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by markiteight
2020-04-03 22:13
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 194
Views: 11019

Re: Karousel

Hermann wrote:
2020-04-03 19:25
Well Two recordings are still available for comparison. One is Dead can dance Live from 2014 ... incredible
Oohhh yes please!
by markiteight
2020-04-03 20:47
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Most Musical Gain Setting (Linto)
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: Most Musical Gain Setting (Linto)

that makes me think of cutting the wires too - what you have to do is remove the boards? Maybe it was a cumulative effect because you than also have re-torqued the bords and the housing screws. The links are located on the underside of the circuit board, so yes it has to come out. I had adjusted al...
by markiteight
2020-04-03 02:32
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Most Musical Gain Setting (Linto)
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: Most Musical Gain Setting (Linto)

And we have a winner, by unanimous vote! The first clip is factory default setting with jumpers intact: 64dB gain. Second clip is with jumpers cut: 54dB gain and volume on Exotik raised 10dB to compensate (I didn't spend much time exploring volume matching as it sounded pretty close to me this way)....
by markiteight
2020-04-02 03:24
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Most Musical Gain Setting (Linto)
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: Most Musical Gain Setting (Linto)

Well it seems nobody has an answer, so let's make one!

https://youtu.be/gDWZ70UDqnQ
https://youtu.be/DLIvXMOBQV4
by markiteight
2020-03-30 21:09
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Most Musical Gain Setting (Linto)
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Most Musical Gain Setting (Linto)

I did a search and didn't find an answer, so apologies if this has already been covered. Is there a musical advantage to one gain setting over another in a Linto? I have noticed on rare occasions the red "overload" LED will illuminate on my Linto so it might be a good idea to lower the gain, but as ...
by markiteight
2020-03-30 20:59
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Latest records to enter your collection
Replies: 58
Views: 8180

Re: Latest records to enter your collection

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This is gonna be fun. Thanks Charlie1 for the motivation.
by markiteight
2020-03-28 02:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 194
Views: 11019

Re: Karousel

You seem to be missing the point that at the price of a new Akurate LP 12 (9,000 €) you can get a deck more musical than a Klimax LP 12 (more than 20,000 €) without Karousel. M And that is fantastic news for the Akurate LP12 owner, that for approximately 11% of their initial outlay they receive suc...
by markiteight
2020-03-27 22:04
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 194
Views: 11019

Re: Karousel

It seems that Linn is committing suicide offering an upgrade that for less than 1,000 € could transform an Akurate LP12 to a more musical device than a crazy pricey Klimax LP12 Who the hell will buy a Keel, an Ekos or a Klimax Radikal in the future? M. You seem to be forgetting that the same improv...
by markiteight
2020-03-27 22:00
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347245

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

If I try to track what each instrument is doing simaultaneously then this is easier for me with Linto and my preference. This is what I hear as well. If I try to track what each individual instrument is doing, it's easier on the DIY preamp. If I try to track what all the instruments are doing simul...
by markiteight
2020-03-26 04:59
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347245

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Received a CB 160 today. Not directly compared to the bold down 160 in the house yet. The 250 has been on for weeks. The 160 has had about 3 hours warm up. 32.5/Snaps/250: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1ja4fw0gmyc569x/IMG_0510%5B1%5D.MOV?dl=0 32.5/CB 160: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7d0ljrfpcte5nir/IMG_0...
by markiteight
2020-03-17 20:56
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Multiple Color Linn Plinths:
Replies: 16
Views: 1501

Re: Multiple Color Linn Plinths:

I received the same email. I find it mildly amusing that the image associated with the custom color announcement shows an LP12 in yellow, yet the color palate on their website shows just about every color except yellow.
by markiteight
2020-03-17 20:48
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347245

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

how is markiteight doing with his torques? I had the feeling 0.6 +4.5 would come out best but I am afraid he never had tried I apologize for the suspense, it's been a busy couple days. I was also holding out to see if we might have any detractors but it appears the vote is unanimous, which is great...
by markiteight
2020-03-15 03:48
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347245

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

After bouncing around with half steps I've arrived on 0.6 +4 as the most musical setting. A sincere thank you for everyone who contributed, you were all a huge help! The last round didn't get much response...I guess y'all don't like country. ;-) Fear not, I'll put KD in the penalty box along with Po...
by markiteight
2020-03-15 03:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347245

