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by Spannko
2019-10-29 15:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Which is the optimal length of speaker wires?
Replies: 165
Views: 82028

Re: Which is the optimal length of speaker wires?

If I may, I’ll describe some of my observations with power flex’s and mains supply cables. A flex is defined as the flexible cable running from the wall outlet to the HiFi. A cable is the more rigid cable running from the consumer unit to the wall outlet. So, in no particular order: 1. All cables ar...
by Spannko
2019-10-29 11:46
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Tune Dem of Headphones
Replies: 102
Views: 54085

Re: Tune Dem of Headphones

One to avoid is the Sony MDR 1R. They’re nicely designed (from an aesthetic point of view) and well made (they retail for over £200), but musically, they’re rather poor. Sound wise, they tread a safe line with no booming bass or tizzy high frequencies - possibly on the slightly dull side of neutral....
by Spannko
2019-10-19 10:13
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Lingo 1 recap result
Replies: 15
Views: 4566

Re: Lingo 1 recap result

“ A guitar is a guitar and not that important because the message is more important.” I like this! 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...
by Spannko
2019-10-19 09:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn KRDS into LK100 and Ground Loop - Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1431

Re: Linn KRDS into LK100 and Ground Loop - Help!

Interesting, thank you.

The electrician I use is experienced with installing “clean earths” for computer rooms and has said that he can convert my HiFi rooms earthing from PME to TT. I’m not sure what difference it will make, but there’s only one way to find out!
by Spannko
2019-10-18 18:57
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn KRDS into LK100 and Ground Loop - Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1431

Re: Linn KRDS into LK100 and Ground Loop - Help!

Those standards are for new houses. Lots and lots of old houses have mains without ground in all rooms except the kitchen. Regarding the hum in the system, a grounded wall socket won't help. What might is to tie the signal ground to the chassis ground on the source. Ah, ok. Thanks. Just as a matter...
by Spannko
2019-10-18 13:52
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn KRDS into LK100 and Ground Loop - Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 1431

Re: Linn KRDS into LK100 and Ground Loop - Help!

“Children’s living room/play room” - “unearthed wall socket” Assuming you’re not trolling, which I’d rather you were! Can I suggest that you disconnect everything electrical in the room and employ the services of an electrician as soon as possible? As far as I am aware, Sweden follows the German ele...
by Spannko
2019-10-17 09:56
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Lingo 1 recap result
Replies: 15
Views: 4566

Re: Lingo 1 recap result

Good points, Spannko! However, I believe that "more detail" is worthy of a more critical evaluation. Why? Because it's not just a positive quality of the reproduction, it's also an illusion created by errors in the reproduction. That's why I wrote "perceived detail". For instance, if one adds a tim...
by Spannko
2019-10-13 19:55
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Lingo 1 recap result
Replies: 15
Views: 4566

Re: Lingo 1 recap result

IMHO, not only is there nothing wrong with being able to hear more detail; it’s something I quite enjoy. However, as we know, musicality is way more important than any other HiFi evaluation criteria, and of course they may, or may not be related to one another. So, more or less detail doesn’t necess...
by Spannko
2019-10-12 02:04
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 76243

Re: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.

Good Evening All, I've just seen this almost simultaneously via Peter Swain and here. Yes it is good news BUT there is a bigger picture here. This is the same firm that announced a price rise and then cancelled it and allowed themselves to stop producing streamers and have now re-introduced them. A...
by Spannko
2019-10-08 23:00
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2275
Views: 313175

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

By now, I really shouldn’t be surprised by any differences I hear, but the network switch comparison has caught me off guard. How can something like a switch make so much difference? It’s crazy! It’s also quite disheartening that the Cisco has generated such a following because I wouldn’t mind betti...
by Spannko
2019-10-08 22:45
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2275
Views: 313175

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I had not planned on posting another video yet as I still have a little thing or two left to do with my system. However I was listening the night before last and just had to record this. This is not a comparison, consider it a document of a work in progress. https://www.dropbox.com/s/0durf9rqvo4t2b...
by Spannko
2019-10-07 21:17
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2275
Views: 313175

