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by beck
2020-04-03 09:49
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347243

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

V.A.MKD wrote:
2020-04-03 09:23
Defender,
Looks that Beck and I vote different on last 2 ... ???
And that is why we need to be as many as possible to evaluate. I can easily be wrong. :-)
by beck
2020-04-03 07:34
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Most Musical Gain Setting (Linto)
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: Most Musical Gain Setting (Linto)

It is a great thing to be able to be happy for others getting great music from their system and I am truely happy for you! :-)
by beck
2020-04-02 21:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347243

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

It might be...... :-)













........but my pick is option 1.
by beck
2020-04-02 12:45
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347243

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

For a moment I thought you had beaten option 1 but ...... no. Option 1 for me once again. :-) what made you think it was close to beat option 1? I think it maybe was the third clip and not the second clip (reversed polarity on the Lingo 2) Yes, it was my first quick listen not using headphones and ...
by beck
2020-04-02 10:50
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347243

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

For a moment I thought you had beaten option 1 but ...... no. Option 1 for me once again. :-)
by beck
2020-04-02 06:29
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Most Musical Gain Setting (Linto)
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: Most Musical Gain Setting (Linto)

Great videos markiteight and great music. :-)

Top clip is a little more controlled and bottom clip a little more lush. Both sound great but if I had to choose it would be the (less precise) lush version.
by beck
2020-04-02 06:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347243

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Thank you for all the answers. They really help as I do get what you all are talking about and why you choose like you do. The music is taken from a compilation cd I have but I cannot see who is conducting and if it is a BIS production. My thoughts regarding the clips: A is very “precise”, B has an ...
by beck
2020-04-02 05:40
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Some observations from cd replay
Replies: 67
Views: 5234

Re: Some observations from cd replay

My experiments have been done with all kinds of materials at hand but rubber of different kind tend to work best. The problem is that you never know how it is going to work before you listen so the listening is what is needed. Trial and error. My homemade stand forced me to keep the Sondeks arm cabl...
by beck
2020-04-01 21:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347243

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Thank you Vlado and Defender for listening. I go with D and will continue my search just around the D setup. :-)
by beck
2020-04-01 10:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347243

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

As always things get too interesting to leave so I will have to get some structure on this investigation. A: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jmqilq1t0lpo1xd/Video%2031.03.2020%2016.51.30.mov?dl=0 B: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hfdbr3d4d7xvnip/Video%2031.03.2020%2022.43.01.mov?dl=0 and my latest try C: https...
by beck
2020-04-01 07:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347243

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

There is always room for improvements! :-)
by beck
2020-03-31 22:46
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347243

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I have ended my torque project with my cd player. The first try I found to be a little too sharp sounding and lacking a bit of body: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jmqilq1t0lpo1xd/Video%2031.03.2020%2016.51.30.mov?dl=0 My second try I like more: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hfdbr3d4d7xvnip/Video%2031.03.202...
by beck
2020-03-31 19:33
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347243

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Thank you Charlie1 and Defender for listening. I understand both answers. There is something (body) from before I miss but I have gained a more distinct and precise sound. I will try something inbetween......
by beck
2020-03-31 16:33
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347243

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Here is what a little torque investigation of the screws that holds the cd players lid in place did to the sound:

Before: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ponnsespomqae ... 0.mov?dl=0

After: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h0u5w77c3h9xb ... 0.mov?dl=0
by beck
2020-03-30 19:00
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347243

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

:-)

Do not forget I have migrated to cd and are enjoying it!
by beck
2020-03-30 18:04
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347243

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

To me 3 is the best. I find it enjoyable without any obvious flaws........
by beck
2020-03-30 12:49
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347243

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I kind of agree with Spannko. If I had to live with either of these two options for a long time I think 1 would be the one.
I like some of the changes that 2 introduce but it does not hit a home run.

More work to be done! :-)
by beck
2020-03-29 16:32
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Netgear GS108T Power Supply
Replies: 46
Views: 2185

Re: Netgear GS108T Power Supply

I think it all can be related to how all the equipment we use (cables included) cope with the vibrations it produce by itself and the vibrations coming from the outside. Vibrations interfere with the power running in the prints and cables by creating different electric fields around the same. How eq...
by beck
2020-03-28 21:18
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 192
Views: 11008

Re: Karousel

I find the above video from ThomasOK really informative. Watch it!.......
by beck
2020-03-28 16:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347243

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Charlie1 wrote:
2020-03-28 15:15
It's still improving I think, after many years in storage...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/dlksmcmfy1iib ... D.MOV?dl=0
The 160 is improving but is the tip of the AT95c worn?
by beck
2020-03-28 06:47
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Netgear GS108T Power Supply
Replies: 46
Views: 2185

Re: Netgear GS108T Power Supply

Spannko, you are one of the reasons I love this forum! :-)

When you started posting clips a long time ago I simply could not understand what had made you buy your system.
Now you are finding gold with your investigation of that same system!

Amazing work. 👍👍👍
by beck
2020-03-27 23:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347243

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Hey Beck I really have to get the Karousel to get away from Option 1 ;) :-) But take your time and buy some records. You have a great system. :-) At the moment I am playing cd’s on a cheap cd player and really enjoying myself. When you hit the “music mark” regardless of how low or high the sound fi...
by beck
2020-03-27 22:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3200
Views: 347243

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

If I try to track what each instrument is doing simaultaneously then this is easier for me with Linto and my preference. This is what I hear as well. If I try to track what each individual instrument is doing, it's easier on the DIY preamp. If I try to track what all the instruments are doing simul...
by beck
2020-03-27 13:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Some observations from cd replay
Replies: 67
Views: 5234

Re: Some observations from cd replay

something like - all is possible if you only believe in it and try hard? but great to hear Something like that. :-) I most not tell lies so one correction is due: At one point I had to open the cd player and cut the power cable loose from a binding post forcing it up against the side of the chassis...
by beck
2020-03-27 11:33
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Some observations from cd replay
Replies: 67
Views: 5234

Re: Some observations from cd replay

I have gone from not liking any cd played through my NAD 542 and passive hifi system to well some cd’s sound ok (AAD) and many are horrible to many sound ok but some are bad to most of my cd’s sound enjoyable but especially HD and some others are problematic to wow, most sound great but a few sounds...