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by markiteight
2019-04-20 04:04
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: It really ties the room together
Replies: 26
Views: 8440

Re: It really ties the room together

Great feedback, everybody! I have to say I agree with all the comments, even the contradictory ones. It's a bit of a conundrum, but then... What type of interconnects are you sporting there? Is everything kosher at that end? A very good question, a2! I was using all blacks. Here it is again with sil...
by markiteight
2019-04-19 06:22
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: It really ties the room together
Replies: 26
Views: 8440

Re: It really ties the room together

Nait: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1mdz3x4t7dpceof/IMG_0347.MOV?dl=0 Linto -> Nait: https://www.dropbox.com/s/d9si5xebjioa7hn/IMG_0352.MOV?dl=0 Exotik -> Klout: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wswhvxc52rvd5v1/IMG_0354.MOV?dl=0 Linto -> Exotik -> Klout: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nflbhem7yfi0qwl/IMG_0353.MOV?d...
by markiteight
2019-04-19 01:44
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: It really ties the room together
Replies: 26
Views: 8440

Re: It really ties the room together

Certainly a lot of differences in setup between the clips. I don't really think it tells us much about the amps. I preferred the all Linn clip. It seemed better balanced too. I'd like to hear both amp options via Linto though. Your wish is my command! I managed to find enough connectors to make up ...
by markiteight
2019-04-19 01:19
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Determining optimum solder temperature
Replies: 7
Views: 2862

Re: Determining optimum solder temperature

This is not good. Don't try to outsmart the soldering station. The figure you see on the display is not accurate. It's constantly lagging behind what's happening at the joint, where the heat is drained. Set the temperature. Wait until the temperature is stable. Ignore the display while you solder. ...
by markiteight
2019-04-18 05:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2267
Views: 312516

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I fear this one may divide opinion but we'll see. A change to the LP12. LP12 suspension probably not settled after transit and whole system cold with Radikal/Urika not used for a few weeks. Also, my favourite red LED Nait is having its volume control fixed so this is the green LED version. Option 1...
by markiteight
2019-04-18 05:08
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: It really ties the room together
Replies: 26
Views: 8440

Re: It really ties the room together

As promised here's a couple clips comparing Exotik/D with Klout to Nait1: Linn: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bvptj5cfqv3v9hd/IMG_0276.MOV?dl=0 Naim: https://www.dropbox.com/s/au27n8m524uwdh7/IMG_0336.MOV?dl=0 Please note this is unfortunately not a controlled comparison. Multiple variables changed betw...
by markiteight
2019-04-18 01:09
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Determining optimum solder temperature
Replies: 7
Views: 2862

Re: Determining optimum solder temperature

Hi markiteight and apologies for the late reply! No apologies necessary! Considering the hectic weekend you just had I appreciate such a quick response. Thank you so much for all the brilliant info. That will provide very useful. 5. No, this is not critical. Don't use too little and you'll be fine....
by markiteight
2019-04-16 22:15
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: It really ties the room together
Replies: 26
Views: 8440

Re: It really ties the room together

Cool! :) How are you getting on with it? Swimmingly! I only had a couple hours last night to play around with it and its performance was all over the map. Sometimes it wasn't doing anything for me, other times it held me absolutely spellbound. But mood swings aside, it's FUN! The amount of music th...
by markiteight
2019-04-15 21:41
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: How many Hakais are on this planet?
Replies: 18
Views: 4700

Re: How many Hakais are on this planet?

Are we only interested in HAKAI streamers or do HAKAI based NAS devices count as well?

I have one of each.
by markiteight
2019-04-15 00:12
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Determining optimum solder temperature
Replies: 7
Views: 2862

Determining optimum solder temperature

I have almost everything I need to make a set of optimum K400/2: Raw K400 cable Linn Knekt bananas (old style) Lejonklou recommended solder Weller WSD80 with broad tip, and A modicum of soldering skill. What I don't have is the ideal soldering temperature for my specific iron. Here's what I'm thinki...
by markiteight
2019-04-11 00:40
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Asus Tinker Board
Replies: 37
Views: 6320

Re: Asus Tinker Board

In the case of these clips, I tried listening through the sound differences, to concentrate on musical cues, but was with you in preferring B when listening on the laptop. Listening on the phone instead, the sax player not only put away the kazoo but also developed into a noticeably better musician...
by markiteight
2019-04-10 01:25
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Asus Tinker Board
Replies: 37
Views: 6320

Re: Asus Tinker Board

Matt, The quote function seems to have truncated the addresses which are as follows: Clip A https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yUjWQjmzhegP_8FvQCJdVQ7AXgZ-aAGj Clip B: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PFUsYB0FLbHgVEe0Yc0YeyGMqjpMQEDQ Brian I prefer B. The interaction between Sax and piano is much e...
by markiteight
2019-03-19 00:05
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Snakeoil OS
Replies: 125
Views: 16261

Re: Snakeoil OS

also, @markiteight, check your DSP settings when doing media conversion from AIFF->FLAC. I'm not sure if replay gain (or other DSP) is applied or not when converting. Have a check of that first. Next, experiment with different players and see which one gives you the sound you prefer. Will do. I kno...
by markiteight
2019-03-18 20:36
Forum: HiFi
Topic: How good are phono stages in vintage Linn preamps?
Replies: 11
Views: 2896

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

Is the phono stage in the Majik Kontrol the same as that found in the Exotik/Akurate? If so I can do a comparison of an Exotik with phono and a Linto.
by markiteight
2019-03-17 03:09
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Snakeoil OS
Replies: 125
Views: 16261

Re: Snakeoil OS

With LMS or Minimserver you have to rescan after each file load/change/delete to see the update on the control point. Gotcha. That worked. And it worked. Files converted to FLAC play normally. Out of curiosity I ran an album through dBPoweramp without changing formats in order to see if the AIFF ->...
by markiteight
2019-03-17 00:09
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Snakeoil OS
Replies: 125
Views: 16261

Re: Snakeoil OS

FairPlayMotty wrote:
2019-03-16 23:55
Did you rescan your server software?
¿Que?
by markiteight
2019-03-16 23:50
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Snakeoil OS
Replies: 125
Views: 16261

Re: Snakeoil OS

" .. what about this wheel thingy? It sounds a terribly interesting project.” “Ah,” said the marketing girl, “well, we’re having a little difficulty there.” “Difficulty?” exclaimed Ford. “Difficulty? What do you mean, difficulty? It’s the single simplest machine in the entire Universe!” The marketi...
by markiteight
2019-03-15 03:34
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Snakeoil OS
Replies: 125
Views: 16261

Re: Snakeoil OS

There should be a red trash can that you can click to remove the mounts. Then click on "Add" to setup a new one. U3 might have broken something as I just enabled folks to create more than 1 mounts. Possibly introduced a bug with this change. I'd look into this and see if I can fix it. Or overhaul t...
by markiteight
2019-03-15 03:16
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Snakeoil OS
Replies: 125
Views: 16261

Re: Snakeoil OS

1. Is this a separate step? I thought upmpdcli was included in Snakeoil? The facility to install Upmpdcli from within the Snakeoil GUI is available in the unlocked version. Under "Snakeoil" it will appear, along with Minimserver, in the "Music Software" section. Make sure the machine is connected t...
by markiteight
2019-03-12 23:52
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Snakeoil OS
Replies: 125
Views: 16261

Re: Snakeoil OS

FairPlayMotty wrote:
2019-03-12 23:14
Have you thought of converting the AIFF files to flac or alac? I have two utilities in the PC world that would do that very easily.
Yes. But not as a first resort.
by markiteight
2019-03-12 21:35
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Snakeoil OS
Replies: 125
Views: 16261

Re: Snakeoil OS

Hi everybody. Sorry I'm late. Welcome to the rabbit hole, Agent Kith! You can follow the guide here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lvm Thank you. That guide was very useful for helping me better understand what LVM is and what it does, but when it comes to describing how to implement LVM it still left me...
by markiteight
2019-03-12 04:45
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Snakeoil OS
Replies: 125
Views: 16261

Re: Snakeoil OS

Okay, winding back a little from sentiments expressed last night, I've persevered with Snakeoil and got it (sort of) working. I'm glad to see you're giving it another shot. You've been an asset to this project and I was bummed to see you go. I have two issues currently: first, although I can get Sn...
by markiteight
2019-03-12 04:31
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Snakeoil OS
Replies: 125
Views: 16261

Re: Snakeoil OS

Can you try it the other way round: share from OSX, and CIFS mount to the music share on your laptop from SnakeOil? Hopefully SnakeOil then gives you an explorer to copy (pull) from laptop using the SnakeOil NAS onto one of your 600GB Intel 320 media/music SSDs... Alternatively, which drive is Beth...
by markiteight
2019-03-10 21:52
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Snakeoil OS
Replies: 125
Views: 16261

Re: Snakeoil OS

Agent Kith is awaiting a forum account activation but dropped me an email to address the issue faced by markiteight as follows: That is a known issue with how samba calculates disk space. e.g. if the mount is like so: sda1:/media/music sdb1:/media/music/disk_1 sdc1:/media/music/disk_2 When you look...