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by Rutger
2024-06-19 20:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Surprising systems
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: Surprising systems

This system we put together for the Wam show - we had a small room so went along with the idea of what to do in a small space. FiiO X3 DAP Musical Fidelity V-DAC (and its upgrade PSU) Silvers Linn AV5125 K400 Active Katans https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEj72ry07vt9vgwWDpn...
by Rutger
2024-06-17 02:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: More Tune Method Talk...
Replies: 82
Views: 19023

Re: More Tune Method Talk...

When I want to determine musical quality, a single chord from a guitar is often enough. If it sounds in tune, it's good. And I have never heard a system that was optimized for pitch correctness sounding unclear in the rhythm, or in need for any room correction programs.
by Rutger
2024-05-09 19:56
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Klimax 360
Replies: 19
Views: 1140

Re: Linn Klimax 360

Here’s 360’s set up by Linn. https://youtu.be/EgvVhwQI0gc I was there in room, I found it inferior to a good set-up with 3677s at a fraction of that price. I have had the opportunity to listen to 360 exakt for more than an hour with wellknown music material and I wasnt overly impressed. To much hif...
by Rutger
2024-02-15 06:18
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Coaxial Cable Recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 2323

Re: Coaxial Cable Recommendations

Hi folks, which coaxial cable is recommendend if I need to use one? There are so many on the market, do not now what to get? Or to use Linn black interconnect as coaxial? Spdif connections sounds different. You can always buy 5 cheap 75 Ohm coaxial cables, short ones about 50-100 cm. Compare the so...
by Rutger
2024-01-11 14:26
Forum: Inside
Topic: Measurements of the Linn Utopik power supply
Replies: 18
Views: 104053

Re: Measurements of the Linn Utopik power supply

The senseless modifications of Linn gear, made by a guy who has no idea what he’s doing to the music, have been mentioned on this forum before. Do not give these people your money and don’t let them near anything that you own. Part of the linked thread refers to linear power Supplies. It is good to...
by Rutger
2024-01-05 12:48
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Opinion wanted | Replacing a Kairn for center channel and sub or just improved stereo
Replies: 7
Views: 21215

Re: Opinion wanted | Replacing a Kairn for center channel and sub or just improved stereo

Consider the actual system in my signature which I own for a while now. I have started to think about upgrading. My main goal is definitely music but I also watch movies. Sometimes, I'd like to have a center channel (AV5120) and a sub. I really don't care for the full 5.1, 7.1, 9.1 or ∞.1 I am not ...
by Rutger
2024-01-03 12:08
Forum: Inside
Topic: Measurements of the Linn Utopik power supply
Replies: 18
Views: 104053

Measurements of the Linn Utopik power supply

Linn has apparently lowered the switching frequency a lot compared to the former dynamic power supply. Read more here: https://www.aktives-hoeren.de/viewtopic.php?t=12969&start=210 ”This is a ripple of 34mV for the dynamic and 20mV for the Utopik. Well, not exactly the finest DC voltage imaginable, ...
by Rutger
2023-12-08 16:09
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercises
Replies: 7145
Views: 5481810

Re: Playground for practical listening exercises

Two songs: 1 and 2. Two preamps: A and B. What do you think? Will tell you more the 1st of December! https://lejonklou.com/1A.MOV https://lejonklou.com/1B.MOV https://lejonklou.com/2A.MOV https://lejonklou.com/2B.MOV Thank you all for sharing your opinions and votes! Preamp A is Superkikkin. Preamp...
by Rutger
2023-12-02 21:04
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Utopik upgrade
Replies: 26
Views: 37436

Re: Utopik upgrade

This evening I was able to listen to the Klimax dsm3 hub with utopik upgrade. The sound difference for the better was very big, bigger than the difference between katalyst and organik in my opinion. The klimax hub didnt have a D/A converter , it was an exakt system . If the difference is as big with...
by Rutger
2023-11-28 22:04
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What’s Slam Got To Do With It?
Replies: 20
Views: 132400

Re: What’s Slam Got To Do With It?

…. It’s nothing but a second hand artefact. Oftentimes in life, we have to be careful what we wish for. This is particularly so within the realm of high fidelity, or audiophilia. Ever since Linn introduced the Isobarik’s with their ability to produce prodigious amounts of super tight bass, particul...
by Rutger
2023-11-22 07:13
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?
Replies: 154
Views: 1223119

Re: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?

Possibly. I’ve a feeling that each additional kg, regardless of its role or purpose, reduces musicality due to the time it takes for vibrations to decay, thus smearing transients. However, increasing the size of the enclosure, without increasing its mass, leads to a less structurally stable enclosu...
by Rutger
2023-11-22 07:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?
Replies: 154
Views: 1223119

Re: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?

