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by Spannko
2019-12-13 20:46
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 55
Views: 4385

Re: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E

Great stuff Ron. Going by yours and charlie1’s descriptions of the AT95 series, I’ll guess that the first one is the C stylus, and the second clip is of one of the more ‘expensive’ styli? The first one sounds rough and ready to rock, whereas the second one is more refined and ready to waltz :-) It ...
by Spannko
2019-12-13 08:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 55
Views: 4385

Re: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E

Very interesting Ron. Who’d have thought that the bolt material could make such a difference? I certainly didn’t! Thanks for sharing.
by Spannko
2019-12-13 00:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 55
Views: 4385

Re: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E

Great stuff Ron. Going by yours and charlie1’s descriptions of the AT95 series, I’ll guess that the first one is the C stylus, and the second clip is of one of the more ‘expensive’ styli? The first one sounds rough and ready to rock, whereas the second one is more refined and ready to waltz :-)
by Spannko
2019-12-12 15:49
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 55
Views: 4385

Re: Isobarik Torques?

[...] My hi-fi has improved by a very large degree just torquing my Isobarik drivers. [...] Ron The Mon May I ask for the values that you have set? I'm playing actually with different values... Hermann, Like you, my "playing" is a slow and steady process! I first became aware of "torquing" from Roy...
by Spannko
2019-12-11 20:47
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2156
Views: 294729

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

First clip was great for me. I got a sense that the system was getting all the fundamentals right ie timing and tune/harmonicity sounded really nice. Clip 2 felt a bit of a car crash!
by Spannko
2019-12-09 00:28
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2156
Views: 294729

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Just listening to the first 30 seconds or so I preferred the first one.
by Spannko
2019-12-07 13:57
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Cobra Dave’s system
Replies: 33
Views: 2153

Re: Cobra Dave’s system

lejonklou wrote:
2019-12-06 11:52
Akito/AT95 gets my definite vote.
Would you say that the latest Akito’s are better than the latest Ittoks?
by Spannko
2019-12-04 23:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical Consonance: The Importance of Harmonicity
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

Re: Musical Consonance: The Importance of Harmonicity

Yeah, that’s what I’ve thought. It’s more a case of what’s been, rather than what’s possible.
by Spannko
2019-12-04 16:49
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Krystal Suspension
Replies: 21
Views: 1213

Re: Krystal Suspension

Yours looks to be settling in nicely tbh. If you look at the Adventures in HiFi pic, you can see the cantilever sitting low in the hole. On your pic, the cantilever is sitting centrally. BUT whether it’s right or not depends on how Linn designed the cantilever to sit when playing a record. It makes ...
by Spannko
2019-12-04 11:47
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Krystal Suspension
Replies: 21
Views: 1213

Re: Krystal Suspension

I’ve just found this close-up of the Krystal. Does yours look like this?

https://www.adventuresinhifi.com/linn- ... cartridge/
by Spannko
2019-12-04 00:16
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Krystal Suspension
Replies: 21
Views: 1213

Re: Krystal Suspension

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a turntable, so I’m relying on my poor memory, but there doesn’t seem to be anything unusual about how your Krystal is settling. Nearly all cartridges have a bit of compliance so will settle to one degree or another. The difficulty is deciding whether your partic...
by Spannko
2019-12-03 23:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical Consonance: The Importance of Harmonicity
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

Re: Musical Consonance: The Importance of Harmonicity

There’s definitely something to be said for short signal paths. Didn’t Einstein say that signal paths should be as short as possible, but no shorter? I’m sure he did. If we were to follow his guidance (and why wouldn’t we?), just how short should a short signal path be? I like your quote! You do wa...
by Spannko
2019-12-03 15:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical Consonance: The Importance of Harmonicity
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

Re: Musical Consonance: The Importance of Harmonicity

There’s definitely something to be said for short signal paths. Didn’t Einstein say that signal paths should be as short as possible, but no shorter? I’m sure he did. If we were to follow his guidance (and why wouldn’t we?), just how short should a short signal path be?
by Spannko
2019-12-02 11:38
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical Consonance: The Importance of Harmonicity
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

