One can dream, can't they? - Audio Exotics

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  • zarrdoss
    zarrdoss Posts: 2,562
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,656
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    A few Audio Exotics popped up on TMR recently:

    Nagra HD DAC X D/A Converter - $39,999 (MSRP $65,000)
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    Dan D'Agostino Momentum Stereo Preamplifier - $18,999 (MSRP $32,000)
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    Dan D'Agostino Momentum M400 Mono Power Amplifier; Pair - $32,999 (MSRP $65,000)
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    MSB Technology Select II DAC; Black; PowerBase - $59,999 (MSRP $89,999)
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    emm Labs DA2 V2 DAC; D/A Converter - $17,819 (MSRP $30,000)
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  • treitz3
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    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,473
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    Happy Sunday, gentlemen!

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    Tom



    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,674
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    treitz3 wrote: »

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    I bet those get toasty! I'm surprised the acrylic or lexane's not discolored
  • xschop
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    I like that fly-cut alloy look @Clipdat

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    Don't take experimental gene therapies from known eugenicists.
  • bcwsrt
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    I’m curious what the speakers are in the last pic above? Those are some pretty basic-looking 3-ways compared to the rest of the rig. Guessing that’s not the case, though …

    Also, I do see some sweet CABLES laying around! 😝

    Brian

    One-owner Polk Audio RTA 15TL speakers refreshed w/ Sonicap, Vishay/Mills and Cardas components by "pitdogg2," "xschop" billet tweeter plates and BH5 | Stereo REL Acoustics T/5x subwoofers w/ Bassline Blue cables | Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum III integrated tube amp | Technics SL-1210G turntable w/ Ortofon 2M Black LVB 250 MM cart | Sony CDP-508ESD CD player (as a transport) | LampizatOr Baltic 4 tube DAC | Nordost & DH Labs cables/interconnects | APC H15 Power Conditioner | GIK Acoustics room treatments | Degritter RCM
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,473
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    bcwsrt wrote: »
    I’m curious what the speakers are in the last pic above? <snip>

    https://revivalaudio.fr/atalante-5/ (a French-Japanese fusion)

    Tom

    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • pitdogg2
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    xschop wrote: »
    I like that fly-cut alloy look @Clipdat

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    Dan D'agostino designs beautiful and superb sounding gear. The man, the myth, the legend that brought Krell to market.

  • VR3
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
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    I bet those get toasty! I'm surprised the acrylic or lexane's not discolored

    Yet
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • xschop
    xschop Posts: 4,756
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    xschop wrote: »
    I like that fly-cut alloy look @Clipdat

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    Dan D'agostino designs beautiful and superb sounding gear. The man, the myth, the legend that brought Krell to market.

    Agree, I'll machine my 2nd amp dial face the same way.
    Don't take experimental gene therapies from known eugenicists.
  • treitz3
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    Some Soul Note gear for your Sunday morning drool session...

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    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,473
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    Line magnetic LM WE41.2-21 monoblocks.....good lawd'almighty!

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    And here is a few more for your Sunday afternoon enjoyment...

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    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • bcwsrt
    bcwsrt Posts: 1,644
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    There's so much cool stuff out there that even if money was no object, how would you ever decide what you wanted?!

    This rig would be right at home on that bus from the other day. lol

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    Brian

    One-owner Polk Audio RTA 15TL speakers refreshed w/ Sonicap, Vishay/Mills and Cardas components by "pitdogg2," "xschop" billet tweeter plates and BH5 | Stereo REL Acoustics T/5x subwoofers w/ Bassline Blue cables | Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum III integrated tube amp | Technics SL-1210G turntable w/ Ortofon 2M Black LVB 250 MM cart | Sony CDP-508ESD CD player (as a transport) | LampizatOr Baltic 4 tube DAC | Nordost & DH Labs cables/interconnects | APC H15 Power Conditioner | GIK Acoustics room treatments | Degritter RCM
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,674
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    There's that tinglingly feeling.....again!
  • ken brydson
    ken brydson Posts: 8,663
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    There's that tinglingly feeling.....again!

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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,473
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    Okay, I had a batch of photos ready to rock for this weekend's drooling session but I ran across something that offers you an insight into ultra hi-end gear. I started watching the video, thinking I might make it 2 or 3 minutes into it but I ended up watching the entire thing.

    When you have the time, watch this one.

    https://youtu.be/ZJGnDSa71VE

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,526
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    Thx Tom
    I’ll watch that video
    Magico, JL, Emm, ARC Ref 10 line, ARC Ref 10 phono, VPI, Lyra, Boulder, AQ Wel, SRA Scuttle Rack, Bluesound
  • treitz3
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    So, I was able to find out who this woman is. Here name is Angie Lisi and she's been at it for over 40 years.