My experience is the same as yours regarding making heavy loudspeaker cabinets - they sound less tuneful than lighter and stiffer cabinets. That's 2 different parameter changes there - lighter and stiffer. A high mass cabinet can be stiff, and is highly likely to be so. Using the same materials, th...
by Rutger
2023-11-21 22:34
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?
Replies: 154
Views: 1223119

Re: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?

This week I’m building an enclosure of approximately 600 x 250 x 250 which weighs about the same as the original Kans. Maybe there is also an inverse relation between dimensions and musicality? Possibly. I’ve a feeling that each additional kg, regardless of its role or purpose, reduces musicality d...
by Rutger
2023-11-21 16:05
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?
Replies: 154
Views: 1223119

Re: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?

That’s an interesting idea! It also raises the question, how would the design process differ from any other loudspeaker designed to play tunes harmoniously? Again, the room is the least important thing for good music ! Why put such amount of energy on something thats brings minimal benefit , compar...
by Rutger
2023-11-21 13:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?
Replies: 154
Views: 1223119

Re: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?

Imagine also having a bespoke design built only to work in your room, given the room is part of the acoustic system. Very expensive, I imagine! That’s an interesting idea! It also raises the question, how would the design process differ from any other loudspeaker designed to play tunes harmoniously...
by Rutger
2023-11-20 16:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?
Replies: 154
Views: 1223119

Re: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?

Spannko wrote: 2023-11-20 16:00
Rutger wrote: 2023-11-20 15:40
Spannko wrote: 2023-11-20 14:40

Have you tried listening for the effect of coil resistance on the loudspeakers musicality? ie same inductance, different wire gauge?
Yes I have - always prefered the lowest resistance coils ( ie 1.6 mm ).
Did you try anything even larger? 3mm² for instance?
No
by Rutger
2023-11-20 15:40
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?
Replies: 154
Views: 1223119

Re: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?

These are theorical considerations. You get coils with very low resistance. An active crossover is always a parallel crossover so you never get the musical aspects of a series crossover. True, but even If one uses a thick wire coil with very low resistance of, maybe 0.3 ohms its still more than 0 o...
by Rutger
2023-11-20 13:45
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?
Replies: 154
Views: 1223119

Re: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?

True, but even If one uses a thick wire coil with very low resistance of, maybe 0.3 ohms its still more than 0 ohms that you get from a directly coupled amplifier. Using a thin wire coil can make the series resistance as high as 1 ohm . A good series crossover gives you greater musicality than a sl...
by Rutger
2023-11-20 13:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?
Replies: 154
Views: 1223119

Re: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?

The coil in series with the bass driver always has some resistance, enough to make the amplifier connection to the driver worse at low frequencies where they are needed the most . This is where active crossovers has their biggest advantage because of the directly coupled power amplifier. These are ...
by Rutger
2023-11-20 13:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?
Replies: 154
Views: 1223119

Re: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?

Interesting discussion! Can I just point out one detail that seems to be missing (likely by mistake, as I’m sure you all know this): Active crossovers are placed before the power amplifiers, while passive crossovers are placed after the power amplifiers. This makes their respective negative impact ...
by Rutger
2023-11-20 13:04
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?
Replies: 154
Views: 1223119

Re: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?

Its true though that a passive crossover are more intertwined with the driveunits in a passive speaker, but not in a good way. It looses the direct amplifier connection with passive components that can only do damping of the energy coming to the drivers. It makes the amplifier loose the control of ...
by Rutger
2023-11-20 13:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?
Replies: 154
Views: 1223119

Re: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?

Here’s a first order series connected crossover and drive unit system. Please explain how a hierarchy of components works in this instance. IMG_0990.jpeg You have a very , by nature, unlinear coil in series with the bass driver and a capacitor in series with the tweeter. The coil has a small resist...
by Rutger
2023-11-20 11:38
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?
Replies: 154
Views: 1223119

Re: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?

I guess it comes down with how music works. Its ordered frequencies in the time domain. Less order, worse sound. If energy is lost somewhere in the system it cant be recovered later in the chain. If one hifi system makes you tap your feet more than another - its a better system and most probably mo...
by Rutger
2023-11-20 08:47
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?
Replies: 154
Views: 1223119

Re: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?

When you tunedem a system, the room is a key part of the system being tunedemmed. When you find the least worst position you've only achieved it for that particular complete system (which includes the room). I agree that setting up a pair of loudspeakers correctly in a room only apply to that speci...
by Rutger
2023-11-20 08:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?
Replies: 154
Views: 1223119

Re: What Makes a Loudspeaker Musical?

Sure, you can hear the difference a good source makes, it doesn't mean a good overall result. ”the sound of the music” can be bettered using very good loudspeakers , agree. But the intentions of the musicians will be perceived in a better way with a good source , even If the loudspeakers are very s...