ORIGIN LIVE: Encounter on a Linn LP12 (updated in the light of a conversation with Mark Baker)

 From the archives I received an email  from Mark Baker (Origin Live) expressing disappointment re my observations re his entry level arm’s performance on a Linn LP12 as shown below. I phoned him, out of courtesy, to discuss this with him. I envisaged a bruising encounter (don’t ask!) but it turned out be cordial. As […]

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LINN: Source last…a tale of the LP12 vs a Radioshack

As some of you may know, in the last few years I have migrated from Naim 552/500/DBLs to some custom built speakers and tube amps and have never looked back. A friend of mine who was running DBLs actively with 3×500 did the same and also loved the final results. So, in an effort to […]

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LINN: Moving from Isobarik speakers – Opinions and Advice requested

I am planning a move from Linn Kan(powered by Nait 2) to Linn Isobariks(powered passive by 300/500). I have an LP12 as front end, but am doing a lot of streaming using a squeezebox classic/beresford dac. I have settled on the Isobariks, just because they are something I have looked forward to upgrading for a […]

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AUDIO ELECTRONICS PARTS / DIY / ASSISTANCE: [Aiwa / Aragon / Arcam / Belles / Bose / Grace / Hafler / Harman Kardon / JBL / Lenco / Linn / Luxman / Linn / Marantz / Meridian / Mission / Musical Fidelity / Naim / Nakamichi ./ Onix / Onkyo / Pass / Pro-Ject / QUAD / Teac / Technics / Yamaha ]

AIWA 9300 … https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mulgrave/radios-receivers/aiwa-stereo-tuner-9300-faulty/1281020127 ARAGON 4004.2 … https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/modifying-aragon-4004-mkii-power-supply-capacitors.509888/ ARCAM A60 … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/a-r-cambridge-a60-tidy-up.207599/ BELLES 150A … https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/belles-150a-output-mosfets-blown.971414/ BOSE 802 … https://reverb.com/item/42943307-bose-equalizer-802-e-faulty-capacitors-replaced-case-cleaned-recoated-no-cables GRACE G707 … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/quad-303-circuit-diagram.257309/ HAFLER … https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/hafler-dh-101-preamp.965667/ HARMAN KARDON 330C … https://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/harman-kardon-330c-back-for-more-help-stereo-indicator-lamp.970178/ JBL 4312A … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/quad-303-circuit-diagram.257309/ LENCO B-52 … https://allegrolokalnie.pl/oferta/lenco-b52-shure-m75-diy LINN AXIS PSU … https://pinkfishmedia.net/forum/threads/linn-axis-psu.2697/ LUXMAN DZ 111 … https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mulgrave/stereo-systems/luxman-dz-111-cd-player-faulty/1281019868 MARANTZ CD … https://yahoo.aleado.com/lot?auctionID=b1007304458 MERIDIAN […]

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SPEAKERS: Parts, DIY and assistance. [Audax * B&W * Celestion * Coles * Jamo * JBL * KEF * Linn * Scanspeak * SEAS * Tannoy * Wharfedale]

AUDAX … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/subs/listing-2846937843.htm AUDAX 16 … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649638178-15-tannoy-lf-driver-3836/ AUDAX 8” … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/other/listing-2906120234.htm AUDAX BASS … https://www.finn.no/bap/forsale/ad.html?finnkode=201732098 AUDAX TWEETER … https://www.bonanza.com/booths/Estevez/items/352182890?awc=6238_1608309057_03833d38b5275b88367c78f6e37ae1e5&utm_source=awin&utm_medium=cpa AUDAX TWEETER … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/floor-speakers/listing-2846317222.htm B&W BZ … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/other/listing-2901835878.htm CELESTION HF2000 … https://reverb.com/item/38885048-celestion-hf2000-tweeter-1970-s-1980-s-black-gray-red CELESTION TF … https://www.njuskalo.hr/zvucnici/akcija-zamjenski-driver-celestion-tf-0615-oglas-16377598 COLES 4001 … https://www.springair.de/de/coles-4001-hochtoener-paar/h62719 COLES 4001 … https://www.subito.it/audio-video/tweteers-coles-4001-varese-333811184.htm COLES TWEETERS … https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/audio-tv-en-foto/luidsprekers/m1620539499-set-coles-tweeters-uit-b-w-dm4.html GARRARD (PARTS) … https://reverb.com/item/38487783-lot-of-vintage-turntables-nos-parts-rca-victrola-vm-garrard-bsr-crescent-magnavox-1950-1980-mu JAMO 15” … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/speakers-and-stands/other/listing-2849123921.htm […]

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LINN: Uphorik test review

Jimmy Hughes writes ….. The Uphorik is an outstanding phono stage (suitably partnered) to make you fall in love with vinyl. It delivers a sound that’s neutral and natural, yet colourful and full of incident. If you’re able to use it via its balanced outputs, we think you’ll find the results very hard to better. […]

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NOT ON EBAY / LINN for sale – parts – advice & chat

AXIS … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/turntables/listing-3008245598.htm AXIS + ARM … https://2ndhandhifi.co.uk/product/linn-axis-turntable-akito-tonearm-goldring-1012gx-cartridge/ AXIS + ARM … https://elektro.bazos.sk/inzerat/121530629/predam-linn-axis-gramofon.php KLIMAX … https://www.subito.it/audio-video/linn-klimax-ds-renew-network-music-player-streamer-milano-399931526.htm AXIS + ARM … https://usato.audiograffiti.com/annunci/giradischi-bracci-testine/240047/ URIKA … https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/audio-tv-en-foto/platenspelers/m1744939524-linn-urika-mc-phono-versterker.html?previousPage=lr AXIS + ARM … https://www.springair.de/de/linn-axis-mit-akito-tonarm/h70678 AXIS + ARM … https://www.willhaben.at/iad/kaufen-und-verkaufen/d/linn-axis-mit-linn-basik-plus-tonarm-und-audio-technica-at-vm95e-tonabnehmer-451771214/ LP12 … https://www.kijiji.ca/v-stereo-systems-home-theatre/calgary/linn-lp12-sondek-jelco-sa-250-tone-arm-nagaoka-mp-150/1549863794 LP12 … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649703351-linn-sondek-lp12-turntable-with-grace-g-707-tonearm-valhalla-power-supply/ GENKI … https://www.tedpublications.com/occasions/annonces/linn-genki/ LP12 (PARTS) … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649658862-linn-lp12-parts-left-over-from-cirkus-upgrade-armboard-mounting-collar-subchassis/ LP12 (PARTS) … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649675056-linn-lp12-parts-lingo-controller-board-regaorigin-live-armboard-and-suspension-parts/ LP12 (PARTS) … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649702402-linn-lp12-parts-plinth-cirkus-bearing-trampolin-etc/ […]

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LINN: The sound is all there from top to bottom, and everything was very neat and tidy – nothing untoward, but somehow lacking realism and life

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: 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: Sara speakers – a warning from history

I never really cared for or about Linn Sara speakers, but some reviewers did and that drove prospects through our doors at Subjective Audio, most of whom had already decided to buy them – so sales were pretty much a foregone conclusion. I carried out a number of Sara installations, never thinking to peel back […]

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MERIDIAN / LINN: Collaborative active systems from Subjective Audio (Howard Popeck) North London, in April 1981.

“As the owner of six 105s and a pair of ‘briks I’d be highly interested in the specifics… I purchased one of these Meridian/Linn collaborative active systems from Subjective Audio (Howard Popeck) North London, in April 1981. The system consisted of 6 X Meridian 105S power amplifiers with their own dedicated built-in electronic crossovers tailored […]

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