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George Prentice 06-06-2021 08:41 PM

Linn LP12 Akurate Upgrade path
 
I have a Linn LP12 Akurate with Koetsu Redwood Signature. It is only six months old so has the new bearing. I like itís detail, balance and dynamics. If I have a criticism it is the noise floor is higher than I would like. I am in the middle of a home renovation and canít do all the upgrades, so need to pick one. The choices are the Radikal DC motor, Ekos SE tone arm, or the Keel upgrade. Anyone have experience with these and some thought?

Tom R. 06-07-2021 11:41 PM

Several years ago Art Dudley wrote a column in Stereophile describing his experience with various upgrades to his Linn LP12. I tried and failed to post a link to it, but it's worth searching out if you haven't read it.

Tom

George Prentice 06-08-2021 01:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom R. (Post 1039579)
Several years ago Art Dudley wrote a column in Stereophile describing his experience with various upgrades to his Linn LP12. I tried and failed to post a link to it, but it's worth searching out if you haven't read it.

Tom

Thanks... Iíll do a search.

snatex 09-11-2021 08:33 PM

The consensus among LP12 gurus are that the most impactful upgrades to an Akurate LP12 are the following in order:

1) Karousel
2) Radikal
3) Keel
4) Ekos SE

George Prentice 01-02-2022 09:10 PM

Thank you.

I have the Bearing.

I was going to do the Radikal, but it’s prices were already increased last year with an upgrade. So I ordered the Keei and Ekos se before the prices went up on Jan 1st.

Thanks.

George

FreddieFerric 01-03-2022 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom R. (Post 1039579)
Several years ago Art Dudley wrote a column in Stereophile describing his experience with various upgrades to his Linn LP12. I tried and failed to post a link to it, but it's worth searching out if you haven't read it.

Tom

Maybe this one?

https://www.stereophile.com/tonearms...inn/index.html

daveyf 03-26-2022 01:30 PM

The Radikal has had an upgrade, it is now the Radikal 2. The upgrade applies to both the Klimax and Akurate versions.
If you have a Lingo, this would be the next upgrade, assuming you have already done the Karousel.


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