HARBETH: Their P3ESR v Linn Kan

EDITOR’S NOTE: The opinions expressed below here do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. Neil. ================= I have, what some may consider, an unhealthy obsession with small speakers. Over the past 25 years I have gone from Kans to IBL’s, and that’s about it. I have tried […]

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AMPLIFIER 24-HOUR BUY-IT-NOW AUCTION: The best we can find for Wednesday 11th May. Linn / Arcam / Cambridge Audio / Technics / JVC / Marantz / Rotel / Onkyo / Pro-Ject

£50 LINN … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/193658285583?hash=item2d16eeee0f%3Ag%3AiioAAOSwMZpfW6sN&LH_BIN=1&LH_ItemCondition=3000 £94.99 CAMBRIDGE AUDIO … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284696332157?hash=item424939477d%3Ag%3A0w4AAOSwXkViIi4d&LH_BIN=1&LH_ItemCondition=3000 £58.99 TECHNICS … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254684599859?hash=item3b4c629633%3Ag%3AtbkAAOSwZXFfMutQ&LH_BIN=1&LH_ItemCondition=3000 £69 AIWA … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/275266152473?hash=item4017242819%3Ag%3AHDkAAOSw9HtiVJRf&LH_BIN=1&LH_ItemCondition=3000 £42 JVC … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224970957469?hash=item346150629d%3Ag%3AVhwAAOSwoldiYAfY&LH_BIN=1&LH_ItemCondition=3000 £99 MARANTZ PM 4000 … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294960425867?hash=item44ad02eb8b%3Ag%3AqvEAAOSwdThiYWtO&LH_BIN=1&LH_ItemCondition=3000 £61.64 TECHNICS … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304476429372?hash=item46e4359c3c%3Ag%3At6MAAOSw4jJidNOh&LH_BIN=1&LH_ItemCondition=3000 £78 ROTEL RA500 … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363830629506?hash=item54b5fed482%3Ag%3ALnwAAOSwpWViWsqL&LH_BIN=1&LH_ItemCondition=3000 £60 ARCAM … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/125303826195?hash=item1d2cb0a713%3Ag%3AXQ4AAOSw6nRibrrw&LH_BIN=1&LH_ItemCondition=3000 £49 DENON … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203945187311?hash=item2f7c1497ef%3Ag%3AHAkAAOSwlHtieRNH&LH_BIN=1&LH_ItemCondition=3000 £75 PRO-JECT … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284806836545?hash=item424fcf7141%3Ag%3Az3MAAOSwnXVieRKc&LH_BIN=1&LH_ItemCondition=3000 £100 ONKYO … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/185419223659?hash=item2b2bd8d26b%3Ag%3A8AAAAOSwpWpid9-o&LH_BIN=1&LH_ItemCondition=3000 £120 AKAI … […]

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LINN: Exactly the way it happened folks: LP12 and a/b demonstrations

From and including the 1970s, Linn popularised the concept of the A-B demonstration. It was, on the face of it, a faultlessly logical ethos. It was adopted by reviewers and dealers alike, myself included. It was rumoured they had mystery shoppers in circulation, prepared to report back any deviation from the dogma. For a while […]

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SPEAKER PARTS for sale Audax / B&W / Celestion / Coles / Jamo / JBL / KEF / Linn / Scanspeak / SEAS / Tannoy / Wharfedale – updated March 1st

AUDAX … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/subs/listing-2846937843.htm AUDAX 16 … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649638178-15-tannoy-lf-driver-3836/ AUDAX 8” … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/other/listing-2906120234.htm AUDAX BASS … https://www.finn.no/bap/forsale/ad.html?finnkode=201732098 AUDAX TWEETER … https://www.bonanza.com/booths/Estevez/items/352182890?awc=6238_1608309057_03833d38b5275b88367c78f6e37ae1e5&utm_source=awin&utm_medium=cpa AUDAX TWEETER … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/floor-speakers/listing-2846317222.htm B&W BZ … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/other/listing-2901835878.htm CELESTION HF2000 … https://reverb.com/item/38885048-celestion-hf2000-tweeter-1970-s-1980-s-black-gray-red CELESTION TF … https://www.njuskalo.hr/zvucnici/akcija-zamjenski-driver-celestion-tf-0615-oglas-16377598 COLES 4001 … https://www.springair.de/de/coles-4001-hochtoener-paar/h62719 COLES 4001 … https://www.subito.it/audio-video/tweteers-coles-4001-varese-333811184.htm COLES TWEETERS … https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/audio-tv-en-foto/luidsprekers/m1620539499-set-coles-tweeters-uit-b-w-dm4.html GARRARD (PARTS) … https://reverb.com/item/38487783-lot-of-vintage-turntables-nos-parts-rca-victrola-vm-garrard-bsr-crescent-magnavox-1950-1980-mu JAMO 15” … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/other/listing-2849123921.htm […]

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FAULTY HI-FI: DIY & PARTS & ASSISTANCE: Aiwa / Aragon / Arcam / Belles / Bose / Grace / Hafler / Harman Kardon / JBL / Lenco / Linn / Luxman / Linn / Marantz / Meridian / Mission / Musical Fidelity / Naim / Nakamichi / Onix / Onkyo / Pass / Pro-Ject / QUAD / Teac / Technics / Yamaha

