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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 05:20 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Cables Iíll leave alone. But generally, everything is affected by inflation. Everything. The bulk dog food we buy was always $99. For years. Itís now $140. It went $120, $130, $140. Inflation is the biggest middle class tax. Look at the price...
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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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  • the professor's Avatar
    Today, 11:15 AM
    the professor replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    Exactly Con artists rip people all the time - and just because somebody falls for it doesn't subtract from the fact it's a rip off. IN NO WAY am I saying that Magico is a rip off. I only say this in this thread because it's so far away from...
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    September 23, 2023, 02:12 PM
    the professor replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    One indication of un-due markup is to look at the used prices they sell for. If it's low, then most likely it's a so called rip-off. It it remains high then it's probably not. In this case Magico seem to hold their value better than most other...
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  • Gene's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 02:23 PM
    Opps!... I must have been sound asleep since 2014 and missed all the fuss.... too busy really enjoying vinyl.
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  • Gene's Avatar
    September 21, 2023, 06:59 AM
    Gene replied to a thread Magico Pricing in Magico
    While i understand the frustration some express about the price of some products, I get reminded every time i play a piece of music ,why i payed ,what i payed, for my Magico's. Did I pay too much?... I don,t know,maybe... but frankly, I don't care....
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  • Sean's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 08:21 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Luxman 509z arrives in Luxman
    Haha! That's good to hear, Mike. Hopefully, you're moving some gear. I look forward to your listening thoughts when time permits you to sit with the 509z.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    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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  • Sean's Avatar
    September 20, 2023, 07:07 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Luxman 509z arrives in Luxman
    Any initial thoughts so far, Mike?
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  • Mike's Avatar
    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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    September 19, 2023, 04:23 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    The New Magico S3 with Pass INT-250 and MSB Discrete DAC - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 19, 2023, 03:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    Our pair has now been playing for nearly 2 weeks. 24/7. They are so so so enjoyable. A real slightly warm, very organic, natural sound. As good as the previous iterations of the S3 were, these are clearly superior in every conceivable...
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    September 18, 2023, 06:27 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
    Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 18, 2023, 04:20 PM
    the professor replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
    I think that each type of photo has their place. I like the glamour shots. They show the level of quality in the workmanship. The photos of them in actual rooms show what they look like in use. Both together give someone how they really...
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    September 18, 2023, 03:44 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
    I was offered a white background and I didnít want it. I like the black background. Whatís funny is that the online/print mags are asking for ďglam shotsĒ to accompany the reviews. Guess they donít like my poor iPhone photos. Sent...
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    September 17, 2023, 04:53 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Very Worthwhile Upgrade! in MSB
    Looking good!! Congrats!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 16, 2023, 01:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
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    September 16, 2023, 01:25 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
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    September 16, 2023, 01:24 PM
    Mike started a thread Clarisys Pics in Clarisys Audio
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 14, 2023, 01:06 PM
    Denali 6000T v2 & Alpha XC Retail Price $9300 Promotion Price: $6500 Denali 6000T v2 & Sigma XC Retail Price $10,250 Promotion Price: $7,500 Contact Suncoast Audio immediately (as supplies last).
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 12, 2023, 03:07 PM
    Mike replied to a thread VAC Signature iQ200 in VAC
    Yes, the monos will ruin you! They are sooooooo good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 12, 2023, 02:15 PM
    Mike replied to a thread VAC Signature iQ200 in VAC
    I completely agree! Theyíre one of two of my favorite amps in the store. And clearly the Master 300ís are best looking! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 11, 2023, 01:02 PM
    Mike started a thread Hegel H600 Review in Hegel
    Review: Hegel H600 | H600: Power Plant With Super Resolution Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 10, 2023, 07:15 PM
    Make sure the old app isnít open Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 10, 2023, 06:50 PM
    Download it from the App Store. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 10, 2023, 04:29 PM
    It is the same. Itís only missing from the menu. But itís all there. N30SA Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 10, 2023, 03:40 PM
    Conductor is for all models. N30SA – Aurender America Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    September 10, 2023, 02:24 PM
    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Paul's Avatar
    September 9, 2023, 02:17 PM
    Paul replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    To GSO - Gray
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    September 9, 2023, 01:00 PM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    About 5 or 6 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 9, 2023, 10:15 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    Itís officially called ďpewterĒ, now to be called ďGraphite GreyĒ. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 9, 2023, 09:54 AM
    Oh right. That was one of the two biggest fools on YouTube. So many of these fools trying to make a name for themselves by spouting nonsense and some of them love to spout lies. Heard the biggest fool the other day say ďVitus is brightÖ.but Iíve...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 9, 2023, 09:44 AM
    Was this the fool that trashed NAIM or was that someone else? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Paul's Avatar
    September 8, 2023, 10:51 PM
    Paul replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    Just heard the Magico S3 today, and I'm shocked at how good they are. Amazing speakers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  • Gene's Avatar
    September 6, 2023, 12:04 PM
    Gene replied to a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
    Yes...Very nice! Looks like you'll be busy sitting in the sweet spot for a while.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 6, 2023, 11:14 AM
    Mike started a thread New Magico S3ís arrive! in Magico
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 5, 2023, 09:47 AM
    You had one bad experience with one product. You should see what I see in a daily basis from dozens of brands. I had stupid SimAudio explaining that the reason the customers CD player went bad was because he clearly must have plugged the RCA...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 5, 2023, 09:05 AM
    It seems you have had only one mission on this forum and that is to trash Lumin. Youíre a troll. All of your posts are trashing Lumin. You contribute nothing else. In contrast, there are thousands of happy Lumin customers who would strongly...
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  • the professor's Avatar
    September 4, 2023, 02:20 PM
    They were showing the Vintage line at AXPONA last year and they sounded pretty good. I forget which ones were playing tho, I know it was one of the bigger models. Not sure what the difference is between the Vintage and the Vintage Classic is.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 2, 2023, 04:52 PM
    Outstanding. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Sean's Avatar
    September 2, 2023, 04:17 PM
    Looks great, HK! I hope all is well. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Sean's Avatar
    September 2, 2023, 03:48 PM
    Me, too. Their stuff sounded great at the Florida Audio Expo a couple of years ago. One of my favorite rooms, for sure.
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  • the professor's Avatar
    September 2, 2023, 11:56 AM
    RIP Goin to see him was an event not just a concert.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 2, 2023, 08:35 AM
    So sad. I was a fan. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Sean's Avatar
    September 1, 2023, 11:20 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Accuphase price cut? in Accuphase
    That is good to see. Chord Electronics has reduced prices on some popular pieces, too, citing a decrease in costs on parts.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 1, 2023, 12:41 PM
    True! My question is, how many people would have known to do that? How many would have spun their tails with new cables, trying a new DAC or something else? I remember when we were discussing it, changing DAC, cables, etc. was being discussed. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    September 1, 2023, 11:52 AM
    We canít give away our secrets or we wonít have a new career as speaker whispersí! All kidding aside, we moved the tweeter back one step at a time until it was too much the other way and then went back to the perfect spot. This of course...
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