MICHELL ENGINEERING: Gyro to Orbe upgrade; is it sensible in this system?

Can you advise me in my quest to enhance my current hi-fi system please? It looks like this: Michell GyroDec + Rega RB600 + Sumiko Blue Point Special cartridge. The phono stage is a Clear Audio Basic MM/MC. Loudspeakers are Linn Ninkas and CD player a Linn Genki. The power amp is a Linn LK140 […]

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LINN: Ekos SE tonearm, Keel LP12 subchassis, & Trampolin turntable base – test review

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 player […]

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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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£20 Behringer, £1250 Naim V1, £1800 Linn Majik DS-Eff all in it – apparently

Like the title says really. Went into hifi shop to dem a possible xmas pressy. Listened to one track (Bjork-Human Behaviour) on each of them in the above order, stopped the dem and walked out with wallet in pocket. Someone is seriously taking the piss or my ears need syringing. Probably both I suppose. Continue […]

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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   Also […]

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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: Are these really the best ways to resurrect a dust-covered hitherto ignored Linn LP12?

The thread starts: I’ve had my LP12 for around 30years, but for the last 10 it has been gathering dust in a bedroom. It once had a Lingo as a replacement for the Valhalla board, but the motor failed and was replaced with an Origin Live set up. Still have the Valhalla board somewhere. I’m […]

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LINN: Sondek LP12 turntable + Klyde phono cartridge – test review

STEREOPHILE: If you asked me to name a single specific high-end audio component that could make or break a system, I’d name the Linn LP12 turntable. Of all the thousands of hi-fi products I’ve heard over the years, not a one of ’em—not a speaker, amplifier, or digital processor—has been able to draw me into […]

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LINN: LP12 + Klyde phono cartridge test review

  Corey Greenberg (Stereophile) writes:  If you asked me to name a single specific high-end audio component that could make or break a system, I’d name the Linn LP12 turntable. Of all the thousands of hi-fi products I’ve heard over the years, not a one of ’em—not a speaker, amplifier, or digital processor—has been able […]

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LINN: The Ekos tonearm – test review. Stereophile Magazine.

“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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