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by matthias
2021-06-13 14:13
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Volumio and Airplay
Replies: 19
Views: 1083

Re: Volumio and Airplay

springwood64 wrote: 2021-06-13 09:19 Spotify Connect is full of life compared to the other two, and connects me immediately to the music.
I am wondering how Källa would perform with optimised Spotify Connect.......

Matt
by matthias
2021-06-12 20:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Random thoughts on hifi
Replies: 227
Views: 31775

Re: Random thoughts on hifi

ThomasOK wrote: 2021-06-12 17:37 https://youtu.be/Q2_rHQvKFq4
Produced by The O’Keefe Music Foundation

Is it your foundation, Thomas?

Matt
by matthias
2021-06-12 14:40
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Random thoughts on hifi
Replies: 227
Views: 31775

Re: Random thoughts on hifi

Did you ever attend an Ornette Coleman and Prime Time concert? Even for someone who listened to masses of jazz Ornette & co. did not make it effortless. I recall being surrounded by an audience of confused listeners. Yes, I understand what you mean. The term "effortless" is not right here. Sometime...
by matthias
2021-06-12 13:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Random thoughts on hifi
Replies: 227
Views: 31775

Re: Random thoughts on hifi

Great audio does allow effortless understanding of the music. It allows us to understand the human nature of music. I agree, but from a Sourst First POV the artist allows effortless understanding of the music in the first place. If the artist does not provide this then great audio is useless. But i...
by matthias
2021-06-10 17:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Streaming service
Replies: 213
Views: 24366

Re: Streaming service

Today I updated to the latest Spotify version (1.1.61.583). I have the impression it is even more musical.

Matt
by matthias
2021-06-10 16:37
Forum: Källa
Topic: Recommended control points
Replies: 40
Views: 3156

Re: Recommended control points

Fredrik, some older Macs do not support the protocol Källa uses. One solution might be Airfoil which seems to use the same protocol: https://rogueamoeba.com/airfoil/mac/ Did your team try or can your team try whether this is a musical option for older Macs to play with Källa or do exist superior alt...
by matthias
2021-06-09 22:09
Forum: Källa
Topic: Four years in the making
Replies: 103
Views: 9010

Re: Four years in the making

lejonklou wrote: 2021-06-09 21:59 Much better.
And Spotify HiFi is not yet released.......:-)

Matt
by matthias
2021-06-09 22:03
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Streaming service
Replies: 213
Views: 24366

Re: Streaming service

There are multiple reports so far that Apple Music sends lossless tracks as lossy AAC files via AirPlay.

Matt
by matthias
2021-06-09 06:38
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Streaming service
Replies: 213
Views: 24366

Re: Streaming service

Lego wrote: 2021-06-08 22:15 How about the mobile App Matt?
Lego,
so far no experiences with...

Matt
by matthias
2021-06-07 20:10
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Hermanns System
Replies: 229
Views: 18431

Re: Hermanns System

Defender wrote: 2021-06-07 19:48 so Matthias which clip of the ones provided by Hermann do you think was better with respect to musicality?

and sorry for the sidetrack to the forum
I am sorry as well.

I prefer number one, it is more engaging, the music has more tension, in comparison number two is slightly boring.

Matt
by matthias
2021-06-07 19:43
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Hermanns System
Replies: 229
Views: 18431

Re: Hermanns System

Cannot see a problem combining. If a product not developed using tune-dem sounds better than a similarly or higher priced product that was, when evaluated using tune-dem, then why not choose the better product?? Agree, Vermouth Audio for example has five differently priced analog interconnects with...
by matthias
2021-06-07 19:02
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Hermanns System
Replies: 229
Views: 18431

Re: Hermanns System

FairPlayMotty wrote: 2021-06-07 18:39 How many years was the LP12 being made prior to TuneDem?
The LP12 was the epitome of Source First and SF works hand in hand with TuneDem.

Matt
by matthias
2021-06-07 18:18
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Hermanns System
Replies: 229
Views: 18431

Re: Hermanns System

Defender wrote: 2021-06-07 17:49 everyone needs to find their own happiness.
Happiness is often very momentary and yields then to ever-changing set-ups (sorry for being OT).

