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  1. After purchasing the Wilson Sophia 3s from Steve / @Buffalo listed on here a few months ago I finally got to collect them. They will eventually be in a much bigger room than I currently have so I should be able to give them plenty of space away from the rear and side walls. Very happy and a big thanks to Steve for being patient until I could collect.
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  2. Just to clear up some of the confusion on here, there is no Organik ADC. The Organik is Linn's own DAC implementation with most of the pre-DAC processing done through an FPGA. There was no mention of an Organik ADC, nor would I expect one as there is much less use of ADCs than there are of DACs. What has ben said is that the ADC in the new Klimax DSM is improved over that in what is now called the KDSM (2016). This should be no surprise as the Urika II ADC is improved over the one in the KDSM (2016). This is done by using 2 ADC chips, one for each channel, instead of a single stereo chip,
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  3. Opposing and contrasting opinions are fine. They have always been welcome here. I would suggest that 'boring' is also very applicable to anyone constantly repeating the same opinion as if it is fact, and frequently when it isn't even relevant. Nobody wants this place to be one-sided and it never has been. I like objectivism and it is vital in this hobby/industry, what objectivism has never been is the answer to everything.
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  4. After much deliberation, my Leben CS1000P is up for sale. This is believed to be the only one of these amplifiers in the UK. It has been owned previously by forum member Petrat (who I believe bought it new), and by David Coe of AD Audio, who gave it a clean bill of health when I traded him for it around a year ago. It’s a truly wonderful amplifier, not just a glorious sound but also a heavenly thing to own. Build and component quality are simply the best there is out there. It has massive flexibility having among other features: 4, 6, 8 and 16 ohm taps from the custom-wound Le
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  5. I've always been fairly positive about him to be honest. His public image in recent years has been tainted by his slide into old age and his propensity to offend with his occasional bluntness. He had an interesting life which no doubt will feature in TV documentaries in the weeks and months to come and I think some will be surprised at just how important a figure he was. Like most people not without faults, but his influence and actions were responsible for a lot of positive outcomes. I actually did meet him on 3 occasions having had some involvement with the Duke of Edinburgh Award and I fou
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  6. I find it interesting that one or two folk here seem to think the only people buying the new KDSM are those with more money than sense, who’d only be buying one so they can lord it over friends, with no real interest in music. Why make that assumption? A lot of us here have spent more than the cost of this box on their systems, yet we’re all music lovers. Why not assume those who buy this are the same? Or is it a case of sour grapes? 😁 One chap on the Linn Facebook page was really annoyed about it, going so far as to say “I hope it’s a failure and Linn go bust”, to which Gordon Inch politel
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  7. I can (just about) remember when, I could be sold some magical cable for silly money, getting it home with great expectation, of what was going to be a night and day difference (it must be true that nice gentleman salesman had told me so) Telling the wife that it had cost peanuts, not a weeks hard earnt wage! Plugging it all in, and sitting there listening and thinking, wow what an improvement. Well I would, who is going to admit to wasting a fortune, on no sonic change, or so little it is barely noticeable. Then weeks later (when shmbo is out) swapping back to the original cables and realisi
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  8. A rather stunning sunset last night
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  9. I joined the original Linn forum when I purchased my SneakyDS way back in the days of Bute. The main reason was to get help with setting it up, ripping my CD’s, best NAS to purchase, etc. I learned a lot and found many people who were really helpful. I enjoyed being part of that community and found that after a few years I could help newbies with knowledge I had gleaned from others and my own experiences. Like many of you, I also found new music from the many recommendations of others. It was a great loss when it was closed by Linn but many of us found sanctuary here in the Linn club on the WA
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  10. My best upgrade so far this year has been switching off SO and reintroducing a KK to get an all-analog chain for my LP12. Ahhh... happy days....
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  11. [1971] The Doors - LA Woman [flac]
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  12. The trade in program in the US has a subsidy from Linn of $7500 reduction in the retail of the new KDSM. (Note the dealer doesn't get $7500 but their normal profit percentage of that $7500, so both Linn and the dealer are subsidizing the trade-in.) I believe this is £7000 in the UK but I'm not positive. There is also a $4250 subsidy on the Klimax System Hub, same deal. The dealer can offer more than that if they wish. I have seen no time frame on these nor is one stated on the Trade Up form so it appears it will be ongoing. While the current KDS/M are notable by their absence on the
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  13. I find it amusing to observe all of the complaints and criticism being leveled against Linn, and very little seeming support from anyone other than the usual suspects. With respect to the complaints about the price, it's as if some aren't aware of the plethora of obscenely expensive DACs available. DACs which do not have anywhere near the input/output flexibility, a bespoke on-board music player engine designed from the ground up, nor the amount of available control interface options. There are Linn retailers which have complained to Linn that they don't make expensive enough e
    11 points
  14. Thick as thieves these two... Nikon Df/Tamron 24-70 2.8
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  16. Inspired by your post, I spoke with DavidHB this morning He is doing much better, and promised to post sometime this week. ‘I am looking forward to reading his views on the new Klimax Organik DSM, as his insights are usually very well thought out and enlightening.
    10 points
  17. [1975] Led Zeppelin ‎– Physical Graffiti [flac]
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  18. Been loving this with my horns Today I’ve replaced that 405 with the bigger brother 909 😍 loving it. For the money is a total bargain
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  19. Custom made by Funky Chunky Furniture ... very heavy so needs no additional treatment.
