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  1. My first bake off, of many to come. I have had some advice from Lurch how to set this up, so hopefully we will keep everyone happy. On Saturday 8th June from 11am till late say 7pm? Due to having a small house, I have access to a big ground floor room 5M x 10M in the local PUB, ideal if you want to bring some BIG and loud speakers. Lots of Snacks and Drink provided, plus cheap drinks from the Pub. (overnight rooms available, if too stoned to drive home). Space for about 20 bodies plus any equipment you want to bring. Easy access and nearby unlimited parking. Happy to bring your music, your kit and swap in place of, or add onto . . . I will be having a Digital vs Analogue Bake Off theme - so bring your best of both and see which gets the public vote? Looking forward to a great time meeting fellow Wig-Wammer's and chatting about anything Hi-Fi or otherwise . . . Attendees: - Lurch Greybeard Lawrence 001 George 47 GJO Mayebazza Baggawire Parcelmonkey Joolz Orbscure Equipment: - Kii3 + BXT active digital speakers Linn Exact DSM Digital Streamer Krell KPS 20 iL CD player Krell KSA 250 Amp 85 lbs classic beast Linn LP12 with Ekos arm and Troika Cartridge. Townshend Seismic Sink Equipment Racks PS Audio Phono/Digital MC amp. Elipson PF14BT Active speakers with 10 inch sub. (a surprising performance) Naim SBL Lots of esoteric cables, toslink and other hi-fi tweaks . . . Guest Equipment: - Turntable Tron Phono MFA CD Lector CDP Oppo dac EE minimax phono Audionote DAC and preamp Nord power amp. Vitus Audio SS010 Mkll integrated amp PS audio directstream dac, Joolz Herron and Rabski's pre-amp Joolz Gordon Wellford pre-amp Joolz
  2. In very good condition with no signs of component burn or leaking capacitors. Complete with LED switch & original mains lead. Only two years use from 1988-90 when it was removed from my LP12 which was fitted with a Lingo power supply. Connected up at my dealers (06/04/19) and confirmed fully working. If you have any questions or need more pictures please ask. £125 or nearest offer. Cash on collection (West Midlands, UK) or posting fully insured at additional cost
  3. Majikal Linn amp if you are thinking about going Aktiv allowing six channels of amplification. Buyer pays all carriage fees at cost, which is quite reasonable using EMS. I've shipped several units from Taiwan to various corners of the globe using them with excellent results. I will ship your new amp in the original Linn packaging with a US style Linn power cord. Feel free to contact me for further questions or additional photos. I tried to highlight the slight imperfections in the photos. In real lighting conditions they are almost unnoticeable. Please see the link for photos. £900 plus shipping. https://www.audiowoof.com/show_ad.php?AdId=3577
  4. I just purchased a Majik DSM and MajikBox-I (Exakt) and intend to power a 3.1 setup with a Majik 112 center channel and Majik 140's. Is the profile applied when running SO+ against a surround setup different than that of a SO+ profile for a 2 channel only setup? i.e. are different corrections applied to accommodate for the difference in source (dolby) vs 2 channel?
  5. Peter Darroch

    Streamer advice

    Hi, I am looking for advice on streaming and next steps for my hi fi. I currently have Rega P3 with Linn Adikt MM cartridge and Neo PSU, Linn Classik as a CD player, Linn Katan speakers all through Moon 240i integrated amp with in built DAC. I am currently playing my i tunes and tidal on my i pad connected through the Moon DAC using the USB B cable rather than the MP in socket at the front. The amp tells me I am getting 44.1 kHz playback and it sounds really good. I plan to buy a streamer and am not sure about my next step. I know if I but the Moon Neo Mind I connect it to the internet initially wired and it then operates wirelessly, it seems a good solution yet expensive at £1700. I have seen Linn Majik DS used around £850 and if I could play this wirelessly it would seem a good bet, is it similar to the Moon in that it needs only an initial wired connection, or does this need to be maintained. The other question I have is whether the cheaper Arcam airplay around £400 would work wirelessly and provide good sound quality ? All advice welcomed kind regards Peter
  6. Selling my much loved and in excellent condition Linn Majik 6100D and Aktiv Linn Kaber speakers. Details as follows: 1. Linn Majik 6100D Power Amplifier 6 channels, 100W per channel Linn warranty to May 2019 Factory Fitted Dynamik Power Supply Black front panel with black feet Power switch located on underside front, RHS From pet and smoke free environment Excellent Condition (Additional photos available on request) 2. Linn Kaber Speakers (pair) Wired for Aktiv operation Black Ash finish with black fabric driver covers Tweeters upgraded from Linn 15/1's to a matched pair (+/- 0.5dB) of Hiquphon OW2-92’s Original pair of Linn 15/1 tweeters (if required) Kudstone bases, complete with standard spikes and solid/hardwood floor non marking ‘super spike’ feet Excellent condition (additional photos available on request) Linn Aktiv Chakra cards for Kaber Speakers. Set of 6 cards. 2 x Bass, 2 x Mid and 2 x Treble Sale Price: £2,150 Shipping Free Pick Up from Isle of Wight (the weathers really good here in the spring, promise!) Free delivery to Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton Post Codes Other UK Locations: £85 ParcelForce 48Hr for the bundle. Sorry, no international shipping options at this time
  7. orangeart

