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Re: Linn Karousel

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Mr Onion wrote: Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:36 pm September 22nd is 'K' Day :smt023
Back from a fantastic couple of hours with Peter, and what can I say?

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Just buy it.

Slightly Longer Response

Noise has dropped through the floor, out of through the basement and has settled into a Coal Mine some 1000' below. Noise that I thought was surface noise has disappeared. Deeper clearer bass, clearer treble, well clearer everything.

Its a bargain at £750. Is it the best upgrade for the LP12? Probably.

Now I am off to listen to my new record collection. :mrg:
James


Fluted Afro LP12, Khan, KEEL, Karousel, Urika, Radikal (with Allium Skin Mods), EKOS SE/1, sKale, DVXX-2mkII
NAIM CD 5si with Marigo Lab Aida CD Mat
ThePre, ZAP 250, Kudos Super 20's
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Mr Onion wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:31 pm
Mr Onion wrote: Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:36 pm September 22nd is 'K' Day :smt023
Back from a fantastic couple of hours with Peter, and what can I say?

Quick Response (to save you all time)

Just buy it.

Slightly Longer Response

Noise has dropped through the floor, out of through the basement and has settled into a Coal Mine some 1000' below. Noise that I thought was surface noise has disappeared. Deeper clearer bass, clearer treble, well clearer everything.

Its a bargain at £750. Is it the best upgrade for the LP12? Probably.

Now I am off to listen to my new record collection. :mrg:
Congratulations James, enjoy your record collection. Having had my Karousel LP12 for a week and listened to a wide range of material, I've found that the very best recordings are significantly better, while more marginal recordings/pressings are improved in most cases.

Like someone else has commented (I believe on here), I didn't think the noise floor could get much lower than with the Cirkus/Tq. But this is exactly what the Karousel achieves – if by 'lowering the noise floor' we mean more information is being retrieved from the grooves, and previously hidden and subtle details revealed.
LP12 (Tiger Paw Stratos, sKale; Karousel, Keel, KRadikal, Ekos SE, Exakt 2, Lyra Kleos SL); Exakt DSM; Exakt Akubariks 2.
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Re: Linn Karousel

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Mr Onion wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:31 pm
Mr Onion wrote: Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:36 pm September 22nd is 'K' Day :smt023
Back from a fantastic couple of hours with Peter, and what can I say?

Quick Response (to save you all time)

Just buy it.

Slightly Longer Response

Noise has dropped through the floor, out of through the basement and has settled into a Coal Mine some 1000' below. Noise that I thought was surface noise has disappeared. Deeper clearer bass, clearer treble, well clearer everything.

Its a bargain at £750. Is it the best upgrade for the LP12? Probably.

Now I am off to listen to my new record collection. :mrg:
:roll: :mrg:
Turntable - Linn LP12, Karousel, Keel, Ekos SE/1, Kandid, K-Radikal, Urika.
Amplifier - Naim Supernait 3
CD Player - Naim CD5si
Speakers - Kudos X3.
Cables - Linn Silvers & K200 Black.
Support - Target TT4.
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Glad your enjoying it James. :smt023...
and the music is great too. 8)
Turntable - LInn LP12 - Klimax Radikal - Urika - Keel - Karousel - EkosSE/1 - Kandid
Turntable Mat - Linn, Collaro Audio
CD Player - Naim CD5si
Amplifier - Naim Supernait 3
Speakers - Kudos X3
Speaker Cable - Kudos KS-1
Interconnects - Linn Silvers
Headphones - Focal Elegia, AKG K-702
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Re: Linn Karousel

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Mr Onion wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:31 pm
Mr Onion wrote: Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:36 pm September 22nd is 'K' Day :smt023
Back from a fantastic couple of hours with Peter, and what can I say?

Quick Response (to save you all time)

Just buy it.

Slightly Longer Response

Noise has dropped through the floor, out of through the basement and has settled into a Coal Mine some 1000' below. Noise that I thought was surface noise has disappeared. Deeper clearer bass, clearer treble, well clearer everything.

Its a bargain at £750. Is it the best upgrade for the LP12? Probably.

Now I am off to listen to my new record collection. :mrg:
Congrats James, really glad you got a 'health window' so that you could get to Cymbiosis and back along with the addition of a Karousel. Enjoy the ride my friend ............... :smt023
LP12 - Klimax Radikal 2/Urika, Harban Plinth, Karousel, Keel, Karmen, Ekos SE, Skale, Lyra Atlas
CD Player - dCS Puccini CD Player + Scarlatti Master Clock
Amps - KK/1(D), Klimax Twin (D)
Speakers - Triangle Magellan Duetto on Track Audio 600 stands
Cables - Chord Sarum Super Arrays + Kudos KS-1 speaker cable
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I absolutely adore the Karousel - it is a marvellous product and sonically phenomenal. Resistance is completely futile.
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Re: Linn Karousel

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Red Chris wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:32 pm I absolutely adore the Karousel - it is a marvellous product and sonically phenomenal. Resistance is completely futile.
... and somewhat of a bargain at the price IMHO.
James


Fluted Afro LP12, Khan, KEEL, Karousel, Urika, Radikal (with Allium Skin Mods), EKOS SE/1, sKale, DVXX-2mkII
NAIM CD 5si with Marigo Lab Aida CD Mat
ThePre, ZAP 250, Kudos Super 20's
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Red Chris wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:32 pm I absolutely adore the Karousel - it is a marvellous product and sonically phenomenal. Resistance is completely futile.
:D

Based on their experience and feedback from customers, the guys at Audio-T are saying that the Karousel joins the list of best ever upgrades to the LP12:

Linn Basik Plus or Grace to Ittok
Valhalla to Lingo
Lingo to Radikal
Cirkus to Karousel

It's somehow very satisfying that this upgrade is based on material science and engineering rather than electronics or digital tweakery.

:smt020
LP12 (Tiger Paw Stratos, sKale; Karousel, Keel, KRadikal, Ekos SE, Exakt 2, Lyra Kleos SL); Exakt DSM; Exakt Akubariks 2.
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Red Chris wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:32 pm I absolutely adore the Karousel - it is a marvellous product and sonically phenomenal. Resistance is completely futile.
....................... :smt023 ................. 7/9 .................. 8)
LP12 - Klimax Radikal 2/Urika, Harban Plinth, Karousel, Keel, Karmen, Ekos SE, Skale, Lyra Atlas
CD Player - dCS Puccini CD Player + Scarlatti Master Clock
Amps - KK/1(D), Klimax Twin (D)
Speakers - Triangle Magellan Duetto on Track Audio 600 stands
Cables - Chord Sarum Super Arrays + Kudos KS-1 speaker cable
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"I absolutely adore the Karousel - it is a marvellous product and sonically phenomenal. Resistance is completely futile."

I am now wondering how much I might be able to raise with my Circus and Tranquility.
Linn Keltik's, X2 Majik 4100's, LP12 with a Simon Price oak plinth and Lingo3, black Ittok with silver heavy weight, Linn T arm cable, DV 20XII, Karousel bearing, Arcam Rphono + Russ Andrews power supply, Akurate DSII, Innuos Zen 3 server and LPSU and Chord Epic ethernet cable, Chord Epic speaker cable, Chord Cadenza interconnects.
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