Search found 98 matches

by teatime
2020-05-24 13:35
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Cables
Replies: 32
Views: 12502

Re: Cables

I just wanted to report that I recently bought a Supra USB cable (1 m A to mini B) for a newly built HAKAI and it immediately shorted the USB power so that the HAKAI went down and the DAC made a stuttering sound from the power supply protection switching on and off. Dangerous! It could have permane...
by teatime
2020-01-25 02:10
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Hakai with/without USB Isolation Card
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

Re: Hakai with/without USB Isolation Card

I'm skeptical of test music without rhythm, but yeah.. I think I prefer clip#2 too.
by teatime
2020-01-21 00:28
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: GIGAPORT HD/HD+
Replies: 99
Views: 30559

Re: GIGAPORT HD/HD+

I don’t know if this issue have been solved all reddy. Just played one of the few 24/96 and both Volumio and Kazoo say “24/96”. Latest Volumio installed. I think it's just showing the rates of the source material, not what it sends to the DAC. If I play a 192/24 FLAC, Volumio merrily displays that ...
by teatime
2020-01-20 19:59
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Tune Dem of Headphones
Replies: 138
Views: 60638

Re: Tune Dem of Headphones

Yes, that's what I'm saying. Amazing. I need to hear them at some point. [...] a really good headphone amp. Source First - the headphone amp is more important than the headphones. And I know some headphones can change a lot when being driven properly. I haven't got around to doing this yet, althoug...
by teatime
2020-01-14 00:26
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Tune Dem of Headphones
Replies: 138
Views: 60638

Re: Tune Dem of Headphones

I'd bring my Bose NC700 as a reference and they say they're ready for some combat. I recently compared with my three OLD (even close to ancient) favorite AKG's (550, K24P and K420). Oh my, things have improved in 10+ years. They're so far behind that it's hard to comprehend. Hang on, I gotta check ...
by teatime
2019-12-16 07:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3408
Views: 398870

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

tokenbrit wrote:
2019-12-14 23:00
I was going to say that I was more comfortable with 1, but since jazz makes me uncomfortable, that probably means 2 is better.
Hehe, I tried to play this to my girlfriend, but her only reply was "Why are you doing this to me? Why torture me like this?". She's not a jazz fan either..
by teatime
2019-12-13 15:03
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3408
Views: 398870

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

To follow up; The piece is Calcutta Cutie of the Horace Silver album Song for my Father The system setup is Volumio running on an Asus Tinkerboard into a ESI GIgaport DAC into a set of Genelec 8020D active speakers (I would like to try a Kikkin here, if I ever find one) - my "office hifi", as it wer...
by teatime
2019-12-11 17:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3408
Views: 398870

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Here are two clips of a comparison I did a while back. It's a 48/16 fixed level mono recording done with a USB microphone via ALSA, directly to WAV. I wasn't sure what to expect from this comparison. No difference? Imagination-level differences? That's not what I found. Let's hear what you think. :)...
by teatime
2019-11-02 02:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Keel bounce on Urika case
Replies: 3
Views: 1565

Re: Keel bounce on Urika case

maffe wrote:
2019-11-01 17:55
You can read about it here:
https://www.lejonklou.com/forum/viewtop ... it=Radikal
Since that thread is about the Radikal motor touching one of the Trampolin's feet, I'm less convinced it is the same issue.
by teatime
2019-11-01 15:56
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3408
Views: 398870

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Here’s another couple of mains cable experiment videos. The setups are identical except for the ground/earth cables being star connected in two different positions. One is at the equipment end, where the power flexes would be plugged into the wall/power strip, and the other is star connected at the...
by teatime
2019-11-01 14:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3408
Views: 398870

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

In room the differences aren’t that small, but after listening to the clips I can understand the difficulty. I have made three new clips, hopefully it will be easier this time. Two are the same cable, but in one I have done a little tweak. https://www.dropbox.com/s/3xmlg8wgzb8xa99/Video%2031.10.19%...
by teatime
2019-11-01 14:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3408
Views: 398870

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Here's a comparison of two ethernet cables: Audioquest Cinnamon vs. Blue Jeans Cable 6a. Which do you prefer? Mind you, the BJC are brand new. 3 cables were exchanged: router - Cisco/NAS - Cisco/Cisco - ADSM https://www.dropbox.com/s/zr4130z0bhy2wb6/Video%2029.10.19%2C%2020%2034%2034.mov?dl=0 https...
by teatime
2019-10-10 22:57
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Headphone amp?
Replies: 33
Views: 8835

