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by paolo
2010-11-21 18:35
Forum: HiFi
Topic: A better NAS than Readynas NV+
Replies: 55
Views: 26385

Daniel wrote:
ST31000340NS is the seagate ES.2 that Paolo refers to. (1Tb)
ST31000524NS would be the new one, aka ES. Or ST32000644NS for 2Tb
All 3.5" drives
Yes thanks Daniel, ST31000524NS and ST32000644NS are exactly the Constellation HDDs I was referring to, and they're both 3.5" models.

Paolo
by paolo
2010-11-21 13:09
Forum: HiFi
Topic: A better NAS than Readynas NV+
Replies: 55
Views: 26385

Regarding harddisks, I believe Paolo has made some recent discoveries. Feel like sharing them, Paolo? Yes, though I cannot really explain the reason, In my experience HDDs can make a musically very significant difference. The best HDD I've found so far is the Seagate Constellation ES, surprisingly ...
by paolo
2010-07-09 13:31
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Cara 7
Replies: 11
Views: 6681

Azazello wrote:Did I just download cara 9? :?
Installed Cara 9 on KDS yesterday.....well I don't like it at all :(
by paolo
2010-06-24 00:18
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Cara 7
Replies: 11
Views: 6681

I'm with Nicolav here, I decidedly prefer Cara 3.4.2 above any version of Cara 6 (KDS/D-KK1/D-2200/D-K350P). Still haven't ried Cara 7 though.
by paolo
2010-05-12 12:22
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Cara Beta 3.6.7
Replies: 33
Views: 14879

Music Lover wrote:Ever tried 3.4.3 Paolo?
Yes, I have tried and I prefer 3.4.2. I've sent it to you by email this morning, please let us know what you think of it.
by paolo
2010-05-11 15:20
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Cara Beta 3.6.7
Replies: 33
Views: 14879

Sorry but I don't agree about Cara 6 being the best sw to date (KDS), though I agree version 3.6.7 is clearly the best of the entire "6" family. I confess I was quite positive at the beginning about 3.6.7 but a proper tune-dem of this version against my previuos best (3.4.2) showed that the former h...
by paolo
2010-02-05 15:28
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Multi wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 6943

Fredrik and Anthony, while I've not done any consistent comparison during these last years (my 242s have been driven only active or single wire passive, the latter being the simplest configuration to experiment with internal Chakra wirings), I sure feel near to you about multiwiring and passive mult...
by paolo
2010-02-05 11:57
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Which is the optimal length of speaker wires?
Replies: 172
Views: 84939

That's an interesting test Fredrik! I've never seriously compared different lenght of K400, the job you are purposing is probably very reliable but also very time consuming. I sincerely confess I'll hardly find the time to make such test but I'm very interested to know the outcome if you do it! :mrg...
by paolo
2010-01-22 15:38
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Elevating speaker cables and interconnects off the floor.
Replies: 14
Views: 10592

I've tried many years ago experimenting a little bit with this, suspending K400s both on insulating supports (pieces of foam and similiar) on the floor and hanging on rubber bands attached to the wall. The results were terrible indeed, you get a very impressive widening of the soundstage with plenty...
by paolo
2010-01-13 17:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Power cords
Replies: 205
Views: 134960

I completely concur with Thomas' findings about Powerline. When it came out in the market I did try it on a Chakra 2200 and on Lingo and both clearly changed for the worse. Though I found the sound somehow pleasant, both timing and cohesion were seriously compromised, resulting in music being much h...
by paolo
2009-10-17 14:56
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Klimax Kontrol/1
Replies: 17
Views: 13232

Mine has the upgraded audio board - not an all-new KK/1 - so it has the older controller board. Do you know if it's only the all-new KK/1 that is most affected by this setting or also upgraded original units? Just curious that's all. I don't know Charlie, the unit we used for the comparison was jus...
by paolo
2009-10-17 10:52
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Klimax Kontrol/1
Replies: 17
Views: 13232

Hi everybody and thank you for your replies. Ok, it seems the general opinion is that the KK/1 is much better than the old version (well, just like it should be!), though some, as Charlie, has not been happy until the new unit has settled in. This has also been my experience with a number of new pro...
by paolo
2009-10-16 17:47
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: New firmware for DS: Cara
Replies: 87
Views: 37577

