Originally Posted by chobochobo
Just bought a Linn LP12 Sondek off ebay. My step up from a Dual CS503 that I got during my student days almost 20 years ago! Looking forward to playing with it, but secretly I'm not sure how much difference I'd notice, not having elevated speaker cables and all that
I also have a LP12. I think it sounds truckloads better than a Dual, although the Dual is no slouch itself. You're gonna hear sounds on your records you didn't know were there!
Linn turntables are very easy to damage in shipping. Hopefully the seller knows how to pack it right. Also, it would be good for you to find a Linn dealer near you to offer set up and advice. I know I depend on my dealer to keep my 28-year-old turntable rockin'.
One of the beauties of the LP12 is the company keeps offering upgrades that allow you to keep the same table and substantially improve the sound.
Check out the Cirkus and Trampolin upgrades, if your table doesn't already have them. There's also the Keel upgrade, http://www.linn.co.uk/Keel
but that's big bucks. It transforms the table into one of the best in the world. The Keel demo my friends and I heard at the Linn dealer was jaw dropping.
What kind of tonearm did it come with?
Congratulations on your new 'table.