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by Briain
2019-09-09 13:55
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: How to repair failing Dynamiks
Replies: 6
Views: 3720

Re: How to repair failing Dynamiks

Hi One of my friends (who now owns my old Klout/Keltik system) had a problem with his MDSi and before trying to diagnose it, he did some wed dredging and found an entertaining video of someone fixing one (without any diagrams; he figured out and described its 'modus operandi', on the fly) and in tha...
by Briain
2019-08-21 17:05
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Bolt Down / Chrome Bumper NAP 160 vs 250
Replies: 14
Views: 2847

Re: Bolt Down / Chrome Bumper NAP 160 vs 250

I'd forgotten that I also had a 110 for a while. After using the 12s with the Nytech's PA section (driving Kans) I then bought a 110 and saved my pennies (for quite a while; I needed quite a few of them to buy a 250) and the 250 was indeed an awesome upgrade.
by Briain
2019-08-20 16:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Bolt Down / Chrome Bumper NAP 160 vs 250
Replies: 14
Views: 2847

Re: Bolt Down / Chrome Bumper NAP 160 vs 250

We were on the somewhat extreme edge of things - in fact, I believe one of my colleagues was the first to proclaim single speaker demonstration rooms as being essential - in the sense that we often demonstrated an LP12, Ittok Asak, Naim 32, 250 feeding AR18 speakers (that little lot really rocked) a...
by Briain
2019-08-19 12:57
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Bolt Down / Chrome Bumper NAP 160 vs 250
Replies: 14
Views: 2847

Re: Bolt Down / Chrome Bumper NAP 160 vs 250

Hi Charlie1 Yes, they were fantastic times to work in a Hi-Fi shop. One side of our stock room was pretty much entirely taken up with piles of Rega turntables, NAD amplifiers (and my favourite £100 MS100 speakers; my enthusiasm for them seemed to infect customers) then the other side was heaped with...
by Briain
2019-08-19 09:30
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Bolt Down / Chrome Bumper NAP 160 vs 250
Replies: 14
Views: 2847

Re: Bolt Down / Chrome Bumper NAP 160 vs 250

Hi Back in the day, I ran a 42 and 250, then I replaced the 42 with a 12s as though - from memory; it was a long time ago - the 42 sounded a little 'smoother' and more refined, I thought the 12s was the more musical of the two. At the time, one of the 'standard tricks' that we all performed was to c...
by Briain
2019-06-18 13:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: 7 skeets..?
Replies: 5
Views: 1945

Re: 7 skeets..?

Hi I do have a spare one, but sorry, despite hunting for it I cannot [yet] recall what I used it for (likely it was just the right size to temporarily wedge/space/weight something, but unfortunately, I just cannot recall what that 'something' was) though I will contact you if I do locate it. I suspe...
by Briain
2019-06-15 21:59
Forum: HiFi
Topic: 3k array material
Replies: 8
Views: 2479

Re: 3k array material

Thanks for the clarifications guys. Ian Don't believe a word of it, Ian; the 3K Array housing is actually made by scooshing the cheapest grade of expanding foam that you can buy into a kitchen foil lined mould (and I'm reliably informed that to keep the costs in check, the moulds are actually Fishe...
by Briain
2019-05-31 16:58
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Keltik mono active cards - circuit diagrams?
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

Re: Keltik mono active cards - circuit diagrams?

Hi Given their age (and as you say) it rather surprises me that they wont release diagrams for them. It's also odd that I don't recall ever seeing them on the Linfo site (given how many other diagrams that were on there; many for far more recent products). I think the Kairn was the first product to ...
by Briain
2019-05-28 12:48
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Keltik mono active cards - circuit diagrams?
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

Re: Keltik mono active cards - circuit diagrams?

I still occasionally work with a chap who used to be a Linn dealer (I also occasionally worked in his Linn/Naim/Rega shop, several decades ago) and an Linn used to publish diagrams on the web site for their dealers (linfo). On that site were diagrams for everything from the Klout, onwards (though no...
by Briain
2019-04-26 10:10
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Using Aktiv Stereo cards with non-Linn amps
Replies: 7
Views: 3442

Re: Using Aktiv Stereo cards with non-Linn amps

Err, in that post I said I'd done this a decade ago, but I've just noticed that the pictures show a date stamp indicating February 1999; gosh! Anyhow, this morning I thought it all through and I remembered the values that I'd actually used to modify the cards, so the above post now has amended sums ...
by Briain
2019-04-25 16:23
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Using Aktiv Stereo cards with non-Linn amps
Replies: 7
Views: 3442

Re: Using Aktiv Stereo cards with non-Linn amps

Edit: I just did the sums (see next post) and yes, I would think that +/- 21 Volts would be the absolute minimum for the cards that I am familiar with (the original stereo Ninka cards) but it was easy to lower it (down to +/- 18 Volts, or so) so if the ones you have look like the ones shown in the b...
by Briain
2019-03-30 16:25
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Place the electronics in a separate room
Replies: 20
Views: 4404

