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by David Neel
2019-12-14 21:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: If you where to start all over again.
Replies: 15
Views: 245

Re: If you where to start all over again.

beck wrote:
2019-12-14 11:41
I would cherish every time I put on a record knowing that music is a vital part of my everyday life.
Absolutely!
by David Neel
2019-12-14 21:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: If you where to start all over again.
Replies: 15
Views: 245

Re: If you where to start all over again.

The problem is you can't get the understanding without making the journey. True! I've had luck on my journey. First in late 1975, walking into a shop which sold something called a Linn Sondek. The owner claimed that I could hear that it was better than other turntables. So in early 1976 I became an...
by David Neel
2019-12-10 17:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 2856

Re: LP12 Priorities?

The Kandid was better than before, but not as it should be. I will not go into details, both because they are not generally relevant, and also because I do not completely believe what the repairer has told me. I compared it today with a new Krystal, which had much more dynamism and better timing, bu...
by David Neel
2019-12-10 16:52
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ekos SE/1 Anti-Skating Problem
Replies: 17
Views: 2000

Re: Ekos SE/1 Anti-Skating Problem

David Neel wrote:
2019-12-06 16:21
I have a new Radikal burning in with variable performance to date, so it's hard to be sure, but 1g seems to work better than conventional settings.
This finding should be discounted - I have discovered a further issue with my Kandid. The variability wasn't Radikal burn-in...
by David Neel
2019-12-08 21:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linking M6100 Amplifier
Replies: 9
Views: 1750

Re: Linking M6100 Amplifier

You don't mention active cards. Do you have these? If not, and assuming that the M109s are currently driven passively by the MDSM, you will only use 2 channels of the 6100. If you have the active cards, then you will need to modify the 109s from passive to active (by changing the crossover links ins...
by David Neel
2019-12-06 18:50
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ekos SE/1 Anti-Skating Problem
Replies: 17
Views: 2000

Re: Ekos SE/1 Anti-Skating Problem

Mine is a later serial number. Tracking force on the dial is about 0.05 too low.
by David Neel
2019-12-06 16:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ekos SE/1 Anti-Skating Problem
Replies: 17
Views: 2000

Re: Ekos SE/1 Anti-Skating Problem

My new understanding is that all Ekos SE and SE/1 behave like this - mine does also. My dealer recommends an anti-skating force of about 1gm - he has been using this for some time. I'd previously found the sweet spot at about 1.75-1.8, and as it deteriorated below this I hadn't experimented. I have ...
by David Neel
2019-12-03 18:22
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Questions of a newby to Lejonklou..
Replies: 25
Views: 859

Re: Questions of a newby to Lejonklou..

mrco99 wrote:
2019-12-03 08:06
I would look at this from a different angle and rather say that you will simply find yourself more connected and drawn into the music with a dedicated preamp like Sagatun Mono - discovering what your source is truly capable of.
Exactly (rather than exaktly) :)
by David Neel
2019-11-30 13:08
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ekos SE and Urika for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Ekos SE and Urika - new pricing

Now unsold, thanks to a timewaster... not from this forum. I'm happy to sell these in combination, as I don't (at the moment) have a t-cable for the Ekos SE because there is no need for one with the Urika. But I can get a t-cable if needed. The Urika has ALL cables included - arm lead, power lead an...
by David Neel
2019-11-24 18:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 2856

Re: LP12 Priorities?

Time for an update? Thanks for all the constructive input! As previously reported, I've bought an Akurate Radikal (less than a year old) to replace my ten-year-old Majik Radikal/D. I didn't do the comparison with Klimax Radikal as the changeover cost was in this instance so favourable. Further funds...
by David Neel
2019-11-24 17:51
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 2856

Re: LP12 Priorities?

Ron The Mon wrote:
2019-11-22 18:29

My advice to David Neel is simple....

