive ray of...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    May 23, 2024, 03:40 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3biTkDBKKE Dave provides some good info on the company, the new 330M amplifier using KT170's and a tube input stage, I also enjoyed his comments on sound. I love when he says not all we hear can be measured. ...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    May 23, 2024, 03:19 PM
    Your reasoning makes perfect sense. Future Audiophile just released a review on the Orchard Audio Pecan Pie, FWIW the reviewer did review both the Pie and M6
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 07:14 PM
    Have you ever dreamed of owning the MSB Select II with or without the Digital Director? Now is your time!! Interest in the MSB Cascade has been high. As such, we have several Select II DACís and Digital Directors coming in on trade. We have...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 10:19 AM
    I have some structure but will be flexible on my mood. For example, I usually check Audio Shark and other computer stuff after breakfast and taking my dog out. My evenings are usually when I unwind and listen to my system. Fridays are different...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 08:19 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Sean, howís break in going? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 04:56 PM
    Yes, the Classe is very underrated, but a much better pairing with Kharma is Block Audio. Talk to Craig on the forum here and give me a call. We handle US and Canada. Iím waiting on our new MSB Cascade, so Iíll let you know. Are you in...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 04:11 PM
    If no dedicated sub out on your preamp I was going to suggest REL as they are designed for high level hook ups. Using speaker terminals to hook to opposed to an RCA low level out.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 18, 2024, 03:06 PM
    Sorry to hear. RIP. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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