moo-fi

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About moo-fi

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    Doncaster
  • Real Name
    Fred

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  • Turn Table
    NA Spacedeck
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Rega and VDH Frog
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Project
  • Digital Source 1
    Linn DS
  • Digital Source 2
    Rega DAC
  • Integrated Amp
    Krell 300il
  • My Speakers
    JM Lab 936
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. moo-fi

    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    For those interested in the BBC dip this is quite useful: https://www.psaudio.com/askpaul/is-the-bbc-dip-still-used-in-speakers/
  2. moo-fi

    Rasberry Pi Streaming

    Your sub impressed me at Keggie, it seem much easier to integrate than many I have heard. Then sunfire has been around a long time, so they should know what they are doing.
  3. moo-fi

    Rasberry Pi Streaming

    Ian you should talk to Eddie re subs. His JL's were great with ls3/5a's and possibly one of the few that would keep up with ESL's. A Phd will take a few years to complete around work and I can't see it making much difference in the cash stakes, but at least it might be useful. One the driving reasons for this is many top engineers moving to point source solutions and rotary mixers, abandoning much of current practice This means that those who set the gear up are being pushed harder and it all costing much more. DSP being a cheap solution doesn't necessarily make it the right solution, or alternatively it could just be the current fashion trend, but those with vested interests need to find out.
  4. moo-fi

    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    Yet none of these measurements tell you the design reasons why there is a dip around 3khz. The reasons why the designers used the dip was in spite of the measurements. They could have engineered it out, but chose to design it in because it sounded better, rather than measured better.
  5. moo-fi

    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    Thanks Tuga, yes this indeed what I was thinking of, which goes to demonstrate that measurements taken in isolation can be misleading.
  6. moo-fi

    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    Something else, the ears aren't a linear device and have issues around 3khz, which is were the dip is. Which many say resulted in a better sound, lots of debate on various ls3/5a forums.
  7. moo-fi

    Measurements, Compatibility and Ears 👂

    Not fussed about the cables wars, but of more interest might be the BBC dip on certain of its monitors. They knew it didn't measure flat and yet it sounded better, so they went ahead with the dip trusting their ears. It was only later thar improved measurement that they were proved correct. So perhaps our current measurements still do not tell the whole story.
  8. moo-fi

    Rasberry Pi Streaming

    I have got to keep an open mind, but serveral PA companies are moving away from line array's in many applications that require ultimate fidelity. This along with the amount of dsp available on many mixing desks added to the dsp already used in complex line array's causing several high profile names to ask interesting questions about phase relationships in the resultant sound produced. A lot of my study will be modeling these systems mathematically and then proving the theory by measurements, so quite dry really.
  9. moo-fi

    Rasberry Pi Streaming

    My Phd is on 'the effects of mutiple levels of DSP has on the integrity of the input signal with particular reference to timing errors'. Or to put it bluntly does using lots of dsp screw up the sound? This is a sponsered Phd, so there are concerns about this in the professional world. It was a privilege to babysit your system, I love ESL's, but Nicky would over drive them in hours. Those who have been too our bake off's will know what I mean. Regards Fred
  10. moo-fi

    Rasberry Pi Streaming

    Aggers, I was the one who babysat your room, which encouraged me to look at this solution. Anyway I have just order the Allo digione sig and battery pack for the clean side and an Ifi psu for the dirty side. Now I'd better get round to build my passive pre amp, lots of soldering to do. Many thanks for all the assistance.
  11. moo-fi

    2020 Spreadsheet Now Live

    Exactly that, possibly due to the night before being so stressful.
  12. moo-fi

    2020 Spreadsheet Now Live

    Is there a prize for the most 'tired' person on show day?
  13. moo-fi

    Rasberry Pi Streaming

    Hi Ronnie, so answer some questions: Budget is not really an issue, but value for money is, if that makes sense. I have 5000 so cd's ripped in flac on a nas (synology) and backed up on a portable drive, but I would also like to use Qobuz as well. This is a second system (linn ds is primary source), for research so I am not tying up the house system. Will investigate MoOde as a music player. Many thanks Fred
  14. We had the standard Glasshouse EI transformer preamp against the Khozmo at one of our bake off's and it was a close run thing. Both were very much second place to the Music First Classic pre, but this model is said to better than the MF unit. So i would expect a considerable step up in sound quality. I would have jump3d at this a couple of months ago but I have recently dropped a shed load of cash on a pair of silver wound slagle autoformers.
  15. moo-fi

    Rasberry Pi Streaming

    Thinking along similar lines about psu's and that batteries would be a pain I could do without, as it will be runing for extended periods of time. The rest I shall investigate, but using Kinsky would be nice as everything is in place.