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by timster
2018-10-06 08:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 78793

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

Nope, the latest release is just a different directory: Beta: https://products.linn.co.uk/VersionInfo/Downloads/Beta/ Release: https://products.linn.co.uk/VersionInfo/Downloads/Releases/ You'll notice there's no Selekt firmware in there. There may be. All the new ones are in the form Fw nnn _4.64.2...
by timster
2018-10-06 08:13
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 78793

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

It seems that firmware updates for the Selekt are applied directly from the internet, there's no intermediate storage on the computer hosting Konfig. I expect the other DSs will follow suit in a later Davaar update. That'll be an end to people collecting (and sharing) their favourite version of Dav...
by timster
2018-10-05 19:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 78793

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

It seems that firmware updates for the Selekt are applied directly from the internet, there's no intermediate storage on the computer hosting Konfig. I expect the other DSs will follow suit in a later Davaar update. That'll be an end to people collecting (and sharing) their favourite version of Dav...
by timster
2018-10-05 16:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: KDSM/2 as a DS
Replies: 14
Views: 3612

Re: KDSM/2 as a DS

DSM is one ‘number’ behind the DS equivalent, so both KDSM/2 and KDS/3 are Katalyst. True for Klimax, but not for Akurate. ADS/3 and ADSM/3 are the Akurate Katalyst model numbers. The difference arises IIRC because, when the HDMI 2.0 board was introduced, the KDSM with this board did not get a new ...
by timster
2018-10-04 16:40
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 78793

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

what is interesting to me (when I remember it right) when Paul the Space Commander wrote his conclusions about his last European tour there seemed to be an influence from the speaker where the first and most important mode was to find with SO so this leads me to believe there are more factors/influ...
by timster
2018-10-04 09:48
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 78793

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

So we're nearing the middle of October. Have there been any further announcements on upgrades or products? I've had a look on the website, re-vamped as it is there is nothing new. But I have noticed something: Does anyone else think the "surround sound compatible" on ALL DSM products is misleading? ...
by timster
2018-10-03 17:26
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 78793

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

donuk, if your DS is fine on the local network but seems unstable when connecting to the cloud it may point to your ISP/modem. Do you have similar issues streaming from say Tidal/qobuz?
by timster
2018-10-03 11:30
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 78793

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

I sincerely hope that the bass and treble shelf features are introduced, as I listen in a relatively 'bright' room with a lot of hard surfaces: the system sounds best with a 2db treble cut @ 12k hz (and +2db bass gain @ 65hz) I use them the same way as you do. I understand from Linn that they will ...
by timster
2018-10-02 13:36
Forum: HiFi
Topic: KDSM/2 advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1566

Re: KDSM/2 advice

Kool. You may want to read this re. rca to xlr: https://www.chord.co.uk/xlr-vs-rca/
by timster
2018-10-02 13:33
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Upgrading Linn DS units
Replies: 28
Views: 6289

Re: Upgrading Linn DS units

I only guessing, but in the future I suspect that Linn would hope that those wanting the best streamer for 'analogue out' , go for the KDSM and switch off its DVC- something one can do with the current KDSM/katalyst. Once KDSM Katalyst KDSM/2 is out it is likely to be better than KDS/Katalyst/1, mu...
by timster
2018-10-02 13:28
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Upgrade advice (Katan or Akudorik)
Replies: 8
Views: 2365

Re: Upgrade advice (Katan or Akudorik)

In case of total system failure the Majik DSM has it's integrated amp as well ;)
by timster
2018-10-02 12:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: KDSM/2 advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1566

Re: KDSM/2 advice

Definitely NOT Unity Gain! There are adapters for rca to xlr. I think Linn can provide them too (worth giving them a call). The input level is dependent on the source output level, so the phono stage in this case. TBH, all I can detect from it is a slight change in gain so it probably doesn't really...
by timster
2018-10-02 09:30
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Upgrade advice (Katan or Akudorik)
Replies: 8
Views: 2365

Re: Upgrade advice (Katan or Akudorik)

There's also the Klimax Exakt DSM (or System Hub as it's now called) and Akurate Exaktbox6 option worth considering, if 1 extra box isn't a problem.
by timster
2018-10-02 09:18
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Upgrade advice (Katan or Akudorik)
Replies: 8
Views: 2365

Re: Upgrade advice (Katan or Akudorik)

That's an interesting one. Is your option 2 the existing DS-I (and you missed out the -I bit)? If so, probably Klimax DSM purely on the source first principle but also the DS-I is a bit long in the tooth. And if you have analogue sources the Klimax will run rings around it.
by timster
2018-10-01 12:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 78793

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

I've never had a satisfactory answer to the question whether 'room modes' (which I understand as referring to distortions caused by the interaction of the music source with the room in which it is played) are dependent on volume level. My experience has been that SO settings that may improve the so...
by timster
2018-09-29 11:36
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 78793

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

Not clear if it was a Katalyst ADSM or not. I'd wager not ;)
by timster
2018-09-29 06:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 78793

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

I don't believe the Selekt is good enough to replace Akurate,....... I am sure Linn could make modules for Selekt that are able to outperform Akurate but certainly not the existing DAC module I have seen at X-Fi last Sunday. Though Alan Sircom from HiFi+ prefered Selekt to Akurate soundwise. Matt W...
by timster
2018-09-28 17:46
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 78793

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

A couple of other surprising aspects are that Linn do not go further and discontinue the the Akurate and Majik products or introduce a Selekt Exakt system hub. Klimax and Selekt ranges and a wider range of Exakt and passive speakers would seem to be an attractive strategic direction for Linn. Br Ha...
by timster
2018-09-28 16:09
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 78793

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

That wouldn't fly. SO is intended to be applied just once per system (after preferences have been sorted and TuneDem'd of course) It wouldn't be impossible to incorporate a subscription mechanism. SO on your device could just ensure that no more than 30 days go by without being able to validate its...
by timster
2018-09-28 13:25
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Timster's system
Replies: 4
Views: 5432

Re: Timster's system

Apparently I have to change the Akurate Exakt DSM to Akurate System Hub though! It says Akurate Exakt DSM on the front, doesn't it? :) And, having now heard the 140s with the upgraded stands in a number of different systems, I am sure they are well worth keeping. Recently, Chris of Hidden Systems s...
by timster
2018-09-28 13:22
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 78793

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 ...
by timster
2018-09-28 09:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 78793

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

@John R B: the Save option in SO is related only to the current Konfig profile it is showing. It seems SO v2 is entirely invisible to Konfig. I don't know how they managed it, but apparently it somehow greys out the "Create from system" option when the system has a v2 optimisation applied. That may...
by timster
2018-09-28 09:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 78793

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

Darn. Don't you hate it when they've thought of everything? ;)
That must have known it was coming years ago.
by timster
2018-09-28 08:47
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 78793

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

Actually 4.35 it's still available:
http://oss.linn.co.uk/Releases/Konfig/Davaar/

Worth a try (just for fun!)?
by timster
2018-09-28 08:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 78793

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

@John R B: the Save option in SO is related only to the current Konfig profile it is showing. It seems SO v2 is entirely invisible to Konfig. I don't know how they managed it, but apparently it somehow greys out the "Create from system" option when the system has a v2 optimisation applied. That may ...