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Post by kota » 2017-03-17 02:49

Hi there

Thanks for accepting me on the forum. Been a Linn/Naim user for decades and also a member of other well known forums using the same nick. Always looking for new opinions and this place seems to be full of valuable information I can always use and maybe contribute with some of my own.

At the moment my system is as follows:

Fluted black LP12/Kore/Cirkus/Lingo1/majik solid base/Ekos1/Troika, Mogami T-Cable, Naim cd3.5/72K/HiCap/180, NACA5, Neat Mystiques2

Cheers,

Pedro

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Post by Music Lover » 2017-03-17 09:12

Welcome
Fluted black - That must look awesome !!

The original fluted afromosia plinth is a classic and so is the black ash plinth.
So you combined those.
Who made it?
Pictures would be nice :)
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Post by beck » 2017-03-17 10:47

Welcome. We do like well sorted passive systems here so you seem to fit in perfectly. Pictures and even video clips would be more than welcome in your presentation. :-)

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Post by kota » 2017-03-17 20:00

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Kind of cool, right? :-)

Thanks for the welcome replies. I'll post a few more later on. Mind you this is actually an 87 Greaves of Sheffield afro corner braced plinth I've stained black myself ...

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Post by beck » 2017-03-17 22:05

Black and Troika red always goes well together! :-)

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Post by lejonklou » 2017-03-18 00:21

There's never been a better looking cartridge than Troika.

Welcome to the forum!

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Post by kota » 2017-03-18 01:06

Thanks. Indeed it is.

Have you got an agent for your products in this country by any chance ?

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Post by lejonklou » 2017-03-18 01:35

No, none in Portugal yet.

Do you have any suggestion?

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Post by kota » 2017-03-18 01:40

lejonklou wrote:No, none in Portugal yet.

Do you have any suggestion?
Let me make some contacts. I might just find know someone in the trade that could be interested. Please bear with me ...

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Post by kota » 2017-03-18 01:44

Here you go, as promised. These were taken before installing the Kore and the Troika just recently. I was using an Asaka and a Majik boxed sub-chassis then but all the rest is what I've got at the moment. Sorry for the poor pics quality but both the camera and the photographer suck ...

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Hope you like it :-)

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Post by Music Lover » 2017-03-18 08:08

Gorgeous!
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Post by matthias » 2017-03-18 09:01

kota wrote:These were taken before installing the Kore and the Troika just recently. I was using an Asaka and a Majik boxed sub-chassis then but all the rest is what I've got at the moment.
Hi kota,

nice set-up you have, welcome to the forum!
One question:
Did you compare the Kore to sub chassis from 3rd party manufacturers and if yes how would you describe the differences?
Thanks.

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Post by kota » 2017-03-18 12:01

Thanks all :-)

No I haven't, Matt. I got the Kore from a very well known and respected UK dealer as an ex-dem item and for a reasonable price. Unfortunately I live on a limited budget and I've got to take these kind of opportunities when they arise. Also, none of the other third party alternatives are available in this country so I had to take the chance.

The good news is that I'm extremely happy with the Kore. Probably the best single upgrade I ever made on this particular LP12 :-)

Cheers,

Pedro

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Post by matthias » 2017-03-18 12:20

kota wrote:The good news is that I'm extremely happy with the Kore. Probably the best single upgrade I ever made on this particular LP12 :-)
Pedro,
enjoy:-)

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Post by ThomasOK » 2017-03-18 21:20

Nice looking system - all basic black.
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Post by kota » 2017-03-19 15:59

ThomasOK wrote:Nice looking system - all basic black.
Thanks, Thomas :-)

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Post by beck » 2017-03-19 16:19

I was kindly reminded when I first started posting here on this forum that shortening the mounting screws for the cartridge will give better sound because of less weight being moved. I did it and it worked. Just passing the advice on to you! :-)

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Post by kota » 2017-03-19 16:52

beck wrote:I was kindly reminded when I first started posting here on this forum that shortening the mounting screws for the cartridge will give better sound because of less weight being moved. I did it and it worked. Just passing the advice on to you! :-)
Thanks for that. These are the stock hex stainless steel bolts that came with the Troika. If I remember correctly, these are the absolute minimum height original ones that can be used with this cartridge , but I could be wrong of course ...

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Post by beck » 2017-03-19 17:19

Yes, you have to DIY. I carefully used a pincer and polished the rest down to the mark. Mark the screws before you remove them and remember to remove the Ekos from the Sondek before you do anything.

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Post by trixter » 2017-07-10 22:12

kota wrote:Here you go, as promised. These were taken before installing the Kore and the Troika just recently. I was using an Asaka and a Majik boxed sub-chassis then but all the rest is what I've got at the moment. Sorry for the poor pics quality but both the camera and the photographer suck ...

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Hope you like it :-)
Wow! I like it very much. Thanks for sharing with us this awesome Kore's picture. Love it!

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