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Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com

Founder, www.audionirvana.org
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Room Details

Dimensions: 22’ × 13’  Medium
Ceiling: 8’


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    • Magico S5 Mk. 2 Speakers
    3-way Speaker using SPODs.
    • Conrad-johnson ART300 40th Anniversary amplifier
    Top of the line 300 wpc tube amplifier. First cj amplifier using KT150s.
    • conrad-johnson GAT preamplifier Series 2
    cj's newest line stage, sited on Silent Running audio VR base.
    • Doshi Audio V3.0 Phono Stage
    Three Inputs, one balanced, remote control loading, phase and muting.
    • VPI Industries Vanquish
    Direct-drive table resting on Silent Running Audio Ohio Class XL+2 base
    • SAT LM-12 Tonearm
    • Lyra Atlas Moving SL Coil Cartridge
    Low output MC
    • van den Hul Colibri Stradivarius XGW
    • Technics RS1506 reel-to-reel tape machine
    • Doshi Audio V3.0 Tapestage
    • Silent Running Audio Craz and VR Isobases
    Specially made bases under phono, preamp and amplifiers.
    • KLaudio Record Cleaning Machine KD-CLN-LP200
    Ultrasonic record cleaning machine. With optional silencer.
    • Silver Circle Audio 5se Power line conditioner
    Power line conditioner
    • Kubala-Sosna Emotion IC
    ICs. Second reference cable for reviewing. Opposite from MIT but different set of strengths and weaknesses.
    • AudioQuest Bill Low Signature ICs
    Newest from AQ
    • Skogrand Ignis Purist Speaker cables
    Stiff.
    • Kubala-Sosna Emotion speaker cable
    Other set of reference speaker cables.
    • Transparent Audio XL Gen. 5
    Interconnect and speaker cables
    • Viero L3 Equilibrio
    New speaker cable from Italy.
    • Records 1000s of them!
    Classical, jazz, rock and world music.
    • Some more LPs The Bedroom :)
    More of the same: Mercury, RCA, Decca, London, Harmonia Mundi, Erato, Connoiseur Society, audiophile. Oh yes, some 15 ips tapes also!
    • More Records yet Old picture
    Most empty shelves have been filled and have bought some Tony's Woodworking LP record cases. Pics to come ;)

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https://www.audionirvana.org/

myles_b_astor

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If you are serious about your high-end audio equipment and music, check out my audio bulletin board www.audionirvana.org!

myles_b_astor

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ok :-)

jfrech

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Love for everyone to come check out my high-end audio and music bulletin board at www.audionirvana.org!!! "Where Sound Meets Music!" Two months and growing rapidly!

myles_b_astor

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Thanks Albert! We're long overdue to catch up! 😄

myles_b_astor

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Hello Myles, good to see you hear and read about your system progress.

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System edited: New additions to the herd added including phono section, etc.

myles_b_astor

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No the Martin-Logan's have been retired after many years of faithful service in favor of the Magicos. That said, the Magicos are over double the money and would still highly recommend the Summitt-Xs to anyone looking in the $14K price range. But really felt (you can see my Magico reviews on both PFO and AVShowrooms.com) that the Magicos equalled the ML in the mids, albeit in a different manner, and are more dynamic, extended, linear and transparent. And the Magicos are even better than I initially thought - particularly in the areas of low level shadings, transparency and resolution- with some new and soon to be reviewed speaker cables that recently entered the system.

myles_b_astor

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Thanks Rugy! The S5s, like all good speakers, are revealing to a fault of what's in front and around them; one can easily blame the speakers for other ills. In fact, it wasn't until I had the S5 in my room for review that for the first time liked the Magico. The S5 like the ML, are a speaker that bridges that gulf between musicality and being a reviewing tool.

myles_b_astor

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No the Martin-Logan's have been retired after many years of faithful service in favor of the Magicos. That said, the Magicos are over double the money and would still highly recommend the Summitt-Xs to anyone looking in the $14K price range. But really felt (you can see my Magico reviews on both PFO and AVShowrooms.com) that the Magicos equalled the ML in the mids, albeit in a different manner, and are more dynamic, extended, linear and transparent. And the Magicos are even better than I initially thought - particularly in the areas of low level shadings, transparency and resolution- with some new and soon to be reviewed speaker cables that recently entered the system.

myles_b_astor

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Hi Don!

Here's the link.

http://positive-feedback.com/Issue76/vpi_classic.htm

myles_b_astor

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You're on Audiogon & and no more Martin- Logan's(I've been away for a while)?!!

tabl10s

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You're on Audiogon(I've been away for a while).

tabl10s

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When will your VPI Direct turntable review be out?

don_c55

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Had a chance to listen to the S5 yesterday and wound up staying at the store for over two hours. It wasn't planned that way. Played way beyond my expectations. Very nice speaker. Easy to see/hear why you like this speaker.

rugyboogie

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Thank you. :)

thesaint519

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What would you like to know? :) Send me your email and we can do it offline.

Best,

Myles

myles_b_astor

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Hi Myles,

I love your system. Would you mind giving me some insight on your SRA racks? I was also considering HRS. Thanks in advance.

thesaint519

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Read the upcoming Magico s5 speaker review at PFO. :)

There are also a few postings on audioshark and whatsbestforum from some audiophiles who have dropped over.

myles_b_astor

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A lot of great equipment I'm sure it sounds special, looks like you could use a little more room. I'm sure a lot of people would love to know the synergy you have with your equipment, how about a review? Thanks for posting and enjoy the music.

needfreestuff

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No I haven't though certainly am aware of the Stillpoints. :) So I'm just using the stock spikes for the review.

myles_b_astor

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I'm grateful you reminded me. I just received an email from Bob Attayeh telling me they are receiving fresh tape this afternoon.

Hopefully not too long before I can enjoy this gem.

On the topic of your new Magico, are you using footers under them? Have you experimented with Stillpoints?

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Albert, yes the tape should sound amazing on the Focal Grande EM too! :) Bob is doing such an amazing job at Yarlung yet flies under the radar for most audiophiles.

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