Jonny Ives does a “pretty” LP12

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I think that is the same ballpark as the new SME Model 60. Swoopier at least. The blue one in particular.

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I have owned at least a dozen Linns. The first one cost $275 (or was it $175). No Arm.

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The retailer gets ~ 40% of 60k per unit, and Linn gets (60% of 60K * 250) = $9M of revenue. Subtract parts cost, assembly labor cost, and overhead costs ... and it's not really a gigantic pile of net profits. Particularly when you smear those 250 sales across (N > 1) years.

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I think that is the same ballpark as the new SME Model 60. Swoopier at least. The blue one in particular.

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I have owned at least a dozen Linns. The first one cost $275 (or was it $175). No Arm.

dave
Not sure why I remember it but I got my Linn for $400 Aussie dollars at Stereo Supplies. The dollar was strong in those days now 0.66 $US. Now kicking myself I sold it of course.
 
Nice, & I'd certainly not complain if I had one sitting on the old rack ;) but the price is utterly ridiculous -time was a few years back when it had fallen out of fashion you could pick up a very decent LP12 for about £350 - £500. OTOH, anything related to an LP12 has gone through the roof of late, so perhaps not all that unusual...
 
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Nice, & I'd certainly not complain if I had one sitting on the old rack ;) but the price is utterly ridiculous -time was a few years back when it had fallen out of fashion you could pick up a very decent LP12 for about £350 - £500. OTOH, anything related to an LP12 has gone through the roof of late, so perhaps not all that unusual...
They built a run of LP12’s in 2012 to mark the 40th anniversary using highland whisky cask oak for the plinths and they sold at IIRC $25k each. Can’t remember the run size. My neighbour has an LP12 and a $3k van den Hul cart. I don’t know what all the fuss is about - not any better than a DL103.
 
They built a run of LP12’s in 2012 to mark the 40th anniversary using highland whisky cask oak for the plinths and they sold at IIRC $25k each. Can’t remember the run size. My neighbour has an LP12 and a $3k van den Hul cart. I don’t know what all the fuss is about - not any better than a DL103.
I'll stick to my Hydraulic Reference. Not that this LP12 variation isn't pretty. I like the Highland whisky cask origin for the 40th anniversary version though -definitely a good idea. Although as a fan of Highland whiskies... ;)
 
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They built a run of LP12’s in 2012 to mark the 40th anniversary using highland whisky cask oak for the plinths and they sold at IIRC $25k each. Can’t remember the run size. My neighbour has an LP12 and a $3k van den Hul cart. I don’t know what all the fuss is about - not any better than a DL103.
That said he is using a shitty voodoo phono amp, the brand of which will remain anonymous.