david1111

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About david1111

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  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario. CA
  • Real Name
    David Cook

Wigwam Info

  • Turn Table
    Thorens TD 160
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    TP16, Shure V15-IV
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    GSP Reflex M
  • Digital Source 1
    Linn Unidisk 1.1
  • Digital Source 2
    Linn Unidisk 2.1
  • DAC
    MF A3-24
  • Pre-Amp
    YS-Audio Symphonies
  • Power Amp/s
    Adcom GFA 555ii
  • My Speakers
    Kef R107 w Kube
  • Headphones
    Sennheiser HD 540 ref
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade
  1. Another thing I do the deaden the vibrations on very sensitive units like CDPs and Tube pre, is adhere (peel and stick) an 1/8" sheet of Sorbothane to the bottom of the unit. But only on units that don't run very hot. Dave
  2. Good info Paul. I have done much the same thing. And yes, it does make a difference. I get my bamboo cutting boards from a chinese grocery store, and for absorption feet, I use double yellow dot Squash balls. I place a 1/2" x 16" x 16" black solid marble tile, on top of 4 squash balls, then a piece of 1/8" rubber mesh carpet underlay, then a bamboo cutting board (water-based stained, black), then the unit sits on the board; but first I install, or replace the hard feet with some 3/4" silicone, stick-on feet (from Hudsonhifi.com). Then I top it all off with a black, sand-filled ankle weight, spread open on the top of the unit to deaden the top surface. I can also move the weight around for fine-tuning the leveling. If the unit has venting slots on the top like my tube preamp, I removed the plastic sand-filled bags from the ankle weight, and place them on top of the pre, between the vents. To keep my amp cool, I have a pair of 6" diameter computer fans attached vertically via a piece of 1/2" x 1/2" aluminum angle, which sits immediately behind the rear cooling fins, and blows on them. These also blow constant air thru the gap between the board and the bottom of the amp, supplying a constant source of cool air to the bottom vents in the amp. I use any cheap stuff i can get my hands on, lol, and it's kinda fun inventing the stuff eh? Cheers. Dave
  3. Yeah, I've just got CDs, except for one SACD that I just picked up. DSOTM. It sounds amazing, which is good cuz I was always disappointed with the basic version. I'm glad to hear that the laser is probably not too difficult to change. I'm sure that I'll have to have it done at some point. I'll probably order one in so I have it when I need it. Dave
  4. My Unidisk 2.1 came from Vancouver. You must have a good Linn dealer in town. I'll mention the cleaning to my tech guy. He's a very talented tech guy, so I'm definitely fortunate. The only big issue will be if a motor goes. hopefully that won't happen, because I checked with Linn and I can get some belts, but the motors aren't available any more. If I keep it clean and lubed tho, there shouldn't be too much stress on the motors. Happy listening. Dave
  5. Hi Paul, Yes, unfortunately you're right. Linn no longer services their CDPs. I'm in Toronto, otherwise I'm sure there are tech firms in the UK that would be able to do it. As it is, I can change the belts myself, (I've had it all apart and it's not too bad), and any more complex items like lasers can hopefully be done by a local tech that I know. However, he has never worked on a Linn Unidisk, and I am hoping to get some instructive info to assist him when the lasers die. The 1.1 laser was replaced 4 years ago, so it should be okay for a while, but my 2.1 ... i don't know. But the laser is a standard Sony item, and still very available. I've heard a lot of good things about OPPO's, so your CDs must be sounding pretty darn good. I am planning on keeping the Unidisks as I have a lot of CDs, and the cost of LInn streaming equipment is a little out of my budget just now. Who knew, 20 years ago, that CDs could sound so good, eh? (The 'eh' is cuz I'm Canadian. I just can't help it!). Cheers. Dave
  6. Hi, I'm new to the Linn forums, however I think I remember seeing a post in the old forums with instructional info on replacing a Laser in a Unidisk 1.1. I don't actually require a new laser at the moment, but seeing as I have a Unidisk 1.1 and a 2.1, I thought I should be familiar the process, going forward. I have ordered some replacement belts for the units, as the drawer on the 1.1 does not operate smoothly, and I'm sure the rubber will deteriorate on both units over the years, and I will always want to play CDs, even when one of the Unidisks becomes a transport-only, for a DSM. The Unidisk 2.1 sounded better than any other CDP I'd heard at the time, and the 1.1 which has the Dynamik PS upgrade, sounds fantastic with CDs; and absolutely amazing with SACDs. So, keeping them operational is imperative for me. So if anyone knows how I can access a post on the replacing a laser in these units, please let me know. Anyway, it's nice to be part of group of enthusiasts with such a common interest, and I appreciate any/all assistance you can offer. Cheers. Dave
  7. Sorry, I believe I posted this in the wrong forum. I'm new here and am not sure how to delete it, but I will re-post it in the correct forum to begin with. Hi, I'm new to the Linn forums, however I think I remember seeing a thread in the old forums with instructional info on replacing a Laser in a Unidisk 1.1. I don't actually require a new laser at the moment, but seeing as I have a Unidisk 1.1 and a 2.1, I thought I should be familiar the process, going forward. I have ordered some replacement belts for the units, as the drawer on the 1.1 does not operate smoothly, and I'm sure the rubber will deteriorate on both units over the years, and I will always want to play CDs, even when one of the Unidisks becomes a transport-only, for a DSM. The Unidisk 2.1 sounded better than any other CDP I'd heard at the time, and the 1.1 which has the Dynamik PS upgrade, sounds fantastic with CDs; and absolutely amazing with SACDs. So, keeping them operational is imperative for me. Anyway, it's nice to be part of group of enthusiasts with such a common interest, and I appreciate any/all assistance you can offer. Cheers. Dave
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