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mjdronfield



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Anyone know about/got any LINN hifi?

As above really, I have a decent LINN set up, but am considering upgrades around amps and active configurations……

Thanks

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rvbush



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I've been a Linn fan for many years. but affording upgrades is pretty much beyond me these days. I never got as far as upgrading my source (ancient Meridian G06 CD player), but it runs into an Akurate Control and then into a Majik 6100 power amp configured actively to a pair of very old (1991) Kaber Aktiv speakers (with upgraded tweeters). Kabers just keep sounding better the more power you give them! Drives:
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mjdronfield



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You are a bit newer than me then. I’ve got Keilidh’s driven by 3 aktiv LK100’s…. Kairn, Numeric, Karik.

I added a Kudos for £85 off the bay a couple of years ago.

Very happy with it.

I’m considering getting a couple of Klouts and using the aktiv boards in the LK100’s as they are interchangeable…. They are obviously better amps but it’s a bit of a chunk of money, and also wondering if I kept an LK100 in the mix to stay tri aktive or would that muddy the sound as it won’t match the 2 Klouts.

Not done a deal yet….

What are your thoughts?

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1999 Discovery Td5 ES
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1992 BMW M5 3.8
1988 BMW 735i SE
1989 Ford Sierra XR4x4 2.9i
1981 Ford Fiesta Supersport

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alanm_3



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Cant help directly as I'm no audiophile...but I know a man who might! With your interest, you may have come across the HiFi Lounge? https://hifilounge.co.uk/

Its run by a guy called Paul who I know through a friend of a friend as we all share a passion for Lotus cars. Paul has several race cars and now appears to be a regular at Goodwood and Silverstone. He also runs iLounge Racing at the same venue if you're into that sort of thing. So in my view a genuine and nice bloke - but no idea if his ideas/views on high end hifi would chime with yours. HTH Mike - MPx

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mjdronfield



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Thanks for that. The chap selling the Klouts had them listed separately on eBay with auction and a buy it now, we’d messaged but he was adamant he wanted to let the auction run and leave them separate so as I wanted 2 I didn’t go further. Think he will end up with less than I offered but there you go.

I’ll have a look at your link though, looks interesting.

Cheers
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Previous cars :
2003 Range Rover Vogue TD6
1999 Discovery Td5 ES
1995 BMW M5 3.8 6 speed
1992 Range Rover 3.9 Efi Vogue
1992 BMW M5 3.8
1988 BMW 735i SE
1989 Ford Sierra XR4x4 2.9i
1981 Ford Fiesta Supersport

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I have a Linn Classic Movie player in a box in the loft, hasn't been used for many years - it went back to Linn for a refurb but when it came back we had redecorated the room and whilst I still use the speakers I don't use the DVD player.

I also have the speaker stands (in white) for the now wall mounted speakers in my garage doing nothing.

The Classic Movie machine was cool in it's day but they replaced it with a version called Linn Classic Move DI, which I think played blu ray but I could be wrong on that.

Good kit, and I worked with the founders son many moons ago, still touch base with him now too - but he does not work for the firm, he's in finance. 2016 (L405) Autobiography in Black with Ivory - for ULEZ
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mjdronfield



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Nice one. No way I could afford to buy a full LINN system now. I bought the 2 Klouts in the end as his eBay sale fell through as the buyer didn’t read that it was collection only.

Just waiting for newer speaker connectors and a post so I can transfer my aktiv cards over.

I’m hoping it’s a decent upgrade.

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Previous cars :
2003 Range Rover Vogue TD6
1999 Discovery Td5 ES
1995 BMW M5 3.8 6 speed
1992 Range Rover 3.9 Efi Vogue
1992 BMW M5 3.8
1988 BMW 735i SE
1989 Ford Sierra XR4x4 2.9i
1981 Ford Fiesta Supersport

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Klouts should drive the Keilidh's very well indeed. So far as I know, all Linn amps are designed to have the same gain, so there should be no problem mixing Klouts with LK100's, so you can look forward to some pretty good sounds I think! Drives:
2010 FFRR TdV8 Vogue - Stornoway Grey
2010 FFRR TdV8 Vogue SE - Zermatt Silver
1998 BMW E36 M3 GTII

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Be jesus!

