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    Re: Esoteric XD Series

    Hi Calvin,

    The Esoteric sound changes every year with the new models. Mike is saying a nice improvement with the XD so maybe theyíve closed the gap some. But the Select II DAC got better too with...
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    Re: Esoteric XD Series

    I owned the Esoteric Grandioso K1 CD/SACD Player and Grandioso G1 Master Clock (not the Grandioso preamp or amps), and in my opinion, the MSB Select II DAC is sonically superior. But I think weíve...
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    Re: Esoteric XD Series

    Iíve always really enjoyed the sound of the Esoteric Players and Streamers. In my opinion, the Master Clock is not really necessary. It can change the sonic signature. Hard to beat the K-01XD and...
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    Re: Pointers for Pittsburgh PA

    If these things are open, I would check out the Heinz Museum and Tower of Learning at University of Pittsburgh. Both are really enjoyable.

    Ken
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    Re: RIP Ennio Morricone

    The score for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is one of my all-time favorites.

    Ken
  6. Re: Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond 1990 Live Video

    David Gilmour is one of my all-time favorite rock guitarists and this is my favorite Pink Floyd song. A wonderful tribute to Syd Barrett. I saw them perform this at Madison Square Garden a long long...
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    Re: Magicoís With Active Tunable Bass

    Mike,

    Thanks for the clarification on the M9’s. This changes the paradigm significantly.

    Ken
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    Re: Angel ∑ Sarah McLachlan

    Beautiful song and amazing recording.

    Ken
  9. Re: Seriously? Who do they think they are fooling?

    I would have checked it out but I like my Vandy 7 Mk2’s too much to pass DC through them.

    Ken
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    Magicoís With Active Tunable Bass

    Who would like to see the Magico M9ís active tunable bass trickle down to lower Magico models?

    This would interest me very much. I was never able to get the appropriate amount of bass in my...
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    Re: Forum Boredom?

    Someone can start a “Does Magico Have a House Sound?” thread. That will liven things up. :D

    Ken
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    Re: My Take on Magnepan Speakers

    The 20.7ís are one of the greatest deals in high-end audio in my opinion. The fact that you can purchase a pair of six foot eight inch tall speakers that produce a huge wall of sound with amazing...
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    Re: My Take on Magnepan Speakers

    I owned the 3.7’s for a few years and have listened to the 20.7’s and 30.7’s numerous times in different systems and rooms. IMHO, it’s not even close, the 20.7’s are the best designed, built and...
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    Re: What's a component you just love

    Hi Mike,

    A big congratulations on the MBL monoblocks to go with those wonderful speakers. You have a world class system.

    Enjoy,
    Ken
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    Re: What's a component you just love

    My MSB Select 2 DAC. It blows me away every single time I listen to it. The Vandy 7 Mk2ís are pretty special too.

    Ken
  16. Re: Pass Laboratories XA200.8 pure Class A monoblock amplifiers Review, Part 1

    Hi Joe,

    I owned the XA-100.5 and the XA-100.8. I thought the XA-100.5 were far better sounding and one of the best amps Iíve ever owned. Once fully warmed up, it produced this amazing, tube-like...
  17. Re: Best place to buy Chord products? Any discounts possible?

    Congrats! The Chord Dave is an amazing DAC and has a wonderful transport that goes with it as well.

    Enjoy,
    Ken
  18. Re: Best place to buy Chord products? Any discounts possible?

    Right here from the forum owner, Mike Bovaird at Suncoast Audio LLC.

    Ken
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    Re: Whispers of a Magico M9 Coming Soon?

    Hi Peter,

    I do expect to see an update of the M3ís before too long with trickle down technology from the M9ís, including carbon/graphene sandwich midrange and woofer cones with aluminum honeycomb...
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    Re: Whispers of a Magico M9 Coming Soon?

    Hi Mike,

    I think describing the Magico M9ís as metal speaker cones and cabinet is not very accurate. While the cones and cabinets do have a very strong but lightweight aluminum honeycomb core, the...
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    Re: Whispers of a Magico M9 Coming Soon?

    The folks that own M9ís, Rembrandt and Picasso, Stradivarius and Harry Winston usually have a high value Homeowners Insurance Policy with Chubb or AIG. These companies are used to underwriting high...
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    Re: Whispers of a Magico M9 Coming Soon?

    I didn’t realize they had moved to a carbon fiber aluminum honeycomb core sandwich on the cabinet too. A departure from the M6’s design. Alon leaves no stone unturned.

    Ken
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    Re: Whispers of a Magico M9 Coming Soon?

    Hi Mike,

    The MM7ís are tremendous loudspeakers but I have to give the engineering edge to the M9ís with its carbon nanotube graphene sandwich cones with aluminum honeycomb core and half inch thick...
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    Re: Whispers of a Magico M9 Coming Soon?

    The M9’s are a work of art visually and employ state-of-the-art engineering in their design. Highly impressive in my opinion.

    Ken
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    Re: Whispers of a Magico M9 Coming Soon?

    Me too, Calvin. If you look closely at the new design features of the the M9ís, you can see the future of the Magico line for the next couple years, as the new developments trickle down. Gone is the...
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