MERIDIAN / LINN: Collaborative active systems from Subjective Audio (Howard Popeck) North London, in April 1981.

“As the owner of six 105s and a pair of ‘briks I’d be highly interested in the specifics… I purchased one of these Meridian/Linn collaborative active systems from Subjective Audio (Howard Popeck) North London, in April 1981. The system consisted of 6 X Meridian 105S power amplifiers with their own dedicated built-in electronic crossovers tailored […]

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LINN: Sara speakers – a warning from history

I never really cared for or about Linn Sara speakers, but some reviewers did and that drove prospects through our doors at Subjective Audio, most of whom had already decided to buy them – so sales were pretty much a foregone conclusion. I carried out a number of Sara installations, never thinking to peel back […]

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LINN: Troika MC phono cartridge – test review. Stereophile Magazine.

“Some six or so years ago, the Linn Asak cartridge set new standards for imaging and soundstage reproduction. I can remember the first time I heard an Asak in a system using Quad ESL-63s—I had never experienced such depth of soundstage and solidity of imaging from anysystem, and that with Quad amplification! The Asak was relatively […]

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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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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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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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