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    Re: Momentum preamplifier

    I don’t believe so.
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    Re: Esoteric XD Series

    I’ve had it playing non-stop. I’ve been listening again tonight and currently spinning The Essential Sade. A fantastic reissue and considerably better than the original Sade digital releases.
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    Re: Esoteric XD Series

    The K-03XD already had a firmware upgrade FWIW, adding MQA functionality. The process is here:

    K-03XD | DOWNLOADS | ESOTERIC:Japan high-end audio manufacturer | エソテリック
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    Re: Esoteric XD Series

    I had the K-01x, and older K-05 and a Grandioso K1.

    I always felt the older esoteric had “bite” and was over sibilant, and very detailed.

    I was then at one of the shows last year and walked...
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    Re: Esoteric XD Series

    After warm up, I noticed soundstage wide to be one of the strong points. As good as anything I’ve tried. As the evening went on, soundstage depth, especially during a couple of live recordings, was...
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    Re: Esoteric XD Series

    I have. Yes.
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    Re: Esoteric XD Series

    But at $14K this is a “sweet spot” for those wanting a world class spinner. I would have gone for the K-01XD, but worried that cracking that $20K barrier (it’s $22K) would be too much for some. ...
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    Esoteric XD Series

    Ok, 6 discs in now. Color me VERY impressed. “Natural” is the word for this new XD series. Gone is the bite, digital sound of old Esoteric. It doesn’t have the “analogness” (if that’s a word)...
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    Re: Esoteric XD Series

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    Re: *NEW* Shunyata Omega Ethernet

    $2500 for 1.5m


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    *NEW* Shunyata Omega Ethernet

    We are excited to announce the release of our new reference-level Omega Ethernet cable.

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    The Omega ethernet cable...
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    Re: New Luxman d-10x sacd/cd-player

    I should have mine in 2 weeks or so. I’ll have Mike & Rick (my employees) do a blind shootout Vs the K-03XD!


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  13. Thread: Class-D amps

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    Re: Class-D amps

    It doesn’t draw much power.


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  14. Thread: Class-D amps

    by Mike
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    Re: Class-D amps

    No, the only NAD I own is the M17 v2.

    If you can ever score a SIT-3 (and the necessary resistors), you will be stunned.


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    Re: Class-D amps

    Man, as A.Wayne would say, you need some toooooooobs with those!

    My faves with AG:

    VAC
    VIVA
    Luxman MQ300

    For solid state:
    SIT-3
  16. Thread: Class-D amps

    by Mike
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    Re: Class-D amps

    Yes, but they are a hybrid of sorts.

    “In a Class D amp the input is first converted/encoded by a modulator into a pulse train (using pulse width, pulse density, or related modulatory techniques)...
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    Re: Happy Independence Day

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  18. Thread: JVC Projectors

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    Re: JVC Projectors

    I bought the same model for myself. I’m continually amazed at the picture quality.


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    Re: Headphones, got any favorites?

    Those are terrific cans! Congrats!


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    Happy 50th Audio Research

    YouTube


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    Re: What cartridges are you using?

    For MSL or VDH? MSL is handled by Mofi. VDH is managed by the fellow who makes plastic covers for VPI turntables.


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    What cartridges are you using?

    Haven’t read anything regarding that. Sorry if I missed it. I just haven’t found the VDH to be convincing enough over a MSL for the money. We brought in VDH and MSL at the same time for a...
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    Re: What cartridges are you using?

    Now THIS is a great cartridge. We have several MySonicLabs carts in the store. They all hit 2-3 times above their price point. Neutral, fast, quiet, smooth on top, dynamic, great trackers.
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    Magico’s With Active Tunable Bass

    I wanted to revisit this thread and shed some light on the M9’s as I learn more and more about these incredible speakers:

    - The M9 does not have a power/active bass or "tunable" bass. It is a...
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    Re: Magico A5’s Arrive!!!!

    Yes exact same! I know!!! The A5’s are STUPID GOOD for the money.


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