    DIY LP-12 plinth

    I promised some time ago in the Kegworth thread that I'd post about the LP 12 plinth I was building. I part exchanged an LP-12 against a pair of speakers a year or so ago and the intention was to sell it on. I used to love vinyl but can't frankly be bothered any more. I never really got into suspended decks though and always found the LP12 to be a bit expensive compared to the technology level it sat at. Anyway I never got round to selling it and have found myself thinking about plinths over that time. The one it is in currently is the classic fluted afro which is OK but I work with wood so it made sense to have something more individual. I had a look round at the other plinths available. Linn themselves offer a few plain timber ones and some other UK guys offer similar at less cash just in different timbers, still plain. Then there are the frankly amazing Chris Harban ones. The timber he has access to in the states and the level of workmanship are sublime, still not quite what I wanted though. In my house everyone plays the guitar and I've always really liked the workmanship involved in inlays and bandings, both the structural, decorative and instructional kind. Some are super simple, some crazy intricate. It just kept ticking over in my mind until recently. Having booked to show with a mate at the Kegworth show again and not having built a new pair of DIY speakers or amps or DAC etc this year, I decided to crack on - the annual show has always been a self imposed DIY deadline for me . The rest of the deck is pre Circus Ittok LVII. When it arrived with me I was told it was quite low hours having not been a system since the early '90s. It was a bit dirty but after a bit of a strip down came up well. The plinth will certainly be ready for the show but I would have liked time to get the rest of the deck fettled a bit better. I'll get it to bounce right but haven't really got the kit anymore to set the arm/cart up properly. Maybe one of you will volunteer on the Saturday eve after a whiskey or two! I'm not sure the cart is much cop, I'll try and have a look at it before hand or even borrow a decent cart from somewhere, I've got a Van Del Hul contact so that might work out. Even if I do get it all sorted I haven't got much vinyl (in good nick) any more. Budget won't stretch to one of @Spider vortex cleaners this month and there is probably not time to design and build one of my own. Probably best not to expect a huge amount from me then !!! Anyway - Internally these are BB/B birch ply, backed by 9mm Sapele, both chosen as the are easy to work and are both structurally very stable. The birch provides a great base for the veneers and bandings and the Sapele provides the internal structure for the top plate support strips (not yet shown) and the various base and brace components. I am actually making 3 plinths as I couldn't quite decide which way I wanted to go. All of them have 1 thing in common, the main veneer. This is hand swan striped ebony veneer 3mm thick, this one isn't actually that stripy but I didn't want it too 'busy'. The one you can see on my table saw taped into a frame shape has Sapele strings inlaid either side of the main part and is topped and tailed by white Canadian maple which is solid. The bottom part is cut into that classic Linn plinth undercut mitre shape which I have modified the proportions of slightly to suit the rest of the aesthetic. The other one has maple inlay strings and the top band and bottom undercut part are ebony. I love ebony, it looks great, is super easy to work and has a great heavy feel about it. There is actually one more not pictured here as it was still in clamps which is similar to the ebony one where I used African black palm wood instead of ebony as I wanted to experiment with something busier. It's a bitch to work with though but should look cool. I'm hoping to have a full compliment of stack audio top plate, arm board, base board, sub chassis etc here for the show as well so even if I don't get fully sorted sound and vinyl wise it should look pretty cool Anyway, here are some photos of in progress work. These should start to look more like plinths over the next week or so hopefully. 😁.
