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Architect Day @ Peoples & Schmidt a big success!

Big thanks to all the Architects that attended our event today in our shop and enjoyed the fantastic lunch prepared by Americabaren. Also a big thanks to our partner, LK Hjelle Sofor Norway (Elizabeth), whom both helped with the preparation and helped draw in, what was, a fantastic attendance ..

LINN can now cater for any need and we showed off iPad control, Songcast (party mode), simple solutions for Spotify/Youtube and of course played up DVD & Blue-Ray on LINN DSM products with Samsung 8 TV (now available to mail order from P&S) ...

What do you want ... ok, here is my iPad ... here is what you wanted ... not only quickly and easily but sounds better than they have ever experienced ...

Great day!

How cool is it when two 18 year old young ladies come in with a Jimi Hendrix vinyl!

And leave with a new Vinyl player ....

Now Peoples & Schmidt are in business :)

Interview with Gilad Tiefenbrun, LINN Managing Director

2011-11-24 19:03:48] *** Call from Gilad Tiefenbrun ***P&S: hiGilad Tiefenbrun: hiP&S: How are you Gilad?Gilad Tiefenbrun: I'm very well thanks!Gilad Tiefenbrun: How are you?P&S: Not too bad ,,, busy as usual!P&S: The year started with a trip to Atlantic Records with Maeve O'Boyle. I can imagine that was just a great experience but what was your purpose there?Gilad Tiefenbrun: I first met Craig Kallman, CEO of Atlantic Records, a couple of years back at a Linn event in New York.He's a huge audiophile and owns a lot of Linn gear including several LP12s.I was presenting Studio Masters played through Linn DS and he was blown away.He spoke to me afterwards and said he wanted to take me out to dinner when he next came to "England"!Gilad Tiefenbrun: A few months later we met up in London, in a trendy restaurant in Shoreditch.I explained about Studio Master downloads, and how Linn had been making downloading work for the artists and customers for a few y…

NEW LINN Akurate DSM & Beyonce on Blueray ....

Great Album!

Tip from Christoffer Berg, Musician, Music Producer, DJ ... whom has worked with Massive Attack, The Knife, Shakira ...

I'm thinking it's time for ''Klanger & Spår''

GOLD Room page updated, LINN Solo's & my first impression of how it sounds!

Click the ''Gold Room'' tab above or the picture to the left to come to the Gold Room page!

Jackson Browne (Hope you have Spotify)

Gold Room ... well it's Golden!!!


Lite Bit of Country for ya ... yee ha! (SPOTIFY)

This is brilliant!

I first heard this in Americabaren, Gotheburg ... just to thank you Eric ... it's brilliant! Lilla Edit is a less than charming area not far from Gothenburg but obviously some talented Swedish rappers ...

Anyone can be a star on Youtube! Over 600,000 Hits ...

LINN Klimax Solo's + KK Fått tävla med många andra märke!

(Sorry for those not speaking Swedish but here is some information on a private persons test of expensive brands in their own home, in Swedish ... )

(Klimax Power-amp shown here in my home with Klimax DS)

Lånat hem butikens fina Klimax Solo Steg * 2 (senaste med Dynamik) till HB, en trevligt man baserat i Göteborg med mycket energi och entusiasm för musik och HiFi ... Också ett bra rum!

Systemen var icke LINN källa hellre högtalarna och test:

''Erfarenheter av stegs djupperspektiv''

Jag tror LINN målet är att musik ska låta så nära 'LIVE' som möjligt, Melodi, balans, äkta (en gitarr ska låta som en gitarr) ... musikaliskt ... orderna som beskriva va LINN vill ha! Man ska bli stimulerat av artistens meddelande ... Jag själve tänk inte alls om ljudbild och tror inte LINN set mycket tid på detta men var förvånat att lyssna till låter hus HB ...

Här är en klipp från forumet FAKTISK och resultat från HB test, Cool att läsa ... ''På en skala 1-10 där 10 är att väg…

**Cancelled** Tonights DSM Event ...

I am sorry to announce that due to a technical problem we are forced to move tonight's event forward approximately one week.

I'll confirm the new date as soon as possible and stay on tonight should anyone not see this message. For those lucky few that don't get this message, you can at least enjoy a cold beer and some great music if not the DSM :)

Got a little shock when trying to attach this cable from my TV to ADSM and unfortunately then touched the chassis of the DSM at the same time and felt the voltage on that as well. Pretty sure it's a faulty cable (perhaps TV?) and a now 'fried' chip-set in the DSM! Hmnnn ... bugger!

I can take something positive from this and that is - LINN are fantastic ... a brand new replacement ADSM has already left the factory and on route to me ... fantastic performance from their products & fantastic service from their staff! Big thanks to Jamie/Alison from LINN.

