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    Today, 02:15 PM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Stop using facts and logic. You should know better than to try and do that. ;)
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    Today, 11:18 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    The ongoing effects of runaway inflation are causing a distortion in our price perception. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    No worries - all good. :)
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    Yesterday, 05:08 PM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    You must have missed the part where I said my post was not aimed at you but was a comment in general. :)
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    Yesterday, 04:39 PM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    And that is there right to pay what ever they want, even if others think they spent too much. Who are we to judge how they spend their own money? I would't spend $120K on a car when a Honda or Toyota will get people to the same place just as...
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    Yesterday, 03:40 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    No. In that case economics, competition, should resolve the issue. Who in their right mind would pay $3k more for something than they had to? In Magico's case it wouldn't be apples to apples, you'd have to decide if their prodict is worth the...
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    Yesterday, 08:09 AM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Naim seems to be having an issue worldwide. Their decision to send a $27K kit to a very popular low-end reviewer here in the US was a spectacular failure and shows how out of touch they have become. Plus there is a lot of talk about their many,...
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    Yesterday, 08:05 AM
    Fair point.
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    September 23, 2023, 10:22 PM
    And honestly, Stereophile didnít do the new M1X any favors with its review. Makes me pause before even considering them as an option to allow the ESLink connection. I pull love to be able to test it out with their latest monos but having to keep...
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    September 23, 2023, 10:09 PM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    You completely missed the point and the explanation.
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    September 23, 2023, 09:40 PM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    You do realize that 1) different airlines have different cost structures and 2) airline pricing is highly variable and dynamic on a daily basis based on a variety of factors such as # of seats left, how popular that route is, how many planes they...
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    September 23, 2023, 03:54 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Great MQA Finds in Music Forum
    Kenichi Tsunoda Big Band Patricia Barber's last two albums are 352k
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    September 23, 2023, 03:52 PM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    I may be the minority but I would for sure. It's like the $20.00 beer at the ball park, either you buy it or not. Someone might call the pricing a rep off but I don't consider it a rip off as long as there is still a choice to buy it or not.
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    September 23, 2023, 02:31 PM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    So resale price has nothing to do with supply and demand for that particular item or brand along with perceived value? Let's take Ideon as an example. Are their resale values low because of it being a "rip off" or because no one really knows...
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    September 23, 2023, 12:43 PM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    People don't understand businesses simply pass higher taxes and the cost of doing business onto the consumers. The consumers are blaming the wrong people.
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    September 23, 2023, 12:17 PM
    Hey Rob - if my point wasn't clear I own that. I was responding to "and the producers in particular are the ones pushing today's sonically unpleasant mastering styles.". Yes producers can influence the actual sound quality, many times they don't...
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  • chops's Avatar
    September 23, 2023, 10:58 AM
    And I agree.
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    September 23, 2023, 10:39 AM
    I'm just responding to your posts. Sorry if you don't like back and forth on a forum and view that as argumentative. I didn't realize you were to have the last word on posts and no one could respond to you. Sorry. My bad.
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    September 23, 2023, 10:36 AM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    You are wasting your time with them. These people either CHOOSE not to understand reality or are incapable. They prefer to be victims and angry at the world.
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    September 23, 2023, 10:25 AM
    The garbage that passes for music today has certainly got worse, that's for sure. That's why the majority of my "mainstream" music listening dies out around the year 2005, and even that's pushing it. More like late 90's.
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    September 23, 2023, 08:43 AM
    Gotta love a pet who has the same musical tastes as you!
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    September 23, 2023, 08:42 AM
    I see. You don't really disagree with my post nor do you have have first hand experience. You just wanted to be argumentative for no reason on a forum. Got it. Thanks.
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    September 23, 2023, 01:55 AM
    Same story here. I had Tidal for several years. When Qobuz became available, I got that as well and ran both side by side for about 6 months or so, maybe longer. After that, I dumped Tidal and kept Qobuz. Not that MQA sounded horrible, but it...
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    September 22, 2023, 11:28 PM
    You're Hellcome by Samurai Pizza Cats
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    September 22, 2023, 05:57 PM
    All this information is readibly accessible at Lumin's web site; you can compare and contrast by reading the information there: U1 and Specifications: LUMIN U1 U2 and Specifications: LUMIN U2 A little basic research goes a long way. Cheers.
