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by FairPlayMotty
2024-03-31 22:28
Forum: Inside
Topic: The death of K400
Replies: 58
Views: 50905

Re: The death of K400

Sopper wrote: 2024-03-29 22:16 It’s K400, no matter what name you print on shrinking tube. I’d rather put some effort in making them look a little better: mesh weave helps
But that’s my opinion… no offense
+1
by FairPlayMotty
2024-03-15 22:15
Forum: Music
Topic: Playlist
Replies: 817
Views: 716915

Re: Playlist

What makes wonder here, is that Stevie Wonder could have the CD of Donald Fagen's The Nightfly removed from the shelves. What further makes me wonder is the claim, that Stevie was given a copy of the studio master tape, since The Nightfly is a digital recording... I know this story may seem implaus...
by FairPlayMotty
2024-03-14 23:05
Forum: Music
Topic: Playlist
Replies: 817
Views: 716915

Re: Playlist

Many digital masters were recorded on digital tape machines. Correct Thomas. The Nightfly was recorded using 3M’s (new then) 32-track Digital Audio Mastering System, which recorded 16-bit/50kHz audio on 45 ips 1-inch tape. Nichols supplied the matrix number for the CDs removed from the shelves in t...
by FairPlayMotty
2024-03-14 20:14
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Arjen’s System
Replies: 25
Views: 16373

Re: Arjen’s System

Brilliant!
by FairPlayMotty
2024-03-14 14:45
Forum: Music
Topic: Playlist
Replies: 817
Views: 716915

Re: Playlist

The story was documented with input from Roger Nichols and others involved in making the album.
by FairPlayMotty
2024-03-14 00:34
Forum: Music
Topic: Playlist
Replies: 817
Views: 716915

Re: Playlist

Plenty of mine do sound better whether CD (or SACD, DVDA) or vinyl,

Though I smile at Stevie Wonder's assessment of, "original master" reissues on vinyl given that the original master tapes are in his house.
by FairPlayMotty
2024-03-14 00:25
Forum: Music
Topic: Playlist
Replies: 817
Views: 716915

Re: Playlist

"none of them sound better."

That's a blanket statement.
by FairPlayMotty
2024-03-13 23:50
Forum: Music
Topic: Playlist
Replies: 817
Views: 716915

Re: Playlist

And in my case, it has become a common theme with nearly all of the reissues that I've purchased. They seldom sound as good as the original releases, and none of them sound better. I read statements like this all the time. They don't concur with my experience with many records and CDs. A few exampl...
by FairPlayMotty
2024-01-14 15:40
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 3677
Replies: 460
Views: 419251

Re: JBL 3677

Three for sale in the UK. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/276283621267?hash=item4053c97f93:g:aIIAAOSw0gplo5z8&amdata=enc%3AAQAIAAAAwHi9Y%2FS7o4AXpaqypbvPidfEyMndGbhUZJcT%2FCOZaKqiUunDWoFxNnMGcPto25%2FxTsaKK5gJRoS1goF5D7hfvB%2B8FqWc2NSZ1nUzKUx46DQ3wU%2BbVtWCllNGaOvXf6Udz%2BIVXRAazYDnEhU6o55LlrMAbRYsFozi%2...
by FairPlayMotty
2023-11-13 10:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn 50th Anniversary
Replies: 80
Views: 257690

Re: Linn 50th Anniversary

……….I don't recall Linn doing marketing during the time I bought kit from their shop in Glasgow (or any other time)………. Perhaps marketing is lost on me. I believe this is known as being hoisted by your own petard 😂 I'm about to buy chocolate - have I fallen victim to a sneaky marketing campaign? No...
by FairPlayMotty
2023-11-13 01:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn 50th Anniversary
Replies: 80
Views: 257690

Re: Linn 50th Anniversary

Despite all of the changes at Linn in the last 50 years, there’s one thing which hasn’t changed: some people believe the marketing bullshit and some people don’t. I don't recall Linn doing marketing during the time I bought kit from their shop in Glasgow (or any other time). The Linn dealerships I ...
by FairPlayMotty
2023-11-12 13:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn 50th Anniversary
Replies: 80
Views: 257690

Re: Linn 50th Anniversary

My take on the links was a little different. Linn doing research to determine the best plinth for an LP12 may benefit all LP12 users in time. Having a famous designer involved in a limited edition celebration LP12 seems fine to me. AFAIK nobody on this forum has heard the turntable compared to any o...
by FairPlayMotty
2023-11-10 22:20
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn 50th Anniversary
Replies: 80
Views: 257690

Re: Linn 50th Anniversary

by FairPlayMotty
2023-11-08 00:05
Forum: HiFi
Topic: More on source first and other priorities
Replies: 72
Views: 223313

