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  1. I'll post this in the Linn Facebook group as well - it's where this started!! Please be gentle with me! Sorry it's a long one. JB ‘No, I’m serious. I’ll bring it down. We’ll play some music and compare my demo Klimax Organic DSM to your Selekt’. You see, I’d moaned on the Linn Facebook forum page that there were no reviews. Realistically I wasn’t ever going to buy one. Out of my league. But I love hearing about how science, design and engineering are improving our enjoyment of music. And being a part of the Linn family, I just hope that some of this new technology will trickle down
    21 points
  2. This afternoon, I visited the HiFi Centre, which is one of Vancouver’s Linn dealers. They received a brand new Next Generation Klimax DSM A/V a few days ago. The Next Gen Klimax DSM A/V was just set up several days ago, but I wanted to listen to it as soon as possible, once it had some burn in time. The Klimax DSM was hooked up to a beautiful pair of cherry Katalyst 350’s. I heard these Katalyst 350’s a couple of months ago, when they were still Exakt, and they have recently been upgraded to Katalyst modules in the past month or so. Since the Katalyst upgrade for the modules, I revi
    16 points
  3. Not so much a new bit of kit… I’ve simply added a custom lid for my SP10… Sourced direct from https://www.acrylicdisplaycases.co.uk with who I have no affiliation, apart from being very happy with the results
    16 points
  4. Okay, here we go. Review of the Next Generation Klimax DSM/3 A/V In My Linn System: ‘I have heard my Katalyst Akubariks with my Akurate Hub for many years, having played 1000’s of hours of music, movies, and television, and am very familiar with the sound quality. My Akurate system is extremely detailed, with a wonderful balance of timing, tonal quality, harmonics, musicality, presence and listenability. It has been my dream system and I love listening to it. Today I brought home the new Klimax DSM/3 to audition, and installed it in my system. This is the Audio-Video version of
    13 points
  5. Hi all, Just thought I’d share my recent LP 12 adventures. My table has seen an extraordinary amount of love in 2021: in early March a new Karousel, Kore and Krystal ... and just last week a pre-owned Ak Radikal and Urika 2 were fitted. I was previously using a Lingo 2 and the ASH built-in MC stage. Arm is an Ittok LVIII (mk1). Having upgraded to Exakt early this year with Linn Winter promo (new ASH w/ surround module and 2x new Ak Exaktbox-6s) + the fast follow LP12 upgrades, I wasn’t really looking to spend more $ for new gear ... but I wanted to upgrade my motor, so I was on the l
    13 points
  6. Power supply (shown again for fun) now finally has something tied to it. 1 x phono stage. Nice traditional design with a few tweakettes. 12SL7 paralleled for the first gain stage, then a 12SN7 in cathode follower. Haven't worked out the figures yet. The gain seems a little lower than my other stage(s), but that's a big advantage here, as the 845 and pre are both relatively high gain so it matches perfectly. Passive RIAA with zero feedback. This is the 'cooking' version. It looks neat enough up top, but underneath is a rat's nest of asssorted average quality, though the caps are decent and
    11 points
  7. As several people have already submitted detailed reviews, this will be a short one. Colin Macey from What You See and Hear invited me up for a listen to the new Organik equipped Klimax DSM. So today, Italian pastries in hand (to go with the coffee), I sat down in front of the rig in his demonstration room. The set up was as per CJ1045's namely Klimax DSM Katalyst, Organik KDSM, Klimax Twin into Kudos Super 20a speakers. For this demonstration, SPACE was turned off, to allow for a constant sound around the room, as opposed to brilliant sound focussed in one place. I doubt if this woul
    11 points
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  9. Been after a Marantz for over a year now, but finally found one.
    10 points
  10. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon. CD
    10 points
  11. Further update - Roxy is now home!! Collected her from the vets just over an hour ago. She seems really bright, such a transformation from the previous 24 hours. Here we are having a quick cuddle in the back of the car: She's now snoozing in her favourite place in front of the patio doors. Boiled chicken and antibiotics for supper tonight - yum! Your donations keep rolling in, I can't thank you enough for your amazing generosity. The bill for the last 24 hours is significant, but a couple of hundred less than anticipated, so better than the other way round! Now it's time
    10 points
  12. I received my unit two weeks ago (audio version), I'm startled since every time I settle on the coach and turn the music on, it is so musical ! A few observations : - I’ve spent some time comparing wifi vs wired Ethernet (my rig is bonn N8 on stock power supply & nordost rj45 cable) : I tend to prefer it wired but and foremost it was not easy - for me - to spot the difference (I simply could just be delusional, and swapping takes time). So at least I’m now convinced the wifi connection is a high quality one (was also sceptical due to emi it must induce inside). Roon was los
    10 points
  13. The Silvercore's have landed ! Many thanks to my wam taxi of Brook/Speedracer & Jack/Non smoking man. These arrived yesterday, and after a run through with my 6V6, then the 300B mono's these were pressed into service. Audio jewellery before they even uttered a note, if an amp can look fast standing still... Took a little while for both them and the preamp to warm up (had to change preamp as i didn't realise these only have a balanced feed) as they have not been used for a while, but boy oh boy after half an hour these were singing, and continued to get better and better
    9 points
  14. Rhythm and Stealth - Leftfield
    9 points
  15. House sales so must cut the boxes down so it doesn’t look like a desperate man cave or hifi dealer room 😅 ...not too shabby though. Two boxes and really all I need
    9 points
  16. Two Tanks Outside Rhyd Ddu, Gwynedd
    9 points
  17. Open Windows in the building that houses the Open Eye Gallery at Liverpool's Pier Head. Olympus E-PL2 + 14-42 f3.5, 1/100 @ f6.3, ISO400 raw. PP in ACR & NikSFX
    9 points
  18. Thanks! A couple more... To give some idea of scale, there are people on the far shore in the image below, and the jagged slates protruding from the wall were once a stairway.
    9 points
  19. A couple of the Beam Engine in Dorothea quarry
    9 points
  20. Prince - Sign O' the times Vinyl
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  23. I really do not see why we as members of this forum should feel that anyone including the owner should be rewarding us for spouting lots of hot air and opposing opinions on all things Hi Fi ? We are the ones who choose to read , post , argue , like whatever . We get the enjoyment at the participation and always have the choice as many have of leaving . There is very little if any profit to be made from a forum but there are lots of costs which have to be paid whatever happens . If peter has made a any money from the forum then good luck to him he has done better than most owners . Th
    9 points
  24. Seems like the server has been fixed - well done - and we're all back in business, so to speak. In other news I've just scored a job with a company who I had thought would be too inflexible, but the deal is now the annual salary I asked for + permi t&c + 100% remote working so I'm dead chuffed. One of the guys interviewing me was a chap I worked for about 25 years ago and he has my respect both technically and as a man-manager. I had to do some "exercises" in C, and apparently they liked my code.
    9 points
  25. The day has arrived, when I was able to bring home a Klimax DSM/3 A/V with the Organik DAC’s. ‘My plan is to use it as a Klimax Hub in my system, as I have Katalyst Akubariks later today, so will not be able to use the DAC’s in the Klimax DSM/3. I am also looking forward to hearing and seeing what it can do with surround music, as well as BluRay Movies, and pass through for TV. This will be my first chance to compare my Akurate Hub using a 4K source. Tomorrow, I plan to bring the Klimax DSM/3 to a friend’s to play with his PMC Fact 8 Signatures powered by Solos, and then I can compa
    8 points
  26. 3 in a row for Planty... with Alison Krauss ''Raising Sand'. Lovely album and good recording but it's useful to have a bass control for this album. They definitely overdid it a bit.
    8 points
  27. Trio: Olympus OM-D E-M1.2/12-40 2.8 Pro
    8 points
  28. [1974] Kraftwerk ‎– Autobahn [CD]
    8 points
  29. Window cleaning the building that houses the Open Eye Photo Gallery at Liverpool's Pier Head. Olympus E-PL2 + 14-42 f3.4, 1/250s @ f6.3, ISO400 jpg. PP in ACR.
    8 points
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  31. Anytime @jonbsbd. As we only met each other for the first time today. I had no idea if you could even spell let alone smash out a truly raw yet real and accessible review. I'm truly astonished at just how much interest this is receiving. I'm not questioning your ability, you may be a world class author I'm questioning I guess just why the hifi world (no pun intended) and buying public has accepted product reviews in the same way for 20 or 30 years. What you have shown at least to me is that a real world view is a whole lot more relevant today and I applaud the fact you agreed to play
    8 points
  32. I've agreed to swap the MK2 PCB for a new MK3 PCB for the cost of parts, as that's the right thing to do. It'll be a MK3 in all but the Cosmetic and will keep this deal very acceptable for Ian. That MK2 has been a thorn in my side since it left our possession, so it will be retired, dismantled and never see the light of day again.....as it should be lol [emoji4] Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk
    8 points
  33. Donation from Mrs Millicent in memory of the late Martha
    8 points
  34. Grace Jones - Nightclubbing vinyl
    8 points
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  37. [1974] Kradtwerk - Autobahn [CD]
    8 points
  38. I am also fortunate to have the privilege of auditioning. I can’t believe how much better it is just as a System Hub. Power, control and loads of musicality. And it wasn’t bad before! Another level.
    8 points
  39. I'm afraid it sounds so much better than it looks. And that's all that matters for me.
    8 points
  40. I personally don't give a rats foreskin about accuracy or realism or whatever buzzword is being used. The only thing I've ever been bothered with when building either of my systems, is does it make a noise that I like/enjoy. When a new piece of kit comes in for audition the only question that needs to be answered is does my system now produce a noise I enjoy more with this inplace, yes = buy it, no = goodbye. Life's to short to worry about whetherMark Knofler or Clair Teal are in your lounge performing for you. If you enjoy the noise your setup makes then just smile, sit back and c
    8 points
  41. John Martyn - Solid Air. on cd.....
    8 points
  42. Current stack. Top to bottom ... Khozmo passive pre (arrived a few days ago) Holo Audio Spring Level 2 R-2R DAC (arrived today) PrimaLuna Prologue 5 (been around for well over a year now) fitted with a quad of GE USA 6L6 and TAD input tubes. All sounding rather good.
    8 points
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  44. Howarth S10: Nikon Df/Tamron 45-1.8 VC
    7 points
  45. David Bowie - Station to Station original vinyl
    7 points
  46. 7 points
  47. My listening room echoed like a church, so I added a 3m X 4 m rug and it really dampened down the room. Definitely recommended.
    7 points
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