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    Re: NEW MSB Digital Director

    MSRP of the three models?
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    Re: Gryphon Apex Review!

    Jeff, enjoyed the review. Unfortunately, I had to put this one into the 'Audio Component Fantasy' folder.

    There are probably some aspects of your job (like most jobs) that you don't enjoy, but...
  3. Thread: Luxman M-10X

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    Re: Luxman M-10X

    Would love to hear about such a comparison, Greg.
  4. Thread: Wadax?

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    Re: Wadax?

    Mike, a sincere congratulations! Hopefully there will come a day when I'll get to hear one of these. The feed-forward error correction technology in this piece appears to be truly innovative. The...
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    Re: *NEW* Esoteric N-05XD

    Yup, you're right. I was confusing them with Aurender. Thanks for the catch.
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    Re: *NEW* Esoteric N-05XD

    I think Esoteric subcontracted some of the their software/firmware to Lumin, but there are some notable differences, e.g., the N-01XD and N-05XD are both roon ready.
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    Re: *NEW* Esoteric N-05XD

    "I still don't fully understand how you came to your conclusions that a one box solution is better?"

    I agree with kzhtoo at this price point. A two-box solution requires two cases and power...
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    Re: Greetings from Stockholm, Sweden

    Welcome! I've visited your city. Beautiful place and welcoming people.
  9. Thread: Luxman M-10X

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    Luxman M-10X

    There is a very positive review of Luxman's new flagship M-10X solid state amplifier in the May issue of Stereophile (John Atkinson). It's not yet on their website.
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    Re: Esoteric XD Series

    Shunyata PCs and distributors are designed to complement each other.
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    Re: Esoteric XD Series

    I replaced a Niagara 5000/Hurricane PC system with a Denali 6000S V2/Sigma V2/Alpha V2s. In my system I'm hearing significant improvements in noise reduction, dynamics, and resolution - an 'upgrade'...
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    Re: Esoteric XD Series

    I have a K-01XD driving a Diablo 300/Magico S3 MkIIs and have experienced some of the challenges you describe with different CDs. For me it has been difficult to arrive at a really good compromise...
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    Re: Neutrik PowerCon Power Cords

    Shunyata is widely known for their power cords. They have several product lines that deliver value across multiple price points.
  14. Re: Audioquest Mythical Creatures Analog Interconnects

    See post #3.
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    Re: Is MQA Fading Away?

    My understanding is that they are selling licenses and making sure that people comply with their standards/processes before certifying a licensee's offering.
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    Re: Is MQA Fading Away?

    I think the late Charley Hansen was right about MQA.
  17. Re: Power, Network, Connection, Which one matters the most to you?

    If I read Mike's comments correctly, they were given in the context of 'starting out' (with limited knowledge) to get the most bang for the buck (and don't lose interest due to poor initial results)....
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    Re: Essence Stereo - To Preamp or Not??

    User reviews I have read generally agree with Rick's characterization of Essence vs Diablo bass. Essence bass more articulate, but Diablo has more gravitas. This is likely somewhat speaker...
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    Re: KEF Blades and References with Meta Tech

    And especially at $28K for the 2's for those with medium sized rooms.
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    Re: Kharma - what’s in a signature edition

    Your comments are very relevant to my situation (S3 MkII owner), Kuoppis. Thank you.

    I have a dedicated 15 ft x 18 ft room with a low 8 ft max ceiling, speakers set up out from the long wall. ...
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    Re: Kharma - what’s in a signature edition

    No disputing that. I am a Magico owner. Kharma, Wilson, and Rockport offer similar ported designs. I would like to know how those who have heard similar models from these three brands contrast...
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    Re: Kharma - what’s in a signature edition

    Just speculating here, but I suspect limited distribution perhaps due to pricing and strong competition from at least two premium US manufacturers, Wilson and Rockport, who offer similar products. I...
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    Re: New Avantgarde Trio G3

    Musical Engagement in Jim's vocabulary.
  24. Re: X260.8 runs in class A for the first 34,68 or 17 watts?

    If it's important to you, I would suggest a call to Kent English at Pass Labs customer support.
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    Re: Gryphon Apex, the New Flagship

    Sounds like a wonderful environment in which to pursue our hobby, Andrew. Wish I were anywhere near so lucky (e.g., Mike is 700 miles away!).
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