Joining the @cfrizz 200wpc club

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Clipdat
Clipdat Posts: 12,656
edited June 2023 in 2 Channel Audio
Courtesy of the Michi X3. Should be interesting.

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  • GlennDog
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    A BTU RATING of 1303 BTU/h

    WTH?

    How does she sound?
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,656
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    Not sure, waiting for it to arrive today.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,180
    edited June 2023
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    Personally -- I prefer amplifier power specs in units of horsepower.
    One hp = 746 watts.

    B)

    PS This holds for both English and metric horses.
  • bcwsrt
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    63 lbs, 19 inches wide?! 😳

    Edit: it looks smaller in the pics than I was thinking. I guess 19 inches is a “normal” component width. Beefy sucker at 63 lbs, either way.

    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
  • GlennDog
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    what other pieces will be in the mix?
    AC Regenerator PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Source Lumin U1 Mini into Lampizator Baltic 4 DAC
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Power Rogue M180 Dark monos
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Rythmik F12
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,656
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    Yeah it's a big boy isn't it? Nice factory packaging:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP434U-5mN0
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,656
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    GlennDog wrote: »
    what other pieces will be in the mix?

    Vega G1 and these that are in for review: https://www.trianglehifi.com/en/produit/hi-fi-bookshelf-speaker-40th-anniversary-comete/
  • Emlyn
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    I admire Rotel's use of fabric tape on this line's boxes. High end tape to set Michi apart from the usual fare.

    Enjoy! Those are a cut above.
  • GlennDog
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    Nice!

    Looking forward to your impressions . . .
    AC Regenerator PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Source Lumin U1 Mini into Lampizator Baltic 4 DAC
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Power Rogue M180 Dark monos
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Rythmik F12
  • msg
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  • msg
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    congratulations, Drew, looks like a really neat piece of gear. very sleek, clean. love all the connectivity.

    curious to hear how you like it. and none of this long time to properly evaluate bs. immediate first impressions report, with, say, some speakers that begin with a W and end with a 2.

    both music and real music should be used.
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  • mhardy6647
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    19 inches is the standard rack mount component width B)

    I have actual rack mountable components mounted on actual rack mounts -- but I can I find a photo of any? Noooooo... This -- odd -- little DIY (not by me) preamp in a rack-mountable form factor'll have to do. :blush:

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    The 19 inch rack mount cabinet standard dates back to the telephone industry and (at least) the 1930s... and probably earlier. :|

    1922 per Wiki-p. B)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/19-inch_rack#:~:text=The 19-inch rack format,a telephone company central office.
  • ZLTFUL
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    Can I have right of first refusal when you sell it, Drew? >:)o:)

    Congrats. The Michi line is some of my favorites or "recent" gear.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

    "Unwad those panties and have a good time man. We're all here to help each other, no matter how it might appear." DSkip
  • bcwsrt
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    Ha! This site is great! I've always been a lousy judge of length or distance. I was glad the specs were included because it looked small to me in the pics, but even when I converted the metric specs to English, it still didn't click. Lol But, whadaya know ... from my ignorance came some interesting tidbits from @mhardy6647. Well done, sir!

    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
  • VR3
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    1 ohm rating even if momentary is quite the statement!
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • F1nut
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    I was waiting for him to throw the remote across the room...geesh. Remind to never buy gear from him and oh, that poor table.
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  • gudnoyez
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    Nice integrated looking forward to the review.
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  • Milito
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    Congrats looking forward to the review.
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  • nooshinjohn
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    200 is entry level. You need 350 plus to be considered an audiophile. :pB)
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  • BlueBirdMusic
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    @Clipdat, Impressive! I like the way that looks!

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    I apologize for going off on a tangent in this thread, but....

    @mhardy6647 said:
    The 19 inch rack mount cabinet standard dates back to the telephone industry and (at least) the 1930s... and probably earlier. :|

    Doc, thanks for awaking one of my "Ma Bell" and telephone industry memories.

