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by paolo
2018-02-06 13:16
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Majik 109 Modification
Replies: 65
Views: 30886

Re: Majik 109 Modification

Just seeing this thread....has anyone else taken this step and can report back? I can't see me changing speakers for quite a while (famous last words) so upgrading what I feel is a truly wonderful speaker is very interesting :) Hi, I have done it on a couple of M109s and I can confirm it is a worth...
by paolo
2018-01-04 14:20
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3785
Views: 604775

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

For me yc, xd, xe are clearly better. Bigger difference is with timing.
by paolo
2017-12-23 10:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3785
Views: 604775

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I believe in listening without knowing what I am listening to. As soon as somebody tells me what is new/old, or cheap/expensive I feel extremely biased and tend to hear what I want to hear. I also tried to make recordings for you guys, but I don't feel like I succeeded. But I will let you be the ju...
by paolo
2017-02-04 16:20
Forum: HiFi
Topic: A tracking weight experiment for LP12 owners
Replies: 83
Views: 41067

Re: A tracking weight experiment for LP12 owners

Hello,
with my Ekos SE/1 Kandid best tracking is around 1.75g (antiskating a bit less than 1.8) on the Ekos dial, which is around 1.84g measured with the digital scale.

Ciao
Paolo
by paolo
2016-01-07 18:42
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Chord Sarum tuned Array
Replies: 17
Views: 8967

Re: Chord Sarum tuned Array

Hi The FlatEarther, I can confirm your impressions, I have a Sarum Tuned Aray and I find it clearly less musical than any Linn Black cable I own. Anywhere I have used it in a Linn system it has made the music much less meaningful, involving and informative. A complete nonsense if you ask me. I since...
by paolo
2015-11-22 17:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Need help with a Tune Dem! 'in room recordings'
Replies: 29
Views: 11395

Re: Need help with a Tune Dem! 'in room recordings'

Ah ok , now it's all clear...:)
I've been a Naim owner too, for some time many years ago.

Very interesting experiment Efraim!
by paolo
2015-11-22 17:19
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Need help with a Tune Dem! 'in room recordings'
Replies: 29
Views: 11395

Re: Need help with a Tune Dem! 'in room recordings'

Hello,
I was chatting with Fredrik some minutes ago while listening to the files. Before I read what Efraim roots has written about what they are these are my findings:

A clearly better, B is more mechanical and harder to follow.

And now I am curious to read how they've been recorded....
by paolo
2015-03-21 18:23
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Sagatun and Sagatun Mono
Replies: 251
Views: 121134

Re: Sagatun and Sagatun Mono

Sagatun 1.1 and Sagatun Mono 1.1 are now released! Paolo Nobile of Key Systems in Rome was of essential help with that last detail - the torque. I had been trying pretty high torques, but found that they sounded weird and tense. Paolo insisted I try again, that there was a sharp peak of performance...
by paolo
2015-01-28 02:19
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Sagatun and Sagatun Mono
Replies: 251
Views: 121134

Hi, it's almost two weeks now that I have a pair of Sagatun Monos in my demo system and I am really happy to add another testimony of their great performance. Sagatuns sound very coherent, detailed and tuneful, with a strong ability to convey melodies and to communicate in an informative and meaning...
by paolo
2014-01-20 01:46
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Exakt
Replies: 305
Views: 125810

Please elaborate! And did you compare if with another system in the same/other room? I'd rather not. I was just wondering if the Exakt 350 system is very difficult to install, more so than previous top of the line systems? I have heard other systems in the same room, yes. Exakt gives the impression...
by paolo
2013-12-26 12:14
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Merry Christmas - and Happy New Year!
Replies: 18
Views: 10135

A bit late.....Merry Christmas to all of you and a very warm and affectionate thanks to Fredrik for his fantastic work!

