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Linn Forum is permanently closed - who have save all the Threads arround the LP12 ?
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Old 25th November 2018, 04:09 PM   #1
tiefbassuebertr is offline tiefbassuebertr  Germany
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Default Linn Forum is permanently closed - who have save all the Threads arround the LP12 ?

Unfortunately this forum was not just closed temporarily - go to
Linn — Forum Announcement
Is the official Linn Forum closed for maintenance?- Vinyl Engine
and
The Linn forum is officially dead -
It is not clear for me, why access to the previous information and threads was denied.

Additional I note, nothing was archived under
Linn Forums
Linn Forums

Maybe there are other internet archives organisations like
https://web.archive.org
or one of the members have save all articles.

Thank you for advices.

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Old 6th December 2018, 06:33 PM   #2
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Goodbye Linn, and don't let the door hit you on your backside on the way out.

It has been pretty obvious that Linn has only been using the LP12 platform to milk existing customers for more and more cash. No new proper development has been done on the LP12 platform, and I would not be entirely surprised if they terminate that product line in the near future.

As for their digital offerings: it is entirely overpriced. In fact, I doubt Linn will be with us in 10 years time.

As for me, my LP12 will be going on sale soon, to be replaced by a Technics, VPI or other more modern offering.
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Old 6th December 2018, 07:28 PM   #3
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Nice memories though - Lin LP12, Itok, Asak
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Old 6th December 2018, 09:56 PM   #4
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Some pretty interesting recordings as well - but in the end I think their hubris and arrogance to among other folks the long-standing dealer network without whom Ivor would probably never gotten off the ground will be their undoing.

I drank more than a couple of mugs of that kool-aid, and even had one of those nice club sweaters from the mid 80s or so. Personally I always thought the Basik/Akito/K9 set-up offered much better bang for the buck than the much more expensive and finicky LP12 Ekos / Troika MC cartridge - but that was of course blasphemy. It was certainly easier to set up, and I think edged out the Rega 3/RB300 combo.
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Old 7th December 2018, 02:27 PM   #5
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At least the Linn was one of the first to actually show a TT can make a serious difference
And you can only beat that drum for so long.
Competitors moved on and produced much better designs overall

What they should do is bring out a new TT design and give a new reason to have a forum to talk about it.

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Old 14th December 2018, 12:56 PM   #6
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At least the Linn was one of the first to actually show a TT can make a serious difference
And you can only beat that drum for so long.
Competitors moved on and produced much better designs overall

What they should do is bring out a new TT design and give a new reason to have a forum to talk about it.

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Actually, I have an Ariston RDII which was the original, Linn just copied it.
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Old 14th December 2018, 01:39 PM   #7
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Actually, I have an Ariston RDII which was the original, Linn just copied it.
And did a poor job of it in the process. They should have used a solid aluminium subframe from the start, but now they want to charge an arm and a leg for it.

A while ago I restored an old circa 1981 LP12. I was totally shocked to see how poorly it was put together on the inside.

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Old 14th December 2018, 02:45 PM   #8
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I'm sorry, I have not played vinyl in years and I'm not even sure why I keep the deck, so as to whether or not they were any good is neither here or there for me. But I do seem to remember enjoying the deck at the time.
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