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About kelly200269

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  • Location
    Leyland, Lancashire

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  • Turn Table
    LP12 Radikal/Keel
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Linn Ekos I/Adikt
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Linn Uphorik
  • Digital Source 1
    Esoteric K-01X BH
  • Digital Source 2
    Linn KDS/3
  • DAC
    Chord M Scaler & TT2
  • Pre-Amp
    Linn Klimax Kontrol
  • Power Amp/s
    2 Linn C4100 (Aktiv)
  • My Speakers
    Linn Majik 140/126
  • Headphones
    Sennheiser HD800
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Have you looked at Roon? There are quite a few of us here that have eschewed Linn's control apps, and have moved over to Roon. If you use my referral link to sign up for Roon and you'll get an extra 30 days when you purchase:
  2. Miso’s, and M140’s as an aside, need to be driven via Aktiv IMO. With a speaker of the calibre of the Miso’s, IMO you need to take them Aktiv. Hopefully then , you’ll be happy
  3. Fascinating, and thank you for that Personally, I don’t think mastering from digitally-encoded analogue is a ‘bad’ thing at all. Take for example the Beatles vinyl remasters, which were taken from 24/44.1 sources. They sound absolutely superb.
  4. I have to say, that I agree with @JensA previous post. And so what if you can ‘buy a new streamer with £200’ that you may have ‘saved’ by not subscribing to Roon? To be blunt, if you’ve taken some time to peruse the Linn price list, you’d have realised that Linn kit isn’t cheap. It’s owners are quite brand-loyal, and relatively wealthy. Linn owners tend to have a certain ‘outlook’. For example, whilst no right-minded person would pass-over a genuine bargain, we tend to regard music subscription services as a bit like a utility - we pay it (if we choose to do so), and enjoy it for what it is, safe in the knowledge that artists all over the world will benefit from our attention. As I’ve previously stated, choosing not to pay for music is morally corrupt, IMO. Perhaps the Linn forum isn’t for you @StingRay? Your system is not Linn-based, and I suspect that you may find yourself philosophically ‘at-odds’ with many of the members here.
  5. But you should pay for that privilege. IMO. Paying the streaming service a subscription makes sure it’s (hopefully) there next year, and the year after that. I’m sorry to have to say this, but choosing not to pay for music is morally corrupt.
  6. Is this something to boast about? Artists need paying and need some income, especially in this COVID-era where touring income has dried-up. Personally, I think we should support our artists by paying. Music is everything. The kit we choose to play it on are just tools.
  7. I would go so far to say, that JMH got me into ‘Hi-Fi’ in the first place. His writing in the mags of the 80’s was both inciteful and entertaining, and his kit at the time was esoteric. I think he ran an LP12 in the 80’s? I can’t begin to explain how excited I was when I collected my own LP12 from ‘Westwood & Mason’ of Oxford in 1987!
  8. No, I haven’t had any experience with Esoteric’s network players. I would imagine though, that you’d be looking at Linn Klimax level of performance. Running a digital stream from my Roon Nucleus via USB to my K-01X BH, the Esoteric sounds sublime. If that’s any help?
  9. Ditto! I loved Hi-Fi Answers, and as a 'spotty teenager' at the time, I was completely in awe at his Krell KSA50's and Magneplanar SMGa's, and his massive vinyl collection. He's still around, and still reviews classical music releases for HiFi+. There's a recent interview with him here: James Michael Hughes – Vinyl Powered – The Vinyl Adventure
  10. I have an Esoteric K-01X BH, and it's my 'endgame' player. It sounds better than my KDS/3 with SACD.
  11. If you're just streaming from Tidal/Qobuz, then I can appreciate where you're coming from. However, Roon is a joy to use. Unlike the Linn apps, and Tidal's/Qobuz's web interfaces IMO.
  12. That's not always the case. I've managed to get hold of a lot of rereleases from companies such as Mobile Fidelity, where quality is paramount. And you can hear it.
  13. It sounds absolutely fantastic. There is wallops of bass that I didn't know was there on the master, and it sounds so much less congested than the standard vinyl. Well worth investing in, IMO.
  14. It's the way that Roon integrates all of your music libraries/sources that's the 'killer' feature. It doesn't work on a folder hierarchy like other programs, and integrates your own personal library(ies) with your streaming 'library' (favourites). Very clever.
  15. Qobuz integration works just as seamlessly with Roon. Personally, I just love Roon. It makes navigating my music an absolute pleasure