Re: Place the electronics in a separate room

I’m loving it, Briain. Thanks for sharing. I really like your idea of a high mass “barrier” which doesn’t touch the equipment or shelving/support. Just a thought about it. I can imagine the mass barrier acting as a filter rather than a complete barrier, with the very lowest frequencies being unaffe...
by Briain
2019-03-27 13:51
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Place the electronics in a separate room
Replies: 20
Views: 4404

Re: Place the electronics in a separate room

Yes, I agree with your description, Spannko. There is much I don't understand about this, but there seems to be energy moving both ways. Electronics produce a lot of vibrations, some of which can be heard with a stethoscope. Damping the circuit board rarely works, but fastening it at the right posi...
by Briain
2019-03-26 12:09
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Place the electronics in a separate room
Replies: 20
Views: 4404

Re: Place the electronics in a separate room

The results of any such experiments are not always what you'd expect. A few years ago, a friend tried some thin rubber discs under my KDS/1 and it actually made it sound less musical (given how the KDS is built, I was surprised that it made any perceptible difference, at all - be it better or worse ...
by Briain
2019-03-26 00:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Place the electronics in a separate room
Replies: 20
Views: 4404

Re: Place the electronics in a separate room

Two thoughts that I hope won't interfere with your enthusiasm to make further experiments: 1. Feedback from loudspeakers is far from the only reason for good support of your HiFi units. This is easy to verify by listening through headphones, where the differences are still obvious. 2. If a unit per...
by Briain
2019-03-25 11:59
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Place the electronics in a separate room
Replies: 20
Views: 4404

Re: Place the electronics in a separate room

If I had a suitable adjacent room, it's certainly what I would do. Whilst the 'obvious' contender for being impacted by vibration is the turntable (and even the record sitting atop the platter will be rattled by airborne energy from the speakers) electronics are surprisingly susceptible to vibration...
by Briain
2019-02-22 21:02
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Hello. New member
Replies: 6
Views: 5448

Re: Hello. New member

---cut--- I’m a long time observer and now first poster. ---cut--- Hi Ian It is jolly darned great to see you you landing somewhere sensible (as in here)! :-) I too am currently an 'all Linn' sort of chap (well, not quite, but mostly) and having only recently heard the dulcet tones from Lejonklou p...
by Briain
2019-02-19 14:07
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Linn 350 & 345
Replies: 14
Views: 5120

Re: Linn 350 & 345

Found it! There is an easy way to ascertain if it is a Klimax. The Articulate did not have the phase insertion option in the settings. The Klimax has that. If you cycled through the settings, there should be a P for phase, after b and before t. Hope this is of help to someone! Andrew Very well reme...
by Briain
2019-02-19 13:03
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Linn 350 & 345
Replies: 14
Views: 5120

Re: Linn 350 & 345

The seller does not have any proof that this unit has been upgraded to Klimax spec. Also, it has been bought and upgraded in Italy (which might be true, no real reason not to trust the seller), so I have decided to pass and wait for some unit with a bit clearer history ;) If you get overwhelmed wit...
by Briain
2019-02-11 14:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Are 6 figure speakers ever Close to being worth it?
Replies: 15
Views: 3124

Re: Are 6 figure speakers ever Close to being worth it?

So it looks like your 242's will be feeling a little safer, at least for now. Unfortunately, the dreadfully irritating part is that it now means you'll have to find something else to spend that $78,000 on; how terribly tedious. I would suggest fine red wine, as not only does it taste very nice, but ...
by Briain
2019-02-07 16:26
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Wife issue ...
Replies: 46
Views: 7946

Re: Wife issue ...

They were actually quite neat and petite; they do look a lot larger - then I remember them being - in that photograph (probably the low equipment rack is what's mostly confusing the perspective).

Bri
by Briain
2019-02-06 14:59
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Independent power for Urika
Replies: 8
Views: 4170

Re: Independent power for Urika

Hi ThomasOK Thank you for the heads-up on that and it is very useful to know of the Lejonklou Slipsik's capabilities, in that respect (I'll keep that in mind as this sort of issue has cropped up with other installations of which I am aware; I still occasionally help out a semi-retired ex-Linn dealer...
by Briain
2019-02-05 15:38
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Independent power for Urika
Replies: 8
Views: 4170

Re: Independent power for Urika

This has also piqued my own curiosity. I now run an ADSM/3 (in place of my KDS/1 and KK/1) and though I am not Exakt, I do now have Exakt Links on the ADSM. I do also have a LP12, but where the ADSM resides is subject to severe sunlight (through a huge picture window facing west) so although the ADS...
by Briain
2019-02-05 14:31
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Wife issue ...
Replies: 46
Views: 7946

Re: Wife issue ...

I agree totally with Donuk. Both the Tundra and KCT are much better than Linn Akurate but it is a heck of a compliment to the Tundra that it is by no means embarrassed by a comparison with the iconic KCT at more than 2.5 times the retail price. In some respects it actually betters it! My advice wou...
by Briain
2019-02-01 13:46
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Majik 109 Modification
Replies: 65
Views: 24637

Re: Majik 109 Modification

...Perhaps you or someone else can help me to solve so basic a problem as how to get off grills and rubber rings without damaging them... Hi I've had to remove the rubber rings from 350s and my technique was to first 'work' a thin and flexible piece of plastic (like a credit card, but much thinner)...