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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 09:47 AM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 805D4 Review in B&W
    Based on the comments on the video, I will try this configuration today. Seems to be a popular request after I posted the video, but I would like to know why? Is it that people are looking at the system and thinking “I could almost afford that...
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    Yesterday, 11:37 PM
    Welcome to the forum SoundMann!
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    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    Respectfully, I wouldn’t consider any of those as top digital candidates. I consider the following as excellent examples: MSB Esoteric (the latest Master Discrete) Aqua Berkeley Lampizator Etc…etc….etc.
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    Yesterday, 10:40 PM
    As a diehard analog guy (vinyl and tape), I would love to know what you tried as far as DAC’s, streamers, etc. The reason I ask is that although digital can be the equivalent of the excellent local buffet compared to the 3 star Michelin...
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    Yesterday, 06:05 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 805D4 Review in B&W
    How the big(ger) boys sound: B&W 802D4 + Luxman M10x + Boulder 1110 + Esoteric N-05XD + Innuos ZENith mk3 + AQ Dragon Cables - YouTube Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 28, 2022, 11:46 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    I’m sure they will. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 28, 2022, 11:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 801D4 review in B&W
    $26k and $35k for now. Going up slightly Aug 1. Congrats on the 802D4’s. Screaming good value. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 27, 2022, 05:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Shots fired! in General Audio Discussion
    AJ, you should send a pair of your speakers to Amir to be measured and tested. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 27, 2022, 03:33 PM
    Sean replied to a thread Reintroduction in Introduce Yourself
    Both systems look bangin’!
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    June 26, 2022, 05:56 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Reintroduction in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome back. Glad you’re enjoying your system. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 26, 2022, 02:30 PM
    What happens when the meter readers disagree! GR Research LGK 2.0 Speaker Review (A Joke) | Audio Science Review (ASR) Forum And GR Research X-LS Encore Kit Speaker Review | Audio Science Review (ASR) Forum And the response….
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    June 26, 2022, 10:30 AM
    We went to see Top Gun Maverick. It was good. Not sure it lived up to the hype, but good none the less. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 25, 2022, 11:07 AM
    Good, but man, after you hear the 860v2, it’s no going back. I really like the 760A footprint. It doesn’t quite have the big sound and sense of effortless power of the 860v2, but in a small to medium room, great. Sent from my iPhone using...
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    June 24, 2022, 02:19 PM
    Welcome!
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    June 24, 2022, 02:17 PM
    Sean replied to a thread B&W 805D4 Review in B&W
    The 805’s and 800’s first Diamond series were a big catalyst to my getting so into stereo equipment. Sounds like the D4 generation are very well-received as a whole. I agree with you, Mike. After you factor in the prices for stands nowadays, you...
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    June 24, 2022, 01:52 PM
    Mike replied to a thread B&W 805D4 Review in B&W
    Not at this time. Stand mounts don’t sell as easily. Not big movers as a whole. Most people would just spent a wee bit more and get the 804D4’s IMO. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 24, 2022, 12:27 PM
    Mike started a thread B&W 805D4 Review in B&W
    Bowers & Wilkins 805 D4 Loudspeakers | REVIEW - Part-Time Audiophile Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 24, 2022, 08:35 AM
    Until you’ve truly heard an AAA pressing, it might not be clear. Take for example, the album Mike played for me on his new Kuzma Stabi R - Lee Morgan, Cornbread. This pressing was from the master tapes. It was beautifully pressed. A 1958...
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    June 23, 2022, 09:51 PM
    SAIA is great, I wouldn’t worry. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 23, 2022, 09:34 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    Magico A5, Kharma S7-S, DB7-S and DB9-S, Vivid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 23, 2022, 02:28 PM
    Mike replied to a thread MSB DAC sources? in MSB
    Basically, Roon or anything that plugs into the USB module (Innuos, Aurender, Lumin, Auralic, etc.) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 23, 2022, 09:53 AM
    We use SAIA almost exclusively. They should call you to arrange delivery. If you have the BOL, call them and try to schedule a time now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 23, 2022, 07:36 AM
    No. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 22, 2022, 07:44 PM
    Jeff nails it. Great read. Mc Wood blocks. A Mc AM/FM tuner in 2022. seriously? AM?? But now this steaming turd is a complete embarrassment to the entire industry. An empty box for $1500. You all out there wondering why Mc isn’t...
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    June 22, 2022, 04:38 PM
    This is $14. Black Metal Tin Box Lids - Large Containers, Holder for Keeping Car Keys, Cookie, Pencil Case, 7.5 x 4.2 x 2.2 inch https://a.co/d/3jdzqHd Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 22, 2022, 03:47 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Enleum in Amplifiers
    I’ll happily trade you a 23R for your 509x all day long. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 22, 2022, 01:12 PM
    An empty box with a child’s night light in it. OMG. I’m speechless. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 22, 2022, 10:32 AM
    McIntosh LB200 Light Box – McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. SMH Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 21, 2022, 06:17 PM
    Young eyes at work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 21, 2022, 09:11 AM
    Nice job. The new tweeter is longer and “sunk into” the cabinet to run flush with the new cabinet. We are definitely getting a pair. I want the active version sans streamer. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 20, 2022, 11:26 PM
    Wasn’t aware you already had the P1X. Hell yeah, D1X all the way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 20, 2022, 11:22 PM
    To my ears, the 340i is the sweet spot and the value play. The 600 and 700 bring more power and refinement. The 700 makes a statement visually and sonically, but at a significant premium. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 20, 2022, 04:07 PM
    Thank you so much! Love San Diego. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 20, 2022, 03:12 PM
    I had a chance to hear all the models. 2.2i was my favorite. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 20, 2022, 02:30 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Preamplifier Decision in Pre-Amps
    I don’t know those Mc pieces, so a little hard to comment. A 2500 is a better reference for me. I always found the 2500 veiled compared to say a VAC Ren V. We took a 2500 on trade for a VAC pre. If I was shopping in that budget: Pass XP12...
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    June 20, 2022, 02:04 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Preamplifier Decision in Pre-Amps
    Tier 3. I’ve owned more Mc than most folks here. Love it, for what it is. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 20, 2022, 12:29 PM
    Please ensure you only hire and use a licensed electrician for this type of work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 20, 2022, 08:49 AM
    Mike replied to a thread heeelllloooooo....???? in Shindo Labs 
    Yes, he’s our resident Shindo expert. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 19, 2022, 04:25 PM
    Welcome to the forum.
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    June 18, 2022, 04:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    Tone? That sounds like a sweet little Jadis integrated or something to me. But then again, with the current state of tube availability, the 866 might be a good way to go. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    June 18, 2022, 11:41 AM
    When I created the special forum for the magazines to post LINKS to their reviews and perhaps even interact with subscribers (a great suggestion from Jeff at SoundStage), everyone was pleased and thanked me for doing so….except Stereophile….their...
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    June 18, 2022, 11:39 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Boulder 866 in Boulder Amplifiers
    The DAC in the 866 does not outperform the LaScala IMO. It’s good, but the LaScala is very special and still my favorite standalone dac under $10k. Do you find yourself needing more power than the INT-60? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk...
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    June 17, 2022, 11:33 PM
    Since we’re the American Distributor for Block Audio, we probably won’t be competing with ourselves. They are $350 if you’re getting them with the top of the line Furutech outlets built in. Otherwise: Block Audio C-Lock Lite Power...
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    June 17, 2022, 10:42 PM
    No triple. They do make a double, but it’s for a small power cable. Best to stick with single only. There isn’t room for the C-Lock and more large outlets. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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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.

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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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