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by NinthWave
2019-06-27 02:53
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: GIGAPORT HD/HD+
Replies: 119
Views: 39223

Re: ESI/Linux/HAKAI Context

HAKAI is a do-it yourself project for enthusiasts , assembled from off the shelf parts and relying on linux, an open source OS made from enthusiasts . ALSA is also developped by enthusiasts as it is linux based. The Gigaport HD+ is not yet defined in the ALSA driver and, given that ESI-Audio would s...
by NinthWave
2019-06-23 15:37
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: GIGAPORT HD/HD+
Replies: 119
Views: 39223

Re: Please write ESI-Audio and ask a driver

I have reached a deadend on the ALSA part of having the ESI Gigaport HD+ to be set at 2-channels only and be able to play 24/96 files. For those, if any, who are not aware of that, there is a Windows driver which allows to select 2-ch and set the Gigaport HD+ to handle 24/96 files but there is no s...
by NinthWave
2019-06-21 17:04
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: GIGAPORT HD/HD+
Replies: 119
Views: 39223

Please write ESI-Audio and ask a driver

I have reached a deadend on the ALSA part of having the ESI Gigaport HD+ to be set at 2-channels only and be able to play 24/96 files. For those, if any, who are not aware of that, there is a Windows driver which allows to select 2-ch and set the Gigaport HD+ to handle 24/96 files but there is no su...
by NinthWave
2019-04-26 11:41
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Using Aktiv Stereo cards with non-Linn amps
Replies: 7
Views: 4079

Re: Using Aktiv Stereo cards with non-Linn amps

Hi. Thanks for the tip! Yes, I've seen it. But I already have the cards and I'm not sure there is an aftermarket for used Keltik cards. I guess I could try and see if someone wants the extra set of cards. Just to be sure you saw the right product. There is one with the keltik cards included but als...
by NinthWave
2019-04-22 14:18
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: GIGAPORT HD/HD+
Replies: 119
Views: 39223

GIGAPORT HD/HD+ in Stereo 24/96

Knowing this “logic”, now we have to find someone who knows how to adjust or “hack” the sequence of the checked parameters, so we can enjoy 24/96. I do want to use the full capacity of this DAC but I am not linux competent enough to do it myself so what I did is: Created an account on Alsa-Project ...
by NinthWave
2019-04-17 06:40
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: How many Hakais are on this planet?
Replies: 21
Views: 7771

Re: How many Hakais are on this planet?

I have the one I borrowed from ThomaOK and I am in the process of assembling one with components that differ from the original lineup and that I want to compare while I have Thomas's. +2 I'd like to mention that the Supra USB cable cost me, delivered: 75 C$ Ouch! Still waiting for the PSU supposed t...
by NinthWave
2019-04-06 02:50
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: SSD
Replies: 19
Views: 13927

SAMSUNG EVO

In determining that INTEL 320 series sound best, were SAMSUNG series evaluated?
by NinthWave
2019-04-04 23:02
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 549
Views: 113054

Re: HAKAI playground

Are A and B the same two streamers, in the same order as in the first two clips, Nicolas? I would have liked to know which was which, as there was already such consensus around B... Yes it is still the CA SM6V2 vs HAKAI. I will reveal only tomorrow it they are on the same order as otherwise it woul...
by NinthWave
2019-04-04 22:25
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 549
Views: 113054

Re: HAKAI playground

@Beck What do you mean by "too sugar coated" ? Because it's Norah Jones? When I visited Thomas OKeefe, I heard this song on different vinyls press and different cables and different speaker placement and I found the piece was "well balanced" in the sense that it was easy from this piece to hear audi...
by NinthWave
2019-04-02 22:09
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 549
Views: 113054

Re: HAKAI playground

About a month ago, a kind guy lent me is non-working HAKAI under the promise I would do my best to make it work. It took me a full day but here is the initial sample: Commercial streamer vs HAKAI. Which is which? Prefered sample? Waiting for your comments. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1h8AJB9pJ4...
by NinthWave
2019-04-02 02:46
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Snakeoil OS
Replies: 127
Views: 37746

Re: Snakeoil OS

@Agent_Kith

Could you take a look at this that I think would most please HAKAIers

https://www.lejonklou.com/forum/viewtop ... =25#p39106

Nicolas
by NinthWave
2019-02-27 23:59
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Slipsik 7
Replies: 103
Views: 29717

Re: Slipsik 7

lejonklou wrote:
2019-02-25 23:51
The first batch of Slipsik 7 are arriving from the assembly company tomorrow!
I listened to it Feb 16th and it's a nice improvement over 5.1.
SINGularity must be out of this world to top that :-)

You make so great products!

