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by Cobra Dave
2021-02-24 21:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Troika and Naim Stageline K/S
Replies: 9
Views: 2040

Re: Troika and Naim Stageline K/S

I was in a similar situation. I had LP12/Valhalla/Circus/AT-VM95/Lejonklou Gaio, and was thinking of upgrading the pickup. But I got a Lingo 2 and the difference is bigger than and expected and could hope for. Found a 20 year old review of the Lingo 1 here and I agree with: Specifically, the new pow...
by Cobra Dave
2021-02-17 14:25
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 203
Views: 69170

Re: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E

Thank you Ron for all great information you have provided in this thread. Inspired by you I have a AT-VM95C on my LP12 right now, and it sounds good. Here is some more to read about the different stylus versions of AT-VM95 and other pickups. https://www.stereophile.com/content/gramophone-dreams-44-a...
by Cobra Dave
2021-02-17 14:09
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Culprit - The phono stage?
Replies: 37
Views: 4771

Re: Culprit - The phono stage?

Sorry to hear about your issues BSilviuLuc.

Any updates since last time you wrote?

Kind regards
by Cobra Dave
2020-10-23 12:09
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Asus Tinker Board
Replies: 41
Views: 20129

Re: Asus Tinker Board

I installed latest version of Volumio (2.834 for Asus Tinkerboard S, and the Gigaport HD+ DAC) a couple of weeks ago. It all looked good, Volumio found the DAC, but got this error as soon as I started to play any music: Failed to open “alsa” [alsa]; Error opening ALSA device “hw:5,0”; snd_pcm_hw_par...
by Cobra Dave
2020-10-23 12:08
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Volumio.
Replies: 214
Views: 93974

Re: Volumio.

I installed latest version of Volumio (2.834 for Asus Tinkerboard S, and the Gigaport HD+ DAC) a couple of weeks ago. It all looked good, Volumio found the DAC, but got this error as soon as I started to play any music: Failed to open “alsa” [alsa]; Error opening ALSA device “hw:5,0”; snd_pcm_hw_par...
by Cobra Dave
2020-08-21 13:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Blind testing
Replies: 14
Views: 5154

Re: Blind testing

Lego wrote: 2020-08-21 11:10 I propose that the clips should either follow Ivor's 10 sec rule or Linns tune dem rule of no more than 30 secs.
+1
by Cobra Dave
2020-02-17 09:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: ATC SCM11 with Boazu?
Replies: 1
Views: 2296

ATC SCM11 with Boazu?

Hello, Has anyone tried ATC SCM11 with Boazu? I went from small Elac bookshelf speakers to Linn 109 and found it as a really good upgrade. 109 play more confident. But I want more. I am looking for more body and power, and I think that the bigger volume of the ATC cabinets can give this? They are pl...
by Cobra Dave
2019-12-15 23:39
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Cobra Dave’s system
Replies: 34
Views: 18520

Re: Cobra Dave’s system

You're the first person I have seen on the forums I am a member of with jern speakers! I recommend my friend Chris hear some. I read about them being made of cast iron and was very intrigued I bet they sound brilliant! Hello Ozzy, Coming from Linn Majik 109 I think they are a step up. They sound (a...
by Cobra Dave
2019-12-11 10:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Phono gain for AT95 pickup?
Replies: 6
Views: 3732

Re: AT95 vs. AT-VM95 pickup?

Cobra Dave, Are you currently talking about your Axis with AT95E or your new LP12 with AT-VM95E? The older AT95E body (for over 30 years) has an output of 3.5mv. The new AT-VM95E (for past 13 months) has an output of 4.0mv. If you are talking about the older version, be prepared for a shock when th...
by Cobra Dave
2019-12-11 10:49
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Phono gain for AT95 pickup?
Replies: 6
Views: 3732

Re: Phono gain for AT95 pickup?

60 dB is a lot for an MM cartridge, so the volume on your Boazu should be 20 steps lower to keep the volume the same (compared to the 40 dB setting). Does that seem to be the case? Yes, that is the case indeed. Earlier I had to crank up the volume on the Boazu when played LP compared to digital mus...
by Cobra Dave
2019-12-10 23:00
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Phono gain for AT95 pickup?
Replies: 6
Views: 3732

Phono gain for AT95 pickup?

