hlinden

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About hlinden

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Personal Info

  • Location
    Westcliff-on-sea
  • Real Name
    Hampus

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Rega P3
  • Digital Source 1
    Arcam CDS27
  • DAC
    Leema Elements DAC
  • Integrated Amp
    Leema Tucana II
  • My Speakers
    Audio Physic Avanti
  • Headphones
    Hifiman HE400i
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. hlinden

    DAC recommendation

    Same for me, before i got the tucana i posted a question regarding current when driving low impedence speakers on their website and Lee replied within 24 hours. Stellar customer serviceand sealed the deal for my purhcase.
  2. hlinden

    DAC recommendation

    I ended up getting the Leema elements dac in the end. Just plugged in today. After the success with the Tucana I found it hard not to try the Leema DAC (bought unheard on eBay 😨). Need to get a new USB cable before I can use it with tidal but connected to my arcam cds27 it makes a night and day difference. A much better clarity and detail. Funny thing I just read up on after nosing around the bitrate display on the DAC, the CDS27 converts SACD to high res PCM over the digital outs (actually the DAC in the cds27 can't actually decode dsd, it just converts to pcm then decodes). Thinking a leema phono stage is next on my list.
  3. hlinden

    What are you listening to right now?

    Styx - The Grand Illusion [TIDAL LINK] Awesome cover art as well! Annoyingly not having a phono stage at the moment I had to go for the streaming version although I have the LP.
  4. hlinden

    DAC recommendation

    Any idea how i would do this? Im currently on the bottom five six dots? edit: just found the gain button on the front! Cheers
  5. hlinden

    DAC recommendation

    Had a bit more time to listen to the amp, also changed to balanced cables from my Arcam CDS (Mogami cables right now). As already noticed the bass is tighter than before, the bass drum on Eric Bibb's track Kokomo is much more realistic and "faster". There is also more detail in the top, especially noticed this in Chesky recordings such as Amber Rubarth - Sessions from the 17th ward. Briefly testing a friends Naim NDX in my system I definitely think I need to look at the source next, either a streamer or simply get a good DAC and keep running my PC streaming Tidal in to the DAC. On a side note, when putting my head *very* hear the Tucana I can hear a low hum, I'm guessing this is expected considering the size of the toroidal transformers and nothing to worry about?
  6. hlinden

    What are you listening to right now?

    Vanessa Fernandez - Use me
  7. hlinden

    DAC recommendation

    Decided to upgrade the amp after the recommendations here and went with the Leema Tucana II. It just arrived so not had a great deal of time to listen to it yet but first impressions are really good! The grip and punch in the bass is much more obvious and the sound is generally more relaxed compared to my old Yamaha.
  8. hlinden

    What are you listening to right now?

    Such an awesome album. Fantastic blues with that foot-tapping feel combined with a fantastic uncompressed dynamic sound.
  9. hlinden

    What are you listening to right now?

    I'm not denying it. I'm 37 years old and I'm listening to the above (especially a day like this with a beer and a steak on the BBQ).
  10. hlinden

    What are you listening to right now?

    https://tidal.com/album/89364265
  11. hlinden

    Wilco Johnson Mastertapes.

    Great artist, local to me. Love his version of "Can you please crawl out your window", found a cool Japanese pressing of "Going back home" on eBay for peanuts not long ago. Saw him in our local Chinese last year and my girlfriend had to stop me from asking for an autograph in between stuffing my face with spring rolls 😜
  12. hlinden

    What are you listening to right now?

    https://tidal.com/track/47290319
  13. hlinden

    DAC recommendation

    My main speakers are Audio Physic Avanti's @ 88db 4 ohms so not that hard to drive really, the room is about 17'x12' including a large square bay window. I've been looking at Audio Research power amps to possibly true in the future, not to get more grunt but a softer and warmer sound. I doubt I would need more than at 240W@4 the Halo delivers.
  14. hlinden

    DAC recommendation

    The more I look at it the more I like it. With balanced pre-out it would work very well as a pre if I ever decide to get a power amp.