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    Re: Mike's Systems

    Quote Originally Posted by thetubeguy1954 View Post
    Kuoppis, OUCH!!!! those are very disparaging comments you made about AJ. Truth be told, I never knew AJ well enough to make those types of judgments about him and when I met in person at Mike's audio salon AJ seemed nice enough. The reason why AJ was my nemesis in Audio Asylum was only that it seemed he always had the exact opposite POV as I would concerning audio! If I liked SET amps (and I really do) AJ didn't and when I supported using high-sensitivity, horn-loaded, single, full-range driver, speakers with those SET amps AJ would provide reasons why those are terrible speakers to use and so on!!
    Tom, I'm a big believer in "proof is in the pudding". Which is why I relish the idea of demoing what I believe in, vs what others do. Hopefully you plan on attending the FL Audio Expo (which I recall you saying you were).
    There will be lots of pudding there, nowhere to hide.
    Look forward to seeing you are the east coast fellas there, since there should be many different types of setups...including my type. Same exact rooms.

    cheers,

    AJ

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    Re: Mike's Systems

    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Soundfield View Post
    Tom, I'm a big believer in "proof is in the pudding". Which is why I relish the idea of demoing what I believe in, vs what others do. Hopefully you plan on attending the FL Audio Expo (which I recall you saying you were).
    There will be lots of pudding there, nowhere to hide.
    Look forward to seeing you are the east coast fellas there, since there should be many different types of setups...including my type. Same exact rooms.

    cheers,

    AJ
    Hey AJ! I really want to attend the FL Audio Expo but it will depend on health issues. That day after the Lampizator get together I attended at Mike's audio salon, I woke up, took one step and blew out my left knee! That was a year ago now and my doctor is talking about knee replacement surgery. So we'll see what happens. But if I go, I'll look for your room so I can hear all those fully active speakers you design and build...


    I'm listening to Use Me by Vanessa Fernandez


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    Re: Mike's Systems

    Quote Originally Posted by thetubeguy1954 View Post
    Hey AJ! I really want to attend the FL Audio Expo but it will depend on health issues. That day after the Lampizator get together I attended at Mike's audio salon, I woke up, took one step and blew out my left knee! That was a year ago now and my doctor is talking about knee replacement surgery. So we'll see what happens. But if I go, I'll look for your room so I can hear all those fully active speakers you design and build...


    I'm listening to Use Me by Vanessa Fernandez


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    Central Florida Audio Society -- SETriodes Group -- Space Coast Audio Society -- Full-range/Wide-range Drivers -- Front & Back-Loaded Horns -- High Sensitivity Speakers
    Wow, sorry to hear that, crazy. After all the years of running, football, motocross etc, I will need "new knees" at some point also, Dr already told me.
    Yes, will have active tech speakers there in one room, but, ironically, a passive/active sub HE wideband driver design in my 2nd room.
    Get well soon...or you'll have to live vicariously through Phil and the east coast gang. hah

    cheers,

    AJ

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    After many years with the Avantgarde Duo Mezzo’s, I decided to make a change. The AG’s will always remain the speaker that stole my heart, but not unlike the guy who owns his own car dealership, he’s not going to drive the same car for years and years.

    I have switched to the MBL 101e mk2’s, with four Noble amps, Noble preamp and Noble CD/DAC/Roon streamer.

    I’ve recently added the VAC Statement Phonostage and AVID Acutus DARK turntable with two SME V arms (one 12 inch and one 9 inch). The carts are Lyra Atlas SL and Miyajima Zero Mono.




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    Mike.......Holy mackerel. The DEEP end of the pool.


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    STUDIO - McIntosh C1000C/P, MC2301 (2), MR88, Aurender N10, Esoteric K-01X, Shunyata Sigma spdif digital coax,
    Sonos Connect, Stillpoints Ultra SS & Ultra Mini, PurePower 2000, Furutech Flux 50, Michell Gyro SE, Michell HR Power Supply, SME 309, Ortofon Cadenza Black, Sonus faber Amati Anniversario

    LIVING ROOM - McIntosh C2300, MC75 (2), MR85, Magnum Dynalab 205 Signal Sleuth, Sonos Connect, Simaudio MOON Neo 260D-T, Schiit Audio Yggdrasil, Aurender N100H, Shunyata Sigma USB cable,
    Sony DAT 60ES, Nakamichi BX-300, Micro Seiki DD40 w/m505A tonearm, Ortofon Cadenza Blue, PS Audio P10, Furutech Flux 50, Stillpoints Ultra Mini, PMC EB1i, JL Audio f113

    VINTAGE - McIntosh 4300V, McIntosh MA230, Tandberg 3011A tuner, Olive 04HD, JBL 4312A

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    What beautiful collection of art you have there Mike! I would like a listen, please.
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    Powered By 2X BPT 3.5 Signature Plus Ultra Isolator | Shunyata Research Hydra Triton + Typhon | UpTone Audio JS-2 LPS | CyberPower Sinewave UPS


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    I’m not surprised that you would choose these. The 101e mk2s are definite winners.
    Anthony
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    Digital: Mac Mini (for now)> WW Plat Ethernet> CARY DMS-600>> WW Plat XLR-->

    ===> Cary SLP-05 (Ultimate Upgrade edition)>> WW Gold XLR> Bryston 28B-SST2>> WW Silver> MARTIN LOGAN SPIRES

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    Re: Mike's Systems

    Gulp!!!


