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by teatime
2019-10-10 22:57
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Headphone amp?
Replies: 33
Views: 4662

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: 19
Views: 8994

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: 429
Views: 144250

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: 503

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: 1938
Views: 264641

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: 24372

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: 1938
Views: 264641

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: 24372

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: 24372

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: 127530

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: 27079

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: 19
Views: 8994

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: 19
Views: 8994

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...
by teatime
2019-07-18 15:31
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Cables
Replies: 19
Views: 8994

Re: Cables

have you had success between Tinker Board and Gigaport, or other device, with another USB cable such as the one that comes with the DAC? Yeah, no problems with that one, or two other old cables of unknown origin I found lying around. All work fine with both DAC and GPS(the only other mini-B device ...
by teatime
2019-07-18 14:17
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Cables
Replies: 19
Views: 8994

Re: Cables

Have I really managed to find two completely defective USB cables (that would make them my first two, ever), or is there something going on here that I don't understand? As far as I can tell, you can not claim to be a USB cable without supporting power transfer. What are you using to power the Tink...
by teatime
2019-07-18 14:05
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Cables
Replies: 19
Views: 8994

Re: Cables

Thanks, but I doubt there is any point. I just got the seller to accept return. It's just so very strange. Supra claim to solder and test them by hand. So how could two be non-functional? And yet they are. Tried the DAC on two PC (one running Linux, one Windows) + the Tinker Board. And the GPS on bo...
by teatime
2019-07-18 12:40
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Cables
Replies: 19
Views: 8994

Re: Cables

USB cable to DAC: Supra USB A - USB Mini-B, 1 m USB cable Thats this one , right? That's the only Supra cable I can find that fits the description. I have now tried two of them between the Tinker Board and the Gigaport. (And, to test, between my PC and an old GPS I had lying around - not too many t...
by teatime
2019-07-16 14:58
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Asus Tinker Board
Replies: 37
Views: 4782

Re: Asus Tinker Board

You've found Snakeoil OS better than VolumIO? It's a much better sounding piece of software with more options and the ability to support an audio server as well as a dedicated player. Hmm.. checking the Snakeoil OS site, I can find no explicit mention of Tinker Board support, only Raspberry Pi. But...
by teatime
2019-07-15 11:38
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Headphone amp?
Replies: 33
Views: 4662

Re: Headphone amp?

I recommended the G109 with easy closed headphones and agree: a Grado with the G109 is not a good match. Hmm.. I don't seem to have written what headphones I used, but you are correct, it was pair of Grados - SR325e. I did test it with a pair of AKG K550 too, which are closed and easily driven. My ...
by teatime
2019-07-14 21:15
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Headphone amp?
Replies: 33
Views: 4662

Re: Headphone amp?

Bump! I'm completely ready for a Lejonklou headphone amp! :) [I hope this isn't too OT, but it relates directly to other equipment mentioned in this thread.] I've just spent a few days listening through a Violectric HPA V100 headphone amp, which according to manufacturer is essentially identical to ...
by teatime
2019-07-14 00:01
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Asus Tinker Board
Replies: 37
Views: 4782

Re: Asus Tinker Board

I'll post more clips after my house move. Hopefully both the Hakai and Tinker Board S clips will be based on Snakeoil OS. You've found Snakeoil OS better than VolumIO? It's pretty cool that as long as you buy a few memory cards, you can switch between them to compare. :) So far I'm too happy to sta...
by teatime
2019-07-13 17:44
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Asus Tinker Board
Replies: 37
Views: 4782

Re: Asus Tinker Board

Can you provide clips? Well.. I probably can, but I don't think mobile clips by themselves say much. I don't think it makes much sense unless I can do a comparison, and I'm not sure of what, as I don't have an HAKAI. Comparing with my own random PC isn't all that interesting, is it? I don't have an...
by teatime
2019-07-13 16:10
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Asus Tinker Board
Replies: 37
Views: 4782

Re: Asus Tinker Board

tokenbrit wrote:
2019-07-13 12:32
Did you get the cheaper board, or the S ?
This is the TInker Board S. Since there was no known comparisons available, I went with the version that seemed more practical. Though currently, I'm running it off the SD-card, not the on-board eMMC.
by teatime
2019-07-13 02:34
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Asus Tinker Board
Replies: 37
Views: 4782

Re: Asus Tinker Board

I've been curious about HAKAI for quite a while now. Not because I'm unsatisfied with my KDSM, but mostly curious about how good a DYI project like this could actually be. Also, since I spend quite a bit of time in my home office, I would like something better than my computer for music. But HAKAI b...
by teatime
2019-02-27 08:05
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Linn 350 & 345
Replies: 14
Views: 3688

Re: Linn 350 & 345

...it made quite a loud thunk when it was woken back up by the playing of the first tune [...] Much later, I heard a rumour that not all Artikulate modules behaved like that (though that information could be incorrect) so the lack of a thunk maybe isn't a reliable proof of it being a Klimax specifi...