Re: Headphone amp?

how about a headphone amp with 3 inputs and a preamp out so it can do double duty as a preamp. It is something others have done [...] I was going to suggest that too. I've seen some such products, and for me personally, exactly the product I'm looking for. I have no idea how different a preamp desi...
by teatime
2019-09-10 21:46
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Cables
Replies: 32
Views: 12502

Re: Cables

The conclusion to my Supra USB cable drama (see above)... Of course I never got any technical feedback from the firm I got the cable (and the replacement) from. They just, finally, accepted the return and I got my money back. Fast forward a month, and I happened upon the same cable at a different on...
by teatime
2019-09-05 09:43
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?
Replies: 430
Views: 166436

Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

It’s been moved to: https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/linn-artifacts-public/index.html#VersionInfo/Downloads/Releases/ A very nice resource! Thanks for the link! :) EDIT: Btw, browsing the list of firmwares, I find a reference to KlimaxDsmMk4 -which would be Klimax DSM/3 in LinnDocs parlance, exce...
by teatime
2019-08-31 17:28
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Lejonklou Kikkin
Replies: 0
Views: 1675

Lejonklou Kikkin

Looking for a Lejonklou Kikkin to round out my "office hifi".

Preference would be a black 2.2, but all offers will be considered.
by teatime
2019-07-26 15:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3408
Views: 398870

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Couldn't resist some cheap Royd Minstrels since they are supposed to be a good match for the Nait. First surprise is their size - dinky little things - can't offer much more cabinet space than a pair of Katans. Not as tuneful or refined as Keilidhs but with only 2 drive units they sound a bit more ...
by teatime
2019-07-26 12:33
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Optimum ripping solutions
Replies: 61
Views: 30053

Re: Optimum ripping solutions

David Neel wrote:
2019-07-24 23:39
Clips posted in the playground.
Thanks! Interesting!
by teatime
2019-07-26 11:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3408
Views: 398870

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I ended up with B, A, B. But I wonder if there isn't something too wrong with recording 3A. It sounds very muffled in comparison, and the whole perspective shifts mid-clip (something that doesn't happen in 3B, so it must be the recording).
by teatime
2019-07-22 22:48
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Optimum ripping solutions
Replies: 61
Views: 30053

Re: Optimum ripping solutions

Unfortunately, I currently don't have a single machine with an optical reader, and apart from my gaming rig, all of them run Linux. Trying out re-ripping with iTunes is something I will probably not do unless I happen to buy an external DVD-drive that I can connect to the Windows box. Which seems hi...
by teatime
2019-07-22 20:21
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Optimum ripping solutions
Replies: 61
Views: 30053

Re: Optimum ripping solutions

I've never tried ALAC (or iTunes). Could you share some examples?
by teatime
2019-07-22 19:43
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Power cords
Replies: 205
Views: 139525

Re: Power cords

All SpinX Cables are based on our SpinX Technology® which manipulates electron functions with the help of electric and magnetic fields. The technology is based on controlling the electron spin. The spin current is a globally known phenomenon which is studied with the objective of developing a quant...
by teatime
2019-07-22 17:00
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Is aktiv operation best in all respects (same quality amp)?
Replies: 77
Views: 32152

Re: Re:

With respect, 0.5mm? - really?! - I can barely even see 0.5mm let alone envisage hearing the difference half a millimetre might make !! I can't see music at all! ;-) At 1000 Hz, the difference in wavelength between two whole notes is about 2 cm. At 2000 Hz, it's about 1 cm. It doesn't seem unlikely...
by teatime
2019-07-18 21:12
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Cables
Replies: 32
Views: 12502

Re: Cables

FairPlayMotty wrote:
2019-07-18 19:36
When I next boot up the Asus Tinker Board S I'll try it with my Supra cable and report back.
Thanks, that would be interesting to know.
by teatime
2019-07-18 17:11
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Cables
Replies: 32
Views: 12502

Re: Cables

Bad batch? Can't see how they'd pass a basic quality test... but also can't come up with another plausible conclusion if there's no combo in which the Supra cables work, yet other cables work fine in the same scenario(s) :/ My thoughts in a nutshell! Have you tried Supra directly for support? I con...