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by David Neel
2019-11-07 22:13
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 5459

Re: LP12 Priorities?

lejonklou wrote:
2019-10-18 09:52
There's a rather big difference between Ekos SE and SE/1.
Yes...
by David Neel
2019-11-07 22:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 5459

Re: LP12 Priorities?

Charlie1 wrote:
2019-11-07 19:26
How did it go today?
The good news is I've got my turntable back and the Kandid is working. The bad news is that I'm listening to Hakai as it's more fun. My Kandid now reproduces music without horrendous distortion, but also without any semblance of enthusiasm at all.
by David Neel
2019-11-07 10:43
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 5459

Re: LP12 Priorities?

lejonklou wrote:
2019-11-07 01:19
I hope for the best, David!

And I really like that signature of yours. Every time I read it, I feel energized.
Thanks! The signature is taken from Carlo Rovelli. Not enough space to credit him.
by David Neel
2019-11-06 23:56
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I prefer the second clip.
by David Neel
2019-11-06 22:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 5459

Re: LP12 Priorities?

The Kandid is back, but as yet unheard. Linn inspected it, pointed out a lot of tiny bits of dirt (looking like iron filings) around the cantilever root and hole. But they could take no action as it is out of warranty, and Lyra (the manufacturer) will not do any work on cartridges out of warranty. T...
by David Neel
2019-11-06 19:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

For my ears, that's 3-0 to Linn. And a reminder how good 109s are.
by David Neel
2019-11-02 20:32
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?
Replies: 31
Views: 5005

Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

FairPlayMotty wrote:
2019-11-01 22:33
David,

I don't have the ideal torque but I have found tightening them with a rubber washer seems to work effectively.
Doesn't it just! That little tip has just made my day.
by David Neel
2019-11-02 15:20
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?
Replies: 31
Views: 5005

Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

(along with an upgrade to Buster, apparently) Don't forget that I had Stretch on a 40GB SSD, and Buster on a 300GB. Back in the LSNAS days, it was said that bigger is better for Intel 320s. That said, I kept back the bigger disks for the NAS and used the 40GB for Hakai, but this 300GB was free at t...
by David Neel
2019-11-02 11:42
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

Spannko wrote:
2019-11-01 23:06
I think it’s about time I did the BJ vs Meicord vid!
Yes...
by David Neel
2019-11-01 22:22
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?
Replies: 31
Views: 5005

Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

I was going to suggest Stretch :) Glad you got your groove back (not calling you Stella ;) Thanks! I now think Buster IS an improvement on Stretch. How come? I had been conducting these recent trials with the case top and disk cage removed, fixing the SSD in the vertical slot with two screws at the...
by David Neel
2019-11-01 18:48
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?
Replies: 31
Views: 5005

Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

EDIT: I'm noticing a slight lack of impetus: pitch and timing are not quite locked-on in the way they should be. Suggestions for the cause of that would be welcomed. Today's experiment sees the old 40GB SSD loaded with Stretch (9.9), MPD 21.5 and upmpdcli 1.4.5. Quick verdict? The musical impetus i...
by David Neel
2019-10-31 23:07
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?
Replies: 31
Views: 5005

Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

My intermittent Hakai experiments continue... I've installed Debian Buster 10.1 with mpd 21.5, and then I upgraded to 21.13 from sid. Not a good move, on brief listening, and I'm currently reinstalling 21.5, as 21.11 does not seem to available except as a .deb file, and that's beyond my limited Linu...
by David Neel
2019-10-24 17:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3495
Views: 437710

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

The answer has to be a mural....
by David Neel
2019-10-22 17:14
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: A poll for Sagatun owners
Replies: 23
Views: 4422

Re: A poll for Sagatun owners

I've got four sources connected to my Monos. LP12 into single source; streamer; Kremlin; and TV. The TV spends maybe two days a month in situ, the rest of the time it's stored out of the way as I hardly ever watch it and it degrades the sound if left in place. So three inputs would easily work for m...
by David Neel
2019-10-19 09:57
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 5459

Re: LP12 Priorities?

