Linn Sondek LP12

Linn Sondek LP12

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One of the most revolutionary and influentual turntables ever designed. First launched in 1972, the Linn Sondek LP12 was the first turntable to have an independent three point suspension system. It was a ground breaking achivement which set new standards in turntable engineering and ensured the Linn Sondek LP12 would remain a best seller for many years to come.

The Linn Sondek LP12 is still on sale today and made in Glasgow, it is still one of the best sounding turntables available and has gained a huge following in it's 34 years.

Like all great turntables there is nothing complex about how the Linn Sondek LP12 works - there is just exreme attention to detail and materials used to manufacture the turntable that ensures the Linn Sondek LP12 receives all the acclaim it does.

Linn Lingo

One further point about the Linn Sondek LP12 is that it is easily upgradeable via the Linn Lingo power supply pictured above. Almost every turntable in existence can be sonically enhanced by the addition of a rock solid AC power supply that improves pitch, depth and overall musical enjoyment. The Linn Lingo power supply may not be cheap but the improvements in sound quality are said to be quite dramatic and worth every penny.

Alternatively, Origin Live offer a DC motor upgrade that is highly recommended as well.

Linn Sondek LP12 Specification
Year of Manufacture: 1972
Type: Transcription Turntable Platter
Drive System: Belt Drive
Speeds: 33 1/3, 45 rpm
Pitch Accuracy: 0.03% (with Linn Lingo Power Supply)
Voltages: 100,120,220 and 240V
Power Consumption: Less than 13 watts
Dimensions(WxDxH): 44.5 x 35.6 x 14 cm
Weight :13kg (exc tonearm/cartridge)

This entry was posted on Saturday December 2nd, 2006 at 7:30 PM and is filed under Turntables. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response.

3 Responses to Linn Sondek LP12

Bon Says:
September 12th, 2007 at 6:45 PM

This entry shows incredible ignorance. The independent 3-point suspension was invented by Edgar Villchur of Acoustic Research and the AR XA model was first on sale in 1962. Other turntable manufacturers copied the principle before Linn e.g. Thorens, Empire, Ariston. This entry is typical Linnie drivel.

Ron Says:
October 21st, 2008 at 4:28 PM

Pure puffery.

Looks as though it was written by Linn or a Linn dealer:

"The Linn Lingo power supply may not be cheap but the improvements in sound quality are said to be quite dramatic and worth every penny."

Hi-fi-insight Says:
October 21st, 2008 at 4:34 PM


We have no ties with Linn whatsoever

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