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

The above “problems” are not mine at the moment as I still try to improve my cd playback: Before: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nuzuzh3ul3ei6ph/Video%2013.03.2020%2020.06.53.mov?dl=0 After: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zg4i00tyiz2s6yj/Video%2014.03.2020%2022.40.25.mov?dl=0 Only a small change to the suppo...
by markiteight
2020-03-12 01:52
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Lejonklou North American power cords
Replies: 4
Views: 2879

Re: Lejonklou North American power cords

Thanks for the review - good to confirm what we heard via ThomasOK's clips... Not sure where to post this, so adding to this thread: has anyone tried these power cords on digital equipment, such as DS, Hakai, or (LS/Hakai) NAS? I know I can try for myself, especially since Tom sent me some cords bu...
by markiteight
2020-03-12 01:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347245

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I'm glad everyone insisted on hearing those missing clips! I was rather smitten by +5 but after your feedback I tried +4 again and you're right, it's better. I'm thinking I might be there (or damn close) but let's try the other direction just to be sure. If Charlie1 gets to play disco, I'm going to ...
by markiteight
2020-03-12 01:38
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347245

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

And now for something completely different... Clip A https://www.dropbox.com/s/x921rtkhxr97gvq/video%20mar%2008%2C%204%2032%2029%20pm.mov?dl=0 Clip B https://www.dropbox.com/s/9k3e8lpjfxqt9fe/video%20mar%2008%2C%204%2034%2018%20pm.mov?dl=0 Clip 1 https://www.dropbox.com/s/v0igpdg25ore72q/video%20ma...
by markiteight
2020-03-11 19:41
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347245

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

P10 has be returned. Musically enjoyable and great sound but not as coherent and enjoyable as either LP12. It did highlight that the 110 sounds too speeded up much of the time, but I've come up with two nicely balanced systems with the kit I've got: 1.) Radikal LP12 > 32.5/SNAPS/250 > Briks: https:...
by markiteight
2020-03-11 19:23
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347245

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

It would be great to hear your old 0.6+4 clip versus 0.6+4 with new power cables..... Yeah, I would be interested to hear 0,6 + 4 with the new power cords against 0,6 + 5 Oops! I missed a step. Sorry 'bout that. https://youtu.be/RmHUeyZwFAk https://youtu.be/Hot22t5XrzE I hasten to note that these c...
by markiteight
2020-03-11 04:30
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Lejonklou North American power cords
Replies: 4
Views: 2879

Re: Lejonklou North American power cords

I am thoroughly enjoying these power cables. In the clips ThomasOK posted it is easy to hear the improvement, and that’s in comparison to an already very good cable. Replacing my mish-mash of random cables (it turns out there were actually two Longwell and one i-Sheng in there, but not Linn vetted v...
by markiteight
2020-03-11 04:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347245

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I'm totally with Fredrik on this. 0.6+4 and 0.8-1 are easily the two best with 0.8 and 0.8+1 getting progressively worse and more jumbled. I felt there was more bass energy at 0.6+4 but it sounds a bit sluggish to me, a usual sign of a low torque. The 0.8-1 actually seemed to me to move better, pro...
by markiteight
2020-03-10 03:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347245

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

A clear majority for the lower toque, which is interesting. I struggled with this one more than the previous ones because I heard things I liked on both 0.8 -1 and 0.6 +4. 0.6 +4 has the flow and the rhythm That it does, but there's something not getting through on the clips that I hear in room at t...
by markiteight
2020-03-08 04:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347245

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I still prefer .8 out of the four new clips although sonically it is a bit bright. I'd still try .8 -1 and +1 but I'd also be interested to hear how something like .6+4 sounds. Here 'ya go: 0.8 -1: https://youtu.be/76chEfYo318 0.8: https://youtu.be/E1DfgcGBngs 0.8 +1: https://youtu.be/5GiEatULPVM 0...
by markiteight
2020-03-08 03:17
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347245

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I did something I wanted to test again after I was not happy with the first outcome. Its loudspeaker on skeets. without skeets https://www.dropbox.com/s/k7wqwbqav9nbyn7/Video%2007.03.20%2C%2016%2018%2052.mov?dl=0 with skeets https://www.dropbox.com/s/3xzna0tsxvpskvx/Video%2007.03.20%2C%2018%2010%20...