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20 hours ago, vicdiaz said:

As an original member of the Linn forum it will be very sad to loose all the knowledge that was accumulated for the last 10 years.

Yes, my lifeline is lost, im lost..  All info about Space Optimation :( !!

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12 minutes ago, CaptenBonScott said:

Yes, my lifeline is lost, im lost..  All info about Space Optimation :( !!

Is Paulsurround here somewhere?

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9 hours ago, Nopiano said:

Is Paulsurround here somewhere?

Not that I seen anyway, lost in space maybe ;) 

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Great shame to lose the old "Linn Forums".

Linn have always had a huge  talent  for upsetting people [ dealers & customers alike]  with their "bloody mindedness"

But  that same  bloody mindedness is what enabled them to revolutionise the whole industry and produce so many wonderful products down the years.    This mitigates my anger to some to degree I suppose  ;)

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On the forum closure notice, it was stated that...”we are delighted to be able to announce that Hifi Wigwam will be partnering with us to allow this conversation to continue”.  If there is no continuity from the old forum, what would Linn then bring to the partnership?  Old forum members could have migrated here as part of the diaspora, without Linn’s participation much as the same way as has happened on the Lejonklou forum.

As I’ve said before, whatever shape or form eventually results from all this, I wish it well, but we certainly live in interesting times. 

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9 hours ago, Smokestack said:

Great shame to lose the old "Linn Forums".

Linn have always had a huge  talent  for upsetting people [ dealers & customers alike]  with their "bloody mindedness"

Spot on SS ~ minus my deletion.

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If Savvy is reading this. Of course 'It's only HiFi' but to some of us oldies from the 70's onwards, Linn was an important part of our home music enjoyment! The introduction of the amps in '85 caused a massive upset in the blinkered mindset we'd become accustomed to for good or ill, but these products DID have some merit and at their used prices, still do, and the repository of information on using, servicing and so on these old but still worthy now cheap models, shouldn't be allowed to disappear.

If the neat Linn concept appeals but their high new prices doesn't, you could start if impoverished with one of the older LK models (even a Classik or Majik integrated in LK case format) and build from there - and so on and so on. these amps will drive a cruel 4 ohm load usually without excessive thermal stress, don't seem to suffer the thermal issues of the original LK1 and 2 (which need more specialised care now) unless thrashed mercilessly for years on end (I think I'm generally correct in this) and the remote control is very useful these days too. Who cares if you can buy new better sounding gear for not huge money, it's irrelevant to this kind of buyer - such brand loyalty isn't to be sniffed at!

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19 minutes ago, DSJR said:

If Savvy is reading this...

Of course 'It's only HiFi' but to some of us oldies from the 70's onwards, Linn was an important part of our home music enjoyment! The introduction of the amps in '85 caused a massive upset in the blinkered mindset we'd become accustomed to for good or ill, but these products DID have some merit and at their used prices, still do, and the repository of information on using, servicing and so on these old but still worthy now cheap models, shouldn't be allowed to disappear.

If the neat Linn concept appeals but their high new prices doesn't, you could start if impoverished with one of the older LK models (even a Classik or Majik integrated in LK case format) and build from there - and so on and so on. these amps will drive a cruel 4 ohm load usually without excessive thermal stress, don't seem to suffer the thermal issues of the original LK1 and 2 (which need more specialised care now) unless thrashed mercilessly for years on end (I think I'm generally correct in this) and the remote control is very useful these days too. Who cares if you can buy new better sounding gear for not huge money, it's irrelevant to this kind of buyer - such brand loyalty isn't to be sniffed at!

Forums thrive on new content...not old.

If it is important, then you now have the opportunity to 'start again with greater wisdom'.

If you and others really can't live without the old content then put your effort and money into extracting it and transferring it to a new dedicated forum that you own the rights to.

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The old content specifically is in restoring and servicing old Linn electronics. I found it a huge help in the repair of the LK1 and for me, it helped to re-evaluate a product I'd all but written off in the mists of time - and it definitely doesn't deserve that, despite things moving on. The LP12 is sprayed all over 'everywhere' as you know, but for a low budget, old Linn electronics can be huge fun for many people and there's much to discuss and info gained on the Linn forum, which I ignored until recently, hence my gratitude for the info and people who posted there.

Never a row or nastiness towards others either, which I personally found surprising and deeply refreshing, although I never joined to stir the sh*t up ;)

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5 minutes ago, DSJR said:

The old content specifically is in restoring and servicing old Linn electronics. I found it a huge help in the repair of the LK1 and for me, it helped to re-evaluate a product I'd all but written off in the mists of time - and it definitely doesn't deserve that, despite things moving on. The LP12 is sprayed all over 'everywhere' as you know, but for a low budget, old Linn electronics can be huge fun for many people and there's much to discuss and info gained on the Linn forum, which I ignored until recently, hence my gratitude for the info and people who posted there.

Never a row or nastiness towards others either, which I personally found surprising and deeply refreshing, although I never joined to stir the sh*t up ;)

Cool...presumably they didn't all die at the very same time the forum got closed?

Anyways...try this: https://web.archive.org/web/20180706010329/https://forums.linn.co.uk/bb/

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12 minutes ago, savvypaul said:

Cool...presumably they didn't all die at the very same time the forum got closed?

Anyways...try this: https://web.archive.org/web/20180706010329/https://forums.linn.co.uk/bb/

Wb archive shows the basic pages from history, but not most of the actual content Paul.

Unfortunately, unless Linn have archived it in a format that allows access, it's gone.

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Well you have to create a new archive - start asking questions.

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1 minute ago, rabski said:

Wb archive shows the basic pages from history, but not most of the actual content Paul.

Unfortunately, unless Linn have archived it in a format that allows access, it's gone.

Yeah, too big a task.

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1 minute ago, Richard Dunn said:

Well you have to create a new archive - start asking questions.

Exactly...

...I mean 'Exaktly'

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