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by markiteight
2020-03-12 01:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I'm glad everyone insisted on hearing those missing clips! I was rather smitten by +5 but after your feedback I tried +4 again and you're right, it's better. I'm thinking I might be there (or damn close) but let's try the other direction just to be sure. If Charlie1 gets to play disco, I'm going to ...
by markiteight
2020-03-12 01:38
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

And now for something completely different... Clip A https://www.dropbox.com/s/x921rtkhxr97gvq/video%20mar%2008%2C%204%2032%2029%20pm.mov?dl=0 Clip B https://www.dropbox.com/s/9k3e8lpjfxqt9fe/video%20mar%2008%2C%204%2034%2018%20pm.mov?dl=0 Clip 1 https://www.dropbox.com/s/v0igpdg25ore72q/video%20ma...
by markiteight
2020-03-11 19:41
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

P10 has be returned. Musically enjoyable and great sound but not as coherent and enjoyable as either LP12. It did highlight that the 110 sounds too speeded up much of the time, but I've come up with two nicely balanced systems with the kit I've got: 1.) Radikal LP12 > 32.5/SNAPS/250 > Briks: https:...
by markiteight
2020-03-11 19:23
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

It would be great to hear your old 0.6+4 clip versus 0.6+4 with new power cables..... Yeah, I would be interested to hear 0,6 + 4 with the new power cords against 0,6 + 5 Oops! I missed a step. Sorry 'bout that. https://youtu.be/RmHUeyZwFAk https://youtu.be/Hot22t5XrzE I hasten to note that these c...
by markiteight
2020-03-11 04:30
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Lejonklou North American power cords
Replies: 7
Views: 5171

Re: Lejonklou North American power cords

I am thoroughly enjoying these power cables. In the clips ThomasOK posted it is easy to hear the improvement, and that’s in comparison to an already very good cable. Replacing my mish-mash of random cables (it turns out there were actually two Longwell and one i-Sheng in there, but not Linn vetted v...
by markiteight
2020-03-11 04:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I'm totally with Fredrik on this. 0.6+4 and 0.8-1 are easily the two best with 0.8 and 0.8+1 getting progressively worse and more jumbled. I felt there was more bass energy at 0.6+4 but it sounds a bit sluggish to me, a usual sign of a low torque. The 0.8-1 actually seemed to me to move better, pro...
by markiteight
2020-03-10 03:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

A clear majority for the lower toque, which is interesting. I struggled with this one more than the previous ones because I heard things I liked on both 0.8 -1 and 0.6 +4. 0.6 +4 has the flow and the rhythm That it does, but there's something not getting through on the clips that I hear in room at t...
by markiteight
2020-03-08 04:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I still prefer .8 out of the four new clips although sonically it is a bit bright. I'd still try .8 -1 and +1 but I'd also be interested to hear how something like .6+4 sounds. Here 'ya go: 0.8 -1: https://youtu.be/76chEfYo318 0.8: https://youtu.be/E1DfgcGBngs 0.8 +1: https://youtu.be/5GiEatULPVM 0...
by markiteight
2020-03-08 03:17
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I did something I wanted to test again after I was not happy with the first outcome. Its loudspeaker on skeets. without skeets https://www.dropbox.com/s/k7wqwbqav9nbyn7/Video%2007.03.20%2C%2016%2018%2052.mov?dl=0 with skeets https://www.dropbox.com/s/3xzna0tsxvpskvx/Video%2007.03.20%2C%2018%2010%20...
by markiteight
2020-03-08 03:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Inspired by Rega's entry-level setup at Bristol Show I thought I'd try out their P10. I know 3 is not the magic number when it comes to comparisons so sorry about that. 1. Radikal LP12 with pre-Cirkus bearing, steel sub, Ekos SE, Krystal, Urika 2. Valhalla LP12 with pre-Cirkus bearing, steel sub, I...
by markiteight
2020-03-08 02:46
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Best sounding LAN cable for DS
Replies: 207
Views: 95469

