The Linn forum is officially dead

General HiFi discussion, using the Tune Method to evaluate performance

Moderator: Staff

DavidHB
Active Member
Active Member
Posts: 61
Joined: 2016-07-16 21:28
Location: Isle of Wight, UK

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by DavidHB » 2018-10-09 12:16

H2017 wrote:Good bye Linn
Much as I regret the disappearance of the Linn forum, I think that we should continue to assess any and all Hi-Fi products by their performance by the kind of standards and criteria that are promoted on this forum. I'm not going to stop enjoying my Linn systems because I can no longer post on their forum.

David

Wolfie
Active Member
Active Member
Posts: 84
Joined: 2008-01-07 22:57
Location: London UK

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by Wolfie » 2018-10-09 12:18

DavidHB wrote:
H2017 wrote:Good bye Linn
Much as I regret the disappearance of the Linn forum, I think that we should continue to assess any and all Hi-Fi products by their performance by the kind of standards and criteria that are promoted on this forum. I'm not going to stop enjoying my Linn systems because I can no longer post on their forum.

David
Quite.
Klimax LP12 * KDS/3 * Solos/1 * Akubariks

H2017
New member
New member
Posts: 7
Joined: 2017-10-02 11:20

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by H2017 » 2018-10-09 12:35

Wolfie wrote:
DavidHB wrote:
H2017 wrote:Good bye Linn
Much as I regret the disappearance of the Linn forum, I think that we should continue to assess any and all Hi-Fi products by their performance by the kind of standards and criteria that are promoted on this forum. I'm not going to stop enjoying my Linn systems because I can no longer post on their forum.

David
Quite.
Please quote my full post!


I am really upset about Linns behavior and this is what I said. I am afraid they are on the wrong way .....

I just freshed all components of my System - so at the Moment I am not searching for a Change because I am happy with it as it is now ;-)
KLP12 - KDSM - KXO - Solos - Komri - all latest spec

Wolfie
Active Member
Active Member
Posts: 84
Joined: 2008-01-07 22:57
Location: London UK

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by Wolfie » 2018-10-09 13:15

Erm, I didn’t quote your post - I quoted David’s...
Klimax LP12 * KDS/3 * Solos/1 * Akubariks

Defender
Very active member
Very active member
Posts: 448
Joined: 2018-02-14 22:35

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by Defender » 2018-10-09 14:53

I have no LINN dealer closer than 200km away so whenever I decided to buy a Linn product (2 times in my life) it was not because a dealer was really "selling" it to me. Nor did I got any help from the dealer when I had to set up the product.

I bought because I got my information out of the Linn Forum. People which I would now call friends helped me setting up and making the best possible integration of the Linn product into my system. All for me relevant information came from Forum members which didnt had to sell me something so thats the best advertisement a company could have - customers who sell for them.

I am not asking for Linn R&D people to manage a forum but marketing people if they understand their job in the right way should - so the no capacity statement holds no water.

Than I got a lot of advice out of the "Optimise your DS" discussion from here so maybe its a good thing to stay here.
In case Paul Surround shows up or Bri and maybe some others show up once in a while I am fine.

Ozzzy189
Very active member
Very active member
Posts: 700
Joined: 2011-08-30 18:49
Location: North Lincolnshire -UK.
Contact:

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by Ozzzy189 » 2018-10-09 15:31

I respectfully think Paul surround would be more at home on the wam, most of his wacky threads would've been deleted here! Lol
When I heard the linn forum was going offline he's the first person who I thought of who'd feel like he's lost a big chunk of his life. He'd put a lot into space and travelled to see fellow linnies. It'll certainly leave a big SPACE in his daily routine.
ADS3/SagMono/Tundra 2.2- . Totem Tribe Tower.
Lejonklou demos available in the N of England.

SanAla
New member
New member
Posts: 3
Joined: 2018-09-04 04:55

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by SanAla » 2018-10-09 15:58

The decision by Linn to drop the Forum should result in the firing of both their Sales Manager and their entire Marketing department. Can you imagine how many businesses would KILL to have access to hundreds of dedicated, raving fans of their products? If they used the Forums as a tool to reach out to their clients and engage them in product development they would be speaking DIRECTLY to their consumers!

It appears as though Linn has decided to bucket the trend of more active client engagement and go back to the 70's with their marketing.

On a personal note, I want to thank all of you for your help and patience with my Linn journey but I fear that my journey will continue with a company who puts value on the idea of "community".

