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by cortina
2019-06-05 16:41
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Two UK TONGYAN power cords
Replies: 9
Views: 2217

Sold: Two UK TONGYAN power cords

Now sold
by cortina
2019-05-06 21:46
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Two UK TONGYAN power cords
Replies: 9
Views: 2217

Re: Two UK TONGYAN power cords

Yes, both of them are still for sale.
by cortina
2019-03-12 17:07
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Discussion about tune and more continued.....
Replies: 27
Views: 4804

Re: Discussion about tune and more continued.....

Not to mention Space Optimisation, practical position, bass shelves etc etc. While they may still use tunedem to some extent, it is for sure not their top priority any longer. That Linn is gone. I cannot believe that ”Old Linn” would ever have launched at least the first versions of digital volume c...
by cortina
2019-02-15 19:26
Forum: HiFi
Topic: 2 x AV5125 + Akurate Exaktbox 10 or Akurate Exaktbox-I
Replies: 12
Views: 2189

Re: 2 x AV5125 + Akurate Exaktbox 10 or Akurate Exaktbox-I

Not my experience. Last month I have received replies the same day, next day and max after three days. My questions were all about existing ”traditional” products though. Could it be that there is a lot of ”communication coordination bureacracy” regarding newer products and potential upgrades that t...
by cortina
2019-01-31 18:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Ninka with one Katan woofer??
Replies: 3
Views: 931

Re: Linn Ninka with one Katan woofer??

OK Thanks Sunbeam and Thomas. Sounds like it likely is as bad of a thought as I suspected and not worth to spend any time on. (No real need for yet another pair of speakers but time will tell if I find a pair of really cheap Ninka drivers before I find somebody interested in these maple Ninka cabine...
by cortina
2019-01-27 18:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Ninka with one Katan woofer??
Replies: 3
Views: 931

Linn Ninka with one Katan woofer??

A crazy (and quite possibly even stupid) thought perhaps: :) But.. I bought a pair of broken Ninkas for spare tweeters alone, where two woofers are dead. So they are not in use. I also have an old Trikan which I believe have Katan 125 mm woofers. As I have old stereo aktiv cards, would it even be po...
by cortina
2019-01-05 17:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: How to Rip music DVDs?
Replies: 3
Views: 1960

Re: How to Rip music DVDs?

What is the recommended software(s) today for ripping dvd:s and blurays into FLAC audio files?
by cortina
2018-11-09 15:58
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Majik 109 Modification
Replies: 63
Views: 19253

Re: Majik 109 Modification

His observation "some may prefer the more vivid presentation from the cheaper brother" could explain why Linn chose the cheaper Woofer for their "small" Majik System. Still unsure wether it's a good idea to change the well-balanced configuration of the 109-as-is... Intersting report about the drive...
by cortina
2018-11-08 18:56
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Musical Unpleasantness
Replies: 9
Views: 3718

Re: Musical Unpleasantness

Please elaborate on the Blackmore Yngwie example. Implying Yngwie is not focused on playing music.. Well admittedly Blackmore has more emphasis on the ”emotional” part (but he would probably not even be able to manage many of the Yngwie parts - but if he could, I think the room for ”music” (whatever...
by cortina
2018-10-15 13:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2236
Views: 311259

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Hi, I realize that :) having two Nait 1’s myself that are ”chained” to their Kans.. Just commented that you might want to try Katans aktiv before you rule them out completely.
by cortina
2018-10-15 13:03
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2236
Views: 311259

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Have you tried aktiv Katans? I haven’t owned them myself but have heard others’ aktiv Katans and most people agree that Katans (and Ninka) are among the speakers that benefit the most by going aktiv. And they do boogie although do not have the most ”refined” signature. But perhaps boogie is subjecti...
by cortina
2018-10-08 14:00
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 76005

Re: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.

I agree fully with ML; I guess that this has been really neglected by many dealers the last years and possibly even deliberately so; I mean why tune something into perfection with SO deactivated if your intention is to demo that SO is great with speakers ”anywhere”? But then as ML says, the comparis...
by cortina
2018-10-08 13:37
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 76005

Re: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.

I think the earlier suggested painting reference was perhaps what is needed (in a different way) for some to see the difference; A truly great painting that really touches something inside of you can of course have really nice colors etc. And your favorite painting may have a lot of nice blue and re...
by cortina
2018-10-08 12:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 76005

Re: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.

sunbeamgls wrote:I would add that they don't have to be mutually exclusive, there's no reason why there can't be both.
Perhaps not but the key factor is that if you optimize your system based on clear sound, a 3D soundstage etc. you will over time not end up with the most musical system (tune-dem-wise).
by cortina
2018-09-30 23:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Upgrading Linn DS units
Replies: 28
Views: 6056

Re: Upgrading Linn DS units

In short, KDS with Katalyst will be the ultimate Renew. In an Al casing for the first time.
by cortina
2018-09-30 23:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: New Linn Forum
Replies: 53
Views: 13484

Re: New Linn Forum

Torque with ”calibrated” torque wrenches gives (more than) a good reference. But the final setting should be tuned by ear. And if you cannot hear the difference and/or spend the time adjusting in small steps nearby, why bother at all about whether torque is consistent, an approximization or not. Jus...
by cortina
2018-09-28 14:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 76005

Re: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.

That’s what everybody said about Lightroom too but when upgrades got fewer or less significant, they went ahead anyway. I admit it is not exactly the same as Adobe is software only, but Linn is apparantely investing more and more into the software (and that software I guess is mainly tested/apprecia...
by cortina
2018-09-28 10:51
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 76005

Re: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.

I guess that could be solved in the software that an ok from ”the cloud” is needed for the SO to be applied. Perhaps a basic version for free and an advanced (with extra functionality/features) which requires a subscription. I think it may be a bit naive to except software functions to be for free o...
by cortina
2018-09-28 10:20
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 76005

Re: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.

I have the feeling that Linn have moved away from open, transparent and accessible engineering approach (which I thought is the philosophy of Linn) to a more superficial and closed one. Not good. I still have the hope that it will be possible to work with the new filters in Konfig some day. Is it j...
by cortina
2018-09-25 09:09
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn forum down?
Replies: 299
Views: 54915

Re: Linn forum down?

What IF and that is really the biggest of IFs but I would really like to see it happen: What IF Linn have finally realized that the simplification by marketing that apart from the source not being in the speaker but also that nothing before the DS can have any impact whatsoever AND that there is no ...
by cortina
2018-09-21 06:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn forum down?
Replies: 299
Views: 54915

Re: Linn forum down?

Good morning Timster and welcome over to the good place! :)
by cortina
2018-09-20 11:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn forum down?
Replies: 299
Views: 54915

Re: Linn forum down?

Music Lover wrote:Strangely, extremely close to Naim design and functionality.
Or perhaps this is just what the market wants. I think so.
by cortina
2018-09-20 11:49
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn forum down?
Replies: 299
Views: 54915

Re: Linn forum down?

Perhaps it is getting more and more difficult to separate Majik from Akurate in terms of price and performance with each new ”generation” of improvements and this will mean a phase out of Majik and Akurate (selecting with or without Katalyst). And they may have found that they make most profit by se...
by cortina
2018-09-15 12:39
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn forum down?
Replies: 299
Views: 54915

Re: Linn forum down?

I found the Linn forum very useful when I started streaming back in 2010 because I had no idea what to do. But now the system works well and I find myself checking out the forum less and less often. In fact, my main source of Linn news is their Facebook page - and on top of that the forum recently ...
by cortina
2018-09-14 20:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn forum down?
Replies: 299
Views: 54915

Re: Linn forum down?

How big is this Dutch hi-fi show anyway? If the new product(s) is really so fantastic I assume it is one of the biggest in Europe? Otherwise, it feels like Linn had to go for quick return on investment (financial pressure?) not waiting for a BIG event. OR, perhaps Linn just picks a ”smaller” one not...