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by beck
2019-11-17 21:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2120
Views: 283095

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Your Teak is my absolute favorite. It has the ability to make musical sense of it all to a degree where the others in my opinion cannot follow. I forget the different parts and just take it all in as music.
by beck
2019-11-17 12:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2120
Views: 283095

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I agree with anthony about the first (L1). Especially the cough at 1.14 was a real treat to my ears! It was as if the person was in the room. :-)
by beck
2019-11-14 13:38
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2120
Views: 283095

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Tendaberry wrote:
2019-11-14 13:28
I'd like one with the treble and midrange of the Steinway and the bass of the Bösendorfer, please.
I agree! Though only picking one I would take the Steinway.
by beck
2019-11-11 16:48
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2120
Views: 283095

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I am still on 29 cm.
by beck
2019-11-11 13:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2120
Views: 283095

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I love “after”. Relaxed versus more strained when listening to “before”.

With “after” I really enjoy the music.
by beck
2019-11-09 13:51
Forum: HiFi
Topic: A little Linn news
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: A little Linn news

maffe wrote:
2019-11-09 10:20
anthony wrote: As the akubarik and akudoriks continue in exakt form, consisting of same cabinets and drive units, I cannot really see how keeping them would cost Linn much.
Maybe the passive version can (and do) outperform the exakt version with non Linn amps?
Now, that’s a thought......... :-)
by beck
2019-11-08 17:28
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2120
Views: 283095

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

To me you have found your “magical” spot with the speakers (29 cm).

And nice looking wall now! :-)
by beck
2019-11-07 10:34
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2120
Views: 283095

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

The magic of music!

Trying to give Kate Bush a hug while listening to her song.

With the Red I meet a cold “wall” not getting through to her.

With the Kan I can put my arms around her and smell her hair. :-)
by beck
2019-11-07 08:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2120
Views: 283095

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Concentrating on the sound of the instruments only (Spannko clips) I think that the flute sounds weird compared to the first clip (less dense and together). That goes for the bass too.
by beck
2019-11-04 22:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2120
Views: 283095

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Kaos is a wise cat.

I am a simple man and I like the “simple” sound from the Kaos clips. It all comes together and stay together creating a denser sound. Less “hifi”, more “body” (first two clips this time around).
by beck
2019-11-04 13:03
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2120
Views: 283095

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

.....feel like Charlie1 in that I prefer clip 2 and I agree with Kampak! :-)
by beck
2019-11-04 11:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2120
Views: 283095

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I feel the same way as Charlie1.
by beck
2019-11-02 21:48
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2120
Views: 283095

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I agree with Charlie1.

That cat has a nice influence on the music. :-)
by beck
2019-10-31 07:26
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2120
Views: 283095

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I actually prefer the first clip but I am not trustworthy with these clips (as have been shown in the past). :-)
by beck
2019-10-30 14:57
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2120
Views: 283095

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Here is how a real Roland RD 700 GX sounds when recorded by an ipad: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vyz12xgxw5azick/Video%2030-10-2019%2014.52.06.mov?dl=0 Try to compare the sound with the recordings above by Tendaberry by turning the volume halfway down. I know which of Tendaberry’s clips I would choose.
by beck
2019-10-29 19:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Which is the optimal length of speaker wires?
Replies: 165
Views: 78287

Re: Which is the optimal length of speaker wires?

Impressive Spannko! It is easy to hear the difference.
by beck
2019-10-24 11:57
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2120
Views: 283095

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Do not know many mountains: Matterhorn, Mount Everest, Kilimanjaro?

You could make a series of clips with different pieces of cloth, pictures and other things on the wall! :-)
by beck
2019-10-23 21:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2120
Views: 283095

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Ha! To me the music is much better without the picture. More focussed and together. Though it looks prettier with it on the wall! :-)
by beck
2019-10-21 09:05
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2120
Views: 283095

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Well Maffe, the sad thing is that you do not need to search for any improvements to your system to enjoy music! :-)

Just plug in the amp you are in the mood to use and sit back.....
by beck
2019-10-20 16:48
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2120
Views: 283095

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Maffe, who is filming and what have you done to your hair? :-)

I like your Nait sunday. Relaxing and pleasureful.
by beck
2019-10-19 11:06
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Lingo 1 recap result
Replies: 15
Views: 3425

Re: Lingo 1 recap result

I tend to find that if something in the “system” (I’d say the system consists of everything from the distribution board/consumer unit to Skeets under the speakers) is creating confusion, then all types of music are affected. I agree. The message becomes weaker and our brain starts to search for clu...
by beck
2019-10-19 08:36
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Lingo 1 recap result
Replies: 15
Views: 3425

Re: Lingo 1 recap result

A “full” complex signal makes it easy for our brain to receive the message (the emotional content). We do not think about the details that adds up to the message. A guitar is a guitar and not that important because the message is more important. A weaker (confused, jumbled) signal makes our brain se...
by beck
2019-10-13 14:02
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Lingo 1 recap result
Replies: 15
Views: 3425

Re: Lingo 1 recap result

There's a widespread misconception in the world of HiFi that when reproducing an orchestra, the listener should be able to count every violin. That is plain wrong. A good reproduction will let you hear the number of voices that the violins play. Every violin playing the same notes will be perceived...
by beck
2019-10-08 18:46
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: ThomasOK's System
Replies: 162
Views: 103553

Re: ThomasOK's System

Put your latest clip here on your system tread Thomas.

It is a wonderful testament to why we bother with it all. Mono can be very special indeed! :-)