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About TooManyCatweazles

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    Vinyl Junkie with a DSM

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  • Turn Table
    LP12, Krsl, Kr, mRdk
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Ekos2, Krystal
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Urika II
  • Digital Source 1
  • Digital Source 2
  • DAC
  • Power Amp/s
  • My Speakers
    AV5140 EspekT
  • Headphones
    Beyerdynamic T51p
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. If the algorithm (the model) works as intended, and all bugs have been solved, why should they change it? The physics behind the algorithm is certainly pretty constant. In a simulation model continous space, and time are usually approximated by a grid of discrete data points. Adding more resolution to the model needs a faster processor (orders of magnitude), and larger storage. Does it improve the results? Not in this case, I would say. This is much different on my old home turf of atmosphere and ocean physics, where grid spacing is usually many kilometres wide. I remember an unpred
  2. While I basically don't disagree, Replacing a 2200 by a 4200 would also be an option, in the unlikely case, that I find passive Akudoriks. I don't see them that often here, anyway. Probably, Doriks haven't been that popular in this locale? My thinking rather goes to replace the C6100 by 2x3200, or 1×2200 + 1x4200, and stay closer to the option to replace my AExbox6 for a KExbox. This appears the more attractive plan (as compared to replacing speakers), especially considering Organik possibilities arising. Which brings us to the next complication: The KExbox has only balanced outputs.
  3. Great read. Thx for sharing. It also contains some infos on stylus lifetime, which we discussed in another thread recently.
  4. Fresh vinyl in my mailbox featuring one of my earlier late heroes. Not so much a man of wealth, I'm afraid, but certainly a man of Taste (pun intended).
  5. Interesting discussion. Incidentally, I just went back to recording LPs via Songcorder - after overcoming my Powernet issues by recording with a notebook attached to a different leg of my network. When I edited the metadata with vinyl studio, I listened to the music via my desktop PC, which is equipped with 20+ yr old cheap (as in < 50 € a pair) active speakers*. I was completely blown away, how nicely this totally "unbalanced" system rendered the vintage LPs. And I could still hear the benefits of my last LP12 upgrades. Source first certainly has its merits. (Now measuring the time un
  6. The boss requested something more classical to be played at dinner time ... This ripped CD can do the trick.
  7. One has to take Linn's marketing statements with some caution. For example, Linn also never acknowledged that (Akurate case) Radikal, and machined Radikal sound different. The official version has it, that the different cases are meant to (visually) match the rest of the equipment. According to this statement, I got things completely wrong? I heard a clear difference, and the machined Radikal so far is the only Klimax case in my system. It's always better to trust your own ears, before spending your own money*. *To spend other people's money forums like this offer great opportu
  8. Vintage vinyl with the pop-up inside the gatefold. Everything's so much more pronounced since my last upgrade (Karousel / KRadikal / Urika II) ❤
  9. Thx for sharing @akamatsu For some reason I never bought this album. Just ordered a copy of the 2018 reissue.
  10. Same here. Well, not exactly here, but at my trusted dealer in Kiel, Germany. 😁
  11. Despite my decades of experience with Linn, that one can trust their engineers' ears (as in: you get more, when you pay more), I'd be very reluctant to place an order without listening to the differences beforehand. I'm not in the comfortable situation to live close to Cymbiosis - actually never have been there. But usually, my dealer can arrange side by side sessions, at least when new gear enters the market. I usually try to visit him during such a time, and take my mental 'tasting notes'. E.g., when Urika II hit the market, he was had identical LP12s to demo Urika vs Urika II. Probably, the
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