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  2. I see no reason why a tonearm has to have a separate head shell. But..here's the real question..to Thomas Ok.-- Do you believe that Azimuth adjustment and precise cartridge set up and alignment is of paramount importance?
  3. thank you I get it now, using subs in my setup has suddenly become much more appealing! bit of a light bulb moment
  4. i would suggest testing this to make up your own mind.. there has been for years advice to turn off the screens of DSs, not sure if this ever made a difference of not on any specific model but it's been perpetuated rightly or wrongly for years and years. I can hear and measure a difference with digital out turned off on my ADSM, but not yet convinced that this isn't just a change in DB to be honest rather than a change in quality. More testing needed I've tried turning HDMI and LEDs off but couldn't personally notice anything. will need to test it a bit better to be sure though.
  5. as Johannes says try logging back in via Kazoo and refresh the Linn account webpage, that always works for me but it takes some time, it's not instant. click on settings. then Linn account - it's this email address and password that's always blank when the problem happens, no reason why the DS can't cache it IMHO
  6. Absolutely. Even where my single sub is located is VERY important to getting the best response. The point is that we have the freedom to choose opitmal locations because we can't localise them. As an aside, this is a major advantage of using separate subwoofers over very large main speakers, where their location is dictated to a large degree by where the higher frequency drivers need to be. You wouldn't want a main speaker in a back right corner but it might be a great place for a sub.
  7. From the appearance I think it would have to be more like a turkey baster in disguise!
  8. just another thought on top of this, when we're using subs to address room modes I think this implies that their location is still important then, you want to place them relative to nulls & the listening position, you might have more latitude where you place them from a human ear localisation perspective because we can't really tell where the sounds is coming from, but their location is still important.
  9. Although a number of people, and some dealers, didn't like the idea of putting a ProJect arm on an LP12, it is not correct to call it a pretty basic level ProJect arm. It sold separately from other sources in the US for $1200 with what appeared to be a more basic cable than what Linn included and used Swiss bearings in a rugged gimbal bearing system. It even had the Daveyf approved azimuth adjustment. It also actually sounded good with an Adikt on an LP12 (although technically requiring the same modification to the Adikt Linn is now making to new ones). If you look at their products it is obvious that ProJect had and has many levels of tonearm with inferior construction to this one. I believe it was actually the best and most expensive arm ProJect made when Linn started using it. It is no longer the most expensive from them but I have no idea if it is still the best or not. Probably the biggest criticisms were the big ProJect logo on the side and the finger grip that bore a substantial resemblance to a watermelon pit - in both form and function.
  10. thanks, that makes sense. a quick google helped me also understand the localisation point better I guess not having a sufficient phase difference between the ears is due to the length of the low frequency sound wave being too big for us to perceive a directional difference between each ear. So when the length gets bigger than a certain distance (bigger than our head for example) we struggle to evaluate a difference in the sound wave from 1 ear to the other. there's a long wiki page on this which I might try and read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_localization#:~:text=Evaluation for low frequencies,-For frequencies below&text=As the frequency drops below,small for a directional evaluation.
  11. I preference is obviously driving what you've ended up with but my guess is you'd still prefer the same thing in a very different room. It doesn't really matter either way though. As these are commonly confused I'll just make an important distinction. A source like a subwoofer is omnidirectional in that it radiates roughly equally in all directions. This is unrelated to the fact that human hearing is unable to localise which direction low frequency sounds are coming from. Take a large array of subwoofers and this sound source would become more directional but you still wouldn't be able to hear what direction the sound was coming from. It's the fact that you can't localise low frequency sounds that makes it OK to have subs anywhere in the room, rather than right next to the main speakers.
