Linn Sondek LP12 Turntable

Linn Sondek LP12 Turntable
Linn Sondek LP12 turntables have been a key element in the range of equipment on offer at Chris Brooks Audio since it’s inception in 1978. Chris Brooks himself has been involved with setting up Linn Sondek LP12 turntables since 1976 and is widely acknowledged as being a leading expert in the field.

Chris still personally sets up all the new LP12s that we supply, as well as all the LP12s that are brought in to Chris Brooks Audio for servicing, updates and upgrades.

We are able to demonstrate a number of different LP12 combinations, ranging from entry level to the top of the range SE setup, complete with the Linn Kandid pick-up cartridge.

We take enormous pride in the level of performance that we are able to extract from the LP12s that pass through our hands.

Customers’ Comments:


I can’t believe the improvement in detail arising from the new Karmen top plate you fitted last week: amazing.

Bass has been tidied up way beyond what I’d expected, allowing masses of other subtle detail to be ‘visible’; getting rid of pesky resonances and all without spending a fortune!

The music just sounds so different, it’s like jumping from CD to analogue and having a whole new record collection for free! Brilliant!

Colin – Lymm
As a long term customer (over 30 years) I continue to be impressed with the way in which Chris has helped to improve my system and listening pleasure over the years with both minor changes and the occasional major one! As a confirmed vinyl (and analogue) addict my recent LP 12 upgrade (Kandid, Karmen and Skale) has vastly increased my listening pleasure. Just hope I don’t wear the Kandid out too quickly…….!

Alun – Snizort, Isle of Skye
Hi Chris, my turntable sounds fantastic, huge improvement, better than I expected.
Many thanks

John – Blackburn

It’s over 30 years since I started dealing with Chris. I have made many visits over the years and have always been pleased with the outcome. He has tremendous knowledge on building systems to suit the individual and my most recent visit to upgrade my LP12 was a case in point. A tremendous improvement, breathing new life into my records. Highly recommended.

Phil – Stockton Heath
Hi Chris, I’d put the Tiger Paw Khan upgrade alongside the Keel or Radikal. The immediate difference is a reduction in surface noise to almost non existent, even at high volumes. The music however is a complete departure. Everything sounds three dimensional, vocals make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. All instruments are easier to follow and you can hear detail that just wasn’t there before. Everything sounds so much more real. This upgrade is phenomenal!

Colin – Fleetwood

……and since then, Colin and many others have upgraded to the Tangerine Audio Karmen top plate.
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Designed and manufactured in England by Tangerine Audio.
Karmen is the premiere top plate package for the Linn Sondek LP12 record player. Karmen is precision machined from solid aluminium and includes bespoke fixings together with machined cross brace.

Linn Sondek LP12 Setup Procedure
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