I just looked at the LINN website and i thought I had misread the prices - they're unbelievable!

If anyone fancies a cheap Linn Classic Movie player make me a bid - its in a box in my loft.
Details here: https://docs.linn.co.uk/wiki/images/c/ca/C..._rev12.pdf

I even have 5 Classic Unit wall/shelf speakers and wall brackets and 4 floor stands and the subwoofer if you wanted to recreate the original setup, but the speaker setup is currently in use so harder to part with.

I suspect they may all still be in the same places in 20 years time! 2016 (L405) Autobiography in Black with Ivory - for ULEZ
2014 (L405) VSE in Black with Ivory
2011 (L322) VSE in Black with Ivory
2005 (3.2 V6) Porsche Cayenne in Black with Savanna
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mjdronfield



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I bet that’s a cracking bit of kit, but like most things… things have moved on. I have a top of the line Panasonic S-VHS recorder, Technics top of the range single cassette player…. Panasonic hard drive and DVD RAM recorder, Panasonic DVD RAM camcorder….. all in the loft 🤣.

Hoping the LK100’s won’t end up there…

A chap that builds crossovers who took the aktiv cards out the Klouts for the previous owner has also suggested trying an LK on treble with the Klouts on bass/mid and compare with just the 2 Klouts. I was wondering if having an LK in the mix still might be like adding a singer to a choir that’s not quite as good….

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Previous cars :
2003 Range Rover Vogue TD6
1999 Discovery Td5 ES
1995 BMW M5 3.8 6 speed
1992 Range Rover 3.9 Efi Vogue
1992 BMW M5 3.8
1988 BMW 735i SE
1989 Ford Sierra XR4x4 2.9i
1981 Ford Fiesta Supersport

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I'd give it a whirl. The Linn 'sound' is there on all of their equipment, so it shouldn't be a major mismatch and they're all from the same era. I'd agree to run the LK100's on treble and the Klouts on mid/bass. The main thing is, to my simple mind, the more power (up to a point obviously!) an amplifier has to drive the speaker units, the more it can control the stop and start of the speaker cone, allowing more accuracy in the reproduction of the original signal (yes, I know there's a hell of a lot more to it than that, but very simplistically) at the speaker end (this is one reason why active sounds better, more of the amps power drives the speaker - as well as not having to get all fuddled in the crossover). Drives:
2010 FFRR TdV8 Vogue - Stornoway Grey
2010 FFRR TdV8 Vogue SE - Zermatt Silver
1998 BMW E36 M3 GTII

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160dmb wrote:
Be jesus!

I just looked at the LINN website and i thought I had misread the prices - they're unbelievable!

If anyone fancies a cheap Linn Classic Movie player make me a bid - its in a box in my loft.
Details here: https://docs.linn.co.uk/wiki/images/c/ca/C..._rev12.pdf

I even have 5 Classic Unit wall/shelf speakers and wall brackets and 4 floor stands and the subwoofer if you wanted to recreate the original setup, but the speaker setup is currently in use so harder to part with.

I suspect they may all still be in the same places in 20 years time!


I didn't respond to the OP as I don't have Linn amplification as I went Naim because I preferred the sound.

But I do have a Linn front end, LP12, Lingo, Ittock, Dynavector 17d2 that I love to this day. So I looked at the Linn website to find the front page an LP12 for £50,000, what planet are they on, ok its a special but the standard LP12 seems to start at £25,000 bonkers money!

Don't think Ill be upgrading any time soon!

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This is why all of my Linn equipment gets sourced from the bay of e! Drives:
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2010 FFRR TdV8 Vogue SE - Zermatt Silver
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As someone with a longtime interest in hi-fi, Linn always seemed to have a very sophisticated and succesful marketing dept for quite average sounding equipment. Their foundation product (LP12) was a copy / ripoff of existing designs ( Thorens and Ariston) with some overengineering and a very aggressive marketing and uk press influencing campaign. It's inherent design flaws were then progressivley tamed but never solved by endless and very expensive upgrade paths for the user who had become hooked on the drug. 2012 TDV8 Vogue (L322)

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