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Hello From Colorado

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I have loved my LP12 from day 1, since purchased new in 1984 from a very knowledgeable local Linn dealer. The hifi began with LP12, Basik, K9, Nait and Kans. over time upgraded to Ittok, Lk1, LK275, Troika. Troika was ruined by visiting 5 year old with errant basketball so went to Adikt since another Troika wasn’t feasible at the time. Then LK1 failed and went to Rotel preamp and upgraded to LK280. Then Kans were in storage as we prepared for a move and basement flooded ruining them. So, bought used Bowers and Wilkins bookshelves as a temporary solution, but added Lingo 3 at that time.

Fast forward to another move and new home for us just 5 years ago, which I plan to stay in hopefully until I exit the planet! And, in the last 6 months I’ve finally setup our music room! This led to swapping out the B&Ws for the M140s and I’m now in love again with vinyl and high fidelity music enjoyment! Ahhhh, sweet beautiful vinyl and I’m excited all over again like I was in 1984!

So, I am excited to be planning upgrades and additions with the same awesome Linn dealer and friend who sold me my LP12 in 1984. If my funds hold up as planned the following will be upgraded/installed in the next few weeks:

Radikal 2 (or Lingo 4)
Karousel
Keel (or Kore)
Ekos SE (or keep Ittok LVII)
EBI Kumhar (or Hana ML)

Selekt DSM
MAJIK Exaktbox-I Katalyst

Note: items above in parentheses are fallback only if lovely beautiful wife throws too big a fit!

Very glad to find this group and hope to discover some new vinyl and tips to better enjoy my evolving hifi!
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Current: LP12,Cirkus, Ittok, Adikt, Selekt Classic DSM, Majik Exaktbox-I, M140s, Paradigm Subs
Ordered: Radikal 2 machined case, Karousel, Keel, Trampoline 2, Ekos SE, Hana ML (or EBI Khumar)
Maybe - Urika II
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Welcome aboard. Your 'tweaked' (well, totally rebuilt) LP12 is going to amaze you once you get it
James


Fluted Afro LP12, Khan, KEEL, Karousel, Urika, Radikal-2 A (with Allium Skin Mods), EKOS SE/1, sKale, DVXX-2mkII
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Turntable - Linn LP12, Karousel, Keel, Ekos SE/1, Kandid, K-Radikal 2, Urika.
Amplifier - Naim Supernait 3
CD Player - Naim CD5si
Speakers - Kudos X3
Cables- Kudos KS-1 Speaker Cable, Linn Silver Interconnects
Support - Target TT4.
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Welcome. As you're a M140 owner you may like this thread:
Linn Majik 140 Owners.

PS. CO is? Colorado?
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Turntable: Rega RP1/Bias 2/Carbon
Digital Music Source: QNAP HS-251+ SilentNAS
Pre-amp/Streamer: Linn Selekt DSM (U)
DAC and Digital Xovers: Linn Akurate Exaktbox10/Kat (U)
Amplification: Linn Akurate A4200/1 (D)
Speakers: Kudos Super20a
Sub-Bass: REL T5
Sundries: Linn Silver Interconnects, Kudos KS-1 Speaker Cable
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Thanks for joining :smt023
Turntable - Linn LP12, Karousel, Keel, Ekos SE/1, Kandid, K-Radikal, Urika.
Amplifier - Naim Supernait 3
CD Player - Naim CD5si
Speakers - Kudos X3
Turntable Mat - Linn, Collaro Audio (Red & Black)
Cables - Kudos KS-1 Speaker Cable, Linn Silver Interconnects
Support - DIY Solid Oak Rack
Headphones - Focal Elegia, AKG 701
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Hi There and welcome to the Kabin. It's always good to see new members ......... :smt023
LP12 - Klimax Radikal 2/Urika, Harban Plinth, Karousel, Keel, Karmen, Ekos SE, Skale, Lyra Atlas
CD Players - Roksan Caspian M2 CD Player, dCS Puccini CD Player + Scarlatti Master Clock
Amp - Chord Ultima Integrated
Speakers - Kudos S20 A's in Santos Rosewood
Cables - Linn Silver RCA & K200 speaker cable
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timster wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2024 10:50 am Welcome. As you're a M140 owner you may like this thread:
Linn Majik 140 Owners.

