Picture by kind permission of owner Martin M. LP12, Harban plinth, custom Audio Origami PU7, Sole VI, Platttamat 2.
Pictured below is the latest development the successful Sole sub-chassis for the LP12. The Sole version VII was inspired by the Keel but is no copy: there are significant and important differences including interchangeable arm-boards, pocket shape and depths.
For many audio enthusiasts, few turntables approach the Linn Sondek LP12 for sheer involvement. Indeed, after 40 successful years in production it is still being updated with a number of factory components including in no particular order: the Ekos SE tone-arm, Keel one piece sub-chassis, Radikal DC motor & power supply, Urika phono stage and the Trampolin 2 base. These superb but costly modifications have been universally acclaimed as helping to restore the Sondek once more to the top of the podium as one of the worlds great turntables.
However, Analogue innovation is aware that many enthusiasts have arrived at Sondek ownership via a secondhand purchase, because achieving the ultimate LP12 as a new purchase is simply unattainable. Our aim is to provide alternative high specification, high performance upgrade components for your Sondek; enabling you to achieve a very large proportion of improvements realised by Linn upgrades but at a fraction of the cost. Additionally, customers receive a far more personal service where you will conduct discussions with the manufacturer directly.
Typically, official Linn upgrade components are high cost so this has created a burgeoning third party marketplace, most recently Linn has responded to the third party market by introducing the Kore as mid range chassis upgrade.
However, we are able to offer our better performing sub-chassis upgrade at a lower cost as we do not maintain a dealer network, have a large workforce or advertise in the hi-fi press.
Some may feel this is a disadvantage as the prospective customer cannot hear our upgrades in action prior to purchase. However, it is our belief that listening in a dealers premises does not adequately demonstrate how the effect of any modification will have on your music in your listening room, therefore we offer a *no obligation trial* where you may listen to the effect the Sole sub-chassis has on your LP12's transcription at home, in your system and listening room. In our opinion this is a crucial factor in determining if any upgrade is worthy, without sales pitch, dealer time pressures or other constraints.
* Our guarantee to you for great upgrade at low cost....
If you do not feel our sub-chassis upgrade is worthy, simply return the Sole undamaged after 60 days for a refund. We really cannot be fairer than that.
Our Sole sub-chassis is demonstrably superior to any Linn steel sub-chassis, including the Cirkus upgrade and some customers say it is better than both the much vaunted Kore and indeed Keel.
*Conditions do apply of course, please see our terms and conditions*.