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by Robert Lake
2019-09-20 07:05
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Amazon music goes HD
Replies: 2
Views: 1763

Amazon music goes HD

According to Wall Street Journal, Wednesday 18 September, Amazon will start with start with CD quality and Ultra HD streaming. 50 milliion audio tracks will be available for $14.99. So, a new player in town and hopfully prices will come down on quality audio streaming.
by Robert Lake
2019-03-03 20:45
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Linn LP12 Belts
Replies: 12
Views: 9743

Linn LP12 Belts

I bought a new belt for my LP12,. From a non-official Linn shop. The belt was supposed to by original Linn. The belt felt thicker and firmer than my old belts. It wasn't smooth either. There was a type of buckle on it that you could see when it was driven by the motor. I let it run for some time. Th...
by Robert Lake
2019-01-07 01:17
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Tune dem
Replies: 148
Views: 77030

Re: Tune dem

Related to the thread Does clearer lyrics = better tune? https://www.lejonklou.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4343 Here is a quote from above that I found " I found in this thread some people mentioning that better systems made them feel that the music was playing faster " There is a scientic explana...
by Robert Lake
2018-11-10 11:16
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Noise Cancelling Headphones Bose Q15 vs AKG NC495 vs PXC250
Replies: 5
Views: 4947

Re: Noise Cancelling Headphones Bose Q15 vs AKG NC495 vs PXC250

I have now purchased the AKG NC60 BT for my travelling. I am very pleased with the sound and they are more comfortable than the previous models. Battery only last 15h but can charched with an ordinary USB B/C cable. A bit expensive though. I bougth mine (display ex) for half the price by searching t...
by Robert Lake
2018-10-21 16:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 81725

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

Take out your headphones and listen. "If it sounds better it is better". Tune Dem and and foot tapping is all for Linn. A bit nasty of Linn maybe to target Naim so diretly, but that is what the market is all about - competition. Linn Selekt DSM vs Naim Uniti Nova (Binaural Recording) https://www.you...
by Robert Lake
2018-09-21 16:30
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 81725

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

Here is another review:
https://www.computeraudiophile.com/ca/b ... sten-r741/


The following line catched my eye
The Selekt DSM sounded far superior to another brand's product there for demonstration.
by Robert Lake
2018-07-27 11:50
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Lejonklou Moving Coil phono stage
Replies: 2
Views: 2322

Re: Lejonklou Moving Coil phono stage

Thank you for the update: The project is coming to a product maybe within the coming six months. Hopefully not ridiculously expensive.
by Robert Lake
2018-07-24 15:34
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Lejonklou Moving Coil phono stage
Replies: 2
Views: 2322

Lejonklou Moving Coil phono stage

Is there any chance that we will see a Lejonklou MC phono stage in the near future? Since Linn closed the production of the Linto there seems to be a market for a replacement product.
by Robert Lake
2018-03-29 11:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: New Naim network players
Replies: 34
Views: 9186

Re: New Naim network players

I don't know the reviwer of this magazine. But it seems like he is not amused. In the end, they listen to a streamer that costs GBP13,000 plus a minor fortune for some PSU. And, the conclusion is "it retained a sense of richness and organic depth to the sound, but not at the expense of the pace of t...
by Robert Lake
2018-01-10 17:00
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Internal wiring in Ekos
Replies: 0
Views: 1804

Internal wiring in Ekos

Audio Origami http://www.audioorigami.co.uk/tone-arm-rewires offers a number of options for rewiring Ekos tonearms. I have a 25+ year Ekos I that is in need of some maintanance work. I am just wondering if any here has som experience of changing the wires in an early Ekos?
by Robert Lake
2016-02-20 16:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: OPPO WITH LEJONKLOU
Replies: 6
Views: 3699

Re: OPPO WITH LEJONKLOU

Yes, the Oppo 103 is really good. Picture quality is great, it has an excellent movie streamer and good streamer for music. For streaming movies, playing DVDs and Blurays it is highly recommendable for its price. The movie sound is great. However, I did find that the Oppo could not play some mkv fil...
by Robert Lake
2015-12-29 14:49
Forum: HiFi
Topic: How to Rip music DVDs?
Replies: 3
Views: 2086

How to Rip music DVDs?

