LINN: A debate about their sounds

Have just been listening to a Linn-amped system in someone’s house and it reinforces my thoughts about the Linn sound. It was digitally based system and not cheap. The sound is all there from top to bottom, and everything was very neat and tidy – nothing untoward, but somehow lacking realism and life. To my […]

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LINN: ‘we have our own way of walkin’ and talkin’ – circa 1983

Lacking the grace and calm agility of a latter-day Fred Astaire, it was beyond my ability to rise to my feet while foot-tapping, finger clicking and ……. head nodding – all at the same time! I just didn’t have the necessary co-ordination. Clearly some did though. Last night I received an amusing phone call from […]

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Linn – Factory Tour, Access All Areas

Warren Day writes: Nestled in tranquil countryside, between two villages, is the light and spacious Sir Richard Rogers designed facility that’s home to Linn Products.  Home being the operative word.  This place is very special, as becomes increasingly apparent as you are escorted around this friendly modern mini-cathedral. Please click HERE to continue  

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LINN: What should a buyer know BEFORE buying a preowned Ittock?

Buying such a delicate component as a tonearm SH not easy,and not without risk,they are 30 years old…What should I now,and what is MUST check,or must ask.Is there big diferense in sound betwen LVII versions,is latter a single counterweight better sounding tonearm. What will be your bid for this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Super-rare…item2320a480e2 ,can I mount Troika […]

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LINN: Power amp for Isobariks?

I use an LK280+spark and an LK275 to power my Isobariks (bi-amped), but I find the sound a little bit ‘dry’ and harsh at the top end. I’d like something with more ‘boogey’ factor and rythm. I’m thinking of selling these and buying either another power amp or an integrated amp. I’m thinking a budget […]

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LINN: Ekos SE tonearm, Keel LP12 subchassis, & Trampolin turntable base test review – by Art Dudley / Stereophile

  Visit www.stereophile.com and look at the Vote Results for June 17, 2007: You’ll see that when we asked our readers to name the one audio product that’s spent the greatest amount of time in their systems, the most common answer by far was the Linn Sondek LP12 turntable (footnote 1). Little wonder that Scotland’s most famous record […]

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From the 2006 archive – Linn CD 12

  Hello Howard The Linn demo I mentioned must have occurred at the time of the CD 12, (I think it was called) launch. It was in rooms in the Park lane Hotel, and it’s sole purpose was to demonstrate that a £12,000 CD player was the equal at least, of six grand’s worth of […]

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LINN: The Ekos tonearm – test review

“Tonearm?” muttered John Crabbe, my erstwhile editor at Hi-Fi News & Record Review, as he bent over my shoulder some 12 years ago to see what I was writing about. “A tonearm belongs on an acoustic gramophone—you should use the term ‘pickup arm,’ which doesn’t suggest that the arm has a sound of its own.” To continue […]

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LINN: Isobaric DMS

  i’ve find a pair of bariks this WE in france (at a very low price !). They sound lovely. I would like to have infos about them. I tried to open them by the bottom face, by after putting off the 9 screws, i can’t open it. I juste wonder to see about the […]

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