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by Ianw
2020-02-15 16:35
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Torque wrench
Replies: 12
Views: 1737

Re: Torque wrench

I’m not familiar with the Sealy wrench but it looks as if you got a good price. I bought the Sturtevant wrench and had to get it imported from America to UK via their UK distributer. Delivery took 8 weeks and the price was over £200 GBP. It’s a great bit of kit and careful use really gives sonic rew...
by Ianw
2020-01-29 19:51
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP 12 Upgrade Path
Replies: 9
Views: 2134

Re: LP 12 Upgrade Path

You are in a fortunate position being able to consider there upgrades. First off I don’t know the merits of your existing phono so can’t make meaningful comment there. How you move on depends on your future plan for the LP12. If you’re going to go for a top music Klimax player the path is clear; sou...
by Ianw
2020-01-09 19:31
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Linto vs built in MM/MC Board
Replies: 12
Views: 2370

Re: Linto vs built in MM/MC Board

Two Lintos! One for each channel and individual power supplies? I’m running two Radikals, one on Radikal motor and other on Urika 1. Klimax Radikal case on motor and Akurate case on Urika 1 all to experiment with individual power supplies etc. Others have carried out similar experiments and found no...
by Ianw
2020-01-09 11:30
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Linto vs built in MM/MC Board
Replies: 12
Views: 2370

Re: Linto vs built in MM/MC Board

I’ve heard a very near comparison with a Akurate level LP12 into Akurate Exakt DSM KAT using internal MC board. Compared to Linto. The results were night and day better with the Linto. The DSM internal board is OK but the Linto is much superior. This is a high level musical system belonging to a fri...
by Ianw
2019-12-04 17:05
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Krystal Suspension
Replies: 21
Views: 1880

Re: Krystal Suspension

From your photo the cantilever seems to be OK assuming it has tracking force applied. Be. Aware it will drop a small amount when operating due to drag of moving record. In the Adventures in hi fi pic the cantilever is completely unloaded hence the cantilever sitting bottom centre on the cartridge bo...
by Ianw
2019-12-03 14:55
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 143
Views: 24050

Re: Entity MC

Apparently they gave up dry cleaning and set up as electronics casings subcontractors. Simples!
by Ianw
2019-11-04 15:31
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Klimax Twin or Solos
Replies: 24
Views: 3714

Re: Linn Klimax Twin or Solos

OK so l am running 242 Mk2 with one piece stands and a pair of Solos. I ran this with Solos non Dynamik then had the Dynamik upgrade. Note the Dynamik upgrade is no longer available. The Dynamik just gives more of what was already there before, so Dynamik is better. However, it’s not a deal breaker ...
by Ianw
2019-10-18 09:40
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 3876

Re: LP12 Priorities?

That’s unfortunate about the Kandid. Can you tell us the mode of failure? My Kandid is 5 years with just over 1,000 hours and is still great but will require replacement at sometime due to wear, suspension or channel failure. My view is that Linn designed the Keel, Ekos SE and Kandid as a complete s...
by Ianw
2019-10-11 13:34
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Larsen speakers
Replies: 10
Views: 1774

Re: Larsen speakers

I’ve heard Sonabs many years ago. From memory they sounded OK but just floaty music and no imaging. Not criticising them as I think they were designed for the ambient listening experience.
by Ianw
2019-10-06 10:48
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Klimax Twin or Solos
Replies: 24
Views: 3714

Re: Linn Klimax Twin or Solos

Here’s my ten Cents I’ve only heard Lejonklou amps driving Linn 109 and it sounded fine within the physical limits of a smallish ‘speaker regarding scale of the music. So, unfortunately, I haven’t experienced these amps driving 242s. However, I’m using a KDSM/KAT into a pair of Dynamik Solos into 24...
by Ianw
2019-09-27 17:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Hi-end phono interconnects/KDSM/2 advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1701

Re: Hi-end phono interconnects/KDSM/2 advice

Thanks for reply; I’m aware its the line level output from the Urika I’m discussing as opposed to very low m/c input.

Might just leave as is.