PS. CO is? Colorado?
Yes, sorry - Colorado!
Current: LP12,Cirkus, Ittok, Adikt, Selekt Classic DSM, Majik Exaktbox-I, M140s, Paradigm Subs
Ordered: Radikal 2 machined case, Karousel, Keel, Trampoline 2, Ekos SE, Hana ML (or EBI Khumar)
Maybe - Urika II
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:smt023 :smt023
♫ ♫
Turntable: Rega RP1/Bias 2/Carbon
Digital Music Source: QNAP HS-251+ SilentNAS
Pre-amp/Streamer: Linn Selekt DSM (U)
DAC and Digital Xovers: Linn Akurate Exaktbox10/Kat (U)
Amplification: Linn Akurate A4200/1 (D)
Speakers: Kudos Super20a
Sub-Bass: REL T5
Sundries: Linn Silver Interconnects, Kudos KS-1 Speaker Cable
♫ ♫
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Greetings and welcome! On your upgrades, I would definitely recommend the Radikal 2. I don't think you should even consider the Lingo. After the Karousel, the Radikal 2 should make the biggest difference. Also, if you keep the Ittok, a hole will need to be drilled into either the Kore or Keel in order to facilitate the arm rest.
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About ten years ago, I visited Fort Collins, Colorado a few times for work. I recall driving by a Linn dealer there and wanting to stop by. Unfortunately, I didn't have time.
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Another thought on the arm board hole. If you keep the Ittok LVII, perhaps get the Kore and have it drilled. Then, after getting the Ekos SE, trade it in for a Keel. I'm thinking a pre-drilled Kore on the second hand market might not be a such bad thing. There are lots of Ittok LVIIs out there.

P.S. I trust your dealer has informed you of the LP12 upgrade promotion going on now.
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Thanks for the very warm welcomes! I have been reading and reading and reading here . . . between this forum and my excellent local Linn dealer, I feel I am well equipped to make some great decisions going forward and have fun while doing so! After hearing all of the advice here I am determined to do the following all at once:

Turntable
Karousel
Radikal 2
Keel
Ekos SE
Trampoline (forgot to mention current LP12 is missing this)

Streaming, Preamp, Amplification
Selekt DSM Classik
Majik Exaktbox-I Katalyst
New cables for the M140s

I am undecided on the cartridge but I think I plan to decide between:
Hana ML
EBI Khumar (a relatively new MC cartridge my Linn dealer just got in and I had a chance to listen to and it was very very nice).

The other item as a possible upgrade I have been reading about here would be Utopik for the LP12, but I am thinking this is going to have to wait - I can't see it being done instead of any items on the above list, except maybe I'd purchase the less money Hana ML and put difference towards Utopik.??/?? hmmmmm


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Current: LP12,Cirkus, Ittok, Adikt, Selekt Classic DSM, Majik Exaktbox-I, M140s, Paradigm Subs
Ordered: Radikal 2 machined case, Karousel, Keel, Trampoline 2, Ekos SE, Hana ML (or EBI Khumar)
Maybe - Urika II
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At present, there's no Utopik upgrade for the LP12. Many of us here are waiting for Utopik for Radikal to happen.
Linn Klimax LP12, Linn NG Klimax DSM hub (Utopik), Linn 360s

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briardsrock wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 6:23 pm Thanks for the very warm welcomes! I have been reading and reading and reading here . . . between this forum and my excellent local Linn dealer, I feel I am well equipped to make some great decisions going forward and have fun while doing so! After hearing all of the advice here I am determined to do the following all at once:

Turntable
Karousel
Radikal 2
Keel
Ekos SE
Trampoline (forgot to mention current LP12 is missing this)

Streaming, Preamp, Amplification
Selekt DSM Classik
Majik Exaktbox-I Katalyst
New cables for the M140s

I am undecided on the cartridge but I think I plan to decide between:
Hana ML
EBI Kumhar (a relatively new MC cartridge my Linn dealer just got in and I had a chance to listen to and it was very very nice).

The other item as a possible upgrade I have been reading about here would be Utopik for the LP12, but I am thinking this is going to have to wait - I can't see it being done instead of any items on the above list, except maybe I'd purchase the less money Hana ML and put difference towards Utopik.??/?? hmmmmm


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Having done four out of five of your turntable upgrades (albeit not in one go) I would say you're in for a treat!

