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by John
2020-03-08 01:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 35290

Re: Karousel

Thomas,

Thanks for the clarification,, when I read clone I thought subchassis.
by John
2020-03-07 16:35
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 35290

Re: Karousel

I wonder what is different about the Karosel vs Cirkus that now makes it non compatible with third party subchassis or is it Linn just protecting themselves from lawsuits. I'd guess this is Linn just being prudent. After all, it is not Linn's job to maintain compatibility with third party subchassi...
by John
2020-03-07 14:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 35290

Re: Karousel

I wonder what is different about the Karosel vs Cirkus that now makes it non compatible with third party subchassis or is it Linn just protecting themselves from lawsuits.
by John
2020-03-07 14:31
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 35290

Re: Karousel

Wonder how the bearing will affect the hierarchy when considering upgrading. I am sure Karousel in a Majik sub chassis will outperform Cirkus in a Keel. Matt I would have to hear that one. In my experience it seems there is a matching issue with the bearing and subchassis. I thought the Cirkus need...
by John
2020-03-06 20:22
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 35290

Re: Karousel

Wonder how the bearing will affect the hierarchy when considering upgrading. I also wondering if the suspension parts are any different to what’s in my current deck whose parts are several years old.
by John
2020-03-05 15:30
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Karousel
Replies: 377
Views: 35290

Re: Karousel

Would be interesting to see one fit to a Keel.
by John
2019-11-09 13:05
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 5139

Re: LP12 Priorities?

David, curious what you do to clean the stylus?
by John
2019-03-25 12:43
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Place the electronics in a separate room
Replies: 20
Views: 4406

Re: Place the electronics in a separate room

I’ve been aware of the benefits of doing so for many years. I have a multi room system where my turntable and amps are in my basement with two systems upstairs fed from the two tape outputs on my preamp. My living room system which is on a suspended wood floor has just a pair of speakers and a Sonos...
by John
2019-01-27 17:45
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Setting up loudspeakers for the best tune
Replies: 33
Views: 6712

Re: Setting up loudspeakers for the best tune

Here’s a more recent pic.

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by John
2019-01-27 17:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Setting up loudspeakers for the best tune
Replies: 33
Views: 6712

Re: Setting up loudspeakers for the best tune

Yes, that’s an Exposure 15. Had that setup running from 1992 to 2008. Now using the same amp with Tannoy DMT 15’s. The Quads are in storage.
by John
2019-01-27 16:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Setting up loudspeakers for the best tune
Replies: 33
Views: 6712

Re: Setting up loudspeakers for the best tune

Interesting reading about old Quads. Here’s a picture of my room from several years ago when I had them setup in my main system.

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by John
2018-11-26 15:04
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Cartridge rebuild
Replies: 21
Views: 4919

Re: Cartridge rebuild

I have used Linn cartridges since 1984. The last new one I purchased was in the early 90’s when the Klyde came out. Linn had a rebuild scheme going for a few years that they discontinued and then restarted a number of years later. Under that program the old cartridge body was swapped for a rebuilt v...
by John
2018-10-18 13:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Tramp 2 vs no base
Replies: 18
Views: 5590

Re: Tramp 2 vs no base

I’ve experimented quite a bit with SO, Audiotech, Archidee dedicated supports, Audiotech and Mana wall shelfs and Mana amp rack with Soundstages and a Mini table. My most memorable moves were removing the Trampolin, moving the LP12 away from a suspended wood floor and studded wall shelf to a solid p...
by John
2018-07-30 13:48
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Best / worst vinyl pressings
Replies: 178
Views: 46781

Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

I am also rather fond of Even in the Quietest Moments. Which LP version would you buy? https://www.discogs.com/Supertramp-Even-In-The-Quietest-Moments/master/25381 I had it only on CD. On vinyl I have also Breakfast in America, but I do not rate it high. Thanks M. That’s interesting about BiA, I al...
by John
2018-07-11 12:46
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Great Jazz Recordings
Replies: 18
Views: 6075

