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  1. One Linn 038/2 Tweeter in very good condition and fully working. Standard in: - Ninka - Katan - Espek - Ekwal - Trikan Upgrade for: - Keilidh - Keltik - Kaber -AV5140 -AV5120 85 GBP including UK mainland shipping and insurance. Shipping to other locations at cost, but must be with insurance. Thanks
  2. 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.
  3. Very first post for this new kid in class… I am “across the pond” in Seattle but my audio gear is all UK made so I thought this would be a good place to paddle in. I have Linn and Rea gear in two very different listening locations. Our main home in Seattle was built in the 1950s and features an odd boiler based heating system with hot water tubes in the ceiling. The main living room is a “lively” sounding long L shaped space with low ceilings (due to the heating system) with lots of windows at the opposite end. We also have a cabin on Orcas Island (out near Victoria BC Canada) with a much warmer forgiving sounding space with tall wooden ceilings and a thick rug right in front of well placed speakers. Seattle: Linn Majik DMS (digital streaming, DAC and amp) Linn Majik 140 speakers SONOS (Connect Amps, Connect, B/W speakers) for non critical multi-room listening (kitchen, outside deck, etc) Orcas Island: Rega Elex-R amp Rega RS7 floor standing speakers Rega DAC (earlier model, not the DAC-R) SONOS Connect (digital streaming) Rega Planar 6 turntable w/ high end Ania MC coil cartridge and Rega Planar power supply Rega Aria phono stage pre amp The Seattle system sounds great while streaming Tidal via the Linn Majik system (Kazoo app). No complaints. But streaming to multiple rooms involves switching inputs and using the SONOS system which just does not deliver the same sound quality. But for non critical listening it is fine. On Orcas Island the Rega turntable system sounds amazing. Streaming via the SONOS Connect is the main weakness though. I would like to preserve the sound quality I get from the Rega turntable system on Orcas. I plan on using Roon at both locations. The SONOS Connect on Orcas needs to go first. So the question is how best to approach this without creating an exploding budget domino situation? * I could just get a new hi def Roon compatible streamer on Orcas and leave the rest alone? * I could get a new streamer and DAC (one box or two) and keep using the Rega Elex-R? * I could replace the SONOS Connect, Rega DAC and the Elex-R with new components? ** One high end but expensive option is get a new Linn Selekt (with or without Katalyst) plus amp Module for Seattle and move my Linn Majik to Orcas Island? ** Another even more expensive (but intriguing) option is adding a new Linn Akurate System Hub (Exakt DSM) plus a Akurate Exaktbox-I (w/ 8 channels Majik Amps & 8 channels Katalyst DAC) and move my Linn Majik to Orcas Island? *** And then there are a zillion other options? Any thoughts here? Thanks! Max
  4. Good Morning All, Hopefully I'll not incur the wrath of the moderators as this isn't a eBay link but a Gumtree one - https://www.gumtree.com/p/speakers/linn-active-speakers-prototype/1353622953 I'm sure somebody here might be interested? Regards Richard
  5. Linn 350 speaker passive modules, from Krescendo HiFi On Ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Linn-350-speaker-passive-modules-from-Krescendo-HiFi/113890770050?
  6. Black, excellent condition. Was originally built as a DS/1 and was Katalyst and Exaktlink upgraded at the Linn factory in April last year. Invoice for the upgrade from Linn retailer (Peter Tyson) will be included with the DS and will have the full balance of the transferable 5 year warranty. Original remote, mains lead, box and packaging for safe shipping. £2,850 + postage at cost I'm located in Argyll and Bute, post-code PA29 but make regular trips to Darlington, County Durham (and anywhere along the route)
  7. @All proud Linn owners (and users of TuneIn streaming services), I've just joined this forum (after reeling over the closure of the former Linn forums for some time) and it's taken me far too long, but I won't reopen those wounds. Instead, I'm more concerned with these new ones inflicted courtesy of this news I stumbled upon this morning on the BBC website regarding TuneIn streaming services: Changes to access of BBC live radio streams on selected TuneIn platforms in the UK https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/entries/37e4e3f6-fbd2-4c14-8d72-7f7139641582 Needless to say that I was dismayed to discover this and am worried about what this means for me in how I use my Linn system - listening to these BBC streams (care of TuneIn) make up a large percentage of my listening. This annuncement was posted on the Beeb in early August 2019, so there's every chance that this news has already filtered through these forums and if so, sorry to rehash things. I am poised to contact Linn support directly for the official line on the implications of this announcement, so I'll share that here if there is interest. Kind regards,
  8. Very good friend of mine has a project requiring a dead / broken Linn Troika as a base for another cartridge, anyone out there in Wigwam land know of such a beast?
  9. Pair of black ash cabinets in decent condition. Plus 4x grilles in good condition. Driver mounting screws and grille fittings included. Be quick to say if you want them!
  10. 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
  11. Mate of mine is moving house and is clearing out his Linn system, based in Essex - Braintree area. For sale is Keltik Speakers in Cherry veneered fronts, with rare stereo active cards for £1200 3 x LK140 Black power amps ( £350 each) AV5125 in Silver £450 AV5103 in Silver - Blue screen £350 Linn Tukans in Cherry - £200 Used as an AV set up, so cables would be available as well. Any question please ask, pictures will follow later. Thanks
  12. 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?
  13. Hi all, I have had a Linn Classik Music since 2005 and still love it. I was previously running a Project turntable through it via a basic Project phono stage. I recently got my hands on an LP12 (entry) with an Active MM cartridge, which worked fine with the Project phono but I decided it was time to upgrade to a proper phono stage worthy of the LP12. I bought a second hand MM enabled Linn Wakonda in great condition and hooked it up (LP12 to Wakonda phono input, Wakonda line output to Classik aux input). But to get any sounds out of it I have to really whack the volume up and it sounds very muffled. I have clearly made some rookie error but can't figure out why... can anyone put me out of my misery? Many thanks in advance, Josh.
  14. 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 Lawrence 001 (+ friend?) George 47 Mayebazza Baggawire Parcelmonkey Joolz Orbscure ithilstone + guest GLB zeta4 FrankD Jessica_k Millennium lilolee Mr Underhill ian917 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 Lurch Phono MFA Lurch CD Lector CDP Lurch Audionote DAC and preamp Georeg47 Nord power amp. Georeg47 DCS Bridge George47 2 Mains extension Power Blocks George47 Vitus Audio SS010 Mkll integrated amp parcelmonkey PS audio directstream dac, Joolz Herron and Rabski's pre-amp Joolz Gordon Wellford pre-amp Joolz NVA Cube1s speakers and cable and stands. ithilstone Analog part would be NVA TAS (the analogue statement) with a BBPSU (big bastard power supply), ithilstone Digital would be smallest of the small Hifiman R2R2000 as a DAC all connected to BMU ithilstone Starlight discrete r2r dac zeta4 Custom Phono stage Jessica_k Audionote 2.1 DAC Mr Underhill
  15. Interested in a Linn Kolektor Preamp in good working order. Please contact via PM with details if you have one for sale.
  16. 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?
  17. Linn Ekos SE Tonearm On Ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Linn-Ekos-SE-Tonearm/273840676863?
  18. In excellent used condition. 36.99 gbp plus postage at cost.
  19. Rare K3000 Linn Sekrit speaker stands. Brand new in box. Bought as part of a job lot but I don't have a use for these. Further images are available on the net. Contact me for details. Dark grey textured finish. Collection from Leeds or will consider delivery within 50 miles for mileage. I can arrange for delivery but this will be at cost.
  20. 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. 😁.
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. 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.