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by David Neel
2019-11-18 21:13
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Slipsik 7
Replies: 85
Views: 12601

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: 3217

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: 31
Views: 2900

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: 30
Views: 3377

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...
by David Neel
2019-11-10 17:58
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Urika for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 1357

Re: Ekos SE and Urika for sale

This can also be supplied as a package with a Urika 1, £3,100 plus delivery
by David Neel
2019-11-09 15:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 3899

Re: LP12 Priorities?

David, curious what you do to clean the stylus? Good question: I used lyra SPT (very carefully, every couple of weeks or so) and a carbon fibre brush for any visible strands. Green paper very occasionally. I have now been warned by my dealer not to use ANY fluid - but there is no suggestion that th...
by David Neel
2019-11-09 11:06
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 3899

Re: LP12 Priorities?

Fair enough David and I didn’t realise you’d had your Kandid that long now. Time flies. Hopefully the Entity will also help reduce your pain, along with a new arm or Radikal box. A nearly new Akurate Radikal will be on its way to me soon, and my 2010 Majik-cased Radikal is sold. When I heard the co...
by David Neel
2019-11-09 01:14
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 3899

Re: LP12 Priorities?

I'm not very worried about the rights or wrongs of short warranties, for the simple reason that I made the Kandid purchase with eyes open, knowing it was a limited-life object. But I have learned that my vinyl-playing habit means that three years will be the very maximum for a Kandid, and probably r...
by David Neel
2019-11-08 16:30
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 3899

Re: LP12 Priorities?

David Neel wrote:
2019-11-07 22:12
My Kandid now reproduces music without horrendous distortion, but also without any semblance of enthusiasm at all.
I have now discussed this with the repairer. The outcome is that the Kandid will be returned for further checking.
by David Neel
2019-11-07 23:58
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 3899

Re: LP12 Priorities?

Ron The Mon wrote:
2019-11-07 23:28
David Neel wrote:
2019-11-07 22:13
lejonklou wrote:
2019-10-18 09:52
There's a rather big difference between Ekos SE and SE/1.
Yes...
Please show me where Linn, the designer and manufacturer, agree with you.
Why?
by David Neel
2019-11-07 22:13
Forum: HiFi
Topic: LP12 Priorities?
Replies: 33
Views: 3899

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: 3899

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: 3899

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: 2618
Views: 326207

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: 3899

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: 2618
Views: 326207

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: 2900

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: 2900

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: 2618
Views: 326207

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: 2900

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: 2900

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: 2900

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: 2618
Views: 326207

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: 2356

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: 3899

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...