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by OscarH
2020-10-24 13:38
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Interconnects - original or not (split from Playground)
Replies: 55
Views: 430

Re: Interconnects - original or not (split from Playground)

Yes, you are right OscarH. Many different things can happen making clips. Sometimes a changed setup has to play for a while to settle and do its best. Other slight changes can also disturb the comparison. I hear C as the original blacks and D as the QED interconnects having heard your former clips ...
by OscarH
2020-10-23 12:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3783
Views: 597937

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Am I right in hearing 2C as louder?
by OscarH
2020-10-23 11:26
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3783
Views: 597937

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

My first impression was in favour of 2A.

Maybe there’s a bit more happening in 2C but the music is more direct in 2A.

Then, as usual, after 3-4 listens I get confused.
by OscarH
2020-10-23 10:01
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: ChrBea's system
Replies: 52
Views: 34905

Re: ChrBea's system

It has been some time now since I have the current system and I just realized, I didn't post any pictures in here. So here you go: IMG_20190908_152914.jpg Very elegant. I like the monochrome aesthetic. A Two Tone album would have been even better :) Ha! I was just about to ask whether it could play...
by OscarH
2020-10-23 07:18
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Interconnects - original or not (split from Playground)
Replies: 55
Views: 430

Re: More Ears Needed

The few responses on this aren’t conclusive either. Oscar, There is only one solid response. The other is from some wishy-washy guy In need of good ears who can't make up his mind.. When I heard clip A on my phone, I immediately thought to myself; "Nice. A 1960 Les Paul through a cranked Marshall a...
by OscarH
2020-10-22 18:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Interconnects - original or not (split from Playground)
Replies: 55
Views: 430

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Seems I’ve inadvertently opened a can of worms. Well worth opening though. A bit further info, the original pair is exactly 120cm barrel to barrel while the pair of unknown provenance is 122. A further indication on top of Ron’s impressive review that something’s not quite right. Hereby the two pit...
by OscarH
2020-10-21 21:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Interconnects - original or not (split from Playground)
Replies: 55
Views: 430

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Brand new Linn Blacks from eBay? I would inspect the joints. It's easy to tell if they're originals or something else. In my experience, it's very rare for original Blacks to "go bad" (like some old Silvers have, for unknown reasons). Interesting theory that I hadn’t contemplated. Here’s a picture ...
by OscarH
2020-10-21 13:17
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI Build Help?
Replies: 100
Views: 24136

Re: HAKAI Build Help?

That's interesting,that would be great ,when you have the time thanks.But what was the difference? Here's a couple of examples: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Qteh92G4sYAtH3bQ8 The differences vary considerably, as these illustrate. 1A and 1B I picked out because they really stand out. 2A and 2B I picke...
by OscarH
2020-10-21 08:50
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Interconnects - original or not (split from Playground)
Replies: 55
Views: 430

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Your clips are the most enjoyable on this forum. The view is such a delight! :-) Whenever you’re in Copenhagen, beck! The view gives me peace of mind which improves the listening experience. But I’m also very aware that the glass backing is somewhat controversial. Different sides of the expectation...
by OscarH
2020-10-21 08:00
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Interconnects - original or not (split from Playground)
Replies: 55
Views: 430

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Good morning! Seems I’ve inadvertently opened a can of worms. Well worth opening though. A bit further info, the original pair is exactly 120cm barrel to barrel while the pair of unknown provenance is 122. A further indication on top of Ron’s impressive review that something’s not quite right. Hereb...
by OscarH
2020-10-20 17:41
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Interconnects - original or not (split from Playground)
Replies: 55
Views: 430

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Further info - I contacted the seller and he insists they are originals delivered with his Majik DSM/Akurate 2200 combo purchased in 2015.

