Another one for the family... Linn Sneaky DSM now on sale.
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Thank you for the link.
The main downside that I can see, is that it doesn't have "Surround Mode"......so can't be incorporated into an AV system through HDMI, like it's costlier siblings. Shame really.
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I've stated my chase (demos) for a new amp/streamer for my system!
Today I went to my Rega Dealer to hear for the first time the New Elicit R, it had connectet to him a RP6 through a Rega Aria and XTZ speakers.
Asked to connect a RP3 directly to the Elicit R and yes has a more space between instruments, a diferent sound stage than the Brio R but some how I didn't felt that it worth £1500 diference... It is scheduled a demo in my home with my Dynaudios X12...
The other day I've demo the Linn Majik DSM with the Majik 109 loudspeakers, but I didn't like the Majik speakers as well, it seams is has a vail in front of them, the same as the Rega's RS3 and 5!
I do like the uper treable in the Dynaudios, they have a sparkle that the Majiks 109 don't have! And tomorow my Linn dealer is going to come over for a demo with my Dyns!
I'll demo the Naim UniQute 2 and Musical Fidelity M6 in my place as well i a few days time as well... Good times coming my way...
Regardering Linn Majik DSM is there some point that you want to hight light for me? And for that matter for the MF M6 as well?
Sorry to hijack your thread...
just out of interest, if you are looking at buying a good integrated amp, why do you need the DSM? Couldn't you just use the DS instead & save some money? Or do you want the additional inputs for a reason?
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i've been in circle in my head, i do want a phono stage built in and a streamer at the same time! The DSM offers me three things, Amp, phono and streamer. Yes it is expensive!
The other option I do have is to buy just a streamer (Naim UniQute, yes it has a amp built in) but in that case i' ll buy a power amp or a integrated amp that will work as a power when i'm listening to streamed music, and have a amp with a phono stage to connect my TT and pass through for my AV...
Like i've said, i'm in circles in my head...
You have not hijacked my thread........it was started to for this reason.
Here are my thoughts:
- The Rega stuff sounds great.....heard a lot of it on Sunday: http://www.whathifi.com/forum/shows/belfast-show
- I agree with you regarding Linn Majik 109s. I have been very impressed with Majik DSM + R Series / LS50.......it is the first time I have enjoyed Linn amps. This is a magic (sorry) combination, which I recommend you try. Here is some insight: http://www.whathifi.com/forum/hi-fi/linn-kef-regaand-a-friend
Can you elaborate on your last sentence a little more ie. the one in bold....as I'm not sure what info you want.
The amount of ar**** about with the Naim (still haven't got it back) the possible idea of adapting to a streamer seems little more appealing.
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I've read the second thread at the time.
I do want a step up from my system, I want to put it in a place that the weak link will be the Dynaudios Excite X12...
In two years time i want to upgrade to Dynaudios Contour s1.4 or similar at the time! But the one think that I don't want to have is lack of power. And the MF M6 look very nice in that department...
And if I go with the Majik DS or DSM i can always through at the system a power amp...
Please lets have a brain storm... I do need some input in this subject...
I know that you send your Naim CD player to the factory, but Sorry didn't get you here...
It was sent by the dealer....
The Majik DSM is a hugely versatile bit of kit, is reasonably powerful and sounds wonderful with the right speakers (R500 / R700).
The M6i, the Electro ECI 3 and 5, and the Elicit R would be my picks for a good amp.
Speakers I'd look at would be SF, Spendor, Harbeth, Vienna Acoustics, Taga Harmony Platinum SE and Proac
ATM. My favorite combination has been DSM + R700.
Linn Sneaky + Elicet R + LS50 would also be very interesting.
When the time comes to a speaker upgrade I'll be looking also at ATC, ProAC, Sonus Faber and definitely Dynaudio.
I'll be looking as well for standmount speakers, there is something to their presentation that I like so much!
I've thought as well at Linn Sneaky+Rega Elicit R, but the final price tag will be of the Majik DSM alone...
Lets see tomorow how things work out between Majik DSM and my X12, i think they will give a special shine to it!
The Dyns have a cristal clear sound that I love SO MUCH and the Majik will beneficiate from it.
Dynaudios Excite X12 made me listenig to music in a diferent way, the more I listen the more I like my music, of couse that Rega amplification plays a role into it as well!
Linn Amps are temperamental beasties when it comes to matching.......due to their slightly Class D sounding nature, I like them with speakers that have a richness to them.
I'm greatly looking forward to hear how they go with Dynaudio., which is a pairing I haven't heard.
Will do Cno, the one box solution is very appealing to me, i like to keep it simple and tidy, but the Majik DSM is a big investment on my end.
I'll have to sale the solution to the wife as well...
I'd have to think that the integrated amp with the extra power would be better for driving the Dyns, particularly if you're thinking about going to the contours eventually. They have a fairly low sensitivity so are going to appreciate the extra power are they not?
Apart from the phono stage, if you're not going to use the additional inputs you'd have to think buying a sneaky and a separate phono stage with one of the integrated amps CNO listed would be the better option.
Not the minimal one box solution, but if you're going to look at a wicked set of speakers like that you want to be able to get the most out of them.
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