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About NL.

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    Junior Wammer
  • Birthday 27/02/1977

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  • Location
    Belgrade, Serbia
  • Real Name
    Nikola

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  • 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. from this graph you can notice red line which - without SO, green line with automatic SO. Blue and orange lines are measurements after I played with SO1 manually, hitting that 34,7 peak only. SO2 automatics are hitting all frequencies below 65Hz - like a kind of bass shelf - that could be clearly seen from the graph above. I think the results of manually applied filters couldn’t be matched by any automatics, unfortunately.
  2. This is REW measurement of the response without any SO. Waterfall graph clearly shows powerful peak at 34,7Hz which decay very little after 300ms. This peak literally shakes my room like an earthquake when I play a song which has low tones at the level of this peak. Without SO it’s not audible at all, walls are shaking as my Klimax 350A are extremely powerful. But SO makes miracles here
  3. Very interesting work indeed! Congrats!!! I’ll try this out as soon as I return home from my summer holiday. I have started to experiment with manual measurements using UMIK-1 microphone with REW software, and manual inputs into SO1 according to actual measurement results. Real measures revealed automatic SO1 and SO2 formulas are not fully accurate when e.g. my measured room mode peaks were different from automatic models. E.g. SO automatically found (extremely problematic +20dB peak at 37Hz, whilst REW measured peak at 34,7Hz. Automatic setting with wider bandwidth will tackle this peak also, but I think actual mic measurements and manual inputs are far more accurate.
  4. interesting explanation on balanced vs unbalanced topic on KDSM and ADSMs.
  5. It looks very much like STST Motus II to me https://anamightysound.com/shop/turntables/stst/stst-motus-ii-dq-spring-loaded/
  6. 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 maks them more easy to sell, if I decide to part with them ... especialy in Serbia, with unfortunately modest hifi market. Of course if I would decide to follow the path to Organik, this will change their marketability, as they'll become only Linn compatible. My immediat next step will probably not be to upgrade 350s to Organik, but to upgrade my DSM from Akurate Katalyst to old Klimax DSM Katalyst. Then my Akurate LP12 should receive an upgrade too... and only then I should think of Organik 350s. Regarding your concern about 350s being to powerful for smaller rooms, I would just say that Space optimisatuon makes wonders My listening room is cca 25sqm, almost sqare, but 350s "shine bright like a diamond" Btw its more easy to get to Serbia than peaple usualy think P.S. I have compared directly my 350s with D&D 8c (which I seriously considered to acquire) in my listening room ... and 350s blow them away with ease.
  7. 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 to Organik spec... but that will wait a bit now :) Cheers! NL
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 Radikal/Urika 2 jump, but now I will wait a bit, as Urika 2 obviously needs to be improved.
  12. 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
  13. ... so we will plugin LP12 directly to the speakers, and Radikal or Lingo should remain the only black boxes survived?
  14. Dear David, I wish you very fast, successful and complete recovery!!! Warm regards from Belgrade!
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