Can't comment on the streaming / Exakt upgrades as I don't have streaming or Exakt here.
Turntable - Linn LP12, Karousel, Keel, Ekos SE/1, Krystal, Lingo 4
Phono Stage - Uphorik
Amplifiers - Klimax Kontrol (KK/1 Dynamik), 2 x Klimax Solos (Dynamik)
CD Player - Arcam
Speakers - PMC Twenty.23
Cables- Linn K200 Speaker Cable, Linn Silver Interconnects
Support - Sound Organisation (LP12), Quadraspire
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akamatsu wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 7:05 pm At present, there's no Utopik upgrade for the LP12. Many of us here are waiting for Utopik for Radikal to happen.
Sorry, got my U’s mixed up - meant Uphorik, not Utopik!
Current: LP12,Cirkus, Ittok, Adikt, Selekt Classic DSM, Majik Exaktbox-I, M140s, Paradigm Subs
Ordered: Radikal 2 machined case, Karousel, Keel, Trampoline 2, Ekos SE, Hana ML (or EBI Khumar)
Maybe - Urika II
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briardsrock wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 8:30 pm
akamatsu wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 7:05 pm At present, there's no Utopik upgrade for the LP12. Many of us here are waiting for Utopik for Radikal to happen.
Sorry, got my U’s mixed up - meant Uphorik, not Utopik!
I think many of us years into this still get confused.
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Andyt916 wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 7:16 pm
briardsrock wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 6:23 pm Thanks for the very warm welcomes! I have been reading and reading and reading here . . . between this forum and my excellent local Linn dealer, I feel I am well equipped to make some great decisions going forward and have fun while doing so! After hearing all of the advice here I am determined to do the following all at once:

Turntable
Karousel
Radikal 2
Keel
Ekos SE
Trampoline (forgot to mention current LP12 is missing this)

Streaming, Preamp, Amplification
Selekt DSM Classik
Majik Exaktbox-I Katalyst
New cables for the M140s

I am undecided on the cartridge but I think I plan to decide between:
Hana ML
EBI Kumhar (a relatively new MC cartridge my Linn dealer just got in and I had a chance to listen to and it was very very nice).

The other item as a possible upgrade I have been reading about here would be Utopik for the LP12, but I am thinking this is going to have to wait - I can't see it being done instead of any items on the above list, except maybe I'd purchase the less money Hana ML and put difference towards Utopik.??/?? hmmmmm


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Having done four out of five of your turntable upgrades (albeit not in one go) I would say you're in for a treat!

Can't comment on the streaming / Exakt upgrades as I don't have streaming or Exakt here.
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I agree with Andy 100%. But if anything, he is probably slightly underselling the improvements your LP12 upgrades will bring ... :smt023
LP12 - Klimax Radikal 2/Urika, Harban Plinth, Karousel, Keel, Karmen, Ekos SE, Skale, Lyra Atlas
CD Players - Roksan Caspian M2 CD Player, dCS Puccini CD Player + Scarlatti Master Clock
Amp - Chord Ultima Integrated
Speakers - Kudos S20 A's in Santos Rosewood
Cables - Linn Silver RCA & K200 speaker cable
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I haven't read the fine print, but I don't see that you couldn't apply the summer LP12 upgrade promotion twice. The Radikal 2 would get you 30% off the Ekos SE, and the Keel would get you 30% off the Karousel.
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akamatsu wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2024 5:14 pm I haven't read the fine print, but I don't see that you couldn't apply the summer LP12 upgrade promotion twice. The Radikal 2 would get you 30% off the Ekos SE, and the Keel would get you 30% off the Karousel.
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Moomintroll wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2024 5:42 pm
akamatsu wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2024 5:14 pm I haven't read the fine print, but I don't see that you couldn't apply the summer LP12 upgrade promotion twice. The Radikal 2 would get you 30% off the Ekos SE, and the Keel would get you 30% off the Karousel.
:smt023
I'm thinking that if all ordered at once, the dealer would just need to be clear with Linn as to how it should work. Perhaps two separate order tickets would need to be done.
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akamatsu wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2024 5:46 pm
Moomintroll wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2024 5:42 pm
akamatsu wrote: Wed Jun 26, 2024 5:14 pm I haven't read the fine print, but I don't see that you couldn't apply the summer LP12 upgrade promotion twice. The Radikal 2 would get you 30% off the Ekos SE, and the Keel would get you 30% off the Karousel.
:smt023
I'm thinking that if all ordered at once, the dealer would just need to be clear with Linn as to how it should work. Perhaps two separate order tickets would need to be done.
Yes, I believe that is exactly how it is going to work! I am pretty darn excited, a whole bunch of goodness coming all at once taking advantage of Linn Summer sale discount two times!
Current: LP12,Cirkus, Ittok, Adikt, Selekt Classic DSM, Majik Exaktbox-I, M140s, Paradigm Subs
Ordered: Radikal 2 machined case, Karousel, Keel, Trampoline 2, Ekos SE, Hana ML (or EBI Khumar)
Maybe - Urika II
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