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Linn 45 years of excellencyJuly 2018

Fall in love with your music again! Celebrate 45 years of getting you closer to the original performance. Exchange your legacy Linn product and get 10% off a new one, for a limited time only! 45 years of brilliant performance Linn’s goal is to bring you closer to your favorite music, to experience every single note and to make your music sound as clear and powerful as ever. Since the launch of the very first product, the Sondek LP12 turntable icon, Linn has been the leading company in audio technology. Find out how to bring your system up to date with our latest products and enjoy your music even more. Some of Linn's biggest hits Let us review some of the highlights from their five decades of innovation in which they have designed and manufactured products that deliver exceptional detail and bring you closer to the original sound. 1973: Sondek LP12 For over four decades, the LP12 is the unrivaled masterpiece in turntable design. A revolutionary icon is still evolving. Time for an upgrade? Experience the ultimate in vinyl playback with our flagship Klimax LP12. 1997: Sondek CD12 The Sondek CD12 set new standards in the performance of CD players and design standards and was the first device to feature a precision-engineered housing milled from a solid block of aluminum. This was the beginning of our flagship series Klimax. Time for an upgrade? See how our Klimax DSM Network Player brings you closer to your favorite music. 2002: Komri Speakers The flagship speakers from Linn at the time, and the first to incorporate Linn driver technology to replicate a single-point source as accurately as possible, providing a more consistent sound for the audience. Replace your tunebox with an Exactbox - the ultimate performance upgrade for your Aktiv Komri speakers. 2007: Klimax DS The first network music player to truly deserve this name, and set a benchmark that will stand the test of time. With the use of our new Katalyst DAC architecture, Klimax DS has set the bar even higher. You already have the best music source! Find out how integrated loudspeakers with Exakt technology or an Exact box ensure that your system can experience the natural sound that the artist recorded. Time for an upgrade? Fall in love with your music again! Get a 10% discount on a new Linn product* when exchanging an older Linn device. Starting from 2 July to 27 August 2018. To the next 45 years! * Terms and conditions apply.

Cleaning Vinyl – Four Fatal ErrorsJuly 2018

What a temptation. A cheap method that costs only a few francs and saves the vinyl cleaning service.! The ingredients for this: alcohol, water, dish soap and a kitchen towel, that's all it takes, or that is what one would think. The vinyl lovers among us, however, have right here a hair-raising moment. Why? Alcohol - Yes, but which alcohol do we take and how much? Common are isopropanol, ethanol,etc., whereas the recommended choice would be  isopropanol or 2-propanol. Do not use: butanol etc. Impure quality alcohol, however, leaves more residue on the vinyl than you think and like. Likewise, isopropanol which connects with the dust on the vinly leaves stains  which are clearly visible  as soon as the alcohol evaporates. Water - Unknowingly and hoping for the best, you take demineralized water. This normal tap water has only been deprived of salts, ions and minerals by an ion exchange. If you want, you can try it out and let it evaporate on the vinyl and watch the result. It will be selfexplanatory. Dish soap - Is good for many things - but not for Vinyl. Ok, of course you use it only in low concentration and just dissolved in the water, but still it should be clear at this point that even small amounts of fragrance, chemical and other ingredients should not be on the vinyl record. Kitchen Towel - The best for last: the kitchen towels! Super cheap and always available. Kitchen towels consist primarily of pulp, mostly won from conifers. The fiber material is freed from foreign bodies, thus resulting in a homogeneous mixture. An absorbent cloth, which nevertheless only consists of millions of tiny parts. To understand that, one only has to hold such a towel against the light, crumple it up, and see how many small pieces are dusting away. No further explaination needed on why such a cloth is definitively the wrong material for vinyl. Conclusion - a good cleaning is not cheap. As always (and mostly) in real life, cheap is not really good. In order not to destroy the sensitive structure of a vinyl, a careful washing done by a vinyl washing machine is absolutely recommended and necessary. No money is saved when doing it manually and as described above.  At least not if you expect the high quality listening pleasure, no scratching noises and expect a long shelf life. Therefore: Bring your treasures to us - we clean it professionally using Clearaudio products. Cleaned vinyl is a warrant for a cool analogue listening pleasure.

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Sound Vision House Talk
25. July 2018
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29. August 2018
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26. September 2018
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31. October 2018
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Via Maistra 33, St. Moritz