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frans5508

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  1. I cant help you but i am interested to learn about the results as i still have to install my new Dynamik PSU in a 4200, assuming that will be very similar to your project here. If you could place/send some photos/link to the video that would be great if no trouble! Success!
  2. in that case, I am going to do the same! If possible, could you give roughly the % of the trade-in value of the new price? Just to have a ball park so i can start saving and mentally prepare my wife ;-).
  3. Indeed very impressive and musical, love it. Never heard of them, thanks for the recommendation, love to learn about new music. Although a different genre, it does remind me a bit of Dream Theater here and there, also a very musical group.
  4. My vote would also be to go Aktiv but if that's not an option, I would suggest to make the step to Solos. Btw, is the A2200 the Dynamic version? If not, a Dynamic upgrade might give a bit more juice/punch. I upgraded my 4200's at the time and it made a difference. not huge to my ears though.
  5. I would be happy with a 4 hour drive......I am based in Panama and I've been shipping boxes across the world with no service/support available.... That's one of the reasons that i went straight to a Klimax LP12 level because i don't have the luxury to do updates on a regular basis (at least that was my excuse). I am a big Linn fan but honestly without a dealer close by it's very challenging overall and expensive.....
  6. hahaha ok...I thought Linn had quite strict requirements regarding dealers, support and installation?
  7. https://www.linn.co.uk/us/try-linn Fill in 'United States', Select 'Any turntable' and it gives you about 25 dealers in the US. Seems to have a pretty good coverage but mainly on the coast.
  8. Not too bad right and seems reasonable. I prefer not to do this same calculation for the New Generation DSM because it wont make any sense...;-)
  9. I might agree with this but never heard the Majik 140's. The thread that you're referring to is probably the one of @zee9 about Exakt. I believe he might be able to give you more insight, also related to your speakers.
  10. Thanks for sharing! Exciting. It's going to be expensive while still saving for the New Generation DSM
  11. Your Hub has the HDMI 2.0? Could it be that you have strong EMI on your HDMi cables in the back of your Hub? I've a similar setup but didnt experience this. Actually, i have a hybrid where some devices are directly connected to my TV and some through the ASH but no noticeable difference in video quality but will definitely double check.
  12. hi guys, I wanted to report back on this topic. I ordered XLR/RCA adapters from Moon Audio (https://www.moon-audio.com/moon-audio-rca-xlr-adapters.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwybyJBhBwEiwAvz4G733WIpYHjuKwiRnutssQHNHN2b-mBczSWZmprSEewvuWQG860RKfzRoCyGgQAvD_BwE). Very solid, gold plated and good fit. See pic. Although I see the advantage of going all-XLR, there is really nothing wrong with this setup and using these XLR to RCA converters. Most importantly, I am truly blown away of the improvement that came with this Organik upgrade. Big difference!
  13. I am curious and cant wait to compare. Once my Collaro matt arrived, I'll do a comparison to see if i can hear a difference with the Linn matt! And I'll report back on this.
  14. Thank you @ThomasOK. This is so helpful and clear! Makes a lot of sense.
  15. Ok i ordered this thing as well. Indeed expensive ($105) but I like gadgets, especially when they work. I watched this video and it explains what works best (using the Zerostats while holding the LP in your hand apparently):
  16. it blows my mind that the mat has an impact on sound quality (and/or musicality)....and this goes beyond 'static' right? What's the main driver for this difference in sound?
  17. to this point, I am based in Panama where humidity is definitely higher and still have static issues with 1 out of 3 albums. Wooden floor, no crocs, anti-static sleeves and it does differ per album (in an apples to apples comparison).
  18. Thanks! This is too technical for me to be honest, i wouldnt dare.
  19. Hi there, yes did an addition of the NKDSM at a dealer. Unfortunately I didnt have the luxury to audit in my own system so not a real apples to apples comparison. But friend of mine upgraded his Exaktbox from Katalyst to Organik and trusted his opinion. I had the chance to hear the old Klimax DSM and the new generation in a straight forward comparison. The difference was quite significant and with my ears, I heard more clarity, more controled bass and more 'peaceful' sound stage. I was really impressed. I got the recommendation to upgrade the Exaktbox first and then the SH. But from what i understand from the ones that really know what they're talking about, the improvement is for 40% in the new Organik DAC and 60% in the new housing/power supply. Once i have the converters from XLR to RCA, I'll report back on the improvement in my system!
  20. Not new music so off-topic, but I picked up the first LP of Sinead O'Connor 'The Lion and the Cobra' a couple of weeks ago. Sounds amazing. First pressing https://www.discogs.com/Sinéad-OConnor-The-Lion-And-The-Cobra/release/843451. Definitely recommended. Another one would be the first album of Talking Heads (Talking Heads 77).
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