Re: Great Jazz Recordings

Hello, why choose when you can have both. Playboys - One of the really classic jazz albums with Chet Baker and Art Pepper together. Best regards from a new member. Great Suggestion, just bought that album a month ago. It was retitled “Picture of Heath”. My copy is a Pure Pleasure reissue and it is ...
by John
2018-07-10 23:30
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Great Jazz Recordings
Replies: 18
Views: 6075

Re: Great Jazz Recordings

Spannko wrote:I’ve been listening to Chet Bakers second album ‘Chet’ today, and I’ve loved every minute of it. His music flows really beautifully.

If you don’t know the album, I’d certainly recommend checking it out.
Too mellow for me, put me asleep. Check out later Art Pepper, preferably his live stuff.
by John
2018-03-19 15:17
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Best / worst vinyl pressings
Replies: 178
Views: 46781

Re: Best / worst vinyl pressings

Your taste in music is inspiring, Matteo. None of the snobbism that appears common among record collectors. Chicago... I haven't listened to them in at least a decade, maybe two, and I don't own a single album. I think I might get me one this weekend! Thanks Fredrik The Chicago discografy is huge. ...
by John
2017-09-20 13:50
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Tiger Paw Tranquility
Replies: 56
Views: 27553

Re: Tiger Paw Tranquility

Yes, and a before/after needle drop using that poorly mastered album will be easier to judge musical differences than a before/after iPhone recording of the same album.
by John
2017-09-19 12:25
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Tiger Paw Tranquility
Replies: 56
Views: 27553

Re: Tiger Paw Tranquility

It's a shame folks on this site have no interest in providing quality needle drop comparisons and instead have enthusiasm for poor sounding recordings made from phones and tablets. There is a specific reason for our enthusiasm for the "poor sounding recordings": Their sole purpose is a comparison a...
by John
2017-09-18 20:11
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Tiger Paw Tranquility
Replies: 56
Views: 27553

Re: Tiger Paw Tranquility

I'm a big proponent of using needle drops for evaluating before and after changes to an LP12, especially in cases where the change from one to another can take several minutes. I find the recordings result in a much better and easier chance of making a confident conclusion. One can easily make the ...
by John
2017-09-09 16:21
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Tiger Paw Tranquility
Replies: 56
Views: 27553

Re: Tiger Paw Tranquility

I did some careful listening to the clips via Apple AirPlay through a couple of my systems listening to the first 30 seconds of one clip a few times before switching over to the other and found I preferred the non-Tranquility version better. The Tranquility version seemed to mess with the natural fl...
by John
2017-09-06 13:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Boogie Factor
Replies: 21
Views: 6380

Re: Boogie Factor

Some people prefer Valhalla LP12 to later versions, or Kan 1s to Kan 2s, often quoting that something was lost in later versions, the original had more boogie etc. I have a feeling I may have picked up on what they deem so important, although I'm not sure. My Ninkas were able to really boogie on so...
by John
2017-08-15 14:41
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Tiger Paw Tranquility
Replies: 56
Views: 27553

Re: Tiger Paw Tranquility

Neither one sounds particularly good.
by John
2017-05-21 19:37
Forum: HiFi
Topic: High Efficiency speakers
Replies: 14
Views: 6118

Tannoy DMT 15

I've been running these along with a pair of Tannoy System 1000's for several years and really enjoy the music they make. Here's a bit about the DMT15's:

http://stereonomono.blogspot.com/2014/0 ... tm-ii.html
by John
2016-08-22 18:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Why so few US Linn (and Lejonklou) dealers?
Replies: 1
Views: 1993

Re: Why so few US Linn (and Lejonklou) dealers?

Well it looks like today there are 35 Linn dealers in the US, back in 1985 there were twice as many when Audiophile Systems was the US importer of Linn and Naim. Some loss may have been due to the split off of Linn and Naim and then the new requirements Linn began to impose on their dealers regardin...