I'm over Linn - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Notices
Audio and Video Forum The place to discuss auto and home audio, home theater etc.

I'm over Linn

 
Old 03-04-2012, 04:33 AM
  #1  
993MAN
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
993MAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 2,166
Default I'm over Linn

I bought a Unidisk SC and it was amazing. But it has always been a PITA to use. You need to have bionic eyes to see the remote for a start, and tripple magnified bionic eyes to read the display, and a masters degree from NASA to understand the manual.
But with these issues it is (was) still an incredible, detailed CD player.
But I sent it away for a service and they installed a new laser and it was fine. But then they did something in the menu set up and turned off the analogue output so all I could use was a toslink cable. Not for me sorry.
So it went back and they reset everything.
I set it up today and the sound is worse than a 20 year old Pioneer DVD player that's been hit by a train! It's poked!
So I am just about over this over priced CD player now and looking for something fresh. Maybe a Cambridge 840.
But my vent is why do these things have to be so bloody awkward to use?
I have been in the industry since 1987 and it had me confused.
They reckon this is a set up issue with a setting. Maybe it is, but I'm still over it.
993MAN is offline  
Old 03-04-2012, 10:05 AM
  #2  
Franklin229
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Franklin229's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: New England
Posts: 2,446
Default

I feel your frustration. I am done with CD players and anything that isn't vinyl is played back via HD/ DAC combo. It also eliminates the need to keep all those disks around.
Franklin229 is offline  
Old 03-05-2012, 02:25 AM
  #3  
993MAN
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
993MAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 2,166
Default

That's the problem though, I still like the CD format. Call me strange but I'm hanging on to the technology.
DAC's are good, some are really good, but too my ears (even with the ringing now and then) CD's still sound better.
Nothing beats vinyl. I doubt anything ever will.
993MAN is offline  
Old 03-05-2012, 10:10 AM
  #4  
J.PELLEGRINO
Addict
Rennlist Member

 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NATICK MASS.
Posts: 229
Default

I am with you Franklin...I have a pretty good cd playback system, but I almost always listen to the big black discs...As for computer/server sources...I have heard them sound very good..I am just not enough of a technophobe to deal with the time/effort to load all of my CDs and the associated meta data...I am hoping it will be closer to plug and play sometime soon....till then, I will get up and flip the record every 15 minutes and smile....
J.PELLEGRINO is offline  
Old 03-05-2012, 11:47 AM
  #5  
Franklin229
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Franklin229's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: New England
Posts: 2,446
Default

Originally Posted by J.PELLEGRINO View Post
I am with you Franklin...I have a pretty good cd playback system, but I almost always listen to the big black discs...As for computer/server sources...I have heard them sound very good..I am just not enough of a technophobe to deal with the time/effort to load all of my CDs and the associated meta data...I am hoping it will be closer to plug and play sometime soon....till then, I will get up and flip the record every 15 minutes and smile....
+1 on spinning the big black discs!
BTW-Prob wind up seeing you in a few weeks or so for the usual P-car stuff.
Franklin229 is offline  
Old 03-05-2012, 12:02 PM
  #6  
J.PELLEGRINO
Addict
Rennlist Member

 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NATICK MASS.
Posts: 229
Default

Great Franklin...see you soon...till then, enjoy the music....
J.PELLEGRINO is offline  
Old 03-05-2012, 08:50 PM
  #7  
peterC2S
Addict
Rennlist Member

 
peterC2S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 2,085
Default

Don't suppose I can tempt you with an old school Linn Classik then 993MAN? Or a pair of lovely Ninka's? Trying to free up funds for an upcoming 964 or 993 purchase!

Pete
peterC2S is offline  
Old 03-06-2012, 05:06 AM
  #8  
993MAN
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
993MAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 2,166
Default

Hi Peter,

No thanks! The obvious place is Trade me, but good luck with the tyre kickers.
Linn reckon it's just a setting in my Unidisk, but I will see. Got a new Cambridge today, and as good as it is, the sound is not up to that of the Linn.
Not even close.

I was pretty pissed off when I posted here, but have cooled down a bit now. Maybe I will give it another try.
Have you got a car in mind?

Cheers
Graham
993MAN is offline  
Old 03-06-2012, 07:12 AM
  #9  
peterC2S
Addict
Rennlist Member

 
peterC2S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 2,085
Default

Graham - just as well then! Hadn't had the Linn on for a while as we've put in a dedicated HT room and been spending far too much time in there. Your post had me in and listening to a bit of Herbaliser this evening and sounded mighty fine. So no trademe just yet!! Anyway sorry to hear about your probs - bummer when its a great sounding bit of gear.

I'm just starting out looking for a 964 or 993 - haven't made my mind up on that yet so no specific cars - not that there's an awful lot to see out there. I see you had a 97 C2S previously as well? Can't be too many of them in NZ and I regret selling mine about 7 years ago - rainforest green with cashmere leather. Have no idea where it is now but did see it on TM a couple of years back. Probably just out of todays budget though. Love the 'go kart' feel of a well sorted 964 and the wider hips of a 993 - real dilemma, but a good one. Needs to be a daily driver.

So begins the search!!

Cheers
Pete
peterC2S is offline  
Old 03-07-2012, 03:39 AM
  #10  
Frances728
New User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 15
Default

I can't say much more than just WOW
Frances728 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: I'm over Linn


Contact Us About Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: