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About Tendaberry

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  • Turn Table
    LP12 Karousel/Keel
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Ekos 2/Akiva
  • SUT / Phono Stage
  • Digital Source 1
    Linn Akurate DSM Kat
  • Digital Source 2
    Akurate tuner
  • Power Amp/s
    Linn Majik 4100/6100
  • My Speakers
    Linn Akubarik (act.)
  • Headphones
    Grado PS500e
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Yeah, I built it from some airplane grade plywood, that I had left over and then stained it to fit my rack. Feel free to build a more hi-tech looking variant though The parts are dirt-cheap...
  2. I had a problem with the internal fans coming on in my 4100 and 6100 amps, when its hot inside. I have built an external fan tower to keep them cool. They are dead silent computer fans with temperature sensors, which lie on top of the respective amps. No internal fans engaging since then I got the idea from a friend with 8 Solos
  3. Well, they certainly used to be. But since Exakt I'm not so sure anymore, I haven't heard Organik Exakt yet though. But certainly I would say Linn builds the best turntable and I would still buy a pair of Komris rather than any other speaker in the world. However, the Swedish brand Lejonklou is quickly catching up and has overtaken Linn in a few areas, best phono preamp (Singularity), best analogue preamps (Sagatun Mono). Just out now is a streamer (Källa), that might just punch the Klimax DSM Organik from its throne...
  4. I have only ever had bad experiences with powerline adaptors, I would invest € 80,- in a Fritz!Repeater 2400 (or better 3000).
  5. Have you tried using a WiFi-repeater with a LAN-connection (i.e. Fritz!Repeater 2400 or 3000) instead?
  6. Have you tried power-cycling your ADSM (with the switch)?
  7. Well, Tidal is already integrated into the Linn or Kazoo app, so you don't need Airplay there. Neither do you need it for radio, because TuneIn is also in those apps. That leaves YouTube; from the YouTube app you can select AirPlay devices to send the sound to. If you want the picture too, you could get an Apple TV.
  8. Mike, please note that the Gaias have a performance curve that drops towards both ends of the recommended weight. "The GAIA model should be selected based on the weight that they are supporting. The weight limits we set are based on the performance curve. The GAIAs perform well up to the specified weight limits, but once you are within 10% of the weight limit, we recommend using the next size up for best results. We do not recommend exceeding the weight limits of the GAIA’s or GAIA-TITAN’s." So Mike, I'm afraid the Gaia I's may be the best ones for you. Using the Product Selector on the home page also resulted in the Gaia 1.
  9. I was also daunted by the price, but on recommendation from Paulssurround I bought them from Parts Connexion in Canada and got a VERY good price. In my previous apartment with laminate flooring on top of concrete, they were better than the standard Akubarik spikes. But after I moved house, where I have rather unstable flooring with suspended wooden boards, they made a much bigger impact.
  10. I'm not quite sure, but I think the first I bought with my own savings was one of these two: I did, however, start playing my father's Beatles and Elvis singles at the age of around 3.
  11. I think, that might have been me. Historically I always had my speakers with a slight toe-in, because I also found that it reduced bass boom and made the bass line easier to follow. When I recently moved to a new apartment, I placed the speakers roughly as they had been positioned in my old apartment and it sounded pretty good. Since the floor in my new apartment is rather wobbly (long wooden planks, house > 100 years old), I was hoping that the Gaias would be even more effective. I had two trusted friends with good ears over for a loudspeaker placement session and the big breakthrough came, as we reduced toe-in from 1,5 mm to 0 mm. The difference was really quite remarkable, the kind you normally pay thousands of Euros for. After moving them away from the wall in small steps, we arrived at perfect solution. My Akubariks have never sounded so good, and this is even without Space Optimization , no need for it!
  12. Unfortunately this isn't unusual these days. Many records seem to be mixed for listening to MP3 with headphones or in the car. Surprisingly they mostly sound ok that way. I have to try The Horses And The Hounds at home, too.
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