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zee9

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About zee9

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    Audio Junkie
  • Birthday February 9

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  • Location
    New Jersey, USA
  • Real Name
    Zorawar

Wigwam Info

  • Digital Source 1
    Linn MDSM
  • Digital Source 2
    Linn Unidisk SC
  • DAC
    Majik DSM
  • Pre-Amp
    Majik DSM/1
  • Power Amp/s
    A3200/c3200/a4200/1
  • My Speakers
    Aktiv 242’s mk. 1
  • Headphones
    KEF
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Just an update: the gentleman who bought my ninkas and is now running them aktiv with an mdsm/3 and an akurate level lp12 said that he has not heard detail and soundstage like mine before in his life. He did not find my speakers clinical and was shocked at how real it made the music sound. I asked if he felt the lack of warmth and he said try an lp12 as a source which leaves me with no definitive answer. Once I do have the katalyst upgrade I think my direction will become more clear. Adsm/1 >> Akurate 4200/3200/3200 >> Aktiv Akurate 242 (mark 1) Silvers/K400
  2. It’s ordered but not yet arrived Adsm/1 >> Akurate 4200/3200/3200 >> Aktiv Akurate 242 (mark 1) Silvers/K400
  3. The more I read this thread the more I feel I should have opted for keltiks instead of the 242’s. Don’t get me wrong. I Just spent an hour listening to my kabers and katans and decided i’ll never sell the kabers but last week I thought I should sell the Kan II’s instead of the katans. All those 3 speakers with the katans being at the bottom of the list sound more warm and romantic than clinical. Then I come back to my 242’s and just love the presence, the bass and the detail. If I could just get them to be a bit warmer id be a happy camper but I think that’s the main difference between the o
  4. Could you explain a bit more please. Your Adsm feeds the 5125’s which are probably interconnected as well. What cables did you change to blacks and which ones did you leave with the silvers. In my case one output feeds the SUper tweeter, tweeter and the mids (all silvers) for the bass I’m using the second output with a different brand of RCA’s. Adsm/1 >> Akurate 4200/3200/3200 >> Aktiv Akurate 242 (mark 1) Silvers/K400
  5. Started with passive keilidhs (I’m an all linn guy so source preamp and power amps are all linn) Then aktiv kabers Then tried aktiv Ninkas but preferred the aktiv kabers And the present main system are Akurate 242’s (5 way aktiv) The bedroom has linn Kann II’s And now the kabers & katans are in the wife’s art studio. Adsm/1 >> Akurate 4200/3200/3200 >> Aktiv Akurate 242 (mark 1) Silvers/K400
  6. To my ears the ow2’s-92 tweeters are just a tad bit better than the original d-20-lp-2 tweeters (early kabers mainly due to the age of the latter tweeter. I prefer both these tweeters to the 038/2 tweeters) but like I mentioned, “to my ears” Adsm/1 >> Akurate 4200/3200/3200 >> Aktiv Akurate 242 (mark 1) Silvers/K400
  7. I diagnosed the keltiks in my mind. I like the bass of the ninka and an isobarik bass could only be better. The keltik uses the same mid as a kaber which are one of my favorite speakers. The tweeter if it’s the mesh tweeter is the same as the old keilidhs but if I found a pair of keltiks it’d replace the tweeters with the hiquophon ones (which I already have in storage) so besides the crossover I know most of the drivers in that speaker. I just need to find a mint walnut pair close to nyc if I like them enough I might even give my 242’s plus a very very small amount of cash in trade. Adsm/
  8. They do make the mono chakra cards for the newer amps. Someone on my linn FB page just asked about selling his tunebox with kaber cards. Send me your email and i’ll put you guys in touch directly. Adsm/1 >> Akurate 4200/3200/3200 >> Aktiv Akurate 242 (mark 1) Silvers/K400
  9. With just a 5125 your kabers have to be passive or bi-amped passive since you need 6 channels to go aktive. I still have my kabers and doubt i’ll ever sell them although I upgraded to 242’s. Here are my experiences with kabers. I was told when I had passive kabers with just an akurate 3200 that a 5125 is not the best amp for kabers. I never got to try a 5125 but did think the kabers passive with an akurate amp were good enough. Now I know that’s not the case. I took my kabers aktiv with akurate amps and they were very detailed, not fatiguing at all. I remember I listened to a lot more musi
  10. Just downloaded ios14.5 and deleted and downloaded the linn app. Everything is working fine. Adsm/1 >> Akurate 4200/3200/3200 >> Aktiv Akurate 242 (mark 1) Silvers/K400
  11. Not to divert from the topic but Qobuz s working via the Qobuz app but not via the linn app. Still on 14.4.2 Adsm/1 >> Akurate 4200/3200/3200 >> Aktiv Akurate 242 (mark 1) Silvers/K400
  12. Probably makes sense to move the Adsm/3 to the main system unless you’re already using Klimax gear and get a used/new akurate system hub. Adsm/1 >> Akurate 4200/3200/3200 >> Aktiv Akurate 242 (mark 1) Silvers/K400
  13. Hi. Great write up. I’m wondering when you say you’re missing some of the upper detail with the keltik/AEB-I do you mean that compared to the analog aktiv setup or to a different speaker? This is starting to sound like a perfect setup since it’s just a 2 box setup with the Keltiks. Maybe I should give up my 242’s for a pair of mint keltiks. Adsm/1 >> Akurate 4200/3200/3200 >> Aktiv Akurate 242 (mark 1) Silvers/K400
  14. After every update I’ve had to go into settings and log in again in both the apps. Have you tried that? Adsm/1 >> Akurate 4200/3200/3200 >> Aktiv Akurate 242 (mark 1) Silvers/K400
  15. Based on a suggestion from another linnie here who found the silvers to be great for mids and highs but not for bass I decided to try that as well once I got an Adsm (2 parallel outputs over the single output from my earlier mdsm). I don’t think it would make a difference. I tried an rca from Germany but ended up preferring a different rca for the bass and it actually made the system sound better balanced. I’m yet to try the RCA’s that he used in his lower frequencies and is still holding onto them. https://stagersound.com/silver/frames/specs-f.html Instead of treating the mids and highs may
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