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by David Neel
2008-12-15 21:45
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Playlist
Replies: 266
Views: 132853

Charlie1, It's all along time ago now (!) but I've got Hasten Down the Wind and Living in the USA. the former is (imo) the better album by a useful margin (both on mediocre Australian vinyl). Perhaps the best album is Heart Like a Wheel - but it's nearly thirty years since I heard it, so forgive if ...
by David Neel
2008-11-29 12:19
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Adikt replacement?
Replies: 19
Views: 12326

As I hope you understand, my intention is certainly not to create tension between you and your retailer. Fully understood. If the Adikt alignment was the only concern I had, I'd pursue it further with my original dealer. But there are a couple of other minor niggles, and as I hope to upgrade over t...
by David Neel
2008-11-28 16:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Naim Powerline
Replies: 8
Views: 10726

Perhaps this thread should be added to the one on non-Linn power cables?
by David Neel
2008-11-28 16:03
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Naim Powerline
Replies: 8
Views: 10726

To me the Powerline was more tuneful. The other power cord was the standard UK Linn one. But I can see that power cords are an item where differences may well depend on factors like the mains power supply. The Naim CD system showed different effects depending on whether the Powerline was connected t...
by David Neel
2008-11-28 13:36
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Naim Powerline
Replies: 8
Views: 10726

Naim Powerline

Yesterday I attended a Naim Powerline openday. The Powerline is a £400 power cord, and was being demonstrated against standard Naim power cables. A noticeable improvement, at some expense, although I cannot say I particularly liked the CD-based system I heard. Then an LP12SE was used as the front en...
by David Neel
2008-11-28 13:09
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Adikt replacement?
Replies: 19
Views: 12326

The outcome: a new Adikt stylus has been ordered - the current one is no longer usable. Then at some point early in the new year, the cartridge will be re-aligned at the same time as a Lingo 2 is installed. The Lingo was purchased second-hand some months ago, but has sat on a shelf since. Further co...
by David Neel
2008-11-20 11:27
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Adikt replacement?
Replies: 19
Views: 12326

This is very interesting! Fredrik, the Adikt user manual on Linn's website shows a drawing of the correct installation into what looks like an Ekos headshell, from above. The two raised lugs on the top of the Adikt body are shown as being fully to the rear of the headshell slots. Is this what you ha...
by David Neel
2008-11-19 20:00
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Adikt replacement?
Replies: 19
Views: 12326

It's often possible to detect the most common misalignment from a close up picture of the Adikt/headshell. Fredrik, I've taken some photos which may show whether or not my Adikt is correctly aligned, but I can't post them, so I'm emailing you - I hope this is okay. I'd be very grateful for your opi...
by David Neel
2008-11-16 23:21
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Adikt replacement?
Replies: 19
Views: 12326

Thank you for the responses. I've asked this forum because advice will be based on tune-dem, which is important to me - I don't want to have less tune than Adikt, even if I want more in other areas. Nobody here has direct experience of 10x5, nor have I. My Adikt should be correctly set-up: my dealer...
by David Neel
2008-11-15 12:35
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Adikt replacement?
Replies: 19
Views: 12326

A cartridge costing as much as an Akiva is definitely not a goal! Until recently I was going to take a deep breath and follow recommendations for a DV17D3 - the most expensive cartridge i could possibly justify. However, the current economic climate is bad news for me - I work on a temporary basis, ...
by David Neel
2008-11-14 21:52
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Adikt replacement?
Replies: 19
Views: 12326

Adikt replacement?

I have an Adikt (LP12/Keel/Ekos2) which I have always liked, except when I play orchestral or choral music, when it sometimes fails to cope with the complexity (tracking?). The stylus is now at the end of its life - I listen to CDs more. I could simply get another stylus, or for a bit more money a D...
by David Neel
2008-10-30 19:49
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: New Lejonklou Preamplifier
Replies: 133
Views: 84061

The Kikkin sounds very interesting - I plan replacing my Wakonda with an Exotik when the time is right. If the Kikkin is in that league, or better... Is there any form of external switching which would allow more than one input? Without degrading the musicality? Or, is that why the full pre-amplifie...
by David Neel
2008-09-17 20:23
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Which pre-amp next?
Replies: 14
Views: 11407

Thanks! That reinforces my earlier thoughts that an early Exotik is the best for me, unless I find an AK or Kinos at a silly price. Will let you all know what I do, when I do it. Preamp is second in line after TT (source first and all that). I've found a s/h Lingo2, but not yet installed as there ma...
by David Neel
2008-09-16 15:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Which pre-amp next?
Replies: 14
Views: 11407

I haven't upgraded yet, not spending money in uncertain times, but I'm still planning hopefully... I saw this in another thread: The Majik Kontrol uses the same main board as the Exotik, but with 2 channels only. It has the same phono board but no digital inputs. It uses a simplified version of the ...
by David Neel
2008-08-16 20:00
Forum: HiFi
Topic: How many sources?
Replies: 34
Views: 17195

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Karik (only for music unobtainable on vinyl)
Pekin (only for R3 concerts)
by David Neel
2008-05-25 19:57
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Which pre-amp next?
Replies: 14
Views: 11407

Charlie1, Many thanks for your offers. After listening to all the advice and information on the forum, I've come to the conclusion that I agree with you: a Majik K would not be enough, I need to set my sights higher. As I'm unlikely to find another Kinos at that price, I've set my sights on an Exoti...
by David Neel
2008-05-21 22:59
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Which pre-amp next?
Replies: 14
Views: 11407

Many thanks to everybody for their replies. Unfortunately, I hesitated, and the Kinos has now been sold - somebody has a real bargain, it seems. I will keep an eye out for another Kinos - after what you have all said I don't think I'll be satisfied by a Majik. Fredrik, thank you for your offer of a ...
by David Neel
2008-05-20 22:20
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Which pre-amp next?
Replies: 14
Views: 11407

Thanks, Azazello. From your reply I gather the Exotik/Akurate is better than the Majik, rather than just having multi-channel digital processing, which hadn't been clear to me. Is the Kinos significantly better again, for two-channel? It may be too late already, but I saw one (ex-dem) for about 1400...
by David Neel
2008-05-20 21:08
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Which pre-amp next?
Replies: 14
Views: 11407

Which pre-amp next?

Hi, I've been lurking for a while, and there seem to be some sensible people here, so I'm looking for advice. I'm thinking of upgrading my pre-amp. Currently have LP12/Keel/Ekos/Adikt feeding Wakonda/LK140/Kans. I've spotted a Kinos going cheap - but it has no phono section, so I'd have to budget ex...