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by u252agz
2020-01-16 18:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Silver analogue interconnect
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Silver analogue interconnect

Having owned 8 solos and aktiv 350 in the past, I'm still amazed by the musicality of the 242 tundra system and that's not bad after 50 years of listening to hi fi. I would second that. Tundra and 242s with a good source and preamp sound great. I have never been tempted to change my Tundra/ Sagatun...
by u252agz
2020-01-16 13:37
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 116
Views: 14530

Re: Entity MC

Well, the Urika is a very good sounding phono preamp. And it does have some advantages as well. It comes with the Trampolin base board, and a set of Linn Silver interconnects. Plus, it saves space by virture of being mounted inside of the deck. Cheers One of the main issues with the Urika 1 is that...
by u252agz
2020-01-09 16:46
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Oscar's system and first world problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Oscar's system and first world problems

I can’t comment on non Linn , but Linn’s streamers are great and an extensive range from £500 used to £16,000 new. With Linn Kazoo as the app on any old iphone, iPod or iPad , it’s a really easy user interface and accesses any Nas drive on your network, Spotify/ Tidal/ Quobuz and internet radio all ...
by u252agz
2020-01-09 11:03
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Oscar's system and first world problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Oscar's system and first world problems

A Linn sneaky can usually be picked up for £500 and when used with an integrated amplifier ( ie not using the internal digital volume control or amplifier) can sound better then CD players costing a lot more- I went from a Linn Ikemi to the sneaky and remember being happy. I would use a streaming se...
by u252agz
2020-01-07 22:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2236
Views: 310839

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Second clip is the only good one here - It is amazing how much difference these switches make. I needed an 8 port switch a while back and changed a GS105 to a FS108 ( no 8 port GS in stock) . it just destroyed the music and I remember looking at the Klimax DS and my Lejonklou amps and being rather u...
by u252agz
2020-01-07 12:49
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 2555

Re: Musical NAS Drives

I will stick with my QNAP. At this time of life, trying to squeeze something more from music by trying different NAS boxes is a step too far for me. I can relate to this - It can be a lot of hassle and there is no guarantee the new NAS will be better. There are just so many components in the Digita...
by u252agz
2020-01-04 23:13
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 2555

Re: Musical NAS Drives

Your system sounds quite a bit more complicated than mine - I have a GS108T to which the router, the NAS drive and Three streamers attach via Cat 5 cables ( running through various bits of the house.) The fourth streamer runs via over the mains Ethernet - the original house ring mains kills the musi...
by u252agz
2020-01-03 10:05
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 2555

Re: Musical NAS Drives

I agree that the way digits are served up to a streamer is a complex one, and a bit of a black art. What I do know is the regular question I get "what sounds better, a ripped CD or Qubuz" has very variable answers. I think it depends on the history of the CD. Also - a similar dilemma - do high reso...
by u252agz
2020-01-02 11:33
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 2555

Re: Musical NAS Drives

As there is so much variability on the forum with peoples experiences with NAS drives and streaming - I have come to the conclusion that the feed going to the streamer must: A. Be as important if not more , than the Streamer/ DAC itself. B. Vary from system to system , depending on the specific soft...
by u252agz
2020-01-01 13:34
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 91
Views: 8177

Re: Tune Dem Extraordiner

Fredrik, Your comments are quite foolish. You have only heard clips of AT-VM95 styli on a Linn K9!!! What difference does that make, Ron? I felt that stylus E performed better than EN or C on the clips, does this order only apply to a K9 body? Why then was a K9 body used? In the late 80's, I compar...
by u252agz
2019-12-28 19:20
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 2555

Re: Musical NAS Drives

I have a feeling that these NAS drives , including audiophile ones vary from being excellent to just ok - maybe dependant on its installation or perhaps even unit to unit variation. I have listened to one truly awful high end audiophile NAS and will never forget when we switched to an old Ripnas. As...
by u252agz
2019-12-28 16:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 2555

Re: Musical NAS Drives

Now I have listened to a few of my favourite CDs on Tidal - it is clear that this is definitely better than my old zoneripper. I would go as far as to say that this is the biggest digital upgrade I have done since going from KRDS/0 to KDS/1. Everyone with a Linn streamer and a NAS drive should certa...
by u252agz
2019-12-28 12:34
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 2555

