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by Charlie1
2021-01-16 19:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809423

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Sorry to hear that Thomas. You seem understandably a bit fed up about it. However, after the 20th, I think life will become more positive.
by Charlie1
2021-01-16 17:35
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809423

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Eli7 wrote: 2021-01-16 15:33 Yes, that would be a possibility. I will keep an eye on them.

I think I'll wait for the Lejonklou Boazu first. I'll be able to hear one soon. The experience with Slipsik was so good that I have great hope. It seems that Fredrik managed to combine all the good qualities.
Sounds like a plan!
by Charlie1
2021-01-16 15:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809423

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

To your question: I experimented a lot with my olive Naims back then. They also played only so well with a perfect setup. Yes, it has a lot to do with vibration. Today I know that I used a kind of Tune Dem back then. The new Black Naims at the end made me desperate because I couldn't get them to pl...
by Charlie1
2021-01-16 13:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809423

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

...to vibrate the same way not causing clashing “waves” ..... so that the incoming vibrations did as little harm as possible .... Again, I think it is all about “tuning” the vibrations getting them all “in tune”. Whilst I don't think Ivor has ever spelt it out entirely, I think this is what his ini...
by Charlie1
2021-01-16 11:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809423

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Must admit, beck's clips have shone a different light on CD and I'm not so negative about it. I think I could happily live with it as well.
by Charlie1
2021-01-15 18:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809423

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

beck wrote: 2021-01-15 16:35 Error, error, error

A and D, B and C are the same and E is new.

The labeling (text) is correct all the way.

I meant to say that I prefer D to C but am enjoying E the most at the moment.
I did read the title and was aware of making a different choice second time around.
by Charlie1
2021-01-15 13:25
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809423

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

I prefer C to D. Will check out E now

Edit, prefer C to E as well I think.
by Charlie1
2021-01-13 23:43
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Random thoughts on hifi
Replies: 116
Views: 14643

Re: Random thoughts on hifi

I was struck again today as I tested the latest additions, how much I enjoyed listening to these old entry level systems. These are not tuned at all - just placed wherever is convenient, but I was bopping along to INXS and enjoying the music hugely. It sounds a bit raw, but it is fun. Vintage kit c...
by Charlie1
2021-01-13 23:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Random thoughts on hifi
Replies: 116
Views: 14643

Re: Random thoughts on hifi

I really enjoyed your story about tapes ThomasOK. I have never thought about the differences in tunefulness in relation to them. I mostly used chrome type tapes in my youth. I still have them stored away but none of them are unused. Once I bought a metal tape and sure enough it did not impress me m...
by Charlie1
2021-01-12 15:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809423

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Quite a clear difference again with your small changes beck.

Prefer A as well. Just more natural and enjoyable - my only focus was on what the musicians had created.

Whereas, B was distracting me with the HiFi side - like Oscar and Defender said, kind of harsh.
by Charlie1
2021-01-11 11:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: upgrade path
Replies: 153
Views: 11904

Re: upgrade path

Yes, I will start over. Maybe again with a Nait 3R as a heart I loved this one. I agree with you and beck and would also encourage you to follow your heart / instincts on this one. I've been in a similar boat and am now far happier than I've been the past 15 years. I get so much more pleasure out o...
by Charlie1
2021-01-11 09:09
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Lejonklou Boazu Integrated Amp
Replies: 178
Views: 68912

Re: Lejonklou Boazu Integrated Amp

Brilliant! - well done Fredrik!
by Charlie1
2021-01-11 09:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809423

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

beck wrote: 2021-01-11 06:44 So, what is your own verdict Charlie1?
Gonna stick with green. I wanted one cosmetically better but it's gonna have to sound better as well. Not sure I'll try again.

Agree with the comments though, there is 'something' nicer about red but overall green is more rounded and comes out on top.
by Charlie1
2021-01-11 00:19
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For Sale: Linn LP12 Rosewood, Ekos, Troika, Lingo.
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: For Sale: Linn LP12 Rosewood.

Very nice!

Good luck with the sale.
by Charlie1
2021-01-11 00:00
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809423

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Thanks all for the feedback.
by Charlie1
2021-01-09 20:26
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809423

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Beck has got me into 10cc :D Don't get the bass reinforcement like I did in the bedroom so it's a bit thin. Existing serviced NAP110 (Green LED): https://www.dropbox.com/s/lsfxwltd6bya723/IMG_2442.MOV?dl=0 New serviced NAP110 (red LED / sticky out terminals): https://www.dropbox.com/s/3fial93m1srm4e...
by Charlie1
2021-01-08 11:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809423

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

u252agz wrote: 2021-01-08 11:36 I prefer the 'Before' clip, and with my novice's ear hear the 'After' as sort of muffled.

I find this more off putting than perhaps I should.
Thanks - good to have you feedback. Thought I was onto something.
by Charlie1
2021-01-08 00:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809423

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

beck wrote: 2021-01-07 23:00 A slight extra “ringing” to the sound making it just a tad fatter. It can only be heard listening to the clip. In the room it is hard to hear.
Thanks. I will investigate further. I made two changes at once which was not sensible :)
by Charlie1
2021-01-08 00:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809423

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

u252agz wrote: 2021-01-07 23:12 That one really did boogie.
The '91 spec deck is more special and digs deeper into the music but the Valhalla/Ittok still seems to boogie best. Something about the way it knits all the instruments together and holds onto every ounce of rhythm.
by Charlie1
2021-01-08 00:04
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Playlist
Replies: 323
Views: 181336

Re: Playlist

Yes, I hear the similarities now - close indeed. Ha. And I like that live Porcupine Tree track.
by Charlie1
2021-01-07 22:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809423

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

beck wrote: 2021-01-07 21:50 I recognise the improvement and the slight trouble you run into. There is a slight flutter overhang to the sound from “after”.
"flutter overhang" ! - what's that? :)
by Charlie1
2021-01-07 21:30
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809423

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

beck wrote: 2021-01-07 20:09 Such a great way to describe the difference!
Yeah, I like that one.

I need to have another listen myself.
by Charlie1
2021-01-07 15:36
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Playlist
Replies: 323
Views: 181336

Re: Playlist

Some interesting stuff there, Charlie1. The Airbag album sounds like they listened to Pink Floyd quite a bit. It also reminds me a lot of Steven Wilson/Porcupine Tree, especially some of the pieces they did that were Pink Floyd inspired. Overall not bad. It does appear to be unobtanium on vinyl and...
by Charlie1
2021-01-07 10:48
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809423

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I think I prefer the oak deck slightly more. After the first 10 to 15 seconds it feels as though it starts to pull away from the black deck and settle down into a more harmonious presentation. The chords from about half way through seem more harmonically complete on the oak deck, with more dynamic ...