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by Spannko
2020-05-09 13:50
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 163
Views: 23928

Re: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E

I’m sure there will be an optimum tracking force. Not too light, and not too heavy. “Just Right” as Goldilocks would say. It would make a good playground experiment. Use a record you don’t particularly like, start at 0.1g and gradually increase the downforce in 0.1g increments to 3g and share the re...
by Spannko
2020-05-09 11:46
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 434
Views: 43858

Re: Karousel

Wow! The Karousel has come on leaps and bounds. It seems like a total win-win for LP12 owners now. Much better music & much better sound. Nice one Linn, you’ve pulled the rabbit out of the hat 🎩🐰😁
by Spannko
2020-05-09 11:25
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Netgear GS108T Power Supply
Replies: 67
Views: 6712

Re: Netgear GS108T Power Supply

I keep getting better and better music from my cd player (because I do not give up). Cd is a fantastic medium for music IF they had just taken into account that you have to be able to trim the vibrations to perfection effecting the cd players internal laser and electronic boards! I totally agree be...
by Spannko
2020-05-08 13:04
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Snatex's System
Replies: 7
Views: 2531

Re: Snatex's System

I missed Fredrik’s guide the first time round, but it really is excellent, and the only way to set up a pair of speakres for maximum musical enjoyment.
by Spannko
2020-05-08 11:24
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Netgear GS108T Power Supply
Replies: 67
Views: 6712

Re: Netgear GS108T Power Supply

Thanks beck. Out of the two, I think the Netgear is the more musical by a slight margin, and the DIY has a better sound in that it is clearer, more open and spacious, but when the music gets more complex, the illusion starts to break down a bit. It’s OK’ish, but still not quite good enough. The old ...
by Spannko
2020-05-08 02:56
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Netgear GS108T Power Supply
Replies: 67
Views: 6712

Re: Netgear GS108T Power Supply

In that case, as long as I stay away from the text books, I should be fine! 😁

Seriously though, I’m finding that none of the text books mention anything related to designing for musicality, so it’s totally seat of the pants stuff!
by Spannko
2020-05-07 17:35
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Netgear GS108T Power Supply
Replies: 67
Views: 6712

Re: Netgear GS108T Power Supply

Sure, well over thirty years ago I used to build tube pre and power-amps. We regulated the living daylight out of every stage in those things and evaluated again and again and again.. Then I ran into Ivor and Charlie Brennan at CES in Chicago; we danced the night away in their hotel room to music p...
by Spannko
2020-05-07 17:33
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Netgear GS108T Power Supply
Replies: 67
Views: 6712

Re: Netgear GS108T Power Supply

V.A.MKD wrote:
2020-05-07 15:34
If voltage is OK, why don't you try without Voltage Regulator ...
The voltage off the caps is about 20V, which is too high for the GS108T. It’s worth trying in the future though, with a lower voltage output transformer.
by Spannko
2020-05-07 13:50
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Netgear GS108T Power Supply
Replies: 67
Views: 6712

Re: Netgear GS108T Power Supply

I think we’re ok andy2. This area of the forum is set aside for diy projects, amongst other stuff. Just as a matter of interest, have you ever built your own power supply and listened to the result? The reason I ask is because at this point in my “power supply designer” career 😂 it’s not clear how m...
by Spannko
2020-05-07 10:07
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Netgear GS108T Power Supply
Replies: 67
Views: 6712

Re: Netgear GS108T Power Supply

Thanks for your input andy2, and thanks for the link to the book - it’s a real gem 🤓 I’ve had a quick look at the book, but couldn’t find anything related to the circuits internal impedance. Would you mind explaining a bit more about that, and why you think it would help? I must stress that I’m an a...
by Spannko
2020-05-06 23:56
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Netgear GS108T Power Supply
Replies: 67
Views: 6712

Re: Netgear GS108T Power Supply

Here’s the videos of the latest version.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8c0hfp3bkfx ... RFeqa?dl=0

Don’t expect too much, cos the transformer isn’t great, but it might give an indication of the direction it’s going in.
by Spannko
2020-05-06 12:48
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Netgear GS108T Power Supply
Replies: 67
Views: 6712

Re: Netgear GS108T Power Supply

For anyone who wants to try and build their own power supply, here’s a circuit diagram with a parts list: 5E01E280-0B6A-4C6F-8DBE-B73E9B1C4F73.png Transformer: This has yet to be decided. My favourite to date was a 25 year old Antrim Transformers model which has now developed an open circuit on the ...
by Spannko
2020-04-29 00:11
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Record player for an 8 year old audiophile
Replies: 1
Views: 1064

Re: Record player for an 8 year old audiophile

Definitely the Rega Planar 1 with an AT95 cartridge (not sure which particular version, charlie1 has some great experience with the carts, I’m sure he’ll be along in a bit to advise). BTW, don’t bother with any of the “similar” turntables - they’re all pants! Rega really are the undisputed budget Ki...
by Spannko
2020-04-27 21:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings
Replies: 72
Views: 8171

Re: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings

Hi Gussy, You’re right, there are ‘nuts’ which are screwed into the rear of the front baffle, but the bond between the nut and baffle will break down once its ability to resist turning is exceeded. Unfortunately, I know from experience that this can be as low as 1.5Nm, hence the suggestion to not ex...
by Spannko
2020-04-27 13:30
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings
Replies: 72
Views: 8171

Re: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings

Hi Spannko, How are you getting on at 0.55Nm? I’ve got a pair of Akudoriks and am following this thread with great interest! Hi Gussy, I intended to listen at 0.55Nm for a couple of days, but gave up after a couple of hours. In my system, 0.55Nm appeared to struggle with pitch and timing. For me, g...
by Spannko
2020-04-27 12:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings
Replies: 72
Views: 8171

Re: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings

I have fairly new Akudoriks and assume they were torqued correctly in the factory before shipping. I also assume that Linn use either air powered or electric tools to torque the bolts when assembling. The closest I have to that is a Makita 18v drill with a bit that does fit the bolts. The Makita ha...
by Spannko
2020-04-24 12:17
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings
Replies: 72
Views: 8171

Re: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings

17brutus wrote:
2020-04-24 11:10
I have got the Akudoriks with Katalyst and KEDSM. For me, with my speakers the 0,55 is much better in every aspect, too.
I’m going to try 0.55Nm and live with it for a couple of days before going back to 0.75/0.80/0.85Nm.
by Spannko
2020-04-24 11:03
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings
Replies: 72
Views: 8171

Re: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings

Well gentlemen, we have a conundrum: Everybody preferred 0,55 Nm, as opposed to a unanimous preference for 0,8 on Spannko's Akudoriks. Could it be, that the values are different for Akudorik and Akubarik?? I have been living with 0,55 Nm on my Akubariks for more than a year now and like it a lot. G...
by Spannko
2020-04-23 21:17
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings
Replies: 72
Views: 8171

Re: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings

So here are my clips with 0,55 vs. 0,85 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5z7o35xvssk3pbt/Video%2023.04.20%2C%2021%2008%2009.mov?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/smu1p9lg7s1go0t/Video%2023.04.20%2C%2021%2010%2049.mov?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ih8vwz45x9qv92c/Video%2023.04.20%2C%2021%2019%2045.mov?dl=0 h...
by Spannko
2020-04-23 15:22
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings
Replies: 72
Views: 8171

Re: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings

OK, it looks like A is the clear favourite, which is 0.80Nm. This doesn’t mean that 0.80Nm is the best setting for the 3K array, for 2 reasons: 1. 0.85Nm might be better as Thomas & Fredrik suggests 2. My torque driver has a 6% tolerance, so my 0.80Nm setting could be anywhere between 0.75Nm and 0.8...
by Spannko
2020-04-23 14:36
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings
Replies: 72
Views: 8171

Re: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings

Here’s a couple of sets of recordings of the 3k array torqued to 0.55Nm or 0.90Nm in no particular order... Did you mean "0.90Nm" or was that a typo since it's labelled as 0.80Nm on Dropbox Fwiw, I'm for A too. Ah, well spotted! I originally set to 0.90Nm, then dropped to 0.80Nm, so you’re right, i...
by Spannko
2020-04-23 00:50
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings
Replies: 72
Views: 8171

Re: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings

Here’s a couple of sets of recordings of the 3k array torqued to 0.55Nm or 0.80Nm in no particular order. Which do you prefer. Set A or set B? https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0d4dct6m748xk68/AACCyLX5PcecffIPuxiDfRNza?dl=0 ThomasOK. I can’t remember tbh, so I’ll have a listen tomorrow. EDIT: Changed the h...
by Spannko
2020-04-22 13:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings
Replies: 72
Views: 8171

Re: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings

Tendaberry wrote:
2020-04-22 11:30
Maybe it's time for me to make some clips comparing 0,55 to 0,8 Nm?
You’re on! I’ll do a couple of recordings tonight 🙂
by Spannko
2020-04-22 11:20
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings
Replies: 72
Views: 8171

Re: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings

I’ve just checked my Akudoriks and all the bolts were really loose (I haven’t check them for about 18 months). I tightened the bass units to 1Nm and the arrays to 0.9Nm. This sounded a bit too “etched” and hifi’y, which surprised me tbh. I tried 0.55Nm, but this didn’t work too well for me, so went ...
by Spannko
2020-04-21 03:41
Forum: HiFi
Topic: a bit of fun
Replies: 39
Views: 4158

Re: a bit of fun

This is something I sometimes think about too.

For me, it would have to be a system built around the Troika, so it would be pre-circus LP12 + Lingo 1 + Ekos 1 + Kairn + Aktiv x/o + 3 off LK280/Spark + Isobariks + loads of great vinyl and music from the pre-loudness war days.