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

there is more to come since I know now how to do it. But its strange how different it sounds even compared to the recordings on the phone. The first time I listened to the files on dropbox through the links provided it seemed my system plays the file too slow. Yes, it’s worth reiterating that our c...
by Spannko
2019-10-05 12:57
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Klimax Twin or Solos
Replies: 24
Views: 3531

Re: Linn Klimax Twin or Solos

+ 1

EDIT: Thinking a bit more, I’d rather have a Katalyst KDS/Melco/Innuos, with your current amp/s and speakers, in preference to an Akurate DS, with any amps and speakers.
by Spannko
2019-10-02 11:32
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 514
Views: 66011

Re: HAKAI playground

Sorry if this is an obvious question, but I know very little about computers.

Was Debian9 installed on a Tinkerboard S ?
by Spannko
2019-09-30 23:17
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 514
Views: 66011

Re: HAKAI playground

Debian 9
by Spannko
2019-09-20 18:41
Forum: HiFi
Topic: "Dual mono" and True Dual Mono
Replies: 29
Views: 2786

Re: "Dual mono" and True Dual Mono

I know very little about electronic circuit design but I’m wondering if the “protective earth” causes more problems than it solves? To help you understand my thinking, here are a few thoughts bouncing around my head: 1. Take a simple circuit - battery +’ve > wire > bulb > wire > battery -‘ve This d...
by Spannko
2019-09-20 18:04
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2275
Views: 313175

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

If we are talking about the Ortofon Red I cannot follow your dealer at all. It may be the most musical Ortofon mm cart but even the old AT95 was more musically satisfying.... I feel a dealer breathing down your neck Spannko! :-) Ha ha! Thanks beck. There’s another one crossed off the list then.
by Spannko
2019-09-20 13:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2275
Views: 313175

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Have you ever compared a K9 to the Adikt Spannko? I am slightly wary that my old Valhalla/Ittok deck was voiced for a lively up and at 'em AT cart. I do know what you mean to some extent, about the new AT carts. The K9 just seems very 'right'. If i had the option to get buying new K9s then that wou...
by Spannko
2019-09-19 21:26
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2275
Views: 313175

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Sorry guys. I know I’m in the minority here, but so far my opinion of the 95’s is that they’re all pants and that none of them can bang out a decent choon. They might be ok for £40+, but that’s just about it. I think that I can confidently say that all of our expectations are for something considera...
by Spannko
2019-09-18 23:56
Forum: HiFi
Topic: "Dual mono" and True Dual Mono
Replies: 29
Views: 2786

Re: "Dual mono" and True Dual Mono

Completely separate grounds for the left and right channel means that the only place the grounds of the two channels come together is at the AC power strip or the wall. Even equipment that is dual mono in construction normally has the left and right signal grounds connected together. This is easily...
by Spannko
2019-09-18 23:04
Forum: HiFi
Topic: "Dual mono" and True Dual Mono
Replies: 29
Views: 2786

Re: "Dual mono" and True Dual Mono

So I'm not sure how you would take the connection closer to mother earth. I suppose one possible extension of the separate left and right grounds would be to have another circuit breaker and AC wall outlet so that you could have one channel on one circuit and one channel on the other, keeping the g...
by Spannko
2019-09-15 12:23
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Linn Akurate 242 Mk2
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: Linn Akurate 242 Mk2

The arrays are silver.

The stands are the solid one piece type.

Unfortunately, no boxes, but they may be available from Linn.
by Spannko
2019-09-14 10:48
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 92
Views: 8414

Re: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E

I’d put my money on a nude elliptical too, but I’d also put a two way on us both being wrong! Experience has thought me that reliance on “knowledge” can lead us down the garden path! Hm. So you put all your money on the nude elliptical and the same amount on it being the wrong choice? That means yo...
by Spannko
2019-09-14 10:25
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Linn Akurate 242 Mk2
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: Linn Akurate 242 Mk2

In the UK
by Spannko
2019-09-14 00:22
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 92
Views: 8414

Re: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E

Ron,

Do you think that the lower cost AT95’s represent the state of the art (musically speaking) or are they just great value for money? If someone was more concerned with maxing out musicality, how much do you think someone would need to spend in order to improve on the 95?