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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 04:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Up to DSD512. Makes no difference of the source. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 04:17 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    No. You have to buy it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 03:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Not sure what you mean by ďdirectĒ. We purchased the download. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 03:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Itís on our NAS in the store. Getting DSD512 resolution. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 02:42 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender ACS10 with Nimbie in Aurender
    Yes, set it and forget it. We did that with all our CDís in the store. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Today, 11:29 AM
    Welcome! Check out VPI too for tables. REGA also makes some nice ones too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Kingrex's Avatar
    Today, 11:26 AM
    Nice write up. I put cash down for and SST, then got cold feet and backed out the next day. I'm still a tube guy. Haven't gone tonrhe dark side yet.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:59 AM
    Congrats. Any first impressions? Antileon Evo would be my pick followed by the 1161. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 06:56 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    I thought as much Peter. $200 is very fair, I frankly thought it would be at least $500. Your ordering much smaller quantities than say Sony or Logitech, so your costs are higher. The remote looks gorgeous. Canít wait to see it in person. Well...
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    October 19, 2020, 08:43 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    No. But for arguments sake, what would you use for cables? Outdoor lighting cable? Lamp cord? The entire level of the system went up significantly with this Alpha v2 loom.
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    October 19, 2020, 08:38 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Itís a DSD512 album of Vanessa Fernandez, I Want You. I Want You - NativeDSD Music
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:32 PM
    My customer who bought Grandioso K1X, Clock, PS1 from me, says clock.
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    October 19, 2020, 08:30 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    Esoteric N-01XD + Magico A5?s + Pass X260.8 + Pass XP22 + all Shunyata Alpha V2 cabling. DSD512. - YouTube
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:28 PM
    They donít have dealers. So, we all pay the full nut. With the PSU it was about $6K. FAR cheaper than I can buy an Esoteric clock for. But, SCAudiophile says the Esoteric clock is super, so I must try it. I was just a little skeptical since I...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 08:18 PM
    This clock is just getting better and better and better. Was really surprised to the improvement it made. Hey, even as a dealer, we paid full retail! Worth every penny.
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  • Kingrex's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 07:00 PM
    Vibration transmission is a tricky issue. I had to pack a ceiling fan in a laundry room on the second floor between 2 joists. Tight spacing due to the pull down stairs. Anyway, when that fan comes on it resonates through the whole house.. I...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 06:45 PM
    Now thatís fast! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 19, 2020, 04:37 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    WHEN has Peter ever ďsoldĒ Luminís? He has done zero selling. I havenít seen even a hint of it. In fact, heís given great tech support on many non-Lumin products. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 19, 2020, 04:31 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    Thatís a crazy idea. Have you seen the incredible support Lumin gives for free? Do you think Peter does this because heís bored? Lumin makes Peter available to all of us FOR FREE. When you bought the Lumin, it didnít have a remote and you...
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    October 19, 2020, 03:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    $200 seems VERY reasonable to me, especially for such a beautiful, elegant looking remote. Our MBL remote is $750 and it looks like this: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 19, 2020, 03:05 PM
    What do you think went wrong. People seem to advocate wall mounted TT brackets. I could easily see reflections and noise in a closet impacting vinyl. I have personally never seen vinyl in a closet. Its servers, dac, preamp, data utility etc. ...
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  • Kingrex's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 01:09 PM
    Rear or side access is key. Especially with AV and all the cables. Many times the utility demarcation ends up in there too with a patch panel for structured media.
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  • Kingrex's Avatar
    October 19, 2020, 10:52 AM
    I see media build outs done in a closet all the time. Take your time on framing and bracing. You can mount shelves to the walls if you back properly. Glue and screw the studs. Maybe back with LVL beam material between studs. Be sure to leave a...
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  • Kingrex's Avatar
    October 18, 2020, 07:24 PM
    I was thinking of a bypass in my PAP Trio 15 horn. I'm still waiting on my Audion Black Shadow 845 amps to arrive. I went set myself. Almost got the Whamerdyne 211 amp. Wanted more power.
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    October 18, 2020, 01:19 PM
    I heard a Line Magnetic at a members house once. SET can be great. I am going SET myself. Just have to have the right speaker. Your talking 3.5 watts or so with a 211 tube. Horns????
