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    Øyvind I
    Junior Wammer
  • Birthday 01/04/1968

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    Ski Norway

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  • Turn Table
    LP12, Keel, Radikal
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Ekos SE/1 & Kandid
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Urika 2
  • Digital Source 1
    Akurate DSM
  • Pre-Amp
    Akurate Exakt DSM
  • Power Amp/s
    2xA4200 + M6100
  • My Speakers
    Linn Akubarik
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. It's a bit off topic but I'm very happy that Linn do keep their competence and manufacturing in house not just branding ""engineered and designed" while manufactured across the globe which is a slow drift to loosing their position. Roksan is about to slide that direction with the new series. For speaker drivers, a negative part with many drive units is the cost for amplification in active mode. I picked up a pair of Linn Espeks this week for 250 GBP which I will try with the Exaktbox - which should be interesting. Øyvind I
  2. I did so, bought a Kahn based on reviews about 7-8 years ago while being in the process of rearranging my HiFi. Never got satisfied, even when upgrading from Linfo 1 / Itokk / Adikt to Radikal / Ekos 2/Kandid the music was uninvolved. The source of the problem was revealed when I bought a standard 1990 deck (Ittok/k18mk2) which was way was more musically involving. Replaced the Kahn with new standard steel plate and music was back. The Kahn made my LP12 sound like a Rega3 with superexpensive cartridge. It was both set up by a dealer and also experimented with toruque setting. A piece of snake oil in my opinion and in fact I'd rather lave a Linn Basik than any LP12 with Kahn. Karmen is way better than Kahn but I find no reason for spending cash on that. Same story at a mate. Upgrading my Radikal is however on the plans for 2022 - but listen first of course but I have no doubt it will be better.
  3. Torque setting is very important but very limited info is provided by Linn. The only exception is for swapping the phono board: https://docs.linn.co.uk/wiki/images/f/f9/Phono_stage_adjustment.pdf
  4. Thanks for a nice story and good read. The key limiting factor in his system is the Linn Mdsm/3 which is the item that clearly holds back. With a Akurate Hub (or EDSM) the music is a lot more engaging and natural flowing. He will in the second hand marked be able to make a swap with minimal outlay. Regards. Øyvind
  5. Thanks for pictures. Ordered this week, including a new platter which is a bit lighter than the older ones and have a better fit to Karousel inner platter than one of my platters.
  6. Hi, wondering to replace my oak plinth with a piano black plint to match me Akubariks which also is Piano black. My current oak plinth will be used in a secondary system. Do anyone have experience with these painted plinths? Is the sound the same as wooden ones? Regards Øyvind I
  7. Agree the part with the amp. Could be that he did not have others in the shop? Hearing the speakers as I wrote on the other thread with Akurate Exaktbox I and AEDSM was uninvolving. Have sort of lead me to the conclusion that Klimax Hub (old version) is on the saving list. Will however be interesting to compare with different hubs and different exaktboxes in the same shop later
  8. Kudos 707 speakers and a humble Majik4100 amp which was a couple of years old at least. My Akurate EDSM via Akurate Kat Exaktbox was not quite the same....
  9. Hi, had a listen to it last week. Unbelievably quality. "old" KDSM was totally uninteresting HiFi product in comparison whereas the new version reproduced music. The difference was that big - unfortunately.
  10. Given that there is a massive difference between MDSM/2 and Akurate Exakt DSM for any source in an Exakt system (power amp in MDSM off) the box and circuit board plays a matter. Switching off HDMI in both is very noticeable. For my AEDSM having HDMI off moves the music from clear nice HIFI to a lot more tunefulness and engaging. Old Klimax Hub is said to improve quite a lot over the AEDSM. Given the above, I would not be surprised that the New Klimax Hub would be a substantiation improvement over the old. I really hope they have mitigated the interference from the HDMI board. The first hint of such would be if the ability to disable it is removed from Konfig/Set up.
  11. Hi Matteo, I finally got around to contact Linn's helpline during the Easter break and basically they did not find it concerning as it sits in the rack, above the DSM and including the heat loss in the active cards, it could get warm and hence that the fans would often be operating. Ø
  12. Hi, i would replace the Magic DSM with Akurate Hub (or used AEDSM) first. This is a lot more engaging than the Majik. After that the Majik LP12 will work excellent. I still find it more musically enjoying then streaming.
  13. Could one not use the Majik og Akurate Exaktbox 1 and set up Akubariks as Akudorik (hence having 8 channels of amp) and combine this with Exakt-sub + suitable stereo amp for the Isobarik? Should work but have not tried.
  14. I currently run my Keltisk with Akurate Exaktbox Katalyst , 2xA4200 (from AEDSM), very amusing and enjoyable punch. The 2K Array with active or exact is however very nice and open. Akubarik is however a bit different - and more expensive.
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