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by donuk
2020-08-13 18:57
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?

I think Sunbeamgls has better developed what I was trying to say earlier. Having a better system certainly makes some artists, even different genres of music more enjoyable. And how many times have we read on forums over the years "now I have bought a Tundra, it has made me want to listen to my reco...
by donuk
2020-08-13 11:38
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Does a better system make you want to hear the same album less often?
Replies: 65
Views: 2850

Re: Karousel

I guess this thread is turning into a musical Carousel rather than a Karousel, so apologies to continue. (Hint, hint, it would be great if this forum had a Music Category so that we could discuss these more ponderous aspects of our hobby too.) I too find this debate fascinating, not least to find ou...
by donuk
2020-08-11 10:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 546
Views: 59296

Re: Karousel

Not to digress too much, but just a word about musicians. I have worked with many better musicians than myself over the years, and most have terrible hifi systems. This seems to be because some musicians listen to music in terms of simply what it represents. They listen to much of what is going on r...
by donuk
2020-08-09 08:41
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Losslessalbums site
Replies: 1
Views: 1276

Losslessalbums site

Hi Friends, Can anyone tell me anything about this site? https: // losslessalbums.club I have not put it in a live link because I am not sure it is safe or legal. It appears to contain a gold mine of Flac rips of mainly popular music, and it seems to be located in the USA. Maybe it is via a VPN. I h...
by donuk
2020-07-28 13:54
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Why music here?
Replies: 9
Views: 1569

Re: Why music here?

Good news! And if you want a volunteer moderator for just this section, I would be happy to volunteer... I could also propose some rules of conduct if you wish. It might serve to bring a wider audience of music lovers into the Lejonklou fold....... Have a good relaxing time, Mr L. I presume you are ...
by donuk
2020-07-28 09:12
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Why music here?
Replies: 9
Views: 1569

Re: Why music here?

Well, it is a couple of days since I asked if we could have a separate category called Music in which we could discuss our favourite loves, hates, test pieces and new releases. Two folk have I think agreed with me. 120 have read it. No input from site owner or moderators. So, I guess it is a "no". W...
by donuk
2020-07-26 09:52
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Why music here?
Replies: 9
Views: 1569

Why music here?

Just a question....
Why do we have discussions about music on "On the Inside" thread? I sort of presumed that discussions posted here were of a more technical nature.
Could we have a whole new category called Music?

Donuk beautiful downtown York
by donuk
2020-07-22 17:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Random thoughts on hifi
Replies: 56
Views: 4172

Re: Random thoughts on hifi

I think as a first step in judging your hifi, you have to decide in advance what exactly you expect to hear. If you have been to lots of the wrong sort of hifi shows and dealers you will expect to hear a hifi system and judge it accordingly. Phrases like "sound stage", "holographic", "powerful bass"...
by donuk
2020-07-19 23:30
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Akurate DS1 renew vs Akurate DS1
Replies: 3
Views: 1377

Re: Akurate DS1 renew vs Akurate DS1

I note that nobody has replied to this, so here is my modest view. I have never compared these two units, so my views are limited. However, I am assuming that both units will have the same signal processing boards, and also the same power supply boards, probably Dynamik. I observe that the standard ...
by donuk
2020-06-04 19:16
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Silver analogue interconnect
Replies: 20
Views: 5738

Re: Silver analogue interconnect

I use some silvers which must be 8 years old. Recently I unplugged one while the amplifier was still on and heard some hum from a speaker. After investigation I found that the screening wire on one of the plugs had disconnected. A dry joint from new! Quickly got the soldering iron out and fixed it. ...
by donuk
2020-05-19 10:25
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Solidsteel SS-6 Vintage Hifi Speaker stands.
Replies: 1
Views: 1477

Solidsteel SS-6 Vintage Hifi Speaker stands.

Greetings folk, I recently borrowed a pair of a brand of speaker stands, unknown to me. They are the personal property of Hamish, of The Sound Organisation, York. They were placed in my front garden before he safely drove away! https://www.soundorg.co.uk I understand they now stock the range. It did...
by donuk
2020-05-03 19:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: a bit of fun
Replies: 39
Views: 5202

Re: a bit of fun

I think it is not possible to apply any absolute values really when judging music and systems of our pasts. The factor that might be coming into play is simply this: Some of us older ones lived through the 60s and 70s and acquired reasonably good systems to listen to the fantastic music of the times...
by donuk
2020-04-22 09:38
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Bi-amp question?
Replies: 13
Views: 2795

Re: Bi-amp question?

