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by Catweazle
2020-05-09 20:17
Forum: HiFi
Topic: New Karousel Vs TigerPawTranquillity
Replies: 7
Views: 1069

Re: New Karousel Vs TigerPawTranquillity

I can only second Tendaberry, after a direct comparison between elsewise identical Akurate LP 12s at my dealer. Karousel is a 'must have' upgrade. This was not that clear to me from the clips I heard. But the same was true for ARadikal vs KRadikal (which is a more subtle difference than the two bear...
by Catweazle
2020-04-28 20:59
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 361
Views: 24553

Re: Karousel

Denmark is a terrible place to live if you need a car and like the sound of Linn. Haha, I thought so when I worked on a project in Copenhagen. But at least I could drive there by car from my home, taking the ferry link from Fehmarn. (Actually, cars are cheaper in Denmark than in Germany, but the ta...
by Catweazle
2020-04-19 14:05
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 361
Views: 24553

Re: Karousel

In summary, I think the only way to properly evaluate a Karousel is with the listening system. Source, amplification, speakers. That’s just my opinion. Same here! I'd appreciate to compare some Songcorder recordings (24/192 off a DSM Songcast) of Circus vs Karousel. This cancels a lot of unknowns (...
by Catweazle
2020-04-17 10:04
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Latest records to enter your collection
Replies: 76
Views: 10110

Re: Latest records to enter your collection

Imany - Live at the Casino de Paris (Didn't know her, until heard her on Radio Paradise. Must have!)
Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day (With Jason Bonham drumming in lieu of his dad. When LZ pay tribute to Ahmet Ertegün, us vinyl lovers can't turn a deaf ear, can we?)

Happy listening!
CW
by Catweazle
2020-04-15 20:23
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Independent power for Urika
Replies: 8
Views: 3511

Re: Independent power for Urika

Hi Bri,

just came across this thread, wondering if you made your LP12 sing? With the free Karousel promotion out now, the cost may appear a bit more bearable?

Cheers, CW
by Catweazle
2020-04-06 20:33
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 361
Views: 24553

Re: Karousel

Hello! I asked my local Linn dealer for a Karousel upgrade. He told me he would charge 150€ on top of the 890€ for the installation. That is because he would need about 5 hours to install it. He doesn't agree with Linn politics concerning the Karousel upgrade to be free of installation charge. Is t...
by Catweazle
2020-03-27 19:33
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 361
Views: 24553

Re: Karousel

It seems that Linn is committing suicide offering an upgrade that for less than 1,000 € could transform an Akurate LP12 to a more musical device than a crazy pricey Klimax LP12 Who the hell will buy a Keel, an Ekos or a Klimax Radikal in the future? M. I volunteer for the Radikal for an even slicke...
by Catweazle
2020-03-27 19:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 361
Views: 24553

Re: Karousel

It seems that Linn is committing suicide offering an upgrade that for less than 1,000 € could transform an Akurate LP12 to a more musical device than a crazy pricey Klimax LP12 Who the hell will buy a Keel, an Ekos or a Klimax Radikal in the future? M. I'd rather think, they (still) strive to domin...
by Catweazle
2020-03-27 19:25
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 361
Views: 24553

Re: Karousel

Tendaberry wrote:
2020-03-26 18:25
No big surprise there :-) My new LP12 ships on Wednesday, so I'll have it before Easter.
Implies that my trusted dealer is visiting you? :-)
by Catweazle
2020-03-22 21:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Silver analogue interconnect
Replies: 9
Views: 2392

Re: Silver analogue interconnect

Nice cliffhanger :-)
Did anyone do a comparison as yet? For the record: I replaced all my blacks by pre-owned silvers with the 'old' plugs about one year ago ...
by Catweazle
2020-03-22 11:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Status in the world of hifi
Replies: 31
Views: 3267

Re: Status in the world of hifi

The old analog sound has the ability to draw me into the music almost participating whereas digital makes me more of an observer listening to nice sounds. While I share this observation, what if this is not caused by the technology, but the 'mental model' of the engineers in the studio? In the gold...
by Catweazle
2020-03-21 20:57
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Best sounding LAN cable for DS
Replies: 195
Views: 88564

Re: Best sounding LAN cable for DS

One more question: When I follow the signal path from the internet router we have different segments router -cable 1- power LAN adapter 1 power LAN adaptor 2 -cable 2- minim server (on a PC in the cellar) power LAN adaptor 3 -cable 3- KRDSM -Exaktlink cable 4- Exaktbox and possibly at at a later sta...
by Catweazle
2020-03-17 23:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 361
Views: 24553