While the actual benefit of Klimax Radikal in your system can't be exactly known until in situ, a comparative audition of the difference can be assessed at a dealer if that is the only parameter being changed. It'd be a shame not to hear the difference between Radikals in the same session as Krysta...
by David Neel
2019-10-18 16:40
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ekos SE and Urika - SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

Ekos SE and Urika - SOLD

Linn Ekos SE, serial number 1138x. Excellent condition, installed/uninstalled only by my Linn dealer (I wouldn't dare do more than adjust tracking weight and bias by myself!). Original packaging and tools. £2,350 plus delivery. See below for reduced pricing.
by David Neel
2019-10-18 15:34
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 5459

Re: LP12 Priorities?

Thanks all for the input. The Kandid is now with my Linn dealer for return and investigation. This was a sudden failure, and the cartridge has done probably 1200-1500 hours - this is guesswork as I don't keep count. At some point shortly I shall demo Kandid vs Krystal and Ekos SE vs SE/1. Later I wi...
by David Neel
2019-10-16 23:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 5459

Re: LP12 Priorities?

Thanks, Charlie1. Yes. the Entity is more cost-neutral, and yes, my Linn dealer will help out. And yes, I was remembering your experiences of balancing a cartridge downgrade with an upgrade earlier in the hierarchy. I can try for a Radikal comparison, but Ekos SE to SE/1 is more difficult. In theory...
by David Neel
2019-10-16 20:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 5459

LP12 Priorities?

I'm prioritising my next LP12 expenditure. So if anybody can help my thinking along... The LP12 is close to the ultimate spec. Possible upgrades are: Ekos SE to SE/1; Majik Radikal/D (the very early casing) to Klimax Radikal; and Urika 1 to Entity. I have heard Urika 2, and whilst it is cleaner and ...
by David Neel
2019-10-15 22:58
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 196
Views: 58328

Re: Entity MC

Thank you Thomas and Fredrik!

Would either of you like to share thoughts on the musicality of Lyra cartridges vs Linn Kandid, via Entity? I am in need of a new cartridge...
by David Neel
2019-10-15 19:52
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 196
Views: 58328

Re: Entity MC

However, two of the impedances are the best match for the Linn cartridges, 180 Ohms for the Krystal, Klyde, etc. and 120 Ohms for the Kandid. The decision to add the switch came in part due to a concern from a couple of my dealers who sell some MC cartridges with very low internal resistance. Since...
by David Neel
2019-10-15 17:29
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 196
Views: 58328

Re: Entity MC

I'd be very interested to know which cartridges were used during testing of the Entity, and what comparisons were made with Urika or any other phono stages.
by David Neel
2019-10-14 19:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Small top quality floorstanders
Replies: 44
Views: 8075

Re: Small top quality floorstanders

I'm thinking of paying Brian and Trevor's a visit in the near future. Have your Graham's shown a significant improvement over your Linn speakers? I've now got a pair of Tundra monos and with the KRDSM/E found a significant improvement over the previous setup. 1. Good idea! 2. Very significant, I co...
by David Neel
2019-10-14 17:38
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn Reconsider 'Source First'
Replies: 14
Views: 3005

Re: Linn Reconsider 'Source First'

Matteo wrote:
2019-10-14 17:31
Will they also reconsider analogue pre?

M.
Luckily it doesn't matter. A Sagatun or two will do the job better!
by David Neel
2019-10-14 17:11
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Small top quality floorstanders
Replies: 44
Views: 8075

Re: Small top quality floorstanders

The Graham Audio LS5/9f looks interesting and appears to be about the right size. Amazing lack of info on it, even on GA's own website. I'm very happy with the LS5/9 on the end of Sagatun and Tundra Monos. If you want to investigate the LS5/9f then Brian and Trevors is very close to you. Or you cou...