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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    I don't think you will know until you hear it. No one can really tell you as we don't know exactly what you are hearing now. I'm sure it sounds good. It always sounds good until you hear it sound much better. I apologize if you explained that you can't audition an Extreme, I didn't read back...
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    Rhapsody.Audio Listening Rooms

    I re-arranged the room from the pic I took yesterday. I like this set up better. Diesis Aura (right) and Ludos (left).
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    Taiko Audio SGM Extreme : the Crème de la Crème

    Hi Jeffy, Streaming doesn't mean giving up your own music. A LOT of people only stream. imho there is little chance that all the streaming companies will go out of business, BUT a LOT of people, not sure of the percentage, stream and also have their own music libraries. The beauty of...
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    Volume and Listening

    I have always thought as PW that each recording has a defined loudness to sound the best that it could sound. This "new" to me, RRV is interesting but I just have never heard of it and it contradicts what I have believed for a long time. Not contradicting anyone's way of listening but it...
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    Volume and Listening

    Is it possible for someone to point to somewhere/anywhere where RRV is explained other than via Cableman's explanation? I personally have never heard either the term or conversation about it prior to the last week via Cableman.
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    Rhapsody.Audio Listening Rooms

    Thx, it's the lifestyle room. Right now there is a Devialet Ex Pro 220 that I can stream Spotify directly from my phone to it. I also have a Ferrari Yellow Diesis Hybrid (tube pre/SS output) on order for the room as well. Still filling out all of the rooms. I also have a pair of Devialet...
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    Rhapsody.Audio Listening Rooms

    Diesis Audio Ludos (right) and Aura (left) at Rhapsody.Audio, Brooklyn.
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    Volume and Listening

    This is the thing, we ALL have our preferences regarding the volume setting and how we listen to and enjoy our music. There is no right or wrong. It's only right when each listener is listening at the level that they prefer. VS someone telling everyone to listen at a certain level, because...
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    Volume and Listening

    I personally have never heard of one volume for a particular room. Especially when you have different sources (R2R, TT, cdp, streaming) ALL which can have different gain levels which will have an effect on volume. Then throw in the fact that different recordings were recorded at different...
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    Magico M9

    Wil, That's fine how about you wanting to let Cableman speak his piece. There have been three pages about ":volume" on this M9 thread, which has zero to do with M9s, maybe you might want to start a thread about volume and move the conversation to that thread. It's fine to go off topic, but...
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    Magico M9

    I thought Roger was going to walk out of the door when it opened at the end:)
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    Magico M9

    After seeing Ron's post below regarding several of your posts on WBF, I have no interest in your comments anymore. Putting you on ignore, be well and have fun bashing everything. From an earlier post from Ron- I see no industry or biographical information in the "About" section of your WBF...
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    Magico M9

    Full review here: https://hifiplus.com/articles/magico-m6-floorstanding-loudspeakers/
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    Magico M9 vs. Magico Ultimate 3 Horn- Box vs. Horn! Which will be better? In which ways?

    The M9 is the Magico flagship. The Ultimate was designed 10+ years ago and has not been in production now for 5+ years.
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    Magico M9

    Lot's going on at Magico. If anyone is interested in the latest Magico newsletter here ya go- https://mailchi.mp/magico.net/magico-news-for-november-2021?e=780b5a9e3c
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    Magico M9

    I think that there definitely would have been a few announcements from Magico between now and the last product which was announced, the A5, EXCEPT, Covid happened. For a multitude of reasons I think this has delayed Magico announcing new products in '21. Too many uncertainties. I know...
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    Magico M9

    Only Alon ( and his inner circle) knows, but I would bet there will be many exciting things coming from Magico in the future.
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    Magico M9

    Fair enough, that's the key to find what works for each of us. Be well.
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    Magico M9

    I don't understand the concept of room volume and having one volume for everything. I don't get it. If a cd (I don't ever listen to cd's) happens to be recorded at say 3db lower than the last cd you played, I think some are even greater, like between 3-6db lower than a normal cd, and you...
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    Magico M9

    Different CD's are recorded at different levels. Not all of them but there are some that recorded at a much lower level and the volume needs to be turned up. I have VG vinyl and VG R2R. They both sound great. I primarily listen to streaming for my musical enjoyment. I've worked for the last...
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    Magico M9

    I know you asked Peter, but especially with streaming if I skip around to different tracks, especially for demos I pretty much have to change the volume from track to track as a lot of tracks are recorded at different levels, IF they are from different albums. Sometime up to 3db difference...
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    Magico M9

    He was such a nice guy and what a set of amps he came up with.
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    Magico M9

    I owned the original 88's from Eduardo in 2002. LOVED the amps.
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    Magico M9

    What is your system if I may ask?
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    Rhapsody.Audio Listening Rooms

    Agreed!!!!
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    Rhapsody.Audio Listening Rooms

    Just installed an Aqua Lascala DAC in the recent Alsyvox/Constellation installation. A funny thing happened. This couple had visitors over about a week ago. The visitors saw/heard the system and the wife wants to buy the speakers and a system to go with them for a Christmas/Anniversary present...
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    Magico M9

    I agree, but you would be surprised at how loud some people listen. In my old place more than once the super came up and said the people three floors down are complaining about the noise, when I had certain customers in, to hear the Avantgarde Trios and BH's. That was with Lamm Ml2s on them...
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    Magico M9

    People do all kind of weird stuff….
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    Magico M9

    Most of the customers we are talking about here, via M9 customers have been into audio for 30, 40 or 50 years. They know what they are doing, have had MANY big time systems. They do what they want. You can lead a horse to the water, but you can't make him drink. Telling someone to play at...
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    Magico M9

    I make sure that I can play ANYTHING up to about 100db on most of my systems. Because there are those that listen at that level and then there are those that listen at 75db and also 85db. There can't be any issues at any level in my rooms. Although putting speakers to a test, especially large...

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