Our customer purchased this turntable brand new and factory sealed from an authorized Linn dealer 4 months ago. He used it with a mono cartridge pictured to play mono records, and the Linn Adikt MM cartridge pictured was never mounted or removed from its packaging (brand new unused.) Turtable is in flawless condition, not the slightest scratch or mark anywhere I can see. We are also including the $275 hinged Linn LP12 dustcover in the sale price.
For those familiar with the LP12 but not the The Magik "bundled" version of the LP12, here is what you get:
LP12 transcription turntable, Pro-Ject carbon fiber tonearm, and Linn Adikt moving magnet cartridge, Magik power supply and base board. Here are the features of this legendary turntable from the Linn website:
* Extremely low noise main bearing to minimize friction.
* 3 point spring-damped suspension to reduce vibration and noise.
* Perfectly balanced high-inertia metal platter for consistent speed.
* Internal power supply for improved performance from a more compact solution.
* All parts of the turntable have been meticulously designed and precision engineered to extremely tight tolerances to extract as much information as possible from vinyl.
* The sub-chassis is machine pressed for strength and stability to provide consistency of the platform for the arm board and bearing housing.
* A precision machined pulley and flat Neoprene flat belt which is ground for consistency of shape and thickness for higher friction on the pulley and platter.
* The inner and outer platters are machined to the same tolerance so they maintain a consistent speed.
* Both platters are suspended from a heavy gauge non-magnetic stainless steel plate - a rigid, stable platform for vinyl.
* The internal Magik power supply filters extraneous AC noise, reducing judder in the motor for stability of speed and resulting in improved audio performance.
* The single-piece carbon fiber armtube and headhell minimize resonance before it reaches the cartridge.
* The inverted bearing design provides a solid armbase for stability of the tonearm.
* The turntable is housed in a solid kiln-dried wood plinth finished in mahogany (or is it dark cherry?) as pictured in the photos.
The Magik is an excellent value for a complete turntable package at its retail price of $3,800 including tonearm, cartridge, armboard, and power supply. But to find a virtually brand new one at 35% discount off retail, practically brand new in perfect condition and a brand new unmounted Linn Adikt cartridge represents a great opportunity to own a practically brand new version of this legendary table with a brand new cartridge for a very affordable price. The LP12 dustcover at similar savings sweetens the deal.
FYI we are an authorized dealer for Rega Research, and can offer a nice discount on the Rega MM phono stage which retails for $395 and is a perfect match to the Adikt cartridge. We also sell more advanced phono stages from Rega, BMC, Accuphase, Air Tight, and Ypsilon for those with higher ambitions from their analog front end.
Check our feedback and buy with confidence from longstanding trusted Audiogon source and top dealer of many top brands. For questions or to arrange purchase, email us directly or call 9AM-10PM eastern time USA:
JONATHAN ROBBINS - OWNER
PERFECT NOTE AUDIO
(508) 366-2023 (studio)
(508) 308-1260 (cell)
All checks accepted, shipping after clearing. USA credit cards and PayPal accepted add 3% to cover processing fees. Sorry no COD's or international credit cards. Int'l PayPal add 4%. Reasonable offers considered, lowballers will be politely ignored, as this is a very desirable turntable in like-new condition with a brand new unused cartridge and priced to sell. Shipping via FedEx ground, international shipping via FedEx international economy or USPS Priority Mail.
If you've been looking to savor the musical performance, outstanding build quality, highest possible resale value, upgradability to all Linn turntable accessories and upgrades, and timeless physical beauty of the legendary Sondek LP12 but have a limited budget or prefer not to have to everything separately, here's a great chance to own a pristine specimen of this classic turntable as a turn-key package for a very reasonable price. Thanks for looking!