Peace.
Alan

macrotech2
Very active member
Very active member
Posts: 287
Joined: 2012-04-27 07:58

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by macrotech2 » 2018-10-09 16:03

I suggest everyone peed off the forum closure contacts Linn directly with their comments, made in a constructive manner. If enough people contact them, they make take notice. At least everyone will feel they’ve made their feelings known and Linn will find out how impassioned some of their (possibly ex) customers are. You can do no more.
KDS/3 Katalyst / Oppo 205 / Sky Q / Sagatun Mono Tarandus / Tundra Mono 2 Tarandus / Akubariks

User avatar
Music Lover
Very active member
Very active member
Posts: 1667
Joined: 2007-01-31 20:35
Location: In front of Lejonklou/JBL/Ofil

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by Music Lover » 2018-10-09 16:14

anthony wrote:The lp12 has been a steady seller for over 40 years.
No forum for much of this period.
Do you believe sales will now drop?
How many customers are happy with the forum decision?
How many are disappointed?
Based on a few forums I visit it’s 0 vs 50+

Sure it’s going to affect sales!
It's all about musical understanding!

DavidHB
Active Member
Active Member
Posts: 61
Joined: 2016-07-16 21:28
Location: Isle of Wight, UK

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by DavidHB » 2018-10-09 16:34

Wolfie wrote:Erm, I didn’t quote your post - I quoted David’s...
And I am the guilty party. There was no intention to mislead, but I only wished to comment on the aspect of the post that I quoted.

David

DavidHB
Active Member
Active Member
Posts: 61
Joined: 2016-07-16 21:28
Location: Isle of Wight, UK

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by DavidHB » 2018-10-09 16:39

Now here's a turnup for the book. Along with no doubt many others on their mailing list, I've just had an email from Simon Chisholm at Linn announcing that, following the demise of the main Linn forum, a Development forum will shortly be opened for the use of beta testers. I shall certainly be joining that forum. But it does make you wonder ...

David

User avatar
Andrew L
Member
Member
Posts: 23
Joined: 2007-11-24 23:01
Location: Nottingham, UK

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by Andrew L » 2018-10-09 16:48

DavidHB wrote:Now here's a turnup for the book. Along with no doubt many others on their mailing list, I've just had an email from Simon Chisholm at Linn announcing that, following the demise of the main Linn forum, a Development forum will shortly be opened for the use of beta testers. I shall certainly be joining that forum. But it does make you wonder ...

David
Sounds like Linn are running with hare and hunting with the hounds.
Andrew L

User avatar
Moomintroll
Active member
Active member
Posts: 158
Joined: 2007-04-22 21:52
Location: UK

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by Moomintroll » 2018-10-09 16:50

DavidHB wrote:Now here's a turnup for the book. Along with no doubt many others on their mailing list, I've just had an email from Simon Chisholm at Linn announcing that, following the demise of the main Linn forum, a Development forum will shortly be opened for the use of beta testers. I shall certainly be joining that forum. But it does make you wonder ...

David
I’ve just had the same email, DavidHB. Seems like a sensible move to me. I get the impression that access will be by invitation only, so Linn Development Team will have full control.

‘troll

Charly
New member
New member
Posts: 6
Joined: 2018-09-25 17:53

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by Charly » 2018-10-09 17:02

macrotech2 wrote:I suggest everyone peed off the forum closure contacts Linn directly with their comments, made in a constructive manner. If enough people contact them, they make take notice. At least everyone will feel they’ve made their feelings known and Linn will find out how impassioned some of their (possibly ex) customers are. You can do no more.

Very Good Point .. is there - beside the email for LINN Support - any other email we can use ??

I got also the Beta Mail and made a reply with some comments about the Linn behaviour. But i think that a reply to a mass mail will not get the right focus
Klimax DSM / Exaktbox Katalyst, C6100, Ninka, Exaktbox Sub, Sizmik,
Klimax Renew, LK140, Nexus

DavidHB
Active Member
Active Member
Posts: 61
Joined: 2016-07-16 21:28
Location: Isle of Wight, UK

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by DavidHB » 2018-10-09 17:12

Moomintroll wrote:I’ve just had the same email, DavidHB. Seems like a sensible move to me. I get the impression that access will be by invitation only, so Linn Development Team will have full control.
Yes. I'd expect pretty tight moderation as well. It's not much of a consolation, but at least we get to feed back on some stuff.

David

Peter@57m
Member
Member
Posts: 43
Joined: 2013-11-19 20:21
Location: Surrey, UK

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by Peter@57m » 2018-10-09 19:10

I see the Wam now has a Linn owners club and several Linn threads appearing. I wonders if it’s time to stop Linn specific threads on here unless Frederik is OK with them continuing. He has been very generous in providing us with a temporary home and I thank him.

I was on this forum and will stay on it as it’s very enlightening.

Thank you Frederik for the temporary Linn home.
________________
Regards, Peter

Gussy
Member
Member
Posts: 20
Joined: 2013-03-31 17:37

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by Gussy » 2018-10-09 19:35

Peter@57m wrote:I see the Wam now has a Linn owners club and several Linn threads appearing. I wonders if it’s time to stop Linn specific threads on here unless Frederik is OK with them continuing. He has been very generous in providing us with a temporary home and I thank him.

I was on this forum and will stay on it as it’s very enlightening.

Thank you Frederik for the temporary Linn home.
That’s a great post Peter.

+1 from me...

Wolfie
Active Member
Active Member
Posts: 84
Joined: 2008-01-07 22:57
Location: London UK

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by Wolfie » 2018-10-09 19:36

I’ve not received anything about the development forum. I’ll go and sulk in the corner...

Mick
Klimax LP12 * KDS/3 * Solos/1 * Akubariks

User avatar
Music Lover
Very active member
Very active member
Posts: 1667
Joined: 2007-01-31 20:35
Location: In front of Lejonklou/JBL/Ofil

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by Music Lover » 2018-10-09 20:05

Wolfie wrote:I’ve not received anything about the development forum. I’ll go and sulk in the corner...

Mick
I got one.
I will do my best to pull a few strings, getting an invitation to you (and to others in same situation)
It's all about musical understanding!

User avatar
Tony Tune-age
Very active member
Very active member
Posts: 943
Joined: 2009-12-19 19:07
Location: United States

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by Tony Tune-age » 2018-10-09 20:53

FangfossFlyer wrote:Definitely an end of an era and makes me wonder where Linn is going!

At least my LP12 sounds as good today as it did yesterday.
Same here, not sure exactly where Linn is heading and it may not be good. But like you, my LP12 is still the high point of my audio system. All other components are there just to support the LP12. May the Linn Sondek continue to live long and prosper!
Tony Tune-age

Wolfie
Active Member
Active Member
Posts: 84
Joined: 2008-01-07 22:57
Location: London UK

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by Wolfie » 2018-10-09 20:58

Music Lover wrote:
Wolfie wrote:I’ve not received anything about the development forum. I’ll go and sulk in the corner...

Mick
I got one.
I will do my best to pull a few strings, getting an invitation to you (and to others in same situation)
Thanks ML. I was mickc on there (and on the ‘Wam now too).

Mick
Klimax LP12 * KDS/3 * Solos/1 * Akubariks

pdcman
Active Member
Active Member
Posts: 91
Joined: 2009-11-01 11:19
Location: Wales

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by pdcman » 2018-10-09 22:43

I think the email was sent to anyone who had participated in any beta program past or present.
I think they may have realised that they would miss that input.

Time will tell whether abolishing the forum will cost them sales.

Wolfie
Active Member
Active Member
Posts: 84
Joined: 2008-01-07 22:57
Location: London UK

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by Wolfie » 2018-10-09 22:53

pdcman wrote:I think the email was sent to anyone who had participated in any beta program past or present.
I think they may have realised that they would miss that input.

Time will tell whether abolishing the forum will cost them sales.
I’ve been using beta firmware since they started making it available. Maybe they’ve yet to go through the entire list.
Or possibly I’m too tall...

Mick
Klimax LP12 * KDS/3 * Solos/1 * Akubariks

phino
Member
Member
Posts: 35
Joined: 2018-09-26 20:01
Location: Yorkshire

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by phino » 2018-10-10 00:14

Wolfie wrote:
pdcman wrote:I think the email was sent to anyone who had participated in any beta program past or present.
I think they may have realised that they would miss that input.

Time will tell whether abolishing the forum will cost them sales.
I’ve been using beta firmware since they started making it available. Maybe they’ve yet to go through the entire list.
Or possibly I’m too tall...

Mick
Me too, not tall that is... 5'9

timster
Active Member
Active Member
Posts: 90
Joined: 2018-09-20 16:42

Re: The Linn forum is officially dead

Post by timster » 2018-10-10 06:30

Perhaps all the Beta testers would be kind enough to repost the development forum threads on the Wam!

And how does one get on the Beat tester list now? I have Konfig beta turned on but no email. Perhaps when you select device beta, the linn cloud machine will automatically generate one?
One has to wonder at their thinking...
AEDSM (AKA ASH) -> AEBox10 -> M6100 + M2100 -> M140 + REL T5

Post Reply