Does anyone have any idea what Linn's big secret is?
Ivor Tiefenbrun is going to be cryogenically preserved in a cocktail of single malt and bearing lubricant so that he can re-invent the LP12 after the Apocalypse?
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Do any dealers have any clues or ideas?
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Dining Room - Sonos S5.
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Hi Fi - Cyrus 8 XPd QX amp ¦ Cyrus PSX-R power supply acting as Pre Amp ¦ Quad 909 Power Amp ¦ Speakers - Spendor A3 ¦ Logitech Squeezebox Touch upgrade by Fidelity Audio ¦ power supply upgrade by Mains Cables R Us ¦ Furutech Mains Cables ¦ Power Plant Premier mains regenerator.
Controlled by – iPad2 and Harmony 1100.
Rega RP3 / Goldring 1012gx > Rega Fono MM V2
Synology DS213 > QED Performance USB > Rega DAC > QED Performance RCA
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Let me guess.... horrendus margins on electronic that cost 1/4 to produce ?
I'm not speaking english very well. I'm excusing for all mistakes.
Like every sound and vision electronic device.
Nope, all manufactured and assembled in-house as far as possible.
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Nope, while making healthy profits their margins are actually not that excessive.
How so? The only thing I'll shoot Linn down for is their technologically anachronistic LP12, when they admitted a new direct-drive design would be better. But they'll alienate current customers because they'd have wasted upgrades that could have bought each of their teenage ingrates a new small car.
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ON THE HOOF: iPhone 5S/Sennheiser MM450.
That's all you can respond to a company which arguably made the first and best hifi streamer ever? The first streamer to allow an open control interface - (which I still am against). (Sorry the Transporter was there before but was rare and marketed to being a nonentity and really didn't compare). Not speaking as a Linn fanboy, but the Linn Klimax DS, although incomplete when launched 6 years ago, was more revolutionary than the LP12 ever was.
You can accuse Linn of many things, but give them due where credit is due.
And I maintain all hifi streamers are still incomplete experiments sold to the consumer - no matter who makes them, no matter what the technology, architecture or topology.
I'm going back far longer ago than streamers to all the damaging bull that some still believe (that the source is the most important part of any system) which is rubbish. My comment is far less fatuous than you think - I remember the times when Ivor T was spinning more bull than discs. I don't doubt that Linn have designed some great products since the LP12 - I have a long memory & sh*t sticks. I tend to support companies with smaller marketing budgets!
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