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by fatjulio
2020-02-09 08:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2613
Views: 325849

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

https://www.mcru.co.uk/product/meicord- ... rk-cables/ have the Meicord cables, a bit more expensive than directly from Meicord, but they do have a money back guarantee if you don't like it.
by fatjulio
2020-02-08 21:13
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2613
Views: 325849

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Spannko wrote:
2020-02-06 17:53
Back to A-B tests.

Choose between 1 or 2 :-)

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e72v7psb780 ... rscRa?dl=0
What length of cables are you using? Fredrik has the BJC best at 2.5m, and the Meicord doesn't come in that length it seems.
by fatjulio
2020-01-13 21:16
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2613
Views: 325849

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I perfer clip 1. It's more together, the other is more separated.
by fatjulio
2020-01-11 00:32
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: RAM modules
Replies: 9
Views: 1566

Re: RAM modules

Exactly. Someone with a system that is a little dull sounding could very well benefit from some impressiveness. It is the sum of the parts that gets the end result.
by fatjulio
2020-01-11 00:18
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: RAM modules
Replies: 9
Views: 1566

Re: RAM modules

After a few days of running in the 4GB module it got a bit better, but not as good as I remember the other being. So I've just swapped back and the 8GB is definitely more enjoyable. From a sound point of view the 4GB has more bass and treble, more impressive, and the 8GB more mid range, less bass an...
by fatjulio
2020-01-09 10:18
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: RAM modules
Replies: 9
Views: 1566

Re: RAM modules

I'm using the recommended Kingston Value RAM. There's only a 4GB or 8GB option with the right speed, so only 2 options to choose from with those.
by fatjulio
2020-01-09 07:04
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: RAM modules
Replies: 9
Views: 1566

RAM modules

I've had a Hakai for a couple of years now, currently running Debian stretch with mpd 21.11. I read in a forum post that FairPlayMonty posted about different RAM modules. The upshot is a 4GB module is a single rank device, and an 8GB is dual rank. The difference being single rank can access all the ...
by fatjulio
2020-01-04 00:13
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 3066

Re: Musical NAS Drives

I've been playing with where the NAS is powered from. I have it plugged directly into a twin wall socket, with a power strip coming off the second socket to power the rest of the network gear. I've tried it on the power strip, in first place, but it's quite dull and dead. Digital is so fragile that ...
by fatjulio
2019-11-27 08:13
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ethernet regenerator
Replies: 27
Views: 4217

Re: Ethernet regenerator

https://uptoneaudio.com/blogs/news/ethe ... ts-reviews

Looks like they're flying out the door. The January shipment is sold out
by fatjulio
2019-11-19 23:20
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ethernet regenerator
Replies: 27
Views: 4217

Re: Ethernet regenerator

How much of an improvement is it compared to the investment? Or could you equate it with a component upgrade? I'm keen to hear one, but there won't be any available until next year
by fatjulio
2019-11-12 11:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 3677
Replies: 407
Views: 125507

Re: JBL 3677

Both done. Sounds better overall, makes you sing more. Reveals more character in some stuff for sure. Piano is much better. This is not a shock, the insulation in it before was so thin it probably didn't do anything at all except annoy me when taking it out. (It wasn't that hard to do, just had to ...
by fatjulio
2019-09-17 19:34
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian 9 Stretch
Replies: 114
Views: 21737

Re: Debian 9 Stretch

I have a Debian Stretch Hakai, and followed Sopper's instructions. The one thing I did a little differently was I installed mpd first with apt-get install mpd. This installed an old version, but set up the environment correctly. I then built the version I wanted via the instructions which went over ...
by fatjulio
2019-08-22 12:47
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: FRIWO 12 v medical grade PSU for Netgear GS108 switch
Replies: 71
Views: 24622

Re: FRIWO 12 v medical grade PSU for Netgear GS108 switch

I'm looking at getting a Friwo power supply for my GS108T. The MPP15 seems to be the recommended one. I've noticed that the desktop version DT50 has more current for less money. Does anyone know if the brick designs are better or worse than the wall worts?
by fatjulio
2019-08-18 06:31
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?
Replies: 31
Views: 2870

Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

I just tried out mpd 0.21.13. Nah. It's a bit more hifi, less musical. Not by much, but stay on 0.21.11.
I also had a go at upmpdcli 1.4.2. It's very close to 1.3.8, but I prefer 1.3.8. It's very minor though.
by fatjulio
2019-08-16 22:23
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?
Replies: 31
Views: 2870

Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

Yes, I had to. That was part of the source to complie too.
by fatjulio
2019-08-16 04:14
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?
Replies: 31
Views: 2870

Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

Yes, I've really been enjoying the new mpd version too. The way I went back with upmpdcli was to get the source and compile, the same way as with mpd.
by fatjulio
2019-08-16 02:13
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?
Replies: 31
Views: 2870

Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

I'm running upmpdcli 1.3.8. I tried the 1.4 versions but thought it was a step back, so went back to 1.3.8. I could be wrong though.
by fatjulio
2019-08-11 05:28
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?
Replies: 31
Views: 2870

Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

I recently went from mpd 0.21.5 to 0.21.11 and found it to be an improvement in sound and musicality. In the release notes there are some Alsa fixes for that version which might have helped. I can now play wav files where I couldn't on previous 0.21.xx versions. I haven't tried the 2 later versions....
by fatjulio
2019-08-03 01:27
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Different Control Points; Different Behaviour
Replies: 8
Views: 7236

Re: Different Control Points; Different Behaviour

I just altered the checkcontentformat and ALAC now plays in Kazoo
by fatjulio
2019-04-16 04:36
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: How many Hakais are on this planet?
Replies: 19
Views: 4935

Re: How many Hakais are on this planet?

One here.
by fatjulio
2019-03-16 01:21
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Snakeoil OS
Replies: 125
Views: 16985

Re: Snakeoil OS

Initial listening impressions, I like the plain Debian Stretch install better. Richer sounding and more musical.
by fatjulio
2019-03-16 00:09
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Snakeoil OS
Replies: 125
Views: 16985

Re: Snakeoil OS

I've just got Snakeoil installed on my Hakai as a renderer, and it's working. I haven't got the activated version, so I installed upmpdcli manually via SSH. The weird thing to do to get it going is the player selection. I selected the server to be on, with MPD 20, or 21 if you have the latest firmwa...
by fatjulio
2019-02-12 21:47
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Volumio.
Replies: 182
Views: 37310

Re: Volumio.

The first thing that comes to mind is the audio buffer setting. Maybe this new version has a different default. Try increasing it to see if it makes any difference.
by fatjulio
2019-02-07 08:31
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Linn Akurate C3200/D *SOLD*
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Linn Akurate C3200/D *SOLD*

A Linn Akurate C3200 in silver upgraded with Dynamik. NZ$2100, which is about 1100 pounds or 1250 euro.

Now sold.
by fatjulio
2019-01-26 00:16
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian 9 Stretch
Replies: 114
Views: 21737

Re: Debian 9 Stretch

Sopper wrote:
2019-01-18 08:54
fatjulio wrote:
2019-01-18 07:30
After more variations, I've got it to sound the best it has yet. I'm finding MPD 0.20.21 the best sounding version.
0.20.21 serious? Or typo?
I take that back. 0.21.xx is better. I was distracted by some "sound" qualities, not musicality.