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Old 02-12-2017, 10:56 AM
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Jim.......What a beauty, and a nice review. You just reignited my 108T flame. This photo says it all.





I agree with you about the amber LED's with a reduced brightness. That looks super.


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Old 02-12-2017, 11:00 AM
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and, many thanks to -E- for working with me on a Saturday afternoon to optimize the Roon settings for the new DAC. Service above and beyond the call - and I love the Silenzio. Thanks again Emile.
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:41 PM
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Jim.......Another interesting add-on available for the Magnum Dynalab MD 108 Triode FM Tuner is the XM Satellite Radio Tuner that will deliver 170 satellite stations in the US with a Sirius satellite radio subscription for those interested.
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:24 PM
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Thanks for posting your first impressions of the update Jim.
I am considering doing the blue to amber led switch and the SE upgrade but not the DAC install.
Your experience has been encouraging 😀
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and, many thanks to -E- for working with me on a Saturday afternoon to optimize the Roon settings for the new DAC. Service above and beyond the call - and I love the Silenzio. Thanks again Emile.
Always a pleasure. Very cool to take advantage of so many outputs.
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:08 PM
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Follow up on the fm part of this picture ... the sound staging is absolutely incredible. The concept of left or right speaker disappears - it's all about where the instrument is on the stage (of course, that requires a good non-compressed well cared for fm source, unfortunately fewer in number these days). If you have such a source with content that fits your liking though, it blows one's socks off.
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Old 02-23-2017, 05:08 PM
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Following Jim's initiative, I've just had my 108t updated with the SE upgrade and had Magnum Dynalab swap out the blue LEDs for amber.
Magnum's Jim Richards has been exceptional to deal with. Very fast contact/replies and rapid service to upgrade the unit. Should have it back tomorrow
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:01 PM
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Jim.......What a beauty, and a nice review. You just reignited my 108T flame. This photo says it all.
That wasn't too hard.

It wouldn't surprise me at all if you ended up with one of these.
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Waiting for the report from Tunes. The 108T is by far, far my favorite source after the upgrade.
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> Magnum-Dynalab > MD-108T SE / MD-205
> ClearAudio / Innovation / Universal > Lyra / Kleos
Speakers/Cables > TAD R-1 MKII > Duelund Speaker Cables (wires actually) // REL 212 SEs (2x)
Power > Accuphase PS 1230
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:56 PM
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Just an FYI, Special Discount Pricing on the 108t SE upgrade for Subscribers.
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