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  • Turn Table
    Klimax LP12 Karousel
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Ekos SE/1, Kandid
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Urika II
  • Digital Source 1
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    Ak Exaktbox-Kat (x2)
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    Akurate System Hub
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    Akurate 4200 (×2)
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  1. I'm not sure Ivor ever entered the Scottish castle shown by Ben Webster. The "Linn Castle" in Krefeld (a moated castle from the 12th century) that Johannes mentioned was indeed visited by Ivor. I think it was in 1991 when a dealer conference was held there at which - if I remember correctly - the Kairn preamplifier and the first Trampolin base board were introduced. Ivors was in a good mood and his talk was very entertaining and informative. At a late hour (and a few beers later), he was also able to reveal which projects were currently being worked on in Glasgow (Klout, Kremlin Tuner and Keltik). I think he had felt comfortable at little "Linn Castle".
  2. The potentiometer on the chakra card is used to set the amount of low frequency (bass extension). The maximum of deep bass is reached in position 7. In positions 6, 5, 4, etc. the amount of deep bass is gradually reduced. If the listening room is large, I would start with position 7 and listen for a while and search for the best place for the Keltiks. If the sound is too oppressive, you can switch to position 6 and so on. From my experience with the Keltik, I can say that I have achieved the most musical results in position 7. The controls on the power amplifiers determine the volume of the individual channels. Position 3 is the normal (neutral) position. Pos. 4 makes the channel 1 dB louder, pos. 2 then 1 db softer, etc. It is advisable to select position 3 for all channels. The 1 db increments are usually too coarse in practice. From 2006 onwards, the 8 chakra cards for the Keltiks were also supplied with 2 SPKR 038/2 tweeters, which match in volume. They are 1 db quieter than the SKPR 015/n. If this tweeter is used with the chakra cards, I would reduce the tweeter channel by 1 db (set it to position 2). Peter
  3. I have just downloaded version 4.13.74 for Android from the Playstore. Tunein and Quobuz are available again via Kazoo.
  4. In the Linn Account there is the possibility to import an optimisation from SOv1. But the other way round, only the possibility to import from SOv2 should be added to Konfig (Create from system). Then you would have the visual representation of SOv2 and the possibility (if needed) to make small changes. At the moment such an import of a SOv2 result in SO v1 (including the Time of Flight results in Exakt) is only possible via small detours (Export and import of data). Therefore this way is rather something for computer affine space optimizers.
  5. The vibrations generated by the speakers were transmitted directly to the hi-fi rack via the skeets and the wooden floor. The vibrations affected the equipment inside (microphony effects).
  6. The placement instructions for Linn's loudspeakers will fit in most situations, but there are exceptions. Since I do many home installations for my local Linn dealer, I can report a customer with an Espek-Akurate-Exakt (Kat.) system. When I visited him to install a new Krystal system in his LP12, I saw that he did not use Linn skeets on his wooden floor (real wood floor without undercoat) for the Espeks, but instead pucks with a string technology. So the speakers were not "rock steady". Since I always have a set of Linn Skeets with me during customer visits, I wanted to show him that it will sound even better with the Skeets. When the Krystal was installed and the adjustment was finished a, I confidently placed the skeets under the speakers and adjusted all the spikes very precisely. Then came the moment of surprise: the sound became much worse with all sources (LP12, streamer, TV)! Even further adjustment did not bring any improvement. Everything sounded somewhat strained! The musicality was gone. The interaction of HiFi rack, wooden floor and loudspeakers had gone out of balance. In this case the string pucks (also finely adjusted in height) brought a much better solution. The apparently wobbly positioning of the loudspeakers produced a very tuneful result. Peter
  7. The midrange driver (SPKR 007/6) and bass driver (SPKR 007/2MS) for the Kabers had the same size, but different membrane and elektromagnets.
  8. Linn 318 and Linn 328 were active studio monitor speakers with 3-K array and servo-bass.
  9. Hello Simon, Thank you for your willingness to answer a few questions from a loudspeaker designer's point of view. Is it fair to assume that you have a pair of Linn Komri in a Linn chain in your home? Or do you listen with a different music system now? Do you see Linn's Exakt technology and Space Optimisation, which were developed after your time with Linn, as trendsetting? In recent years, many Linn fans have begun to use torque screwdrivers to find the optimum values for tightening the screws for the individual speaker chassis of the speakers to be heard. Especially for loudspeakers that are already a few years old. Here in the forum there are always different views on this. Are there such 'optimal' values from your point of view and a strategy how to find them? Or is it rather the interaction of the individual loudspeaker drivers that counts? What role do torque values play in the development phase of a loudspeaker? Best regards Peter
  10. I noticed the poorer image quality of the album art in the "Now Playing" view of Kazoo ( in contrast to Bubble DS, when I select an album in Quobuz. I am using a Samsung tablet. Example 1 (Loaded with Kazoo): Example 2 (Loaded with Bubble DS): However, if the piece was loaded into the DSM playlist with Bubble DS and then selected with Kazoo, the picture quality is not worse. Example 3 (Loaded with Kazoo from the DSM playlist, previously loaded with Bubble DS from Quobuz.) Kazoo doesn't seem to choose the higher-resolution album art in Quobuz. Can you set something on the tablet or is LINN in demand here?
  11. Another workaround for albums that cannot be loaded For Kazoo on PC: Go to the 3 dots under the album and then select "PIN". Then save this album temporarily on one of the 6 PINs. For Kazoo on tablet: Mark an album (long press), then go to the 3 dots on the top right and select "PIN"....
  12. Interesting observation. Of the albums that cannot be loaded under "new releases", you can still hear the individual tracks, if you first select the ARTIST (e.g. Marcin Wasilewski Trio) and then search the TRACKS from that Album "Artic Riff" (88.2 kHz / 24 bit).
  13. Yes it works. Klimax and Akurate DSMs or System Hubs have 4 Exakt links. I use link 1 and 2 for the speakers and link 3 for the Urika II. Peter
  14. The Linn Radio streams come from TuneIn. You can select a corresponding preset source from TuneIn in Linn Konfig under Sources / Radio. The default is "Worldwide". In it You found "Venice classic radio". In the free basic TuneIn App you can create an account wit a username and compile a list of favorites. Then you only have to enter your TuneIn username in Linn Konfig.
  15. Venice classic radio works without problems in my Linn system (in Germany), regardless of whether my own TuneIn username or "worldwide" is set under "Radio".