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NL.

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About NL.

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  • Birthday 27/02/1977

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  • Location
    Belgrade, Serbia
  • Real Name
    Nikola

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    AkurateLP12 Karousel
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Akito 2B & Krystal
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Akurate MC board
  • Digital Source 1
    Akurate DSM/3
  • Digital Source 2
    Naim CD5 XS
  • My Speakers
    Linn Klimax 350A
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. To be honest, I have been searhing for used active Akubariks (with or without Katalyst) ... when my dealer from Germany informed me he recieved extremely good loking and relatively "young" pair of active 350s as a trade-in. The price was more than fair and tempting. At the time Organik has been introduced I realised those 350s, despite being an old model, could be upgraded to the latest spec with Organik dacs. That fact made them a kind of futureproof and I decided to overjump Akubariks. There are also other practical reasons - active 350s could be paired with any 3rd party preamp, which
  2. Congrats! I have recently upgraded my speakers/amp section jumping from Majik 140/Majik 2100 to Klimax 350A. I'm more than happy with 350A! They are much more powerful than I expected, a true demonstration of power when played loud. On the other hand side, at lower volumes they peform efortless and relaxed. Yet when dynamic part of a song demands power, they delivere it with ease! They are ideal for large orcestra, my eyes often fill with tears, honestly... unbeleivable emotional experiance when large orcestra pieces with powerful parts played loud. My idea is to further upgrade 350
  3. Definitely Linn has produced new "Organik class" ADC to match Organik DAC, do doubt about it. As Urika 2 = Urika 1 + "Katalyst class" ADC, analog Urika 1 doesn't have ADC at all, its just an analog phonostage. So connected to the "Organic class" ADC within DSM, Urika 1 could sound better, as you suggested... but I think we shall have to wait and hear both and than to judge...
  4. I think this is not the case. Neither Katalyst nor Organic DACs are handling analog to digital conversion. ADC is done via separate devices. We have seen the photos of Organic DAC and ADC, someone have post it earlier, they have the same Artix 7 FPGA chip, made most probably by Xilinx... but definately those are two different devices.
  5. Urika II does the analog to digital conversion, than sends digital signal do DSP (SO2), and that digital signal goes to Katalyst DAC, either in DSM or in speakers. Katalyst DAC and ADC are two separate devices.
  6. Indeed we should hear lots more about new ADC design. For many of us LP12 owners, this is equally important info. Analog signal from LP12 is digitalizing when enter new KDSM also and I assume there will be no analog bypass, so this ADC stage is critical. Following Linns’ “source first” philosophy and looking at the signal path, we can see ADC sits upstream, so it’s even more important than DAC... as any part of the quality information you lose upstream, you cannot restore downstream. That is the Linn mantra for many years. So we need the Organik ADC as well. I have been very close to Radika
  7. we could expect used Klimax DSM/2 to become more affordable after this new Klimax Organik DSM is born... and that is potentially good news for me
  8. ... so we will plugin LP12 directly to the speakers, and Radikal or Lingo should remain the only black boxes survived?
  9. Dear David, I wish you very fast, successful and complete recovery!!! Warm regards from Belgrade!
  10. Ah... many times I asked myself the same question... From one side, it looks logical to me the analog signal should be kept analog till it reaches the speakers. Following this logic, if I use LP12 as a source, analog signal should be preserved by using e.g. Urika 1 => Klimax Kontrol => Klimax Solos => passive Akubariks. Yet from the other side, by keeping analog from the source all the way to speakers, I can't use Space optimisation (which greatly improves sound in my listening room , particularly in bass area by removing boomy bass). @DavidHB and some other fellow Lin
  11. Signal sent via Toslink is digital. So when digital signal goes back to DSM via whatsoever digital connection, again DSMs' DAC should be engaged, right? If your like to engage 3rd party DAC, your signal should be sent from 3rd party DAC back to DSM via analog (RCA or XLR) connection. When analog signal comes to DSM, it could be again converted to digital using DSMs' DAC and sent further to Akubarics via exakt link. In my opinion there are at least two reasons why this is not possible because: 1. Already explained above. 2. It's not possible to bypass DACs embedded in E
  12. I consider to acquire something that will allow me to connect 5 boxes in 1 outlet. Thought about something like Ansuz Mainz8 X or Grahams Hydra. But I read Hydra is designed for Naim equipment. I'm curious what would make my Linn separates sound better... Could this power distributors make any kind of improvements at all? What kind of power distributors you use and do you hear any difference? What does Linn recommend?
  13. I have consulted Linn Docs now... it seems active 350s do have Chakra packed inside. So Solos are indeed a rare animal
  14. If I follow you correctly, Klimax Solo dosn't have Chakra topology inside? It looks like Klimax Twin is almost the same inside as A2200 with Chakra. What is the Solo then? Now I have noticed on the Linn site that Solo has Linn bipolar tehchnology inside... what does this mean? What type of aplification does Linn put in Klimax 350s ? Linn internet site doesn't reveal what is the type of 350s amplification... just indicate a massive power... is it Chakra, or bipolar, maybe class D, or perhaps a comination of thеse? NL.
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