  12. forgot to comment on this, think the noise floor is well below the test level so the fluctuations are part of turning Digital output on/off. still not sure if these are material though, and even if they are they're most prominent in the low range. guess there's an argument that reducing low frequencies will help unveil higher frequencies, however everyone's reporting the improvements in sound quality when the 20Hz is at a higher DB. that contradicts the unveiling point. not sure if we can read much into the slight differences, someone with better understanding of REW graphs will have to commment
  13. I get this permanently on my iPad with Safari. Rebooting the ADSM makes no difference. Rebooting the iPad makes no difference. I need to use the Chrome app to access my Linn account which logs on no problem.
  14. Are you using an iPhone as a remote control? If so, then the subnet in Settings needs to be the one with (en0) not something else And another thread with way more similar issues, though not immediately obvious from the title.
  15. sorry setup was the wrong word, i meant my taste/preference which is driving how I've set things up, though I would have still thought that this is going to be influenced by the room/system dynamics. I'm going to have to read more about low frequencies I think, I'd always thought of then as being omnidirectional below a certain frequency, I think I get h.g's point about using subs to create a plane wave, but I need to square in my head how this align's with omnidirectional low frequencies - assume that the omnidirectional point is more about perception, while the plane wave is actually what's going on from a physics perspective
  16. Your setup isn't a factor here since we're comparing what different people have at their listening positions. Yes the room asymmetry will absolutely lead to differences in he responses between the two speakers. My own arrangement is asymmetric sadly. As I don't think it's come up on the other thread I'll just mention that one advantage of using one or more subs is that if you send them a mono (left plus right) signal then the bass performance becomes independent of whether a bass sound is dead center in the mix or panned to one side or the other.
  17. sure 20db might be a bit aggressive but that might be a more a factor of my personal setup, I know I keep saying this but having my speakers where they are in an L shaped room is literally the worst place they could be. Maybe that's in part why I need to be so aggressive, I'm speculating here! I've got Roon setup to apply it's filters to left and right speakers equally, not sure if you can do them individually. have always thought of the left and right bass differences being due to the side walls, or lack of side wall on 1 speaker....bloody L shaped room, I hate it, can't wait to build something better.
  18. If it’s the same problem mention in this thread I cannot say. But maybe... https://www.hifiwigwam.com/forum/topic/139486-main-room-offline/page/2/
  19. I'm not talking about a specific cable application. I'm talking about electricity in general. I think it best to understand the general principles and fundamentals before applying them to specific cases. The capacitance will create a storing and discharge of energy. I'm not clear as to the end effect of this. At face value, it doesn't occur as a desirable effect.
  20. Note that it's very different to be talking about capacitance of say speaker cable or interconnects where higher frequency signal content is important, as opposed to focusing on 50 Hz mains supplies.
  21. I did a bit more reading and now I understand what is happening. It's capacitance between cables, between cables and insulation, and, worst of all, between core conductors and shielding.
  22. sorry for the rant but this is just a shit security implementation which is 100% avoidable in my mind. I'm very security conscious because I work in telecoms. other than the risk of leaking my email address I see no problem with the DS storing both Email address and password on the DS so it can just login automatically. you can even mitigate the leaking of my email address & password with hashing and salting. That's if someone really can be bothered to hack my broadband line and firewall to get to my DS. even if a hacker wants to do this (and without hashing/salting), the very worse that's going to happen is they know my email address/linn password and can reconfigure my DS by turning off SO for example - the fix is to just change my Linn password and reset my SO config. Not a big deal really. appropriate security is better than crappy user experience. I'd also point out that this is the nice version of what's wrong, the alternative is that the Linn cloud system implementation and service structure is not fit for purpose - my hunch is it's just crap security though
  23. Here's an article on capacitance in cables from a cable manufacturer (not hifi). It reinforces what you said, and I can better visualize what is happening. However, they do say that capacitance in cables is not good, and that shielding increases capacitance. https://www.elandcables.com/the-cable-lab/faqs/faq-what-is-capacitance
  24. Bear in mind that with your house curve you have over a 20 dB drop between 400 Hz and 20 kHz. Just having another look the bass responses of your left and right speakers with the house curve applied look very different. Did you definitely use the same target curve for each?