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    Majik DS/1
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    Linn Classik Musik
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    Linn Kisto, AV5103
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    C5100, Klouts (x2)
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    Tukans
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  1. There is a small fan located in front of the Brilliant PS, on the right side of the unit. If you look closely on either side of the AV5103 you will see vents, the one on the right has the fan which should be visible. You might want to removed the sleeve (not the easiest thing to do by the way, so if you do be careful) and use some compressed air to remove any dust that might be causing it to slow/stick.
  2. I'd look into Nils Frahm if you're interested in some modern piano composition (though not all of the music is strictly piano). The recordings can be quite soft sometimes (the album Felt, for example) but the music is quite lovely and experimental. Linn was using one of his tracks during some events a few years back.
  3. Thank you for sharing your insight. As you mention it is indeed a shame. As a generality I don't find this surprising, however why I did engage in this discussion is because I have witnessed and observed countless times over the years audio retailers and salespeople complaining about a lack of sales and not reaching as many customers as they would like. (At least here in the US). And as a former salesperson I am a bit mystified as to why so many dealers would not investigate more thoroughly the ability to solve problems for their clients (i.e. practical positioning versus ideal in S
  4. Thanks for the insight. I knew there was a bit more to the process with Exakt, as you point out above; my question is - could a manufacturer or dealer not collaborate remotely to determine these variables on behalf of an Exakt designer? I realize it would take more time, and probably some back and forth, but I would imagine it could be done. This sounds like it's probably more the reason there aren't more subwoofers included than anything else. My guess is that it's something Linn put on the backburner and hasn't been revisited. Now that I know a bit more I'd have to backtrack an
  5. I have to admit I am slightly confused by this. If I can measure a speaker for Linn Space Optimisation/Exakt, how is that different than a subwoofer? A subwoofer is a speaker. Why would they need to have product in order to do this? Shouldn't the process be similar to submitting an Exakt speaker (which has not required that units necessarily be physically in Linn's possession, a dealer can provide the measurement)? I can comprehend that there are separate active electronics involved, however having the specifications for those should be sufficient as well. Maybe it's a lo
  6. It will be typical industry blather, they will tell you they've made attempts, etc. and are "more than happy" to look into it but I'm not holding my breath. It would actually be an indication to me that perhaps some things in the HiFi world are getting better, were they to eventually model some more units. Let's see what they say.
  7. That's what they may have told you, but the fact that it has not happened in well over 5 years should indicate to you that they're really not happy to work with Linn.
  8. They had the information and opportunity to put Linn speakers on their website but very obviously it's gone nowhere. They had recommendations for 109's, 140's, 242's, Akudorik, Akubarik. My comprehension is thus: John Hunter, who is the owner of REL, is and always has been quite anti-Linn. Fairly simple.
  9. I completely agree, in fact it's clear that not only are there different types of noise, but balanced circuits themselves can contribute to noise further down the chain, so depending on the equipment, etc. XLR will not always be the best (or better) connection depending on the application and how the circuit is implemented. Technically, phase and polarity are different things, as what you are describing is that each wire has inverse polarity (also called antiphase, which is somewhat confusing) - if you look into it the signals are in the same phase (timing relationship) with each other
  10. I could be wrong but my comprehension of this is that REL has been hesitant to cooperate, not Linn. Per the above, I think it has more to do with the fact that they cannot find many companies willing to accommodate them in this pursuit.
  11. I think in general use balanced, but as any in depth examination of the subject would reveal, not all balanced inputs or outputs are created equal.
  12. Here's some info from Wikipedia: As John points out, the headphone transducers always behave like "perfect balanced inputs". This is because the driver (headphone amp), line (cables) and the receiver (transducer) all have matched impedances. Rejecting interference from other circuits. Also another tidbit to consider:
  13. @andrew s My quote is from the Benchmark Article you linked to, and is under the sub-heading coined by the author John Siau "The Myth of "Unbalanced" Headphones". If there is no such thing as an "unbalanced" headphone, then how are they not "balanced"? And as John explains: In other words, the headphone transducers are in a balanced/differential circuit because they reject common-mode noise. The transducers themselves are providing the reference. They can be driven differentially, which means that the signal is split down two voltage rails, but the concept of "balance
  14. There is a difference only in terms of how the circuit is implemented, not in principle. From the Benchmark Audio article linked to, emphasis mine: The point is, a video discussing the differences between balanced and unbalanced which proceeds into a measurement analysis of a "balanced" output on a DAC/headphone amplifier, and warns viewers in the beginning not to worry about "what's under the hood", is highly misleading in my opinion. All headphone outputs are "balanced" in that they reject common mode noise, and it's simple to add another voltage rail to an output to drive each trans
  15. From the Benchmark article, something worth pointing out in the overall context of this discussion, and which flies in the face of what Amir said in his video (emphasis mine):
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