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by David Neel
2020-09-14 10:15
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Power supply
Replies: 34
Views: 12552

Re: Power supply

David Neel wrote:
2020-09-09 19:01
does anyone know whether the Streacom ZF240 is class II?
I now have an answer from Streacom tech support: the ZF240 also ties the output ground to the mains ground, so it will have the same issue as the Nano PSUs.
by David Neel
2020-09-10 20:24
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Power supply
Replies: 34
Views: 12552

Re: Power supply

Thank you - under investigation.
by David Neel
2020-09-09 19:56
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3613
Views: 506694

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Aarghh! You have my full sympathy. A few years ago I bought a new set of kitchen knives, and made the mistake of trying to catch one that I dropped.
The second time I dropped one I stepped back and it fell to the floor...
by David Neel
2020-09-09 19:42
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Windows 10 music server stoppages
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Windows 10 music server stoppages

Yes, I was using Asset, under both Debian and Win 10. Several years ago, I preferred Asset musically to minimserver and Kazoo, so have stayed with it. Today I've got Volumio running using control points and Asset - and suffered very frequent stoppages! But moving to Volumio via a fileshare seems to ...
by David Neel
2020-09-09 19:01
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Power supply
Replies: 34
Views: 12552

Re: Power supply

It would be nice to find a cheap and musical class II power supply to replace the Nano 160. Failing that, does anyone know whether the Streacom ZF240 is class II? It is not cheap, nor are the Streacom cases into which it fits. But in the context of my system, it's not completely unaffordable and wou...
by David Neel
2020-09-09 16:34
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Volumio.
Replies: 196
Views: 54035

Re: Volumio.

I've recently been reinvestigating Volumio, since I'd gone to a Debian Stretch install with mpd. I've now gone back to Volumio with a couple of tweaks and I find it's better than the Stretch setup. The original version of Volumio that was recommended does seem to be the best. Of course it has issue...
by David Neel
2020-09-09 14:43
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Windows 10 music server stoppages
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Windows 10 music server stoppages

Thanks, tokenbrit! I've tried that now, unfortunately to no avail, as switching between Win 10 and Debian 9 on the LSNAS has shown me that Win 10 is a bit more musical. Will continue to experiment, have just put Volumio back onto the Hakai, in place of Stretch, so I now have two flaky bits of softwa...
by David Neel
2020-09-05 15:42
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: LEJONKLOU MUGS - Updated with first charity donations
Replies: 36
Views: 5053

Re: LEJONKLOU MUGS!

Well done sunbeamgls! Arrived today, coffee tasting better already...
by David Neel
2020-09-04 22:34
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Windows 10 music server stoppages
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Windows 10 music server stoppages

Some years ago, I built an LSNAS. Under Windows 7 it would sometimes stop, i.e. no more music, and needed restarting from the control app. I was never completely sure that this music stoppage was Windows, rather than the control app, but the problem went away when I ran the LSNAS with Debian instead...
by David Neel
2020-09-02 20:27
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: The Linnofil Super NAS!
Replies: 513
Views: 224020

Re: The Linnofil Super NAS!

I did try Win 10, briefly, but not back to back with Win 7. I've been using Debian (with Asset), which I find slightly better than either Win version. Can I do a U-turn? Trying Volumio again in my Hakai, I couldn't get to find the music files. Figuring that network permissions were the problem, and...
by David Neel
2020-08-25 16:36
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Volumio.
Replies: 196
Views: 54035

Re: Volumio.

fatjulio wrote:
2020-08-25 01:46
I've uploaded it to my google drive
Thank you! I've downloaded that and will experiment.
by David Neel
2020-08-23 12:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 546
Views: 59302

Re: Karousel

The reason I feel it improves the musical quality of the LP12 is that there is a precise torque for the fastening nut at which the LP12 sounds the best. It is different with different nuts and so far I have not found a nut that sounds better there than a nylock nut so I always replace whatever come...
by David Neel
2020-08-23 12:13
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Akurate Radikal tweak
Replies: 18
Views: 2063

Re: Akurate Radikal tweak

Thank you Thomas! Fifteen minutes well spent, and the bonus is that I've finally got round to masking the over-bright LED.
by David Neel
2020-08-22 11:33
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 546
Views: 59302

