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About Paulssurround

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  • Digital Source 1
    Linn AEDSM
  • Digital Source 2
    Akurate Exaktbox 6
  • Integrated Amp
    Katalyst Akubariks
  • Power Amp/s
    4200, Exaktbox I
  • My Speakers
    Katalyst Akubariks,
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. I have been doing upgrades and tweaks to my system for a long time, and as soon as I upgrade or tweak something, I find myself already looking forward, trying to prioritize what the next change will be. My next upgrade will almost certainly be a new set of bass traps that will complement what I already have. Having borrowed a stack of Vicoustic Extreme Bass traps in my listening room, I found a significant improvement in sound quality. However, I am holding back at the moment, having put too much money into my system already. It will also give me something to look forward to this fall. The Katalyst upgrade for my Magic Exaktbox I is also on the radar, and I know that the Linn 10% promotion is ending soon. I have covered all the low hanging fruit, with countless "free" upgrades and tweaks, right through to moderate cost items and the more expensive component and speaker upgrades. I have looked at everything I can think of, with Space Optimization, room acoustic treatment, vibration control, cleaner electrical supply and reducing EMI as much as possible. I have even subscribed to the torque setting gurus. What's your approach , and what's next on your radar?
  2. Great post. Thank you for your comments. Happy listening. Thanks Smokestack, Great insight into listening to the music. I subscribe to a more wholistic listening experience and try to immerse myself into the music. I believe it is a deeper level than Tune-Dem. Somehow, I can focus on all the elements of the music and even the layers of music tracks, while getting a bigger picture experience. Most importantly, I rely on the emotional impact and whether it just sounds right. I do sometimes wish I had learned to play some musical instruments ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽท Iโ€™m sure my neighbors would be absolutely thrilled if I took up playing a saxophone as part of my mid life crisis. ๐Ÿ˜Š
  3. The closest person I know to you that does an exceptional job with the LP-12 is ThomasOK in Ann Arbour Michigan, about 4 hours drive from Toronto.
  4. Wonderful video!!! Thank you. I plan to check out his YouTube videos as well as his website,
  5. Thank you for sharing your experiences, and your kind insights. It sounds like you are on a fascinating journey as well. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ
  6. On this side of the pond, I would add a Classe amp, Bryston amp or a McIntosh. In the Linn world, a 2250, or even better a Klimax Twin should give you the power you want .
  7. Both great options. Thinking forward, as an end game system, wondering if the 350's will fit in the small seniors home room when Kelly200269 turns 85 Will the nurses tolerate him playing Metalica at 100 dB
  8. Hi Christian, I have my TV setup with the HDMI from my HD box directly into one input on the DSM, as well as my OPPO BluRay player connected with a second HDMI input. Then another HDMI cable from the DSM out to the TV, so all signals pass through the DSM, whether I have turned my Linn system one, or not. If I have my DSM turned on, and select TV, then the sound comes through my Linn speakers My TV sound will still work independently, even with the Linn system not turned on I don't use the HDMI ARC slot. Hope that helps Paul
  9. Moving to the Aktiv Akubariks will be a superb improvement for your system, and will nicely compliment your KK upgrade. IMHO, there is no reason to hesitate the purchase of the Akubariks, as they will be a wholesale transformation of your system on every level. My Akubariks started as Aktiv Akubariks, before I upgraded them to Exakt, and now to Katalyst. They have improved significantly with each upgrade and tweak, and continue to impress every day I play them. Cheers
  10. Great insight Eldarboy. The reason I posted this on this thread, is to let people know that there is a way to resolve the music in a far deeper sense, to be able to make adjustments to Space optimisation, and evaluate changes to the HiFi system with tweaks and upgrades. I find this is a far more powerful tool than Tune-Dem. Marijuana is legal here in Canada, and there are at least 10 weed shops within a 10 minute walk of my home. I have no interest to visit any of them, but feel free to indulge next time you are out this way. ๐Ÿ™‚