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    Yesterday, 08:53 PM
    Very sad. RIP
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    Yesterday, 05:56 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H30A/P30A in Hegel
    Not sure, but I donít believe so. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 05:39 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Hegel H30A/P30A in Hegel
    HEGEL Announces P30A Preamplifier & H30A Power Amplifier - The Absolute Sound
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:09 PM
    Whatever active model they had at Axpona sounded terrific. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 01:09 PM
    LOL Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 11:27 AM
    Thatís all I need to know on this one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 10:58 AM
    Mike replied to a thread SimAudio 888ís in SimAudio (MOON)
    Weíre talking horsepower! 1.2hp Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Fyne Vintage in Fyne Audio
    COOLNESS! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 10:18 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Luxman M-10X in Luxman
    This amp has been burning in since we got it. Sat down and listened this morning. WOW. I love this amp. The soundstage after 250+ hours now has really opened up. So much more punch and dynamics over the old m900u. Still the same great midrange...
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    Yesterday, 09:40 AM
    LOL. Iíll put the Chord Mojo 2 against it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 09:05 AM
    Mike started a thread SimAudio 888ís in SimAudio (MOON)
    Captured this picture this morning from a live steam from Munich. Look at this 888ís. WOW. Raidho Acoustics was live. - Raidho Acoustics This is a ďregularĒ room at Munich in case everyone is wondering.
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    Yesterday, 09:04 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    Looks like 511ís in mono. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 08:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    Thatís an outstanding pairing. Anything new from Soulution? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 08:02 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    Cool. With what electronics? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 07:44 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico A5ís Arrive!!!! in Magico
    Unless Iím mistaken, they rely on their local distributor to bring the speakers. Would love to have seen M2 or M3, especially M3, my favorite. I had the M3ís at home for over a year. Just fantastic. S7 would have also been great. You guys...
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    Yesterday, 04:54 AM
    Mike started a thread Hegel H30A/P30A in Hegel
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    May 18, 2022, 10:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Just received a correction. Itís now July 5th, Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 18, 2022, 09:24 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    The 800D4 series is dead nuts neutral and more bottom up then top down Vs the old series. Itís exceedingly musical. Magico speakers vary so much from A to S to M that itís hard to pinpoint. The S is probably the closest sonically to the...
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    May 18, 2022, 08:32 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Well, Iím a B&W dealer. Itís June 5. I have the email from B&W. FWIW, Iím ordering a pair of 801D4ís for the floor before the increase. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 18, 2022, 08:19 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Who told you that B&W raised the price on the 801D4ís $3000 today? Man, you really need to find a good dealer. Increases on B&W products coming June 5th. SMH. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 18, 2022, 06:09 PM
    World - Premiere Acoustical System's new turntable! The essence of 30 years turntable design and evolution in the APOLYT finds it's cumulation in an all-new concept. All the design features and inventions which defined the unique apogee level...
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    May 18, 2022, 05:42 PM
    Yes sir! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 18, 2022, 05:36 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Iím glad youíre doing what you feel is best. It would have been good to give the A5ís more time, but itís up to you. Itís bizarre to me that a B&W dealer would try to talk you out of the 801D4ís. They are an amazing speaker. The A5ís are...
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    May 18, 2022, 02:05 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Iím curious how someone buying a $26,800 speaker can sell it a week later for $18,000. Magico A5’s | What's Best Audio and Video Forum. The Best High End Audio Forum on the planet! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 18, 2022, 12:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Why would a dealer not take A5ís ďat any priceĒ? What are your plans? Are you going with 801D4ís? If so, I strongly suggest you find a local dealer, work with that local dealer and audition them, just to be sure. Sent from my iPhone using...
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    May 18, 2022, 07:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric Grandioso T1 in Esoteric†
    Perfect and consistently perfect turntable speed is critical to accurate music playback on vinyl. There are many tables (belt) which do not keep perfect speed. In the store we use a device made by Sutherland (he doesnít make them any more) to...
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    May 18, 2022, 12:57 AM
    This is probably a good thing. Maybe getting fresh blood in the line will do some good.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 11:27 PM
    Great meeting you as well. Thanks for the kind words. See you next week! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 17, 2022, 10:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    Are you going to start this thread on every forum? Did you not listen to them before you bought them? Have you put a few hundred hours on them? Have you moved them around, played with the listening position, toe, checked they they are balanced? ...
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    May 17, 2022, 09:41 PM
    joeinid replied to a thread Enleum in Amplifiers
    This just goes to show how important it is to match the amp to speakers. The pairing can make or break the synergy between the two. Never give up.
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    May 17, 2022, 08:32 PM
    $133k Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 17, 2022, 06:03 PM
    Very nice!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 17, 2022, 10:11 AM
    The sound, especially when you turn off unused inputs and outputs, really jumps. You really feel itís tremendous sound for the money. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 17, 2022, 10:09 AM
    Mike started a thread Taiko Next Generation in Taiko Audio
    https://www.monoandstereo.com/2022/05/taiko-audio-next-generation-technology.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&m=1 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 17, 2022, 09:07 AM
    Mike started a thread MSB Prices - June 1 in MSB
    If youíre thinking about MSB, donít wait! Prices are going up, on some models quite significantly, June 1st. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 17, 2022, 08:55 AM
    Mike started a thread Lumin P1 Review in Lumin
    https://www.monoandstereo.com/2022/05/lumin-p1-streaming-dac-preamplifier.html?fbclid=IwAR1mNG0e_4krkmta6ESHvz9KMNLcrXIkRyaTNoDt5gMwmkPcR0zGYT6q8YY&m=1 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 17, 2022, 08:51 AM
    Mike started a thread Esoteric Grandioso T1 in Esoteric†
    ESOTERIC’s first-ever analog turntable celebrating its 35th anniversary, the “Grandioso T1” will be unveiled at the “HIGH END munich 2022”. | News Details | ESOTERIC:Japan high-end audio manufacturer | エソテリック Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 17, 2022, 08:50 AM
    Drool! S-05 | OVERVIEW | ESOTERIC:Japan high-end audio manufacturer | エソテリック Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 17, 2022, 08:49 AM
    Morgan, the reality is, the USB input on the Marantz is likely more of a convenience input and not optimized fully. We also must address the elephant in the room and that is, in our tests, the CD/Ripped CD always trumped the streaming version...
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    May 17, 2022, 07:25 AM
    You may want to read the link I posted above. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 17, 2022, 02:55 AM
    PAC Response to Onkyo Home Entertainment Bankruptcy Filing | Klipsch Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 16, 2022, 07:50 PM
    Bodhi will be crying in his beer tonight. https://www.monoandstereo.com/2022/05/ava-group-as-vitus-audio-founder-hans.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&m=1 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 16, 2022, 11:58 AM
    Sad to see, but the budget brands struggle. Play with penniesÖ. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 16, 2022, 08:35 AM
    The VU meters are cool. So is the classic radio graphics and other stuff. But turning off unused inputs and outputs, along with the screen, elevates the sound even further. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 15, 2022, 12:30 PM
    LAMM ANNOUNCES ITS PLANS FOR EXPANSION AND GROWTH - Positive Feedback Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    May 14, 2022, 09:32 PM
    Not integrated but check out the amp and preamp already assembled. GT-102 Stereo Power Amplifier I have the amp and itís absolutely wonderful and the amp is dead quiet, scary quiet.
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    Yes, we love the Oregon coast and I still work in Dallas, and my wife and dogs live in Oregon, so I commute. Sigh . . .

    With all my traveling back and forth, I'm finding it almost impossible to fit other trips in. But I would love a rain check in a year or so.

    I do love the Ayre gear. Especially the new 20 series.

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    Hello Jock- I see you are also on the coast, and have a Texas connection, as do I. We seem to share an appreciation for Ayre gear. I would welcome a visit if you were so inclined. I am located near the Sonoma Coast on 45 acres in the boonies, with guest quarters. If you have any interest, please send your email address so we can communicate directly. BTW, we met briefly at CES several years ago. Mike introduced us.
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