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Old 27th October 2008, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default Old LP12 PS

I have a LP12 (sn~2000) that is old enough that there is no transformer in the PS -- just the wall connected right to the motor with a cap or two in there. Still works fine, but this seems worth doing something about. Any suggestions? Just a 1:1 transformer, or something more elaborate? And, anyone know offhand what the power draw might be?
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Old 27th October 2008, 08:34 PM   #2
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It may come as a surprise but much newer LP12s have no transformers either You seem to have the Nirvana supply which consists of a voltage dropping resistor and a phase splitting cap. My choice for the LP12 would be either a Valhalla or Lingo clone, yet some prefer a really big step-down transformer, similar to Naim's Armageddon. It depends on the type of sound you expect the Linn to make.
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Old 27th October 2008, 09:35 PM   #3
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That's actually significantly more elaborate than mine

A step down is certainly the easiest, so maybe I'll try that first and see what happens.
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