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by Music at Home
2009-06-02 00:21
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Connecting channels internally
Replies: 14
Views: 12033

Thanks Fredrick, Sounds like I need to do a few comparisons, including connecting externally using Linn Silver interconnects. Seems like I also need to remember to reverse the direction of the internal link depending on whether I'm going Ch1 --> Ch 2 or Ch 1 <-- Ch 2. I'm a little surpised that the ...
by Music at Home
2009-06-01 21:34
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Connecting channels internally
Replies: 14
Views: 12033

Connecting channels internally

When using the short red/balck twisted cable for connecting adjacent channels in the Chakra amps, is the connection directional? In other words, if I link channel 1 and channel 2 together, does the signal go from the output of channel 1 to the input of channel 2, therefore the connection from the pr...
by Music at Home
2009-05-19 14:12
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Majik C2100 Amp
Replies: 0
Views: 2097

Majik C2100 Amp

As well as the Katan Aktiv cards, I'm also on the lookout for a C2100 / Majik 2100 power amp. I've already sourced one Majik 2100 (in black) which is on the way, now looking for another one, preferrably in black to match the other but not essential.
by Music at Home
2009-05-17 15:47
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Chakra Aktiv Cards for Katans
Replies: 0
Views: 1868

Chakra Aktiv Cards for Katans

I'm looking out for a full set of Chakra Mono Aktiv cards suitable for a pair of Katans. I believe the correct card numbers are CHAKT09 and CHAKT10.

Please PM me if you have a set no longer required.
by Music at Home
2009-03-22 00:07
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: K600 a downgrade from K400 + K20?
Replies: 6
Views: 7372

I noticed that one end of the cable had a much longer section of the black shielding removed than the other. Is this a clue? That was probably the amp end as that would allow the cable to be connected to amps sat on different shelves. At the speaker end, all the terminals are grouped relatively clo...
by Music at Home
2009-02-19 23:23
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: My system updated
Replies: 10
Views: 8426

Hi Dastrix, I note with interest that you are using JM Lab Focal loudspeakers. I've recently picked up a pair of Chorus 806V's and they sound astonishingly good. Perhaps lacking a bit of refinement at the frequency extremes (to be expected at the price) but wondefully alive and communicative. I wond...
by Music at Home
2009-01-30 13:15
Forum: Lejonklou
Topic: Tunebox?
Replies: 28
Views: 28969

Tunebox?

Hi Fredrick, Have you ever thought about making a tunebox? Possibly one that could accept the new-style Chakra Aktiv cards or active filters of your own design? Not sure how much of a market there would be for such a product but if it's as cost effetive as the Kikkin, I for one would welcome such a ...
by Music at Home
2009-01-02 14:24
Forum: Me and My system
Topic: Playlist
Replies: 336
Views: 190056

"Ghostyhead" is very good, as is "The Evening of My Best Day"
by Music at Home
2008-12-03 15:48
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: quad wire soldering
Replies: 5
Views: 5410

Idea #2: Don't twist the four cores together to form one big cable. Instead, just place them next to each other in a 2-by-2 configuration, hold them firmly together with a few turns of copper wire, push the rear-end of the speaker plug firmly into the middle of the four cores, then solder the whole ...
by Music at Home
2008-12-02 20:51
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: quad wire soldering
Replies: 5
Views: 5410

Instead of soldering 4 wires to one speaker plug, how about soldering two wires to each speaker plug at the amp end - and at the speaker end strip the insulation well back (about 4 or 5cm), split the copper strands from each wire into two seperate bundles and solder a speaker plug to each bundle. Us...
by Music at Home
2008-10-18 20:15
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn downloads vs. Linn CD's
Replies: 31
Views: 20791

Enyway i downloaded the various artist album from linn in studio master kvality well sounds great but the music is horrerble so havent had the erge to download it other formats. Havever i have done ALOT of comparisons with well known and loved music in 320 files vs flac files and the the difference...
by Music at Home
2008-10-18 16:28
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn downloads vs. Linn CD's
Replies: 31
Views: 20791

Hi Cremona, I'm quite aware of how influential the room can be on the final sound and have taken the trouble to address this to an extent with some carefully placed room treatments. See photo: http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/8691/mf51jl6.jpg Any chance you could try some of the music samples ment...
by Music at Home
2008-10-18 13:18
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn downloads vs. Linn CD's
Replies: 31
Views: 20791

An update on my listening tests: I tried the Linn test samples, mp3, CD quality, Studio Quality and couldn't reliably tell them apart, even when comparing the mp3 version directly with the 96kHz/24bit version. A bit of an embarrassing result perhaps, but I'd be interested to know what kind of differ...
by Music at Home
2008-10-13 20:31
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn downloads vs. Linn CD's
Replies: 31
Views: 20791

Have you checked the phase of the power supply for the switch. This had some influnce in my installation. Another thing is the ethernet cable from the switch to the DS. I have found that the shield should only be attached at the switch end. It could be worth a try. I'm in the UK so not able to alte...
by Music at Home
2008-10-13 20:12
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn downloads vs. Linn CD's
Replies: 31
Views: 20791

Check if Linn still have the demo tacks on their WEB Linn records. Very short (a few sec each) but check if you can distinguish between mp3, CD and masterquality. Did you ever compared your Akurate DS with Majik/Sneaky and Klimax DS? What do you think of the differences? I'm away from home now but ...
by Music at Home
2008-10-13 10:18
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn downloads vs. Linn CD's
Replies: 31
Views: 20791

I'm using a QNAP 109 NAS and a Netgear GS105 switch. The switch is dedicated to the DS side of things - i.e. The only devices plugged into it are the DS and the NAS, then a cable goes from this switch to another GS105 which connects to all other devices on the network, i.e. ADSL Modem/Router/WAP, va...
by Music at Home
2008-10-12 17:50
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Linn downloads vs. Linn CD's
Replies: 31
Views: 20791

I've just downloaded the 'CD quality' version of "Beautiful Life" by Barb Jungr and compared it to the 'Studio Quality' 96kHz/24bit version of the same track. I have to say, I can't tell them apart :( If I compare them 'sighted', I *think* I can hear slight differences between the two that *might* g...
by Music at Home
2008-10-12 15:41
Forum: On the Inside
Topic: Leia DS - a DS application running on Nokia N800/810
Replies: 213
Views: 172660

Excellent. It all works perfectly Axel. Your efforts are much appreciated.

m@h
by Music at Home
2008-10-09 19:29
Forum: HiFi
Topic: Ripping contest!
Replies: 10
Views: 8219

Rather than a contest, how about simply uploading some example rips that demonstrate the difference between a 'good' optical drive and a drive that the contributor considers to be less good. Or rips that demonstrate the difference made by EAC settings or different software rippers. I think it would ...