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by Ron The Mon
2020-06-19 19:46
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Deezer or TuneIn on Hakai
Replies: 9
Views: 383

TuneIn

On the Sonos I listen to Deezer, my music library and TuneIn. springwood64, I am listening to TuneIn as I'm writing. I like it for content and no stuttering or buffering issues. However, everything I've listened to on it are mediocre concerning sound quality. I use the free access; is the Premium s...
by Ron The Mon
2020-06-19 19:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Apple Airport Express
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

Airport Express

"two locations on the network: first at the data entry and control point for the incoming WiFi via the Apple Airport Express (linked wirelessly to the main upstairs router), and then at the heart of the system where served data and control meet to feed, via a short selected cable, the Naim ND555 ne...
by Ron The Mon
2020-06-08 17:40
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What is an adequate replacement for the briks?
Replies: 13
Views: 1524

Adequate Replacement For The Briks

Hermann, The only speaker I've heard better than Isobariks personally is KEF 107s. You are in a different market than I but they sell for around the same price as Isobariks. Most have a foam disintegration problem that is inexpensive to repair and easy if you are handy. There are several tutorials t...
by Ron The Mon
2020-06-02 04:31
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 163
Views: 21118

Q&A with L&R

I recently upgraded my tonearm and the music I'm hearing now is mind-blowing! A huge improvement for nominal outlay. ... What is the tonearm? ...highly respect & follow source first ... Radikal LP12 / Tonearm ??? / AT-95C. Yes Ron, could you share some more info about the tonearm? I (and I’m sure a...
by Ron The Mon
2020-05-28 23:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 35194

Karousel vs. Cirkus vs. Underivative

Something that has bothered me for a long time is the "original Linn bearing" vs. Cirkus controversy. I think it is now explained. My LP12 is from 1984. What is original now is the plinth, lid, hinge plates and screws, hinges, cross-brace and screws, and outer platter. Maybe a few more screws. My pl...
by Ron The Mon
2020-05-16 19:45
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 163
Views: 21118

Q&A with V&R

I recently upgraded my tonearm and the music I'm hearing now is mind-blowing! A huge improvement for nominal outlay. Interesting info you post ... What is the tonearm? I'm interested because as Fredrik, Tom, you and also others, highly respect & follow source first ... Radikal LP12 / Tonearm ??? / ...
by Ron The Mon
2020-05-16 18:30
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 163
Views: 21118

Q&A with T&R

Prompted by Mr Pig, but an open question to those in the know: since a K9/conical &/or various shapes of AT(-VM)95 threaten to better the Adikt, and sounds better than a Troika or OC9, what's the next step up from a 95(C) & best MM phono stage/Slipsik? Does Krystal+Entity beat VM95/Adikt+Slipsik, o...
by Ron The Mon
2020-05-16 00:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Jelco throws in the towel ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1392

Basikally an ADC

As to bringing the Basik back, I don't believe the company who made Linn's original Japanese sourced arms is still in business (but I could be wrong). The Basik used many off-the-shelf parts from the ADC ALT-1 tonearm. Those include arm-tube, headshell attachment clamp/tube, bearings, arm rest exte...
by Ron The Mon
2020-05-15 00:36
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 163
Views: 21118

Re: More Bogus Information

Calm down, Ron. Nobody's picking a fight with you, so skip the accusational tone. What is happening is that your info is being questioned. My suggestion is that you welcome that with open arms. It's a necessity for progress. Fredrik, I appreciate your concern for my mental health. To be clear, the ...
by Ron The Mon
2020-05-10 17:48
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 163
Views: 21118

More Bogus Information

http://sea.audio-technica.com/sites/default/files/resources/at_tracking_force.pdf Spannko, Are you aware you're promoting bogus information? The link you've attached is from a Singapore distributor, not Audio Technica, who you are leading folks here to believe wrote this fallacy. Notice their conti...
by Ron The Mon
2020-05-10 03:05
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 163
Views: 21118

Where Is The Pudding?

Ron, If we go with your view that the stylus doesn’t bounce around in the groove (evidence for that would be helpful). Spannko, You want me to prove that something which doesn't exist, doesn't exist? The burden of proof is on those who believe in this folklore. What would you say is happening when ...
by Ron The Mon
2020-05-09 20:35
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 163
Views: 21118

Entity

@Ron your description of the Entity took away the last bit of resistance to buy it. I am really happy with it - so thank you. Defender, You made several interesting comments about attributes to the Entity in your review I agree with as well. However, I still have resistance. Ron The Mon Needle-Freak
by Ron The Mon
2020-05-09 20:31
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 163
Views: 21118

Crashing and Bouncing

just to back up Charlie a little bit I have also heard if tracking force is too low the needle bounces between left and right groove wall like a car between the crash barrier and that can damage the records ... Defender, We have all read this myth before. Let me explain some facts further by asking...
by Ron The Mon
2020-05-09 02:43
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 163
Views: 21118

Profiles and Mass

I've read that running a stylus at a lower than recommended setting is likely to cause more vinyl wear than running it within the manufacturer's recommended range. Does anyone know if this is true...? ...[and] conical styli cause more wear than elliptical,... I have a series of scratches on my driv...
by Ron The Mon
2020-05-08 02:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 163
Views: 21118

K5 vs. AT-VM95E ....vs. Adikt?

