Linn Majik LP12 turntable system

Linn Majik LP12

Moreover, with an inherently modifiable design and tens of thousands of LP12s still in daily use, a small army of aftermarket options are available. Power supplies, replacement sub-chassis, top plates, arm boards, arms, cartridges, mats, and plinths are available from third-party suppliers. And, like any hot-rod community, there will be those who swear by, and those who swear at, any such modifications. The best are like Brabus to Linn’s Mercedes Benz; the worst are like spinners. Linn remains aloof on such things, now.

OK, without one of the power supplies, if you play 45s, you need an adaptor for the pulley. But 40+ years on from those first decks, the Linn LP12 remains one of the true stalwarts of the high-end. It’s been almost a quarter of a century since I last spent time listening to an unmodified LP12, but it proved to be something of a homecoming. If you spend some time with the Majik – regardless of whether you plan to upgrade the turntable in the future – you’ll find it sparks something fundamentally musical in the way few other audio products can. Very highly recommended!

Technical Specifications

Type: Complete turntable, arm, and MM cartridge replay system

Linn LP12

Type: Belt-drive turntable with three-point suspension

Platter: Two-piece Mazak 8, felt mat

Bearing: one-point bearing

Motor: 24-pole synchronous AC motor

Belt: Neoprene flat belt

Speeds: 33.33rpm (45rpm with optional pulley, or upgraded PSU)

Dimensions (W×H×D): 44.5×14×35.6

Weight: 10kg

Plinth finish options: Black Ash, American Cherry, Rosenut, Maple, Walnut

Pro-Ject 9cc

Type: carbon-fibre gimballed tonearm

Effective length: 230mm

Effective mass: 8.5g

Overhang: 18mm

Weight: 250g (excl counterweight)

Linn Adikt

Type: Moving magnet cartridge

Cantilever: Aluminium

Stylus: Gyger II

Tracking force: 1.5-2g (1.75g nominal)

Load resistance: 47kOhms

Load capacitance: 150-200pF

Output (5cm/s, 1kHz): 6.5mV ±1.5dB

Separation: 25dB @ 1kHz

Weight: 7g

Price (as complete package): £2,700

Manufactured by: Linn Products


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