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by DavidHB
2019-11-19 00:39
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Slipsik 7
Replies: 103
Views: 33555

Re: Slipsik 7

I'm quite sure you know that you need the Keel first! Yes, that is what my head is telling me. Up to now, I have shied away from MC cartridges, for the familiar cost of ownership and logistic reasons, well documented on the Lejonklou website. And this afternoon's listening (to a pair of records whi...
by DavidHB
2019-11-18 18:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?
Replies: 32
Views: 10594

Re: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?

Nine months have passed but reading your post I thought of one thing, did you adjust the volume of your DSM? Because I recently did for my new set up using the analogue outputs of my Akurate DSM. In Konfig you choose volume and I had to subtract -24 dB to get to where loud is 80 on the display. I f...
by DavidHB
2019-11-18 12:46
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Slipsik 7
Replies: 103
Views: 33555

Re: Slipsik 7

Slipsik is now selling twice as much as Gaio. It used to be the other way around. And this despite Gaio costing half as much as Slipsik. Interesting. My dealer told me this, too. After six months with the Slipsik 7 (which replaced a Gaio 1), I can understand why. Once you have used the Slipsik for ...
by DavidHB
2019-05-29 17:32
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Slipsik 7
Replies: 103
Views: 33555

Re: Slipsik 7

@TMV My experience was somewhat similar to yours. Though I never found the performance of the Slipsik 7 "disappointing", I did experience what seemed to be a step-change improvement in clarity and presence after I had (because of other commitments) not listened to the system for the better part of a...
by DavidHB
2019-05-14 10:52
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Slipsik 7
Replies: 103
Views: 33555

Re: Slipsik 7

Thank you for sharing your impressions, David! I'm very happy to hear that you and your friends like it. I am also liking it more as time goes on. To give a specific example, I have just been listening to Janáček's String Quartets (the old, award winning Supraphon recording by the Janáček Quartet, ...
by DavidHB
2019-05-13 20:13
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Slipsik 7
Replies: 103
Views: 33555

Re: Slipsik 7

4. It will be a better test if the Slipsik 7 is as burned in as possible. So I should probably play it around the clock until my friends arrive. ;-) Sorry not to have replied sooner. | have posted a preliminary report on the WAM forum. I'm taking a bit of time (well, what I have been able to spare ...
by DavidHB
2019-05-03 10:09
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Slipsik 7
Replies: 103
Views: 33555

Re: Slipsik 7

I became very happy when I read this. So did I. I've just had an email from the carrier to say that my Slipsik 7 will be delivered in the next two hours .. It will then be time for a bit of self-discipline. I have friends, both experienced listeners, coming round on Sunday, and plan to install the ...
by DavidHB
2018-11-17 01:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Third party controller software for Linn DS
Replies: 10
Views: 4320

Re: Third party controller software for Linn DS

Bubble DS Next is a much more responsive product. It does all the later stuff like Tidal and Qobuz etc. Given the price of a DS, the tiny cost of BubbleDS Next is insignificant for the functionality it offers and the years of use you'll get out of it as the best Android controller for the DS. Worth...
by DavidHB
2018-10-12 18:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Linn forum is officially dead
Replies: 121
Views: 37737

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

I wonder if part of the reason they closed the forum might be that it was also a publicity for older products. I remember reading threads about the quality of older products (Kairn, for example), and deciding to buy them second hand, based on the knowledge I'd find over there. If that was a reason,...
by DavidHB
2018-10-11 16:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Linn forum is officially dead
Replies: 121
Views: 37737

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Why have I not been invited to Linn's LP12 Development Forum? :( Actually, no-one has, as yet. Some of us have received notification that a forum will be established quite soon. This will be a software, not an LP12, development forum. The loss of the LP12 forum is IMO the worst aspect of the Linn F...
by DavidHB
2018-10-11 16:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Linn forum is officially dead
Replies: 121
Views: 37737

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

I understand where you are coming from, Don, and I agree with the facts you mention. The benefits I have had from the Linn Forum are similar to, and if anything greater than those you describe. But I shall still join the development forum, if I can do so when it is up and running. Yes, Linn are tryi...
by DavidHB
2018-10-11 12:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Linn forum is officially dead
Replies: 121
Views: 37737

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Imagine the frustration at Linn HQ, and the confusion of Linns hard won new customers when reading the forum to discover that SO is actually so difficult to set up only one globetrotting individual has the necessary skills to do it correctly and it won’t be the person they were planning on buying f...
by DavidHB
2018-10-10 09:13
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Linn forum is officially dead
Replies: 121
Views: 37737

