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by ThomasOK
2019-11-14 18:26
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2093
Views: 280515

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I'd like one with the treble and midrange of the Steinway and the bass of the Bösendorfer, please. I agree! Though only picking one I would take the Steinway. I don't have time to listen to 42 minutes right now but based on the first piece I would agree. Shouldn't that be like speakers: the other g...
by ThomasOK
2019-11-13 20:47
Forum: HiFi
Topic: M140 to Akudorik upgrade advise
Replies: 14
Views: 1185

Re: M140 to Akudorik upgrade advise

Since you already have Katalyst in the Exaktbox, I would also be very tempted to get the Akudoriks at that good price. I think they might be even more scarce in the future. Well, actually you don't need a KDSM. Since you have Exakt, a Klimax System Hub will do, that saves you a nice GBP 6.600,- Yep...
by ThomasOK
2019-11-13 19:03
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Thoughts on HiFi
Replies: 16
Views: 1116

Re: Thoughts on HiFi

I guess that makes you Golden Eared then Thomas. What would we say of the composer of the music that makes you cry who listens to music on a Dynatron? Or Beethoven who wouldn’t be able to listen to anything? Or Evelyn Glennie? Where does their appreciation of music come from? Does your trained ear ...
by ThomasOK
2019-11-13 00:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Thoughts on HiFi
Replies: 16
Views: 1116

Re: Thoughts on HiFi

There are a lot of interesting thoughts going on here so I'm not sure where I'll take it. For starters we are all at a disadvantage to "the great unwashed masses" because we have trained our ears and have come to want more. We have caught the reproduced music loving disease and, although we can list...
by ThomasOK
2019-11-12 19:22
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Linn LP12 Belts
Replies: 9
Views: 3240

Re: New Official Linn LP12 Belts

I just received a new package of 6 LP12 belts from Linn and they appear to have gone back to the old style belts. This batch are thinner and smoother, especially on the rough side, than the belts they have been shipping for about a year. As I found the thicker, rougher belts to be less musical I am...
by ThomasOK
2019-11-12 19:16
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2093
Views: 280515

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

After a number of different speaker positions I decided its time to post new clips. Kaos did his best to steal my seat, again. My wife would just not let me listen to music, she wanted to test more = I had to do all the work :P First same position as before, 29 cm from back wall: https://photos.smu...
by ThomasOK
2019-11-12 17:56
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2093
Views: 280515

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Reset my iphone, turned everything off including WiFi, Bluetooth, etc. It's not had a SIM for a couple of months now so that side was disabled in both clips. Before: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pbsmedksoxrrcjv/IMG_7841.MOV?dl=0 After: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sk0n4l3d4k18po5/IMG_0004%5B1%5D.MOV?dl=0...
by ThomasOK
2019-11-09 18:09
Forum: HiFi
Topic: A little Linn news
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

Re: A little Linn news

As the akubarik and akudoriks continue in exakt form, consisting of same cabinets and drive units, I cannot really see how keeping them would cost Linn much. Maybe the passive version can (and do) outperform the exakt version with non Linn amps? Now, that’s a thought......... :-) Unlike with the Kl...
by ThomasOK
2019-11-08 22:59
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Linn LP12 Belts
Replies: 9
Views: 3240

Re: Linn LP12 Belts

I just received a new package of 6 LP12 belts from Linn and they appear to have gone back to the old style belts. This batch are thinner and smoother, especially on the rough side, than the belts they have been shipping for about a year. As I found the thicker, rougher belts to be less musical I am ...
by ThomasOK
2019-11-08 22:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: A little Linn news
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

A little Linn news

Linn has discontinued the passive Akurate speakers - both the Akudorik and Akubarik. This leaves the Majik 109, Majik 140 and the Klimax 350 as the only passive speakers in the line. They have a limited number available that they will take orders on through November on a first come, first served bas...
by ThomasOK
2019-11-08 21:17
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Adikt replacement?
Replies: 19
Views: 11405

Re: Adikt replacement?

I use a utility knife with a sharp razor blade - no particulates that way.
by ThomasOK
2019-11-08 21:14
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: The sound of LP12 plinths?
Replies: 88
Views: 73100

Re: The sound of LP12 plinths?

Yes, the serial number doesn't seem to fit with the description. However, Linn will print a new label with the original serial number for those who decide to buy a new plinth, or the original label might be transferred if you are careful. So some of the internals might date from 1977 but most may ha...
by ThomasOK
2019-11-08 20:56
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2093
Views: 280515

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Yep, I'm liking the 29cm clips better as well. Although I have a hard time with that nasty early digital recording which is Tusk. I suppose I should give the vinyl a listen again and see if the improvements in pulling music out of the grove have made it more palatable than I remember it.
by ThomasOK
2019-11-08 20:17
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2093
Views: 280515

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I was under the impression that Kans were Linn's 'response' to the LS3/5A, along the lines of 'they're crap, but this is what we can do with the same size box'? Or is that just an urban legend? My understanding is that you are correct and the line "they're crap, but this is what we can do with the ...
by ThomasOK
2019-11-08 19:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 28
Views: 1718

Re: LP12 Priorities?

1-year warranty on a £3k cartridge does seem pretty poor to me, I suppose you can claim on home contents insurance but even so. Many people are not aware of this but most phono cartridges have short warranties. This is in part because they are a wear item and partly because they are delicate yet fr...
by ThomasOK
2019-11-08 18:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 28
Views: 1718

Re: LP12 Priorities?

David Neel wrote:
2019-11-07 23:58
Ron The Mon wrote:
2019-11-07 23:28
David Neel wrote:
2019-11-07 22:13


Yes...
Please show me where Linn, the designer and manufacturer, agree with you.
Why?
+1
by ThomasOK
2019-11-08 18:06
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: European power strip
Replies: 136
Views: 47261

Re: European power strip

Very good. You've made musical progress and made your wife dance - not bad for a days work. I don't think it really matters in which order you do steps 2 and 3. You should hear the musical differences either way.
by ThomasOK
2019-11-06 21:29
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: The sound of LP12 plinths?
Replies: 88
Views: 73100

Re: The sound of LP12 plinths?

Actually there wasn't a specific year as it varied with the wood used. All afromosia plinths were fluted whereas only early rosewood or black were fluted. Linn realized early on that the fluting took away from the beauty of rosewood and its often dramatic grain and went to the flat style. They did t...
by ThomasOK
2019-11-06 20:48
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Keltik Klimax crossovers fault
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

Re: Keltik Klimax crossovers fault

It's good to hear that you got that sorted out. There is a lot of vintage gear that can benefit from a re-capping. The big problem can sometimes be getting ones as good as the originals. But with that sorted a musical benefit is often apparent.
by ThomasOK
2019-11-06 00:20
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Best sounding LAN cable for DS
Replies: 166
Views: 78897

Re: Best sounding LAN cable for DS

I preferred the BJ cables as well. I listened to the second track on them all the way through and wanted more. Good sound. Interesting info on the Hemiola as well, definitely keep us posted.
by ThomasOK
2019-11-06 00:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Klimax Twin or Solos
Replies: 24
Views: 2682

Re: Linn Klimax Twin or Solos

In the past a lot of people used to start eBay listings at .99 (dollars in our case) since eBay was supposed to be an auction site so you would start it low to get a lot of bidding and see how it went. The products would tend to find their natural price and sometimes a bidding frenzy would help the ...
by ThomasOK
2019-11-05 21:46
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2093
Views: 280515

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Today I played around little more with speaker placement, Kaos did not want to help me today so I hope you guys can :) I forgot to make a new "before" clip, so same music as last one. https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Q6hmbnB/0/81a1d7c3/1280/i-Q6hmbnB-1280.mp4 https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-...
by ThomasOK
2019-11-05 21:26
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2093
Views: 280515

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I can hear why 2 might be preferred but it also loses something from 1... Hopefully Kaos can help you find the sweet spot somewhere in between - cats are good at that :) Two more clips First two same placement as last, Kaos did "help"... https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Gn9rNTj/0/b0bbf4b5/1280/i...
by ThomasOK
2019-11-05 21:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2093
Views: 280515

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

In room the differences aren’t that small, but after listening to the clips I can understand the difficulty. I have made three new clips, hopefully it will be easier this time. Two are the same cable, but in one I have done a little tweak. https://www.dropbox.com/s/3xmlg8wgzb8xa99/Video%2031.10.19%...
by ThomasOK
2019-10-30 16:25
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2093
Views: 280515

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I'm not sure this needed a B. I listened to the first track and immediately thought "Well, this had better not be the good one as it sounds bad." I was glad to find the second clip actually sounded like music.