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by Paaf
2020-12-02 21:29
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Paaf system
Replies: 67
Views: 41502

Re: Paaf system

Thanks ThomasOK! The new Linn Silver ICs are now connected in the correct direction... At what age do we learn to follow simple instructions like "follow the arrow"? (amp output => energizer input). Do I need to elaborate on which direction was best? lol Related to Stax: Thirty years ago I walked in...
by Paaf
2020-11-29 17:17
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Paaf system
Replies: 67
Views: 41502

Re: Paaf system

Hello friends, I got a little sidetracked but now the interest blossoms again. 1. HAKAI was upgraded with a new MPD version which removed a slight stutter issue that I've had since I first built HAKAI! I had kind of convinced myself "sure it's not optimal but the musicality between the stutter is so...
by Paaf
2020-11-22 01:13
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Volumio.
Replies: 214
Views: 93980

Re: Volumio.

MPD Version: I still use MPD 21.16, since it so nicely improved my HAKAI. However, I just noticed that there are a list of newer MPD versions, did you try any of them? MPD Config I want to have basic functionality like: *) From a given CUE file and FLAC file containing several tracks, show this as ...
by Paaf
2020-10-26 12:35
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Tune Dem of Headphones
Replies: 162
Views: 99560

Re: Tune Dem of Headphones

Nice! I also liked Sony 1700. My favorite in the first clip is HD800. The music springs to "life". Surprising because usually I find Sennheiser a little dull.. like the HD6xx in your clip, or my own ancient HD520 (athough they improved remarkably with a headphone amp "O2" compared to the output from...
by Paaf
2020-10-25 17:25
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Tune Dem of Headphones
Replies: 162
Views: 99560

Re: Tune Dem of Headphones

I found this video interesting from a Tune perspective - despite the silliness in the video. It lets us compare Fostex TH900, Sony Z1R, Sony F1, Beyer T1, HD800. Not a song I'd select myself but.. I was really surprised by which ones I thought was best, so I'd be curious what you guys think, if you ...
by Paaf
2020-10-23 14:14
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Volumio.
Replies: 214
Views: 93980

Re: Volumio.

Installing the newer version of mpd will fix the stability problems and improve the music. It has a way to revert to the original and back again, so you don't lose your options. Don't worry about tweaking the mpd.conf file, it's not necessary. Thank you Sir FatJulio! I did this some week ago and a ...
by Paaf
2020-10-17 15:59
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Tune Dem of Headphones
Replies: 162
Views: 99560

Re: Tune Dem of Headphones

Are Beyerdynamics and/or Sennheiser tuneful - generally speaking?

More specifically I am looking at Beyerdynamics Lagoon and Sennheiser Momentum 3.

Usually, I'd just go to a store and try them but no physical store here has both.
by Paaf
2020-10-05 19:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Tune Dem of Headphones
Replies: 162
Views: 99560

Re: Tune Dem of Headphones

I just noticed that there is a model Grado GW100 Wireless! Did anyone here try them?

I love my PS500e with Grado amp but.. you know.. the wire.
by Paaf
2020-10-05 17:56
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI Build Help?
Replies: 110
Views: 40272

Re: HAKAI Build Help?

This year new neighbours moved in upstairs. Slowly I started noticing something rattling in my hifi system whenever they walk in their home - which of course they do ... all the time... I never noticed neighbours walking around in the past but their footsteps create vibrations in their floor, transp...
by Paaf
2019-09-10 15:20
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Paaf system
Replies: 67
Views: 41502

Re: Paaf system

Defender - nice catch. :) Don't start hunting Ebay for one though, its efficacy for musicality wasn't convincing!

Not that musicality is a very objective way to tune hifi... but it's still the most useful I've found. :)
by Paaf
2019-02-13 16:23
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Volumio.
Replies: 214
Views: 93980

Re: Volumio.

