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by Defender
2019-10-16 21:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265688

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

the question which I ask myself and cant answer is: in clip B they just use what they have (either already a digital recording or an analog master tape) and create the 16bit 44kHz signal for the CD in clip A the process makes a detour with cutting a copper plate, read it with a cartridge, do analog ...
by Defender
2019-10-15 18:38
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265688

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

thats what I hoped :) Clip A is a DMM-CD/SACD (Direct Metal Mastering) What was done is they took the analog signal from a cartridge after cutting a copper master and created a DSD digital signal from the analog signal. I played the 16bit/44kHz version to keep it equal as much as possible. Clip B is...
by Defender
2019-10-15 17:05
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Reconsider 'Source First'
Replies: 14
Views: 1121

Re: Linn Reconsider 'Source First'

I think the problem which becomes now visible at Linn starts way earlier. There are less and less companies which have really good analog circuit design people. The problem starts at university already - all teaching moves to digital. Digital people are taking over - easy solutions for a complex pro...
by Defender
2019-10-14 22:41
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Best / worst vinyl pressings
Replies: 172
Views: 31691

Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Harry Belafonte: At Carnegie Hall
Speakers Corner
1959 at the beginning of Stereo but still one recording which is a benchmark through all the past 60 years!
by Defender
2019-10-14 19:47
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265688

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

another try to annoy you with the colored pillow in front of the TV round 5 A https://www.dropbox.com/s/1hgqnn8feabiqvq/Video%2014.10.19%2C%2020%2029%2039.mov?dl=0 or B https://www.dropbox.com/s/jtogbo4meprgn3o/Video%2014.10.19%2C%2020%2031%2049.mov?dl=0 what flows better? its not about a change in ...
by Defender
2019-10-14 18:28
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Reconsider 'Source First'
Replies: 14
Views: 1121

Re: Linn Reconsider 'Source First'

they opened a gap and Fredrik took over the market - they have no chance to come back ;) More serious: they said they are not able! to make the Klimax Kontrol any better and there is even a video explaining how a pre can only make things worse. With this statement/video they lost creditability in my...
by Defender
2019-10-14 13:06
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 19
Views: 668

Re: Entity MC

I am following this discussion only as a visitor from the „other“ (dark) side as I have no analog sources. I also still hope digital can sound somewhere near analog ... sometimes. One thing I would like to ask a long time since reading how you built and optimize your projects: how do you deal with t...
by Defender
2019-10-12 09:20
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265688

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

sure we can also test older Cisco switches. I thought testing the 2960 because that model got high rates from Naim users. However I ended up having accidentally buying the 2960G so I hoped it is also good.
by Defender
2019-10-11 16:57
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 64004

Re: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.

thats really good news ... that might also mean there is still hope for a Klimax Renew Katalyst to be available for those of us who can not afford a Klimax DS
by Defender
2019-10-10 22:48
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265688

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

thank you all for your contribution and I hope someone with the other version of the Cisco can compare it to an Netgear GS108T so we are sure we are not missing out something with the Cisco 2960 I still wonder why I was tending more to #2 in the 3rd set of comparison (NAS polarity) maybe I was trapp...
by Defender
2019-10-10 15:47
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265688

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

So lets find out what a warmed up Cisco can do. To make it more structured for friends who comment later on the different sets of comparisons there have been 3 sets of comparisons so far. 1st stet was about different polarity of the power supply to the NAS 2nd set was about Cisco 2960G vs. Netgear G...
by Defender
2019-10-09 21:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265688

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Hi Tendaberry, I think we both had a chat about the Cisco switch already. Your one if I remember it right is the 2960 10/100bit and not the Gigabit switch which I have - both almost look the same but name is 2960G for the Gigabit version. The 2960 10/100bit is the one the guys over at the Naim forum...
by Defender
2019-10-09 06:34
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265688

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

By now, I really shouldn’t be surprised by any differences I hear, but the network switch comparison has caught me off guard. How can something like a switch make so much difference? It’s crazy! It’s also quite disheartening that the Cisco has generated such a following because I wouldn’t mind bett...
by Defender
2019-10-09 06:23
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265688

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

for clarification about the last clips: it was not a warmed up Cisco - the Netgear was back. As Tokenbrit was asking for more chances to hear the polarity change for the NAS I did it with the Netgear back in the system to only have one thing what changes (the music) compared to the first polarity ch...
by Defender
2019-10-08 22:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265688

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Thomas - you are a really proud user of Singularity‘s and you have every reason. When I see your Quads and the LP12 and hear your system I have the feeling the world moves in the wrong direction. All those digital innovations bring a lot of comfort but dont help to get closer to the essence of music...
by Defender
2019-10-08 21:51
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265688

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

the strange thing is this time I was leaning more to the second clip.
Lets see what others say.
But thank you for asking for more examples.
by Defender
2019-10-08 20:48
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265688

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

for the clips from today clip 2 was the Netgear 108T clip 1 was the Cisco Catalyst however the cisco was on a disadvantage - the Netgear is what I usually use so it was warmed through and had a lot of playtime and the Cisco didnt fit to the same base because its bigger. All in all Cisco sounds more ...
by Defender
2019-10-08 18:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265688

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

thank you for all your comments I can understand Spannko‘s comment that he was not sure as I also felt only a tiny bit of a difference in musicality but I also prefer the first clip. Even if the clips sound different I also have the feeling certain qualities are more pronounced through the recording...
by Defender
2019-10-07 19:09
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265688

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

there is more to come since I know now how to do it. But its strange how different it sounds even compared to the recordings on the phone. The first time I listened to the files on dropbox through the links provided it seemed my system plays the file too slow.
by Defender
2019-10-07 17:43
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265688

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Hi all,
this is my first post with examples in the playground so I hope it works.

1.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/y63k4jwg8vhm ... 9.MOV?dl=0

2.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/0l51opzdhppb ... 0.MOV?dl=0

its about Polarity Check on the NAS drive.
by Defender
2019-09-29 18:17
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: How do you care for contacts of interconnects and loudspeaker connections?
Replies: 0
Views: 1242

How do you care for contacts of interconnects and loudspeaker connections?

what do you use to clean contact surfaces of interconnect plugs, loudspeaker bananas and rca - sockets? Sometimes a plain cotton cloth is not cleaning enough so what do you use than? Alcohol? Contact cleaning fluid? Ballistol oil (which is said to leave no resins and is free of acids) Would be inter...
by Defender
2019-09-29 12:00
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: EVENTS
Replies: 173
Views: 20506

Re: EVENTS

I wish you all a lot of success and I hope someone is recording your lecture - would like to hear it.
All the best for the market introduction of Entity.
by Defender
2019-09-28 10:25
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Akurate DS for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: Akurate DS for sale

Hi Björn, which model/year is it?