Linn Karousel

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Re: Linn Karousel

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Thanks very much for the welcome and the helpful comments! I have been offered a most excellent deal on the K + K and particularly in the light comments from of ex Tq enjoyers I phoned Loud and Clear Glasgow, to reserve the K and K. I had noticed that you Vincent seemed to hear what I heard with the Tq in an earlier post. But travel restrictions mean it may be some time before I go on the 200 mile round trip to get the happy work done. Don’t mind waiting since my deck sounds great already! Cheers guys and thanks again for the help.
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Fruitbox wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:50 pm Thanks very much for the welcome and the helpful comments! I have been offered a most excellent deal on the K + K and particularly in the light comments from of ex Tq enjoyers I phoned Loud and Clear Glasgow, to reserve the K and K. I had noticed that you Vincent seemed to hear what I heard with the Tq in an earlier post. But travel restrictions mean it may be some time before I go on the 200 mile round trip to get the happy work done. Don’t mind waiting since my deck sounds great already! Cheers guys and thanks again for the help.
Having been told I don't have to worry about this anymore, I'm still interested in what the Tq was doing to improve the Cirkus, and whether an appropriately implemented magnetic levitation design might similarly benefit the Karousel. Also what Linn thought of the Tq. :smt017
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Re: Linn Karousel

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Fruitbox wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:50 pm Thanks very much for the welcome and the helpful comments! I have been offered a most excellent deal on the K + K and particularly in the light comments from of ex Tq enjoyers I phoned Loud and Clear Glasgow, to reserve the K and K. I had noticed that you Vincent seemed to hear what I heard with the Tq in an earlier post. But travel restrictions mean it may be some time before I go on the 200 mile round trip to get the happy work done. Don’t mind waiting since my deck sounds great already! Cheers guys and thanks again for the help.
Hi Bruce, I went from a Rubikon/Tranquility to a Keel + Karousel a few months ago and so it's exactly what you are contemplating - there is write up about this earlier in this thread. The short version is get it as soon you can mate - you wont regret it at all ..... :smt023
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Re: Linn Karousel

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I was planning to put the Cirkus from my main deck into my study deck, but the difference that the Karousel makes is so profound that I’ve decided that the study needs a Karousel too :smt023
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Red Chris wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:47 pm I was planning to put the Cirkus from my main deck into my study deck, but the difference that the Karousel makes is so profound that I’ve decided that the study needs a Karousel too :smt023
Yes you could sell your Cirkus on and bang the cash off the Karousel. :smt023
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Or you could knock the top of the spindle off, invert it and there you have it - the Linn ashtray!

That’s what the Linn technician did to my pre-Cirkus inner platter :shock:
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evil_C wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:45 am Or you could knock the top of the spindle off, invert it and there you have it - the Linn ashtray!

That’s what the Linn technician did to my pre-Cirkus inner platter :shock:
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dan steel wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:59 am
evil_C wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:45 am Or you could knock the top of the spindle off, invert it and there you have it - the Linn ashtray!

That’s what the Linn technician did to my pre-Cirkus inner platter :shock:
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I've seen a couple of old hubs with the short spindle knocked off and used as a fruit bowl.
Cool metal and leaning bananas. :oops: :shock:
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Re: Linn Karousel

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Coyote Jim wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:21 am Cool metal and leaning bananas. :oops: :shock:
Sounds like a logo you have on the outside of your underpants Jim .............. :smt005
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And here we have the second part of the Linn offer. I’ve tried to capture the ‘free’ Karousel bearing and the enabling Kandid in one shot:

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Yesterday afternoon, in pretty lousy driving conditions, I took the Aro for another trip up the Fosse Way to Cymbiosis to have the Kandid installed. It seemed pointless taking my turntable back as well just to have the height of the arm pillar adjusted to suit the new (taller) cartridge, since it had been set up just a week previously when the Karousel was installed. Peter gave me an extended lesson in setting the pillar height, as well as other general Aro set-up tips, so I could do it myself at home.

Below I show a couple of photos taken by Peter yesterday of the Kandid installation and how he managed to fit the four flying leads from the cartridge, together with the arm leads and connector pins in the small space between the rear of the cartridge and the front end of the arm tube. Neat job!

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The Kandid is rather good, isn’t it?!
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