My apologies again! // Martin

It's still not an Apple World, it's still an Open World ...

The following is a combination of information published by LINN and points from my own perspective.
Tomorrow afternoon I will do an on-line interview with Gilad Tiefenbrun, Managing Director, LINN Products Ltd, which will be published on this blogg. It will be interesting to hear his opinions to where this is leading, why and what it means for LINN.
Apple’s decision to finally open source its Apple Lossless (ALAC) format is welcome news. Apple lossless is basically studio sized music files (24 Bit), uncompressed, unlike the standard file MP3 found on iTunes or even CD quality which is also a compressed version of the original recording.For one thing, people who use iTunes to store and archive their CD collection (16 Bit), and take care to change the audio quality to Apple Lossless, will be able to stream their collection to a wider range of products. For another thing it means you and I, the consumer, will have more access to higher quality music, in fact studio quality (24 Bit)…

Two best new products from LINN in 2011? After work event Friday 18 Nov, 18:00

The all new LINN remote control with programmable buttons and I counted this morning .. a staggering 52 buttons (the old handset) have now been replaced by 28! 'Less is more''

Though not the reference in the new DSM series, Klimax DSM taking that position of course, the new Akurate DSM is for many of us the most exciting and for our shop it opens up a whole new world of opportunity.

This is a super high end source, a super high end pre-amplifier, an analogue to digital converter that broadcasts even your vinyl across the home for multi room solution, or what we plan to test, (In Cooperation with Svenskagramofon world's renown Studio) is broadcast ''LIVE'' music throughout the shop so our future gigs here may come through the LINN multi room system and perhaps further to your livingroom.

There is more: DSM is a DAC with 3 toslink, 3 SPDIFF & 4 HDMi inputs so it manages anything that requires sound playback in the home, PS3, xBox, Blueray player ...


Toby's Guitar 'PORR' tips!

The Stone Roses Revival!

It's official that The Stone Roses will reunite and tour in 2012 with new material!

This is a stressful one for me because I'm not sure I can take it if it's just a load of rubbish ... I love Stone Roses, they were fantastic ,,, spooky, melodic ... text ... probably my favourite band ever! My University life was in Northern England and indie music was everything ,,, ''fresh air after the Thatcher era'', as I heard someone explain it!

I saw Oasis in their last tour in Scandinavia before the inevitable break-up, Europe's worst sounding large stage. Having seen them in the hay day at Manchester City Park, just insane then to be there at the end of the line for them Leum with a broken voice (virus), few people knowing the words and a half full venue with bad sound ... SORROW!

Please please let The Stone Roses get it right ... I can't take the disappointment!

''Bands in Transit'' , Genious!

I love the Jules Holland show or the end of Skavlan where a really great artist gets to perform in an intimate way. That's what I want for our shop and to date we have had some great bands/artists here doing just that: The Anna Massey Band, Tommy's People, Lady Claire Martin & The Gareth Williams Trio. My very good friend and world class artist, Maeve O'Boyle & the superb all action Electro Pop UK sensation that is GoGoBot!

Small intimate concerts are amazing and with Youtube becoming the centre for 'Live music' and new release videos, why can't we offer a solution allowing artists to do something great here ... maybe we can get more world class artists to play live and record here ... why not Bono or Jim Kerr (The later just might happen anyway, watch this space)!

Here is something I found yesterday ,,,

''Bands in Transit''.

What a great idea ... you get a 'Transit van' with PA/recording equipment and travel around inviting talented…

GoGoBot out Now!

Oh yes!

Who would have thought that the best sound performance upgrade our largest room has received, would have been a piece of art? Our room is amazing now ... using LINN 320A speakers with LINN Klimas DS (Digital streamer). I have left out the Klimax pre-amplification for now but even as it is ,, one box and speakers system ,, it's fantastic!

If we were trying to achieve this level of performance upgrade with electronics in this room we are talking about Klimax 350A speakers (+200,000 Kr on top of this system cost). If your room is too lively don't waste any time ... just order one!

Prices range for panel 60*60 cm - 2,7m*1,2m from 200 kr - 12,000 kr with ''LINN-Art'' prints. You can of course print any picture you like and in full colour.

Friday Music!


Room Acoustic solutions that look great!

Peoples and Schmidt have a new partner for room acoustics and the first products in our range arrived just 5 minutes ago ...

We of course chose to use pictures of the worlds longest living HiFi product, The LINN SONDEK LP12, but with this technology you can print any photograph on our panels which are up to 2,7m wide. We have a series of fantastic shots of the LP12 to order so please drop in to check them out and they are available in custom sizes to suit your requirement. You can of course place them together to cover a greater area or just for added effect.

So what do they do ... simple ... they hang there looking great and drastically improve your room acoustics not just for when you listen to HiFi but for everyday life. If sound in your home is a problem for example do you get agitated or feel panicked by the noise when you have a dinner party ... is it hard to listen to one person when others are talking? If so this will help!

Drop in and let us demonstrate the results ... // Martin

*New* Sneaky DS Room + Akurate, Gold & Klimax room pics updated!

A Sonos slayer! The simple Sneaky DS from LINN is, with LINN's recent advances, one of the most versatile and best sounding solutions available for a budget price High Fidelity system. Integrated digital stream player and amplifier with minimalist design (no controls at all, everything is done wirelessly from ipad, iphone or other tablet). So discreet you don't notice it's there, just amazing sound!

Airplay, Spotify, Youtube, itunes, EVEN 24 Bit Studio master files, Film sound without wires through LINN Songcaster virtual sound-card and a musical performance which slays most so called 'High Fidelity' systems.

''It will challenge any CD player at any price!''

Sneaky Room system today is LINN Sneaky DS (11450 kr) + LINN Unik speakers (4000 kr complete with all cables & installation).

Today's music link tip comes from ''Sportsbilsenthusiasten' ... really good one!

Music tips from 'Maeve O'Boyle'

also Maeve singing Live at The Mill!

Interview with Maeve O'Boyle, Artist, Singer Songwriter ..

P&S: How old are you now Maeve?

Maeve O'Boyle: A lady never revels her age... 24!

P&S: You told me that an artist must break through before they are 30 ... a few years yet! Does it feel like you have broken through?

Maeve O'Boyle: I think i've certainly laid some foundations, but i've not quite got to where i'm going yet! I'm so grateful ( and lucky) to have the support i have from the people who love what i do. But the world's a big place and i've still got alot of things i'd like to do and achieve. Six years to go and the clock is counting...

P&S: Your first album was fantastic ,,, really great! Now you have done an intermission album. What's different between the two and did you do anything on the second that made you want to change on the first?

Maeve O'Boyle: Thank you! All My Sins was written between the ages of 13 and 20 and it was all wrapped up and recorded by the time i turned 21. So it symbolises a huge chunk of my life esp…

Marshall Mathers ...

All day long ... well until 2 pm anyway ...

Spotify with LINN SONCASTER ... or Apple Airplay ;) (beta) ... your new system LINN DS, ipad ,,, no NAS required!!

Lady Carol Kidd?

Personally I loved the Claire Martin & Gareth Williams concert and want more of the same! Artists like this don't come for free but as I'm sure anyone that attended last time will agree, 250 Kr with some wine & beers & one of the world's best Jazz stars was an inexpensive luxury music evening?

So the question is do you want to see ''Lady Carol Kidd'' with Nigel Clark at Peoples & Schmidt?

If so please email me your note of interest and how many places you can think of booking in the event that she plays in December at our place: email

BH // Martin

The Good Old Days ...

Watched the film 'American Beauty' last night & heard a Who song .. got inspired! They were cool ...

Don't forget why we buy HiFi?

To work with LINN HiFi is sometimes very special!

I know why I bought my LINN HiFi & it was not particularly because I care about electronics ... actually I don't care about electronics at all, if I did I would make my own!

I bought my LINN HiFi simply to enjoy music, because music enhances my life and to date LINN delivers exactly what I want ... I become involved in what I listen to, in the music, in the lyrics .. in the emotion! I recognise the song or the artist in just a few seconds because what LINN deliver is an honest representation .. you get what's on the CD, File or vinyl and only that! I feel inspired to sell LINN because it delivers music to people in a great way and I want more people to experience what I experience ... simple!

I recently listened to a Krell system with reference Din-audio speakers, a CD player costing around 20/30,000 Euro and cables which not only lit up but you could probably tow a container ship with. On top of that the room was covered in …

Check out this one, *LIVE* from our shop!

This SONGCASTER is starting to be a problem ,,, not getting any work done here!

It's amazing what you can get from an iphone4! Not Bad! Calum Malcolm, watch your back!

Facebook Link of the day!

Today's link is from Nick Ström, a pretty handy musician based in Gothenburg.
Basically I have no idea whom Matteas Hellberg is but I liked it and there are more links on TV4 play!

Click the picture to link to the video and of course if you have a LINN system you can send the music direct to your LINN HiFi with SONGCASTER.

You can see Nick himself (Bjurman Band) Live:
2 Göteborg - GRANDE FINALE @ Pusterviksbaren
5 Degerfors - RONANDER BLUES @ Golden Times, Folkets Hus

Go Aktiv with LINN

We shall now commence on making the Gold-Room our AKTIV room. To start with we will place MDSi + M140 + M6100 with Aktiv cards.