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  1. Just a short message from Linn tune exile to all old school Linn junkies who remember and are still searching for the groove like me: My trusted dealer was so kind to deliver an Akurate to Klimax Radikal upgrade and a Karaousel yesterday. Just by accident it makes my LP12 a full blown analogue one with Urika I. I had the radikal upgrade in mind for some time now and with the bearing offer it seemed to be a straigth forward decision based on the old "source first" theories. Based on my experiences I like to optimize time and amplitude dimensions hand in hand. Doing too much on the
    7 points
  2. A £5.99 bamboo chopping board repurposed into a new Thorens TD150 plinth.
    5 points
  3. So before someone buys a new amp say you measure before and after to make sure the benefit is really there? Great service if you do. I’m sure I’ve mentioned what was done in other posts in the thread but since you’ve asked. The speakers were repositioned and the sub adjusted to be just so to work with the room. Listening position didn’t need to be moved. Again, because you appear to not be reading 90% of what I’ve been saying; this wasn’t about chasing a perfect REW response. This was a lengthy consultation to make *my* system sound like *I* wanted it to. As the graphs I’ve produce
    4 points
  4. COBBLERS!! The most and only important thing that has changed, is the OPs level of enjoyment of his system. IT HAS INCREASED. Anything else is irrelevant!! Instead of measurements/graphs as evidence, maybe you should have asked for a selfie showing the huge gormless grin on his visog that the System now produces.
    4 points
  5. Looking forward to picking up the Abbey Road 2020 half speed remasterd version on preorder
    4 points
  6. [1972] Wishbone Ash ‎– Argus [flac]
    4 points
  7. A wee update re the sub. The SVS SB 3000 has been in place now for 5 days and I finally have it set at what I consider to be the best settings to integrate with the Akudoriks. Basically it is coming in at 55hz with 24db roll off at a volume of -20db. There are other settings but I have left them off for now. It is all sounding pretty amazing on most stuff that I am playing. Occasionally I will get a track that has too much bass and I have to turn the sub down, but it works great most of the time. I feel I am getting the kind of depth that Akubariks would give without the outlay. Still got a we
    3 points
  8. Genesis - Nursery Cryme LP, first metalwork but must be a second pressing as it has a mad hatter label and not the scroll.
    3 points
  9. Gong - Camembert Electrique LP. First pressing, released at 59p.
    3 points
  10. Hifi wise, the last time I bought new (which was on interest free credit) was in 1995. Still using it too . The only other piece of bought new hifi I have was bought in the 1980s. Still using that too . Car wise, there can be advantages to buying on credit. My last two cars I bought were just a few months old saving a good wedge (about £16k between them) and the first one I took credit to get a deposit contribution and 2 years free servicing. Then just paid it off and kept the benefits . Day to day spending is all on a joint credit card with cash back which we pay off in full each mo
    3 points
  11. I think you might need a new pair of specs James I see one rectifier, two mounted electrolytics and a hole. I've seen that before with an Arcadia, as the power supply changes to add the extra choke and lose one capacitor. That all looks 'standard', as do the pair of Hovlands. What isn't standard is the stepped attenuator (I'm not sure Simon even ever used them) and the frankly dire bodge of wiring between the selector switch and the attenuator. That's 100% not SJS work. Simon used Noble pots or some obscure (very good) alternatives, so I wonder whether someone has 'stolen' the pot f
    3 points
  12. The LS36.5 is sounding anything but average with a Philips 5R4GYS installed. Sounding pretty exceptional. I've got a grey tinted acrylic sheet with cut hole coming to avoid electrocution.