AIWA 9300 … https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mulgrave/radios-receivers/aiwa-stereo-tuner-9300-faulty/1281020127 ONKYO AV receiver Tx-SR 607 ( faulty) … https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/acacia-gardens/home-theatre-systems/onkyo-av-receiver-tx-sr-607-faulty-/1291945418 FAULTY Naim Audio Mu-so ALL-IN-ONE 2nd Generation WiFi Bluetooth (X41D) … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294865678485?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=710-53481-19255-0&campid=5338381867&toolid=10001&customid=24988442-a5e8-11ec-bf79-646237373034 LINN PEKIN FM/AM TUNER … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/275063353679?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=710-53481-19255-0&campid=5338381867&toolid=10001&customid=76dac27e-a5e8-11ec-8976-613961666538 KEF Kube 8b Active Subwoofer Black … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265568740819?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=710-53481-19255-0&campid=5338381867&toolid=10001&customid=fb5a8df4-a5e8-11ec-b2b1-613737316664 TANNOY Tannoy SFX Satellite Speakers … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265043861446?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=710-53481-19255-0&campid=5338381867&toolid=10001&customid=2ed5dfc6-a5e9-11ec-9ce9-613961666538 SONY STR-DE685 AV AUDIO FM-AM RECEIVER SYSTEM FAULTY VINTAGE […]

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HI-FI CLASSIFIED SALES: Updated 8th MARCH. Added today: Epos /Cyrus / Meridian / Linn / Naim / ATC / Chrord / Croft / Harbeth / Creek /Heybrook / Rega / Wharfedale / Celestion

NAIM NATO5 XS … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/naim-audio-nat05-xs-tuner.265568/ CYRUS DACX … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/cyrus-dac-x-%C2%A3195.265494/ EPOS ES14 … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/naim-supercap-olive.265541/ MERIDIAN G06 … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/meridian-g06-2-24-bit-cd-player.258135/ LINN LVX BASIK … https://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?74502-Fs-Linn-Basik-LVX-tonearm NAIM SOLSTICE … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/naim-solstice.265559/ LINN CLASSIK … https://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?74713-FS-Linn-Classik ATC SCM20 … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/atc-scm-20-cherry-%C2%A3-795.265496/ LINN KAIRN …https://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?74712-FS-Linn-Kairn-Pro CHORD QUTEST DAC … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/chord-qutest-dac-original-box-and-accessories.265557/ CROFT 7 … https://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?74688-FS-Croft-7-Power-Amplifier HARBETH M30 PAIR … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/harbeth-m30-speakers-and-custom-design-stands-pristine-condition.265202/ ROKSAN K3 … https://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?74600-FS-Roksan-K3-Power-Amp […]

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LINN: The Linn Klimax DSM with Organik DAC “….the best of the best….”

Paul Johnson The world is full of luxury products and brands people will pay for. They generally have no greater functionality nor quality. Clothes from M&S work the same as clothes from Armani. Similarly Linn have chosen their market segment and people will buy the image they are marketing. No problem with that. Good luck […]

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“I need help with a long gone speaker manufacturer” and Howard Popeck goes off the deep end about Linn Saras, their legacy and why anyone today wanting to invest money to be a speaker maker is nuts!

Published here previously Hello Howard. I came across your very good blog whilst looking for Linn Sara information. I wonder if you have any knowledge of another Speaker Manufacture? I purchased a set of Principal Design PD150 speakers in the mid to late 80s. One drive unit has developed a fault so I have been […]

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A dream system? Certainly is. Cello, Beveridge, LFD, Teac and yes, utterly appropriately upholding the UK, Boothroyd Stuart Meridian. Not a piece of Linn or Naim to be seen!

On the only forum I subscribe to, I was asked a question about my dream system. Here’s my reply. You’ll notice that some of the items are many years old. The plain fact is that in some instances, nothing, literally nothing made today can achieve the spectacularly wonderful sound from this bygone era. That type […]

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Bertrand Russell and the Linn – NAIM mujahedeen

Howard Popeck: During a very convivial lunch with my wonderful friend Derek Laval last Friday we got around to the subject of philosophy. It’s something I’m interested in but know very little about. Anyway, Derek mentioned a quotation from Bertrand Russell that seemed to me to sum up the lunacy thriving at the margins of […]

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LINN: There’s another side to Mr. Ivor S Tiefenbrun MBE

Howard Popeck writes: For those interested in the trivial minutia of audiophile politics, the ‘turntable wars’ and so on it’s no secret that Mr. T and I have rarely seen eye to eye. Nevertheless from time to time I am reminded of the fact that behind the joy and wonder of music – which on […]

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The inside track on the LNM (Linn Naim Mujahedeen), converting the PRaT Kafirs and foot-tapping finger-snapping staff who really should have known better.

Originally published here in 2009 Howard Popeck writes: I was in a particularly foul mood when CV emailed me this question a while back. My choice of language as shown here is not necessarily what I might use today. However, I stand by every word regarding the sentiment. Channa Vithana asked: Can you give an […]

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LINN: ‘we have our own way of walkin’ and talkin’ – circa 1983

Lacking the grace and calm agility of a latter-day Fred Astaire, it was beyond my ability to rise to my feet while foot-tapping, finger clicking and ……. head nodding – all at the same time! I just didn’t have the necessary co-ordination. Clearly some did though. Last night I received an amusing phone call from […]

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ORIGIN LIVE: Encounter on a Linn LP12 (updated in the light of a conversation with Mark Baker)

 From the archives I received an email  from Mark Baker (Origin Live) expressing disappointment re my observations re his entry level arm’s performance on a Linn LP12 as shown below. I phoned him, out of courtesy, to discuss this with him. I envisaged a bruising encounter (don’t ask!) but it turned out be cordial. As […]

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LINN: Source last…a tale of the LP12 vs a Radioshack

As some of you may know, in the last few years I have migrated from Naim 552/500/DBLs to some custom built speakers and tube amps and have never looked back. A friend of mine who was running DBLs actively with 3×500 did the same and also loved the final results. So, in an effort to […]

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