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I ordered the black/gold. You should get your survey very soon. Long Live Mag Lev. SILTECH
Still waiting...I ordered the imitation wood. I'll let you know.
I'm keen to do the Pono challenge.
Will a 50yr old Beatles album sound better than a 44/16 Flac on Pono from a post 2007 remastered CD?
There are no Hi Res Beatles available & the remasters were poor so we shall see.
I've been collecting some rare gems over the last year so it will be great to finally give them a spin.
There's something about sitting in a room & listening to real music.
It all started to go downhill when it became portable.
If you get a chance to see Roger Waters latest show it is a must see. Our 10,000 seater stadium was divided down the middle by a huge screen & we got a 180 degree video light show. Flying pig, huge laser prism.
As they used to say in the 60's Real trippy man.
My Indiegogo survey came in today. GET YOUR VINYL READY
I just checked with the manufacturer. They can make the dust cover in 1-week so I think I will wait. Then I can get the cutout perfect.
I drove my friend's Tesla model S the other day. Great power but the sound system with Spotify very underwhelming. Super flat. I will have to do the Pono Challenge next trip.
I'm ordering mine.
Check out : http://www.therealinsta.com/user/6212054983 . The only image I could find of the placement of the rear cables.
I'm using their sizes L 510mm x W 400mm X H 230mm
Rear slot LHS . Start 30mm, then 750mm high x 120mm long.
Side - For hands - I'm using centred 25mm high x 150mm long - not critical.
I did a life size cutout and tried to get the proportions from the photos. I accounted for the cover missing the cables on both sides with the extra size.
I hope I'm right !
We have a plastic manufacturer about 10km from us. I have used them before. They do custom shop displays etc so no problem.
We have to pay taxes & customs duty on imported goods so it is better to save that for the things that matter.
The cover is apparently $200 on Indiegogo. I may order my own custom cover and base. COOL
I'm Indiegogo and have not received a survey yet.
However, our delivery time was originally 2 month's behind Kickstarter. They may be able to push that forward a little but we will still be later.
I'm OK with that. It gives the first adopters a chance to have the turntable and notify of any glitches before we receive ours.
It looks like the dust cover is now $150 for kickstarters. It may not be us.
Hang in there...
Today, Mag Lev supporters received there surveys. Are you a supporter on Indiegogo, as I am. I didn't receive a survey from Mag Lev. I'm wondering, did you? Siltech
Impressive Siltech. Beryllium, graphene, and titanium. Wow. These are going to be spectacular. Didn't know titanium voice coils were even possible. Great candidate for speaker of the year.
Open link below
I didn't order the Magico S3Mkll. I ordered the Magico A3, which is being shipped end of March. I pre-ordered mine 2 months ago. Apparently, mine was 2nd pair in Canada ordered. The retail is $9800 USD. I got a feeling they'll be named Speaker of The Year, in there category. Siltech
Rock, COOL 😎
I'm picking another 3 month's for the MagLev.
Pono had a much greater critical mass so they could manufacture in China.
MagLev is all hand assembled.
The extra Pono's I bought 2 years later seemed to be from the same batch.
The real reason Pono was discontinued was that the size of another production run would've been prohibitive.
Worst scenario would be to send out faulty products.
Good things come .. etc
The MagLev is going to be a while.
Spare a thought for them - it's a small company and ultimately it is about the quality.
It's going to take 4 people some time to assemble over 1000 once all the pieces have arrived.
While I am waiting I have picked up the ukulele - I have yet to make the ' quantum leap to proficiency' as mentioned in Al Kooper's autobiography 'Back stage passes & back stabbing bastards ' a great read.
@Siltech that is a lot of isolation! Vibration won't be a problem in your system. Enjoy the music.
Hi Doug, MY THIRD TRY
I just bought a solid 4" thick maple platform by Mapleshade. I also bought a Symposium Ultra platform. I'm putting the 4" thick maple platform, through carpet on concrete using spikes. I'm then placing Symposium Ultra platform directly on maple platform. I'm then placing my Vitus SIA025 MKll on Symposium Ultra platform. Extra, extra component vibration control. SILTECH
I just bought a solid 4" thick maple platform by Mapleshade. I also bought a Symposium Ultra platform. I'm putting the 4" thick maple platform, through carpet on carpet using spikes. I'm then placing Symposium Ultra platform directly on maple platform. I'm then placing my Vitus SIA025 MKll on Symposium Ultra platform. Extra, extra component vibration control. SILTECH
I just bought a solid 4" thick maple platform by Mapleshade. I also bought a Symposium Ultra platform. I putting the 4" think maple platform, through carpet on carpet using spikes. I'm them placing Symposium Ultra platform directly on maple platform. I then placing my Vitus SIA025 MKll on Symposium Ultra platform. Extra, extra component vibration control. SILTECH
Happy New Year Siltech.
