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  1. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    I could never afford one!
    I would never have been able to without the help of a generous friend, he sold me one minus an outer platter, armboard and arm for £50.

    Clearaudio Emotion with Clearaudio Performer cart
    Copland CDA 266
    Copland CSA 28
    Squeezebox Touch
    Impulse Lali
    Van Damme I/Cs and cables

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    I could never afford one!
    I made a point of not owning one.
    "when common sense, logic and plausibility are excluded. All that remain are foolishness and lies"

  3. #43
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    I bought mine secondhand in 1986 after responding to an ad in "HiFi Answers". A guy in London selling it for £300. My car wasn't up to the 500 mile round trip, so a friend drove me there in his VW Beetle for petrol cost, and I sold him my Mission deck for a good price. No mobile phones or internet then. When I got home that night, my missus told me another bloke phoned to say he had one for sale, and he lived at Lostock Hall, 3 miles down the road.

    When I started up the LP12, missus said "Wow, we have bass!" Kept that deck for 26 years with no mods, then got £500 as a p/x.
    Excuse me, are you the Judean People's Front?

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Densen Beat B400 Plus; Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Audion Silver Night 300b stereo
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini-1, Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

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    Panasonic 42" plasma, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

  4. #44
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    Location: Pulborough, West Sussex, UK

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    I've enjoyed my LP12's, like the sound but it's the constant need for attention if you even look at them the wrong way. I also hate the Linn pricing ethos, I mean £50 for a drive belt amongst other things. Also rather like the Techie 1200's you need to spend lots of pounds to make them great but unlike the Technics, to get a sorted one out of the box you've got to shell out £6000. They must be doing something right though to have been producing the LP12 for so long.
    Turntable
    Toshiba SR-370/Mission 774/Van Damme cable with MS Starline plugs/Ortofon Quintet Black
    CD
    Cambridge CXC transport/modified Musical Fidelity X-DAC/modified Musical Fidelity X-10 V3 tube buffer
    Network Player
    Cambridge NP30
    Amplifier
    Denon HA-500 head amp/Nakamichi CA-5E pre-amp/Chinese passive RVC/Proton AA-1150 DMC power amp
    Speakers
    Mordaunt Short Signifer on original factory stands
    Cables
    Mogami with Rean Neutrik plugs/NVA LS5
    Headphones
    Sennheiser HD600/Sennheiser HD650/Koss Pro4 AA

  5. #45
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian7633 View Post
    I've enjoyed my LP12's, like the sound but it's the constant need for attention if you even look at them the wrong way. I also hate the Linn pricing ethos, I mean £50 for a drive belt amongst other things. Also rather like the Techie 1200's you need to spend lots of pounds to make them great but unlike the Technics, to get a sorted one out of the box you've got to shell out £6000. They must be doing something right though to have been producing the LP12 for so long.
    I wasn't a big fan of the Linn upgrade doctrine, I found it to be very much 'buy this upgrade or your kit is basically rubbish'. My LP12 was fairly basic but sounded great on a good day and very lacklustre on an off day. I found Linn owners to be a really nice bunch of people though.

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    Copland CSA 28
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  6. #46
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I made a point of not owning one.
    I was very impressed with a mate's LP12 back in '91 so I probably would have got one then if I'd had the cutter. It's the old cliché I know but it really did 'Just play music.' Lots of great times spent listening to that, smoking premium grade hashish (he had some great connections) and drinking Tennant's Extra.
    Martin



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    Quote Originally Posted by stairpost View Post
    It's interesting to see that so many of us have owned an LP12 at some point.
    Not me - I never bought into any of that Linn 'myth'. That's not to say I didn't listen to one in my system. I did; I had the use of one for three months, allowing me to compare it with my own deck. Needless to say I heard no reason why I should have bought one.
    Barry

  8. #48
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    I was very impressed with a mate's LP12 back in '91 so I probably would have got one then if I'd had the cutter. It's the old cliché I know but it really did 'Just play music.' Lots of great times spent listening to that, smoking premium grade hashish (he had some great connections) and drinking Tennant's Extra.
    Off topic but thankyou Martin for nudging me toward my late night DVD, A Clockwork Orange. It was the mention of " cutter ", reminded me of the tramp asking Alex for money.
    Turntable
    Toshiba SR-370/Mission 774/Van Damme cable with MS Starline plugs/Ortofon Quintet Black
    CD
    Cambridge CXC transport/modified Musical Fidelity X-DAC/modified Musical Fidelity X-10 V3 tube buffer
    Network Player
    Cambridge NP30
    Amplifier
    Denon HA-500 head amp/Nakamichi CA-5E pre-amp/Chinese passive RVC/Proton AA-1150 DMC power amp
    Speakers
    Mordaunt Short Signifer on original factory stands
    Cables
    Mogami with Rean Neutrik plugs/NVA LS5
    Headphones
    Sennheiser HD600/Sennheiser HD650/Koss Pro4 AA

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    I had e few. The first one since my youth I can't remember the model. It was a Russian one, a cabinet - radio, turntable and a space to store records. Many years after I had an Universum VTFC1339RC combo with separate speakers and awful sound. After another pause I have started looking again for a TT.
    First came Technics SL23a, after that Linn Axis and last year a long desired Pioneer PLC-590. Still got the last two.







    Pioneer:
    PLC-590, RT-909, 707, CT-F1250, 900, 750, 700, T-C3, P-D1, TX-7800,
    U-24, SR-303, SG-9800, SA-7800, SX-750, DT-400, HPM-100
    Nakamichi: BX300e, BX125, BX 1, CD4

  10. #50
    Join Date: Oct 2015

    Location: Pulborough, West Sussex, UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primare View Post
    I had e few. The first one since my youth I can't remember the model. It was a Russian one, a cabinet - radio, turntable and a space to store records. Many years after I had an Universum VTFC1339RC combo with separate speakers and awful sound. After another pause I have started looking again for a TT.
    First came Technics SL23a, after that Linn Axis and last year a long desired Pioneer PLC-590. Still got the last two.







    The Technics looks rather useful and that Pioneer is a thing of beauty. I wish I'd had the money when Jamie sold his.
    Turntable
    Toshiba SR-370/Mission 774/Van Damme cable with MS Starline plugs/Ortofon Quintet Black
    CD
    Cambridge CXC transport/modified Musical Fidelity X-DAC/modified Musical Fidelity X-10 V3 tube buffer
    Network Player
    Cambridge NP30
    Amplifier
    Denon HA-500 head amp/Nakamichi CA-5E pre-amp/Chinese passive RVC/Proton AA-1150 DMC power amp
    Speakers
    Mordaunt Short Signifer on original factory stands
    Cables
    Mogami with Rean Neutrik plugs/NVA LS5
    Headphones
    Sennheiser HD600/Sennheiser HD650/Koss Pro4 AA

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