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by rowlandhills
2008-03-25 20:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Akurate/Klimax DS FAQ!?
Replies: 35
Views: 17247

What is it in no. 3 that makes separate software necessary? Exactly what is that makes no.3 a source component compared to 1&2? :? In simple terms, the difference is that in options 1 and 2, the PC is converting the stored media (i.e. the ripped CD or downloaded FLAC) into an audio stream , either ...
by rowlandhills
2008-03-24 18:28
Forum: For Sale
Topic: LINN EXOTIK STEREO/MULTI CHANNEL (Sold)
Replies: 4
Views: 4121

In case it's not obvious to anyone else, the word "ebay" in the post above is a link to the advert on ebay.
by rowlandhills
2008-03-16 19:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Inguz Audio - Room Correction for Squeezebox Systems
Replies: 0
Views: 2115

Inguz Audio - Room Correction for Squeezebox Systems

I know that most people here who are into streaming audio rather than CD/LP based systems are now using the Linn DS kit, but I wondered if anyone had heard of these people: http://www.inguzaudio.com/RoomCorrection/ who claim to offer room correction while streaming audio using a Squeezebox. Personal...
by rowlandhills
2008-03-13 18:04
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Kinos vs. Akurate Kontrol vs. AV5103 as a stereo preamp
Replies: 4
Views: 6841

Oh well...I missed out on winning the Kinos auction by £50 :(

Doesn't seem like I'd be missing much by getting an Akurate Kontrol instead though, as I've got no intention of sending video anywhere near it!
by rowlandhills
2008-03-13 15:20
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn CD player rankings
Replies: 7
Views: 9389

Most people seem to rate the Unidisk SC preamp very poorly, regarding it as the worst part of the package.

I'd think that a Kairn would walk all over it!
by rowlandhills
2008-03-13 11:21
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Linn Majik 140's Cherry.
Replies: 4
Views: 3944

Steve,

Have you now put these on eBay?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :IT&ih=019

They look really nice...wish I could afford them at the moment :(
by rowlandhills
2008-03-12 16:59
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Keilidh Speaker Position
Replies: 13
Views: 8999

Just a quick update, to say that yesterday I finished off the tunedem setup of my Keilidh's. They are now back on spikes, levelled and tightened up. Final positions are pretty much as at the end of the non-spiked setup, with perhaps 5-10mm adjustment (I've not remeasured). Thanks for all of the help...
by rowlandhills
2008-03-12 16:56
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Kinos vs. Akurate Kontrol vs. AV5103 as a stereo preamp
Replies: 4
Views: 6841

Kinos vs. Akurate Kontrol vs. AV5103 as a stereo preamp

I've been musing about upgrading my AV5103, which is in use purely as a stereo preamp, although I'd like to have at least an option for a 6 channel input to support possible future AV usage. I'd been heading towards an Akurate Kontrol, but may have an option to get a Kinos for similar money (both op...
by rowlandhills
2008-03-01 23:36
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Keilidh Speaker Position
Replies: 13
Views: 8999

Well, that was quite an interesting hour or so. First time that I've really tried the "formal" tune dem process. It seemed to work well thinking of it like visiting the optician, where they show you two lenses and just ask "which one looks clearer?". Tune dem (if I've understood it right!) is the au...
by rowlandhills
2008-03-01 21:37
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Market Rules
Replies: 24
Views: 16916

Agreed completely. Good, but why do you then argue against it :wink: Maybe I should be clearer :) I agree completely that the final price should be enough information. Unfortunately, there are a number of circumstances in which the final price is not clear, especially when it is negotiated by email...
by rowlandhills
2008-03-01 20:09
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Market Rules
Replies: 24
Views: 16916

Keep all price negotiations within the thread, not by PM or email, so that the process is transparent to all users and price information is clearer. That is a strange rule. :| Final price should be enough info. Agreed completely, but I think that the idea behind the rule is that all too often on fo...
by rowlandhills
2008-03-01 14:17
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Market Rules
Replies: 24
Views: 16916

One suggestion on this would be to take an approach similar to that used by avforums.com, and add the following two rules: 1 - Make it very clear if the equipment is advertised elsewhere, so that people know whether they could be in the middle of negotiating here only to find that the kit has been s...
by rowlandhills
2008-02-29 14:50
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Keilidh Speaker Position
Replies: 13
Views: 8999

