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Franken Stabi?

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Hi all

 

I have been a bit inspired by @andyr 's SkeletaLinn to try to put together some bits and pieces for a second TT. In searching around online, I found some references to a Kuzma Stabi S that had its motor, spindle and sub platter replaced with Linn LP12 parts, among others. It was a high end attempt to improve though, so not quite the budget approach where I am heading. I'm trying to do this as cheaply as possible and still get reasonable sound for a family room system occasional listening.

 

I have a Kuzma Stabi S, fitted with two tonearms. This left me with two spare pieces to form another T-Bar Stabi base, albeit to suit a 12" arm. This is very stable, so a good starting point I thought. I have Kuzma, Rega, and Linn/Jelco armboards for it. Finally, I have a spare Garrott P771 cartridge, and couple of reasonable spare phone stages. I would only need a motor, belt, spindle, sub platter, platter and tonearm.

 

Does anybody have any suggestions on what I should look for?

 

LP12 upgrade parts I have seen are reasonably expensive, but I couldn't find any original second hand parts. The motor has me a bit stumped I need to figure out what to use and how to mount it. Finally, a cheap 12" arm may prove elusive, but I have my fingers crossed.

 

All thoughts welcome

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Have you looked at the Origin Live replacement motors? or possibly just go with the old trusty Rega 24V motor..... heaps of control options out there?

 

I am sure I have also seen a motor, similar to an Acoustic Solid), that would be separate and programmable option, but I cant find the links.

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Have you looked at the Origin Live replacement motors? or possibly just go with the old trusty Rega 24V motor..... heaps of control options out there?
 
I am sure I have also seen a motor, similar to an Acoustic Solid), that would be separate and programmable option, but I cant find the links.


Thanks Gijo. It’s proving much more costly than I expected to pull these parts together. The motors you suggested, while definitely up to the task, are all incrementally higher priced than the original Linn ones second hand. I suspect I will just have to be very patient and accumulate parts over time.

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I've done calculation on this multiple times. Unless you find the parts used it's much cheaper to get a complete good turntable and strip for parts and make a custom turntable.

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On 24/08/2019 at 8:28 AM, mloutfie said:

I've done calculation on this multiple times. Unless you find the parts used it's much cheaper to get a complete good turntable and strip for parts and make a custom turntable.

 

I should have known it wouldn't be as simple as I thought. Thanks fro confirming what I had come around to as well.

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