Linn TT motor - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Source & Line > Analogue Source

Analogue Source Turntables, Tonearms, Cartridges, Phono Stages, Tuners, Tape Recorders, etc.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 22nd October 2002, 06:40 PM   #1
frugal-phile(tm)
diyAudio Moderator
 
planet10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
Blog Entries: 5
Default Linn TT motor

I have just been informed that i have lost a pole on my Linn LP12 motor. Is there anything that can be done to fix this? I have ordered a new motor since i have already decided to flog the Linn* and figure that a fresh motor would make that easier.

If i can fix the motor i can then perhaps use it in one of my own creations.

*It is going because i need the money & i didn't make it myself.

dave
__________________
community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com, frugal-phile.com ........ commercial site planet10-HiFi
p10-hifi forum here at diyA
  Reply With Quote
Old 22nd October 2002, 10:12 PM   #2
diyAudio Senior Member
 
fdegrove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Belgium
Default Linn TT

Dave,

Short of having to whole thing rewound with fresh wire you can try to undo the windings on the suspect pole and carefully resolder the broken wire.
Take care not to cause any shorts on the underlying winding and after soldering reinsulate where you soldered with some polyurethane spray.

Good luck,
__________________
Frank
  Reply With Quote
Old 23rd October 2002, 12:31 AM   #3
dice45 is offline dice45  Germany
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Munich, Bavaria
Frank,


Dave,
doesn't Linn use those cheapo Airpax sycnchonous motors? I could ask Willi Bauer, local shop owner and TT manufacturer and former Linn representative, TMK, he used those motors so far for his TTs.

He may have an affordable sample for me; you get an MKV/maxon parcel from me anyway and i could tuck in the Airpax motor. Airpax is really cheapocheapo if not bought as spare part from Linn.

Before i forget it, you have used the worst-possible excuse to sell a Linn biased me, former Linn technicien extraordinaire
__________________
Greets,
Bernhard
  Reply With Quote
Old 23rd October 2002, 12:42 AM   #4
diyAudio Senior Member
 
fdegrove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Belgium
Default LinnTT

Bernhard,Dave

The original Linn LP12 motors where actually sourced from MBLE in Belgium (subsidiary of Philips).
I don't know to what group Airpax belongs to but I suppose it's the same family tree.
Anyway Dave,if you don't have the necessary winding machines you may just as well junk the thing (or keep it for spares).
Rewinding a thingie like that is a MAJOR PITA.
If I had a spare I would send it to you for free.

Cherio,
__________________
Frank
  Reply With Quote
Old 23rd October 2002, 05:25 AM   #5
frugal-phile(tm)
diyAudio Moderator
 
planet10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
Blog Entries: 5
Quote:
Originally posted by dice45
Before i forget it, you have used the worst-possible excuse to sell a Linn biased me, former Linn technicien extraordinaire
I was one of those in my day. I also sold a lot of them -- there was one month i personally sold 1/2 of all in North America (an estimate based on comments from the distributor).

This is something like my 14th LP12. I had already decided that the cash it would generate was more important than keeping it. They are a good beater TT and another will come around when i'm more flush.

It will also force me to resurrect a couple TTs i have downstairs -- a Thorens TD160 w a Mayware , a Unity Rotary Platform, and a mint ERA i was thinking of rebasing. I have a Syrinx, a Rega S & Hadcock unipivot. The last 2 both need rewiring & the Syrinx has no arm cable so may well get rewired too. The Hadcock could also get the Dice45 mods treatment).

I also have that LP12 bearing and inner platter you told me to forget about, but i think a corian platter 7 one of those Maxons might just make a decent cheap table.

Total investment in all of the above is $50 CAD + a spare TT wall mount which makes it serious Frugal-phile(tm) material. Build up a couple of the amps i have in the queue and an active XO and i'll be under a $1k for my whole hifi

dave
__________________
community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com, frugal-phile.com ........ commercial site planet10-HiFi
p10-hifi forum here at diyA
  Reply With Quote
Old 23rd October 2002, 07:47 AM   #6
peterr is offline peterr  Netherlands
diyAudio Member
 
peterr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Amsterdam
Quote:
The Hadcock could also get the Dice45 mods treatment
What is that? can I find this in an earlier thread somewhere?
sorry for threadjacking btw
__________________
Keep an open mind. It helps.
Peter
  Reply With Quote
Old 23rd October 2002, 08:01 AM   #7
frugal-phile(tm)
diyAudio Moderator
 
planet10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
Blog Entries: 5
Quote:
Originally posted by peterr
What is that? can I find this in an earlier thread somewhere?
sorry for threadjacking btw
I believe there is a thread in analogue on unipivots (haven't actually even looked at it, but know it is there from some comments Dice45 made in other threads (and perhaps elsewhere as well))

dave
__________________
community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com, frugal-phile.com ........ commercial site planet10-HiFi
p10-hifi forum here at diyA
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th October 2002, 03:17 PM   #8
diyAudio Senior Member
 
fdegrove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Belgium
Default HADCOCK

Hi Peterr,

This a datasheet of the Hadcock G228 E unipivot.
My first "high end" tonearm BTW.



Click the image to open in full size.



Rgds,
__________________
Frank
  Reply With Quote
Old 27th October 2002, 03:23 PM   #9
frugal-phile(tm)
diyAudio Moderator
 
planet10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Victoria, BC, NA, Sol III
Blog Entries: 5
Default Re: HADCOCK

Quote:
Originally posted by fdegrove
This a datasheet of the Hadcock G228 E unipivot.
Mine is a bit older than that one, but it sure brings back memories.

dave
__________________
community sites t-linespeakers.org, frugal-horn.com, frugal-phile.com ........ commercial site planet10-HiFi
p10-hifi forum here at diyA
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Repairing Linn Axis Motor Drive Amplifier John Caswell Analogue Source 39 29th November 2014 05:40 PM
Help required for using a FDD motor as a turntable motor. binspaul Analogue Source 5 13th May 2009 04:59 AM
Lambda motor vs. XBL^2 motor vs. any other motor Thinkcat Subwoofers 16 23rd December 2008 07:23 AM
DIY TT: motor, motor PS, platter speed measurements dice45 Analogue Source 52 9th May 2006 02:07 PM
Linn LP12 motor malaise ? lohk Analogue Source 21 28th April 2002 02:20 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 06:11 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2