Linn LP12 Upgrades
Every one knows how revered is the Sondek, it is basically a well made well designed deck that plays your LP’s to a fairly high standard. It can be upgraded in performance to a level unimagined by most owners, there are two routes to this end, the most cost effective comes from Origin Live.
Stage 1. The very well documented Origin Live replacement platter mat.
Stage 2. To augment the effects of the platter mat add the platter gasket set, this will reduce background noise and surface noise to a new low level thereby allowing previously unheard detail it will also improve the stereo imaging and take the sound away from the speakers, with well recorded records it allows a certain delicacy to vocals that makes you believe you are listening to a person.
Stage 3. Add the cartridge enabler between the cartrige and headshell again this is well documented. This really builds on what has gone before. All these upgrades are very cost effective combined cost of £33 + £25 + £19 = £77.00 The sonic gains are out of all proportion to the cost.
Stage 4. To tie all your improvements together, improve speed, timing, stability and add easy button control to switch between 33/3 and 45 fit the ubiquitous Origin Live DC motor kit, the documentation on this upgrade is quite extensive, the benefits in terms of pure performance
far outweigh the cost.
Stage 5. Add an Originlive record weight to the system and be just staggered. Any of these upgrades can be fitted singly and easily removed, if on the other hand you bite the bullet and install all five, you will be guarenteed a big shock as to how good your music can sound, quite extensive tests have been carried out using a variety of cartridges and a very wide selection of music, the noted improvements in percieved sound quality just have to heard to be believed.