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by Charlie1
2020-09-28 11:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Is aktiv operation best in all respects (same quality amp)?
Replies: 83
Views: 36057

Re: Is aktiv operation best in all respects (same quality amp)?

Glad to read you're making progress. Let us know how you get on.
by Charlie1
2020-09-28 10:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525336

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Thanks V.A.MKD Worked out why the Black Pumas sounded a bit sqwarky - the new Kans seems to expose or highlight this when the 12 is combined with the new 160 in extruded case. That LP is much better with NAC 12 and bolt down 160. Nait avoids this sound too - nice bit of sax: https://www.dropbox.com/...
by Charlie1
2020-09-25 18:05
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525336

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Just one more - this time with K9 stylus. What's the sock status with this one beck? :D
https://www.dropbox.com/s/uq2dt8mv49qga ... 7.MOV?dl=0
by Charlie1
2020-09-25 14:52
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525336

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I don't know. The grills had been removed (or glue perished) from the Ash pair but everything looks fine to me - proper drive units as far as I can see.
by Charlie1
2020-09-25 14:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525336

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Cool - I was thinking the same gents :)

Modern digital recordings are often not the greatest on vintage Kan system but it's a good song:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/n3nex3m889agw ... 1.MOV?dl=0
by Charlie1
2020-09-25 12:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525336

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

May have found a better pair of Kan 1s in Teak. Picked them up today - 1 lady owner from new. Both clips below are late model with B110 SP1057 bass unit - same as in Kan II: Black Ash (34,2XX): https://www.dropbox.com/s/91hjgims32rco8x/IMG_1302%5B1%5D.MOV?dl=0 Teak (33,1XX): https://www.dropbox.com/...
by Charlie1
2020-09-24 15:49
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Nexus LS250 Revisted
Replies: 37
Views: 2054

Re: Linn Nexus LS250 Revisted

Charlie1, did you read the Ken Kessler review of the Tukan? It brought back memories for me - I hadn't realised how anti Linn Kessler was. But he did like the Tukan. Reading the UK HiFi reviews of that period are a blast from the past. Yes, it's fun to look back at some of this stuff. IIRC, he basi...
by Charlie1
2020-09-23 11:16
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Nexus LS250 Revisted
Replies: 37
Views: 2054

Re: Linn Nexus LS250 Revisted

Facinating post Ron! Thanks for contributing.

I would say 'brilliant post' but... :D
by Charlie1
2020-09-22 23:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525336

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Just listened to the Linto clip. Still have a slight preference for Lingo disconnected although these two are closer together than Lingo connected which seemed even worse tonight.
by Charlie1
2020-09-22 09:50
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525336

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Difficult but I have a slight preference for the second clip. I can just relax a wee bit more and it makes a little more sense to me.
by Charlie1
2020-09-20 22:49
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Lejonklou Boazu Integrated Amp
Replies: 140
Views: 52830

Re: Lejonklou Boazu Integrated Amp

Great review.

He's a bit of a character ins't he :)

Hopefully one of many more reviews to come.
by Charlie1
2020-09-20 22:40
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for blind tests
Replies: 59
Views: 2636

Re: Playground for blind tests

I prefer A and 1.

Second track took me longer to decide.
by Charlie1
2020-09-18 18:22
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Is aktiv operation best in all respects (same quality amp)?
Replies: 83
Views: 36057

Re: Is aktiv operation best in all respects (same quality amp)?

Oh, that's a shame. Are you tempted to sell and buy the old setup again or are you happy with the passive 4200? If you want to play around more with aktiv then you could try external Silver ICs to connect the channels instead of the internal links. If you enjoy the passive 4200 but want something ev...
by Charlie1
2020-09-16 00:17
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Tunefulness is not a New subject but
Replies: 13
Views: 1018

Re: Tunefulness is not a New subject but

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjNzmamqlUk Steve Guttenberg's admission, he was truly an audiophile after buying a Linn Sondek. Yes, a game changer apparantly. And the one thing he said about it was that it was so much quieter! And now he has an SME which says it all really - no pulse left in thos...
by Charlie1
2020-09-15 09:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Tunefulness is not a New subject but
Replies: 13
Views: 1018

Re: Tunefulness is not a New subject but

It's hard to understand their thinking. I tried a pair of Elac Debut 6.2 speakers that Steve G and many others had raved about and they weren't anything like as enjoyable as my Katans. Of course, they offered a very good sound. Sometimes audiophiles are criticised for not enjoying or listening to ac...
by Charlie1
2020-09-13 10:13
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525336

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I like the analogy.

The Don Henley clips are good. Definitely doesn't have any boring digital sound to it.
by Charlie1
2020-09-09 21:41
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525336

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

That sounds horrible Tom. Hope you mend soon.
by Charlie1
2020-09-09 13:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Ekos SE
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Re: Linn Ekos SE

For what it’s worth the Ekos SE is factory set with a residual bias. There are good reasons for this as described by David Williamson, Linn Chief Product Engineer; I cant recall the exact reasons offhand. The AS on early SE arms like mine is 0.2 - 0.3 out of sync with the tracking force. I think th...
by Charlie1
2020-09-09 09:22
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Linn LP12 Belts
Replies: 14
Views: 12025

Re: Linn LP12 Belts

I think Linn reverted back to the original belt after only a few months.
by Charlie1
2020-09-06 22:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 570
Views: 63170

Re: Karousel

Welcome Chris and glad you can once again enjoy your hobby.
by Charlie1
2020-09-04 15:36
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3644
Views: 525336

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

It's great for what it is and on the ELO I thought they were pretty close, although not sure your LP12 recording was quite right on that one - a bit muffled. The Don Henley track really boogied on the LP12 and fell a bit flat on CD for me. It's a brilliant acheivement and there seems to be no end to...
by Charlie1
2020-09-04 07:31
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Akurate Radikal tweak
Replies: 18
Views: 2249

Re: Akurate Radikal tweak

Thanks - good to know.
by Charlie1
2020-09-03 12:45
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Akurate Radikal tweak
Replies: 18
Views: 2249

Re: Akurate Radikal tweak

Ah, yes, makes sense cos mine is in the older AV casework.

And the clip probably helps prevent contact where the cables crossover one another.