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    A million bucks worth of Magic Smoke

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    Kentley

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    A million bucks worth of Magic Smoke

    Post by Kentley on Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:50 pm

    The jaw-dropping extravagance of the Idle Rich is featured from the 3 minute mark to the twenty minute mark. Feast your ears and your eyes on some mighty powerful juju. I particularly enjoyed the Magic Spatial Boundaries provided by three-inch hardwood discs - makes sense to me. No

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr8O_jZhpl4

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    Re: A million bucks worth of Magic Smoke

    Post by deepee99 on Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:12 pm

    Kentley wrote:The jaw-dropping extravagance of the Idle Rich is featured from the 3 minute mark to the twenty minute mark. Feast your ears and your eyes on some mighty powerful juju. I particularly enjoyed the Magic Spatial Boundaries provided by three-inch hardwood discs - makes sense to me. No

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr8O_jZhpl4
    Radial strawlers? Diamond-grounded footer feet? Guess I'm not OCD after all, at least on a sliding scale . . . is it OK just to hurl instead?

    bluemeanies

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    Re: A million bucks worth of Magic Smoke

    Post by bluemeanies on Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:56 am

    It must be nice to throw money away when you have an abundance of cash flow.
    A lot of BS on that video!

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    Re: A million bucks worth of Magic Smoke

    Post by Tube Nube on Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:34 pm

    Have you been "Shun Mooked"? "Sh-Mooked"?

    http://audiophilereview.com/cables/getting-shun-mooked.html

    arledgsc

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    Re: A million bucks worth of Magic Smoke

    Post by arledgsc on Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:14 am

    Those MBL speakers are crazy! Look like something from the steam punk era.

    Tube Nube

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    Re: A million bucks worth of Magic Smoke

    Post by Tube Nube on Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:25 am

    And a bargain at a mere 1/4 million! Pretty exotic stuff.

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    Re: A million bucks worth of Magic Smoke

    Post by JunkyJan on Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:15 pm

    Kentley wrote:The jaw-dropping extravagance of the Idle Rich....
    Funny, I just came across this online store: http://www.higherfi.com/   ....Featuring amplifiers and speakers ranging in price between what I would pay for a car to even beyond what I would (or can) pay for a house. I had an audiophool friend in South Africa who paid more for just a single interconnect cable (CD DAC --> Preamp) than what I paid for my complete system, and my system was no "low-fi" affair.... I should send him this, he'd be interested for sure.

    Like Dilbert would say - "Never underestimate the Power of Stupidity".

    -- JunkyJan (long time no speak)

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    Re: A million bucks worth of Magic Smoke

    Post by Tube Nube on Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:28 am

    Hey Jan,

    Welcome back! Good to see you on.

    deepee99

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    Re: A million bucks worth of Magic Smoke

    Post by deepee99 on Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:34 pm

    JunkyJan wrote:
    Kentley wrote:The jaw-dropping extravagance of the Idle Rich....
    Funny, I just came across this online store: http://www.higherfi.com/   ....Featuring amplifiers and speakers ranging in price between what I would pay for a car to even beyond what I would (or can) pay for a house. I had an audiophool friend in South Africa who paid more for just a single interconnect cable (CD DAC --> Preamp) than what I paid for my complete system, and my system was no "low-fi" affair.... I should send him this, he'd be interested for sure.

    Like Dilbert would say - "Never underestimate the Power of Stupidity".

    -- JunkyJan (long time no speak)

    Yeah, but their used prices are pretty attractive, don't-cha think? Smile

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    Re: A million bucks worth of Magic Smoke

    Post by tubes4hifi on Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:19 pm

    I'll sell you a PH16 phono preamp for $2000 (instead of $1000) and put 140 hours (instead of 7 hours) of build time into it,
    and if it's not as good or better than this other phono preamp, I'll give you a refund!!!
    wait . . . maybe somebody got the exchange rate wrong, maybe those are Mexican pesos (17 to a $$), that would make it $4647

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    Phono and linestage tube preamp, MM and 3 line inputs, 140hrs to hand make each one
    World Pricing RETAIL PRICE: $150,000
    World Pricing YOUR PRICE: $79,000

    Kentley

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    Re: A million bucks worth of Magic Smoke

    Post by Kentley on Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:41 pm

    More mind-boggling evidence that P.T. Barnum was correct: http://www.ebay.com/itm/231884076024?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
    Git yerself a coupla these when ya redeem yer beer bottles.

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    Re: A million bucks worth of Magic Smoke

    Post by corndog71 on Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:26 pm

    Kentley wrote:More mind-boggling evidence that P.T. Barnum was correct:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/231884076024?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
    Git yerself a coupla these when ya redeem yer beer bottles.

    Technically, it wasn't PT Barnum.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There%27s_a_sucker_born_every_minute

    Kentley

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    Re: A million bucks worth of Magic Smoke

    Post by Kentley on Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:28 pm

    Well, that makes me one as well. geek

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