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LP12 Karousel Upgrade

Discussion in 'audio' started by Confirm74, Mar 15, 2021.

  1. Confirm74

    Confirm74 pfm Member

    Has anyone had this upgrade and can you hear a big difference?
  2. ex brickie

    ex brickie pfm Member

    There’s a long thread on this already if you do a search. Lots of replies - believers and non believers.
    Of course it makes a difference but without knowing what you have already, impossible to comment on how much

    Check out the previous thread and you’ll see heaps of feedback
  3. matfff

    matfff pfm Member

    Yes & yes. Agree with ex brickie, do a search!
  4. Confirm74

    Confirm74 pfm Member

    Thanks for the advice i will try and find the original thread
  5. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

  6. cobbers

    cobbers pfm Member

  7. Engels

    Engels pfm Member

    yes and yes (but do look at the other thread(s))
  8. JezmondTutu

    JezmondTutu pfm Member

    I’m pondering a Karousel + Majik subchassis
  9. John Channing

    John Channing fruit box forever

    What was wrong with the previous Cirkus bearing, that already was machined to state-of-the-art tolerances and had rumble below the audible threshold? I guess nothing, other than that it wasn't making Linn a big enough ticket price.
    chris@panteg and Mynamemynaim like this.
  10. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    It was state of the art 28 years ago.
    Wolfmancatsup and Charlie_1 like this.
  11. matfff

    matfff pfm Member

    Lol, no ones forcing you to buy it!
    Tarzan and JezmondTutu like this.
  12. John Channing

    John Channing fruit box forever

    Good one! The Linn marketing department is filled with geniuses, they know their target market so well.
    chris@panteg likes this.
  13. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig Trade: ^'- -'^

    That's just not true. That bearing was not silent and was less sophisticated than the bearings used by most other hi-end turntable manufacturers. I have little doubt the Karousel will be better.

    I've only heard of a couple of people not convinced. The overwhelming majority of buyers are very happy with it indeed.
    Miss Ariel likes this.
  14. ex brickie

    ex brickie pfm Member

    I agree. All I was saying is that there are many non-believers. Probably those who haven’t heard it.
  15. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig Trade: ^'- -'^

    Ah, I thought you meant people who'd tried it and didn't like it.
  16. ex brickie

    ex brickie pfm Member

    I agree with you - not many of those. You’d need cloth around your ears to not hear a big improvement
    Musicman19 likes this.
  17. Musicman19

    Musicman19 Active Member

    Best value upgrade I've done in years more profound than the lingo 4 kore upgrade i did the previous year.
    Miss Ariel likes this.
  18. Ron Ellis

    Ron Ellis Ronaudio

    One of my ears is cloth, since my hiking accident, whereby I fractured my stapes bone, and the other ear, high frequencies attenuated through age, but even with my compromised hearing, the improvement with the karousel is profound, and easy to hear.
  19. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    Just an addendum as I have been listening over the Easter weekend and I strongly feel having lived with the Karousel for a few months now that my previous remarks just didn’t amply convey the size of the improvement this upgrade brings.

    It’s gargantuan, titanic, immense, revolutionary!
    Thorn likes this.
  20. Miss Ariel

    Miss Ariel pfm Member

    Having mine fitted shortly and quite excited.Only downside I will be without my LP12 for a couple of weeks :( but do have a Technics 1210 to fall back on so not all bad.
    Loved my LP12 before so really looking forward to getting it back and going threw the racks !

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