I really appreciate that insight. You've probably saved me days of trying to get my head around the permutations. I suppose there's no way other than listening to know if the Akurate DSM 1 or 2 has a better, worse or same sounding phono stage. Then again, that goes for the DAC Katalyst too. I'll look for a subjective comparison between an ADSM 1 or 2 and the Selekt. Neil M.
Most informative, thanks to everyone. Neil M.
I'm thinking about that, but if I were to do that, might I be better off buying a used Akurate DSM? Linn, perhaps correctly, have pretty much zero info available about there Phono Stages. It's all very well giving the available loading adjustments, but it would be helpful to know which technology is in what. I think I read somewhere that the Selekt Phono Stage sends the signal from the turntable directly to an A-D converter for step up and RIAA. I don't know if that's good, bad or indifferent or whether it's similar in the Akurate DSM. I don't think it's done that way in my Majik Kontrol. I hope I'm not muddying the water here, because I'm confident most discussions on this sub forum are about digital. I didn't think I'd get anywhere on the LP12 forum though. Ugh. Neil M.
Thanks to all for their input and guidance. Here's the thing. I wanted to make sure that I was also upgrading the vinyl playback as well as the presumed upgrade that the streaming part will give me, since I am just running a headless Mac Mini with JRiver out through a Musical Fidelity V-Link 192 DAC. In essence, I am trying to determine the best balance of upgrades between digital and analogue, so I wanted to make sure that the Phono Stage in the Selekt wasn't just a basic item just for legacy sake. Neil M.
Hi all, I am interested in obtaining a bottom level Selekt DSM. I listen to streamed music on my LAN and also vinyl on my LP12. I am currently using the MC phono section on a Majik Kontrol Pre Amp. Can anyone tell me how the MC phono section on the Selekt compares to the Majik Kontrol? Thanks Neil M.
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