Happy New Year - all
Merry Christmas @Siltech. So you are speakerless for Christmas? Imagine you can't wait for the Magico to arrive.
Long Live Pono!
Merry Christmas everyone.
Just sold my Wilsons, and waiting for my new Magico speakers.
Merry Christmas ALL
LONG LIVE PONO
MAG LEV TURNTABLE ?????
Great concert Rocky Mountain Way! Happy holidays to everyone. Have fun, but be safe.
Yes - Happy holidays.
My head is still spinning from seeing Paul McCartney 2 days ago. What a concert! 40 songs over 3 hours. It was a baby boomers delight.
Plus I spotted Neil Finn at my local supermarket - maybe he is moving into the neighbourhood ( this is really how we spell it). Now that would be a street party!
Wow @Siltech. Magico are excellent speakers. Let us know what you think after they are set up.
On the Mag Lev front, I wouldn't worry. Think it will show up next year. It is a complicated project. Takes time to design and build.
Happy holidays everyone.
I trying to get a little more resolution out of my speakers. I'm now buying the new Magico S3 MKII speakers. Chow man
Being optimistic is one thing, but I hope we really get one. Take Care. Siltech
Condolences to the Hansen family. Very sad.
It's a long wait for the MagLev. I'm expecting end of March at the earliest.
Do the math - I'm about #1000 so if they can make 25 per day from 20th Jan= 125 per week = 8 weeks plus delivery . 25 is an ambitious guess for a small company.
We are not little kid's waiting for Christmas so we just have to breathe in..
It's been a lot of fun checking out the vinyl stores & finding a few gems. They just need to be played.
ONLY IN CANADA
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Way to go Neil!!!!
From Ayre Acoustics:
Charles Hansen 1956 - 2017
With heavy hearts, we regret to inform you that Charles Hansen, founder of Ayre Acoustics, has passed away on November 28th, 2017. Those who knew Charley knew that he was a passionate man who always stood up for what he believed to be right. His family knew him as a loving and dedicated father of his two children. With the passing of Charley, the world has lost one of the most creative and innovative minds in the audio industry and we have lost a good friend.
While we can never replace Charley, his spirit lives on in the team at Ayre. We are dedicated to continuing his mission of creating and manufacturing the best sounding audio equipment in the world. Most importantly, we will be there for our friends, partners, and customers who have supported us over the years. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at any time.
We wish you all the best over the holidays, and please play an album for Charley sometime.
Charley Hansen R.I.P.
@Siltech vibration definitely affects components. The Symposium platforms are highly recommended for many different brands of equipment. It will make a noticeable sonic improvement. Agree that they also look great. Enjoy.
I saw a few reviews on my amp from the UK, and they used and highly recommended the following - Symposium Acoustics Ultra Platform, underneath the Vitus amp I ordered one today. It significantly reduces internal component vibrations. Maybe this will max components sonic capabilities. Also, it looks pretty cool. Take Care.
I think your right Doug. I
remember putting music songs on here before, and I think they were PDF files. So now I converted picture to PDF file, pasted and transferred here. It doesn't seem to work. �
Glad you are happy with the system Siltech. It is great when a system comes together sonically. See you posted a picture. Can't open it to view. Don't think Kickstarter supports photosin the comments section.
PDF Photos 2017-11-28.pdf
Thanks Doug, the sound is deadly. This is the missing link in my system. Without a doubt, this is the very best my stereo
ever sounded. There's many reasons why the sound is significantly superior now, but would awhile to type. I'm very pleased with this Vitus product. Take care Doug. Siltech
Bet the Vitus sounds great in your system Siltech. Enjoy the music.
My new Sia-025 MKII
Vitus SIA-025 Integrated Amp | Vitus Audio | Audio Therapy.pdf
Cool, I thought I was missing something in the audiophile world. I hope us Lev Audio people get our turntable soon. Long Live Pono. Thanks for clarifying. Siltecky
Sorry for being unclear. I'm just just referring to that balanced Pono setup can't be connected to an unbalanced amplifier.
I wasn't aware of any balanced issues, nor do I think I had any. I think balanced is better than RCA signal boosting, because you may be boosting noise too. What are the balanced issues,
Thanks - I'm aware of the issues with balanced equipment. I will try the "booster" solution.
It is tempting @Rocky Mountain Way. But I already have a Sota, new AR, and a Linn LP12. Don't really have a need. Though one doesn't end up with 3 tables because of need.