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by Charlie1
2019-12-08 22:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2145
Views: 292771

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

If I had only listened to the first half of the song then I'd have just said clip 1. Clip 2 seemed a bit pedestrian by compaison.

But after reading beck's comment, I listened to the last 10secs where clip 2 is more coherent to me and a funkier band.

So I can swing either way on this one.
by Charlie1
2019-12-06 18:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ekos SE/1 Anti-Skating Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: Ekos SE/1 Anti-Skating Problem

Is your SE an early one? If so, I beleive the anti-skate is about 0.2g too low... Linn Helpline (2016-06-15) Wrote:The anti-skate was changed on the Ekos SE tonearm to increase the force being applied for a given weight from serial number 11064. To fine tune the anti-skate dial, it is best to listen...
by Charlie1
2019-12-06 12:03
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Cobra Dave’s system
Replies: 31
Views: 1902

Re: Cobra Dave’s system

I am enjoying the super-budget VM95C so much (on Ittok) that I can't entertain the idea of doing more comparisons with the other 4 (more expensive) AT carts that I've been testing. It's been like that for a few weeks now. It ain't high fidelity but does get to the heart of the music. Don't be put of...
by Charlie1
2019-12-04 17:20
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Krystal Suspension
Replies: 21
Views: 1145

Re: Krystal Suspension

Thanks gents.
by Charlie1
2019-12-04 12:38
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Krystal Suspension
Replies: 21
Views: 1145

Re: Krystal Suspension

That was certainly taken with a very nice macro lens. Shame my eyes are not up to anything like that these days. However, my cart does look like the one in the photo when viewed through a x40 loupe. Shame there isn't a similar close up with it on the vinyl. I tried to compare online pics to mine but...
by Charlie1
2019-12-04 10:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Krystal Suspension
Replies: 21
Views: 1145

Re: Krystal Suspension

Thanks Spannko. It's very hard to see, even with glasses, and the loupe can get close enough when the stylus is on a record. Also, any difference must be tiny where it goes through the hole cos it's much nearer the fulcrum - if that's the correct term. Good idea though.
by Charlie1
2019-12-03 23:56
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Krystal Suspension
Replies: 21
Views: 1145

Re: Krystal Suspension

Nope, not once. My dealer warned me not to and, besides, I'd seen all the forum posts about the issues it can cause.

Green paper at the end of each side and the old AT vibrating doobry after several LPs.

Very occasionally use silly putty if there's something that doesn't want to shift.
by Charlie1
2019-12-03 23:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Krystal Suspension
Replies: 21
Views: 1145

Re: Krystal Suspension

Thanks Tom and Fredrik.

I've not noticed a decline in musical enjoyment.

Hopefully I can get at least another year out of it.
by Charlie1
2019-12-03 18:30
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Questions of a newby to Lejonklou..
Replies: 24
Views: 685

Re: Questions of a newby to Lejonklou..

Congrats Mitmu! Is the preamp-section of the MDSM really all-digital? As far as I know, you can still hear your LP12 through it without digitizing the signal. With the Selekt KAT, ADSM and KDSM it's all digital though. I thought the MDSM had an analogue pre-amp section as well. If correct, then I'd ...
by Charlie1
2019-12-03 16:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical Consonance: The Importance of Harmonicity
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

Re: Musical Consonance: The Importance of Harmonicity

I did have a read and followed it to begin with but I don't understand a lot of what he's talking about, especially in terms of harmonics and what notes are made up of, etc.
by Charlie1
2019-12-01 10:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Krystal Suspension
Replies: 21
Views: 1145

Re: Krystal Suspension

Thanks for responding Ron. Good shout ref the tracking force as they are quite different. I've checked the VM95C at 1.75 and it doesn't sink as much as my krystal - my estimate is that the Krystal sinks about 3 times as much. My plan was to video the stylus for my dealer but last night I tried and t...
by Charlie1
2019-12-01 00:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: It is (almost) all in the setup.
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Re: It is (almost) all in the setup.

Glad you've made progress and are enjoying CD. It's certainly a cheap way to own lots of music. Bargain hunting must be fun. Hard to find any vinyl bargains these days - in the UK at least.
by Charlie1
2019-12-01 00:36
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Krystal Suspension
Replies: 21
Views: 1145

Krystal Suspension

Perhaps I'm imagining it but the needle on my Krystal seems to move more than I recall it doing when it lands on the vinyl. It's less than 1mm movement but at least 0.5mm. My AT VM95 styluses don't move as much. Does this sound like it might have failed or be in the process of failing? It's 16 month...
by Charlie1
2019-11-27 18:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2145
Views: 292771

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

These were only 100 quid so thought 'sod it'. No spikes, unfortunately. Linn Keilidh: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gmmwpdxx76l7wew/IMG_0074%5B1%5D.MOV?dl=0 Rega ELA 1.25: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ufnclgwe1pcg5z3/IMG_0079%5B1%5D.MOV?dl=0 Not sure it's very obvious in the clips but I've already found th...
by Charlie1
2019-11-27 17:43
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2145
Views: 292771

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Thanks Tendaberry. Radikal/Urika warmed up a bit more now. Amps/PSUs had about 45 mins so better than nothing. Same serviced cards as used earlier in the NAC 12. CB 250 is in dire need of a service (caps failing) - shouldn't really be playing it but just wanted to compare these two before sending of...
by Charlie1
2019-11-27 16:40
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2145
Views: 292771

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Took delivery of a SNAPS today, serviced 2-years ago. Already have a Hicap, also serviced 2-years ago. Would like to try a NAPS as well but they are quite rear these days. The entire system was cold I'm afraid - I figured everything being cold should be fair. I even switched off the Radikal between ...
by Charlie1
2019-11-25 13:14
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Cobra Dave’s system
Replies: 31
Views: 1902

Re: Cobra Dave’s system

Welcome to the forum Cobra Dave! I have heard good things about Jern but not heard a pair myself. Stylish looks though. As others have suggested, I'd get the LP12 first, unless you already have funds for a new phono stage as well, in which case the Slipsik should be a very nice improvement over the ...
by Charlie1
2019-11-20 14:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2145
Views: 292771

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Lookin' good - thanks for the pic.

They do get right up close to the wall don't they.
by Charlie1
2019-11-19 12:57
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2145
Views: 292771

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Yes, would be good to see them. I'm sure an LK100 drives them fine.
by Charlie1
2019-11-19 11:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2145
Views: 292771

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Where have you found such detailed information of the loudspeaker units? Just on forum threads, such as Pink Fish Media, plus there is the serial number page that's been knocking around for years. Here's one site but I think there are a few: http://www.hoth.uk/Linn-kit.htm#kan Lovely collection of ...
by Charlie1
2019-11-18 01:22
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2145
Views: 292771

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Thanks beck, Spannko and Fredrik for listening and sharing your thoughts. I too prefer the Rosewood and Teak to the Ash, although I'd like to just live with the Ash ones for a day or two. I find the Rosewood pair have more vitality and the Teak pair sound more fluid. I used to find the Teak pair mor...
by Charlie1
2019-11-18 00:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2145
Views: 292771

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

In what range are their serial numbers and which years were they made? Rosewood: 21,1XX (1983) Teak: 24,5XX (1984) Ash: 34,3XX (1986) what do you think of the Kan II? And have you heard one with Ku-stone inside? I remember them coming very late, just before they were discontinued (serial numbers ju...
by Charlie1
2019-11-17 18:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2145
Views: 292771

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Finally got all three main Kan 1 variants. The newly purchased black ash pair have had their grills removed for some reason - It doesn't look like any work was done to them, so I'm curious why they were removed in the first place. Rosewood = Scanspeak d2008/8512 tweeter and Kef b110/sp1003 Teak = Hi...
by Charlie1
2019-11-17 09:28
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2145
Views: 292771

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Sounds really good Spannko. I just wanted to listen to the song and not bother with comparisons :) I couldn't decide between these two late last night. L2 certainly sounds sharper and more lively without any obvious loss in musicality. However, L1 does seem to gel a little bit more this morning. I t...
by Charlie1
2019-11-16 23:19
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2145
Views: 292771

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Quite a challenge with 6 clips so I just went with first impressions. I had to split them down into pairs and pitch the winners against one another. I agree with Tendaberry and New MK, closely followed by Old MK.