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by Spannko
2021-01-21 00:28
Forum: HiFi
Topic: upgrade path
Replies: 153
Views: 12066

Re: upgrade path

Yes, the HAKAI might be the solution. Today I was a little in the HAKAI area. Just reading the technical terms made me dizzy. The thought of building one yourself seems like a bad joke to me. So the question is: Which amiable person would be willing to build one for me? However, I'm afraid I am not...
by Spannko
2021-01-18 20:40
Forum: HiFi
Topic: upgrade path
Replies: 153
Views: 12066

Re: upgrade path

Here’s a comparison between a Rega P3 and a Technics SL1200 turntable. The reviewer is focused on the sound differences, but we can do our own tune based comparison. https://youtu.be/ogiWnw5X0ZI Replace the mediocre stock arm on the Technics with something better, eg OL modded rega arm or Alphason ...
by Spannko
2021-01-15 17:35
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Assistance with Linn system hub choice
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Assistance with Linn system hub choice

Hello Marco Polo, I’d also be interested in knowing what your musical expectation might be. What’s the most enjoyable system you’ve ever owned or heard? What have you heard that hasn’t been to your taste? Of the systems you’ve enjoyed, what was it about them that got you excited? Similarly, what was...
by Spannko
2021-01-10 23:05
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Lejonklou Boazu Integrated Amp
Replies: 179
Views: 69163

Re: Lejonklou Boazu Integrated Amp

To get a “budget” amplifier into a list of the best amplifiers costing as much as a decent car is a fantastic achievement Fredrik. Well done!
by Spannko
2021-01-10 12:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 812287

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I like what beck likes No. Seriously. I really do like what beck likes. 😂. The red led can’t play bass, which is strange, because in the Nait, the red led plays bass better than the green led.
by Spannko
2021-01-07 18:59
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 812287

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

BUT! I might be falling into my usual trap of thinking that the extra clarity, dynamics and purity of the Krystal allows the “spectral envelope” to be heard easier which gives the impression that it’s more musical. AND! One disagrees with beck at their peril. He’s rarely wrong! Sometimes I got a po...
by Spannko
2021-01-07 01:04
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 812287

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 r...
by Spannko
2021-01-04 18:19
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Klimax vs Akurate Radikal
Replies: 31
Views: 17323

Re: Klimax vs Akurate Radikal

Great idea Alan. How does it sound?
by Spannko
2021-01-03 00:44
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Gigaport HD+ vs Cheap NOS DAC from CHINA!(results sat 19th Dec)
Replies: 35
Views: 1865

Re: Gigaport HD+ vs Cheap NOS DAC from CHINA!(results sat 19th Dec)

I’ve got a £45 Chinese 5V linear power supply and a £5 Chinese dac if someone would like to borrow them to experiment.
by Spannko
2021-01-02 03:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: upgrade path
Replies: 153
Views: 12066

Re: upgrade path

I agree. The SL1200 is easily bettered by the lowly P3, never mind an LP12!
by Spannko
2021-01-01 20:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: upgrade path
Replies: 153
Views: 12066

Re: upgrade path

Here’s a comparison between a Rega P3 and a Technics SL1200 turntable. The reviewer is focused on the sound differences, but we can do our own tune based comparison.

https://youtu.be/ogiWnw5X0ZI
by Spannko
2020-12-31 12:00
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Gigaport HD+ vs Cheap NOS DAC from CHINA!(results sat 19th Dec)
Replies: 35
Views: 1865

Re: Gigaport HD+ vs Cheap NOS DAC from CHINA!(results sat 19th Dec)

I’ve got one if someone would like to borrow it.
by Spannko
2020-12-29 23:50
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 812287

DIY Vs Netgear power supply

Here’s the latest version of my power supply vs the standard Netgear.

https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B12GY8gBYudQcIT

The Netgear is the colourised version.
by Spannko
2020-12-28 23:49
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 812287

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Hello Charlie! Thank you for sharing the earlier clips of Naim vs Linn. Of these last clips i prefer the ones with the black LP12. Have you checked the rubber surrounds of the cones on your SBLs? Good point. Also, are the gaskets between the bass enclosure and its loading enclosure still airtight?
by Spannko
2020-12-28 21:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings
Replies: 77
Views: 16867

Re: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings

Just as a matter of interest, I tightened my 3K’s to ‘my preferred’ 0.9Nm tonight and really didn’t like the result. After dropping to 0.8Nm (Thomas’ favourite) I was happy again. In fact, very happy. Then I read the above posts only to discover I actually preferred 0.8Nm when we did the test 9 mont...
by Spannko
2020-12-28 15:18
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 812287

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

This is a very different sound to your more recent offerings charlie1! I’ve got only a slight preference for the Lingo deck, which surprised me given your comments on what you’re hearing at home. I do wonder though, if the Geddon deck might become a bit of a musical bore after a while due to it not ...
by Spannko
2020-12-27 23:17
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 812287

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I prefer “before” too.
by Spannko
2020-12-27 12:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 812287

Re: Skeet or something else?

Here's an experiment replacing my Skeet with something else (which will be revealed later). Which is better? https://www.dropbox.com/s/wlgltqe97ireo2e/Video%2017.12.20%2C%2020%2029%2039.mov?dl=0 or https://www.dropbox.com/s/vu7ewmmqkmyl5el/Video%2018.12.20%2C%2020%2056%2012.mov?dl=0 I have a strong...
by Spannko
2020-12-23 21:30
Forum: HiFi
Topic: How we define "good sound"
Replies: 47
Views: 2972

Re: How we define "good sound"

For me, the relevance of pitch, harmonicity and tune is that when a musical note is reproduced through a HiFi system, the harmonics of the note will inevitably become subtly skewed (to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the system) which will ever so slightly alter the pitch as we hear (perce...
by Spannko
2020-12-23 10:33
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 812287

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

This is definitely the best vintage setup so far............ About 1min 18sec into this is the kinda tuneful and well timed groove that I love. It sounds better in the room - treble less intense. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ltrlkee9uotlpr8/IMG_0016.MOV?dl=0 I feel like I have not made it absolutely c...
by Spannko
2020-12-23 01:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 812287

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I prefer A too.
by Spannko
2020-12-23 00:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: How we define "good sound"
Replies: 47
Views: 2972

Re: How we define "good sound"

For me, the relevance of pitch, harmonicity and tune is that when a musical note is reproduced through a HiFi system, the harmonics of the note will inevitably become subtly skewed (to a greater or lesser degree, depending on the system) which will ever so slightly alter the pitch as we hear (percei...
by Spannko
2020-12-22 03:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: How we define "good sound"
Replies: 47
Views: 2972

Re: How we define "good sound"

Dasher, I think you are right, there’s no research which suggests listening to tunes in the way recommend on this forum will lead to a state of bliss. However, there are many papers looking at the various effects of inharmonicity and how it affects pitch perception. I read recently how harmonically ...
by Spannko
2020-12-21 21:46
Forum: HiFi
Topic: How we define "good sound"
Replies: 47
Views: 2972

Re: How we define "good sound"

I guess "following the tune" is a bit like religion. I truly wish I could have faith in something greater than all of us, but coming from a strong science background, I'm more driven by evidence than faith. Same applies to the "tune-dem" (no offence intended). I've tried to "follow the tune" and id...
by Spannko
2020-12-20 20:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 812287

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Charlie1 wrote: 2020-12-20 18:49 Tx. I think these Kans are more musical than the Briks.
What version are they?