  8. Question I am interested in whether Linn DS users have found much difference in the quality of their systems based on the server software and hardware platforms they have used. History I have just bought a Linn Klimax DS/1 renew. Having built and played with a number of systems I ended up buying a Naim NS01 which I used as a big DDC, this was before Naim started producing their 'streamers'. This gave me a good service for a decade before it died. I sent it back to Naim and bought a Sonore Microrendu in the meanwhile, this opened my eyes to what was possible. I then spent time and effort honing my digital front end and got some excellent results for not too much money, in HiFi terms. My last pre-Linn front end included: Audiolinux + NUC backend (LMS), powered by LPSUs via LT3045s >> Audiolinux + NUC backend (Squeezelite), powered by LPSUs via LT3045s >> SingXer F1 >> Audionote 2.1 DAC NUC = Next Unit Computing. Small Intel boxes - not all of them work well in this context. The issue was that I had a system that was spread over three shelves (just the front end), had two 6A LPSUs running 24/7 and a spaghetti of cables. The DS reduced all this to one shelf. Sound Quality The Klimax is more detailed. I suspect the AN is slightly richer, not hugely but rather subtly and with respect to vocals especially. But, BOTH setups give me sonic thrills; if in rather different places. An issue with the DS/1 Renew is that it is a technological dead end, but would I spend the money needed to do an update if I had spent twice as much for a full 2nd hand Klimax? I think not. I would have been equally happy with the dCS NB I think, but that would have cost me an additional £500, second hand; and force me to buy into Apple. It is interesting to listen to familiar tracks and both pick up on added details, but also find other things are hidden deeper in the mix than I think they were. Sound Optimisation Sound Optimisation is a nice trick. The effect is noticeable, and the sound staging is very precise. With studio recordings the music sticks rather closer to the speakers than with the NUC/AN, but with natural acoustic material it is both precise and well spaced. I have played with v1 & v2, having read through the SO Thread. I bought the Renew from an ex-dealer who kindly bought it over and did the v1 settings, which I saved and then used as a base from which to tweak. I will read Paul's thread and then dig deeper. Last night I logged onto the Linn site and set up a few v2 profiles, which i think I prefer at my beginner/superficial level ......BUT, this is a long journey which I am sure will take time and effort. Servers With Audiolinux/NUC I found that I got a real step up with different server software, and where files are hosted. Currently I have three sources: Qobuz; Synology NAS running Minimserver; and Audiostore Prestige 2 (think NUC) running Audiolinux, files on 4 x 512GB USB sticks. Before going into the variation I have tried I have found the Linn to be REMARKABLY unresponsive to server and file changes, all rather small beer. Minimserver: NAS vs NUC/AL = No real difference. NAS Minimserver vs NUC/AL Logitech Media Server = No real difference. With the Naim NS01 there was a definite uptick using wav over flac. I read that potentially Linn sounds better with flac ......not to my ears. With Minimserver I DO find a nice uptick in upscaling files to 24/192; NOT something I have enjoyed historically. I had hoped that flac would work well as with Minimserver you can then flexibly upscale based on the file input, i.e. 16/44.1 > 24/176 & 16/48 > 24/192. In fact I found that what sounded best was ANY wav file upscaled to 24/192. Any thoughts or advise here gratefully received.
  9. Trying to decide to sell or have this upgraded back at the factory. Testing the sales water first, be quick as I have to decide in a day or two. I'm am the original owner, bought in 2008 in Rayleigh Hi-Fi, and later updated with the Dynamik power supply, essential upgrade really. I have also have a silver sleeve and front should black not be your preferred colour. Excellent condition, the remove is unused and still in the wrapper, a set of Linn Black interconnects included. It's up to date with the software, never missed a beat. Can be seen or heard if your around the Rugby area. Offered at a bargain price of £1400.
  10. For sale is my Linn Klimax Renew DS1 (Klimax DS2 board) digital streamer I have had this since 2015, (serial No 1366470) its in excellent condition, no marks or scratches. It comes with Lejonklou mains power lead and original Linn packaging. Im in West Midlands, UK, will post within UK free of charge, elsewhere at cost. Price £2200 or best nearest offer. Reduced to £2000
  11. The very heavy upgraded polymer stands, sometimes referred to as Kustone stands. All spikes, nuts and plastic top caps included. A few marks comensurate with age. £125 P&P at cost.
