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    Re: Aurender A30

    Quote Originally Posted by GSOphile View Post
    Actually, I believe the A30 uses the same chip as Esoteric's newer K1/K-01Xs/K-03Xs.
    Also, Mike, any word on the US availability on the recently announced (at least in Asia) Luxman D-08u's replacement, the D-10X?
    You are correct. The first production run for the new Luxman D-10x is scheduled for February 5th with QC after that. So shipping end of Feb.


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    Re: Aurender A30

    Hey Mike,

    You ever considered the Cocktail X45pro? Same fit and finish as the A30 with all the same features but at 1/3 the price

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    Re: Aurender A30

    Quote Originally Posted by dznutz View Post
    Hey Mike,

    You ever considered the Cocktail X45pro? Same fit and finish as the A30 with all the same features but at 1/3 the price
    Yes, Iím aware of them, just not on my radar. Lumin and Aurender are tops in my books.


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    Re: Aurender A30

    Cocktail Audio Inside:



    Aurender A30 inside:




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    Understood, I could go into detail as I have owned a couple Aurenders and just about everything from Lumin. All Ill say is that no one should bypass the Cocktail products.

    No argument on the interior photos, but we are comparing a $6500 product to a $18,000 product. Im sure for another $1K Cocktail could partition the interior better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dznutz View Post
    Understood, I could go into detail as I have owned a couple Aurenders and just about everything from Lumin. All Ill say is that no one should bypass the Cocktail products.

    No argument on the interior photos, but we are comparing a $6500 product to a $18,000 product. Im sure for another $1K Cocktail could partition the interior better.
    Iím sure itís fine, but as you can see, you get what you pay for. Also, I look at it from a different perspective. Letís just say, their distributor (who recently dropped Cocktail) and in particular, my rep, werenít overly enthusiastic about their stuff.

    I also try to carry the best stuff in general. There are lots of other products out there as you know. Many cheaper. But I have to look at the whole picture: brand quality, the company behind it, reliability, build quality, and most importantly, sound.


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    Re: Aurender A30

    The A30 is a beauty to behold. The inside photo of it above is impressive. I'm sure it will play even better than it looks.
    Sincerely,

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    Re: Aurender A30

    Quote Originally Posted by nicoludio View Post
    Would be interesting to hear about how the Aqua Formula XHD figures in this lineup.
    I had the Esoteric K-03 and the Formula before the xHD or analog board upgrade and there simply was no comparison. The Aqua was significantly more realistic. I did a write up at WBF a while back on this. Now with the xHD upgrade + analog module upgrade the delta would be very, very significant IMO.
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    Re: Aurender A30



    Picked up the Nimbie loader from Amazon. Plugged it into the A30, loaded the discs and it worked like a charm!

    Iíve also got a special order ACS10 on order. A whopping 28TB model!


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    Re: Aurender A30

    Welcome to the forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by sb6 View Post
    I had the Esoteric K-03 and the Formula before the xHD or analog board upgrade and there simply was no comparison. The Aqua was significantly more realistic. I did a write up at WBF a while back on this. Now with the xHD upgrade + analog module upgrade the delta would be very, very significant IMO.
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