I quite understand Naimless. Then do just try it temporarily! I have tried K200 - and although it is a sonic approximation, is not as good as K400. Also expensive for what it is. I would not go down that route. Before you chop up the K400 (use anvil secateurs, not a sharp knife), consider biwiring. ...
by donuk
2020-04-21 22:40
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Bi-amp question?
Replies: 13
Views: 2795

Re: Bi-amp question?

I may be missing something, but I do not see the necessity of splitting K400 to try single amping. Just ignore one pair of cables in the standard K400.

Donuk
by donuk
2020-03-28 14:05
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Best cable match for a Majik DSM + majik 140 system
Replies: 5
Views: 1649

Re: Best cable match for a Majik DSM + majik 140 system

Yeah, what the man said. Split your K400 - best sensible cable in the world for music IMHO. Now spitting K400 can be fun especially if it is old and the plastic is a bit hard. You can use a knife or stanley blade, but you do not want to be going to hospital with the virus about. I have used a number...
by donuk
2020-03-17 11:23
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Donuk's system
Replies: 12
Views: 11051

Re: Donuk's system

Thanks for the advice Charlie1.

I will have to get brave one of these days and explore dropbox. But the thought of another on line account and another password......

Something to do while hiding from the virus.

Donuk beautiful downtown York
by donuk
2020-03-16 11:28
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Donuk's system
Replies: 12
Views: 11051

Re: Donuk's system

Lets all chase away our corona blues and share the progress of our systems. Mine is essentially the same with a couple of improvements. It now is: Totem Signature One speakers on Linn Kan Stands; Akurate DS (Katalyst), Linn Klimax Twin amplifier (to latest spec), Melco S100 Switch, Melco N1/A, Isobl...
by donuk
2020-03-06 08:45
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 546
Views: 59296

Re: Karousel

Sound Organisation of York are holding a "comparison" event on Saturday 28th March. Contact them for more details...

And you can get one "free" as part of a deal......

https://soundorg.co.uk/news/linn-lp12-k ... -promotion

Donuk beautiful downtown York
by donuk
2020-02-26 16:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: How to learn tunedem?
Replies: 43
Views: 20418

Re: How to learn tunedem?

When I talk about a system that delivers “untight” beat it is a bit like looking in binoculars where the two lenses are not pulled fully together like one view! Everywhere the individual instruments have their own beat to follow slightly seperated from the rest. It has nothing to do with if the ban...
by donuk
2020-02-26 15:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Recording Bass Guitar
Replies: 51
Views: 6306

Re: Recording Bass Guitar

Hi Charlie1 Not an expert on bass guitars, except having played jazz guitar alongside them for many decades... The trouble is, that in modern music the bass - whatever sort - plays a least two roles. In simple terms. Ideally it should provide an interesting counterpoint and predict and state somethi...
by donuk
2020-02-26 13:51
Forum: HiFi
Topic: How to learn tunedem?
Replies: 43
Views: 20418

Re: How to learn tunedem?

I think this is a very useful constructive thread that is informative to all of us, wherever we stand on the tunedem issue. The problem I have - and no doubt misunderstood - is the concept of listening to systems where musicians play together. In the real world musicians do not play together. There ...
by donuk
2020-02-25 17:56
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What to match with a Majik DSM3
Replies: 21
Views: 4160

Re: What to match with a Majik DSM3

Eyesound wrote:
2020-02-25 17:08
The Akurate DSM demo does have a Katalyst.
Has the most current specs
Go for it......
by donuk
2020-02-25 10:20
Forum: HiFi
Topic: How to learn tunedem?
Replies: 43
Views: 20418

Re: How to learn tunedem?

It may be that just a few forum readers are in a similar position to myself. I have been listening to and constructing hifi for decades. Because, in recent years my system has included Linn and Lejonklou items, I have never been far from the concept of Tunedem. I have wrestled with this, argued, bee...
by donuk
2020-02-25 10:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What to match with a Majik DSM3
Replies: 21
Views: 4160

Re: What to match with a Majik DSM3

I started at the Magik stage and then moved to Akurate. Personally if you are planning to continue the upgrade path too, I would keep saving until you get to the ADS / ADSM stage. Even if that means living with a cheap less than ideal amplifier. My experience, since the Katalyst upgrade, is that the...