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    Advise on best path to take

    If it were my room I’d first look into the possibility of installing a new consumer unit and running a couple of dedicated radials from it Into the room. A sufficiently heavy wire gauge would give you a lot more instantaneous current and that’s what a good hi-fi system requires.
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    Advise on best path to take

    What’s on the other side of your wall sockets?
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    Magico M9 >>>>Fulfillment

    In the high-tech industry a product is considered mature when the platform on which it is built is getting old and further enhancements are no longer viable. The next step after mature is obsolete, then out-of-support. When a product is mature, R&D resources are shifted to other projects If you...
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    What does the source sound like...

    From a logic point of view, there are 3 main criteria in play......the actual recording, the recovery of the entire musical signal and the presentation of that signal. The exact same signal is going to sound different on different systems based on how that system presents the music. Imagine 2...
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    To switch or not to switch? Melco S-100 or Innuos Phoenix NET switch?

    I’m not a network guru.....quite the opposite but is does look like you’re having a network configuration issue, so the first thing to check is whether your router is actually seeing the NDS Is your router using DHCP to automatically assign IP addresses? If so, if you look at the NDS Network...
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    To switch or not to switch? Melco S-100 or Innuos Phoenix NET switch?

    May as well answer the question as the Audiophilleo is an entirely different animal. You would use an Innuos Phoenix USB to feed a DAC with optimised USB input. You would use the Audiophilleo to feed a DAC with optimized SPDIF input. Essentially the Innuos is used to optimized the USB feed to...
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    To switch or not to switch? Melco S-100 or Innuos Phoenix NET switch?

    A well run-in PhoenixNET sounds markedly better after 3 days continuous power. The unit itself takes about 100 hours to partially run-in, but those Mundorf capacitors take a lot longer and you will get a significant uplift in performance after 2-3 months. All this means is that there are 2...
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    Does Magico have a "house sound", and if so, how would you describe it?

    Hi Microstrip, I once said about an early iteration of the Wilson Watt Puppy driven by Krell that it sounded like ’big hi-fi’. I wasn’t being complementary. The system was extremely impressive but absolutely failed to involve me in the music. But these days, sound quality has moved on, but...
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    Does Magico have a "house sound", and if so, how would you describe it?

    If the tweeter on an A5 is similar to the S1MkII, then its extremely extended and energetic but that translates into huge transparency, sparkle, shimmer, purity and air. If it sounds a bit sharp/hot then you’re modifying your tweeter in order to offset something with the signal because this...
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    Does Magico have a "house sound", and if so, how would you describe it?

    Hi Morricab, actually its mostly just simple logic. If adding specialist racks, specialist mains, carpet spikes , room treatments etc bring huge improvements to sound quality, as reported here literally hundreds of times, then doing the opposite will very likely have the opposite effect. For...
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    Does Magico have a "house sound", and if so, how would you describe it?

    Hi Floyd, the problem here is definitely the loudspeaker. It is an exceptionally neutral and transparent design, so you really can’t afford to short change it when it comes to set-up. I hope you don't mind if i point out some of the shortcomings in this particular set-up. The first thing are...
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    Does Magico have a "house sound", and if so, how would you describe it?

    Hey there MF, If you‘re interested in discussing why you may have heard what you did, just say. I think there’re possibly a couple of good reasons. Curious about a few things; What’s the black box next to the Innuos? What‘s the black box next to the AV stand? What’s behind the main’s plug...
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    To switch or not to switch? Melco S-100 or Innuos Phoenix NET switch?

    Understood. Essentially the output of a switch is a highly modulated DC stream of precisely timed voltage transitions, representing the digital bits, so the quality of the DC seems to have a major influence on the stream’s resulting sound quality. Other switches, for example SoTM, Melco, AQVox...
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    To switch or not to switch? Melco S-100 or Innuos Phoenix NET switch?

