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by Lego
2018-12-03 17:27
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 543
Views: 75560

Re: HAKAI playground

This is my first experiment! I recorded on my laptop so apologies for the awful sound quality. :-D I am playing on HAKAI -> MDSi -> M109. There is one difference between the clips. First track: A https://drive.google.com/open?id=1uwzaad7FOcU6I9_QWtBD1P787QEI4xX2 B https://drive.google.com/open?id=1...
by Lego
2018-11-29 12:23
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cartridge rebuild
Replies: 21
Views: 4395

Re: Cartridge rebuild

This is all theory, but I wouldn't expect it to sound like any Goldring cartridge. The design of the Arkiv/Akiva are quite different to anything Goldring themselves make. Also as they have access to Ogura stylus/coil assemblies they are likely to be able to get one that is a close match to the orig...
by Lego
2018-11-29 11:56
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 543
Views: 75560

Re: HAKAI playground

Sopper wrote:
2018-11-28 18:46


The one thing in favour for the RME is that it works flawlessly with any Volumio version.

If someone offered to fix the flakiness of the esi/volumio combo and it would only cost me £800 to do so, I think I might be tempted to tell them where to get off.
by Lego
2018-11-24 12:12
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 543
Views: 75560

Re: HAKAI playground

So what's so special about this DAC compared to other £1k DACs Sopper?
by Lego
2018-11-24 12:05
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 543
Views: 75560

Re: HAKAI playground

Clips on request HAKAI ESI Gigaport HD+ vs RME ADI-2 dac Steven Wilson - Luminol https://www.dropbox.com/s/py1s2hznjjxqp7g/IMG_7734.MOV?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/sgxs1hxjhy43g1z/IMG_7736.MOV?dl=0 Art Ensemble of Chicago - Charlie M https://www.dropbox.com/s/gw4bicn8ohk64jn/IMG_7735.MOV?dl=0 ht...
by Lego
2018-11-24 12:02
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 543
Views: 75560

Re: HAKAI playground

In the first set clip 2 by a mile
by Lego
2018-11-19 21:49
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 543
Views: 75560

Re: HAKAI playground

2 x 2 clips HAKAI ESI dac vs RME dac MPD version 20.21 instrumental this time https://www.dropbox.com/s/i03bx65unwdtog0/IMG_7712.MOV?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ozpcv90199o96s/IMG_7713.MOV?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/19u3g6qjdflasv9/IMG_7715.MOV?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/8adso13szb7ffy4...
by Lego
2018-11-18 22:54
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 543
Views: 75560

Re: HAKAI playground

3 best then 2 then 1.
by Lego
2018-11-17 16:53
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: NAS Software
Replies: 32
Views: 21204

Re: NAS Software

I'm using Debian plus Asset on my Hakai NAS. Is there any benefit to using OMV instead of generic Debian? Either for ease of use or, better, for musicality? What you have is an OS plus a media server. OMV is an OS with nas functionality and I'm guessing would relay health of HDs etc which is probab...
by Lego
2018-11-15 12:22
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Volumio.
Replies: 182
Views: 42835

Re: Volumio.

Alright, step by step guide: 1. Download http://updates.volumio.org/x86/volumio/2.394/volumio-2.394-2018-04-14-x86.img.zip 2. Create a bootable USB disk like described on the Volumio website 3. I trust that you can start this Volumio image like you did before? On a laptop or PC other then your HAKA...
by Lego
2018-11-15 12:11
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Motherboards
Replies: 44
Views: 19712

Re: Motherboards

I used 2 x 4GB Not because I need 8GB memory, but Gigabyte states on their website that it’s better to have 2 memory slots used instead of 1. (But I cannot find this statement anymore, I’m sure I’ve read it somewhere on their website) They would say that in that if you wanted to double up to 16gb y...
by Lego
2018-11-14 22:36
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: NAS Software
Replies: 32
Views: 21204

Re: NAS Software

Sopper wrote:
2018-11-14 20:14
I had no issues installing OMV, works like a charm
Which version did you flash to the ssd Sopper?
by Lego
2018-11-14 16:00
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: NAS Software
Replies: 32
Views: 21204

