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by beck
2020-09-26 07:31
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525330

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I have to say that with the findings on this forum I find it very likely that the veneer can make a difference. Charlie1’s clip shows by a fair margin the best Kan’s he has had to date and with anthony’s voice in mind maybe we should all go hunting teak speakers! :-) And the ATVM95c is such a bargai...
by beck
2020-09-25 20:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Random thoughts on hifi
Replies: 66
Views: 4823

Re: Random thoughts on hifi

We can never be sure but even our hifi should according to the above contribute with it’s own “filter” quite similar to get the music across to the listener presented in the way musicians hear the music when performing it. We can “seek” elsewhere and find sonic splendor but at a cost (if I am right).
by beck
2020-09-25 19:31
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Random thoughts on hifi
Replies: 66
Views: 4823

Re: Random thoughts on hifi

We should be able to hear the limitations of the technology used in the recording studio. If we can't then some of the music most likely is gone as well, right? I think it was ThomasOK who wrote that if he clearly can hear the hear tape hiss on old recordings, that's a good thing! Not the exact wor...
by beck
2020-09-25 18:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525330

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Charlie1 wrote:
2020-09-25 18:05
Just one more - this time with K9 stylus. What's the sock status with this one beck? :D
https://www.dropbox.com/s/uq2dt8mv49qga ... 7.MOV?dl=0
Quite woolly I would say! :-)
by beck
2020-09-25 17:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525330

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

anthony wrote:
2020-09-25 15:16
Always preferred teak isobariks, having heard several black and many afromosia.
Very interesting anthony. Something with the properties of the wood used maybe? Stiff and light?
by beck
2020-09-25 14:23
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525330

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Great charlie1!

I am back in my teens recording from radio to tape recorder. :-)

Teak for me.
by beck
2020-09-25 10:52
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Random thoughts on hifi
Replies: 66
Views: 4823

Re: Random thoughts on hifi

Just that everything is a kind of filter imposing it’s own characteristics. When listening to a band playing through PA systems the musicians listen to the end result (or an intermediate) on the other side of the amplification and adjust accordingly making the music enjoyable. If we want this “filte...
by beck
2020-09-25 09:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Random thoughts on hifi
Replies: 66
Views: 4823

Re: Random thoughts on hifi

It can probably be stretched quite a way before music is unrecognisable (because our brains are unbelievably tolerant), but just the slightest stretch will begin to affect not only the musics coherence, but also the sound reproduction, and more importantly, the enjoyment we get from our systems. Ho...
by beck
2020-09-25 05:47
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Random thoughts on hifi
Replies: 66
Views: 4823

Re: Random thoughts on hifi

I should have said that for me it is important to get near “analog” sound with my cd player. My woolly sock theory :-) has once again made sense to me. In the studio we can have rock played with full focus on groove and dense sound. When the recording has been made and it ends up in our home, we can...
by beck
2020-09-24 21:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525330

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Listening some more I think you can say that I with A get some of the same kind of distortion that I would expect to hear from a PA system.

Now that cannot be good? Well, it is right up my alley!

Once again it becomes totally clear that I am no audiophile. :-)
by beck
2020-09-24 20:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525330

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Thank you all for B’ ing me. :-) What B has that may not get through well is a slightly hollow sound (sceletal). A makes me forget I am not listening to my Sondek! Now you can all B right but I do put my enjoyment higher. :-) P.S. Tried with a new set of clips and the differences were the same as in...
by beck
2020-09-24 15:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525330

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

👍


With my preferred setup I am now listening to Jean M. Jarre’s Oxygene on cd re-recorded in 2007 in HD 24 bits/96khz.

It sounds like analog in my setup now! Wow. 😃
by beck
2020-09-24 14:18
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525330

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

tokenbrit wrote:
2020-09-24 12:58
B gets a better Mark for me...
Great to hear from you tokenbrit. Everything is in order again as we disagree. :-)
by beck
2020-09-24 10:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525330

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

......and after all this I end here: A) Link removed You can compare to my second clip (charlie1’s favorite): B) Link removed Both cables in clip A hanging from Lingo and Linto loosely so they make no electrical contact. Thank you for your help. Using this forum has been essential to get where I am ...
by beck
2020-09-23 06:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Nexus LS250 Revisted
Replies: 37
Views: 2054

Re: Nexus Biasing

Great post Ron! I'll give you one guess who discovered the importance of, and established tune-dem. Many at Linn kept hearing how those who had an LP12 and Isobariks used their hi-fi every night (it later became a funny slogan). Someone started noticing the equipment common denominators and listened...
by beck
2020-09-23 03:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525330

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Just listened to the Linto clip. Still have a slight preference for Lingo disconnected although these two are closer together than Lingo connected which seemed even worse tonight. I can actually hear what you hear but with the Linto connected and turned on I get that missing dense feeling so my nex...
by beck
2020-09-22 11:03
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 549
Views: 103278

Re: HAKAI playground

Volumio for me. I think this is the best I have heard from your system kallesprätt. :-)
by beck
2020-09-22 10:45
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525330

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Charlie1 wrote:
2020-09-22 09:50
Difficult but I have a slight preference for the second clip. I can just relax a wee bit more and it makes a little more sense to me.
Ekstra, ekstra...just in!

The third option -

Linto connected and turned on:

Link removed
by beck
2020-09-22 09:19
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525330

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Lingo connected and turned on:

Link removed

Lingo disconnected:

Link removed


Which do you prefer (and why)?




I am close, I can smell it. :-)
by beck
2020-09-22 07:38
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for blind tests
Replies: 59
Views: 2636

Re: Playground for blind tests

I have listened some more and agree with Charlie1 and Lejonklou that my normal setup is better. The change in sound was mostly made by my Sondek/Lingo power cable getting in contact with my interconnects! :-) I guess I most learn to accept that my digital sounds great but lacks some of that dense fe...
by beck
2020-09-22 02:34
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for blind tests
Replies: 59
Views: 2636

Re: Playground for blind tests

Sorry for not voting beck, but I found it too hard to hear a clear, repeatable difference in musicality. I kept switching between preferring one, then the other! I’d need to hear something more basic (acoustic guitar or piano) to know for sure. No problem. I find this one too hard too. Even in my r...
by beck
2020-09-21 04:00
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for blind tests
Replies: 59
Views: 2636

Re: Playground for blind tests

I am late! Sorry. Firstly, anyone who would like to try can do so after my explanation. These comparisons are not as clear cut as some of the others I have presented. You can do no wrong. A and 1 are using my normal setup. B and 2 are with my lingo connected to power, turned on and connected to the ...
by beck
2020-09-20 22:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for blind tests
Replies: 59
Views: 2636

Re: Playground for blind tests

So, maybe this is harder than I expected and maybe it has less to do with tunedem and more to do with character of sound.
Use the three dots to download and compare.
by beck
2020-09-20 16:22
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Liquid stylus treatments on Kandid.
Replies: 33
Views: 502

Re: Liquid stylus treatments on Kandid.

I think we shall be careful here. The products on the marked differ in quality. We have to be very specific on what is recommended.

....and treat each other nicely, please. It works so much better on a forum like this. 😇
by beck
2020-09-20 15:46
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 570
Views: 63170

Re: Karousel

Maybe a bit unfair but I have to say that Linn must have lost their good ears. No difference when motor touches the tramp? Klimax DSM discontinued (for a while)! Sondek drive belt changed to an inferior one (for a while)! Karousel torque set to 4.0 (for a while)! I have also listened to Vivaldi now ...