Glyn Ruck

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About Glyn Ruck

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  • Turn Table
    Linn LP12
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Linn Ekos, Kiseki PH
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Audio Research
  • Digital Source 1
    Wadia, ARC, Shanling
  • Digital Source 2
    Many
  • DAC
    Audio Research
  • Pre-Amp
    Audio Research
  • Power Amp/s
    Multiple ARC
  • My Speakers
    Magneplanar
  • Headphones
    Sennheiser
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Plug it straight into the wall John. It is a properly designed component!
  2. Oh I agree. See Drainpipe's comments doing exactly that. Not having a go at you. You have an onerous task. I'm a mod on MBWorld.
  3. I see we have the Craig Lang troll here under yet another pseudonym causing trouble & maligning other members.
  4. It's that sort of Ivor BS that has come home to haunt Linn. It's a well engineered product that did not require any marketing BS mystique & fairy dust to sell. All you had to do was listen to the thing vs. other turntables. They built up a certain following of cranks that believe & sprout the crap they have been fed that has no foundation in science or engineering. The LP12 deserved/deserves better.
  5. The original base board was held on by the 4 rubber feet & had trimmed corners. I've always found my LP12 to sound best with no base board. Just unplug the thing before you go sticking fingers underneath the plinth. I have not tried a new aluminium base board that is a lot more structural. The best cheap support for an LP12 is an IKEA Lack table. They take a lot of beating. And no ~ one colour does not sound better than another.
  6. Sensible chap ~ enjoy your vinyl journey. Good luck! An improved phono stage might surprise you.
  7. I saw it! I read threads before replying & especially the OP's original post. Let him make modest upgrades when he has the money & enjoy the unit. Getting rid of it makes no sense either.
  8. Indeed you are! As more sophisticated power supplies control motor voltage & phase angle so this tendency can be reduced.
  9. A well fettled original LP12 & LVX arm with decent cartridge can still outperform 80 +% of the new turntables on the market. The OP comes on here with a modest budget & people want him to collectively spend >5000 Pounds on upgrades. It's bad advice! He may as well buy a new Majik which he obviously does not want to do.
  10. Well it had bugger all to really do with the Cirkus upgrade other than clean pulley ~ new belt & new inner platter. Plenty of Cirkus decks suffer the LP12 wobble due to the belt winding up on the pulley.
  11. The Cirkus upgrade will make no difference to platter & chassis wobble. It can reduce minor verticle run out of the spindle that you can't see. Long before a new motor try just putting a drop of oil on the motor bushes. Motor torque spec has not changed.
  12. Then the belt will be fine. At 50 bucks it should be. I have always push started my platter gently.
  13. The start up wobble is fairly common on LP12's because they have no pulley clutch. If the belt is fairly new you can try just cleaning the motor pulley & belt with window cleaner. Feel free to ask questions.
  14. Inner groove distortion is as a result of the Constant Angular Velocity (CAV) of the LP format. You effectively have less definition on the inner cuts than outer cuts. To have equal definition/information & equal quality in all tracks you would require Constant Linear Velocity. So inner cuts will always sound worse than outer cuts with the LP format. That said inner cuts of LP's are more easily damaged than outer cuts through poor setup or bad players. The best you can do is fettle the deck properly & set tracking weight correctly & set bias/anti-skate by ear or scope for equal distortion in both channels. Also look after your LP's as best you can.
  15. The LVX was actually a surprisingly good performer for it's price & still is if in good condition. Punched way above it's weight.