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by matthias
2020-06-28 20:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Quality digital music: Do You Buy or Rent?
Replies: 17
Views: 662

Re: Quality digital music: Do You Buy or Rent?

IMO, in comparison to the maintenance costs of a Kandid, streaming from Qobuz is not too expensive.

Matt
by matthias
2020-06-26 12:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Quality digital music: Do You Buy or Rent?
Replies: 17
Views: 662

Re: Quality digital music: Do You Buy or Rent?

I pay monthly for streaming from Qobuz and never looked back.
Zero interests "to own" music and store it on a NAS etc.
A few CDs I play from CD transport, no interests to rip CDs.

Matt
by matthias
2020-06-26 12:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Quality digital music: Do You Buy or Rent?
Replies: 17
Views: 662

Re: Quality digital music: Do You Buy or Rent?

lejonklou wrote:
2020-06-26 12:13
I have a question: Could the alternatives in the poll be rephrased? As they now read, I don't know what to answer.

Buy - free?
For the rest of time - means?
Tense: Past, present, future
Agree, it sounds strange.

Better in my view:

I buy downloads.
I pay monthly for streaming.


Matt
by matthias
2020-06-07 19:33
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What is an adequate replacement for the briks?
Replies: 13
Views: 1351

Re: What is an adequate replacement for the briks?

Actually, I have three options - With the system in the hall, i.e. one floor down(very much effort) - Building a wall of stone behind the briks (as much effort) - Speakers that are not critical to the installation Hi Hermann, I have neither experience with the Isobariks nor with the NBLs but I can ...
by matthias
2020-05-31 01:04
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 32543

Re: Karousel

I’ve spoken directly to a person heavily involved in the design and manufacture of the Cirkus bearing. They told me that, after an initial bedding in, the Cirkus sounds better than the pre-Cirkus bearing. However, the Cirkus progressively gets worse with use, to the point where it sounds worse than...
by matthias
2020-05-14 19:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: English Electric 8Switch (Audiophile Network Switch)
Replies: 19
Views: 2242

Re: English Electric 8Switch (Audiophile Network Switch)

Spannko wrote:
2020-05-14 18:39
English Electric network switch
How much is it?
Thanks

Matt
by matthias
2020-05-03 11:17
Forum: HiFi
Topic: ATC SCM40
Replies: 13
Views: 1643

Re: ATC SCM40

Math wrote:
2020-05-02 16:14
ATC is known for their active speakers, do you think it's a big step up sound-wise from the passive version to the active SCM40?
AFAIK, ThomasOK found passive ATC100s with Lejonklou power amps more musical than active ATC100s.

Matt
by matthias
2020-05-01 18:33
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 32543

Re: Karousel

It seems the long time Linn dealers live the promise: „Der Karousel Upgrade-Kit besteht aus dem neuen Lager, einen neuen Innenteller und einem kompletten Satz Subchassis-Federn. Der Einbau, Justage und Ölwechsel sind inclusive.“ reads: Labour, adjustment and oil change included. Please, can you pro...
by matthias
2020-04-21 21:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Tune Dem of Headphones
Replies: 138
Views: 60645

Re: Tune Dem of Headphones

lejonklou wrote:
2020-04-21 21:54
Sorry, those I have never heard.
https://raalrequisite.com/sr1a-earfield-monitors/

Matt
by matthias
2020-04-21 21:51
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Tune Dem of Headphones
Replies: 138
Views: 60645

Re: Tune Dem of Headphones

lejonklou wrote:
2020-04-20 22:37
I thought I'd rank them in my personal order of preference, but I need to give some of them a little more time. However, the winner of them all is easily picked: Abyss Diana.
Did you by chance listen to the Raal SR1a as well?

Matt
by matthias
2020-04-21 16:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 32543

Re: Karousel

It took some time, but here are two examples. Hope the links work. The piece is Anne Dudley plays art of noise in full length. Circus https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gaD2RTUXILIyy6fMIHt04wG19Ga8Rc4D/view?usp=sharing Karousel https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KS5Xhzi53fDn9RqYS6frLh2KcygNkl3H/view?us...
by matthias
2020-04-19 17:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 32543

Re: Karousel

Wonder how the bearing will affect the hierarchy when considering upgrading. I am sure Karousel in a Majik sub chassis will outperform Cirkus in a Keel. What makes you so sure Matthias!? The turntable hierarchy and the prereq that performance of Karousel is superior to Cirkus. The bearing takes the...
by matthias
2020-04-18 19:31
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 32543

