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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.
    • Goldmund Telos 280 amplifier
    • Goldmund Mimesis 37s Nextgen preamplifier
    • 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 Moving Coil Cartridge
    Low output MC
    • 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
    • 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 ;)
    • Silent Running Audio Ohio-Class XL IsoBASE¬†Platform

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https://www.audionirvana.org/

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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!

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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!

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hi Don!

Here's the link.

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

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

Best,

Myles

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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.

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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.

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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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Thanks guys! @Bill: Miss you over on WBF :( @Albert: Should
hear tape through the Magicos. :) Don't know if you heard my
2013 PFO POY "Smoke and Mirrors" from Yarlung
Records but get it if you don't. The recording was amazing
before; after the Magicos, it's stupendous. The low end will
rock your floorboards! :)

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System edited: Lot's of big changes including the addition of
Magico S5s.

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Thanks Mike and hope the New Year brings you lot's of good toys :)

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Hi Dan, Thanks for the note! Good to know can find you on a lot of sites :)

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Thanks Albert!

Sam, Kevin wanted to use it for his website but don't think he updates it too much ;) Have tons of pics of kitties on top of nice, hot tube equipment. They just love to get toasty.

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Hi AB!

You'll have to wait for the Haniwa review :) But totally different beasts. As HP once said, if all cartridges are supposed to recreate the original recording, how come they all sound so different?

Haven't tried the King/Cello as a phono section and know Charlie is ticked haven't. But have 4 phono sections in house right now and no time to try a fifth.

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Hi Lloyd,

Transparent, MIT and KS all have different strengths and weaknesses. KS has a great midrange, spatiality and body; MIT, neutrality, low end clarity and spatial resolution; Transparent, a little darker, not quite as dynamic but great low end and smooth. Could easily live with either because they all meet the criteria that every record and cut on a record sounds different eg. music sounds like it was recorded, not caramel coated :)

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Long time reviewer for many mags, now writing for PFO.

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