    In 1976 on my first visit to NYC, I was given a tour of the lobby of the historic New York Telephone Company headquarters building in lower Manhattan. OMG, I remember that ceiling.
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    Built in 1927 by architect Ralph Walker, the New York Telephone Building is considered to be the world’s first Art Deco skyscraper. Its “wedding cake” shape, influenced by setbacks required in the first New York City zoning code in 1916, inspired numerous artists, including Modernist John Marin who rendered the building multiple times with a Cubist treatment.

    In addition to its revered place in the Modern art movement, the New York Telephone Building was one of those buildings that New Yorkers only got to peek in when lucky – most of the time, its stunning Art Deco lobby was off limits, or at the very least, one you would only dare to step in briefly because of heavy security.

    One of several landmark buildings that have either been closed off for years or inaccessible behind a veil of commercial and industrial uses, it has been converted to condos.

    Not demolished.

    (Credit: Untapped New York unearths New York City’s secrets and hidden gems)
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  • F1nut
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    Impressive lobby.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


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  • mhardy6647
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    200 is entry level. You need 350 plus to be considered an audiophile. :pB)

    Or 3-and-a-half watts.
    Or 2 watts... or less.
    Depends on the crowd.
    B)
    @Clipdat, Impressive! I like the way that looks!

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    I apologize for going off on a tangent in this thread, but....

    @mhardy6647 said:
    The 19 inch rack mount cabinet standard dates back to the telephone industry and (at least) the 1930s... and probably earlier. :|

    Doc, thanks for awaking one of my "Ma Bell" and telephone industry memories.

    In 1976 on my first visit to NYC, I was given a tour of the lobby of the historic New York Telephone Company headquarters building in lower Manhattan. OMG, I remember that ceiling.

    ...

    Built in 1927 by architect Ralph Walker, the New York Telephone Building is considered to be the world’s first Art Deco skyscraper. Its “wedding cake” shape, influenced by setbacks required in the first New York City zoning code in 1916, inspired numerous artists, including Modernist John Marin who rendered the building multiple times with a Cubist treatment.

    In addition to its revered place in the Modern art movement, the New York Telephone Building was one of those buildings that New Yorkers only got to peek in when lucky – most of the time, its stunning Art Deco lobby was off limits, or at the very least, one you would only dare to step in briefly because of heavy security.

    One of several landmark buildings that have either been closed off for years or inaccessible behind a veil of commercial and industrial uses, it has been converted to condos.

    Not demolished.

    (Credit: Untapped New York unearths New York City’s secrets and hidden gems)

    De nada. ;)

    My father-in-law was a "Telephone Pioneer" (it's a thing). He spent his whole career with "the phone company", retiring from AT&T (as a pretty senior exec) in the mid-1970s. Even in his retirement, he was president of the tiny local phone company in the little town in NH to which they retired -- and, not entirely coincidentally, where we retired, as well. : )

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    The phone company here is no longer independent, though.

    Ironically, when they moved to NH in 1974, the town still used an operator and had no direct-dial access to people's homes. My to-be-inlaws' "phone number" was "line 2, ring 2" in those days. I wish I had a photo of the phone they had in their house in those days (they never removed it from its place in their dining room). Alexander Graham Bell would have been perfectly comfortable using it. :)

  • pitdogg2
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    Funny story...or not😁 growing up most folks I knew shared lines between neighbors. Either our town was behind the times or the cost for a private line was too expensive.
  • mhardy6647
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    My great aunt in "the country"* was on a party line. Up in the big city (Brooklyn Park ;)) we had real phone numbers from my earliest memory.

    _____________
    * Well, it was country then -- about 5 miles south of what's now called Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport... but she had a tobacco farm (when I was a kid) in Severn, MD.

  • Viking64
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    she had a tobacco farm (when I was a kid) in Severn, MD.

    I wonder if there are any Darden Restaurants in Severn. :o
  • treitz3
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    I met someone down at LSAF who runs off of a half a watt. My hat had to go off to him on that one. Would have loved to have heard his system.

    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
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    Current is the key
    - Not Tom ::::::: Any system can play Diana Krall. Only the best can play Limp Bizkit.
  • Clipdat
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    Damn, I thought the key was $2k/meter esoteric network cables.
  • pitdogg2
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    Damn, I thought the key was $2k/meter esoteric network cables.

    Only if the "president" rubbed his dingus on them.....