Re: NAS Software

Ah, because the music went over the air... gotcha. :) I think I'll go with OpenMediaVault if no one is of the opinion that there is a better or simpler choice. That's the one I'm going to go with, let me know how you proceeded with it, I managed it once then after that continued to get errors durin...
by Lego
2018-11-14 15:40
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: NAS Software
Replies: 32
Views: 21204

Re: NAS Software

Perhaps Synology isn't very good as a music NAS then? I don't remember it being recommended very much but perhaps I remember wrong. I have never tried it myself. (BTW, as I understand the concept "tuneful", I don't think "more light and airy" necessarily means "more tuneful".) Bad attempt at a joke...
by Lego
2018-11-14 15:02
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: NAS Software
Replies: 32
Views: 21204

Re: NAS Software

It's a Synology, I was expecting Hifi type improvement with wired nas but I'm sure I got a musical regression, I could be wrong. Wireless seemed more light and airy.. :0)
by Lego
2018-11-14 13:04
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 543
Views: 75560

Re: HAKAI playground

Sopper wrote:
2018-11-14 12:38
1 = ADSM build-in dac
2 = ADSM + RME
3 = HAKAI + ESI

HAKAI and ESI running stable now with a dev Volumio build, so keeping this configuration.
What do you mean by running more stable and dev volumio build Sopper
by Lego
2018-11-14 12:17
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: NAS Software
Replies: 32
Views: 21204

Re: NAS Software

Any new conclusions, guys? I will start building the units tomorrow, both the HAKAI and the NAS. I just bought three 160gb ssds. 1) Selecting OS My experience with the QNAP NAS is that after shutting down background services, the system improves tune. Sometimes a LOT! Even for idle services... This...
by Lego
2018-11-14 00:59
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 543
Views: 75560

Re: HAKAI playground

3 best then 2 then 1
by Lego
2018-11-13 17:23
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: FRIWO 12 v medical grade PSU for Netgear GS108 switch
Replies: 71
Views: 26146

Re: FRIWO 12 v medical grade PSU for Netgear GS108 switch

Hi Lego I can indeed confirm that the MPP15 Med 12V FRIWO suited for Netgear GS108 switches is indeed RS part number 472-8572. There is also a version that doesn't come with the medical approval tag and I'm assured by a FRIWO distributor that the only technical difference is that they don't come wi...
by Lego
2018-11-13 15:41
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 543
Views: 75560

Re: HAKAI playground

I found clip 1 made me feel uncomfortable and I struggled to listen to the end. In clip 2 I got an image of a horse strolling down a cobbled street, so that's good enough for me :0)
by Lego
2018-11-09 10:10
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 543
Views: 75560

Re: HAKAI playground

Well, well, now we need a set of clips comparing the ADSM with its integrated DAC vs. with the RME DAC... I can do that, but will post it in playground for practical listening exercises thread. Oh, and which version ADSM are you using? 2011 generation (ADSM/0?) I want to hear Akurate DSM vs Hakai P...
by Lego
2018-11-08 21:26
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Musical Unpleasantness
Replies: 9
Views: 3981

Re: Musical Unpleasantness

Would you be able to tell if someone was a very musical player? Yes, from the first note. Please compare Ritchie Blackmore and Yngwie Malmsteen One play music, the other is more focused on speed and technical brilliance. Is there a difference between musicality in hifi and musicality in someone pla...
by Lego
2018-11-08 21:25
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Musical Unpleasantness
Replies: 9
Views: 3981

Re: Musical Unpleasantness

My daughter since she was 5 was described by her teacher as having the touch.I'm guessing that's what music lover is referring to.
by Lego
2018-11-08 17:15
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Musical Unpleasantness
Replies: 9
Views: 3981

Re: Musical Unpleasantness

Is there a difference between musicality in hifi and musicality in someone playing a musical instrument. I remember reading about Miles Davis recording sketches of Spain and bringing in classical musicians, as soon as they started rehearsal he stopped them and said 'what are you doing!!?? You're pla...
by Lego
2018-11-08 12:15
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Source HAKAI components Cross-Country
Replies: 84
Views: 37057

Re: Source HAKAI components Cross-Country

markiteight wrote:
Lego wrote: They only ship in the UK, thanks for the heads up.
As I mentioned in my first post, and hence the reason for its presence in this thread.
Oooops I'm ever so sorry never saw that bit ..lol but I can confirm they haven't changed their minds on that front :0)