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  20. One week ago, we adopted a dog from a Swansea based rescue centre. We have named her Bess and she is a former breeding bitch from a puppy farm in Ireland that was closed down by police and animal welfare. She is just two years old and already has been forced to have at least two litters. She has never experienced the joy of a walk or a stroke and has been fed kibble soaked in water to make her feel full. Naturally, she has been forced to have multiple litters for the profit of the inhumane. She was malnourished, infested with mange and has boobs down to her knees. She would not allow any human
    9 points
  21. I'll take it a big step farther. Klimax LP12 into a Rega io integrated amp into your choice of $400 a pair speakers (I'd pick PSB Alpha P5 but I don't know about worldwide availability and pricing) will outperform Akurate LP12 into Klimax hub into the speaker of your choice. There is no circumventing the crucial nature of the source.
    9 points
  22. Here my new babes ... Now I have 2 pair of Solo and 1 Twin for my 3 way active setup. Even if they old amp, they outclass completely the Kinki Studio EX-B7 monoblock (I got one pair and got didn't keep them). I know, they not at all in the same price range but the fact is a good old amp still today a very good amp. I will post an update when I will install them in my audio rack. 8-)
    9 points
  23. [1985] Kate Bush - Hounds of Love [CD]
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  24. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells. CD
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  25. I’m one of those, I rarely contribute on forums, not being English doesn’t help, and of course greatly value all your insights. Called my favorite dealer right after the web conference and had the chance to have a first dedicated listening of the new klimax dsm (which is labelled kdsm/3) with very little burn in (first plugged last week). Compared to a kdsm/2 (I have a kdsm/2 with solos), both connected via wired ethernet. I placed an order after .. half a song (and a deal for my kdsm/2) : The difference is not subtle to my ears, much much more musical and .. organic ; it’s flui
    9 points
  26. I've read this thread with interest, my only experience exhibiting at Scalford was when Alex and I did the cheap as chips challenge room a few years back, basically each of us came up with a system ( source, amp, speakers) for less than £100 and i enjoyed it once i got my system set up. Our room was on the top floor in the attic which had fantastic acoustics but getting kit up there was a bind especially since there was no lifts, on top of that the floors were uneven and bouncy as hell so not great for vinyl at all. what Scalford did have was charm by the bucket load, a big old country
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  27. My experience of Scalford and Kegworth is that it remains one of the best hifi days out in the year, if not THE best. It has always relied on the goodwill of exhibitors and always will: taking thousands of pounds of heavy gear, often hundreds of miles away, to then put it all together and then do the same in reverse is a big ask. I have been an exhibitor several times and thoroughly enjoyed it. I would be staying in a hotel anyway so I don't mind paying for it. Times have also changed and nobody will be giving anything away other than their time, smiles, handshakes and joy at sharing music tha
    9 points
  28. Charitable? Better ask the charities that have to deal with gambling addiction. It's a business that trades on people's greed and misery. If you need to know anything about gambling, just look at the figures. One person; just one person at the top of the chain in just one company 'earns' £469 million in one year. 'Problem' gambling is a massive issue in Western society and how the hell our TV screens are full of adverts for this 'fun' activity is beyond comprehension. I have no doubt some people can gamble sensibly and enjoy the sport of it. I equally am not suggesting it should not be pe
    9 points
  29. I like the Rondo red I have, but this is a step up in detail retrieval, and also the impact of drum strikes, and cymbals is top notch. Giving an original, mint condition vinyl copy of this a go now. Dire Straits - Love over Gold
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  30. Kraftwerk - Man Machine Vinyl
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  31. Here's the end job. Seriously tight on space now...
    9 points
  32. Serge is sorely missed by many I'm sure, certainly I wish he was still injecting some sanity into this forum.
    9 points
  33. As a manufacturer, I have some concerns with the quality of some 'reviews' and 'forum speak' that surround what purports to be 'science'. I am concerned about the lack of context that is evident in many of these 'reviews'. I wouldn't submit any of our amplifiers to some sites because they fail to take into account our design objectives. We're not trying to make an unconditionally stable amplifier. We're not trying to make an amplifier that will drive very difficult loads, to high volumes, over an extended period of time. We're looking to make an amplifier that interferes as little as poss
    9 points
  34. [1980] The Police ‎– Zenyatta Mondatta [flac]
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  35. Without people like him the hifi industry would just be a complete fairy tale with only one side of the story being told. Am I the only one here that thinks this forum has become very boring since that chap from the dealership that quoted his objective opinions was cancelled.
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  36. Carr Mill Dam minimalism Fishing Peg by Tillman Kleinhans ARPS EFIAP/g DPAGB BPE4* Hon LCPU, on Flickr iPhone XR. PP in ACR
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  37. Just found this little chap in our garden.
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  38. Photographer's Friend by Baz, on Flickr
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  39. [1993] Vangelis ‎– Blade Runner [2013 SACD]
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  41. Just wait till Russia China or North Korea unleash some kind of virus that kills the internet we'll all be glad we kept them old cds and players for old times sake.👍👍👍👍👍
    8 points
  42. Nikon Df/Tamron 70-210 f4
    8 points
  43. Kraftwerk - Computer World Vinyl
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  44. Simon Garfunkel - Bookends Original Vinyl
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  45. Leica CL with SUPER-VARIO-ELMAR-TL 1:3.5-4.5/11-23 ASPH
    8 points
  46. [1986] Peter Gabriel - So [flac]
    8 points
  47. Sorry I did not say much about the back off in my post above. I have spent 25 years in the retail side of the hifi industry ( now left due to relocation and a 7 year old son ) and have as you can imagine seen and heard many varying and different types of equipment at all price points. I have taken part in blind ABX tests and sighted manufacture demos of cables. From my experience cables make a difference, but are rarely better. When testing analogue interconnects I found that as long as you use a very revealing and transparent source / amp the cable differences would be clearly
    8 points
  48. My only issue with hifi forums is that some people are showing signs of needing to get out more. Hopefully, the forums will be less fraught once this awful pandemic is over.
    8 points
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