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by donuk
2020-11-29 20:36
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Please help
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Please help

Hi Eli The fact that it shows up in neither your ADSM or MDSM suggest to me that there is nothing wrong with either of them. Neither have internal settings coincidentally become set to exclude T & Q. It really sounds like a network problem to me. I assume you have a good internet connection. I would...
by donuk
2020-11-29 11:10
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Forum issues are discussed here
Replies: 277
Views: 162356

Re: Forum issues are discussed here

It is interesting how both sides of the street seem to be shouting "you have become intolerant" for some time. And I am sure to some extent both sides have a point. As somebody who consciously does not rely on tunedem to make decisions, I have been on the edge of this forum for years. Perhaps some t...
by donuk
2020-11-21 19:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Streaming service
Replies: 65
Views: 2637

Re: Streaming service

I think it is unreliable to develop firm opinions about streaming. My experience is that they all vary from time to time, dependent upon the source material on their hard disks and network noise and traffic (which will vary). Possibly one's own equipment will process it differently at different time...
by donuk
2020-11-14 10:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: upgrade path
Replies: 89
Views: 5575

Re: upgrade path

Shame to hear that Linn are doing no more Katalyst upgrades because of the catastrophic fire at the DAC factory in Japan recently. They are keeping their stock for new units only. I am aware that I sometimes hold minority views on this forum, but on the question of digital sound, I simply say this: ...
by donuk
2020-11-08 20:43
Forum: HiFi
Topic: upgrade path
Replies: 89
Views: 5575

Re: upgrade path

I don't particularly need an apology; I think we are all a bit irritable on here for reasons we have discussed. Nor do I want to take offence at Defender's making assumptions about my soldering ability. I am not going to wave my credentials but I used to be an Electrical Engineer. The main fault, as...
by donuk
2020-11-08 10:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: upgrade path
Replies: 89
Views: 5575

Re: upgrade path

Hi Fredrick, I am sure we must be misunderstanding each other. But Get a potentiometer (variable resistance) of 10k ohms. Connect the left terminal to source output. Connect the right hand terminal to common ground (signal earth). Connect the wiper (centre terminal) to the input of the power amp. N...
by donuk
2020-11-07 09:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: upgrade path
Replies: 89
Views: 5575

Re: upgrade path

Thank your for that clarification Don. That's exactly why active preamps are better than passive. I'm interested in how you'd configure the passive resistor divider to make it high impedance for the source and low impedance for the power amp. Please explain. Hi Fredrick, I am sure we must be misund...
by donuk
2020-11-06 21:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: upgrade path
Replies: 89
Views: 5575

Re: upgrade path

Yes, I think that passive preamps are inherently flawed. It's not a question of how well they're made but that they lower the volume by resistive division. This causes the output impedance to be high instead of low. And that is not a good thing. It may be that passive preamps do not sound good, but...
by donuk
2020-11-05 09:55
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Forum issues are discussed here
Replies: 277
Views: 162356

Re: Forum issues are discussed here

Any final decision about a Music category, Mr L? It would be useful in the stay-at-home-days. I know that this group has some really special musical tastes, which at the moment we have to share on the same category as internal modifications. As I said before I would happily help with moderation and ...
by donuk
2020-11-03 09:33
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Forum issues are discussed here
Replies: 277
Views: 162356

Re: Linn Nexus LS250 Revisted

Guys, guys, you are in danger of spilling some beer........ The real problem is that everyone is frustrated with covid at the moment, and all forums perhaps gain more importance than they normally would. Views tend to become more extreme and politeness evaporates. Let's not ban people, just be a bit...
by donuk
2020-10-31 20:35
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Latest records to enter your collection
Replies: 197
Views: 31208

Re: Latest records to enter your collection

Any chance yet of a Music category on this forum yet, Mr L?
You said you'd think about it...
We promise to behave.

Donuk
by donuk
2020-10-28 18:51
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Connecting Preamp to Linn Majik 4100 Power amp
Replies: 6
Views: 2325

Re: Connecting Preamp to Linn Majik 4100 Power amp

Thomas - single wire best - tried it in the long ago with Ninkas +1

Donuk
by donuk
2020-10-22 15:33
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Headphone amp?
Replies: 82
Views: 17286

Re: Headphone amp?

