Summary: I have owned my LP 12 for 15 years now and am quite satisfied. It's been through some changes in tonearm (RB300, then an RB600 and then an Ekos), cartridges (K9, Rega Exact, Troika and an Arkiv B) and power supplies (Basik then a Lingo).
Summary: It is hardly a secret that the earliest versions of this ’table were far from my expectations or affections. The initial quality of construction was poor, and, oh boy, was the LP12 ever susceptible to feedback. Nor did it exactly run on speed.
Summary: I own a linn lp12, which has been upgraded as funds have allowed. The deck spec is now as follows. A cirused lp12 with an armogeddon power supply, naim prefix powered by a hi-cap, naim aro tone arm and a dynavector 17D2 moving coil cartridge. This is amplified by a naim hi-cap 72/ 140 naturally.
Summary: This is an excellent turntable. I use an SME tonearm with it and every musical nuance comes through. The turntable has been working without fault for over 20 years. No rumble and speed control (pitch) is right on. It has never been in a repair shop. Once set up I have left it alone.
Summary: The turntable I should never have bought! Was auditioned against a Roksan Xerxes back in 89. The dealer managed to make both decks sound bad, blaming my kit I'd brought along! The UK hype was so strong back then that I couldn't trust my ears and walk away, and selected the Linn with ITTOK arm.
Summary: Having owned the eponymous LP12 with Ittok II arm for 2 years now I feel able to comment on its qualities for those intending to pick up a nice used example of this turntable. The suspended design whilst considered at the forefront in its day has now, to my ears, been surpassed by other manufaturers...
Summary: believe all the hype! i eventually acquired a linn sondek fitted with ittok arm and audio technica 440 cartridge and was amazed at the amount of detail revealed from ordinary recordings. my vinyl collection took on a new lease of life, and i continue adding to it.
Summary: Let me start with the bottom line: This is an excellent turntable. My set-up has the Cirkus bearing, Ittok tonearm, Valhalla power supply and a Shure V15VXMR cartridge. The stock tonearm cable was changed to a custom-made Discovery Plus 4.
Summary: I decided to upgrade my turntable. After buying over 2,000 compact discs and spending over 4,000 hours listening to them I decided to dust off my old turntable. It was a Thorens 320 which I purchased back in 1986. The turntable was semi retired in the late 1980's.
Summary: Things have changed since my review of March 3 2002. 1) I fitted an AT OC9 cartridge 2) I bought an SACD player. Conclusions: 1) SACD confirms that CDs were missing information that LPs had all along 2) A new and better cartridge has given a glimpse of what can still be had from vinyl.