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    Re: Anyone dumping their power conditiner?

    If I was starting from scratch, I might give the Everest/Omega XC a try. But with the money I have invested in AudioQuest Dragon Power Cords, which I absolutely love the sound of, I wouldnít risk...
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    Re: Anyone dumping their power conditiner?

    Hi Eric,

    You have a wonderful system, top of the line all the way. Are you satisfied with your P20? If so, then why consider changing?

    Best,
    Ken
  3. Re: Can You Hear the Difference Between One Million Dollar & $5000 Cello? | Bach Cello Suite No. 1

    The bottom line for me, past any analysis of the sound, is I felt much more of an emotional connection to the Bach Suite on the $180,000 cello than the others.
  4. Re: Can You Hear the Difference Between One Million Dollar & $5000 Cello? | Bach Cello Suite No. 1

    I listened a second time and rewrote some of my comments. I love the $180,000 cello. I want it!

    Ken
  5. Re: Can You Hear the Difference Between One Million Dollar & $5000 Cello? | Bach Cello Suite No. 1

    Hi Joe,

    Thanks for posting this. I was a pretty good Cellist back in my younger days.

    I thought the $5,000 cello sounded terrible. No resonance, nasal tone and muted volume. Couldnít live with...
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    Re: Anyone dumping their power conditiner?

    Nope. I love my Niagara 5000ís. Great linear noise reduction. Totally neutral sonically. Outstanding dynamics. Tremendously transparent when used in conjunction with the Dragon Power Cords. No desire...
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    Re: Bowers VS Magico

    I believe Mike has both. Correct me if Iím wrong.

    The A5 has Magicoís latest cone technology on the midrange and woofers. Even the M2, M3 and M6 donít have the aluminum honeycomb core driver...
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    Re: Shunyata Omega USB

    This is a very fair point. If the only difference between USB cables is the quantity and type of noise they let through, then you would be correct. However, I suspect there are other differences that...
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    Re: Shunyata Omega USB

    Iíve been working for years to get the USB cable out of my system because I honestly thought they didnít sound very good. USB was never designed to be a high fidelity digital audio connection.
    ...
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    Re: Why Do I Own This?

    Hi Mike,

    How is the functionality of the TAS interface compared to Roon?

    Ken
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    Re: Could you survive with streaming music only?

    Not all that rare for me. It would be very frustrating when this occurs.

    Ken
  12. Thread: Aurender N30

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    Re: Aurender N30

    There should be zero benefit from an upgraded power cord on the W20 or W20SE as it runs entirely on battery power except when itís charging. Use the stock cord that comes with the unit. The money...
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    Re: Shunyata Omega USB

    The Shunyata Omega Ethernet Cable (1.5 Meters) is $2,500 MSRP. I wouldnít expect a USB cable of the same length to be much more.

    Ken
  14. Thread: Aurender N30

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    Re: Aurender N30

    Based on the Ownerís Manual photos, it looks like the power supply, SSD or HDD storage and readout screen are in the top chassis and the clocking and digital output modules are in the bottom chassis....
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    Re: Aurender N30

    Iím doing well, Andy. How are you?

    Ken
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    Re: Aurender N30

    Maybe Mike will know.

    Ken
  17. Thread: Aurender N30

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    Aurender N30

    The Aurender N30 looks like a nice component. Hereís a link to the ownerís manual, complete with pictures.

    Ken

    Manual – N30 | Aurender - The Future of Sound
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    Re: Suncoast Audio - New Website Launched

    Hi Mike,

    The new website is terrific. Itís amazing how many different speakers, amps, etc. that you sell. I could spend all day in there. Itís a happy place! :D

    Ken
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    Re: What "Other" Hobbies Do You Enjoy?

    Iím always impressed with the sheer size of those locomotive pistons.

    Ken
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    Re: What "Other" Hobbies Do You Enjoy?

    I took some sailing lessons before COVID and I hope to resume them in the Spring. Looking forward to some terrific Nordic Skiing this coming Winter.

    Ken
  21. Re: Oswalds Mill Audio. How a $300K speaker is made

    I think I may go into the high-end speaker business. Alpinist Audio, it has a nice ring to it. But hopefully my speakers donít! :D

    Ken
  22. Re: Major impact expected: AudioNet Heisenbergs approaching

    Hi Kuoppis

    When are the amps expected to arrive?

    Ken
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    Classical Gas - Gabriella Quevedo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxILf_PQeCc
  24. Re: Esoteric migrating off of AKM Dac chips for flagship D1X?

    Yes, I saw this article last week when it came out. Good thing Esoteric has migrated away from the AKM DACs. Excellent timing on their part.

    Ken
  25. Thread: MSB Select II

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    Re: MSB Select II

    Hi King,

    I have used DSD Optimized ever since Vince from MSB did a demonstration at Axpona, flipping back and forth between the two on the Select DAC. The Optimized Mode appeared to have more...
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