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Start of my Linn experience.
2016-03-30, 12:18
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Start of my Linn experience.
I've decided to go Linn, a rather expensive choice if I'm not mistaken. My first thoughts are on Isobarics, any pro's and cons for me to consider?
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2016-03-31, 10:49 (This post was last modified: 2016-03-31 10:51 by HH2010.)
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RE: Start of my Linn experience.
Lee, Welcome to this forum!

Yes Linn components are relatively expensive, but quite good value for money. No surprise you read this opinion here. Wink

A Linn paradigm is: Source first, as no amp or speaker can correct a bad signal.
In case you like vinyl consider a LP12 first. A trusted retailer will have 2nd hand ones.
In case you play digital consider some sort of DS.

Do you consider the "historic" Isobaric or a new Majik Isobaric?

It might help to know the components of your hifi and some informations about your room.

Search for a dealer with good reputation and get his advice too.

Loricraft PRC3, LP12 (Keel/Radikal/Ekos SE1/Kandid/Urika), KRDSM/1, KK/2, KS, 242/2; Grado RA1/PS1000
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2016-04-07, 10:41
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RE: Start of my Linn experience.
Good value for money, and there is a good second hand market to support mistakes!

MDSM/2, 6100/D, both draining into large Ikea Aptitligs, bi-aktiv Ninkas(steel bases), K600 and silvers.
Sennheiser HD650's, Aune X7s
Asus AC88U router, Synology 215j(Minimserver), ASUS VivoMini HTPC.
Oppo 105D, Panasonic TC-P50ST60 plasma, VIZIO S4251w-B4 soundbar
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2016-04-08, 21:37
Post: #4
RE: Start of my Linn experience.
Hi Lee,

I run Majik Isobariks fully activated and did never regret the choice. Unfortunately Linn will discontinue the Majik Isobariks. So you might look to second hand market. As an alternative the M140 (passive, aktive or via Exaktbox) or the 5-Series (Exakt) can be an option.

My personal view on the Majik Isobarik:
- Take care to tune dem correctly
- Activation is a huge improvement (or connecting them via an Exaktbox)

Cheers
Michael

(2016-03-30 12:18)Lee Anderson Wrote:  I've decided to go Linn, a rather expensive choice if I'm not mistaken. My first thoughts are on Isobarics, any pro's and cons for me to consider?
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