Search found 2867 matches

by Charlie1
2019-10-16 22:22
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: LP12 Priorities?

A couple of thoughts. I recall how highly you rate the Kandid over the Akiva and I also know from experience that cartridge downgrades can be very unsatisfying at this level, even when trying to offset with a source first upgrade. I went from worn Akiva to Klyde but upgraded the Radikal with Dynamik...
by Charlie1
2019-10-15 22:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Reconsider 'Source First'
Replies: 14
Views: 1125

Re: Linn Reconsider 'Source First'

Music Lover wrote:
2019-10-15 19:36
I'm fully convinced they would understand after a proper demo.
The key word is "proper"
Yeah, that's probably right but what proportion of new younger global customers will get that opportunity or even be all that interested to attend. Maybe my negativity is unwarranted.
by Charlie1
2019-10-15 22:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Reconsider 'Source First'
Replies: 14
Views: 1125

Re: Linn Reconsider 'Source First'

That's quite some sweeping statement Charlie. Is there suddenly a generation of people who can't listen to music for its emotional content? Perhaps you're right, but I hope not! Or are you saying that Linn no longer cares about the people who enjoy music for its emotional content? Which could be th...
by Charlie1
2019-10-15 12:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Reconsider 'Source First'
Replies: 14
Views: 1125

Re: Linn Reconsider 'Source First'

My thoughts are that they are shifting their business towards what they see as a future market since all of us old school enthusiasts are slowly kicking the bucket. It's a brave new world; sleek looks, wireless, calibrated to the room, etc. and nothing like as enjoyable to listen to but their new cu...
by Charlie1
2019-10-14 22:43
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265754

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

First clip (a) makes a lot more sense to me.

I'm amazed that recording the same resolution differently makes that much difference.
by Charlie1
2019-10-14 09:18
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 19
Views: 684

Re: Entity MC

Fredrik, it's not exactly breaking news, but I can appreciate even more (reading this) how your dedication and thoroughness is so beneficial to your work.
by Charlie1
2019-10-10 23:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265754

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

What about even older Cisco switches, assuming you don’t need gig speed? 2950s must be cheap and aplenty. Or there’s even older ones like 2940/2900 Series.
by Charlie1
2019-10-10 17:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265754

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

ThomasOK wrote:
2019-10-10 17:18
Yep, I definitely prefer the 108T. Clip 1 with normal polarity on the Cisco is better than the reversed polarity of clip 2, but both pale compared to clip 3.
Same for me.
by Charlie1
2019-10-08 23:05
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265754

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

tokenbrit wrote:
2019-10-08 21:34
Thanks Defender - I prefer #1 this time. #2 sounds more impressive, but loses the emotion...
+1
So clip 2 first time around (warm Netgear) and, as above, clip 1 second time around (which I assume is a warmed up Cisco).
by Charlie1
2019-10-08 23:04
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265754

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Spannko wrote:
2019-10-08 22:45
Very, very nice Thomas! Thanks for sharing :-)
+1
I enjoyed listening to all of that song and I don't normally bother when listening via computer.
by Charlie1
2019-10-07 19:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265754

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Yes, it can be quite a disappointment to hear the file on a computer shortly after hearing the actual system. It's really best viewed as a way to make comparisons. However, the more you listen to clips the better you can imagine what it will sound like in the room, if that makes sense.
by Charlie1
2019-10-07 18:19
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265754

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Nice work Defender!

Great to see and hear a new system for the first time in ages - I really like it.

I prefer the first clip myself. The timing seems better and it makes the second one seem a bit languid to me.
by Charlie1
2019-10-01 22:32
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: EVENTS
Replies: 173
Views: 20515

Re: EVENTS

Thanks for the great photos. Hope it goes really well.
by Charlie1
2019-09-23 20:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Tundra 2.2 vs Linn C4200/D and KCT/D
Replies: 96
Views: 25541

Re: Tundra 2.2 vs Linn C4200/D and KCT/D

I've just been looking and don't appear to have them which is a surprise. They were all scattered around a bit until recently and I expect they were lost in the process of consolidating. Beck sometimes downloads clips and may have a copy (IMG_2448.MOV and IMG_2477.MOV)
by Charlie1
2019-09-19 22:56
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 27
Views: 1795

Re: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E

I can understand you deliberating over the more costly ML but you might as well just order both the C and E and be done with it :) What's that add up to - half a dozen new LPs, if you're lucky. Also, I'd be forever wondering how it would compare to the E.
by Charlie1
2019-09-19 22:52
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265754

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

ThomasOK wrote:
2019-09-19 19:18
Now what you need to do is forget about that questionable way of setting anti-skating, set the E by ear and then set all three the same and test them again.
I suppose so

...but I'm away for a bit now.
by Charlie1
2019-09-19 22:48
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265754

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Have you ever compared a K9 to the Adikt Spannko? I am slightly wary that my old Valhalla/Ittok deck was voiced for a lively up and at 'em AT cart. I do know what you mean to some extent, about the new AT carts. The K9 just seems very 'right'. If i had the option to get buying new K9s then that woul...
by Charlie1
2019-09-19 22:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Anti skating
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Re: Anti skating

OK, OK, you are all right. I tried it by ear and ended up where Ron had suggested a few days ago. That's a shame cos it was nice and easy to do and repeatable between the various carts. Just a shame it was repeating a suboptimal result.
by Charlie1
2019-09-19 15:00
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265754

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

lejonklou wrote:
2019-09-19 10:54
I think E is the best one.
I was hoping another member with Adikt would get a VM95E but doesn't look like that will happen anytime soon.

If you happen to compare them anytime then would be great to know what you think.
by Charlie1
2019-09-19 10:16
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265754

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Actions speak louder than words and I am back to the E.

The EN sounds better but is too boring.

The C has better timing but misses too much meaning in the vocals, possibly through lack of information coming through.

Kind of pleased and disappointed at the same time.
by Charlie1
2019-09-18 14:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265754

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I was just amending as you posted :)

I'm beginning to think the K9 boosts the low end a bit and creates a nice synergy with the Valhalla/Ittok deck. That's not much help to me now though :(
by Charlie1
2019-09-18 14:13
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265754

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

New VM95 clips below. VM95E: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ae7l0cq3ri46y53/IMG_7722.MOV?dl=0 VM95EN: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0wrg0gx1fg2j1uf/IMG_7732.MOV?dl=0 VM95C: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ekb2b6clis8g889/IMG_7733.MOV?dl=0 They all have different anti-skate settings thanks to the video beck posted ...
by Charlie1
2019-09-18 14:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1941
Views: 265754

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Thanks for feeding back your impressions AlbannachFE !
by Charlie1
2019-09-17 10:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Anti skating
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Re: Anti skating

Very interesting. I've been using the Ittok/VM95E at 1.5g and 1.1 a/s the past few days. I have to drop the a/s down to about 0.4 in order to make the arm (very slowly) move inwards. At 1.1 it was drifting outwards at a reasonable pace. Have to say that it's sounding more tuneful at 0.4 and the HiFi...
by Charlie1
2019-09-16 17:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 27
Views: 1795

Re: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E

TMV wrote:
2019-09-15 12:41
Ron The Mon, thank you for the great info!

Has anybody tested VM95E vs Adikt?
What is the max hours of the Adikt?
Yes, I'm curious about that too - would love to hear a clip.