DIY / REPAIR / SPARES: VINTAGE Arcam, B&W, Eumig, Garrard, Leak, Linn, Marantz, NAD, Nakamichi, Pioneer, Quad, Rogers, Sony and … Thorens [Updated 14/05/21]

List updated Monday 10/05/2021 Audiolab /Arcam / Cambridge Audio / QUAD / Garrard / Leak / Linn / Meridian / Musical Fidelity / Naim / Spendor THE FOLLOWING WERE ADDED 14/05/21 CAMBRIDGE AUDIO T500 … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254944151975?hash=item3b5bdb09a7:g:d4cAAOSwBDle63vz GARRARD ZERO … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203306498606?hash=item2f5602fa2e:g:b7EAAOSwowdcvYYx LINN LK85 … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114800340227?hash=item1abaa22d03:g:xf4AAOSwUvFgl~Br LINN LP12 [PLATTER] … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333160822515?hash=item4d91eeb6f3:g:M8QAAOSwq1JZNtwD MERIDIAN 206 … https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/193961140105?hash=item2d28fc1f89:g:RnUAAOSwFOpf7w7h MERIDIAN 565 […]

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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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HARBETH: Their P3ESR v Linn Kan

EDITOR’S NOTE: The opinions expressed below here do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. Neil. ================= I have, what some may consider, an unhealthy obsession with small speakers. Over the past 25 years I have gone from Kans to IBL’s, and that’s about it. I have tried […]

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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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LINN: Exactly the way it happened folks: LP12 and a/b demonstrations

From and including the 1970s, Linn popularised the concept of the A-B demonstration. It was, on the face of it, a faultlessly logical ethos. It was adopted by reviewers and dealers alike, myself included. It was rumoured they had mystery shoppers in circulation, prepared to report back any deviation from the dogma. For a while […]

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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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Principal Design PD150 speakers, Dr Penfold and possiblity of clones of Linn Sara speakers. Part #1 of 2

Meyer Lansky …. Hello. I came across your very good blog whilst looking for Linn Sara information. I wonder if you have any knowledge of another Speaker Manufacture? I purchased a set of Principal Design PD150 speakers in the mid to late 80s. One drive unit has developed a fault so I have been looking […]

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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: The LP12 and eBay?

Hi Howard. I know you won’t represent Linn, even though you did. However … I am thinking of buying a used Linn LP12. There are loads on eBay and quite a few of hififorsale.com, but none of the Linn dealers I contacted have any for sale. What’s going on? Linn dealers in the main are […]

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PRINCIPAL DESIGN: PD150 speakers, Dr Penfold and possiblity of clones of Linn Sara speakers. Part #2 of 2

I have toyed with the idea of making a few sets and selling them. Any info would be appreciated As for building a few sets of your own, well great – if you want to expose yourself to heartache, deceit, moral corruption from some hi-fi mags, sniping from self-appointed know-it-all ‘experts’ on some forums, sub-contractors […]

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