I would like to rip my music DVDs, put them on a hardrive and play the video from my Oppo 103 and Popcorn A300. The sound will go through my Akurate kontrol/0D and a Movie 2005. However, I don't know anyhing about the best format to preserve the quality of the music. And, what is the best streamer i...
by Robert Lake
2015-12-18 19:17
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Noise Cancelling Headphones Bose Q15 vs AKG NC495 vs PXC250
Replies: 5
Views: 4947

Re: Noise Cancelling Headphones Bose Q15 vs AKG NC495 vs PXC250

AKG has finally presented the successor to both NC490 and NC495, named N60 Nc. The first generation of 495 had problems with the wrong type of plastic, which made the earcup fall off. This was corrected after some time though. The N60 NC is simply fantastic. I have now tried it with my PC, Ipad and ...
by Robert Lake
2015-11-09 22:47
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Optimizing your DS
Replies: 109
Views: 70365

Re: Optimizing your DS

After reading this thread, I wonder what are latest opinions regarding SSDs. I have a ReadyNAS, I have changed the fan and placed the NAS closed to my DS. I havn't changed the original (6+ year) 2x250 Mb disks yet. Should I buy a new NAS or two new SSDs in my ReadyNAS? Or should I just run the NAS w...
by Robert Lake
2015-06-29 17:26
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Ittok LVIII Mk 1 or Ekos Mk 1?
Replies: 2
Views: 2639

Re: Linn Ittok LVIII Mk 1 or Ekos Mk 1?

There is one simple answer here. The Ekos is one big step up from the Ittok. I ordered an Ittok to my LP12, but changed my mind the day after. I have never regretted that decision. An arm is something that lasts a long time so you have plenty of time to write down your investment. However, there are...
by Robert Lake
2015-02-09 11:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: New cartridges
Replies: 1
Views: 2154

Any Linn MC (or even MM) cartridge will do fine, and the are made to fit extremely well with Linn arms. And, that is a huge advantage! It is just a matter of your budget how far you want to go. The Ekos is a very arm and can handle the best MC:s. You can also buy a second hand Linn MC and have it re...
by Robert Lake
2015-01-05 09:52
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Phono hum from Majik-IP
Replies: 2
Views: 2540

The tuner searching stations without ever finding a station may possibly be because the muting threshold is set too high. Check the Kudos tuner manual on how to reduce the threshold. Zero setting should accept all stations. Thank's for the tip. I had completely forgotten about the muting threshold ...
by Robert Lake
2015-01-02 13:09
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Phono hum from Majik-IP
Replies: 2
Views: 2540

Phono hum from Majik-IP

I purchased a used Majik-IP (the old Majik-I) with a Kodus sneaky tuner. It works fine as an amp, but the tuner is only searching for stations without ever finding any station. This is irritating but I can live with it since my Pekin tuner and Movie 2005 tuner works fine. My main problem is that the...
by Robert Lake
2014-09-16 11:41
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Denon car stereo
Replies: 0
Views: 2046

Denon car stereo

I am thinking about buying a new Peugeot 308 SW. They offer an upgrade of their car stereo with a sub, additional speakers and a "digital amplifier" from Denon. My car dealer likes it (of course) but I have not heard it myself. Price is modest, only SEK4500 or around EUR500 for the package. Have any...
by Robert Lake
2014-08-17 15:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Opinions on Phone stages
Replies: 5
Views: 3915

Thank's for the comments. Now I know some more.
by Robert Lake
2014-08-03 08:40
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Opinions on Phone stages
Replies: 5
Views: 3915

Opinions on Phone stages

I need a Phono stage for my summer house. I am not prepared to pay so much, say €150-200. Lejounklou's products are out of the range, and very hard to find on the secondhand market. I am wondering about Musical Fidelity V-LPS II around 1700SEK? Has someone listen to it? An alternative is an old Linn...
by Robert Lake
2014-07-29 11:03
Forum: HiFi
Topic: In-Ear Headphones/Headsets
Replies: 16
Views: 10284

I have bought a pair of AKG K318 (from Amazon UK, they are also on Amazon US at an even lower price). They are not in-ear, more of the regular type of earphones. Diameter is 15mm. They match my Sansa Clip Zip well. The sound is very similar to the well-known AKG 420, without the heavy bass of course...
by Robert Lake
2014-06-30 10:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Noise Cancelling Headphones Bose Q15 vs AKG NC495 vs PXC250
Replies: 5
Views: 4947

Noise Cancelling Headphones Bose Q15 vs AKG NC495 vs PXC250

I own three noise cancelling headphones. AGK NC-495 Pros: Superior music reproduction and noise cancellling. Probably the best you can find. Can be found for a relatively low cost at Amazon and at places like Schipol airport. Cons: Quite bulky, difficult to pack in your handbag, especially for econo...
by Robert Lake
2014-04-07 18:09
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: New ESS and H8S for Unidisk 1.1 and 2.1
Replies: 81
Views: 46931

My problem with using ESS 221 is that the disc drawer gets stuck, and it will not open again until after 2-4 weeks. After sending the Unidisk 1.1 to Linn for service it came back with ESS 231. The most noticable difference was that the fan is working more often with the ESS 231. In terms of tune dem...
by Robert Lake
2014-03-12 08:20
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Pono is coming
Replies: 6
Views: 4079

Pono is coming

Niel Young's Pono project is on its way. Here are some promo videos https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1003614822/ponomusic-where-your-soul-rediscovers-music People describe the sound as varm and vinyl like ( see and listen to the first promo) which certainly make me interested. I really want a go...