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  1. I’m not choosing sides, but there is debate about this, that either is correct. https://ontheaside.com/music/plural-vinyl-vinyls/ https://thevinylfactory.com/news/petition-the-plural-of-vinyl-to-vinyls/
  2. Looking forward to hearing about your experiences with the new Ekstatik and Radikal installed It should be a massive improvement from your already excellent Klimax LP12.
  3. After adjusting the torque settings for my Akudoriks to 0.85 Nm for the 3K array and 1.0 Nm for the bass driver, that it has provided some improvements in sound quality. There is more detail and the sound is more refined. I had adjusted the 3K arrays in the past but had not done the bass driver. Yesterday, I realized I have never adjusted the torque settings for my Akurate 225 center channel speaker since new. I plan to do that today. I am planning to adjust the 3K array to 0.85 Nm and the bass drivers both to 1.0 Nm and see how that sounds
  4. Thank you Jens It is my great hope to revisit Hamburg, and meet up again with all the Linn guys I met there before, as well as yourself. Hamburg is a very interesting and beautiful city
  5. I have just completed adjusting the torque values on my Akudoriks. This is a far easier process to access the bass drivers on the Akudoriks than on the Akubariks, as the rubber ring covering the bass driver is far easier to remove and replace. I have adjusted the Akudorik bass drivers to 1.0Nm and the 3K arrays to 0.85 Nm and will let it settle in until this evening, before I do any listening tests.
  6. I use a Sealey STS103 torque driver which has a range of 0.05-5 Nm, with a stated variance of +/-1%, available on Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NQCA1EE?pldnSite=1&th=1 Here is a link to the company’s website https://www.sealey.co.uk/product/5637202049/14hex-drive-digital-torque-screwdriver-005-5nm I have found it to be quite reliable
  7. Yes, I fully agree. If available, I would recommend the 2018 variant of the Klimax Hub, or if you can afford it, the NGKSH
  8. I had an extended listening session with many reference tracks yesterday. ‘I wanted to let the bolts holding the speaker drivers settle in after adjusting the torque settings on my Akubariks. My 3K arrays are now torqued at 0.85 Nm, the bass driver at 1.0 Nm, and the Isobarik bass drivers at 2.0 Nm. ‘I can now confirm that the sound quality is substantially enhanced with deeper more tuneful bass, improvements to the midrange and highs. A couple of hours well spent.
  9. I was able to confirm with Tendaberry today, that the bass drivers on the Akubariks are best torqued at 1.0 or 1.1 Nm He also stated that the Isobarik bass drivers on the Akubariks are best torqued to 2.0 or 2.6 Nm, depending on your preference ‘I just finished adjusting my Akubarik’s torque for bass drivers to 1.0, and the Isobarik bass drivers to 2.0 Nm, and listening to music now. ‘The bass driver sound quality seems to be better, with a bonus of improved midrange detail, but I will let the new torque settings settle in for a few hours, before making any conclusions. ‘The Isobarik bass drivers seem improved as well, with much more detail in the lower frequencies.
  10. I can confirm that the Isobarik bass drivers are bolted together using single bolts that secure both bass drivers together, facing each other. Removing all these bolts that secure the two Isobarik bass drivers together to the cabinet, gives access to the inside of the speaker cabinet.
  11. Congratulations on your new Komris, with many years of listening pleasure ahead I have had the opportunity to hear 6 Komri systems in person, including Ben Webster's fantastic Komris. ‘Everyone is using Solos or Twins, but never mixed them. ‘I can confirm that Ben Webster’s system with 4 Solos was sublime, and the people using only Twins was a superb listening experience as well.
  12. I had the same message “Associated With Another Account” when I installed my new (for me) hub about 6 weeks ago. As I recall, I had to restore my Klimax Hub to the factory settings, and all was fine after that.
  13. Great to read pdcman It is surprising how much improvement the Forester F1 power supply brings to the sound quality, compared to just a single Silent Angel Bonn N8 switch with it’s standard medical grade SMPS power supply Have you had a chance to try a second Silent Angel Bonn N8 switch in your network? The improvements in my system with the second switch, isolating the music streaming from the rest of the network was almost as big as adding the Forester F1 power supply
  14. I have heard good things about the ENO from a friend in the UK as well. ‘It is surprising what these components can do
  15. I agree with ‘troll, that the answers you are going to get are all over the map. It seems to be system dependent, and whether your system can resolve the details presented by upgraded switches and accompanying network components. ‘I am most definitely on the side of finding significant improvements in my Linn system, with audiophile switches. ‘I have gone for the full suite of Silent Angel network components, and I could not be more happy. It helps that I have the distributor for these products in Vancouver, so I was able to audition everything in my system first, to see if it makes a difference. All I can say is WOW!!! Gone is any hint of a digital edge to the music, and now very organic, natural and realistic music. I would suggest very analog sounding. ‘I use 2 Bonn N8 Silent Angel switches, powered by a Silent Angel Forester F1 power supply. I use the Silent Angel C7 Ethernet cables and Silent Angel DC cables from the Forester to the switches. ‘This is not a cheap solution, but IMHO worth every penny for me. YMMV
  16. Hi Jens, If you have any problems, we can set up a video chat by FaceTime, WhatsApp, Microsoft Team or Skype, and I walk you through the process, whether you want to do SOv1 or SOv2
  17. Hi Jens, Yes, it is the latest version of my Optimisation guide. I have not updated it in a while, but it was still working fine last time I checked. Paul
  18. You could be right, I have lost track of time. ‘The Magneplanar 30.7’s were pre-production, and I believe Wendell from Magneplanar took them on an extended road show around North America
  19. Excellent post. Thank you, that was an informative review Happy listening!!!
  20. Brilliant!!! Looks like you have a Townshend super-tweeter on top of your speakers?
  21. I would disagree with this statement. ‘Anyone who has had professional room acoustic treatment added to their rooms, that addresses specific acoustic issues with that room, will find that room acoustic treatment works extremely well with Space Optimisation. Employing the expertise of a knowledgeable acoustician has the potential to get greatly enhanced sound quality of their music, that cannot be had from Space Optimisation on it’s own. The musical results obtained will be far more satisfying than without. I would even venture to say, that a room with good acoustics is one of the most cost effective things you can do for your music listening experience.
  22. Hi Zee, I agree with Akamatsu, that all you need to do is change the height in SOv2 without changing anything else, and then recalculate for a new SOv2 profile The speaker placement measurements I quoted above were for the practical position. It looks to me like your width between speakers and distance to listening position is identical to mine, but you have a much deeper room than I do. ‘It may be worth your while to replicate my speaker placements exactly and see what you think. Imaging and sound stage are superb in my positioning. Yes, I do have room acoustic treatment, but that should not effect my speaker placement. Phone call coming your way now.
  23. Thank you Macfan. Yes, that sure sounds like my experience with Magneplanars as well ‘I agree with you about the Magneplanar 20.7’s being exceptional. About 8 years ago or so, I went to a Magneplanar 30.7’s demo at my Linn dealer, and the room was equipped with no seats for listening to the audition for the 15-20 participants in the room. We were asked to walk around the room while the music was playing, and find the spot in the room where the speakers sounded. ‘Both the left and the right 30.7 speakers were each about 6 feet wide and around 7 feet high, about 6 feet out from the front wall. I found the sweet spot was in between the front speakers, about 4 feet from the front wall. It was like walking onto the stage with the band, with a 3 dimensional soundstage I had never heard before, prior to the point. ‘The Diptique speakers from France have taken that experience to another level again, but sitting the usual listening position in front of the speakers.
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