This is a rare, early unit Linn LP12 turntable. Serial # 1956.
- Valhalla power supply
- Nirvana spring upgrade
- Rega RB300 arm
- 45 RPM pulley adapter
- cork platter mat
- no cartridge
- original sub-chassis
- Linn dust cover and hinges
I also have a used Mose-Hercules power supply which I plan to sell after the table is sold. If you'd like to have that in addition to the table, then I want an additional $300 for that, plus cost of shipping. The table runs just fine on the Valhalla power supply, but this gives you an opportunity to move up.
I have marked the table's condition at 7/10 as it is decades old. This table has been well cared for and used with great enjoyment. The table performed flawlessly for me for 30 years and continues to do so today.
The links below are to vinyl tracks ripped to digital by this table so you can hear it for yourself.
http://russbutton.com/tmp/sugar.wav (mono recording)
Pricing is firm. I think this is about as low cost as you can get and still get into a good, working Linn LP12. There's nothing wrong with just playing it as-is. I did for 30 years. You can as well if you like. Or as so many others like to do, you can update it if you like. This way you have choices.
I recently had the opportunity to compare this against a Well-Tempered Reference table with a Delos cartridge, a $7000 (retail) combo, and this LP12 held up just fine, thank you. If you'd like to step up from one of those sub-$1000 Pro-ject, U-turn, or Orbit tables, this would do it for you and do it well.
Buyer to pay shipping. I'm not certain as to how much this will cost, but I am willing to guarantee that your max shipping cost at $150. If it costs more than that, I'll cover the difference. I'm quite paranoid when it comes to shipping precious items like this and will pack this in four packages, all to be double boxed. Shipping will not be cheap, but it will be safe.