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    Source Analog: Kuzma Stabi R with 4point 9 arm & Kuzma 40 Cartridge
    Source Digital: Aurender N10 | Brinkmann Nyquist MK II
    Amplification: Dan D’Agostino Momentum Pre Amp and Monos | Boulder Phono 508
    Speakers: Wilson Alexias
    Cabling: Nordost Valhalla 2/Odin: power, interconnects & speaker | Ansuz: C2 power & interconnect | Audioquest Diamond RJ45’s
    Power: Nordost QRT series | Furutech FP55SN cable from 20 amp breakers within a grounded sub panel to Furutech GTX D NSF packages | Keces P3 & P8 | Surge Guard at Main Panel | ADD POWR series
    Other: HRS M3X | Stillpoints Ultra 6, SS & Mini | Nordost Sort Cones TC & BC | AQ Vox SE switch | Gigafoil v4 | Vicoustics | Audio Desk Systeme - Gläss








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    That is some serious eye and ear candy. Very nice.
    Speakers: Magico A3
    Subs: SVS1000 (2)
    Amp: Bryston 4BSST
    Preamp: NAD M12
    CD/DVD: Oppo 205
    Music Streamer: Lumin T2
    Roon Core: sonicTransporter i7 powered with HDPlex 200w linear PS, running Tital and Quobuz with iPad Pro
    TV: Samsung Q90R 65"
    AudioQuest 1000 line conditions (2), Monster HTS5000 (SVS subs)
    Keces P3 powering GigaFoilv4,Modem
    Power cords: Cardas Clear Beyond (wall to amp) Cardas CLear Cygnus (5), Shunyata Venom NR12 (AQ1000)
    Interconnects: Cardas Clear Cygnus XLR (2)
    Speaker cables: Cardas Clear Cygnus
    Ethernet: Cardas Clear from I7 Roon core to Lumin T2, Supra Cat8 (5)
    ADD-POWR EkectraCkear, Symphony/Ghent DC cable from Keces and HDPlex PS (4)


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    Re: Mike's Systems

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    After many years with the Avantgarde Duo Mezzo’s, I decided to make a change. The AG’s will always remain the speaker that stole my heart, but not unlike the guy who owns his own car dealership, he’s not going to drive the same car for years and years.

    I have switched to the MBL 101e mk2’s, with four Noble amps, Noble preamp and Noble CD/DAC/Roon streamer.

    I’ve recently added the VAC Statement Phonostage and AVID Acutus DARK turntable with two SME V arms (one 12 inch and one 9 inch). The carts are Lyra Atlas SL and Miyajima Zero Mono.




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    Great choices Mike, congrats. I’m sure you are going to have a lots of fun with that combo.

    I also made a change recently. Not because the previous choices were bad, but just to try out something new. Also chose something with an airier top-end .


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    Big rig: AMG V12 + AMG 12j2 arm + Benz Micro Gullwing SLR MC/ Cardas Clear Beyond phono cable/ Stillpoints LPI/ Soulution 520 preamp with phono section/ Synology NAS with Roon and HD Plex linear PSU with Shunyata HD/ AQ Vodka RJ45 + Aqvox Network Switch SE/ AQ Diamond RJ45 into DAC/ Brinkmann Nyquist MK II/ Soulution 511/ WyWires Platinum ICs + power cables/ Magico S3 mk2/ Inakustik Reference LS 4004 AIR/ REL S5 SHO/ REL Blue/ Audioquest Niagara 5000/ Shunyata AlphaHC (x2)+ Alpha+Alpha Analogue+Alpha Digital/ Finite Elemente Pagode/ Stillpoints Ultra SS.

    Small rig: Naim UnitiServe/ Curious USB/ Tidal/ Ayre Codex/ Auralic Aries Mini/ Sbooster LPSU/ Pass Labs INT-60/ Acoustic Zen Silver Reference II/ HiD Diamond 8/ Harbeth 30.2 40th Anniversary/ Shunyata Venom EU7 & Venom 3 HD.

    HP rig: MacBookAir/ Tidal/ Auralic Gemini 2000/ Sbooster LPSU/ Audeze LCD-2 Classic + WyWires Red/ Shunyata HD/ Shunyata Hydra 2/ Shunyata Venom.

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