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by markiteight
2021-06-08 21:49
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Hermanns System
Replies: 229
Views: 18425

Re: Hermanns System

Feedback and suggestions are always welcome, and encouraged!

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by markiteight
2021-05-30 22:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 215
Views: 34031

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

It just occurred to me that comparing 14ga to 18ga wire inside a power strip is likely a very bad idea. Fortunately this dim bulb appeared over my head before any experiments occurred! Even with the very short lengths involved, and even if the current demands of the components plugged into the strip...
by markiteight
2021-05-28 21:44
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Understanding what a good rack needs to deliver
Replies: 28
Views: 1500

Re: Understanding what a good rack needs to deliver

Great question, Defender! I don't think it's possible to find a definitive answer to your questions, but there is certainly no shortage of theories and speculation. Here's mine: What does a good rack need to deliver - questions? Is it keeping vibrations which come from the ground away from the compo...
by markiteight
2021-05-23 02:41
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 215
Views: 34031

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

I just realized I indicated the wrong letter in my vote! I preferred the second clip from the off, but for some reason I got it into my head that Thomas listed them in alphabetical order and, in a moment of sheer brilliance, I neglected to double check before posting. I just listened again and still...
by markiteight
2021-05-18 21:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 215
Views: 34031

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

I'm leaning toward K.
by markiteight
2021-05-18 21:19
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4780
Views: 1145415

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

ThomasOK's post about power strips and subsequent replies have been moved here.

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by markiteight
2021-04-21 05:45
Forum: Källa
Topic: Four years in the making
Replies: 103
Views: 9008

Re: Four years in the making

Posts about Apple AirPlay™ have been split and relocated to the On the Inside forum.

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by markiteight
2021-04-16 19:22
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4780
Views: 1145415

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Messing about with the digital setup: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pkzw3d7uwdt0hgo/7D0EA76C-B1B5-4086-A8D8-D0BCC9C6D260.MOV?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/fokg9m13j4smptc/B093AE11-A953-4240-B397-155F5DA354DB.MOV?dl=0 second clip for me please (the first clip sounded as if something hurries one or the ...
by markiteight
2021-04-10 20:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4780
Views: 1145415

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Markiteight could write a speech about how hard the job as moderator is! :-) I would...if I could, but our forum members are (for the most part) far too civil to each other. I mean, come on people! Don't you know this is an internet forum? You're supposed to bicker and argue, troll, nitpick, and ne...
by markiteight
2021-04-07 01:09
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI
Replies: 12
Views: 22077

Re: HAKAI will move

Spannko wrote: 2021-04-07 00:04 That’s an interesting move. Why is that?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM25-lz1Yms
by markiteight
2021-04-03 20:30
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4780
Views: 1145415

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Where is markiteight when he is needed? Some moderation please! :-) "Help me Obi-markit Kenobi, you're my only moderator." Becktrooper: Let me see some moderation Obi-markit Kenobi: (with a small wave of his hand) You don't need to see any moderation. Becktrooper: We don't need to see any moderatio...
by markiteight
2021-03-31 00:01
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 666
Views: 197700

Re: HAKAI playground

I do have Exciter ripped lossless, so let's try this again: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cchouv3omel5cc8/B9F02282-47EF-46C1-AFEB-EC72F3FFF431.MOV?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/q90pt7ymswoowbb/44EC0084-9115-41A6-A39E-F0989361A459.MOV?dl=0 Clip 1 for me as well. To me Clip 2 sounds a bit more Hi-Fi wit...
by markiteight
2021-03-30 23:44
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 666
Views: 197700

Re: HAKAI playground

Every change makes a difference, and a tune based method will reveal the differences in the systems ability to play tunes. I don’t dispute that. I just feel that determining whether I’d want to live with the change takes longer. It may be more tuneful, but it still may not be good enough. Or, as Li...
by markiteight
2021-03-29 23:36
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 666
Views: 197700

