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by Spannko
2019-07-05 19:43
Forum: HiFi
Topic: 33.3 versus 45 rpm OR is this about Barry Manilow?
Replies: 15
Views: 1455

Re: 33.3 versus 45 rpm

Charlie1 wrote:
2019-07-05 17:18

I recently picked up a 'best of' from a male singer my Mum used to play when I was a kid (too embarrising to mention)
Let me guess. David Cassidy ? ;-)
by Spannko
2019-06-16 22:52
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ethernet Cable Bake-off
Replies: 29
Views: 1364

Re: Ethernet Cable Bake-off

I assume your conclusion was that it was musically worse than the Meicord? If so, was this done before you accidentally installed a cable the wrong way and started looking for what was wrong with the system? Please note that I'm not trying to defend any particular cable, I am only interested in fin...
by Spannko
2019-06-16 20:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ethernet Cable Bake-off
Replies: 29
Views: 1364

Re: Ethernet Cable Bake-off

David Neel wrote:
2019-06-16 17:16
lejonklou wrote:
2019-06-15 11:38
Do you have a Blue Jeans Cable to throw into the mix?
He did have...
Yes, unfortunately I no longer have one, but if someone wants to loan me one, I’ll compare it against the Meicord :-)
by Spannko
2019-06-15 09:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ethernet Cable Bake-off
Replies: 29
Views: 1364

Re: Ethernet Cable Bake-off

I just got myself out of a trap, by back tracking every change I'd made for several months to the design of a lower cost MC phono preamp. I finally found the original mistake today (yesss!!!) and now the prototype once again sings like a bird. I now need to go through and retest all the changes mad...
by Spannko
2019-06-13 23:53
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: ThomasOK's System
Replies: 160
Views: 90816

Re: ThomasOK's System

Blimey, I bet you don’t know whether you’re coming or going! Here’s to a speedy recovery too.
by Spannko
2019-06-11 21:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ethernet Cable Bake-off
Replies: 29
Views: 1364

Re: Ethernet Cable Bake-off

Geoff, I’m not totally convinced that it’s the cat designation which determines how a cable will sound, so the tests aren’t cat based. There are no rules about what you should listen to the videos on. I usually use an iPad (through the built in speakers), sometimes through apple earphones (the ones ...
by Spannko
2019-06-10 20:16
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ethernet Cable Bake-off
Replies: 29
Views: 1364

Re: Ethernet Cable Bake-off

No offence intended! I just need something that I can connect with and that initial plucking of guitars gets my undies in a bundle. [/quote] This is the first step of a journey towards finding a great Ethernet cable. What we’re listening to at the moment are same length cables. As people are discov...
by Spannko
2019-06-10 12:41
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ethernet Cable Bake-off
Replies: 29
Views: 1364

Re: Ethernet Cable Bake-off

Thanks Ron, I’ll admit that the differences are small and require concentrated listening, however your description of the ‘progression’ is spot on, so I can tell that you understood what the track is all about. And, thanks for sticking with it. When differences are small, it can take many listens be...
by Spannko
2019-06-10 10:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ethernet Cable Bake-off
Replies: 29
Views: 1364

Re: Ethernet Cable Bake-off

lejonklou wrote:
2019-06-10 10:07
I was going to listen to all the clips now, but sadly I was unable to musically connect to what you were playing.
Ha ha!

What do you think is the problem?
by Spannko
2019-06-10 10:09
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ethernet Cable Bake-off
Replies: 29
Views: 1364

Re: Ethernet Cable Bake-off

Obviously!!!
by Spannko
2019-06-10 08:45
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ethernet Cable Bake-off
Replies: 29
Views: 1364

Re: Ethernet Cable Bake-off

Definitely!

