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by donuk
2020-06-04 19:16
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Silver analogue interconnect
Replies: 17
Views: 4026

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: 1185

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: 3459

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: 1846

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: 1846

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: 1259

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: 9721

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: 9721

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: 377
Views: 35194

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: 17662

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: 23
Views: 3716

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: 17662

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: 3240

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: 17662

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: 3240

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...
by donuk
2020-02-09 10:36
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Control Apps
Replies: 23
Views: 2166

Re: Control Apps

I must mention Lumin A bit like Marmite. You either love it or hate it. I love it - takes a bit of getting to know, but flexible when you know how. You can rescan Minimstreamer from within it, for example. Also has the option of viewing everything by date added order. This is because it keeps all it...
by donuk
2020-02-06 16:57
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3443
Views: 410859

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

This comparison shows up the dillema I sometimes have. I find clip 2 more tuneful when following a specific instrument - the bass guitar in particular is much more enjoyable and easier to follow. However, clip 1 allows me to relax more as all the instruments make sense in relation to one another an...
by donuk
2020-02-01 14:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ethernet regenerator
Replies: 27
Views: 5680

Re: Ethernet regenerator

Forgive me if you have noticed it already, but my recent thread about the Melco S100 could, I suppose, have gone in this thread. But if you have not read it, do, because it all adds to our body of knowledge.....

Donuk beautiful downtown York, now bloody isolated from Europe
by donuk
2020-01-29 18:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Melco S100 Network Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 2080

Re: Melco S100 Network Switch

spannko - I have been using the N1/A simply as a NAS and not passing the signal through it. This was simply to be able to evaluate the S100 and know what I was actually hearing. But the effect of the S100 is much greater than the "Melco N1/A" effect. The S100 sadly has to go back to Sound Organisati...
by donuk
2020-01-29 16:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Melco S100 Network Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 2080

Re: Melco S100 Network Switch

Spannko - I have a Netgear SG108E and a GS205 - used both for comparison purposes...
Also tried using both my QNAP NAS and Melco N1/A with these in various configurations.

Sadly no substitute for the real thing in my system.

Donuk beautiful downtown York
by donuk
2020-01-29 10:43
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Melco S100 Network Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 2080

Melco S100 Network Switch

Well, I have borrowed a Melco S100 Network Switch. I have had it in my system for a few days. It works. Don't ask my why or how, but it does. I am not an expert on network traffic. But I borrowed the unit out of curiosity quite expecting it not to work. I also took it yesterday to a chum who has a N...
by donuk
2020-01-13 11:03
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Links on the back of speakers
Replies: 2
Views: 1424

Links on the back of speakers

Hello Fellow Freddie Followers.. I know this topic is discussed on various forums, with varying conclusions, but I would like to give it an outing here (again?). I have some Totem Model One Signature speakers, mounted on Linn Kann stands. I rather like them in my small listening room. I use 2.5 m of...
by donuk
2020-01-02 16:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 5275

Re: Musical NAS Drives

I agree that the way digits are served up to a streamer is a complex one, and a bit of a black art. What I do know is the regular question I get "what sounds better, a ripped CD or Qubuz" has very variable answers. I think it depends on the history of the CD. Also - a similar dilemma - do high resol...
by donuk
2019-12-23 14:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 5275

Re: Musical NAS Drives

Melco

Season's Greetings from beautiful downtown York
by donuk
2019-12-05 12:42
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Linn Bananas
Replies: 82
Views: 49795

Re: Linn Bananas

I will just add this to the mix from an overcast beautiful downtown York. Firstly Season's greetings to my friends here. Secondly - those of you near York and in touch with Hamish at the Sound Organisation, do chat to him about his latest "find". He has been stocking the skeletal Z type plugs for so...