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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    Today, 12:26 PM
    Roon also lets you create and listen to custom playlists, which can be a mix of ripped files and/or files provided by a streaming service, e.g., Qobuz. You can also import playlists from other parties, e.g., the playlists used by audio companies at...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    Tidal kicks MQA to the curb. Just a moment... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 16, 2024, 03:08 PM
    Hope all works out! Sorry to hear. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 16, 2024, 01:19 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Pilium Audio in Amplifiers
    Here, the brand needs a proper dealer network to gain exposure. Just sayingÖ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 15, 2024, 12:47 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    That is simply not true. Lumin develops, engineers and manufactures products of superb quality and fuctionality. As does Eversolo, and when they were in the market, so did Oppo. My guess is many folks here still have and use Oppo Blu-Ray players. ...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 11, 2024, 04:21 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    The same exact situation applied to automobiles made by the USA Big 3 auto manufacturers in the 70's and 80's. They didn't care at all about providing quality and value for their customers, but rather compensation for their executives.
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 9, 2024, 08:06 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Chi Fi?? in General Audio Discussion
    and Quality, like the physics that is the foundation for the transfer functions that drive audio equipment functionality, features, and quality and performance, is not "geographically constrained." This is because Physics works the same way...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 9, 2024, 11:02 AM
    Looking good! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 8, 2024, 03:24 PM
    Enhanced dimensionality, clarity, resolution. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 7, 2024, 07:31 PM
    Yes. Double sided midrange and tweeter in the new Minuet Plus. Yours is upgradable. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 6, 2024, 10:01 AM
    Mike replied to a thread New Cascade DAC in MSB
    Never been an issue. Nobody has ever complained. Works efficiently. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 6, 2024, 06:24 AM
    Clarisys Audio Minuet Plus | HFA - The Independent Source for Audio Equipment Reviews Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • wklie's Avatar
    June 3, 2024, 11:22 PM
    I always recommend people not to use the internal DAC inside the amplifiers. Consider a pure streamer (without built-in DAC) only if you are using a standalone (Accuphase) CD player or DAC. In case you are interested in the Lumin product...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 3, 2024, 10:50 PM
    Another Streamer you might consider is the new Lumin U2. Less than half the cost of the N20. Has a shielded, internal LPS, a superb clocking system, supports optical LC/LC connection for networked connections from upstream music servers and routers,...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 2, 2024, 10:23 PM
    The Aurender N20 is excellent as Mike has stated. I know first-hand just how good it is because I wrote the review of it for The Absolute Sound. It's also....$12,000. The reason I recommended the Eversolo DMP-A6 is because for a bedroom...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 2, 2024, 05:29 PM
    N20 is THE aurender to buy for the money. However, a sleeper streamer perfect for a second system is the INNUOS Pulsar. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 2, 2024, 11:52 AM
    Definitely the midi exquisite 3.0 will be more airy and resolving. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 2, 2024, 10:30 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Clarisys - Axpona 2024 in AXPONA
    10 x 10 easy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 1, 2024, 10:28 PM
    Eversolo DMP-A6. $859 on Amazon. Perfect for a bedroom system. Key features: Music Services and Streaming: The DMP-A6 incorporates popular music services like Amazon Music, TIDAL, Qobuz, HIRESAUDIO, Roon Ready etc. You can take advantage of...
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    June 1, 2024, 05:20 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Exactly right. Just to add some context to your comment, I'm going to share a story, so apologies for the digression from audio for a moment: I don't know if I mentioned this previously, but before I started racing sportbikes, I trained as...
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    June 1, 2024, 04:42 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Wise words, indeed.
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 1, 2024, 07:34 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Yes! How could I forget? I am one! Oh yeah, drivers and putters. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    June 1, 2024, 06:05 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Itís about the journey, not the destination. Itís no different with car guys, guys who fish, boat, fly, even guys on my hockey team obsessed with the latest carbon fiber hockey sticks. Have you seen guys into cooking? My buddy Mark (MDP on here)...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    June 1, 2024, 12:51 AM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Q: A: Time will tell. "All good things come to those that wait."
