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    Junior Wammer
  • Birthday September 13

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    Ekos / Krystal
  • SUT / Phono Stage
  • Digital Source 1
    Karik III / Numerik
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  • Pre-Amp
    Kairn III
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    2x Linn 2250
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    Celestion SL600Si
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. The reason the Collaro sounds so much better than the Linn Matt is owning to the weave so I am told, It certainly sounds better!
  2. With the Linn mat one side will sound more 'Hi Fi' than the other. The other side will sound more relaxed. I had the demo from Peter at Cymbiosis several years ago. In 2012 I built a Linniston for a US friend (Ariston RD80 with a Linn subchassis). We demo'd the mat and my friend as well as her partner could hear the difference.
  3. It's alo not 'handed', unlike the OEM matt so you can uses it with the logo hidden.
  4. My SL600Si speakers (on original 'Foundation' stands) bi-amped with a pair of Linn 2250 power amps are just sublime! The musicality is awesome, more importantly (for me) is the imaging ability (not just left to right, but somehow front to back) is amazing! I gave my niece my original SL6 speakers (along with an Ariston RD80SL / Basik Plus / K9 Paratrace that I built for her) along with with my LK1 Dirak / LK280 Spark.
  5. My friend with the LP12 had a Nytech 252 (which I bought off him as my first 'proper' amplifier), then moved up to Naim amplification (a 42 / 250 IIRC) driving Linn Kans. Personally I couldn't stand the Kans, I found them too 'shouty', so I went for the original copper tweeter dome Celestion SL6 which I found far more musical and way better at imaging. TBF the only Linn speakers I have ever liked were Isobariks. To this day I run Celestion SL600Si speakers bi-amped (yes copper tweeter domes). My system sounds sublime
  6. I absolutely agree. I bought my first 'proper' turntable (an Ariston RD80SL / Basik LVX / Linn Basik) having heard a friend's LP12 / Ittok /Asak at University (which blew me away). As soon as I could afford it I traded the Ariston against an LP12, swapping over the LVX / Basik. Shortly after I moved up to an Ittok / Asaka. That had nothing whatsoever to do with the Hi Fi Press (I didn't read such things) and everything to do with the experience of hearing an LP12!
  7. If you want to go 'retro' the Nytech will have no problem driving Celestion SL6 or SL600 speakers (the ones with the copper tweeter domes).
  8. Nytech morphed into Ion Systems before being taken over by Heed. The Ion Obelisk was a cracking integrated amplifier that gave a great nod to the Nytech amps given that Richard Hay was the designer of both.
  9. My first proper 'Hi Fi' amp was a Nytech 252 integrated amp. It was a really good bit of kit that blew the competition at it's price level into a cocked hat. I only got rid because I went MC (Asaka) and moved up to a Linn LK1, LK280 combo.
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