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Building The Ultimate Linn LP-12
2012-12-06, 05:41
Post: #1
Building The Ultimate Linn LP-12
If you were to build the ultimate LP-12, with any available components on the market, how would you spec your LP-12?

Don't worry about cost for this exercise. Tongue

Which cartridge would you choose, and why?

Which tone arm, plinth, power supply, etc.? And why would you choose those components?

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2012-12-06, 05:54
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RE: Building The Ultimate Linn LP-12
LP12 SE .. straight up... full tilt... Akiva cart Right now I cannot decide which plinth I would choose... Wink


The Aro, and top end DV would need to be sitting right next to this.. Radikal/ Keel of course...

You know they say 'the grass is always greener...'


If cost is really no concern, I would probably play with some of the top end Koetsu carts... The Akiva is hard to beat for the price. And considering it has a finite life, I would want at least another Akiva when time comes to replace it...

LP12/ Radikal/ Keel/ Aro/ DV XV-1s/ Superline/ Naim NAP 200/ NAC152XS/ Flatcap XS/ Dual Teddycap/ Stageline/ Linn Majki DS / Crimson Speaker cables/ Hombrew awesome speakers
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2012-12-06, 06:36
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RE: Building The Ultimate Linn LP-12
A simple Naimed deck: ARO(no Keel), 'Geddon, Superline/Supercap DR
No clues on the cartridge.
Oh.. I would love the Ebony plinth! Big Grin

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2012-12-06, 15:06 (This post was last modified: 2012-12-06 15:19 by Dr_Eddie.)
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RE: Building The Ultimate Linn LP-12
I would never build the ultlimate LP12, I got Peter to do that.
What would it have ?
A Harban Artistic plinth in Cocabolo, A Radikal,Keel, Ekos SE, with TP Skale and Khan,
and Dynavector XV-1T. The reason I chose this cartridge was simple, it was the best I'd ever heard, you can read more about the why here........ http://forums.linn.co.uk/bb/showthread.php?tid=10412

That is my ultimate LP12, and the Serial number was 008 Peter Swain Signature.
It sounds pretty ultimate too.

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2012-12-06, 15:12 (This post was last modified: 2012-12-06 15:13 by grimreaper46.)
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RE: Building The Ultimate Linn LP-12
Linn LP12, Keel, Radikal, Ekos SE

Koetsu Platinum

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Everything else Linn.

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2012-12-06, 15:13
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RE: Building The Ultimate Linn LP-12
(2012-12-06 15:06)Dr_Eddie Wrote:  I would never build the ultlimate LP12, I got Peter to do that.
What would it have ?
A Harban Artistic plinth in Cocabolo, A Radikal,Keel, Ekos SE, with TP Skale and Khan,
and Dynavector XV-1T.

That is my ultimate LP12, and the Serial number was 008 Peter Swain Signature.
It sounds pretty ultimate too.

I completely agree with my colleague Dr Eddie

LP12 bubinga Harban/Cymbiosis n°15, Ekos SE, Keel, Khan, sKale, XV-1s, Urika/Chord sarum/ Radikal, Conrad Johnson GAT+LP275M, Sonus Faber Elipsa, Yter and Furutech cables
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2012-12-06, 16:03
Post: #7
RE: Building The Ultimate Linn LP-12
Still waiting to hear the Skale, but other than that...I already have my ultimate Linn Sondek LP12, as indicated by my signature!
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2012-12-06, 16:13 (This post was last modified: 2012-12-06 18:14 by Cymbiosis.)
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RE: Building The Ultimate Linn LP-12
(2012-12-06 15:13)gustav Wrote:  
(2012-12-06 15:06)Dr_Eddie Wrote:  I would never build the ultlimate LP12, I got Peter to do that.
What would it have ?
A Harban Artistic plinth in Cocabolo, A Radikal,Keel, Ekos SE, with TP Skale and Khan,
and Dynavector XV-1T.

That is my ultimate LP12, and the Serial number was 008 Peter Swain Signature.
It sounds pretty ultimate too.

I completely agree with my colleague Dr Eddie

Just for your interest, I've just fitted an Ekos Se this afternoon to this rather nice Spalted Maple and Pawed LP12 - It's just in the jig now - I just have to re-fit the Urika Smile

The sub-chassis will be replaced in due course as will the XX2, this will most likely be the final upgrade.......As and when;

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During the listening tests:

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2012-12-06, 17:06
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RE: Building The Ultimate Linn LP-12
Obviously a cheap job done by an amateur...Tongue

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2012-12-07, 10:38
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RE: Building The Ultimate Linn LP-12
The same amateur built mine.[Image: 4570559692_c6cbb45fe9_o.jpg]

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