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Which upgrade is better?
2017-07-10, 15:41 (This post was last modified: 2017-07-10 15:42 by Mirage F1.)
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Which upgrade is better?
Hi there,

Which of these upgrades would you chaps consider to be better...

A Kore or an Akurate Lingo 3?

My LP12 (serviced):

Cirkus
Ittok LVII
Troika (not retipped)
Linto

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2017-07-10, 15:50 (This post was last modified: 2017-07-10 15:51 by kiko65.)
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RE: Which upgrade is better?
Provided you have the Valhalla power supply, I would go Lingo3 over the Kore (the Kore being the next upgrade after the Lingo3).

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2017-07-10, 17:25 (This post was last modified: 2017-07-10 17:26 by Cymbiosis.)
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RE: Which upgrade is better?
(2017-07-10 15:50)kiko65 Wrote:  Provided you have the Valhalla power supply, I would go Lingo3 over the Kore (the Kore being the next upgrade after the Lingo3).
Good answer Kiko and pretty much exactly as I replied to F1 on PMs earlier. Maybe I was not so succinct however Smile

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2017-07-10, 17:47
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RE: Which upgrade is better?
(2017-07-10 15:41)Mirage F1 Wrote:  Hi there,

Which of these upgrades would you chaps consider to be better...

A Kore or an Akurate Lingo 3?

My LP12 (serviced):

Cirkus
Ittok LVII
Troika (not retipped)
Linto

An original Troika?
From the former century.
How many hours has it played?
I would be a little concerned of my record collection and maybe invest in a new cartridge instead.

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-LP12/Keel/Armageddon/Ekos 2/Benz Ruby 2
-ReVox B77
-Audio Research SP-11 NOS Telefunken E88CC/Mark Levinson No. 27.5
-Spare pre: Audio Research SP-6B with NOS Telefunken ECC803S
-ProAc Response 3.8
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2017-07-10, 18:18
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RE: Which upgrade is better?
(2017-07-10 17:47)HBerg Wrote:  
(2017-07-10 15:41)Mirage F1 Wrote:  Hi there,

Which of these upgrades would you chaps consider to be better...

A Kore or an Akurate Lingo 3?

My LP12 (serviced):

Cirkus
Ittok LVII
Troika (not retipped)
Linto

An original Troika?
From the former century.
How many hours has it played?
I would be a little concerned of my record collection and maybe invest in a new cartridge instead.

Thanks for the tips guys!
The Troika sounds bloody good...

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2017-07-10, 18:28 (This post was last modified: 2017-07-10 18:28 by HBerg.)
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RE: Which upgrade is better?
(2017-07-10 18:18)Mirage F1 Wrote:  The Troika sounds bloody good...

If you trust the cartridge don't has a worn diamond I would go for the Lingo3, or, maybe even better, a second hand nice Lingo2 + Kore Wink

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-LP12/Keel/Armageddon/Ekos 2/Benz Ruby 2
-ReVox B77
-Audio Research SP-11 NOS Telefunken E88CC/Mark Levinson No. 27.5
-Spare pre: Audio Research SP-6B with NOS Telefunken ECC803S
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2017-07-10, 18:30
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RE: Which upgrade is better?
(2017-07-10 17:47)HBerg Wrote:  
(2017-07-10 15:41)Mirage F1 Wrote:  Hi there,

Which of these upgrades would you chaps consider to be better...

A Kore or an Akurate Lingo 3?

My LP12 (serviced):

Cirkus
Ittok LVII
Troika (not retipped)
Linto

An original Troika?
From the former century.
How many hours has it played?
I would be a little concerned of my record collection and maybe invest in a new cartridge instead.

Hummmm? In my experience, a cartridge may last for decades as long as it is treated with the reverence it deserves. My 1986 Karma still plays beautifully on my 2nd LP12 and it never has been re-tipped Wink

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2017-07-10, 18:37
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RE: Which upgrade is better?
(2017-07-10 17:25)Cymbiosis Wrote:  
(2017-07-10 15:50)kiko65 Wrote:  Provided you have the Valhalla power supply, I would go Lingo3 over the Kore (the Kore being the next upgrade after the Lingo3).
Good answer Kiko and pretty much exactly as I replied to F1 on PMs earlier. Maybe I was not so succinct however Smile

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2017-07-10, 19:05
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RE: Which upgrade is better?
Have you already got a Record Cleaning Machine ?

Source first .... :-)

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2017-07-10, 19:31
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RE: Which upgrade is better?
(2017-07-10 18:30)kiko65 Wrote:  Hummmm? In my experience, a cartridge may last for decades as long as it is treated with the reverence it deserves. My 1986 Karma still plays beautifully on my 2nd LP12 and it never has been re-tipped Wink

Well, if your Karma is used for 31 years and let's say it has a upper limit of 2000 hours before the diamond tip is worned then you can play music appr. 10 minutes, or half a record side, per day.
A Karma deserves better Big Grin

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-ReVox B77
-Audio Research SP-11 NOS Telefunken E88CC/Mark Levinson No. 27.5
-Spare pre: Audio Research SP-6B with NOS Telefunken ECC803S
-ProAc Response 3.8
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