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by markiteight
2021-02-28 05:22
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Linn adikt - question and need opinion please
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Linn adikt - question and need opinion please

If your budget and other logistics allow it, you may want to consider getting the AT cartridge and putting the remaining funds that would have gone toward an Adikt into a better arm. A VM95 on an Ittok will almost certainly out perform an Adikt on a Basik. I don't know this for certain but the sourc...
by markiteight
2021-02-18 03:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 179
Views: 20152

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

ThomasOK wrote: 2021-02-17 20:52 No problem. Am I allowed to use SJT? Wouldn't I need the Concorde version?
Slow down there, fireball! FAA regulations stipulate that speeds cannot exceed 250 Knots below 10,000 feet MSL.
by markiteight
2021-02-18 03:49
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4594
Views: 913333

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Charlie1 wrote: 2021-02-18 00:56 I can only access two different tracks...
I have the same issue as Charlie1. I only see two tracks and they're different songs so not possible to compare.
by markiteight
2021-02-17 01:40
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 179
Views: 20152

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

It may not be possible to find thicker gauge SVT cable - found this on eHow so not sure how reliable it is... perhaps someone more knowledgeable than me could confirm or correct: SVT cords can contain wire gauge sizes 17 and 18 only. SJT can use a range from size 10 up to size 18 wire. It looks lik...
by markiteight
2021-02-14 02:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 179
Views: 20152

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

You can get various Volex AC cables from Mouser Electronics. Unfortunately they don't make everything in every length. For instance I couldn't find the 14 gauge in a short length and it does come with the plated plugs. But they have a short 16 gauge that I purchased to try going into the Revelation...
by markiteight
2021-02-13 03:31
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 179
Views: 20152

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

I'm glad to see you jump in here, Thomas, as I am running out of options to try at the moment.

Do you know a source for that heavier gauge Volex wire? I'd like to try some similar experiments too.

Have a great weekend!
by markiteight
2021-02-09 23:52
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4594
Views: 913333

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

so how you expect to test such equipment from a muffled low quality recording made on a mobile phone that is heavily compressed is beyond me, but it's out there, so carry on if that's the way you want to do it. Because it works. Do I understand the TuneDem principles? Yes, I do, but it does not nec...
by markiteight
2021-02-06 00:34
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 179
Views: 20152

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

Hey now, between "sucket" and "sodem" I almost feel obligated to put on my moderator hat...but not quite. ;-))) Instead, would you mind if I adopted the term, Beck? It seems fitting for that pesky little Koppla. And you were right again, Beck. "That" is the Koppla. "This" is a revisit of the Cablepr...
by markiteight
2021-02-05 01:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 179
Views: 20152

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

Drum roll please: Beavers: 6 socket Koppla (again) Ducks: Wiremold L10320 I fall into the Beavers camp* as I find that with the Koppla music is more immersive and easier to get lost in. The L10320 is closer to the Koppla than previous candidates, and this appears to be reflected in the results here....
by markiteight
2021-02-05 01:26
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 597
Views: 159522

Re: HAKAI playground

Do you prefer 0 or 1? Spotify 0a - https://www.dropbox.com/s/x1at8rjr1sdz7rb/0a.mp4?dl=0 1a - https://www.dropbox.com/s/cyk21n0xf6czrml/1a.mp4?dl=0 NAS 0b - https://www.dropbox.com/s/ymgxmhsr37xmrdy/0b.mp4?dl=0 1b - https://www.dropbox.com/s/z55fyklsgcwz4nu/1b.mp4?dl=0 0c - https://www.dropbox.com/...
by markiteight
2021-02-02 04:59
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 179
Views: 20152

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

I suspect that column A is the one I wrote you had to keep in sight because it sounded good and it still does. I listen using my ipad. Well done, Beck. You're right! Column A is still the 6 socket Koppla, column B the modified Wiremold. I'm on the fence with this one. I could happily live with eith...
by markiteight
2021-01-31 02:19
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 179
Views: 20152

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

I feel like there's something missing from Them - not sure it is "some tea and a slice". Them has more gusto, but less feeling - it just comes across as a little musically cold; needs a bit more warmth... so maybe it does need a good brew, and some hot cross buns :) Us, on the other hand, has a kin...
by markiteight
2021-01-29 21:56
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 179
Views: 20152

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

This has been a fun and fascinating comparison. So what were we listening to?

