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About zee9

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    Audio Junkie
  • Birthday February 9

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    New Jersey, USA
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  • Digital Source 1
    Linn MDSM
  • Digital Source 2
    Linn Unidisk SC
  • DAC
    Majik DSM
  • Pre-Amp
    Majik DSM/1
  • Power Amp/s
  • My Speakers
    Aktiv Kabers/Ninka
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. This was just an experiment that will probably end up being a waste of some $$$ and time. The whole idea was to use the centre channel along with the Kabers when watching tv. The issue is to have a true centre the mdsm/1 will have to turn to source and the Unidisk become surround preamp but then I bring the mono center signal back to mdsm/1 for amplification and for that function (pre out becomes power in) via konfig is only possible with an older Davaar version. Meanwhile I bought active cards for the center and now the only way I can run the centre active is via a separate power amp and only if I used the Unidisk as preamp. The non Dynamik Unidisk and the lack of SO it might not be worth it Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  2. I’m in a very similar situation and although I agree that our stay at home order has really been making me think more about upgrades I’ve managed to control it quite a bit. I have an mdsm/1 (unfortunately no exakt) with 7 available akurate amp channels and tri-Aktiv kabers. I don’t know what to expect from the upgrades as I haven’t heard any of the planned upgraded gear but eventually would like to move to an Adsm and 242’s or passive akubariks. (Not heard either) I don’t use the internal amplification of the mdsm/1 and was thinking of finding a used Adsm/1 or 2 so as to gauge each upgrade before reaching exakt and or katalyst There is an opportunity to get an Adsm/0 (no exakt which really kills the possible experiment with home demoing an exaktbox 6) would this be any upgrade to my mdsm/1. I’d have to sell the mdsm/1 in place of the akurate as work is almost dead for me during these troubled times. Or should I wait it out to find a suitable Adsm/1 at the minimum. (Please Message me if you have one for sale) Alternatively there is a chance to get a nice pair of 242’s and i’d sell the kabers but something tells me I should first just concentrate on matching my source to the amps. Anyone ever had these problems?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Unity gain would only affect variable volume. Not balance in a recording. Basically a Centre channel is a mono signal so how do L&R signal get merged to one without a surround processor? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I’ve been thinking of adding a single bass and a single treble card in my mdsm/1 to run my centrik (Centre speaker aktive). I wonder if placing the cards in the mdsm/1 makes sense as one is a left channel and the other a right channel. Would that even work having the base card in the left channel and the treble in the right channel? What happens if all the treble instruments are panned to the left in the recordings?
  5. Just picked up my first Klout today and I’m sure that would be a nice demo too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hi doubleroll, I just realized that I emailed you via usaudiomart about your search for a c4100. Nice to know there’s finally a linnie within driving distance. My akurate amps have kaber cards in them but once things ease up with meeting maybe I can bring a majikc5100 and an akurate amp for you to compare. My akurate amps are not for sale but at least you’ll get to hear them against each other. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I don’t have the original stands on mine. They do have spikes and seem like they were made for the kans (the faceplate is the same exakt size) I have them bi-amped with k400 cable but I seem to like them better a good 25cms from the wall. Stands are perfectly leveled and on cement blocks for height. They sounded brighter when I had them bi-wired with nordost flatline cables. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Just an update. I added a centrik I center (basically half a keilidh) running passive off the mdsm internal preamp and Ofcourse like the keilidhs I have boomy bass. I already had a sub to add to the keilidhs but was never 100% happy with it as it was an older ported sub from acoustic research. Today I found a sealed double sub from velodyne which sounds better than my old sub with the kabers but as soon as I switch the Centre on its way too much. Here walks in SOv2 and moved the final slider to zero and it’s perfect. Happy days again Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I have a pair of Kan II’s(serial no. 42xxx) that I run bi-amped with a linn c5100 (5 x 100w) and they sound fantastic. Most linn products are at 4 ohms. I have a spec sheet that gives some answer to most linn speakers that’s not from factory but someone who took the effort to write all the changes down. http://www.hoth.uk/Linn-kit.htm#keltik Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Apparently the improvement with tri aktive compared to bi aktive is not as big a jump as passive to aktive. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. @frans5508 The keilidhs can be run bi-Aktive (one channel feeding both woofers or tri-Aktive (1 channel Per woofer) the latter is said to grant more control on bass. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. 50/100 is very normal to seem low. Usually I listen to music at 50 if it’s completely quiet in the apartment. I have set my tv output with a +15db increase a s default but if the ac is running I see volumes of 65. So it’s not abnormal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. @drac In pass through can the exaktbox feed amps with aktive cards to speakers with internal crossovers that are removed?Basically two exakt channels feed to (front L-R) aktive amplifier channels to aktive speakers (5140)? Lastly can you go to just stereo sound (front speakers only) if you want to? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Got it. That wasn’t clear. I thought you were looking to do the katalyst upgrade. Not that I’m a guru but maybe you would get more of an upgrade getting akudoriks over the 140’s. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk