First LP12, what to look for

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Re: First LP12, what to look for

Post by Red Chris » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:40 pm

188.62 miles (303.55 km) :smt023 8)
Currently Cymbiosis LP12 Woodsong Wenge, Klimax Radikal/Chord Sarum T, Keel/A, Khan, Tranquility, Urika/Chord SSA, Aro, sKale, Lyra Kleos SL - Sondek owner since 1982 - the rest is Naim, Chord and Kudos 8)

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Re: First LP12, what to look for

Post by dan steel » Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:12 am

Look for a s/h one in decent condition. Then take delight in upgrading it as finances permit. You will be amazed at the difference each upgrade will bring and you will appreciate it more. 8)
None foreign parts LP12 - Naim CD - Naim Amplication - Kudos Speakers.

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Re: First LP12, what to look for

Post by Paul-H » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:23 pm

Just had a look on the Audio-T website

They had this one listed

http://www.audiot.co.uk/products/linn-k ... 10033.aspx

Is that what they cost nowadays, a bit jaw dropping even by today's standards, or am I totally out of touch, it after all 30 plus years since I last looked at prices.

I was expecting 2 or 3 grand not 15 grand

how much better than the bottom of the range LP12 could that be

http://www.audiot.co.uk/products/linn-s ... -2080.aspx

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Re: First LP12, what to look for

Post by Red Chris » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:34 pm

That is a very high specification Klimax LP12 (that includes a phono stage) shown at its full retail price - the ex-dem one that is actually available is a bit cheaper :smt030
Currently Cymbiosis LP12 Woodsong Wenge, Klimax Radikal/Chord Sarum T, Keel/A, Khan, Tranquility, Urika/Chord SSA, Aro, sKale, Lyra Kleos SL - Sondek owner since 1982 - the rest is Naim, Chord and Kudos 8)

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Re: First LP12, what to look for

Post by Wenge1 » Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:41 pm

Paul-H wrote:Just had a look on the Audio-T website

They had this one listed

http://www.audiot.co.uk/products/linn-k ... 10033.aspx

Is that what they cost nowadays, a bit jaw dropping even by today's standards, or am I totally out of touch, it after all 30 plus years since I last looked at prices.

I was expecting 2 or 3 grand not 15 grand

how much better than the bottom of the range LP12 could that be

http://www.audiot.co.uk/products/linn-s ... -2080.aspx

Paul
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Hi Paul, welcome to the Kabin. Yep, a fully decked out LP12 at the Klimax (highest) spec does come out at circa £15,000, more if you have the Radikal power supply in a Klimax case rather than the standard Akurate case.

A Majik level deck will cost in the region of £2,700 new. The one you have a link to does not have a power supply, tone arm or cartridge included.

As has been said, a second hand deck from a reputable source will be less. Hope this helps.
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Harban 'Wenge' Cymbiosis Signature LP12, Klimax Radikal / Urika, Karmen, Tranquility, Rubikon, Ekos SE, Skale, Krystal. Sarum Super Array IC's. Chord Signature speaker cable

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Re: First LP12, what to look for

Post by Jazz Club » Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:23 pm

Paul,
How large is your record collection?

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Re: First LP12, what to look for

Post by Paul-H » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:01 pm

Not that large by everyone else's standard and most went missing during various house moves, probably about 40.

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Re: First LP12, what to look for

Post by Jazz Club » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:13 pm

Paul-H wrote:Not that large by everyone else's standard and most went missing during various house moves, probably about 40.
If you only have 40 LPs after over 30 years of music listening,I wouldn't bother with a LP12.
Get yourself a nice new Rega plonk and play TT that comes with a cartridge that will better your Pioneer and give you another 30 years of great service. :smt023

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Re: First LP12, what to look for

Post by evil_C » Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:24 pm

As Jazz Club says. If you've only got about 40 albums it's really not worth getting an LP12. Current vinyl prices are too high to build a collection IMHO. Besides, all the reissues have generally been digitally remastered anyway.

If I were in your position, I think I'd go for the Rega Planar 3 (I think this is now called the P3). You'll probably need to add a cartridge, but it comes with a brilliant arm and delivers probably 90% of what you'd get from an LP12. Let's be honest, in terms of value for money, it's streets ahead. And it will absolutely trounce a Pioneer PL112D.

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Re: First LP12, what to look for

Post by Jazz Club » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:26 pm

Paul-H wrote:Not that large by everyone else's standard and most went missing during various house moves, probably about 40.
How many CDs do you have?

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