Ian
by Ianw
2019-09-27 14:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Hi-end phono interconnects/KDSM/2 advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1701

Re: Hi-end phono interconnects/KDSM/2 advice

I’m a bit undecided on this. Regarding connection from U1 to KDSM/2 KAT. Currently I’m running RCA Silvers. RCA Urika 1 outputs into Linn RCA/balanced adaptors (supplied with KDSM) into balanced inputs on KDSM. The adaptors are good quality but I have it in the back of my mind that this additional c...
by Ianw
2019-09-26 10:26
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Hi-end phono interconnects/KDSM/2 advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1701

Re: Hi-end phono interconnects/KDSM/2 advice

I’m interested in this query.
by Ianw
2019-09-06 14:24
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For sale my Klimax Kontrol.
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Re: For sale my Klimax Kontrol.

Chet wrote:
2019-09-05 14:06
you have a PM.
Now sold.
by Ianw
2019-09-05 17:03
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For sale my Klimax Kontrol.
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Re: For sale my Klimax Kontrol.

Ianw wrote:
2019-09-05 13:26
Dynamik and dual mono board from new.
Imaculate condition, no marks or blemishes. In silver with remote and Linn Silvers. Original box and packaging.

£1,900 plus shipping at cost in the UK.
Chet wrote:
2019-09-05 14:06
you have a PM.

Serial number 1254679
by Ianw
2019-09-05 13:26
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For sale my Klimax Kontrol.
Replies: 3
Views: 646

For sale my Klimax Kontrol.

Dynamik and dual mono board from new.
Imaculate condition, no marks or blemishes. In silver with remote and Linn Silvers. Original box and packaging.

£1,900 plus shipping at cost in the UK.
by Ianw
2019-08-29 17:31
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Possible Upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 2617

Re: Possible Upgrade

Really agree with Kat DS being musically better than DSM.

A bunch of us UK Linnies all heard this exact demo at Linn HQ a couple of years ago. At that time the KAT DSM was the flagship product by price but was outperformed by the KAT DS.
by Ianw
2019-08-28 08:56
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Torqued equipment...
Replies: 22
Views: 3156

Re: Torqued equipment...

They are made in USA. I had to get mine imported by the UK Agent. Took a couple of months in all but worth it. It’s a quality item just under £200 Sterling.
by Ianw
2019-08-20 13:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Radikal speed problem
Replies: 21
Views: 3247

Re: Radikal speed problem

Just come across your reply.
Glad you got sorted. Never heard of a faulty Radikal motor till now.
I
by Ianw
2019-07-16 21:28
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Acquiring early pressings.?
Replies: 10
Views: 6343

Re: Acquiring early pressings.?

+1 ref re-issues. Can't recall a single re-issue that I prefer yet, or even like that much, apart from much quieter vinyl. The Rhino / Hoffman / Gray version of 'Blue' is quite pleasent but I much prefer my knackered second UK pressing which is nothing special at all. I also have the Rhino pressing...
by Ianw
2019-07-16 21:16
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Acquiring early pressings.?
Replies: 10
Views: 6343

Re: Acquiring early pressings.?

+1 ref re-issues. Can't recall a single re-issue that I prefer yet, or even like that much, apart from much quieter vinyl. The Rhino / Hoffman / Gray version of 'Blue' is quite pleasent but I much prefer my knackered second UK pressing which is nothing special at all. I also have the Rhino pressing...
by Ianw
2019-07-08 14:19
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Radikal speed problem
Replies: 21
Views: 3247

Re: Radikal speed problem

Any news on progress ?
by Ianw
2019-07-08 14:16
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ekos SE finally!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1593

Re: Ekos SE finally!!

Congratulations, it’s a great ‘arm. Similar to yourself, I went from Ekos 2 to Ekos SE with no other changes. I found it to be a significant upgrade, it seemed to do that common theme of reducing noise you never knew was there. This seems to resolve more information, presumably from the more rigid m...
by Ianw
2019-06-28 14:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2553
Views: 324559

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

It's Friday. Friday means bake off. 1. https://www.dropbox.com/s/qgzabigtqjjxzb8/IMG_7442.MOV?dl=0 2. https://www.dropbox.com/s/1o2e00mryzs7kr1/IMG_7444.MOV?dl=0 Nr 2. was quite cheap so I thought sod it. Music inspired by beck's recent LP purchase. Might just be my bias but the first clip is total...
by Ianw
2019-06-26 22:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Radikal speed problem
Replies: 21
Views: 3247

Re: Radikal speed problem

Noted.
Just a thought:

Bearing and oil OK?

Inner platter, motor pulley and belt all clean?