    Hi Varadero Very nice additions to your system. FYI, a well run-in PhoenixNET will really start to blossom by day 3 of being continuously connected to mains. Running in will be semi-complete after around 10 days, but then you’ll hear another large hike in sound quality after about 2...
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    To switch or not to switch? Melco S-100 or Innuos Phoenix NET switch?

    Here’re the details for the Mean Well Enterprises SMPS http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/3154728.pdf
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    To switch or not to switch? Melco S-100 or Innuos Phoenix NET switch?

    Hi CK, According to photos of the Ansuz internals I found on German website Hifistatement.net which has reviews of the Ansuz A2 (€3,200) and the D-TC Supreme (€12,000), the Ansuz onboard supply is a universal, switched mode, 85-305 Volt unit supplying 15V and 1.4A. The manufacturer’s labels are...
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    To switch or not to switch? Melco S-100 or Innuos Phoenix NET switch?

    Well there’s a can-o-beans you just opened! At least one positive from all this lock-down and pandemic is that my system has taken some further steps forward. The thing is, anything good that you do by way of upgrade anywhere in your network, be it a new cable, vibration control, better power...
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    To switch or not to switch? Melco S-100 or Innuos Phoenix NET switch?

    As a listener, you are a critical part of your hi-fi chain. Your system selects the musical material, streams it over the network, converts it from a digital pattern to an analog waveform, converts that into soundwaves and YOU, the listener, convert that pattern of sound waves into music, with...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Thanks Matt. I’ve added it to my favorites, with a couple of others SaraK albums. This is why I like Qobus so much. instant gratification
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Very nice, considering I’m listening to it on an i-Pad Could you tell me the details of the track. I really like the music. Thanks a lot
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Hey Rhapsody, Sounds great! Next time you get some relaxed listening time, try this album Camille OUI http://open.qobuz.com/album/5060525430213 Listen to track 10 -Fille a papa- with your eyes closed. https://open.qobuz.com/track/40020349 Let the track play for a minute or two...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I agree that if there was only a single source of music for the rest of my life, I’d also pick RSC. Why? Great music choices, with lots of beautiful, joyous music that I‘ve never previously heard. Great recordings, that sound a lot like a live orchestra sounds Really good to great recordings...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I have to say that this is far and away the most customer beneficial business model I’ve ever seen. I’m not even a product user but my admiration for what Emile and Taiko team are achieving is ‘Extremely’ high . For most, near all I’m guessing, the Extreme you bought is not at all the same as...
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Touch is a wholly engineered album with one of the most spectacular, 3 dimensional, immersive soundstages (Soundscape). The musical and spacial elements play together to create a continuous firework display of music flying around all over the soundspace it creates. The clever use of 2 channels...
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    What ethernet cables are members using?

    Gosh Amey01, You’re really not up to speed with this stuff. You want to improve the sound quality of your hi-fi? Upgrade your digital streaming network with better power supplies, cables and components You want to upgrade your bank balance? Simply stream some Bitcoin blockchain references...
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    DOEPKE Residual Current Circuit Breaker AUDIO GRADE

    Scroll up about 4 posts and you’ll see I replaced exactly that type of fuse holder with Gigawatt circuit breakers. The Gigawatts are a lot better
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    What ethernet cables are members using?

    You know I totally get this argument. The entire logic and science behind networking tells us that if you transmit a bit perfect signal perfectly it will sound the same wherever it lands up, regardless of how it got there. And to some degree that’s true. Build your system around consumer grade...
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    Orchestra in a small room - Is it possible?

    With kit like that and a really clean, accurate source you should also have no problem in creating the concert hall for it to play in.
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    Orchestra in a small room - Is it possible?

    I’m sure you’re joking, but just in case you’re not......In audio, distance is portrayed through amplitude phase and time differentials. Stereo is an illusion, so all we do is to create the illusion of a 50 foot wide orchestra by playing music with the correct amplitudes, phase and time...
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    Wow!

    Wow, that was a lovely 8 minutes. Thanks a lot for posting

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