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  1. Re: Heads-up, changes en route: Adding AudioNetís engineering-marvel Humboldt to the system

    in europe the "." and "," are reversed in numbers. so the stated frequency range in the audionet spec screenshot is:

    0,00 - 700.000,00 Hz (-3db) ... ie: 0 - 70 kHz (-3db)

    let's just say there...
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    Re: Today's Jazz Playlist

    nice cerebral rendering of some surf, desert and other guitar classics by bill frisell. almost positive it is an all analog recording as it was recorded at flora recording & playback in portland, OR...
  3. Thread: pre-amp advice

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    Re: pre-amp advice

    thanks for the thoughtful and helpful posts -- please keep them coming!
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    the volume control on my DAC is in the digital domain -- so, it is a passive pre-amp of sorts. as...
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    Re: Today's Jazz Playlist

    while this is certainly low-key (late-nite) listening, it is anything but background music ... very interesting and engaging. i will be exploring more from this artist and trio.

    -ymmv
  5. Thread: pre-amp advice

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    pre-amp advice

    currently, i have engaged the volume control on my DAC and am running the analog output directly into my atm-300r SET power amp. using this method, i certainly cannot complain about the sound....
  6. Re: Whatever happened to the Western Electric amp and 300b tubes?

    looks like WE have restarted 300B production and are taking orders for current delivery ... $1,499 per matched pair. they list an expected life of 40,000 hours(!) and offer a 5-year warranty. i will...
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    Re: What are you listening to tonight ?

    georg solti + vienna philharmonic | der ring des nibelungen -- decca ...the full cycle

    epic recording made from 1958 to 1966. while a complete listening is a 14.5 hour commitment, given the...
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    Re: What are you listening to tonight ?

    some great musicianship in this title as well as very nice retro sounds from a mix of (sub)genres.

    fwiw, i am told that memphis is the new austin
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    Re: air tight atm-300r SET amp

    truth be told, they sound quite similar. it is just that the air tight SQ is on a higher level -- every aspect of that SET goodness is operating in overdrive. the sound is quite rich and textured. it...
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    Re: Today's Jazz Playlist

    completely random, but for some reason all roads seem to lead to bobby hutcherson recently ...two starkly different titles that i have been listening to this afternoon:
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    now in the system: air tight atm-300r SET amp

    new SET power amp in the rig: air tight atm-300r

    have about 20 hours on it so far... and, i will forgo all the audiophile adjectives and get straight to the bottom line: this thing is so good it...
  12. Thread: Taiko USB Card

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    Re: Taiko USB Card

    very nice.

    have been thinking about an mk-ii version of my transport ...anyone know if it is for sale as a stand alone PCIe card. or, do you have to get the server also?!
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    Re: Received 2nd Covid shot today

    natural selection at work
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    Re: Thank You Suncoast Audio

    fantastic system - congrats!! -- very elegant.

    and, i see arnold did you a solid with the core audio racks. really ties the room together ;):D
  15. Thread: Top Tier Amps

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    Re: Top Tier Amps

    lmao!! ...the genesis / hyundai would NOT satisfy the intangible test. i would, however, offer tesla as a tier-1 on intangibles, model 3 included.

    in the event i upgrade speakers to the level of a...
  16. Thread: Top Tier Amps

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    Re: Top Tier Amps

    great thread ...really thought provoking -- in a good way.

    all day i have been seriously struggling with the consumer perception aspect you are trying to drill down on. and, every time i try to...
  17. Thread: Top Tier Amps

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    Re: Top Tier Amps

    so much great gear, so little rack space!
    ;):D

    however, not nearly enough SET tube love in the list for my tastes. for example what about kondo, air tight, thomas mayer, wavac, audio tekne and...
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    Re: Received 2nd Covid shot today

    for anyone interested further in the new mRNA vaccines and the history of the technology behind their development, the new book by walter isaacson, code breaker, is a fantastic read. the science is...
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    Re: Received 2nd Covid shot today

    again, to correct the record... from the CDC web-site:


    New Approach to Vaccines

    mRNA vaccines are a new type of vaccine to protect against infectious diseases. To trigger an immune response,...
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    Re: Received 2nd Covid shot today

    not looking for an argument either ...but, the record needs to be corrected for anyone reading this thread and, heaven forbid, using it to guide their medical decisions.

    1) as stated above...
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    Re: Today's Jazz Playlist

    liking this one a lot -- so much so that i ordered the blue note tone poet LP release ...also, great classic blue note album art!
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    blue note tone poet series

    this is the blue note records promotional video for their tone poet reissue series. fascinating video with lots of great info. several things in particular stood out:

    1. don was of blue note went...
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    Re: point-to-point, hand-wired tube amps

    fantastic video -- just love the stop-motion filming -- brilliant!

    btw: as a fan of the 6c33c tube, glad to see the novacron is back
  24. Re: Cables for new - dCS - Gryphon - Magico - system

    congratulations on the new system! you might consider starting with dueland wire -- many here swear by it and it is very wallet friendly.

    i can't recall anyone with magicos or gryphon having...
  25. Thread: Gillian Welch

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    Re: Gillian Welch

    thanks for the post and encouragement! definitely need to work faster on this project.
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