Joining the @cfrizz 200wpc club

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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,663
    edited June 2023
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Damn, I thought the key was $2k/meter esoteric network cables.

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

    @Kex would probably pay to watch that.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,177
    edited June 2023
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    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 Arcam AVR20, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

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  • Kex
    Kex Posts: 4,943
    edited June 2023
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    …? 🤔

    I think he would rather suck them through a straw

    That’s not very flattering for the proprietor of the aforementioned appendage.

    😱

    Alea jacta est!
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,663
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    @Kex are you a size queen?
  • msg
    msg Posts: 9,599
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    @Kex are you a size queen?

    Way to go guys, crapping all over Drew's threa...
    Oh. Sorry. Carry on.
    I disabled signatures.
  • Kex
    Kex Posts: 4,943
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    Look who’s 👆 on a roll! 🤣
    Alea jacta est!
  • Kex
    Kex Posts: 4,943
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    @Kex are you a size queen?

    Everybody knows that size doesn’t matter! 🤪
    Alea jacta est!
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 49,919
    edited June 2023
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    @Kex are you a size queen?

    More of a drama/victim queen, IMO.
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  • Kex
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    Alea jacta est!
  • F1nut
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    Only in your dreams kexy, only in your dreams.
    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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  • Kex
    Kex Posts: 4,943
    edited June 2023
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    Okay Nutsy. I love you! 💋

    P.S. did you leave your sense of humor at home for safe keeping? 🤨

    You know that what doesn’t get used stops working. 😱

    Alea jacta est!
  • F1nut
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    Yawn
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  • Kex
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    Bury. The. Hatchet!

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  • msg
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    I love everyone here.

    Wait, no, that's not true... where is that list, it's around here somewhe...
    It's probably actually easier just to list the people I like, I guess.

    Somethin' weird's going on though. Whenever I browse the forum, most of the posts are faded out! I think Vanilla's imposed some sort of content limit on me. It's like I can only see a tiny fraction of the posts, and and they're always like gushy and happy, or pictures of @Tony M 's cottage and birds, or lion stuff from Charley. I like that stuff. And threads about people being pleased with speaker buys.

    And also Drew's "I'd like to [scalped thread content taken way out of context in a disturbing way] her [scalped content], if you know what I mean." Actually no. Not those. Those give me nightmares along the lines of eating cheese too late at night.
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  • GlennDog
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    Great way to start out! Love it when that happens
    JAT, if the Buchardt’s are still in da house, see if they play nice with the Michi

    btw, nice write up
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  • marvda1
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    Drew, how does it compare to the Norma?
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  • engie490
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Damn, I thought the key was $2k/meter esoteric network cables.

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

    Or tripped over them!
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  • Clipdat
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    marvda1 wrote: »
    Drew, how does it compare to the Norma?

    I can assure you that it is definitely different.
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,467
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    Drew, sounds like they are trying to emulate a tube amp? That would be a very good thing.
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,663
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    That's certainly possible. This review from Positive Feedback touched on that point:

    "I have heard smooth and musical solid-state amplifiers before, but they usually come off as trying to replicate the sound of a tube amp. They are usually expensive, and end up sounding colored. I don't know what kind of alchemy the engineers at Rotel are putting into the Michi line, but whatever it is it is working quite well. This integrated amplifier drew me into the music from the get-go, and never let me go. This integrated amplifier is the best I have ever heard at just making you forget what you are doing and draw[ing] you into the music for a long listen."
  • Clipdat
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    Tried the built-in phono stage today. Not quite as good compared to my $1k iFi iPhono3 BL, but I expected that.

    It does however sound very good, perfectly listenable. It seems to fit the house sound of the rest of the unit as well, as I was getting plenty of 3d stereo imaging effects. Overall, a very nice and satisfying listen through the phono input today.

    Continuing to really enjoy the X3! Will try it with some of my other speakers soon.
  • Keiko
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Damn, I thought the key was $2k/meter esoteric network cables.

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

    @Kex would probably pay to watch that.

    Twice! :D
  • Clipdat
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    Another Dave @verb minty fresh condition Michi X3 just popped up on TMR: https://tmraudio.com/components/integrated-amplifiers/michi-x3-stereo-integrated-amplifier/

    Click buy it now, life is short.
  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,969
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    Come January, I’ll have the opportunity to compare the above to St Peter’s Basilica
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  • gp4jesus
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    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.
    Your local provider was cheap & behind the times.

    The cost for a private line* was cheap back then. The switching equipment OTOH… $$
    *copper was very cheap in those days.

    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro Samsung BDP, Amazon Firestick, Phillips CD Changer Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside*; Ctr Ch outside BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside* & out 8 ga Powerline: LR woofers, inside* & out *soldered LR: Tri-amped RTi A7 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; Tweets & “Plugged*” Mids - 981, connected w/MP Premiere ICs Ctr Ch: Rotel RB981 -> Bi-amped CSi A6 Surrounds: Premiere ICs ->Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3. 5 Subs: Sunfire True SW Signature -> LFE & Ctr Ch; 4 Audio Pro Evidence @ the “Corners”. Power Conditioning & Distribution: 4 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 5 Furman Miniport 20s *Xschop's handy work
  • gp4jesus
    gp4jesus Posts: 1,969
    edited September 2023
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    Courtesy of the Michi X3. Should be interesting.
    Must the 200+watts @ 8 ohms RMS be for a single channel or would multiple* amps per a channel qualify?😂😂
    *bi or tri amped
    Samsung 60" UN60ES6100 LED Outlaw Audio 976 Pre/Pro Samsung BDP, Amazon Firestick, Phillips CD Changer Canare 14 ga - LCR tweeters inside*; Ctr Ch outside BJC 10 ga - LCR mids, inside* & out 8 ga Powerline: LR woofers, inside* & out *soldered LR: Tri-amped RTi A7 w/Rotels. Woofers - 980BX; Tweets & “Plugged*” Mids - 981, connected w/MP Premiere ICs Ctr Ch: Rotel RB981 -> Bi-amped CSi A6 Surrounds: Premiere ICs ->Rotel 981 -> AR 12 ga -> RTi A3. 5 Subs: Sunfire True SW Signature -> LFE & Ctr Ch; 4 Audio Pro Evidence @ the “Corners”. Power Conditioning & Distribution: 4 dedicated 20A feeds; APC H15; 5 Furman Miniport 20s *Xschop's handy work
  • Clipdat
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    Interesting, they just listed another one for sale today but for $700 less than the last one even though the condition is the same: https://tmraudio.com/components/integrated-amplifiers/michi-x3-stereo-integrated-amplifier-mm-phono/
  • F1nut
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    That'll make someone unhappy.
    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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