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

... how does one get on the Beat tester list now? I have Konfig beta turned on but no email. Perhaps when you select device beta, the linn cloud machine will automatically generate one? One has to wonder at their thinking... They have to have your email address, which you would have provided if you...
by DavidHB
2018-10-09 17:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Linn forum is officially dead
Replies: 121
Views: 37737

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

I’ve just had the same email, DavidHB. Seems like a sensible move to me. I get the impression that access will be by invitation only, so Linn Development Team will have full control. Yes. I'd expect pretty tight moderation as well. It's not much of a consolation, but at least we get to feed back on...
by DavidHB
2018-10-09 16:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Linn forum is officially dead
Replies: 121
Views: 37737

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Now here's a turnup for the book. Along with no doubt many others on their mailing list, I've just had an email from Simon Chisholm at Linn announcing that, following the demise of the main Linn forum, a Development forum will shortly be opened for the use of beta testers. I shall certainly be joini...
by DavidHB
2018-10-09 16:34
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Linn forum is officially dead
Replies: 121
Views: 37737

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Wolfie wrote:Erm, I didn’t quote your post - I quoted David’s...
And I am the guilty party. There was no intention to mislead, but I only wished to comment on the aspect of the post that I quoted.

David
by DavidHB
2018-10-09 12:16
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Linn forum is officially dead
Replies: 121
Views: 37737

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Good bye Linn Much as I regret the disappearance of the Linn forum, I think that we should continue to assess any and all Hi-Fi products by their performance by the kind of standards and criteria that are promoted on this forum. I'm not going to stop enjoying my Linn systems because I can no longer...
by DavidHB
2018-10-09 12:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Linn forum is officially dead
Replies: 121
Views: 37737

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Wam have stated: It's all been a bit sudden and I'm working hard with Linn to try and get all the content that has been lovingly written passed over and a lot of the retail conversation too. So it looks as though they will have an archive of Linn forum posts in the future. That's good news. Thanks ...
by DavidHB
2018-10-09 12:09
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Linn forum is officially dead
Replies: 121
Views: 37737

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

The LP12 has been a steady seller for over 40 years. No forum for much of this period. Do you believe sales will now drop? TBH, I had not considered that question; I was simply commenting that the closure of the forum would be even worse news for contributing LP12 owners than owners of other produc...
by DavidHB
2018-10-09 11:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Linn forum is officially dead
Replies: 121
Views: 37737

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

While I understand why Linn might feel that the resources needed for hosting the forum would be better used elsewhere, I think that the move is short-sighted. I also think that it will be more painful for active forum members (most of them good Linn customers) than Linn realise, or perhaps want to k...
by DavidHB
2018-10-06 13:20
Forum: HiFi
Topic: KDSM/2 as a DS
Replies: 14
Views: 5645

Re: KDSM/2 as a DS

Thanks, timster. I only got into the DS(M) game in 2013, so the early history is outside my direct knowledge. Linndocs is a very useful resource, but it isn't a complete and internally consistent database (that would presumably require more effort than Linn can make available), so it is most helpful...
by DavidHB
2018-10-05 22:17
Forum: HiFi
Topic: KDSM/2 as a DS
Replies: 14
Views: 5645

Re: KDSM/2 as a DS

KDSM and KDS variant numbers don't match because there was a board upgrade to the KDS and ADS to become the /1, and that was before the DSMs existed. The reason the KDSM has only got to 2 and not 3 (as for the ADSM) is coincidental - the HDMI board upgrade occurred at the same time as Katalyst. Thi...
by DavidHB
2018-10-04 22:27
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: KATALYST OR NOT
Replies: 12
Views: 8668

Re: KATALYST OR NOT

As far as I know (and I have no information on this) the ADC aspect of an ADSM has not been changed for the new Katalyst variant (and it seems to me that it was always very good, so that would make sense) but clearly the Katalyst and new DAC aspect of the recent product is far, far better (so when ...
by DavidHB
2018-10-04 16:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 132026

Re: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.

... this leads me to believe there are more factors/influences in play than just room correction. Paul (Space Commander) was certainly using SO that way, as I understand it because of a perception that there were characteristics associated with particular driver units. I'm as sure as I can be that ...
by DavidHB
2018-10-04 12:28
Forum: HiFi
Topic: KDSM/2 as a DS
Replies: 14
Views: 5645

Re: KDSM/2 as a DS

DSM is one ‘number’ behind the DS equivalent, so both KDSM/2 and KDS/3 are Katalyst. True for Klimax, but not for Akurate. ADS/3 and ADSM/3 are the Akurate Katalyst model numbers. The difference arises IIRC because, when the HDMI 2.0 board was introduced, the KDSM with this board did not get a new ...