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by u252agz
2021-01-10 23:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4353
Views: 792666

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

On my old mini I pad I preferred the red yesterday - but on the iphone today I prefer Green!
Checked again on the same I pad - red again.

Does not make sense to me.

My usual device for listening to clips is is the iphone however.
by u252agz
2021-01-10 00:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4353
Views: 792666

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I’ll take the newly serviced NAP 110 - thanks.
by u252agz
2021-01-08 11:36
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4353
Views: 792666

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

beck wrote: 2021-01-07 21:50 I recognise the improvement and the slight trouble you run into. There is a slight flutter overhang to the sound from “after”.
I prefer the 'Before' clip, and with my novice's ear hear the 'After' as sort of muffled.

I find this more off putting than perhaps I should.
by u252agz
2021-01-07 23:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4353
Views: 792666

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

If I were to to take on home -I would choose the Black deck with Valhalla /Ittok. To my ears, the oak deck is more impressive sound wise, but the Black one plays a better tune. Lingo1, Ekos2, Adikt. ;-) Yes - thanks for the correction Beck. The black deck in the clips does indeed have Lingo 1 / Eko...
by u252agz
2021-01-07 13:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4353
Views: 792666

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

If I were to take one home -I would choose the Black deck with Valhalla /Ittok.

To my ears, the oak deck is more impressive sound wise, but the Black one plays a better tune.
by u252agz
2020-12-26 17:43
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4353
Views: 792666

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I was going to suggest the opposite: after taking a well deserved break, keep tweaking and when you feel you cannot go further -set up a new thread on the Forum. 'How beck made his CD player sing' This will encourage us lesser mortals to perhaps try CD again - i have hundreds sitting in my loft hopi...
by u252agz
2020-12-23 14:57
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Giella headphone amp
Replies: 58
Views: 4243

Re: Giella headphone amp

No impressions from the first units yet?

There must be someone out there who has had the opportunity to listen.
by u252agz
2020-12-22 09:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: upgrade path
Replies: 137
Views: 10268

Re: upgrade path

For me I have no doubt that the ALP12 is more musical, more emotionally engaging (more 'right' more 'alive') than the AHub streaming Tidal. Everyone who listens to the system comes to that conclusion. Yet, the AHub sounds very musical too, and I happily listen to streamed music. The bottom line is ...
by u252agz
2020-12-04 14:19
Forum: HiFi
Topic: upgrade path
Replies: 137
Views: 10268

Re: upgrade path

Optimizing a digital system will not make the ADSM3 sound more musical than a well set up LP12- but it might make it enjoyable to listen to and allow access to a huge library of digital music. It is worth it for me as I listen to both vinyl and digital and enjoy the vast array of music I have at my ...
by u252agz
2020-12-03 23:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: upgrade path
Replies: 137
Views: 10268

Re: upgrade path

Streaming is one way to avoid NAS drive issues.

Spotify, Tidal and Qobuz all quite good - try the with your ADSM and see if one floats your boat.

A good network switch is advisable and for some of us an analogue preamp is preferable to DVC.
by u252agz
2020-11-28 23:36
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Giella headphone amp
Replies: 58
Views: 4243

Re: Giella headphone amp

Looking forward to the reviews of Giella. Never been into headphones but my curiosity has now been tweaked and yesterday I ordered a set of Grado 125e . Out of the box- Sounds really quite good with my IPad mini and so much better with the sneaky /Rega Brio in the Kitchen. They are actually very lig...
by u252agz
2020-11-24 13:34
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Giella headphone amp
Replies: 58
Views: 4243

Re: Giella headphone amp

Wow - I have not even had time to think about this and they are gone. My only issue with Giella is that it is proving to be quite a distraction. I should be thinking about my main system and upgrading the Kore or adikt/slipsik ; or KDS2, and not trying to look for headphones which will rock. Hell, I...
by u252agz
2020-11-23 19:47
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Giella headphone amp
Replies: 58
Views: 4243

