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by vicdiaz
2008-12-18 17:50
Forum: HiFi
Topic: 2nd System - how good is good enough?
Replies: 10
Views: 5192

Please tell us more Vic! It's just a Windows XP SP3-based PC with silent 500-watt power supply running Slimdevices Squeezecenter connected to a Firestone Audio Fubar II USB DAC with a Firestone Audio Supplier power supply (like a Naim Hicap for the DAC!). The USB DAC is connected to a Naim Nait 5i ...
by vicdiaz
2008-12-16 11:47
Forum: HiFi
Topic: 2nd System - how good is good enough?
Replies: 10
Views: 5192

Music Lover wrote:If you have a DS today, you already have the NAS etc --> get a Sneaky!
Add whatever speakers you like and enjoy.
Sneaky is a STEAL :D
Would love to get a Sneaky, but the lack of auxiliary inputs made me decide to make my own PC-based 'Sneaky-Cheapy' :mrgreen:
by vicdiaz
2008-12-13 13:22
Forum: HiFi
Topic: 2nd System - how good is good enough?
Replies: 10
Views: 5192

Re: 2nd System - how good is good enough?

Charlie1, I had a similiar situation as you but finally I've got a 2nd system that at least I can spend hours listening to. It took me a few months to find the correct components due to size and space constraints but as of yesterday I'm very happy with what I've acomplished, even though the only Lin...
by vicdiaz
2008-12-08 16:14
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Leia DS - a DS application running on Nokia N800/810
Replies: 213
Views: 139541

sommerfee wrote:Vic, what a blasphemous thought, shame on you! :shock: :lol: :mrgreen:
Yep, I thought the same and felt ashamed of myself. But what the heck, a bit of liquor cured that! :mrgreen:

Will try latest version tonite (if my kids let me!!!) :roll:
by vicdiaz
2008-12-02 23:58
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Leia DS - a DS application running on Nokia N800/810
Replies: 213
Views: 139541

This is sort of a weird request but being LeiaDS so good I would like it to be able to control other UPnP V1.0 media renderers, for example GMediarender. I'm setting up a Linux/Ubuntu PC in my bedroom and I'm currently using GMediarender as the media renderer with flac files being served by Twonky. ...
by vicdiaz
2008-11-19 00:30
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Tukan/Katan Active mono bass card's
Replies: 2
Views: 2294

Re: Tukan/Katan Active mono bass card's

Linntek wrote:I belive they are the same.
Still want them? I have an almost new Treble/Bass set not in use since I switched my two AV5105s to a single 2250.
by vicdiaz
2008-10-04 16:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Sneaky Music DS Network Music Player
Replies: 63
Views: 36050

I'd like the government to give me just a little $500,000US bail-out. :mrgreen: Out of the $700 billion it should hardly be missed! Like an old dog waiting for his owner, I'm waiting for mine, even though if split evenly betwee all U.S. residents the math says that it's only $2,121.21 per person ($...
by vicdiaz
2008-09-25 02:36
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The best NAS for a DS?
Replies: 85
Views: 49667

Re: NAS's and disk thoughts...

Hi D-Link was a good device for the price! There was a slight glitch adding the second disk after initiating it as a single disk device; it didn't correctly change into RAID 1 (I knew something was up when writing to the NAS; only the one disk light was blinking and the other remained continuously ...
by vicdiaz
2008-08-13 05:14
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Leia DS - a DS application running on Nokia N800/810
Replies: 213
Views: 139541

Sorry for the mistake... :(


:mrgreen:
by vicdiaz
2008-08-09 01:45
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Leia DS - a DS application running on Nokia N800/810
Replies: 213
Views: 139541

Alex,

Any new release for testing???

:mrgreen:
by vicdiaz
2008-08-09 01:38
Forum: HiFi
Topic: new akurate 242
Replies: 5
Views: 3883

Oh yes!!!

Listened to the new ones when first listened to the Akurate DS!!!

Be aware that if you listen them, your bank account/credit card will suffer!!!

:mrgreen:
by vicdiaz
2008-07-24 18:50
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: New firmware for DS: Bute
Replies: 80
Views: 36005

Nicolav wrote:Now the latest version of software (1.1-0.6) sounds fantastic! :D
I installed it two nights ago and I agree!
by vicdiaz
2008-07-21 15:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Speaker cables other than Linn
Replies: 26
Views: 14850

Naim amps (except the Nait-5) do consider the speaker cable as part of the load seen by the amplifier. If the speaker cable is not within Naim's capacitive load expected specs, it could end up damaging the amplifier. K20 is exactly the same type of cable as Naim's NACA4 so there is no issue using K2...
by vicdiaz
2008-07-17 02:49
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Speakers
Replies: 84
Views: 39309

Re: Speakers

Speaker units degrades slowly by time and usage. Do they? In what way...please elaborate. I have no deeper knowledge, but it seems to me that old speaker units, especially trebles seem to becomes rather harch after some (ten or so) years.. It is not the drivers that become harsh, crossover capacito...
by vicdiaz
2008-07-16 18:30
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Living in a dream world
Replies: 13
Views: 6525

The moment you buy a company that sells a product that you enjoy as part of your hobby your priorities change and its not a hobby any more.

It's a job (maybe a fun one!!!!)

Better ask Ivor...
by vicdiaz
2008-07-15 18:31
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Living in a dream world
Replies: 13
Views: 6525

Maybe I'm in for a surprise!!!! If so, I may be tempted to sell my Linn gear (pre and amp) and just keep the NAIT-2 for amplification. Is this with the aim of getting a Klimax DS by any chance? Maybe, but I don't think the selling price of an Exotik, Akurate DS, 2250 and a pair of Kytes (will keep ...
by vicdiaz
2008-07-14 14:37
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Living in a dream world
Replies: 13
Views: 6525

I'm currently trying to set up the dream system I wished for 24 years ago. I've already got a 2nd hand NAIT-2 and a pair of Rega Kytes (always arrived late for a pair of Kans...) What's left??? Source of course!!! I maybe use my notebook with a decent DAC to play the FLACs in my NAS server. Yesterda...
by vicdiaz
2008-07-10 16:01
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Leia DS - a DS application running on Nokia N800/810
Replies: 213
Views: 139541

Finally my new N800 arrived yesterday!!! Was a REAL pain to decipher the keys for the firmware upgrade since the process explicitly says 'Make sure the unit is powered off'. The process of powering it on by pressing the 'swap' and poweron button does not work from a powered-off condition. :evil: I i...
by vicdiaz
2008-07-08 13:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Best sounding LAN cable for DS
Replies: 195
Views: 88341

Vicdiaz ! Rain falls on the Linn factory most of the time,that's what inspires them to produce great gear,I suppose the noise of water clattering against the windows is not conducive to a peaceful environment for listening to music so you may be on to something. :? But remember next time it rains t...
by vicdiaz
2008-07-07 18:50
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Best sounding LAN cable for DS
Replies: 195
Views: 88341

lejonklou wrote:
vicdiaz wrote:For sure one thing that affects the upgrade perception is the mood in which a person is and the weather.
For people who are experienced with the Tune Method, mood and weather will not affect the outcome much.
Yeah right... Ask my wife...

:roll:
by vicdiaz
2008-07-07 13:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Best sounding LAN cable for DS
Replies: 195
Views: 88341

But what I know for sure is that I got a catastrophic result when I updated my Auskerry-optimized system to Bute, while other ones claimed that Bute is better (in terms of tune-dem) than Auskerry. BE AWARE that firmware upgrades are affected by the way the planets and the Moon are aligned and last ...
by vicdiaz
2008-07-03 14:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Power cords
Replies: 205
Views: 136603

I don't think neither Linn nor their A/C cord supliers spend any time testing directionality in A/C power cords or which plug goes at what end of the cable. These cords are not done specifically for Linn. If you take a look at them they are exactly the same as the A/C cords supplied to other Audio v...
by vicdiaz
2008-07-01 14:35
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Old and cheap
Replies: 66
Views: 53317

In fact I already have an LP12 motor controller proto called 'Uddevalla' sitting on a shelf. It was made several years ago and has an ingenious circuit, never before used in a turntable, which makes the motor run considerably more quiet than it does with a Lingo. I think it has great potential. :sh...
by vicdiaz
2008-07-01 14:32
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Leia DS - a DS application running on Nokia N800/810
Replies: 213
Views: 139541

Wolfie wrote:
vicdiaz wrote:Finally my order went thru!!!
You may have to update it when it arrives - I bought mine at the start of May and it still had OS2007 on it.

Mick.
First thing to do as soon as it arrives!!!

:mrgreen:
by vicdiaz
2008-07-01 00:47
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Leia DS - a DS application running on Nokia N800/810
Replies: 213
Views: 139541

Finally my order went thru!!!