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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:43 PM
    Glad to see people finally having this discussion about the sonic attributes. Iíve been talking about it for years and when I first brought it up, people either didnít care or didnít believe me. Now people are doing the comparisons and hearing it...
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    December 6, 2021, 10:27 PM
    Building a Collection with Michael Fremer - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 6, 2021, 09:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Luxman D10x USB Input in Luxman
    Hi! The Aurender is better all around than the Auralic. The N200 or N20 is the way to go. But donít sell that turntable. Youíll regret it. The other thing is to look at the DAC, especially if youíre not spinning CDís much. An MSB might be a...
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    December 6, 2021, 09:18 PM
    So cute! Love it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 6, 2021, 08:20 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Luxman D10x USB Input in Luxman
    The Singxer looks like a very interesting product. To answer the question youíre pondering: NOOOOOOOOO! Do NOT sell that table. As for whatís causing issues, I would say USB implementation is usually mixed at best. I would suggest adding an...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 6, 2021, 01:36 PM
    Thanks. We have the 9000/009s and Audeze CRBN. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 6, 2021, 01:04 PM
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 6, 2021, 12:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Florida Audio Expo - 2022 in Other Shows
    SCAM ALERT: if you receive an email from EXPOKEY (looks like the picture below), itís a complete scam. Only use this link: Hilton Page Reference Code SCAMMER:
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    December 6, 2021, 08:12 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Turntables Gallery in Turntables
    Looking good. Do you have a favorite? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 5, 2021, 08:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread *NEW* Esoteric N-05XD in Esoteric†
    Green light should mean external clock is active. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 5, 2021, 08:29 AM
    Mike started a thread Pass XA200.8 Review in Pass Labs†
    Nice review Dave. Pass Labs XA-200.8 Power Amplifiers | REVIEW - Part-Time Audiophile Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 4, 2021, 11:24 PM
    relatively new and quite good Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 4, 2021, 11:02 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Music at audioshows in Music Forum
    There is a long long list of show songs you can play. But, I prefer to play the music I like. One of my manufacturers always wants to play the ďbing bongĒ audiophile crÖ..uhhhÖ.stuff. I put on the Brothers Johnson, Marvin Gaye, Earth Wind &...
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    December 4, 2021, 01:06 PM
    Mike replied to a thread *NEW* Esoteric N-05XD in Esoteric†
    Damn! That looks amazing in black. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 4, 2021, 12:02 PM
    Gorgeous! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 4, 2021, 11:26 AM
    SN3 + HiCap DR. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 4, 2021, 11:26 AM
    NAIM is definitely weird and cult like. You know that when you ask a question and the answer is ďtry twisting the din cable around the burndy cable at the back of the preampĒ, you know youíve entered an alternate universe. Even connecting...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 4, 2021, 11:04 AM
    There actually already is a diagram: https://www.naimaudio.com/sites/default/files/products/downloads/files/Connection%20Guide%20Amplification%20Rev%201J.pdf Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 4, 2021, 10:00 AM
    They are keeping up with demand. Iím sure 2022 will bring some new goodies. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 4, 2021, 08:25 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase e-5000 in Accuphase
    I would say maybe late next year, but thatís just a guess. Yes, you would be surprised by the 590. Remember, its rated at 30 watts/channel but measures closer to 95. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 4, 2021, 08:24 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase e-5000 in Accuphase
    Yes. We should have them in a week or two. I heard from Jeff at Tone (who just finished reviewing them) that the 10 is killer. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 4, 2021, 08:23 AM
    Mike started a thread Bernie Grundman in All Things Analog
    Caropopcast | Caropop Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 3, 2021, 10:45 PM
    Thanks Bart. I didnít really have too much trouble connecting the Burndy cables. Went smooth. Going to let it run and hope in a couple hundred hours itís broken in. So far, the level of realism is uncanny. Sent from my iPhone using...
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    December 3, 2021, 10:05 PM
    500DR arrives. 552 has been in the system for a couple of weeks. Next week (hopefully), 555 + two PSUís. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 3, 2021, 03:01 PM
    steve59 replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    Beat me to it. The appeal for me after too many times of bringing home my dream speakers only to find out if I want the sound that attracted me to them is I have to buy the $40k worth of electronics. Active/dsp makes the cost of entry known....