Re: Karousel

Ianw wrote:
2020-08-22 11:00
I’m having Karousel fitted today!
Enjoy it! And please report back :)
by David Neel
2020-08-22 08:13
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 546
Views: 59302

Re: Karousel

Does your top plate have the corner bolt? I’ve never heard a comparison, but I’ve wondered for a long time if it really improves the lp12 or just makes it more impressive? My understanding is that the corner bolt was introduced to make it easier to set up the LP12, i.e. for the benefit of the deale...
by David Neel
2020-08-20 21:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: CIRKUS Vs KAROUSEL TAKE 2 (See Results)
Replies: 71
Views: 3333

Re: CIRKUS Vs KAROUSEL TAKE 2 (Results day is 20/08/2020 22:30 GMT)

I'm going to go rogue. I've found clips useful in the past, despite being a cynic as to how much of the in-room experience they convey. I've come round to using them myself to help me judge small increments. Some I've posted. But here we are dealing with clips for which I can hear differences but no...
by David Neel
2020-08-17 22:17
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: LEJONKLOU MUGS - Updated with first charity donations
Replies: 36
Views: 5053

Re: LEJONKLOU MUGS!

Two please. Dual mono should taste better...
by David Neel
2020-08-14 16:47
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Does a better system make you want to hear the same album less often?
Replies: 65
Views: 2850

Re: Does a better system make you want to hear the same album less often?

Spannko wrote:
2020-08-14 00:50
Although it’s a dreadful recording, I really enjoy the album she did with Robert Plant.
I thought that about the recording at first. Now it's one of the first I play when something in the system has been changed, as more layers get revealed. Now that I have a Karousel... :))
by David Neel
2020-08-11 22:00
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: LEJONKLOU MUGS - Updated with first charity donations
Replies: 36
Views: 5053

Re: LEJONKLOU MUGS!

Defender wrote:
2020-08-11 21:23
I really like that and appreaciate your efforts - call me in for at least one mug.
Hope you dont hate me for the next question: are you also thinking about a black one with white or silver letters.
We all know black SOUNDS better - but does it taste better?

Count me in too - even in white!
by David Neel
2020-08-07 18:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 546
Views: 59302

Re: Karousel

Ianw wrote:
2020-08-07 13:34
Identical Akurate spec decks except Akito arm and Krystal changed to AO PU7 and DV cart on both.
Interesting... were you able to form any opinions on the arm and cartridge? From my experience, I'd expect them to have sounded very different from the Linn items.
by David Neel
2020-07-21 21:37
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 546
Views: 59302

Re: Karousel

Relieved to hear that, was a bit concerned about comments on more hifi but less music. From my perspective there has been substantially more music from the outset. The lower noise threshold/better decay (as mentioned earlier) gives additional clues and nuance to the music - and reduces interpretive...
by David Neel
2020-07-16 16:37
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 546
Views: 59302

Re: Karousel

Tendaberry wrote:
2020-07-16 15:33
There's so much more insight into the music with Karousel, that I cannot imagine going back.
That's pretty much my feeling, too.
by David Neel
2020-07-02 20:03
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: The Linnofil Super NAS!
Replies: 513
Views: 224020

Re: The Linnofil Super NAS!

Cheers David, thanks for answering. I will look into the threads you mention 👍 Regards Paul You're welcome. If you want to ask more, please do, either here or via PM. I feel your pain about your dead Ikemi, I had one and it was a wonderful piece of kit. The LK boxes were a work of art, and the Ikem...
by David Neel
2020-07-02 14:58
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: The Linnofil Super NAS!
Replies: 513
Views: 224020

Re: The Linnofil Super NAS!

Hi, I'm in the process of buying an Akurate DS-system after spending many years using an Ikemi and I'm looking to buy a NAS (and rip my CD collection). I stumbled upon this thread and am very intrigued by the evidence showing that components upstream of the HiFi components influence SQ. Frankly I w...
by David Neel
2020-06-19 19:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Apple Airport Express
Replies: 6
Views: 1568

Apple Airport Express

I understood that the Airport Express provides a wireless link to the main router and thus the outside world and/or other sub-networks. I only use an LSNAS as a filesource, so this should have no bearing, if it were my system. I can't see where filesources are discussed in the review, except the ref...