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by u252agz
2020-05-11 12:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 808
Views: 143498

Re: Karousel

I still maintain that occassionally the musical strengths of two options can be split. When this happens, some folks seem to experience the benefits of A and some experience B. Others will hear a mix of the two to varying degrees. I don't think this is very common but could be what you're experienc...
by u252agz
2020-05-11 10:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 808
Views: 143498

Re: Karousel

I preferred the Karousel clips to the Cirkus ones when ThomasOK first posted them. Not everybody agreed and I was left wondering about the limitations of clips, as to me, the Karousel clips gave me the essentials of what I hear in my room. In other words, a fundamental improvement. Now there seems ...
by u252agz
2020-05-08 12:26
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Where to go from here... a dangerous question to ask!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3843

Re: Where to go from here... a dangerous question to ask!!

If you are mainly vinyl - upgrade your turntable. Karousel if you prefer it to Cirkus ( mixed views on Forum here) and consider Lingo 4 / Radikal power supply, and Entity phonostage. If you are happy with your turntable and mainly listen to digital - think about switching to passive amplification ( ...
by u252agz
2020-04-24 09:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings
Replies: 77
Views: 18773

Re: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings

A for me , both times.

B sounds good but timing and musicality much better ( to my ears) with A
by u252agz
2020-04-23 17:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings
Replies: 77
Views: 18773

Re: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings

I like both (this is probably the sentence you dont want to hear at all ;)) so here it comes I liked the texture of the applause in the first clip the most with A which would indicate A is better but later felt except from this I like the B clips better so if I need to decide I am in for B edit: he...
by u252agz
2020-04-20 20:26
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical Streaming Services
Replies: 27
Views: 9478

Re: Musical Streaming Services

Qobuz studio premiere is expensive - in the UK it is £15 a month. However - the alternative for me is an innuos 2TB Zen mini NAS drive with a separate power supply at approximately £1500. Assuming a 5 year shelf life for computer equipment that is £300 a year or £25 a month. With all the potential f...
by u252agz
2020-04-20 17:45
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical Streaming Services
Replies: 27
Views: 9478

Re: Musical Streaming Services

Spotify vs Qobuz Have finally had time to do this. Qobuz is better on my system - and that’s saying something as Spotify was very good and many leagues ahead of Tidal in terms of musicality ( but not sound) The sound is much better (Tidal standard I would guess) and timing and musicality are also im...
by u252agz
2020-04-20 11:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 808
Views: 143498

Re: Karousel

It took some time, but here are two examples. Hope the links work. The piece is Anne Dudley plays art of noise in full length. Circus https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gaD2RTUXILIyy6fMIHt04wG19Ga8Rc4D/view?usp=sharing Karousel https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KS5Xhzi53fDn9RqYS6frLh2KcygNkl3H/view?us...
by u252agz
2020-04-17 08:47
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 808
Views: 143498

Re: Karousel

Isn't it weird in clips in the past we can hear improvements in bias settings, ethernet cables torque settings etc,but when it comes to an actual upgrade its the old 'sounds better in the room' routine. Yes, it's weird. Another set of clips, this time from Hidden Systems. What do you guys think? ht...
by u252agz
2020-04-16 14:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 808
Views: 143498

Re: Karousel

Before https://www.dropbox.com/s/bkkklq8bepsqixl/Video%20Apr%2003%2C%205%2009%2006%20PM.mov?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/vtqsx0ovjno5azn/Video%20Apr%2003%2C%205%2011%2038%20PM.mov?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/g4mhnbrwmf2v3qz/Video%20Apr%2003%2C%205%2013%2039%20PM.mov?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.co...
by u252agz
2020-04-03 20:35
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4594
Views: 910091

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Definitely 1 for me. To my ears timing is better.
by u252agz
2020-03-28 13:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Best cable match for a Majik DSM + majik 140 system
Replies: 5
Views: 2505

Re: Best cable match for a Majik DSM + majik 140 system

Best (and cheapest) for your system, according to the Forum would be your K400 split into two 2.48 m runs and terminated with the optimal Solder and connectors.
by u252agz
2020-03-24 14:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 808
Views: 143498

Re: Karousel

With so many people advised to stay home across the world - a good opportunity to do all the fine tuning of speakers, trying out various power leads cables one may have lying around, different torques if you have the knowledge etc etc . That way when Karousel is finally fitted, your LP12, it will so...
by u252agz
2020-03-06 19:16
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical Streaming Services
Replies: 27
Views: 9478

