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Im in a similar position as the OP

My plans for the Linn will be (later on) bang for bucks mods

- New springs & grommets 

-Cirkus bearing, if can be fitted to original chassis?

- Edmunds inner platter

-tiger paw

Thoughts on the above mods?

Cheers

 

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6 minutes ago, Capone said:

Im in a similar position as the OP

My plans for the Linn will be (later on) bang for bucks mods

- New springs & grommets 

-Cirkus bearing, if can be fitted to original chassis?

- Edmunds inner platter

-tiger paw

Thoughts on the above mods?

Cheers

 

What arm Capone???

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Im sticking with the Mission 774 (Original) that it came with

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47 minutes ago, Capone said:

Im sticking with the Mission 774 (Original) that it came with

New bearing/springs/grommets...absolutely.....you upgrade a Sondek from inside out...

Throw in a Tiger Paw tranquillity and inner platter too.....

Next id be checking the motor and associated electronics...

 

Did you get the Collaro mat??

 

Tase

 

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2 minutes ago, Tasebass said:

New bearing/springs/grommets...absolutely.....you upgrade a Sondek from inside out...

Throw in a Tiger Paw tranquillity and inner platter too.....

Next id be checking the motor and associated electronics...

 

Did you get the Calloro mat??

 

Tase

 

Received my mat last week, but my cart is still at Garrots for a fix, So its looking good in its wrapper 🤔

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I very carefully took my LP12 to audition a new setup ( a bit back to front i know but it was easier than stuffing around with auditioning at home to begin with ) some time back and one of the ‘techs’ at the hifi shop didnt think the TT was setup correctly so he tinkered with it a bit, he had 40 years experience with TT’s so i let him, “it’s just physics” he told me. Long story short, after taking it back to our local Linn dealer the LP12 sung again... it may be common sense and just physics but take it to someone  who works with LP12’s every day is my advice.

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Just my 2c.

 

Given my time over, I’d just get the turntable serviced by a guy like Harry and maybe change springs, grommets and maybe treat yourself to a nice new cart same time.

 

You can spend a lot of money on these things and not necessarily improve the sound.

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Setting up an early Linn is basically quite simple. It's also fiddly and time consuming.😮

Ivor T was quite helpful when I wanted to do mine myself and kindly sent me a complete set-up manual, and the agent here was unable to improve what I'd done.

 

Doing all nuts up TIGHT was a requirement to keep things stable. 

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So can a Cirkus bearing be installed into a pre-Cirkus chassis?

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1 hour ago, Capone said:

So can a Cirkus bearing be installed into a pre-Cirkus chassis?

There’s a Cirkus kit which comes with springs, oil, bearing, sub-platter and belt for 995. All new. Can be fitted to Red button LP12s.

 

Update:

i am retaining the original bearing and subplatter. Springs and grommets replaced. Hercules/Mose installed. New cork platter mat.

 

Next:

tonearm and belt.

 

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3 minutes ago, davidSun said:

There’s a Cirkus kit which comes with springs, oil, bearing, sub-platter and belt for 995. All new. Can be fitted to Red button LP12s.

 

Update:

i am retaining the original bearing and subplatter. Springs and grommets replaced. Hercules/Mose installed. New cork platter mat.

 

Next:

tonearm and belt.

 

Mine is running the Valhalla?

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1 hour ago, Capone said:

So can a Cirkus bearing be installed into a pre-Cirkus chassis?

yes it can,

 

 

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6 minutes ago, peterpan said:

yes it can,

 

 

Cheers 👍👍

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1 hour ago, davidSun said:

There’s a Cirkus kit which comes with springs, oil, bearing, sub-platter and belt for 995. All new. Can be fitted to Red button LP12s.

 

Update:

i am retaining the original bearing and subplatter. Springs and grommets replaced. Hercules/Mose installed. New cork platter mat.

 

Next:

tonearm and belt.

 

Good stuff. Did you do it yourself or did Harry do it?

Remember, get stuck, take it to Harry York.

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1 hour ago, Wimbo said:

Good stuff. Did you do it yourself or did Harry do it?

Remember, get stuck, take it to Harry York.

DIY project. Yup, Harry’s the one if it goes pear shaped 👍

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2 hours ago, Capone said:

Mine is running the Valhalla?

Good power supply. Upgrade not needed

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4 hours ago, Capone said:

Mine is running the Valhalla?

 

1 hour ago, davidSun said:

Good power supply. Upgrade not needed

 

IMO, it's a very basic PS.  A Mose / Hercules is the same cct extended to 45rpm - so that's a major improvement.  :)  Then, of course, there's Linn's own Lingo - which offers 33/45.  And Edmund Chan's DC motor and speed controller ... which I suspect would sound better.

 

Andy

 

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17 minutes ago, andyr said:

 

 

IMO, it's a very basic PS.  A Mose / Hercules is the same cct extended to 45rpm - so that's a major improvement.  :)  Then, of course, there's Linn's own Lingo - which offers 33/45.  And Edmund Chan's DC motor and speed controller ... which I suspect would sound better.

 

Andy

 

Cheers Andy

But as im only new to the Linn fold,

Im only looking at the basic and cheapest upgrades at this stage.

But further down the track these will be options (money being present of course🤑)

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17 hours ago, Capone said:

Cheers Andy

But as im only new to the Linn fold,

Im only looking at the basic and cheapest upgrades at this stage.

But further down the track these will be options (money being present of course🤑)

 

The best - but maybe not the cheapest - upgrade for you, I suggest, is to be able to play 12" 45s.  The cheapest way of achieving this is Edmund Chan's Mose/Hercules.

 

And

 

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2 minutes ago, andyr said:

 

The best - but maybe not the cheapest - upgrade for you, I suggest, is to be able to play 12" 45s.  The cheapest way of achieving this is Edmund Chan's Mose/Hercules.

 

And

 

I'll be using an adaptor in the mean time😁

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1 minute ago, Capone said:

I'll be using an adaptor in the mean time😁

 

I've never seen a pulley adapter for 45rpm, for an LP12; however, I presume it must have a larger diameter (to turn the sub-platter faster)?

 

If so then using it will stretch your belt; which is not good for your 33rpm setup.

 

Andy

 

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1 minute ago, andyr said:

 

I've never seen a pulley adapter for 45rpm, for an LP12; however, I presume it must have a larger diameter (to turn the sub-platter faster)?

 

If so then using it will stretch your belt; which is not good for your 33rpm setup.

 

Andy

 

Correct👍

Not ideal in regards to belts ,but i have a few non-originals that will sacrifice themselves for this job🤣

A new Linn belt is on its way for 33

Cheers

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Adaptor in place

There is a gap in between the guide & pulley, its just the reflection making it look like they are touching each other

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10 hours ago, Capone said:

Adaptor in place

There is a gap in between the guide & pulley, its just the reflection making it look like they are touching each other

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The adaptor has to be pushed in as shown below for correct fitment Capone....your image has it riding to high like this...

 

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Correct fitment.....if its new will require some force...

 

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Cheers Tase.

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24 minutes ago, Tasebass said:

 

The adaptor has to be pushed in as shown below for correct fitment Capone....your image has it riding to high like this...

 

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Correct fitment.....if its new will require some force...

 

IMG_0925.thumb.jpg.d935fb2fedd9b5ff03520088aead2c37.jpg

 

Cheers Tase.

Thanks Tase 👍👍

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