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by sktn77a
2024-05-29 23:25
Forum: Inside
Topic: Linn Akito/1 Refresh
Replies: 9
Views: 4004

Re: Linn Akito/1 Refresh

So the Ekos 1 was the arm plagued with the bearing issues? "Plagued" is perhaps an overstatement but yes, the Ekos 1 did have bearing issues, along with sticking tracking force adjustment and stickin...
by sktn77a
2024-05-12 20:58
Forum: Inside
Topic: Linn silver interconnect
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Re: Linn silver interconnect

I've never tried the Linn Black interconnects but I do have the Silvers. Most folks think highly of the silvers (especially Frederick, of this forum).
by sktn77a
2024-05-12 20:52
Forum: Inside
Topic: Linn Akito/1 Refresh
Replies: 9
Views: 4004

Re: Linn Akito/1 Refresh

I replaced the [Akito 1] with an ittok3 mk2 and can’t really say if the ittok is that much better when comparing the $$ value. Linn said the same thing after the Ittok was discontinued and the only a...
by sktn77a
2024-04-30 16:57
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Gaio 2.4 into Linn Kairn Aktiv Kaber system.
Replies: 14
Views: 2393

Re: Gaio 2.4 into Linn Kairn Aktiv Kaber system.

Unless you plan to upgrade the cartridge in the near future, I'd stick with the Kairn phono stage.
by sktn77a
2024-01-13 02:51
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Opinion LINN LINGO1 v, LINN LINGO 2,3
Replies: 16
Views: 41179

Re: Opinion LINN LINGO1 v, LINN LINGO 2,3

Ah, OK, the "12 volt Lingos" refers to those powering the 12 volt AC motor. That would make the Lingo 4 a "24 volt Lingo"!
by sktn77a
2024-01-10 00:00
Forum: Inside
Topic: Karousel installation warning
Replies: 14
Views: 43424

Re: Karousel installation warning

Tom O'keef's torque recommendations for the Karousel bearing cap is 2.4+Nm. The top nut for the Karousel is 3.4Nm. Using the approach recommended by the OP, the bottom cap will tighten to 3.4Nm as the...
by sktn77a
2024-01-09 23:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Opinion LINN LINGO1 v, LINN LINGO 2,3
Replies: 16
Views: 41179

Re: Opinion LINN LINGO1 v, LINN LINGO 2,3

The early Lingo 2 was the Lingo 1 innards in a wider case. The later Lingo 2 had the new surface mount main board in the wider case and was supposedly superior. The Lingo 3 (2.5) was the later Lingo 2...
by sktn77a
2023-12-01 18:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What causes high capacity in MM?
Replies: 11
Views: 24211

Re: What causes high capacity in MM?

With the load recommendations for modern carts, the Lejonklou capacitance seems like a very sensible value, keeping in mind that a typical tonearm's cabling will be 100pF or more. Agree, this is true...
by sktn77a
2023-11-20 01:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Good sounding vintage gear - examples
Replies: 22
Views: 33794

Re: Good sounding vintage gear - examples

Surprised no one's mentioned the venerable LS3/5a. Bought my first pair in 1981. Swapped in and out many others since but keep going back to them.
by sktn77a
2023-11-18 18:36
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn 50th Anniversary
Replies: 80
Views: 294757

Re: Linn 50th Anniversary

Charlie1 wrote: 2023-11-12 00:44 Perhaps focus on the tune is simply a 'nice to have'.
Whooaaaa Nellie, them's fighting words on this forum!!!
by sktn77a
2023-10-29 23:43
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 383
Views: 392252

Re: Entity MC

Translating........... yes, you'll be fine with the Ekstatik and the Entity.
;)
by sktn77a
2023-10-01 18:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn 50th Anniversary
Replies: 80
Views: 294757