Re: Best sounding LAN cable for DS

I understood Fredrik recommends to go for 8.5 ft length Cat 6a BJC, even if a shorter length would bridge the gap. Any opinion on the color? Theoretically, different colors might impose different chemistry, which might lead to different performance. Which one did you pick? IIRC Fredrik's recommenda...
by markiteight
2020-03-07 03:00
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Many, many thanks to everybody who have contributed their input. Beyond being quite helpful and insightful, its...fun! I give up deciding on what is the right number here but more importantly your system markiteight is playing lovely music again. :-) That sax does sound mighty fine though. It's real...
by markiteight
2020-03-06 03:40
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 407
Views: 41974

Re: Karousel

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What is the purpose of the bottom threaded piece?
by markiteight
2020-03-06 00:48
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Slight preference for 0.8 myself, but have to say I'm struggling to decide with this track... Also, what happened to your favorite value around 1.4 for comparison? Here 'ya be: 0.8: https://youtu.be/usThkVKzJP8 1.4 +2: https://youtu.be/wT8lLD1Vd2E Last night it got to the point where I had to put t...
by markiteight
2020-03-05 01:40
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

On Clip 2 I was looking for my control pad so I could play Super Mario Bros. Haha. Ok...I'll lay off the Postal Service, but they're a fun, somewhat eclectic group. I think you need to go much lower. Start at 0.4 and compare with 0.6, 0.8, 1.0 and 1.2. Then you can go to your favorite value around ...
by markiteight
2020-03-04 00:57
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Here's a replacement set of clips that hopefully won't get blocked:

1.4: https://youtu.be/mAclFpbS7hY
1.4 +4: https://youtu.be/a9kpE3OLXzY
1.6: https://youtu.be/E0BjPJJgvjQ
by markiteight
2020-03-03 23:26
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

1.6 was first to go - not bad, but doesn't compare to the other 2... It's between 1.5 & 1.4, literally: can you do 1.45, and 1.35 for good measure? I'm leaning towards 1.4, but curious whether you tried 1.3, or lower, as it'd be good to determine if there's something better in between 1.4 and 1.5, ...
by markiteight
2020-03-03 23:18
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

The videos are blocked in my country. Weird, I had no problems the last time.......... Apparently, "This video contains copyrighted material. As a result, it has been blocked in some countries and/or regions." Oh bother. It's Brandi Carlile's Cover Stories. I can't imagine why it would be blocked i...
by markiteight
2020-03-03 22:50
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I've been playing around with torques on the speakers, now that I'm able to do so. They really sing with torque settings lower than they were initially set (4.0Nm) and MUCH lower than what Zu recommends (9Nm). I am, however, stuck. I'm exploring the space between 1.0 and 2.0 and there are some lovel...
by markiteight
2020-03-03 22:00
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 543
Views: 88119

Re: HAKAI playground

Another set of clips... a three-way tie... I can assure you the subwoofer is off, that Bassline just isn’t easy to handle for the poor iPhone. Again, there are changes to electric components so while I’ve done my best to match volumes you’ll have to try to see past the slight variations. https://ww...
by markiteight
2020-03-03 00:45
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: It really ties the room together
Replies: 29
Views: 13802

Re: It really ties the room together

Defender wrote:
2020-03-02 21:57
you need to resist - I know its hard but its also nice to know a wonderful upgrade is waiting
Grrr. Ok...FINE!

:: pout ::
by markiteight
2020-03-03 00:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Hopefully an adjustment to the speaker position might bring the timing back into better alignment while retaining the clearer voicing. That's a good point. With all the changes it's probably time to reevaluate speaker position. Besides, I'm not sure I got it right in the first place. I may have fal...
by markiteight
2020-03-02 21:41
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: It really ties the room together
Replies: 29
Views: 13802

Re: It really ties the room together

Mondays are made brighter with the delivery of packages from ThomasOK: https://i.imgur.com/fMMAkYW.jpg?2 As excited as I am to get them installed in my system I'm afraid their break-in process will influence the outcome of other optimizations I'm currently working on. Should I show some restraint an...
by markiteight
2020-03-02 21:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Really interesting feedback. Thanks everyone! In room the change has made things less hi-fi, which is good, but it is also missing something. After reading everyone's feedback I listened to my clips again and agree the timing is off. I cross my fingers that A is the upgraded version! :-) It isn't! A...