Re: Karousel

Another set of clips, this time from Hidden Systems. What do you guys think? https://www.hiddensystems.co.uk/new-blog/2020/4/1/cirkus-vs-karousel-sound-clips Listening via Macbook Pro USB out>>>Khadas Tone Board DAC>>>Preamp/Poweramp>>>3677s both me and Claudia found Cirkus more musical and lifelik...
by matthias
2020-04-09 09:18
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 32543

Re: Karousel

Generally, what is the policy regarding labour charges for fitting new parts? Does it depend on whether it’s a like-for-like replacement, or an upgrade replacement? Does Linn state anywhere whether labour is included in the cost of upgrades? IMO, this is a VERY important topic. Maybe ThomasOK can c...
by matthias
2020-04-04 23:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 32543

Re: Karousel

Charlie1 wrote:
2020-04-04 20:36
HernyB wrote:
2020-04-04 18:21
Just found this review:
http://www.whatyouseeandhear.com/linn-karousel-review/
Enjoyable read and looking forward to hearing it for real.
+1

Matt
by matthias
2020-04-04 23:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 32543

Re: Karousel

Hermann wrote:
2020-04-04 13:02
If anyone is interested in some pictures.

_AB_8001.jpg

_AB_8004.jpg

_AB_8006.jpg
Thank you for sharing, which torque did you apply?

Matt
by matthias
2020-03-09 20:34
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 32543

Re: Karousel

there is a promotion with the Karousel and I wonder if its maybe economically wiser to choose the Sondek only deck instead of the Karousel only because I am thinking of buying a Krystal anyway Does someone know what the Sondek only package consists of? is motor included? is subchassis and armboard ...
by matthias
2020-03-08 11:48
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Absolute Bargains!
Replies: 130
Views: 119916

Re: Absolute Bargains!

FairPlayMotty wrote:
2020-03-08 10:20
Good to know Matt. How does it measure up to the Gigaport?
Sorry Brian,
I do not have one.
Maybe I buy the new eX if the first reports are good.

Matt
by matthias
2020-03-08 00:02
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: GIGAPORT HD/HD+
Replies: 99
Views: 30561

New GIGAPORT eX

Hi,

the price of the new ESI Gigaport eX is 169 Euro (VAT included) in Germany.
It seems to be available mid March.

Matt
by matthias
2020-03-07 22:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Absolute Bargains!
Replies: 130
Views: 119916

Re: Absolute Bargains!

It's highly rated by the site that recommended Sopper's 2K DAC. I'm sceptical of all reviews, I worked for a company who gave junior journalists articles and brown envelopes - I believe that practice is widespread, Yes, I know this site and the measurements. They are a nice by-product. But anyway, ...
by matthias
2020-03-07 22:00
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: DAC discussions
Replies: 65
Views: 26323

Re: DAC discussions

lejonklou wrote:
2020-03-07 19:42
I would say that the analog output stage is the digital equivalent of the phono stage in a vinyl system.
This is a dead-on analogy!
The pure DAC is like the cartridge and after the analog output/phono stage both the DAC/vinyl signals have about the same volume level.

Matt
by matthias
2020-03-07 21:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 3677
Replies: 417
Views: 135606

Re: JBL 3677 or some other JBL (in production)

V.A.MKD wrote:
2020-03-07 21:07
I will try to arrange something here ... at JBL retailer ...
Maybe they are good ...
Hi Vlado,

I just discovered that I asked jajo about the 3678. His answer is on page two of this thread.

Maybe you can find a pair of 3677s on eBay?

All the best

Matt
by matthias
2020-03-07 20:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 3677
Replies: 417
Views: 135606

Re: JBL 3677 or some other JBL (in production)

Hi Matt, Thank you for your answer. I'm glad that you are happy with your 3677. They are not in production anymore ... that's why I ask for eventually other model ... with the same "blood line", theater / cinema = high efficiency ..... 4312 are studio monitors, and are, as you say, completely diffe...
by matthias
2020-03-07 16:26
Forum: HiFi
Topic: JBL 3677
Replies: 417
Views: 135606

Re: JBL 3677 or some other JBL (in production)

Did somebody try other JBL model that is as well musical as 3677 ... For example 4312 or ... I purchased the 3677s without listening because of the recommendation on this forum and never looked back. The more I listen to them the more I like them, for me the perfect speakers. They are two-way speak...
by matthias
2020-03-07 15:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 32543

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. The bigger diameter of the Karousel may interfere with some Valhalla type motor controllers. With Valhalla you have up to 400V ...