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by pidge22
2020-09-13 09:45
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Decent Linestage/Volume Control
Replies: 0
Views: 153

Wanted: Decent Linestage/Volume Control

* Looking for a decent/hi end Linestage/volume control (Akurate Kontrol/Kikkin etc)
* Ideally mint & boxed
* Ideally something close (East Midlands UK)
* Can collect
by pidge22
2020-05-17 19:56
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Latest records to enter your collection
Replies: 132
Views: 20272

Re: Latest records to enter your collection

Frank Sinatra “Sinatra at the Sands” Mobil Fidelity numbered
by pidge22
2020-05-15 14:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 568
Views: 62133

Re: Karousel

I was very fortunate to have had the Karousel fitted yesterday,initially I thought there was a not a lot of difference to the Cirkus then after a few LP sides the Karousel started to show itself.....Smoother,Tighter Bass & better vocals I could go on & on but everything is better!...the best bang fo...
by pidge22
2020-05-09 12:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 568
Views: 62133

Re: Karousel

I am going to get the Karousel fitted when Cymbiosis is back in action.I once bought a Garrard 401 to which the previous owner had spent a lot of money obtaining & fitting a Red Beard bearing...the difference to a Garrard 401 with a normal bearing was astounding... It is the one piece of hifi I have...
by pidge22
2020-05-04 19:28
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical Streaming Services
Replies: 27
Views: 5567

Re: Musical Streaming Services

I have qobuz studio at £14.99 per month & the quality is superb so much so that I have not downloaded anything to my NAS for a while.... My only gripe is that most of the new releases are from artists I have not heard from before & most of it tat that I assume as they are unkown Qobuz pay less royal...
by pidge22
2019-11-03 18:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Klimax Twin or Solos
Replies: 24
Views: 5830

Re: Linn Klimax Twin or Solos

I have 242's mark 3 & for a while they were driven by a Klimax Twin (D) the sound was ok but I thought the bass was bloated & not very tight. I then purchased a pair of current spec black Solo's in early 2014 and have had them ever since (getting on for six years now)..I sometimes think about changi...
by pidge22
2019-09-27 20:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Hi-end phono interconnects/KDSM/2 advice
Replies: 8
Views: 2457

Re: Hi-end phono interconnects/KDSM/2 advice

Thankyou for all the very usefull feedback...I think before I spend megabucks on phono cables I may take a look at Phono to XLR silvers ...
by pidge22
2019-09-25 19:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Hi-end phono interconnects/KDSM/2 advice
Replies: 8
Views: 2457

Hi-end phono interconnects/KDSM/2 advice

Hi I am considering a pair of hi-end phono interconnects to go between my Tron Ultimate Phonostage (currently I have Linn Silvers). These will then go into my Klimax DSM/2 however they will go into the XLR to phono adaptors that came with the KDSM/2. Can anyone tell me if the XLR/Phono adaptors woul...
by pidge22
2019-05-25 21:51
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Could someone lend me a naim fraim glass HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

Re: Could someone lend me a naim fraim glass HELP

You know that is so kind of you but unfortuately a bit far from me....thankyou though...
by pidge22
2019-05-25 17:21
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Could someone lend me a naim fraim glass HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

Could someone lend me a naim fraim glass HELP

Just unpacked my Naim Fraim I have recently purchased & one of the pieces of glass has shattered.Spoke to the dealer & an new one is to be ordered.... a long shot I know but wondered if there is anyone in ther Notts/East Midlands area could lend me a piece of glass.. Happy to then return the brand n...
by pidge22
2019-02-20 10:22
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?
Replies: 32
Views: 8323

Re: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?

If you have a lot of glass and henceforth a fairly live sounding room then I totally understand why you're thinking of changing the speakers. For what it's worth the famed DJ, musician and record producer Mark Ronson has just purchased a pair of totem acoustic tribe tower loudspeakers. He was so im...
by pidge22
2019-02-18 20:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?
Replies: 32
Views: 8323

Re: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?

I have some great feeback & advice though I think I will probably stick with the Akutare 242's for the time being looking back over the last few months I have replaced a KRDS/1 & KK/1 with a KDSM Katalyst,an Akiva with a Kandid on my Lp12 as well as buying a fully rebuilt CTC Garrard 301 (with an ov...
by pidge22
2019-02-17 21:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?
Replies: 32
Views: 8323

Re: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?

Many good advices in this post. If I can elaborate.... Source first rules = I suggest you get a "Harmonihyllan" rack, a good NAS and optimise the digital network (switch, ethernet cables etc. Then tune everything. And...242 will never produce proper bass. You need bigger speakers for that. (owned 2...
by pidge22
2019-02-17 21:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?
Replies: 32
Views: 8323

Re: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?

How do you feel about doing a video of your system playing some music so we can get a better feel for what’s going on?
No problem are we talkng about a simple video on my iphone ?
by pidge22
2019-02-17 20:16
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?
Replies: 32
Views: 8323

Re: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?

Acoustic not good... in a garden room with a lot of glass....though we are about to have Shutters Fitted....tried it earlier without SO & preferred it with..
by pidge22
2019-02-17 18:51
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?
Replies: 32
Views: 8323

Re: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?

Whilst i am really looking for advice on if i should change my speakers & if so too what as per my original thread but if I get advice on possible imrovements elsewhere then I would always consider that as well..
by pidge22
2019-02-17 12:19
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?
Replies: 32
Views: 8323

Re: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?

I know that this would not solve the issues you describe with your turntable, but for the digital side of your system I would recommend a listen to a combination of an Innuos Zenith Music Server with an Aqua La Voce DAC. You would obviously need a pre-amp in this situation. Keeping the KDSM is an op...
by pidge22
2019-02-17 10:49
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?
Replies: 32
Views: 8323

Re: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?

Hi I am nr Southwell Nottingham

thanks
by pidge22
2019-02-17 08:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?
Replies: 32
Views: 8323

Re: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?

What do you like about your system? Vocals in particular female vocals (which I listen too a lot) What don’t you like about your system? Would like more bass at times in particular on My recent addition a completely rebuilt Garrard 301(as sig) What is your exact setup? eg equipment supports, interco...
by pidge22
2019-02-16 20:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?
Replies: 32
Views: 8323

Possibly time to move on from Akurate 242's but to what?

I have now had my Akurate 242's (mk3 with upgraded bases) for almost four years now and wondered what could be a suitable replacement.Power amps are Dynamik Solo's (latest version) & the pre a KDSM Kayalyst. Have considered Raidho D1.1 & B&W 802 & Kudos Titan 606/707 as well as I just staying with L...
by pidge22
2018-11-18 15:49
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Pidge22's system
Replies: 2
Views: 5066

Re: Pidge22's system

sunbeamgls wrote:
2018-11-17 22:23
I think Kantata Audio has both of those speakers on dem at the moment.
thanks for the heads up...
by pidge22
2018-11-17 20:43
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Pidge22's system
Replies: 2
Views: 5066

Pidge22's system

Very simple these days Klimax DSM/2 (Katalyst) Lp12/Keel/Radikal/Aro/Kandid (set up by Peter Swain) Tron Ultimate Phono stage (hand built by Graham Tricker) Klimax Solos (latest version) Akurate 242's mark 3 Very happy & the only part I would consider changing in due course is the Akurate 242's for ...
by pidge22
2018-11-10 18:56
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FS Linn Silver RCA (Phono) Interconnects (pair) unopened
Replies: 3
Views: 1573

Re: FS Linn Silver RCA (Phono) Interconnects (pair) unopened

Still for sale & open to reasonable offers