Musical Consonance: The Importance of Harmonicity

For quite a while, I’ve felt that TuneDem, as helpful as the method is, doesn’t fully explain the reason for one component or system being better than another. I don’t want this comment to be interpreted as meaning that I dismiss TuneDem, because I certainly don’t. For me, it’s still the best method...
by Spannko
2019-12-01 23:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: It is (almost) all in the setup.
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

Re: It is (almost) all in the setup.

The trick is to find the setup that disturb the signal the least.. I think vibration is key. Power going through a cord or through a board with electronics create magnetic fields when vibrating. We have to find the vibration pattern that creates as little disturbance as possible to the musical sign...
by Spannko
2019-11-28 13:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ethernet regenerator
Replies: 17
Views: 2097

Re: Ethernet regenerator

Thanks beck. He was one of the UK’s most popular public figures and I’m sure the House of Commons won’t be anywhere as entertaining as it has been. We’ll miss him.
by Spannko
2019-11-28 11:45
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ethernet regenerator
Replies: 17
Views: 2097

Re: Ethernet regenerator

Orrrderrr! ........ order! May I remind the honourable gentleman that BJC’s analyser costs £7500 and BJC make no claims for the sound quality of their cables, only that they guarantee the cables will pass the relevant CAT spec.

Proceed!
by Spannko
2019-11-27 19:22
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2156
Views: 294729

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I’d forgotten how good the Rega’s are, and they go really well with the Nait too. I wouldn’t be surprised if Rega used the Nait when designing them. For £100 they’re a real bargain.
by Spannko
2019-11-26 20:38
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Best sounding LAN cable for DS
Replies: 183
Views: 81233

Re: Best sounding LAN cable for DS

Excellent. Thank you :-)
by Spannko
2019-11-25 22:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Best sounding LAN cable for DS
Replies: 183
Views: 81233

Re: Best sounding LAN cable for DS

Also got a pair of BCJ Cat6 cables, must say these are the most tuneful i have had and heard, and for this small money! Thanks Mitmu. What other Ethernet cables have you tried? Tried several varieties like: - QED Performance Ethernet Graphite > very nice for it's price as well. - AQ Forest, Cinnamo...
by Spannko
2019-11-24 21:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Best sounding LAN cable for DS
Replies: 183
Views: 81233

Re: Best sounding LAN cable for DS

Mitmu wrote:
2019-11-24 16:58
Also got a pair of BCJ Cat6 cables, must say these are the most tuneful i have had and heard, and for this small money!
Thanks Mitmu. What other Ethernet cables have you tried?
by Spannko
2019-11-21 13:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2156
Views: 294729

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Oops, sorry. No offence meant. In the UK it’s often felt that the Scandinavian’s have the best home decor style and have inspired the rest of the world with their furniture designs, many of which can be found in museums of modern art. I didn’t think that the Kans on the wall quite lived up to that l...
by Spannko
2019-11-21 13:04
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Best sounding LAN cable for DS
Replies: 183
Views: 81233

Re: Best sounding LAN cable for DS

I’ve noticed that the BJC’s have been discussed at length on the Naim forum, and the general consensus there seems to be that they are the best Ethernet cable when sound and musicality are taken into account.
by Spannko
2019-11-20 13:09
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2156
Views: 294729

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

lejonklou wrote:
2019-11-20 11:44
Looks fantastic!
I hope your wife takes care of your interior design at home!
by Spannko
2019-11-19 23:18
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2156
Views: 294729

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Thanks Charlie1 and Tendaberry. I agree with you both that the new MK is best, followed by the older version of the same mcb. This latest video is with the new MK and same length cable vs the new MK with a shortened mains cable. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f5gj56bqvk0hoa3/AADqng4P7a1Lw7msvxbsIINOa?d...