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Radikal Reset

No Difference.
1
8%
Better sound.
1
8%
Better sound and speed pitch.
6
50%
Quicker startup and stabilisation.
4
33%
 
Total votes: 12

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Re: Radikal Reset

Post by Coyote Jim » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:13 pm

Wenge1 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:48 pm
Coyote Jim wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:07 am
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Definitely time to visit. :roll:
The only two not to get a good up from the reset are missing some real sparkle.
There is something not shining for them.
A real pity with such class setups being held back. :smt009
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Not quite what I reported Jim. I said that my system sounded great before and after i.e. no difference - when I was quoting Clive's post it was merely supporting the fact that I found no difference before and after ....... :smt023

I meant to quote the post I was replying too. :oops:
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Re: Radikal Reset

Post by Wenge1 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:15 pm

Coyote Jim wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:13 pm
Wenge1 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:48 pm
Coyote Jim wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:07 am
image.jpeg
Definitely time to visit. :roll:
The only two not to get a good up from the reset are missing some real sparkle.
There is something not shining for them.
A real pity with such class setups being held back. :smt009
Image

Not quite what I reported Jim. I said that my system sounded great before and after i.e. no difference - when I was quoting Clive's post it was merely supporting the fact that I found no difference before and after ....... :smt023

I meant to quote the post I was replying too. :oops:

:lol: ......... :smt043
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Re: Radikal Reset

Post by FangfossFlyer » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:58 pm

My findings:

I felt it gave a wee bit better sound - not significant but perhaps a bit easier and definitely not any worse as it was excellent before and excellent afterwards.


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Age of Radikal = 2009 with Dynamic Power Supply fitted in 2011.
Belt = 2017

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Re: Radikal Reset

Post by Mr Onion » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:24 am

Rad A (With my case mods)
Powering Both
7yrs old
Current Belt

Powered 24/7, last off was 10 days ago during a powercut. I decided to use a brand new LP, Lisa Hannigan "Live in Dublin" to remove any preconceptions about how things 'should' sound. Played side one to warm things up, then had a proper listen before resetting the Radikal

Before Reset.

9.6 seconds to speed. There was some initial harshness before the DV warmed up, then it was sounding as good as I expected.

After Reset

9.6 seconds to speed Applause was FAR more realistic, smoother and clearer sound. Easier to follow, better diction, sounds like I have turned the volume up a notch (which I haven't) Its just 'better' (Mrs O concurs with my findings BTW)

Conclusion

Its a no brainer for me. Equivalent (or better?) than the annual "break clean and make all plug/socket connections" I wonder if the Radikal is getting lazy as time goes by and needs a poke with a pointy stick to remind it how to work properly? It sounds like the musicians have woken up anyway. Strange that the startup time was the same though.
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Re: Radikal Reset

Post by alto » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:05 pm

Hello,
With use mode Radikal Linn does not mention reset. Would it be interesting to know Linn’s opinion?

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Re: Radikal Reset

Post by Coyote Jim » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:11 pm

Just try it and let your ears decide. :smt102
That's why this us a poll have a go for fun. :wink:
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Re: Radikal Reset

Post by Mr Onion » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:13 pm

Welcome to The Kabin

I haven't heard LINN's opinion on this, but Peter Swain (the owner of Cymbiosis and LP12 expert) highly recommends it.
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Re: Radikal Reset

Post by alto » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:32 am

Thank you.
I agree that Radikal can improve with a reset. Many of you have seen that. My Radikal crashed on only Urika, returned from Linn’s, I assumed a difficulty with mute reset? Linn did not explain the problem; Radikal is repaired he plays fantastic.

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Re: Radikal Reset

Post by Coyote Jim » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:12 am

alto wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:05 pm
Hello,
With use mode Radikal Linn does not mention reset. Would it be interesting to know Linn’s opinion
Hi and welcome to the Kabin.
This tweak as it were is just like many but some much more obvious than others.
It's a bit like saying that the manual doesn't explain about belt orientation or mat siding or even platter clocking these are all enthusiast findings and therefore if not appreciated by everyone wouldn't be expected to be put into print by a manufacturer.
Just enjoy the freebie as it was intended with no monetary value attached.
Some dealers really do try to squeeze everything out. 8) :smt023
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Re: Radikal Reset

Post by alto » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:42 am

Indeed, the orientation of the belt and the smooth face bring energy, thanks to a better training of the tray.
With Radikal reset (refreshed) the operation of the motor with the tachometer coordination also bring more music! In the manual, Linn doesn’t mention that possibility, maybe one day ?

Manual Linn:
You simply turn on your LP12 and Radikal will set and
maintain the correct speed. Radikal will auto-calibrate within
10 seconds of being powered on, though it may take up to
10 minutes to set the correct speed the very first time. Radikal
uses a small optical tachometer mounted on the top-plate of the
LP12 and a felt marker attached to the outer platter to measure
the speed of the platter. The timing is controlled by the same
ultra low jitter clock used in the Klimax DS. Radikal adjusts the
drive voltage to ensure the platter is always accurate and requires
no manual adjustment, ensuring pitch-perfect reproduction at all
times.

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