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Old 10-24-2018, 08:58 PM
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Looks great, I would want that C1100 front and center...
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Old 11-21-2018, 06:13 PM
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So I have been working to upgrade the digital capabilities of my system. Ivan was able to get me a great deal on a new Esoteric K-05xs. All I can say is this thing is amazing. Out of the box I played Genesis ‎Ė Invisible Touch in SACD format. I heard sounds that I never picked up before. During Tonigh, Tonigh,Tonigh I actually thought there was some form of phone or alarm ringing upstairs, so I went looking for the sound. After leaving my room it was gone. I come to find out when I replayed the song again, that it was in the music. I have listened to this track a number of times and never had that experience. The sound stage and resolution is amazing and itís not even broken in. I canít be more pleased w the purchase. Now I have to determine if I keep the MB50 for streaming or use the Mini Mac w the Esoteric.
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Old 11-21-2018, 06:45 PM
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It is coming together quite nicely.
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Old 11-22-2018, 03:05 AM
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I am frequently suprised by previously hidden details in songs,many I have been listening to for decades. This is the Esoteric gift that keeps giving.
CONGRATULATIONS, Now you can enjoy the full magic of your music.
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:41 AM
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Derek,
Congrats on putting together an excellent system! You've made some fine gear choices that will give you great pleasure for years to come.
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Old 04-27-2019, 09:56 AM
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Made some upgrades. Just moved in the Pass Labs x260.8. All I can say is WOW. Not even broken in and Iím already loving them.
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Old 04-27-2019, 10:22 AM
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Made some upgrades. Just moved in the Pass Labs x260.8. All I can say is WOW. Not even broken in and Iím already loving them.
Wow, thatís some serious firepower!
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Old 04-27-2019, 11:07 AM
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Derek, congrats on the 260.8's, as an owner myself I can say for certainty that you're set for a long time !

Now get those speakers moved out some or gear moved back. It's never good for the soundstage for anything in front of and between your speakers.
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Old 04-27-2019, 11:17 AM
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Congratulations Derek, thatís some serious amplification.
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Old 04-28-2019, 02:43 PM
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Now get those speakers moved out some or gear moved back. It's never good for the soundstage for anything in front of and between your speakers.
Yea, the room this is in is small, so placement options are limited. The 1 pic is taken from almost the back wall. I will try moving the forward to see what impact it makes.
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