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by Briain
2019-01-31 13:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: What do we know?
Replies: 14
Views: 3236

Re: What do we know?

...I remember in the 90s preferring road noise to the noise from the car stereo playing some new CDs. I think those days are mostly gone now though. A similar experience here! :-) Back in the late 80s, I used to drive a somewhat highly tuned Lotus Elan S4 and behind the two seats was a carpeted she...
by Briain
2019-01-21 17:13
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Linn Chakra power supply - NOW SOLD!
Replies: 1
Views: 570

Re: Linn Chakra power supply

Hi

I could probably eventually use it for a future ham radio project, so I would happily buy if off you and transfer it to my own [bulging] store room, just in case it comes in handy.

Kind regards
Briain
by Briain
2018-11-15 16:05
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: FRIWO 12 v medical grade PSU for Netgear GS108 switch
Replies: 71
Views: 25438

Re: FRIWO 12 v medical grade PSU for Netgear GS108 switch

Hi I'm using an assortment of MPP15 and MPP30 (it's 30 Watts big brother). From a long wave, medium wave and short wave radio interference perspective, both the MPP15 and MPP30 are equally excellent and don't pump lots of noise back into the mains wiring (which can then act as an antenna, thus creat...
by Briain
2018-11-09 15:48
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Sunbeam's Rig
Replies: 58
Views: 40428

Re: Sunbeam's Rig

I remember someone on the Linn forum who had built an extra wooden "stand" for their active Akubarik modules - effectively a separate replica of the back of the Akubarik cabinet standing just behind the speaker - the link cables from the module to the speaker cab were long enough to allow for this....
by Briain
2018-11-08 14:12
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Sunbeam's Rig
Replies: 58
Views: 40428

Re: Sunbeam's Rig

My advice is to very carefully evaluate the musical effect of any plates or feet placed below speakers. It's easy to assume that a solid foundation will make an improvement, but it's far from that simple. When I worked in retail in the 90's there were many times when I visited customers' homes and ...
by Briain
2018-11-07 16:12
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: FRIWO 12 v medical grade PSU for Netgear GS108 switch
Replies: 71
Views: 25438

Re: FRIWO 12 v medical grade PSU for Netgear GS108 switch

Hi all need to put some live into the FRIWO discussion as I made a strange experience. Music Lover has asked this question before but it was not answered. How to make sure the Friwo is on the right phase. For most part of Europe you have two options/positions to put the Friwo into the power outlet....
by Briain
2018-11-07 15:44
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: FRIWO 12 v medical grade PSU for Netgear GS108 switch
Replies: 71
Views: 25438

Re: FRIWO 12 v medical grade PSU for Netgear GS108 switch

thought the med ones are galvanically separated and have lower leakage current but thats just my thought Yes, that would be a logical assumption, but according to that distributor, other than the LED they are of an identical design (though the medical ones are guaranteed to meet the required medica...
by Briain
2018-11-05 15:25
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: FRIWO 12 v medical grade PSU for Netgear GS108 switch
Replies: 71
Views: 25438

Re: FRIWO 12 v medical grade PSU for Netgear GS108 switch

Hi Lego I can indeed confirm that the MPP15 Med 12V FRIWO suited for Netgear GS108 switches is indeed RS part number 472-8572. There is also a version that doesn't come with the medical approval tag and I'm assured by a FRIWO distributor that the only technical difference is that they don't come wit...
by Briain
2018-10-03 19:23
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: KATALYST OR NOT
Replies: 12
Views: 6416

Re: KATALYST OR NOT

Thanks! Now to the most interesting question for me, how about the analog input and esp the internal riaa? I’m convinced that with a digital signal, NAS or Tidal, that katalyst out performs the analog version of adsm. One of my friends (an ex-Linn dealer) 'composed' a top LP12 comprising Keel, Ekos...
by Briain
2018-10-03 17:35
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 79241

Re: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.

Linn have had a good few teething issues with their SO calculation server (it was down a couple of times last week and all this weekend). When it went down the first time, it sat in queued mode for over 30 minutes (and I was using either the browser refresh icon or simply hitting the F5 key; same th...
by Briain
2018-10-03 16:40
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 79241

Re: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.

No shelves is a major drawback. I too integrate my sub via a bass shelve and tame some shoutiness via a custom filter at 2.5k. Linn wants to be the Apple of audio and abstract as much complexity as possible away. But not sure if that squares well with this market. I'm using a rear corner 345 sub wi...
by Briain
2018-10-03 15:28
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: KATALYST OR NOT
Replies: 12
Views: 6416

Re: KATALYST OR NOT

Hi In short, yes; it's a huge improvement and really, you need not read any further, but just in case you do wish a far more detailed version (including my thoughts on the latest incarnation of DVC) my findings - thus far - are as detailed below: I did two of them; one was an ADS/0 to ADSM/3 and the...
by Briain
2018-09-28 18:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.
Replies: 504
Views: 79241

Re: Linn announcements 9/2018, Selekt, etc.

Hi I was posting the below on the SO thread, but it got locked by the time I'd finished it, so as per the thread instructions, I'll post it here. I thus apologise if parts of the below have already been covered, I wrote it in response to that (vastly shorter) thread and I do not - at the moment - ha...
by Briain
2018-09-28 12:46
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Last orders for Standalone Linn DS Players 30/9/2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2861

Re: Last orders for Standalone Linn DS Players 30/9/2018

I'm pondering all this too; I'm sitting with a KDS/1 and KK/1 sitting on the carpet just collecting dust, at the moment. As my system's mostly used for TV sound, I'm just using the ADSM/3 to directly feed my 350A and sub DSP, but I am aware of how good the Katalyst KDS sounds and though I'd like to ...
by Briain
2018-09-20 16:22
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn forum down?
Replies: 299
Views: 57195

Re: Linn forum down?

... and, as I said earlier, the Klimax DS sounds (did sound?) better to me than the Klimax DSM. A bunch of us all heard the same thing at our 'Premier Inn Squad' factory visit last year (where both were used with DVC enabled and directly driving an analogue system); on the tune that they chose to u...
by Briain
2018-09-18 17:23
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn forum down?
Replies: 299
Views: 57195

Re: Linn forum down?

Even Apple doesn't resort to this type of behavior. Rather amusingly, Apple are known to be very good at keeping things quiet (apparently searching Chinese workers on their way in and out of Foxcomm, and the likes) but about a week ago, my understanding is that they left an unencrypted copy of the ...
by Briain
2018-09-18 12:24
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn forum down?
Replies: 299
Views: 57195

Re: Linn forum down?

They look hideous - like a triangulated alien trying to escape from a sports bag. Ha ha, yes indeed; you'd have to listen to them in a darkened room. There are other speakers that I'd love to hear (one of my friends - who has very good ears for tunes - heard a set of Diapason Ensemble speakers and ...
by Briain
2018-09-18 12:04
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn forum down?
Replies: 299
Views: 57195

Re: Linn forum down?

Meet the new Komri https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sFVp3nZUyE Just speculating :-) Well it certainly is a technically interesting product (speakers contain 18 DACs, 18 amps and 18 units and it sounds like as well as being able to select beamwidths, you can store numerous SO profiles - to suit diff...
by Briain
2018-09-16 00:10
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn forum down?
Replies: 299
Views: 57195

Re: Linn forum down?

Your technical input has always been really helpful Bri, and I’m sorry if you felt my negative comments were aimed in your direction in any way. Oh my goodness, no; I was not thinking of it in that way at all, my friend! I was merely intending to debate the worthiness of community inputs (warts and...
by Briain
2018-09-15 22:47
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn forum down?
Replies: 299
Views: 57195

Re: Linn forum down?

I found the Linn forum very useful when I started streaming back in 2010 because I had no idea what to do. But now the system works well and I find myself checking out the forum less and less often. In fact, my main source of Linn news is their Facebook page - and on top of that the forum recently ...
by Briain
2018-09-15 14:20
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn forum down?
Replies: 299
Views: 57195

Re: Linn forum down?

I wasn’t aware of those Dynamiks being dropped, Bri. Bizarre. Given that Linn have the ability to build to order, I’m also surprised that they can no longer be ordered. I also agree with you about locking down the forum; seems pointless. ‘troll I only found out about it when someone that I know att...
by Briain
2018-09-15 13:44
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn forum down?
Replies: 299
Views: 57195

Re: Linn forum down?

Hi The Dynamik kit for the 2250 and 5125 ended a few months ago. It's a great shame and I guess the sales of them had dropped to such a level that it didn't justify building another batch, but it's a shame they couldn't make another small batch, just to cover the few folks who might still want one (...
by Briain
2018-09-14 13:47
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn forum down?
Replies: 299
Views: 57195

Re: Linn forum down?

Hi It does seem mighty strange; even if they had to install myBB on a completely new physical server and then restore all the data from their backup set, it shouldn't take quite this long to get it all up and running (unless they're uploading it from an antique ReadyNAS and via an ADSL connection, o...
by Briain
2017-08-07 14:55
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Optimizing your DS
Replies: 109
Views: 69013

Re: Optimizing your DS

Re: Apparently no Musical Method of Evaluation? Yet just over a year ago you wrote on the Linn Forum about the Friwo power supplies (emphasis mine): "Of course, the main issue I was trying to address was not the noise coming out from the DC side, but the noise coming out from the other end; the noi...
by Briain
2017-08-07 14:23
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Optimizing your DS
Replies: 109
Views: 69013

Re: Optimizing your DS

Continuing on from the previous post, with the ring in place, below shows me now being able to trigger on the ripple (as opposed to the switching spikes): 4 MPP30 Ferrite Triggered_S.JPG Below shows how I wind cables through a ring (though it doesn't capture the Tourettes involved in getting the plu...