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  • Location
    Germany
  • Real Name
    Jochen

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Linn LP 12
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Linn Ekos SE Kandid
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Urika 2
  • DAC
    Linn Exakt Sub
  • Pre-Amp
    Linn Klimax Hub
  • Power Amp/s
    LinnTwin f. WB Torus
  • My Speakers
    Akubarik Kat+Torus
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. I still don’t understand the LINN KLIMAX ORGANIK system hub’s differences and advantages compared to the old system hub. Since both lack a D/A, the only technical difference is the system clock. Using the URIKA2, I would expect that other changes will not affect my system. Can anyone add some differences to the list? Jochen
  2. I am interested in the Lyra Etna to replace my Kandid in the future. Did anyone compare the Kandid and the Lyra Etna on the Ekos SE. What are the main differences between the Etna and Kandid? Since I use the UrikaII I would like to know which version of the Etna (normal/SL) sounds best in this setup. Jochen
  3. What a coincidence, I just heard from one other party that my Linn dealer tried the combination of the Akubarik with a subwoofer. It turned out finding a matching subwoofer is quite tricky since the amplifiers do not match with the LINN Exakt system. However, the combination with the Wilson Benesch torus, a subwoofer with separate amplifier, seemed to work. So I decided to hear this combination and drove to Erlangen. The system consisted of the Klimax System Hub, Akubariks Katalyst, a sub Exakt box connected to a Klimax Twin driving the torus, and was already running. The sound was natural, and the torus was well integrated. We listened to Beethoven's six symphony. The base was more pronounced without destroying the ensemble. It just added the missing part. Once the subwoofer was switched off, this became even more obvious. After some genre changes showing always the benefit of the torus to the system, we decided to replace the Klimax twin with an Akurate amplifier. Unfortunately, this combination did not meet the previous one. In fact, I thought that the sound did not benefit from the subwoofer at all. We discussed other subwoofers as well, but my dealer said that they would not match the speed of the Akubariks. In summary, there is some evidence that the Akubariks benefit from the Wilson Bensch torus subwoofer. Still, the amplifier is critical, requiring the top-end of the Linn system range. I think if you own the Akubariks Katalyst, you should definitively try the combination with a subwoofer. Jochen
  4. I am looking for someone who has integrated a subwoofer in an akubarik exakt katalyst system using a sub exakt box. Has this been a significant improvement and did a smooth integration require two subs? Jochen
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