Ron, the AT-VM95E certainly showed the door to the old K5 I’ve been using on my Rega Planar 8. I have an Adikt on order. This cartridge it really is a heck of a bargain... not sure I needed the Adikt. Let you know how it compares to the Adikt. Jeff, I think many here would like to hear that; record...
by Ron The Mon
2020-05-08 01:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 163
Views: 21118

AT-VM95C Q&A

Does the plastic VM95 body sound better than the alloy K9 one? If so, in what way does the sound differ? I have always assumed the alloy body would be better. Hello Mr Pig, Read this . And this . There are several differences between the two cartridges besides the bodies. The K9 is an AT-95E genera...
by Ron The Mon
2020-02-19 06:25
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Netgear GS108T Power Supply
Replies: 67
Views: 5611

What I Learned from JV

Spannko, There are many standards I've learned over the years. Many of them emanated from Julian Vereker. Some proven more-so by Fredrik Lejonklou. 1. A proper audio toroidal transformer has an iron core. 2. A proper audio transformer has a center-tapped output with single secondary outputs. It may ...
by Ron The Mon
2020-02-19 05:35
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 193
Views: 51121

Re: Entity MC

I very happy with sound the new configuration! Entity make music so expansive , nuanced, emotional and alive ! Very engaging but also very harmonious. Just so right musically and a fabulous sound too. I couldn't be happier. It has taken my system to a new level and I had lots of joy and dancing alr...
by Ron The Mon
2020-02-19 04:41
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Briks missing bass
Replies: 50
Views: 6126

Ace of Base

...my speakers are not anemic in the bass, and there are no problems with the electrical outlets or anything else in my system. Tony, I'm sorry I didn't get to hear your hi-fi longer and inspect its' faults further and give you improvement recommendations. When was the last time you had someone cli...
by Ron The Mon
2020-02-19 02:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3443
Views: 410842

That Voice Again

I relistened/watched again to try and see Oscar. On my phone, I could see a line and a huge room ahead. Turns out it is a reflection from a door-wall. I still couldn't see Oscar but now understood the room size and dimensions. Fortunately I had more wine to drink and hadn't thrown the fruit out yet....
by Ron The Mon
2020-02-19 01:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3443
Views: 410842

Wine and Not Whine

Thank you all for your contributions. Pleased with the positive feedback to the clips and overall setup. Now the most interesting part. B is Gaio 2 and A is 2.4. Have I botched the setup? No, some have botched the listening. I had trouble deciding when listening on my phone. But I am a Moscato guy....
by Ron The Mon
2020-02-18 22:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: How to learn tunedem?
Replies: 43
Views: 17662

How to learn tunedem?

Linnjim, Have you read this post; Setting Up Loudspeakers For The Best Tune ? You are doing the right thing setting up speakers, then buying furniture. I would trust your wife's ears and do this with her. As Fredrik mentions in the linked post, it is good to have someone help you. Perhaps put an ad ...
by Ron The Mon
2020-02-18 21:44
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Netgear GS108T Power Supply
Replies: 67
Views: 5611

Re: Netgear GS108T Power Supply

Spannko, It's not even close! That is a perfect "tune-dem" song. The stock supply allows much better following of the guitar notes as they rise and fall. Same goes for the bass line. With the DIY supply, the guitar and bass are out of tune with each other. Johnny's voice also has a jump of excitemen...
by Ron The Mon
2020-02-18 19:03
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Briks missing bass
Replies: 50
Views: 6126

Re: Briks missing bass

Thank you very much for your thoughts and hints. Regarding a dedicated power circuit, that was always the first action after a move. Many smiled at the time and some of them came and asked for a separate cable and fuse for their hifi. So I smiled quietly in each case. Hermann, I'm very happy to not...
by Ron The Mon
2020-02-18 18:34
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Torque wrench
Replies: 12
Views: 2621

The Mighty Richmont Sturtevant CAL36/4

I started off with an RS Components torque driver and later added a Wera one to expand the range. I found there was a noticeable improvement to sound quality even when compared to a professionally setup deck. That was until I saw the recommendation, on the AT95 thread, that one of the screw torque ...