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Armboard suggestions
2017-03-22, 15:53
Post: #1
Armboard suggestions
Hello folks,

Building a second LP12 from spare parts I have acquired over the years. Have everything I need other than the outer platter/mat (which I will buy new from my dealer) and the armboard.

The sub-chassis is the new aluminum one that comes standard with the Majik LP12. I will be using a late Ittok LVII tonearm and an extremely well cared for Asaka cartridge with lots of life left on it (bought it new many moons ago, replaced with a Karma after 6 month or use).

The rest of the table is all Linn as well. Corner braced fluted afromosia plinth with original top plate, 2015 unused Cirkus kit, Tramp 1 baseboard, Newly recapped and reconditioned Valhalla PS.

Now to the armboard. Logic tells me to keep it all Linn and buy a new 5 layer laminate armboard to go with it. However, I would like to hear your expert opinion on 3rd party armboards. Your input will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers Wink

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2017-03-22, 16:36
Post: #2
RE: Armboard suggestions
I would stick with a new Linn armboard.
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2017-03-22, 16:41
Post: #3
RE: Armboard suggestions
I would stick to a new Linn armboard with the longer screws & washers as I'm doing with my old low hours Valhalla that I'm fully rebuilding. It is a known quantity & does not mess up the Linn signature sound.
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2017-03-23, 10:57 (This post was last modified: 2017-03-24 16:36 by spet0114.)
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RE: Armboard suggestions
Also, the new(ish) Linn logo/typeface looks *way* cooler than pretty much all the competition - it's nicely understated. Smile

That said, the Rubikon looks reasonably civilised....
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2017-03-24, 10:50
Post: #5
RE: Armboard suggestions
+1 to the new armboard
   

Main system, Lp12 tranquility , trampoline 2 , Cirkus bearing and sub chassis, lingo 3, Black Ittok LV11, Kairn Pro, Linto, LK280/Spark x2, Kudos. Kan11’s, silvers.

Lounge, Sneaky DS, kan’s

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2017-03-24, 15:44
Post: #6
RE: Armboard suggestions
That was easy. New Linn armboard it is Big Grin

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2017-03-24, 18:50
Post: #7
RE: Armboard suggestions
Get a Keel, the armboard comes with a free sub-chassis.
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2017-03-25, 12:02
Post: #8
RE: Armboard suggestions
(2017-03-24 18:50)paulski Wrote:  Get a Keel, the armboard comes with a free sub-chassis.

And arm collar!

Gary

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2017-03-25, 15:13
Post: #9
RE: Armboard suggestions
(2017-03-24 18:50)paulski Wrote:  Get a Keel, the armboard comes with a free sub-chassis.

LOL Big Grin
At a price.........just need the armboard Wink

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2017-03-25, 19:30 (This post was last modified: 2017-03-25 19:31 by finster.)
Post: #10
RE: Armboard suggestions
Kore also comes with integrated armboard and somewhat cheaper than keel.
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