Thanks Moomintroll. That sounds like a great approach to try and follow, and I hadn't even thought about resetting the crossovers before I start! One question. You say: Given you have a floor to protect, I would try these moves with the spikes out, until you are making small changes Would people exp...
by rowlandhills
2008-02-29 14:02
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Keilidh Speaker Position
Replies: 13
Views: 8999

Keilidh Speaker Position

What with all of these threads about speaker position, I'm feeling somewhat inspired to spend a few hours this weekend trying to use tunedem to refine the position of my speakers. I have Keilidhs, aktiv, with 038/2 tweeters, in a room about 4.5m by 6m. The speakers are on the shorter wall. Currently...
by rowlandhills
2008-02-13 01:17
Forum: HiFi
Topic: activ vs. passive
Replies: 55
Views: 25466

Charlie - looking at your figures, Blom would be getting about £6k (two 5100s and a pair of 242s) from what he's selling, giving him £3k for 212s and a new source (assuming £3k for a Chakra Twin). I think you were out by £1k in your example.
by rowlandhills
2008-02-06 15:47
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: An Even More Modest System....
Replies: 4
Views: 4176

Another thought (much cheaper) would be to move from 2xLK20 to a single LK400 run. It's supposed to be a bit better...
by rowlandhills
2008-02-06 12:45
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: An Even More Modest System....
Replies: 4
Views: 4176

Ceilidh, Looks like a nice system to me. I think that a lot of people start with a Classik and small speakers, then decide they want floorstanders, then realise they need a more capable amp... Personally, I've not heard of anyone following a true "source first" approach when upgrading from a Classik...
by rowlandhills
2008-02-04 08:30
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: A modest system
Replies: 12
Views: 7033

You're probably right about the fact that I should go for an Akurate DS first, but the trouble is that my stereo system is in my summerhouse at the end of the garden, wherea the AV system (with Squeezebox) is in the main house. I can't get a decent wireless signal there at the moment, but hope to bu...
by rowlandhills
2008-02-03 15:02
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: A modest system
Replies: 12
Views: 7033

Thanks for the replies. You're quite right, of course, that what matters most is getting the best from the system you're got. I've worked my way up to it over the years, starting from an old Harmon Kardon amp (can't remember which one) and a portable CD player, feeding into a pair of Wharfedale spea...
by rowlandhills
2008-02-01 12:19
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: A modest system
Replies: 12
Views: 7033

No comments? I would have thought that someone would be outraged by the idea of using a Naim CD player as my main source... :D
by rowlandhills
2008-01-30 02:34
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Klimax DS & Akurate DS
Replies: 69
Views: 38256

I think that both of you are right, to some extent :) The DS should work with any UPnP media server (Twonky or a different option)...but SlimServer is not UPnP compatible! However, it is possible to use a Squeezebox with a UPnP server rather than SlimServer, but this option is slightly less user-fri...
by rowlandhills
2008-01-28 16:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: itching for upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 8703

Airdragon - Even if your dealer isn't doing the trade in promotion, you could just buy a 4100 (for less than a 2200) and sell the 2100 yourself, which would still get you a good price...
by rowlandhills
2008-01-28 10:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: itching for upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 8703

Do you mean I can buy a 4100 and insert the two (treble and bass) active card all into 4100 and make my Katan active? Yes, that's exactly what I mean. I have the equivalent scenario, with both treble and mid/bass aktvi cards for my Keilidhs in 4 of the 5 channels on an AV5125. There are a lot of pe...
by rowlandhills
2008-01-27 20:25
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: A modest system
Replies: 12
Views: 7033

A modest system

Compared to a lot of the systems here, this seems pretty modest, but it does nicely for me... Source: Modified Naim CD3.5 Pre: AV5103 Power: AV5125 + Stereo aktiv cards Speakers: Keilidh's (upgraded to 038/2 tweeters) Interconnects: Linn blacks Speaker Cables: K400 When buying the CD player I tried ...
by rowlandhills
2008-01-27 19:32
Forum: HiFi
Topic: itching for upgrade
Replies: 16
Views: 8703

Definately worth focussing on the source improvement plans. However, I'm a very big fan of going active. I'd probably suggest that the most cost effective way to do this would be to trade in your Majik 2100 and get a Majik 4100 (or ideally Akurate 4200), as the Katans are only two way aktiv. This wo...