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    September 22, 2023, 02:25 PM
    Dizzie replied to a thread VAC Master Preamp Review in VAC
    Can someone please tell me what the pin configuration is on the trigger? There is no mention in the online manual. Trigger pin configuration for any VAC equipment? They are probably all the same. Thanks.
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    September 22, 2023, 11:46 AM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Riiiiight....comparing unionized UAW autoworkers to the high end audio industry is so enlightened. #ProfessionalVictimAlert Once anyone uses the word "greed" to describe a product NO ONE IS FORCED TO BUY yet people keep buying of their own...
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    September 22, 2023, 11:32 AM
    Mr Peabody replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    One only has to look at the facts of the current UAW strike to see your stroking of corporations is a load of BS. There are plenty of other examples of upper management greed other than just the auto companies. Sorry I'll be saving my Kleenex.
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 22, 2023, 11:27 AM
    I've not heard of Quoboz, most compare Tidal to Qobuz.
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    September 22, 2023, 09:54 AM
    Perfect - so you agree with my post. And it sounds like you have no real world experience vs. my best friend who has almost 30 years in recording studios in NY, LA and Nashville. My point is our current technology can produce some fantastic...
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    September 22, 2023, 08:37 AM
    MichaelsMinute replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Your points are 100% true. However most people are not educated enough to do what you just outlined. It's easier for them to be angry at the big bad evil world. They have NO concept of the expenses of owning and running a business in the high end...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 08:19 PM
    Kenichi Tsunoda Big Band, all albums stream in high res if your service provides, very good recordings to begin with.
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    September 21, 2023, 05:48 PM
    chops replied to a thread Lenbrook buys MQA in Music Forum
    Isn't that an oxymoron?
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 02:15 PM
    How many years have you worked in a recording studio? I do find it entertaining how much MQA gets certain people riled up.
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    September 21, 2023, 01:00 PM
    This is a great post Steve. There are recordings from decades ago that sound fantastic, and there are recordings from today that sound like crap. My best high end audio-buddy is a recording engineer. He's been telling me for 25 years that...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 08:18 PM
    The best I've heard are Dan Clark headphones. I also like Audeze and Hifiman both have models in various price points. Unless something in your system has a headphone amp it is best to get one. You might also look on a site called headfi (I...
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    September 20, 2023, 07:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Luxman 509z arrives in Luxman
    It sure is pretty! LOL. We havenít connected it. Weíve been busy with demos. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 20, 2023, 01:12 PM
    Here is a link to the one I like: Access to this page has been denied.
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    September 20, 2023, 12:33 PM
    I would also suggest a great headphone amp. I have tried over 50 different kinds and brands and LOVE the reasonably priced Rupert Neve headphone amp (I use their commercial mixing gear in my studio). It will make a huge difference in the quality...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 11:53 AM
    Here's some current and background info On a Mythical Quest of Ascension, Lenbrook Acquires MQA - Strata-gee.com
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 11:29 AM
    Come on man you can't just put on the brakes when your raft hits the rapids, you have to ride them out. Apparently some would buy the package of broken Oreas opposed to the perfect ones. LOL
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    September 20, 2023, 08:48 AM
    To recap; - The delivery guy did his job. - We shouldnít expect a delivery driver to treat a package with any care. - Throwing heavy packages is an acceptable level of service for a delivery company. - Large corporations and China are to...
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  • MichaelsMinute's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 07:42 AM
    Thanks for sharing your observations Steve. I don't care about MQA one way or the other so I don't have strong feelings. My only experience is that I did have Tidal with MQA and find Qobuz Hi-Res to sound better to me in my opinion. The Qobuz...
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  • Mr Peabody's Avatar
    September 19, 2023, 08:35 PM
    There are those here who support MQA, visit the "What Are You Listening TO" thread. Most who are against it are parrots and never heard it in any comparison or meaningful way. It's like why do people hate Nickelback, it's the cool thing. There is...
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    September 19, 2023, 05:27 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    Oh yeah. Itís not as good as M3, but itís amazing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 19, 2023, 04:54 PM
    Mike started a thread Luxman 509z arrives in Luxman
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