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    Re: Headphone Evaluation

    The new Stax flagship:

    The OMEGA LEGACY IS HERE WITH THE SR-X9000 (PRE-ORDER NOW)



    – STAX Headphones
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    Re: Vandersteen 7 mk2 and Vandy Amp Review

    I already have opposing 12 inch subwoofers that cancel cabinet vibrations and integrate beautifully with the 7 inch carbon balsa sandwich lower midrange/woofer. And Iíve listened to the granite base...
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    Re: Humboldt just tripped,

    Check all power and cable connections to make sure theyíre tight. The interconnect wiggled lose on my monoblock once, which led to an amp shutdown.

    Ken
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    Re: RIP Charlie Watts

    What a tremendous contribution to rock and roll. RIP Charlie.

    Ken
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    Re: Vandersteen 7 mk2 and Vandy Amp Review

    Hi Dre,

    Actually I wasnít looking for a response from you so my apologies for responding directly to your post. For the record, I have been extremely satisfied with my Vandersteen 7 Mk2ís since I...
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    Re: Vandersteen 7 mk2 and Vandy Amp Review

    I donít see Richard pushing the design envelope like he did in the past and going for more economical solutions over more substantive changes. Paper cone sandwich subwoofers in the Sub9 Subwoofers...
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    Re: Vandersteen 7 mk2 and Vandy Amp Review

    Iíll probably give them a call to see the upgrade cost but I honestly doubt I will do it. I donít see enough improvement in the design to warrant a $20K increase in speaker price. They moved from two...
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    Re: Vandersteen 7 mk2 and Vandy Amp Review

    The last time I spoke with Richard, he said the Model 7 Mk2 would be upgradable to the Model 7 XTRM. I havenít spoken with him recently about it but if he is doing the upgrade, it would be...
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    Re: MSB UMT V (older transport)

    I own a MSB UMT V Transport and it sounds amazing! I honestly couldnít hear the difference between the Reference Transport and the UMT V Transport in the same system, although the optical Pro ISL...
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    Re: MSB Reference DAC Mini Review

    Hi Bill,

    Congrats on the MSB Reference DAC! It is one of the most lifelike sounding DACs on the market. As far as the question of whether or not to use an external preamp versus just the passive...
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    Re: Remembering Richard Wright Of Pink Floyd

    Iím a huge Pink Floyd fan since I was 14 years old when my friend and I started listening to his older brotherís albums. Rick Wright was the foundation of the group. He was the glue that held it all...
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    Re: CD Transports: End of an era

    Hi Brodric,

    Not in my opinion. The MSB proprietary asynchronous optical connection (Pro ISL) is far superior to AES/EBU in terms of jitter and noise. Data packets are pulled to the DAC using the...
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    Re: MSB: Clock and Pre-amp

    Hi Andrew,

    The standard clock on the Premier DAC is the Femto 93. The standard clock on the Reference and Select DACs is the Femto 33. The Reference DAC with its base Preamp Output Stage and base...
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    Re: CD Transports: End of an era

    MSB is definitely not a market leader in the manufacturing of transports like Esoteric. This is why they sourced Oppoís Blu-Ray transports. However, in my opinion, their proprietary asynchronous...
  15. Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    I think the Pass Labs X Series (Class AB) and more powerful (at least 100 watts) Pass XA Series (Class A) sound wonderful with the bigger Maggieís (3.7i, 20.7 and 30.7).

    Ken
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    Re: Reference DAC ordered / MSB Service

    Congrats Bill on the new Reference DAC! I bet it sounds wonderful with the S202 amplifier. Are you still using the Roon Nucleus + with the Renderer V2 digital input module and are you planning on...
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    Re: Aurender N30SA

    They are very slow to update. They will eventually get to it.

    Ken
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    Re: On the future of Roon...

    Hi Ricky,

    I agree with everything you said except that Roon isnít as stable as other platforms. I have literally had zero glitches since I started using Roon about three years ago. The key is I...
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    Re: On the future of Roon...

    This thread has been very helpful. Now that I understand what HQ Player is all about, I no longer have any interest in it.

    Thanks,
    Ken
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    Re: On the future of Roon...

    I also own a Roon Nucleus +. I have no idea why I would need to add extra computer processing power to convert to DSD 512 or DSD 256. It has been my experience through the entire history of all...
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    Re: On the future of Roon...

    Yikes! Thanks for the warning. Seems strange that Roon would offer this add-on in their software and their own server (Roon Nucleus +) would not be able to handle it.

    Ken
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    Re: Aurender N30SA

    Congrats Mike! Does Aurender allow you to do a N30SA versus W20SE shootout?

    Ken
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    Re: On the future of Roon...

    Hi Mike,

    Now thereís a useful suggestion. After youíve set up HQ Player with Roon, if you hear some sonic improvement, maybe you can show me how to do it.

    Thanks,
    Ken
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    Re: On the future of Roon...

    I think the demise of Roon has been greatly exaggerated. No more than wishful thinking on some peopleís part. I still think Roon sounds terrific and has the best interface. Anyone that thinks thereís...
  25. Thread: DB9 Signature

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    Re: DB9 Signature

    Hi Jim,

    He measured the room, the distance to my listening position, mounted lasers on the speakers for positioning and toe-in of the speakers and used Vandertones to balance the bass. I am...
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