Paolo
by paolo
2013-11-23 02:59
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Lejonklou Gaio
Replies: 86
Views: 52968

Hi, I've been using a new Gaio (n°001) to setup an LP12/Trampo/Hercules/AkitoII/Adikt. I did always used in the past Lejonklou Kinkies (in their various versions) to setup TTs with MM cartridges and really liked them. But the Gaio is simply better. Unforunately I did not have any Kinki to directly c...
by paolo
2013-10-11 00:30
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Linn Bananas
Replies: 82
Views: 56453

I agree with Fredrik on Deoxit. Tried it a number of times in the past on variuos contacts, bananas, RCAs, mains plugs, and it always caused a marked degradation of sound quality. In this case cleaning away the Deoxit residues with isopropil alcol have a good effect. Anyway I would avoid isopropil a...
by paolo
2013-03-13 16:04
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: The Linnofil Super NAS!
Replies: 513
Views: 239802

Hi all, time for some updates. My LSNas has been up and running since several days now and I've some interesting findings to share. First one. At the beginning I was very positive, then as days passed I realized something was not sounding right anymore. I initially though it was just burn-in of the ...
by paolo
2013-03-05 15:56
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Optimizing your DS
Replies: 109
Views: 84253

Is there any other NAS that has been tested and proven to sound good, but not necessarily is as slow as ReadynasDuo? Did anyone tried newer V2 series of Netgear's NAS? The latest Readynas Pro 4 is a very good soundig NAS, possibly a bit better than Readynas NV+ (I have briefly compared the two but ...
by paolo
2013-03-02 16:16
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: The Linnofil Super NAS!
Replies: 513
Views: 239802

Just up and running with my new LSNAS! At the moment it's still in a very sub-optimal HW configuration: Fractal Array R2 case's PS, A-Data RAM, Kingston SV300 60GB SSD (both for OS and for test music), but it's already CLEARLY better than my optimized Readynas NV+! Clearly more flowing and melodic, ...
by paolo
2013-03-01 00:59
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: The Linnofil Super NAS!
Replies: 513
Views: 239802

Hi all, I've finally collected all the needed items to build the LSNAS and assembled everything in a Fractal Array R2 case bought used. Just a quick question before installing: which SATA configuration have you chosen, IDE (default) or AHCI? I wonder if it can affect the HDDs/SSDs performance so I'd...
by paolo
2013-02-22 01:59
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Routers and switches.
Replies: 35
Views: 26502

The Netgear switches I've compared some months ago are the following: GS105 FS105 GS108 GS108E-100PES GS105E GS108T-200GES The best one has been GS108T-200. I cannot remember the order of the other ones but generally the 8 ports models have been all very good, better than the 5 ports ones. The FS sw...
by paolo
2013-02-20 14:37
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Routers and switches.
Replies: 35
Views: 26502

Music Lover,
as soon as I go home this evening I'll check and find all model numbers I've tried. Some are not in my hands anymore so I'm not sure the list will be complete, anyway I still have surely the best ones.
by paolo
2013-02-20 10:49
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: The Linnofil Super NAS!
Replies: 513
Views: 239802

Tried many different Netgear models (FS and GS-series) and the best has always been the 8 port models. I haven't tested switches the last 3-4 years so it would be interesting if anyone could check again. Back then, GS was the better of them. So please test GS108 vs other alternatives and get back. ...
by paolo
2013-01-26 16:00
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: The Linnofil Super NAS!
Replies: 513
Views: 239802

I guess that the 1600 version is overkill, my Asus manual (e45 deluxe)states that 1333 is maximum. The respective card is a bit cheaper, but in the overall costs this plays a very minor role, of course. Check the Asus board manual for info (download at Asus). But in order to stick to the described ...
by paolo
2013-01-25 16:34
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Optimum ripping solutions
Replies: 61
Views: 34525

The Samsung drive is now old and cheap, so it doesn't cost much to try it. But as I have mentioned, some of the good things about the external drive was for me to optimize the surroundings for the drive. This will be difficut with an internal drive. If you have long cables for SATA and power you ca...
by paolo
2013-01-25 15:09
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: The Linnofil Super NAS!
Replies: 513
Views: 239802

This is the 'X-series', so some call it X-460. It can also be found as P-460 (apparently to point out it's 'Platinum'). Seasonic's program comprises only one 460W retail PSU, so all those are the same. Thanks Klaus for the details about PSU and SSDs. The Platinum version should have a big silver "P...
by paolo
2013-01-25 10:35
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: The Linnofil Super NAS!
Replies: 513
Views: 239802

Linnofil wrote:I'm working hard to keep everybody happy in this thread! I usually don't post this much here. But I feel I have to take some responsibility for my "creation". My wife is not superhappy with my new life in front of the PC. But I'm glad that my true music friends are. :-)
Very much appreciated!
by paolo
2013-01-25 00:21
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: The Linnofil Super NAS!
Replies: 513
Views: 239802

You're much faster than I am Linnofil, while I was writing my message you had already posted replies to most of my qs.. :)
So thank you and good night again!