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by OscarH
2021-01-21 13:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: upgrade path
Replies: 153
Views: 11910

Re: upgrade path

Eli7 wrote: 2021-01-20 18:59 Just reading the technical terms made me dizzy. The thought of building one yourself seems like a bad joke to me.
So the question is: Which amiable person would be willing to build one for me?
I was in your shoes a year ago, but I got there.
With a little help from my friends...
by OscarH
2021-01-21 08:36
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 82
Views: 13431

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

Did a spot check on the EU offerings. It seems IKEAs unswitched Koppla (“Connect” in Swedish for anyone that may have wondered but not wondered enough to look it up) is only available as a 3-way here as well. Other webshops do sell unswitched strips with up to 12 outlets so they don’t appear to be i...
by OscarH
2021-01-20 08:45
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809481

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Thanks for the thorough reply Tom! So you haven’t suffered too badly from involuntary silence then at least. It would be too frightening if you actually had the discipline to sell off everything taken out of the main system. I think we all do a little “trickle down” to the TV room or somewhere else ...
by OscarH
2021-01-20 07:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: upgrade path
Replies: 153
Views: 11910

Re: upgrade path

While you are quite likely to find analog ultimately better, your needs seem fundamentally incompatible with a single source approach. Foregoing a large selection of music you enjoy doesn’t seem worth it. Fredrik’s hint at further advances in streaming is intriguing, but the hakai is already a very ...
by OscarH
2021-01-19 13:28
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 82
Views: 13431

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

A for me. I think beck got it right. (as a side note it is off course somewhat peculiar that "impressive" has come to have a negative connotation on the forum) I would love if impressive sound and musical connection came together. That is just not a given! I know... and I did say it was a side note...
by OscarH
2021-01-19 12:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 82
Views: 13431

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

A for me.

I think beck got it right.

(as a side note it is off course somewhat peculiar that "impressive" has come to have a negative connotation on the forum)
by OscarH
2021-01-16 20:30
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809481

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Oh dear... a normal 366 day leap year just wasn’t enough for 2020. Just curious ThomasOK - do you actually not have any form of second system in your home? I just assumed you’d have a bunch of stuff lying around. Or is it that your main system is so good you don’t feel it’s worth listening to someth...
by OscarH
2021-01-16 08:41
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809481

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Yep, something very harmonious with the Sondek (or any half decent turntable really) that is just hard for digital to beat. I’m working up the courage to do a Rega vs. Hakai shoot out, even with the risk that somebody finds digital better ;) Didn’t realize you were in pickup problems beck. Maybe MM ...
by OscarH
2021-01-15 11:51
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809481

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Hmm... not sure we will be sure on this one. I hear the same tendencies but with a less clear preference. There's something about the rubber feet that makes the tune easier to follow for me and directly on the shelf still has that rumbling tendency I heard on the previous clips. But, I can also hear...
by OscarH
2021-01-14 17:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809481

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

I’m also confused about the term “emotion”. A system that triggers MY emotions would be a good thing. But trying to decipher the emotions of the artist and use that as a metric would appear to be highly subjective (in fact almost presumptuous as we clearly know nothing about them). I thought the poi...
by OscarH
2021-01-13 17:09
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Random thoughts on hifi
Replies: 116
Views: 14643

Re: Random thoughts on hifi

I get the impression that one of the outcomes of my recent extensive tuning of my main system is that enjoy music more when I hear it in lots of other contexts. Has anyone else found this? I agree. When you have found the music you hear it in many different places. :-) Yeah, me too. I think it can ...
by OscarH
2021-01-13 10:04
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Random thoughts on hifi
Replies: 116
Views: 14643

Re: Random thoughts on hifi

There is a dilemma here that I'm quite certain has been touched upon before. Almost everyone I know have much more modest systems than I do (still, my system is one of the more modest ones on this forum) yet they most certainly enjoy their music. While it sometimes puzzles me that people don't care ...
by OscarH
2021-01-12 12:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809481

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Thank you for listening OscarH. I prefer A. When the song gets going after about 50 seconds the bass groove is tighter with the vocals. Conversely, I find the bass a bit sloppy and vocals a bit harsh on B. At the moment I am not using the hard rubber but I have not decided fully yet what I like the...
by OscarH
2021-01-12 12:03
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Latest records to enter your collection
Replies: 227
Views: 38789

Re: Latest records to enter your collection

After a mere 33 days in transit from Spain to Denmark, my US copy of Bob Dylan's 'Modern Times' arrived. https://www.discogs.com/Bob-Dylan-Modern-Times/release/1596503 All, essentially, triggered by beck finding the cd version one of the most challenging discs to play in his system :) Ah, not quite ...
by OscarH
2021-01-12 10:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809481

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

I prefer A.

When the song gets going after about 50 seconds the bass groove is tighter with the vocals. Conversely, I find the bass a bit sloppy and vocals a bit harsh on B.
by OscarH
2021-01-12 08:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Down-grading, VM95E, Linn LP12 question, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Down-grading, VM95E, Linn LP12 question, etc.

Hi and welcome to the forum. Always very interesting to hear when people find bliss (or something approaching it) in modest products. Just a question as to your current turntables, as I can't quite get my head around which units it is you find this LAB-400 to beat. You mention a "high end Rega", a "...
by OscarH
2021-01-11 15:48
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Lejonklou Boazu Integrated Amp
Replies: 178
Views: 68917

Re: Lejonklou Boazu Integrated Amp

I've even come to think that the somewhat idiosyncratic lack of channel switching is an advantage - I'm pretty much the only person in the family who can remember which source is on which input anyway :) From my experience it is a distinct advantage for two reasons: my family never get confused abo...
by OscarH
2021-01-11 15:25
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Oscar's system and first world problems
Replies: 45
Views: 11207

Re: Oscar's system and first world problems

It's a fascinating process setting up the table. Currently trying to calibrate my tool against ThomasOK's values. The previously mentioned arm-to-plinth bolts seem to be good for this purpose. One thing that quickly becomes apparent when using the torque tool is just how little say 0.2 or even 0.8Nm...
by OscarH
2021-01-11 13:58
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Lejonklou Boazu Integrated Amp
Replies: 178
Views: 68917

Re: Lejonklou Boazu Integrated Amp

The Boazu is very high on the list when I, at some stage, get around to justifying an amplification upgrade. Everybody seems to be happy; Fredrik, owners and reviewers. As far as I can gather it is likely to be able to drive any speaker I'll ever be likely to afford too so should be pretty future pr...
by OscarH
2021-01-10 19:43
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809481

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

At first I liked red more, felt the tune was easier to follow. But it is missing bass, which is probably why what’s left seems to come across very clear.

In the end I’d opt for the full presentation of green.
by OscarH
2021-01-10 15:00
Forum: HiFi
Topic: upgrade path
Replies: 153
Views: 11910

Re: upgrade path

Eli7,

Do you think it’s a hifi problem or a music problem?

Could it be that you’re fed up hearing the same old things and struggle to discover new (to you) exciting music?

Just a theory...
by OscarH
2021-01-07 09:42
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Oscar's system and first world problems
Replies: 45
Views: 11207

Re: Oscar's system and first world problems

Getting there! I didn’t quite expect to have to put such a hardcore tool to a turntable but here we are. After being provided with the correct torque values for the RP8 by Tom (many thanks again) and finally managing to get all the mini bits and adapters in place to use the SR 36/4 I quickly found A...
by OscarH
2021-01-07 09:22
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809481

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I'm inclined to agree with beck here... though I like both. Now, not being an LP12 owner myself (and frankly somewhat terrified of becoming one due to what follows) all I know about it is what I've read on this forum. My understanding is that there is a near infinite number of variables and adjustme...
by OscarH
2020-12-29 09:31
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809481

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

So I've been living with the Geddon LP12 and still perplexed as to what folks enjoy about it. I just can't see how an ARO and DV cartridge could fix it but I suppose I have to leave the door ajar to the possibility. I also wanted to understand to what extend the SBLs were impacting the musicality s...
by OscarH
2020-12-27 16:37
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809481

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

beck,

Knowing how you actively seek integration at the expense of separation, I think I can hear why you are happy with ‘after’.

Wonder what you’ve tweaked this time?