  12. Hello, I am new to the world of receivers and passive speakers. I did research for a couple of months and decided I wanted to listen to both music and movies through a receiver and speakers, versus purchasing a sound bar and sonus speaker. I recently purchased a Denon AVR-X2400H receiver and Klipsch RB-61 II bookshelf speakers during black Friday sales. Due to still deciding if this system was worth the money or if I should return and get a soundbar or powered speakers, I went to a local hi-fi shop to listen to Kef powered speakers. They had just gotten in a pair of used Linn Katan ch\1 speakers which I listened to in the store and took home. I have three questions. I am wondering as used, are they worth an investment of $350? I do not know how old they are, so I am concerned they might not work over time or if this is a good price for used speakers. Second, does the Denon receiver have enough power to get the best sound out of them? I have read they need a lot of power, work best with Linn amps, and I am concerned my receiver isnt a good match. I can't afford a more expensive amplifier. Third, are they a good speaker to use for watching tv, streaming movies through a roku? I have read some reviews saying they are not good for tv or movies. I could eventually get a sub, but I don't think I could afford another Linn speaker. I am loving the sound at home, but being new to this world of higher end audio equipment I am unsure if they are the best fit for what I want to watch and listen to, or the Denon receiver. I am also considering a different speaker, a Klipsc Rp 4000f. Then I would not need a subwoofer. I only have 4 days to decide before I have to return the original Klipsch speakers by the store refund deadline for a full refund. Any advice is very much appreciated. Thank you
  13. The LVIII’s were the last of the Ittok’s and the Mk2’s with the longer arm tube, smaller stiffer head shell and integral arm rest were made in very small numbers and are as rare as hen’s teeth. Some regard the Japan built LVIII’s as being better than the early Scottish built Ekos 1’s and arguably only worth replacing for the uber expensive Ekos SE. I bought this arm from Cymbiosis in 2011, it having been serviced by Audio Origami and given a clean bill of health prior to the sale. It’s been used on an otherwise top spec LP12 and had sporadic use since I acquired it. The arm is in immaculate condition bar the usual tiny head shell cartridge screw marks which are hidden and the grub screw retainer mark on the barrel, again hidden in use. I don’t have the original box, which I understand few owners do as dealers retained them for some mysterious reason. It was supplied to me in an Ekos box as you can see in the pictures. Please note a T-Kable isn’t included in the sale. I’m really unsure how to price this arm. LVII’s seem to be going for up to £650 and the last LVIII Mk1 I saw for sale some years ago was over £900. I don’t recall seeing a Mk2 for sale so it’s difficult to price. Ekos 1’s now seem to fetch over £1k so a much rarer Ittok LVIII Mk2 could reasonably fetch a similar price? Maybe I’m better off trying to auction it on Ebay but I’ll try here: £975 Inc. UK delivery.
  14. Hi After 4 years and about 1,800 hours, I think that my Adikt is close to the end. The sound became harsh and with a lot of sibilances, my modest Cambridge CXN is now a lot better than the LP12 to listen to. Is the cartridge worn-out? M.
  15. I am selling the turntable as complete and ready to go, including the cartridge and won’t split. I am looking for £1475, which feedback suggests is reasonable, but open to offers. It comprises: Base LP12: Serial No. is 0413** which I believe is July 1982. Plinth is fluted afrimosa and, I believe, not braced. Cirkus bearing. Platter could use a clean! Plinth is generally in very good condition but there are a couple of marks for which I can send photos. Cover also has a couple of very small marks and had new hinges 2 years ago. Ittok LVII arm fitted with Dynavector 10x5 Cartridge (around 100 hours only) Lingo 1 power supply which I have had for 18 months. It has not been re-capped while I have owned it. The deck has been regularly serviced by my dealer. Last service was 18 months ago when Lingo was fitted. I can send specific and more detailed photos to anyone who is interested and it is of course available for inspection. Whilst I have partial original packaging – box and bottom styrene - I don’t want to courier this item as I just don’t trust them! I live near Derby and would be happy to arrange delivery if we can negotiate reasonable fuel costs. Also I occasionally travel to Enfield if that would help.
  16. Alex 54

