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    Yesterday, 06:48 AM
    Great little system, but at the volumes I listen, I would blow the 30.2’s to smithereens in my room. 40.3’s…for sure would work. 260.8’s then. I have some Franco Serblin Accordo Essence coming next week to go with the little Accordo’s in the...
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    Yesterday, 06:03 AM
    stereogeek replied to a thread new amp on the way in Amplifiers
    The amp has many more hours on it and it has warmed up very nicely. I had all Cardas and Vansevers cables in the system while the amp was breaking in as these are the smoothest cables I have. The system eventually became almost too dark so I...
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    Yesterday, 05:45 AM
    Great story. I always thought The Greg Kihn Band was from the Tampa Bay area. They played a lot around here.
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    June 10, 2021, 09:03 PM
    Tonight I am listening to some blues by Mighty Sam McClain, Hotel California, Joss Stone and will wrap it up with Yes, Close to the Edge. The first time I heard Close to the Edge was equivalent to the first time I heard Dark Side of the Moon. This...
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    June 10, 2021, 08:51 PM
    I have seen Al Stewart 3 times in concert. He is a big history buff, used to play guitar in Yoko Ono's band (I know, I know) and has some pretty cool stories about the Beatles. If I remember correctly he wrote YOTC (the song) at the last minute at...
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    June 10, 2021, 08:41 PM
    The trio’s won’t fit. I would love the 4D’s, but that might be a goal for next year. Thinking an Artesania 2+2+2 and a 3 shelf on the end. But that’s as far as I’ve gotten. LOL. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 10, 2021, 05:49 PM
    stereogeek replied to a thread just for fun in Amplifiers
    I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to spill my beer in there. Thanks for posting the video.
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    June 10, 2021, 04:32 PM
    stereogeek started a thread just for fun in Amplifiers
    Can someone who is smarter than me post a You Tube video for me? I have been watching this video for a while and I always get a kick out of it. It's called "1000 Watt Amplifier Philips EL6471 at full power" Thanks in advance.
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    June 10, 2021, 12:19 PM
    And that would be? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 9, 2021, 09:24 PM
    I’m my own worst customer. Nothing decided. My system currently comprises two turntables and a reel to reel sitting on the floor. Thinking: Kharma, Harbeth, Pass, Luxman, Sim, Classe, Boulder, NAIM, Block, MSB, Aurender I have Vivid and...
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    June 9, 2021, 08:19 PM
    Influential Albums - How many of these 150 influential albums have you heard? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 9, 2021, 02:15 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender N30 in Aurender
    Yes. Don’t forget about the new N200. We have one on order too. Reportedly beats the N10 and nips at the heels of the N20. Two user installed storage (ie 2 x 8TB SSD’s) The N30 comes with one 8TB SSD and one bay available for a second one. ...
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    June 8, 2021, 10:44 AM
    That was it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 7, 2021, 09:27 PM
    Mike replied to a thread DB9 Signature in Kharma
    Rance, your speakers are going through final testing this week and then Polish and prep for shipping. This is your actual speaker going through testing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 7, 2021, 08:47 PM
    Yes! They may get lost in that wine cellar. Regardless, it will be good experience for you. No doubt you’ll learn a few things. When I retire, I’m going to write a book! I have so many hilarious stories. Here’s a quick one: I get a...
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    June 7, 2021, 08:30 PM
    Very good Bob. No Magico’s? Mostly distributor models you’re getting? I guess that makes sense from a dollars and cents perspective. Hope you enjoy your new speakers. Where you going to put them all?? It will be interesting to get your...
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    June 7, 2021, 07:47 PM
    I’m confused. Are you buying these $180,000 speakers for yourself? Are you running a store and buying inventory? Just trying to understand what you’re saying here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 7, 2021, 05:31 PM
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    June 7, 2021, 03:43 PM
    Bob, is this the speaker? How much are they? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 7, 2021, 12:12 PM
    Mike replied to a thread DB9 Signature in Kharma
    Mark asked me to post. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 6, 2021, 11:40 AM
    Yes, all 8. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 5, 2021, 05:38 PM
    NEW REVIEW: The VIVID GIYA G1 Series 2 LoudspeakerFinal Impressions: The VIVID GIYA G1 Series 2 Loudspeaker - Positive Feedback Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 5, 2021, 09:13 AM
    That’s awesome! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 3, 2021, 07:02 PM
    Vivid G1 Spirits with external crossovers + Boulder 2160 + Pass XP22 + MSB Select II + Taiko Server - YouTube Vivid G1 Spirits with external crossovers + Boulder 2160 + Pass XP22 + MSB Select II + Taiko Server - YouTube Sent from my iPhone...