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 31, 2024, 08:55 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    I'll just add that "audiophilia" is not the only place I observe "MSB" I'll back up just a bit to put this into perspective: One of the very best pro tennis coaches in the world, Aussie pro tennis Coach Darren Cahill has a wonderful philosophy...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 31, 2024, 04:24 PM
    As Iíve been sayingÖ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 31, 2024, 01:47 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Fully agree! Hegel makes terrific products, I really like them. In my experience the Danes are amazing at audio product development. I heard your room with the Hegel system at AXPONA last year, and it was a really wonderful and engaging system....
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 31, 2024, 09:37 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    Theyíre not that bad! 360 ó 390. And that seems like forever ago. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 30, 2024, 07:10 PM
    Puma Cat replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    I'm going to wait for the Hegel 410. No, wait...the Hegel 420. No, wait...:P
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 30, 2024, 09:31 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Hegel H400 in Amplifiers
    News to me. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 27, 2024, 09:59 PM
    Mike replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    You caught me! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 26, 2024, 07:43 PM
    Go for it. Darko just published a review on it: More thoughts on the $329 WiiM Ultra | Darko.Audio Video: https://youtu.be/zWsJCUxLpqs?feature=shared
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 26, 2024, 02:10 PM
    Yup! 👌👊👍 Could not agree more on your points. Well said. I'll just add that adding my P1 to my system not only resulted in having a superb-sounding and world-class streamer, DAC and preamplifier, but it allowed me to significantly...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 26, 2024, 11:52 AM
    Mike replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    Maybe it was another brand or rendering? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 26, 2024, 09:21 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Gives Me Concern in Aurender
    Another reason why Fyne should have left bloody well alone. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 25, 2024, 08:26 PM
    Mike replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    That would be super cool. We still canít get over the S3 Mk3. It FILLS our 20 x 25. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 25, 2024, 08:19 PM
    Mike replied to a thread What speaker is this? in Magico
    Interesting! Looks A7 ish. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 24, 2024, 02:11 PM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Gives Me Concern in Aurender
    Yes, heís gone to a great company. I am not at liberty to discuss. But heís in good hands. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 24, 2024, 11:43 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Aurender Gives Me Concern in Aurender
    C4 has gotten a lot better, not sure how it applies to your situation. Ari left in December. Kelly Scheidt replaced him. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 24, 2024, 09:01 AM
    Dave is a class act. I always enjoyed dealing with him. Very professional. I would have kept the line if I didnít know it was a sinking ship (many of my close friends will tell you I predicted it to a tee). Dave was always a positive ray of...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 23, 2024, 08:17 PM
    Thanks, Dave, looking forward to how this project goes forward. Would also love to see any pics of the amps your son builds up. Personally, I've always been a big fan of DIY audio. I have a friend that's in SFAS that built a up a Pass power amp;...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 23, 2024, 04:15 PM
    Cool. Welcome, back, Dave. Personally, I'm kinda hoping you'll get the Eversolo DMP-A6 because I'm also very intrigued by it. I think it would make for an excellent "all-in-one" digital streaming system when combined with a nice little power amp. In...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 07:14 PM
    Have you ever dreamed of owning the MSB Select II with or without the Digital Director? Now is your time!! Interest in the MSB Cascade has been high. As such, we have several Select II DACís and Digital Directors coming in on trade. We have...
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  • Mike's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 08:19 AM
    Mike replied to a thread Delivery Day in Magico
    Sean, howís break in going? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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  • wklie's Avatar
    May 22, 2024, 12:09 AM
    1. You have the choice of USB output or BNC output from the T2 to external DAC. In Lumin app, choose the output type as needed. For BNC output, you may need a 1.5m BNC to RCA coaxial cable. If you play DSD files, or use Roon to do DSD upsampling,...
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  • Puma Cat's Avatar
    May 21, 2024, 04:39 PM
    That's exactly how I do it: I allocate specific intervals of time during the for my "day's deliverables", just as if I were a Project Manager, managing a project: Here's an example; the exact times might vary on the day, but overall, it's...
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  • wklie's Avatar
    May 20, 2024, 05:11 AM
    wklie replied to a thread Roon With D2 in Lumin
    Power cycle the whole network of devices starting from the router, including network switches, WiFi access points, Lumin, and Roon Server, iPad iPhone and Android phones. Make sure Lumin app setting Roon Ready is enabled. In Roon settings...
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  • wklie's Avatar
    May 19, 2024, 11:44 PM
    You don't need that. Post #3 by Mr Peabody gave you the correct answer.
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