    Linn go class D

    With the release of the new Linn streamer models some have integrated class D power amps! For some time Linn have held the view that class D was an immature technology and not suitable for use in their amplifiers, so they must clearly think class D has come of age?
  17. Naim / Linn Isobarik Active System 3 off NAP 250 2 off Hicap 1 off NAC 32.5 (including MC Phono board). 1 off NAXO 3-6 Pair of Linn Isobarik PMS S/N 004747 & 004748 Plus all SNAICs. NAC A4 speaker cables approx. 2.5 m long. Outstanding condition considering their age. Despite no service record the SQ is excellent, particularly midrange. I have boxes for the Naim kit but not the speakers so collection ONLY (Aylesbury, UK). Price £4995
  18. GavJ

    Sneaky Linn

    Has anyone got or had a Sneaky? I am looking for a streamer, willing to spend £1k if its the right thing for me and a good deal (asking too much?) I have tried a few cheaper devices but have not settled with. I have a few Linn products and have been happy with them, so assuming theor streamers are good as well? Will not be using the inbuilt amp, will be feeding into a Meridian 501 pre amp / two Linn LK 140 power amps and pair of Castle Knight 5 floorstanders. Looking for at least the sound performance of my Karik / Numeric CD player. What about the app.. can anyone comment on this also Ta
  19. A pari of LINN Keilidh black speaker cabinets. they include the internal kustone blocks but no drivers, crossovers, stands nor filling. Fair condition - the rear upright edges on one cab need some attention. Good for a project. Pick up from North Wales or possible meet up, Wam taxi etc.
  20. FOR SALE (due to upgrading) - Linn Majik Exaktbox-i - 8 Channels - Exakt engines - 8x DACs - 8x 100W poweramps - All in one black and mint box - Transferable Warranty to October 2020 - Original Linn packaging - This is the same type of component used by Linn at the Scalford Show demos - Current list price £3950 - Price is £2950 including UK mainland shipping Photos added soon.
  21. Jim Liddell

    Exakt.Design Invites

    Hi folks, just to let everyone know that we have just sent out Exakt.Design invites to those of you who filled out your email address on our questionnaires. You should receive an email from hello@exakt.design. If you don't see it please double check your junk folder. If you still can't see it, send me a PM with the email address that you wrote down as some of the addresses were a little hard to read... Once you have signed in, you will be able to send one additional invite yourself. Look for the Invite Friends button at the top-right. Again, a huge thank you for attending our sessions, we all had a thoroughly good time and enjoyed meeting you. After accepting your invite, you will immediately be able to design your own Exakt crossover for any loudspeaker. For the time being these can only be deployed through an Exaktbox however, in response to your positive feedback, we are currently investigating the feasibility of the VST/Foobar/CoreAudio plugins and a Linn USB 8-Channel Exakt dev-board. In the meantime, if you have a specific project in mind, then we would love to offer our support to get you up and running. Just send an email to hello@exakt.design with some details about your project.
  22. Jim Liddell

    A Huge Thank You from Linn

    Hi folks, just wanted to thank everyone who attended our sessions, and of course the organisers for putting on a fantastic show. We all had a thoroughly good time and enjoyed meeting you all. If anyone has any feedback we'd love to hear it. We are currently processing all the questionnaires and hope to send out the invites in due course to those of you who signed up. Look out for an email from hello@exakt.design. We will make an announcement here once they are all sent out.
  23. Hi everyone. For those of you who are not already aware, Linn will be exhibiting at the HIFIWIGWAM Show this year to introduce Exakt.Design (https://exakt.design). Exakt.Design allows you to design your own Exakt Crossover for a loudspeaker of your choosing - whether that be improving the performance of an existing loudspeaker, or designing your own. Your Exakt Designs can be deployed and run in any Exakt Engine. In addition to the Linn Exaktbox, we are keen to support, and would like to gauge interest in, alternative platforms such as a VST plugins and foobar2000 components. Exakt.Design is currently invite only, and attendees of the show will receive an exclusive invite. At the show we will be giving demonstrations, and running workshops for those who are interested in a more hands-on walkthrough of the app. Our session timings are as follows: Saturday 18th March (preview for exhibitors only) 15:00 - 15:30 Demonstration 15:45 - 16:45 Workshop Sunday 19th March (open to all show attendees) 10:15 - 10:45 Demonstration 11:00 - 11:30 Demonstration 11:45 - 12:30 Workshop 13:30 - 14:00 Demonstration 14:15 - 14:45 Demonstration 15:00 - 15:30 Demonstration 15:45 - 16:30 Workshop We have limited places so to avoid disappointment, please let us know if you are planning to attend by emailing hello@exakt.design.
  24. Hi all,Has anyone compared the sound of an Auralic Aries Mini to that of a Majik DS (Dynamik)? I'm mainly interested in the differences when both are used as digital transports with an external DAC.Is the Linn a major step up? If so, in what respects?I'd really appreciate your thoughts.Many thanks,James
  25. Now SOLD. Thanks LINN AV5125 5 channel power amp for sale Black Mint condition Boxed (an original Linn AV5125 box but not with matching serial number) 575gbp plus postage and insurance at cost (I won't post without insurance). Could be collected at Scalford. Note - any marks showing on the photos are just dust picked up by the camera.