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by beck
2020-01-17 12:33
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Some observations from cd replay
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Re: Some observations from cd replay

I am being floored by my cd player. The clip below is from a Tower of Power live cd that has been unlistenable for as long as I remember. Now I am jumping up and down. I never thought my cd player could convey music like this.. https://www.dropbox.com/s/rygpnqn5l6zk9xt/Video%2017.01.2020%2012.11.41....
by beck
2020-01-17 11:31
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2236
Views: 310834

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Its good that there is also a feedback if none of the clips sound right because that might save one or the other to start a wrong path. I agree. As a rule I will try to be polite but to the point and stress that it is my personal view that is being presented. In this case it is easier to dismiss th...
by beck
2020-01-16 18:04
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2236
Views: 310834

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Hard pressed I might pick the first clip but I would rather not! :-)
by beck
2020-01-15 22:00
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2236
Views: 310834

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Sorry, I do not like any of these clips. Slow “vibrato” clinging to the body of the sound from the first clip. Quicker vibrato “clinging” to the body of the sound from the second clip. Best heard listening to my ipad speakers.
by beck
2020-01-14 08:23
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 116
Views: 14527

Re: Entity MC

It does not look like hard work to me :-). More like a comfortable afternoon at the kitchen table having a nice conversation.

Great pictures.

Enjoy!
by beck
2020-01-13 20:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Links on the back of speakers
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Links on the back of speakers

I cannot help you Donuk but only comment on the fact that a took a while for the links on my Espeks to “burn in” and sound right.
Have you given the different solutions enough time to settle before evaluating?
by beck
2020-01-13 19:36
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2236
Views: 310834

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I agree with tokenbrit’s description and will personally choose clip 1 in the end.
by beck
2020-01-12 12:41
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Some observations from cd replay
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Re: Some observations from cd replay

I have come so far with cd not bettering lp but reaching a point where I really buy cd’s second hand and maybe new! CD’s are a mayflower, you’ll soon get back into the groove;) You might be right but for now this is really fun. When it is hard work not to move your body when listening something goo...
by beck
2020-01-11 11:25
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Some observations from cd replay
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Re: Some observations from cd replay

As the setup of my cd player settles it seems to get even better. Now a statement that will come as a surprice to many not least myself. With the cd playback I have now I suspect that it will be some time before I return to vinyl. I have come so far with cd not bettering lp but reaching a point wher...
by beck
2020-01-09 18:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2236
Views: 310834

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Never as straightforward with 3... For me it was 1 (GS108T) or 2 (Melco) each better than 3 (GS108T+Melco), so I focused on 1 v 2, only going back to 3 to understand the difference(s) between 1 & 2. With this song, to these ears, I thought 1 was better: more harmonious, giving me a stronger connect...
by beck
2020-01-09 14:41
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Some observations from cd replay
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Re: Some observations from cd replay

No, my trusted linn black interconnects as always! :-) I thought you said silver with digital, maybe it was someone else, think I'll try blacks with Hakai Not me! :-) A modern recording on an old system! :-) https://www.dropbox.com/s/7wx9iwhbpmwpr93/Video%2010.01.2020%2013.15.18.mov?dl=0
by beck
2020-01-09 13:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Some observations from cd replay
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Re: Some observations from cd replay

No, my trusted linn black interconnects as always! :-)
by beck
2020-01-07 21:43
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 495
Views: 65258

Re: HAKAI playground

A second opinion on the three clips above: I hear the Hakai as more able to present a 3d like version of the starting voice. To me the first clip is flat (up against a window). When the band starts playing in the first clip it is with a “flaked” timing. Nothing is happening at the same time (but alm...
by beck
2020-01-07 10:46
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Some observations from cd replay
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Re: Some observations from cd replay

You will laugh when you see my pictures but I will post some in a couple of days.

I consider my setup weird so the above is in no way an effort from me to make you all do the same. It is just my story with my own system.

As it sounds right now:

Links removed
by beck
2020-01-07 10:18
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Some observations from cd replay
Replies: 11
Views: 1399

Some observations from cd replay

Now having given it my best I really enjoy my cd replay. With my NAD cd player I took a look inside at a period where I did not feel I could make any progress with the sound. At the left inner side the power cable was forced up against the metal side of the case with a plastic strip. I cut the strip...
by beck
2020-01-06 19:09
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Defender‘s system
Replies: 12
Views: 1300

Re: Defender‘s system

My message is simple. It is possible. It might be difficult and take some time and effort but it is possible.
by beck
2020-01-06 15:00
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2236
Views: 310834

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Great clips Spannko. I really like the middle one. I am thinking it is the best ever from you.

I even like how the hiss from the analog tape sounds in that clip. :-)
by beck
2020-01-06 11:36
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Defender‘s system
Replies: 12
Views: 1300

Re: Defender‘s system

Thank you for your story Defender. It is really all about getting to the point where every record/cd/file is enjoyable to listen to. It is not about maximising the “sound” quality only. It will lead you into the wilderness. I now have cd/lp replay that makes every cd/lp I own enjoyable and make sens...
by beck
2020-01-04 22:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: thank you and a wonderful new year
Replies: 15
Views: 1921

Re: thank you and a wonderful new year

Thomas you are definately one of the reasons it seems impossible for me to stop lurking around. You simply make me laugh time and time again. :-) And even if I disappeared I would still be present because of a certain gentlemans way of spelling “back” as “beck”. I like it V.A.MKD. Do not change it ...
by beck
2020-01-04 18:41
Forum: HiFi
Topic: thank you and a wonderful new year
Replies: 15
Views: 1921

Re: thank you and a wonderful new year

Thomas you are definately one of the reasons it seems impossible for me to stop lurking around. You simply make me laugh time and time again. :-) And even if I disappeared I would still be present because of a certain gentlemans way of spelling “back” as “beck”. I like it V.A.MKD. Do not change it f...
by beck
2020-01-01 01:04
Forum: HiFi
Topic: thank you and a wonderful new year
Replies: 15
Views: 1921

Re: thank you and a wonderful new year

......and thank yourself Defender for starting to listen to your own “gut feeling” and keeping an open mind. An open mind is worth a lot more than an open wallet!

Happy New Year to everybody!
by beck
2019-12-29 12:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: HD-Audio Challenge II with Tune Dem?
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: HD-Audio Challenge II with Tune Dem?

Tune Dem is used here to calibrate the end result from a system whatever the “numbers” a music file contains.

I do not think it is useful in your situation.

Though I could be wrong.


As an aside I am finally getting along with my cd player. I am enjoying both red book and HD through my system.
by beck
2019-12-28 19:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 91
Views: 8177

Re: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E

Jokke, I think your observations are valid. The old AT95e (my guess) suits the old Sondek better. Do try the new vm95e version to be sure.
by beck
2019-12-28 19:50
Forum: HiFi
Topic: HD-Audio Challenge II with Tune Dem?
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: HD-Audio Challenge II with Tune Dem?

Forget everything you think you know about digital audio and listen to what Peter Q is saying in the video below: https://youtu.be/BijKabByrZQ (just skip forward when he is not talking!) You cannot use tune dem to distinguis between 16/44 and 24/96. Why should 24/96 give more soundstage and details?...
by beck
2019-12-26 18:31
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2236
Views: 310834

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Rapidly closing in on 300.000 views I hope I can stand down from this tread and forum. As fun as it has been it would be a relief for me (and for you too) if I could stop feeling the urge to post. :-) Last cd clip from me (nothing special) is swedish: https://www.dropbox.com/s/50hz0u814774it8/Video%...