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  1. Ok. I’ll get the Linn one. I’m traveling overseas right now, so I don’t know if the 3rd hole has been enlarged. Probably not, I’ll check when I get home. Thanks for the replies.
  2. Hi, I'm getting a newly rebuilt Troika for my Ittok LVII arm'd LP12. I wanted to get a protractor to get it aligned after installation. It looks like Linn has two options: the Circular Alignment Protractor or the Small Alignment Protractor. I've also seen a non-Linn brand but claimed to be for Linn arms (Ittok LVII and Ekos) circular one on eBay. It would costs less than the small Linn one. Anyone have a recommendation? Is it best to use an official Linn one? Is the Circular one better than the small? Looking forward to replacing my very old Rega green mm cartridge. Thanks, -tom
  3. I went to my dealer, just to be safe, and we opened up my ASH. It wasn't complicated to change it, but I've worked in electronics for a while. Now Konfig reports it as an MM Phone board. Need to get it hooked up to the LP12 to test it. I have the Surround Module installed and did get the SO with my two new Akurate Exaktbox 6s setup. I used Paulsurround's method to dial it in. It sounds pretty great. Thanks for the all of the advice.
  4. Thanks much timster ! I feel better now. Hoping to check the phono board for mm tomorrow.
  5. I have a new Akurate System Hub. I have it mostly setup in Konfig, but I can't setup the Phono inputs. Under the About page it shows that the board is installed: PCAS611L1R2 e00000084a3b5514 MC Phono Board v1 When I click on the Phono tab, I see this: NO DEVICES FOUND... Not sure if I'm missing something obvious. I'm going to open it up tomorrow to see if the board is installed for MC or MM. I need MM. Thanks in advance!
  6. For example, will they announce a summer promotion for 2019? How? Will we have to keep watching the Linn site? I'm about to pull the trigger on a big purchase, but am hoping that there will be a summer promotion announced soon that will be good for my purchase.
  7. Are the Gunstig pads the magnetic ones that attach to the bottom of pots/pans?
  8. Thanks for the feedback everyone. Paulsurround - I will try the Ikea Gunstig pads. I had also read your post about Cat8 cables. I plan on ordering some when I get my Akurate System Hub and Exaktbox.
  9. I'm realizing that my QNAP NAS is 11 years old and there are no longer new firmware releases for it. Would getting a new model improve the sound from my DS? Would the performance/responsiveness of Kazoo on my iPad change? Thanks!
  10. Hi, I'm planning on replacing my Majik DS (2008), 5103 to aktiv Espeks, aktiv Ekwal (center), passive Katans (surrounds) drivin with two AV5125 (non-Dynamik) with an Akurate System Hub + surround module and Akurate Exaktbox 6. I was going to get two Exaktboxes to allow the Espeks to be fully Exakt and the other speakers to be Exakt surround pass-thru. Now, I think I will just get one to start. Then I can run all of the speakers with Exakt surround pass-thru and still use my aktiv cards for the fronts and center. I can also experiment with just running the Espeks fully exakt to see if the upgrade is worth it. My local dealer has no Exaktboxes, so I can't try it before I buy. I was also going to replace the Linn black interconnects to the 5125s with Silver. Does this plan seem ok or do folks think I the upgrade to full exakt on the Espeks will be big enough to just do it right away? I've done some searches and haven't found a lot of reviews of going from aktiv to exakt (there are some) with older Linn speakers. I haven't found any with Espek/5140s. Thanks
  11. I found the US pricing for the Selekt Katalyst Surround was around $15,000. The Akurate System Hub is $4000 and the Akurate Exaktbox 6 are $5600 each. Not sure about the surround upgrade for the System Hub, maybe $1500? So it seems that for approx 10% more, I'd get a bigger improvement.
  12. So after a bit of research, it seems that a Selekt Surround Katalyst is not that much less than an Akurate System Hub + surround upgrade and two Akurate Exactbox 6 boxes. I’d need two more amp channels too for the Katan surrounds. Right now I have Espeks aktiv, Ekwal aktiv, and Katan (passive) surrounds all driven by two 5125s (non-Dynamik). It seems that this might be a bigger upgrade for only a bit more money. Thoughts?
  13. I have an older Electrocompaniet ECP1. Other than the Blu-ray player, it is the only non-Linn component in my setup. I took a quick look at the the Selekt this week at a shop. I’m reading up a bit more. Thanks
  14. My 5103 is starting to act up...mostly issues with static when using a digital source, like the set top box or Blu-ray player. I can power cycle the 5103, but have wait a minute or two to power it on, then it will clear up. I want to start thinking about a replacement that will be good for surround and 2 channel. The rest of my setup: LP12, Magik DS (the original version), two 5125 power aktiv Espeks, aktiv Ekwal, and passive Katans for the surrounds. I’ve seen a used Akurate Kontrol or a Kisto that would drop in and be an improvement, but still 10+ year old. Or I could get a new/newer non-Linn pre/pro that has HDMI and room correction (Anthem AVM60, Mcintosh MX122, or ??.) Anyone else make a similar move? I *think* the Akurate DSM with surround module and Exaktboxes would be more than I’d want to spend. Thanks
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