    3 points
  13. Send it back especially for the money they were charging for it! Someone decided to fit a dact like attenuator but clearly not enough space so used the upper balance pot location instead should have 3 electrolytic caps as well I think
    3 points
  14. Give it a rest Keith! The OP has already answered this and indicated that he is not interested in your contributions. What you are doing is being annoying, something you either appear to delight in doing or maybe you are just using discussion threads as advertising - every one of your posts has a link to your business. As for before and after measurements, to be of definitive value such measurements would have to be made at exactly the same mic position with exactly the same amount of ambient noise and with any people in the room in exactly the same position. Given the process descr
    3 points
  15. I would not recommend putting any hifi kit, other than the speakers, in the kitchen - it is amazing how the grease and grime from cooking gets into electrical stuff ..
    3 points
  16. Guys, I have nothing to offer this discussion by way of personal experience (my LP12 is many upgrades behind). However, I want to thank you for a serious and thoughtful discussion about fundamental aspects of the Linn philosophy and sound. I have learned much without having to spend a dime to acquire the knowledge although that will soon change for the better. Thanks.
    3 points
  17. Fleetwood Mac ‎– Tango In The Night
    2 points
  18. 50% of retail is often a good starting point then adjust up or down depending on popularity.
    2 points
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  20. Things are stabilizing. Still no ‚fireworks‘, ‚sparkling‘ or similar, it’s not that kind of Improvement. Instead it is convincing by how effortless and detailed it can reproduce complex music. I have some albums where either vocals or instruments sound stressed, almost bordering to be annoying. That is gone now and is reproduced clear and precisely. I‘d like to compare it to a car with a powerful engine that can accelerate any time without latency while a smaller one would get loud and noisy and build up acceleration slowly. It took a day or so to burn-in and a little time for me
    2 points
  21. I‘m also on the non-Exakt and non-SO side. Every correction - and SO is a correction like an equalizer - has an impact on the musicality. And it‘s better to optimize the room than try to correct it with SO. But the good thing is: every can make this decision. And if you think it is better, it is better ... at least for you. And yes: Karousel needs some days to run in. The first hours I noticed that there are more information, lower noice floor and all the other HiFi-Arguments.But I was not sure if the Karousel offers more musicality. The instruments stand alone and I was not sure if
    2 points
  22. Don’t worry you can get the 509x after your house move.
    2 points
  23. Actually, if I used it all for record storage it should handle about 1750 LPs (assuming singles). I do have some art pieces, a few books and a photo or two in some of the upper sections reducing the capacity. But I also have a 3 x 3 cabinet in another room full of records, that I believe came from Target. And, of course, the numerous records that are on the floor leaning against things. With over 2000 LPs in my collection it does take up a fair amount of space to store them.
    2 points
  24. [1980] Tangerine Dream - '70 - '80 [4 x LP]
    2 points
  25. Typically a router assigns an adress to the devices within the network (that function is called DHCP server). If you are running two routers and both try to assign adresses this can lead to network conflicts. So when you want to use both routers you should deactivate the DHCP Server of the old router in its settings. However it may be easier to first simply power it off, connect everything to the new router and get the DSM working. Once that is done and everything is fine you can still add the old one to the network again. Having two routers in parallel adds some complexity which makes
    2 points
  26. Congratulations on your upgrade! having been through a similar process with my own LP12, I know that, as the upgrades bed in, the performance of your system will, progressively and subtly, improve as the changes bed in. Club members familiar with my posts will know that I never tire of saying that it no longer makes sense (if, indeed, it ever did) to make a sharp antithesis between analogue and digital technologies when assessing the performance of Hi-Fi equipment. The Urika is a case in point. I have a Urika II and have on several occasions heard the original Urika, though I have ne
    2 points
  27. IKEA expanding pot drying holder hung vertically for storing headphones
    2 points
  28. That’s why it’s a bloody bargain now! Nothing comes close to this player anywhere near the price
    2 points
  29. For me, what is actually happening (probably ) is easier to understand if you think of things the other way round. The performance change associated with any particular upgrade is the same whichever bearing is fitted. But the lower noise floor associated with the Karousel enables you to hear that change better, giving the impression that the improvement is greater than with the Cirkus - which, of course, from the listener's perspective, it is. This is why, with my recent upgrade, fitting the Kandid in place of the Krystal has seemed like such a big change, with, on some LPs, whole layers
    2 points
  30. Eye light by Boxertrixter, on Flickr Fuji X-H1/Viltrox 85-1.8
    2 points
  31. As Tendaberry said, a couple of photos is really the only way for us to advise you. Since the LP12 is a modular unit, and there have been many, many upgrades and changes, a serial number only tells you approximately how old it is and what chassis it started with, it gives you no information about arm and cartridge, nor really what bearing and drive system it has as those could have been changed. With a serial number around 80,000 it would probably been made in 1989. It should have come with the black springs and improved rubber grommets, an improved but pre-cirkus bearing, a laminated a
    2 points
  32. Young wild boar in the Forest of Dean
    2 points
  33. Up in Northumberland for 10 days. Lookout Cottage by Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP/g DPAGB BPE4* Hon LCPU, on Flickr Canon 5D4 + 24-105L, 1/160s @ f8, ISO100 raw. PP in ACR.
    2 points
  34. Swapped the original tubes in this amp with some Mullard NOS tubes. This little amp, driven from the Topping DX3 pro being used as a dac/pre-amp is really on song. When I first got it I thought it was ok, especially for £40, but after a period of time it really started to shine, even with the HD600. Now with the change of tubes this is really making me very happy.
    1 point
  35. Really fascinating article on Pluto. So many unexpected things still to be explained.
    1 point
  36. oh my goodness , wish i never read that !! they are superb speakers , used to have the amazing rienzi`s
    1 point
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  38. A very fine post. I have found several of my customers, and myself when I installed the first Karousel, noticed the effect of so much more low level information being available to the ear that it took a couple records to wrap your head around it. To me it is one of those rare upgrades that improves both the sound in a Hi-Fi sense, but also, and more importantly it improves the musical understanding you get from all your records. Like pretty much everything Hi-Fi this improves over time as things burn in, as DavidHB noted. Now mentioning DavidHB, we do see eye to eye on many things, lik
    1 point
  39. Looks like 3 lytics are in there, 2 are Black Gates as well, third looks like a bodge. The guts are underneath the amp, it needs Simons' input. I don't like the wiring run right above the valves, and am concerned about the third electrolytic, it doesn't have an obvious clamp holding it in place. Sent from my BLA-L09 using Tapatalk
    1 point
  40. Quite close is about 12 inches and I sit about 9-10 feet from the speakers. Cheers
    1 point
  41. Hi Mat ,, You would have to talk to truepoint audio in birkenhead, Charlie , this is not an advert and i don't make them , as for making ones with weights the answer as far as i know is No , it was never done to be a copy of the gyro , just for personal use and things have grown from their ,, there were plans to put the weights inside of this one, how ever it is on hold , also concerned that the bearing may not take the extra 1+kg weight , the other problem is since Covid 19 the price of acrylic has gone up by 25% -45% , trying to price this stuff has become a nightmare,, pete
    1 point
  42. No worries. My wife actually preferred these in our lounge to my WLM’s and my Davones (they’re not going anywhere!) I found a picture of them in my set up at the time with my MBL and LP12
    1 point
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  44. He sold his Kendal-resident A39 ages ago. He still uses his Arcam A49 integrated as a pre into his Leicestershire-based ATC SCM40A actives and it's going nowhere. "He" uses lots of Arcam stuff. CD23T x3 (one to sell), T32 tuner x2, D33 DAC x2, DV139 DVD/SACD x2.
    1 point
  45. Good points David. On the other hand it does sound (generally speaking) that some owners will have a working home network with a router, Ethernet cabling, network switch and wifi in place in thier homes with wired PCs, Macs, smart TVs, tablets, NAS systems, Sonos, Bluenote, printers, etc, all running quite well but the Kazoo app for thier fancy Linn DSM boxes will on occasion spin endlessly while “searching for room”....
    1 point
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