Re: Linn 50th Anniversary

I lasted about a minute. When Gilad started talking about hearing things you’ve never heard before................ I wasn’t inclined to want to hear any more of his marketing blurb. I posted this on ...
by sktn77a
2023-09-16 01:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The conclusion of digital volume regulation
Replies: 21
Views: 40137

Re: The conclusion of digital volume regulation

The logical conclusion to this discussion is that a simple potentiometer between source and power amplifier would give the best sound. Several posts and reviews on various fora have claimed otherwise ...
by sktn77a
2023-07-28 02:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Mobile Phones with Better Sound
Replies: 6
Views: 7141

Re: Mobile Phones with Better Sound

The problem with iphones is getting a decent signal to an external DAC. I've had no success.
by sktn77a
2023-07-04 23:27
Forum: Inside
Topic: LP 12 early 90 , Karousel , Torque issue 2N !
Replies: 16
Views: 11784

Re: LP 12 early 90 , Karousel , Torque issue 2N !

ThomasOK wrote: 2023-06-20 20:14 Not in my experience. It is generally not tight enough.
Wow, that pretty sloppy of Linn to send the Karousel out without the correct torque setting on the bottom cap.
by sktn77a
2023-06-20 17:21
Forum: Inside
Topic: LP 12 early 90 , Karousel , Torque issue 2N !
Replies: 16
Views: 11784

Re: LP 12 early 90 , Karousel , Torque issue 2N !

I didn't bother doing anything to the bottom bearing cup when I installed my Karousel. Does it come correctly torqued from the factory?
by sktn77a
2023-05-21 13:54
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Slipsik 7.1 ground arrangement
Replies: 2
Views: 4143

Re: Slipsik 7.1 ground arrangement

Great, thank you!
by sktn77a
2023-05-20 01:37
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Slipsik 7.1 ground arrangement
Replies: 2
Views: 4143

Slipsik 7.1 ground arrangement

Hello: About to introduce my Slipsik 7.1/AT VM760SLC into my system (Linn LP12/Ekos 2, Naim NAC252). The Ekos T-Kable has a ground wire which connects to the Slipsik ground lug. My question is do I ne...
by sktn77a
2023-04-16 23:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Adikt upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 4333

Re: Adikt upgrade

Mikeg wrote: 2023-03-29 10:47 However the cost of the stylus has increased significantly and I find that I am replacing the stylus every 15-18 months.
How many hours/LP sides does this correspond to?
by sktn77a
2023-04-16 23:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cartridge dilema
Replies: 9
Views: 6350

Re: Cartridge dilema

Any thoughts about buying a 2nd hand Klyde or Dynavector Karat 17D (I had those waaay back with my akito, lingo and linto). I just don’t know how they are 2nd hand, how long they last. I replaced tho...
by sktn77a
2023-04-16 23:18
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Record player for daughter
Replies: 45
Views: 114355

Re: Record player for daughter

I think the current obsession with vinyl by the young is a passing fad. New records are very expensive and used records are a crap-shoot (who wants to listen through clicks and pops and scrapes). Most...
by sktn77a
2023-03-19 18:50
Forum: Inside
Topic: Cleaning Linn Axis motor pulley
Replies: 32
Views: 15020

Re: Cleaning Linn Axis motor pulley

Wow, that must have been one filthy inner platter!!!
by sktn77a
2023-03-19 18:47
Forum: Inside
Topic: Linn Lp 12 orientation springs low frequency swing
Replies: 11
Views: 6209

Re: Linn Lp 12 orientation springs low frequency swing

Adjusting the springs doesn’t change the fundamental bounce frequency, but it can remove the overtone oscillations of the subchassis. That's interesting Fredrik. I find that when my springs are out o...
by sktn77a
2023-03-16 00:32
Forum: Inside
Topic: Cleaning Linn Axis motor pulley
Replies: 32
Views: 15020

Re: Cleaning Linn Axis motor pulley

My understanding is the motor is the same in the Axis and LP12. Sounds like the pulley has got corroded. The aluminum polish sounds like the best idea. Not really. The connections are completely diff...