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    Today, 01:29 PM
    One of our Clarisys dealers installing the active crossover and 6 amps for a customer in Washington State Clarisys Auditoriums.
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    Today, 10:33 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    AXPONA 2024 Report Part 1 | Hifi Pig Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Today, 07:29 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    CAT and Clarisys | AXPONA 2024 - Part-Time Audiophile Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 12:34 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender and Roon in Aurender
    Suggestion: run Roon core on a computer in your house. Laptop is fine. Try roon on the aurender (free demo) and compare. If you prefer roon (it’s the best UI, but sonically inferior IMO), then buy a roon core (roon makes nice ones) and consider...
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    Yesterday, 10:00 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender and Roon in Aurender
    We shall see. Roon is super noisy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Yesterday, 09:32 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender and Roon in Aurender
    We were all joking about this. Now people can hear how much better conductor sounds. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 17, 2024, 06:23 PM
    The new Clarisys Piccolo’s stole the thunder from the Minuets…and everything else. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 17, 2024, 04:12 PM
    Takes time to get show reports. Minuets were with VAC. We are still getting Florida show reports! The TAS report on the Florida show only came out today. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 17, 2024, 02:49 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    Yes, and it does. Room costs (we had 3 rooms, including a large ballroom), materials, marketing, brochures, banners, all the staff, shipping, meals, hotel rooms, flights, etc. Figure on $40k. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 17, 2024, 09:38 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    I left Monday. Had to walk on the interstate to O’Hare with other pilots, Mothers carrying crying babies and more for over 45 minutes. It was like an apocalypse. Protests in Chicago today: 54 arrested after protesters block I-190 near O'''Hare...
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    April 16, 2024, 03:09 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
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    April 15, 2024, 11:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    correct. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 15, 2024, 07:47 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico S5 mk3 in Magico
    Having seen this beauty in person this weekend, I can honestly say, this should have been called the S6. The dual 10’s (vs dual 9’s) look so much bigger. The cabinet looks soooooo much bigger. S6 for me all day. Oh and the fit and finish is...
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    April 12, 2024, 09:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    Our room was busy all day. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 12, 2024, 08:18 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    The CAT JC7’s and an Aurender A15. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 12, 2024, 08:02 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    Piccolo Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 12, 2024, 06:12 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    The people who heard them first, had their jaws on the floor. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 12, 2024, 12:29 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
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    April 12, 2024, 05:46 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    Some close ups of the new Clarisys Piccolo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 12, 2024, 05:45 AM
    Very sad to hear. RIP. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 11, 2024, 10:21 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
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    April 11, 2024, 06:45 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
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    April 11, 2024, 04:45 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    I’m going bald! LOL Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 11, 2024, 04:27 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    See you soon Buddy! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 10, 2024, 10:47 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    Yes and yours will have it. No upcharge. Same price. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 10, 2024, 08:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    Debuting the new entry level Clarisys speaker, the Clarisys Piccolo. Price TBD. Will be under $20k though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 10, 2024, 08:23 PM
    Mike started a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    We have 3 rooms, maybe 4. Debuting the new Auditorium Plus (double sided midrange and double sided tweeter ribbons to match the double sided bass). All new internal tuning mechanism. No tools required. Sent from my iPhone using...
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    April 8, 2024, 08:16 AM
    Best to all, Bob
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    April 8, 2024, 08:11 AM
    I'll monitor and advise. I stepped away for maybe 15 minutes and was logged out - what is the inactivity time in minutes where it logs you out with no browsing, etc?? I'm offering constructive software criticism - not trying to induce a fight - I...
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    April 8, 2024, 08:08 AM
    Just saying….that’s why you got that message. You’re logged in now or you couldn’t post. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 8, 2024, 07:43 AM
    I was logged in - I have never visited the site without logging in -- or else "behind the seen" logs me out. Just saying Mike. Best Sir, Bob
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    April 8, 2024, 07:41 AM
    Hey Craig - I remember when you received those Stradivari's and MC2301's from your initial posting. Doesn't seem like it was 8 years ago; dang how time flies. Anyways Sir, Gorgeous system and thanks for the memory lane trip. Sit back and...
