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by beck
2021-01-22 08:46
Forum: HiFi
Topic: upgrade path
Replies: 153
Views: 11904

Re: upgrade path

Eli7, you need the most musical digital source on this planet (and it still may not fulfill you needs) or just go analog.

That is a dilemma as you have pointed out that much of the music you want to listen to only is available in digital form. :-(
by beck
2021-01-19 13:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 82
Views: 13429

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

OscarH wrote: 2021-01-19 12:39 A for me.

I think beck got it right.

(as a side note it is off course somewhat peculiar that "impressive" has come to have a negative connotation on the forum)
I would love if impressive sound and musical connection always came together. That is just not a given!
by beck
2021-01-19 07:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cheap power strips for best sound.
Replies: 82
Views: 13429

Re: Cheap power strips for best sound.

B has a kind of impressive sound but I connect better with the music listening to A.
by beck
2021-01-16 19:30
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809421

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

I am sorry to hear about it Thomas but at least we get to read about it here and you always write the best, most informative, funny (37th dec 2020) and most enjoyable (even when blowing up things) posts to read on this forum bar none! I will look forward to your next clips on this forum as I will lo...
by beck
2021-01-16 18:23
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809421

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Sorry, beck, but I can't quite buy this. I have albums I have played hundreds of times and I hear no signs of wear on them (although I wouldn't try that with a worn Klyde). Actually, vinyl LPs are a more reliable archival medium than any other since CDs and tape both wear out over time even just si...
by beck
2021-01-16 16:43
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809421

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

+1

..............and report back to us. :-)
by beck
2021-01-16 12:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809421

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

I'm very happy for you, Beck. Yes CD can be very beautiful. I also loved my Naim CD players (linked to Naim) very much. It was really very nice. Back then, I sometimes asked myself why I actually had the LP12. (Yes, I once had an LP12, but I sold it.) Thank you Eli7. I hope you find your way back t...
by beck
2021-01-16 11:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809421

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Instead of buy all your favorite albums on CD (and have it double), buy AT - VM95C or E (Your LP12 will be as it have to be in proper condition), which is price of 2-3 CD and use rest of money for new music on CD or LP ... Just as idea ... I like to have my favorites on both vinyl and cd. Playing m...
by beck
2021-01-16 11:23
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809421

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Defender wrote: 2021-01-16 11:17 yes but beck would than might also need a MM phono stage as we don’t know if his is only MC
Yes, the Linto is MC only but if I committed myself it would be easy enough to find a god match for my system (think of Adikt and Slipsik for one).
by beck
2021-01-16 11:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809421

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Hi Beck Would you be able to list all of the things you have done to your CD player that have worked? I would be able to but it would not help you. It has all to do with everything from the floor and upwards. I think the main point is to get everything inside the cd player to vibrate the same way n...
by beck
2021-01-16 09:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809421

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Didn’t realize you were in pickup problems beck. Maybe MM time? That is the reason why I am dragging you all through endless cd clips! :-) My hunt for decent cd replay started as a reaction to the Klyde being discontinued and the lack of will to use a lot of money on cartridges. MM could be a good ...
by beck
2021-01-16 05:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809421

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Thank you all for listening and helping me find the best solution for my cd replay. I really enjoy it and new cd’s are coming to my collection. With Brexit it will not be cheaper to get a rebuild of my Klyde so it is not on my list right now though the Sondek being the most musical replay of recorde...
by beck
2021-01-15 22:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809421

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

I was also aware I switched opinion compared to before and thought about writing something else must have been changed. Something might have changed. One of my speaker cables came too close to my stand maybe resting on it in the first set of clips (A,B). I am continuing with no use of rubber pads.
by beck
2021-01-15 20:18
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809421

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Cd player direct on shelf (no rubber pads used):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nhitqk5sgfmv8 ... 6.mov?dl=0

Sondek on the same stand (worn Klyde):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lmmqfozcpp84f ... 4.mov?dl=0
by beck
2021-01-15 18:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809421

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

I feel I am close but the price of using a homemade stand is that it can be difficult to get a clean true hit! :-)
by beck
2021-01-15 17:35
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809421

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Eli7 wrote: 2021-01-15 16:55 OK Beck, you're sticking to your original impression. Since A = D.

E did something for me, but it seems kind of wrong.
So your preferred setup is (B,C) direct on shelf not using rubber pads at all?
by beck
2021-01-15 16:35
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809421

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Error, error, error

A and D, B and C are the same and E is new.

The labeling (text) is correct all the way.

I meant to say that I prefer D to C but am enjoying E the most at the moment.
by beck
2021-01-15 15:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809421

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

I prefer C to D. Will check out E now Edit, prefer C to E as well I think. I prefer C over D for me its more difficult about E but I think C => E => D We agree about C and D. C is the preferred setup. I am at this moment enjoying E finding it to be very close to what I am searching for in the frame...
by beck
2021-01-15 11:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809421

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Hmm... not sure we will be sure on this one. I hear the same tendencies but with a less clear preference. There's something about the rubber feet that makes the tune easier to follow for me and directly on the shelf still has that rumbling tendency I heard on the previous clips. But, I can also hea...
by beck
2021-01-15 11:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809421

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Same comparison one more time to be sure.

Directly on shelf:

C) https://www.dropbox.com/s/e9ca04bsyc0u9 ... 4.mov?dl=0

Using rubber pads:

D) https://www.dropbox.com/s/s9u3korp2d2t1 ... 0.mov?dl=0
by beck
2021-01-15 10:20
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Assistance with Linn system hub choice
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Assistance with Linn system hub choice

Welcome MarcoPolo! First question: do you at present own any hifi equipment or are you in the proces of buying? If you are only into Linn Exact I will suggest that you pose your question to the Linn forum on Hifi WigWam. If you are openminded you might get some other options from forum members here.
by beck
2021-01-14 20:23
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809421

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

OscarH wrote: 2021-01-14 17:54
I thought the point (or at least one of the pints) of the tune method was to avoid excessive subjectivism?
It is. Words alone are not accurate. Discussions rooted in comparing clips are worth a lot more and they get us closer to the target.
by beck
2021-01-14 17:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809421

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

following the tune and emotion dont have to go along the same way - my understanding is that a system which involves you more emotionally can be ... but not necessarily is the more tunefull system. I hope I understand correctly. Then the question arises for me: What do I expect from my system? Am I...
by beck
2021-01-14 09:18
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809421

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

I really like the feel of the “thumping” bass drum in clip B. If you focus in on it I find that you can feel a dance beat in that clip too.........
by beck
2021-01-14 05:52
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4356
Views: 809421

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Could it be that people with different temperaments (melancholic, sanguine, etc.) might unconsciously tend to prefer a (out of tune) system that corresponds more to their own temperament? For example, I lovingly named my Nait 3R minor (key) amplifier because it may appeal to my temperament better. ...