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About zee9

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    New Jersey, USA
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Wigwam Info

  • Digital Source 1
    Unidisc SC
  • DAC
    Majik DSM
  • Pre-Amp
    Majik DSM/1
  • Power Amp/s
    Linn c5100 / c3200
  • My Speakers
    Linn Kabers
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. I’d love to see some pictures and more details about your kaber setup since I’m a big kaber fan too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Surprisingly I did the same thing yesterday from my dsm to my c3200 and my wife said how is the treble so much better suddenly. I could tell there is a difference but not as much as her young ears can. She’s my go to now for subtle changes. I need 3 more pairs myself for the daisy chain to my c5100’s Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Does KCT mean Klimax chakra twins? How much better could they be compared to Akurate 2200/3200? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. @sunbeamgls - thanks for the tip on the rotel RB850. You would be shocked to hear that it actually sounds better with a linn classic movie (as stereo preamp) and the rotel RB850 bi-wired than the Kinos and the c3200. I was dumb founded!!! I reset my Kinos to eradicate any issue (that maybe I had some surround setting not quite correct) but it sounded perfectly fine on my Kabers being fed to the c5100 (mids and lows) and the c3200(highs) Guess it’s the room and the rotel that made a huge difference. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I had mentioned in one of my earlier posts that I preferred my unidisk SC as a preamp over a fully renewed Kinos that I had acquired. A few inmates mentioned that I should retest it since the Kinos is a way better preamp than the one in the unidisk SC. My brother had borrowed my Kinos to start building a Linn System of his own and recently acquired a classic DI Movie which is a much much older all in one box. The moment we changed it out it actually seemed like someone uncovered the speakers from under blankets. Almost like I’ve added some stupid setting to the Kinos which takes away the whole meat of the sound. Does anybody here have extensive experience with a linn Kinos and could guide me how to do a factory reset or what could possibly make the sound feel so meatless and filtered HELP!!! PS - I only wish to use it as a stereo preamp. No fancy HT stuff. . . MDSM >> Akurate C3200 (tweeters) >> Majik C5100 (mid/bass) >> tri-amped passive >> linn Kabers
  6. zee9

    Chromecast Audio as a Streamer... again

    I used a cca wired before I bought my MDSM. I would not sell my chrome cast simply because I thought the quality is just fantastic against the cost. I did notice that the CCA via the optical out to a unidisk SC (my then preamp) was way better when it got a dedicated cat5 cable (not via WiFi) and was wired. It was at least 3x better than my appletv3 I like mdsm for the convenience and also since I literally paid nothing for it. I Preferred the digital signal coming to my preamp over the analog signal which I also extensively tried. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I’m guessing that means don’t bi-amp with the linn and the rotel due to different gains? I’ll let him use the rotel as a power amp for now and be on the lookout for a second Rb850 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Hi, The rotel RB850 just arrived today and seems really heavy compared to my chakra amps. I downloaded the manual today and also got my brother a Linn classic as a source/preamp. The Linn classic seems to have speaker outputs as well. It’s rated at 75w compared to the rotels 50w. http://docs.linn.co.uk/wiki/images/c/c7/Cms_Di_info_rev0.pdf Would it be a good idea to bi-amp them with the Linn classic feeding the highs and the rotes feeding the lows? Or should I just stick to the pre feeding the rotel and then a bi-wired connection from the rotes to the keilidhs? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. just since we're discussing the Kaber tweeters i have been considering upgrading my tweeters as well. i had heard that a real upgrade would be the SPKR038/2 compared to the 15/2's or 15/3's....... anyhow i still have my D-20-LP-2 (spkr010/1) in place. i just bought a replacement used woofer for my Kaber of a private seller and when we got talking i asked if he had any tweeters for sale. he suggested the spkr038/2 as well but said if you are really looking for an upgrade its just a matter of adding a resistor to the tweeter connection if you are bi-amping or try-amping. its a $5 upgrade and i wanted to ask if anyone here had heard or tried this. here are the two pictures he sent me saying you could try out the difference before its actually soldered in place. His instructions: Here is an instruction without cutting your speakers cables (if you cut them you just insert the resistor) this is the best way to do it but you will temper cable integrity. You can test it first if you have alligator clips (as you can see on the picture which I sent over IM) 1. Please ask your friend who knows to wo work with soldering iron and speaker wires. 2. Attach one end of resistor to banana plug of the speaker wire which are connected to a twitter post on the back of your speakers now. 3. Attach about 5 inch + or more speaker wire with same AWG to another end of resistor. 4. Attach banana plug to another end of this piece of speaker wire from step 3. 5. Connect to the speaker terminal.
  10. zee9

    Impedance 4 / 6 /8 ohm question ?

    I’m interested in this answer as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. @timster - does the volume display on the mdsm actually change when you change to a tv input or is it just louder. This is how I set it up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Aaaaaaah Perfect! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks to both of you. I’ll start with +10 dB on the tv when I get home today. I doubt the numbers that depict volume on the dsm is dB. But for me the difference in display numbers is 45(music) 55-60(tv) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Is there a way to set separate default volumes when you switch between inputs? I ask because my tv is also connected to my dsm and for some odd reason needs to be quite loud compared to radio/server/Unidisc etc so when I switch from tv to music it’s way too loud. The Unidisc preamp used to save the earlier volume per input Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Not to divert the topic too much but that was a project I did for a charity. It’s an event called the distinguished gentleman’s ride where everybody raising money rides in their best suit on a classic like motorcycle to raise awareness for prostate cancer and men committing suicide etc. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk