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Where to next?

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Hello.

I currently have an LP 12 (Ekos SE, Kandid. Klimax Radikal 1, Urika II).

I run this via a KDSM (Utopik/Organic) into a Boazu 1.1.

I would like to know your thoughts on next steps.

I am considering the Radikal 2 upgrade, but also mulling over superkikkin and Tundra stereo vs the Boazu 2.

The single box solution appeals. I have heard but not demoed the Tundra with a Sagatun and was very impressed, I'm just not sure if it is worth waiting for the Boazu 2 to land.

Fredrik kindly shared his thoughts on the potential of an upgrade beyond 1.3 for the current Boazu so that is an option to consider, though less concrete.

I'm leaning towards the R2 upgrade and waiting for the Boazu 2, but hoped folks might comment.

Chris
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Hmm... I think you can't go wrong with the R2 upgrade - I have a similar LP12 - but outside of that are many options!

I'm struck by your Urika II and KDSM combo in between the LP12 and Boazu. I've listened to several KDS/Ms including the NG version, and heard Boazu in both 1.1 and 1.3 forms, I wonder whether you would benefit from thinking even wider... How much do you listen to vinyl vs streaming? What are your speakers? Cables?

My own path has seen me replace ADS/3 with Kalla. I listened to NGKDSM since without any desire to acquire one. I also replaced Urika I with Entity. Depending on your priorities, this direction may be worth considering... and might even be cost-neutral? I'd be happy to share my experience of this, and of Lejonklou pre/power amps - feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
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Thanks David.

I do most of my listening on vinyl, but do have an extensive ripped CD collection stored on a NAS.

I'm not a streamer as such.

Cabling is Linn Silvers in the system and I have some MCRU bespoke speaker cables to my Kudos Super 10s.

Chris
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Post by Charlie1 »

If you're not enjoying vinyl as much as you once did then definitely question the Urika II approach and consider Entity/Tramp 2.

If you are enjoying your system very much then Radikal 2 upgrade makes most sense to me.
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Thanks Charlie

I'm enjoying the vinyl very much.

I think it'll be R2 next.

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Another vote for the Radikal 2, as it not only improves your LP12, but also the Urika 2. From there on it gets trickier, you'll probably have to swap a lot of components...
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