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    December 3, 2021, 02:47 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4ís arrive in B&W
    It depends. For me, Solid State. More slam and control. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 3, 2021, 10:44 AM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4ís arrive in B&W
    When we can or need to, we do. I am trying to buy the units around me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 3, 2021, 10:40 AM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4ís arrive in B&W
    No. We just donít have the floor space. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 3, 2021, 10:32 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    Reportedly, all new Avantgardeís will have active/passive switch. Use your own amps or the ones built in. Iím scratching my head because Estelon, Goldmund and others tried this a few years ago and they were flops. People love to mix and match...
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    December 3, 2021, 08:55 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase e-5000 in Accuphase
    The Classe integrated it delayed (just heard). The 590 would be amazing if youíre room isnít super big. We have the AudiaFlight 10 integrated coming for evaluation. That could be good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 3, 2021, 08:18 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Accuphase e-5000 in Accuphase
    Iíll try to get an idea this morning. Look at a Luxman 509x for now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 2, 2021, 07:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    Oh cool. The new owners have very deep pockets and a real determination for domination. This is definitely an interesting new segment. Will we see more of this? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 2, 2021, 07:38 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Todayís Magico A5 install in Magico
    No. SGR I think. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 2, 2021, 07:37 PM
    Rick - Suncoast Audio Tech Mike - Suncoast Audio Sales Me Caelin - Shunyata Founder Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 2, 2021, 05:56 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 2, 2021, 04:50 PM
    Slightly different shots. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 2, 2021, 02:42 PM
    Just the standard. Cheap fix: install the outlets in upside down. Holds the cables much better, but not as good as the Block. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 2, 2021, 02:37 PM
    We spent the day visiting with Caelin at Suncoast Audio. Had a fun time learning more insight into all their great products and vision. We all learned a lot and it was a pleasure to have him visit us. The company has an amazing history and a...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 2, 2021, 07:59 AM
    We had some in stock is all. Anyway, are you trying to ensure the plug doesnít sag in the socket? Was that the main goal or were you catching the cable on your leg or something and it kept coming out? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 1, 2021, 08:38 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Coming soon in Magico
    Crossover parts for the M9?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 1, 2021, 05:20 PM
    They are excellent. We have a few in the store. Did you buy these direct from Block? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2021, 03:10 PM
    First Watt has the gang from Pass: Nelson, Desmond and Wayne and others all able to lend ideas. Shunyata also have techs. Dart, donít know, but canít imagine Herve is doing everything himself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 1, 2021, 12:54 PM
    Mike started a thread Aurender N20 Review in Aurender
    Review | Aurender N20 Music Server / Streamer - Reviews - Audiophile Style Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 1, 2021, 12:54 PM
    For sure. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 1, 2021, 12:34 PM
    Perhaps. Still, to me, a lot of these fly by nights seem like one step removed from DIY. Not to say, the blind squirrel doesnít find a nut once in a while, butÖthe small DAC brand graveyard is a mighty big one. The big boys have staying power...
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    December 1, 2021, 12:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4ís arrive in B&W
    Quick review of the new 802 D4: - after break in, gone is the top down presentation of the D3. MUCH more of a balanced approach. Not sure if itís the retuning of the crossover or the longer tweeter tube or bothÖ.but MUCH more to my liking now. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2021, 12:24 PM
    True. Itís a rare old bird. As for the crazy NAIM cables, you said it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    December 1, 2021, 12:16 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 802D4ís arrive in B&W
    Yes. They really step up given better electronics, source, cables, etc. Most importantly though, they need break in. If the other store is pounding them with some daft punk, Post Malone 24/7, then break in will take much longer. Ours havenít...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    December 1, 2021, 12:14 PM
    Yup. Those who claim these here-today-gone-tomorrow DACís are giant killers have not truly experienced really great DACís. Years ago, these DACís would come and go and folks desperate for something better than the nasties we had would buy,...
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