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    Join Date: Jun 2014

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    Default Linkwitz has ruined conventional speakers for me

    I had plans to change my speakers next year, some floorstanders from KEF or Q Acoustics maybe. Or scratch a longtime TL itch with something big from PMC. But hearing some speakers from Linkwitz at the weekend may have changed all that with their total lack of 'boxiness'. The sound for me was totally addictive, and I don't know if I'll ever hear my own speakers the same way again.

    I know there are other alternatives to loudspeaker cabinets, but these really bowled me over. The owner Gordon spoke to me briefly about his set up, but it all went over my head. What to, what to do... I might just throw in the towel and get a nice Alba mini system
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Marantz CD6006 (UK Edition); Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated. Audion Silver Night 300b stereo is enjoying a holiday
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini One,Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    LG 55" OLED, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

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    they do look interesting i have to say. not heard any of course but i like what i see. it has possibilities that boxes dont have. ive ended up with wierd headphones lol
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    Steve, you know that there is a kit available? https://www.linkwitzlab.com/Store/LXmini.htm
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    Very clever chap was Mr. Linkwitz. I have heard his Orions driven by 8 channels and enjoyed them a lot. Which model are you talking about?

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    LxMini I believe.
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    Thanks Kevin. Our posts were just 3 minutes apart so I missed your link. Lots of love for these on some of the other forums. The guy who designed the Neurochrome amps uses them I think.

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    How big is your room Steve?
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    Probably not big enough. About 5M x 4M, which on the face of it seems large-ish, but for practical reasons (domestic harmony) my speakers do need to be fairly close to the back wall (about 6-700mm).

    Another problem is the size of my wallet - new prices are a bit too much for me (I know savings can be made by making from a kit, but my attempt would result in a speaker looking like an old bedside cabinet that's been rescued from a skip, and likely to sound like one).

    And no used ones that I can see, but I will be keeping my eyes peeled. I fancy their Sirius Studio, which looks more likely to work in smaller rooms. I may even get over it and forget how they sounded... until I hear one again
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Marantz CD6006 (UK Edition); Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated. Audion Silver Night 300b stereo is enjoying a holiday
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini One,Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    LG 55" OLED, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

    Forget the past, it's gone. And don't worry about the future, it doesn't exist. There is only NOW.

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    Was thinking you could build the Linkwitz 521

    You fix stuff for a living sure you could knock something up man.
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    Join Date: Jun 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Was thinking you could build the Linkwitz 521

    You fix stuff for a living sure you could knock something up man.
    Yeah it would look knocked up too. I know a mechanic who's good with engines but i wouldn't get in a plane he'd worked on. I don't have the skills nor the courage to take on something like that Tempting though it is, I'd rather pay someone who's not gonna balls it up...

    My saving up starts this week, and I'll see where we are next year
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Marantz CD6006 (UK Edition); Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated. Audion Silver Night 300b stereo is enjoying a holiday
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini One,Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    LG 55" OLED, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

    Forget the past, it's gone. And don't worry about the future, it doesn't exist. There is only NOW.

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