With my KDS the best version so far IMO is 3.3.2 (beta). Next versions, comprising 3.4.1, are not as good.
by paolo
2009-10-12 15:00
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Klimax Kontrol/1
Replies: 17
Views: 13232

Klimax Kontrol/1

Hello everybody, I've recently made a listening test with a fellow Linnie comparing my origianl KK with his KK/1, updated around three months ago. Let me make a provocative question to anybody who has listening experience about this upgrade: do you really think it's musically better? I mean, we have...
by paolo
2009-10-12 14:37
Forum: HiFi
Topic: New Linn Dynamik Power Supply
Replies: 100
Views: 58705

Has the stiffness disappeared now? Had all chakra amps same PSU before Dynamik? My experience with Dynamik upgrade in C2200 is quite similar: very good just out of the box, then a little worse after some days, then good again after a few weeks. Yes all chakra amps had the same PSU before Dyn. Paolo
by paolo
2009-07-31 12:41
Forum: HiFi
Topic: New Linn Dynamik Power Supply
Replies: 100
Views: 58705

Hello, last night I've installed a new Dynamik PS in my Chakra 2200, currently driving Aku 242s. I confess I'm quite excited with the results, the amp improves both where it was already great - tunefulness- and where probably was a bit lacking compared with some of the competition - drive, dynamics,...
by paolo
2009-03-03 18:16
Forum: HiFi
Topic: internal jumpers or ICs?
Replies: 8
Views: 7199

I've done just one time this comparison, going from internal links to daisy chained Silver ICs with active 242/Chakra4200 and the second option was a fair bit more tuneful. It has to be considered the fact that in that occasion internal links' direction had not been optimized and that the they had b...
by paolo
2009-01-09 16:30
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Christinas starting up-system
Replies: 6
Views: 4630

Hello Christina and welcome to the forum! The rule is to start upgrading from the source, and it always works. So the more musically satisfying option for you would be looking for the best turntable you can afford (eventually saving for a used circused LP12), then thinking about the arm, finally the...
by paolo
2008-12-25 03:19
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Replies: 9
Views: 5313

Merry Christmas to Fredrik and all of you!

Paolo
by paolo
2008-12-23 02:04
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Naim Powerline
Replies: 8
Views: 10798

I've briefly listened to a new Powerline (not runned-in at all) in my system. It is feeding the power amp (C2200) as it cannot be accommodated into Klimax boxes (neither KDS or KK). Given these conditions I find it LESS tuneful than the Power One it has substituted. The change in sound is very evide...
by paolo
2008-10-06 13:19
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ripping contest!
Replies: 10
Views: 6265

Re: Ripping contest!

While at it... Fancy a competition :D Who makes the most musical rip :?: If we get enough people interested, we select tune/album and start. Fredrik, is the forum server big enough to store some (lets say 15s)FLAC files in this thread? If not we need a ftp-server. Good idea MS! Musicality of rip in...
by paolo
2008-09-22 23:17
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: New firmware for DS: Bute
Replies: 80
Views: 35479

I've done the upgrade, then the downgrade, twice. Sadly the new version is less tuneful to my ears, it lacks rhythm and power.
If you do the upgrade please report guys!

Paolo
by paolo
2008-07-31 13:19
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: New firmware for DS: Bute
Replies: 80
Views: 35479

The latest available for K DS is 1.2.0.6, it's the best musically so far. Fully agree with ML about the 1.2.0.5 performance.

Paolo
by paolo
2008-06-11 00:29
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: New firmware for DS: Bute
Replies: 80
Views: 35479

Hello everybody,
I've just installed the latest software in my K-DS. Feeling is very positive, it adds some features and, most important, sounds better. More melodic and flowing, makes me sing along with the music even more than before! :D

Paolo
by paolo
2008-06-05 15:13
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The best NAS for a DS?
Replies: 85
Views: 49300

Based on many different tests on two different locations/systems, ReadyNAS is the "one" NAS to consider. Same goes with Seagate HDD's. Likely there are differences in Seagate HDD's performance but they are all a GOOD step above the other. Great work ML, so we have a very good starting point here. S...