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by David Neel
2019-12-26 18:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Playground for practical listening exercices
Replies: 2267
Views: 312540

Re: Playground for practical listening exercices

beck wrote:
2019-12-26 18:31
Rapidly closing in on 300.000 views I hope I can stand down from this tread and forum. As fun as it has been it would be a relief for me (and for you too) if I could stop feeling the urge to post. :-)
300,000 done. Please don't go!
by David Neel
2019-12-24 00:30
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 2614

Re: Musical NAS Drives

Temperamentally, I'm completely unsuited to Tidal. I tried it, and decided not to subscribe, the two main reasons being that I want to "own" my music, making conscious choices rather than butterflying across what is suggested by an algorithm, and the experience that my own CDs ripped to my LSNAS sou...
by David Neel
2019-12-23 16:01
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Musical NAS Drives
Replies: 52
Views: 2614

Re: Musical NAS Drives

Hakai NAS?
by David Neel
2019-12-21 23:16
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 119
Views: 15042

Re: Entity MC

The Entity arrived yesterday, and my Linn dealer removed my Urika and fitted a t-cable. We had a quick listen, allowing for the fact that it was brand new. Summary: timing and dynamics were a bit soft, detail seemed good. (Quick digression: prior to connecting Entity, we tried both grey and black t-...
by David Neel
2019-12-21 20:52
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Urika for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1242

Urika for sale

The Ekos SE is no longer for sale.

But the Urika is! £975 with arm lead, Radikal cable, and LInn silver interconnects. Or £850 without the Linn silvers.
by David Neel
2019-12-20 00:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E
Replies: 92
Views: 8340

Re: The Mighty AT95E Becomes The AT-VM95E

I would say that HiFi don’t make any economical sense. What it do make is emotional sense! We can try to fool our selfs how much we want, but at the end of the day it costs a lot! It's all in proportion, not only to income, but also to personal priorities... I really hesitated before buying my repl...
by David Neel
2019-12-14 21:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: If you where to start all over again.
Replies: 15
Views: 1640

Re: If you where to start all over again.

beck wrote:
2019-12-14 11:41
I would cherish every time I put on a record knowing that music is a vital part of my everyday life.
Absolutely!
by David Neel
2019-12-14 21:55
Forum: HiFi
Topic: If you where to start all over again.
Replies: 15
Views: 1640

Re: If you where to start all over again.

The problem is you can't get the understanding without making the journey. True! I've had luck on my journey. First in late 1975, walking into a shop which sold something called a Linn Sondek. The owner claimed that I could hear that it was better than other turntables. So in early 1976 I became an...
by David Neel
2019-12-10 17:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 3583

Re: LP12 Priorities?

The Kandid was better than before, but not as it should be. I will not go into details, both because they are not generally relevant, and also because I do not completely believe what the repairer has told me. I compared it today with a new Krystal, which had much more dynamism and better timing, bu...
by David Neel
2019-12-10 16:52
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ekos SE/1 Anti-Skating Problem
Replies: 17
Views: 2510

Re: Ekos SE/1 Anti-Skating Problem

David Neel wrote:
2019-12-06 16:21
I have a new Radikal burning in with variable performance to date, so it's hard to be sure, but 1g seems to work better than conventional settings.
This finding should be discounted - I have discovered a further issue with my Kandid. The variability wasn't Radikal burn-in...
by David Neel
2019-12-08 21:53
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linking M6100 Amplifier
Replies: 9
Views: 2012

Re: Linking M6100 Amplifier

You don't mention active cards. Do you have these? If not, and assuming that the M109s are currently driven passively by the MDSM, you will only use 2 channels of the 6100. If you have the active cards, then you will need to modify the 109s from passive to active (by changing the crossover links ins...
by David Neel
2019-12-06 18:50
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ekos SE/1 Anti-Skating Problem
Replies: 17
Views: 2510

Re: Ekos SE/1 Anti-Skating Problem

Mine is a later serial number. Tracking force on the dial is about 0.05 too low.
by David Neel
2019-12-06 16:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ekos SE/1 Anti-Skating Problem
Replies: 17
Views: 2510

Re: Ekos SE/1 Anti-Skating Problem

My new understanding is that all Ekos SE and SE/1 behave like this - mine does also. My dealer recommends an anti-skating force of about 1gm - he has been using this for some time. I'd previously found the sweet spot at about 1.75-1.8, and as it deteriorated below this I hadn't experimented. I have ...
by David Neel
2019-12-03 18:22
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Questions of a newby to Lejonklou..
Replies: 34
Views: 4563

Re: Questions of a newby to Lejonklou..

mrco99 wrote:
2019-12-03 08:06
I would look at this from a different angle and rather say that you will simply find yourself more connected and drawn into the music with a dedicated preamp like Sagatun Mono - discovering what your source is truly capable of.
Exactly (rather than exaktly) :)
by David Neel
2019-11-30 13:08
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Urika for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1242

Ekos SE and Urika - new pricing

Now unsold, thanks to a timewaster... not from this forum. I'm happy to sell these in combination, as I don't (at the moment) have a t-cable for the Ekos SE because there is no need for one with the Urika. But I can get a t-cable if needed. The Urika has ALL cables included - arm lead, power lead an...
by David Neel
2019-11-24 18:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 3583

Re: LP12 Priorities?

Time for an update? Thanks for all the constructive input! As previously reported, I've bought an Akurate Radikal (less than a year old) to replace my ten-year-old Majik Radikal/D. I didn't do the comparison with Klimax Radikal as the changeover cost was in this instance so favourable. Further funds...
by David Neel
2019-11-24 17:51
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 3583

Re: LP12 Priorities?

Ron The Mon wrote:
2019-11-22 18:29

My advice to David Neel is simple....

....I really see no reason to give David Neel advice

Ron The Mon
Now that definitely deserves a smiley :)
by David Neel
2019-11-24 13:21
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 119
Views: 15042

Re: Entity MC

lejonklou wrote:
2019-11-21 23:01
I would describe the differences when adjusting the load as refinements rather than big changes.
Thanks!
by David Neel
2019-11-22 13:12
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Urika for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1242

Re: Ekos SE and Urika for sale

Provisionally sold, subject to payment
by David Neel
2019-11-21 22:35
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 119
Views: 15042

Re: Entity MC

Does this mean that Urika is not an ideal match for Krystal, and that Entity may improve the performance of Krystal relative to Kandid, as compared to both via Urika, by providing a separate setting? Urika 1 is matched to what Linn thinks sounds best with Akiva and Kandid, so it's not the ideal loa...
by David Neel
2019-11-21 20:18
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Entity MC
Replies: 119
Views: 15042

Re: Entity MC

Linn Arkiv, Akiva and Kandid cartridges share the same optimal load. In parallel with 10 nF, I find the optimal resistive load to be 120 ohms. This value is not a sharp peak in performance, but rather a gentle hill. By this I mean that the difference is small between 110 and 130. With Krystal and K...
by David Neel
2019-11-18 21:13
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Slipsik 7
Replies: 69
Views: 11185

Re: Slipsik 7

When the Adikt and Slipsik 7 are so good, should I follow the Linn hierarchy, and replace the Kore with a Keel as the first step? Or should I take the plunge and upgrade to Entity/Krystal? Choices, choices ... I'm quite sure you know that you need the Keel first! As for the phono stage, you (IIRC) ...
by David Neel
2019-11-13 10:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: M140 to Akudorik upgrade advise
Replies: 18
Views: 2956

Re: M140 to Akudorik upgrade advise

Hmmm..... I used to have 109s, and my dealer was selling a pair of passive Akubariks. I was very tempted indeed, so I went along to listen, taking my amplifiers with me. They were such an improvement I was mentally writing the cheque after five minutes. So I expect that your demo will be similarly i...
by David Neel
2019-11-12 12:27
Forum: HAKAI
Topic: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?
Replies: 29
Views: 2601

Re: Debian/MPD: Recent/Latest Versions?

Ten days in and I've had no desire to experiment further (at this stage!). I'm minus my LP12 for a while so the Hakai is in constant use....
by David Neel
2019-11-12 12:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Thoughts on HiFi
Replies: 16
Views: 1960

Re: Thoughts on HiFi

Interesting question and interesting replies! For me, there are a few recordings or pieces of music which get "unlocked" by an upgrade. And then my "understanding" stays, even if I have to fill in some gaps another time I still get it. But even where I think I know the music inside out, when an upgr...