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About sktn77a

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    Audio Dinosaur
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  • Birthday 08/09/1951

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    NC, USA
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  • Turn Table
    Linn Sondek LP12
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Linn Ekos, Lyra Argo
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Naim Stageline K
  • Digital Source 1
    Naim HDX
  • Digital Source 2
    Synology DS218
  • Pre-Amp
    Naim NAC252
  • Power Amp/s
    Naim NAP250.2
  • My Speakers
  • Headphones
    Sennheiser HD540, Sansui SS2
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. I tried one of these in the 1980s..... destroyed the sound! Don't know if modern digital electronics could do better (?)
  2. Where are you located? Can your dealer demo any of these options or his he just shooting from the hip?
  3. Well, the Argo is fine for now, and for the foreseeable future, so I'm not intending to trade it in (the US trade-in value is $200-$400 off the $2000 Delos). Plus, while I like the clarity and analytical nature of the Lyra cartridges, I just have a hankerin' for that old, lush, Supex sound. No accounting for taste, eh (?!) I was hoping someone had compared these cartridges at some point but I guess that's nigh on an impossibility in this day and age.
  4. It's an Ekos II. I didn't have any problems with the Argo so I expect the Delos would fit, too, were I to go that route. I feel the Kleos is more representative of the Argo i than the Delos and that is just too much money.
  5. Evenin' all. In a moment of madness, I've decided to get a backup cartridge as I won't be able to afford to replace my Lyra Argo i when it finally gives up the ghost. My thoughts are: 1. Used Troika body and get it rebuilt by Goldring 2 Used Akiva body and get it rebuilt by Goldring 3. New Krystal Options 1 and 2 will be about 1/2 of option 3. My inclination is to go with option 1 as I really miss that original Linn/Supex sound, but I wonder if anyone has any experience comparing any pair (or all three) of these?
  6. Can you loosen the screw on the armrest/lift-lower device and rotate it some on the pillar to align the arm with the armboard?
  7. While I believe Tom, I find it very hard to believe Linn's response! Maybe some enterprising dealer/customer can test out this assertion....................
  8. Well, the point of the "upgrade" program is that the parts are (or should be) provided at a discount. So you lose "ownership as a condition of this discount.
  9. I think Tom answered this in the other thread. If it's a trade-in program, the dealer keeps the parts and can sell them on. If it's an upgrade program, the parts are returned to Linn for disposal as they see fit.
  10. I stopped looking at the Linn Facebook page. Hundreds of thousands of "what's playing now" posts don't interest me - can't see the pepper for the fly sh_t!
  11. Ah, thanks for the update. Is that yours or did you find the picture on the web?
  12. LP2 Majik, eh? I think its trying to tell you something ("time for an upgrade")!!! Yes, I know, that's no help. It does sound like an electronic issue - does the sound actually cut out or just get quieter?
  13. Well, I guess a new Kartridge and Radikal are out for the anniversary..................... What next???
  14. Ah, yes, a Linn system. I'm a NAIM guy, myself...................................
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