Re: Musical NAS Drives

I am now on the one month Free trial of TIDAL All I can say is wow - this is a revelation. The quality is superb - much better than my back up NAS drive- although I can’t compare to my broken zone ripper. I have a feeling however that it is better; and it’s making me seriously think of the KDS3 upgr...
by u252agz
2019-12-27 12:40
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 2555

Re: Musical NAS Drives

Temperamentally, I'm completely unsuited to Tidal. I tried it, and decided not to subscribe, the two main reasons being that I want to "own" my music, making conscious choices rather than butterflying across what is suggested by an algorithm, and the experience that my own CDs ripped to my LSNAS so...
by u252agz
2019-12-24 17:33
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 2555

Re: Musical NAS Drives

That is my concern regarding a new NAS - if it is not as good as my zoneripper , or as good as Tidal streaming - I will feel quite upset. At anywhere between £1000 and £5000 it is quite a gamble. Maybe take up Anthony’s suggestion and try Tidal and compare with my back up My Book Live NAS. I could i...
by u252agz
2019-12-23 23:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 2555

Re: Musical NAS Drives

This is getting very interesting and getting to the root of what is the most musical way of delivering data to the streamer. Many of us seem to be spending large amounts of money on these devices yet could be providing them with a suboptimal signal with which to work with. A 5 year lifespan of the N...
by u252agz
2019-12-23 19:19
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 2555

Re: Musical NAS Drives

Thanks everyone I will also look at the Innuos - although I was hoping the Zen mini would be good enough - my drive sits on a midi HI Fi shelf in the study and the mini would fit the space( and the budget!) nicely. I have heard that the expensive solid state Melcos are not as good as the cheaper N1A...
by u252agz
2019-12-23 09:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 2555

Musical NAS Drives

My trusty Zone-ripper has given up the ghost after almost 10 years of service. It sounded pretty good with Linn DS units, and certainly better than my back up My Book Live NAS. Can anyone recommend a good replacement - I would like one of the most musical ones on the market as I am becoming increasi...
by u252agz
2019-12-18 18:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 91
Views: 8177

Re: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E

I am relatively new to LP12 s but my Adikt stylus on my Majik LP12 probably did not last more than 100 hrs ( of careful use) With the upgrades I use vinyl quite a bit more -so at this rate I could be looking at a stylus every year. So I can see Ron’s point that the next time it is due for replacemen...
by u252agz
2019-12-17 12:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 91
Views: 8177

Re: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E

This time I prefer track 1 - but there is not as much between them as the last example- I actually quite like this track! To my untrained ears - this does not seem as big a change as changing the other two screws ( that was night and day) - even allowing for the extra weight, in the first set of cli...
by u252agz
2019-12-17 09:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2236
Views: 310839

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

OK, I guess I get to be an outlier as I definitely prefer clip 2. I listened again after reading the other comments but came up with the same decision I had before reading them. Dissonant piano is fine, out of tune dissonant piano, as I hear on clip 1, is not. I really don't hear the rhythmic probl...
by u252agz
2019-12-15 16:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 91
Views: 8177

Re: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E

Agreed - I think.

‘After one ‘ definitely for me - I did not like the before clip at all .

I could hear the music in the after clip and happy to listen to it - even though it is not my thing.

Is this really just the difference in 2 screws?
by u252agz
2019-11-17 23:05
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Slipsik 7
Replies: 69
Views: 11136

Re: Slipsik 7

I think people are realising just how much of a Turntables performance is unlocked by a good phonostage - and happy to pay (what in LP12 terms is a small ) premium for the benefit. Phonostages may be at the tail end of a Turntables upgrade list, but good ones seem to produce a combination of musical...
by u252agz
2019-11-14 22:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: M140 to Akudorik upgrade advise
Replies: 18
Views: 2933

Re: M140 to Akudorik upgrade advise

Try them before you buy them - at home with your existing system. The last thing you want is to buy a great musical speaker ( even at a bargain price) and then find that you are forced to start upgrading expensive items before you are ready. If funds and time are not an issue - no big deal - but it ...
by u252agz
2019-11-13 18:03
Forum: HiFi
Topic: M140 to Akudorik upgrade advise
Replies: 18
Views: 2933

Re: M140 to Akudorik upgrade advise

The advice about Exaktbox Katalyst and source first is good. But, if you like the Akudoriks and the price is very good, don't hesitate to buy them with the future upgrade of the Exaktbox in mind. Sometimes following source first is not a practical solution if the right opportunity comes up to get t...