Re: More on source first and other priorities

There are frequent recorded guitar parts that cannot be reproduced by a perfectly tuned guitar (If measured by extremely accurate electronic tuning device). YouTube is awash with examples. I’ve looked but can’t find any examples FPM. Can you provide a link please? Thank you. https://youtu.be/38RKc0...
by FairPlayMotty
2023-11-06 22:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: More on source first and other priorities
Replies: 72
Views: 223313

Re: More on source first and other priorities

Non-standard ways of tuning a guitar are all still in tune. Otherwise we don’t enjoy it. I'm very happy I bought the Velvet Underground & Nico as an eighteen year old. Sure I took the record back for what I thought was an unwarped version five or six times, back in the days when bad pressings were ...
by FairPlayMotty
2023-11-06 18:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: More on source first and other priorities
Replies: 72
Views: 223313

Re: More on source first and other priorities

Good musicians use tuned guitars on their recordings. Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake, Fred Neil and many others who experimented with non-standard guitar tunings qualify as, "good musicians" in my book. Guitar tunings are changed deliberately to suit the artist's requirements which adds to the enjoyment...
by FairPlayMotty
2023-11-04 23:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: More on source first and other priorities
Replies: 72
Views: 223313

Re: More on source first and other priorities

I have a question - do you prefer a guitar thats carefully tuned or a guitar slightly out of tune ? Which one of those two guitars will give you more enjoyment ? This is what Source first is for me - the source that gives a more accurate perceived pitch from the recorded instruments when playing mu...
by FairPlayMotty
2023-11-04 21:40
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Utopik upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 32736

Re: Utopik upgrade

I just asked the same question on Linn's Instagram and received an immediate response: The warranty only covers the power supply. Very, very disappointing I think you are being unrealistic, perhaps you expect too much from your hifi suppliers. Try this: Go to you local garage and ask him to fit a n...
by FairPlayMotty
2023-11-04 13:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: More on source first and other priorities
Replies: 72
Views: 223313

Re: More on source first and other priorities

Each part of the system is a link in the chain. The first link in the chain is the LP, CD or flac file (in my case), then comes the source player. It's a case of GIGO by the time the signal goes to the preamp. You can argue until the cows come home about how much any component from source to loudspe...
by FairPlayMotty
2023-11-02 13:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: More on source first and other priorities
Replies: 72
Views: 223313

Re: More on source first and other priorities

There are so many factors involved in getting enjoyment from a music replay set up that generalisation can sometimes be more misleading than helpful. Apart from the equipment and the set up, there is the room, the context (home? on the move? ), the listener's habits, and their expectations. 'Source...
by FairPlayMotty
2023-10-28 23:30
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 308P and 708P
Replies: 789
Views: 392241

Re: JBL 308P and 708P

I've spent a week auditioning a pair of Kali IN-8 V2 loudspeakers designed by Sprinkle, one of the designers of the JBL LSR 308P and the 708P. The Kali email correspondence suggested the following: "Regarding the LSR 708P, we’re working on a hi-fi studio system in that price range, but in the mean t...
by FairPlayMotty
2023-10-28 22:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Utopik upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 32736

Re: Utopik upgrade

Here is a combination of posts I made elsewhere with most of the relevant information. Linn has just officially announced the availability of Utopik for a number of units, some of which rather surprised me. They have also announced a Utopik promotion which runs from November 1 through January 31, 2...
by FairPlayMotty
2023-10-17 03:58
Forum: Källa
Topic: General Discussion about Källa
Replies: 582
Views: 336419

Re: General Discussion about Källa

No need to worry. The Källa backend is programmed carefully to use the most musical methods to transfer the data from the control point to the decoder framework. Airplay 1 and 2 refer to different sets of methods and handshakes between the client and server to enable different features. Källa is op...
by FairPlayMotty
2023-09-29 00:31
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Is there a “best” test track?
Replies: 18
Views: 24984

Re: Is there a “best” test track?

Thank god they didn't! I love Fagen's vocals... I love Fagen's vocals too (and Becker's on 11 Tracks of Whack). Gerry Rafferty is rumoured to have been considered as a vocalist for Steely Dan. The Harman Reference track list includes many songs of varied styles including Morph the Cat. This is a su...
by FairPlayMotty
2023-09-21 23:04
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Forum issues are discussed here
Replies: 372
Views: 498432

Re: Forum issues are discussed here

Either of these rules was breached by Matt's comment: Unnecessary negativity (such as "I don't believe in that and have no intention of finding out for myself"), Unscientific comments like "that's impossible according to my knowledge of physics/human hearing" or "measurements prove that this solutio...