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    Re: New System: Going Out of My Head over You …

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    Nice looking system. I loved when Mike posted the photos of the three systems in one day!
    Many thanks. Yes, that MBL Extreme system is something to look at. Couldn't believe Mike did three in one day, including that huge MBL install.
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    Amps: Pass X260.8s *** Pre-Amp: Pass XP22 *** Headphone Amp: Pass HPA-1 *** Speakers: Magico A3’s *** Magico A3 Grills *** Headphones: Focal Utopia *** Digital: Luxman D-08u SACD *** Aurender ACS10 CD Ripper & N100 Streamer *** Power: Shunyata Hydra Alpha A12 Power Conditioner *** AQ NRG Edison 20 *** Cables: Shunyata *** Rack: Bamboo SVT Quadrasphire *** Accessories: Herbie's Audio Lab Giant Titanium Cone Decoupling Gliders *** Russ Andrews Cable Elevators

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    Re: New System: Going Out of My Head over You …

    Congrats on you new system. You made a wise and musical choice going with Magico. I'm very happy for you and hope you have many hours of enjoyment!

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    Re: New System: Going Out of My Head over You …

    Quote Originally Posted by Gene View Post
    Congrats on you new system. You made a wise and musical choice going with Magico. I'm very happy for you and hope you have many hours of enjoyment!
    Many Thanks. I bet your S7s are amazing. A nice system all around from what I read in your signature!
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    Amps: Pass X260.8s *** Pre-Amp: Pass XP22 *** Headphone Amp: Pass HPA-1 *** Speakers: Magico A3’s *** Magico A3 Grills *** Headphones: Focal Utopia *** Digital: Luxman D-08u SACD *** Aurender ACS10 CD Ripper & N100 Streamer *** Power: Shunyata Hydra Alpha A12 Power Conditioner *** AQ NRG Edison 20 *** Cables: Shunyata *** Rack: Bamboo SVT Quadrasphire *** Accessories: Herbie's Audio Lab Giant Titanium Cone Decoupling Gliders *** Russ Andrews Cable Elevators

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    Re: New System: Going Out of My Head over You …

    Wow Joe!! What a system?!!! That just has to sound killer!! Massive congrats! And well done!
    Amplifier: Pass Labs INT 250 integrated.

    DAC/Streamer: MSB Discrete Dual Power Supply.

    Server: Roon Nucleus with lifetime subscription.

    Speakers: Harbeth Super HL 5+ 40th Anniversary
    Model.

    Cables: AudioQuest Rocket 88 speaker cables,
    Mackenzie interconnects.

    Speaker Stands: HiFi Man.

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    Re: New System: Going Out of My Head over You …

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassphile View Post
    Wow Joe!! What a system?!!! That just has to sound killer!! Massive congrats! And well done!
    Many thanks. It's astounding - but no more than your Pass INT 250. When it's finished burning in (mine is very close at this point, if not already there) it will sound like a new system again.

    It's had a little transformation as to the rack layout. Newest pic below.

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    Amps: Pass X260.8s *** Pre-Amp: Pass XP22 *** Headphone Amp: Pass HPA-1 *** Speakers: Magico A3’s *** Magico A3 Grills *** Headphones: Focal Utopia *** Digital: Luxman D-08u SACD *** Aurender ACS10 CD Ripper & N100 Streamer *** Power: Shunyata Hydra Alpha A12 Power Conditioner *** AQ NRG Edison 20 *** Cables: Shunyata *** Rack: Bamboo SVT Quadrasphire *** Accessories: Herbie's Audio Lab Giant Titanium Cone Decoupling Gliders *** Russ Andrews Cable Elevators

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    Re: New System: Going Out of My Head over You …

    Simply awesome setup Joe. Thank you for sharing.
    Joe

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    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (X2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos.

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    Re: New System: Going Out of My Head over You …

    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin View Post
    Many thanks. It's astounding - but no more than your Pass INT 250. When it's finished burning in (mine is very close at this point, if not already there) it will sound like a new system again.

    It's had a little transformation as to the rack layout. Newest pic below.

    Congratulations!!! It looks very nice, enjoy them.
    Accuphase E-370 Cable de alimentación Shunyata Delta NR
    Lumin X1 Cable de alimentación Shunyata NR Venom V10
    ProAc Response D18 Cable de altavoz Bi Wiring PAD Musaeus Luminist
    Cable de interconexión XLR PAD Musaeus Luminist

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    Re: New System: Going Out of My Head over You …

    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin View Post
    Pass X260.8s amps
    Pass XP22 Preamp
    Luxman D-08u SACD
    Aurender N100H Streamer
    Magico A3’s
    Magico A3 Grills
    Shunyata Hydra Alpha A12 Power Conditioner
    Shunyata Cables
    Bamboo SVT Quadrasphire Racks (x3) and Amp Stands (x2)

    First, I would like to thank Mike, the owner of Suncoast Audio in Sarasota, FL., for suggesting such a marvelous system. Awesome!!!

