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by donuk
2020-01-29 18:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Melco S100 Network Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 2191

Re: Melco S100 Network Switch

spannko - I have been using the N1/A simply as a NAS and not passing the signal through it. This was simply to be able to evaluate the S100 and know what I was actually hearing. But the effect of the S100 is much greater than the "Melco N1/A" effect. The S100 sadly has to go back to Sound Organisati...
by donuk
2020-01-29 16:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Melco S100 Network Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 2191

Re: Melco S100 Network Switch

Spannko - I have a Netgear SG108E and a GS205 - used both for comparison purposes...
Also tried using both my QNAP NAS and Melco N1/A with these in various configurations.

Sadly no substitute for the real thing in my system.

Donuk beautiful downtown York
by donuk
2020-01-29 10:43
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Melco S100 Network Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 2191

Melco S100 Network Switch

Well, I have borrowed a Melco S100 Network Switch. I have had it in my system for a few days. It works. Don't ask my why or how, but it does. I am not an expert on network traffic. But I borrowed the unit out of curiosity quite expecting it not to work. I also took it yesterday to a chum who has a N...
by donuk
2020-01-13 11:03
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Links on the back of speakers
Replies: 2
Views: 1479

Links on the back of speakers

Hello Fellow Freddie Followers.. I know this topic is discussed on various forums, with varying conclusions, but I would like to give it an outing here (again?). I have some Totem Model One Signature speakers, mounted on Linn Kann stands. I rather like them in my small listening room. I use 2.5 m of...
by donuk
2020-01-02 16:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 5970

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 resol...
by donuk
2019-12-23 14:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 5970

Re: Musical NAS Drives

Melco

Season's Greetings from beautiful downtown York
by donuk
2019-12-05 12:42
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Linn Bananas
Replies: 82
Views: 50843

Re: Linn Bananas

I will just add this to the mix from an overcast beautiful downtown York. Firstly Season's greetings to my friends here. Secondly - those of you near York and in touch with Hamish at the Sound Organisation, do chat to him about his latest "find". He has been stocking the skeletal Z type plugs for so...
by donuk
2019-11-11 01:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Thoughts on HiFi
Replies: 30
Views: 5231

Re: Thoughts on HiFi

I think this a very interesting aspect of our hobby Charlie1 and quite brave of you to raise it really. I am sure you are being hard on yourself. I know a lot of remarkably non-musical friends who may also have poor systems who get a great deal of pleasure - often from music that I would not have in...
by donuk
2019-10-26 09:17
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Mono Vinyl
Replies: 8
Views: 1938

Re: Mono Vinyl

Perhaps one could use a stereo amplifier and bi-amp a mono signal.....

Donuk
by donuk
2019-09-22 12:54
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Optimum ripping solutions
Replies: 61
Views: 31133

Re: Optimum ripping solutions

I find dBpoweramp is great. I set mine to Flac "lossless uncompressed". I always rip to a hard disk in my computer for ease and speed of writing - this I use as primary store of my music. I then tidy up any metadata using Tag Editor (on my Mac) Mp3tag is good for windows. I then transfer the file(s)...
by donuk
2019-09-04 11:32
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?
Replies: 430
Views: 172614

Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

Forgive me if it has been posted elsewhere, but Linn has closed it previous Firmware and Beta links Colin of Linn sent me this https://docs.linn.co.uk/wiki/index.php/Konfig_Manual#Recovery_Procedure I haven't had time to have a good look at it, but it seems a bit of a muddle to me. But useful to get...
by donuk
2019-06-17 09:41
Forum: HiFi
Topic: 7 skeets..?
Replies: 5
Views: 2029

Re: 7 skeets..?

Use a pile of coins to make up the 8th position. I bet you never hear the difference.

And just think, somewhere in the universe there must be a hifi enthusiast who is listening to their system using only one skeet.

Donuk beautiful downtown York
by donuk
2019-06-11 20:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Is aktiv operation best in all respects (same quality amp)?
Replies: 77
Views: 33428

Re: Is aktiv operation best in all respects (same quality amp)?

Having tried various ways of wiring speakers and amplifiers in my home over the years, and hearing some of the top Linn systems in dealers' audition rooms and shows, I must concur with Matthias when he says "passive system single amping and single wiring is the most musical sounding". I am not sure ...
by donuk
2019-06-07 17:26
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?
Replies: 430
Views: 172614

Re: DS firmware - what is the lastest on the most musical one?

I presume that 4.53.125 came out before Kat. Therefore not an option for some of us. I get the impression that the recent firmwares, at least for my ADS, sound rather similar. As does the very latest 4.70.300. Perhaps I am getting unexpectation fatigue. Bit of a habit updating all the time. I do not...
by donuk
2019-06-02 11:17
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Routers and switches.
Replies: 35
Views: 24479

Re: Routers and switches.

Hi Matt Thank you for your long posting. When I first read it I understood that you owned a Naim Statement! I like your description of how to identify good music reproduction. Much like my own method. I have found that using my Virgin Superhub as a modem and getting another router, and thence to a s...
by donuk
2019-05-20 15:37
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Skeets experience
Replies: 3
Views: 1977

Re: Linn Skeets experience

Try putting the spikes back, using the Skeets, and putting a small blob of bluetak under each Skeet.
by donuk
2019-05-15 19:54
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Is this possible and safe?
Replies: 2
Views: 3566

Re: Is this possible and safe?

It seems that you have been forgotten, old chap..... If I understand you correctly you have this - a really good preamplifier, and you are proposing feeding that into a unit of obviously lesser quality, using it just as a headphone amplifier. Well there are no doubt better solutions, but without buy...
by donuk
2019-05-08 09:20
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Donuk's system
Replies: 12
Views: 10343

Re: Donuk's system

OK Defender, I have to admit, you have a point..... So I have lived with bi-amping for a few days. Some things are better. There is an even wider sound stage, and more detail in the music comes through. It is possible to hear hidden instruments a bit better on many tracks. I have tried swapping the ...
by donuk
2019-05-06 19:13
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Donuk's system
Replies: 12
Views: 10343

Donuk's system

I used to have vinyl - LP12, Uphorik, Dynavector, &c Got rid of it all a few years ago - suddenly the cottage got a lot bigger. Now have Melco, Linn ADS/Kat, and the speakers are Totem Model 1 Signatures. I have had two amplifiers out on the racks (Isoblue) for some time. The problem is that I have ...
by donuk
2019-03-29 18:54
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Routers and switches.
Replies: 35
Views: 24479

Re: Routers and switches.

I do not feel qualified to report on the sound of switches and cables. However I do think there are audible advantages to having the NAS (and Melco in my case) in a different room to the streamer. What I have also found makes a positive improvement, not least in functionality, is to install, effecti...
by donuk
2019-03-18 20:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: How good are phono stages in vintage Linn preamps?
Replies: 14
Views: 5247

Re: How good are phono stages in vintage Linn preamps?

I agree with Charlie 1. The phono stage on the Majik Kontrol (moving coil) I found to be excellent. I had the opportunity of a second hand Linto, and found it hard to convince myself I had made an upgrade. When I got a Uphorik, things were very different. A significant upgrade. Donuk beautiful downt...
by donuk
2019-02-20 16:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Food for thought
Replies: 2
Views: 946

Re: Food for thought

I have often felt that early sixties pop music sounds more nostalgic when played on a three inch speaker driven by a couple of OC71s. I am sure early Beatles, Stones, Hollies and the like were mixed for this.

donuk beautiful downtown York
by donuk
2019-02-04 19:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Wife issue ...
Replies: 46
Views: 8500

Re: Wife issue ...

Sort of reminds me of the gag: "For sale, top rate hifi units for sale. Knock down prices. Phone 01245 535333. If a guy answers, ring off....." I like the Linn Klimax twin. I have a twin and a Tundra 2. Both have different strengths and weaknesses. So I keep them both and alternate them weekly when ...
by donuk
2019-02-03 11:30
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3501
Views: 445254

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I use the same Kan stands with my Totem model one signatures. Interesting that the design seems to let the speakers breathe - that is you can feel the vibrations running through the steel struts. Certainly not a solid base for the speakers. I have positioned the stands at 90 degrees to the normal wa...
by donuk
2018-12-27 10:36
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SPACE Optimisation Measurement for Your Speakers
Replies: 16
Views: 4178

Re: SPACE Optimisation Measurement for Your Speakers

I can confirm that Sunbeam is real, genuine, and delivers the goods.
Mine are the Totem Model One Signatures on the list.

Donuk sunny downtown York