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    April 8, 2024, 07:38 AM
    That’s nothing to do with the forum. That message was because you were not logged in. You’re clearly logged in now if you can make posts. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 8, 2024, 07:28 AM
    I'm logged in and reading the thread Mike posted about Bart & Florida show in Tampa - tried to Like It and software advised I did not have permission. Then tried to post a comment -- it reverted to a new logon screen (enter user name & password)....
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    April 8, 2024, 07:12 AM
    Noticed while logged in I could not "Like a Post". Logged out and logged back in and could. Uploading a photo now - Thanks Mike - Best to all, Bob
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    April 8, 2024, 01:46 AM
    Vintage_Tube replied to a thread Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    Heading there myself on Thursday & staying with friends at the now subdivision -- guess that's it --Fort Sheridan (more on that in a minute). Anyways have tickets for all 3 days - attended RMAF for 12-13 years & haven't been to an event since the...
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    April 6, 2024, 09:24 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico S5 mk3 in Magico
    Back in the day, there was no A series. Only Q and S. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 6, 2024, 05:25 PM
    Ok thanks. I will pass this along to the developer. I think this might be the max. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 6, 2024, 05:03 PM
    Well, a few others above haven’t had an issue. I’ll run some additional tests and see if we can make some size adjustments. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 6, 2024, 04:59 PM
    No issue here. By the way, this album on Tidal on the version “max” is unreal. Sounds better than…gasp…the vinyl. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 6, 2024, 04:58 PM
    Not that I’m aware of and others above are not having issues. It COULD be the file is too large….but I’m unaware of any specific limits. Maybe try resizing the picture (as a test if you don’t mind) and try again. Sent from my iPhone using...
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    April 6, 2024, 11:12 AM
    Working? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 6, 2024, 08:51 AM
    Still working on it…. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 5, 2024, 05:33 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico S5 mk3 in Magico
    Not sure anyone has heard the new S5 yet, except for folks at the factory. Peter told me it’s awesome and has really grown in size. Maybe it’s a replacement for the S5 and S7 in doing so? Who knows? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 4, 2024, 10:54 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico S5 mk3 in Magico
    So was inflation at the time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 4, 2024, 10:54 AM
    Working on it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 4, 2024, 08:56 AM
    Behind the Scenes at Florida International Audio Expo: Talking With Fo – PS Audio Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    April 3, 2024, 08:41 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Magico S5 mk3 in Magico
    The S5 mk2 came out 9 years ago. Avantgarde’s Duo Mezzo XD was $55k 9 years ago at launch, the new version is $95k today. If I’m not mistaken, the Wilson Alexia has also gone up by about the same amount over the same time period. I don’t...
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About Vintage_Tube
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Retired USA First Sergeant & served 18 of 24 years overseas (VN & PGW tours). An enthusiast since late 60's with plenty of 7" 45's and an all-in-one-box when 12 yo. First separate system was in 1970.
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F1 Racing, Motorcycles, Golf & of course music (jazz, blues, rock, etc).
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Amps: VAC 450iQ Monos/HRS M3X2-1921's, G7 Footers/G-Links/Conecoasters.
Preamp: VAC Master Preamplifier
Digital: dCS Vivaldi (APEX DAC, UpSampler +, Clock & Rossini Transport.
Analogue Preamp: VAC Renaissance SE Phono w/XLR Output option/Nordost Tyr 2 XLR's.
Analogue Sources: SME 20/2 w/V arm/Valhalla TA cable/Palo Santos Presentation Cartridge/Akai GX-400D Reel-to-Reel w/relapped heads by JRF Magnetic Sciences. Akai RC-17 cabled remote.
Vibration Control: TT on HRS M3X2-1921.
Speakers: Wilson Audio Alexia w/Acoustic Diodes.
Power Cables: 5 Nordost Odin Supreme Reference on amps/preamp/DAC/Transport. Ansuz C2 on Clock.
Power Distribution: Shunyata 8000 w/Omega XC.
Power Outlets: 2 Furutech GTX-D NCF (R) 20A duplex outlets.
Speaker Cables: Nordost Odin Supreme Reference/Sort Lifts.
Signal Cables: Nordost Odin XLR's on dCS Vivaldi DAC & amps. Nordost Odin 2's, 110-ohm AES/EBU on dCS gear.
Clock Cables: 3 each 75 ohm 1.25M Nordost Valhalla BNC/BNC Digital
RCM: Audio Desk PRO

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