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by tokenbrit
2021-01-22 04:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 82
Views: 13428

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

Not sure I understand the logic (not that logic necessarily applies here) that is if I understand the sequence correctly... Star ground; daisy live & neutral - not so good (NANA) Star ground; star live & neutral - "substantially better" (Revelation) Cheap outlets (solid brass 'daisy'?) - can be musi...
by tokenbrit
2021-01-20 15:38
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 82
Views: 13428

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

Well folks, it looks like we have the first upset of the season. A: (2x) Ikea Koppla 3 outlet power strip (as suggested by Tokenbrit), daisy chained. $5.00 B: Cablepro Revelation. No Longer Available. Retailed for $580.00 This came as quite a surprise to me, as I have been thoroughly enjoying the R...
by tokenbrit
2021-01-19 15:59
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 82
Views: 13428

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

A for me too
by tokenbrit
2021-01-16 22:52
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809411

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

.. I ceremoniously blew up my left Tundra Mono! :-( Very sorry to read of your 'these amps don't go to 11' incident :( Was the arm cable part of the assembly that went back to HQ, or just bad luck, unfortunate timing, and disastrous consequences of it going bad through age &/or dis/re-assembly of y...
by tokenbrit
2021-01-10 01:57
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Lejonklou Boazu Integrated Amp
Replies: 178
Views: 68911

Re: Lejonklou Boazu Integrated Amp

ThomasOK wrote: 2021-01-10 01:35 The Lejonklou Boazu wins a Stereo Times Most Wanted Components of 2020 award!

http://v2.stereotimes.com/post/mw2020-page-2
FANtastic! Congratulations, Fredrik, and Thomas.
by tokenbrit
2021-01-10 01:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809411

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I didn't feel that 42 was the answer... Preferred 44.
by tokenbrit
2021-01-07 05:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809411

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Surprisingly different sound, but not sure there's much between them for tune. There's more to the Oak deck as Spannko described, but it gets a bit exuberant with the Naim/Kan combo, which could be what beck is hearing.
Surprisingly comfortable on the fence... :)
by tokenbrit
2021-01-06 23:37
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809411

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

It is as if the attempt from the oak Sondek with Krystal and EkosSE to get more out of the groove slightly lessen the music making to my ears... Could it be that SE/Krystal is a further step away from, less of a match for, and more revealing of the pre-cirkus liner :? Or that things aren't a-ok wit...
by tokenbrit
2021-01-06 17:06
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Giella headphone amp
Replies: 58
Views: 4630

Re: Giella headphone amp

Tendaberry wrote: 2021-01-06 17:05 Great write-up! Now, if I only needed a headphone amp...
Or a single input preamp ;)
by tokenbrit
2021-01-06 15:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Bounce
Replies: 24
Views: 5741

Re: LP12 Bounce

Defender "mmh and I thought you should not clean them" I thought the same. I had a lovely silent bounce then swapped the springs for the new ones that came with the karousel. I couldn't get rid of the knocking until I saw this comment bt ThomasOK "you should always clean the protective oil off the ...
by tokenbrit
2021-01-06 03:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 82
Views: 13428

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

Cheap enough? https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/koppla-3-outlet-power-strip-grounded-white-00086428/ - might need a few... Perfect! Dirt cheap, short power cord, appears to be free of switches/breakers/fuses (although there might be a MOV or two lurking inside), and might actually be small enough to fit...
by tokenbrit
2021-01-06 02:37
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 82
Views: 13428

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

... My plan is to post clips and let the community decide, but I'm on the fence as to the best way to do this. Should I keep it to pairs of clips at a time with each pair comparing a new candidate to the winner of the previous pair, or just post 'em all at the same time and let people navigate as t...
by tokenbrit
2021-01-02 21:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: upgrade path
Replies: 153
Views: 11903

Re: upgrade path

It's like a broken record, isn't it? (the SL, I mean... )
by tokenbrit
2020-12-31 23:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Luxman PD-171 Cartridge Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Luxman PD-171 Cartridge Advice

I recently purchased a Luxman PD-171a turntable with the OEM Jelco like tonearm (some say a variant of the 250). I am looking for advice on proper MM cartridge matching for the following gear: Luxman PD 171a Lejonklou Slipsik 7.1 Linn Silver IC Lejonklou Boazu Linn K200 cables Devore 3XL The obviou...
by tokenbrit
2020-12-31 01:42
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Playlist
Replies: 323
Views: 181335

Re: Playlist

Charlie1 wrote: 2020-12-31 00:21 I do prefer Darklands but it's a totally different sound - none of the feedback tokenbrit.
Thanks for that Charlie1 - much better :) Not feeling miserable either ;)
by tokenbrit
2020-12-30 14:03
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Switching Things Up?
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Switching Things Up?

The consensus has long been that the GS108T is better musically than the GS108 non-T, and other switches. There are newer versions of both now, so I was asking whether the latest iterations change things at all, or is the GS108T v2 still top dog. With markiteight's help, we're aiming to answer your ...
by tokenbrit
2020-12-29 01:34
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Playlist
Replies: 323
Views: 181335

Re: Playlist

Not on vinyl but gave it a 'spin' on Spotify... Sorry to report, I didn't make it to the last track either - "harsh" is a fitting description; not much music coming through :/
by tokenbrit
2020-12-29 01:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Switching Things Up?
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Switching Things Up?

Thanks. PM sent
by tokenbrit
2020-12-29 00:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Switching Things Up?
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Switching Things Up?

Challengers have come and gone; the GS108T has stood up to all comers as the playground 'big kid' of network musicality, so the question is: which one? As the owner of a GS108, sans T, is there consensus between v1, v2, & v3 of the GS108T as to which is the one to get? I believe the recommendation w...
by tokenbrit
2020-12-28 23:17
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings
Replies: 77
Views: 16826

Re: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings

Spannko wrote: 2020-12-28 21:29 .. Oh well, at least I’m consistent! 🤷‍♀️
"And I am unanimous in that!" (showing my age ;)

Consistency is good, especially when it results in finding happiness again :)
by tokenbrit
2020-12-28 19:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809411

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

One is speaking my Lingo; the other one, I'm not Geddon it...
In the spirit of the Keilidhs, should we ask "how did it come to this bitter end?"
by tokenbrit
2020-12-26 20:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Christmas recording
Replies: 31
Views: 1694

Re: Christmas recording

Well that was an unfortunate twist, Tom. What's passed is past, but sorry for your loss of Reliable Inch-Pounds - RIP :(
by tokenbrit
2020-12-23 16:51
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809411

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Thanks, Tony! It sounds like what I'm experiencing is par for the course, but just to be sure let's try again, this time recorded with my old phone (single mic): A: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mocwm5nt65eeb5n/5B5C445A-9E3F-4697-B21F-66147F8426EE.MOV?dl=0 B: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nveeyn91rqbdxq1/D...
by tokenbrit
2020-12-22 14:51
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809411

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Charlie1 wrote: 2020-12-22 13:04 About 1min 18sec into this is the kinda tuneful and well timed groove that I love. It sounds better in the room - treble less intense.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ltrlkee9uotlp ... 6.MOV?dl=0
Giving that a 'like' :)
by tokenbrit
2020-12-22 14:48
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809411

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

markiteight wrote: 2020-12-21 05:28 I just realized I screwed up one of the recordings. I re-recorded and replaced the link for A, so you might want to take another listen.
B/87 for me, I think - just felt a little better in my head while listening... A/89 took a bit more effort and didn't connect in quite the same way