I have a Project Phono box S and AT95e pickup. According to the phono manual a recommended input gain for MM pickup is 40 dB. I tried this, and then 43 dB instead, and I thought it sounded better. Not only louder, but fuller. I then tried 60 dB and the sound got even better. No problem what so ever ...
by Cobra Dave
2019-12-07 22:53
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Cobra Dave’s system
Replies: 34
Views: 18520

Re: Cobra Dave’s system

Christmas came early this year. ;) I paid deposit yesterday and will get the player in the end of next week if everything goes as planed. I went for the Akito 3B/AT-VM95E option. Complete system: DEMO Majik LP12 (5 year warranty) Switch, and internal power supply changed to Valhalla (1 year warranty...
by Cobra Dave
2019-12-06 11:21
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Cobra Dave’s system
Replies: 34
Views: 18520

Re: Cobra Dave’s system

I am sorry if I have confused you. I will try to make it easier to understand. Yes, it is the same dealer, and same player, but with two options regarding tonearm and pickup. I was interested in new Majik LP12, but I told them that I don’t like the Lenco arm and the switch. They offered me to buy th...
by Cobra Dave
2019-12-05 19:29
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Cobra Dave’s system
Replies: 34
Views: 18520

Re: Cobra Dave’s system

Hello again, I think I was a bit unclear. The two option are: 1) Majik LP12, Ittok, Addikt Or 2) Same Majik LP 12, but with Akito, AT95, silver T-cable instead (but this option is more expensive, so I got offered to trade in my Linn Axis, Basik LV X, AT95) to be able to get the two options at the sa...
by Cobra Dave
2019-12-05 18:32
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Cobra Dave’s system
Replies: 34
Views: 18520

Re: Cobra Dave’s system

Hello, Thank you all for your support. I have been offered a quite interesting system: A demo Majik LP12, the switch (and internal power supply) will be changed to Valhalla, Ittok LV II, Adikt. ‘ The price is fair, a bit under what a new Majik LP12 would cost. The option is to trade in my Axis to ha...
by Cobra Dave
2019-12-04 20:35
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Cobra Dave’s system
Replies: 34
Views: 18520

Re: Cobra Dave’s system

ThomasOK, Thank you for the correction, good to know about the motor differences. I am in Europe so that’s fine then. I have some additional questions. If I get a new Majik LP12 and modify it with a Valhalla, to get down the price and a decent switch, can I then keep the motor that a new Majik LP12 ...
by Cobra Dave
2019-12-03 20:44
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Cobra Dave’s system
Replies: 34
Views: 18520

Re: Cobra Dave’s system

Thank you TomasOK, sound good!

I think I will try to trade in my Axis for a simple, vintage LP12.

Or enjoy my Axis until I get get a Majik LP12.

Maybe a Gaio2 sometime soon.
by Cobra Dave
2019-12-02 13:45
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Cobra Dave’s system
Replies: 34
Views: 18520

Re: Cobra Dave’s system

Thank you Ron the mon for your input! Appreciated, and interesting solution to build my own LP12, indeed!

If I buy a new Majik LP12 and then buy a used Lingo, can I then change the swith on the LP12 to a "lingo-switch"?
by Cobra Dave
2019-11-26 23:15
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Cobra Dave’s system
Replies: 34
Views: 18520

Re: Cobra Dave’s system

Thank you all for your suggestions. :) The consensus of a fair upgrade seems to be a phono (Gaio2) Slipsik 7; an upgrade that also would be a preparation for a LP12 in the future. And keep enjoying the Axis as long as possible until then. What is your take on the current entry level Majik LP12 with ...
by Cobra Dave
2019-11-24 23:50
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Cobra Dave’s system
Replies: 34
Views: 18520

Cobra Dave’s system

Hello, My current system: Vinyl: Linn Axis (turntable), Basik LVX (tonearm), AT95 (pickup) Phono: Pro-Ject Phono box S Digital: Thinker Board S (streamer) Volumio, Gigaport (DAC), Atlas Equator Integra (RCA-cable) ( Chord Mojo ) Amp: Boazu 1.1 (#48) ( Atoll IN200SE, Atoll IN100SE, Atoll IN80SE ) Spe...
by Cobra Dave
2019-01-17 22:31
Forum: Wanted
Topic: wanted: Linn Majik 109, white
Replies: 1
Views: 1552

wanted: Linn Majik 109, white

Hello,

I am looking for Linn Majik 109 speakers, white.

Located in Stockholm, Sweden.