Hi,

I simply meant that sometimes it turned ssh off, and sometimes not, without me touching that setting.
by Paaf
2019-02-12 19:25
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Paaf system
Replies: 67
Views: 41502

Re: Paaf system

I went on vacation for a week, and after arriving home I fired up the hifi system. I got a total eargasm. OMG! It certainly puts things in perspective. This time I was actually super satisfied for weeks. No need to modify anything! It was only today that I went in to modify something, and ONLY becau...
by Paaf
2019-01-19 01:00
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI Build Help?
Replies: 110
Views: 40272

Re: HAKAI Build Help?

I suggest you try OMV with MiniDLNA to get it running, then you can try even better versions later.
by Paaf
2019-01-19 00:58
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian 9 Stretch
Replies: 114
Views: 53187

Re: Debian 9 Stretch

Using MiniDLNA. That's a good idea - and I think one could also probably convert it in MPD.
by Paaf
2019-01-19 00:08
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI Build Help?
Replies: 110
Views: 40272

Re: HAKAI Build Help?

Very nice, guys. I didn't try vertical simply because I thought the ssd would then have to hang on the tray with only two contact points. I wonder why your tray rattles. Is it the contact between drives and tray? Do you use the tiny rubber rings? Do zip ties affect tunefulness? I would conjecture th...
by Paaf
2019-01-18 12:48
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian 9 Stretch
Replies: 114
Views: 53187

Re: Debian 9 Stretch

Thanks.

I currently use MPD 0.20.23.
Setting 256 is more tuneful than 4096 for regular FLAC!

However, for 24/88 FLAC, the stuttering is horrible, tunefulness zero.
by Paaf
2019-01-18 12:03
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI Build Help?
Replies: 110
Views: 40272

Re: HAKAI Build Help?

When I walk on the floor here, there is a rattling from inside my HAKAI. Of course, knocking gently on the rack board gives the same rattling. It reminds me that I'm not very happy about how I put the cables inside. For instance, the internal power cable going from the motherboard to the SSD continu...
by Paaf
2019-01-18 11:52
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian 9 Stretch
Replies: 114
Views: 53187

Re: Debian 9 Stretch

@fatjulio Do you use "apt-get" to install 0.21.3? Where did you find it? Also, thanks for that about the audio_buffer! After you wrote that, I realized that a script had overwritten my mpd.conf and that I was back on the default setting. (I remember that I did comment here that the apt-get installed...
by Paaf
2019-01-15 18:10
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 666
Views: 197721

Re: HAKAI playground

I today tried switching the priority of the MPD process up and down, using several different songs, but it doesn't make much difference in my HAKAI IMHO.
by Paaf
2019-01-15 03:05
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 666
Views: 197721

Re: HAKAI playground

If you are stopping processes during a same session, meaning not restarting, you will not get the same result. Probably not identical results, but doing it this way allows for fast ABA testing of something quite interesting. a far larger benefit was increasing the priority of the primary applicatio...
by Paaf
2019-01-15 03:01
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 666
Views: 197721

Re: HAKAI playground

Small differences, but I think A is the best, B a little worse and C is the worst. That's very interesting: the complete opposite of my impressions. I'm glad I posted! The initial drumming alone is enough for me, where drummer A is most relaxed and focused. There are micro rhythms in the drumming t...
by Paaf
2019-01-14 20:46
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 666
Views: 197721

Re: HAKAI playground

@tokenbrit It would be interesting if you could describe what it is you like better about B. I listened again B vs C and C won again. (Edit: Oh, and also the sound - her voice is kind of strained in B and not in C.)
by Paaf
2019-01-14 19:33
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 666
Views: 197721

Re: HAKAI playground

Thank you beck! A is the Volumio based HAKAI (with upgraded MPD and Upmpdcli.) B is the same as A but after killing the Volumio processes C is the same as B but after also killing the graphics "kiosk" processes, including X11 etc since it would require a screen to be attached to HAKAI anyway. In my ...
by Paaf
2019-01-14 01:09
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: NinthWave's system
Replies: 8
Views: 9191

Re: NinthWave's system

Hi NinthWave!

Did you design the plant rack yourself? It looks nice. I also saw the cat now. lol

I'm not sure about this though:
We live three in a 90m2 condo so it needs to look like a family apartment, not a man's cave.
Surely you're not suggesting that we make compromises?! :)