Trackside wrote:steve195527 wrote:Trackside wrote:The LP12 suspension design is deeply flawed. The small subchassis sits on top of conical springs and is therefore highly unstable in the lateral plane which is a sonic disaster. The only way to reduce this instability is to adjust the rotation and tension of the springs to ensure the movement of the subchassis is mostly vertical and this is the dark art which is often left to 'professionals'
Setting up isn't that difficult to do!Deeply flawed, a sonic disaster?I take it from that you're one of the "anti Linn brigade?
Sonic disaster when not set up properly - yes as even 'Linnies' will agree.
Not everyone has the patience or the skill to tackle this so this deck is not for everyone. Yes I am one of the anti Linn brigade in as much as I was brought up in an era of UK hi-fi where the only advice offered by much of the press to obtain better LP fidelity was to buy an LP12 and obvious flaws in pitch stability and frequency colorations were simply ignored.
No turntable is perfect or we would all use the same one(cost no object!)but I do love the two schools:-the ones like you who just criticise for sake of it and the other school where Linn can do no wrong,both are wrong and both very vocal in being wrong!
You obviously read the wrong mags during that era and have allowed them to colour your judgement far more than the LP12 ever coloured the sound!
The pitch stability of the Linn has always been pretty good to be honest,that's a virtue of the flywheel effect of the pretty heavy platter and no servo/feedback loop trying to control speed,if you want to criticise a product at least criticise factually not using hearsay:-the main thing a LP12 can be criticised on is cost,its far to dear