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by David Neel
2020-03-12 00:12
Forum: For Sale
Topic: **SOLD** Linn Ekos SE
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: Linn Ekos SE

Now sold.
by David Neel
2020-03-10 15:10
Forum: For Sale
Topic: **SOLD** Linn Ekos SE
Replies: 2
Views: 594

**SOLD** Linn Ekos SE

Immaculate, original packaging and accessories, no t-cable but I might be able to help with that if necessary. £1,875 plus delivery.
by David Neel
2020-03-03 20:56
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 543
Views: 75953

Re: HAKAI playground

tokenbrit wrote:
2020-03-03 20:37
I hear you.
:))
by David Neel
2020-03-03 20:23
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 543
Views: 75953

Re: HAKAI playground

For some reason I can't get enough volume to be confident. On what I have managed to hear, six is best, but it's also the loudest...
by David Neel
2020-02-26 14:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What to match with a Majik DSM3
Replies: 21
Views: 2580

Re: What to match with a Majik DSM3

Will you be connecting any sources other than the streaming functions in the DSM? If not, I suggest that you look for an ADS Katalyst and not an ADSM. It should sound better, and cost less. Do you envisage on-going upgrades when money permits, or will this be a one-off expenditure? If it is definite...
by David Neel
2020-02-14 21:18
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 174
Views: 39643

Re: Entity MC

I'm starting to doubt the law of diminishing returns. As my system reaches peak LP12/Lejonklou - only SE to SE/1 (hopefully soon) and ARad to KRad left to go - the difference Entity makes over Urika 1 is difficult to overstate. After eight weeks, it just SINGS! The additional resolution, dynamics an...
by David Neel
2020-02-03 23:16
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Vintage Linn Majik Integrated Amp
Replies: 12
Views: 2168

Re: Vintage Linn Majik Integrated Amp

I love 109s, but - I agree with Charlie1! I don't know the Majik-i well (I had Wakonda/LK140) but suggest you keep it and the Tukans, and focus on the source. Good luck!
by David Neel
2020-02-01 23:34
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Latest records to enter your collection
Replies: 78
Views: 10165

Re: Latest records to enter your collection

ThomasOK wrote:
2020-02-01 22:22
Cost me a whopping 5 bucks.
They'll sound all the better for that!
by David Neel
2020-01-30 13:08
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 174
Views: 39643

Re: Entity MC

These reviews are making the Krystal/Entity vs Kore to Keel decsion even more diffiicult. Head says Keel ; Heart says Krystal/ Entity. Head may accept Krystal/Entity first as long as there is commitment to Keel in the not too distant future, but has to contend with the fact that Heart has unauthori...
by David Neel
2020-01-19 12:24
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Questions of a newby to Lejonklou..
Replies: 34
Views: 7344

Re: Questions of a newby to Lejonklou..

Your reasoning is good. Source first. You've already replaced the poweramp section of the MDSM, and either ADS or KRDS will function the same as a streamer/preamp. (Assuming you have no other sources, the only preamp function you need is the volume control.) Linn's DVC has gone through several gener...
by David Neel
2020-01-14 23:36
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 174
Views: 39643

Re: Entity MC

I'll report back after a few days of being properly warmed up. Cheers! If you can drag yourself away from listening.... :) I've got no reference other than the Urika, but that was supposed to be pretty good. I'm now living the cliche of having a new record collection. The additional information, dy...
by David Neel
2020-01-14 14:04
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Ground hum issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1990

Re: Ground hum issue

Problem sorted. Immense thanks to Fredrik for his diagnostic help. I am now using a two-wire (rather than three) lead to power the AC adapter for the Nano PSU. I felt a lot of resistance to doing this, but now I'm grounded, even if the power lead isn't.
by David Neel
2020-01-14 11:52
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3307
Views: 366962

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I prefer the second clip. But since I have done the same comparison myself, I'm hardly surprised. Expectation bias? I went back and listened again, and heard that the Netgear had more boogie, more guts, less beauty. I ended up violently agreeing with tokenbrit :) So I'm repeating the comparison in ...
by David Neel
2020-01-13 17:54
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 3307
Views: 366962

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

I prefer the second clip. But since I have done the same comparison myself, I'm hardly surprised. Expectation bias?
by David Neel
2020-01-13 00:45
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Ground hum issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1990

Re: Ground hum issue

Are the Hakai motherboards in separate cases? I've only the one Streacom case, so I've been swapping motherboards by using a screwdriver! The mismatch in motherboard effects is so odd - the boards are so similar in layout and content. It's not the motherboard itself, I now think. I (unintentionally...
by David Neel
2020-01-12 22:01
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI NAS
Replies: 81
Views: 22776

Re: HAKAI NAS

Interesting, it would be good to understand what's going on!
by David Neel
2020-01-12 18:19
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI NAS
Replies: 81
Views: 22776

Re: HAKAI NAS

Basic question perhaps, anyway... I believe I see a variety of SSD’s in your pictures FairPlayMotty: does that mean that it’s not so critical exactly which type is used for music storage space? My experience has been there's negligible difference in the sound quality of the SSDs holding the flac fi...
by David Neel
2020-01-10 23:55
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Ground hum issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1990

Re: Ground hum issue

FairPlayMotty wrote:
2020-01-10 23:44
Are the Hakai motherboards in separate cases?
I've only the one Streacom case, so I've been swapping motherboards by using a screwdriver!
by David Neel
2020-01-10 21:44
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 174
Views: 39643

Re: Entity MC

Sorry, too busy wearing out my Kandid... :)
by David Neel
2020-01-08 23:16
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Linto vs built in MM/MC Board
Replies: 12
Views: 3032

Re: Linto vs built in MM/MC Board

If you've got a Kandid, have you got a Radikal? If so, neither, go for a Urika. There's one in the for sale section... :)
by David Neel
2020-01-08 22:43
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Ekos SE and Urika - SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 1691

Re: Urika for sale

Hurry, hurry, hurry! This is your opportunity to buy what is (in my opinion) the most musical phono stage Linn make. Yes, I've heard a Urika 2, it didn't float my boat... more clinical and less emotional.
by David Neel
2020-01-08 16:36
Forum: For Sale
Topic: intel 320 ssd 300GB
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Re: intel 320 ssd 300GB

You have PM
by David Neel
2020-01-06 23:42
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Ground hum issue
Replies: 15
Views: 1990

Re: Ground hum issue

Update: The hum is more accurately described as a whistling or rumbling, i.e. it pulses rather than stays absolutely steady. It is more pronounced when I use the 3050 motherboard, compared to the 3160 (i.e. the motherboard has some influence). It is only present when both Entity and Hakai are powere...
by David Neel
2020-01-06 11:43
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 543
Views: 75953

Re: HAKAI playground

lejonklou wrote:
2020-01-06 01:33
One just needs to pick an ATX power supply that sounds good.
Are there any current recommendations, and is SFX any good? I tried powering a Hakai with the old Seasonic ATX from my LSNAS, and it sounded good. EDIT: but not as musical as the Nano PSU.
by David Neel
2020-01-05 23:33
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: HAKAI playground
Replies: 543
Views: 75953

Re: HAKAI playground

And me.