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About zephyr

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  • Birthday 28/02/1956

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    Nelson NZ

Wigwam Info

  • Digital Source 1
    Akurate DSM 3
  • Digital Source 2
    Mimik CD
  • DAC
  • Integrated Amp
  • Pre-Amp
  • Power Amp/s
    5125D Aktive cards
  • My Speakers
    TriAktive Ninkas Ow1
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Well at the start of the pandemic our PM announcing the lockdown finished with "wash your hands and be kind". Now that you Northern Hemisphere lot are entering into Spring / Summer I think we should continue to take her advice even though it is a little pollyannish. I know the damn bug is still rampant and although I can only imagine what It's like to live in some parts of the globe, I feel our PMs advice holds true. In recent times I haven't seen examples of the tone present in this thread in the Linn club. Life's too short, we have so much in common, so let's be kind.
  2. I’m looking at a possibility of adding an Lp12 to my sources having recently upgraded my Adsm with katalyst I am a complete newbie when it comes to turntables of any sort apart from using them 40 years ago! can anyone advise me about what age this lp12 is and it’s approximate value? Linn Sondek LP12 Transcription Turntable. With Pro-Ject Carbon Tonearm & Adikt cartridge many thanks
  3. Good thought but mine are all bonafide factory ones. Just listening to riding with the king on qobuz in 192. Superb. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I have one 5125D it has a treble card and a bass card. The bass card is driving all 4 bass speakers . Much better than having an LK140 with another bass card. I used to have 3 LK140s so tri aktive. 5125 more than capable of excellent bass to all 4 speakers. See my other post for my OW1 comparisons. Its very wet here in Nelson and so have indulged in some HiFi comparisons and put gardening on hold.
  5. see linkhttps://www.hiquphon.dk/page4.html I found him great to deal with. Make sure you specify they are for ninkas as he provides the surround to fit exactly. He also gives soldering instructions. It's all good as they say:-)
  6. I have 1 x 5125 Yes silvers are still on the amp interconnects I have only changed the initial pair running from Adsm to the 5125
  7. Thanks yes Tweeters are the later version I think. Have attached photos Yes exakt filters are available from mail@speakerfilters.com Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. At the end of Dec 2020 I bought a pair of black Ninkas as our local dealer told me that drivers were no longer available as spares. See attached. I also have a pair of cherry Ninkas to which I have fitted OW1 tweeters. The fear of grandchildren pushing in the tweeters led me to install the spare blackpair with original barred tweeters which seem to be relatively kid proof. They have sat in service for two months until Mrs. Zephyr complained that she want the cherry ones back. Today I have swapped them back. So treble differences. It was immediately obvious that the OW1 has opened up the
  9. I've cured the brightness! I have had silver interconnects throughout. I have replaced the initial set from the ADSM with Linn blacks and left the rest. Instant fix but not only that (I sound like one of those TV adds - but wait there's more ), The bass is tighter / more refined punchy and the treble is clearer . I don't think it's confirmation bias, have swapped them back and forward still happens. Thank God for wet days finally got around to playing. Thanks for all your comments, I don't even need to spend money for the upgrade!
  10. Hi many thanks for all your suggestions. I'm just back from the wilderness of the Heaphy track. I have K600 cable. I use a standard power cord. I will first try just Linn blacks of which I have a surplus . I also now have two sets of Ninkas so will swap them around as well. Waiting for a wet day opportunity Just also streaming via Qobuz which has just arrived in NZ. Neil Young sounds excellent in 192Khz. Katalyst certainly responds much better to HiRes files. Brightness is fine with HiRes especially at slightly lower volumes. Report back a bit later.
  11. Nice to hear about another person extracting what they can out of the Aktive Ninkas. I am very happy with my 5125D into aktive Ninkas. Biamping the bass was better than splitting bass duities with 5125 and LK140. I remember when I had an earlier ADS into a Wakonda and aktive LK140s, the limiting factor was clearly the Wakonda. I would just play music via ADS volume control instead, then upgraded to ADSM1. Never looked back on the upgrade path! The Katalyst upgrade to the ADSM is also a game changer. I also now have possesion of another set of Ninkas which I am beginning to compare to my
  12. Greetings all Last month I upgraded my Adsm to katalyst it does sound great but at higher volumes gets a bit bright/ brassy sounding. Possibly an inherent limitation of my old system I have Linn silver interconnects throughout the system. I’m wondering if anyone has experimented with changing maybe just the first set of cables inputting to the amp to tone down the brightness It’s a minor gripe as overall the change in detail and dynamics is wonderful but you know how it is with us pedantics! when I get time I’ll pop down to my long suffering local dealer who does
  13. Thanks all for your comments. as far as I can see the Panasonic only has a home theatre option which I presume means 5.1 and so Linn hdmi won’t play it. A waste of time and money for me I’m afraid. I see from other forums that arc hdmi connectivity / incompatible issues are rife unfortunately.
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