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by nmakowsk
2020-02-17 18:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Brikin' It !
Replies: 102
Views: 6032

Re: Brikin' It !

Hey Charlie1, When was the Kustone added to Briks? It must be inside the cabinet somewhere. My 1986 and 1992 pair looks identical on the outside except for the side panels on the stand and different connectors on the back. Is there a way to tell? Tony, which version of Briks do you have? I also had ...
by nmakowsk
2020-02-17 16:19
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Briks missing bass
Replies: 30
Views: 2655

Re: Briks missing bass

My experience with my 1992 Briks has taught me that when the speakers can't make it against the back walls go for the side walls. My pair are located just a couple inches from side walls in my room. I found that right up against the walls made the bass overly thick and poorly defined. Just a couple ...
by nmakowsk
2020-02-13 18:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Brikin' It !
Replies: 102
Views: 6032

Re: Brikin' It !

Hi, I am the customer that Tom mentioned with the 2.2 Stereo amp. I started with a 1986 pair of briks and when a pair of 1992 briks came up for sale I pulled the trigger. Like Ron states, the external crossovers are much better and I just run them passive. Positioning them is very important. More in...
by nmakowsk
2019-10-15 15:38
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 143
Views: 31105

Re: Entity MC

So Entity uses a slipsik 7 power supply. Does a switchmode power supply sound better than that transformer style in these phono stages? I am assuming that the enclosure case is what facilitated that decision. Would it be worth it to have a larger case to add such a power supply to improve the sound ...
by nmakowsk
2019-10-11 17:29
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: SINGularity
Replies: 89
Views: 15007

Re: SINGularity

One other thing I just noticed is the two ground lugs are not marked which one is which. This would probably be mentioned in the manual in the flight case of how to use it. If someone was to mistakenly ground to the chassis case rather than the direct soldered pin ground that would cause a loss of m...
by nmakowsk
2019-10-11 16:26
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: SINGularity
Replies: 89
Views: 15007

Re: SINGularity

Okay I undersand the reasoning for the chassis ground now and I like how Thomas used the word "inelegant" there which seems very true in this piece of kit. Fortunately, I haven't run into any issues with grounding my LP12 into Slipsik. Atleast no motor hum... When I plug the ground into the Slipsik ...
by nmakowsk
2019-09-28 21:28
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: SINGularity
Replies: 89
Views: 15007

Re: SINGularity

Wonderful pics of that design. Maybe I am being thick on this but what is the purpose of having two grounding terminals on the case? I see one uses the optimal solution of soldering directly to the milled down pin that the Slipsik 6 on up share. I haven't seen a table with two ground leads. Do you c...
by nmakowsk
2019-08-05 16:58
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: SINGularity
Replies: 89
Views: 15007

Re: SINGularity

Great finding about the urika MC load. One thing I have always wondered about are those small push in/push out switches on the Radikal box. There are either one or two of these and I have wondered if they affect performance or not. Has anyone tested an optimal setting for these to be in? Maybe it ma...
by nmakowsk
2019-07-16 16:49
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Acquiring early pressings.?
Replies: 10
Views: 6521

Re: Acquiring early pressings.?

I agree that Robert Ludwig copies of Zep 2 and 3 are pretty scarce and have high demand but I have found many RL copies of Houses of the Holy on original USA pressings. When I attended record shows years ago in Ann Arbor I would find quite a few usually from Presswell plant (PR) or Richmond, Indiana...
by nmakowsk
2019-07-16 16:40
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Latest records to enter your collection
Replies: 56
Views: 8074

Re: Latest records to enter your collection

I see a copy of Solitude Standing By Suzanne Vega there in the pile. I played this album the other night the whole time thinking wow this slipsik 7 is revealing a lot more of this recording than I remember. Mine is a USA copy precision stamped DMM copy and could be the best sounding DMM album I have...
by nmakowsk
2019-07-05 05:55
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: MC preamp straight into power amp?
Replies: 16
Views: 2745

Re: MC preamp straight into power amp?

I thought this might help to clarify things a little bit. Lejonklou preamps and most more recent Linn analog preamps have unity gain at a setting of 80 out of 100 (first versions of the KK were at 70). Unity gain means there is no amplification and no attenuation - the level that comes in is the le...
by nmakowsk
2019-03-04 17:23
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Slipsik 7
Replies: 85
Views: 13760

Re: Slipsik 7

Well I spent a day of the weekend swapping between the Slipsik 7 vs the Slipsik 5.1 model and it continues to be very interesting as how these stages really solidify the sound the LP12 makes with the adikt. The model 7 now seems to be outshining the 5.1 on the music that is getting through the audio...
by nmakowsk
2019-02-28 22:16
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Slipsik 7
Replies: 85
Views: 13760

Re: Slipsik 7

Hey all I figured I would make a post on here since the model 7 is just rolling out and folks such as Fredrik are eager to hear what opinions people have with the new Slipsik7. I was so happy to finally get my slipsik 5.1 upgraded as one of the first North American units done by Tom at Overture Audi...
by nmakowsk
2018-12-28 19:21
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: SINGularity
Replies: 89
Views: 15007

Re: SINGularity

Fredrik/Tom, What are your findings on how an LP12 sounds now that there is no mass of an Urika unit mounted in the chassis of your unit while using SINGularity? Is there any sound quality gained or lost by not having that square Urika case there since it is no longer neccesary? Thanks just wonderin...
by nmakowsk
2018-08-14 19:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Where do we go from here?
Replies: 33
Views: 6675

Re: Where do we go from here?

I guess I wanted to relay my comparison story because it seemed like a situation where I was sure that by going to 40 watts per channel vs 23 watts per channel would be a slam dunk but it didn't turn out that way. Is this proof of what Fredrik is talking about when he was writing that the clipping p...
by nmakowsk
2018-08-14 17:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Where do we go from here?
Replies: 33
Views: 6675

Re: Where do we go from here?

Hi all, I remember a year ago or so when I borrowed Tundra Mono 2.2s with the idea to test against my Tundra Stereo 2.2. Knowing how my inefficient Isobariks demand power I was very interested in testing out if doubling the power output might improve things. I like it loud in my room as often as pos...
by nmakowsk
2018-05-25 18:29
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Bill’s System – In defense of the little guy
Replies: 3
Views: 6040

Re: Bill’s System – In defense of the little guy

Hi Bill I am also close to Ann Arbor and Overture Audio. Hamburg/Whitmore lake area. Tom has been keeping my LP12 tweaked and tuned since I bought it in 2008 and its been really cool over the years how my Lejonklou gear keeps improving for actually quite reasonable costs. So I am sure your Boazu sou...
by nmakowsk
2018-03-11 19:19
Forum: HiFi
Topic: New LP12 Urika II phonostage and Lingo 4
Replies: 83
Views: 21812

Re: New LP12 Urika II phonostage and Lingo 4

ha well I guess that irony somehow flew over my head on that post. My apologies. The fact that the Urika2 needs a DS machine to plug into is rather interesting and utterly expensive as Tom pointed out. This begs a question then can one just use a magik level DS for this purpose? What would be the ch...
by nmakowsk
2018-03-09 22:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: New LP12 Urika II phonostage and Lingo 4
Replies: 83
Views: 21812

Re: New LP12 Urika II phonostage and Lingo 4

If Linn sold digital files of a song that was recorded from an LP12 wouldn't that be similar to selling a bootleg tape of a recording or an old cassette mix tape? This post sounds like you don't like vinyl much which is fine. After 40 years Linn doesn't feel the LP12 is obsolete so why should anyone...
by nmakowsk
2018-03-09 22:17
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Best / worst vinyl pressings
Replies: 173
Views: 40824

Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Cool that you guys bring up Van Morrison's Moondance album, fantastic record. I learned this bit of information on the Steve Hoffman forum a year ago. Listen closely to the song "into the mystic" as there are a couple of variations on which mix was pressed to vinyl. The first USA press green label t...
by nmakowsk
2018-03-02 21:48
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Slipsik 6
Replies: 84
Views: 29585

Re: Slipsik 6

These reports are again making me seriously consider the Slipsik and then use my Gaio for the vintage RP3 in the bedroom. You can't go wrong with the Slipsik 6 M. Matteo, your quote here reminds me of how I felt when I purchased my first piece of Lejonklou kit. At the time I had a stock Magik lp12 ...
by nmakowsk
2018-03-01 22:48
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Best / worst vinyl pressings
Replies: 173
Views: 40824

Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Tokenbrit, its cool that you mentioned the Peter Gabriel So USA versions here as I just had cleaned my copy and gave it a listen. It is the specialty records USA stock copy one in your list of pressings. It sounded okay but I did hear some sibilance and just a hint of a compressed sounding record bu...
by nmakowsk
2018-02-27 00:57
Forum: HiFi
Topic: How to clean vinyl records
Replies: 44
Views: 12002

Re: How to clean vinyl records

The first play effect can be heard on first plays of the #15 and ultra pure water so this makes me think every record sounds better after its initial play with a well calibrated turntable. What do you guys think maybe a smoothing of the groove causing it to track better? But then in my regiment the ...
by nmakowsk
2018-02-26 22:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: How to clean vinyl records
Replies: 44
Views: 12002

Re: How to clean vinyl records

Having lurked this board for years, I am happy to see this topic make a reappearance because I have always felt cleaning records has made huge improvements for my enjoyment of the hobby. A VPI 16.5 cleaning machine was the second upgrade I bought for my Magik lp12 after the Slipsik. Adam shared some...
by nmakowsk
2018-02-23 18:08
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: ThomasOK's System
Replies: 162
Views: 110380

Re: ThomasOK's System

OK I re-listened to these files. Great test demo cut. I found the piano notes a bit easier to hear on clip 2 as well as the weight change of the cymbal hits from the drumstick. With the piano I got more of a sense of finger nuances on the piano rather than just piano sound. So for me file 2 is bette...