Re: Giella headphone amp

Congratulations on the Giella. How would I connect a Headphone amp in my system? Thank you u252agz! I would connect it to the second outputs (the lower ones) of the Sagatun Mono's. Then I'd set the Giella volume to a level that matches the loudness of when your loudspeakers are playing. And use the...
by u252agz
2020-11-21 23:52
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Streaming service
Replies: 90
Views: 5253

Re: Streaming service

I think it is unreliable to develop firm opinions about streaming. My experience is that they all vary from time to time, dependent upon the source material on their hard disks and network noise and traffic (which will vary). Possibly one's own equipment will process it differently at different tim...
by u252agz
2020-11-21 23:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Streaming service
Replies: 90
Views: 5253

Re: Streaming service

beck wrote: 2020-11-21 13:41
lejonklou wrote: 2020-11-21 12:44
Tendaberry wrote: I'm definitely going with A here.
Me too.
+1
A for me as well .

Not the easiest track for me .
by u252agz
2020-11-19 12:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Streaming service
Replies: 90
Views: 5253

Re: Streaming service

Great idea.

I think it is worth having a fight over this.

The signal feel to the DS ( along with the rest of the digital installation) is absolutely key to getting a musical sound out of these expensive devices.
by u252agz
2020-11-19 10:33
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Giella headphone amp
Replies: 58
Views: 4243

Re: Giella headphone amp

Congratulations on the Giella.

How would I connect a Headphone amp in my system?
by u252agz
2020-11-19 10:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Streaming service
Replies: 90
Views: 5253

Re: Streaming service

When I switched to streaming in January this year, I definitely thought Spotify was much more musical than Tidal ( in comparision Tidal sounded quite poor), but Qobuz was better. I thought it had the edge in musicality ( definitely not worse) and was much better with the Hi Fi sounds. I will sign up...
by u252agz
2020-11-18 15:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Streaming service
Replies: 90
Views: 5253

Re: Streaming service

Adding an integrated amp is a great way to upgrade a sneaky. I have just added a Rega Brio to my kitchen sneaky ( not enough space for a Boazu) and it really improves the musicality and sound - so much more enjoyable. Thanks! I've always thought it sounds 'just right' with Katans but will have to t...
by u252agz
2020-11-18 09:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Streaming service
Replies: 90
Views: 5253

Re: Streaming service

Adding an integrated amp is a great way to upgrade a sneaky.

I have just added a Rega Brio to my kitchen sneaky ( not enough space for a Boazu) and it really improves the musicality and sound - so much more enjoyable.
by u252agz
2020-11-17 10:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Streaming service
Replies: 90
Views: 5253

Re: Streaming service

I'm talking non classical here. I have two interests at the moment which are traditional Scottish Folk ... Have you looked at Spotify? Hopefully you can get an initial idea, at least, from this link . I don't know how it compares with Deezer or Qobuz or Tidal, but it should be supported on your Lin...
by u252agz
2020-11-03 11:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: upgrade path
Replies: 137
Views: 10268

Re: upgrade path

Spending thousands of euros or dollars on a Klimax digital source makes no sense whatsoever when you have low efficiency slimline ported speakers like Linn M140's. It made perfect sense when to me I upgraded a Sneaky DS to a KDS with Lejonklou amps and Linn Ninkas-Biggest upgrade I have heard to da...
by u252agz
2020-10-27 09:46
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Any decent streamer?
Replies: 12
Views: 2064

Re: Any decent streamer?

Hi all! Does anyone know of any musical streamer sub Selekt/Akurate prices? That is, if you don't want the hassle with putting one together yourself. Naim ND5 XS 2 for example? A s/h Majik DSM/3 as a pure streamer? Or for less money, the bluesound node 2i? Etc… I have no clue! I don't think this ha...
by u252agz
2020-10-14 13:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 776
Views: 121721

Re: Karousel

A for me - big difference.

B does not sound good to my ears at all.
by u252agz
2020-10-03 11:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4353
Views: 792666

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

This is an interesting one for me ; I use 'enjoyment' and foot tapping as key indicators of musicality, and when I don't like the music - find it more difficult to decide. I initially opted for B as it was less annoying for me ( A sounded even more tiresome) but listening a second time (and putting ...