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  1. Interestingly enough, I heard a pair or Linn Klimax amps driving a pair of Focal stand mounters at the Bristol hifi show a few years ago. I don't know what model they were but they were the expensive ones with the angular baffle and beryllium tweeters. It was one of the worst sounding combinations I have ever heard: shrill and scratchy sounding is the best description I can give. That doesn't really surprise me, since passive multi-amping doesn't achieve much over a single stereo amp, so really this is just comparing the 140 to a pair of Solos. The fact that there were four of the 140s i
  2. For what it's worth, I've heard this many times, but I don't believe it. Until I hear both setups in a blind ABX test, I'm putting it down to confirmation bias.
  3. What I meant by my comment is that in my view, hifi (with the possible exception of speakers) shouldn't be voiced at all, but be completely neutral.
  4. Even that is a design ethos I have a bit of an issue with, but I won't go into it further because I don't want to start a flame war!
  5. To go back to the original topic, my main criticism of Linn is that they charge too much nowadays for an entry level system, and that as good as it undoubtedly is, you are pretty much forced to go Exakt all in one go as you can't mix and match with other makes you might already own in the way you were able to do in the past. That and the fact they stray too much into what I call "audio bullshit", and it's not just dealers and enthusiasts who are responsible for all of this, as someone above suggested, but the company itself. That's not to say I don't like Linn, I do, and I am convinc
  6. Correct, it is the sum of the amplitudes of each waveform. You'll get what could be called the average, which should approximate the total amount of bass energy that would be present in the room if you were using a pair of full-range speakers, e.g Keltiks. That is true, but the same would be mostly true for the above pair of full-range speakers, the destructive interference would make the net bass very quiet. You would get a phasey effect that would sound very different in different parts of the room though, that you wouldn't get from the single sub, but I bet this hardly ever happens
  7. I'm not sure I understand what you are asking. Do you mean which channel does it use from the high level inputs? The answer is both. The Quake doesn't care what's on them, it drops the left and right down to line level, mixes them and then sends the combined signal to the internal amplifier. Also, while true, I also don't think the second part is quite relevant. If there is bass "missing" from the channel you are not feeding to the subwoofer, then you will not hear it come out of the subwoofer. If that bass is significantly deeper than the roll off of the main speakers, you won't hear it
  8. Ideally you want the information from both of them, in case some bass is present on one and not the other. The higher the crossover point, the more likely this is to happen. Using both is not easily achievable with the Quake using the low level input which is why I gave the answer I did. Choosing just one will work most of the time but it is a bodge. Using a high level lead avoids this whole issue and is also what REL recommends in the Quake manual. As I'm sure you know, for units that accept two channels, which the Quake does for its high level input, those two channels of informat
  9. I'm afraid I will have to respectfully disagree with you there, Richard. The bass is not necessarily identical from both channels, and certainly not on some types of electronic music, unless you are listening to vinyl or something that was mastered for vinyl. A single RCA cable will work OK most of the time, but it's far from the best solution. Also, the high level leads that are available are not weird, they are fairly standard in the subwoofer world.
  10. On the Quake you can set the roll off for either input if I recall correctly.
  11. The trouble with that approach is that the Quake only has one LFE in socket, so the OP would only get bass from one channel, unless he used some sort of phono stereo to mono combiner.
  12. Glad to be of help. Just one thing, that particular one doesn't look to be very long and also has spade connectors which aren't compatible with the BFA sockets on the Linn. You could cut those off though. But I'd shop around first. Any of the leads that say REL/MJ Acoustics/BK Electronics compatible should be OK. Some of them are stupid prices, which I would not pay. You could of course use some thin mains cable and wire it to a Neutrik plug yourself, which would work absolutely fine.
  13. If you short the R and L terminals like that that you will probably blow up your Sneaky DS. If you are using the high level inputs you absolutely need to use a Neutrik speakon cable with three wires. Red and yellow are R and L, black is common -ve. The complete lead can be bought for peanuts online: https://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/product/31711/audioquest-slip-db-14-4-grey-high-level-subwoofer-cable-for-rel-bk-single-&utm_source=GoogleShopping&utm_campaign=GoogleShopping&utm_content=AQST-HI-LVL-144-GRY?gclid=CjwKCAjw9vn4BRBaEiwAh0muDM_l7NGQ87DkE8nGFgAo0DrfDbjxOJNI2miuodDQRpk1vl
  14. Notwithstanding my AV5125 died thread, I have another issue which has been vexing me for the past few months. A common problem with these amplifiers is the input standby sensitivity threshold is rather high. The problem is worst when watching TV programmes with a high dynamic range, such Game of Thrones, where they will go into standby during long periods of just speech. If you turn the wick up during the speech parts then when there's some action you are blown out of your chair, which isn't good late at night when your toddler is asleep in the room above! There is a Linn fix for this iss
  15. One wonders why Linn didn't put fuses on the speaker outputs...
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