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by Whatsmynaim
2020-09-18 21:22
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Liquid stylus treatments on Kandid.
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Liquid stylus treatments on Kandid.

My old Linn dealer recommended a soft artist paintbrush to remove the dust balls. It worked pretty well and shouldn't harm the stylus.
by Whatsmynaim
2020-09-15 17:13
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Tunefulness is not a New subject but
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Re: Tunefulness is not a New subject but

I'm waiting for these youtubers to review Lejonklou amps. Them trying to break it down into bass, mid, treble and tries to describe its sound. Hopefully it'll make them re-evaluate their ways of reviewing HiFi. Not saying they can't enjoy a tuneful system though because that's built into every perso...
by Whatsmynaim
2020-09-11 19:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3613
Views: 506811

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

..Well true. I'm starting to state the obvious. It's bound to happen in these repeated discussions ;)
Also the feeling of déjà vu from writing basically the same thing over and over. For me at least.
by Whatsmynaim
2020-09-11 17:34
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3613
Views: 506811

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I see damping as an extension of torquing and like torquing it's possible to go too far. ..and I wouldn't fill a player with damping material like they did in the video. One needs to be delicate like Beck and do it in steps and listen every time if it's actually an improvement. He's onto something w...
by Whatsmynaim
2020-09-10 23:03
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3613
Views: 506811

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

With is so much better (I felt it ;) and the feeling and meaning of the music is lost without it. Can it still rock out with Don Henley though? I mean it should but just checking. ------ My experience so far with the Oppo player. It doesn't like any materials inside the tray, but I had nice improvem...
by Whatsmynaim
2020-09-07 15:48
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3613
Views: 506811

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I could only try the rubber band and it shortened the decay of notes and made songs seem slower. Not a success but it was fun trying! I'll give it a second go when I got my hands on some felt and blu tack. ------ Also. There's no shame in dealing with less expensive hifi when one gets such good perf...
by Whatsmynaim
2020-09-07 12:59
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3613
Views: 506811

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Thanks for the info and wow! That really shouldn't do anything but I know what I heard.
by Whatsmynaim
2020-09-07 12:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3613
Views: 506811

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

It IS better and I can afford pieces of felt. Where exactly in the drawer did you put it, and how do you prevent it from getting into the player and causing problems?
by Whatsmynaim
2020-08-25 09:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Silver analogue interconnect
Replies: 20
Views: 5750

Re: Silver analogue interconnect

From my own experience I think the new silver is totally worth getting if the best sounding cable you own right now is the 2nd generation silver. Edit: ..but of course what's interesting is how the new silver with many hundreds of hours of use compares to the original silver. Maybe someone can do a ...
by Whatsmynaim
2020-08-24 14:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for blind tests
Replies: 49
Views: 2114

Re: Playground for blind tests

Better late than never eh?
1. 3. 2
Asus desktop PC + AKG K550 headphones
The bassdrum in sync with the singing was the best clue for me.
by Whatsmynaim
2020-08-18 15:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3613
Views: 506811

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

P.S. I think (just a guess) in part the silvers were made by Linn to get a more “pleasing” sound out of digital sources. If I remember correctly the Linn silver was released about a year or so after their Karik/Numeric CD player so it could've been tailor-made for the digital sound. Still many of u...
by Whatsmynaim
2020-08-17 18:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3613
Views: 506811

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Both are awesome for being CD but 17.08 keeps it together while 13.08 breaks it apart.
by Whatsmynaim
2020-08-13 07:26
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3613
Views: 506811

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

People are flipping the LP12 felt mat with good results so I'm ready to believe in the direction of felt as well ..maybe it's all connected! It's funny how just about everything matters when it comes to a good music system and it either gets better or worse. Every step of the way we're tuning this c...
by Whatsmynaim
2020-08-11 16:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3613
Views: 506811

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

A month ago I thought this is cute but there's no way it can improve more ..and here we are. When the song gets going the NAD really is no slouch.
I take this is without falling back on old tweaks like using a CD washer or a degausser?
by Whatsmynaim
2020-08-11 12:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 547
Views: 59374

Re: Karousel

I agree. I know a few musicians and they seem to be able to fill in the blanks and can enjoy music on rather mediocre systems. Understandably nothing can replace the kicks they get from playing music live anyway so there's reasons they don't care about good hifi or spending lots of money on it. Edit...
by Whatsmynaim
2020-08-09 20:18
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 547
Views: 59374

Re: Karousel

You are right. That was not one of my best ideas or theories I ever had.
by Whatsmynaim
2020-08-09 17:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 547
Views: 59374

Re: Karousel

Not at all, just been a consumer of Linn and similar good stuff since the 80s.
Even if I don't own a LP12 anymore I'm still very much interested in where its headed.
by Whatsmynaim
2020-08-09 16:34
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 547
Views: 59374

Re: Karousel

About the difference between Karousel and the other bearings. What if artists could listen to their own LP on these systems and tell us, "This one's jammin' better than we did in the studio! However the other one is more correct." Did Linn get closer to the real timing and swing of the music or not?...
by Whatsmynaim
2020-08-05 09:19
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Dr Loudness War
Replies: 19
Views: 1856

Re: Dr Loudness War

I think it's not only about the loudness anymore. It's still around because the super compressed sound itself is popular and artists push for it since it's a commercial risk otherwise. Just how not being loud enough used to be the commercial risk.
by Whatsmynaim
2020-08-01 21:03
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Dr Loudness War
Replies: 19
Views: 1856

Re: Dr Loudness War

Vinyl playback obeys the laws of mass and physics of the world we live in. That's why even with some faults it will sound natural to us. On the other hand digital is so abstract that a tiny fault can stop us from fully enjoying the music. However, If all the problems in the digital chain is eliminat...
by Whatsmynaim
2020-07-27 22:36
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Nexus LS250 Revisted
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Re: Linn Nexus LS250 Revisted

I got the Nexus speakers back in 1989 when buying my first good stereo system including a Linn Axis turntable and a second hand 220v voltage upgraded Naim Nait 1 (it got a red led), plus 5m K20 speaker cable. In the demo I compared to the Linn Helix speakers but found myself enjoying Nexus more. A f...
by Whatsmynaim
2020-07-26 00:16
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3613
Views: 506811

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I believe it's possible to have your cake and eat it with the right HiFi system, i.e. you can have musicality and the detail of the individual instruments etc. I would say you are right, but I never felt relying on tune dem must mean you sacrifice something. It only makes the music even more exciti...
by Whatsmynaim
2020-07-25 17:34
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3613
Views: 506811

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

..I really should have worded my post differently to avoid confusion because tune dem rules, but listening for the tune of different instruments is entry level stuff (think Rega Planar 3) and just the beginning of the journey to musical understanding. Many thanks to Fredrik for explaining the differ...
by Whatsmynaim
2020-07-24 07:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3613
Views: 506811

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I think they agree on the need to not focus on details like the tune of separate instruments. Only bad hifi breaks down music into parts like that.

Edit: And Beck prefer musical understanding instead of an impressive sound which Fredrik also brings up.
by Whatsmynaim
2020-07-23 20:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3613
Views: 506811

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

The programmed has an almost metal sounding edge to it which I recognize from when trying different settings on my Oppo. Still it can sound pretty nice, especially on good recordings but long term it's grating.