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by Ianw
2020-06-21 15:04
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Audiophile Pressings
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Audiophile Pressings

Some are better and some are worse, some of the MOFI are particularly poor.
by Ianw
2020-06-21 14:57
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Dynamiked Komri’s
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Dynamiked Komri’s

I’ve no knowledge on Dynamiking Komri bass drivers, but the Dynamik PSU for 2250 is no longer suppled by Linn.
by Ianw
2020-06-18 09:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Twin/D vs non Dynamik Solo.
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: Twin/D vs non Dynamik Solo.

The Lejonklou and Linn amps are excellent. I have gone though the journey from A200D to Solos non Dynamik then to Solos D; all with A242 Mk 2. My findings were that the A200 couldn’t make the speakers sing. Change to non Dynamik Solos was a completely new world of music, so effortless and musical. D...
by Ianw
2020-05-22 09:24
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Komri black on black
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: Komri black on black

Having heard Komri many times I can only say these are the best ‘speakers I’ve had the pleasure of listening to music.

Just my opinion.


Good luck on your sale!
by Ianw
2020-04-26 18:34
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 32544

Re: Karousel

The published function of the button on the back of the unit enables an option to mute the output of the Urika to avoid loud pops to speakers when placing or removing the stylus from the record. It’s called “Radikal mode”. When selected (via the back button); you give the LP12 on/off switch a single...
by Ianw
2020-04-22 22:45
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Bi-amp question?
Replies: 13
Views: 1730

Re: Bi-amp question?

It’s a heavy job splitting the K400 as mentioned.

Take care. Thankfully I had two friends with previous experience who took the lead on the task but it was worth it. Can’t moment on K200 as I haven’t heard it but the K400 is better than my previous Chord Epic.
by Ianw
2020-04-21 19:24
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Bi-amp question?
Replies: 13
Views: 1730

Re: Bi-amp question?

I’m sure you’ll get different opinions on biamping. In the past I’ve biamped using a 4100 then later with a 4200. In theory there should be an advantage compared to single amping. I found it did give better control but took away some of the music so not really an improvement. Staying single amp pass...
by Ianw
2020-04-15 16:09
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 32544

Re: Karousel

Nice

Thanks for posting
by Ianw
2020-04-14 12:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings
Replies: 72
Views: 6634

Re: Recommended tool for 242 3 k array torque settings

On my 242 I’m using: 0.8Nm for 3K array 1.0 Nm on bass drivers Set with the Sturtevant driver. My biggest improvement was torquing the bass drivers. I’m pretty sure they hadn’t been disturbed since manufacture. When I checked the as installed values varied widely, a couple were nearly loose. Others ...
by Ianw
2020-04-13 19:33
Forum: HiFi
Topic: HiFi fuses
Replies: 6
Views: 1338

Re: HiFi fuses

I don’t have any views on fuses.

However, expanding on cable ‘directionality’ regarding power cables and interconnects; what about directionality of internal component wiring in power supplies, amplifiers and speakers etc?
by Ianw
2020-03-24 20:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 32544

Re: Karousel

Ah Thomas,
That’s good info on the torque for Keel will run with my Sturtevant driver.

Do you know if it’s a dealer only fit? I’m supposing it is.

Regards
by Ianw
2020-03-23 21:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Silver analogue interconnect
Replies: 17
Views: 3841

Re: Silver analogue interconnect

Having owned 8 solos and aktiv 350 in the past, I'm still amazed by the musicality of the 242 tundra system and that's not bad after 50 years of listening to hi fi. I would second that. Tundra and 242s with a good source and preamp sound great. I have never been tempted to change my Tundra/ Sagatun...
by Ianw
2020-03-12 22:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 32544

Re: Karousel

Ianw wrote:
2020-03-12 22:25
Regarding the video; should be interesting.

On a similar theme, there is a very informative video on YouTube with David Williamson (Linn Senior Design Engineer)and Ian Ridge of Billy Vee dealership explaining the development of Kandid.

Worth watching for those interested.
by Ianw
2020-03-12 22:25
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 32544

Re: Karousel

Regarding the video; should’ve interesting.

On a similar theme, there is a very informative video on YouTube with David Williamson (Linn Senior Design Engineer)and Ian Ridge of Billy Vee dealership explaining the development of Kandid.

Worth watching for those interested.
by Ianw
2020-03-04 19:41
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 32544

Re: Karousel

Well well.

Looks like solid engineering enhancement to me. In all this is maybe a milestone because most say the LP12’s core sound is fundamental to the bearing.
by Ianw
2020-02-29 16:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Upgrade inertia
Replies: 4
Views: 2327

Re: Upgrade inertia

Everything I’ve heard about the Saras is positive although, admittedly, I haven’t heard them myself. I run 242 on the back end of a pair of single Solos passive, they need the poser IMHO If you stick with Linn amps I’d say a Klimax twin as a minimum. Others say they also work well with Fredrick’s am...
by Ianw
2020-02-15 16:35
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Torque wrench
Replies: 12
Views: 2552

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: 2808

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: 3473

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: 3473

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: 2517

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: 193
Views: 48759

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: 4609

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: 4963

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: 2159

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.