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SnapperMike

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SnapperMike last won the day on November 13 2020

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    Edinburgh, UK
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    Mike

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    Linn Basik
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    Akurate System Hub
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    Akurate Exaktbox-I
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    Keltik
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. I use a Roku stick plugged into my TV which receives Airplay for sound and vision and is quite a bit cheaper than an Apple TV box. Around £30.
  2. Thanks Tendaberry. Linn have reported back that the Keltiks weigh 52kg including the bases. That's the good news! I could possibly consider $600 USD for the Gaia 2's but the bad news is that the Gaia 1's cost £1200 USD. Twice the price! Mike.
  3. Thanks Graham, Yes, I know what you mean. The power and depth of the bass of the Keltiks continues to surprise and impress me. It was just because I already have the hardware of an Exaktbox Sub and Subwoofer that I'm interested in what's possible. Once I find some clear time I will add those to my system and compare. I'm running Exakt with a ASH and Exaktbox-I amplification so that's where the crossovers reside. I could certainly add more bass using SO as I'm currently using Space with the Linn 'out of the box' unadjusted settings for my setup and room. Out of interest Graham is the room you're using your Keltiks carpeted? Mine is and I've been using spikes through the carpet into the wooden floorboards. I'b be interested in what isolation feet such as Gaia's can offer. How are yours attached to the ground? Mike.
  4. Thanks @Tendaberry. That Canadian company does seem to offer a good saving over the UK price for the Gaia 2's. Including shipping the price comes to about £470 instead of the UK price of £600. Do you have the Gaia 2's with your Akubariks? I see in LinnDocs the Keltiks weigh 52kg, but it's not clear if that includes the bases. Gaia states the Gaia 2's are good for speakers up to 55kg so I really need to find out if the 52kg of the Keltiks includes the bases or not. Let's hope so! Mike.
  5. Many thanks Fred, a most interesting and helpful reply. Following a recent refurbishment and paint job of the Keltiks I currently don't have them on spikes which will make it easier to move them around to assess their best position. I intend to find this using the Tune Dem method and advice from @zee9. Unfortunately my floor is suspended wooden boards and my front wall is of a partition nature. I know that this isn't ideal but without moving house it'll have to do. I also have a sloping ceiling which I don't think Linn have yet addressed within SOv2. I could switch my listening room around so that the speakers are against a brick wall but that would mean that sacrifices are taken with other things such as the view from my windows that I'm not prepared to do. I live under the flight path into Edinburgh airport and I love watching the planes approaching, especially at night when it's dark. This view would be lost if I rearranged things. I obviously don't have a room as large as yours Fred. My Keltiks are 2m apart and the closest corner is 0.7m away. A Linn dealer suggested I'd get better results from placing the Keltiks on spikes through the carpet and into the floorboards rather than sitting them on spikes on top of the granite plinths I'd been using. He hasn't actually seen my room though. I might try to see if I'd benefit from the use of something like the Gaia isolation feet onto carpet instead of the spikes but their £600 price tag is daunting if their benefit ends up being negligible. Mike.
  6. But you'll need your brolly later! Blimey, those temps are far too high for me.
  7. Just for info Bill, £15 from Amazon will buy you a Chinese made CD reader that will allow you to rip any new CD's you might get. Connected by USB.
  8. Hi John, If I were to start over again, if I could rewind 5 years, I wouldn't have spent all those hours ripping music CD's. I'm perfectly happy with streaming from Qobuz. There's not much, except a few dodgy bootlegs that I have, that I can't find on Qobuz. The problem being, folk of our generation just 'need' to own stuff. Going forward that's not going to be the case. Have faith in your boys and girl and follow their lead would be my recommendation. Mike.
  9. I'm not really sure why I'm asking this question as I have the hardware to test it for myself, but I wondered what others thought first. I have an Exakt system running Keltik loudspeakers. Now, these speakers have plenty of lovely detailed Isobarik bass which I LOVE. But, should I add a subwoofer too? I have an Exaktbox Sub and a Majik 126 subwoofer from a previous system which I could add at no extra cost. My current setup consists of a ASH/AEB-I/Keltik combination. Should I add a subwoofer to get even deeper bass (if that's possible) or is that just adding more confusion into what the Keltiks are currently producing? I really don't want to add anything that might take away from the stunning bass of the Keltiks but if adding a sub might add something then I'm all up for that. I'm a real advocate for the addition of a subwoofer into any 'normal' system to achieve a fuller sound. But one that already uses Isobarik loudspeakers? What do people think? Mike.
  10. Hi Fred, How hard up against the wall works best for you? If using SO, is the Keltiks distance to the rear wall so critical? I'm interested in your findings. Mike.
  11. They do shine Chris! I have been very impressed in the few months that I've owned the Keltiks and my Akurate Exakt system. I find them very easy to listen to and have a good weight of sound that I like. I notice there's a pair of Komris currently for sale on eBay in the UK. If I was wealthier I would be very interested in them. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174878322021?hash=item28b78f6d65:g:u-AAAOSw7mdhDm4e Mike.
  12. They do shine Chris! I have been very impressed in the few months that I've owned the Keltiks and my Akurate Exakt system. I find them very easy to listen to and have a good weight of sound that I like. I notice there's a pair of Komris currently for sale on eBay in the UK. If I was wealthier I would be very interested in them. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174878322021?hash=item28b78f6d65:g:u-AAAOSw7mdhDm4e Mike.
  13. It's a most excellent review of your impassioned listening Chris. Congratulations! Mike.
  14. @wildwildWes To me this suggests you'd be happier with larger floor standing speakers. I have no other experience other than owning Linn's Keilidh, Katan, Ninka and Keltik models. To my ears the Keltiks have far more body weight and warmth than the others. Of course that's to be expected with their isobarik bass. I would imagine your current Majik 140's to be similar in presentation to the Ninka having heard the 140's at a dealer several years ago. Of course there's many other non Linn loudspeakers out there that would perhaps fit the bill too. What's the secondhand market like in Canada? Are you prepared to do a 'Zee' and try out many different possible solutions, buying and selling until you find your sweet spot? Mike.
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