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    June 3, 2021, 04:47 PM
    When I went all in on my Avantgarde’s 5 years ago, many scoffed at horns. Now they’re all the rage. Too funny. Horns are great. But the coloration of female and male vocals can turn some folks off. The dynamics though are unreal and horns...
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    June 3, 2021, 02:17 PM
    That is fantastic work Larry. Really awesome. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 3, 2021, 02:06 PM
    Congrats Jay. Enjoy them in good health. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 3, 2021, 01:07 PM
    stereogeek replied to a thread new amp on the way in Amplifiers
    I let it run all night and it was a touch better this morning. I hope it keeps getting warmer and more relaxed.
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    June 3, 2021, 12:11 AM
    stereogeek replied to a thread new amp on the way in Amplifiers
    I picked up the amp today and put it in the system. It was great to meet Mike but he had an appointment at 1:00 so I had to grab and run. My first impression is the bass is deeper and better controlled than the F6. The highs are a bit more extended...
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    June 2, 2021, 06:44 PM
    That’s why I thought SF. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 2, 2021, 03:01 PM
    I was thinking The Sonus Faber based on the comments in the video. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 2, 2021, 10:57 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5 Review in Magico
    I enjoyed the review. I like the system he had. MSB Discrete is fantastic with the A5’s. I also agree with Jeff on Diamond tweeters. Ooooh la la. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 2, 2021, 10:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5 Review in Magico
    Magico A5 Loudspeakers Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 1, 2021, 11:08 PM
    Bart, if you have the APOD’s, then the Herbies (for easy sliding) are still your best bet. We use them in the store (we probably have about 80 or 100) as we have them under every speaker for easy placement. We remove them for the demo.
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    June 1, 2021, 04:39 PM
    Fixed! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 1, 2021, 11:56 AM
    Whatever it is, it didn’t come from me, but then again, neither did the M6’s....so, who knows? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 31, 2021, 07:53 PM
    Great review Bill. We sell the Degritter and customers are super happy with the results. I posted a video comparing it to the ClearAudio Double Matrix which costs twice as much. Record Cleaner Shootout! Degritter Vs ClearAudio Double Matrix -...
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    May 31, 2021, 06:13 PM
    Our XA60.8’s are killer good. They will drive anything. Their real world specs are actually double their rated specs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 31, 2021, 04:02 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Memorial Day in General Off Topic Forums
    Well said. Agree 100%. Thank you to you and your family for your service. The only reason I haven’t deleted his comments is because of the irony of doing so while celebrating a day of fighting for freedoms. Sent from my iPhone using...
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    May 31, 2021, 09:11 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Memorial Day in General Off Topic Forums
    Thanks Mike. Today is a today to reflect on how thankful we are to all those vets who sacrificed so much for our freedoms. Love the vets, hate the war. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 31, 2021, 07:41 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Mbl 8006 b in MBL
    Congrats Randy. MBL builds fantastic gear. Yes, we need pics!
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    May 30, 2021, 08:34 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 30, 2021, 06:55 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    We run our 866 into a Shunyata Power Conditioner since they don’t limit current and we really like the results. But Boulder definitely prefers it into the wall direct. YMMV. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 30, 2021, 08:51 AM
    stereogeek replied to a thread pre-amp advice in Pre-Amps
    Congrats on the Air Tight, that's a very nice piece. I have tried running passive preamps like the Placette Passive and the Mod Squad Line Drive and I have also tried running a few CD players direct to the amplifier. The result was always the same,...
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    May 30, 2021, 05:35 AM
    Nope. I have no idea what’s next.
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    May 29, 2021, 06:50 PM
    stereogeek replied to a thread Attenuators in Amplifiers
    I have not used the Markertech attenuators, however, I have used the 12db Rothwell ones with a Cary SLP-05. I could barely turn it up to 9 o'clock as it would get too loud without the Rothwell's installed . I thought they took away a bit of detail...
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    May 29, 2021, 05:59 PM
    Correct. My apologies. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 29, 2021, 03:45 PM
    Here in Florida we fly mostly thermal. I met a guy at the flying field one day who was one of the best sailplane pilots in the country and he had the trophies to back it up. He was in an elite group of RC sailplane pilots that had kept a sailplane...
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    May 29, 2021, 03:23 PM
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    May 29, 2021, 03:17 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Pass XA25 + Pass XA30.8 in Pass Labs 
    No, but I agree. Wish black was an option. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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