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 81 
 on: April 19, 2014, 01:38:59 pm 
Started by manisandher - Last post by juanpmar
Juan, maybe obfuscate that email address somewhat, otherwise you'll be offered more Viagra there than what's good for you.
I think. Wink

Peter

hahaha, no problem Peter I could always resell the Viagra, actually, not to brag but fortunately I do not need it yet. I remove the email just in case  Wink

I can be found clicking on my username.

Juan

 82 
 on: April 19, 2014, 01:28:38 pm 
Started by manisandher - Last post by manisandher
Not sure what that "earth" is really and what you put it for, but I assume it is not important ?

Well, this whole endeavour is about vibration control and I just wanted to show that the PC in the basement and the NOS1 in the 'studio' both sit on the earth foundations of the house - i.e. a solid floor. The speakers in the listening room, meanwhile, sit on a suspended wooden floor. What I didn't show though were the two 'sleeper' brick walls in centre of the dead space below the wooden floor that support the joists. Although suspended, it's a solid floor that's capable of withstanding quite some pounding.

I doubt I'll fill the wings with anything immediately. But I'd be interested in hearing your feedback on the difference, if any. If I do decide to fill them, I'll definitely use them without the footers and have the weight distributed over the back bracket and wings (I may do this anyway, even without the filling).

Mani.

 83 
 on: April 19, 2014, 01:17:19 pm 
Started by manisandher - Last post by PeterSt
Juan, maybe obfuscate that email address somewhat, otherwise you'll be offered more Viagra there than what's good for you.
I think. Wink

Peter

 84 
 on: April 19, 2014, 01:15:55 pm 
Started by manisandher - Last post by juanpmar
Update...

I've been using a pair of 10m cables (with a signal-signal capacitance of only 47pF/m) that Juan had built up for me  by a technician he knows in Spain (thanks so much Juan). These cables are seriously good and very reasonably priced. They sound at least as good as any 1m cables I have here (including the anticables). In any event, having had them in place for the last couple of weeks now, I'm confident that these 10m cables have little or no detrimental affect on the sound...
Mani.

Thank you Mani, Im happy that the cables are working well in your system. If the cables work well also with the Orelo speakers Ill be very proud and happy to share a place among such a high quality components.


Yes, I think those interlinks Juan can provide are good; he told me about them and the way it is done and I recall I liked that. Just give him a call I'd say.

Peter

Thank you Peter, I appreciate your words.

In case someone is interested in the interconnect cables, speaker cables or power cords please send me a PM.

Best regards,
Juan

 85 
 on: April 19, 2014, 12:47:32 pm 
Started by manisandher - Last post by PeterSt
Hey Mani, nice !

Not sure what that "earth" is really and what you put it for, but I assume it is not important ?

Just a small notice I only realize now I see that picture with the wooden floor :

I intended to make photos of it - and should do that today really - but see below for a quicky ...

This is one of the wings of my currently disabled speakers (because they receive the final production version upgrade today) and you see holes in there. These holes are meant to fill up the inside with grit or sand or anything. This is no must and I myself did not do it so far (but should do it this afternoon), and obviously this is to make the lot more robust and/or better coupling to the floor (hey, for what's that worth of course, but especially in your situation it should be for the better (no DAC on that floor)).

However, the point - to some extend - is that this will be quite heavy. (One) Speaker itself is roughly 75Kg/165lbs and on estimate filling up those wings may add 100Kg/220lbs easily (depends on the material used for the filling).

So now we are at 175Kg/385lbs for one speaker, and it is for you to decide on how many pressure points that will rest (but normally 3).

It is only since yesterday that I am thinking this over myself, and maybe it is too crazy to do it. So, it is not necessary but should be better again - and made for it.
But a few of those pressure points on that wooden floor with that weight ? maybe not.

Btw notice that there's also the option to not use footers at all and thus spread the weight over the whole of the surface (back bracket and wings).

Lastly, nothing in those wings vibrates anyway that I can notice, so ...

Regards,
Peter

 86 
 on: April 19, 2014, 12:19:35 pm 
Started by manisandher - Last post by PeterSt

Yes, I think those interlinks Juan can provide are good; he told me about them and the way it is done and I recall I liked that. Just give him a call I'd say.

Peter

 87 
 on: April 19, 2014, 11:47:29 am 
Started by manisandher - Last post by manisandher
Update...

I've been using a pair of 10m cables (with a signal-signal capacitance of only 47pF/m) that Juan had built up for me  by a technician he knows in Spain (thanks so much Juan). These cables are seriously good and very reasonably priced. They sound at least as good as any 1m cables I have here (including the anticables). In any event, having had them in place for the last couple of weeks now, I'm confident that these 10m cables have little or no detrimental affect on the sound. So I made the decision that the NOS1 was definitely going to be placed 10m away in the little 'studio' in my basement - pretty much totally isolated from the listening room. I completed the necessary work yesterday. The listening room is now pretty clean, with nothing but the speakers showing from the listening position (currently the amps are there too) and the monitor & keyboard on the shelves behind (see below). The PC sits in the basement and the NOS1 in the basement 'studio'. I created a little diagram to show this (see below), but it probably confuses more than helps.

Cutting a long story short, I'm ready for the Orelo MkII speakers!

Mani.

 88 
 on: April 19, 2014, 10:59:00 am 
Started by Scroobius - Last post by PeterSt
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I've now made two 2TB partitions on it, and so far so good (60GB copied on to the first partition).

Scratch that; it again failed (now at 80GB). So or the disk just fails or it needs that DiscWizard which I am going to try now ...

 89 
 on: April 19, 2014, 10:47:35 am 
Started by Scroobius - Last post by PeterSt
Hey ...

Maybe in the future this is going to help someone - but not sure whether it is really related :

I have been working with 3TB disks sufficiently enough to know that they work with one (3TB) partition as long as they are GPT formatted. Notice that I am not talking about booting here. However, I now have a 4TB Seagate, formatted that GPT as one partition, and that goes wrong when something like 13GB is copied to it. So it looks like this really requires that special Seagate formatting (DiscWizward) ?
Also, I read that Seagate applies some "special formatting" themselves when the disc leaves the factory (so to speak). So that smells somewhat.

I've now made two 2TB partitions on it, and so far so good (60GB copied on to the first partition).

Peter

 90 
 on: April 18, 2014, 09:32:54 pm 
Started by PeterSt - Last post by Jud
It does seem to be at least a momentary nadir.  The only music that is really hard for me to listen to is "easy listening," stuff with all the edges filed off, and it seems that's what's dominating.  For a while we could rely on hip-hop to keep some fire and rhythmic interest going, but most of the complexity that might challenge and interest a listener has gone.

Stuff with a single "hook" that teens can get addicted to and constantly hum (like movie soundtracks specifically made not to distract attention from what's on the screen - lots of those in the Hot 100 these days) is what's big right now.

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