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Old 24th May 2005, 06:23 PM   #1
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Smile Cloned Linn

Back in the 80's a mate of mine called Mike wanted a Linn Lp12 , but couldn't afford one . So with a little help from a dentist that repaired clocks in his spare time, made a new and bigger bearing, for a worn out AR12 turntable. Mike being a perfectionist worked from a photo taken from a glossy mag, puchased a new motor from RS ...and made this....

Iv'e asked him for some images of this for ages , as it now lives in a box in the loft , and deserves a veiwing (seeing that a real LP12 replaced it around four years or so) . He said he couldn't really hear all that much difference , and no he's not deaf.

To quote Mike "oh gone are the days when you can just nip into some metal working company , and get them to cut some sheet up from there scrap pile "

If you wish to learn more about this little project, just e-mail me and i'll pass it on to Mike.
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Old 24th May 2005, 06:42 PM   #2
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What a beauty. Very nicely made

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Old 24th May 2005, 08:19 PM   #3
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I think you ought to drag him onto the forum, so we can give him both congratulations and a good interrogation.
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Old 26th May 2005, 07:35 PM   #4
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Talking Al im trying to him get here !

Just thought id add this
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Old 26th May 2005, 07:40 PM   #5
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Al im trying to him get here !
I am not Al, but thats an entirely good idea The last pic looks great! I always wanted a Linn Grammo'. For now I settle for a Rega Planar 3.

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Old 27th May 2005, 06:32 AM   #6
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I think you ought to drag him onto the forum, so we can give him both congratulations and a good interrogation.
What he said....

I actually have a Linn bearing & inner platter & a spare 50 hz motor ... i was planning on using it to make something closer to a Rega III than a Linn.

My buddy Chris sold his Linn/Lingo to upgrade to a tweaked R3.

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Old 27th May 2005, 10:21 AM   #7
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I really need to get my house refurbishment finished so I can unpack my old RIII and start going through my vinyl again. Any recomendations for cartridges? My existing budget AT got damaged in the move down from London a couple of years ago.

I have also found a huge lump of marble sitting in the garden I may try and make a plinth out of.


Pete, keep trying!
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Old 27th May 2005, 07:36 PM   #8
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Any recomendations for cartridges?
If your R3 is old enough to have the S-arm, I can recommend the Denon DL-110, very low cost, high output MC. It is made for a heavy arm. I just bought one of those, and it sounds just great

Steen.

Edit. It was a great pleasure for me to listen to some vinyl again!!
I didn't do that for years, and obviously forgot how good vinyl actually sounds. I had a Rega 3, from my good old friend, just have to give a dinner for it. Thats cheap, considering the Rega is in superb condition Now I can listen to my old beloved Beatles, Pink Floyd and so albums again. Great. And it sounds better than my heavily modded Denon DCD1450
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Old 27th May 2005, 08:08 PM   #9
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I love pic's, so I just took one of my Rega with the DL-110
It sounds very crisp and clear

Steen

Edit, I need to wipe off the dust
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Do connect me to Mike.

Mikemaxcel@gmail.com
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