Matt
by matthias
2021-06-07 17:19
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Hermanns System
Replies: 229
Views: 18431

Re: Hermanns System

I think it is questionable to combine products which are designed according to the tune method with products which are not.

Matt
by matthias
2021-06-07 16:40
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Streaming service
Replies: 213
Views: 24366

Re: Streaming service

John wrote: 2021-06-07 13:23 Disable Normalization
Audio Quality- Very High
.......and disable "Auto adjust quality" and use the desktop app (not the web player). I have only "Explicit content" enabled, all other settings are disabled.

Matt
by matthias
2021-06-07 12:58
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Hermanns System
Replies: 229
Views: 18431

Re: Hermanns System

Hermann wrote: 2021-06-07 07:58 1 Linn cable
2 Vermöuth cable
Hermann,

thanks for the clips but why the disclosure pre-listening?
Thanks

Matt
by matthias
2021-06-04 08:55
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Hermanns System
Replies: 229
Views: 18431

Re: Hermanns System

beck wrote: 2021-06-04 08:43 I would also have a listen to the Giella pi as a preamp just to hear the difference.
This was my suggestion as well, Hermann replied that he is currently on a different path to finding his happiness.

Matt
by matthias
2021-06-03 23:22
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Hermanns System
Replies: 229
Views: 18431

Re: Hermanns System

lejonklou wrote: 2021-06-03 22:52 This time I'm afraid I don't have any Jokers.
Just joking:

Maybe using the new Mana Clamp for both the 552 and SM and then the differences become much clearer:

https://adriancowderoy.com/the-mana-aco ... er-review/

Matt
by matthias
2021-06-01 19:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4780
Views: 1145519

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

ThomasOK wrote: 2021-06-01 18:56 I do agree with your thinking with the proviso that the only reason the more than double the price of the SM gives them an advantage is because they are also made by Lejonklou HiFi.
Yes, it makes sense only in this context.

Matt
by matthias
2021-06-01 18:25
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4780
Views: 1145519

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

It wasn't until afterwards that I realized that the comparison conditions favored the Giella ∏ in a few ways. First off the Giella is on a Mimer shelf and the SMs are on Tors. Second, I made the SM clip first and unplugged the connectors and plugged them into the Giella. This means that the RCAs fr...
by matthias
2021-06-01 18:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4780
Views: 1145519

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

If Giella Pi is designed for headphones and we make evaluation of the clips on headphones (as I do it) than result is understandable, SM is designed for main system and give better result in main system ... Both devices were used as preamps. Whether you evaluate the clips with HP, with the speakers...
by matthias
2021-05-31 16:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Streaming service
Replies: 213
Views: 24366

Re: Streaming service

I think there will be an official announcement and the apps will undergo some modifications before Spotify HiFi will be released.

Matt
by matthias
2021-05-31 09:46
Forum: Källa
Topic: Recommended control points
Replies: 40
Views: 3156

Re: Recommended control points

lejonklou wrote: 2021-05-31 00:17 It's an undertaking without a guarantee that it will be better than Protokoll.
Agree,
however, it might be the same with a new circuit for a preamp for example. Without trying you will never know if it is better or worse.

Matt
by matthias
2021-05-31 08:51
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Streaming service
Replies: 213
Views: 24366

Re: Streaming service

Eli7 wrote: 2021-05-31 08:11 I see Spotify in Kazoo with PCM 44.1 kHz / 16bit 1.4 Mbps. I live in Germany.
Did Spotify in Kazoo show always this or did they change recently?
From the SQ I get with Spotify in Germany I can not imagine that it is HiFi.

Matt
by matthias
2021-05-30 22:37
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Streaming service
Replies: 213
Views: 24366

Re: Streaming service

I still can’t tell if I am listening to Spotify Hi Fi or not - nothing on my KDS display to indicate this: but there has definitely been a big jump in musicality recently. If this is due to Spotify Hi Fi being utilised in the UK, I am inclined to believe Ron the Mons view regarding this difference ...