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by sunbeamgls
2021-05-09 22:48
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Klimax DSM Organik, impressions
Replies: 37
Views: 1127

Re: Linn Klimax DSM Organik, impressions

... So, what happens with “noise” that is an essential part of music’s acoustical landscape? Is it a risk that it is interpreted as jitter or unwanted noise when transferred to ones and zeros, by filters in the pressing, in the streaming services or by our digital devices? Edited the quote down for...
by sunbeamgls
2021-05-07 22:13
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Launch Event
Replies: 196
Views: 16806

Re: Linn Launch Event

Another new Klimax DSM review: https://www.grammo.co.uk/klimaxreview I find it a bit unnerving that one could easily replace “KDSM(2021)” with “Karousel” in the review. The “improvements” and challenges read remarkably similar! I genuinely hope this isn’t true. Unnerving? Or comforting that the mus...
by sunbeamgls
2021-04-27 13:56
Forum: Källa
Topic: Källa overview
Replies: 46
Views: 3427

Re: Källa overview

3) Streaming services are, with 1 and 2 above applied, in general more musical than listening to the same music stored on a NAS, even when the files on the NAS are higher in resolution than what the streaming services offer. We should all try and find out how these services are delivering this, so ...
by sunbeamgls
2021-04-18 08:15
Forum: Källa
Topic: Four years in the making
Replies: 84
Views: 5813

Re: Four years in the making

Exciting.

Named for the Swedish skiier?

Will the LP12 be troubled by this?
by sunbeamgls
2021-04-15 18:15
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Linn LK140 Power Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 6070

Re: Linn LK140 Power Switch

Go really careful if you're going to solder to the switch - its body plastic melts with very little heat. Perhaps solder female spades on to the wires rather than soldering direct.
by sunbeamgls
2021-04-14 09:34
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Lejonklou in a dual use music and HT system
Replies: 9
Views: 2060

Re: Lejonklou in a dual use music and HT system

I'm using 4x Tundra Stereos in my active music / AV system. I don't have the pre-amp issue as the surround processing is done inside the Akurate EDSM.
by sunbeamgls
2021-04-12 23:00
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Amp and other upgrade options...
Replies: 17
Views: 1667

Re: Amp and other upgrade options...

Hi snatex, just be aware that the order in which you install the cards makes a difference. I once felt that Ninkas with passive 6100 was more cohesive than aktiv. But advise followed on this site lead me to re-install the cards in a different order and then aktiv was always as good or better. Also,...
by sunbeamgls
2021-04-07 15:50
Forum: For Sale
Topic: ***SOLD*** Lejonklou Tundra Stereo 1.2 Immaculate. Boxed.
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Re: Lejonklou Tundra Stereo 1.2 FOR SALE. Immaculate. Boxed.

Now on ebay with an active bid, so please visit ebay if you wish to buy.

Starting price at £399

Thanks
by sunbeamgls
2021-04-06 14:06
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Lejonklou pre into Linn Majik DSM
Replies: 11
Views: 2347

Re: Lejonklou pre into Linn Majik DSM

Nothing before the pre-amp would change its capabilities nor what is is adding or taking away from the music. What may change is your ability to hear what that component is doing - in theory a better pre-amp will expose its positives and negatives. This is a fundamental part of why source first is i...
by sunbeamgls
2021-04-05 12:26
Forum: For Sale
Topic: ***SOLD*** Lejonklou Tundra Stereo 1.2 Immaculate. Boxed.
Replies: 1
Views: 553

***SOLD*** Lejonklou Tundra Stereo 1.2 Immaculate. Boxed.

***SOLD***

Lejonklou Tundra Stereo 1.2 Power Amp
Immaculated condition - unmarked
With original Lejonklou EU power lead
UK power lead
Original box, all internal packaging and power lead box
Manual

£549 plus insurance and shipping at cost
by sunbeamgls
2021-03-30 17:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Launch Event
Replies: 196
Views: 16806

Re: Linn Launch Event

For those of us at Akurate spending levels, this statement on the Linn website may be of concern: "Next-generation Klimax DSM completes the Linn DSM family line-up of Klimax DSM, Selekt DSM and Majik DSM" Yes, I am sure they will ditch the Akurate line. Matt This will make the transition to Lejonkl...
by sunbeamgls
2021-03-29 11:47
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Boazu with Majik140
Replies: 40
Views: 4850

Re: Boazu with Majik140

Anybody heard the Boazu with Akudoriks? Can the Boazu handle the Akudoriks well? Opinions-preferation about Boazu-MDSM2 as streamer-Akudoriks against Tundra-MDSM2 as streamer and preamp-Akudoriks? Mayby something for the future to consider.. No, but have heard it with passive Akubariks and it was v...
by sunbeamgls
2021-03-27 23:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Launch Event
Replies: 196
Views: 16806

