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Linn Majik CD player

Post  Danny on Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:36 am

Any comments on this player.
Is it much better than the old(er) Ikemi?

I am currently checking out a few options of used and ex dem equipment from my dealer.

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Re: Linn Majik CD player

Post  Linn-user on Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:41 am

Not to sure but to be honest I always found the Ikemi less musical than the Genki http://linn.bigforumpro.com/cdp-and-amplification-f2/afternoon-demo-of-various-used-ex-dem-linn-equipment-t28.htm

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Re: Linn Majik CD player

Post  Sid on Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:59 pm

Im using one and loving everymoment of it. I can't tell you if its better though than the Ikemi as I have never heard one though..

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Re: Linn Majik CD player

Post  Classsik on Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:16 am

I'd suggest a Linn Majik CD Player over a Linn Ikemi simply because it makes sense the DAC is newer, unless you are going for second-hand (in which case a used Majik may be hard to find, though you may find an ex dem version about if you look hard).

Personally I can't get on with the new Linn styling but thats just me Sad

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Re: Linn Majik CD player

Post  Toby Andrews on Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:24 am

CD12 is still the industry standard IMO and for 10,000 price difference there is not 10,000 worth of sound difference between a CD12 and a Majik cd player.
It is a bargain at the price. It wipes the floor with much more expensive cd players. Just get the black one though, the silver one looks like an oversized alarm clock Smile..



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Re: Linn Majik CD player

Post  DK on Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:53 am

I have also bought the Majik cd (also in black Smile )and can say it's an excellent player!
I like Naim too - although I find the sound a little more electonical -.
Im not sure though that you can still call the CD 12 the industry std, even Linn have now improved on it and the Naim 555 possibly just sits in front of it (though Naim is a sound you either love or can't get on with IMO).

What is true is that the Majik cd really is a bargain. It's very musical and you can't go wrong with it. It has the best price for what it brings and gives you 90% of the Linn cd12, which has even more authority with bass music.


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Re: Linn Majik CD player

Post  Ungaro on Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:49 pm

Hi! Smile



I'm testing now this nice looking CD Player! cheers
It sounds very good, but i think the Player have some bugs........ Crying or Very sad

1. It's not possible to see the track number and time elapsed simultaneously, but the Display is big enough for showing all this inforamtions.
I allready sent a Mail to Linn because i think a Softwareupdate can fix this "Problem".
2. The Player takes a very long time to load a "normal" Audio Disc (You have to know: the Player have a DVD Drive), it needs 10-15 sec. Neutral

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Sorry for my poor english!

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Post  Toby Andrews on Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:49 am

Nice kit Ungaro and your English is fine.. Glad you went for the black model.. I know what you mena about the display problem though its not really an issue for me.. How are you finding the sound from the start..

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Post  Ungaro on Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:18 pm

Toby Andrews wrote:Nice kit Ungaro and your English is fine..

Thank You very much! Smile

Glad you went for the black model..

As You can see, my amp is also black. Wink

I know what you mena about the display problem though its not really an issue for me..


It's not a big problem, but mostly i'm listening my CDs in shuffle mode and in this case it can be very useful if You can see which track You listen. Wink

How are you finding the sound from the start..

Not bad, but if i can tell the true, i didn't had the "WOW Effect" from the beginning, but i think my ears have to accustom to this sound. Rolling Eyes

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Post  DK on Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:07 am

Wow, this forum is still alive?

Nice Kit Antal, you need to make it sing by getting it on a nice stand or isolating it a little.. ... Trust me though it will bed in and sound better and better in a month or two.. Im also happier with the two elements side by side rather than stacked, even though the power supply is switchable and clean its still near some delicate electronics.

Anyway enough of the boring tech speak off to listen to some music..the weather is grim today after a lovely yesterday..

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Post  Ungaro on Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:21 am

Wow, this forum is still alive?


That depends only on us, but i think we have to keep this nice forum alive! cheers

Nice Kit Antal, you need to make it sing by getting it on a nice stand or isolating it a little.. ...


It's allready done. I'm using 4 Pieces of the "ViaBlue Tri Absorber":


Trust me though it will bed in and sound better and better in a month or two..


It's true, i'm really surprised from day to day. But my only big problem is the weak DVD drive in this CDP. Sad

Im also happier with the two elements side by side rather than stacked

Thank You for the advice, i will try it! Wink

Anyway enough of the boring tech speak off to listen to some music..the weather is grim today after a lovely yesterday..

O.K. Let's have fun! cheers

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Re: Linn Majik CD player

Post  dlorde on Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:46 am

Do those ViaBlue Tri Absorbers work? I ask because the explanation for how they work on the website is gibberish - vibration can be transferred through a point (or 3 points) just the same as through a flat contact.

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Post  Ungaro on Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:03 am

dlorde wrote:Do those ViaBlue Tri Absorbers work?

I don't think so, but it looks great! Smile
Do You have any recommendation for a feet which really works? Wink

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Re: Linn Majik CD player

Post  Classsik on Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:26 am

Antal I think the site has moved to a new location, there was a message in the welcome section earlier though its mysteriously gone now?

http://forums.linn.co.uk/bb/index.php

Its a pity though nobodys started a system pics thread like yours as there are a lot of members now rapidly joining..word must have got around

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Post  dlorde on Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:34 am

Ungaro wrote:Do You have any recommendation for a feet which really works? Wink
No Antal, I've never heard any benefit from custom feet with my kit. I've often used Blu-Tac as a compliant interface between the kit and the furniture it rests on (particularly speakers and their stands), and it's been very effective.

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Post  Ungaro on Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:44 am

Classsik wrote:Antal I think the site has moved to a new location,

I saw it, thank You! But i like this forum here much better! Wink

http://forums.linn.co.uk/bb/index.php

LP12 and DS Discussion? And what about the rest of Linn equipments? Rolling Eyes


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Post  Ungaro on Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:46 am

dlorde wrote:
Ungaro wrote:Do You have any recommendation for a feet which really works? Wink
No Antal, I've never heard any benefit from custom feet with my kit. I've often used Blu-Tac as a compliant interface between the kit and the furniture it rests on (particularly speakers and their stands), and it's been very effective.

Allright, thank You very much! cheers

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Post  Classsik on Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:59 am

think the sites slowly turning into this one actually..today a Hi Fi section appeared lol, they must have heard you!!

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