there is very good news from Linn about LP 12; many of us have been enjoying the LP 12 turntable for several decades and appreciate the musical performance as well as the upgrade possibilities of the Sondek.
Many have made these upgrades, and with each upgrade two things happened simultaneously: the music information increased as much as the fun of listening to music.
Today I would like to introduce the new upgrade, the new Linn Karousel LP 12 bearing as the central pivot in the Sondek.
The LINN SONDEK LP12 is one of the most sold hifi products on the market with more than 100.000 produced drives in almost 50 years.
Each LP12 can be upgraded to the sonic and musical level of a current series drive.
Linn’s new precision-machined single point bearing offers more consistent concentricity and stability. The new innovative version of the platter bearing has been made possible by technological developments in materials science, machining capabilities and engineering experience.
The key mechanical connection between platter, spindle, bearing and sub-chassis has been significantly improved. Reduced running noise and significantly smoother running dramatically improve music reproduction.
A solid lock nut on the stainless steel housing increases the rigidity at the critical point, the connection between bearing and sub-chassis. A more solid housing, in combination with a smaller and stiffer bushing for the platter spindle, ensures smoother running. This makes music playback more accurate and detailed than ever before.
From 23.03.2020 LP12 drives will be equipped with the new bearing.
The price for a SONDEK LP12 drive will not change.
A KAROUSEL upgrade kit will be available as a retrofit option.
The Upgrade Kit consists of:
– carousel bearing unit
– inner plate with spindle
– three coil springs
– each three small and large rubber dampers
– three washers and nuts
– ground cable
Price: KAROUSEL-Upgrade Kit 893,- € including installation as well as complete professional inspection and adjustment of your turntable.
The Linn Karousel Promo is valid from 23.March to 30.June 2020
LP12 owners who order other Linn products worth at least 3.570 € at the same time as the Karousel Upgrade will get the Karousel Upgrade free of charge !
The Linn Karousel Upgrade can be demonstrated at any time in our HifI-Studio Achterholt. I look forward to your visit!
Your Jürgen Achterholt