Re: Linn Launch Event

Yes, I am sure they will ditch the Akurate line. Matt With Selekt offering a Katalyst option, it fits well into the range. I suspect Selekt format modular Exaktboxes and power amps along with the demise of Akurate. Selekt will be upgraded to Organik as well with perfromance better than Akurate. So ...
by sunbeamgls
2021-03-27 13:05
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Launch Event
Replies: 196
Views: 16806

Re: Linn Launch Event

For those of us at Akurate spending levels, this statement on the Linn website may be of concern: "Next-generation Klimax DSM completes the Linn DSM family line-up of Klimax DSM, Selekt DSM and Majik DSM" Yes, I am sure they will ditch the Akurate line. Matt With Selekt offering a Katalyst option, ...
by sunbeamgls
2021-03-27 11:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Launch Event
Replies: 196
Views: 16806

Re: Linn Launch Event

For those of us at Akurate spending levels, this statement on the Linn website may be of concern:

"Next-generation Klimax DSM completes the Linn DSM family line-up of Klimax DSM, Selekt DSM and Majik DSM"
by sunbeamgls
2021-03-27 11:52
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Launch Event
Replies: 196
Views: 16806

Re: Linn Launch Event

Apparently the current Klimax DS and DSM will continue in parallel, although its not clear for how long.

The new one is called Next Gen Klimax DSM.

Marketing genius.
by sunbeamgls
2021-03-27 11:49
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Launch Event
Replies: 196
Views: 16806

Re: Linn Launch Event

I noticed the term DAC distortion! So digital perfection is not perfect. :-) It depends what is meant by "DAC". A DAC chip is digital on the input. A DAC product that turns digital into analogue has analogue components and therefore distortion. So a DAC product (rather than the chip itsself) is pro...
by sunbeamgls
2021-03-25 22:56
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Launch Event
Replies: 196
Views: 16806

Re: Linn Launch Event

Of course, whether you thought it was classier would depend on how much you like fancy knobs/dials/lights. There's been a few people I've known that really like components with buttons to push, knobs to turn, and switches to switch. And many times, evaluated a component by how many it had (more was...
by sunbeamgls
2021-03-25 15:16
Forum: For Sale
Topic: ***SOLD*** Lejonklou Tundra Stereo 2.0 Price Reduced
Replies: 4
Views: 1411

Re: Lejonklou Tundra Stereo 2.0 Price Reduced

Price reduced to £899 gbp
by sunbeamgls
2021-03-18 10:41
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Boazu with Majik140
Replies: 40
Views: 4850

Re: Boazu with Majik140

Discodave wrote: 2021-03-17 00:41 If you prefer SO on = Great!
If you prefer SO off = Great!
If only life were so simple. SO is not binary, it needs care to get it right.
by sunbeamgls
2021-03-16 19:01
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Boazu with Majik140
Replies: 40
Views: 4850

Re: Boazu with Majik140

I have a “problem” with SO which I find hard to understand, yet alone describe! It goes along the lines of: A rooms reverberation time (RT) is purely a function of the room. Reducing the bass output at a room mode frequency doesn’t reduce the RT, it just shifts the level down a bit, making the room...
by sunbeamgls
2021-03-15 23:05
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Boazu with Majik140
Replies: 40
Views: 4850

Re: Boazu with Majik140

The amount of distortion is of close to zero practical relevance. What kind of distortion is nearly all that matters. Some we can't stand, yet it's hardly measurable. Some we don't mind, yet it's massive. If this wasn't the case, everyone would hate vinyl, all amplifiers would sound the same and th...
by sunbeamgls
2021-03-15 22:25
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Boazu with Majik140
Replies: 40
Views: 4850

Re: Boazu with Majik140

To state that the room is adding "massive manipulation" is a mistake. We are accustomed to listen in rooms. We speak with one another in rooms. We sing, play the guitar and beat on drums together in rooms. Nobody of their right mind thinks that's terrible and that we really should move outside or, ...
by sunbeamgls
2021-03-15 17:48
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Boazu with Majik140
Replies: 40
Views: 4850

Re: Boazu with Majik140

It's true. Our music has usually been through a lot before we get our hands on it, but would we really want to add yet another manipulation to that? In this case (donuk) perhaps move the speakers around à-la the tune method or try the classic, a big rug on the floor. It can help when speakers sound...
by sunbeamgls
2021-03-15 09:00
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Boazu with Majik140
Replies: 40
Views: 4850

Re: Boazu with Majik140

There is still only one question: Does this manipulation make it better or worse? Indeed, as I said, we need to find the best compromise for the music as we are dealing with many compromises. I wish the music (on whatever format) was a copy of what is on the master tape, but alas it has been put th...