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  • Kingrex's Avatar
    October 18, 2020, 11:43 AM
    Preamp tubes last around 10,000 hours. Usually. I have owned my preamp 6 years and play thousands of hours each year. Still on the first set of tubes and they sound no different than a replacement set. They probably have 15,000 hours on them. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 18, 2020, 10:13 AM
    Ordering now. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 17, 2020, 08:56 PM
    Iíve researched the clocks and felt this was a top dog to test an external clock. Iíll likely get the Grandioso clock one day and put this one on the N-01XD. I have the Shunyata Sigma 50 clock cable. If I get a new one, it will be a v2. ...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 17, 2020, 08:02 PM
    Just added this tonight to the Grandioso K1X Iím playing with at home. Oh my. Using a Shunyata Sigma Clock Cable. The difference is not subtle. SMOOOOOOOTH.....OMG, FLESHY FLESHY vocals. So much more 3D. Such ease. The top end of this...
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    October 17, 2020, 03:47 PM
    EQ500 gets my vote. We have one in the store and itís fantastic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 17, 2020, 03:45 PM
    Mike replied to a thread I'm back too! in Introduce Yourself
    Welcome back! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 16, 2020, 07:52 PM
    Welcome Kende Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 16, 2020, 03:18 PM
    Mike started a thread Lumin Remote Control in Lumin
    So cool!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 15, 2020, 11:06 PM
    We have 2912ís and 2812ís. Good speakers, but limiting like most panels. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 15, 2020, 09:12 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Gryphon Antileon Evo in Gryphon Audio
    Weíve used the XP22 on all the Gryphon amps. Works wonderfully. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 14, 2020, 07:29 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Roon Playlist in Computer/Digital Audio
    No shared. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 14, 2020, 06:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Roon Playlist in Computer/Digital Audio
    Yes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 14, 2020, 06:03 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Roon Playlist in Computer/Digital Audio
    Thanks. More Roon bugginess I guess. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 14, 2020, 04:00 PM
    Does anyone know why this happens in Roon? You make a playlist and then the songs are not available. Iím logged into Tidal, QoBuz and our NAS, so thatís not the issue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 14, 2020, 11:50 AM
    Nothing against Pass or any amp for that matter, but want to make note on a technicality; amps used for playback donít provide clean power they contribute to the opposite. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 14, 2020, 10:58 AM
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    October 14, 2020, 09:04 AM
    Mike replied to a thread SimAudio 700i in SimAudio (MOON)
    Tom, Iím so pleased you remain so happy with the system we put together. You made all great choices and everything just works so well together. Congrats again!
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 13, 2020, 09:55 PM
    The sound really improves as you move up the line. The ACS10, ACS100, A10, A30 all have different functions from the N100H, N10, N20, N30 (coming soon), W20SE. ACS stands for Aurender Content Server. Itís meant to replace a NAS. Ripping...
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    October 13, 2020, 09:51 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Vivid Giya G3 Series 2 in Vivid Audio
    back to Vivid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 13, 2020, 09:30 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Vivid Giya G3 Series 2 in Vivid Audio
    Zero communication. Rep is gone. No replacement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 13, 2020, 07:18 PM
    Sadly, the 3000 is discontinued. It was phenomenal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 13, 2020, 06:35 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Vivid Giya G3 Series 2 in Vivid Audio
    Yes, they sorted out the US Distributor situation and we are back. Was never a problem with the speaker! We technically still sell MIT, but we are moving to focus our cable efforts on Shunyata, AQ and WW. There are some concerns about the...
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    October 13, 2020, 02:40 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Esoteric N-01XD in Esoteric†
    No, you will still need something to run Roon Core. The N-01XD also features a USB input, so someone could use a Lumin U1/U1 mini and the Lumin software or Aurender with the Aurender software. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    October 13, 2020, 07:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread SimAudio 700i in SimAudio (MOON)
    Yes and yes. The 860v2 is a noticeable step up in micro detail retrieval, bass, soundstaging from the 700i v2. We have both in the store. Terrific pieces. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    October 13, 2020, 06:57 AM
    No different in sound quality if youíre only using/needing USB. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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Source Analog: Kuzma Stabi R with 4point 11 arm & Kuzma 50 Cartridge
Source Digital: Aurender N10 | Brinkmann Nyquist MK II
Amplification: Dan DíAgostino Momentum Pre Amp and Monos | Boulder Phono 508
Speakers: Wilson Alexias
Cabling: Nordost Valhalla 2/Odin: power, interconnects & speaker | Ansuz: C2 power & interconnect | Audioquest Diamond RJ45ís
Power: Stromtank S1000 | Nordost QRT series | CAD GC1 | Furutech FP55SN cable from 20 amp breakers to Furutech GTX D NSF packages | Keces P3 & P8 | ADD POWR Sorcer 4 | Environmental Potential EP2050
Other: HRS M3X | Stillpoints Ultra 6, SS & Mini | Nordost Sort Cones TC & BC | etherREGEN | Gigafoil v4 | Vicoustics | Audio Desk Systeme - Glšss







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