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by nmakowsk
2019-08-05 16:58
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: SINGularity
Replies: 76
Views: 7903

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: 3165

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: 23
Views: 1930

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: 1159

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: 63
Views: 6776

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: 63
Views: 6776

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: 76
Views: 7903

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: 4928

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: 4928

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: 4304

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: 17734

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: 17734

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: 170
Views: 26605

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: 23405

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: 170
Views: 26605

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: 9978

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: 9978

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: 160
Views: 93467

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...
by nmakowsk
2018-02-23 16:46
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: ThomasOK's System
Replies: 160
Views: 93467

Re: ThomasOK's System

The track chosen here has an almost neo King Crimson feel to it. Gee, that is very surprising isn't it :>) Nice clips and I don't hear a huge difference between the two but clip 2 might be a little more together. In clip 1 you can see what looks like an unplugged XLR under the table so this leads me...
by nmakowsk
2018-02-05 18:18
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn green paper and AT95 cartridge
Replies: 2
Views: 1205

Re: Linn green paper and AT95 cartridge

I use green paper after about 10 records to clean an Linn Adikt stylus. I swipe back to front probably 20-30 times at all different angles and carefully perpendicular to get gunk just behind the diamond or just in front (extremely carefully) with volume low but so I can still hear. Seems to increase...
by nmakowsk
2018-02-05 16:40
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Vinyl pressings that made a big difference
Replies: 41
Views: 9064

Re: Vinyl pressings that made a big difference

One of the albums I am holding out for is a mono copy of Cream Disraeli Gears. Now this is an interesting situation because this is an English band of course but this sophomore effort was recorded at Atlantic studies in New York City. Who ended up with the better vinyl version? My hypothesis is that...
by nmakowsk
2018-02-05 16:13
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Vinyl pressings that made a big difference
Replies: 41
Views: 9064

Re: Vinyl pressings that made a big difference

I have been lurking this board for years as a customer of Mr. Okeefe for close to 10 years now (bought a magik lp12 in 2008 I believe it was) and the whole experience has been great. As it turns out, Tom got me into King Crimson when I heard another customer using the table I had just decided to pur...