Re: Musical Streaming Services

I will do as you suggest and report back with Qobuz and Tidal. Forgot to mention that with Spotify do remember to go into settings and in ‘music quality ‘ tab select highest quality. I think the source data makes so much difference to the musicality of streamers that it is worth spending a lot of ti...
by u252agz
2020-03-06 12:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical Streaming Services
Replies: 27
Views: 9478

Re: Musical Streaming Services

Maybe Qubuz is better- I will give it a go and report back. On Spotify - I find most things enjoyable and 'good for digital' but try Joss stone''s 'Soul sessions' (the first one ) or Roxy music's Avalon, which I tried yesterday. With spotify are you downloading the albums onto to your handheld devic...
by u252agz
2020-03-05 18:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical Streaming Services
Replies: 27
Views: 9478

Re: Musical Streaming Services

Update on Spotify : Definitely more musical than Tidal - and as a bonus the user interface is better. Only down side is that one needs IOS 11 to be able to use the spotify app on iphones/ipods. Some of the albums sound so good with Spotify (with my KDS2) that I often think it is not worth trying the...
by u252agz
2020-02-28 21:16
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What to match with a Majik DSM3
Replies: 21
Views: 6882

Re: What to match with a Majik DSM3

Whichever system you end up with - try and feed the steamer with the best source you can. With the excitement of a new streamer and amp - this bit is easy to overlook. I have only just realised how much better Tidal Hi Fi streaming is compared to my old NAS drive which I was very ‘happy’ with for 8 ...
by u252agz
2020-02-22 12:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Status in the world of hifi
Replies: 31
Views: 8692

Re: Status in the world of hifi

It took a while for me to stop being surprised that these cheap turntables were still enjoyable musically when I finished setting them up, whereas most under $1000 CD players just aren't - at least to me. Which modern day CD players give a musical reproduction comparable to a well set up Linns DS u...
by u252agz
2020-02-21 22:13
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical Streaming Services
Replies: 27
Views: 9478

Re: Musical Streaming Services

Having listened to your main system when I traded my tundra stereo for the Monos all those yrs ago, all I can say is that : if Spotify is good enough for you, it will be good enough for most of us .
by u252agz
2020-02-21 12:59
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical Streaming Services
Replies: 27
Views: 9478

Re: Musical Streaming Services

Re using Spotify on DS It should be straightforward but it took me a bit of time to get used to it. On the Spotify app - there is an option for either listening on the device with the app, or 'connecting with devices' This should have all your DS machines listed and you simply choose the one you wan...
by u252agz
2020-02-21 09:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical Streaming Services
Replies: 27
Views: 9478

Musical Streaming Services

I have been using Tidal for the last 6 weeks really enjoying the improvement when compared to my back up NAS drive - covered in the 'Musical NAS Drives' thread. Last week my kitchen system sounded much better than usual and it was my daughter using her spotify account to stream through the sneaky an...
by u252agz
2020-02-05 14:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 4594
Views: 910091

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

It is the Klyde which is the stand out one here - the CD only being remarkable for the fact that an older machine can produce something that is quite listenable. I struggle to understand why the AT33 sounds so discordant - when the Klyde sounds so good - I did not think cartridges could make such fu...
by u252agz
2020-01-30 16:56
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 199
Views: 132856

Re: Entity MC

Thanks for the advice guys. I do have a previous history of going against 'Source first' with my LP12; opting for Kore/Akito 3 with the Majik power supply in place, and then Slipsik 6 - 7 with the Kore in place; and unfortunately both of those have been very enjoyable improvements, which I did not r...
by u252agz
2020-01-30 12:02
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 199
Views: 132856

Re: Entity MC

These reviews are making the Krystal/Entity vs Kore to Keel decsion even more diffiicult. Head says Keel ; Heart says Krystal/ Entity. Head may accept Krystal/Entity first as long as there is commitment to Keel in the not too distant future, but has to contend with the fact that Heart has unauthoriz...
by u252agz
2020-01-16 18:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Silver analogue interconnect
Replies: 22
Views: 9547

Re: Silver analogue interconnect

Having owned 8 solos and aktiv 350 in the past, I'm still amazed by the musicality of the 242 tundra system and that's not bad after 50 years of listening to hi fi. I would second that. Tundra and 242s with a good source and preamp sound great. I have never been tempted to change my Tundra/ Sagatun...