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Best upgrades

1. Axis to Sondek LP12 - Axis, Basik Plus, AT-OC5 to black LP12 Circus, Trampolin 1, Lingo 1, Japanese Akito, K18 Mk.1 with Mk.2 stylus replacement.

2. Ikemi to Sondek CD12

3. Klout aktiv AV5140s to mono-Klout tri-wired Akurate 242

4. Keel

5. tri-wired to quin-wired Akurate 242 (you just have to do this!).

6. CD12 to Klimax DS

7. Intek to pre/power amp (2nd hand Naim 62/140, ahem).

8. T.Kable (hear all of what your LP12 is actually extracting from the record).

9. AV5140s mono-Klout to 3 Klout aktiv AV5140s

10. Kan II (on K2 stands) to AV5140

11. Naim NAP 140 to Klout

12. Trampolin Mk.1 (a naturalness of timing I've not heard from anything else).

13. Japanese Akito to Ekos Mk.2


Biggest bangs per buck

1. 3 to 5 wired Akurate 242 (£200 quid for K400).

2. T.Kable (£350 quid).

3. Trampolin Mk.1 (£107 in 1994).

4. Silver interconnect between Klimax Kontrol and Klout (£80 quid on ebay).

5. Black interconnect between Arcam AVR200 and Klimax Kontrol (cable came with Linto).
Ku-stones on Keilidhs - worth every penny and then some! Amazing.

Bi-wiring above... £50

Majik-i to Kairn - why did I wait so long?

Ikemi over any other player
Various other speaker cables to K400 throughout (now K600)

Passive Keilidhs to Aktiv Smile

Classik Movie DI to AV5103 and AV5125 (even fed by a cheap DVD player)
Unidisc SC to Klimax Kontrol
Akito to Ekos 2 w/silver T Kable
Keel
Best Value...Lingo 1 to Lingo2
212 to 242
rega3 to LP12
a&r cambridge to naim42.5 110
naims to kairn lk100
lk100 to Klouts
Tramp1 to Tramp2
The biggest uprgrade I experienced was going from a brand new akiva t-kable plinth to the same brand new plinth akiva t-kable but this time set up properly.
Best £100 I've spent
rega3 to LP12
a&r cambridge to naim42.5 110
naims to kairn lk100
lk100 to Klouts
Tramp1 to Tramp2
The biggest uprgrade I experienced was going from a brand new akiva t-kable plinth to the same brand new plinth akiva t-kable but this time set up properly.
Best £100 I've spent
LK1 -> Wakonda -> Exotik
LK2 -> AV5105 -> Klout -> 2250

Best one:

Valhalla -> Lingo II
1 From ice power to klimax solos

2 From slimdevices transporter to majik DS.

3 From L series gamut speakers to sonus faber cremona.
[quote=Warren]
Best upgrades



5. tri-wired to quin-wired Akurate 242 (you just have to do this!

1. 3 to 5 wired Akurate 242 (£200 quid for K400).

Hi Warren,
Could you please explain to me how I can do any of this within the realms of my curent systemRolleyes


Avalon
7. NAD integrated with Sony ES disc player to Majik-I with Mimik

6. Majik-I to Kolektor

5. Index LS120 on ku-stone (bi-wired to Majik-I) to Keilidh on ku-stone (active with LK140's)

4. Mimik to Ikemi (this would have ranked higher on most lists, but I particularly liked the warmness of the Mimik via Kolektor into the Keilidh's, the Ikemi was almost too revealing for this setup)

3. Linn cabling to Nordost - an education is what good cabling can do

2. Keilidh (active) to Majik 140 (active with Chakra 100's)

Best - Classik Movie ('05) to Unidisc SC - really sets an amazing pace & smoothness to all types of music!

What's next? The Majik or Akurate DS, but only after the Apple interface(s) is fully flushed out & we see what's up with the (near) future of video.
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