With/Us: Bog standard Wiremold UL100BC (as used in the previous comparison)

Without/Them: Another UL100BC with circuit breaker bypassed.
by markiteight
2021-01-29 21:41
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 179
Views: 20152

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

It looks like you need to be more inclusive as the rest of Us preferred Them. But being one of Them I think it is safe to say that we will still allow you to be With Us, Without undue concern. Out of my way, it's a busy day I've got things on my mind. Thank you for showing that it's not a case of w...
by markiteight
2021-01-29 00:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 179
Views: 20152

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

"and everything under the sun is in tune but the sun is eclipsed by the moon." This is a tough one, isn't it? I picked this song specifically because it's down tempo and illustrates a point I made earlier about the music's pace often sounding forced or exaggerated and that the more musical the syste...
by markiteight
2021-01-28 03:38
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 179
Views: 20152

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

So we have our first split of the series. This doesn't surprise me as the differences weren't as significant in this round as they were in prior pairs, but in the room it's an easier choice: 8 gets me closer to the music than 0. 0 was this . 8 was the 6 socket Koppla again. Since that comparison I'v...
by markiteight
2021-01-27 02:09
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 179
Views: 20152

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

.. here's a fresh round to contemplate: Not so sure about either of these, but 0 did nothing for me; felt more fulPhiled with 8. I'm with tokenbrit and tpetsch on this. Mark it 8 for me. Neither is wonderful but 0 doesn't get it. You three best watch yourselves. Team Zero might pull a gun on you. ;-)
by markiteight
2021-01-26 05:16
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 597
Views: 159522

Re: HAKAI playground

Slight preference for B, definite preference for D.
by markiteight
2021-01-26 04:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 179
Views: 20152

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

Seems like we're also comparing different iterations.I preferred x as y seemed to stumble when the singing started .That could be because daisy chaining with Y ,have I got that right ?Now I know why I instinctively liked your sound Markit8 I'm not sure what you mean by different iterations but I'll...
by markiteight
2021-01-24 06:41
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Streaming service
Replies: 114
Views: 9501

Re: Streaming service

I am quite fond of Joshua Judges Ruth as well and have sometimes used the blessing before food on the album: "To the Lord Praises be It's time for dinner So let's go eat" I have been hoping to find a copy on vinyl that wasn't extravagantly priced but nobody has bothered to re-release it on vinyl so...
by markiteight
2021-01-24 02:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 179
Views: 20152

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

Another unexpected outcome, but I concur with everyones assessments. X: Koppla 6 outlet extender Y: Koppla 3 socket power strip, daisy chained After seeing everyones responses to this latest round it occurred to me that I missed a golden opportunity to slip a Lebowski reference into the clip designa...
by markiteight
2021-01-23 06:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 179
Views: 20152

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

Sorry for the delay. It's been a busy week and I haven't had time to make another batch of recordings 'till now. So without further ado: X: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y3atbrrvu6h5a2a/8DD8BF60-925B-4FCF-A582-BC41CF168BB8.MOV?dl=0 Y: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pl4gx6uyo4kiq3u/714B8449-0852-42A9-8F40-15C...
by markiteight
2021-01-23 06:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 179
Views: 20152

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

Hi markiteight! (I finally know what that means having watched The Big Lebowski for the first time a couple weeks ago.) Excellent! Now you know what I'm talking about when I say my screen name was my second choice as I just couldn't justify "carefulmantheresabeveragehere". Perhaps after we've all b...
by markiteight
2021-01-21 00:18
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 179
Views: 20152

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

Not what I wanted to read... :p But means there's possible improvements to be heard from my system ;) Do you know which Revelation you have? There were a few variants... Doing a search, the Revelations that I found online have star grounding. There's also Revelation and Revelation II, but I don't k...