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  1. My dealer told me that powering off the ds, waiting and then turning on improves the sound quality, something he does before he has a serious listening session. It's something I now do fairly often and the improvement is substantial. This has the benefit that no settings need to be reinstalled and it is a very quick process.
  2. I find a subtle but tangible improvement in sound quality when I play ripped cd's from my uniti core over the streamed music from Qobuz andTidal (when I had it). The improvement is enough for me to purchase cd's that I really enjoy after hearing them first from Qobuz.
  3. Hello. Many years ago (early 80s) I was at a demonstration in a hotel and heard top flight LP12, Naim amps and Isobariks. The experience has lived with me ever since and I don’t think I have ever heard anything subsequently to match it. Could someone tell me how isobariks compare against Keltiks, and 350’s when fronted by LP12? Or by fronted by a CD player or streamer? I have heard keltics fronted by CD player and 350’s fronted by a streamer and they seem, to my rose-tinted memory, to be inferior. I am prepared to concede that an LP12 from the 80’s is still superior to a klimax dam from 2019, but would love to know how the speakers rank against each other. Thank you
  4. Has anyone done an A-B comparison with any of the equipment with and without a case, just to see if the case really does make a difference?
  5. Using a Naim Uniti Core as source, I could just about discern that wav is better than flac, but the difference to my ears was so small that it could have been imagined. With all the discussion regarding quality degradation when changing formatting, I can understand why there is a school of thought that Roon degrades quality.
  6. My dealer spent at least 6 hours setting up my system, using SO1, over two days. He does not use SO2 as he believes it to be a somewhat blunt instrument and has not been able to recreate a similar sound using SO2 in his own home, so my setup is still based on his work using SO1.
  7. I use a Naim Uniti Core, with a sad. Linn apps are used for its control.
  8. I have never had any problem with kazoo or the new linn app connecting to my system hub or unit core
  9. No, I use Linn kazoo as control. The rest of my hifi is 100% Linn, apart from Naim dac v1, which I use as headphone amplifier.
  10. I use a Naim Uniti Core to stream my cd collection and downloaded music, using a solid state hard drive
  11. Hello, I have looked into the titles of the threads of the forum and I may have missed this, or it may have been on linn's own forum, so apologies for reinventing the wheel. Linn sells complete aktive systems eg accurate system hub with akubarik speakers for about £30200. It is possible, for example to replicate this active system with separates: akurate system hub, exact boxes, exact amps and passive akubariks (subsequently converted to active). The second approach would allow for upgrade to 350's (for example), by just trading in the speakers, but it is more expensive. I expect the sound quality of the second system to be superior, but is it a small difference or very noticeable? Asking because I'm curious and stuck indoors at the moment. Has this comparison been carried out by any members here on, as much as possible a like-for-like basis?
  12. Dear Snug, I did not mean to imply that aktive akubariks were poor in the bass presentation/depth, because I was very happy with those attributes, even when comparing akubariks in passive mode against other loud speakers during a dem- with passive Linn front end. Perhaps I should clarify that I did have klimax exakt dsm, klimax exakt boxes x 2, akurate 4200 x 2, akurate 2200 and akubariks (converted to aktive). The akubariks were later replaced by 350’s. My loudspeaker comparison is with unchanged front end.
  13. I have been reading this thread with interest for a while since it was first started and have decided to contribute, even though my views are off the original topi as posted. I have heard passive Akubariks driven by Akurate amplifiers, but then I heard them after they had been converted to Aktive mode, this time being powered by Akurate 4200 x 2 and 2200 x1. This made a worthwhile improvement. I agree that with great recordings they sounded divine (eg Love Over Gold album by D Straits) and with other albums they were practically unlistenable (eg Istra on the Anatomical Venus album by Black Moth), which did perplex me a little- I did try to rationalise that it was the production. However, when the same poor albums were played through my Naim muSo Qb, they sounded very listenable. At a later date the Akubariks were replaced by passive 350's (which had been converted to aktive mode) and the poor quality recordings were now very listenable indeed and great recordings were improved, but sometimes the improvement was subtle. Other differences were in resolved detail of recordings, wider soundstage, much better quality bass etc.Indeed, on the Lets Get Lucky track by Daft Punk, bass was revealed which just did not exist with the Akubariks. Female vocals have more "body" and warmth, I now enjoy listening to The Dixi Chicks and Eva Cassidy.
  14. Sunbeamgls, would you be kind enough to explain why you feel this could be the case and under what circumstances? Thank you
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