Suppose there is scope for an A-B of my two pairs of blacks...
by OscarH
2020-10-20 17:19
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Interconnects - original or not (split from Playground)
Replies: 55
Views: 430

Re: Amateur Hour

Oscar, The cable on the left was stripped, soldered, and crimped by a semi-skilled amateur. The one on the right, a professional with proper tools. Ron The Mon I’ll be damned. Off course you picked the right one Ron. It did look sloppier to me also, but I wouldn’t have dared calling it. Very worthw...
by OscarH
2020-10-20 16:50
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Interconnects - original or not (split from Playground)
Replies: 55
Views: 430

Re: Amateur Hour

Oscar, The cable on the left was stripped, soldered, and crimped by a semi-skilled amateur. The one on the right, a professional with proper tools. Ron The Mon I’ll be damned. Off course you picked the right (well, left) one Ron. It did look sloppier to me also, but I wouldn’t have dared calling it...
by OscarH
2020-10-20 15:34
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Interconnects - original or not (split from Playground)
Replies: 55
Views: 430

Interconnects - original or not (split from Playground)

Brand new Linn Blacks from eBay? I would inspect the joints. It's easy to tell if they're originals or something else. In my experience, it's very rare for original Blacks to "go bad" (like some old Silvers have, for unknown reasons). Interesting theory that I hadn’t contemplated. Here’s a picture ...
by OscarH
2020-10-20 13:03
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3783
Views: 597937

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

For completeness, a picture of the QED interconnect (I assume all here know a Linn Black haha). It actually comes across as a decent quality product. I got the Black very cheap off eBay after some bid retraction malarkey so I haven’t got much to “loose” from this comparison. Still, I find it very ha...
by OscarH
2020-10-19 18:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3783
Views: 597937

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

An annoying question but worth checking - are both Linn blacks round the right way? Would be interesting to retest in a few weeks or months after some running time. It crossed my mind that we might be listening to a directional change so could be worth checking: the signal goes with the arrow in th...
by OscarH
2020-10-19 17:18
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3783
Views: 597937

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Lol neither would I and if you are happy with it that's the main thing. I am currently switching hifi rooms to make room for a nursery (I must be maturing) and am having difficulty with my own parameters which I intend to seek help with from you guys soon. A suggestion, perhaps even closing the cur...
by OscarH
2020-10-19 15:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3783
Views: 597937

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Hi Oscar, it wasnt inconclusiveness I was referring to with the windows, rather that I thought both were flawed re musicality and was wondering if this had an impact. I obviously didnt know what the kit was or your test, but now knowing its Hakai, I would further advocate this as a point of debate ...
by OscarH
2020-10-19 14:52
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3783
Views: 597937

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

5-0. Probably don’t need to keep it blind much longer. discodave may indeed have a point regarding the windows - I do have a history of posting inconclusive clips, though this set actually appears to have resulted in consensus. 1 is an approx 8 year old and well used QED interconnect. Cost something...
by OscarH
2020-10-19 08:28
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3783
Views: 597937

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Good morning, Some light entertainment to start the week - classic A to B comparison with a single difference between the two clips. As I consider myself very much a Tune Dem/Meth novice it’s very interesting to get input here. For information - we’re listening to a rip of one of the very first CDs ...
by OscarH
2020-10-18 16:49
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Pete's System
Replies: 11
Views: 1170

Re: Pete's System

springwood64 wrote:
2020-10-17 18:48
OscarH wrote:
2020-10-17 18:20

Is it mainly the Hakai and Boazu that are new?
Yes. The hakai has brought fab new music and the Boazu has brought it all to life, improving vinyl as well
What did they replace?
by OscarH
2020-10-17 18:20
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Pete's System
Replies: 11
Views: 1170

Re: Pete's System

Nice one! I can really identify with a (comparatively) human system that the entire family enjoys.

We have very similar digital sources...

Is it mainly the Hakai and Boazu that are new?
by OscarH
2020-10-14 10:28
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 625
Views: 80005

Re: Karousel

by OscarH
2020-10-12 15:52
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Headphone amp?
Replies: 72
Views: 14135

Re: Headphone amp?

Congratulations Discodave but in my experience the sound of music is the last thing to keep a baby awake,or is it to crowd out the noise..... Ssssch, don’t get between a man and a perfectly good excuse to buy some new gear.. That said (and approaching going off topic),I’m afraid I’m not at all a po...
by OscarH
2020-10-09 05:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Random thoughts on hifi
Replies: 93
Views: 7570

Re: Random thoughts on hifi

That’s a great story Tom and one that I can certainly relate to having worked almost exclusively on source upgrades since joining this forum. Just to tease you ever so slightly it is off course relevant to note that the record is even higher in the hierarchy and there’s a reason Hi-Fi dealers like t...