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    She's got a joint up in Canada. Not too far across the Canadian border, for those of you that are up near the great lakes region. I might have to pay here a visit one of these days....as I believe I might be adding this to my bucket list of things to do before I go.

    American Sound of Canada Distribution - https://audiopathways.com/

    Audio Pathways Inc.
    12261 Yonge St.
    Richmond Hill, ON
    L4E 3M7 CANADA

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 28,163
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    Looks like they deal with dealers only
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,473
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    Well, now. That would be a real bummer.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,526
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    VR3 wrote: »
    Looks like they deal with dealers only

    No they deal with private as well, if you’re serious.

    Local member went to her place, auditioned Avant-garde Trios.
    Magico, JL, Emm, ARC Ref 10 line, ARC Ref 10 phono, VPI, Lyra, Boulder, AQ Wel, SRA Scuttle Rack, Bluesound
  • treitz3
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    Item #200 is impressive...to say the least. A true beast. It will be interesting to see what certain things go for.

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • bcwsrt
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    Gryphon Audio Designs Kodo Loudspeakers

    Cool room.

    Not sure about all the components being on the floor and/or stacked. Especially, the TT.

    Brian

    One-owner Polk Audio RTA 15TL speakers refreshed w/ Sonicap, Vishay/Mills and Cardas components by "pitdogg2," "xschop" billet tweeter plates and BH5 | Stereo REL Acoustics T/5x subwoofers w/ Bassline Blue cables | Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum III integrated tube amp | Technics SL-1210G turntable w/ Ortofon 2M Black LVB 250 MM cart | Sony CDP-508ESD CD player (as a transport) | LampizatOr Baltic 4 tube DAC | Nordost & DH Labs cables/interconnects | APC H15 Power Conditioner | GIK Acoustics room treatments | Degritter RCM
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,473
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    Here's what item #200 went for. Many of the items did not go for what I thought they would. Many were MUCH lower than I expected. I might have to pay attention to more online audio auctions. 😉

    Tom
    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • billbillw
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    treitz3 wrote: »
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    I might have to pay attention to more online audio auctions. 😉

    Tom

    I don't typically seek these types of auctions out, but I'm following one local to me. It is a company that specialized in Smart Home/Custom installations. I suspect they went Bankrupt and are being liquidated by the creditors.

    I'm watching and crossing my fingers to be able to grab their demo-room 4K Laser projector for less something in the range of 1/4 to 1/3 of new price. However, there is some bozo who insists on being the top bidder even thought it doesn't end for more than a week. He keeps outbidding anyone who puts a higher bid. There is a certain limit that will require it to be paid by wire transfer and is suspect that will be everyone's limit, at least if they are paying attention to the rules (and the 18% auction fee, and sales tax). I'm ready to be disappointed.
    For rig details, see my profile. Nothing here anymore...
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,473
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    billbillw wrote: »
    However, there is some bozo who insists on being the top bidder even thought it doesn't end for more than a week. He keeps outbidding anyone who puts a higher bid.

    Aggravating, to say the least. Sounds like he is shill bidding, which is perfectly legal for online auctions, as long as the bid is below the reserve. If he isn't shill bidding, he's not playing the auction very smart.

    Good luck!

    Tom

    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • billbillw
    billbillw Posts: 6,250
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    treitz3 wrote: »
    billbillw wrote: »
    However, there is some bozo who insists on being the top bidder even thought it doesn't end for more than a week. He keeps outbidding anyone who puts a higher bid.

    Aggravating, to say the least. Sounds like he is shill bidding, which is perfectly legal for online auctions, as long as the bid is below the reserve. If he isn't shill bidding, he's not playing the auction very smart.

    Good luck!

    Tom

    No reserve auction. Not sure about shill bidding. You have to register and put in payment method before you can bid. I just think they are not a smart bidder. I'm watching the other items (about 250 items) and I'm not seeing excessive bidding on them, so I think its just this particular bidder.
    For rig details, see my profile. Nothing here anymore...
  • Joey_V
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    treitz3 wrote: »
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    Here's what item #200 went for. Many of the items did not go for what I thought they would. Many were MUCH lower than I expected. I might have to pay attention to more online audio auctions. 😉

    Tom

    The logistics of that table… I would not touch it for 20k
    Magico, JL, Emm, ARC Ref 10 line, ARC Ref 10 phono, VPI, Lyra, Boulder, AQ Wel, SRA Scuttle Rack, Bluesound