....I really see no reason to give David Neel advice

Ron The Mon
Now that definitely deserves a smiley :)
by David Neel
2019-11-24 13:21
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 68
Views: 4604

Re: Entity MC

lejonklou wrote:
2019-11-21 23:01
I would describe the differences when adjusting the load as refinements rather than big changes.
Thanks!
by David Neel
2019-11-22 13:12
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ekos SE and Urika for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: Ekos SE and Urika for sale

Provisionally sold, subject to payment
by David Neel
2019-11-21 22:35
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 68
Views: 4604

Re: Entity MC

Does this mean that Urika is not an ideal match for Krystal, and that Entity may improve the performance of Krystal relative to Kandid, as compared to both via Urika, by providing a separate setting? Urika 1 is matched to what Linn thinks sounds best with Akiva and Kandid, so it's not the ideal loa...
by David Neel
2019-11-21 20:18
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 68
Views: 4604

Re: Entity MC

Linn Arkiv, Akiva and Kandid cartridges share the same optimal load. In parallel with 10 nF, I find the optimal resistive load to be 120 ohms. This value is not a sharp peak in performance, but rather a gentle hill. By this I mean that the difference is small between 110 and 130. With Krystal and K...
by David Neel
2019-11-18 21:13
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Slipsik 7
Replies: 69
Views: 9750

Re: Slipsik 7

When the Adikt and Slipsik 7 are so good, should I follow the Linn hierarchy, and replace the Kore with a Keel as the first step? Or should I take the plunge and upgrade to Entity/Krystal? Choices, choices ... I'm quite sure you know that you need the Keel first! As for the phono stage, you (IIRC) ...
by David Neel
2019-11-13 10:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: M140 to Akudorik upgrade advise
Replies: 18
Views: 2570

Re: M140 to Akudorik upgrade advise

Hmmm..... I used to have 109s, and my dealer was selling a pair of passive Akubariks. I was very tempted indeed, so I went along to listen, taking my amplifiers with me. They were such an improvement I was mentally writing the cheque after five minutes. So I expect that your demo will be similarly i...
by David Neel
2019-11-12 12:27
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?
Replies: 27
Views: 1879

Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

Ten days in and I've had no desire to experiment further (at this stage!). I'm minus my LP12 for a while so the Hakai is in constant use....
by David Neel
2019-11-12 12:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Thoughts on HiFi
Replies: 16
Views: 1603

Re: Thoughts on HiFi

Interesting question and interesting replies! For me, there are a few recordings or pieces of music which get "unlocked" by an upgrade. And then my "understanding" stays, even if I have to fill in some gaps another time I still get it. But even where I think I know the music inside out, when an upgr...
by David Neel
2019-11-10 17:58
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ekos SE and Urika for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: Ekos SE and Urika for sale

This can also be supplied as a package with a Urika 1, £3,100 plus delivery
by David Neel
2019-11-09 15:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 2856

Re: LP12 Priorities?

David, curious what you do to clean the stylus? Good question: I used lyra SPT (very carefully, every couple of weeks or so) and a carbon fibre brush for any visible strands. Green paper very occasionally. I have now been warned by my dealer not to use ANY fluid - but there is no suggestion that th...
by David Neel
2019-11-09 11:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 2856

Re: LP12 Priorities?

Fair enough David and I didn’t realise you’d had your Kandid that long now. Time flies. Hopefully the Entity will also help reduce your pain, along with a new arm or Radikal box. A nearly new Akurate Radikal will be on its way to me soon, and my 2010 Majik-cased Radikal is sold. When I heard the co...
by David Neel
2019-11-09 01:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 2856

Re: LP12 Priorities?

I'm not very worried about the rights or wrongs of short warranties, for the simple reason that I made the Kandid purchase with eyes open, knowing it was a limited-life object. But I have learned that my vinyl-playing habit means that three years will be the very maximum for a Kandid, and probably r...
by David Neel
2019-11-08 16:30
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 2856

Re: LP12 Priorities?

David Neel wrote:
2019-11-07 22:12
My Kandid now reproduces music without horrendous distortion, but also without any semblance of enthusiasm at all.
I have now discussed this with the repairer. The outcome is that the Kandid will be returned for further checking.
by David Neel
2019-11-07 23:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 2856

Re: LP12 Priorities?

Ron The Mon wrote:
2019-11-07 23:28
David Neel wrote:
2019-11-07 22:13
lejonklou wrote:
2019-10-18 09:52
There's a rather big difference between Ekos SE and SE/1.
Yes...
Please show me where Linn, the designer and manufacturer, agree with you.
Why?