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  • Digital Source 1
    Linn AEDSM
  • Digital Source 2
    Akurate Exaktbox 6
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    Majik Exaktbox I
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    Katalyst Akubariks,
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Hi John, As you live in North America, I have not heard a North American HiFi system that did not benefit from power conditioning. As Nopiano suggests, it is worth a try to run the Krell through the power conditioner, and then compare it to the Krell amps being plugged directly into the wall. Many power conditioners are power limiting, even though they claim not to be power limiting, so that is why I would not plug amps into many brands of power conditioners. In your case, I would only plug in my preamp, streamer and other components into the Monster Conditioner and plug the Krell amps directly into the wall, but the proof is in the listening. That said, Monster brand power conditioners are generally not audiophile grade, compared to some of the better ones out there. Generally, Monster conditioners do a good job, cleaning up the power for a TV and some other electronic components, but tend to filter some of the audio information which can degrade the music listening experience. If the power conditioner is power limiting, then it will rob your music of it's dynamics. I currently use a Shunyata Denali 6000S power conditioner that is incredible and is not current limiting. My Akubariks and everything else goes through the Denali, as well as my Environmental Potentials 2460 wave form correction device. Pure audio nirvana All the best
  2. Yes, it does work. I had some speaker wire, made of pure copper wire, which I stripped off the outer sheath and connected that. It was an improvement in sound quality
  3. Great news Phino Welcome to the silicon implants club ๐Ÿ˜‰ It is fascinating what an improvement the silicon trivet can make.
  4. Hi Charly, Great to read your experiences with the Genelec speakers. I believe they are used a lot by people with recording studios and musicians. It sounds like you have a very cost effective solution to getting Surround. I am pleased to hear that connected to the DSM, that there are no latency issues with your Exakt front end. It sounds like a win win situation. Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜Š I have been fully immersed in 5.1 music for most of the night and in music nirvana. ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ
  5. Nice post. I suspect your HiFi system has a wonderful sound quality, as those components give a very satisfying and musical sound. I am going to listen to top of the line Audio Research pre and mono block tubeamps tommorow. It is a type of sound that I really enjoy. Happy Christmas
  6. Very funny Ray. Time to get a patent on that idea? I think Highfly could get more diffusion, with a few cases of empty wine bottles, and pizza boxes left as clutter on the table. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ Highfly, you have one of the most impressive listening rooms I have seen. That is an audiophileโ€™s dream!!! I notice the acoustic paneling on the ceiling and walls, and room layout. Room acoustics must be superb. All I can say is Wow
  7. I think you could use them as pavers in the garden? ๐Ÿคช Or throw a few of them in the boot when you have a snow storm, for better traction? โ„๏ธ
  8. The thing I love about your Mag Lev turntable is that it puts a new spin on things. Some would even say it started a revolution
  9. I agree with Tendaberry. The Gunstigs will probably give you better sound quality than sorbothane, but the true test is with the listening. I have used sorbothan successfully under my centre channel speaker in the past, but now use a different system for vibration control
  10. Congratulations on your new Linn HiFi system. You have chosen a great combination that should give you a wonderful music listening experience. I have set up many Linn Majik DSM/109 combinations before with Space optimisation , and am very impressed with the sound quality they can make. You can get much much better sound quality out of your current system, by applying Space optimisation v1 or v2, and then your system will move much closer to its potential.๐Ÿฅ‚ Additionally, you can search on this Forum, my threads on Tweaking Your Linn System For Better Performance Part 1 and 2 ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™ I agree with Timster about the Akurate Exaktbox I, and would be a good move for the future. I have a Majik Exaktbox I, which I use to power my surround speakers, and it is an excellent product with great sound quality. If you could post some pictures of your room, with speaker placement, it would be helpful for us to give you advice. Having one speaker in the middle of the room is not ideal, as you know, and the speakers will perform better if the have a wall behind them. Happy listening ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต
  11. I couldnโ€™t resist. It does make sense though, having met Aurelio back in April. He has a magnetic personality. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿป