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  1. I think that’s an oft-forgotten point. In various places online folk often disparage the LP12 by describing their experiences with the turntable in the ‘seventies or ‘eighties, or knock Linn amps because the LK1/LK2 setup was dire, but really they should be considering the best the company produces now. I don’t think the past matters it being a point of interest.
  2. “The World’s Finest Music Systems”! Clearly not afraid to say so!
  3. Make sure you have enough space above them. I use mine in an Isoblue rack, one each on a shelf, and the fans never kick in, although the cases get quite warm/hot after a while. Mick
  4. It's not a beta update now - I've been running it for a fortnight since it was a full release on both a KDS/3 and a MDSM/3 with no issues, although I use Roon rather than Kazoo/KazooServer. Mick
  5. I *think* (and happy to be proved wrong!) that if they’re under ‘Radio’ in Kazoo, which is where I tried, they’re from TuneIn. The Radio selection simply shows the favourites from whichever TuneIn account you’re using; if you’ve not set anything up on TuneIn it’s probably the Linn account. Mick
  6. They work fine for me (UK) via Roon, but not if I use Kazoo, so it’s possibly a TuneIn issue. Mick
  7. A wet cleaner usually reduces or eliminates static. I use that and a Zerostat and between them the static here is pretty much gone. I guess you could add a tiny piece of very thin double sided tape to keep the mat on the platter... Mick
  8. Unfortunately it doesn't seem possible to read threads there... Mick
  9. Yep, that’s fine. I seem to recall one of the Linn folk commenting on the old forum to the effect that a DS(M) can only accept its own firmware. It’s impossible to add, say, Akurate DS firmware to a Majik DS by accident. Konfig and the DS(M) will either ‘know’ it’s ok and load it, or it’ll refuse. Either way you won’t brick your streamer. Mick
  10. @zee9- released firmwares are all available here, although you may need to go through a few pages to get to yours:- https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/linn-artifacts-public/index.html#VersionInfo/Downloads/Releases/ Mick
  11. Can you play the files without using Roon? If so, it’s down to Roon - if not, Linn… The Organik DSM isn’t yet shown on Roon’s site though, although I guess it’s possible they’ve not yet updated the Linn page there. Mick
  12. The Mac Mini M1 and SSD could be a solution for me – as I'm an Apple freak since 1992 – when my system will change from CD12 + Tunebox to DSM Hub + Organik Exaktbox. How do you manage with a Mac Mini / PC : can a second SSD be plug later, and Linn app or Roon work without problem with 2 SSD ? I’m fairly sure Roon will work with as many differing folders as you like. Certainly I ran it with two different source folders for a while. Mick
  13. Fairly sure this was my first. I’m not at home to grab it so this Googled image will have to do for the moment:-
  14. I refuse to participate in a thread where an LP is referred to as a ‘vinyl’! Oh hang on, if I’ve commented I’ve participated in it… …and LP is short for long playing, so I should really call them something else! “I’m off out to buy some long playings”…
  15. The Muscle Shoals documentary is fascinating. I first heard of the studio when I bought There Goes Rhymin’ Simon back in the ‘seventies as one track (at least) was recorded there, and the gatefold sleeve had a small picture of it. First time I heard of two of the Roche sisters too! Mick
  16. Roon is already showing as 'visible' in Konfig here - sorry, should have been clearer about that. Mick
  17. As has been said already, playing at low volumes is probably the only answer. It might be worth your boys getting on very good friendly terms with the couple downstairs as this will hopefully lessen the chance of arguments, and yes, maybe popping down to find out how much noise comes through. The neighbours can probably already hear footsteps from upstairs. We have a flat we use at weekends. It’s on the top (second) floor of an old building which was first built as a hotel in the 1890s, and converted to flats in the 1980s. All the flats have wooden floors - our downstairs neighbour can sometimes hear us walking about, and we can just about hear her tv. I only play music there at low levels unless I know she’s out, as I don’t want to make life unpleasant for her - last person who lived in our flat was awful so she deserves a bit of consideration. Living in a flat is a very different dynamic to living in a house. Mick
  18. I use Roon. I’m fairly sure it’s not possible to add it to a pin (certainly not here, with a DS - maybe it is with a DSM?). Within Konfig it’s shown as a source, but it doesn’t appear in the Linn app. Mick
  19. It will be worth raising on the Linn dev forum - they may not be aware… Mick
  20. In my ignorance, I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a gaming router until recently… I do play some games, but no online or multiplayer ones so they didn’t even enter my consciousness. Mick
  21. I’ve used a variety of ISP provided routers over the years - mostly from BT as they’ve been my ISP since the ‘nineties, but occasionally ones from Netgear - and as far as I can discover the BT ones do support IGMP over wired connections, but not over wireless ones. I’ve only ever had my DSs connected physically. The only things that use wifi here, when I’m playing music, are the control points. I don’t know if that’s an issue or not, as any server I’ve used has always had a wired connection to the network and thus the DS too. Mick
  22. I can’t comment on BubbleDS as I only have iThings as control points (I’ve heard many good things about BubbleDS though), but I do know that the Lumin app uses OpenHome too, although who’s to say Linn’s and Lumin’s implementations are identical? Mick
  23. I’ve always thought Linn’s discovery could be more robust than it is. I’d have ‘waiting for room’ on both iPhone and iPad, but could immediately move to the Lumin app on both devices and all would be fine. Move back to Kazoo or the Linn app and they’d be back to ‘waiting for room’. I’ve never had connectivity issues in 22 months of using Roon on the same networks and devices. I’ve always done my best to follow Linn’s best practices for networking, but always had intermittent discovery issues. If I was new to Linn and had just spent £30k on the new KDSM I’d be quite angry if I had connectivity problems - maybe that was a driver for the teams to improve things. Whatever the reason, I’m pleased they’re looking into it now. Mick
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