Linn LP12 Upgrades
Linn LP12 Upgrades can be a highly rewarding and cost effective way of increasing the performance of your LP12. You are probably aware of a number of Linn LP12 upgrades on the market – some are more effective than others. Some improve one area of performance to the detriment of another which can lead to controversy – see our article on “what great sound quality truly consists of”. The Linn LP12 upgrades by Origin Live have received universal acclaim for delivering massive improvements un-imagined by most owners.
Stage 1. The very well documented Origin Live replacement platter mat makes an excellent starting point as a Linn LP12 upgrade. Benefits include a deeper and more controlled bass, improved tonality and better separation of instruments / vocals.
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 cartridge and headshell. This is a 1mm thick wafer of material and is extremely well reviewed. This really builds on what has gone before. The sonic gains of these 3 Linn LP12 upgrades 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 Linn LP12 upgrade is extensive.
Stage 5. Add an Origin Live Gravity One 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 guaranteed a big shock as to how good your music can sound. Extensive tests have been carried out using a variety of cartridges and a very wide selection of music, the noted improvements in perceived sound quality just have to heard to be believed.
Stage 6. You will see a number of other Linn LP12 upgrades below. All of which are extremely effective. For example the Turntable Oil and upgrade belt never fail to shock those who try them. It is hard to believe that such minor items can make such significant differences but they do.