Tambrose replied to Paulssurround's topic in Linn Owners Club and Forum's Hi-Fi Separates and ComponentsFor 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.
Tambrose replied to Tambrose's topic in Linn Owners Club and Forum's Network Music Players & Music StreamersAre the Gunstig pads the magnetic ones that attach to the bottom of pots/pans?
Tambrose replied to Tambrose's topic in Linn Owners Club and Forum's Network Music Players & Music StreamersThanks 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.
Tambrose posted a topic in Linn Owners Club and Forum's Network Music Players & Music StreamersI'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!
Tambrose posted a topic in Linn Owners Club and Forum's Hi-Fi Separates and ComponentsHi, 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
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.
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?
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
Tambrose posted a topic in Linn Owners Club and Forum's Hi-Fi Separates and ComponentsMy 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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