Re: Karousel

Good that no cat was hurt :-) Fortunately mine stays away from the LP12. In a way it might be seen as wasting a free upgrade, but that's assuming you have the necessary € 3.570,- to spend. In this case it only cost me 300,- more to swap the LP12 than buying the Karousel and that's as much as I was ...
by Catweazle
2020-03-15 12:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 361
Views: 24553

Re: Karousel

Update: I just ordered a new LP12 in walnut with the Karousel bearing :-) Sounds beautiful. But I don't get the (financial) logic behind this. Isn't it wasting the free upgrade? I'm asking because my black plinth looks pretty worn. A cat-astrophic sequence of events (think dominoes) lead to a cut i...
by Catweazle
2020-03-08 16:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Best sounding LAN cable for DS
Replies: 195
Views: 88564

Re: Best sounding LAN cable for DS

Thx, custom cable length is the way to go then :-)
by Catweazle
2020-03-07 23:45
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Best sounding LAN cable for DS
Replies: 195
Views: 88564

Re: Best sounding LAN cable for DS

I understood Fredrik recommends to go for 8.5 ft length Cat 6a BJC, even if a shorter length would bridge the gap. Any opinion on the color? Theoretically, different colors might impose different chemistry, which might lead to different performance. Which one did you pick?
by Catweazle
2020-03-07 15:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 361
Views: 24553

Re: Karousel

I wonder what is different about the Karosel vs Cirkus that now makes it non compatible with third party subchassis or is it Linn just protecting themselves from lawsuits. I'd guess this is Linn just being prudent. After all, it is not Linn's job to maintain compatibility with third party subchassi...
by Catweazle
2020-03-07 08:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 361
Views: 24553

Re: Karousel

lejonklou wrote:
2020-03-04 22:50
The bottom screw on piece is likely too big for the hole in Valhalla, which means it will violate the safety distance.
Thinking positive (as a Lingo2 owner): this might create a new aftermarket for pre-owned Lingos, and help upgrading to Radikal?
by Catweazle
2020-02-22 15:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Status in the world of hifi
Replies: 31
Views: 3267

Re: Status in the world of hifi

When listening live, we are enjoying the occasion rather than the quality of the musical reproduction, and getting all excited ... I think Peter is onto something here. And isn't it similar to the nice red wine which enjoyed us so much on a lovely summer evening sitting on a mediteranian terrace, b...
by Catweazle
2020-02-14 18:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Brikin' It !
Replies: 102
Views: 7339

Re: Brikin' It !

When my trusted Linn dealer demonstrated the Akurate Exaktbox Katalyst upgrade, he used his own Keltiks. They really rocked the audience. Maybe Keltiks without analog crossover are the better option, or they just need 30+ years to burn in ;-)
by Catweazle
2020-01-10 19:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 4259

Re: Musical NAS Drives

Just to second ThomasOK: there is a blog post by Linn on this topic
https://www.linn.co.uk/blog/mqa-is-bad-for-music

Or is it a topik 😜
by Catweazle
2020-01-03 23:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: thank you and a wonderful new year
Replies: 15
Views: 2688

Re: thank you and a wonderful new year

Happy Listening in 2020 everyone - may the (tracking) force be with you, whenever you turn to your vinyls!
by Catweazle
2020-01-01 20:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 4259

Re: Musical NAS Drives

Happy New Year! Where is EMI? Everywhere. I'm not a true EMI expert, but I worked in the defense industry for 15 years. We had our own EMI lab, and I have seen quite a few measurements on all kinds of equipment. Unwanted energy is transmitted via signal and power cables, and radiated through the air...
by Catweazle
2019-12-29 00:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 4259

Re: Musical NAS Drives

Possibly, this has to be attributed to Electro Magnetic Interference. This would also explain, why the same piece of equipment is sounding better or worse in different homes. I commented on my own (poor) Melco experience above. Many trustworthy people speak very positive about their Melcos, and I do...
by Catweazle
2019-12-24 14:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 4259

Re: Musical NAS Drives

Back to NAS drives (as I also like to 'own' my music. And when I need convenience, I can always use a rip of my LP's): Melco's are pretty much loved by the community at my trusted dealer. So I borroughed one to audition it in my home, and compare it against my allegedly bad source (a regular PC whic...