Hi discodave
Many years ago when the Sony Walkman was first out my wife taped earphones to herself for many hours when expecting our daughter.
Mainly Vivaldi and Beatles.
Martha turned out to play many instruments and be very musical.

Donuk
by donuk
2020-10-21 17:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Interconnects - original or not (split from Playground)
Replies: 82
Views: 3235

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Discodave wrote: 2020-10-21 16:02 Would that leave it more exposed to oxidization?
Probably!
by donuk
2020-10-21 15:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Interconnects - original or not (split from Playground)
Replies: 82
Views: 3235

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

OK, so while we are talking about plugs and little tweaks, I have been told of this a couple of times over the years. My experiments have been inconclusive: Simply, do not push your plugs all the way into the sockets on your speakers. That is, leave a few mms between the plastic collar (i.e. red or ...
by donuk
2020-10-20 19:48
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Interconnects - original or not (split from Playground)
Replies: 82
Views: 3235

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

DiscoDave, If you were near York, I would do it for you. If you bought it from a local Linn dealer, just take it back - they should fix it for you, possibly FOC. Which leads to another problem with silvers and blacks - they are always very tightly fitting, especially with recessed back panels like t...
by donuk
2020-10-20 18:56
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Interconnects - original or not (split from Playground)
Replies: 82
Views: 3235

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Come on chaps. Let's not get so certain of ourselves. My take on the photo in question is: Yes, it is poorly soldered with too much heat. But it was probably done by a semi-skilled professional! I bought a pair if Linn silvers from my local Linn dealer. They were genuine. After a few years use I mov...
by donuk
2020-10-19 17:27
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Linn Akurate DS/0 update problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Re: Linn Akurate DS/0 update problem

reboot Akurate. try again.
Then use fallback button.
https://docs.linn.co.uk/wiki/index.php/FALLBACK
Try again
Try also switching off anti-virus and VPN
Try again
Good luck
Donuk
by donuk
2020-10-12 20:30
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3926
Views: 695429

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I have never met or heard of anyone using the Tune Method who says that a diagonal connection is more musical. It's a silly theory invented by someone who didn't listen. That's a very strong dismissive response, Mr L! Not my preferred configuration I must admit, but it was suggested to me by an est...
by donuk
2020-10-12 12:00
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3926
Views: 695429

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

beck wrote: 2020-10-12 10:44
It may not be the right way to do it but I really do enjoy what I have got. :-)
Then, my friend, it IS the right way to do it. Continue enjoying it!

Donuk
by donuk
2020-10-12 10:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3926
Views: 695429

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Have you guys tried connecting the speaker plugs directly to the treble? That's usually the top two posts on the speaker terminal. The treble always benefit from having the best quality signal and It's also recommended by Fredrik to do so when running speakers in a single wire configuration. Also w...
by donuk
2020-10-11 12:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3926
Views: 695429

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

If you want to bypass plates on the back of speakers, try soldering two speakers plugs, at exactly the correct spacing to the end of one piece of wire, making something that looks like an "F". To make this easy to solder precisely, take an old piece of wood and drill two holes in it so that the spea...
by donuk
2020-10-09 18:16
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3926
Views: 695429

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I may have missed something Beck, but have you tried using just half the K400 in single wire mode.
Better than K20 to my (non-tunedem) ears.....

Donuk
by donuk
2020-10-03 10:37
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Random thoughts on hifi
Replies: 100
Views: 10955

Re: Random thoughts on hifi

I understand that one reason the Walkman Pro was so good was because it internally generates its own DC at a higher voltage rail. Which is why it is impossibly expensive on batteries. I remember having to change them at an interval to record a concert! Sony's own mains power supply seemed quite good...
by donuk
2020-10-02 19:30
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Latest records to enter your collection
Replies: 197
Views: 31208

Re: Latest records to enter your collection

Ella Fitzgerald The Lost Berlin Tapes 1962. If you are an Ella fan this is jazz singing at its best. So much energy. Not sure it warrants issuing in hi-res, but well recorded and stored! Listening to it on Qobuz. Supposedly found in Norman Grantz's vault. I wonder what else is there. If you can, do ...