Re: HAKAI playground

This highlights a problem I have with short A Vs B comparisons. A may sound better than B, but only an extended listening will reveal whether A is “good enough”. I’m beginning to wonder if a short comparison “tune dem” is more useful for selling HiFi (“buy the one which sounds best to you on a 30 s...
by markiteight
2021-03-29 01:37
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4780
Views: 1145415

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Charlie1 wrote: 2021-03-28 22:54 This sounded good in the room. Not sure that's coming across well or not but here goes anyway....
https://www.dropbox.com/s/y1txluc8qmurj ... 5.mp4?dl=0
I think that's the best clip I've heard from you yet.
by markiteight
2021-03-29 01:10
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 666
Views: 197700

Re: HAKAI playground

The second clip, ...02.MOV, is the song I know. I don't know the song in the first, ...70.MOV, clip. There difference is unsettling, especially in a song I grew up with. (timing's off? (1st clip, not of me growing up ;)) I agree that the second clip is definitely better and the first is almost unre...
by markiteight
2021-03-28 02:58
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 666
Views: 197700

Re: HAKAI playground

tokenbrit wrote: 2021-03-28 02:49 I think it's worth mentioning that this is MinimServer 2 on SnakeOil...
And CIFS. I still have to figure out how to implement NFS in Snakeoil.
by markiteight
2021-03-28 02:06
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 666
Views: 197700

Re: HAKAI playground

Since it's been so long since I built my HAKAIs I figured it would be prudent to look through Fredrik's first posts to see if there was anything I missed or forgot. Sure enough I found something: HAKAI is controlled with your phone, tablet or computer by a web interface. Use a browser of your choice...
by markiteight
2021-03-27 23:47
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 666
Views: 197700

Re: HAKAI playground

Old vs new, better or worse? Old) https://www.dropbox.com/s/cre8ifp7o4sx8yn/Video%202020-09-22%2011%2030%2024.mov?dl=0 New) https://www.dropbox.com/s/cfj7r9bwe8qczsx/Video%202021-03-26%2013%2007%2038.mov?dl=0 This one's a bit tricky because New seems to be a bit more 'hi-fi' than old, yet I still f...
by markiteight
2021-03-27 23:41
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: It really ties the room together
Replies: 50
Views: 29200

Re: It really ties the room together

I think it's just a voicing thing like the recording/production of an LP can better suit one system over another. Musically, I'm sure the LP12 is better on most material, if not all. What do you think though? It's always weird this end and that clip just seemed to sound very nicely balanced. I do w...
by markiteight
2021-03-27 23:16
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4780
Views: 1145415

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Oak deck is back and now fitted with new Krystal. NAC 12 with serviced MM / MC phono cards. Both of these have a black liner bearing, late Ekos II and same Lingo 1 unit. 1. Oak LP12 with Krystal: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qadpcnd7a25qekx/20210327_142808.mp4?dl=0 2. Black LP12 with Adikt: https://ww...
by markiteight
2021-03-26 00:45
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 666
Views: 197700

Re: HAKAI playground

The difference here is much smaller than I would expect it to be. I wonder why? Leaning towards the second clip. I've been wondering the same thing. I'm laboring under the impression that storing music files on a NAS and feeding them to the streamer via a switch has the potential to be the most mus...
by markiteight
2021-03-26 00:34
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 666
Views: 197700

Re: HAKAI playground

2nd one for me 🙂 To which comparison are you referring, mine or Pete's? Prefer the first one, btw nice system, what do you have? Thanks, Matt. I appreciate your feedback. System deets here: https://www.lejonklou.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4608&p=40223#p40223 Noting earth shattering but it gives ...
by markiteight
2021-03-26 00:22
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: It really ties the room together
Replies: 50
Views: 29200

Re: It really ties the room together

Thanks, Charlie1! Your comments intrigued me. I wonder...what is it that could make a speaker (or any down stream component, for that matter) more compatible with one type of source over another? Is that purely a hi-fi aspect or is it something that can be explained in the context of the tune method...