Nicolas
by NinthWave
2019-01-22 04:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Power cords
Replies: 205
Views: 152369

Re: Power cords

[...]I am not sure exactly why the molded on plugs are as good as they are, but it's evident that the mechanical properties of the plug matters.[...] Can it simply be that the molden on are "chemicaly stable" as the polymer material molded around the wire|pins does not allow for gaseous exchange wh...
by NinthWave
2019-01-18 21:09
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: ThomasOK's System
Replies: 162
Views: 126605

Re: ThomasOK's System

[...] Even though I live in the US all equipment is run at 230 Volts off a dedicated line as it sounds much beter that way I forgot to ask you about that over the phone. I though about that myself a while ago but did not take the time to do it. Since you say it greatly improves the tonality of it, ...
by NinthWave
2019-01-18 20:49
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: NinthWave's system
Replies: 8
Views: 6921

Re: NinthWave's system

Quite the setup, you obviously have some woodworking skills. [...] It seems like you should call it the Rack Room - Hi-Fi rack, coat rack, plant rack, cat rack - a lot of racks. [...] Those are some of the prettiest Ninkas I have seen - really lovely figuring. I'm sure the plants make for better so...
by NinthWave
2019-01-18 02:46
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: NinthWave's system
Replies: 8
Views: 6921

Re: NinthWave's system

Just updated pictures with an SLR that has a wider lens so the plant racks are better shown.

To me, it's important because they improved the sound so much.
by NinthWave
2019-01-14 13:19
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: NinthWave's system
Replies: 8
Views: 6921

Re: NinthWave's system

[...] The Ninkas seem quite a way from the rear wall but so long as you're enjoying music then why worry. This brings us back at compromise. I got the second amp afterward and secondhand. Since the system went from passive to Aktiv, I had my acquaintance, no longer working for the Linn dealer, to c...
by NinthWave
2019-01-14 05:43
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: NinthWave's system
Replies: 8
Views: 6921

Re: NinthWave's system

Hi NinthWave! Did you design the plant rack yourself? It looks nice. I also saw the cat now. lol I'm not sure about this though: We live three in a 90m2 condo so it needs to look like a family apartment, not a man's cave. Surely you're not suggesting that we make compromises?! :) Not exactly. While...
by NinthWave
2019-01-14 05:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Advice in upgrade path
Replies: 8
Views: 2662

Re: Advice in upgrade path

[...]Seems to me you're best bet is a source upgrade. Have you considered the Hakai self-assemble streamer? 'Lego' has one and he runs Kairn with Aktiv Ninkas. He's delighted with the combination. What speaker cable and interconnects do you have? What's the budget? Is the Hakai that good that it wo...
by NinthWave
2019-01-14 04:56
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Advice in upgrade path
Replies: 8
Views: 2662

Re: Advice in upgrade path

I used to run active and passive ninkas. [...] My system improved and became more enjoyable and musical as I exchanged the linn pieces for Fred's stuff, I was so impressed. It was fun and I never expected these unassuming little boxes knocked up in Sweden by one bloke (more or less) to destroy the ...
by NinthWave
2019-01-13 16:24
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: NinthWave's system
Replies: 8
Views: 6921

NinthWave's system

Apologies! I originally linked some Google pictures and they didn't show. I relocated them to OneDrive and they still didn't show. Now, they are hosted on "imgur" and the links are working Here is my actual setup. https://i.imgur.com/juHYJAg.jpg The audio rack is designed and handmade by me. It is ...
by NinthWave
2019-01-13 04:45
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Advice in upgrade path
Replies: 8
Views: 2662

Advice in upgrade path

I think I got here because I was googling for Aktiv boxes and I have since been reading all evening since monday. The actual system can be seen here https://www.lejonklou.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4535#p39533 Preamble I actually like the sound of the system but there is always place for improvem...