    Initial impressions

    Mere words can’t do justice to what I’m hearing coming from my SACDs playing on the Luxman D-08u. I’m simply there in, with, and around the music all at once; captured in the moment. The spacious soundstage and imaging are absolutely breathtaking. It sounds better than any live concert I’ve ever been too. It’s only been a few hours and the music is already entrancing. Positively majestic! I’m already at a new plateau in my listening experience and the system isn’t even broken in yet ...

    IMO, the Pass 260.8s (which are barely warmed up now) have a tube-like sweetness – a harmonic richness to them. Their sonic signature is just perfect to my ears! They dig deep into the emotional side of the music and yet deliver a brilliantly balanced engaging detailed sound. Power and then some! WOW!!! I normally play my music kind of low, so all I’m hearing is in Class A. And while every amp has its own character, to me the Pass sound is simply music. It’s so engaging and real! I’m in absolute awe.

    I initially thought the Magico A3s may be too small for my room, but they fill the entire space (Great Room, Gathering Room, Dining Room, and Kitchen) with beautiful music. The Magico A3’s deliver an excellent bass; a powerful bass grip and remarkable slam for their size! This is complemented by the very fine detailed mids and highs. The spacious soundstage is so involving – it’s huge. The imaging is absolutely extraordinary. Magicos are stunningly musical and yet deliver a wonderful articulate sound as well. The speakers sort of disappear and all you hear is the music. Music the way it should be – at least to my ears. These Magicos are so good, I can’t even image what a set of M2s would sound like. The Q7 Mk IIs I heard some years back though were transcendent! And I understand the Ms are even better.

    IMO, there is sufficient speed to deliver amazing rhythmic magical pacing (pun intended) on recordings of all musical genres (esp. my favorites jazz and soft rock). I thought for sure I might miss the sound I enjoy so-much from the B&W 802s and Wilson Yvettes that I’m so familiar with and the Martin Logans 13As which I auditioned numerous times at different dealers. Properly driven these are all amazing speakers. IMO, each is excellent. They each do many things exceptionally well. However, for me personally the Magicos are delivering a class-leading level of detail and dynamics that to my ears surpasses them all. They’re unbelievable.

    Being more than a sum of all its parts, IMO this Pass / Magico system effortlessly recreates every aspect of the music. It displays a rich dynamic expression, detailed resolution, and tonal sophistication I haven’t heard at this level before. I’m drawn “into” every note. It has already given me a new appreciation for music.

    And yes, I’m just a little excited.

    First Planned Improvements

    There is always room for improvements. And needless to say my room(s) needs a lot of work. While it will never be perfect (none really are) no matter what system resides here, at a minimum acoustical improvements are needed at least behind the audio system itself, in the coffered ceiling, and above the kitchen cabinets. I have to research which acoustical materials would be best (and wife friendly, like Guilford of Maine) and someone to properly install them. An EtherREGEN is in the future. A Turn-Table and / or Headphone system may be in the future as well.

    We will probably move some of the components around when Suncoast comes to put the final touches on the system – including some more Quadraspire rack polls.

    For the present we will enjoy the music just as it is.

    A Huge Thank You

    As stated above Mike at Suncoast Audio designed the system. Thanks Mike, it’s absolutely stunning! And the set up this system was an amazing job as well. It was delivered early! I want to thank Suncoast for taking such great care with all the components, their technical knowledge, and answering all my questions so completely. I’m so very grateful.
    Congrats on your new system, very nice setup. As a former Pass owner I understand what you are talking about.

    Enjoy!


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    Re: New System: Going Out of My Head over You …

    Joe - It is delightful to see you being so happy with your system and dealer experience. A breath of fresh air as so many audiophiles don’t typically sound as excited as you. That’s fantastic! What a way to come into 2020!
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    Mike

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    Re: New System: Going Out of My Head over You …

    Quote Originally Posted by Ritmo View Post
    Joe - It is delightful to see you being so happy with your system and dealer experience. A breath of fresh air as so many audiophiles don’t typically sound as excited as you. That’s fantastic! What a way to come into 2020!
    Ritmo thanks. Having an excellent dealer who cares - really cares - for the end result is part of the excitement. I purchased this system as part of a long range plan. Stage 1 is almost complete. Hopefully State 2 will begin soon.
    Sincerely,

    Joe



    Amps: Pass X260.8s *** Pre-Amp: Pass XP22 *** Headphone Amp: Pass HPA-1 *** Speakers: Magico A3’s *** Magico A3 Grills *** Headphones: Focal Utopia *** Digital: Luxman D-08u SACD *** Aurender ACS10 CD Ripper & N100 Streamer *** Power: Shunyata Hydra Alpha A12 Power Conditioner *** AQ NRG Edison 20 *** Cables: Shunyata *** Rack: Bamboo SVT Quadrasphire *** Accessories: Herbie's Audio Lab Giant Titanium Cone Decoupling Gliders *** Russ Andrews Cable Elevators

 

 
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