What do you mean by “best of each”?
by Spannko
2019-06-10 00:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ethernet Cable Bake-off
Replies: 29
Views: 1364

Ethernet Cable Bake-off

I’ve recorded a few Ethernet cables for your enjoyment. Two are standard £5 patch cables, one is an ‘audiophile’ cable and two are home made. Enjoy! Cable 1 https://www.dropbox.com/s/48dkyo2xrsgq9xy/Video%2009-06-2019%2C%2023%2022%2013.mov?dl=0 Cable 2 https://www.dropbox.com/s/tkw0ks04xby06ud/Video...
by Spannko
2019-06-09 11:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Is aktiv operation best in all respects (same quality amp)?
Replies: 68
Views: 22156

Re: Is aktiv operation best in all respects (same quality amp)?

Thanks hcl. Excellent post and very interesting. I had passive Akudoriks with 2200 and the result was pretty disappointing. It didn’t sound like the 2200 was capable of driving the speakers - the bass in particular really struggled to play in tune. I upgraded to a Klimax Twin which I thought would s...
by Spannko
2019-06-07 22:47
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?
Replies: 424
Views: 131162

Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

I’ve got Katalyst and Exakt Akudoriks and still use 53.125, although I do wonder for how long 53.125 will remain viable. Konfig reports that the speakers and firmware are ‘in an incompatible state’ and I can’t make any changes to the Exakt filters. The solution to this is to upgrade the firmware to ...
by Spannko
2019-05-20 19:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1661
Views: 212940

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Yeah, I’m not feeling the love for the Hiquophon’s. On the other hand, the Scanspeaks are proper rockers!
by Spannko
2019-05-16 21:09
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Power cords
Replies: 205
Views: 118358

Re: Power cords

I think that’s stretching the definition of ‘Star Wired’ a bit too far! Here’s a comparison between ‘true’ Star Wiring and Wireworlds interpretation. https://www.dropbox.com/s/2zv8ivsyvl5h7sn/Photo%2016-05-2019%2C%2012%2009%2019.png?dl=0 Your drawing to the right is not quite correct. It's rather a...
by Spannko
2019-05-16 10:20
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Power cords
Replies: 205
Views: 118358

Re: Power cords

I think that’s stretching the definition of ‘Star Wired’ a bit too far!

Here’s a comparison between ‘true’ Star Wiring and Wireworlds interpretation.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2zv8ivsyvl5h7 ... 9.png?dl=0
by Spannko
2019-05-10 11:15
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Blue Jeans Cat 6a Ethernet Cables
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Blue Jeans Cat 6a Ethernet Cables

I’ve got 3 BJ cat 6a Ethernet cables, 250cm long for sale. £20 each, inc delivery.

***SOLD***
by Spannko
2019-05-10 10:47
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Intel 320 SSD 600Gb
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Intel 320 SSD 600Gb

I’ve got two 600Gb Intel 320 SSD’s for sale. £90each, inc delivery.

***SOLD***
by Spannko
2019-05-03 22:20
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1661
Views: 212940

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

There’s something fundamentally wrong with the first clip. Musically, it’s all over the place. Clip 2 is much better.
by Spannko
2019-05-02 18:33
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1661
Views: 212940

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Tonally, the 109s sound great on the John Hiatt track, but musically, the Katans are right on the money. What an absolute bargain for the £200 - £400 they can be picked up for! However, the 109’s are quite new, so will they improve over time and become as musical as the Katans? It’ll be interesting ...
by Spannko
2019-05-02 08:08
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Acquiring early pressings.?
Replies: 10
Views: 2502

Re: Acquiring early pressings.?

bonzo wrote:
2019-05-02 03:17
Thanks so much for your quick response. I find it difficult to identify/filter which copy for sale is actually an earlier pressing. Suggestions?
They’re listed in date order!
by Spannko
2019-04-27 14:19
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?
Replies: 424
Views: 131162

Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

After playing with the latest versions for a while, I’ve gone back to my old favourite 53.125.

My thoughts are, from a musical perspective, 53.125 is more accurate (tune wise) and much more enjoyable.
by Spannko
2019-04-20 10:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 1661
Views: 212940

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I prefer the timing in clip 2 too. Clip one sounds hurried.
by Spannko
2019-04-18 12:41
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: hcl (@Rocred Records)
Replies: 8
Views: 2400

Re: hcl (@Rocred Records)

Brilliant! Well done hcl. I wish you all the best with your venture.